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July School Holiday Clinic

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:39 AM

The Sharks holiday clinic is back this July!

Register online now http://bit.ly/2tmR8Mc

Where: Winnacott Reserve Willagee

When: Monday 3rd July

Meet: Players from the West Coast Eagles & EFFC

Time: 9am- 1pm (register from 8.30am)

Please Note: registrations can only be done online. If you have any issues please call Daren Bell on 0438 952 487

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $1,200!

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:23 AM

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $1,200 but you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night, June 23rd Kelly Dunstone’s name was drawn out but she wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $1,150, so the draw has now jackpotted to $1200.

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

You have to be in it to win it! Only those members who are financial for 2017 go into the draw and have the opportunity of taking out the jackpot – but of course you must be there for the draw.

Meals are available on Friday nights.

PLAYER AUCTION WINNERS

Congratulations to the following winners whose players was listed in the best on ground in The West Australian.

1st   -  Cameron Eardley – Group 13 – David McDonald

2nd -   Matthew Jupp – Group 9 - David Edinger; Brett Bowker; Graeme Matcham; BM&Y

3rd -   Jayden Schofield – Group 6 - KTNMMKBDS

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - JUNE 26TH - JULY 2ND

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:08 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.

JUNE:

Merv (Bub) Cumbers; Olwyn Shannon; John Baguley; June Gill; Lyn Partyington; Ken Thompson; Barry Dochartaigh; Michael Brennan; Steven Dobson; Shelly Liddelow; Brett South; Jy Stone; Trent Newton; Brady Davis.

JULY:

Hazel Bynon; Lydia Read; Len Anderson; Christine Dunbar; Lynn Munro; Con Tripi; Paul Gulley; Donna Goodfellow; Belinda Smith.

Round 14 Preview // Peel

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Boosted by last week’s win, the Sharks take on a strong Peel Thunder side at East Fremantle Oval tomorrow, 2.15pm.

The teams have already met this year in Round 2, where Peel dominated at their home ground. With a score to settle and heightened by their first win, the Sharks are set to challenge the reigning premiers and notch win number two.

The coaching staff made few changes to last week’s winning formula, with Josef Hebiton, Ambrose Ryan, Cam Symonds and Dylan Winton coming into the 25.

If selected, Ambrose Ryan will be the club’s 17th debutant for season 2017. Ryan came through the Shark’s development pathway and has been a part of the colt’s side since 2015.

During the week, the Sharks were dealt another injury blow with talented defender, Ryan Lester-Smith ruled out of the rest of the 2017 season with a damaged ACL.

Peel are coming off the bye and will be boosted with up to seven AFL listed players, proving a tough task for the young East Fremantle side.

 Both the Development League and Colts will be looking to bounce back from disappointing losses to Perth last week. As the League struggles with injuries, the Development League continues to feel the pressure too, but need a win to keep their finals hopes alive.

It’s a battle of first and second in the Colts, with East Fremantle currently one game ahead of Peel. 

Bouncedown

9am Colts

11.30am Development League 

2.15pm League 

 

 

Northern Regions Colts Carnival Wongan Hills

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 9:21 AM

The 7th Annual Northern Regions Colts Carnival was played over the weekend which saw 5 teams participate for the Bert McClements Shield. The teams involved were Avon Football Association, Central Midlands Coastal Football League, Great Northern Football League, Mortlock Football League and North Midlands Football League.

East Fremantle Talent Manager Andrew Dodd along with Directors John Ipsen and Steve Miguel attended on Sunday which included a number of games and The Grand Final. The match between Great Northern Football League (GNFL) vs Avon Football Association (AFA) saw the GNFL progress straight into the Grand Final where 1 v 2 would play each other. This would be again the GNFL v AVA.

During the carnival, it was certainly evident that there is some up and coming talent in the GNFL, and it was great to see a number of the East Fremantle Shark Pack and Development squad players in the GNFL side. It was also great to see the talented kids in other teams show their potential which makes it a great carnival to attend.

The Grand Final which saw the GNFL play AVA was a nail biting game with some excellent displays of football. Caleb Gray was outstanding in the ruck and took some excellent marks off half back. Tom Collins and Jandimarra Dwyer were influential in the midfield with their run and carry. Darcy Rowe was exceptional down back and read the play very well. Kobi Sellar played his role down forward alongside Leon Galby and Jai Jackson was influential across half back. AVA hit the front late in the final half and it was up to the GNFL to try and claw back for their record 7th Grand Final win. The final moments saw speedster Jandimarra Dwyer run off the wing from a centre bounce to kick inside 50. A free kick was then awarded 30 meters out from goal as Kobi Sellar was being held without the football. This would see Kobi kick truly and have the GNFL win their 7th straight Bert McClements Shield.

