Monday, June 9, 2014 - 2:03 PM


The following members are celebrating their birthdays this week and we would like to take this opportunity to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

Harry Morgan; John Wheelock; Michael Malaxos; Tony Johnson; Bruce Dalziell; Malcolm Dobson; Christopher Reidy; John Ritchie; David Fardon; Michael Cuneo; David Fienberg; Jim Watson; Glen Quartermain; Steven Cowin; Carmelo Zagami; Matthew Preedy; Jack Perham; Alice Potter; Lachlan Blight; John Bowker.

Kicking Goals for Batten Disease

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 3:21 PM

The East Fremantle Football Club, along with Major Partner Bendigo Bank, will be supporting Batten Disease awareness on Saturday June 7th in our Round 11 Bendigo Bank Cup clash with Peel Thunder at East Fremantle Oval.

The East Fremantle players are donating $100 to the Batten Disease Support and Research Association for every goal they score on Saturday. Bendigo Bank are matching their donations with another $100 per goal and we want our supporters to pledge too!

Click here to pledge your donation per goal. Any amount big or small - every little bit helps! Send us your pledge per goal, along with your name and phone number and we’ll be in touch after the game to collect.

About Batten Disease

Batten disease is an inherited disorder of the nervous system that usually manifests itself in childhood.

Early symptoms of Batten disease usually appear in childhood when parents or doctors may notice a child begin to develop vision problems or seizures.

Symptoms vary with each child. The most typical symptomatology is:

• Visual impairment often progressing to complete blindness;

• Seizures, which may be frequent and difficult to control;

• Decline in cognitive function;

• Personality and behavioural changes;

• Loss of communication skills;

• Loss of fine and gross motor skills;

• Abnormal body movements;

• A general progressive deterioration.

Batten disease, to date has always been fatal, most often by the late teens or twenties and is not contagious nor, at this time, preventable.

East Fremantle Football Club and Batten Disease

There are two families in Western Australia currently affected by Batten Disease.  The Halley-Millenbach family, local to the East Fremantle area, have two children living with Batten Disease, Curtis (17) and Luke (15).

The East Fremantle Football Club is calling on staff, players, volunteers and members to consider donating to the Batten Disease Support and Research Association throughout the week and will be fundraising on the day.

The East Fremantle players will be donating $100 for every goal they kick on the day, matched by our Major Partner Bendigo Bank. That’s $200 per goal.  We have actually had some players donate their entire match payments for this week. 

We’re asking our supporters to chip in as well. Send us your pledge per goal, along with your name and phone number and we’ll be in touch after the game to collect. More pledges means even more motivation for the players to kick goals!  

Pledge Now!

The Bendigo Bank Cup

In recognition of Bendigo Bank’s significant contribution to both Clubs, East Fremantle and Peel Thunder Football Clubs compete each year for the Bendigo Bank Cup.

East Fremantle have won the Cup the last 2 years, including in 2012 when the Cup was last played for at East Fremantle Oval. Pictured left are Bendigo Bank Fremantle's Chairperson Debra Rule with former Captain Mark McGough with the 2012 Bendigo Bank Cup.

Sharks Win All Three on WA Day

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 12:37 PM

The East Fremantle Football Club celebrated WA Day with hard fought wins in all three grades against arch rivals South Fremantle at Fremantle Oval.


The Colts executed the game plan set by the coaching staff to the letter in greasy early morning conditions.  Although not the prettiest of games the Colts worked tirelessly to surge the ball forward at all costs to put the South defence under constant pressure.  When South had the ball the emphasis on team defence really shone through as the boys applied enormous pressure forcing turnovers and limiting their opponents to just 21 inside 50’s for the game. 

The South boys came back hard in the last quarter and at one point threatened to steal the game, but a late goal to debutant Leon Pearton sealed the game with a minute left on the clock. The win now sees the Colts move to a 5 and 4 record to sit just outside the 4 and with winnable games over the next two weeks they can really push for a finals berth in back half of the year.

