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South Fremantle's 2014 senior playing squad

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 5:55 AM - by Chris Pike

HERE is a complete look at the entire South Fremantle Football Club senior playing squad for the 2014 WAFL season.

HERE is a complete look at the entire South Fremantle Football Club senior playing squad for the 2014 WAFL season.
1. HAIDEN SCHLOITHE
Age – 20
From – Katanning/Fremantle
WAFL Games – 35
WAFL Debut – 2011
SF Games – 35
SF Debut - 2011
2. ADAM GUGLIELMANA
Age – 25
From – Jandakot
WAFL Games – 72
WAFL Debut – 2008
SF Games – 72
SF Debut - 2008
3. JOHN SGHERZA
Age – 23
From – East Fremantle
WAFL Games – 31
WAFL Debut – 2010
SF Games – 25
SF Debut - 2012
4. TOBY BAIRSTOW
Age – 25
From – South Bunbury
WAFL Games – 90
WAFL Debut – 2008
SF Games – 90
SF Debut - 2008
5. JARROD PARRY
Age – 23
From – Bibra Lake
WAFL Games – 6
WAFL Debut – 2010
SF Games – 6
SF Debut - 2010
6. SHAUN BEWICK
Age – 24
From – West Perth
WAFL Games – 49
WAFL Debut – 2009
SF Games – 19
SF Debut - 2012
7. ADAM McINTOSH 
Age – 23
From – Jandakot
WAFL Games – 36
WAFL Debut – 2011
SF Games – 36
SF Debut - 2011
8. TIM KELLY
Age – 19
From – Palmyra
WAFL Games – 12
WAFL Debut – 2013
SF Games – 12
SF Debut - 2013
9. KRIS MILLER
Age – 33
From – East Fremantle
WAFL Games – 298
WAFL Debut – 1999
SF Games – 145
SF Debut - 2007
10. ANTHONY COLLICA
Age – 23
From – Kardinya
WAFL Games – 23
WAFL Debut – 2010
SF Games – 23
SF Debut - 2010
11. BROCK HIGGINS
Age – 24
From – East Perth
WAFL Games – 30
WAFL Debut – 2011
SF Games – 0
SF Debut – Yet to debut
12. JAMES LAURINO
Age – 21
From – Katanning
WAFL Games – 4
WAFL Debut – 2013
SF Games – 4
SF Debut - 2013
14. JAMES SELLAR
Age – 24
From – Melbourne
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
15. BRENDAN VERRIER
Age – 19
From – Kwinana
WAFL Games – 9
WAFL Debut – 2011
SF Games – 9
SF Debut - 2011
16. CRAIG WHITE
Age – 29
From – Williams
WAFL Games – 157
WAFL Debut – 2004
SF Games – 157
SF Debut – 2004
17. MITCH CARTER
Age – 22
From – Jandakot
WAFL Games – 23
WAFL Debut – 2010
SF Games – 23
SF Debut - 2010
18. STEVEN VERRIER
Age – 20
From – Kwinana/Richmond
WAFL Games – 1
WAFL Debut – 2011
SF Games – 1
SF Debut - 2011
19. JACOB MARTINEZ
Age – 21
From – South Coogee
WAFL Games – 27
WAFL Debut – 2012
SF Games – 27
SF Debut - 2012
20. PAUL MUGAMBWA
Age – 32
From – Bull Creek Leeming
WAFL Games – 128
WAFL Debut – 2005
SF Games – 128
SF Debut - 2005
21. ALISTAIR GILLESPIE
Age – 24
From – Claremont
WAFL Games – 26
WAFL Debut – 2011
SF Games – 20
SF Debut – 2013
22. STEPHEN MILLS
Age – 18
From – Southport, Queensland
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
23. JOSH PULLMAN
Age – 24
From – Queensland/Swan Districts
WAFL Games – 23
WAFL Debut – 2008
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
24. BEN SAUNDERS
Age – 22
From – Claremont
WAFL Games – 33
WAFL Debut – 2011
SF Games – 28
SF Debut - 2012
25. MARLON PICKETT
Age – 22
From – Swan Districts
WAFL Games – 2
WAFL Debut – 2013
SF Games – 2
SF Debut - 2013
26. BEN SOKOL
Age – 18
From – South Coogee
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
27. MYLES BOLGER
Age – 20
From – Kwinana
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
28. NICK BOROVAC
Age – 22
From – Winnacott
WAFL Games – 40
WAFL Debut – 2011
SF Games – 40
SF Debut - 2011
29. JAYDEN WOODS
Age – 24
From – Claremont
WAFL Games – 28
WAFL Debut – 2009
SF Games – 25
