Round 11 Match Preview v Sharks

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Coming off the back of a stellar performance in Round 10, the Demons are looking to follow it up against the Sharks in what is set to be another tough contest.

The win against second-placed South Fremantle has given the Demons a strong confidence boost and some reward for their consistent effort and improvement throughout the season. This week the Demons will be looking for two wins in a row at League level for the first time since 2016.

When we last met East Fremantle, we were defeated by just seven points. Although the Sharks have struggled in their last two games, traditionally the games between the two teams are tough encounters with a close result.

The Demons forward line have demonstrated their tenacity over the 2018 season and are constantly working on pressure, conversion and consistency. The reward for this was evident on the scoreboard last week, when kicking 15 goals against the Bulldogs.

It is that level of commitment we will be looking to bring again this weekend as we meet the Sharks.

Bouyed by strong performances from Sinclair, McFarlane and Lague in the back half, and Jones, Yeo and Taylor through the mids, the Demons will go into this round with confidence and minimal changes to a winning line up for the first time in coach Earls Spalding’s tenure.

Match Report: Round 10, Demons v Bulldogs

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Round 10, 2018. Demons v Bulldogs. Lathlain Park.

The game when the Demons ended the Bulldogs’ eight game winning streak against us. The mighty Demons brought everything to the game, successfully wearing down a powerful South Fremantle side.

South Fremantle started Saturday’s clash confidently. In what was an ominous opening, they kicked two goals in the first six minutes.

Quarter time showed the Bulldogs holding a 20 point lead. Our boys refused defeat. In an engaging second term, aided by the breeze, we kicked six goals to one. By the long break were 11 points up.

The Demons then kicked the first two goals of the third term, extending our lead to 23 points. South Fremantle kicked eight of the next nine goals either side of three quarter-time. When Mason Shaw kicked his sixth goal, South lead by 20 points.

The Demons demonstrated the level of tenacity expected of a senior WAFL team and refused to buckle under the pressure exerted by South Fremantle.

Coming from 20 points down at the five minute mark of the last quarter, a 27th minute goal by Kristian Cary broke the deadlock. The Demons went on to kick the last four goals of the game.

Aided by some great pressure acts from Dennis, McFarlane, Taylor and Byrne in the dying minutes the Demons were able to hold on and win by a solitary goal.

Player of the Week, Lachlan Dennis, kicked a career-high five goals for Perth, supported by Anton Scotney who booted two.

Captain Clint Jones gathered 32 possessions for the Demons, Brant Colledge 29, Corey Yeo 26, Michael Sinclair 22 and Devin McFarlane 21.

 

LEAGUE RESULTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERTH DEMONS

Goals:  5 - L Dennis 2 - A Scotney 1 - L Wilkins, C Byrne, M Sinclair, B Colledge, K Cary, D Horan, B Johnson, M Bennell

Best:    C Jones, D Mcfarlane, B Colledge, M Henderson, L Dennis

Reports:          Nil.

SOUTH FREMANTLE BULLDOGS

Goals:  6 - M Shaw 3 - M Parker 2 - C Dell'olio 1 - J Dragovich, S Hockey, D Main

Best:    R Cook, M Pickett, D Main, M Shaw

Reports:          M Parker

 

RESERVES RESULTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERTH DEMONS

Goals:  2 - M Jones 1 - T Etto, C Eyres, J Bodle

Best:    B Mcphail, B Edmonds, L Marlin, T Etto, K Chester

Reports:          Nil.

SOUTH FREMANTLE BULLDOGS

Goals:  3 - Z Sumich 2 - J Warne 1 - J Florenca, A Coutinho, B Timewell, M Grubelich, Z De San Miguel, C Yarran

Best:    A Mcintosh, A Coutinho, C Yarran, J Florenca, B Della Franca

Reports:          Nil.

 

COLTS RESULTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERTH DEMONS

Goals:  1 - C Sing, B Smith, E Taylor, M Hall

Best:    H Mcfarlane, M Hamilton, L Gelmi, B Little

Reports:          Nil.

