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Round 22 Preview Swan Districts v Claremont

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 1:21 PM

By Dan Scamozzi

Claremont will be aiming to atone for their disappointing loss to South Fremantle when they face Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval in the penultimate round of the home-and-away season on Saturday.

With just two rounds remaining before finals, the Tigers must defeat Swans and then West Perth, and rely on the Falcons and fifth-placed East Perth losing their remaining matches to feature in September.

WHERE AND WHEN:

Steel Blue Oval, Saturday, August 19, 2.15pm.

Reserves: 11.30am.

Colts: 9.00am.

TV AND RADIO:

Can't make it to the game? Tune into SportFM (91.3FM) or KIX Digital for LIVE coverage.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Played: 253.

Swan Districts: 96.

Claremont: 155.

Draws: 2.

LAST TIME THEY MET:

Round 13, 2017, Claremont 16.14 (110) def Swan Districts 6.7 (43) at Claremont Oval.

TALKING POINTS:

  1. With fourth-placed Swans one win behind third-placed Peel Thunder, and the Tigers still a mathematical chance of playing finals, a fierce contest is set to unfold between two traditional rivals.
  2. The Tigers have won three of the last four games against Swans, including a 67-point drubbing of the Black Ducks in round 13.
  3. With it being Claremont’s last away game of the season, the club encourages the Tiger army to attend and cheer the team to victory.

 

Claremont District Academy Training - APPLY NOW

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Claremont District Academy Training

The AFL in consultation with the Fremantle Dockers have established a Next Generation Academy (NGA) across Western Australia. The aim of the NGA is to identify and develop young talent, introduce 11 to 16-year-old boys and girls to school and community football competitions and feed into the existing programs in Western Australia.


WHEN: Friday 1, 8, 15 & 22 September 2017

WHERE: Claremont Oval, 3 Davies Road, Claremont

TIME: 4pm - 5pmWHOBoys and girls in Year 6 & Year 7 residing in the Claremont district

REGISTRATIONS: Please complete form on the back of the flyer and return via email to  cnga@fremantlefc.com.au 

CLICK HERE to download the flyer 

WHAT TO BRING: Football boots, water bottle and football training attire

COST: $40 per child (inc. GST)

 

If you have any queries please email cnga@fremantlefc.com.au

The Homecoming Gala Dinner Auction

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Today's your last chance to book your tickets to our biggest event of the year, The 2017 Homecoming Gala Dinner Auction! 

 

This is our major fundraising event where we auction off many once in a lifetime experiences such as a 2017 Brownlow Package, 2017 AFL Grand Final Experience and a Complete Pearl Experience in Broome with Willie Creek Pearls. You could also get your hands on VIP tickets to the Cable Beach Polo or a Winemaking experience of a Lifetime at Miles from Nowhere, Margaret River including 300 bottles of wine delivered to your doorstep.

 

The 2017 Homecoming Gala Dinner Auction

Price : $150pp

Dress: Smart Cocktail

Location: CFC Club Rooms

 

Two course dinner and Beverages served throughout the night 

Entertainment: The Wildflowers duo will be returning this year to bless us again with their beautiful voices, Live Pearl Harvest and more

 

Don't miss out on this years live auction by booking your tickets here..

https://www.trybooking.com/RBTR 

Bid on over 200 Auciton items kindly donated by sponsors and businesses in Perth

https://galabid.com/auction/tigers  

The Silent Auciton closes 7:30pm on Saturday night 19th August

 

 

 

 

 

League Report: Wasteful Tigers Punished by Bulldogs

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 3:17 PM

By Dan Scamozzi

Claremont’s finals chances are all but over after the Tigers suffered a frustrating 32-point loss to South Fremantle at Claremont Oval on Saturday.

Deplorable kicking, both in general play and at goal, and turnovers marred the 8.13 (61) to 14.9 (93) defeat, which leaves the team two wins and percentage outside the top five with just two rounds of the home-and-away season remaining.


Skills and decision making are two areas the Tigers desperately need to improve in, and this was highlighted in the opening 17 minutes, when the Bulldogs slammed on six goals, mostly from Claremont turnovers, to effectively seal their eighth consecutive win.

Despite working their way back into the game with the breeze at their backs in the second term, the Tigers could only manage a wasteful return of 4.6, before the Bulldogs put their foot down once again in the third term, kicking five goals to nil.

Matt Guelfi (two goals) continues his rapid progression into an elite player and won the players’ player award, while Bailey Banfield (10 marks, seven tackles) spent large parts of the game opposing South Fremantle’s Tim Kelly.