East Fremantle                  6.10 = 46              def         South Fremantle              6.4 = 40

GOALS: 1 K.Colvin, J.Gittos, M.Sewell, L.Pearton, C.Ellis, J.Snadden

BEST: O.Parish, M.Sewell, C.Ellis, F.Perry, C.Strnadica, L.O'Donnell


The Reserves at one point threatened to be a shootout with 9 goals scored in the first quarter.  With both teams using the ball well through the middle scoring opportunities were conceded far too easily.  Our boys turned in to the first break with a 6 point lead and the message was to tighten up defensively.

The next two quarters was a war of attrition.  Both sides lost players through injury and with James Bayliss, in his comeback game, playing on with a shoulder injury sustained in the opening few minutes of the contest, the result hinged on survival of the fittest.  With both sides kicking 7 goals over these two quarters, Easts turn into the last with only a seven point lead. 

The final quarter saw East Fremantle get the early jump, kicking the first two goals to open up a handy lead.  South pegged a goal back but with both sides tiring on the back of being down on rotations, scoring opportunities dried up and the Sharks held on to record a gutsy 14 point win.  Senior players in Sean Henson and Aidan Tropiano put their hands up for League selection with impressive games through the midfield, while a couple of the younger boys in Cuneo and Fletcher showed excellent composure in defence at times against taller opponents.  The forward line always looked threatening, with Dion Anthony (3 goals), Jacob Green (3) and Tom Bowey (2) combining well. Tom sits in second on the leading Reserves goal kickers for the season.

With a sixth straight win the Reserves now sit equal top of the ladder and will look to consolidate their hold on a top two finish in the coming weeks. 

East Fremantle                  14.9 = 93              def         South Fremantle              12.7 = 79

GOALS: 3 D.Anthony, J.Green, 2 T.Bowey, 1 J.Solomon, R.Bourne, J.Depane, C.Symonds, A.Tropiano, M.Edwards

BEST: S.Henson, A.Tropiano, J.Cuneo, J.Bayliss, J.Fletcher


The senior side was hoping for a better performance against South than the one on ANZAC Day and with Kris Miller playing his 150th game for South and Tom Hooker making his League debut for the Sharks there was plenty at stake for both teams.  For the best part of the day it seemed that our boys had control of the game, apart from two periods (early in the second and the last quarters) where South were able to get a run on and kick consecutive goals.  As expected with Derbies, the game was a hard fought contest from the outset, with a number of bruising bumps and hard tackles.  Former skipper Mark McGough and Jamie McNamara were tough around the stoppages and contested ball.  Brett Peake looked dangerous early and could have kicked 4 goals by quarter time, but finished with 1.4 and Ryan Lester-Smith repaid some faith of the selectors with 4 goals in his best return for the year.  Key targets in Brandon Ellis and James Bristow also played their best games of their short careers at East Fremantle, leading and presenting well.  The defence, led by Brock O’Brien, Tommy Howlett and Andrew Stephen were resolute down back.  But all in all it was an excellent team performance and one that sees us back in the top four. 

East Fremantle                  15.16 = 106          def         South Fremantle              13.13 = 91

GOALS: 4 R.Lester-smith, 3 B.Ellis, 2 M.Mcgough, 1 B.Peake, J.Perham, B.Dalziell, T.Bristow, J.Schofield, J.Bristow

BEST: M.Mcgough, R.Lester-smith, T.Howlett, B.Ellis, B.Dalziell




Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 1:48 PM

the members draw has NOW jackpotted to $3200!

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $3200 and you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night, May 30, Enzo Simeone’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $3150, so the draw has now jackpotted to $3200.

The draw takes place every Friday night between 6:30pm and 7:30pm in the main bar. 

You have to be in it to win it! Only those members who are financial for 2014 go into the draw and have the opportunity of taking out the jackpot – but of course you have to be there for the draw.


Friday Night Meal Specials

Friday night meals are proving very popular since our new caterers in Delaware North have taken over. So why not come along to the Club and enjoy some great food and great company.


