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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 11:34 AM

THE South Fremantle Football Club is looking to reach 1000 followers on Twitter by the start of the 2013 WAFL season and by getting involved you can win some terrific prizes.
South Fremantle is offering two tickets to a Bulldogs President's Function during the season at Fremantle Oval AND two tickets to a Fremantle or West Coast AFL game of their choosing at Patersons Stadium.
To be in the running, all you have to do is follow the club's Twitter page at @SFFCBulldogs between now and the start of the season that kicks off on Saturday March 16 when South Fremantle plays reigning premiers Claremont at Claremont Oval.
Not only is South Fremantle setting the goal of reaching 1000 followers by the season-opener, but to also have the most followers of any WAFL club on the social media site.
Throughout the season, the club will be providing plenty of news, competitions and interaction via Twitter with the aim of overtaking East Fremantle as the WAFL club with the most followers.
East Fremantle currently has 1393 and Swan Districts is also ahead of the Bulldogs on 920, but South Fremantle always sets its goals high and wants your help to become the most popular WAFL club on Twitter through 2013.
New South Fremantle chief executive Stuart Kemp is behind the initiative and is only too happy to give away some highly sought after prizes to anyone who follows the club on Twitter.
Anyone who follows @SFFCBulldogs between now and the start of the season to help reach 1000 followers will go into the draw to win the terrific prizes.
"One of our main focuses this year is to engage our members and fans using social media," Kemp said.
"We are very excited about communicating better to our Bulldogs and want to reach 1000 followers before the start of the season.
"With this in mind the South Fremantle Football Club will give away two tickets for a lunch to a Bulldogs President's Function during the year and two tickets to an Eagles game or a Dockers game.  Tell all of your friends."

THE South Fremantle Football Club is looking to reach 1000 followers on Twitter by the start of the 2013 WAFL season and by getting involved you can win some terrific prizes.

South Fremantle is offering two tickets to a Bulldogs President's Function during the season at Fremantle Oval AND two tickets to a Fremantle or West Coast AFL game of their choosing at Patersons Stadium.

To be in the running, all you have to do is follow the club's Twitter page at @SFFCBulldogs between now and the start of the season that kicks off on Saturday March 16 when South Fremantle plays reigning premiers Claremont at Claremont Oval.

Not only is South Fremantle setting the goal of reaching 1000 followers by the season-opener, but to also have the most followers of any WAFL club on the social media site.

Throughout the season, the club will be providing plenty of news, competitions and interaction via Twitter with the aim of overtaking East Fremantle as the WAFL club with the most followers.

East Fremantle currently has 1393 and Swan Districts is also ahead of the Bulldogs on 920, but South Fremantle always sets its goals high and wants your help to become the most popular WAFL club on Twitter through 2013.

New South Fremantle chief executive Stuart Kemp is behind the initiative and is only too happy to give away some highly sought after prizes to anyone who follows the club on Twitter.

Anyone who follows @SFFCBulldogs between now and the start of the season to help reach 1000 followers will go into the draw to win the terrific prizes.

"One of our main focuses this year is to engage our members and fans using social media," Kemp said.

"We are very excited about communicating better to our Bulldogs and want to reach 1000 followers before the start of the season.

"With this in mind the South Fremantle Football Club will give away two tickets for a lunch to a Bulldogs President's Function during the year and two tickets to an Eagles game or a Dockers game.  Tell all of your friends."

SFFC Newsletter FEB 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 10:20 AM

Message from the CEO

Welcome to Season 2013!

It’s with great anticipation that we bring you our first newsletter for the year. We will be bringing these out monthly and hopefully you will get plenty of information to keep you up to date.

I can’t stress how important our website is moving forward for our organisation. Please visit www.southfremantlefc.com.au as many times as you want to get updated news, stories, events, merchandise and membership information. Game previews and summaries will be up on the site every week as well as interesting stories of day to day news on the players and all levels for the club.

We are also making a big effort this year to engage in the world of social media. Our Facebook site southfreofc and our twitter site @SFFCBulldogs is working well to connect with new supporters and members. We want everyone to know who we are and how to engage with us.

Don’t forget to enter your business in this year’s Corporate Classic 20th Anniversary. Tickets are $600 (+GST) and you could win your company’s logo on the back of the 2013 League and Reserves playing guernsey, and one year free advertising on the new giant LED screen.

The draw takes place on 22nd February so get your entries in to secure your place for this extra special 20th Anniversary celebration!

Our exclusive member’s only raffle is back again for 2013. Tickets are $60 and you have a 1 in 5 chance of winning $100 every Friday night for 10 weeks, starting on 12th April.

My short time at the club has been exciting and we are well placed for a competitive year ahead. I would like to thank Haydn Raitt and the Board of Directors for their support during the smooth transition from Cicco to myself. I can’t wait to meet our members during the year and all of us at the club are now looking forward to an exciting season.

Enjoy the read!!