Ryan Murphy (33 disposals, 12 marks, one goal) returned from a calf injury for his first League game since round 15 and gave the Tigers plenty of rebound from defence before being thrown forward, while Jared Hardisty laid a game-high nine tackles.

As they did at the same venue in round 16, Anton Hamp and Haydn Busher blanketed South Fremantle’s Mason Shaw and Ben Saunders respectively, while Ian Richardson kicked a team-high three goals.

The Bulldogs were well served by Jarrod Garlett, Dylan Main (eight tackles, one goal), Cory Dell-Olio (four goals) and Tom Vandeleur (two goals).

The Tigers will aim to rebound when they face Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval in round 22.

CLAREMONT 1.3 5.9 5.10 8.13 (61)

SOUTH FREMANTLE 6.1 8.1 13.7 14.9 (93)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 3 I. Richardson, 2 M. Guelfi, 1 O. Eastland, Z. Langdon, R. Murphy.

SOUTH FREMANTLE: 4 C. Dell-Olio, 2 B. Johnson, T. Vandeleur, 1 A. Hams, D. Main, T. Kelly, S. Verrier, S. Bewick, B. Saunders.

BEST

CLAREMONT: M. Guelfi, B. Banfield, R. Murphy, J. Hardisty, A. Hamp.

SOUTH FREMANTLE: J. Garlett, D. Main, C. Dell-olio, R. Cook, T. Vandeleur.

 

Development Report: Richardson Denies Bulldogs

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 3:05 PM

By Dan Scamozzi

Three goals to Jack Richardson, including the match winner in the final minute of the game, saw a determined Claremont defeat top-of-the-table South Fremantle by one point at Claremont Oval on Saturday.

Despite losing Nick Winmar (calf) early in the game, the Tigers prevailed 8.6 (54) to 7.11 (53) to record consecutive wins, secure second position on the ladder with two rounds left in the home-and-away season and hand the Bulldogs their first loss since round 14.


The Tigers, who trailed by 16 points at half-time, kept the Bulldogs scoreless in the third term and kicked four goals to one in the second half to record one of their best wins of the season.

Fraser Gilbert, having played every game this season, finished as Claremont’s best player and won the players’ player award after restricting South Fremantle’s Mitchell Dzelebdzic, who kicked seven goals when the teams last met at the same venue in round 16, to four marks and one goal.

Richardson, who kicked a game-high three goals and had six inside 50s (equal game-high), showed nerves of steel when he converted from 40m out on a slight angle at the northern end of the ground to end the Bulldogs’ five-game winning streak, while Matt Palfrey (26 disposals, five inside 50s) was ferocious at the contest.

Jeremy Goddard, who made his League debut against Perth seven days earlier, won 35 hit-outs and provided a presence around the ground, while Dylan Smallwood was another strong performer in defence.

Meanwhile, Morgan Davies laid a team-high 10 tackles and repeatedly set the tone with his attack on the contest.

The Bulldogs were led by Jake Florenca (33 disposals, 11 marks, 11 tackles, six inside 50s), Seaton Thompson (two goals) and Daniel Cabassi (19 disposals, six tackles, one goal), but were left to rue their inaccuracy in front of goal.

Goddard and Tom Ledger came into the Claremont team who defeated Perth in round 20, while John Williams returned for his first game since round 12 after overcoming a hamstring injury.

Cabassi gave the Bulldogs first blood at the five-minute mark of the opening term, before a great snap from Brett Wilson got the Tigers on the board five minutes later, following some great work from Richardson, who was outnumbered three-to-one but cleverly centred the ball.

A quick goal to Max Bentley gave the Tigers consecutive majors and a five-point lead, before Tom Lawrence took a crucial mark in defence.

Some great use of the body and a pass by Palfrey allowed Winmar to kick Claremont’s third goal and give the Tigers an 11-point lead at quarter-time, with the great start coming from some outstanding ball retention and an unwillingness to blaze away.

Despite the solid start, coach Kepler Bradley implored the team to guard the corridor and prevent South Fremantle from taking uncontested marks, but lauded the efforts of Claremont’s defence.

A goal to Corey Mitchell made it four consecutive majors and extended the lead to 17 points, following a spearing pass by Lachlan Martinis, before two goals each to Josh Collard and Thompson saw the Bulldogs respond and reclaim the lead.

A 50m penalty then allowed Dzelebdzic to kick the Bulldogs’ fifth consecutive goal and saw the visitors take a 16-point lead at half-time, with the Tigers needing to regroup and regain their composure.

