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PREVIEW: Round 3 vs Claremont

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 9:26 AM
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The Demons this week return to the newly redeveloped Lathlain Park to host their first 2017 home game against a rejuvinated Tigers outfit.

To celebrate the brand new oval, it's 2 for 1 Day at Lathlain Park- all tickets permit entry for two and all Perth members are encouraged to bring a friend for free!

Saturday afternoon's clash also marks captain Clint Jones' 300th game of senior football READ MORE.

After promising performances in the opening two rounds with no premiership points to show for it, can the Demons notch up their first win of the home and away season in front of their passionate and loyal supporters?

The two sides met twice in 2016, with Perth taking the honours on both occasions.
Round 3 at Lathlain Park: Perth 14.11 (95) defeated Claremont 12.6 (78)
Round 15 at the Show Grounds: Perth 10.16 (74) defeated Claremont 11.6 (72)

However Claremont have recruited strongly over the summer and pose a new threat to the up and coming Demons, adding Tom Lee (St Kilda), Nick Winmar, Jessie Laurie, Anthony Morabito (Fremantle) and Charles Le Fanu (Subiaco).

The Tigers are coming off a round two bye, after a convincing 62 point first up win over East Fremantle.

They'll be without Le Fanu and midfielder Jared Hardisty who are both sidelined with injuries, while forward Jack Richardson is in doubt.

Perth have some injury concerns of their own, with Brant Colledge sustaining a hamstring injury in last Saturday's 23 point loss to Subiaco.

Michael Sinclair (achillies) and Anton Scotney (ribs) will both need to prove their fitness on Thursday evening.

Potential round three inclusions include Kurtis Chester, Brennan Stack and Brad McPhail who have all put their hand up with strong performances in the Development. 

The game will be broadcast live on Channel 7 Mate from 1:30pm.

All games have been pulled forward 35 minutes (League 1:40pm, Development 10:55am, Colts 8:25am).


Listen to Wednesday evening's episode 3 of DeeRadio here.

 

MATCH DAY INFORMATION:
This Saturday 1st April marks the Club's first home game for season 2017 on the brand new Lathlain Park oval.

To celebrate, all tickets purchased at the gate permit entry for two and all 2017 members are invited to bring a friend along for free. Kids under the age of 16 are free.

Not a 2017 member yet? Signup here and collect your pack from outside the Goddard Street entrance on Saturday.

Membership Stall: Open from 11am - 2pm. For membership collection and last minute sign ups. It will be located outside the Goddard Street entrance. See below map
Weather: 29°C and sunny
3 Licensed Bars: Bar on the Hill with music, Demon Den and Redlegs Bar. All open from 12 midday. 
Kids Zone: Jumpy castle, free face painting, ice-cream van
Half Time Activities: Kids running races and footy kicking competition
Bike Raffle: All kids under 16 go into the draw to win a free bike
Kick-to-Kick: Bring your footy and have a kick on the new oval at the breaks
Food: Canteen open from 8:30am. Chicken parmiganas with chips and salad available for dinner at post match presentations
Coffee: Coffee will be available from the Cafe2U coffee van located near the McCartney Cresent entrance
Post Match Presentations: All are welcome upstairs in the Main Hall straight after the league game for a drink, dinner and post match presentations
Tickets: $15 for two adults and $12 for two concessions. Under 16s free
Parking: Available at the old bowling club site (corner of Bishopsgate St & Roberts Rd) and the surrounds of Rayment Park.
See below map for parking locations and entrance gates.
Public Transport: Victoria Park Station is located 400m from Lathlain Park and there are numerous nearby bus stops.
Plan your Transperth journey here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEY TIMES
7am: Goddard Street gates open
7:30am: Cafe2U coffee van open
8am: Old bowls club site open for parking. McCartney Cresent gates open
8:25am: Colts bounce down
8:30am: Canteen open
10:55am: Development bounce down
11am: Membership stall opens outside the Goddard Street entry. Merchandise store opens
12 midday: Demon Den, Bar on the Hill and Redlegs Bar all open
1:40pm: League bounce down
2pm: Membership stall closes
2:50pm: Half time little league, kids running races and footy kicking competition
4:30pm: League game concludes. Members and supporters encouraged to head upstairs to the Main Hall for post match presentations
5:00pm: Demon Den and Bar on the Hill close. Redlegs Bar (Upstairs) remains open til late. Dinner available for purchase
6:00pm: Post match presentations begin. Redlegs bar open til late