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Shave the Cookie Monster this Friday!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 2:00 PM

SOUTH Fremantle captain Ryan Cook's beard has done some impressive growing throughout 2013 but now you could be the one to shave it off this Friday at the Gerry Bahen Classic at Fremantle Oval.

Cook has now been at South Fremantle for three years following his time in the AFL with Collingwood, and has been outstanding for the Bulldogs winning two WJ Hughes Medals as the club's fairest and best as well as being captain the past two years.
He is fresh off winning his second Hughes Medal in 2013 and throughout the year he let his beard grow out, and now before Christmas someone will get the pleasure of shaving it off.
At Friday night's Gerry Bahen Classic, a raffle will be held and the winner drawn will get the chance to shave off Cook's beard in front of everyone in attendance.
Tickets for the raffle will be $5 each and all funds will go towards the 2014 players.
The Gerry Bahen Classic is a chance for all sponsors, members, supporters, family and friends to meet at Fremantle Oval this Friday night from 5pm onwards.
The event is named in honour of Gerry Bahen who sadly passed away in April last year and the special day named in his honour is held on the last training session of the year.
There will be a competition for the players, a sweep for our guests and you can enjoy a light Christmas supper.
So come down to South and enjoy this great occasion, in memory of this special man and celebrate the festive season.

SOUTH Fremantle captain Ryan Cook's beard has done some impressive growing throughout 2013 but now you could be the one to shave it off this Friday at the Gerry Bahen Classic at Fremantle Oval.

Cook has now been at South Fremantle for three years following his time in the AFL with Collingwood, and has been outstanding for the Bulldogs winning two WJ Hughes Medals as the club's fairest and best as well as being captain the past two years.

He is fresh off winning his second Hughes Medal in 2013 and throughout the year he let his beard grow out, and now before Christmas someone will get the pleasure of shaving it off.

At Friday night's Gerry Bahen Classic, a raffle will be held and the winner drawn will get the chance to shave off Cook's beard in front of everyone in attendance.

Tickets for the raffle will be $5 each and all funds will go towards the 2014 players.

The Gerry Bahen Classic is a chance for all sponsors, members, supporters, family and friends to meet at Fremantle Oval this Friday night from 5pm onwards.

The event is named in honour of Gerry Bahen who sadly passed away in April last year and the special day named in his honour is held on the last training session of the year.

There will be a competition for the players, a sweep for our guests and you can enjoy a light Christmas supper.

So come down to South and enjoy this great occasion, in memory of this special man and celebrate the festive season.

Bulldogs snap up James Sellar for 2014

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 7:14 PM

SOUTH Fremantle has pulled off a significant recruiting victory signing former Melbourne and Adelaide AFL big man James Sellar for the 2014 season ahead of rival WAFL clubs.

