Monday, April 8, 2013 - 9:22 AM

Article by Mark Thornber

Photo by Kerrie-Ann Pendal

Round 4, Perth v Swan Districts

At Steel Blue Oval, Saturday 6 April 2013


Perth                           5.3       10.6      12.8      15.13    105

Swan Districts            3.6       5.7       10.10    14.17    103

Perth continued their winning run as they won a thrilling match by 2 points after withstanding a big fight back from Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday.

In warm conditions Perth kicked to the Bassendean end of the ground in the first term. It was the home side however that started the match better as they jumped out to an early 2 goal lead. Perth slowly worked their way into the match and at the 6 minute mark Chance Bateman converted his side’s first goal after some great forward pressure from Kyle Reimers turned the ball over.

The lively Brennan Stack kicked a clever goal to put the Demons in front. After starting slowly Perth’s midfield led by Alistair Smith and Daniel O’Sullivan worked their way into the match picking up many contested possessions.

After an excellent conversion deep in the forward pocket by Fraser McInness Perth had suddenly turned the match by booting 5 goals after conceding the first 2. At quarter time they lead the black and whites by 9 points.

The second term saw Perth start to really rebound the ball well off half back where both Matthew Tedesco and West Coast Eagle Ashley Smith were providing plenty of run from the backline. Tedesco was rewarded for his hard run when he kicked Perth’s 6th goal and this was soon followed by another to Stack who was well on top up forward.

The Demons were now starting to put some real scoreboard pressure on their opponents and after goals to both Stack and Captain Paul Bevan Perth was able to take a comfortable lead of 29 points into the half time break.

The second half commenced perfectly for the visitors with a great snap from youngster Matthew Boyle soon followed by a great running goal from Stack. The lead was now 41 points and all Perth fans could only contain their delight.

With the home side in all sorts of trouble they appeared to slowly lift their tempo as the pace of Graham Jetta and Dayle Garlett started to cause Perth some real headaches. Swans with a lively home crowd behind them were gaining the ascendancy of the match largely through the hit outs where Wes Lamie was now well on top.

The black and whites where ruthless as they kicked 5 consectitive goals as Perth found it difficult to enter inside their forward 50 metres. At three quarter time the match was now certainly up for grabs as Perth only held a 10 point lead after being outscored 5 goals to 2 for the term.

The first goal was always going to be crucial for either side in the last quarter and it was Swans who kicked it through the dangerous Tim Gaeppen. With only 3 points the difference both teams were desperate as the warm conditions started to take effect on the tired players.

Reimers bobbed up to boot his first goal and reinstate a 9 point lead when Garlett kicked straight into his arms when kicking in for goal. The home side continued to come home with a wet sale though and again closed within a goal now at the half way mark of the quarter.

Resting ruckman Mitchell Leyendekkers, who is improving in every match calmly slotted Perth’s 14th major after taking a strong pack mark. Swan Districts kicked another goal through Travis Casserly. The home side was now steaming out of the centre and constantly pumping the ball forward and when the experienced Wayde Twomey marked uncontested and converted a goal the black and whites had hit the front.

It was now the 25 minute mark and Perth fans couldn’t believe their side had given up a commanding 41 point lead and now looked unlikely to hang on. Boyle had a chance with the aid of a 50 metre penalty to kick truly but missed with Swans now still being 2 points in front.

After a couple of tightly contested contests deep in Perth’s forward line Swans cleared the ball out of bounds on the full near the half forward line in front of the Swans home members. With the time clock now showing 29 minutes with surely only seconds remaining Ruckman Christian Eyres had the ball knocked away by a Swan Districts Trainer. To the delight of the Perth supporters a 50 metre penalty was paid as Eyres lined up from 30 metres out.

The pressure shot at goal slowly floated through as the Demons had the lead back by 2 points. Swans dangerously cleared the ball out of the centre as Perth dropped all their players back in defence desperately trying to hold Swans out.

The siren sounded at the 30 minute mark deep in Swans forward line to end an exciting 2 point victory for a jubilant Perth side. The win was certainly a great character victory and the first win at Steel Blue Oval for 9 seasons.

Tedesco was fantastic all day long across half back picking up 29 touches and well supported by Ashley Smith who used his long kicking to great effect to set up many attacking moves. Vice Captain O’Sullivan continued his excellent start to the season and worked well with a tigerish Alistair Smith.

Stack was clearly the best forward on the day and damaging with his 4 majors and received good support from Bevan and McInness with 2 goals each.