SF Debut - 2011
30. JUSTIN MONACO
Age – 21
From – East Fremantle
WAFL Games – 20
WAFL Debut – 2011
SF Games – 8
SF Debut - 2013
31. JAYDEN D'VAUZ
Age – 19
From – Kelmscott
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
32. RYAN COOK
Age – 26
From – Collingwood
WAFL Games – 60
WAFL Debut – 2011
SF Games – 60
SF Debut - 2011
33. JASON MASKOS
Age – 21
From – South Coogee
WAFL Games – 10
WAFL Debut – 2012
SF Games – 10
SF Debut - 2012
34. SIMON PANIZZA
Age – 20
From – Williams
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
35. DYLAN ROSS
Age – 23
From – Claremont
WAFL Games – 41
WAFL Debut – 2009
SF Games – 33
SF Debut - 2011
36. LEWIS HARVEY
Age – 23
From – West Perth
WAFL Games – 20
WAFL Debut – 2009
SF Games – 1
SF Debut - 2012
37. ASHTON HAMS
Age – 27
From – Busselton/West Coast
WAFL Games – 115
WAFL Debut – 2004
SF Games – 115
SF Debut - 2004
38. TRAYE BENNELL
Age – 19
From – Eaton
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
39. KAIDEN MATERA
Age – 19
From – East Fremantle
WAFL Games – 3
WAFL Debut – 2013
SF Games – 3
SF Debut - 2013
40. STEPHEN BOROVAC
Age – 24
From – Winnacott
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
41. MICHAEL RUSSELL
Age – 22
From – Eaton
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
42. JOSH BRANCHI
Age – 19
From – Eaton
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
43. ZAC STROM
Age – 20
From – Exmouth
WAFL Games – 1
WAFL Debut – 2013
SF Games – 1
SF Debut - 2013
44. JOE PANTANO
Age – 23
From – CBC
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
45. KARL HOGAN
Age – 20
From – East Fremantle
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
46. MITCH BANKS
Age – 18
From – Boddington
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
47. MATTHEW GUNDRY
Age – 18
From – Winnacott
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
48. LEE LUCEV
Age – 20
From – Kojonup
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
50. EMMANUEL COLLARD
Age – 19
From – Kwinana
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
51. TIM STEWART
Age – 18
From – Katanning
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
52. BRETT HILL
Age – 20
From – Cunderdin
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
53. NICK OLDS
Age – 24
From – East Fremantle
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
54. JARRAD SYMMANS
Age – 21
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
55. JAKE LOUTHEAN
Age – 20
From – Melville
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
56. MARTY WALLEY
Age – 23
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
57. MATTHEW NICHOLSON
Age – 19
From – CBC
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
58. JAKEB TARTAGLIA
Age – 18
From – Winnacott
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
59. ADAM GALIANO
Age – 21
From – South Coogee
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
60. ANDREW DURACK
Age – 18
From – Katanning
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
61. CALLUM PHILLIPS
Age – 21
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
63. JACKSON LYONS
Age – 20
From – Melville
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
64. JOSH HALL
Age – 19
From – Huntingdale
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
65. DOMBIA ALIIR
Age – 22
From – Lynwood
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0
SF Debut - Yet to debut
67. GREG NELSON
Age – 20
From – Mandurah
WAFL Games – 0
WAFL Debut – Yet to debut
SF Games – 0