Member's Price

Weekly Special


Fish & Chips


Pulled Pork Roll


Steak Sandwich 


Chicken Skewers


Bowl of  Chips




Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 1:44 PM


The following members are celebrating their birthdays this week and we would like to take this opportunity to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

Betty Martiensen; Ivy Anthony; Barbara Burnett; Norman Purdie; Michael Bell; Anne Edward; Helen Lysaght; Michael Saporita; Michael Jez; Timothy Noble; Janet Griffin; Stephen Green; Ken Stokes; Craig Holtham; John Townsend; Paul Drennan; Lisa Boyle; Andrew Amos; Dof O’Flanagan; Brendon Grylls; Bryce Steele; Rachael Lester-Smith; Senna Grljusich; Stellan Grljusich; Chya Bell; Joshua Coaker; Matilda Birkbeck.

East Fremantle Football Club and South Fremantle Football announce business case for co-tenancy at Fremantle Oval

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 3:34 PM

The Board of Directors of the East Fremantle Football Club announced to the members on Friday May 30th that the Club will investigate the opportunity to co-tenant Fremantle Oval with the South Fremantle Football Club.

The business case will involve investigating a range of different options which may include staying at East Fremantle Oval or co-locating with the SFFC at Fremantle Oval.  The advantages and disadvantages of these options along with the associated costs will be determined during the course of the business case.

The Club and SFFC have a proud history in the Fremantle community and this investigation recognizes the commitment of each Club to the greater Fremantle community and to Club members to assess whether co-tenancy is best for our long term future.  This decision to create a business case is for the sustainability of both clubs as well as ensuring Fremantle Oval continues to be an important community hub.

The opportunity for co-tenancy at Fremantle Oval, presented by the announcement that Fremantle Dockers would move their headquarters to Cockburn, is an opportunity that the Club must explore.  

The Club has been working with the Town of East Fremantle, Department of Sport and Recreation and West Australian Football Commission to secure our future at East Fremantle Oval but to this point have not been able to guarantee that our facility requirements can be met.  As explained to our members at our 2013 AGM we must explore any opportunity that can provide for our facility requirements.  

Fremantle Oval was our home from foundation in 1898 to the completion of the 1952 season, with the exception of 1906, when we played home games at East Fremantle Oval.  The SFFC, apart from 1906, has played home games at Fremantle Oval since its foundation in 1900.  Twenty one of the Club's twenty nine premierships were won whilst Fremantle Oval was the home of the Club.

The business case investigation recognizes the potential benefits of co-tenancy, including increased activity in the City of Fremantle, with the potential for a WAFL game being fixtured in Fremantle almost every week of the WAFL season, along with the capital and operational cost efficiencies associated by sharing facilities, access to the rail network and connectivity to Fremantle's hospitality and retail precinct.

The State Government, through the Department of Sport and Recreation, is helping facilitate the process of this investigation and the resultant business case.  The City of Fremantle and West Australian Football Commission have also shown support for this enquiry and will be involved as key stakeholders.

We acknowledge the cooperation that will be required through this investigation and welcome the opportunity to work with SFFC through this process and acknowledge that the process will require the cooperation and goodwill of all stakeholders of Fremantle Oval. The business case will not only define the possibilities but will provide some indication of the support we can expect for any recommended options’.    

It is anticipated the business case will be completed within 20 weeks from the date of appointing a consultant, with the report expected prior to the 2014 AGM.

East Fremantle Football Club takes steps towards Reconciliation

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 12:35 PM

The East Fremantle Football Club (EFFC) is recognising Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June) by holding the first meeting of its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) working group, launching its NAIDOC Guernsey Design Competition, and offering their 2013 NAIDOC Jumpers for sale to the public for the first time.

EFFC recognises the important role that community sports groups play in working towards reconciliation and, with guidance and assistance from Club sponsor Kart Koort Wiern, will begin developing their first RAP and will hold the first meeting of its RAP working group on May 29th. The Club will be engaging other members of the community, both indigenous and non-indigenous, to advise on the development of the RAP, including past players, their families, staff, volunteers, members and community groups. Anyone interested in being part of the process should contact the Club.

