Player Q & A : Jarrad Jansen

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 1:40 PM

In his second year back with The Sharks, Jarrad Jansen sat down to give us his thoughts on the 2019 preseason.

1) Your second year back at East Fremantle, how is your pre-season tracking?

I’ve been out there every session again this year, so it’s been good to get another preseason under my belt. As a group we’ve had a focus on high speed running at game like intensity, it was a weak area collectively as a team last year, so it’s something we will hope to see improvement on in 2019. 

Personally, I’m in the process of dropping a few kilos which will help me cover more of the ground and stay competitive for longer in the midfield.  
 

2) You were drafted to Geelong as a prolific Midfielder, but we saw you play all over the ground last year, what role are we likely to see you play in 2019?

I’m looking to cement my spot in the side under the new coaching group and know that my flexibility is an advantage. I feel that I play my best football as an inside midfielder who can rotate forward and still impact that game, although it is important for me to find the right balance of time spent at each position.

 

3) First impressions of coach, Bill Monaghan?

Bill has been excellent in getting his message across to the whole playing group in terms of what is expected in the game plan and required at WAFL level. There are 22 spots up for grabs and he has made it clear that no one is locked in which has naturally made training more competitive. Our pressure around the contest and off the ball work rate was addressed on day one and we're making noticeable improvements as each session goes by. 

 

4) Who are some of the new recruits or returning players that have caught your eye?

Milan Murdock who’s come through our colts program has really set the standard at training this preseason in terms of training intensity and work rate. I think he will play an important role for us this year through the midfield with his attack on the football, speed and intensity around the contest. 

Morgan Davies is another one who has brought a competitive edge and drive to the group after coming over from Claremont. He’s had a slightly interrupted preseason but will be ready to make an impact once the season rolls around. 

Lastly, Blaine Boekhorst is back out training with the main group showing his importance to the side with his footy smarts, speed and leadership. Having him go down in the first game of the year last year really hurt us so it will effectively feel like he is a new recruit for us.  

 

5) What do you do with yourself outside of football (Work ect)?

Currently I’m studying Accounting at Curtin University and have 18 months remaining until I finish the degree. I’ve also been lucky enough to find a part time role in a small accounting firm which goes hand in hand with my studies 

 

6) What are you looking forward to in the 2019 season?

I’m looking forward to the opportunity to redeem ourselves as a club in the WAFL after a disappointing few seasons. It’s well known that we haven’t been up to the standard required at this level so it will be good to attack 2019 with a clean slate and without a limit on how far we can take the upcoming season. 

 

If you want to see Jarrad Jansen in action this season, purchase your 2019 membership here

MEMBERS DRAW - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Congratulations to Val Dunn who was the winner of the draw in the Friday night Member's Draw on February 8th.

To reward financial members who patronise the Club on Friday nights, members will receive a ticket each Friday for a draw to win $100 which will go onto their membership card for use at the Club. (The membership card can be used for drinks, meals and merchandise).

The draw takes place every Friday night between 6:30pm and 7:30pm in the main bar.

PLEASE NOTE:  There will be no Friday night meals until further notice.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - FEBRUARY 11TH - 17TH

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 9:39 AM

The following members are celebrating their birthdays this week and we would like to take this opportunity to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

Ron Lawrence; David Ahern; Donald Martin; David Hollins; Leonie Kelly; Trevor Jennings; John Green; Oliver Anthony; Dorothy Wood; Clive Briggs; Quentin Williams; Gary Foxton; Shelley Davies; Matt Sikirich; Nathan Aspinall.

2019 Player Auction

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 4:54 PM

Our groups for the 2019 player auction have been finalised!

This is a great way to get amongst the action this season and possibly even take home a weekly cash prize.

How it works: Each week the West Australian selects the top 3 players from East Fremantle, if a player from your group is selected you are allocated a portion of that week's prize money.
Seventy percent of the total money raised in the auction will become the prize pool which will then be divided by 18 (games in the Home & Away season) to form the weekly prize.  Best on ground will receive 70%, 2nd 20% and 3rd 10% of this amount. 

The remaining 30% will go to the East Fremantle Football Club.

The Auction will take place at the Sharks Season Launch on Thursday March 7th – put it in your calendar now!

Optus WAFL Womens competition confirmed for 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:35 AM - by Steve Tuohey

A new West Australian Football League Women’s (WAFLW) competition will kick off in 2019, with five teams to compete in the inaugural Optus WAFLW Premiership Season.