Round 1 Preview v Subiaco

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 5:54 PM - by Chris Pike

ALL signs point to South Fremantle being a vastly improved outfit in the 2014 WAFL season but those predictions count for little once the Bulldogs run out against Subiaco needing to put those high hopes into action at Leederville's Medibank Stadium.

South Fremantle finished the 2013 season in impressive fashion beating both grand finalists West Perth and East Perth on the way to winning four of its last six matches, but the whole campaign still only brought about six wins following a seven-game losing run to start things off.
However, through a combination of the majority of key players remaining at the club and being fighting fit, a host of young players looking to step up and some strong recruiting has South Fremantle deservedly confident of a strong 2014 season.
Ashton Hams, Steven Verrier and Haiden Schloithe all return to the Bulldogs full-time in 2014 after being on AFL lists at West Coast, Richmond and Fremantle respectively.
Then there are those new to the club with James Sellar, Brock Higgins, Steve Mills and Josh Pullman all looking as though they will make a huge, and immediate impact at South Fremantle.
All four have been named to play Subiaco in Round 1 at Medibank Stadium and add plenty of size, quality and experience to the Bulldogs' line-up.
Sellar brings with him 44 games of AFL experience at Adelaide and Melbourne, and the 196cm 24-year-old is capable of holding down the ruck following the departure of Sean Tighe, but also will be more than handy in key position roles at either end of the ground.
Higgins arrives at Fremantle Oval having previously played 30 league games over the last three years with East Perth. The versatile 195cm big man can also fill a variety of roles for the Bulldogs capable of holding down the ruck, but also a key post either forward or back.
Mills arrives from Queensland having played the last two years in the NEAFL including some appearances for the Gold Coast Suns reserves team, and over the pre-season he has impressed to the point where he looks set to be given a chance as a key defender in Round 1.
Pullman is also no stranger to the WAFL despite having played the last three seasons in Queensland.
The former Swan Districts colts premiership captain played 23 league games for Swans between 2008-2010 and kicked 31 goals including a bag of seven in 2010 against peel.
He is a natural centre half-forward who works hard, leads well and is tremendously strong. The 24-year-old is also a natural leader and will fit in tremendous in the Bulldogs' forward-line that will include Ben Saunders, Paul Mugambwa, Kris Miller and Adam Guglielmana.
It isn't just the new arrivals who are giving the Bulldogs reason for optimism coming into 2014 though.
The back-line will again be strengthened by Dylan Ross, Nick Borovac, Craig White and Adam McIntosh.
Captain Ryan Cook will again lead the way through the middle along with Hams, Jacob Martinez, Tim Kelly, Schloithe, Brendan and Steven Verrier, and wingman Shaun Bewick who has been in outstanding pre-season form after injury ruined his 2013 campaign.
Then there are the young players looking to make the most of their league opportunities in 2014 including Zac Strom, James Laurino, Marlon Pickett, Ben Sokol and Jason Maskos.
South Fremantle has had a pre-season where virtually everything has gone exactly to plan and the Bulldogs head into the season proper with virtually a full squad to pick from.
That's highlighted by the strength of the reserves team to play Subiaco that includes Toby Bairstow, Mitch Carter, Anthony Collica, Alistair Gillespie and Jarrod Parry.
All of that suggests the Bulldogs will head to Medibank Stadium to face Subiaco on Saturday full of confidence, but the Lions aren’t going to hand over the four points.
Subiaco has added Shaun Hildebrandt, Wayde Twomey, Lachlan Delahunty, Mitch Boland and Frank Stockley to its team in 2014 that still includes quality players like Darren Rumble, Chris Phelan, Jarrod Kayler-Thomson, George Hampson, Brett Mahoney and Jason Bristow.
The league match at Leederville's Medibank Stadium on Saturday bounces down at 4.05pm.
RESERVES SQUAD
T Bairstow, M Banks, T Bennell, M Bolger, S Borovac, J Branchi, M Carter, A Collica, J D'Vauz, A Gillespie, M Gundry, J Hall, L Harvey, K Hogan, J Laurino, J Louthean, L Lucev, K Matera, M Nicholson, N Olds, S Panizza, J Pantano, J Parry, T Stewart, Z Strom, J Symmans, J Tartaglia, B Verrier, M Walley
COLTS SQUAD
C Ah Chee, M Ah Siu, B Colbung, B Collier, J Culleton, J Depane, B Donaldson, J Dragovich, B Fimmano, W Frampton, J Garlett, C Loersch, B Matera, J McComb, G McLeod, J McMaster, B McPhail, J Mirco, D Moore, A Nodari, L Pearson, J Pickett, C Salmon, O Sexton, K Stewart, N Strom, B Truss, T Wheeler
By Chris PikeALL signs point to South Fremantle being a vastly improved outfit in the 2014 WAFL season but those predictions count for little once the Bulldogs run out against Subiaco needing to put those high hopes into action at Leederville's Medibank Stadium.

South Fremantle finished the 2013 season in impressive fashion beating both grand finalists West Perth and East Perth on the way to winning four of its last six matches, but the whole campaign still only brought about six wins following a seven-game losing run to start things off.

However, through a combination of the majority of key players remaining at the club and being fighting fit, a host of young players looking to step up and some strong recruiting has South Fremantle deservedly confident of a strong 2014 season.

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Googs' Gabble – Adam Guglielmana Column Round 1

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 5:12 AM - by Adam Guglielmana

I DON’T think anybody enjoys pre-season. Five months of running, weights, skin fold measurements, long training sessions and more running is something not designed to be enjoyed, but endured.

