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'

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.