A goal to Richardson was the only highlight of a dire third term, which saw the Tigers cut the deficit to eight points at the final change.

Despite Claremont dominating the opening 10 minutes of the final term in general play, the Tigers were inefficient going forward and couldn’t gain reward for their superiority, as a goal to Anthony Nodari gave the Bulldogs their first since the second term and extended their lead to 15 points.

A spearing left-foot pass by Ledger then allowed Lawrence, who has been thrown forward with great affect at different stages of the season, to kick truly and pull the Tigers to within nine points halfway through the term.

Enter Richardson.

A second goal to the 2016 Merv McIntosh Medallist at the 21-minute mark trimmed the Bulldogs’ lead to just three points, before the popular Tiger finished with aplomb in the closing stages of the game to secure a memorable victory.

The Tigers will aim to record their third consecutive win when they face Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval in round 22.

Meanwhile, Claremont’s Colts slipped to third position on the ladder after a three-point loss to South Fremantle, 4.10 (34) to 5.7 (37).

CLAREMONT 3.3 4.4 5.6 8.6 (54)

SOUTH FREMANTLE 1.4 6.8 6.8 7.11 (53)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 3 J. Richardson, 1 N. Winmar, C. Mitchell, T. Lawrence, M. Bentley, B. Wilson.

SOUTH FREMANTLE: 2 S. Thompson, J. Collard, 1 M. Dzelebdzic, D. Cabassi, A. Nodari.

BEST

CLAREMONT: F. Gilbert, J. Richardson, M. Palfrey, J. Goddard, D. Smallwood.

SOUTH FREMANTLE: J. Florenca, S. Thompson, D. Cabassi, B. Donaldson, C. Ah Siu.

Round 21 Preview Claremont v South Fremantle

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Claremont will aim to keep their finals chances alive when they host second-placed South Fremantle at Claremont Oval on Saturday.

The Tigers mauled Perth by 99 points last round to record their seventh win of the season and close to within one game of the top five, while the Bulldogs have won their last seven games.

Claremont midfielder and running machine Ryan Neates is set to play his 100th game, while Charles Le Fanu is set to play his 50th game.

WHERE AND WHEN:

Claremont Oval, Saturday, August 12, 2.15pm.

Reserves: 11.30am.

Colts: 9.00am.

TV AND RADIO:

Can't make it to the game? Tune into HFM (107.3FM) for LIVE coverage.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Played: 269.

Claremont: 123.

South Fremantle: 144.

Draws: 2.

LAST TIME THEY MET:

Round 16, 2017, Claremont 10.6 (66) def by South Fremantle 14.7 (91) at Claremont Oval.

TALKING POINTS:

  1. A win for Claremont, combined with losses for East Perth and West Perth, will see the Tigers replace the Royals in the top five.
  2. Battle of the ruckmen. Mitch Andrews, who sat out the mauling of Perth, will go head-to-head with Bulldogs’ big man Brock Higgins, who is set to play his 100th game, in a match-up between two fierce competitors who will aim to give their teammates first use of the ball and provide a presence around the ground.
  3. With the Tigers one win outside the top five with just three rounds remaining, the club encourages the Tiger army to fill Claremont Oval and cheer the team to victory.

 

 

Reserves report: Simpson shines

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 12:44 PM

By Ken Casellas

A flying start of a five-goal-to-nil first quarter paved the way for Claremont’s impressive 37-point victory over Perth at Lathlain Park on Saturday in a match dominated by big Claremont ruckman Eddie Simpson.

It was an extremely important win which enabled the Tigers to consolidate second position on the premiership table, one win ahead of the third-placed Perth.

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League report: Flawless display by Busher

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 2:36 PM

By Ken Casellas

Perfection in any walk of life is extremely difficult to achieve and it was heart-warming to witness Haydn Busher coming close to giving a flawless display at centre-half-back for Claremont in the match against Perth at Lathlain Park on Saturday.

His virtuoso performance was just one of many highlights in Claremont’s resounding 99-point thrashing of the overwhelmed Demons.

There was much to like about the day in which captain Jake Murphy and star midfielder Ryan Neates returned to league action after lengthy stints on the sidelines, recovering from injury.

Towering teenager ruckman Jeremy Goddard made a solid league debut and fellow teenage ruckman-forward Oliver Eastland excelled in his second league appearance and earned plaudits for his football nous and willingness to conform to team-oriented standards.

