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This weekend's Rd 3 fixture moved to Sunday

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Due to late and unavoidable changes to round three fixturing, the Demons' clash with Peel Thunder has been moved to Sunday 15th April.

Times will remain as normal, with the League game getting underway at 2:15pm, Reserves 11:30am and Colts 9:00am. All three games will be held at Rushton Park in Mandurah.

As a result, the Life Members Function (which was scheduled for this Sunday) has been postponed to Sunday 6th May.


TABtouch supports Perth Demons footy

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 4:06 PM

TABtouch, the wagering arm of Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) have partnered with Perth Demons FC in an exciting new initiative that will see our club directly benefit from the partnership.   
As a part of the agreement TABtouch will give us a portion of every dollar bet when a new TABtouch account is opened and when any bet is placed at our games. 
RWWA General Manager Wagering Michael Saunders said TABtouch is proudly Western Australian and a passionate supporter of local footy. 
“Join TABtouch today through your local WAFL club and a portion of every bet you place will go directly back to your football club,” said Saunders.  
“Whether you’re placing a bet on sports or on racing, at home or on the go, your club will see the reward.” 
The new partnership is aimed at supporting the development and sustainability of football in WA through providing an additional revenue stream for the clubs that they can use for venue enhancements, entertainment and equipment. 
The TAB has had a vested interest in supporting the sport and recreation industry in WA, and for many years through community partnerships, has given an estimated $150million back into the WA community each year. 

Round 1 Preview vs Swans

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 4:11 PM

The Demons will be looking to kickstart their 2018 campaign with a win on Saturday when they host Swan Districts in the opening round of the WAFL season.

Both sides will be going into Saturday’s season opener with a win and a loss each from their two preseason games.

Perth could have up to eight fresh faces in Saturday’s lineup, with Corey Yeo (Williamstown), Richie Bourne Jnr (East Fremantle), Mitch Lague (East Perth), Ben Giobbi (Casey), Luke Salamone (Trinity Aquinas), Redmond Dobson (Trinity Aquinas), Matt Taylor (North Melbourne) and Cal Collard (Centrals) all being fit and available after impressive preseasons.

Also available for selection this week will be Spencer White, Cody Leggett, Sam Garstone and Lachie Dennis who all missed the majority of last season through injury.

A strong rivalary exists between the Demons and Swan Districts and Saturday’s match is set to be a very competetive and entertaining one.

It’s Family Day at Lathlain Park so there will be plenty happening around the ground all afternoon.

Teams will be announced here Thursday evening from 6pm. 

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

The 2018 Player Auction will be held upstairs in the Main Hall following the League game and all are welcome.

Weather: Sunny, 29°C
Broadcast: Listen to the game live on 91.3 Sport FM 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, Easter egg hunt, McDonalds Fan Zone, ice-cream van
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 the Tox Free 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
Player Auction: All are welcome to head upstairs to the Main Hall after the League game for the 2018 Player Auction and presentation of best players from all three grades
Membership Marquee: Save on gate fees! Visit the Membership Marquee outside the Goddard Street entrance gates to get your 2018 membership before you enter the ground.
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 here.

Revo Fitness on board as Colts sponsor

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10:43 AM

Health Club Revo Fitness are the new Major Sponsor of Perth's Colts, signing a three year agreement with the club earlier this month.

The partnership was officially launched on Tuesday at Revo's brand new Victoria Park gym with young Colt Ian Hill (pictured).

Revo Fitness' logo will appear on the front of the Colts playing Guernsey in 2018 and beyond.

To celebrate the new partnership, Revo Fitness are offering all 2018 Demons members free 2nd and third months which equates to under $40 for three months of gym membership.

To take advantage of this exclusive offer, click here or call 6280 1069. Not a 2018 Demons member? Sign up here or call 9362 4499 to qualify for the special offer!

The Colts kick off their 2018 campaign 9am this Saturday when they take on Swan Districts at Lathlain Park.


Perth champion gets State blazer pocket

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:13 AM - by Peter Kennedy

Bert Wansbrough, the 1955 premiership vice-captain, and his wife Norma, didn't know what to expect when three club members visited their Beverley home recently.

