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Preseason week one in the bank

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Kurtis Chester recaps week one of preseason and discusses the plan of attack for the next four months of training.

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Hawthorn Legends Lunch a great success

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Over 130 guests filled Lathlain Park's Main Hall on Friday afternoon to enjoy one of the better luncheons the football club has hosted in recent years.

Old teammates Sam Mitchell and Chance Bateman joined Perth CEO and Master of Ceremonies Marty Atkins on stage to kick things off, answering questions from Atkins and providing fascinating insights into their lives to date.

They each touched on their childhood, their playing careers as well as life after football, imparting the many lessons they've learned along the way on those in the room.

Guests then enjoyed an English buffet lunch, before Robert 'Dipper' DiPierdomenico addressed the function for just under an hour.

Dipper told stories from his Italian influenced upbringing, illustrious playing days and post football career, often having the entire room in hysterics.

Following his address, the five time premiership Hawk auctioned off several items, had photos taken with guests and signed autographs. 

The day also raised awareness of Outside The Locker Room, an organisation aimed at equipping adolescent boys and girls and young adults, along with their parents, families and communities, with the information and resources to better enable them to tackle the increasing number of social and mental health issues in a productive and not destructive way. Click here for more information on OTLR.

The Club wishes to thank all guests who attended and made the lunch a highly successful one.

Demons launch new and exciting partnership with City Toyota

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Perth Football Club has secured a new Major Corporate Sponsor with car dealership City Toyota committing to the Club on a three year term.

The partnership was officially launched on Wednesday morning in City Toyota's Newcastle Street showroom, where five brand new Toyota's were handed over to the Club as part of the agreement.

Perth Chief Executive Officer Marty Atkins said the Club is excited to develop a strong relationship with City Toyota over the next three years and beyond.

"It's wonderful for a semi professional sporting club to be able to develop a partnership with such a respected and well known organisation like City Toyota," Atkins said.

City Toyota, much like the Perth Football Club, is active in the community and Atkins said the Club is very grateful to be one of their partners.

"It’s becoming increasingly common for organisations to look to involve themselves in the community and City Toyota’s partnership with us is one of their many community engagements," Atkins said.

"With finals football our focus going forward, we're delighted City Toyota has come on board now so that they'll be involved in our future success."

Atkins also wishes to acknowledge departing sponsor Southside Mitsubishi and Volkswagen for their contribution over the past twelve plus years.

"Southside have been fantastic in their support of the Club and we are very thankful for all their efforts over many years," Atkins said.

"With that being said, we're excited and looking forward to a strong relationship with Wayne and his team at City Toyota going forward."


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Syd Shaw at El Alamein Anniversary

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Perth's champion post World War Two full-back, Syd Shaw, was among a select group of veterans in Canberra on October 29 to mark the 75th anniversary of the start of the Battle of El Alamein, where 220,000 Allied troops halted the advance of the German forces in North Africa.

He was with three West Australian veterans who were at the Australian War Memorial to remember their role in Hitler's first major defeat in the war in the desert sands west of Cairo.

But the campaign for Syd, now aged 95, was more complex than for many of his mates. He was captured by the Germans and headed for an Italian POW camp, only to have his ship torpedoed by the British in the Mediterranean. He survived, and later escaped from his POW camp in 1944.

Syd, who had trained as a butcher, then returned to Perth to resume his life, including carving out a  career with the Army. He also had an outstanding career as Perth's full back, and was selected for two WA Carnival sides - Hobart in 1947 and Brisbane in1950.

Syd retired as a player in 1953 after 150 games, including the 1950 grand final in which Perth was beaten by South Fremantle by six points. He was made a Life Member in 1966.

2018 Membership Now Open

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Membership is now open for 2018!

The Club's new and exciting membership portal is live and ready...Sign up now and go straight into the draw to win a $200 Good Guys voucher!

With two brand NEW memberships and eight in total, there's an option for absolutely everybody!

Check out the all new Trident and Country memberships here.

Captain Clint Jones and Coach Earl Spalding have a message for all Demons faithful...

SIGN UP HERE if you're #InFor2018

PFC Board Nominations Now Open

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Nominations for the Perth Football Club Board of Directors are now open.

Eligible Perth Football Club (Inc) members prepared to serve as a Board Member for the next two years are invited to nominate now.