The 24-year-old Sellar will now arrive at Fremantle Oval to play with the Bulldogs in the 2014 WAFL season along with former Swan Districts centre half-forward Josh Pullman while Ashton Hams, Steven Verrier and Haiden Schloithe have all signed on post their time in the AFL system.
Sellar was initially drafted into the AFL by the Adelaide Crows going on to play one game in 2008, 11 in 2009, four in 2010 and then another five in 2011 before moving to Melbourne for the last two seasons.
He played 23 games for the Demons the last two seasons but with new coach Paul Roos arriving, he found himself delisted and now has chosen to firstly move west to continue his football career in the WAFL, and ended up choosing South Fremantle as his destination with several clubs chasing his services.
At 196cm and 98kg to go with 44 games of AFL experience in six years behind him, Sellar brings plenty with him to the Bulldogs with what he has learned from that time at the top level, but also in terms of being able to play a variety of roles.
His most natural role could very well be at centre half-back where he could help out South Fremantle's emerging defenders Dylan Ross, Nick Borovac, Adam McIntosh and Justin Monaco.
However, he also has enough size and athleticism to be able to play in the ruck if required and also can go forward to provide a tall marking option as well.
The signing of the versatile big man is a significant coup for South Fremantle and is one that gives third-year coach Paul Hasleby plenty of options as he looks to try and lead the Bulldogs back to being a WAFL finals contender.
Meanwhile, 2012 Bernie Naylor Medallist Ben Saunders, 129-game veteran Paul Mugambwa and the developing Alistair Gillespie will have some help up forward in 2014 as well following South Fremantle's signing of Josh Pullman.
The 24-year-old was a colts premiership captain at Swan Districts in 2007 before going on to play 23 league games for the black-and-whites where he kicked 31 goals.
The hard-leading and powerful key forward kicked seven goals one afternoon for Swans against Peel Thunder in Mandurah so knows where the big sticks are, and he arrives at South Fremantle having spent the last three years playing and living in Queensland.
Those two arrivals who will fill key positions roles for the Bulldogs in 2014 go along with the welcome full-time returns of Hams, Verrier and Schloithe after their time in the AFL.
The 27-year-old Hams has already played 115 games with the Bulldogs including the 2005 and 2009 premierships, and the Simpson Medal from the 2009 grand final, and returns to South Fremantle after he decided to end his AFL career following the end of the 2013 season.
Hams played 39 games with the Eagles over the last four years, but when he has been back playing with South Fremantle he has been a dominant figure both as a small forward and midfielder, and now he will be a valuable player once again for the Bulldogs after signing on for the next two years.
Hams, along with twin brother Kyle, arrived originally at South Fremantle from Busselton and after taking part in the successful colts team of 2003 and reserves of 2004, settled in the league line-up in the premiership year of 2005 and never looked back from there.
Both brothers became permanent members of the defensive unit and were part of the premiership of 2005 and then again in 2009, but by this stage Ashton was moved into the midfield and spent some time up forward also.
He subsequently won the Simpson Medal for his effort in the grand final win of 2009 against Subiaco and that put him on the radar of AFL clubs, and it was the West Coast Eagles who snaffled him up.
Hams still played nine matches with South Fremantle in 2010 and then 11 in 2011 where he had such a marked impact on the Bulldogs that he still finished runner-up in the fairest and best count despite not taking part in nine games.
Hams played 11 AFL games for the Eagles in 2010, four in 2011 and then 16 in 2012 which limited him to just two for South Fremantle last year, but this year he managed just the eight AFL matches and in his nine with South Fremantle, he was simply outstanding.
It included 31 possessions and two goals in the thumping Foundation Derby win over East Fremantle, 35 possessions in Round 18 in the win over eventual premiers West Perth and 31 touches and six goals in the Round 22 win over Peel Thunder.
Hams dominated the competition in the games he played in 2013 for South Fremantle and now the club is delighted to have him on board for the next two years which should see him earn life membership by reaching 150 games, and hopefully add to his growing resume of accomplishments.
Verrier, the brother of 2013 reserves fairest and best winner Brendan, returns to South Fremantle in 2014 after spending the last two seasons with Richmond in the AFL without breaking through for a senior game.
Schloithe was rookie-listed by Fremantle in 2012 and despite an impressive 2013 WAFL season with the Bulldogs largely in the midfield, he found himself delisted by the Dockers and that now becomes South Fremantle's gain for 2014.
The 20-year-old originally from Katanning averaged over 20 possessions a game with the Bulldogs in 2013 including a high of 32 in Round 10.
By Chris PikeSOUTH Fremantle has pulled off a significant recruiting victory signing former Melbourne and Adelaide AFL big man James Sellar for the 2014 season ahead of rival WAFL clubs.

The 24-year-old Sellar will now arrive at Fremantle Oval to play with the Bulldogs in the 2014 WAFL season along with former Swan Districts centre half-forward Josh Pullman while Ashton Hams, Steven Verrier and Haiden Schloithe have all signed on post their time in the AFL system.

Sellar was initially drafted into the AFL by the Adelaide Crows going on to play one game in 2008, 11 in 2009, four in 2010 and then another five in 2011 before moving to Melbourne for the last two seasons.

He played 23 games for the Demons the last two seasons but with new coach Paul Roos arriving, he found himself delisted and now has chosen to firstly move west to continue his football career in the WAFL, and ended up choosing South Fremantle as his destination with several clubs chasing his services.

At 196cm and 98kg to go with 44 games of AFL experience in six years behind him, Sellar brings plenty with him to the Bulldogs with what he has learned from that time at the top level, but also in terms of being able to play a variety of roles.

His most natural role could very well be at centre half-back where he could help out South Fremantle's emerging defenders Dylan Ross, Nick Borovac, Adam McIntosh and Justin Monaco.

