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Sharks bolstered by debutants 

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 12:17 PM

The Sharks could blood up to four debutants when they take on East Perth at home this Sunday.

Ex-AFL recruit Cameron Loersch and Fraser Daly will make their debuts while Daniel Borgogno and Chris Scott are in the mix to play their first league game for the Blue and Whites.

Standing at 203cm, Loersch is known for his ability to take a strong contested mark. A forward with an excellent kick in front of goal, Loersch can also move into the ruck. Selected in the 2016 AFL Rookie Draft, the 22-year-old returned to WA after 2 years on the Gold Coast Suns’ list. Loersch has struggled with injury but made a positive return to the reserves, kicking 5 goals in the last two weeks.  When speaking about playing his first senior match for his new club Loersch said “I’m excited about my first game with the Sharks, I hope to do the jumper and club proud.”

Daly’s start to the 2018 reserves season has been fantastic. Historically a defender, he’s moved forward in recent weeks, booting 4 goals including the match winner in round 2. Daly, who made the move to Perth a couple of years ago via Towns FC in our Geraldton country zone, is a passionate and loyal Shark that always gives 100%.  On making his debut, Daly said “it’s a great honour and privilege to be playing league football for the club I love.”

Borgogno, a developing ruckman, missed the early part of the season but has shown some promising signs in the last two weeks. With the loss of Griffin this week, Borgogno provides another tall target for the Sharks. 

2017 Colt premiership player, Chris Scott is a strong defender with a great intercept mark. Scott also came through the Geraldton country zone (Rovers FC) and had an outstanding 2017 season in the colts, culminating with the Mel Whinnen Medal for best on ground in the Grand Final.

As the coaching group promised, nine changes have been made to the squad, with Josh Cuneo, Ben Harding, Sean Henson, Corey Holmes and Leon Pearton coming into the extended 26-man side.

Unfortunately for the Sharks our injury woes continue with Jon Griffin, Alex Howson and Matthew Jupp all missing this week’s match (see injury list here).

Sunday’s match is set to be a tough one for our young side with up to 10 AFL listed players set to boost the Royals side, but a positive feeling on the track holds the group in good stead to put the previous couple of weeks behind them and be ready to play come Sunday.

GAME TIMES
9.00am - Colts

11.30- Development League

2.15pm - League

Two Sharks in initial WAFL State Squad

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 3:18 PM

Two Sharks have been named in the initial WAFL State Squad that will take on South Australia at Adelaide Oval this month.

Following strong individual starts to the year, Jonathon Marsh and Jayden Schofield were selected in the 33-man squad.

Marsh was the only Shark to play in last years historic win against Victoria in Melbourne. He was praised for his physical strength throughout the backline, in a performance that overwhelmed the Vic’s.

Schofield was unlucky to miss selection last year but has certainly made his case in 2018. The reigning Lynn Medallist is averaging 30 disposals this season and continues to provide a strong drive off half back.

Successful 2017 WAFL State Coach Michael Broadbridge, who led WA to an historic win over the VFL in Melbourne last year, will be at the helm again

WA hasn’t won a State Game in South Australia since a 14-point victory at Football Park in 1994.

The match will take place on Saturday May 12th at 11:40am (AWST) at Adelaide Oval. The State Game will be an opener for the Port Adelaide v Adelaide clash.

 

KIA WAFL State Squad

Claremont – Jye Bolton, Kane Mitchell.

East Fremantle – Jonathon Marsh, Jayden Schofield.

East Perth – Sharrod Wellingham.

Perth – Cody Leggett.

Peel Thunder – Blair Bell, Gerald Ugle.

South Fremantle – Ryan Cook, Ashton Hams, Brock Higgins, Blaine Johnson, Ben Saunders, Haiden Schloithe, Nick Suban.

Subiaco – Lachlan Delahunty, Aaron Heal, Kyal Horsley, Leigh Kitchin, Angus Litherland, Jordan Lockyer, Chris Phelan, Ben Sokol, Brad Stevenson, Rhys Waters.

Swan Districts – Cory Gault, Tony Notte, Rhys Palmer, Kirk Ugle.

West Perth – Aaron Black, Luke Meadows, Shane Nelson, Andrew Strijk.

MEMBERS DRAW - FRIDAY, APRIL 27TH

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 9:29 AM

Congratulations to Lyn Barrett-Fuller who was the winner of the draw in the new Friday night Member's Draw on April 27th.

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.

Why not come to the Club for Members Night on a Friday with 9 Seeds providing a delicious menu while The Left Bank staff take care of you at the bar.

 

PLAYER AUCTION WINNERS

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

1st            George Hampson                Group 6                 Rob Hampson

2nd           Jayden Schofield                 Group 12               David McDonald

3rd            Jordan Snadden                  Group 9                 Marcus Harrold

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - APRIL 30TH - MAY 6TH

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 9:17 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.

