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Reserves Semi Final - Tigers Tamed by Royals

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 9:42 AM

Tigers Tamed by Royals

By Dan Scamozzi

Claremont’s Reserves face East Fremantle in the preliminary final after a second-half capitulation saw the Tigers suffer a 41-point defeat to East Perth in the second semifinal at HBF Arena last Sunday.

Despite leading by eight points at half-time, Claremont was smashed in the clearances, outworked, had no answers to East Perth’s spread and kept to one goal in the second half of their 6.9 (45) to 12.14 (86) defeat, and needs to regroup to keep their season alive.

Gerrick Weedon took home Claremont’s players’ player award for his grunt work which resulted in 19 disposals and eight inside 50s, while Tom Shanahan (22 disposals, one goal) ensured that East Perth’s Steven Payne had limited impact on the game after blanketing the dangerous Royal.

John Williams and Francis Watson marshalled Claremont’s defence, while Ben Higgs kicked two goals, Zac Langdon did a mountain of work to finish with 10 tackles, five inside 50s and one goal and Justin Speed (eight) and Matthew Palfrey (seven) combined for 15 tackles.

Claremont’s loss was compounded by Morgan Davies suffering a wrist injury in the opening term, which added to the absence of the experienced Ian Rowe (hamstring).

East Perth was led by Tom Omodei (33 disposals, 10 marks, six inside 50s, one goal), Tom Gorter (20 disposals, 10 marks), Daniel Perkins (23 disposals, one goal) and Shayne Hille (three goals), as the Royals booked their place in the grand final.

A massive mark by East Perth’s Asher Samelko lit up the early stages of the contest, before Julian Ameduri kicked the opening goal of the game.

Langdon replied for Claremont from the tightest of angles after being found by Alex Manuel, before Ben Musitano kicked the Tigers’ second after a great attack on the ball by Palfrey, contested mark by Higgs and some good work by Weedon.

Hille then grabbed the reply for East Perth, before a goal to Shanahan moments before the quarter-time siren resulted from some outstanding work by Higgs and gave Claremont a nine-point lead at the first change.

Claremont coach Kepler Bradley lauded the team for their great start and implored them to keep it going, however, the Tigers were a man down with the injury to Davies.

The opening half of the second term saw neither team able to gain the ascendancy, before East Perth ruckman Scott Jones made Claremont pay from a 50m penalty.

A desperate smother by Weedon reaffirmed Claremont’s appetite for the contest, however, Matthew Allen then gave East Perth consecutive goals and the lead, with the Tigers needing to regain their composure.

A goal to Higgs did just that after the forward was found by Palfrey, before a major to Jack Richardson and strong pack mark by Cameron Palmer resulted in an eight-point lead to Claremont at the long break.

Lewis Wilson gave East Perth a quick start to the second half, before Weedon briefly left the field.

Another 50m penalty allowed Jordan Snadden to kick East Perth’s sixth goal and give the Royals the lead, before Weedon returned to the field.

However, four more goals, including two more to Hille, saw East Perth take complete control of the game and a 31-point lead at the final change, courtesy of getting on top in midfield and keeping the Tigers scoreless for the term.

Bradley demanded Claremont go man-on-man all over the field, and when Higgs kicked his second goal to start the final term after being found by Matthew Ehlers, it gave the Tigers their first major since the 25-minute mark of the second term.

However, there would be no comeback by Claremont, as goals to Wilson (second) and Perkins capped off an eight-goal-to-one second-half blitz by East Perth.

The Tigers will look to get another crack at the Royals with victory over the Sharks at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday.

CLAREMONT 3.3 5.6 5.6 6.9 (45)

EAST PERTH 2.0 4.4 10.7 12.14 (86)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 2 B. HIGGS, 1 J. RICHARDSON, T. SHANAHAN, Z. LANGDON, B. MUSITANO.

EAST PERTH: 3 S. HILLE, 2 M. ALLEN, L. WILSON, 1 S. JONES, D. PERKINS, T. OMODEI, J. AMEDURI, J. SNADDEN.

