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2014 Memberships on sale now!

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 7:31 PM

Come onboard and help maintain the Bulldogs as the Premier Family Club in 2014.

Contact the office on 9335 1555 if you have any queries or to renew your membership today.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP (over 18) (no ground entry)      $80

•    Member’s identification card and lanyard
•    Access to member’s bar and seated area at home games
•    3 hour parking at Fremantle Oval (not available for home games)
•    Voting rights at AGM
•    Subscription to SFFC e-newsletter
•    Discount off venue/room hire for groups over 100 people
•    Copy of Annual Report

COUNTRY MEMBERSHIP (over 18) (no ground entry)     $55

•   As GENERAL MEMBERSHIP but must live more than 50kms from Fremantle Oval

JOINT/FAMILY MEMBERSHIP (no ground entry)     $150

•    2 Adults (over 18), 2 Children (under 18)
•    Adults receive all benefits of GENERAL MEMBER
•    Children receive all benefits of JUNIOR MEMBER 

SEASON PASS     $100

•    Full GENERAL MEMBER benefits
•    Season pass for ground entry to 10 home games

RESERVED SEAT     $25

•    Must be a South Fremantle Football Club Member  

PAST PLAYERS & OFFICIALS     $25

•    Must be a South Fremantle Football Club Member

CENTURION CLUB (over 18)     $150

•    Must be a South Fremantle Football Club Member
•    Full season GENERAL MEMBER benefits
•    Seat in Centurion Club area
•    Discounted drinks in Centurion Club seated area

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP (under 18)     $35

•    Membership card and lanyard
•    Bulldogs ‘Goodie Bag’
•    Free ground entry to all home games

PENSIONERS/CONCESSION(no ground entry)     $55

•    As GENERAL MEMBERSHIP
•    (must show current pension, senior, or health care concession card)

PARKING (must be Member)    $500

•    Unlimited parking at Fremantle Oval anytime EXCEPT game day

PARKING (non Member)    $1,500

•    Unlimited parking at Fremantle Oval anytime EXCEPT game day  

Travel World Willetton Raffle Winners

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 12:24 PM

Many thanks to Travel World Willetton for their support of the 2013 Holiday Raffle. The lucky winners were:

1st Prize: K. Keenan. (Holiday for 2 to Phuket, staying 5 nights at Club Med, including flights, and all-inclusive accommodation)
2nd Prize: R. Chatterton. (Westinghouse Fridge Freezer)

On behalf of the Board and Management of SFFC we would like to sincerely thank all our wonderful supporters who purchased raffle tickets. The funds raised were much needed for our great club.

Ho Ho Ho...............Christmas is coming!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 9:56 PM

Don't miss out on ordering your D’Orsogna Christmas Ham!

Contact the South Fremantle Football Club now on 9335 1555 and place your order by no later than 26th November to ensure delivery prior to Christmas.

CHRISTMAS HAMS 2013

CODE

DESCRIPTION

APPROX SIZE

COST

9669

Cooked on Bone Full Leg Ham

9.5 kg

$8.95/kg

9770

Cooked on Bone Half Leg Ham

5 kg

$8.95/kg

9769

Cooked on Bone Quarter Ham

2.75 kg

$9.30/kg

9865

Champagne Ham (Semi Boneless)

9.5 kg

$10.38/kg

9760

River Gum Leg Ham

6 kg

$10.61/kg

9780

Boneless Leg Ham Full

8 kg

$12.08/kg

9781

Boneless Leg Ham Half

4 kg

$12.20/kg

9786

Ham Royale

800g

$13.76/kg

9863

Boneless Virginia Ham

4 kg

$11.97/kg

9872

Mini Ham 2 kg

2 kg

$11.04 each

9557

Filadelfia Ham Half

4 kg

$10.90/kg

 

2013 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 6:07 PM

2013 Annual General Meeting


Members are hereby given notice that the South Fremantle Football Club Annual General Meeting will be held in the Griff John Function Centre on Monday 9th December commencing at 7.00pm to transact the business as outlined in the Club's Constitution.

Election of Office Bearers

DIRECTORS

Three (3) required - Two (2) Year Term

Nominations for the above positions must be made on the prescribed form and signed by a proposer and seconder who must each be a current financial member of the Club.

Nomination forms are available from the Chief Executive Officer. Nominations close on Friday 15th November at 4.00pm.

The following retire in accordance with the Club's Constitution and are eligible for re-election:

SALVATORE CAPOLINGUA (Director)
BRAD COLLARD (Director)
DAVID STROM (Director)

 

Stuart Kemp
Chief Executive Officer
South Fremantle Football Club (Inc.)