Next week Perth returns home to Brownes Stadium to tackle the Sharks in a Sunday match as they try to stretch their winning run to 4 matches.

Goals: Stack 4, Bevan, McInnes 2, Bateman, Boyle, Reimers, Ashley Smith, Tedesco, Eyres, Leyendekkers 1.

Best: Tedesco, Ashley Smith, O’Sullivan, Bevan, Stack, White.



Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 11:43 AM

Article By Mark Thornber

Photos By Gemma Boys

Round 3, Perth v South Fremantle

At Brownes Stadium, Saturday March 30 2013


Perth                           1.3        7.7       11.7      16.9      105

South Fremantle        4.4       5.6       9.7       14.8      92

Perth continued their undefeated start to the 2013 with a 13 point victory over the Bulldogs in fine conditions at Brownes Stadium on Saturday.

Kicking with a slight breeze the Demons appeared sluggish in the first term as South Fremantle hit the scoreboard first through Andrew McCarrey at the 5 minute mark. Perth was being well beaten in the ruck contest and unlike their round 1 clash their midfielders had trouble getting into the match.

Perth was being well tested in defence especially by the high leaping Paul Mugambwa, who was proving a real headache at Centre Half Forward.  Sam Butler was playing some excellent football and often saving his side in the backline. The home side managed a goal at the 22 minute mark after Kyle Reimers converted a free kick, however at quarter time it was the Bulldogs in front kicking 4 goals 4 to 1 goal 3.

After Perth Coach Damien McMahon desperately tried to lift his young charges after a slow start the Demons came out with far more purpose in the second quarter. Christian Eyres, while giving away height in the ruck slowly worked his way into the match as a talented midfield of Alistair Smith and Chance Bateman found plenty of the ball.

Sharp shooter Simon Donovan booted Perth’s 2nd and 3rd goal within minutes to get his side back into the contest. Captain Paul Bevan was playing a great match as a small forward and teaming well with Reimers deep inside Perth’s forward 50 metres.

Just before half time Reimers kicked his 3rd goal to finish a dominant term for the Demons which saw them lead by 13 points at half time after kicking 6 goals to 2 for the term.

The start of the second half again saw Perth play some great team football and within minutes of the restart Ruckman Mitchell Leyendekkers snapped truly to give the Demons a handy 19 point advantage. Perth was now looking good all over the ground with a rock solid defence led strongly by Butler and Tedesco across half back.

Bevan was starring up forward for Perth and it wasn’t long before he booted his 4th major as the Demons appeared to have complete control of the match. Half way through the term though the Bulldogs lifted through the tigerish Kris Miller and kicked the next 3 goals as Mugambwa’s height over Kane Ransted was proving a real concern for the home side.

With scores now back on level terms and the match really up for grabs some fantastic tough team football saw Bateman snap a fantastic goal after a wonderful tackle from Reimers set him up inside the forward 50 metres. Donovan then snapped another clever goal to again give Perth some breathing space as they led by 12 points at three quarter time.

The last quarter was always going to be a real tough contest and when Bevan kicked his 5th goal Perth again seemed to have finally shrugged off South Fremantle. As was the nature of the match however the Bulldogs just would not go away and manage to close within 7 points as the match entered the time on period.

Both team’s started to tire in the final term as Perth were continually pumped forward by Alistair Smith and Matthew Moody, who was playing a wonderful term as a creative midfielder. The courageous Bevan was almost out on his feet but returned to the field to kick a fantastic running goal from 50 metres to again give the home side some breathing space.

With the quarter now well into time on South’s responded with a goal straight back as the margin was again only 7 points. The time clock showed 32 minutes had gone as the pacy and exciting Matthew Boyle ran through Centre Half Forward to kick a great running goal and seal the match for the home side.

The game was an entertaining one to watch with 30 goals kicked between both sides. Bevan played a wonderful Captain’s game booting 6 goals and collecting 27 possessions. Butler was great across half back all day amassing a game high 29 touches and was well supported by a reliable Tedesco with 19 touches.

Alistair Smith was effective in the midfield all day and both youngsters Boyle and Michael Sinclair showed they are real stars of the future. Reimers with 4 goals and Donovan 3 rounded out a damaging and effective forward line.

The Demons have now had a fantastic start to the season and set up a real acid test as they tackle the Black and Whites at Steel Blue Oval next Saturday.

Goals: Bevan 6, Reimers 4, Donovan 3, Bateman, Leyendekkers, Boyle 1.

