WA Beats VICTORIA

Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 10:58 PM

WA took on Victoria in the 2013 State Game held in Northam on Saturday, with the Perth Demons being represented by Paul Bevan (named Vice Captain) and Brennan Stack in the squad, with Adam Pickering also selected as the Midfield Line Coach.

WA, after being 31 points down mid-way through the third quarter, managed to record a fantastic 17 point win, with Paul and Brennan certainly playing their part kicking three and two goals respectively.

A further honor for the club was President Vince Pendal being asked to present the Simpson Medal to Wayde Twomey and the Cup to Coach Marc Webb and Captain Paul Johnson.

An excellent day for the Perth Football Club. Well done Paul Bevan, Brennan Stack and Adam Pickering.

 

 

 

For a more detailed wrap of the game click on one of the following articles.

PERTH NOW

THE WEST

Help the Perth District win $5000

Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 10:45 PM

 

Vote to help us win  equipment for local junior football clubs.

The  Perth Football District & Local Junior Footy Clubs could win up to $5,000 from a $220,000 prize pool, PLUS you could win $5,000 for yourself.

Voting is easy, jump onto the Bendigo Bank Facebook page, click on the WA Competition tab and vote for your favourite project.

To Vote sign in to facebook  -  VOTE NOW!

In summary:

1) Sign in to Facebook and then click the Link
2) Enter 6102 (Joondalup's Post Code)
3) Click the Bentley Branch
4) Vote for the Footy Project

5) Click "Share" to make sure friends and family know about the project
(Note you MUST be signed in to Facebook to register)

Provide free first aid equipment to our twelve Junior Football Clubs across the  Perth Football District to ensure junior sport provides not only a fun & fair game but a safe environment for our kids.

Community Benefits:

  • Safe sporting environment for our kids in local football clubs with the provision of first aid equipment
  • Our Clubs are able to ensure they are well stocked in first aid & invest their first aid funding to train our volunteers in first aid/sports trainers
  • More kids playing sports in a team environment, being physically active

 

Midseason Membership Sale

Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 9:59 PM

50% OFF ROVERS AND FULL MEMBERSHIPS. CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO PURCHASE YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE PERTH DEMONS!

2013 State Game

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12:48 AM

The Perth Football Club is pleased to have two players named in the 2013 State Squad (final 25) in Paul Bevan (Announced as Vice Captain last night) and Brennan Stack.

 

The Club also has Adam Pickering named as part of the Coaching team.

 

Well done all!

 

We encourage all Perth Supporters to head to Northam for the game and show their support for WA as they take on Victoria.

 

For more information on the game including start times click here.

Thank You Volunteers

Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 9:19 PM

The Perth Football Club would like to take this time to thank the many volunteers that assist us in getting a team out on the field, assisting with the day to day running of the club and maintaining and improving our facilities. Volunteers are a vital part of a Football Club and we would like to show our appreciation. We apologise if we have missed anyone.

 

 

Ground Announcer:

Jesse Roznicki

 

Nominations Committee:

Peter Kennedy (Chairman)

Richard Camm

Jack Ensor

Allan Stiles

 

Office Volunteers

Vicki Pendal

Margaret Rose

 

Interchange Steward

Paul Biggs

Clive

Kevin Wilson

 

Merchandise Volunteer:

Kerry Sweetapple

 

Maintenance Volunteers
Don Clement

Brian Crowder

Vern Dann

Colin Davies

Jim Dwyer

Greg May

Lance Rigby

Archie Rose

Ross Taylor

 

Mail Out Volunteers

Vicki Pendal

Margaret Rose

Kerry Sweetapple

Brian Sweetapple

 

Property Steward

Arthur Ransted

Doug Ransted

 

Redlegs Radio Show

Andrew Owens

 

Scoreboard

Ray

Evelyn

 

Stats Team

Rod Basell

Brendan Carr

Dave

 

Team Managers

League – Ash Dinning/Kevin Wilson

Reserves – Kevin Dack

Colts – Steve Ransted

 

Time Keepers

Simon Collins

Brian Carr

Bob Scudds

 

Trainers

Tanika Mucnkton

Teisha Standen

Bec Steddy

Michelle Rubinoski

Frank Furfaro

Brock Fleay

Angela Summers

Courtnee Farr

Matthew Hayes

Keith Collins

Peter Burrows

Krystle Spanos

Lionel Velho

Robbie MacDonald

Lesley Hugg

Hayley Paterson

Nichola Foster

Shannon Wright

 