BEST

CLAREMONT: G. WEEDON, T. SHANAHAN, Z. LANGDON, J. WILLIAMS, F. WATSON, B. HIGGS.

EAST PERTH: T. OMODEI, T. GORTER, D. PERKINS, T. HODGSON, S. HILLE, S. JONES.

 

Colts Semi Final - Tigers Storm into Grand Final

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 9:28 AM

Tigers Storm into Grand Final

By Dan Scamozzi

Claremont’s Colts are one win away from back-to-back premierships after smashing Perth by 64 points in the second semifinal at HBF Arena last Sunday.

The Tigers won every quarter and led at every change in their 16.11 (107) to 6.7 (43) demolition, as the team booked its place in a fourth consecutive grand final.

Slick ball movement, outstanding intensity and a will to apply pressure all over the ground were hallmarks of Claremont’s win, as the Tigers recorded 15 more inside 50s and 14 more scoring shots.

A miserly defence, led by players such as Lucas Baker, Shaquille Morton and Declan Hardisty, ensured Claremont kept its opposition to under 10 goals for the 21st time this season.

Ball-winning machines Matt Guelfi (33 disposals, one goal), Bailey Banfield (31 disposals, seven inside 50s, one goal) and Sam Petrevski-Seton (25 disposals) capitalised on Jeremy Goddard’s dominance (36 hit outs) in the ruck to lead a hungry Tigers’ midfield and send the ball forward, while Jack Blaauw and Jake Patmore were other key performers.

Jake Waterman provided Perth’s defence with a constant headache to finish with 10 marks and 4.3, as the key forward worked tirelessly both up the ground and inside 50, while Jacob Sideris got better as the game wore on to finish with eight marks and two majors and was one of 10 Claremont goal kickers.

Sam Perkusich was Perth’s leading disposal winner with 19, while Blake Johnson kicked two goals and Trent Simpson laid eight tackles, however, the Demons were held goalless in the second term and had no answer to Claremont’s dominance from start to finish.

Claremont will face either Perth or East Perth on the last Sunday in September.

Petrevski-Seton won the coin toss and elected to kick to the northern end of the ground with the aid of a breeze, however, Perth were first to strike through Cody Ninyette.

Chris Oakley replied for Claremont almost immediately courtesy of a free-kick, before Guelfi made Perth pay for an errant kick in defence with a booming finish from 50m.

Ben Rushforth benefited from some fine composure and a neat pass by Banfield to give Claremont three consecutive goals, before Johnson made the Tigers pay for their own errant kick in defence to grab Perth’s second major.

Waterman then perfectly judged the breeze from 50m to grab Claremont’s fourth goal with Banfield involved once again, before another major from long-range, this time by James Egan, gave the Tigers an 18-point lead at quarter-time after a term which produced no blemish on the scoreboard from either team.

A second goal to Waterman gave Claremont a quick and ideal start to the second term, before Blaauw extended the lead some 12 minutes later.

Quick ball movement from half-back then allowed Waterman to kick his third major and give the Tigers five consecutive goals and a 40-point lead at half-time.

A perfect tap by Goddard, booming centre clearance by Guelfi and goal to Callan England saw Claremont kick their ninth to start the second half, before Joseph Ugle grabbed Perth’s first major since the 15-minute mark of the opening term.

A second to Johnson gave Perth consecutive goals for the first time in the match, before Waterman kicked his fourth after being found by Oakley.

Sideris then grabbed his first goal after some neat work by Bailey Bennett, before Banfield snapped truly after wrenching the ball from an opponents’ clutches to give Claremont a 52-point lead at the final change.

Another dominant term for Claremont resulted from the Tigers winning the clearances 12-3, before Egan left the field at the start of the final term after laying a desperate smother.

Simpson then kicked Perth’s fifth goal, before Josh Bennett replied for Claremont.

With the hard-working Egan now back on the field, and kicking his second goal in just his second game after being found by Tom Lawrence, the Tigers raced to a 58-point lead, before Jayden Johnstone replied for Perth.

