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East Victoria Park Auskicker lives unforgettable Toyota AFL Grand Final Experience

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 1:00 PM

East Victoria Park Auskicker, Angus McDonald, was the envy of his friends on the weekend when he was a part of greatness, participating in the 2013 Toyota AFL Grand Final, one of the biggest events on the Australian sporting calendar.

 Angus, a participant at the Victoria Park JFC NAB AFL Auskick centre, had the time of his life during a weekend of action packed activity.  Accompanied by his mother, Angus’s experience kicked off in style at the NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year Awards Dinner at the MCG.  A memorable moment of the event occurred when Geelong Captain and NAB AFL Auskick ambassador, Joel Selwood, presented Angus with his official NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year nominee playing jumper.

On Friday, Angus, marched alongside fellow Auskickers and the two competing Toyota AFL Grand Final teams through the streets of Melbourne in the traditional Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade.

 Grand Final Day was undoubtedly the highlight of the trip when Angus played NAB AFL Auskick on the MCG in front of 100,000 fans prior to the commencement of the big game.  After the match Angus, along with the other 21 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year nominees, presented the Hawthorn players with their 2013 Toyota AFL Premiership Medals.

 “It was so exciting to play in front of so many people on the MCG, and getting to present a premiership medal with all my friends and family watching on TV was really cool too,” Angus said.

 Young Angus’s opportunity to participate in this unforgettable three day Toyota AFL Grand Final experience came to life through NAB’s Auskicker of the Year competition.  This competition exists to reward selected NAB AFL Auskick participants across the country for their teamwork, passion and commitment to the sport.

NAB is dedicated to Footifying Australia and has been genuinely growing the game for the past ten years through support of programs like NAB AFL Auskick. Every year, over 180,000 children participate in NAB AFL Auskick at one of 2,900 centres nationwide.

Vale Richie Rigg

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 12:00 PM

A big contingent of Perth supporters and former players travelled to Bunbury on February 18 for the funeral of popular 1967 and 1968 premiership player, Richie Rigg, who died after a long illness. He was aged 68.

 

Richie grew up on his parent's farm at Harvey, but later moved with his wife Joan and family to Australind. He was surrounded by his family when he finally lost his battle with cancer.

 He was the third member of the extended Rigg family to wear the red and black guernsey. His cousin Basil played 45 games in the 1940s before switching to become a league umpire, and older brother Eddie played 83 games in the early 1960s.

Eddie spoke with humour and feeling about his brother at the Funeral Mass in St Patrick's Cathedral.

Richie served notice that he was a sportsmen of great promise when he broke into the Aquinas College First Eleven cricket team in 1957 at the age of 12. He also excelled at football and it was fortunate for Perth that he concentrated on football on leaving school.

League captain-coach Malcolm Atwell earmarked the Harvey-Brunswick recruit for the back pocket in 1967 after the retirement of former captain Bill Leuzzi, who had filled the spot in the 1966 premiership side.

Richie was handed the task of minding the resting rovers. Tall for a back pocket player at the time, he was able to outmark his opponents, and also had a good turn of pace. He developed a fine understanding with the team's unflinching full back, the late Graham Ramshaw, and together they generally made Saturday afternoons miserable for opposing forwards.   

He played 69 league games for Perth before the constant travel for training and matches on Saturday took its toll, and he retired in 1969. But he was always a popular figure at the club when he returned for reunions with his premiership teammates or just to watch a game.

Past players and members at the funeral included Malcolm Atwell, Bob Shields, Pat Astone, Ian Rothnie, Graham Edwards, Graeme White, Ray Lawrence, Noel Wilson, Mal Winsor, Bob Coleman, Bob Page, Allan Stiles and Basil Rigg. Former PFC president Ted O'Connor, a schoolmate of Richie's, also made the trip to Bunbury to say goodbye.

The Perth Football Club extends its sincere sympathy to the whole Rigg family, especially Richie's wife Joan --  with whom he was married for more than 40 years --  their three children and their families, and brother Eddie.

Vale Richie Rigg, a talented and popular Perth player, and a fine citizen.

- PETER KENNEDY

Membership Draw

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 6:27 PM

Purchase your membership before 19 February 2013 to go into the draw to win a $100 Gift Voucher from The Good Guys Belmont.

Click here to purchase your membership online or click here to download our membership form.

