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Bulldogs have strong history of AFL players ahead of 2016 Draft

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 4:12 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle is again to feature heavily in Friday's NAB AFL Draft and it will continue a rich history of the Bulldogs providing some of the very best players over the years.

The Bulldogs have a strong history of producing player to the AFL dating right back to 1988 when Peter Sumich and Scott Watters were among the draftees from South Fremantle. The pair went on to play a combined 269 AFL matches.

Other player drafted from South Fremantle since include Peter Matera (253 games, West Coast), Glen Jakovich (276, West Coast), Brad Hardie (150, Footscray/Brisbane), Darren Gaspar (228, Sydney/Richmond), Phil Matera (179, West Coast) and James Clement (230, Fremantle/Collingwood).

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POSITION VACANT: Reserves Coach

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 2:53 PM

The South Fremantle Football Club, affiliated with the West Australian Football League, invites applications for the position of Development / Reserves Coach, for season 2017.

It’s an exciting time at South Fremantle Football Club, with the last 2 years seeing a huge change in our Senior List. We have an extremely young group of players with a great attitude and a hunger to improve, combine that with a professional and enthusiastic Senior Coach, we believe success is just around the corner.

We are seeking applications for a Development / Reserves Coach for Season 2017.

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Bulldogs look to continue building in 2017

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 5:41 PM - by Chris Pike

PRE-season training at South Fremantle has commenced this week with the Bulldogs looking to build on the momentum created in 2016 when they returned to the WAFL finals for the first time since 2011.

Following four years out of the finals mix, South Fremantle put together a tremendous 2016 campaign ending the home and away season in second position before beating West Perth in a qualifying final and going down to Peel Thunder in the preliminary final.

Nobody at the Bulldogs is content with those achievements, though, and the work has already begun on improving further in 2017 with the commencement of pre-season training at Fremantle Community Bank Oval this week.

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CEO calls time

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 10:11 AM

SOUTH Fremantle Football Club Chief Executive Officer Stuart Kemp has called time on his successful career for the Bulldogs, leaving the organisation in great shape as it targets continuous improvement in the future.  

After four years in the WAFL with South, Kemp has been a driving force to the resurgence of the club in many areas. With the Bulldogs now turning a regular profit, winning the coveted Rodriguez Shield ‘for the most amount of wins across all grades by a WAFL club’, he feels it’s the perfect time to move on.

Kemp emphasised the club had been very good to him, but it was the right time for someone else to steer the ship. 

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Bulldogs welcome back Jarrod Garlett

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 2:12 PM - by Chris Pike

THE South Fremantle Football Club is delighted to announce the return of Jarrod Garlett from the Gold Coast Suns in the AFL with the exciting small forward signing with the Bulldogs for the next two WAFL seasons.

It is another exciting announcement from South Fremantle heading towards 2017 with the Bulldogs looking to build on a strong 2016 season.

South Fremantle won 15 games to finish second at the end of the 2016 home and away season before beating West Perth in a qualifying final and only coming up short against Peel Thunder in the preliminary final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

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James Clement highlights Corporate Partner Networking Breakfast

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 11:42 AM

SOUTH Fremantle held another Corporate Partner Event this week, with a Networking Breakfast at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle. 

Guest speaker for the day was James Clement who began his career with South Fremantle before going on to play 230 AFL matches with both Fremantle and Collingwood before retiring after the Magpies' 2007 preliminary final defeat to Geelong.

The Bulldogs product is currently Chief Operating Officer at Mareterram. 

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Jermaine Miller-Lewis returns to South Fremantle

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 10:44 AM - by Chris Pike

THE South Fremantle Football Club is delighted to continue to welcome back home grown talents to the Bulldogs with Jermaine Miller-Lewis to return in 2017 following two years in the AFL with Hawthorn.

The signing of Miller-Lewis to return to South Fremantle comes on the back of Tom Vandeleur (Fremantle), Mason Shaw (Port Adelaide), Dylan Main (West Coast) and Blaine Johnson (Carlton) all returning to the Bulldogs last year after time in the AFL.

During the 2016 season, the four managed to combine for 63 WAFL league matches in strong returns to South Fremantle following their AFL journeys.

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Kersten, McCarthy, Pickett find new AFL homes

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 4:44 PM - by Chris Pike

THEY were colts teammates at South Fremantle and now Shane Kersten and Cameron McCarthy will be reunited with Fremantle in the AFL from 2017 while another Bulldogs product Jarrod Pickett has found a new home.

The most productive AFL Trade Period in history concluded on Thursday. It began last week when the belated trade of promising forward McCarthy from the Greater Western Sydney Giants to the Fremantle Dockers was confirmed.

It took until the final day of the Trade Period on Thursday for the deals involving Kersten and Pickett to be finalised.

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WA State AFL Draft Combine this Sunday

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 11:28 PM

SOUTH Fremantle trio Jimmy Miller, Tyson Pickett and Chad Pearson been invited to attend the WA State AFL Draft Combine this Sunday.

Miller is a key forward from Exmouth who had a standout colts season for the Bulldogs kicking 22 goals in 16 matches showing he is a strong contested mark, a good kick and can work hard leading up the ground as well.

Pickett, meanwhile, joined South Fremantle's senior team in 2016 on the back of finishing last year in the colts to join older brother Marlion and Tyson quickly found his feet as a small forward who could have the occasional stint in the midfield.

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South Fremantle Women's Football Club coaching positions

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Are you Interested in developing Players and contributing to the fastest growing Sport in Australia?? Do you want to be part of the Womens AFL National Competition launching in 2017?

WE ARE SEEKING QUALIFIED COACHES for:

YOUTH GIRLS    (Players aged 13-18 Years)
RESERVES 
LEAGUE

The South Fremantle Women’s Football Club is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified coaches for the above positions.

To be considered for this role, you will need experience developing footballers, along with outstanding  communication and leadership skills. 

Previous experience coaching female athletes is desirable but not essential. Please email Sue Harker for a more detailed selection criteria for each position.

Suitable applicants will possess:

People Management & Planning:
• Capacity to effectively manage the playing group
• Ability to lead and influence within a senior and junior club environment
• Demonstrate structured and sequential training program within the football season
• Capacity to teach/educate/mentor/facilitate players of all abilities 
Football Knowledge:
• Demonstrated knowledge of coaching techniques/strategies and modern training methods
    at a senior club level
• Sound understanding of skill development learning strategies

Effective Communication:
• High level of communication skills 

Qualifications:
• Youth Girls -
    AFL Level 1 coach accreditation or higher, or willing to obtain by June 2017
• Reserves  -    AFL Level 1 coach accreditation or higher, or willing to obtain by June 2017
• League  -    AFL Level 2 coach accreditation, or willing to obtain by June 2017

Applicants are required to submit a coaching resume, cover letter and which position you are seeking with the selection criteria required.

Any queries should be directed to SFWFC Vice President: Sue Harker 

Remuneration package will be negotiated upon appointment.

Applications are to be submitted to:
Sue Harker
SFWFC Vice President

sueharker1960@gmail.com
Applications close @ 12pm Friday 28th October 2016