Trainee Jayden D’Vauz takes out top award

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 4:00 PM

AFL SportsReady trainee Jayden D’Vauz was awarded the 2013 WA Trainee of the Year Award as part of Group Training Australia WA’s awards ceremony recently.
D’Vauz, who completed his traineeship with the West Australian Football Commission in the Game Development department, was presented with his prestigious award by the WA Minister for Training, the Honourable Terry Redman.
WAFC Game Development Manager Warren Nel congratulated D’Vauz on his achievement and great work over the past two years.
"Considering any trainee across WA could have been nominated and received the award, this really is an excellent achievement. It highlights the great job that Jayden has been doing in the Game Development team here at the WAFC," Mr Nel said.
AFL SportsReady State Manager Colin West also congratulated D'Vauz on winning the award and acknowledged the WAFC as host employer.
"AFL SportsReady also wishes to thank and acknowledge his terrific host employer, the WA Football Commission, for not only their strong support of Jayden but also our ongoing partnership," Mr West said.

AFL SportsReady trainee Jayden D’Vauz was awarded the 2013 WA Trainee of the Year Award as part of Group Training Australia WA’s awards ceremony recently.

D’Vauz, who completed his traineeship with the West Australian Football Commission in the Game Development department, was presented with his prestigious award by the WA Minister for Training, the Honourable Terry Redman.

WAFC Game Development Manager Warren Nel congratulated D’Vauz on his achievement and great work over the past two years.

"Considering any trainee across WA could have been nominated and received the award, this really is an excellent achievement. It highlights the great job that Jayden has been doing in the Game Development team here at the WAFC," Mr Nel said.

AFL SportsReady State Manager Colin West also congratulated D'Vauz on winning the award and acknowledged the WAFC as host employer.

"AFL SportsReady also wishes to thank and acknowledge his terrific host employer, the WA Football Commission, for not only their strong support of Jayden but also our ongoing partnership," Mr West said.

Position Vacant - Property Co-ordinator

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 1:46 PM

Due to the retirement of long serving clubman Sandy Cuccovia, the club is seeking the services of a new Property Co-ordinator.

This volunteer position reports to the Football Operations Manager and is responsible for ordering and maintaining records of all equipment (footballs, training and playing uniforms etc) as well as supervising training equipment and the distribution and cleaning of playing jumpers.

If this sounds of interest to you, please contact the club on 9335 1555 or email bulldogs@sffc.com.au

Captain Cook claims second fairest and best award

Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 12:01 AM

THE South Fremantle Football Club has awarded captain Ryan Cook with his second WJ Hughes Medal in three years as the club honoured its 2013 season that saw the reserves win a premiership and colts take part in a third successive WAFL grand final.