This can be done by completing the respective Nomination Form available from the Perth Football Club office located at Lathlain Oval and returning it to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Perth Football Club (Inc)
PO Box 48
Victoria Park WA 6979

Nominations must be received by 4pm Friday 3rd November 2017. 

Retiring Directors are eligible to nominate.

Any notice of motion or general business to be transacted at the AGM must be submitted to Chief Executive Officer Marty Atkins in writing by Monday 13th November 2017.

2017 Raffle winners announced

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:07 PM

The 2017 Perth Football Club Raffle was drawn at Friday night's 2017 Butcher Medal.

Congratulations to the following winners: 

1st Prize: Vanessa Fraser of Parkville #0395, winning a week at Noosa Holiday Accommodation and airfares for four people valued at $5000.

2nd Prize: Greg Dart of Lynwood #0668, winning an auto car care package valued at $1000.

3rd Prize: Steve Nielson of Jurien Bay #0474, winning a 4.5L Cradle of Chives Regal valued at $400.

The Club would like to thank the Demons community for selling and purchasing tickets.

All proceeds go directly to helping fund the Club's evolving community engagement programs.

Jones claims Butcher in first year as captain

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:16 AM

Clint Jones has capped off a stellar 2017 by taking home the prestigious Butcher Medal on Friday evening.

Jones finished on 63 votes, beating fellow midfielder Corey Byrne (54 votes) and 2016 Butcher Medallist Michael Sinclair (42 votes).

In his first year as captain, Jones played all 20 games at an average of 33 disposals and was named in the 2017 WAFL Team of the Year.

The 33-year-old was also Perth's best performer at last month's Sandover Medal where he finished fifth.

The ex-Saint had 30 or more disposals 13 times in 2017, including three lots of 40+ and a 53 possession game against East Perth in round 6.

Byrne, who finished second to Jones, was also rewarded for an impressive 2017 with both the Runner Up and Doug Buckingham Memorial Trophy as the most outstanding young talent.

The 20-year-old burst onto the scene this year, being a consistent performer in all 20 games.

After winning the Butcher Medal as a 22-year-old in 2016, Sinclair did well to finish third this year having missed four games through injury.

Other league award winners included Clayton Giblett (Redlegs 1% Award), Cody Ninyette (Ron Tucker Memorial Trophy), and Lachlan Dennis (Vince Pendal Award).

In the Development, Callum Marshall took home the Greg Brehaut Medal as the fairest and best.

Marshall (127 votes) took it out in comfortable fashion, beating Shaun Smith (99 votes), Taran Etto (98 votes), Andries Mercer (97 votes) and Chris Leonard (94 votes).

With Smith taking home the Runner Up award, other Development Squad trophy winners were Etto (Redlegs 1% Award) and Brayden Sprigg Dos Santos (Coaches Award).

2017 Jack Ensor Medallist Luke English was also presented with his medal as the Colts fairest and best winner, with Runner Up Caelen Bennell and Spirit of the Colts winner Jack McCauley also getting recognition for their 2017 campaigns.

Dennis Marshall was awarded the Jack O'Dea Memorial Trophy as Best Club Person for his work counting stats on game days.

BUTCHER MEDAL 2017 FINAL LEADERBOARD
1st Clint Jones (63 votes)
2nd Corey Byrne (54 votes)
3rd Michael Sinclair (42 votes)
4th Cody Ninyette (38 votes)
5th Clayton Giblett and Aidan Tropiano (35 votes)
7th Mitchell Henderson (33 votes)
8th Brant Colledge (31 votes)
9th Christian Eyres (30 votes)
10th Devin McFarlane (25 votes)

Nominations for Life Membership now open

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 9:42 AM

The Perth Football Club is currenlty calling for nominations for Life Membership.

The criteria for Life Membership is as follows:

1) Nominations must be on a nomination form, signed by the proposer and seconder who both must be current members of the Perth Football Club, answering the questions as provided.
2) 
The nomination must be submitted to the Board at least one calendar month prior to the Annual General Meeting and is to be accompanied by a short statement setting out the Nominees record of service to the Club.
3) 
Nominations shall only be referred to the Annual General Meeting for consideration pursuant to Rule 29.1.7 if approved by the Board.
4) 
The Board shall not approve referral of a nomination to the Annual General Meeting where the person nominated is not a Member.
5) 
The Board has an absolute discretion in relation to the approval of referrals of nominations to the Annual General Meeting but should take into account the nominee’s contribution to the Club in areas such as playing, coaching, administration and volunteer work. It would ordinarily be expected that a nominee has given 15 year's service to the Club before their nomination will be approved by the Board for referral to the Annual General Meeting.