Some like it more than others though, and the good runners at the club like Brendan Verrier and Ryan Cook make training seem easy to those of us hunched over at the back of the group gasping for air.  
Others such as Adam McIntosh and Jarrod Parry rarely leave the gym, the only place where their two favourite things exist in the same place - dumbbells and their reflection!
As with every team at this time of the year, it seems from the inside as if our preparation has been almost perfect.
We have had very few major injuries, recruited a number of key players and managed to unearth a few youngsters since we started training back in November.
Ashton Hams, Steve Verrier and Haiden Schloithe returning to the club full-time has been a big bonus. All three have raised the standard of training, with the skills and knowledge they have acquired from AFL level, as well as lightening the mood with their unusual sense of 'humour?'
It goes without saying Josh Pullman and James Sellar are going to be fantastic for the club. Both are entering the prime of their careers, are fantastic leaders and give us the big bodies we have been craving for the past few years.
Brock Higgins is much the same. In the short time he has been with us he has shown his hardness and willingness to play a role for the team, either down back or in the ruck.
Our biggest asset this year though, could well be our depth. Shaun Bewick and Lewis Harvey return from missing basically a whole year of league football, Jarrod Parry has been fantastic with his in and under work at training and Anthony Collica has found a young lady that most of the boys believe will help him play better football.  All four will be like new recruits and only two years ago before injuries struck, were the most promising players at the club.
As the year progresses we can expect to see some of the talented colts that Arthur Maskos has been grooming start to come through. Ben Sokol will be the first, he has fitted in beautifully to our forward line. He is smart and a great mark for his size, and will kick a lot of goals for the club.
Jarrod Pickett and Callum Ah Chee are others who have trained with the senior squad and will be seriously good players in the future.
Although the pre-season has been fantastic we all understand it counts for very little if we lose this weekend against Subiaco.
We know they have recruited very well and will be a much different side to the one we beat late last year at Medibank Stadium.
We expect them to play a hard, one on one contested game and we know we have to bring our best to beat them. Hopefully all the work we have put in since November will hold us in good stead.
By Adam GuglielmanaI DON’T think anybody enjoys pre-season. Five months of running, weights, skin fold measurements, long training sessions and more running is something not designed to be enjoyed, but endured.

Some like it more than others though, and the good runners at the club like Brendan Verrier and Ryan Cook make training seem easy to those of us hunched over at the back of the group gasping for air.  

Others such as Adam McIntosh and Jarrod Parry rarely leave the gym, the only place where their two favourite things exist in the same place - dumbbells and their reflection!

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Targeted recruiting sees Bulldogs grow coming into 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 12:19 PM - by Chris Pike

PAUL Hasleby knew that entering his third season as coach of South Fremantle that players with size and versatility was what he needed, and he couldn’t be happier with what he has been able to attract to the Bulldogs for the 2014 season.