Stuart Kemp

The 2012 Colts Premiership team celebrate their win

Back to back - Colts Premiers 2012

The SFFC Colts side again has taken all before them and made light work of the opposition in the 2012 WAFL Colts grand final.

In what was the first ever WAFL Colts Derby Grand Final the mighty Bulldogs produced a blistering start that was far too good for a Shark side unable to handle the abundant talent of the red and whites. The amount of pressure applied to the opposition was a sure sign that the Bulldogs had bought their 'A' game to Patersons Stadium.

The rugged midfield in Reece Miller, Sheldon Taylor and Brett Hill gave the forwards plenty of opportunity, which they made the most of. Mason Shaw (5 goals), Sam Rundle (5 goals) and Marvin Warrell (3 goals), were all dynamic and dangerous as they piled on nine goals during the first half to a paltry single from the Sharks outfit. Adam Carter showed great poise as he led the charge forward to set up a lead that was too far away from being caught. Dale Hamilton, Brendan Verrier and Dylan Main used their pace and skill to deliver many headaches to the blue and white team. This pace was surely a major asset to the Bulldogs on a long Subiaco Oval.

With the forwards and midfield dominating, the backline was able to squeeze the last remaining zone and deny the opposition any chance of relief. With Shaun Lynch, Simon Panizza and Jayden D'Vauz constantly rebounding any forward sorties from the Sharks and turning defence into attack through Tim Kelly, Manny Collard and Ben Sokol carrying the ball deep into the forward 50 metre arc. Robbie Thompson and Tom Vanderluer ruled the airways down back which led to the diminutive pair of Brendan Chen and Matthew Gundry sweeping up and clearing the loose ball.

It was such a polished performance that there were no passengers in the talent laden side and it was just too difficult to fault any effort throughout the entire game. Many thanks all the support staff, in particular Peter Robinson, Jason Ireland, Mark Foster and Sue Jones. Their efforts were just terrific and a great finish to the year is just reward for the all work they did. The SFFC colts program has once again proven to be the beneficiaries of an elite development system that has produced many gems that are only starting to have an impact on the football landscape.

SOUTH FREMANTLE 20.6 (126) def. EAST FREMANTLE 9.14 (68)

 

Around the kennel Football news

Season 2013

Training for the 2013 season is well underway, with a number of Colts players training with the league squad and the 2012 debutantes performing well. Jacob Martinez, Shannon Burnett have been the standouts amongst this group.

The first intra-club practice game is scheduled for Friday 16 February, with Saturday games scheduled for 23 February, 2 March and 9 March.

Details of venues and times will be advised as soon as they are available.

 

Get to know your staff

Michael Vegar – Strength and Conditioning Manager

In 2013 we have been very lucky to secure the services of Mike Vegar.

Mike put his stamp on the senior group immediately and his high performance methods see the group looking fitter and more prepared for the season ahead. Senior Coach Paul Hasleby says Mike has built a solid base for the players, "we are well in front of where we were this time last year" said Paul.

Some of Mike’s previous high profile roles include Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Australian Institute of Sport, looking after the Men’s National Hockey Squad, Strength and Conditioning Manager for the East Perth Football Club, and work with the Western Australian Football Commission with the Under 16 State Football Team.

Mike is a likeable guy with loads of energy and will be a fantastic acquisition to our team. We wish him all the best for the season ahead. Don’t forget to introduce yourself if you see him around the club!!

South Fremantle is pleased to welcome four new recruits to the Bulldog’s league squad for 2013.

Former Port Adelaide midfielder Mitch Banner joins returning South Fremantle and Carlton rookie midfielder Mitchell Carter, East Fremantle defender Justin Monaco and former Claremont tall forward Alistair Gillespie.

Originally recruited to Port Adelaide from the Western Jets with the 42nd selection in the 2008 AFL Draft, Banner played 10 AFL games after he had represented Victoria Metro at the 2008 AFL National Under 18 Championships.

Mitchell Carter rejoins Souths after being selected in the 2010 AFL Rookie Draft to Carlton. Carter played eight league games for Souths before being selected by Carlton.

Also joining the South's squad are tall defender Justin Monaco, who has transferred from East Fremantle after playing 12 League and 26 Reserve games with the Sharks, and tall forward/ruckman Alistair Gillespie from Claremont. Gillespie played six league and 35 reserve games for the Tigers, kicking six goals in the 2012 Reserves grand final.

 

Sponsors Corner

This year this section is solely for the benefit of our wonderful partners who contribute and support the club with their investment and services.

First up, we would like to thank Paul McGovern and WA Hino, one of our long term partners who have been a fantastic supporter for this club. WA Hino is an Official Partner for 2013 and will be recognised with their logo on the breast of the Senior and Reserves jumpers.

Named the 2011 Metro Dealer of the Year, WA Hino is one of the top dealerships in the country. They sell new and used Hino trucks and buses, such as the popular 300 series, 500 series and 700 series trucks.

WA Hino also organise finance and insurance, expert servicing, body-building and on-site repairs, and stock thousands of genuine Hino parts. Plus they sell other makes and models of used trucks and buses - from Isuzu to Fuso to Nissan to Volvo, and more.

