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ROUND 16 PREVIEW V SWAN DISTRICTS

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 3:14 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth is back after the bye to tackle the struggling Swan Districts at Joondalup Arena on Saturday with the Falcons out to further secure third position and keep their top two dreams alive in 2018.

West Perth and Swan Districts lock horns at Joondalup Arena on Saturday in a contest crucial to both with the Falcons trying to further consolidate third position and stay in touch of second while Swans just need to find a way to snap a losing run and keep their finals hopes alive.

West Perth had the bye last weekend and comes into the Round 16 contest in third position on the WAFL ladder with an 8-5 record to be just a game behind the second placed South Fremantle and two ahead of the fourth placed Perth.

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A Luncheon in Memory of Carol Bick - 28 July

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Carol Bick was the Mum of the West Perth Football Club for the best part of 40 years. If you played for West Perth you were, and would always be, one of ‘her boys.’

From the time the club moved to Joondalup, she sat in the same seat in our grandstand right above the player’s race. At every home game she would be cheering for “her boys” from the time the colts started at 9am until the league team left the field at 5pm. She made it her business to know every player who took the field in every grade, because it meant a lot to her to make each of them feel important. However, where she sat in the grandstand was exposed to the elements. When asked why she sat there, she said that she wanted the sight of her applauding them to be the last thing the players saw, win or lose, as they left the ground. She wanted them to know they had her unconditional support.

A cup of tea or a piece of cake were always on offer if you were in the vicinity of Carol. Over the years there was a regular group that sat with her. Some were parents or partners of players, some were passionate members and supporters. Many of these people have their own children now and a trip to the footy meant there would always be a special treat from Carol. She looked forward to seeing the little ones and made sure she contributed to making it a great day for them.

Carol would always tell it like it was, whether you wanted to hear it or not. She would push you to be your best and tell you if you weren’t. But at the end of it all, she would always wrap an arm around you and tell you she loved you.

Carol never played a game for West Perth. She never coached a team or held an official title. But the contribution she made to our club was enormous, her passion for the club was infectious and her impact on our culture was immeasurable.

Carol will forever be remembered by our club and now the onus is on each of us to carry forward Carol’s legacy of caring for everyone within the family.

To recognise just how important, she was to us, our home game on Saturday 28 July will be a tribute day promoted as Carol’s Day. Our luncheon will be dedicated to Carol and her family and before the game we are inviting anyone who loved Carol to join us on the oval to welcome the players onto the field.

And for one last time, the team will enter the arena through the old player’s race. Right in front of where Carol would have been sitting.

If you were one of “Carol’s boys” or just someone who has been touched by her kindness, we ask that you come along and celebrate the wonderful life of Carol Bick with her friends and family.

 

WEST PERTH FINANCIAL STATEMENT

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 1:12 PM

The West Perth Football Club is today providing a media statement in response to an article in The West Australian. We want to reassure our members, our supporters and all those who contribute to the Club that we are continuing to operate as usual and our focus is on ensuring our long-term financial sustainability.

West Perth has been a crucial part of the WAFL competition for more than 130 years, and we will continue to be so. Our supporters are one of our greatest assets and we encourage you to show that support by coming along to our last five round matches and cheer on our playing group as we head towards the finals series.

Media Statement

At the instigation of the President and CEO a complete, thorough and independent review of the Club’s finances from 2012 through to the end of the 2017 year (31/10/2017) has been undertaken. The result has been the discovery of significant creditors.

As a result, the Club has advised the WAFC and has implemented a suite of corporate governance policies and control procedures designed to prevent a reoccurrence of what has transpired. The WAFC has been fully supportive of the Board in this process.

“The West Perth Football Club is a proud, historic club and we are planning for a long and successful future; but we are currently experiencing financial difficulties.”

“Through the independent review, we now understand that our current financial position has come about over a number of years. To correct the position and stabilise the Club there has been a reduction of the long outstanding debt; however, this is placing a strain on the Club’s finances.”

“The transition to our new facility will provide a positive commercial opportunity for the Club, and we are now seeing growth in the business being generated through the function centre, which we expect will continue to grow, and will be cash positive for the Club’s finances.

“We understand the West Australian Football Commission regards West Perth as an important Club in the WAFL competition and as such, we have been working with the Commission to reach a position whereby they can support the Club to meet its financial obligations. What that support could be is still being explored. We certainly appreciate the advice and support the Commission has shown the Club during this period.

“I am confident that, through the support of the WAFC, the people who are delivering our new revenue growth strategy, and our members and supporters, the Club will be in a sound financial position.”