A chain of handballs and pass by Petrevski-Seton then saw Sideris kick his second, before a free-kick and 50m penalty allowed England to kick his second and Claremont’s 16th major in the team’s 17th win for the season.

The Tigers will now cool their heels before attempting to win their third premiership in four years.

CLAREMONT 5.0 8.6 12.8 16.11 (107)

PERTH 2.0 2.2 4.4 6.7 (43)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 4 J. WATERMAN, 2 J. EGAN, J. SIDERIS, C. ENGLAND, 1 C. OAKLEY, J. BLAAUW, B. BANFIELD, J. BENNETT, B. RUSHFORTH, M. GUELFI.

PERTH: 2 B. JOHNSON, 1 J. UGLE, T. SIMPSON, C. NINYETTE, J. JOHNSTONE.

BEST

CLAREMONT: M. GUELFI, B. BANFIELD, J. WATERMAN, J. PATMORE, J. BLAAUW, J. GODDARD.

PERTH: S. PERKUSICH, B. JOHNSON, T. SIMPSON, C. NINYETTE.

Tigers junior shines for Bulldogs

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 10:54 AM

By Ken Casellas

A few years ago devout Claremont supporters marvelled at the skill of a blond lad in the club’s under-14, under-15 and under-16 development squads.

And at Fremantle Oval last Saturday they were somewhat taken aback when they watched the same young fellow, considerably taller, dominating the opening quarter of the Claremont-South Fremantle reserves qualifying final.

The player in question is Tim English and he was wearing the No. 60 jumper for the South Fremantle side and it was due to his dominance in the ruck and splendid play around the ground that the Bulldogs led, 4.3 to 0.0, at the quarter-time break. .

English, who turned 19 last month, was also captain of the Christ Church Grammar School first 18 in 2015. But because his parents have a farm in Pingelly (as well as a residence in Claremont) he was declared ineligible to play for the Tigers colts side last year. Pingelly is in South Fremantle’s country zone and English was deemed to be bound to that club.

He has blossomed at South Fremantle this year, playing nine matches in the colts side, five for the reserves and one in the league side. He also was a shining light for Western Australia in the under-18 national championships and looks certain to be snapped up in the AFL draft this year.

English has had a remarkable growth spurt over the past three years, putting on 20 to 25cm. He now stands a towering 203cm.

In his time with the Tigers English was a polished midfielder and now he is an agile ruckman, whose athleticism, marking ability and skilful disposal by hand and foot has attracted the attention of most AFL scouts.

Claremont’s come-from-behind victory over the Bulldogs last Saturday was due to no small degree by the ability of the experienced Dylan Ross to curb the effectiveness of English after quarter time. Ross, who played at centre-half-back in the first term, was switched by coach Kepler Bradley to the ruck to keep English in check.

At Joondalup on Sunday the Claremont reserves and colts sides will come up against East Perth and Perth, respectively, in semi-final matches in which both opposition sides will be coached by former Claremont stalwarts.

The East Perth reserves side, which finished the qualifying rounds in top spot with 16 wins, is coached by Luke Dwyer, who made 105 league appearances for the Tigers between 2000 and 2007 after playing 41 senior matches for the Royals between 1997 and 1999.

The Perth colts side is coached by former Claremont league ruckman Andrew Ruck and also won 16 of its 20 qualifying-round matches. Ruck, from, the Royals club in Albany, won the Jack Clarke Medal as the fairest-and-best player in the colts competition in 2004 and he played 74 league matches for the Tigers.     

The Claremont reserves side will be without the versatile and experienced Ian Rowe, who tore his left hamstring in the final quarter of last Sunday’s match against South Fremantle.

The 29-year-old Rowe was an outstanding player for the Claremont colts in 2004 and 2005 and went on to play 72 league matches for the club before retiring in 2012 and deciding to work in London for a few years. In this his comeback year Rowe has appeared in 14 reserves matches.

Bradley’s troops are in high spirits and have been training enthusiastically before Sunday’s showdown against East Perth. And it has been most pleasing to watch almost the entire league squad joining in the full training sessions in the past two weeks.