East Fremantle, Claremont, Peel Thunder, Subiaco and Swan Districts will each field a WAFLW team in 2019, with South Fremantle receiving a provisional license for 2020.

West Australian Football Commission CEO Gavin Taylor said the WAFLW competition was an exciting step forward for football in WA that would complete the talent development pathway from Auskick to AFLW.

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Q & A with Paul Sanzone 

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Paul Sanzone joined the Sharks senior coaching group in 2019 with over 14 years experience. Here's how he thinks preseason has been tracking so far:

Tell us a little about your football background?

I played 20 games in the WAFL for West Perth way back in late 80s, early 90s. My coaching journey began with the Colts at Swan Districts in 2004 as an Assistant. I moved to West Perth in 2007 where I crafted my trade across all 3 levels. From 2008 to 2017, I was an Assistant at League level, mainly as the Backs Coach. I also coached the Reserves at West Perth from 2010 to 2014. I was lucky enough to be involved in the 2013 League Premiership and the 2014 Reserves Premiership. Last season I coached at Swan Districts, overseeing the League Midfield. 
 

Tell us a little about your role this year?

In 2019, I’ll be in charge of the Backs. There’s a good mix of old and new within the group so really looking forward to the challenge ahead. 
 

As Backs coach, who has caught your eye?

The great thing about a new coaching panel coming on board has been that we see players differently and that has meant we’ve thrown a few around. For example, Mick Cronan and Dillion O’Reilly have been training down back.

Andrew Stokes has returned to the club and impressed. Younger players in Chris Scott, Cam Davidson and Tom Monaghan are training well. Dylan Winton has had a good pre-season. 

 

You’ve worked with Bill Monaghan for many years, what makes him a good coach?

Bill’s ability to get the best out of a playing group is second to none. He has a very good understanding of players’ strengths and weaknesses, allowing him to know what role players can fulfil each week. He has an excellent understanding of the game and is a very good Match Day coach, due to a strong preparation and thorough understanding of the opposition. 

 

What has your first impression been of East Fremantle and the playing squad?

The enthusiasm and the will to learn from the whole playing group has been excellent. East Fremantle is a proud club and the past few seasons haven’t been up to standard. The entire club, from Board down, have been very welcoming and I look forward to working with everyone involved to make this club a force again. 


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MEMBERS DRAW - FEBRUARY 1ST

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 11:56 AM

Congratulations to Lynnette Howard who was the winner of the draw in the Friday night Member's Draw on February 1st.

To reward financial members who patronise the Club on Friday nights, members will receive a ticket each Friday for a draw to win $100 which will go onto their membership card for use at the Club. (The membership card can be used for drinks, meals and merchandise).

The draw takes place every Friday night between 6:30pm and 7:30pm in the main bar.

PLEASE NOTE:  There will be no Friday night meals until further notice.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - FEBRUARY 4TH - 10TH

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 11:49 AM

The following members are celebrating their birthdays this week and we would like to take this opportunity to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

Brian Watson; Graeme Stoddart; Ray Pozzi; Mark Murphy; Francis Kemp; Steve Miguel; Peter Gazeley; Bruce Duff; Trevor Fleming; Michael Huxtable; Olive Fleming; Gregory Wake; Tony Jack; Dean Nalder; Paul Leonard; James Harrold; Lachlan Judge; Xavier Boothey.

MEMBERS DRAW - JANUARY 25TH

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:50 AM

Congratulations to Neil Dent who was the winner of the draw in the Friday night Member's Draw on January 25th

To reward financial members who patronise the Club on Friday nights, members will receive a ticket each Friday for a draw to win $100 which will go onto their membership card for use at the Club. (The membership card can be used for drinks, meals and merchandise).

The draw takes place every Friday night between 6:30pm and 7:30pm in the main bar.

PLEASE NOTE:  There will be no Friday night meals until further notice.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - JANUARY 29TH - FEBRUARY 3RD

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:47 AM

The following members are celebrating their birthdays this week and we would like to take this opportunity to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

JANUARY

Peter Windus; Jack Lankford; David Haddow; Anika Boothey; Tom Monaghan.

FEBRUARY

Bruce Roberts; Jim Sewell; Neil Dent; Kim Beasland; Damien Condon; Wayne Atkinson; Stephen Edgar.