SOUTH FREMANTLE BULLDOGS

Goals:  7 - L Moore 3 - L Feeney 1 - B Knight, Z Atwell, J Redman

Best:    N Irani, M Kelly, E Aiken-featherstone, T Blechynden, L Moore

Reports:          Nil.

 

Match Preview Round 10 v South Fremantle Bulldogs

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Heading into Round 10, the eighth place Perth Demons are preparing to take on second place South Fremantle Bulldogs in what will be a tough home encounter at Lathlain Park this Saturday.

For the majority of games this season, the Demons have shown strong form and determination. If sustained, this suggests they can match it with the stronger teams in the competition.

The test for the young and improving group will be to perform at the level required to compete with the strongest WAFL teams for the whole four quarters.

South Fremantle can be expected to come into the game full of confidence after their derby win in Round 9, however with the Bulldogs coming off a five day break, it may assist the Demons in their goal of securing their third win of the season.

In Round 10, the Demons will be seeking to increase their on ground communication to positively influence the game. Increased communication will help to achieve the improvement sought by maintaining the game plan and structures for longer periods.

“Once again, we will be tested in our ability to shut down a powerful midfield group while continuing to find avenues for us to hit the scoreboard,” Coach Earl Spalding stated.

Players to watch who are in form include Captain Clint Jones, Brant Colledge and Corey Yeo, while we expect strong improvement in their second game back from injury from Michael Sinclair and Devin McFarlane.

Show your support for the Demons this Saturday in the Round 10 clash. There will be fun for the whole family, with the McDonalds fan zone and some great giveaways.

Round 9 Match Report – Swan Districts v Perth

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 11:51 AM - by
SWAN Districts fought back from 40 points down to kick the last nine goals and beat Perth by 30 points in the WAFL Round 9 contest at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday.
 
Perth shot out of the blocks in stunning fashion at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday piling on eight first quarter goals to two.
 
Perth went on to lead by 40 points late in the second quarter. But Swan Districts kicked the last two goals of the first half, five goals to one in the third quarter and the only five goals of the final term to come away with the 17.13 (115) to 13.7 (85) victory. Read More ...

Announcement of Special General Meeting

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 1:44 PM

Notice is hereby given of a Special General Meeting of members of the Perth Football Club Inc to be held on Tuesday 19th June 2018 in the main hall at Lathlain Oval Goddard Street Lathlain commencing at 7.30pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider and if thought appropriate pass a Special Resolution to rescind the Club’s existing constitution and adopt a new constitution to meet the requirements of the new Incorporated Associations Act 2015.   A copy of the new constitution is available on the Club’s website or from the Club.

Any member who wishes to recommend any amendments to the new constitution should forward full details of the proposed amendments in writing to the Chief Executive Officer at least 14 days prior to the date of the Special General Meeting.

Marty Atkins

Chief Executive Officer

 

You can download the Constitution and By-Laws here.

Round 8 Match Review vs Subiaco Lions

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Round 8 saw the Perth Demons ready to take on the biggest challenge in WAFL footy, the Subiaco Lions.

The Lions have won their opening six matches of the season by an average of almost 79 points, while also having won 10 of the last 11 meetings against Perth. They are touted as the team to beat in the competition, but the David versus Goliath challenge presented a great learning opportunity for the young Demons.

Despite a strong start, led by Brant Colledge and Clint Jones, the Lions settled into their usual brand of strong football and at quarter-time. The Demons trailed by 18 points.

With nothing to lose, the second quarter saw the two midfields go at each other. With the Demons taking what opportunities came their way, they managed to reduce the deficit to just seven points at half time.

The third quarter became a real battle, with goals hard to score. The Demons could only manage two goals, but through the efforts of second gamer Mitch Lague, the dependable Clayton Giblett and the no-nonsense John Levien, Subiaco only scored two as well. The lead for Subiaco only increased by one point since half time.

Perth needed to score the first goal and they did. Cody Ninyette kicked his second for the game and the margin was two only points, setting up an absorbing finish.

