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Updated Colts Training Schedule

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 3:13 PM


For more information on the current Colts training schedule as at 1 April 2013 click here.



Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 9:21 AM

By Mark Thornber


Perth started their preseason in impressive style on Saturday recording a 41 point win over South Fremantle at Brownes Stadium. The home side won the match 12.14 86 to South Fremantle’s 6.9 45.

The victory saw the Demons play some excellent team football as they played some of their key recruits and young starts from last season’s Colts squad. Perth set up their win with a 5 goal second term as a super fit Daniel O’Sullivan and Matthew Moody found plenty of the ball in the midfield. Paul Bevan booted 3 goals with Mark Deaves and Reese Richardson both kicking 2 majors each.

Former Peel ruckman Dan Murray showed great touch on the ball and looks set to play a big part in Perth’s ruck stocks this season. Former Hawthorn Premiership Player Chance Bateman returned to Brownes Stadium and showed he has not lost any of his silky skills.

Other recruits to impress were key position player Jared Risol, who was played in both the forward and back half and Frankston recruit Jackson Sketcher displayed a real toughness at the contest and looks a handy addition to Perth’s midfield brigade this year.

Next Saturday Perth plays Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval in another practice match scheduled to commence at 10.30 am.

Colts Team Confirmed for 1st Scratch Match

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 11:37 AM

The Perth Demons Colts team has been confirmed for the scratch match click here for more information. 


Squads Announced for Saturdays Scratch Match Against South Fremantle at Brownes Stadium

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 5:39 PM

The squads have been annouced for this weekend.

See below who will be playing in the league and reserves teams. 

Come down and support the Demons as they take on the Bulldogs!

Colts: 9.10am

Reserves: 11.40am

League: 2.10pm



Chance Bateman

Paul Bevan

Matthew Boyle

Tyler Chrimes

Mark Deaves

Simon Donovan

Michael Edwards

Michael Florio

Brett Hodge

Keiran Hug

David Johnston

Joel Kalajzic

Nick Kane

Matt Moody

Daniel Murray

Daniel O'Sullivan

Kane Ransted

Reece Richardson

Jarod Risol

Jackson Sketcher

Michael Sinclair

Brennan Stack

Matt Tedesco

Dene White



Harry Ashby

Shannon Collard

Michael Burgess

Mark Chan

Jason Currie

Aaron Dow

Christian Egan

Ryan Gray

Sean Holland

Matthew Hunt

Cameron Jones

Adam Krakouer

Cameron Manuel

Michael Mather

Lincoln Meeking

Jay Mellowship

Blake Robinson

Tyson Rowlings

Chad Sandilands

Kerwin Stuart

Chris Trowbridge

Dale Wallam



Level 1 Coaching Course

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 1:33 PM

The Perth District will be conducting Level 1 coaching courses on the following dates in 2013; 

For more information contact Scott on 9362 4499 or

Umpire in 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 1:19 PM

The Demons District is looking for new umpires for 2013. Join us and learn how to field or boundary umpire.

If you love AFL football and want to be an important part of the game then umpiring is for you. Anyone, regardless of gender and age, can become an umpire and find it a rewarding experience.

Umpiring teaches you life skills such as tolerance, assertiveness, leadership, decision making and management.

Umpiring is a great way for both males and females to keep fit, involved in the game and to earn some extra cash.

Field Umpiring payments start at $30 a game for Year 4 to $90 a game for Year 12. Boundary Umpiring payments start at $40 a game.

Training commences with a Bring a Mate Day on 6th March, 5.30pm at Berehaven Oval, Thornlie.

If you are interested in umpiring please visit

Developing Volunteers

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 1:12 PM

How can my club develop volunteers?

Throughout 2013 there will be plenty of opportunities to help develop your clubs volunteers, these include;


School / Community Club Bouncedown @ Brownes, Monday 25th March from 6-8.30pm 

- The program will involve school ambassadors & club committees and give them an opportunity to meet and discuss ways of better strengthening the relationship between the club and local schools

- Clubs will also get the opportunity to find out some of the fantastic programs that are being offered by LGA's and other not-for-profit organisations

- Clubs will be provided with information that will help them get through the season


Club Development Workshop  - Wednesday 1st May  - more information to follow

For more information contact Scott on 9362 4499 or

Welcome Ashleigh!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 1:01 PM

The Demons District Development Council would like to introduce the newest member to our Development Team - Ashleigh Coster. Asheligh has taken on the role of Development Trainee and will be completing her Certificate III in Sport through CIT TAFE over the next 12 months. She will be responsible for looking after the following areas within the district;

  • School Programs - promotional visits, coaching clinics, school competitions
  • Perth District Holiday Clinics (April & July) - event promotion, organisation and delivery
  • Female & Multicultural programs   - Auskick, Junior & Youth girls, school based multicultural programs

Ashleigh can be contacted on or 9362 4499

Please join the Demons District Development team in welcoming Ashleigh on board.  