Video Editing

Andrew Owens

 

 

 

 

DEMONS FALL JUST SHORT OF THE TIGERS

Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 9:14 PM

By Mark Thornber

Round 8, Perth v Claremont

At Claremont Oval , Saturday 4 May 2013

 

Perth                           2.2       7.2       10.5      14.11    95

Claremont                  6.2       9.3       13.6      15.10    100

The Perth Football Club certainly did all their supporters proud on Saturday as they went within a whisker of pulling off an upset win against reigning premiers Claremont at Claremont Oval on Saturday.

In perfect conditions for football Perth kicked to the showgrounds end of the ground in the first term. Claremont kicked the opening goal through Ruckman Mitch Andrews at the 4 minute mark. The Tigers were looking very good early on with sharp shooters Ian Richardson and Paul Medhurst both hitting the scoreboard early on.

The Demons kicked their first major through a clever snap by Brennan Stack. The Tigers seemed to have the advantage in the centre square and were constantly driving the ball deep into their forward line placing pressure on an overworked Perth defence.

The returning Hayden Busher kicked Perth’s second goal, however at quarter time it was the home side that led after booting 6 goals 2 to 2 goals 2. The second term saw Perth slowly work their way into the match mainly through the tough running ability of Brett Hodge.

Stack kicked Perth’s 3rd goal and this was soon followed by another to Captain Paul Bevan as the Demons came right back into the contest. Jared Risol was playing a superb rebounding game in the backline and was receiving great support from the reliable Matthew Tedesco.

When big man Fraser McInnes booted a long 50 metre goal the match was back on level terms as the Demons were playing some great team football. Unfortunately a couple of late errors including a double 50 metre penalty paid against Chance Bateman saw the Tigers kick a couple of late goals in the term to take a 13 point lead into half time, as tempers flared between both side’s as they left the ground.

The second half saw the Tigers kick the first goal as they again jumped out to a 3 goal lead. Perth was trying hard and gaining plenty of the ball in the midfield through Hodge, Michael Florio and Ali Smith, however had difficulty spotting targets up forward.

The quarter was fairly evenly matched on the scoreboard as just when Perth closed the margin the home side steadied. Florio kicked a long ball into Perth’s open forward line to allow Matthew Moody to run into an open goal only to see the dangerous Richardson convert truly for the Tigers almost straight away.

At three quarter time Claremont had increased their lead to 19 points after kicking 4 goals to 3 for the third term. The last quarter did not start well for the Demons with Claremont kicking a goal within 30 seconds.

Perth really needed a lift and despite Bevan appearing injured and losing defender Nick Kane in the first quarter they suddenly started to lift as the likes of Ali Smith and Daniel O’Sullivan took advantage of Christian Eyres good ruck work.

Bevan booted his 3rd goal and when Moody kicked his second and his sides 12th the vocal Perth fans sensed a real upset was possible. Unfortunately the time clock was not working, however Perth just kept coming as Eyres continued to palm the ball beautifully down Smith’s throat.

Kyle Reimers marked strongly and converted to bring Perth within 11 points and when Stack bounced through a sensational goal up against the boundary line Perth had hit the front by a point. As brilliant as Stack’s goal was at one end Medhurst kicked a great goal soon after to again reinstate the lead to the Tigers.

With surely only minutes remaining Perth fans held their breath as they attempted one more forward thrust when Risol was aided by a 50 metre penalty, however his shot at goal missed, and with now only seconds left the siren sounded as Claremont held on to win a thrilling match by just 5 points.

Although losing Perth showed some wonderful character late in the match to hit the front and this was well appreciated by a healthy group of Perth supporters at the game.

Hodge played a wonderful hard running match picking up 26 touches and has certainly proven this year he is a quality midfielder and not just a tagger. Florio continues his fine season and picked up 22 possessions and was well supported by Smith.

Stack must have impressed State Selectors by booting 5 goals. Risol played his best match for his new club and Tedesco repelled many of the Tigers forward moves all day.

Next week there is a general bye in the WAFL due to the State match with Perth playing Subiaco at Medibank Stadium in Round 9.

Goals: Stack 5, Bevan 3, Moody 2, McInnes, Busher, Boyle, Reimers 1.