APRIL

Kirsten Holmes; Jenae Morton.

MAY

Donald Haines; Graeme Murphy; Paul Olivier; Anthony Heatley; Ted Walker; Beverley Wallace; William Holmes; Jeff Hillman; Tony Forrest; Fred Lutey; Chris Gibbons; Susan Fraser; Daryl Parker; Paul Burke; John Lawrence; Jason Liddelow; Clayton Anderson; Jodie O’Grady; James Hunt; Peta Wise;  Chris Masten;  Sophie McLean; Tahlia McSwain; Josh Goodwin.

Round 5 Preview

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 9:53 PM

After a soul-searching week at Shark Park following the disappointment of Sunday’s Derby, the boys are ready to turn it around when they take on Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval.

Each year the two league teams battle it out for the Joyce Allen/Kerry Coates Cup in recognition of Motor Neuron Disease (MND), with both clubs having lost patrons to the horrific disease. As a sign of solidarity, the players on both teams will wear blue armbands.

The coaching staff were quick to address last week’s loss and made the following changes to the side facing the Swans.

Into the 25 come youngsters, Matthew Burton, Ben Harding and James Harrold as well as potential debutants Zac Jackson, Cameron Loersch and Jesse Wynne.

The Sharks luckless time with injuries has continued, with Cameron Eardley, Sean Henson and Ambrose Ryan all missing from this week’s side, (see full injury list here).

It will certainly be a tough contest for our boys, with the Swans also determined to return to the winner’s circle after two losses.

The Colts will play their match at Fremantle Community Bank Oval as part of a WAFC initiative, read more

 

Game Times

11.30pm Development League

2.15pm League

-Steel Blue Oval

12.30pm Colts

-Fremantle Community Bank Oval 

MEMBERS DRAW - APRIL 20TH

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Congratulations to Helen Larke who was the winner of the draw in the Friday night Member's Draw on April 20th.

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.

Why not come to the Club for Members Night on a Friday with 9 Seeds providing a delicious menu while The Left Bank staff take care of you at the bar.

PLAYER AUCTION WINNERS

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

1st            Jarrad Jansen                      Group 7                 AOS

2nd           Jayden Schofield                 Group 12               David McDonald

3rd            Aaron Holmes                      Group 13               Perry Sardelic

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - APRIL 23RD - 29TH

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:02 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.

Gordon Smith; Bob Uittenbroek; Graeme Howard;  Russell Lang; Peter O’Dwyer; Michael Farren; Tim Burgess; Peter Bogensperger; John O’Sullivan; Anita Pages-Oliver; David Rowe; Mark Nichols; Geoff Davies; Kirsten Holmes; Jamie Cripps; Wyatt Davey.

Sharks ready for ANZAC Derby showdown

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:17 PM

The stakes for the ANZAC Derby are as high as ever, with the Sharks desperate for a win against port rivals South Fremantle on Sunday.

Info about the day

Despite the recent win/loss ratio favouring the Bulldogs, it’s well known that anything can happen in a derby.

Coming off a disappointing loss to Claremont last week, Vice-Captain Matthew Jupp said the boys will take that as motivation into Sunday’s match.  

“Last week hurt, we were so close and lost with the last kick of the day,” Jupp said.

“No loss is easy to take, but ones that you should have won are the hardest. In saying that, footy is a great game because you get a chance to change your fortunes a week later.”

Jupp said he always enjoys the high-stakes nature that comes with the Derby.

“It’s the game you play for. There is nothing better than a derby win, I hate South Freo!!”

“I debuted in an ANZAC day derby and it's probably the highlight of my career to date, every time you win one the feeling just gets sweeter. I haven't won a home derby in my playing career at EFFC, so I'm super excited to go and get it done this Sunday.”

The meaning of ANZAC day is certainly not lost on the boys.

“It's such a privilege to be able to represent our ANZACS on the football field, we can never begin to imagine the pain and sacrifice they went through to fight for our freedom, but we can repay them in a small way by fighting hard on the footy field and enjoying the beautiful life they set up for us,” Jupp said.

“We're so lucky we get to enjoy ourselves playing footy with our best mates, it's a really exciting week for a footballer, but one filled with an immense amount of respect.”

Into the extended 26-man squad this week comes James Bristow, George Hampson, Ben Harding, Chris Scott and Jesse Wynne, with the two latter potentials to make their league debut.

The Sharks injury woes took another dive during the week, with star recruit Nick Kommer ruled out of his first derby.

It took the Bulldogs three quarters to find their feet against West Perth last week, so the Sharks will need to convert early and maintain a four-quarter effort to give themselves the best opportunity for a win.

