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Sharks fighting to play finals footy

Friday, August 30, 2013 - 5:42 PM

If there ever was a day when the Sharks needed your support on the sidelines, it's tomorrow. All three teams desperately need a win to have a shot at the finals. Get on down to East Fremantle Oval tomorrow, Saturday 31st August, to support your Sharks!


Last time the two sides met, in Round 15 at Kununurra, the Sharks narrowly lost by just 3 points. Claremont have only dropped 2 games all year and last week they beat Perth by 15 points. They are also boosted by the return of dual premiership players Andrew Foster and Jesse Laurie from injury. The Sharks of course, have a lot more to play for, with a loss meaning the end of our season, while Claremont sit untouchable on top of the ladder.
If we win, and either Swan Districts (playing West Perth) or East Perth (playing Subiaco) lose, then we will be fourth. If they both lose, we will jump to third and will host the first semi final.

Ins and outs

Mitch Boyle returns after 2 weeks out with an injured quad. Other potential ins are Tyler Chalwell, James Depane, Sam Read and Cameron Crisafio, all have been named on an extended bench. If selected, Cameron will make his league debut.

AFL Listed Players

We've had confirmation from West Coast that Brad Sheppard will play for the Sharks tomorrow, however Brad Dick is no longer available due to injury.


The Reserves need to defeat Claremont, and need Swans to beat WP, to push us up into 4th place. The teams have one win a piece in 2013. The last time they met, in Round 15, East Fremantle were victors by 64 points.

Clayton Dann, from Rovers Football Club in the Mid-West, will play his first game for the Sharks. Clayton is the cousin of Sharks player Godfrey Curley. 


The route to the finals is a lot more complicated for the Colts. Essentially, we need to gain 1 percentage point over Subiaco. Whether we both win or both lose.  Of course if we win and they lose, we're in the finals. Claremont Colts are on top of the ladder and Subi play East Perth, who are currently 7th, so it would seem that Subi have the advantage. Most of our losses, however, came during the State 18s competition, when we were missing up to 8 of our players. Not to mention that over the last two weeks, the Sharks boys have had an average winning margin of 102 points.


  • The match will be played at East Fremantle Oval.
  • League: 2:05pm, Reserves: 11:35am, Colts 9:05am
  • After match awards will be held in the Main Hall from 6pm. All are welcome to join the team there.
  • Radio: Radio Fremantle 107.9FM Listen Online

Injury List, brought to you by CLP Legal, proud sponsor of the Sharks

Tom Hooker, groin, available
Richard Hadley, knee, test
Mitch Boyle, quad, test
Adrian Ricciardello, achilles, test
Matthew Jupp, hamstring, 1 week
Cordell Smith, hamstring, 1 week
Kurt Tropiano, knee, 1 week
Jarryd Lindsay, concussion, 1 week
Cam Symonds, hamstring, 1 week
Ryan Lester-Smith, knee (lateral ligament), 2 weeks
Max Duffy, hamstring, 3 weeks
Jordan Dorotich, shoulder, season
James Bayliss, knee, season
Sam Menegola, knee, season