2020 Premiers

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 11:40 AM

In our 120th year we set a bold, relentless goal. On Sunday October 4 we achieved it. 

 

We are the 2020 WAFL Premiers.

 

To all our fans, the Souths family, this one is for you. Enjoy it!

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BULLDOGS PREVAIL ON A DAY TO FOREVER TREASURE

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 9:45 AM - by Chris Pike

IT will be a day on Sunday no one involved will ever forget with South Fremantle beating Claremont by three points in a remarkable WAFL Grand Final with the Bulldogs celebrating a premiership for the first ever time at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

A crowd of 10,179 turned out for the occasion to pack Fremantle Community Bank Oval and create a brilliant atmosphere with the venue packed to capacity as it hosted a WAFL Grand Final for the first time since 1910.

It was the first time since 1935 that the WAFL Grand Final hadn’t been played at Western Australia's premier venue of either Subiaco Oval or Optus Stadium, and it proved a remarkable success in every measurable way.

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Grand Final Preview v Claremont

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 1:04 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle has a chance to win its first WAFL premiership since 2009, its first ever on home turf at Fremantle Community Bank Oval and a 14th overall all in one hit in Sunday's Grand Final against Claremont.

For the first time ever South Fremantle will play in a WAFL Grand Final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval this Sunday in what will be the fifth overall premiership decider held at the venue, and the first since 1910.

A sold out crowd is expected to fill the ground for the occasion with the Bulldogs to host the Tigers in what is a rematch of the second semi-final two weeks ago, and both the qualifying and preliminary finals from 2019.

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Player Column | Nick Suban Grand Final

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 6:51 PM - by Nick Suban

I AM super excited now for Sunday's Grand Final on our home ground and I do have some premiership experience behind me, but if we are able to get up against Claremont then it will be the most special one to me for sure.

It's certainly unique that I've already won premierships at two different clubs. When I was at Fremantle in the AFL originally I was aligned to Claremont and we won a premiership in 2012, but then a few years later all the Fremantle players went to Peel Thunder. I was then lucky enough to play in those two premiership at Peel.

Looking back to last week's prelim, there definitely were a few doubters out there, we heard a bit of that during the week but we always had belief with what we have been doing and for us we try to treat every game like it's Grand Final day. So whether it's Round 1, 2, 5 or preliminary final day, we've been practicing for the Grand Final and I thought the boys got back to doing what they do best with that pressure around the ball. We were confident going into the week and I thought the boys were really good.

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Curley couldn’t be happier with Grand Final preparation

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 6:00 PM - by Chris Pike

PLAYING through the finals without a break is something South Fremantle coach Todd Curley believes will work in the favour of the Bulldogs coming into Sunday's Grand Final against Claremont.

Coming off playing in three straight preliminary finals and then breaking through to reach a Grand Final in 2019, South Fremantle took the next step in 2020 after four straight second place finishes to claim the minor premiership after winning the opening seven games of the season.

The form in the last round to lose to Perth and then in the second semi-final to lose to Claremont might not have been the type of football they were playing early on, but the Bulldogs did recapture something close to that with the 21-point victory over West Perth in the preliminary final.

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Main has Bulldogs focused on playing at their best

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:20 PM - by Chris Pike

THERE is the chance for something special to celebrate a WAFL premiership for South Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday, but captain Dylan Main is firmly focused on getting the Bulldogs just to play at their best.

South Fremantle has the rare chance a win a premiership on home soil at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday afternoon with the 2020 WAFL Grand Final against Claremont played there, but there's no complacency amongst the Bulldogs just because of that.

Part of the reason for that is the fact that just two weeks ago in the second semi-final at the very same venue Claremont beat South Fremantle by 47 points to book their Grand Final spot and force South Fremantle into a preliminary final after finishing the home and away season on top of the ladder.

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Bulldogs hit back hard to book Grand Final spot

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 3:27 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle bounced back impressive to record a 21-point WAFL preliminary final win over West Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday to book a spot in the Grand Final a week later also on home turf.

South Fremantle came out determined to rebound from the previous week's second semi-final loss to Claremont but the Bulldogs also never knew it would be easy up against the Falcons with a Grand Final spot on the line.

But South Fremantle kicked the last two goals of the first half and the first four of the second and that run of six consecutive goals set the stage for the eventual 11.5 (71) to 7.8 (50) victory in front of more than 5000 fans at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

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MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 7:48 AM

To all our valued members, partners and stakeholders,

What an outstanding result – we’re through to the GF! 

We have advanced into our 32nd WAFL Grand Final, to be contested right here at the iconic Fremantle Community Bank Oval this Sunday October 4. 

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Player Column | Brock Higgins Preliminary Final

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 7:55 PM - by Brock Higgins

AS I sit down to write this, Sunday's preliminary final is getting closer and I think myself and the boys are ready for a big game. I'm looking forward to it and looking forward to the challenge, and to having a win at the end of the day.

We have been here before and we were in the same position last year. Last week was obviously disappointing but Claremont played very well and we played very poorly. We try to erase that now and get back to what we think works for us, or what was working earlier in the year anyway.

We just put that down to a poor game from us last week. We had been struggling a little bit for form the past month as well and we just haven’t been playing the way that we want to play, but I think we've addressed that at training this week. We had a really good session on track on Thursday night in our main session, and then again on Friday everyone was up and about, and now we all can't wait for Sunday's game. You'll see a different South Fremantle team than you did last week.

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Preliminary Final Preview v West Perth

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 7:41 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle is still in the same position it was a week ago needing a win on Sunday at Fremantle Community Bank Oval to move into the 2020 Grand Final, only this time it's in the preliminary final against West Perth.

South Fremantle earned the right to play at home throughout the finals series by finishing on top of the ladder and claiming the minor premiership so no matter the result of last week's second semi-final, they would either play at home again next.

It turns out it's now in the preliminary final this Sunday with a spot in the Grand Final next Sunday also at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on the line against Claremont.

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