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2018 Player Quiz - Ian Richardson

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:21 AM










Get to know the Claremont League Players through our weekly Player Quiz!

Q1 Name: Ian Richardson
Q2 Nickname: Cho
Q3 AFL club supported as a kid: West Coast Eagles
Q4 Best moment in junior footy: Beating Marist FC
Q5 Favourite sporting hero: Muhammad Ali
Q6 Favourite food: Japanese
Q7 Favourite movie: Shawshank Redemption
Q8 Favourite TV show: Narcos
Q9 If you could swap jobs with someone, who would it be: Flume
Q10 If you won the lottery, what would you buy first: Helicopter

Q11 What’s your next bucket-list destination: Africa
Q12 Your wife/partner or best friend would describe you as: Legend
Q13 The three people that you admire the most and would like to meet:
       1 Shaquille O’Neill
       2 Conor McGregor
       3 Emily Ratajkowski
Q14 Your most treasured possession: Premiership medals
Q15 What do you like to do on your days off? Beach
Q16 What is your favourite memory at Claremont FC so far? 2011 and 2012 flags and the after parties
Q17 Who is the king of selfies at CFC? Morgan Davies
Q18 Who would you say is the funniest player at CFC? Jack Beeck
Q19 Before a game I always: Listen to hip hop
Q20 As a footballer, how would you like to be remembered? A team player

Claremont FC History Project

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 8:50 AM

Claremont FC History 

Claremont Football Club has received a grant from Lottery-west for the digitising of the History of the Claremont FC from 1926 to 2016.

This project is being completed by the CFC Dads Army Crew and is expected to be finished by the first home game on the 14th of April.

The finished project will be on display on the website and on a touch screen kiosk in the ‘Hall of Fame’ Level 1 of The Claremont Football Club. 



(Pictured) “Sonny” Maffina

In 1951 Claremont’s Captain-Coach was recognised as one of the finest centres the state has produced.

He commenced his football career with Boulder City in under-age games in 1943 and played again with that team in 1947 after army service.

He transferred to Claremont in 1948. In his greatest season in 1949, he won both the Claremont fairest and best award and the Sandover Medal and represented W.A for the first time.

The following year, 1950 he won the Simpson Medal as fairest and best player for W.A at the Brisbane Carnival and was a State Representative again in 1951 and 1952.


Pre-season Update

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:46 AM

Pre-season Update - Jan 2018

The Tigers returned to the track on Tuesday 8th January with a gruelling 2km time trial. Brett Wilson, Ryan Lim & Tom Lawrence were among the leaders going into the break and after an undoubtedly conservative Christmas they all led the pack once again to post times below 7 minutes. Wily veterans Jesse Laurie and Beau Maister, along with promising youngster Jack Lewsey were among others to fly around the track, all posting excellent times within the top ten. With over 70 players vying for a place on the senior list in 2018, competition is fierce both on the track and in the gym. Here we see Haydn Busher leading the way with Lachie Martinis, Tyson England, Kaiden Gilbert & Bailey Rogers all pulling huge numbers on the bench and chin ups in particular. Playing against professional athletes at Peel and East Perth once a month, the players need to be in peak physical condition to compete and this has been a real emphasis of our preseason. Having a home base for a pre-season for the first time in 4 years is an absolute blessing and will make a big difference for our group to stay ‘stronger for longer’ leading into the season proper.

Others to catch the eye across the preseason is boom recruit Tom Curren - since arriving in November he has set the bar for professionalism; Jack Beeck -  back in full training in his recovery from a knee reconstruction, and Matt Palfrey - who is looking to explode in 2018 and put an injury interrupted couple of years behind him.  The evergreen Ian Richardson and an ignited Nick Winmar are others who are burning up the track so far this preseason.

As well as a few new faces among the playing group, there has been some welcome additions in the coaching department with WCE premiership player Steven Armstrong coming on as the Development Coach. With Kepler Bradley moving into a senior assistant role with the league side where he will have direct responsibility for the stoppages, we were able to lure Steven across from Swan Districts. His coaching pedigree across the WAFL ranks is formidable and there is no doubt the developing players will continue to flourish under his tutelage. Percy John is another coach with a wealth of experience as he will work directly with our big men, and David Dwyer will bring his experience working with international sporting teams and accompany Scott Goodin in our Strength & Conditioning Department.

All players and staff and working feverishly to prepare to undo West Perth at the unveiling of their new ground in round one of the WAFL season on Saturday 31st March. We will play three preseason fixtures leading into the season proper with games against Peel, Perth and Swan District on the 10th, 17th and 24th February respectively so make sure to get down and support the boys when the times and locations are confirmed.

Darcy Coffey

Football Operations Manger 

2017 Annual Report

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:32 PM

The 2017 Annual Report is available to read below

Download - 2017 Annual General Report 




New position: Head Coach for Womens Team

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 4:04 PM

Reports to: Club Executive

Overview: The Head Coach of the Claremont Women’s Football Club will be responsible for directing and leading the senior teams to further success.