And there was yet another masterful display by powerful midfielder Jye Bolton, who shrugged off the close attention he was subjected to and finished the contest with 14 marks, 23 kicks and 16 effective handpasses as well as 15 clearances at stoppages, seven inside 50s and six tackles.

I still marvel at the outstanding attitude, the skill and the fearlessness of veteran half-forward Ian Richardson. The dashing left-footer personifies, along with the inspirational Murphy, the true Tiger spirit of total commitment. Richardson shone with 12 marks, 18 kicks, six effective handpasses and nine inside 50s.

Teenager Bailey Banfield continues to impress with his uncanny ability to win the ball at stoppages and again he set the standard for tackling. He finished with an equal match-high tally of nine tackles along with co-midfielder Jared Hardisty.

Claremont’s Superman, the gnarled 31-year-old veteran Beau Maister gladdened the hearts of Tigers supporters with a magnificent display at full-forward where he kicked 5.6. An intimidating mountain of a man, Maister led astutely and took ten marks. It was a case of Maister the Master as he proved too strong for Nelson Ansey and Clayton Giblett.

There was not a passenger in the side which functioned smoothly and efficiently and chalked up a tally of 20.13 while keeping Perth to a miserable 5.4. Great credit is due to the side’s defensive unit, led by Busher and Matt Davies and assisted in grand style by Anton Hamp, Harry McCracken, Keifer Yu, Bailey Rogers and Charlie Le Fanu.

In a match played in still, fine conditions the Tigers defenders were superb as they consistently thwarted the Demons when they mounted attacks. In one 76-minute period of the contest, from the 24-minute mark of the first quarter to 14 minutes and 34 seconds into the final term, Perth did not manage to score a goal. The Demons added three behinds in this period, two of which were forced.

This was Claremont’s seventh victory from 17 matches this season and the side is in seventh spot on the premiership table. The Tigers can move into fifth place and qualify for the finals, edging out either West Perth or East Perth, sides that have won eight matches. Claremont’s final three qualifying-round matches are against South Fremantle (Claremont Oval), Swan Districts (Bassendean Oval) and West Perth (Claremont Oval).    

Perth got away to a flying start to Saturday’s contest, with a goal to Anton Scotney 65 seconds after the opening siren, following a free-kick to Clint Jones at the opening bounce. The Tigers replied within a minute, with Eastland snapping truly after receiving from CJ Oakley.

However, Perth hit back with a goal to Kurtis Chester. Maister was imposing himself and he held a tumbling mark in the right pocket before his shot crashed high up into the right goal post. Then Perth’s Gordon Narrier looked set to boot a goal as he was running into an open goal. But a great chase and tackle by Goddard foiled Narrier and only a point resulted.

Following a grand saving mark by Busher, Neates and the hard-working Zac Langdon combined to get the ball to Maister, who took a mark in the right pocket and then slotted home his first major.

A dubious free-kick resulted in a goal to Perth’s Taran Etto. Langdon was working strongly in defence and Rogers came under notice with a tremendous tackle on Kristian Cary.

Twenty-four minutes into the quarter Curtis booted his second goal and the electronic scoreboard showed the Demons leading 4.1 to 2.2. Little did the spectators know that Perth would add only one more goal for the afternoon while Claremont piled on 18 goals.

Claremont steadied and goal in red time to Matt Guelfi (after a mark) reduced Perth’s margin to five points at quarter-time. The Tigers started the second quarter with a flourish, with goals to Murphy (after a free-kick 50m out) and Maister (after marking a Tom Ledger pass) saw the Tigers in front by seven points.

A delightful passage of play involving Busher, Hardisty, Ryan Lim and Langdon ended with a spearing pass from Richardson to Maister for the veteran’s third goal. Bolton gained the clearance at the centre bounce and Langdon booted the ball forward where Maister pounced on the loose ball for another major. Then a centre clearance by Eastland resulted in a goal to Alex Manuel.

Richardson, Langdon and Manuel worked the ball forward where Maister, surrounded by Demons, cleverly soccered the ball gently to the elusive Oakley, who burst clear, took two bounces and notched the first of his three goals. It was vintage Maister and we were all thrilled.

Another grand defensive mark by Busher resulted in Manuel booting the ball forward where Maister pulled down a grand contested mark. But only a point resulted. A low pass by Lim to Bolton saw the Tigers add another behind and at half-time Claremont led by 33 points.

It took only 24 seconds in the third term before Neates, performing splendidly in his return, snapped truly. And then it was Oakley handballing to Guelfi, whose pass was marked by Maister for a behind.