Life Membership Nomination Form


For further information on Life Membership, please contact CEO Marty Atkins on 9362 4499.

PREVIEW: 2017 Butcher Medal

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:38 AM

The 2017 Butcher Medal will be held on Friday night in the Club's Main Hall.

After a disappointing season results wise for the Demons, many players enjoyed strong campaigns on an individual level and Friday night's Butcher Medal is about recognising those individuals.

Michael Sinclair won the prestigious award as a 22-year-old last year. Will he go back to back? Or will Clint Jones, the oldest player at the Club, claim it in his first year as captain. Will one of the up and coming youngsters in Corey Byrne or Cody Ninyette cap off their promising years with a Butcher Medal? Or will an outsider sneak up on the pack and snatch it... 

THE CONTENDERS

Clint Jones
In his first year as captain, Jones led from the front playing in all 20 games with an average of 33 disposals and five tackles. He was selected in the 2017 WA State Squad, opting against it to manage his body. Jones is expected to poll heavily in the back half of the season and will be sure to pick up votes in round six where he picked up 53 disposals against East Perth.

Michael Sinclair
The reigning Butcher Medallist had an injury interrupted start to 2017, injuring his achilles in the Club's round one loss to Swan Districts. He missed the following three games, as well as the Demons' round 22 win over East Perth. From his 16 games, Sinclair averaged just under 25 disposals and almost 7 marks a game playing across half back. His first half of the season should hold him in good stead.

Cody Ninyette
After making his debut in round 20 last year, the livewire small forward burst onto the scene in 2017 playing 18 games and kicking a Club high 28 goals. The 19-year-old kicked a bag of three goals, two bags of four and who could forget his bag of seven in the Demons' round 22 win over East Perth. A roughie - keep an eye on him.

Corey Byrne
In the exact same fashion as Ninyette, Byrne debuted in round 20 last year and burst onto the scene this year as an integral part of the Demons' midfield. It was a year of 20's for Byrne- who turned 20 in May, played all 20 games averaging 20 disposals. He had a very consistent year and should poll well throughout.

Clayton Giblett
In his first year at the Demons after coming across from East Perth, the 21-year-old was thrown in the deep end this season and thrived. In a size and height depleted backline, Giblett was often handed the challenge of playing on the opposition's best key forward. He'll be sure to gather votes for playing a selfless role and competing strongly each week.

Aidan Tropiano
The 2015 Butcher Medallist averaged just over 22 disposals from all 20 games this year. He also laid an average of just under 8 tackles per game. Although 2017 wasn't as the heights of Tropiano's Sandover Medal winning 2015, the inside midfielder traditionally polls well in fairest and best counts and is another one to keep an eye on this Friday night.

Christian Eyres
With fellow 2016 ruckman Angus Graham heading home to Victoria prior to the start of the 2017 season, Eyres was Perth's primary ruckman all year and had little support. The 26-year-old took the lone-ruckman challenge with both hands, averaging 32 hitouts from 19 games. He's expected to poll well early after a strong start to the season, and steadily for the remainder.

Roughies include Brant Colledge, who had an injury interrupted 2017 but performed strongly in the 14 games he played, and Mitchell Henderson who debuted in round six and never looked back, playing a key defensive role in the League side's midfield for the remainder of the season.

Other awards up for grabs on Friday night include:
League Runner Up, League Third Place, Redlegs 1% Award (courage and sacrifice), Doug Buckingham Memorial Trophy (most outstanding young talent), Vince Pendal Award (best Clubman), Ron Tucker Memorial Trophy (League leading goalkicker), Jack O'Dea Memorial Trophy (best club person), Greg Brehaut Medal (Development F&B), Development Runner Up, Development Coaches Award and Development Redlegs 1% Award. 

The Colts award winners, including the Jack Ensor Medallist and runner up, will also be presented with their awards.