Scott Ballem

President, West Perth Football Club

 

Media enquiries to:

Linda Hamersley

Chief Executive Officer, West Perth Football Club

linda@falconsfc.com.au

0413 412 737

 

CHALMERS' FIVE HELPS FALCONS TO FIVE-GOAL WIN

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 3:51 PM - by Chris Pike
WEST Perth kicked nine of the last 11 goals to beat East Fremantle by 30 points at East Fremantle Oval in NAIDOC Round on Saturday with Corey Chalmers delivering a career-best five goals.
 
East Fremantle might be anchored to the bottom of the WAFL ladder with just two wins for the season, but they did come off an improved second half the previous week despite losing to Claremont.
 
And then despite West Perth kicking three goals in just over five minutes to open proceedings on Saturday, East Fremantle responded well and were 15 points up by midway through the third quarter after Cameron Loersch had kicked his third goal. Read More ...

NAIDOC ROUND PREVIEW V EAST FREMANTLE

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 9:09 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth heads to East Fremantle Oval to play the bottom placed East Fremantle in NAIDOC Round of the WAFL on Saturday.

It's NAIDOC Round in the WAFL as East Fremantle hosts West Perth on Saturday at East Fremantle Oval with the Sharks just trying to be competitive while the Falcons can't afford a drop off as they look to consolidate third position.

East Fremantle comes into the game having lost four straight to remain anchored to the bottom of the ladder with a 2-10 record despite an improved second half in Geraldton last Saturday to only lose to Claremont by 20 points.

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IN THEIR WORDS – LUKE MEADOWS ROUND 14

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 1:47 PM - by Luke Meadows

FALCONS faithful, you’ve asked, and I have delivered! 

Coming off a tough week against Subiaco the lads have reviewed and learnt from the weekend and now look forward to the challenge of beating East Fremantle at Shark Park this Saturday. 

They pose a threat with some quality recruits in the off-season but our ability to 'unite' as a team and be 'relentless' for four quarters will hold us in good stead for a 'professional' win - quote Aaron Black's pre-game speech.

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FALCONS JUST FALL TO LIONS BUT INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL FESTIVAL A SUCCESS

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 11:49 PM - by Chris Pike
WEST Perth hosted yet another International Football Festival that drew a big crowd and was a tremendous success at Joondalup Arena on Saturday but the Falcons couldn’t quite hand Subiaco its first loss of 2018.
 
An impressive crowd of 5602 turned out for the now annual International Football Festival with West Perth hosting Subiaco at Joondalup Arena and they went on to see a tremendous WAFL contest as well between two in-form teams.
 
West Perth made a good start against the undefeated Subiaco to lead by 11 points during the first quarter. But the Lions managed to kick five of the next six goals of the game to end up leading by 13 points at half-time. Read More ...

FALCONS CONTINUE STRONG FORM, WIN 15TH STRAIGHT OVER DEMONS

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 4:13 PM - by Chris Pike
WEST Perth continued its strong WAFL form to retain touch with a top two spot this season while making it 15 consecutive wins against Perth with Saturday's 21-point victory at Joondalup Arena.
 
West Perth and Perth both came into Saturday's match up at Joondalup Arena in good form with the Falcons having won three of their past four matches, and the Demons their previous two setting the stage for a fascinating contest.
 
The signs were ominous early when West Perth kicked the first two goals of the game, but Perth steadied impressively and even managed to lead at quarter-time. Read More ...

MONAGHAN PASSIONATE AS EVER FOR FALCONS SUCCESS

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 7:19 AM - by Chris Pike

EVERY game that Bill Monaghan coaches at West Perth, he extends his tenure as the club's longest-serving coach and every win he oversees grows his legacy as coaching the Falcons to the most wins, but his focus and passion remains as strong as ever.

On the back of his 204-game playing career at both Subiaco and Peel Thunder, Monaghan moved into a successful coaching stint with the Lions under Peter German as his assistant and then premiership-winning reserves coach.

Monaghan then had to undergo some disappointments by being overlooked for senior coaching positions and by the time he put his hand up to coach West Perth in 2009 after Todd Curley stood down upon accepting a role with Fremantle, he didn’t expect much.

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FALCONS VETERANS SHINE IN THRILLING WIN OVER TIGERS

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 1:31 PM - by Chris Pike
ANDREW Strijk has now kicked 13 goals in his past two WAFL games inspiring West Perth to another thrilling win over Claremont on Saturday but it took a fingertip effort from fellow veteran Chris Keunen to deny the Tigers the winning goal at Claremont Oval.
 
The recent history between the two clubs was remarkable already entering Saturday's clash at Claremont Oval and it certainly continued.
 
West Perth had won six of the previous seven meetings with Claremont but four of those had only been by a combined 13 points and ever since the Tigers beat the Falcons by 119 points in Round 18, 2012, every game between the two teams had been decided by 10.6 points. Read More ...