And it was wonderful to see league star Jye Bolton don the pink shorts and shirt to act as team runner with Corey Yeo in last Sunday’s reserves match against South Fremantle. He’ll be in action again in this role at Joondalup on Sunday.

Semi Final Preview - Colts & Development

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 10:27 AM

Semi Finals Preview

By Dan Scamozzi

A win for Claremont’s Colts and Reserves in the second semifinals at HBF Arena on Sunday will secure grand final berths for both grades.

After defeating South Fremantle by 32 points in the qualifying final, the Colts face Perth, who had a bye in the first week of finals after finishing the home-and-away season in top spot on the ladder and are the only team to kick 10 goals in a match against Claremont this season.

After defeating South Fremantle by nine points, the Reserves face East Perth, who also had a bye in the first week of finals after finishing the home-and-away season in top spot.

A win for the Colts would mean three in a row, while the Reserves will be looking for consecutive victories.

The club encourages all Claremont members and fans to attend the game and cheer on the mighty Tigers!

Bounce down for Colts is 9.00am, followed by Reserves at 11.30am.

 

 

 

Qualifying Final Development Report - South Fremantle v Claremont

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Tigers claw past Bulldogs

By Dan Scamozzi

Claremont’s Reserves are one win away from the grand final after a stirring comeback saw them defeat South Fremantle by nine points in the qualifying final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval last Saturday.

Despite a scoreless opening term and a 27-point deficit at quarter-time, the Tigers slammed on nine goals to four in the following three quarters to prevail 9.11 (65) to 8.8 (56) and end a two-game losing run.

10 scoring shots to 0.1 in the second term enabled Claremont to work their way back into the contest, and despite a return of 2.8, the Tigers stepped it up a gear after half-time on the back of quick ball movement and an electric forward line.

Jack Richardson (three goals) and Ben Higgs (two) put on a clinic both in the air and at ground level during the third term to give the Tigers a one-point buffer at the final change, before a resolute defence led by Dylan Ross (nine marks), Ian Rowe (eight), Cameron Palmer (six) and Luke Maddock (six) ensured Claremont held on for an inspiring win.

Justin Speed (23 disposals, six inside 50s) and Gerrick Weedon (23 disposals) provided their typical grunt in the contest and through midfield to send the Tigers forward, while Tom Shanahan and Zac Langdon (one goal) each laid seven tackles.

South was best served by Adam Guglielmana (32 disposals, 10 marks), Billy Collier (28 disposals, five inside 50s), Jake Florenca (24 disposals, nine marks) and Josh Collard (24 disposals, seven marks), while Tim English underlined his talent with 29 hit outs and nine marks.

Brandon Donaldson (seven marks, three goals) and Anthony Nodari (two goals) provided avenues in the forward line, however, the Bulldogs had no answers to Claremont’s powerful second half and have now lost their past four games.

Matthew Grubelich gave South the first goal of the game, and it wasn’t long before Donaldson made it two after a high-flying mark on the goal line gave the hosts a 15-point lead over a lacklustre Claremont.

Donaldson then added his second before a goal to Nodari gave the hosts four in a row and a 27-point lead at the first change against a Claremont team who had yet to come to grips with the contest.

Claremont coach Kepler Bradley implored his players to slow the game down and reduce the amount of handball, and when Matthew Ehlers kicked truly in the second minute of the second term, the Tigers were on the board and reduced the margin to 21 points.

A big pack-mark by Richardson was the highlight of the next 20 minutes, before a goal to Langdon gave Claremont two in a row and some momentum.

An outstanding bit of poise enabled Francis Watson to sidestep a couple of opponents and remind everyone of his capabilities, as the Tigers pulled to within eight points at half-time.

Goals to Donaldson (third) and Nodari (second) gave South a fast start to the second half and extended their lead to 22 points, before Richardson and Higgs took over.

A booming clearance by Matthew Palfrey enabled Richardson to crumb and kick his first major, before Harrison Court set up Higgs for his first goal.

Richardson then dribbled through his second, before Higgs banged through his second after a strong mark from a spearing pass by Weedon.