Cook was presented with his second WJ Hughes Medal as the 2013 South Fremantle fairest and best player at the Griff John Function Centre at Fremantle Oval.
It marks a superb three years with the Bulldogs for the 25-year-old after spending four years in the AFL with Collingwood where he played 14 matches.
Cook arrived at Fremantle Oval in 2011 and had an immediate impact winning the Hughes Medal that season while also representing Western Australia.
He again played for WA in 2012 and finished just behind Kris Miller in the fairest and best count and now in 2013, he was recognised for his outstanding second season as captain where he averaged almost 26 possessions a game by winning his second Hughes Medal in three years at the club.
Cook's strong consistent season for the Bulldogs split between the wing and on the ball was recognised with solid vote gathering right throughout the year from the coaching staff.
He finished with 47 votes to take out the WJ Hughes Medal with an eight-point advantage over runner-up Sean Tighe. The ruckman finished in second place with 39 votes in his second season with South Fremantle.
Tight was outstanding all season long virtually carrying the ruck duties alone finishing up averaging over 19 possessions and 28 hit outs a game.
Tighe's good friend and first year recruit from Port Adelaide in the AFL Mitch Banner was tied on 36 votes for third-place with emerging young defender Nick Borovac.
Banner was South Fremantle's leading possession gathering throughout the season averaging almost 27 touches while also taking out the Bulldogs leading goalkicker award, the John Gerovich Trophy, after booting 33 majors for the year.
Fellow third-place finisher Borovac continued to emerge as one of the best defenders in the entire competition in 2013 with coach Paul Hasleby not afraid to give him the task of playing on the best forwards whether small or tall, and with the 21-year-old consistently coming through for the team.
Borovac also received the Culver Family Award to recognise courage and perseverance.
Borovac's fellow defender Dylan Ross had a breakout season for South Fremantle in 2013.
The 23-year-old had managed just eight games in two years at Claremont as a centre half-forward before crossing to South Fremantle in 2011 where he played just 13 matches coming into 2013, but this year he cemented his spot at centre half-back.
Ross was outstanding in not only playing on opposition key forwards, but also being outstanding at chopping off with marks from opposition kicks inside the 50 and with setting up play out of the defensive 50.
The coaching staff rewarded his season with 34 votes in the Hughes Medal count as he finished in fourth position in the first year of his career where he was given a consistent run in the league line-up.
Veteran forward Paul Mugambwa was fifth on 29 votes followed by young midfielder Jacob Martinez on 28, three-time winner Kris Miller on 28, Haiden Schloithe 28, Adam Guglielmana 27, Adam McIntosh 27, Ashton Hams 25, Craig White 22, Adam Carter 20, Mitch Carter 20 and Tim Kelly 20.
Other league awards presented on the night saw Guglielmana receive the Warren Medal as the Best Clubman while 19-year-old midfielder Kelly was named the Best First Year player and received the Shearer Family Award.
Lifetime Awards were also presented on the night to Jan Whelan and Alan Branch.
South Fremantle's reserves won the premiership in 2013 by beating West Perth in the grand final and young midfielder Brendan Verrier came away with the Roy McGuinness Medal to take home the fairest and best award.
Jarrad Winter was runner-up and won the Centurion Club Award with Jason Maskos finishing third and claiming the Harold Harper Award.
South Fremantle's colts made it through to a third straight WAFL grand final in 2013 with a host of star performers who are sure to come under the eyes of AFL recruiters.
Jacob Dragovich claimed the Dave Ingraham Memorial Medal as the fairest and best player with Bailey Matera runner-up.
Jarrod Garlett was presented the Collard Family Award with Tim Stewart the Best First Year Player, Mitchell Banks the Best Clubman, Matera the Most Consistent, Brad McPhail the Best Team Man, Garlett the Most Improved, Matthew Gundry the Coach's Award and Brandon Rhodes the Past Players and Officials Award.
LEAGUE AWARD WINNERS
WJ Hughes Medal (Fairest and Best) – Ryan Cook
S & D Jewellery Award (Outstanding Performance) – Ryan Cook
N MacDonald Memorial Trophy (Runner-up) – Sean Tighe
Past Player & Officials Trophy (Third place) – Nick Borovac, Mitch Banner
John Gerovich Trophy (Leading Goalkicker) – Mitch Banner (33 goals)
Warren Medal (Best Clubman) – Adam Guglielmana
Shearer Family Award (Best First Year Player) – Tim Kelly
Culver Family Award (Courage & Perseverance) – Nick Borovac
RESERVES AWARD WINNERS
Roy McGuinness Medal (Fairest and Best): Brendan Verrier
Centurion Club Award (Runner-up Fairest and Best): Jarrad Winter
Harold Harper Award (Third Fairest and Best): Jason Maskos
COLTS AWARD WINNERS
Dave Ingraham Memorial Medal: Jacob Dragovich
Runner-up Fairest and Best: Bailey Matera
Collard Family Award: Jarrod Garlett
Best First Year Player: Tim Stewart
Best Clubman: Mitchell Banks
Most Consistent: Bailey Matera
Best Team Man: Brad McPhail
Most Improved: Jarrod Garlett
Coach's Award: Matthew Gundry
Past Players & Officials Award: Brandon Rhodes
By Chris PikeTHE South Fremantle Football Club has awarded captain Ryan Cook with his second WJ Hughes Medal in three years as the club honoured its 2013 season that saw the reserves win a premiership and colts take part in a third successive WAFL grand final.

Cook was presented with his second WJ Hughes Medal as the 2013 South Fremantle fairest and best player at the Griff John Function Centre at Fremantle Oval.

It marks a superb three years with the Bulldogs for the 25-year-old after spending four years in the AFL with Collingwood where he played 14 matches.

Cook arrived at Fremantle Oval in 2011 and had an immediate impact winning the Hughes Medal that season while also representing Western Australia.

He again played for WA in 2012 and finished just behind Kris Miller in the fairest and best count and now in 2013, he was recognised for his outstanding second season as captain where he averaged almost 26 possessions a game by winning his second Hughes Medal in three years at the club.

