South Fremantle Female Football Coaching Appointments

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 9:41 AM


South Fremantle Football Club is excited to announce three (3) key new positions within its football department for 2019.







Senior Coach – Female Football

Jason Elliot has been appointed as Head Coach for the Senior Women’s program. Jason is new to the club after recently moving to Perth. He has an extensive playing career and has coached in both Victoria and Queensland and will be setting high standards and working hard to achieve individual and team success.

Youth Girl’s Head Coach

Adrian Ivancich will be continuing in the role of Youth Girls Head Coach. Adrian has a wealth of junior and youth coaching experience and led the girls to a Preliminary Final this season following on from a Grand Final appearance in 2017. Adrian has a genuine care for his players and they will all be looking to improve in 2019 with Adrian’s strong emphasis on development.

Football Operations

This season all female programs and staffing will be managed under the existing football department structure headed up by Football Operations Manager - David Depane. It is the continuation of the ‘One Club’ philosophy at South Fremantle Football Club and includes a newly developed role – Football Operations Manager – Female Football – which will be filled by Graeme Pratt. Graeme has an extensive background in sports administration and will be a great acquisition to our off-field team.

Announcements regarding assistant coaches, Committee appointments and key off field staff will follow as soon as appointments have been finalised

CEO - Tom Bottrell confirms that, “the steps are now in place for us to grow the female program in 2019 and beyond. There are now wonderful opportunities for young female athletes to follow a clear pathway into WAFL and AFL football that weren’t available previously. South Fremantle Football Club would like to take this opportunity to thank Jenna Allomes for her contribution to the Bulldogs and we are sure she will be back at The Kennel before too long. Jenna and Sally Allomes are the reason our female program is in place today so we thank them both and wish Jenna well for the safe arrival of new baby early in the new year”

The female senior and youth teams commenced training last night at Dick Lawrence Oval, Beaconsfield and will be there again from 5:30pm on Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20 December as a lead into Christmas. The teams are set to resume pre-season training in early in the new year.

To keep updated with their progress and all things happening at the club please visit or follow Instagram, twitter and Facebook feeds.

Go Bulldogs!

Media Enquiries:
Tom Bottrell
South Fremantle Football Club
(08) 9355 1555


South Fremantle's 2019 WAFL fixtures

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:36 AM - by Chris Pike

THE fixtures for the 2019 WAFL season have been released with South Fremantle opening up on the road to Swan Districts before a string of four successive home matches at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

South Fremantle is coming off three successive seasons of finishing in second position at the end of the home and away season before going on to reach the preliminary final in all of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons.

The Bulldogs are now setting their sights on further improvement in 2019 and it's a new-look set of WAFL fixtures that have been released with the addition of the West Coast Eagles team into the competition after the ending of their partnership with East Perth.

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Annual Report and Year Book 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 9:27 AM

THE South Fremantle Football Club held its Annual General Meeting at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Monday night and in conjunction released its Annual Report and Year Book reflecting back on the happenings of 2018.

It was a successful season in many ways in 2018 for South Fremantle which saw the league team finish the home and away season in second position for a third straight season while also reaching a third successive preliminary final.

It also turned out to be a changing of the guard with the retirements post-season of Ashton Hams, Ryan Cook, Cory Dell'Olio, Jarrod Parry and Shane Hockey with the Bulldogs set to be a significantly different and more youthful looking outfit in 2019.

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Dell'Olio announces retirement, Stewart returns

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 7:43 AM - by Chris Pike

THE changes at South Fremantle this off-season have continued with another great and favourite son of the Bulldogs deciding to retire while another former AFL player has decided to return in 2019.

On the back of the retirements of Ashton Hams and Ryan Cook, and the departure of Shane Hockey, at the end of the 2018 WAFL season, Cory Dell'Olio has decided to join the trio on the list of outs for the Bulldogs in 2019 along with the ever-popular and dedicated Jarrod Parry.

It's not all about the departures for South Fremantle looking to 2019, though, with the Bulldogs entering the season on the back of three successive second-place finishes at the end of the home and away seasons, and preliminary final appearances under coach Todd Curley.