What became clear to Hasleby throughout the 2013 season was that South Fremantle was lacking some depth and quality in the big men department.
While Sean Tighe had a terrific season in the ruck in 2013, he had virtually no support in the ruck and the Bulldogs were also found wanting for size down back at times and certainly up forward Ben Saunders and Paul Mugambwa could use some more help from players taller than them.
When Tighe returned to Victoria in the off-season, then South Fremantle's need for some tall players was emphasised and the result has been the recruitment of James Sellar, Josh Pullman, Stephen Mills, Brock Higgins and Josh Branchi.
And now coming into Round 1 this Saturday against Subiaco at Leederville's Medibank Stadium, Pullman will hold down centre half-forward, Sellar will line-up in the ruck, Mills will take up a key defensive post and Higgins could play at either end while helping Sellar out in the ruck.
While South Fremantle's list of additions for 2014 does include players well short of key position size in the form of Ashton Hams, Steven Verrier and Haiden Schloithe, they are all Bulldogs products returning to the club after time in the AFL.
Hasleby made no secret that he was after players with size to add to the group for 2014.
"We specifically targeted tall players in our recruiting period and we didn’t bring in anyone under 194cm unless they were players originally from South Fremantle," Hasleby said.
"We have brought big Josh Branchi in, James Sellar, Stephen Mills and also Brock Higgins. Once we have all those guys up and running on top of what we already have it should be a dangerous combination with our talls if we move the ball the way we want, and give them a chance."
Not only does South Fremantle have plenty of options in the ruck for 2014 in the form of Sellar, Higgins, Alistair Gillespie, Myles Bolger and even Josh Branchi, the best thing that Hasleby likes about his big men is that they can also hold down a key position post and not just play in the ruck.
"I have always been a big fan of a ruckman having the ability to spread and becoming an extra midfielder. James Sellar has that ability and so does Brock Higgins from what I've seen of him," he said.
"We already know that Gillespie can do that as well so they all can move around the ground and give us more options and firepower. As a coach, all you want is options so if things aren’t going right you can pull a few moves and I will have plenty of those options this year."
Pullman might not be an option to spend too much time in the ruck, but the former Swan Districts colts premiership captain is as natural a centre half-forward as you are ever likely to find.
After playing 23 league games and kicking 31 goals for Swan Districts, including a bag of seven against Peel in 2010, he has spent the last three seasons in Queensland and when he decided to return to WA, the 24-year-old attracted attention from a number of WAFL clubs.
However, he chose South Fremantle and now is set to be a cornerstone of a forward-line that includes Saunders, Mugambwa, Hams, Kris Miller, Adam Guglielmana, Gillespie, Higgins, Sellar and John Sgherza at different times.
"He kicked 176 goals in the last three years over in the NEAFL and even though it's not quite as strong a competition, the thing I admire about him is that he competes," Hasleby said.
"From the moment he walked in I knew he had leadership written all over him and when he chose us, a big part of it was because of our strength and conditioning coach Mike Vega.
"That says to me that this guy loves the physical element and the pressure that is required to play at the WAFL level. With those other guys around him, we are looking forward to some good things around him."
Mills arrives at South Fremantle having spent time playing in the NEAFL the last couple of years including some time with the Gold Coast Suns reserves side, and he now adds some much-needed height to a Bulldogs defence anchored by Nick Borovac, Dylan Ross, Adam McIntosh and Craig White.
"Stephen played some reserves footy last year for Gold Coast so he played on some of the better players who weren’t getting a game for Sydney on occasions, so he comes with that experience. He is a nice size at 197cm, is very athletic and he's still young," he said.
"I think he has a big future at our footy club and possibly even the level above. It was strange the way we got him though. His brother went for a job upstairs in the bar and he asked if he could come over and train with us.
"At that stage, we were a bit light on height so we thought we would have a look at him. He has been good ever since. The one area that we haven’t quite nailed is the tall defender position and I thought that he, Brock Higgins and Stromy give us good cover there."
Hams, meanwhile, might not have the height of Sellar, Higgins or Mills, but having played 39 AFL games with the Eagles on top of 115 with South Fremantle, he very well could tear the competition apart in 2014 now that he is back full-time at Fremantle Oval.
"He makes a big difference to us Hamsy and in my opinion he is the best WAFL player in the competition," Hasleby said.
"We will give him every chance to play through the midfield this year, but the best thing about him is that he can go play as a tall forward where he can play one-out or as a small forward he will kick three or four.
"He's also stepping up as a vice-captain this year so that leadership role is a good challenge for him, and I'm sure he will do well with it."
Josh Branchi is another exciting new arrival to keep an eye out for with the 205cm big man having played just two colts games and two reserves matches with Peel Thunder over the last two years.
The 19-year-old had a good season with the Eaton Boomers last season and despite the lure of focusing on basketball in the SBL with the South West Slammers, he has joined South Fremantle for 2014 and is someone to keep an eye out for.PAUL Hasleby knew that entering his third season as coach of South Fremantle that players with size and versatility was what he needed, and he couldn’t be happier with what he has been able to attract to the Bulldogs for the 2014 season.

What became clear to Hasleby throughout the 2013 season was that South Fremantle was lacking some depth and quality in the big men department.

While Sean Tighe had a terrific season in the ruck in 2013, he had virtually no support in the ruck and the Bulldogs were also found wanting for size down back at times and certainly up forward Ben Saunders and Paul Mugambwa could use some more help from players taller than them.

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Impressive Bulldogs benefitting from strong summer

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 11:53 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle made an impressive opening to its pre-season campaign with a big win over Claremont last Saturday night and for coach Paul Hasleby it was encouraging to see the hard work over summer and plans for 2014 come to light against genuine competition.