However, he also has enough size and athleticism to be able to play in the ruck if required and also can go forward to provide a tall marking option as well.

The signing of the versatile big man is a significant coup for South Fremantle and is one that gives third-year coach Paul Hasleby plenty of options as he looks to try and lead the Bulldogs back to being a WAFL finals contender.

Meanwhile, 2012 Bernie Naylor Medallist Ben Saunders, 129-game veteran Paul Mugambwa and the developing Alistair Gillespie will have some help up forward in 2014 as well following South Fremantle's signing of Josh Pullman.

The 24-year-old was a colts premiership captain at Swan Districts in 2007 before going on to play 23 league games for the black-and-whites where he kicked 31 goals.

The hard-leading and powerful key forward kicked seven goals one afternoon for Swans against Peel Thunder in Mandurah so knows where the big sticks are, and he arrives at South Fremantle having spent the last three years playing and living in Queensland.

Those two arrivals who will fill key positions roles for the Bulldogs in 2014 go along with the welcome full-time returns of Hams, Verrier and Schloithe after their time in the AFL.

The 27-year-old Hams has already played 115 games with the Bulldogs including the 2005 and 2009 premierships, and the Simpson Medal from the 2009 grand final, and returns to South Fremantle after he decided to end his AFL career following the end of the 2013 season.

Hams played 39 games with the Eagles over the last four years, but when he has been back playing with South Fremantle he has been a dominant figure both as a small forward and midfielder, and now he will be a valuable player once again for the Bulldogs after signing on for the next two years.

Hams, along with twin brother Kyle, arrived originally at South Fremantle from Busselton and after taking part in the successful colts team of 2003 and reserves of 2004, settled in the league line-up in the premiership year of 2005 and never looked back from there.

Both brothers became permanent members of the defensive unit and were part of the premiership of 2005 and then again in 2009, but by this stage Ashton was moved into the midfield and spent some time up forward also.

He subsequently won the Simpson Medal for his effort in the grand final win of 2009 against Subiaco and that put him on the radar of AFL clubs, and it was the West Coast Eagles who snaffled him up.

Hams still played nine matches with South Fremantle in 2010 and then 11 in 2011 where he had such a marked impact on the Bulldogs that he still finished runner-up in the fairest and best count despite not taking part in nine games.

Hams played 11 AFL games for the Eagles in 2010, four in 2011 and then 16 in 2012 which limited him to just two for South Fremantle last year, but this year he managed just the eight AFL matches and in his nine with South Fremantle, he was simply outstanding.

It included 31 possessions and two goals in the thumping Foundation Derby win over East Fremantle, 35 possessions in Round 18 in the win over eventual premiers West Perth and 31 touches and six goals in the Round 22 win over Peel Thunder.

Hams dominated the competition in the games he played in 2013 for South Fremantle and now the club is delighted to have him on board for the next two years which should see him earn life membership by reaching 150 games, and hopefully add to his growing resume of accomplishments.

Verrier, the brother of 2013 reserves fairest and best winner Brendan, returns to South Fremantle in 2014 after spending the last two seasons with Richmond in the AFL without breaking through for a senior game.

Schloithe was rookie-listed by Fremantle in 2012 and despite an impressive 2013 WAFL season with the Bulldogs largely in the midfield, he found himself delisted by the Dockers and that now becomes South Fremantle's gain for 2014.

The 20-year-old originally from Katanning averaged over 20 possessions a game with the Bulldogs in 2013 including a high of 32 in Round 10.

By Chris Pike

Book your Christmas Function at the South Fremantle Football Club today!

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 2:56 PM

Want to treat your staff to Christmas drinks before a night out in Fremantle then the SFFC is the perfect venue. Small or large numbers we can accommodate YOU!

Visit our Functions Centre website for more information or contact the club on 9335 1555.

 

Situated opposite the historic Fremantle Markets and the bustling Cappuccino Strip, Fremantle Function Centre is situated in a unique and stunning location in an iconic part of Fremantle. Experience the function centre’s atmosphere and ambience while overlooking Western Australia’s most popular boutique football ground - Fremantle Oval - and the Fremantle Football Club’s headquarters. Our position in the centre of bustling Fremantle lets you and your guests enjoy time in the entertainment areas of Fremantle in conjunction with your event.