Best: Bevan, Butler, Moody, Smith, Reimers, Boyle.

Happy Easter from the Perth Football Club

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 10:42 AM

Happy Easter


To all of our Sponsors, Members, Supporters and Volunteers, the Perth Football Club would like to wish you all a safe and Happy Easter.

Entertainment Books for Sale

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 9:17 AM


Once again this year the Past Players & Officials Association will be selling the very popular Entertainment Books.


The price remains at $65, with $13 from each sale going directly to the Robert Wiley Foundation for junior development.


Books will be available from early May, so please register your interest as soon as possible.


Contact Brian Sweetapple on 0411 133 038 or at for an order form and full particulars.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 1:10 PM

The Annual Perth Football Club Player Auction is set for this saturday night in the Main Hall prior to presentations.

Click here for more information on the playing groups up for auction and the prize structure for 2013.

Corporate Classic Results

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 10:03 PM


The Corporate Classic was drawn on Thursday 7 March 2013 with the winner annouced as Community Newspaper. Community Newspaper has been a fantastic sponsor of the Perth Football Club since 2012.

You will notice the new signs up at Brownes Stadium that they recieve by being the Corporate Classic Winner.

The Corporate Classic is a great opportunity to become involved with the Perth Football Club. If you missed out this year, don't worry we will have another chance for you to enter and possibly win in 2014, so watch this space.

We would like to thank everyone who purchased an entry into the Corporate Classic draw. A full list of entrants can be found below.

To those companies who were able to attend the event on 7 March, we thank you and we hope that you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you around the Perth Football Club in 2013.


Corporate Classic Entrants


Alliance Contracting

Atlas Global Logistics

Australian Physiotherapy Equipment

Black Tie Limousines

Catalano Seafoods

Community Newspaper Group

Country Wide Insurance Brokers

Finnerty Mann Financial Planning

G & S Office Furniture

Gilkison Investments

Hawleys Shoe Store

Hire Logistics

Holdfast Fluid Power

Hyundai Forklifts

Iron Bark Brewery

Jasons Windows

John’s Building Supplies

Kargotich Industries

KC Sports

Kimberley Property Settlements

Liquor Barons Carlisle

LTM Risk Partners

Media Tonic

Megabay Distributors

Modern Catering


Office Business

Past Players and Officials

Price Sierakowski

Right Homes

Riverjet Pipeline Solutions

Smith Broughton Auctioneers

Starworld Framing

Superline Plastics

UN Plumbing

Vanders Painting

WA Exclusive Meats

Welshpool Tyrepro

Xpresso Delight East Victoria Park

Yallingup Enterprises


Perth Demons Holiday Clinics

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 2:43 PM


Are Parents looking for something for their kids to do these next School Holidays??
Well the Demons District Super Holiday Clinic is for you!!
Bring along some friends and have a great time learning new football skills off Perth Demons and AFL stars!!
All Participants from Yr pp - 7 get a FREE demons pack (including a demons footy) !


Lots of GREAT PRIZES to be won and LOTS OF FUN to be had!!

Please click below for more information and registration form:


Please Contact Anthony Balcombe for if you have any further questions on 0412 676 857 or 9362 4499

Perth Football Club District Junior Day

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 2:16 PM

The Perth FC & Demons District will host their District Junior Day on the following;

Sunday 14th April (Rd1)
From 1pm
FREE Sausage sizzle & activities for the kids
FREE entry (with promotional TICKET)

Print promotional TICKET - HERE

In 2013, promotional TICKETS will be distrbuted amongst ALL Demons District Schools - we would love to see as many kids and parents here as possible!


Perth FC Players visit Community Clubs

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 9:37 AM

On Tuesday the 19th March the entire Perth FC playing squad visited Demons District Junior Community Clubs. Players got involved in coaching drills, games with players, signed autographs and provided kids with plenty of prizes.

League coach Damien McMahon thought the initiative was a great one, " Most of the players in our squad are from the local district, so its important that they give something back to the local junior clubs,' McMahon said.

All players, inlcuding Captain Paul Bevan and star recruit Chance Bateman were among those that visited junior clubs. (see photos below)

Reimers Cleared

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 9:05 AM


Kyle Reimers was involved in an incident during the 3rd quarter of last Saturdays clash that was initiated by the Peel player.

At the time the umpire reported Kyle for striking. 

The evidence presented to the tribunal lat night cleared Kyle of any involvement in this matter.

Matthew Brown from Peel plead guilty to his part in the incident and received a reprimand.