The Bulldogs have not beaten Claremont in a home and away WAFL match in the last nine attempts stretching back to the last victory in Round 15, 2009, so Hasleby knows all too well that the Tigers are a top-class opponent.
And things didn’t start ideally on the scoreboard last Saturday night at Fremantle Oval with Claremont leading 3.2 (20) to 0.5 (5) at quarter-time, but things clicked for the Bulldogs in the second quarter with Ben Saunders on fire with three goals, and Ashton Hams booting a goal on the run from outside-50.
From quarter-time onwards, South Fremantle outscored Claremont by 66 points with 14 goals to three to end up winning by 51, 14.13 (97) to 6.10 (46).
While it is only a pre-season game and nobody at the Bulldogs is getting too carried away with the result, the signs were encouraging with James Sellar, Josh Pullman and Stephen Mills among those to impress in their first proper hit out in South Fremantle jumpers.
It is clearly a faster, stronger and fitter South Fremantle looking outfit than the one of this time 12 or 24 months ago, and Hasleby has every reason to like what he is seeing at this point.
"We have implemented a weights program over the last two years within the club for all our young guys to help with injuries, but also put on some size. You see the modern players are a bit taller and stronger, so hopefully Mike Vega's program is starting to pay off," Hasleby said.
"For the boys the pre-season games are a long time coming so we worked on four or five things that will make up our game plan this year, and we really worked on them hard.
"This was the first time under real pressure that we have had to execute it and we came away from the game pretty satisfied that we are on the right track with regards to the execution of the game plan."
South Fremantle now has one more pre-season match to go this Saturday against Peel Thunder at Mandurah's Bendigo Bank Stadium before the season commences in Round 1 with the Bulldogs taking on Subiaco in a twilight fixture on Saturday March 22 at Leederville's Medibank Stadium.
Hasleby is hoping that the good management of his players lasts past this Saturday's clash so he has a full squad of players to pick from for Round 1, but he is looking for another strong showing from South Fremantle first against Peel.
"Everyone should be ready for Round 1 and unless there's a hiccup, we should have a full squad available to play reserves and league, and that's very exciting," Hasleby said.
"We just have to keep upholding our values that we set this year at training and we can't afford to get complacent. We know we still have a lot of work to do and we are going to keep trying to perfect our game plan on the track and against Peel in our last pre-season game.
"It will be exciting for our players to go up against some of the AFL players who will be running around and see how they measure up."
By Chris PikeSOUTH Fremantle made an impressive opening to its pre-season campaign with a big win over Claremont last Saturday night and for coach Paul Hasleby it was encouraging to see the hard work over summer and plans for 2014 come to light against genuine competition.

The Bulldogs have not beaten Claremont in a home and away WAFL match in the last nine attempts stretching back to the last victory in Round 15, 2009, so Hasleby knows all too well that the Tigers are a top-class opponent.

And things didn’t start ideally on the scoreboard last Saturday night at Fremantle Oval with Claremont leading 3.2 (20) to 0.5 (5) at quarter-time, but things clicked for the Bulldogs in the second quarter with Ben Saunders on fire with three goals, and Ashton Hams booting a goal on the run from outside-50.

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Seacorp joins Bulldogs as Major Partner for two years

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 11:37 PM - by Chris Pike

THE South Fremantle Football Club is delighted to announce that Seacorp will be a major partner of the Bulldogs for the next two seasons with their logo featured on the front of the senior squad's playing jumpers.

The Bulldogs are excited to be entering into the partnership with such a proud, local and successful Fremantle company like Seacorp and while it is for the 2014 and 2015 seasons initially, hope to continue a long-standing relationship with them for a long time to come.
The Seacorp logo will be featured on the front of the South Fremantle league and reserves playing jumpers for the next two years as the organisation has agreed to become a major partner of the Bulldogs.
South Fremantle chief executive Stuart Kemp is delighted with the announcement.
"The South Fremantle Football Club is extremely fortunate to have a long-term supporter of the club back investing in the future of the organisation," Kemp said.
"Seacorp have been loyal partners of the club and we are very excited to have them on board as a major partner of the club for the next two years."
Seacorp is a proud Fremantle company with its head office located in Phillimore Street but they have expanded globally as well.
Seacorp is Australia's leading independently owned shipping house and its diverse range of marine services is specifically tailored to ensure that it brings a unique dimension to the Australian transport scene delivering a one-stop comprehensive range of shipping services.
Established in 1998, Seacorp continues to grow in leaps and bounds and while the head office remains in Fremantle, there are offices throughout Australia and also in Asia, Europe and Africa.
In 2012 alone, Seacorp handled in excess of 270 million tonnes of dry bulk cargoes.
Kemp is proud to now have South Fremantle associated with a company such as Seacorp.
"Seacorp are a wonderful Fremantle organisation specialising in ship agency, ship broking, marine surveys and trade facilitation services," Kemp said.
"As they have been involved in the community for many years, we are proud to have them engaged with the club and we are honoured to announce that they will be a football jumper sponsor for 2014."THE South Fremantle Football Club is delighted to announce that Seacorp will be a major partner of the Bulldogs for the next two seasons with their logo featured on the front of the senior squad's playing jumpers.