The function centre boasts comfortable seating, air-conditioning, a high-quality audio and video system and a large bar area making the centre the perfect venue for a variety of functions, meetings or conferences catering for crowds from 50 to 600 people.

There are 3 versatile rooms that make up the Fremantle Function Centre.
The Griff John Room is our most spacious room with a large wooden dance floor and stage. The WJ (Dooza) Hughes Members Bar is ideal for mid-sized functions catering for crowds from 50 to 200 people. The Legends Bar is a smaller intimate facility which is very popular for cocktail party style events. The 3 rooms can be utilised together or separately creating the perfect setting for your individual event.

 

 

Congratulations Murlpirrmarra Connection

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 12:29 PM

 

SFFC congratulates The Murlpirrmarra Connection, who were awarded the "2013 Indigenous Business of the Year Award" at the Belmont Small Business Awards at the Perth Convention Centre on Sunday 1 December.

The Murlpirrmarra Connection assists and supports in the areas of education, educational options, sporting pathways, health, rehabilitation, discipline, self-confidence and employment prospects for young Wiluna and Murchison based Aboriginal men and women, and by supporting in these areas allowing the regional youth  to contribute constructively in the Wiluna community and wider society.

This is achieved by a variety of activities performed between the students, parents, educational facilities, partnered organisations and government departments.

This interaction creates a smooth and comfortable transition for the students into educational facilities, development programs and maintains a high level of engagement.

Maintaining the well being and engagement of participating students is a primary focus for the Murlpirrmarra Connection and this is accompanied by implementing school holiday programs in the Wiluna and Murchison areas to help with the important aspect of  student re-engagement.


MURLPIRRMARRA = To Make Strong, To Make Confident, To Empower  (Martu Language)

 

Bulldogs ground manager receives award

Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 4:32 PM

THE South Fremantle Football Club is delighted to announce that long-time Fremantle Oval ground manager Steve McCarthy has received a Pride of Workmanship award from the Rotary Club of Fremantle.

McCarthy received the prestigious award at a ceremony on Wednesday night as recognition of the outstanding work he has done at Fremantle Oval for the South Fremantle Football Club over a long period of time now.
He has now been in charge or maintaining and looking after Fremantle Oval for the Bulldogs for a number of years and continues to do an outstanding job.
McCarthy has proven himself to be a committed and hard working member of the South Fremantle Football Club who always displays a strong sense of ethics and values both in terms of his personal and professional life.
McCarthy's ability to build trusting and productive relationships with his peers is a major factor in his initial nomination for the award, and then indeed in being presented with the Pride of Workmanship award from the Rotary Club of Fremantle on Wednesday night.
The hard-working and dedicated McCarthy continues to do an outstanding job in presenting Fremantle Oval all-year round for the players, members and general public that attend for the South Fremantle Football Club.
McCarthy's areas of responsibility include the grounds, toilets, car park, function centre, members bar, change rooms and the offices, and he does a terrific job keeping them in a presentable state.
McCarthy also looks after the Fremantle Oval scoreboard whenever South Fremantle is playing a WAFL game at the venue during the season.
By Chris PikeTHE South Fremantle Football Club is delighted to announce that long-time Fremantle Oval ground manager Steve McCarthy has received a Pride of Workmanship award from the Rotary Club of Fremantle.

McCarthy received the prestigious award at a ceremony on Wednesday night as recognition of the outstanding work he has done at Fremantle Oval for the South Fremantle Football Club over a long period of time now.

He has now been in charge or maintaining and looking after Fremantle Oval for the Bulldogs for a number of years and continues to do an outstanding job.

McCarthy has proven himself to be a committed and hard working member of the South Fremantle Football Club who always displays a strong sense of ethics and values both in terms of his personal and professional life.

McCarthy's ability to build trusting and productive relationships with his peers is a major factor in his initial nomination for the award, and then indeed in being presented with the Pride of Workmanship award from the Rotary Club of Fremantle on Wednesday night.

The hard-working and dedicated McCarthy continues to do an outstanding job in presenting Fremantle Oval all-year round for the players, members and general public that attend for the South Fremantle Football Club.

