January Membership Prize

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:16 PM

2019 commemorates an exciting time at the Perth Football Club. If you haven’t already signed on for 2019 we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to do so. Why not bring a friend along and encourage them to sign up for a membership too?

All who renew their membership or sign up for a new membership before January 31 go in the draw to win a two night stay at Baileys Accommodation in the Perth CBD. Your experience will be topped off with a $50 voucher for Bistro Bellavista.

Thank you to Baileys for the generous donation to the Perth Football Club and their ongoing support. We encourage all members and supporters to support Baileys and enjoy a stay at their beautiful accommodation or enjoy a scrumptious meal at Bistro Bellavista.

To sign up for 2019, simply visit our website or call the club on 9362 4499. Membership forms are also available in the PFC office.

Cancellation of Members Sundowner

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 12:36 PM

Please be advised that the Thursday evening Members' Sundowner has been cancelled this week, 10 January.

The can bar will be closed for the private wake for Brett Claudius.

Sundowners will resume on Thursday 17 January.

The Perth Football Club thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you at the next sundowner.

Remembering Brett Claudius

Monday, December 24, 2018 - 7:56 AM

The tragic passing of former player Brett Claudius has had a profound effect on the Perth Football Club.

Brett was a much loved player at Perth, having come through the Junior Development Squads and Colts program to represent the Club at League level in 43 games, from 2000 to 2006.

His final year was his best. From 20 matches, he finished tenth in that years Sandover Medal voting.

Joining the WAFC as a Development Officer he moved to Broome, where he was extremely well regarded, in particular through his work  with young indigenous people.

We believe Brett sought specialist help in Broome, however this was not forthcoming. Brett took his life just before Christmas.

The loss of Brett will be felt very heavily by many in the football community and brings into firm focus the Club’s endeavours in partnering with Outside The Locker Room ( OTLR ).

Our players have undergone mentoring programs run by OTLR over the last couple of years with a view to providing assistance to anyone feeling that life’s difficulties are getting on top of them. Knowing there is a helping hand available is of considerable help to any young person and assists them in progressing through problem times.

Sincere condolences have been expressed to Brett’s family at this extremely difficult time.

If you or anyone you know are experiencing hard times, we urge you to contact Outside the Locker Room or Lifeline on 13 14 14.

The Oustide the Locker Room app is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

Merry Christmas from the Perth Football Club

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 12:52 PM

Dear Members, Sponsors & Supporters,

On behalf of everyone at the Perth Football Club (PFC) I would like to thank you for your support throughout the 2018 season. It was a year that saw the club consolidate its financial position with a small profit, a year where we continue to have positive engagement in the community, and a year where our Football Department gave us so many highlights, with big expectations in 2019.

Before we get to 2019, we have a wonderful festive season to look forward to and I hope this period allows you to spend time with family and friends that produces fun and laughter, leading to memories that last a life time.

Unfortunately the Christmas period can be hard time for many. In light of a recent incident involving an AFL player and our very own Brett Caudius I would personally like to remind all our playing group of our partnership with ‘Outside The Locker Room’. We urge all our players and football department staff who may experience difficult times to reach out to OTLR. Help is available, with the PFC committed to further support whenever required.

This message is also a reminder to everyone who is involved in the club, whether as a sponsor or a supporter. If you find yourself experience difficulties, help is also available through Lifeline and OTLR. Lifeline's contact number is 13 11 14.

The OTLR app is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

2019 marks the 120th anniversary of the Perth Football Club – a wonderful achievement for the club. We would like to invite you to join with us in our celebrations by joining as a member, attending a game or supporting the Club as a volunteer. Throughout the year, we will have many opportunities for the Perth Football Club community to celebrate with us.

The PFC office will be closed from 2pm on Friday 21 December and reopen at 9am on Wednesday 9 January 2019. If you need to contact the Club in the event of an emergency, please email me directly - marty@perthdemons.com.au.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Kind regards,

Marty Atkins
CEO
Perth Football Club

Victoria Park Street Party a huge success

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The Perth Football Club had another great day at the Town of Victoria Park's Street Party, with over 400 kids and their families taking part in our handball competition.

Engaging the younger generations through community days like this is key to the success of our Club. Thank you to the players, Board Directors and staff who all volunteered their time to be there.

Thank you to the Town of Victoria Park for having us, and congratulations on another great event. We're already looking forward to next year!

OFFICE CHRISTMAS CLOSURE

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The Perth Football Club would like to advise all members, sponsors and supporters that our office will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period.

The office will be closed from 2pm, Friday 23 December 2018, and reopen at 9am, 9 January 2019.

If there is an emergency and you need to contact the Club during this time, please email CEO Marty Atkins - marty@perthdemons.com.au.

We would like to wish everyone who has supported the Perth Football Club a safe and merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We look forward to celebrating our 120th anniversary with you in 2019.

2018 MEMBERS CHRISTMAS PARTY

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 12:25 PM

All 2018 Perth Football Club members are invited to attend to the PFC Christmas Party.