The Bulldogs are excited to be entering into the partnership with such a proud, local and successful Fremantle company like Seacorp and while it is for the 2014 and 2015 seasons initially, hope to continue a long-standing relationship with them for a long time to come.

The Seacorp logo will be featured on the front of the South Fremantle league and reserves playing jumpers for the next two years as the organisation has agreed to become a major partner of the Bulldogs.

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Packed Season Launch planned for this Thursday

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:49 PM

WITH the 2014 home and away season less than a fortnight away, the South Fremantle Football Club will be holding its Season Launch this Thursday night at Fremantle Oval.

With membership and sponsorship both on the rise already ahead of the 2014 season, and with the playing squad shaping up impressively as South Fremantle aims to return to finals action this year, the season will be officially launched this Thursday night.
The Season Launch will include the jumper presentation for all players in the senior squad, the announcement of the leadership group for the 2014 season, the player sponsor allocation and also the player Calcutta night.
That is a lot to fit into one night so we are urging all Bulldogs supporters, members and indeed family and friends of the playing group to come along from 6.30pm this Thursday night.
Dinner will also be available with the night taking on a 'Pasta Night' theme with a choice of pasta with meatballs or penne with smoked salmon and crème sauce being served – all with garlic bread included.
If you wish to come to the Season Launch, including dinner, jumper presentation, leadership group announcement, player sponsor allocation and player Calcutta night – then please contact the club on 9335 1555 or by email on bulldogs@sffc.com.au.WITH the 2014 home and away season less than a fortnight away, the South Fremantle Football Club will be holding its Season Launch this Thursday night at Fremantle Oval.

With membership and sponsorship both on the rise already ahead of the 2014 season, and with the playing squad shaping up impressively as South Fremantle aims to return to finals action this year, the season will be officially launched this Thursday night.

The Season Launch will include the jumper presentation for all players in the senior squad, the announcement of the leadership group for the 2014 season, the player sponsor allocation and also the player Calcutta night.

That is a lot to fit into one night so we are urging all Bulldogs supporters, members and indeed family and friends of the playing group to come along from 6.30pm this Thursday night.

Dinner will also be available with the night taking on a 'Pasta Night' theme with a choice of pasta with meatballs or penne with smoked salmon and crème sauce being served – all with garlic bread included.

If you wish to come to the Season Launch, including dinner, jumper presentation, leadership group announcement, player sponsor allocation and player Calcutta night – then please contact the club on 9335 1555 or by email on bulldogs@sffc.com.au.

Exclusive sponsor offers to SFFC 2014 members

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 3:02 PM
SFFC sincerely appreciate the support from our wonderful partners who contribute and support the club with their investment and services.

2014 SFFC members are able to access exclusive offers from some of our sponsors and partners, including:

  • John Hughes - mention our name when purchasing your next car at John Hughes motors for discounts.

  • Oakwood Funerals - $300 discount on funeral services

  • Tyrell's Wines -

  • Numero Uno Catering -

  • Sean Scott Musician - available for all types of events, contact Sean on 0433 774 466 or email seanscott1102@hotmail.com

Southerners Forever More - get your copy today!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 10:08 PM

FAMOUS names, famous victories, famous teams . . . they are the fundamental ingredients in the rich history of the South Fremantle Football Club.

Researched and written by noted WA historian – and South Fremantle fanatic – Dr Steve Errington, Southerners Forever More tracks the fortunes of the club from 1900 to 1959 and gives an insight into the impact major events of those days, such as the two world wars and the Great Depression, made on the game.

The book is available for purchase from the SFFC office on 9335 1555 for :

  • Soft Cover: $49.95
  • Hard Cover: $59.95

Orders can be placed by telephone, however there is a $5.00 postage and handling fee.

 

Bulldogs call on supporters, past players to become members

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 1:30 PM

EXCITEMENT continues to build on and off the field at the South Fremantle Football Club ahead of the 2014 WAFL season with supporters jumping on board to be part of it with membership already having a significant increase.