“We're playing really good footy and have just lapsed in small patches, we have been working really hard on being able to arrest momentum during quarters, so hopefully we can implement that this week,” Jupp said.

“We're building something big down at Shark Park, it's a feeling like no other I’ve experienced in my time at East Freo. This group is capable of big things, and winning these games is just the start.”

The Development League are also looking to return to the winner’s circle after a 6-point loss last week. A slow start proved costly for the boys and despite at huge fourth term they couldn’t get over the line. South Fremantle’s reserves also suffered a narrow loss in round 3, with some inaccuracy cost them the game.

Our Colts registered their first win last week and will be looking to make it two in a row.

 

ANZAC Derby Match Day Info

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:53 PM

On Sunday 22nd April the East Fremantle Football Club will host the South Fremantle Football Club in the WAFL Anzac Derby.

The day will feature fun for the whole family, and sees the 4th placed East Fremantle take on 8th placed South Fremantle.

East & South Fremantle Football Clubs hosts a very special service prior to the League match in memory of those who served our country. ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. Today’s game takes on added significance; it is named in honour of the Fremantle war hero, former South Fremantle Player and former WA Governor, Sir Hughie Edwards. 

Timings

9:20am: Colts

11:50am: Development League

2:30pm: Anzac Ceremony

2:40pm: League

5:20pm: Trophy Presentation

6:30pm: Match Awards & Live Music

ANZAC Ceremony - 2:30pm

Honour Roll

Last Post - Karen Moornan

The Ode - Trevor Cangemi

One minutes silence

Reveille - Karen Moornan

National Anthem

Coin Toss - Capt. Brian Delamont Navy HMAS Stirling

 

Info for attendees

  • 3 Gate Entries - 2 on Moss Street & 1 on Allen Street. Eftpos available at the Main Gate on Moss St. Cash only at Allen St Gate. Adult Tickets $15. Concession Tickets $12. Under 15s Free.

·        Alcohol must not be brought into the Stadium, including in the outer. Bag checks will be in operation.

·        Food may be brought in (food outlets available)

·        Glass containers are not permitted

·        Smoking is not permitted inside the Stadium

Parking

Please adhere to local parking signage, this is at your discretion. There is parking available at East Fremantle Oval, but it is limited.

Bus 501 stops on Marmion Street at the front of Shark Park if you are coming from Fremantle.

Kids activities

Meet our mascots Shredder the Shark and Basil the Bulldog

Kids area with bouncy castle, face painting and balloon animals

Kick to Kick on the Oval during every break

Food & Beverage

Main Grandstand

·        9 Seeds Kiosk

·        Member's Bar

·        Past Players Bar

·        9 Seeds Coffee Cart

 

In the Outer Eastern Bank

·        Carlton United Pop Up Bar

·        Catering Vans

·        Ice Cream Vans

·        T Sisters

Media

Channel 7 TV Broadcast - 2:30pm

720am ABC & Grandstand Digital Radio.

Footy Radio

Match Day Sponsors

·        Kevin’s Water Cartage

Special Guests

  • Capt. Brian Delamont Navy HMAS Stirling
  • WAFL Hall of Fame – Legends – Jack Sheedy & Steve Marsh

·        Cockburn RSL – Digger Cleak & wife Kay, Malcolm & Sandy Small

·        Bicton RSL – Steve Grady

·        Applecross RSL -Arthur & wife Jill Carbon

·        Gavin Taylor- WAFC CEO

·        Scott Baker- Talent & Football Operations Manager WAFC

·        Cheryl and husband Colin Edwardes – WAFC

·        Lisa & Husband Mark O’Malley- Vice Patron

 

Merchandise

Head past the Sports Store Sea Container and stock up on East Fremantle Apparel! Located on the Southern end of the Grandstand.

Wrightson Medal

In 2016, the EFFC Board approved the introduction of a new ANZAC Day Medal to the best East Fremantle player who represents the ANZAC spirit on our ANZAC Day Derby game vs South Fremantle. The medal is called the Wrightson Medal named after Roy & Arthur Wrightson who were both Premiership Players for EFFC in the early 1910’s, and both lost their lives in France in WW1. (1916 & 1917 respectively).

The Wrightson Medal will be presented on field after the game.

Brothers Arthur and Roy Wrightson were born in Fremantle and both played for football for East Fremantle Football Club, Arthur from 1908 to 1913 and Roy from 1910 to 1915.

In 1915 Roy enlisted in the 11th Battalion and landed at Marseilles, France on the 5 April 1916 to join the British Expeditionary Force. He was killed in action in France on the 30 May 1915 at Fleurbaix after less than 2 months active service. He is buried in the Military Cemetery Rue Petillon near Armentieres, France.

