15TH MARCH 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 11:46 AM

South Fremantle Football Club (Inc)

“The Premier Family Club”


DATE: Friday 15th March 2019

Members are hereby given notice that the South Fremantle Football Club Special General Meeting will be held in the Griff John Function Room on Friday 15th March 2019 at 6.00pm to deal with an outstanding item following our AGM in December 2018.



Endorsement of SFFC’s proposed new Constitution

In line with the member’s wishes (Those present at the AGM in December 2018) representatives from SFFC Board met with Club’s Trustees to discuss and amend the following items;

  • AGM Quorum to remain at 40 members
  • President to remain Member-elected
  • Term of office for Board Members to remain at 2 years
  • Term of office for Trustees to be amended to 2 years in line with Board member terms of office

For copy of Proposed Consitution 

Note: Areas highlighted ‘green’ are those amendments following consultation with the Club Trustees


For copy of current Constitution



Yours sincerely,

Tom Bottrell
Chief Executive Officer

Tough but right decision to retire for Saunders

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 4:07 PM - by Chris Pike

A DECISION to retire is never easy but when relief is what you feel when you make the announcement it's usually a good sign even if it will be a shame for WAFL football followers that this decade's standout goalkicker Ben Saunders has called time.

Saunders has been one of the standout players this decade in the WAFL and while he always looked like an exciting talent coming through at Claremont as a teenager having made the move from Mt Barker, it was at South Fremantle that he made his mark.

It was quite the tough Tigers line-up to break into when Saunders was ready to come into league ranks with them claiming four straight minor premierships from 2010-2013 and winning premierships in 2011 and 2012.

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Host families required for young Bulldogs

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 9:51 AM

Dear Members and Supporters,

Each year, South Fremantle Football Club endeavours to recruit new players via our vast network across Australia. The majority are young men aged between 18 and 22 and can relocate to Perth from all over Australia.

As a club we recognise the need to provide high quality accommodation to our young men in their first year of playing at the elite level and for their long-term development as responsible adults.

Families come in all different forms and what is appropriate for one player may be different for another. In the past, successful host family arrangements have included families with children (older and younger), single people, single parents or older couples.

The most important factors when assessing your suitability are:
- Player having their own bedroom
- Comfortable facilities in your home
- Home is located within relatively close distance to the South Fremantle Football Club
- Willingness to embrace the player as part of the family
- Recognise that the player has strict training, dietary, and competition demands

If you, or someone you know, has a room to rent or short term placements with a family, please speak with Football Operations Manager, David Depane, as we would love to be able to work with you to assist a young Bulldog player's development.

david.depane@sffc.com.au and 9335 1555

End of Year Report - Captain Dylan Main

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 9:26 AM

THE 2018 season provided many ups and downs for the club and ultimately finished prematurely in the eyes of many, including ourselves. 

There was a lot of emphasis placed on this past season for South Fremantle Football Club as we knew some excellent servants of the club were closing in towards the ends of their careers and yet still had plenty to offer. Mixed with some young, energetic players we believed the sky was the limit and we were all excited to see what the season could bring. 

After losing our initial game to Subiaco by quite a chunky margin we managed to string together some promising wins in the next five fixtures providing a strong base platform for the rest of the season. 

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End of Year Report - Stephen Michael Foundation

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 9:21 AM

IN March 2017 the Stephen Michael Foundation was formed by the South Fremantle Football Club to work in the communities within the clubs’ metropolitan and regional recruiting zones. 

A significant number of the areas within the clubs’ recruiting zones are identified as low-socio economic and feature a high number of at-risk and disengaged youth. The vision of the foundation is to support these youths to become valued members of the community.

Stephen Michael is widely considered to be one of the greatest ever players from Western Australia and certainly one of the greatest in the history of South Fremantle Football Club. Throughout his life, Stephen has been a man of great values and integrity and was considered the perfect role model for which the foundation has been named. 