Unfortunately the next goal scored by Perth would not come until Subiaco had added seven of their own, with the opening goal a scare to ignite the response fitting of a good side.

Subiaco’s big recruit Zac Clarke controlled the centre bounces and the midfield did the rest, with three goals kicked in three minutes.

Cody Ninyette and Anton Scotney booted two goals apiece for Perth, while Clint Jones picked up 26 possessions, Brant Colledge 26 and Ben Giobbi 16.

Earl Splading reviewed the match, saying “Very proud of the first three quarters, when we stuck to our game plan, put Subiaco under pressure and held our own against the best team in the competition. If we play like this each week, we will start to win more games and build our self-belief.”

 

This week, the Demons prepare to take on the Swan Districts at Blue Steel Oval for the WA Day Round.

Round 8 Match Preview v Subiaco Lions

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 7:08 PM

The Perth Demons are ready to take on the undefeated Subiaco Lions at Lathlain Park on Saturday, after what was a character win against Claremont last weekend. The team and coaches are aware of the challenge that awaits them, respecting that Subiaco have comfortably accounted for every team in the competition to date.

Round 7 was testament to the resilience and improvement of the Demons in the 2018 season. The character shown to fight back from 22 points behind in the last quarter was outstanding - to win with the last kick of the day a great ending.

The desire and determination shown in that last quarter will be required over four quarters to get a positive result this weekend.

“We’re looking forward to the challenge of playing the team who is the best in the competition this year,” Coach Earl Spalding stated.

Anton Scotney and Mitch Lague make their return to the senior side to replace Luke Salamone and the suspended Kasey Nicholas.

Perth will need strong performances from their senior players, especially those through the midfield to help nullify what is a powerful on ball Subiaco unit.

“We are continuing to challenge the playing group to strive for improvement, the game this weekend will give all players a chance to step up and play at the level required to compete with the best in WAFL,” Spalding stated about his expectations for Round 8.

MATCH DAY INFORMATION

Broadcast: Listen to the game live on 100.9fm Noongar Radio or Footy Radio through the WAFL smart phone app
3 Licensed Bars: Bar on the Hill, Demon Den and Redlegs Bar. All open from 12 midday 
Half Time Kids Running Races: 3 races for 3 age groups - all kids are welcome to participate!
Half Time Bin Kicking Competition: Five randomly selected spectators will get the chance to kick a footy into a bin at half time and WIN $$$!
Bike Raffle: All kids under 16 go into the draw to win a free bike upon entry. Winner announced at half time
Kick-to-Kick: Bring your footy and have a kick on the new oval at the breaks
Membership: Perth Football Club membership will be available at Reception and the Team Store
Merchandise: Get your red and black merchandise from the team store (located next to canteen, near Goddard St entry) or reception
Food: Canteen open from 9am thanks to Modern Catering
Tickets: Adults $15 | Concession $12 | Under 16s FREE
Parking: Available at the old bowling club site (corner of Bishopsgate St & Roberts Rd), surrounds of Rayment Park and on streets surrounding Lathlain Park. See map below for parking 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.

Youth Talent Scouts Required

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 12:11 PM

Do you have what it takes to scout the next generation of Demons?

 

The Perth Talent Program requires three to four people with football experience or knowledge to view one or two games of Youth Football on Sundays.

 

What is required?

Youth Talent Scouts watch local youth matches, scouting for talented players who display attributes to be successful in the WAFL Colts competition in the coming three - four seasons. Typically match start times vary from 9am-1:00pm and are of a 2-hour duration.

 

Youth games are played in and around the Perth Football District, involving the 12 Junior Clubs across the Year 8, 9 and 10 competitions. Areas include:

  • Belmont
  • Gosnells
  • Huntingdale
  • Kenwick
  • Lynwood-Ferndale
  • Maddington
  • Manning
  • Queens Park
  • Redcliffe
  • South Perth
  • Thornlie
  • Victoria Park

How does it work?

Youth Talent Scouts are required to watch local youth matches and report on talented players who display attributes to be successful in the WAFL Colts competition in the coming three - four seasons. This information is then lodged centrally and compiled into a Player Talent ID Report.