Brian Sweetapple and Greg Dart from the Past Players and Officials Association, and Peter Kennedy, were on a mission: to deliver a replica of the crest on Bert's 1956 State team blazer pocket for the national carnival in Perth.

Bert is very proud of a montage of crests from various football and other blazers he has worn during a celebrated sporting career. But the 1956 carnival blazer pocket was missing.

His good friend and Beverley councillor David White noted this gap, and made inquiries as to how it could be rectified, without Bert's knowledge. Eventually he contacted Peter Kennedy, who suggested Brian Sweetapple might have access to a 1956 blazer through the club's History Centre.

Brian got to work with Greg Dart, and together they hit the jackpot. There was indeed a pocket with the crest in good condition, which they had duplicated. The gap in Bert's collection was filled.

Bert was also presented with a mounted cutting from The West Australian, noting his crucial role in Perth's nail biting two-point win over East Fremantle in that 1955 grand final. It was headed "Wansbrough Comes To Side's Rescue" and noted how, after being switched at half time from centre half back to full forward, he had kicked four goals in the third quarter to put Perth within reach of victory after a poor first half.

An epic last quarter, in which the whole side lifted and champion ruckman Merv McIntosh played at his brilliant best in his last game, saw Perth break a 48-year premiership drought.

Bert travelled from the family farm each week to play 127 games between 1952 and 1958. He kicked 167 goals for Perth and was named on a half back flank in Perth's Team of the Century. He was Club Legend in 2008.

Bert continued his football career with Beverley, adding to his illustrious record by leading the home team to a premiership as well.

He has the Demons' 2018 fixtures on his desk, and plans to make the trip to the city to see a winning game at Lathlain Park.

2018 Corporate Classic Results

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Congratulations to Megabay Distributors for taking out the 2018 Corporate Classic at last night's draw in the Lathlain Park President's Lounge.

Drawn ahead of almost 50 other entrants, Megabay Distributors won a $15,000 promotional package including two prominent signs at Lathlain Park and $3,000 in advertising with Community News.

Drawn second was Media Tonic, a long serving sponsor of the club, winning $5,000 worth of advertising with 6PR.

Armando Sports was the last of the prize winners, taking home a $1,000 package which includes match day acknowledgement and a table for 10 at a 2018 President's Lunch.

The Corporate Classic is a key fundraising event for the Perth Football Club and it would like to thank all businesses that entered in 2018.

In addition to yesterday evening's function, all entrants receive an invitation for two to a 2018 President's Lunch, as well as acknowledgement on the club's website and in the 2018 Annual Report.

Keep an eye out for the 2019 Corporate Classic early next year. If you'd like to get involved in the mean time, check out player sponsorship and/or the club's various membership options. To enquire about corporate sponsorship with the club, contact Jared Bell on 9362 4499 or

Winner: Megabay Distributors




2nd Place: Media Tonic




3rd Place: Armando Sports

Inaugural Tackling Suicide Match a success

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:23 PM

Last Saturday’s inaugural Tackling Suicide Celebrity & Community Match has been hailed a success, with almost 2000 people turning out to help raise money and awareness for mental health in the Perth community.

$9,500 was raised on the evening, which will help fund suicide and mental health education programs, run by Outside The Locker Room, within the Perth community.

Sporting clubs and schools in the Perth Football Club zone will receive $1500 and $500 respectively towards the funding of Outside The Locker Room’s 12-month program and are encouraged to email Kristi Annear at to apply by 30th April 2018.

Food trucks, bars, live music and kick-to-kick made for an enjoyable and family friendly evening at Lathlain Park.

On the field, Troy Cook’s Team Lifeline was too strong for Jake Edwards’ Team OTLR, running out winners by 17-points.  

Courtney Ugle of the WA Football Academy was awarded best on ground for her efforts in the midfield, while Matt Moody (look away handball specialist), Ryan Crowley (too competitive), and Paul Hasleby (best outside player) showed why they were all once on AFL lists.

