WA Day Foundation Derby Preview

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 1:31 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle has won five straight clashes with East Fremantle by an average of 71 points but not won a WA Day Foundation Derby since 2008 at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

The Bulldogs have won five straight and eight of the last nine games against the Sharks, but not in the Foundation Derby on home turf since a 29-point triumph back in 2008.

Now with South Fremantle also hungry to bounce back from a surprise loss to Claremont last Saturday, the Bulldogs will have plenty of reasons to come out hungry on Monday against the Sharks.

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Player Column – Jarrod Parry Cory Dell'Olio Tribute

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 1:47 PM - by Jarrod Parry

IT will be an exciting WA Day on Monday for our big clash against East Fremantle. Even more special to celebrate Cory Dell’Olio’s 100th game for the South Fremantle Football Club. 

It’s a fantastic achievement to play 100 games for a terrific club, but even more special after the many years it has taken to reach this number. Through the ups and downs of being on an AFL list, getting delisted, then suspended for a year – anyone would find it difficult to stay positive and stick at doing something they are good at. The perseverance shown by Del is a real credit to his attitude and the type of person he is. 

Del finds the balance between training, playing, working and socialising really well. Once crossing that white line, for training or playing, it’s business as per usual, leading by example as this big barrel chested Italian shuffles his way around the ground. I believe the smaller the player, the more popular they are with the fans. It’s unsure why, maybe it’ the short fuse and small-man-syndrome they suffer from. This fiery attitude is what his teammates love. 

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 8

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 10:49 AM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the Round 8 WAFL loss to Claremont at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

South Fremantle's five-game winning streak came to an end with the six-point defeat at the hands of the Tigers with the Bulldogs now preparing to host the WA Day Foundation Derby against East Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval this Monday.

QUESTION: You gave yourselves a chance to win the game at the end obviously, but it just felt like you never quite got going?
ANSWER:
Full credit to them, they made it hard for us to play but you can't play 30 minutes of footy and expect to win. We had a bit of a patch in the second quarter and towards the end, but to be honest there was too much left to too few. We had too many guys who flashed in and out, and didn’t contribute for long enough.

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Bernie Naylor enters Australian Football Hall of Fame

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 7:47 AM

WHILE the Victorian media might be proclaiming him the John Coleman of Western Australia, make no mistake Bernie Naylor's goalkicking exploits came first and the South Fremantle legend took his rightful place in the Australian Football Hall of Fame this week.

The goalkicking feats of Naylor are legendary and he ended up kicking 1034 goals for South Fremantle in 194 matches between 1941 and 1954, with a four-year gap because of World War II.

While kicking a record 23 goals in a game along the way, he was six-time league leading goalkicker, nine-time South Fremantle leading goalkicker and a fairest and best winner in 1953.

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Bulldogs downed by Tigers on last goal of the game

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 3:34 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle kept fighting and drew level late in the game against Claremont at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday but the Bulldogs couldn't quite win a sixth straight game with the Tigers kicking the game's last goal to win by six points.

South Fremantle came into Saturday's contest having both won five straight matches this WAFL season and having won the last four against Claremont including earlier this season already in a country fixture in Albany.

Claremont came into the game with just the one win for the season and that was with the last kick of the game against East Fremantle, but the Tigers were a vastly more competitive outfit than that all suggested.

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Round 8 Preview v Claremont

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 8:21 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle is back to Fremantle Community Bank Oval this Saturday to take on the struggling Claremont with the Bulldogs looking to make it six straight wins this WAFL season and five on the trot against the Tigers.

South Fremantle is back home at Fremantle Community Bank Oval having won five straight matches and having not tasted defeat since its opening match of the 2018 season.

That sees the Bulldogs sitting pretty in second position on the WAFL ladder with a 5-1 record following the wins against West Perth, East Fremantle, Claremont, Swan Districts and East Perth.

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Higgo's Heroes returns in 2018 starting with Dylan Main

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:24 PM

HIGGO'S Heroes is back for 2018 and the first episode features South Fremantle ruckman Brock Higgins catching up with new Bulldogs captain Dylan Main.

Higgo's Heroes has become a hit since Higgins replaced Craig White who started the concept for South Fremantle with his Whitey's Whispers regular program.

Higgins has become a popular figure at South Fremantle since arriving from East Perth in 2014 and the last two years coinciding with his career-best form as one of the WAFL's leading ruckmen, he's also played host to Higgo's Heroes.

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 7

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:14 PM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the Round 7 WAFL victory by 68 points at Leederville Oval over East Perth that was a fifth on the trot for the Bulldogs. 

QUESTION: You'd have to be pleased to come away with such a good win against a team who had been on a four-game winning run like you were?
ANSWER:
I thought especially after quarter-time I thought we were pretty consistent for the rest of the game. There were a few things we needed to tinker with at quarter-time because we thought they had probably scored a bit too easy in the first quarter. We thought we fixed that up after quarter-time and were pleased.

Q: Brock Higgins backed up his State game performance with another big effort against his former team?
A:
It was a big challenge too. McInnes has been a really important player for them and Brock has pretty good for us. He gave us first use and he was a good player. It was fantastic for him to play State footy, he's been a great servant for us and he is a really consistent player. It was great to see him rewarded.

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SFFC OFFICE WHEELCHAIR CHALLENGE !

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 11:08 AM

We at South Fremantle Football Club and the Stephen Michael Foundation are taking part in the Wheelchair Challenge to raise much needed funds for Rebound WA; a WA registered Charity which provides social, recreational and sporting opportunities for children and adults with a physical disability.

This Thursday our office staff will be taking on the challenge of living our everyday work life in a wheelchair. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $3,000 towards this amazing cause.

please click on the link below to donate today!

http://my.reboundwa.com/SouthFremantleFootballClubWheelchairChallenge

 

Photo's & Updates will be posted Thursday on Facebook, tune in to see our progress.

 

Bulldogs bite Royals to make it five straight

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 12:26 PM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle made it five straight wins this WAFL season and delivered a dominant performance kicking 12 of the last 13 goals at Leederville Oval on Saturday to beat East Perth by 68 points.
 
Prior to last week's State game that saw the KIA WAFL State Team head to Adelaide Oval and defeat the SANFL by 26 points for WA's first win in Adelaide since 1994, both East Perth and South Fremantle were in tremendous form.
 
The Royals and Bulldogs both lost their opening games of 2018 to Subiaco but had gone on to win four straight matches following that heading into the break for the State game. Read More ...