 

The Good Guys Belmont
Contact: Roy Davis
225 Alexander Road
BELMONT  WA 6104
Phone: 9450 9000

 

Feel like showing some extra support for the Demons, why not look at one of our options below:
Corporate Classic
Player Sponsorship

Doctor Required for the Perth Football Club

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 2:48 PM

Exciting community minded role

Friendly and supportive environment

Attractive honorarium and other football benefits available

 

Perth Football Club (Demons) is seeking a club doctor to join our exciting up and coming Western Australian WAFL club. This role would be perfect for an Australian Rules enthusiast or even better, a Perth Football Club supporter.

 

Ideally we would like you to be available for all 20 games played throughout the season; although job share may be available.

 

Qualified Doctors need only apply.

 

To take advantage of this great opportunity and “unleash your inner demon”, or for further information please contact:

 

Brendan Kays

Football Operations Manager

Mobile: 0401 466 830

E-mail: Brendan@perthdemons.com.au

Updated RWF Colts Training Schedule - February

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 12:07 PM

Please click here for an updated Colts Training Schedule

Updated XVIs Training Schedule - FEB, MAR & APR

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 12:01 PM

Please click here for the updated XVI's training schedule


AIS-AFL Academy - Clem Smith

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 10:11 AM

The AIS-AFL Academy Squad have recently arrived back after a 10 day tour of New Zealand which culminated in a game against the NZ Hawks over the Australia Day weekend.

Game day presented perfect weather conditions and the Westpac Stadium ground in Wellington was presented in the best condition possible.

At the end of the first quarter the score was 1 behind to 43 and it looked like it was going to be a long day for the Hawks, but early exuberance from the young AIS team and some regrouping from the Hawks meant the rest of the game was a lot closer.

Clem Smith played the whole game and was a driving force out of the middle and played a defensive role while resting.

Smith continues to impress, being named third best for the AIS-AFL Team and will be one to keep an eye on as the season unfolds.

The AIS-AFL Academy got up 16-5 101 to the NZ Hawks 7-16 58. 

 

 

Photo: Clem Smith of Australia in action during the match between the AIS Academy and New Zealand Hawks at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo: Sean Garnsworthy/AFL Media).

Upcoming XVI's Development Squad Scratch Matches & Carnival Matches

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 9:41 AM

Please find below the schedule for upcoming matches for the Robert Wiley Foundation XVI's Development Squad.

Please come along and support the boys.

 

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Scratch Match vs Clontarf

5.00pm

Brownes Stadium

 

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Scratch Match vs WPFC

10.00am

Brownes Stadium

 

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Carnival vs PTFC

5.00pm (following the league game)

Brownes Stadium

 

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Carnival vs CFC

6.00pm

Brownes Stadium

 

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Canival vs SFFC

5.00pm (following the league game)

Brownes Stadium

 

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Carnival vs SDFC

5.00pm (following the league game)

Steel Blue Oval

 

Friday, 12 April 2013

Carnival vs EFFC

6.00pm

Brownes Stadium

 

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Carnival vs EPFC

5.00pm (following the league game)

Brownes Stadium

In's and Outs for 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 12:13 PM

2013 has seen many changes has seen many changes both on and off the field.

Below we have listed the ins and outs for the current 2013 training squad of 70 players.

This group will be reduced prior to the season with a formal announcement of the playing squad expected in late February 2013.

 

Ins:

Chance Bateman (AFL - Hawthorn)

Jarrod Irons (AFL - Port Adelaide)

David Johnston (WAFL - Peel)

Mitch Leyendekkers (WAFL - Peel)

Daniel Murray (WAFL - Peel / AFL - Brisbane)

Kyle Reimers (AFL - Essendon)

Jarrod Risol (VFL - Werribee)

Tyson Rowlings (WAFL - West Perth)

Jackson Sketcher (VFL - Frankston)

 Scott Siekierka (returning)

Dene White (returning)

 

Outs:

Ross Young (Victoria)

Aaron Zucconi

Jarrod Kayler-Thomson (Subiaco)

Andrew McDougall (Subiaco)

Leon Davis (Retired)

Tim Noakes

Ben Noakes

Matt Rogers (Swan Districts)

Aaron Elari (Swan Districts)

 

Player Sponsorship 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Perth Football Club Player Sponsorship - support a player, support the club.

By sponsoring a player you pay the players fees and assist with medical expenses, but you also invest an interest in how the player is going, hoping that they have a good year both on and off the field. Players certainly appreciate the sponsorhsip and in doing so, become interested in you, and where able promot you and/or your business to others.

Dont miss this unique opportunity, with your support acknowledged throughout the year through the club many avenues of electronic media, but commences with a private function with presentations made by the players to their sponsors.

Click here for more information about how to become a player sponsor.