While memberships are already up more than 25 per cent on this time last year, the Bulldogs are calling on all supporters and past players to sign up for the 2014 season to be part of the club's resurgence.
South Fremantle's 2014 season is shaping as an exciting one as the Bulldogs' league team shoots to return to finals action in the WAFL for the first time since 2011 on the back of the reserves winning the 2013 premiership, and the colts playing in the last three grand finals.
In order to help achieve that, South Fremantle has signed James Sellar (Melbourne), Ashton Hams (West Coast), Haiden Schloithe (Fremantle) and Steven Verrier (Richmond) fresh out of the AFL system.
On top of that, Josh Pullman (Swan Districts, Queensland), Brock Higgins (East Perth) and Stephen Mills (Queensland) are all new players to the Bulldogs' line-up for 2014.
Not only that, but there will be plenty of occasions for all members to be part of at Fremantle Oval throughout 2014 not to mention the return to prominence of night football at the port.
There will be Friday night games against Perth in Round 2, East Perth in Round 3, Subiaco in Round 22 and Peel Thunder in Round 23.
South Fremantle will also host the traditional Foundation Derby in 2014 against East Fremantle on Monday June 2 in another fixture that all members will not want to miss.
Becoming a member is also a tremendous way for past players of the South Fremantle Football Club to stay involved and continue to contribute to the current health and future well-being of the Bulldogs that has been such a big part of their lives.
In particular, the South Fremantle Football Club is calling on all past players of the Bulldogs from 1985 onwards to sign up and be part of the club's future.
There are also a host of membership options available so everyone will be able to find a membership for them.
There is a Past Players & Officials Membership for those past players, for example.
However, other membership packages include Season Passes, Centurion Club, Country Membership, Family Membership and Junior Memberships.
All details on membership are available here -http://www.southfremantlefc.com.au/store/membership/  - where you can also purchase a membership or contact the club on (08) 9335 1555 or bulldogs@sffc.com.au.
MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS
Season Pass (Adult) - $100
Centurion Club (Double) - $150
Centurion Club (Individual) - $100
Country Membership - $55
Family Membership - $150
General Membership - $80
Junior Membership - $35
Parking - $500
Past Players & Officials Membership - $25
Pensioners/Concession - $55
Reserved Seating - $25
By Chris PikeEXCITEMENT continues to build on and off the field at the South Fremantle Football Club ahead of the 2014 WAFL season with supporters jumping on board to be part of it with membership already having a significant increase.

While memberships are already up more than 25 per cent on this time last year, the Bulldogs are calling on all supporters and past players to sign up for the 2014 season to be part of the club's resurgence.

South Fremantle's 2014 season is shaping as an exciting one as the Bulldogs' league team shoots to return to finals action in the WAFL for the first time since 2011 on the back of the reserves winning the 2013 premiership, and the colts playing in the last three grand finals.

In order to help achieve that, South Fremantle has signed James Sellar (Melbourne), Ashton Hams (West Coast), Haiden Schloithe (Fremantle) and Steven Verrier (Richmond) fresh out of the AFL system.

On top of that, Josh Pullman (Swan Districts, Queensland), Brock Higgins (East Perth) and Stephen Mills (Queensland) are all new players to the Bulldogs' line-up for 2014.

Not only that, but there will be plenty of occasions for all members to be part of at Fremantle Oval throughout 2014 not to mention the return to prominence of night football at the port.

There will be Friday night games against Perth in Round 2, East Perth in Round 3, Subiaco in Round 22 and Peel Thunder in Round 23.

South Fremantle will also host the traditional Foundation Derby in 2014 against East Fremantle on Monday June 2 in another fixture that all members will not want to miss.

Becoming a member is also a tremendous way for past players of the South Fremantle Football Club to stay involved and continue to contribute to the current health and future well-being of the Bulldogs that has been such a big part of their lives.

In particular, the South Fremantle Football Club is calling on all past players of the Bulldogs from 1985 onwards to sign up and be part of the club's future.

There are also a host of membership options available so everyone will be able to find a membership for them.

There is a Past Players & Officials Membership for those past players, for example.

However, other membership packages include Season Passes, Centurion Club, Country Membership, Family Membership and Junior Memberships.

All details on membership are available here -http://www.southfremantlefc.com.au/store/membership/ - where you can also purchase a membership or contact the club on (08) 9335 1555 or bulldogs@sffc.com.au.

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

Season Pass (Adult) - $100

Centurion Club (Double) - $150

Centurion Club (Individual) - $100

Country Membership - $55

Family Membership - $150

General Membership - $80

Junior Membership - $35

Parking - $500

Past Players & Officials Membership - $25

Pensioners/Concession - $55

Reserved Seating - $25

 

By Chris Pike