This meant four goals in the space of nine scintillating minutes and gave Claremont the lead for the first time, before Tim Stewart replied for South.

However, a third goal to Richardson after being found by Higgs gave Claremont the slightest of advantages at the final change, and with Richardson and Higgs’ telepathic chemistry proving too much for the Bulldogs, Bradley encouraged the Tigers to send the ball long and deep whilst playing hard and aggressive footy.

Great marks by Ross and Watson in defence enabled Claremont to preserve their lead, before a classy left-foot snap by Alex Manuel saw the Tigers take an eight-point buffer at the halfway mark of the final term.

An intercept mark and pass by the hard-working Palfrey then enabled Manuel to kick his second, before former Tiger Steven Edwards grabbed a late consolation for the Bulldogs.

Claremont now face East Perth in the 2nd semifinal at Medibank Stadium on Sunday where a win will secure a place in the grand final.

CLAREMONT 0.0 2.8 7.8 9.11 (65)

SOUTH FREMANTLE 4.3 4.4 7.7 8.8 (56)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 3 J. RICHARDSON, 2 A. MANUEL, B. HIGGS, 1 M. EHLERS, Z. LANGDON.

SOUTH FREMANTLE: 3 B. DONALDSON, 2 A. NODARI, 1 M. GRUBELICH, S. EDWARDS, T. STEWART.

BEST

CLAREMONT: D. ROSS, G. WEEDON, J. SPEED, M. PALFREY, J. RICHARDSON, I. ROWE.

SOUTH FREMANTLE: A. GUGLIELMANA, B. COLLIER, B. DONALDSON, J. COLLARD, J. FLORENCA, T. ENGLISH.

Qualifying Final Colts Report - South Fremantle v Claremont

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Tigers pounce on semifinals

By Dan Scamozzi

Claremont’s Colts are one win away from the grand final after defeating South Fremantle by 32 points in the qualifying final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval last Saturday.

Claremont led at every change in their 10.11 (71) to 6.3 (39) win, as the Tigers recorded consecutive victories on the back of outstanding team pressure, intensity, tackling, an appetite for the contest and nine goal kickers.

Claremont’s ability to lock the ball in its forward half for long periods of the game resulted in 20 more inside 50s and 12 more scoring shots, while the team laid 71 tackles, including 26 in the third term.

Bailey Banfield was sensational in and around the contest to finish with 32 disposals, five tackles and six inside 50s, while Jacob Sideris provided run-and-carry and applied pressure to finish with 20 disposals, nine tackles and one goal.

Jeremy Goddard (51 hit outs, one goal) dominated the ruck and had a presence around the ground, while Sam Petrevski-Seton (25 disposals, six tackles, eight inside 50s) and Matt Guelfi (six tackles, two goals) were outstanding.

Jake Waterman led Claremont’s forward line and also worked up the ground to finish with eight marks and 1.3 despite being double-teamed at different stages of the game, while the lively Chris Oakley (one goal) and Sebastian Bentley each laid six tackles.

South Fremantle’s Shai Bolton kicked four goals and caused Claremont’s defence constant headaches, however, he was the Bulldog’s only avenue to goal.

Goals to Sideris and Dylan Wallam got the Tigers off to a flyer and meant a 14-point lead at the 10-minute mark of the opening term, however, a hamstring strain ended Wallam’s game prematurely.

With all of the play taking place in the Tigers’ forward half due to manic pressure and tackling, a goal to Guelfi extended the lead to 20 points, before Bolton made the most of a rare forward entry to get the Bulldogs on the board.

A great pass by Waterman allowed Jake Patmore to kick Claremont’s fourth goal, before Bolton replied with his second to trim the Tigers’ lead to 15 points at quarter-time.

15 inside 50s highlighted Claremont’s dominance thus far, however, South had kicked two goals from their three entries.

Claremont coach Ross McQueen implored the Tigers to hit the short kick when it presents and not just bomb the ball into the forward line, as Oakley kicked the team’s fifth goal at the eight-minute mark of the second term to push the margin out to 23 points.

