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League Report - Falcons swoop on wasteful Tigers

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:57 AM

By Dan Scamozzi

An inaccurate Claremont slumped to their sixth consecutive defeat, with the Tigers suffering a 32-point loss against West Perth at HBF Arena last Saturday.

Despite recording five more inside 50s, the Tigers were unable to translate their efforts into goals, with the Falcons prevailing 13.14 (92) to 7.18 (60).

Keifer Yu (20 disposals, four tackles) was again one of Claremont’s best players despite suffering a heavy knock and being forced from the field in the final term, while Matt Guelfi (23 disposals, four tackles, one goal) was prominent.

Bailey Banfield (27 disposals, eight tackles, five inside 50s) continued his fine season, while Harrison McCracken gave the team plenty of drive.

Eddie Simpson (two goals) and Jacob Sideris (five tackles) made promising debuts, while Jared Hardisty laid eight tackles and Ian Richardson (22 disposals, eight inside 50s, one goal) took home the players’ player award.

Meanwhile, Anthony Morabito lined up in his 50th League game.

On a sour note, Jye Bolton was reported for striking West Perth’s Dean Munns.

West Perth were led by Andrew Strijk (six inside 50s, five goals) and Shane Nelson (34 disposals, seven inside 50s) as the team recorded their fifth consecutive win.

Despite both teams recording nine scoring shots in the opening term, the Tigers could only manage a return of 1.8, with the Falcons adding 6.3 to effectively seal the result.

The Tigers will now cool their heels before hosting East Fremantle at Claremont Oval in round 12.

CLAREMONT 1.8 3.11 4.13 7.18 (60)

WEST PERTH 6.3 8.5 12.10 13.14 (92)


CLAREMONT: 2 E. Simpson, 1 J. Bolton, I. Richardson, H. McCracken, J. Bradshaw, M. Guelfi.

WEST PERTH: 5 A. Strijk, 3 M. Lourey, 2 C. Chalmers, 1 T. Keitel, L. Meadows, S. Simpson.


CLAREMONT: K. Yu, M. Guelfi, B. Banfield, E. Simpson, H. McCracken.

WEST PERTH: A. Strijk, S. Nelson, S. Nelson, D. Munns, C. Chalmers.

Development Report - Tigers Feast on Falcons

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:56 AM

By Dan Scamozzi

Claremont’s Reserves defeated West Perth by 49 points at HBF Arena last Saturday to record their fifth consecutive win and maintain their outstanding and consistent form.

Despite scores being level at quarter-time, the Tigers kicked nine goals to two after the opening change to prevail 11.14 (80) to 4.7 (31) and kept the Falcons goalless in the second and scoreless in the final term.

Both teams recorded 41 inside 50s, however, the Tigers had more avenues to goal, with 14 more scoring shots and seven goal kickers to West Perth’s three.

Tom Ledger (31 disposals, four tackles) led from the front with his repeat efforts and attack on the ball to finish as Claremont’s best player and took home the players’ player award, while Jesse Laurie responded to his League omission with an outstanding performance in defence.

Tom Lawrence (three goals), who was moved forward for the second half, showed he can have an impact at both ends, while Lachlan Martinis and Chris (CJ) Oakley (seven tackles, two goals) were other strong performers.

Mitchell Peirce (33 disposals, seven tackles) and Conal Lynch (22 disposals, nine tackles, one goal) led the way for West Perth, however, Michael Ashfield (two goals) was the team’s only multiple goal kicker as the Falcons slumped to their third consecutive defeat.

In wet and cold conditions, Aaron Holt gave Claremont a great start with the first goal of the game after being found by Josh Bennett, before Joel Bennett replied for West Perth.

Oakley then snapped the Tigers’ second goal, before Ashfield made the team pay for an inability to clear the ball deep in defence and replied for the hosts.

A desperate smother by Martinis and inspirational chase and tackle by Holt gave Claremont a strong finish to an entertaining opening term.

A neat transition from defence and 50m penalty allowed Nick Winmar to kick Claremont’s third major and give the team a four-point lead at the four-minute mark of the second term, before Sam Bevan, playing his first game since round six, gave the Tigers consecutive goals.

With Bennett finding plenty of the ball and the Tigers beginning to get the contest on their terms, a second major to Oakley followed a smart tap by the returning Kaiden Gilbert (first game since round six) and an ability by the team to keep the ball moving forward at all costs.

The result was an 18-point lead to the Tigers at half-time.

A front-and-centre crumbing goal to Lawrence gave Claremont four consecutive majors and a great start to the second half, before Lynch kicked West Perth’s first goal since the 15-minute mark of the opening term.

Lawrence then replied with his second after some outstanding pressure by Claremont to lock the ball in their forward half, with Ledger becoming more prominent by the minute.

A 50m penalty allowed Ashfield to kick his second goal, before Bevan did likewise to give the Tigers a 26-point lead at the final change.