Cook's strong consistent season for the Bulldogs split between the wing and on the ball was recognised with solid vote gathering right throughout the year from the coaching staff.

He finished with 47 votes to take out the WJ Hughes Medal with an eight-point advantage over runner-up Sean Tighe. The ruckman finished in second place with 39 votes in his second season with South Fremantle.

Tighe was outstanding all season long virtually carrying the ruck duties alone finishing up averaging over 19 possessions and 28 hit outs a game.

Tighe's good friend and first year recruit from Port Adelaide in the AFL Mitch Banner was tied on 36 votes for third-place with emerging young defender Nick Borovac.

Banner was South Fremantle's leading possession gathering throughout the season averaging almost 27 touches while also taking out the Bulldogs leading goalkicker award, the John Gerovich Trophy, after booting 33 majors for the year.

Fellow third-place finisher Borovac continued to emerge as one of the best defenders in the entire competition in 2013 with coach Paul Hasleby not afraid to give him the task of playing on the best forwards whether small or tall, and with the 21-year-old consistently coming through for the team.

Borovac also received the Culver Family Award to recognise courage and perseverance.

Borovac's fellow defender Dylan Ross had a breakout season for South Fremantle in 2013.

The 23-year-old had managed just eight games in two years at Claremont as a centre half-forward before crossing to South Fremantle in 2011 where he played just 13 matches coming into 2013, but this year he cemented his spot at centre half-back.

Ross was outstanding in not only playing on opposition key forwards, but also being outstanding at chopping off with marks from opposition kicks inside the 50 and with setting up play out of the defensive 50.

The coaching staff rewarded his season with 34 votes in the Hughes Medal count as he finished in fourth position in the first year of his career where he was given a consistent run in the league line-up.

Veteran forward Paul Mugambwa was fifth on 29 votes followed by young midfielder Jacob Martinez on 28, three-time winner Kris Miller on 28, Haiden Schloithe 28, Adam Guglielmana 27, Adam McIntosh 27, Ashton Hams 25, Craig White 22, Adam Carter 20, Mitch Carter 20 and Tim Kelly 20.

Other league awards presented on the night saw Guglielmana receive the Warren Medal as the Best Clubman while 19-year-old midfielder Kelly was named the Best First Year player and received the Shearer Family Award.

Lifetime Awards were also presented on the night to Jan Whelan and Alan Branch.

South Fremantle's reserves won the premiership in 2013 by beating West Perth in the grand final and young midfielder Brendan Verrier came away with the Roy McGuinness Medal to take home the fairest and best award.

Jarrad Winter was runner-up and won the Centurion Club Award with Jason Maskos finishing third and claiming the Harold Harper Award.

South Fremantle's colts made it through to a third straight WAFL grand final in 2013 with a host of star performers who are sure to come under the eyes of AFL recruiters.

Jacob Dragovich claimed the Dave Ingraham Memorial Medal as the fairest and best player with Bailey Matera runner-up.

Jarrod Garlett was presented the Collard Family Award with Tim Stewart the Best First Year Player, Mitchell Banks the Best Clubman, Matera the Most Consistent, Brad McPhail the Best Team Man, Garlett the Most Improved, Matthew Gundry the Coach's Award and Brandon Rhodes the Past Players and Officials Award.

LEAGUE AWARD WINNERS

WJ Hughes Medal (Fairest and Best) – Ryan Cook

S & D Jewellery Award (Outstanding Performance) – Ryan Cook

N MacDonald Memorial Trophy (Runner-up) – Sean Tighe

Past Player & Officials Trophy (Third place) – Nick Borovac, Mitch Banner

John Gerovich Trophy (Leading Goalkicker) – Mitch Banner (33 goals)

Warren Medal (Best Clubman) – Adam Guglielmana

Shearer Family Award (Best First Year Player) – Tim Kelly

Culver Family Award (Courage & Perseverance) – Nick Borovac

 

RESERVES AWARD WINNERS

Roy McGuinness Medal (Fairest and Best): Brendan Verrier

Centurion Club Award (Runner-up Fairest and Best): Jarrad Winter

Harold Harper Award (Third Fairest and Best): Jason Maskos

 

COLTS AWARD WINNERS

Dave Ingraham Memorial Medal: Jacob Dragovich

Runner-up Fairest and Best: Bailey Matera

Collard Family Award: Jarrod Garlett

Best First Year Player: Tim Stewart

Best Clubman: Mitchell Banks

Most Consistent: Bailey Matera

Best Team Man: Brad McPhail

Most Improved: Jarrod Garlett

Coach's Award: Matthew Gundry

Past Players & Officials Award: Brandon Rhodes

 

By Chris Pike

Win a trip for 2 to Club Med Phuket!