A booming clearance by Guelfi allowed Waterman to kick truly and give the Tigers consecutive goals, before a desperate smother by Oakley reaffirmed Claremont’s desire and willingness to apply pressure on the opposition.

A goal to Zane Sumich saw South respond, before Oliver Eastland turned on a dime to leave two opponents in his wake and finish with aplomb from the left-forward pocket.

That resulted in Claremont’s seventh major and gave the Tigers a 30-point lead at half-time.

A goal to Goddard gave Claremont first blood for the third term in a row and a 36-point lead in the second half, before Bolton replied with his third major.

39 tackles for the term ensured that they were the only goals kicked, as a stalemate engulfed the contest and saw Claremont take a 33-point lead into the final change.

A clever snap by the hard-working Josh Bennett gave Claremont the first goal in every term and extended the lead to 38 points at the five-minute mark of the final term, before Bolton hit back with his fourth major.

Guelfi kicked his second after being found by Banfield to reply for Claremont, before a late goal to Antionne Forrest-Yarran provided little more than consolation for South on a memorable occasion for the Tigers.

Claremont now face Perth in the 2nd semifinal at Medibank Stadium on Sunday where a win will secure a place in the grand final.

CLAREMONT 4.3 7.6 8.9 10.11 (71)

SOUTH FREMANTLE 2.0 3.0 4.0 6.3 (39)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 2 M. GUELFI. 1 C. OAKLEY, O. EASTLAND, J. BENNETT, D. WALLAM, J. SIDERIS, J. PATMORE, J. WATERMAN, J. GODDARD.

SOUTH FREMANTLE: 4 S. BOLTON, 1 A. FORREST-YARRAN, Z. SUMICH.

BEST

CLAREMONT: B. BANFIELD, S. PETREVSKI-SETON, J. SIDERIS, M. GUELFI, J. GODDARD, J. BENNETT.

SOUTH FREMANTLE: S. BOLTON, B. FAULKNER, K. RUSSELL.

2016 E.B Cook Medal

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 9:58 AM

Last year defensive powerhouse Matt Davies took out the E.B Cook Medal - who will be crowned in 2016?

Please join us for Claremont's night of nights: The E.B Cook Medal.

Be there as we count the votes, round by round, to decide this year’s Club Champion.

A unique celebration! Held in the function room of the brand new Wembley Golf Course facility, the Club farewells it's time at the Claremont Showgrounds as the highly anticipated transition into the Claremont Oval redevelopment begins. 

 

Key Features:

  • Two-course meal & beverages included
  • Live vote count for the Club Champion Award
  • Club awards presented
  • Address from Club President and Senior Coach
  • Entertainment & video packages
  • Tim Gossage as MC
  • Tables of 10

 

When: Friday, 7th October 2016

Where: Ambrose Estate Function Room, Wembley Golf Complex WA 6019

Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm - Midnight

Dress: Black Tie

MC: Tim Gossage

Cost: $120 (GA) & $100 (Players & Officials) 

 

Players, partners, officials, family and supporters are all encouraged to attend the night, we hope to see you there!

**Please notify us of any dietary requirements

 

Click here to purchase online NOW!

Qualifying Finals Preview South Fremantle v Claremont

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 12:55 PM

Qualifying Finals Preview Claremont vs. South Fremantle

By Dan Scamozzi

Claremont’s Colts and Reserves face South Fremantle in the Qualifying Finals at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday after the Tigers finished second on the ladder in both grades with 15-5 records.

A win for Claremont’s Colts would mean consecutive victories and set up a meeting with Perth in the 2nd Semi Final, while the Reserves will be looking to end a two-game losing streak and face East Perth in the 2nd Semi Final should they do so.

Claremont’s Colts are ranked No.1 in both attack and defence and finished the home-and-away season with the highest percentage (169.29).

Meanwhile, Claremont’s Reserves produced an 11-game winning streak between rounds 9-21 in what is Kepler Bradley’s first season as coach.

The club encourages all Claremont members and fans to attend the game and cheer on the mighty Tigers in both grades!

Bounce down for Colts is 8.55am, followed by Reserves at 11.25am.

