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Kelly, Schloithe and Bulldogs hammer Sharks by 145 points

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 3:25 PM - by Chris Pike

TIM Kelly and Haiden Schloithe were scintillating put all 22 South Fremantle players combined to produce a remarkably dominant WA Day Foundation Derby performance resulting in a 145-point victory at East Fremantle Oval.

South Fremantle had lost its previous two matches prior to last week's history-making state game victory for the WAFL over the VFL in Melbourne, but the Bulldogs took all that frustration out on the Sharks in a remarkable WA Day performance.

A good crowd of 4276 fans turned out for the most traditional of WAFL contests, but it soon became evident that it was to be South Fremantle's day and one for East Fremantle to need to quickly move on from.

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WA Day Foundation Derby v East Fremantle Preview

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 12:19 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle will be looking to return to the winner's list and retain second spot on the WAFL ladder while keeping East Fremantle winless in 2017 in the WA Day Foundation Derby at East Fremantle Oval.

The Foundation Derby rivalry is the richest in the history of WA football and it continues to be regularly the highest-attended fixture in the WAFL season after season on WA Day.

The Sharks and Bulldogs will be hoping for another strong turnout from the public on this WA Day Monday holiday at East Fremantle Oval with both teams desperate to return to the winner's list.

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Match Day Info – WA Day Foundation Derby

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 1:18 PM

FOLLOWING the WAFL making history by beating the VFL in last week's state game in Melbourne, it's time for the biggest day of any season this Monday with South Fremantle playing East Fremantle in the WA Day Foundation Derby at East Fremantle Oval.

South Fremantle did lose its last two games prior to the state game but remain in second position on the WAFL ladder and will be looking to return to the winner's list against an East Fremantle team yet to record a victory in 2017 in eight attempts.

The Bulldogs have also won their last seven games at East Fremantle Oval so it's a ground holding no fear.

The WA Day Foundation Derby is always an occasion to savour and this year will be no different and both clubs deserve a big crowd to be in attendance at Shark Park.

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Higgo's Heroes – State game reflections

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 12:52 PM

BROCK Higgins is back with the latest edition of his hit show, Higgo's Heroes, featuring South Fremantle's four stars who helped the WAFL make history with a state game victory over the VFL in Melbourne.

The South Fremantle ruckman is in his second year now hosting his show Higgo's Heroes on the back of the ground breaking work done by dual premiership-winning veteran Craig White with Whitey's Whispers.

The latest episode of Higgo's Heroes is a very special one following the WAFL's 63-point state game victory last Saturday over the VFL in Melbourne.

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Bulldogs spearhead Saunders adds Simpson Medal to collection

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 12:47 PM - by Chris Pike

HE has won three Bernie Naylor Medals already in his 86-game career with South Fremantle and Ben Saunders again showed his remarkable talents kicking six goals to win the Simpson Medal in the WAFL's historic state game victory over the VFL.

Saunders might not have been able to cement a spot in a supremely strong Claremont team back in 2010 and 2011. He had managed just five senior games for eight goals but in 18 reserves matches in 2011, he kicked 68 goals.

He without question had the potential to be a star in the WAFL, it was just opportunity that he was after.

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Media Statement – Brian Burke Luncheon

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 12:11 PM

SOUTH Fremantle Football chief executive Tom Bottrell wishes to make the following statement in relation to Friday's luncheon 'A Tumultuous Life with Brian Burke' that will be held at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

"South Fremantle Football Club would like to advise that tomorrow’s luncheon (Friday June 2) with special guest speaker Brian Burke is open to all media outlets wishing to attend.

"Further, it is important to note that Brian will not be receiving any remuneration for his appearance as all funds raised will go to the South Fremantle Football Club. 

"Bookings by no later than 3pm today (Thursday June 1) are essential for catering purposes."

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Coach Update – Todd Curley State Game Break

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:08 PM - by Matt Barnsley

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say reflecting on a one-point loss to East Perth on the back of a defeat to Subiaco and looking ahead to the WA Day Foundation Derby with East Fremantle following the state game break.

QUESTION: What is your reaction to that one-point loss to East Perth now that you've had some time to reflect?
ANSWER: I think we were the better team for the majority of the day, and we were a lot better than we were the week before. There was a lot to like and it got to a stage really with 20 minutes to go and they were four goals down they had to sort of take few chances and run the gauntlet a bit. A couple of them came off, and then they were right back in the game. To be honest we didn’t do a lot wrong in those last two stoppage goals they got. They had a bit of luck with one and then the other one’s a 50-50 call on whether it’s a free kick or not and which way it goes, but that’s footy.

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Bulldogs help deliver historic win in Melbourne for WA

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:08 PM - by Chris Pike

THE WAFL State Team made history in Melbourne on Saturday beating the VFL by 63 points with Ben Saunders, Tim Kelly, Haiden Schloithe and Ryan Cook all outstanding from South Fremantle.

It is a first ever victory for any WA team in Melbourne and the four Bulldogs players were all among the best players in the contest.

South Fremantle's goal machine Ben Saunders took home the Simpson Medal after kicking six goals from 16 possessions and eight marks. As if six goals weren’t enough, he could have easily reached double-figures had he converted some of his seven behinds.

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Curley hopes Bulldogs four help WAFL make history

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:32 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle coach Todd Curley was there last time the WAFL played the VFL in Melbourne and now he would take great pride if four Bulldogs stars help Western Australia create history against Victoria on Saturday.

Curley himself enjoyed his chances to represent WA during his distinguished playing career and he was also an assistant coach to Ashley Prescott when the WAFL last played the VFL in Melbourne back in 2007.

While that wasn’t a day to remember with Victoria beating WA by 119 points, it was also the 24th straight time that the Big V has beaten the Black Swans on home turf in Melbourne.

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Player Column – Josh Pullman State Game

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:21 AM - by Josh Pullman

THE one-point loss on the weekend to East Perth was a tough pill to swallow. Compounding the frustration of ‘so close, yet so far’ is the fact that we now wait for two weeks for an opportunity to get back on the winners list.

Our video review revealed some good stuff, and some stuff to work on over the state bye. We’ll train this week without Ryan Cook, Tim Kelly, Ben Saunders and Haiden Schloithe as they go off to represent WA against Victoria.

We’re super proud of all the boys that made the initial squad, as well as the four that got in.

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