The GNFL players were each presented with a medallion and Andrew Dodd presented the Best player for the Grand Final which was named as Jandimarra Dwyer (Mullewa Football Club).

10 players from the GNFL made the All Stars 30 Squad, which is a fantastic result. Tom Collins (Towns), Leon Galby (Mullewa), Jandimarra Dwyer (Mullewa), William Faithful (Towns), Michael Wright (Chapman Valley), Liam Woodman (Chapman Valley), Jai Jackson (Chapman Valley), Len Papertalk (Chapman Valley), Matt Walker (Chapman Valley) and Caleb Gray (Brigades).+

Many thanks to the organisers of the carnival, the Sponsors and the Wongan-Ballidu Football Club for hosting the event.

Sharks Devour Demons | Match Report

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 3:21 PM

It’s all smiles down at Shark Park, after the boys came from behind for an impressive 58-point win over Perth on Saturday.

It looked like it was going to be a long day for East Fremantle supporters as the Demons had early ascendency in the first half. Despite a fantastic goal by Nathan Fahey, from what commentators called the ‘dead pocket’ and a goal from Alex Howson, The Sharks had a 25-point deficit going into the first break.

The signs were better in the second term, with Andrew Stephen coming through with the first goal of the quarter. In just his second league game, Matthew Burton nailed a fantastic set shot and Jesse Mirco following suit. Despite winning the quarter by a point, the Sharks were still 24-points behind going into half time, allowing the Demons to kick the final few goals of the term.

The big break proved to be a blessing for the Old Easts, who came out as almost a completely different side, kicking eight goals to one. A great passage of play that began with vision from Ben Harding, a 100-metre run by Josh Cuneo and a nice mark and goal to finish by Mirco, set the tone of what was to come from the young Sharks side. The composure from this year’s debutants was outstanding, with Leon Pearton’s clearance to Harding allowing Jayden Schofield to come through with an excellent mark and run from the midfield.

Despite starting as a half back flanker in his return to the league side, Timmy Bristow’s move forward proved pivotal as he came through with his first goal of the day.

The experience of Andrew Stephen was crucial, with a clever dish that allowed Mirco to kick a beautifully contested goal, his 3rd major for the game.

A fantastic run off half back by Ryan Lester-Smith and a team effort to move the ball forward, provided Fahey with the opportunity to boot his second. 

It was if the Sharks could do no wrong in the third when Burton took the ball clean off a stoppage to slot what could be a contender for goal of the year, while Bristow booted his second from the 50-metre mark.

Cam Eardley and Lester-Smith both added one of their own to the board, before Perth managed their first of the quarter at the 31-minute mark, closing the margin to 26-points in favour of the Sharks at the final break.

A six-goal final term ensured the boys could walk away with the first win of the season. Howson started the run home, with Holmes crumbing a major shortly after. Fahey added his third and one to rival Burton’s third quarter goal with an amazing banana from the pocket and ruckman Mathew Watson nailed one from the square. Zac McCarrey came through with his first for the day, Bristow made it three to send the Old Easts faithful in to a frenzy, whilst holding the Demons once more to one goal for the quarter.  

The youth were undoubtedly the standouts for the Sharks, with 10 players having played less than 10 league games. Holmes was outstanding in the midfield, finishing with a team high 28 disposals, nine marks, six inside-50 entries and a goal. Burton, Harding and Bailey who made their debut last week, were fantastic around the ground and showed great composure.

2017 recruits Mirco and Fahey made the most of their opportunities in the forward line, finishing with three goals a-piece.

The work rate from Tom Marshall (24 disposals, 11 kicks, 9 tackles), Tom Bennett (23 disposals, 12 kicks, 3 inside-50s) and Josh Cuneo (22 disposals, 17 kicks, 5 inside-50s) didn’t go unnoticed.

The work of league regulars was still pivotal, with Watson dominating hitouts in the ruck (52). Schofield, Jupp and Lester-Smith down back were very good, along with Read who nullified Papertalk, who had kicked five goals the week before.

The Sharks now turn their attention to the reigning premiers, Peel ahead of Saturday’s clash at home, bouncedown 2.15pm.