 

MATCH DAY INFO – WAFL QUALIFYING FINALS
Saturday September 3, Fremantle Community Bank Oval

RESERVES
South Fremantle v Claremont, 11.25am

COLTS
South Fremantle v Claremont, 8.55am

KEY TIMES
8.00am – Gates Open
8.5am – Colts Game Commences
9.00am – Public Bar Open
11.25am – Reserves Game Commences
12.30pm – President's Luncheon Commences
2.10pm – League Game Commences
3.30pm – Half-Time Commences
6.00pm – Post-Match Awards Commence

TICKETS
Please note that for WAFL Finals, pricing is controlled by the WAFC. Tickets can be purchased from any gate entrance to the ground. WAFL Club Members $15. Adult Tickets $20. Concession Tickets $15. Under 16s Free.

GETTING THERE
Nearest Bus Stop is on South Terrace. Buses 511, 513, 520, 530, 531, 532, 825, 920, 998 and 999 stop a 2-minute walk from the main gate.

Nearest Train Station is Fremantle Station. Fremantle Line Train stops at Fremantle station every 15 minutes on game day which is an 8-minute walk from the main gate.

Numerous parking areas are in close proximity to the ground including parking areas on Parry St and multi-level parking on Henderson St. 

Main entrance gate at the corner of Parry Street and William Street will be open from 8am. Back entrance gate on Fothergill Street will be open from 10am. 

Please note parking inside the ground is limited to players and support staff on match days. 

FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN
WAFL footy is still family friendly fun. Everyone is welcome onto Fremantle Community Bank Oval at the quarter breaks and during half-time. Feel free to have a kick on field during the breaks or listen to the coaches quarter-time addresses. Please remember to give distance around team huddles and stay out of the centre square of the ground. 

FOOD OUTLETS
A number of food options and street van outlets are available to fans at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on match days.

Lamb Van: Located just inside the ground next to the main gates, this van serves a wide variety of hot food, cold drinks, snack foods and ice creams.    

New York Hot Dog: Located in front of the Victoria Pavilion, this street van serves a variety of differing gourmet hot dogs to suit all tastes.  

South Fremantle Canteen: Located at the bar in the public area of the club, the canteen sells traditional footy food including hot chips, burgers and cold drinks.   

PUBLIC BAR, DRINKING AREAS & TAB FACILITIES
The public bar is open to all with the entrance through the main doors to the South Fremantle club rooms. TAB facilities are located within the public area of the main bar. Bar opens at 9am. 

Two mobile bar areas will be set up on Saturday. At the northern end of the ground in the undercover area directly behind the goals there will be a designated drinking area. While a separate mobile bar will be set up in the Griff John Function Centre. Please drink in moderation and be mindful of others when in these areas.

Round 23 Colts Match Report Claremont v Peel

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 3:52 PM

Tigers too good for Thunder

By Dan Scamozzi

Claremont’s Colts face South Fremantle in the qualifying final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday after defeating Peel Thunder by 22 points at the Showgrounds in Round 23.

Despite trailing by nine points at three-quarter time, the Tigers slammed on five goals to nil in the final term to prevail 11.11 (77) to 7.13 (55).

The result meant Claremont conceded the least amount of points and scored the most as both the No.1 ranked defensive and attacking team for the home-and-away season and also finished with the highest percentage (169.29) in the competition.

Claremont’s James Egan kicked three goals on debut, while Zaac Morgan (one goal) also lined up in his first game as the Tigers finished the season in second position on the ladder with a 15-5 record.

Jake Waterman relished his move to midfield to finish as one of the Tigers’ best players, while Seb Bentley was another strong performer and Shaquille Morton laid six tackles.

Callan England and Dylan Wallam both kicked two goals, while Tyson England had seven inside 50s.

Peel was best served by Michael Humble while Michael Stevens and Brandon Perry both kicked two goals, however, the Thunder went goalless in the first and fourth terms.

CLAREMONT 2.2 4.7 6.8 11.11 (77)

PEEL THUNDER 0.6 3.7 7.11 7.13 (55)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 3 J. EGAN, 2 C. ENGLAND, D. WALLAM, 1 J. WATERMAN, Z. MORGAN, J. MCKENZIE, J. PATMORE.