The Perth Football Club, together with Outside The Locker Room would like to thank the partners and sponsors that made the evening possible.

Major Partners
Perth Football Club

Proud Sponsors
City Toyota
Bolt Fitness
KC Australia
Aloft Hotel

Archer Street Physio (prepping the players with strapping and massage)
Brett Earl of Perth FitFam
Regional Men’s Health
Antz In Ya Pants (Nitro Cold Brew Coffee)
Perth Angels

Photos kindly taken by Brett Earl of Perth FitFam. More photos coming soon - keep an eye on our website and Facebook page.














Youth Focus Curtain Raiser v Thunder

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:14 AM

A youthful and relatively inexperienced Perth outfit will today take on reigning premiers Peel Thunder in the club's first practice game for 2018.

Bounce down is 3:30pm at Lathlian Park, raising the curtain for the Tackling Suicide Celebrity & Community Match which begins at 5:30pm.

The Demons' focus during the inter club and intra club games will be ensuring that the best and fittest players are available for the club's round one clash against Swan Districts on the 31st March.

The composition of Perth's squad is based on a number of factors, including training, player load management and promotion of the graduating colts and second year players.

It will be fantastic to see Lachie Dennis and Braden Piggott returning in the red and black colours, while new recruits Richie Bourne Jnr, Fraser Barns and Aaron LoCicero will be joining a host of others in playing their first game.

Familiar faces will include Laine Wilkins, Kurtis Chester, Marshall Jones, Kristian Morisey, Shaun Smith, John Levien, Brad McPhail and more.

In what will be an extremely good test for the Perth newcomers and younger players to see how far the group has improved, the Peel side will be quite strong with the likes of Blair Bell, Leeroy Jetta and Gerald Ugle joined by 10 Fremantle listed players who have been released.

The Fremantle players were released late and include experienced AFL players coming off injury interrupted pre-seasons (Lee Spurr, Griffin Logue, Shane Kersten, and Ryan Nyhuis).

League coach Earl Spalding will be boundary side for the game, while Reserves coach Andrew Panetta takes over the reigns on match day.

“It will be a great opportunity for the majority of this squad to get a feel of what senior football is all about, while also giving us an indication of how far we have come in the pre-season” Spalding said.

“We have worked hard with our medical staff to professionally and thoroughly plan out game time requirements of senior players and those coming off injuries in 2017”, he added.

While the two teams will differ in experience, Perth supporters and members are encouraged to look at the game with an eye to round one and remember that it is a practice game and will be a great opportunity for players to stand up and show their talent and push for a senior game on the 31st March.

Tackling Suicide Celebrity & Community Match Day Info

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 4:02 PM

The Tackling Suicide Celebrity & Community Match is fast approaching. Here's all you need to know about the evening, and the organisation's that made it possible.

Match Day Info
Saturday 24th February 2018 at Lathlain Park
2:30pm - Gates open
3:30pm - Youthfocus Curtain Raiser Perth Demons v Peel Thunder
5:30pm - Tackling Suicide Celebrity & Community Match

Make sure you get down nice and early to secure a spot - first in best dressed!

  • Bouncy Castles
  • Bar facilities including the 'Bar on the Hill', 'Demon Den' and the 'Redlegs Bar'
  • Food trucks including
  • PFC membership & merchandise stand
  • Pit Stop - Regional Men's Health Initiative
  • Kick-to-kick at the breaks

More information about Saturday's Tackling Suicide Celebrity & Community Match here




Jake Edwards (OTLR) C

Troy Cook (FREO) C

Ryan Crowley (Freo)

Brad Sykes (OTLR)

Dale Kickett (Freo)

Shaun McManus (FREO)

Paul Hasleby (Freo)

Andrew Embley (WCE)

Daniel Kerr (WCE)

Paddy Sweeney (Channel 9 News)

David Wirrapanda (WCE)

Dene White (ex PFC Captain) & Fireman)

Drew Petrie (WCE NTH MELB)

Sam Butler (WCE)

Simon Orchard (KOOKABURRAS)

Matt Moody (Policeman & Brisbane Lions)