Best: Hodge, Stack, Risol, Florio, Tedesco, Smith.

Demons Run Over Royals

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 1:38 AM

Article By Mark Thornber

Photos By Aaron Raman

Round 7, Perth v East Perth

At Brownes Stadium, Thursday 25 April 2013

 

Perth                           5.5       9.8       12.10    19.16    130

East Perth                  3.3       5.7       10.10    11.13    79

 

Perth continued their outstanding start to the season with a commanding win by 51 points after a great final term against arch rivals East Perth at Brownes Stadium on Anzac Day.

After a moving service to commemorate Anzac Day it was the Royals who hit the scoreboard first with a goal in the opening minute. This seemed to lift the Demons though as a hard working midfield led by Ali Smith and Dene White found plenty of the ball early.

Perth Captain Paul Bevan kicked his side’s first major at the 10 minute mark after a few of his team mates missed early shots at goal. The home side was looking good and when key forward Fraser McInnes kicked Perth’s 3rd goal they had opened up a mini break.

The highlight of the term for Perth fans came just before quarter time with Simon Tunbridge coming off the bench to kick a superb long 50 metre goal and then take a wonderful mark to convert another. At quarter time the Demons were in front by 14 points after kicking 5 goal 5 to 3 goals 3.

The second term saw Perth continue their fine form with a rock solid defence led by the courageous Matthew Tedesco and key backman Jared Risol keeping the Royals Josh Smith quiet. East Perth hit back through the lively Matthew Seal, however Perth continued their scoreboard pressure with goals through Matthew Moody and the exciting Brennan Stack.

After booting 4 goals to 3 the Demons took a comfortable lead of 25 points into half time. The second half saw the Demons start well with a hard running goal to White. The Royals slowly came back into the match half way through the term as Perth found it difficult to keep East Perth Captain Brendan Lee quiet. A couple of bustling goals to West Coast Eagle Scott Lycett suddenly saw the Royals gain back the momentum of the match, and by the three quarter time siren Perth were only 12 points ahead.

With a torrid last quarter likely it was the home side that seemed to have all the answers. Alistair Smith’s clearance work out of the centre square was simply outstanding as he continually drove Perth forward. Tunbridge kicked Perth’s 13th goal as the Demons started to run all over their tired looking opponents.

Paul Bevan booted his 4th goal and when Stack kicked his 2nd  it was all one way traffic to the delight of Perth fans. Perth was playing some fantastic team football and finding space all over the ground. Michael Florio was in brilliant touch on his centre wing and Moody was playing a great creative last quarter in the middle setting up many forward moves.

The Demons had kicked 5 quick goals within the first 15 minutes to finally put the match beyond doubt. Moody booted his team’s 19th goal just before the final siren to finish off a dominant term that produced 7 goals to 1 and a stirring 51 point victory.

The result was very pleasing for Perth supporters with many positives to take from the day. Bevan played a wonderful Captain’s match booting 4 goals and was well supported by Tunbridge also with 4 and a game high 11 marks.

Tedesco continues his outstanding form this season and combined well with Risol and Kane Ransted in the backline all day. Ali Smith along with Florio and White, who continues to prove many of his critics wrong rounded out a hard working midfield.

The win in front of a healthy home crowd was a real highlight to watch with the Colts and Reserves also winning well. Hayden Busher with 3 goals and Joel Leeson with 24 possessions both looked impressive in the Reserves, and along with the returning Chance Bateman from injury they should all push for a return to the league side in the coming weeks.

Next week Perth faces their biggest test of the season against ladder leaders Claremont at Claremont Oval.

Goals: Bevan, Tunbridge 4, Stack 3, Moody, White, Florio 2, Ashley Smith, McInnes 1.

Best: Bevan, Alistair Smith, White, Florio, Tedesco, Ashley Smith.

 

Rental Property Required

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 1:25 AM

The Perth Football Club currently has a player urgently looking for a rental property for him and his family.

If you can assist in any way or for more information, please contact Brendan Kays on 0401 466 830.

An Update From The Coach

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 11:20 AM

By now we would have all had the opportunity to have a look with our own eyes on how the Perth Football Club is shaping up in season 2013. The time for talking is well and truly over and the time for action has arrived.


I hope you have all enjoyed the start to the season as we have witnessed some exciting football over the past four weeks. I am sure there is still a fair amount of our supporters that will have their doubts about whether we can continue on and make something of the season and that's understandable considering the clubs history.