PEEL THUNDER: 2 M. STEVENS, B. PENNY, 1 J. CAPURSO, M. HUMBLE, A. COHEN.

BEST

CLAREMONT: J. WATERMAN, S. BENTLEY, J. EGAN, T. ENGLAND, B. BENNETT, S. MORTON.

PEEL THUNDER: M. HUMBLE, M. STEVENS, B. PENNY, J. PERRY, M. TASSONE, D. CRAMER.

 

 

Round 23 Development Match Report Claremont v Peel

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 3:51 PM

Tigers stunned by Thunder

By Dan Scamozzi

Claremont’s Reserves face South Fremantle in the qualifying final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday despite suffering a 12-point loss to Peel Thunder at the Showgrounds in Round 23.

The 9.11 (65) to 12.5 (77) defeat saw the Tigers lose consecutive games for the first time this season, but meant the team finished in second position on the ladder with a 15-5 record.

Goalless second and final terms hurt Claremont, despite the Tigers recording 12 more inside 50s and three more scoring shots.

Chris Oakley kicked four goals and provided Claremont with endless energy in the forward line, while Tom Shanahan finished with 34 disposals and seven inside 50s.

Jack Beeck (27 disposals, seven inside 50s), Toby Plant (22 disposals, seven tackles) and Matthew Palfrey were others to impress, while Mason Whitehead chipped in with two goals.

Meanwhile, Dylan Ross returned from a knee injury to finish with 14 disposals and five marks.

Peel was best served by Brett Milward (four goals) - who kicked the only three majors of the final term - Keegan Power (28 disposals, one goal) and Brad Walsh (28 disposals), as the visitors claimed consecutive wins and recorded just their third victory for the season.

Milward gave Peel first blood at the seven-minute mark of the opening term, before Claremont hit back through goals to Oakley, Harry Sinclair and Whitehead to establish a 13-point lead.

Goals to Jakob Janzekovic, Noah Hura and Chris Wrigley saw Peel reply and reclaim the lead, with the Tigers unable to clear the ball from defence and let down by poor decision making and disposal.

A late goal to Oakley (second) gave Claremont a two-point lead at quarter-time, however, coach Kepler Bradley was unimpressed with the Tigers’ effort and implored the team to improve its tackling.

A goal to Nathan Fahey gave Peel a quick start to the second term and saw the lead change hands once again, before majors to Nick Merritt, Luke Shepherd, Power and Corey Morris meant the visitors kicked five for the term to take a 27-point lead into half-time.

With Claremont needing to lift after a disappointing second term, a goal to Harrison Court was the perfect start to the second half for the Tigers and trimmed the deficit to 19 points.

Oakley then lit up the contest with two quick goals in the space of as many minutes, before Jack Richardson gave Claremont four goals in a row and pulled the Tigers to within one point.

A second to Whitehead then saw Claremont reclaim the lead and take a five-point buffer into three-quarter time on the back of a five-goal-to-nil third term and a scoreless quarter by Peel.

However, a disappointing final term saw the Tigers add just three behinds, as Milward proved too good for Claremont’s defence and almost single-handedly powered Peel home.

CLAREMONT 4.3 4.6 9.8 9.11 (65)

PEEL THUNDER 4.1 9.3 9.3 12.5 (77)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 4 C. OAKLEY, 2 M. WHITEHEAD, 1 J. RICHARDSON, H. SINCLAIR, H. COURT.

PEEL THUNDER: 4 B. MILWARD, 1 K. POWER, N. MERRITT, L. SHEPHERD, N. HURA, N. FAHEY, C. WRIGLEY, J. JANZEKOVIC, C. MORRIS.

BEST

CLAREMONT: C. OAKLEY, M. PALFREY, T. SHANAHAN, T. PLANT, J. BEECK, I. ROWE.

PEEL THUNDER: B. MILWARD, K. POWER, C. MORRIS, B. WALSH, B. MCGOWAN, A. LEROY.