Details are as follows:

Time: 5 - 8 pm

Date: 20 December 2018

Location: Demon Den, Lathlain Park

We hope to see you there!

BOARD APPROVE RECASTING OF VOTING IN 2018 CLUB ELECTIONS

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 2:28 PM

BOARD APPROVE RECASTING OF VOTING IN 2018 CLUB ELECTIONS.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) ADJOURNED TO 21st FEBRUARY 2019.

At our AGM on Monday evening (10th December) the Members approved the adjournment of the AGM. This was required as the Board approved the cancelling of the current voting in the President and Board Elections and requested the Returning Officer provide for a new ballot to take place.

This was brought about when the Club Returning Officer approached the Board and recommended the voting be redone. The Board considered the reasons and agreed to the recommendation.

Whilst this is regrettable it is important the process has integrity.

The main concerns were:

  1. Our ‘Sponsors Agreements’, at the request of the sponsors, may include Club Memberships, however they are subject to correct completion of membership applications. It appears the correct member applications and processes were not followed in some instances. As a result, voting slips have been sent to ineligible voters. The membership register has been corrected. 
  2. Some Members have complained the voting system is not foolproof enough and whilst it meets constitutional requirements, to avoid any mischief, a more thorough process would stop any professional photocopying (however slight this chance might be) and give confidence to the member their vote has been received.  
  3. It was suggested candidates in the election may have appealed because of the voting slips going to ineligible voters. This might eventuate in voting being recast anyway and perhaps legal costs incurred.  

Recasting the Votes during January would be unfair and inconsiderate due to the holidays. Taking this into account the Returning Officer has been requested to post all voting paperwork to eligible members on 29th January, with voting closing on Tuesday 19th February.

The results will be announced at the adjourned AGM on Thursday 21st February.

Should you have any queries regarding the above please do not hesitate to contact either of the below PFC representatives;

The Board believe the integrity of the voting process is paramount and outweighs the inconvenience. We confirmed that all received voting slips will be destroyed and directed that any current voting slips being held be destroyed.

The candidates and only those members eligible to vote at the original closing dates of nomination will stand.

On a more exciting note it was great news to hear that Corey Byrne, Corey Yeo and Brant Colledge have extended their contracts with the Club stating their belief, that the Club has a good future and are excited about our prospects over the coming years. I am sure we all agree with them.

On behalf of the club I hope all our members have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

Daryle Mann

President

2019 Fixtures Announced

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 7:13 PM

The 2019 WAFL Premiership Season is set to be a big one for the Perth Football Club. 

Our 120th anniversary year will kick off with a home game against the newly formed West Coast Eagles WAFL side. Rounds two and three will see us go to battle with South Fremantle and Swan Districts, before we return to Lathlain Park for the round four Anzac Day game against East Perth.

The Anzac Day round will see the Demons play under lights in a Thursday night game, while also marking our 60th year of being known as the "Demons" and calling Lathlain Park home.

The 2019 season will see us play ten home games, two of which will be Thursday night games.

ROUND

DAY/ DATE

OPPONENT

VENUE

1 Saturday, 6 April West Coast Lathlain Park
2 Saturday, 13 April South Fremantle Fremantle Community Bank Oval
3 - Easter Saturday, 20 April Swan Districts Steel Blue Oval
4 - Anzac Day Thursday, 25 April East Perth Lathlain Park
5 Saturday, 4 May Claremont Lathlain Park
STATE GAME: WAFL v SANFL                 11/12 May
6 Saturday, 18 May West Perth Lathlain Park
7 Saturday, 25 May East Fremantle East Fremantle Oval
8 - WA Day Round Saturday, 1 June Swan Districts Lathlain Park
9 Saturday, 8 June Subiaco Leederville Oval
10 -  Bye
11 Saturday, 22 June Peel Thunder Lathlain Park
12 Saturday, 29 June East Perth Leederville Oval
13 - NAIDOC Saturday, 6 July West Perth Joondalup Arena
14 Saturday, 13 July South Fremantle Lathlain Park
15 - Bye
16 Saturday, 27 July Claremont Claremont Oval
17 Thursday, 1 August Subiaco Lathlain Park
18 Saturday, 10 August West Coast Lathlain Park
19 Saturday, 17 August East Fremantle Lathlain Park
20 Saturday, 24 August Peel Thunder David Grays Arena

 

Sports Nutrition at the PFC

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The Perth Football Club have engaged nutritionist Julie Meek to run a sports nutrition program for the senior playing group in 2019.  This innovation has come about through our season review from 2018 and consultation with our Club Doctor, Joe Henry and Physio, Brett Fletcher.

The program will look at not only game day preparation, but will also help with injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Our introduction took place this week and will continue throughout the season. Julie and her assistant Liana Nici will be responsible for the implementation of the program, which will include diets, skin fold testing, recovery drinks after training and games. The session will also include food advice and direction for pre-game and also post game recovery.

This addition complements our introduction in 2018 of Lindsay Bunn, our running coach, and continues to provide our senior playing group with more off-field assistance to increase our on ground output and ultimately a continual move up the WAFL ladder.