McCarthy's areas of responsibility include the grounds, toilets, car park, function centre, members bar, change rooms and the offices, and he does a terrific job keeping them in a presentable state.

McCarthy also looks after the Fremantle Oval scoreboard whenever South Fremantle is playing a WAFL game at the venue during the season.

By Chris Pike

Vandeleur, Johnson selected in AFL Rookie Draft

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 12:34 PM

TOM Vandeleur and Blaine Johnson have both been selected in Wednesday's AFL Rookie Draft with the exciting young pair joining Fremantle and Carlton respectively.

With Vandeleur and Johnson both being picked up in the Rookie Draft, it means that South Fremantle has provided four players to the AFL system this year after Cameron McCarthy (Greater Western Sydney Giants) and Dylan Main (West Coast) were both selected in last Thursday's National Draft.
It caps off an outstanding year for the South Fremantle Football Club that saw the colts make a third straight WAFL grand final, the reserves with the premiership and the league side build for the future with a host of exciting young players showing encouraging signs for the future.
Quality young defender Vandeleur was the first South Fremantle player taken in the AFL's Rookie Draft on Wednesday morning when the Fremantle Dockers selected him with pick No. 32.
His fellow former colts premiership teammate and 2013 league debutant Johnson then joined him in the AFL system when he was selected at pick No. 43 by Carlton.
Even though it means that both will now not be available to play with South Fremantle in 2014 with Vandeleur forced to unfortunately play with Peel Thunder and Johnson moving to Melbourne, the Bulldogs are proud and excited to see the pair enter the AFL system.
Vandeleur was a South Fremantle colts premiership player in 2012 and then stepped up when called upon to make his WAFL league debut in Round 1 of 2013 despite not having even trained with the senior side.
The 18-year-old acquitted himself well in the back-line against the reigning premier Claremont as well and even though that would be his only appearance in the league side for 2013, he had an outstanding year overall.
He represented Western Australia in the National 18s Championships and was a star in the colts team that again made the grand final before eventually suffering a narrow defeat to Claremont.
Vandeleur also played five reserves matches with the Bulldogs in 2013 to go with his league debut, eight colts games and appearances with the WA 18s team.
Despite being just 18, the Gascoyne-native is strongly built for his age and is a good size at 191cm so can player either as a key position player, or is quick and nimble enough to also play in a back pocket or half-back flank.
Johnson, meanwhile, spends his time at the opposite end of the ground than Vandeleur and is a tremendously clever, and skilful small/medium-sized forward.
With Carlton losing small forward Eddie Betts heading into the 2014 AFL season, there could very well be a role there for Johnson to fill if he quickly adjusts to life at the Blues under his new coach Mick Malthouse.
The 18-year-old from Kwinana kicked two goals in the 2012 colts grand final win over East Fremantle and started 2013 in the colts as well leading into his strong performances for WA in the 18s Championships.
Despite just playing nine colts games in 2013, he was named in the WAFL Colts Team of the Year.
Late in the season he began playing senior football with the reserves side and after kicking three goals from 19 possessions in Round 22, he was picked for his league debut the following week.
He didn’t set the world on fire in that game at Fremantle Oval against East Perth, but Johnson was terrific in his second game with 18 possessions and three goals against Perth.
Johnson then returned to the reserves line-up for the finals campaign and won the Merv McIntosh Medal for a best on ground performance in the grand final win over West Perth after he kicked five goals from eight kicks.
With good skills and a natural goal sense, Johnson very well could shine at AFL level.
By Chris PikeTOM Vandeleur and Blaine Johnson have both been selected in Wednesday's AFL Rookie Draft with the exciting young pair joining Fremantle and Carlton respectively.

With Vandeleur and Johnson both being picked up in the Rookie Draft, it means that South Fremantle has provided four players to the AFL system this year after Cameron McCarthy (Greater Western Sydney Giants) and Dylan Main (West Coast) were both selected in last Thursday's National Draft.

It caps off an outstanding year for the South Fremantle Football Club that saw the colts make a third straight WAFL grand final, the reserves with the premiership and the league side build for the future with a host of exciting young players showing encouraging signs for the future.

Quality young defender Vandeleur was the first South Fremantle player taken in the AFL's Rookie Draft on Wednesday morning when the Fremantle Dockers selected him with pick No. 32.