Jasmine Stewart (WA FOOTY ACADAMY)


Lucy Vandermeer (WA FOOTY ACADAMY)

Luke McPharlin (FREO)

Courtney Ugle (WA FOOTY ACADAMY)

Nadia Mitsopolus (ABC Radio)

Josh Gray (Kent St HS)

Chris Harris (YOUTH FOCUS)

Toby McGrath (Fireman & STH FREO)

Scott Thornton (FREO)

Ashleigh Nelson (HOCKEYROOS)

Georgia Nanscawen (HOCKEYROOS)

Kirstin Dwyer (HOCKEYROOS)

Laura Barden (HOCKEYROOS)

Caitlin Tilsted (PERTH ANGELS)

Zak Meloncelli (Belmont SHS)

Luke Bakker (F&B CMCFL)

Ceri Cummings (Owner Bolt Fitness)

Nathan Hansen (Policeman)

Dave Pisano (Winner PFC Comp)

Brad Sykes (OTLR Facilitator)

Blake Robinson (F&B AVON FL)

Greg Valles (Board Member OTLR)

Lea Caccamo (PERTH ANGELS)

Jaxon Ramsey (Hardwood Co & Wickepin FC)

Lauren Stammers (WA FOOTY ACADAMY)

Mitch McPhee (Teacher Belmont HS)


Zack Hore (City Toyota Winner)

Larissa Versaci (WA FOOTY ACADAMY)

Jake Battrick (6PR)

Craig Lynch (Deputy Principal Kent St HS)

Nick Alviani (6PR)

Andrew Fordham (6PR)

Entry and Parking
Enter through the Goddard St turnstiles. $10 for adults, gold coin donation for under 16s.
Parking available at the old bowls club site (corner of Bishopsgate St & Roberts Rd) and on streets surrounding Lathlain Park.
Victoria Park Station is located 400m from Lathlain Park and there are numerous nearby bus stops. Plan your Transperth journey here.

Major Partners
Perth Football Club

Proud Sponsors
City Toyota
Bolt Fitness
KC Australia
Aloft Hotel

Archer Street Physio (prepping the players with strapping and massage)
Regional Men’s Health
Antz In Ya Pants (Nitro Cold Brew Coffee)
Perth Angels

2018 coaching group confirmed

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:45 PM

The replacements for 2017 senior assistant coaches Garry Moss and Michael Pratt have been confirmed, with Darren Kowal (pictured below) and Patrick Litherland (left) coming on board to support Senior Coach Earl Spalding.

Kowal, who played 105 games for Melbourne in the 1990s, will look after the forwards while Litherland comes on as the defensive line coach.

Litherland has been in the WAFL coaching system since 2006. He coached East Perth colts in 2015, was a League Assistant at Claremont in 2016 and last year coached Claremont's women's side. Litherland is currently completing his Level 3 High Performance Accreditation.

Kowal, a 1991 premiership player for Claremont, has more recently spent time at the Tigers as a skills coach. He spent eight years at Melbourne Football Club (1992-99), before returning to Claremont where he played a further 89-games (to go with his 16 in 1991).

Kowal and Litherland replace Moss and Pratt, who both moved on at the end of last season after being offered colts head coaching roles at Perth and East Perth respectively.

Chance Bateman, who last year coached the defenders, will take care of the midfield group.

Perth Football Manager Dale Ballantyne says the Club is very pleased with the quality of coaches within the senior group.

"Darren and Pat will fill the void left in the senior coaching group by Pratty and Mossy," Ballantyne said.

"Their experience, knowledge and enthusiasm will ensure further learning and improvement amongst our young playing group as we strive to climb the WAFL ladder."

Earl Spalding enters his fourth year at the helm after signing a contract extension midway through last year. Spalding has now notched up 60 games as Perth's senior coach and will be looking to keep a healthy list on the park this season after an injury ridden 2017.

Andrew Panetta will coach the Reserves for the fourth year running, assisted by Kim VanderWeide in his second year. Bruce Fraser and Daine Burnett will complete the 2018 Reserves coaching group as the Club strives to build on last year's narrow elimination final loss.