A goal to Matt Palfrey gave the Tigers the first goal of every term and a 34-point lead five minutes into the final term, before majors to Gilbert and Lawrence (third) capped off a fine display in ordinary conditions.

The Tigers will now cool their heels before hosting East Fremantle at Claremont Oval in round 12.

Meanwhile, Claremont’s Colts recorded their third consecutive win with a 44-point thumping of West Perth, 10.9 (69) to 3.7 (25).

CLAREMONT 2.2 5.6 8.9 11.14 (80)

WEST PERTH 2.2 2.6 4.7 4.7 (31)


CLAREMONT: 3 T. Lawrence, 2 C. Oakley, S. Bevan, 1 M. Palfrey, K. Gilbert, N. Winmar, A. Holt.

WEST PERTH: 2 M. Ashfield, 1 J. Bennett, C. Lynch.


CLAREMONT: T. Ledger, J. Laurie, T. Lawrence, L. Martinis, C. Oakley.

WEST PERTH: M. Peirce, C. Lynch, Z. Guadagnin, A. Coe.

Round 10 - West Perth v Claremont

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:33 AM

By Dan Scamozzi


Four points, a badly-needed confidence boost and their first win since round four is what Claremont will be aiming to take home from their clash with West Perth at HBF Arena in Men’s Health Round on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers, coming off five consecutive defeats, will have a 21-day break following the match, with the State Game and a round 11 bye to follow.

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Women's Report: Tigers demolish East Perth

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 12:56 PM


Claremont 148 def. East Perth 0

The Tigers continued their positive start to the season with a strong 148 point victory over East Perth on Sunday. With a focus before the game on getting off to a fast start, the players did not let up rewarding themselves with a 9.4 first quarter. 

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Development Report - Four-Star Tigers Bury Demons

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 10:40 AM

By Dan Scamozzi

Claremont’s Reserves’ stunning form has continued, with the Tigers defeating Perth by 27 points at Fremantle Community Bank Oval last Saturday to record their fourth consecutive win.

The 15.14 (104) to 12.5 (77) victory was set up by a six-goal-to-one second term and moves Claremont ahead of Perth and into second position on the ladder.

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League Report - Tigers Still Searching For Answers

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 10:36 AM

Not only did Claremont lose 11.13 (79) to 13.9 (87) to Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval last Saturday despite recording 17 more inside 50s and two more scoring shots, a result which sees the Tigers one win outside the top five after five consecutive defeats, they also lost in a similar manner to their previous two matches.

After being second best up until three-quarter time and trailing by 22 points at the nine-minute mark of the final term, only then did the Tigers throw caution to the wind and revert to the football they played in their opening three wins; direct, quick and to the advantage of their forwards.

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Round 8 Revo Fitness Injury Update

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:54 AM

Injuries to note following Round 8:

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Round 9 - Claremont v Perth

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:13 AM


Claremont will be looking to end their disappointing run of form and four-match losing streak when they host Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday afternoon.

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The countdown to opening day is on!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 2:06 PM

The new Clubrooms are in the final stages of construction with internal fit outs and external landscaping all happening and a frenetic pace.

One critical milestone has to be reached by the builder in mid May to allow us to make the final preparations for a 10 June first home game and the opening of the new building. We will advise members as soon as this milestone is achieved.
The small memorial pavers which members and supporters have purchased over the years will be installed prior to our first home game however there have been delays in the production of the large pavers due to the complexity of manufacture and these will be installed as soon as they received.

The oval itself is in excellent condition and the players have been training on the oval for several weeks and using a pavilion at the Showgrounds for team meetings and change rooms.
The tenancy areas have been fully let and the tenants are about to commence their fit outs. The tenants are
Revo Fitness  - the gymnasium - more info
Hello Tiger  - the Café - instagram
LifeCare Claremont  - the physiotherapy and medical centre - more info
Travel Tree Australasia Pty Ltd -  a travel agency - more info
Taf Capital Pty Ltd  - investment management - more info
The function facilities are also being fitted out with kitchen and bar equipment, carpets and furniture. The caterers, The Claremont Kitchen (a Heyder & Shears + Soiree colab) have started taking bookings for functions. If you are interested in booking a function at the new building please contact Luke Hanley on
An opening ceremony will be conducted on the oval between the reserves and league games and all our junior Clubs, former players, life members together with the many dignatories who have been and are currently associated with the project invited to attend. We hope to see a large turnout of Tiger members and supporters at the opening game against East Fremantle.
This is a significant milestone in the proud 91 year history of the Claremont Foootball Club and you are all urged to attend.

Women’s Report: Tigers pounce on the Falcons

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 8:41 AM


Claremont 11.5-71 def. West Perth 5.5-35

Goal Kickers: S. Yanev 5, E. Johnston 2, A. Price 2, C. Colegate, J. Stewart

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