His fellow former colts premiership teammate and 2013 league debutant Johnson then joined him in the AFL system when he was selected at pick No. 43 by Carlton.

Even though it means that both will now not be available to play with South Fremantle in 2014 with Vandeleur forced to unfortunately play with Peel Thunder and Johnson moving to Melbourne, the Bulldogs are proud and excited to see the pair enter the AFL system.

Vandeleur was a South Fremantle colts premiership player in 2012 and then stepped up when called upon to make his WAFL league debut in Round 1 of 2013 despite not having even trained with the senior side.

The 18-year-old acquitted himself well in the back-line against the reigning premier Claremont as well and even though that would be his only appearance in the league side for 2013, he had an outstanding year overall.

He represented Western Australia in the National 18s Championships and was a star in the colts team that again made the grand final before eventually suffering a narrow defeat to Claremont.

Vandeleur also played five reserves matches with the Bulldogs in 2013 to go with his league debut, eight colts games and appearances with the WA 18s team.

Despite being just 18, the Gascoyne-native is strongly built for his age and is a good size at 191cm so can player either as a key position player, or is quick and nimble enough to also play in a back pocket or half-back flank.

Johnson, meanwhile, spends his time at the opposite end of the ground than Vandeleur and is a tremendously clever, and skilful small/medium-sized forward.

With Carlton losing small forward Eddie Betts heading into the 2014 AFL season, there could very well be a role there for Johnson to fill if he quickly adjusts to life at the Blues under his new coach Mick Malthouse.

The 18-year-old from Kwinana kicked two goals in the 2012 colts grand final win over East Fremantle and started 2013 in the colts as well leading into his strong performances for WA in the 18s Championships.

Despite just playing nine colts games in 2013, he was named in the WAFL Colts Team of the Year.

Late in the season he began playing senior football with the reserves side and after kicking three goals from 19 possessions in Round 22, he was picked for his league debut the following week.

He didn’t set the world on fire in that game at Fremantle Oval against East Perth, but Johnson was terrific in his second game with 18 possessions and three goals against Perth.

Johnson then returned to the reserves line-up for the finals campaign and won the Merv McIntosh Medal for a best on ground performance in the grand final win over West Perth after he kicked five goals from eight kicks.

With good skills and a natural goal sense, Johnson very well could shine at AFL level.

By Chris Pike

Brian Ciccotosto awarded WAFC Life Membership

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 8:46 PM

The West Australian Football Commission has announced that Life Membership will be awarded to long-serving SFFC football identity Brian Ciccotosto along with Ken Casellas and Denis Marshall at the WAFC Life Members’ Association Christmas Luncheon on Tuesday December 3.

Induction to the WAFC Life Members’ Association is regarded as the WAFC’s highest level of recognition, distinct from life membership awarded by individual football clubs and associated bodies, and is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding overall contribution to football.

WAFC Chairman Frank Cooper said he was delighted that such worthy recipients would be bestowed the prestigious honour of WAFC Life Membership in 2013. “They have all given a lifetime of service to football and their significant impact on the game makes them thoroughly deserving of this honour,” he said.

Brian was nominated due to:

  • 50 years of service to South Fremantle Football Club as a player, coach and administrator
  • 211 League games 1967- 1978, captain 1975-77
  • 1970 Premiership player and Simpson Medal winner
  • South Fremantle Best Clubman Award 1971
  •  State Games, All-Australian 1972
  • South Fremantle Life Membership 1977
  • Coached back-to-back Colts Premierships 1984 & 1985
  • South Fremantle Football Development officer 1985 – 1989
  • Fremantle Hall of Legends 1988
  • General Manager South Fremantle Football Club 1989 – 2005
  • CEO South Fremantle Football Club 2005 – 2012
  • South Fremantle Hall of Fame inaugural inductee 2011

Gerry Bahen Classic

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 8:45 PM

The South Fremantle Football Club invites all Sponsors, Members, family & friends down to Fremantle Oval for the Gerry Bahen classic on Friday 20th December, from 5pm onwards.

As you may be aware Gerry Bahen sadly passed away in April of 2012 and we certainly hope you and your friends to join us to continue this celebration in his name.

This special day is held on the last training session of the year, in preparation for the festive celebrations and the new 2014 football season to follow.