 

We use this information to select players for the Perth Talent Squads that will compete in the WAFL Talent Carnivals in the Term 3 School Holiday. 

 

Youth Talent Scouts will receive a small honourarium for each match viewed and reported upon.

 

Get involved!

If you wish to help out and be involved in the WA Talent Pathway, identifying the next generation of Perth Demons for WAFL football, please get in contact with us!

 

Peter Brear

Perth Talent Manager

Phone or Text: 0430 303 843

Email: pbrear@wafc.com.au

Round 5 Preview vs Falcons

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The Demons remain at Lathlain Park this Saturday to tackle fourth placed West Perth on Saturday afternoon. 

With both a club and WAFL bye in the two weeks to follow, Perth will be looking to head into the break with a second win under their belt.

Standing in the way is the Falcons who are coming off a 31-point win over Swan Districts.

The Demons will be desperate to start well on Saturday after playing themselves out of the contest in an two goal to eight opening term against the Royals last week.

A host of Reserves players have been knocking on the door for League selection, with Kurtis Chester, Lachie Dennis, Lennon Marlin and Mitchell Henderson all potential inclusions this week.

Teams will be announced here from 7:30pm Thursday evening.

League bounce down is 2:15pm, Reserves 11:30am and Colts 9:00am.

MATCH DAY INFORMATION
Weather: 28°C, Sunny
Broadcast: Listen to the game live on 97.3 Sport FM, KiX or Footy Radio through the WAFL smart phone app
3 Licensed Bars: Bar on the Hill, Demon Den and Redlegs Bar. All open from 12 midday 
Kids Zone: Jumping castle, free face painting and an ice-cream van
Half Time Kids Running Races: 3 races for 3 age groups - all kids are welcome to participate!
Bike Raffle: All kids under 16 go into the draw to win a free bike upon entry. Fill out an entry form at the gates, winner announced at half time
Kick-to-Kick: Bring your footy and have a kick on the new oval at the breaks
Membership: Perth Football Club membership will be available at Reception and the Team Store
Merchandise: Get your red and black merchandise from the team store (located next to canteen, near Goddard St entry) or reception
Food: Canteen open from 9am thanks to Modern Catering.
Tickets: Adults $15 | Concession $12 | Under 16s FREE
Parking: Available at the old bowling club site (corner of Bishopsgate St & Roberts Rd), surrounds of Rayment Park and on streets surrounding Lathlain Park. See map below for parking and entrance gates. More information on parking at Lathlain Park here
Public Transport: Victoria Park Station is located 400m from Lathlain Park and there are numerous nearby bus stops. Plan your Transperth journey here.

Round 4 Match Report v Royals

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:49 PM - by Chris Pike

East Perth turned on onslaughts in the first and third quarters on Saturday to set up the eventual 37-point victory against Perth at Lathlain Park as part of ANZAC Round.
 
It was the sixth consecutive meeting to commemorate Anzac Day between the old rivals and it was East Perth who continued its strong response from a Round 1 hammering at the hands of Subiaco.
 
Perth was coming off the high of an upset win over reigning premiers Peel Thunder, but the Royals blew them away in the first quarter at Lathlain Park on Saturday.
 
The Royals kicked eight goals to two in the first quarter to lead by 39 points at quarter-time. They added another seven goals to four in the third term too to open up a 65-point lead by three quarter-time.
 
Perth did finish strongly with six goals to two in the final term, but East Perth still ran out 21.10 (136) to 15.9 (99) winners.
 
It was a second strong impressive performance by East Perth in response to a 118-point Round 1 loss to Subiaco. 

Backing up the win over West Perth prior to last week's bye, it was a strong all-round showing by the Royals led by Sharrod Wellingham who finished the day with 25 possessions, four marks, four tackles and three goals.

Brayden Ainsworth also had 23 disposals, five marks and a goal for the Royals with Shayne Hille contributing 22 touches, six inside 50s and a goal, Will Maginness 22 possessions, five marks, five inside-50 entries and a goal, and Julian Ameduri 22 touches, 14 tackles and a goal.