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 8:26 PM

In conjunction with our new partner – Willetton Travelword - we are running a major raffle with over $6,500 worth of prizes!

First prize is a holiday for two to Club Med Phuket, including airfares, accommodation, meals and drinks at the resort.

Tickets are $5 each and a raffle book has 10 tickets.

This raffle is extremely important to raise much needed funds for the club with proceeds going towards our ageing facilities and development of our juniors.

The raffle is only available during the month of OCTOBER and will be drawn on the 1st November 2013.  

Please contact the club for books on 9335 1555.

Bulldogs welcome back Ashton Hams for two years

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 1:34 PM

SOUTH Fremantle's 2014 campaign has already received a massive boost with Ashton Hams signing on to return full-time to the Bulldogs after his time in the AFL with the West Coast Eagles came to an end.

The 27-year-old has already played 115 games with the Bulldogs including the 2005 and 2009 premierships, and the Simpson Medal from the 2009 grand final, and now will return 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.

By Chris Pike

Bulldogs colts award winners announced

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 5:54 AM

SOUTH Fremantle's colts had another strong season in 2013 making it all the way to a third successive grand final and Jacob Dragovich has been awarded the Dave Ingraham Memorial Medal.

Dragovich was announced as the South Fremantle colts fairest and best winner for 2013 for his terrific season that sees the 17-year-old come away with the Dave Ingraham Memorial Medal as a reward.
The prolific ball winning midfielder might have been named the fairest and best for the 2013 season, but there were a host of other star performers hot on his tail including Bailey Matera, Jarrod Garlett, Matthew Gundry and Tim Stewart.
It was yet another terrific season for the entire South Fremantle colts team, though, coached by Arthur Maskos.
The Bulldogs had won the last two WAFL colts premierships and despite starting off with a Round 1 loss to Claremont, went on to win the next three games before losses to eventual preliminary finalist Subiaco and an East Fremantle that was to just miss the top-four come the end of the season.
The Bulldogs then won a couple of games on the trot before again losing to Claremont in Round 10 to only be sitting on a 5-4 record after Round 10.
However, from there the Bulldogs won three games on the trot before losing to Perth in Round 15, and then going on to not lose another game going on an eight-match winning streak all the way to the grand final after beating Claremont in the second semi-final at Claremont Oval by 23 points.
South Fremantle was looking at a third straight colts premiership, but Claremont proved too good in the grand final winning by six points in a thriller at Subiaco's Patersons Stadium.
It was still an outstanding season by the South Fremantle colts, though, and that was recognised at the Dave Ingraham Memorial Medal count.
Dragovich didn’t play in the 2012 premiership side, but was outstanding right throughout 2013 for the Bulldogs colts to end up a deserved fairest and best winner having averaged over 20 possessions and three tackles a game throughout the campaign.
The 17-year-old Matera was runner-up in the count to Dragovich and that was great recognition for his season as well that saw average 19 disposals while also being lively around goals booting 17 majors for the season. He was also named the Most Consistent Player for the season.
Garlett also had a tremendous season with the Bulldogs missing just the one match along the way and finishing up averaging 15 possessions a game, laying plenty of tackles and kicking 13 goals also.
He was rewarded by receiving both the Collard Family Award and the Most Improved Player Award on the night as recognition of the hard work he put in after not being part of the 2012 premiership side.
Stewart was another to come in for the first time in the colts in 2013 and make an immediate impact. He was named the Best First Year Player despite playing just the 15 matches during the season, but he averaged 21 possessions a game as one of the Bulldogs' prime movers.
Other award winners on the night included Mitchell Banks being named Best Clubman, Brad McPhail the Best Team Man, Matthew Gundry the Coaches Award and Brandon Rhodes the Past Players & Officials Award.
Ben Sokol was the colts leading goalkicker for 2013 finishing with 28 and was closely followed by Matthew Ah Siu with 27, Willie Rioli 27, Jermaine Lewis 21 and Cameron McCarthy 20.
While Sokol, Dylan Main, Jarrod Pickett, Blaine Johnson, Tom Vandeleur and Cameron McCarthy didn’t feature highly in the awards because they didn’t play in enough games, all were key players in the West Australian campaign at the National 18s Championships.
Meanwhile, Sokol, McCarthy, Johnson and Dragovich were all named in the WAFL colts team of the year with the half-forward line made up of three South Fremantle players – Sokol, McCarthy and Johnson.
SOUTH FREMANTLE COLTS AWARD WINNERS
Dave Ingraham Memorial Medal: Jacob Dragovich
Runner-up Fairest and Best: Bailey Matera
Collard Family Award: Jarrod Garlett
Best First Year Player: Tim Stewart
Best Clubman: Mitchell Banks
Most Consistent: Bailey Matera
Best Team Man: Brad McPhail
Most Improved: Jarrod Garlett
Coaches Award: Matthew Gundry
Past Players & Officials Award: Brandon Rhodes
By Chris PikeSOUTH Fremantle's colts had another strong season in 2013 making it all the way to a third successive grand final and Jacob Dragovich has been awarded the Dave Ingraham Memorial Medal.