There will be a competition for the players, a sweep for our guests and you can enjoy a light Christmas supper.

Help support the South Fremantle Football Club with a gold coin donation on entry.

So come down to South and enjoy this great occasion, in memory of this special man and celebrate the festive season.

You will also have an opportunity to renew or join the Bulldogs as a MEMBER for the upcoming season.

When: Friday 20th December 2013

Time: 5pm onwards

Where: South Fremantle Football Oval

RSVP: Monday 16th December to the office on 9335 1555 or bulldogs@sffc.com.au

Two Bulldogs achieve dream by being drafted into AFL

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 8:56 PM

SOUTH Fremantle has continued its trend of providing talented youngsters to the AFL system with Cameron McCarthy and Dylan Main both picked up at Thursday's National Draft.

McCarthy was the first to be selected with pick No. 14 by the Greater Western Sydney Giants with Main then picked up by the West Coast Eagles with selection No. 49.
The other Bulldogs players hoping to be picked up by AFL clubs this year will have another opportunity at next week's Rookie Draft.
Despite getting injured in the final game of Western Australia's campaign at the National 18s Championships, McCarthy was one of the stars for WA kicking the winning goal against Vic Country.
McCarthy was still named in the All-Australian team from the carnival and the AFL's national talent manager Kevin Sheehan couldn’t have been more impressed with the 195cm key forward over the course of the carnival.
"A key marking target up forward was Cameron McCarthy from Western Australian. He was a boy who ended with an injury but gee he made his mark throughout the championship," Sheehan said.
"He took some great marks and none were better than that one in the dying seconds of the game against the Victorians down at Simonds Stadium. He kicked that goal after the siren to win the game."
The exciting forward also played eight colts matches in 2013 for South Fremantle, kicking 20 goals and now he will join the GWS Giants where he could potentially form an incredible forward-line with No. 1 draft pick Tom Boyd, Jeremy Cameron and Jonathon Patton.
Main was another South Fremantle player to represent WA in the 18s campaign in 2013 and he continued to star in the colts side that made it all the way to a third successive grand final.
He was one of the Bulldogs best in the narrow grand final loss to Claremont and now he will join the West Coast Eagles, but unfortunately won't be able to continue playing with South Fremantle in 2014 when he is in the WAFL.
Under the new alignment system, he will be forced to play with East Perth.
Ever since the AFL instituted a National Draft the South Fremantle Football Club has been one of the very best producers of talent to the top level across the country.
The first National Draft took place in 1986 and ever since over 70 South Fremantle players have made it into the AFL either through the main draft each year or the Rookie Drafts.
Those players include two players to have reached 250 or more AFL games, another three to have played over 200 matches with 11 further getting at least to triple figures having previously plied their trade for South Fremantle.
Peter Sumich, Scott Watters, Peter, Phil and Wally Matera, Glen Jakovich, Brad Hardie, Darren Gaspar, James Clement, Dean Rioli, Ash McGrath, Cory McGrath, Mark Williams, Roger Hayden, Andrew Krakouer are just some of the players to become AFL stars from South Fremantle.
St Kilda's Clint Jones and Fremantle's Paul Duffield are among the experienced AFL players still having successful careers after being premiership players at the Bulldogs, and both are set to notch their 150th matches during 2014.
Small forward Leroy Jetta has also now played 91 matches with Essendon and is on track to reach his 100th game for the Bombers during 2014.
Adam Carter made his AFL debut also with the West Coast Eagles in 2013 while it appears only a matter of time before Shane Kersten and Mason Shaw get to make their first appearances with Geelong and Port Adelaide respectively in 2014.
The dominance of South Fremantle's colts team in recent years has also led to the drafting or rookie-listing of three players in 2010, five in 2011 and another five in 2012 as the Bulldogs development and football programs continue to shine.
South Fremantle's ability to produce and nurture some of the best young talent in all of Australia continued to be showcased on the national stage in 2013 with four players in the State 15s squad, five in the 16s and six in the 18s.
By Chris PikeSOUTH Fremantle has continued its trend of providing talented youngsters to the AFL system with Cameron McCarthy and Dylan Main both picked up at Thursday's National Draft.

