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Banfield wins 2017 E.B Cook Medal

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 3:47 PM

By Darren Harris 

Hello to all our Claremont supporters and members.

I just want to take the opportunity to again thank you for all your support and positivity this year and to reflect on season 2017 and the E.B. Cook medal night.

It was a great opportunity to thank everyone who played their part across the whole club. There is a lot of great people who all do their bit and enable us to exist. To have the awards in our new facility highlights again the effort made by all.

Bailey Banfield was an extremely deserving winner and one of the most popular outcomes I have witnessed to be honest. His season performances were consistently high. He was team first in all he did and set an example to our whole club well beyond his years in how to prepare effectively. Success occurs when preparation and opportunity meet and Bailey made sure he earnt his opportunity and then delivered week in and week out. His parents are undoubtedly proud of their son. The way he presented himself and spoke also set a great example and showed his level of maturity. He is a ripper.

It was such an even distribution of votes with hardly any separation between the next 10 to 12 place getters. Jye Boltons votes mirrored his Sandover votes. Once he played that team first role his performances improved and he stormed home. 2018 shapes as a massive opportunity for Jye to lead the way with this. Keifer Yu started the year and ended the year strongly considering the preparation he had due to injury. It was a great effort by Keif.  Haydn Busher stormed home and again sets himself up for a massive 2018.

The sacrificial Tiger award is one that is highly regarded at the club. Ian Richardson was our strongest leader this year and on and off field set the highest of standards. He was so consistent on field but It was his drive to win and increased demand on his mates to push harder that stood him apart from his peers. First on the track, last to leave, ticked all boxes from a preparation point of view and went above and beyond to bring people together off it. Outstanding effort.

Linked to this and presented by Chloe on behalf of all the support staff is the Engine Room award that was won by Jess Laurie. Jess brings positivity and energy to the whole club and epitomises the good men we want to be at our football club. To be recognised by our volunteers for his attitude is just reward for Jess who set a great example to all.

Jake Murphy announced that he will be stepping down as Captain. While he might not have the title, we know we still have a Captain there in Murph. Jake presented the Players Player award which is voted each week by the whole team on who gives the maximum team effort. It is recognition for living our values the most on field. That another graduating colt in Matt Guelfi, like Bailey won this award is another reflection on the quality development Warren and Ross have done with our Colts. 

Matt played some inspired football this year and his tackling, chasing, courage, and selflessness won him the absolute respect from his team mates.

Ryan Murphy won our best first year player on the back of an exciting first year after a break from football in 2016. Ryan really improved as the year went on and offensively was one of our most influential players. With a big pre-season and continued improvement Ryan will be one of the reasons this club will be successful.

Lauchie Martinis and Fraser House were the other winners of the B&F at development and colts level respectively. Both had outstanding years. Lauchie should become a regular in our League side in 2018 and we wish Fraser all the best as he heads East to further his studies. Both ripping young men.

Finally, I would like to acknowledge Ross McQueen and Keplar Bradley for their coaching efforts in 2017. Ross is an outstanding coach who could coach at any level in my opinion. The senior squad is the beneficiary of all his hard work to develop not only great people but quality footballers. We are very lucky to have him. And to Keplar who has one of the hardest jobs in football which is to motivate and keep positive players that at times aren’t happy with where they are as they strive to play League football. Kep continues to improve and is destined for greater things. I really appreciate the way they have got behind me and supported our philosophies. Well done to you both.

Bring on 2018!

 

Official Results as follows

LEAGUE E.B Cook Medalist - Bailey Banfield - 373 votes 

2nd Fairest & Best - Jye Bolton - 346 votes

3rd Fairest & Best - Keifer Yu - 344 votes

Sacrificial Tiger - Ian Richardson

Players Player - Matt Guelfi 

Best First Year Player - Ryan Murphy

 

DEVELOPMENT/ RESERVES 

Denis Marshall Trophy - Lachie Martinis

2nd Fairest & Best - Jacob Sideris 3rd Fairest & Best - Tom Shanahan

 

COLTS Tom Richardson Trophy - Fraser House

2nd Fairest & Best - Callan England

3rd Fairest & Best - Lewis Davis Colts

Encouragement Award - Jack Lewsey

Les McClements Trophy (Most Votes in the West Australian) - Jye Bolton

Engine Room Award – Jessie Laurie

Jeff Mazzini Trophy (leading goal kicker) - Beau Maister

George & Stan Mell Trophy (most votes across all grades) - Lachlan Martinis

 

2018 Memberships now on sale!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 8:42 AM

Claremont Football Club has a new and exciting Online Membership Portal.

As a plan in 'moving forward' you will be able to renew and subscribe your Memberships with the simplicity of a click of the button!

2018 heralds an exciting new era for the Claremont Football Club and The 'Roar' has returned!

Having now settled into our $14 Million Dollar State of the Art facilities, there is not a better time to renew or signup for your Tigers Membership.

Our new facilities provide supurb viewing and social facilities for Tiger Members on match days. We will be introducing themed social evenings during the week where you can come down to your Club, watch training and enjoy a drink and a meal with fellow Tiger Members and Supporters. 

Call into the Club during the week and view the Club's rich history depicted on the supurb coloured mural on the Davies Road façade, explore the Hall of Fame, purchase some Tiger's merchandise at our Team Store and grab a cup of Coffee at Hello Tiger Café. 