Arthur enlisted in April 1916 and was in the 48th Battalion. He was killed 12 October 1917 at Paschendale, Belgium. The records show some difficulty in the identification of the men in the trench Arthur was known to be in and there is no known grave for Arthur. He is one of thousands whose headstone reads….“Known only unto God.”  Arthur is memorialised on the Menin Gate with the thousands of other soldiers never identified.

Matthew Watson was the inaugural medal winner and George Hampson took it out last year.

Sir Hughie Edwards Cup

Sir Hughie Edwards (1914–1982), enlisted in the Permanent Military Forces in March 1934 and served with the 6th Heavy Battery, Royal Australian Artillery, which manned the defences of Fremantle. He played 7 games for South Fremantle Football Club.

Edwards joined the RAAF when he was 21. Following pilot training he transferred to the RAF in Britain under a pre-war arrangement. In Britain Edwards was posted to a bomber squadron in 1936. In May 1941 he was appointed to command No. 105 Squadron RAF; he undertook attacks on Germany and the occupied countries, and on enemy shipping.

On 4 July 1941 Edwards led 12 twin-engined bombers in a low-level attack on the heavily defended port of Bremen. The aircraft had to fly under high-tension wires, through a balloon barrage, and into intense fire. All his bombers were hit, and four were shot down. For his gallantry and determination, Edwards received the Victoria Cross.

Edwards continued to lead his squadron against major targets, and was further decorated; his combination of awards marked him as one of the war’s outstanding pilots. In February 1943 he became Commanding Officer of RAF Station, Binbrook, resuming his association with the RAAF as No. 460 Squadron RAAF operated from the base flying Avro Lancasters. (“G for George”, the centrepiece of the Memorial’s Striking by night program in ANZAC Hall, was one of these.)

After the war Edwards continued his career in the RAF. By 1962 he was Director of Establishments of the Air Ministry in London. Eventually he returned to Australia. He was Governor of Western Australia (1974–75) and was knighted, later retiring because of ill-health.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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Heartbreak as Tigers Steal Win on Siren

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:15 AM

The Sharks suffered a heartbreaking loss on Saturday afternoon, with Claremont goaling right on the final siren to win by 4-points.

East Fremantle got off to a good start, with Jack Perham kicking the game’s first goal in the opening minutes of the term. Unfortunately, the Sharks missed opportunities in front of the goal, keeping the Tigers in the game, before Jarrad Jansen hit the board, picking up a dropped ball and dribbling it through the big sticks. Claremont added some of their own, before a fantastic grab and kick by Perham into a crowed forward 50, saw Kommer take an outstanding diving mark and finish with a goal, to give the Sharks a 4-point lead at quarter time.

Coming out with a great sense of urgency, the Sharks converted early with a booming kick from Perham to nail the first goal of the term. Sean Fletcher backed it up, with a contender for goal of the year, clearing the ball from the centre and taking it all the way to nail his first major of the game. The Tigers took their opportunity when it came, adding two goals to their tally. Carl Green responded for the Sharks with massive running goal and Jordan Snadden followed suit, snapping an impressive major under pressure. Perham added his third for the day, the result of great team work from Harry Creasy in the backline and debutant Russell Wynne. A late goal from Claremont put the margin to 21-points in favour of the Sharks heading into the main break, a lead many felt could have been greater.

Jansen got Old Easts off to a good start, nailing a goal from the back of the pack almost 50 metres out. Unfortunately, that was about as good as it got for the Sharks in the third term.  A couple of changes from the Claremont coaching staff stifled the influence of the strong East Fremantle midfield and that saw the Tigers win far more contested football.  Claremont also hit the scoreboard to take a 3-point lead into the final stanza.

The final term was nothing but nerve-racking for supporters, with the both sides coming out desperate to take the four points. It was Claremont that managed the first goal, but Perham came through for his fourth at a crucial time. In a game like tug-of-war, Claremont booted another before the Sharks responded through Kommer, snapping a goal from 40 metres out on his left. The defensive pressure from both sides was incredible and in a game where every point counted, the Sharks were up by 2 in the final minutes of the term. The Tigers moved quickly to get the ball back towards their inside 50 and the Sharks did everything to stop the momentum until a late call of holding the ball gave Claremont the opportunity to win the game. Instead of taking the kick, Claremont’s J.Law dished off to the skilful K.Yu to give them the chance at a running goal, which went through as the siren sounded.

Onballers Nick Kommer, Jared Jansen and Cam Eardley were terrific for the Sharks along with running half-back Jayden Schofield.  Key forward Jack Perham also among the best with his goals.  Dylan Winton and Jonathon Marsh stood tall in defence while Jonathon Griffin finished with 37 hit-outs.

The Sharks now turn their attention to the ANZAC Derby and look to bounce back against arch rivals, South Fremantle.