Claremont then added another behind and Oakley chipped in to mark the Perth kick-in 20 metres out for his second goal. Banfield, Richardson and McCracken got the ball to Maister for yet another behind and soon after that Maister snapped and his shot hit high up on the right goal post for his second poster.

 Banfield joined the party with a goal from long range and Oakley handpassed to Ledger, who booted the ball forward where Neates flew skywards to take a fine chest mark before kicking a behind. Soon after that Langdon received from Le Fanu and after taking two bounces he scored a goal from long range. A short Richardson pass to Manuel resulted in the latter scoring a behind as the siren sounded for three-quarter time with the Tigers in charge by 63 points.

It took Bolton only 55 seconds into the final term to boot Claremont’s 14th goal, followed three minutes later by Oakley’s third goal, courtesy of a free-kick and a 50m penalty. Richardson was still moving at top pace and he played an important part in Claremont’s next two majors, to Maister and Manuel. Finally, the Demons got their fifth and final goal, to Chester 14min. 34sec. into the quarter.

Lim became Claremont’s 11th goalscorer after he received a free-kick at the 20min. mark and a couple of minutes later the busy Langdon left the field, nursing an injured left elbow.

Maister marked an Oakley kick two metres out, in between the right goal post and right point post. Unselfishly, he handballed over his head to Manuel for his third goal. Some untidy play late in the quarter ended with the busy Ledger using his left boot to slam home Claremont’s 20th goal.

It was a grand all-round performance from the Tigers, who will be full of confidence for next Saturday’s important clash with South Fremantle at Claremont Oval.

Details:

Claremont 20.13 (133) beat Perth 5.4 (34)

Scorers---CLAREMONT: B. Maister 5.6; A. Manuel, CJ Oakley 3.1; T. Ledger 1.2; J. Bolton, Z. Langdon, R. Neates 1.1; B. Banfield, O. Eastland, M. Guelfi, R. Lim, J. Murphy 1.0. PERTH: K. Chester 3.0; T. Etto, A. Scotney 1.0; K. Cary, M. Henderson, G. Narrier 0.1; 2pts forced.

Best---CLAREMONT: J. Bolton, H. Busher, B. Maister, I. Richardson, R. Neates, Z. Langdon, T. Ledger, B. Banfield, A. Manuel. PERTH: M. Sinclair, B. Colledge, K. Chester, C. Jones, J. Burke, K. Cary, C. Byrne.

Vale - John (BUCK) Rogers

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 11:11 AM
JOHN (BUCK) ROGERS
1941 - 2017
  
The Claremont Football Club lost one of its favourite sons in John ( Buck ) Rogers this week. John passed away peacefully at home on 2nd August surrounded by his wife Jenny and his family.
 
Buck, as he was known by Tiger members and supporters, commenced his league career with Claremont in 1959 and was a member of the triumphant 1964 Premiership team. He was a rugged back pocket player known for his many antics when standing the mark in defence.
 
Following his retirement in 1965 John continued his strong association with the Club serving as a Board member for a number of years and coaching the Colts. He and his wife Jenny attended almost all Claremont games and many Club functions. Even his deteriorating health over the years failed to keep him away from the Club.
 
John established a very successful media career hosting Channel Seven’s World of Football during the 1970s and commentating on both radio and television.
 
The Board, staff, players, members and supporters of the Claremont Football Club join with the wider Western Australian sporting community in conveying our deepest sympathy to Jenny and his family.
 
Jenny and the girls have invited Buck’s friends to join them to celebrate his life at the Claremont Football Club on Thursday 10
th August from 12.00pm. There is ample parking available in the Davies Road car park immediately across from the Club. If this car park is full guests can park in the dedicated Claremont Football Club carpark adjacent to the railway line on Shenton Avenue.

The carpark is sign posted Claremont Football Club Permit Holders only however this will not apply on Thursday. Entry to this car park is off Shenton Road at the Eastern end of the car park.
 
We look forward to paying our respects to and celebrating the life of a true Tiger stalwart.
Graham Moss
Chief Executive Officer
Claremont Football Club

Round 20 Preview: Perth v Claremont

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 2:55 PM

By Dan Scamozzi 

Claremont enter the final month of the home-and-away season knowing they must win their remaining four matches, starting with Perth at Lathlain Park on Saturday, if they are to have any chance of making the finals.

After suffering a four-point loss to East Perth in round 19, the Tigers still find themselves two wins outside the top five, but need to end a four-game losing streak to have any chance of featuring in September.

Meanwhile, Perth, who had a bye in round 19, will be aiming to end a nine-game losing streak and remain off the bottom of the ladder.

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