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2018 AGM Information - December 3, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Dear Members,
As an Incorporated Association the South Fremantle Football Club is bound by the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 which came into force in July 2016. The Act includes 19 matters known as the Schedule 1 requirements which need to be addressed in the rules (Constitution) of the association. All associations are required to amend their existing Constitutions to incorporate the Schedule 1 requirements and to have their amended Constitution adopted by the members of the Association on or before the 1 July 2019.
The South Fremantle Football Club’s Governance Sub – Committee comprising of Bruce Willis (Chair), Rory Vassallo (Director), Liz Houston (Director), Hayley Manser (SFFC member) and Tom Bottrell (CEO) reviewed the Club’s current Constitution and to incorporate the requirements of Schedule 1 of the Act and to address SFFC specific matters for members consideration.
The Board of the SFFC endorsed the new draft Constitution at its Board meeting on the 23 October 2018


The new draft Constitution contains a number of rules which are specific to the efficient and effective operation of our Club as well as the rules set out in Schedule 1 of the Act. It is proposed to put the new draft Constitution to the members for adoption at the AGM to be held on Monday 3rd December 2018. A copy of the new draft Constitution is attached (Please click link below).

SFFC Constitution

As at 4.00pm on Friday 9th November 2018, being the appointed closing time for nominations of the following positions:
One (1) required – Two (2) Year Term
The following nomination was received:


Two (2) required - Two (2) Year Term
The following nominations were received:

  • DON PASQUA (Director)
  • FAJ (Club Auditors) for the 2019 Season

The South Fremantle Football Club AGM will be held on Monday 3rd December 2018 at 6:00pm.

Bulldogs farewell Hams, Cook, Hockey

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 2:02 PM - by Chris Pike

THEY have combined to win four of the past seven fairest and best awards and have been three of South Fremantle's biggest contributors in the recent run of strong form but Ashton Hams, Ryan Cook and Shane Hockey have all played their last games for the Bulldogs.

Hams had already announced that the 2018 season would be his last ahead of one more finals campaign in his decorated career, but now the club's longest-serving captain Cook and 2016 Hughes Medal winner Hockey have decided to join him.

The trio have been tremendous servants of the South Fremantle Football Club as teammates for the past three years as part of teams that finished in second position at the end of the home and away season on each occasion, and reached the preliminary final the last three years.

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Pickett rewarded for 2018 season with Hughes Medal

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 1:45 PM - by Chris Pike

MARLION Pickett's standout WAFL season for South Fremantle in the midfield was recognised with his winning of the WJ Hughes Medal for 2018 on a night when the Bulldogs farewelled three tremendous servants.

South Fremantle finished the 2018 season for the third straight year in the preliminary final and gathered to celebrate the achievements of the campaign on Friday night at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges.

There was a lot to celebrate on the night for the Bulldogs with the league team finishing in second position at the end of the home and away season and reaching the preliminary final, the reserves narrowly missing the finals, the colts also finishing fifth and reaching the elimination final.

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Bulldogs come up short at preliminary final hurdle

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:14 PM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle was again unable to get past the WAFL preliminary final hurdle with West Perth making a flying start and holding off the Bulldogs in the second half to book their place in the 2018 Grand Final.
Despite South Fremantle having beaten West Perth the past nine occasions including by 98 points two weeks earlier in the qualifying final, and the Bulldogs entering the preliminary final the warmest of favourites, it was the Falcons who shot out of the blocks.
West Perth came out a ferocious, desperate, determined and well-drilled unit at Fremantle Community Bank Oval going on to kick four goals to one in the opening quarter. Read More ...

Preliminary Final Preview v West Perth

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 3:21 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle is back to Fremantle Community Bank Oval to take on West Perth in the preliminary with a spot in the 2018 WAFL Grand Final on the line.

South Fremantle has reached a third successive preliminary final having finished second on the ladder at the end of the home and away season for a third straight year with the Bulldogs now hoping to jump the hurdle and reach the Grand Final.

South Fremantle and West Perth meet in the preliminary final of 2018 at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday looking to book in a meeting with Subiaco at Optus Stadium in next Sunday's Grand Final.

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Cook hoping to achieve success with the Bulldogs

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 3:14 PM - by Chris Pike

RYAN Cook has done it all with South Fremantle since arriving in 2011 besides playing in a Grand Final and winning a premiership and he hopes that both can happen over the next eight days.

Cook decided to make the move to Western Australia and join South Fremantle back ahead of the 2011 season following his four-year stint in the AFL with Collingwood where he played 14 matches and was a strong performer at VFL level.

He had no possible idea that he would end up wanting to call Perth home now even beyond his playing career, but the mark he has made at the Bulldogs has seen him achieve everything now except play in a Grand Final and win a premiership.

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