 

Kai- Fella Fund

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 2:12 PM

The Eardley family would like to sincerely thank those who supported the Kai-Fella Fund on Saturday and helped raise a massive $1550. If you weren’t at the game, you can still purchase the merchandise or donate here

The Mission

Out of tragedy, comes an opportunity for change. The aim of The Kai Eardley Fund (held by The Fremantle Foundation) is to create positive change for the mental health of our youth and to honour the life of Kai Eardley. Kai, a 20-year-old East Fremantle boy with a lot to live for, ended his life in July 2016 after struggling with anxiety and depression. If this endeavour prevents just one more tragic death to suicide, then our goal will have been achieved. Suicide is now the biggest killer of men aged between 19 and 45. Twelve men are lost to suicide every day. Our hope is to reduce this number. Having lost Kai, I will always wonder what could I have done differently and my only conclusion is that there is little else I could have done in July last year when Kai reached crisis point. I wish there had been some early intervention available before he reached that point of no return. We believe a peer-based program available to young men, which helps to erase the tough macho stigma associated with our Australian male culture, and provides them with some skills to navigate mental illness and crises they will inevitably endure in life, is an important piece of education that is not available in our education curriculum today. Your donation will go directly to support delivery of the program, Man Up, currently being delivered in Victoria and Ireland by Tomorrow Man facilitators Tom Harkin and Tom Bell. We know that young girls also take their lives and we have not forgotten them. As this Foundation grows, and we roll out the suicide prevention program in WA, we intend to expand our work to address the gaps in the education of girls in this area. We are passionate about this work; and do not want to over-commit and under-deliver. The more support we get, the more boys and girls we can support.

 

Please visit http://kai-fella.com.au/ 

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $1150!

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:06 AM

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $1,150 but you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night, June 16th Blake Gulley’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $1,100, so the draw has now jackpotted to $1150.

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

You have to be in it to win it! Only those members who are financial for 2017 go into the draw and have the opportunity of taking out the jackpot – but of course you must be there for the draw.

Meals are available on Friday nights.

PLAYER AUCTION WINNERS

Congratulations to the following winners whose players was listed in the best on ground in The West Australian.

1st   -  Corey Holmes  - Group 14 -  Roy McNamara

2nd -   Joshua Cuneo – Group 14 -  Roy McNamara

3rd -   Nathan Fahey  -  Group 6 -    KTNMMKBDS

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - JUNE 19TH - 25TH

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 8:55 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.

Stanley Baldwin; Hazel Clark; Irene Chapman; Owen Keane; Peter Field; Jim Watson (Snr); Graeme Knapton; Janet Jez; Billie Minson; Susan Lovell; Ross Tyson; Stephen Malaxos; Con Polkinghonre; Jamie Bradford; Alan Hebiton; Sue Hamilton; Ryan Lester-Smith; Cameron Eardley; Ashton Clement; Kai Griffin.

Round 12 Preview // Perth

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Despite their positions on the Premiership table, Saturday’s match at Shark Park between East Fremantle and the Perth Demons is set to be a blockbuster.

After last week’s heart wrenching 3-point loss to Claremont, the Sharks will look to go one step further and hopefully get the win in front of a home crowd.

The teams have already met once this year in Round 4, where Perth managed a 13-point win at Lathlain Park. 

East Fremantle’s coaching staff made few changes to the line-up that got so close to Claremont, with 3 potential ins: Tim Bristow, Ambrose Ryan and Cameron Symonds. Since his move from Tasmania, Bristow has been plagued by injury and most recently has battled with his achilles. However having played very well during the last two rounds in the Development League, Bristow will have the opportunity to make his long-awaited return to League this week, where his hardness and run will be an asset.

If selected, Ambrose Ryan will be the club’s 17th debutant for season 2017. Ryan came through the Shark’s development pathway and has been a part of the colt’s side since 2015.

Big man Symonds has also been included in the line-up after missing last week’s clash and will provide some important height for the Sharks.

Voted the competition’s player of the week, Andrew Stephen will be a focal point in the forward line and will be looking for another east in front of the big sticks.

With a host of seniors still on the injury list, experienced players in Eardley, Jupp, Lester-Smith, Schofield and Watson will be important in providing on-field leadership to the young East Fremantle side.

The Development League are looking to bounce back from consecutive losses this week. The boys were overrun in the last quarter against Claremont, going down by a mere 4-points. It’s a must win game for the Sharks who sit just inside the top 5, one game clear of 6th place East Perth.

The Colts returned to the winner’s circle last week, with a 27-point victory over Claremont and will look for the same result against Perth. The last encounter between the two teams saw East Fremantle finish with a dominating 55-point win, but the boys are aware anything can happen from week to week.

Broadcast live on 7MATE from 1.30pm

Note Bouncedown times:

Colts: 8.25am

Development League: 10.55am

League 1.40pm