The Head Coach will lead and develop the Women’s League Team, manage

coaching staff and develop training and game day strategies. The Head Coach’s key objective is to build on the successes of 2017 and continue to support the existing club culture and focus on high performance, team success and an inclusive and inviting club environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coach the CWFC League Team during trainings and on game days
  • Lead the coaching and support staff in creating a 2018 football development plan
  • Plan and conduct a coaching program for pre-season and during the season. This program should:
    • Develop the skills and abilities of individual players
    • Give the players feedback benchmarks and feedback on how to improve both physically and mentally (i.e. expected fitness levels, skills and abilities, mental preparation for games and Individual Development Plans)
    • Contain strategies and tactics for varied scenarios and opponents
    • Align with development plans for both the Rogers Cup and Reserves team to provide a seamless pathway for developing players
  • Work collaboratively with the League, Reserves and Rogers Cup coaches, the 2018 Committee and all volunteers.
  • Lead by example to maintain our performance focus and continue to build a supportive club culture
  • Work in a professional manner to give feedback to staff, players and volunteers

We are looking for:

  • A good role model
    • appear on time, be prepared, display the behaviours you expect from the playing group
  • A good teacher
    • the largest part of your role as a coach is passing on skills and knowledge to the players; you need to be adaptable to the playing group to find the most effective way to transfer knowledge to them
  • A good communicator
    • Find ways to connect to the playing group, this may be demonstration, tactics sessions, one-on-one sessions, whatever it takes to get a message across
  • A good listener
    • Take the time to listen to the players and volunteers, everyone at the club has a range of experience and everyone’s input can help us build to our potential
  • A team motivator

Develop skills and abilities in trainings that give players the motivation and confident to do better every game

  • A goal-leader
    • A part of the 2018 development plan we need a goal to work towards; something that the players and volunteers buy into and is a tangible measure of success at the end of the season

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Minimum Level 2 Coaching Accreditation
  • Commitment to attend all training sessions and matches
  • Proven ability to manage and develop football talent
  • A preference for coaching female athletes and an understanding of nuances and motivational factors of female athletes
  • Strong planning ability
  • Ability to work as part of a team towards common goals
  • A sound knowledge of football rules and an ability to coach a range of modern techniques and strategies

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid WA Working with Children Card
  • Training 2 nights per week (Wednesday and Friday nights), plus planning, review & meetings Match day in-season (Sundays)
  • Ability to attend club functions, development sessions and other events relevant to your position


Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and coaching resume which addresses the position you are seeking and the key competencies outlined above.


Applications are to be submitted to the Claremont Women’s Football Club by email:


Applications close at 5:00pm, Friday 15th January 2018.

2017 AFL & Rookie Draftees from CFC

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 8:55 AM


On Friday afternoon Claremont Football Club once again had a great result with the NAB AFL rising stars draft with four Claremont Tiger's being selected in the AFL draft. 

The selections were as follows; 

NAB AFL Draftees: 

Pick 19: Wil Powell to Gold Coast Suns
Pick 56: Zac Langdon to GWS Giants
Pick 58: Jake Patmore to Port Adelaide Football Club
Pick 76: Matt Guelfi to Essendon Football Club

Rookie Draftees:

Pick 5: Bailey Banfield to Fremantle Football Club
Pick 35: Callan England to West Coast Eagles 

Pick 19: Wil Powell to Gold Coast Suns

The lean, medium-sized runner didn't make the Western Australian team that competed in this year's NAB AFL U18 Championships, but underwent testing at the WA State Combine. Originally from Scarborough, he represented Claremont in the WAFL's Colts competition, averaging 14 disposals and tallying eight goals in 18 games. Powell was one of his team's best performers in a hard-fought preliminary final victory and was again prominent in the Grand Final with 15 possessions, despite a 54-point loss to East Fremantle.

Pick 56: Zac Langdon to GWS Giants

A ready-made small forward who gets his chance on a senior list at the age of 22. Langdon has earned his spot after spending the past two years in the WAFL for Claremont. He won the Yo-Yo test at the WA State Combine, highlighting his enormous endurance. Possesses elite running and foot skills, and pushes hard to impact up the ground as well as in the forward 50.

Pick 58: Jake Patmore to Port Adelaide Football Club

A graduate of NAB AFL Academy who is a medium defender who reads the play exceptionally well to win the ball and distributes it neatly by hand and foot. Excellent performer for WA in the NAB AFL U18 Championships and has been in excellent form since at colts level in the WAFL, progressing to play well at reserves level. Improved his fitness dramatically across the season to give himself the best shot at being drafted.