Dragovich was announced as the South Fremantle colts fairest and best winner for 2013 for his terrific season that sees the 17-year-old come away with the Dave Ingraham Memorial Medal as a reward.

The prolific ball winning midfielder might have been named the fairest and best for the 2013 season, but there were a host of other star performers hot on his tail including Bailey Matera, Jarrod Garlett, Matthew Gundry and Tim Stewart.

It was yet another terrific season for the entire South Fremantle colts team, though, coached by Arthur Maskos.

The Bulldogs had won the last two WAFL colts premierships and despite starting off with a Round 1 loss to Claremont, went on to win the next three games before losses to eventual preliminary finalist Subiaco and an East Fremantle that was to just miss the top-four come the end of the season.

The Bulldogs then won a couple of games on the trot before again losing to Claremont in Round 10 to only be sitting on a 5-4 record after Round 10.

However, from there the Bulldogs won three games on the trot before losing to Perth in Round 15, and then going on to not lose another game going on an eight-match winning streak all the way to the grand final after beating Claremont in the second semi-final at Claremont Oval by 23 points.

South Fremantle was looking at a third straight colts premiership, but Claremont proved too good in the grand final winning by six points in a thriller at Subiaco's Patersons Stadium.

It was still an outstanding season by the South Fremantle colts, though, and that was recognised at the Dave Ingraham Memorial Medal count.

Dragovich didn’t play in the 2012 premiership side, but was outstanding right throughout 2013 for the Bulldogs colts to end up a deserved fairest and best winner having averaged over 20 possessions and three tackles a game throughout the campaign.

The 17-year-old Matera was runner-up in the count to Dragovich and that was great recognition for his season as well that saw average 19 disposals while also being lively around goals booting 17 majors for the season. He was also named the Most Consistent Player for the season.

Garlett also had a tremendous season with the Bulldogs missing just the one match along the way and finishing up averaging 15 possessions a game, laying plenty of tackles and kicking 13 goals also.

He was rewarded by receiving both the Collard Family Award and the Most Improved Player Award on the night as recognition of the hard work he put in after not being part of the 2012 premiership side.

Stewart was another to come in for the first time in the colts in 2013 and make an immediate impact. He was named the Best First Year Player despite playing just the 15 matches during the season, but he averaged 21 possessions a game as one of the Bulldogs' prime movers.

Other award winners on the night included Mitchell Banks being named Best Clubman, Brad McPhail the Best Team Man, Matthew Gundry the Coaches Award and Brandon Rhodes the Past Players & Officials Award.

Ben Sokol was the colts leading goalkicker for 2013 finishing with 28 and was closely followed by Matthew Ah Siu with 27, Willie Rioli 27, Jermaine Lewis 21 and Cameron McCarthy 20.

While Sokol, Dylan Main, Jarrod Pickett, Blaine Johnson, Tom Vandeleur and Cameron McCarthy didn’t feature highly in the awards because they didn’t play in enough games, all were key players in the West Australian campaign at the National 18s Championships.

Meanwhile, Sokol, McCarthy, Johnson and Dragovich were all named in the WAFL colts team of the year with the half-forward line made up of three South Fremantle players – Sokol, McCarthy and Johnson.

SOUTH FREMANTLE COLTS AWARD WINNERS

Dave Ingraham Memorial Medal: Jacob Dragovich

Runner-up Fairest and Best: Bailey Matera

Collard Family Award: Jarrod Garlett

Best First Year Player: Tim Stewart

Best Clubman: Mitchell Banks

Most Consistent: Bailey Matera

Best Team Man: Brad McPhail

Most Improved: Jarrod Garlett

Coaches Award: Matthew Gundry

Past Players & Officials Award: Brandon Rhodes

By Chris Pike