Good Luck

East Victoria Park Auskicker lives unforgettable Toyota AFL Grand Final Experience

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 1:00 PM

East Victoria Park Auskicker, Angus McDonald, was the envy of his friends on the weekend when he was a part of greatness, participating in the 2013 Toyota AFL Grand Final, one of the biggest events on the Australian sporting calendar.

 Angus, a participant at the Victoria Park JFC NAB AFL Auskick centre, had the time of his life during a weekend of action packed activity.  Accompanied by his mother, Angus’s experience kicked off in style at the NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year Awards Dinner at the MCG.  A memorable moment of the event occurred when Geelong Captain and NAB AFL Auskick ambassador, Joel Selwood, presented Angus with his official NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year nominee playing jumper.

On Friday, Angus, marched alongside fellow Auskickers and the two competing Toyota AFL Grand Final teams through the streets of Melbourne in the traditional Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade.

 Grand Final Day was undoubtedly the highlight of the trip when Angus played NAB AFL Auskick on the MCG in front of 100,000 fans prior to the commencement of the big game.  After the match Angus, along with the other 21 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year nominees, presented the Hawthorn players with their 2013 Toyota AFL Premiership Medals.

 “It was so exciting to play in front of so many people on the MCG, and getting to present a premiership medal with all my friends and family watching on TV was really cool too,” Angus said.

 Young Angus’s opportunity to participate in this unforgettable three day Toyota AFL Grand Final experience came to life through NAB’s Auskicker of the Year competition.  This competition exists to reward selected NAB AFL Auskick participants across the country for their teamwork, passion and commitment to the sport.

NAB is dedicated to Footifying Australia and has been genuinely growing the game for the past ten years through support of programs like NAB AFL Auskick. Every year, over 180,000 children participate in NAB AFL Auskick at one of 2,900 centres nationwide.

Vale Richie Rigg

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 12:00 PM

A big contingent of Perth supporters and former players travelled to Bunbury on February 18 for the funeral of popular 1967 and 1968 premiership player, Richie Rigg, who died after a long illness. He was aged 68.


Richie grew up on his parent's farm at Harvey, but later moved with his wife Joan and family to Australind. He was surrounded by his family when he finally lost his battle with cancer.

 He was the third member of the extended Rigg family to wear the red and black guernsey. His cousin Basil played 45 games in the 1940s before switching to become a league umpire, and older brother Eddie played 83 games in the early 1960s.

Eddie spoke with humour and feeling about his brother at the Funeral Mass in St Patrick's Cathedral.

Richie served notice that he was a sportsmen of great promise when he broke into the Aquinas College First Eleven cricket team in 1957 at the age of 12. He also excelled at football and it was fortunate for Perth that he concentrated on football on leaving school.

League captain-coach Malcolm Atwell earmarked the Harvey-Brunswick recruit for the back pocket in 1967 after the retirement of former captain Bill Leuzzi, who had filled the spot in the 1966 premiership side.

Richie was handed the task of minding the resting rovers. Tall for a back pocket player at the time, he was able to outmark his opponents, and also had a good turn of pace. He developed a fine understanding with the team's unflinching full back, the late Graham Ramshaw, and together they generally made Saturday afternoons miserable for opposing forwards.   

He played 69 league games for Perth before the constant travel for training and matches on Saturday took its toll, and he retired in 1969. But he was always a popular figure at the club when he returned for reunions with his premiership teammates or just to watch a game.

Past players and members at the funeral included Malcolm Atwell, Bob Shields, Pat Astone, Ian Rothnie, Graham Edwards, Graeme White, Ray Lawrence, Noel Wilson, Mal Winsor, Bob Coleman, Bob Page, Allan Stiles and Basil Rigg. Former PFC president Ted O'Connor, a schoolmate of Richie's, also made the trip to Bunbury to say goodbye.

The Perth Football Club extends its sincere sympathy to the whole Rigg family, especially Richie's wife Joan --  with whom he was married for more than 40 years --  their three children and their families, and brother Eddie.

Vale Richie Rigg, a talented and popular Perth player, and a fine citizen.