McCarthy was the first to be selected with pick No. 14 by the Greater Western Sydney Giants with Main then picked up by the West Coast Eagles with selection No. 49.

The other Bulldogs players hoping to be picked up by AFL clubs this year will have another opportunity at next week's Rookie Draft.

Despite getting injured in the final game of Western Australia's campaign at the National 18s Championships, McCarthy was one of the stars for WA kicking the winning goal against Vic Country.

McCarthy was still named in the All-Australian team from the carnival and the AFL's national talent manager Kevin Sheehan couldn’t have been more impressed with the 195cm key forward over the course of the carnival.

"A key marking target up forward was Cameron McCarthy from Western Australian. He was a boy who ended with an injury but gee he made his mark throughout the championship," Sheehan said.

"He took some great marks and none were better than that one in the dying seconds of the game against the Victorians down at Simonds Stadium. He kicked that goal after the siren to win the game."

The exciting forward also played eight colts matches in 2013 for South Fremantle, kicking 20 goals and now he will join the GWS Giants where he could potentially form an incredible forward-line with No. 1 draft pick Tom Boyd, Jeremy Cameron and Jonathon Patton.

Main was another South Fremantle player to represent WA in the 18s campaign in 2013 and he continued to star in the colts side that made it all the way to a third successive grand final.

He was one of the Bulldogs best in the narrow grand final loss to Claremont and now he will join the West Coast Eagles, but unfortunately won't be able to continue playing with South Fremantle in 2014 when he is in the WAFL.

Under the new alignment system, he will be forced to play with East Perth.

Ever since the AFL instituted a National Draft the South Fremantle Football Club has been one of the very best producers of talent to the top level across the country.

The first National Draft took place in 1986 and ever since over 70 South Fremantle players have made it into the AFL either through the main draft each year or the Rookie Drafts.

Those players include two players to have reached 250 or more AFL games, another three to have played over 200 matches with 11 further getting at least to triple figures having previously plied their trade for South Fremantle.

Peter Sumich, Scott Watters, Peter, Phil and Wally Matera, Glen Jakovich, Brad Hardie, Darren Gaspar, James Clement, Dean Rioli, Ash McGrath, Cory McGrath, Mark Williams, Roger Hayden, Andrew Krakouer are just some of the players to become AFL stars from South Fremantle.

St Kilda's Clint Jones and Fremantle's Paul Duffield are among the experienced AFL players still having successful careers after being premiership players at the Bulldogs, and both are set to notch their 150th matches during 2014.

Small forward Leroy Jetta has also now played 91 matches with Essendon and is on track to reach his 100th game for the Bombers during 2014.

Adam Carter made his AFL debut also with the West Coast Eagles in 2013 while it appears only a matter of time before Shane Kersten and Mason Shaw get to make their first appearances with Geelong and Port Adelaide respectively in 2014.

The dominance of South Fremantle's colts team in recent years has also led to the drafting or rookie-listing of three players in 2010, five in 2011 and another five in 2012 as the Bulldogs development and football programs continue to shine.

South Fremantle's ability to produce and nurture some of the best young talent in all of Australia continued to be showcased on the national stage in 2013 with four players in the State 15s squad, five in the 16s and six in the 18s.

By Chris Pike

2013 Joint raffle - apology from Sharks CEO

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 3:34 PM

The East Fremantle Football Club apologises to our colleagues at South Fremantle, the Board of Directors, members and raffle supporters for the way in which raffle results for permit number LS042092 were advertised in the West Australian on Tuesday November 5th, 2013 described as an East Fremantle Football Club raffle. 

Whilst the East Fremantle Football Club was the permit holder for raffle, both Clubs entered an agreement which resulted in South Fremantle Football Club receiving 100% commission on all tickets that they distributed and sold to their members and supporters.  

On reflection the East Fremantle acknowledges that whilst only being motivated to comply with the conditions of holding in the permit in advertising the result, we have not reflected the partnership between the East Fremantle and South Fremantle Football Clubs in promoting the Travelworld Willetton Raffle in 2013. 

Both Clubs were represented at the draw of the raffle by their Business Development personnel; Kate Argent (EFFC) and Melissa Marsh (SFFC) and the tickets were drawn by staff of Travelworld Willetton.

Adam Kelly
Chief Executive Officer
East Fremantle Football Club 'Sharks'