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End of Year Report - Reserves Coach Paul Litherland

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 9:19 AM

OUR 2018 reserves season was very challenging, not only for the players, but for the coaches as well. We were a much younger side than last year, with an even mix of experienced reserves and first-year players. 

We played an average of only 1.5 league players per game this season. As such, a great deal of leadership was delegated to those who are the future of this club. It was great to see such players make the choice to take their football to the next level both on and off the field.  

We won eight games and lost 10 in a rollercoaster of a season, which saw us missing out on finals by only four goals. This was a remarkable achievement considering we averaged 10 first-year players per game. I continue to drive the development of this group and I am proud that a great many of them accepted the challenges put to them this season.

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End of Year Report - Football Manager David Depane

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 9:15 AM

ANOTHER 12 months down the track and it is fair to say we are all disappointed with the way the 2018 season finished. In a season that promised so much for us, we unfortunately picked the wrong day to display our worst performance of the season.

For the most part our league side tracked along nicely all season winning 13 of 18 qualifying games. It was a strange qualifying season for us on reflection, as we rolled along to win enough games to qualify for the finals but did not reach any great heights along the way. It seemed that when we hit the qualifying final that we knew it was time to take it up a notch and that we did, convincingly defeating West Perth. 

This result gave us great confidence going into the second semi-Final against Subiaco. Whilst we did not beat Subiaco on the day we left the match feeling that we had a lot of positives come out of it and felt we were still in good shape. Unfortunately, we hit the wall in the preliminary final. Once again we faced West Perth, but we just did not perform when it counted particularly in the first half. Our second half performance was much improved, but we had left too much work to do too late and couldn’t find enough to get us over the line.

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End of Year Report - CEO Tom Bottrell

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 9:05 AM

THE 2018 season brought a lot of enjoyment on-field for the majority of the season, only to see us fall on preliminary final day. There are varying circumstances each season, however I know everyone involved in our Football Department, Board and Administration were disappointed to lose to West Perth and not reach the first ever Grand Final to be played at Optus Stadium.

Having convincingly accounted for West Perth in the qualifying final and a spirited performance against Subiaco in the second semi-final, the loss was hard for us to accept as we felt we were at least in the top two teams for the entire 2018 season and wasted an opportunity to play off for the premiership. 

Highlights include the performance of our WJ Hughes Medal winner Marlion Pickett who put himself in strong contention to be drafted into the AFL. His growth is another strong endorsement of the work Todd Curley and the coaches do in having mature aged players primed to succeed at AFL level if given the opportunity. On that theme, congratulations to Tim Kelly on a superb first season with Geelong, where he finished in a tie for runner-up with Patrick Dangerfield in their best and fairest voting. The fact that only Nathan Buckley has polled more Brownlow votes in their first AFL season is testimony to the season Tim put together. 

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End of Year Report - President Haydn Raitt

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Please accept this as my final President's Report. It has been a great pleasure serving as President of this wonderful club for the past 10 years. 

There are many people, both groups and individuals, that I would like to acknowledge for their assistance and support.

Firstly, to Brian Ciccotosto. Thank you for having the confidence in me to suggest I should nominate for the Presidency a decade ago and to Terry Dean for the guidance and help he has given me during the journey.

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End of Year Report - League Coach Todd Curley

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 6:20 PM

UNFORTUNATELY in 2018, our season once again came to an end on preliminary final weekend. In the first half we produced our worst half of footy for the year and although our players fought hard in the second half of the match to get ourselves back into the game, it was too little too late.

It was certainly a bitter pill to swallow for everyone after so much hard work throughout the year, when the opportunity of a Grand Final was within our grasp we just couldn’t get anything positive going in the game.

After the raw emotion of the result, reflecting on the entire 2018 season we have again made steps forward in a year where we had to overcome some significant hurdles. Our player group continues to stick together and support each other during the ups and downs encountered throughout the season and should be very proud of their efforts.

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