Pick 76: Matt Guelfi to Essendon Football Club

A 'Mr Fix It' of sorts, the 20-year-old has missed out in two previous drafts, but is coming off an excellent season for Claremont in the WAFL. Best known as a midfielder, Guelfi can play almost anywhere with his skill, toughness and ability to win his own ball. He's lightning quick, running a sub three second 20m sprint, is a strong contested mark for his size and kicked 20 goals in 19 games for the Tigers.

Pick 5: Bailey Banfield to Fremantle Football Club

Pick 35: Callan England to West Coast Eagles 


Tom the Tiger – Curren signs on

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Claremont Football Club is excited to announce the signing of Tom Curren on a two-year deal.


Lured west after spending a year with Sandringham in the VFL where he was named club captain, Curren had previously spent 7 years with St Kilda Football Club making his debut in round 17 of 2013 and went on to play 25 games with a number of frustrating injuries curtailing the chance to add further games beyond 2016.


A strong natural on baller with the ability to play through half forward, a revitalised Curren will not only add firepower to the tigers front half, but even further ball winning ability to a burgeoning midfield already containing 2 Sandover Medallists in Jye Bolton and the returning Kane Mitchell. 


The full squad return to the track on Monday 20th November for Preseason in preparation for 2018.

Claremont Football Club goes green!

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:22 AM

We're going green, thanks to Mitch Andrews!!

Solar is to be the new power game for Claremont Football Club with the installation of a large 100kW PV solar system on the Club’s roof in December.

This leading-edge solar system, comprising over 300 ‘Tier One’ panels and using the latest SolarEdge optimisation technology, will be installed by Club Ruckman Mitch Andrews through his company GreenTec Energy.

Mitch will be ‘reaching high again’ -- the PV system is expected to generate about 150,000 hours of clean, cheap electricity per year for the Club. 

The Tiger’s CEO,  Graham Moss, said he’s delighted that Claremont Football Club has been able to join in the solar transformation occurring throughout Australia. “The system’s environmental impact is an added incentive for the Club as it takes our sustainability efforts in the new building to the next level.  

The solar will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 150 tonnes a year  - that’s the equivalent of a forest of mature trees, which is the size of two football ovals” Moss said. “We’re also really pleased that it’s being installed by one of our own players. Mitch has provided us with a PV system well suited to our ongoing needs for a very competitive price and has offered to help sponsor us further through his business.”

GreenTec Energy have recently entered a strategic national solar industry partnership giving them access to an extensive array of well-priced, high quality Tier One equipment (Tier One is the top grade for panel manufacturers), enabling them to reap benefits usually associated with larger organisations. Mitch is offering to donate $50 from each kilowatt of solar purchased by members and sponsors, to the Club.

If you are considering a residential or commercial solar system please contact Mitch Andrews at Greentec 0409 993 141

Fast Facts:

  • The solar system will save 350,000 litres of water each year, that would normally be used by a coal fired power station in the electricity generation process.
  • Reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 150 tonnes is equivalent to:

Greenhouse gas emissions from:

  • 32 passenger cars driven for one year
  • 52.3 tonnes of waste recycled instead of going to landfill

CO2 emissions from:

  • 347 barrels of oil consumed
  • 5,020 incandescent lights switched to LED

Carbon removed from the environment by:

  • 3,887 tree seedlings grown for 10 years

Purchase a Paver & Donate to the Club

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Purchase a paver & donate to the club!

To all Claremont Football Club members and supporters

Our new Clubrooms are now finished and operating extremely well.

A great deal of the internal building fit out including players and coaches equipment was funded through the Paver project which was launched in 2012 and had raised approximately $170,000 over the five years of the project. 105 large and 250 small pavers have been installed at the entrance to the building but there is plent of space for more pavers to be installed.

I am pleased to advise that we will be continuing with the paver project which will allow those who don't have a paver to purchase either a large or small paver and have your name etched into the history of the Club in a very visible and tangible way. The funds raised will continie to be directed toweards enhancing our playing and coaching equipment and facilities, for example new ice baths for players and continual enhancement of our player's video editing equipment, upgrading of the oval lights etc.

The pavers are funded through a donation the Australian Sports Foundation and your donation is fully tax deductable. The donation form is available online 

Click here to download the form & send back to

Click here to fill out the form online 

I encourage you to support the Tiger's as we strive to improve our on field performance by making a donation and at the same time anshrine your name in the forecourt of our magnificent new building.


Graham Moss

Chief Execuitive Officer

2017 Past Players &Officials Association AGM

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:19 AM

Dear members,


We’re pleased to invite you along to the forthcoming AGM on Wednesday 15 November in the Players’ Lounge, on the ground floor at Claremont Football Club, Davies Road, Claremont at 6.00 pm, and we’re on the lookout for new committee members – is that you or do you know someone that would fit the bill?

Simply nominate them on the attached form and send it to Secretary Phil – simple.

Otherwise come along to the meeting anyway – after all, it’s your association and this is your opportunity to have your say. And the President will buy you a beer afterwards.

See you at the meeting.

Best regards,


Les Gillies

President – CFC PPOA 2017