ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Nominations for 1 x President and 4 x Directors closed on Friday, November 16th, 2018.

We are pleased to convey that Mark Stewart has been announced as President for a further two year term after there were no further nominations received for this position as at the close of nominations on November 16th, 2018.

We had 6 nominations for 4 Director positions, so now we go to an election for Directors.

The candidates are:

*              EDINGER, David

                JONES, Wayne

*              MIGUEL, Stephen

                BRENNAN, Michael

                CONDON, Damien

*              CHATFIELD, Kim

*              Denotes current Director seeking re-election

Information regarding the election will be posted to financial members this week with Ballot papers to be returned to the Club by 5:00pm on Tuesday, 11th December. 2018

 

DAVID EDINGER
Nominated by:  Bob Uittenbroek   Seconded by:  Con Tripi

David was elected to the Board in 2005 and given the role of increasing our income revenue by attracting new sponsors to the club.  David’s network of contacts has delivered a number of corporate sponsors to the Club and has played an active role in fundraising events, such as our Annual Auction and Corporate Golf day. David grew up in Moss Street and now lives in Allen Street, East Fremantle and is the owner of Edinger Real Estate, a family business with over thirty years experience in Residential & Commercial Sales and Management. Edinger Real Estate has been a sponsor of the EFFC for over 15 years and provided several players employment over the years. David was awarded Life Membership in 2017.




WAYNE JONES
Nominated by:  Neil Lester-Smith       Seconded by:  Len Hitchen

Born and raised in East Fremantle in a passionate Sharks family, now living in Melville with my family.  During my youth I played in the East Fremantle district, including the EFFC under 17’s development squad, my brother also played at EFFC during the early 80’s.  My father Ron Jones was on the EFFC board as a Director and then Vice President.

Recently I completed a three (3) year term on the Management Committee at the Swan Yacht Club, with the portfolio of governance that strengthen the club culture.  Including managing a $5.8 million club facilities renovation whilst on the SYC Building Committee.

With over 30 years business experience including; Chief Executive of the Institute of Building Technology Western Australia, Building Studies lecturer, registered builder and senior project manager of commercial and residential developments.  I would voice a strong EFFC viewpoint to the Town Council on the impending ground development and strengthen club governance.  My qualifications include:  Dip Bldg; Dip Mngment, Dip Builders Reg (WA), Dip Inst. Dsgn, Grad Dip Mngment (Learning).

It’s important we develop a performance culture to help get the mighty Sharks “back on track”, ensuring that there is a culture of teamwork and co-operation.  These are important to the present and future of our great Club.

Given the opportunity, I would bring great passion, along with a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Board of the East Fremantle Football Club.

I seek your support during this important election.
 

STEVE  MIGUEL
Nominated by:  Kim Chatfield       Seconded by:  Mark Stewart

Steve Miguel joined the Board of Directors in 2011.  Steve is a Life Member of the East Fremantle Football Club and a long time servant to our great game in the East Fremantle District.

Steve was formerly the East Fremantle Junior Football Club Competition Director and has been involved in junior football in some capacity in our district in excess of 30 years.

He is the conduit to our 15 EFFC District Junior Clubs and heavily involved in our junior football and talent identification.

He is a well respected and connected in our football community.  He is also owner of local electrical contractor firm LM Poole Pty. Ltd


MICHAEL BRENNAN
Nominated by:   Tony Buhagiar   Seconded by:  Trevor Jennings – Vice President – PP&OA

“After spending the last 3 years in a support role to the East Fremantle Football Club (EFFC) Board it is now time to add to the stability of the current structure and be elected as a Director of the great EFFC.

As a Past Player and lifelong supporter, I am now in a position to offer my time to the EFFC having recently sold a start-up Business that I was instrumental in founding back in 1991.The experience from this, my playing career, some coaching roles and having been a Director on the West Coast Eagles FC Board gives me the necessary skills to advise on subjects both on and off the field.

As we are aware, WAFL Clubs face many challenges and East Fremantle are certainly not exempt to many of these, whether we are talking on field performance or the financial struggle that continues off-field.

With your support I look forward to helping the Club so many more young footballers can graduate through the ranks and wear the Blue & White Jumper with Pride as I did in the past.”


DAMIEN CONDON
Nominated by:     Len Hitchen   Seconded by:  Stephen Waller

As a 3 times Premiership player with the Sharks, it saddens me deeply to see this proud and great club in its current situation.  I want to do something about, and I want your support by voting me onto the Board.

I am a passionate and hard working individual, and will not rest until the “tide turns” and we return our club to its rightful position as one of the most respected, and feared WAFL clubs.

A business broker, I am the General Manager of Southern Cross Broker Network, who offer a wide range of financial services, including home and investment loans, commercial loans, and other financial services.

Through this lifestyle, I have learnt the importance of basic things like culture, respect, and organisational structures that make a successful business stand out from the rest.

Many of these practices can be applied to the Board Structure of EFFC, and I would welcome the opportunity to represent you at this level.  It’s time for a change, so come with me.

 

KIM CHATFIELD

Nominated by:  Steve Miguel    Seconded:  Bob Uittenbroek

Kim Chatfield, 58 years old, married with one child. Former player and Henry Jeffery Medallist, Chairman of selectors for 3 years, board member and sponsor for 4 years. Heavily involved in the fundraising and reunions at the club. Through my company I have supplied all the replacement globes for the floodlighting of the oval plus supplied all the new LED Batten’s throughout the clubrooms. I am very keen to continue as a board member. I still have a lot to offer and I am determined to see the East Fremantle Football Club back where they belong being a part of September action.

MEMBERS DRAW - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 9:08 AM

Congratulations to Ros Anderson who was the winner of the draw in the Friday night Member's Draw on November 23rd.