Please call Paul McGovern on (08) 9351 2000 for any advice or for more information visit: www.wa.ahg.com.au/WA-Hino/

 

AFL careers on track

Congratulations Mason Shaw and Adam Carter on being selected in November's AFL Draft.

Mason was selected in Round 2, Pick 30 to Port Adelaide, while Adam was selected to the West Coast Eagles with their 59th pick.

Everyone involved with the club wishes these two young men all the best with their new clubs and hope they have long and successful careers in the AFL.

2013 membership drive

 

Have you renewed your membership for 2013?

Thank you sincerely for your support of the South Fremantle Football Club through the 2012 season.

We’re looking to set a new record for the number of financial members for 2013 and you can help the club achieve this by joining or renewing your membership now.

Without your generous support, the Bulldogs would not be able to achieve the ultimate goal of winning the Grand Final and build on the great record of 13 Grand Final wins.

So come onboard and join us now and assist us in maintaining the Bulldogs as the Premier Family Club in Western Australia Football League for 2013.

 

Corporate Classic 20th Anniversary

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 10:06 AM

Be a part of this historic event as the South Fremantle Corporate Classic celebrates its 20th Anniversary with some fantastic prizes to be won!


corporate classic 20th anniversary

corporate classic 20th anniversary

SFFC's Pickett stars in Australian win

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:14 AM

AT AN indoor athletics training track in late November last year, Jarrod Pickett paused, took position, steadied then bolted.

The West Australian, who is a member of the AIS-AFL Academy's level one squad, was in Canberra for a week-long camp at the Australian Institute of Sport headquarters. It was testing morning and it was time for the 20m sprint for the 16-year-old's group.

Pickett's run was over almost before it began, completing it in 2.85 seconds. He thought he could go faster.

It was the quickest result of any player at the camp, including the level two squad, who are hoping to be drafted this year (level one players are eligible for the draft in 2014.) Go back to last year's NAB AFL Draft Combine and only one player (Adam Saad, 2.81 seconds) beat Pickett's time.

Pickett's speed was on show on Saturday, when he starred in the level one Academy's 43-point win over New Zealand at Wellington Stadium.

The indigenous South Fremantle player, a close friend of recent Fremantle recruit Josh Simpson, booted four goals – three in the first term – and created several others to be judged best afield.

"The first nine minutes of the game there wasn't a goal scored and it was an arm wrestle before he broke it apart with three goals in seven minutes," said Kevin Sheehan, the AFL's national talent manager.

"His brilliant pace gave the Australians a lead at quarter-time and really from then it was about a 40-point break the whole way.

"But he was a shining light with his breakaway speed, his great contested ball winning, his clearances and his work up forward and through the midfield. He was a standout."

To provide a more even contest, the New Zealand side was made an open-age squad. Despite its slow start in the first term, the home side closed the game with more scoring shots than the Australians, losing 7.16 (58) to the visitors' 16.5 (101).

Pickett won an award for his performance from the coaching panel, as did Nicholas Coughlan, a key tall prospect from Albury. Coughlan kicked two goals for Australia, and impressed with his marking and reading of the play.

Captain Lachlan Weller also shone, the midfielder's poise helping set the standard early in the contest. The win was celebrated on Australia Day, a moment Sheehan said would stick with the players.

"If there's anyone who didn't believe that some of these boys didn't want to play for their country as Australian Rules footballers, they only had to see them in that huddle with the coaches, like Glen Jakovich, Mick O'Loughlin, Chris Johnson and Brad Johnson, singing the national anthem with enormous gusto," Sheehan said.

It was not only the Australians who were out to show their wares. Khan Haretuku, from Frankston in the VFL but raised in New Zealand, took the eye.

"He would have taken a dozen marks. He really pushed himself up in front of AFL clubs who were watching the game," Sheehan said.

And Shem Tatupu, who Hawthorn has committed to drafting as an international rookie at the end of this season, showed why the Hawks were so pleased to recruit the former rugby player.

"Shem was exceptional. For a boy who's had three years of footy, but maybe only six games a year of AFL while still playing rugby, he did some fantastic things up forward," Sheehan said.

"He has real presence with the contested ball in the air. He reads it so early and you can see him get into great position early. He kicked the goal of the day when he dodged a few, gave a great big 'don't argue' and snapped the goal over his shoulder."

Australian U17 7.1 9.2 14.3 16.5 (101)
New Zealand 0.1 1.10 3.12 7.16 (58)


GOALS
Australia:
Pickett 4, Watchman 2, Coughlan 2, Hammelmann 2, McGrath, Griffiths, Dawson, Miller-Lewis, Lamb, Bower
New Zealand: Tatupu 2, Clark 2, Christensen, Harris, Haretuku

BEST
Australia:
Pickett, Coughlan, Weller, McGrath, Smith, Lever, Duggan
New Zealand: Haretuku, Tatupu, Crighton, Miller, Riddell