My view as the senior coach is that we try and break that old Perth mould and join our playing group with a positive and encouraging attitude and surround them with a positive environment on and off the field.


We as a football club just might surprise ourselves with an enjoyable experience when we come each week to support our great club. What's important is that we have internal belief and confidence in what we are doing and everything outside of that is out of the playing group’s control. I can only hope that a strong start to the season has given you all some belief that we as a football club are on the right track.


Our job as a football club is to regain back the respect of all those proud and passionate supporters that have followed the club with much disappointment for many years. I can assure you all that everyone here continually challenges themselves to get better. This is the great thing about working at the Perth Football Club and with the people we have currently at the club.


We all firmly believe that we can become a better team as the season progresses by continually challenging each other and working hard to live and play by our club values. I believe our new leadership group headed up by our captain Paul Bevan will ensure that we keep striving for constant improvement in every aspect of our game.


Nobody here is satisfied with or is resting on our achievement so far, we all know we lost a game on the weekend that we shouldn't have and we will use this week’s bye as a opportunity to try and improve and working on maximising our potential.


AN UPDATE ON THE INJURY LIST


We would all be presently surprised to see Haydn Busher back on deck making his way back through our Development squad. This is exciting to think he could be back in our league team soon if he can keep progressing.


Chance Bateman is recovering quickly and could be back as soon as the Anzac Day clash with East Perth . Daniel O'Sullivan was a late withdrawal last week but we are very confident that he will be fit to play next week.


Sadly the East Fremantle game took its toll on first gamer Brant Collage, he has a broken jaw and had surgery on Tuesday morning and will miss 4-6 weeks. David Johnston has no luck so far at the PFC after a strong preseason game David was struck down with a infection in his arm and required emergency surgery, he had just started to recover and had a roll of the ankle on the weekend that will set him back a few more weeks. Mitchell Leyendekkers missed last week due to some soreness but will be fully recovered for our next game.


Currently we are in good shape injury wise and its a credit to our medical and conditioning staff at the club, let’s hope we can continue to be strong in this area because we all know injures play a big part in a long season.


One of our exciting challenges is to bring our young players through our system and to integrate them into senior football, while at the same time challenging our older players to reach millstones and continue to improve. As a coaching group it's great to see our Development team playing great football and putting pressure on the senior players in the league team. Every player knows they are on notice and there is a replacement pushing for their spot in the team.


So far we have seen three young men make their league debut Matthew Boyle, Michael Sinclair and Brant Collage. It's great to see at all three of these players have come through our colts program and are quickly developing into senior players.


On a development note you would all be pleased to hear that our reserves team last weekend that performed so well against East Fremantle was made up of 19 of 23 players all coming from our colts program's.

SO WHERE TO FROM HERE?


It's important that as a club we don't get ahead of ourselves, we stay focused on our goals and are constantly improving in every area of our football club and continue to develop a strong culture that will form the platform for long team success at the Perth Football Club.


There will be many challenges ahead starting on Anzac Day playing the Royals, but as a club we will judge ourselves on how we deal with difficult times that will determine how the season evolves for us.

Game day is the opportunity for our teams to perform, show improvement and be rewarded for their hard work, we will take the ups and downs and keep striving to be as competitive as we can be and give you all a great reason to come and continue your support. There are no limitations on where this group can take our club this season.

To all that read this letter I encourage you all to get down to Brownes Stadium on Anzac Day and show your support to a young group of players that are working extremely hard to continue to develop and win games of football.


See you at the game,

Damo. 

Red Legs Half Hour

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 9:11 AM

THE REDLEGS HALF HOUR

91.3 Sports FM

HOST ANDREW OWEN

On the Redlegs Half Hour this week we have Jarrad Irons in the studio, we hear from Damien McMahon after the narrow loss against the Sharks and we speak to Kyle Reimers about life as a Demon and what it is like to play on ANZAC Day ahead of our upcoming clash with East Perth on the 25th April.
 
So make sure you have a listen at 7:30pm this Thursday on 91.3 Sport FM.  Got something to say during the show?  Well now you can.  Send your messages to 0429 913 913.
 
Also a podcast of the show is available on line.  You can find the podcast by clicking on this link http://www.sportfm.com.au/programs-podcasts/ and then the date of the show that you have missed