To reward 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.

WILSON ONIONS - FUNERAL DETAILS

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 8:53 AM

The East Fremantle Football Club would like to advise the funeral details for Wilson Onions for those wishing to attend the funeral.

The Funeral Service for the late Mr Wilson Leonard Onions of Myaree will be celebrated at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 497 Marmion St, Booragoon at 1.00pm FRIDAY (30.11.2018).

For those attending the funeral Wilson's family have suggested wearing blue and white.

A Private Cremation will take place at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to East Fremantle Football Club or Silverchain. 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - NOVEMBER 26TH - DECEMBER 2ND

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 8:50 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.

NOVEMBER

Desmond Martiensen; Val McConkey; Janine Onions; Jim Pianto; Ian Watson; Barbara McHugh; Bruce Morgan; Stephen Hall; Richard Johnston; Kevin Bassett; Timothy Heard; Josef Hebiton; Cobie Wise; Ben Ruscoe.

DECEMBER

Gary Stockden; Gary Coxon; Claude Buralli; Eilish Williams; Jarad Ould; Joel Kalajzic; Stephanie Sparke; Archie Roberts.

Joyce Joins the Lions

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The East Fremantle Football Club is delighted to congratulate Tom Joyce on his selection in the 2018 AFL Draft.

18-year-old Joyce will be heading to the Brisbane Lions, selected with pick number 40 in Friday’s draft.

Despite only playing three Colts games this year due to a hip operation, Joyce still managed to grab the attention of recruiters having starred in 2017 for the State under-18 side and the Sharks in colts premiership.

Brisbane Lions, Recruiting Manager Steve Conole, said: 

“He’s a really smart, evasive midfielder with clean hands. His handball use is elite and sets him apart from other players within this draft pool. 

Congratulations Joycey!!

Sharks Riding for Multiple Sclerosis

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 12:15 PM

‘MS is life changing but not life ending’ – Noel Johnstone.

That was the message Noel had for the thirteen East Fremantle players riding in his honor this Sunday as part of the MSWA Ocean Ride.

The Sharks team, led by Lachy Bailey, are riding for Noel Johnstone who was diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS in 2015.

As sports trainer for 37 years, where his services combined at AFL, WAFL and WAAFL levels, MS was something Noel thought he would never have.

“I thought I was immortal…but I got to 50 and found I was mortal,” Noel said.

His message for the boys was to make the most of life.

“Always embrace life every day and every opportunity you get to spend doing stuff you love, because for me although I can’t do football anymore, I’m still mentoring out at my Amateur club helping develop trainers, and I’ve moved into media just to be able to give back.

“For the guys giving back, it does actually get you there to know that someone’s thinking about you.”

His devotion, sacrifice and passion for the football club is truly remarkable and a reflection of his great character. Noel’s incredible spirit and can-do attitude is reflected as he continues his great work in WA sport, through the broadcasting radio station ‘Smashcrew Sports Show 100.9 FM’.

“I wanted to give a big shout out to Lachy for thinking of me and for the blokes who don’t know me for stepping up,” Noel said.

Leaving the boys with a powerful message, Noel stated “we all have a life but it’s how we live it that matters and you guys doing this is actually much appreciated.”

If you are able to donate, please head to the page here >>  https://mswaoceanride.org.au/champion/2018/EastFremantleSharks

VALE - WILSON ONIONS

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 9:12 AM

The East Fremantle Football Club was deeply saddened to hear the news that Wilson Onions passed away on November 22nd, 2018.

Wilson “Spring” Onions has been around the Club forever, and throughout has been committed passionately to the blue and white.

He played 101 games between 1952  - 1960 and was a Premiership Player in 1957.

Wilson was given Life Membership of the Club in 1963 and inducted into the East Fremantle Hall of Fame in  2012.

He was President of the East Fremantle Past Players and Officials Association for over 40 years and was still an active member, and the Past Players Association named their members room area the Wilson Onions Room.

Wilson was a very passionate and loyal East Fremantle member and will be missed by all at the Club.

RIP.

 

MEMBERS DRAW - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:58 AM

Congratulations to Bill Cromwell who was the winner of the draw in the Friday night Member's Draw on November 16th.

To reward 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 - NOVEMBER 19 - 25

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:53 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.

Wilson Onions; Peter Sattell; Christopher Bell; Gavin Egan; Glenn Schofield; Keith Atkinson; Claude Ricciardi; Ian Thompson; Sean Cusack; Brad Rowe; Sarina Aston; Lucie Taylor; Cameron Urquhart; Clayton Davidson; David Swallow; Aaron Holmes; Ambrose Ryan; Cameron Davidson; Nicole Ross; Lily Bird.

Morgan Davies joins the Frenzy

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Morgan Davies is the latest youngster to join the East Fremantle Football Club for 2019.

Originally from Claremont where he registered 23 games, Davies will be an excellent addition to the Sharks midfield. 

The 21-year-old, classy left footer said he was excited to be given the opportunity to play a more prominent role at Senior level for East Fremantle in 2019.

“I am looking forward to getting down to Shark Park and meeting all the coaches, support staff and players,” Davies said.

“I can’t wait to crack into pre-season and try and earn their respect."

Football Operations Manager Brad Dodd said Davies could play in a variety of roles at the Sharks. 

“We see Morgan as playing inside and outside midfield but also being able to give us some drive across half back,” said Dodd.

“Morgan also did some solid run-with jobs in 2018 so he offers us some real flexibility.”

Davies marks the third addition to the 2019 squad, joining Kody Manning and Luke Strnadica at the club.

Morgan will join his new team mates as pre-season kicks off on November 26th. 

The East Fremantle Football Club are excited to welcome Morgan Davies to the Sharks.