Ingrid Cumming, CEO of Kart Koort Wiern has plenty of experience in developing RAPs with clients and is donating her time and expertise to assist the Club with theirs. Ingrid said: “In my time with EFFC, I am assured that ??the EFFC is passionate to create and develop strong ties and ongoing commitments to not only the Noongar community but Yamatji and the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander communities around Australia. Through the RAP process, we will identify what sorts of opportunities for youth, women and men we can offer those who wish to pursue a career with the ?Football ?Club, ? in the spirit of closing the gap and reconciliation?. ?Kart Koort Wiern is very pleased with what we have achieved in collaboration with the Club so far and the continued successes we will have together ?within EFFC.”

The CEO of the EFFC, Adam Kelly will lead the RAP process. “The formal commencement of the Reconciliation Action Planning process at EFFC is an important event for the Club in our pursuit of an inclusive environment that acknowledges cultural difference and equips the Club to embrace diversity, in a manner that reflects its significance and importance.  We look forward to the process, the enlightenment, challenging the way we have traditionally operated and closing of the gap between the Club and our indigenous community.  We have been encouraged by the open and constructive conversations with Kart Koort Wiern which have led to the formation of the Working Group and thank Ingrid as a valued partner of the Club for her leadership toward reconciliation” he said.

The Club encourages members of the community who would like to have input into the process to contact the Club, as there will be a Community Advisory Group formed to ensure that the RAP outcomes are relevant to and inclusive of all parts of the Community.

Following on from the success of last year’s competition, the Sharks are again asking Primary School aged children from the East Fremantle District to send in their designs for the jumper to be worn by the team on July 5th- NAIDOC Round. Last year the competition was won by Daniel Wallington of Banksia Park Primary and Bullcreek Leeming JFC. Daniel led the team onto the ground at the NAIDOC game in his own NAIDOC jumper, was presented with a framed guernsey for his school at an assembly, and had a visit from Sharks players at his footy training.

Entries must be received by June 4th and the entry form is available from the Club or online

The jumpers worn in last year’s game  are now available to purchase from the Club for $75. These are strictly limited and a list of available numbers is available from the Club. Where the player is still available, the purchaser may request that the original player signs the jumper.

East Fremantle plays Perth in the WAFL NAIDOC Round to be held on Saturday July 5th at East Fremantle Oval. Both teams will wear their NAIDOC guernsey at this game.


Monday, May 26, 2014 - 11:25 AM


The following members are celebrating their birthdays this week and we would like to take this opportunity to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.


Edwina Carre; Bernice Gavin; Peter Cooper; Donald Lang; Patricia Baird; Garry Atwell; Bryan Pope; Val Del Casale; Vern King; Anthony Horton; Mark Morton-Smith; Mark Merendino; John Minervini; Timothy Bailey; David Tomasini; Narelle Scott; Brock O’Brien; Ryan Partridge; Jack Drennan; Jack Flynn; Kyle Kjellgren; Tom Grylls;  Aaron Wiltshire.


Teresa Dodd; Kelly Dunstone; Greg Wheeler; Paul Williamson; Jeremy Barrett-Lennard; Jennifer Dawson; Mark Bontempo.

NAIDOC Guernsey Design Competition 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Primary School Students from the East Fremantle District once again have the opportunity to design the NAIDOC jumper that East Fremantle Football Club will wear in our NAIDOC round game vs Perth at East Fremantle Oval on Saturday July 5th. Entries must be received by the Club by June 4th. New Closing date: 11th June

To enter, download the entry form. The winner gets their own guernsey, plus a framed guernsey for their school and gets to be the mascot at the Sharks game on July 5th and lead the team onto the ground!

Riverton's 50th Anniversary

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:24 PM

Riverton Junior Football Club is celebrating it's 50th year with a formal event on Saturday June 21st and a Family Fun Day on June 22nd.

RSVP by 30th May

0400 055 123