Patrick McGinnity also picked up 19 possessions, Kurt Mutimer 18, Brendon Ah Chee 18 and Tarir Bayok 17.

Will Schofield was tremendous down back with 20 possessions and five marks while Fraser McInnes continued his strong start to the season in the ruck with 14 touches, 46 hit outs and two goals.

Jack Petruccelle was impressive kicking four goals from eight kicks with Matthew Allen, Nathan Blee and Jarrod Brander all kicking two goals apiece as well.

He was the Player of the Week in Round 3 and Cody Leggett backed that up with another tremendous performance for Perth despite the loss on Saturday finishing with 31 possessions, 14 tackles and two goals.

Brant Colledge also battled hard for 30 disposals, eight tackles, five marks and a goal with Clint Jones gathering 27 possessions (nine tackles) and Corey Byrne 23 (eight tackles).

Kristian Cary kicked three goals for the Demons while laying 13 tackles to go with 16 possessions. Brent Edmonds kicked two goals as well with Christian Eyres amassing 43 hit outs in the ruck.

It took less than two minutes for East Perth to kick the game's first goal courtesy of Matthew Allen. By the nine-minute mark, Jack Petruccelle and Fraser McInnes were on the board too as the Royals had the opening six scoring shots before a Perth goal to Spencer White.

The Royals then kicked the last five goals of the term through Sharron Wellingham, McInnes, Malcolm Karpany, Patrick McGinnity and Will Maginness to be up by 39 points at the first change.

Perth managed to stem the tide for much of the second quarter but East Perth still extended its lead with four goals to three to be up by 46 points at the main break.

It was a goal fest early in the third quarter with Ben Giobbi, Brent Edmonds and Brant Colledge for Perth, and Jarrod Brander, Nathan Blee and Julian Ameduri for East Perth kicking truly in the opening 12 minutes.

But then the Royals really kicked away with majors to Shayne Hille, Wellingham, Petruccelle and Blee to hold a match-winning 65-point advantage by three quarter-time.

Perth did display some impressive football in the final term and ended up kicking six goals to two from East Perth, but the result was never in jeopardy and that just cut the final margin to 37 points.

East Perth's reserves are still on the bottom of the ladder but got their first win of the season beating Perth 13.11 (89) to 11.8 (74) at Lathlain Park on Saturday.

Mitchell Gupanis kicked four goals for East Perth, Kye Willcocks three, Nathan Eaton two and Braydn Furmark two.

Mitch Fraser took another step towards his first league game since Round 1 last year when he ruptured his ACL with the 2016 fairest and best winner finishing with 24 possessions and seven marks.

Will Young gathered 22 possessions for the Royals, Josh Hewett 20, Nelson Waite 19, Mitch Dobson 19, Christian Ameduri 19, Willcocks 19 and Nathan Arbon 18. 

Lennon Marlin kicked four goals for Perth and Caelen Bennell three.

Kurtis Chester picked up 25 possessions for the Demons, Daniel Horan 24, Kasey Nicholas 22, Mitch Henderson 22 and Shaun Smith 21.

Perth remains at home in Round 5 to host West Perth on Saturday while East Perth plays Peel Thunder on Sunday at Leederville Oval.
 
PERTH 2.3 5.3 9.5 15.9 (99)
EAST PERTH 8.6 12.7 19.10 21.10 (136)
 
PERTH Goals: Cary 3; Edmonds, Leggett 2; Byrne, Ninyette, White, Giobbi, Colledge, Eyres, Scotney, Jones.
Best: Leggett, Cary, Colledge, Jones, Byrne, Edmonds.
EAST PERTHGoals: Petruccelle 4; Wellingham 3; Blee, McInnes, Brander, Allen 2; Hille, McGinnity, Maginness, Ameduri, Ainsworth, Karpany.
Best: Wellingham, Ameduri, Schofield, Brander, Maginness, Ainsworth, Hille.

Photos courtesy of Theron Kirkman