On the field, we can look forward to an improved performance from our League Team with a full pre-season under their belt utilising the extensive facilities now at their disposal at new clubrooms. There is a wealth of talent coming through from Colts and Reserves Teams and we will be looking to compliment our Senior squad with some experienced recruits.

With an extensive range of Membership Packages available to suit all, we will also be offering Reserved Seating where you can purchase your one dedicated seat for the entire season.

Pre-Season Training will commence Mid-November, with First Round tentatively scheduled for the Easter Weekend in 2018. Fixtures are yet to be confirmed by the WAFL.

To celebrate the Launch of our new Online Membership Portal, we are giving away a chance to win 1 x Nights Stay at Hope Farm Guest House worth $250 if you renew or join now before January 31st 2018. *Booking Time Subject to Availability*

For all Membership related enquires please feel free to contact the Club on 08 93849200 or email memberships@claremonttigers.com 

We look forward to seeing you in the 2018 Season. Go the Tigers!

2017 E.B Cook Medal

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Last year hard-running midfielder Jye Bolton took out the E.B Cook Medal - who will be crowned in 201?

Please join us for Claremont's night of nights: The E.B Cook Medal.

Be there as we count the votes, round by round, to decide this year’s Club Champion.

A unique celebration! Held in our function rooms at the Claremont Footbal Club.

 

Key Features:

  • Three-course meal & Cash Bar
  • Live vote count for the Club Champion Award
  • Club awards presented
  • Address from Club President and Senior Coach
  • Entertainment & video packages
  • Tim Gossage as MC
  • Tables of 10

 

When: Friday, 13th October 2017

Where: 3 Davies Rd, Claremont 6010

Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm - Midnight

Dress: Black Tie

MC: Tim Gossage

Cost: $90 (GA) & $80 (Players & Officials) 

 

Players, partners, officials, family and supporters are all encouraged to attend the night, we hope to see you there!

**Please notify us of any dietary requirements

 

Click here to purchase online NOW!

Colts Report: Tigers Roar into Grand Final

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:11 PM

By Dan Scamozzi

Claremont’s Colts stormed into a fifth consecutive grand final and have set up a showdown with minor premiers East Fremantle, after a final-quarter blitz saw the Tigers defeat East Perth by 12 points in the preliminary final at Leederville Oval on Sunday.

Despite trailing at half and three-quarter-time, albeit by just five points, the Tigers slammed on four goals to one in the final term to prevail 8.9 (57) to 6.9 (45) in splendid and warm conditions.

Fraser House won the players’ player award for his brilliant defensive efforts, while Jacob Orr and Callan England each kicked two goals.

The Tigers will aim to secure their third consecutive premiership and fourth in the last five years when they face the Sharks at Domain Stadium on Sunday.


                  
   

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 2 J. Orr, C. England, 1 N. Allan, D. McNamara, W. Powell, J. Buller.

EAST PERTH: 3 L. Martin, 1 M. Young, R. Cox, T. Baulch.

BEST

CLAREMONT: N. Allan, D. McNamara, B. Ewen, W. Powell, D. Enosa, L. Davis.

EAST PERTH: B. Santella, K. La Fontaine - Roberts, M. Gupanis, R. Cox.

Preliminary Finals Preview

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 9:49 AM

Preliminary Finals Preview

Claremont’s Reserves and Colts are one win away from grand final appearances, with the Tigers to face Subiaco and East Perth respectively in the preliminary finals at Leederville Oval on Sunday.

The Reserves returned to form with a 25-point win against Swan Districts in the first semifinal, with the Colts suffering a 15-point loss to East Fremantle in the second semifinal.

Wins for both grades will see them face South Fremantle and East Fremantle respectively on the last Sunday in September.

The club encourages the Tiger army to attend and cheer both grades to victory.

WHERE AND WHEN:

Reserves: Leederville Oval, Sunday, September 17, 11.50am.

Colts: Leederville Oval, Sunday, September 17, 9.15am.

RADIO:

To listen to both games, download the WAFL App and listen via Footy Radio on your phone.

Development Report: Ferocious Tigers Advance to Preliminary Final

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 10:17 AM

By Dan Scamozzi

Claremont’s Reserves advanced to the preliminary final after defeating Swan Districts by 25 points in the first semifinal at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

The 12.12 (84) to 9.5 (59) win was set up by a five-goal-to-nil third term, with the Tigers now set to face Subiaco for the second time in three games, with the winner to face South Fremantle in the grand final.

The Tigers dominated most aspects of the game on the back of 129 more disposals (33 more contested), 70 more marks, 23 more inside 50s and 10 more scoring shots.

Dylan Holt finished as Claremont’s best player after his selfless performance was capped off with nine marks and an equal game-high three goals, with acting captain Tom Shanahan continuing his strong form and recording game-high hauls of 33 disposals and 12 marks.

John Williams marshalled the team across half-back and helped set the tone with his contested efforts around the ground, with Jacob Sideris also performing strongly.

Kaiden Gilbert hauled in eight marks and had a game-high seven inside 50s, with Max Bentley (23 disposals, five inside 50s) winning the players’ player award and Cameron Quenby laying a team-high eight tackles.

Chad Daniels (21 disposals, 10 tackles, one goal) was the only Swan to have 20 or more disposals, with Roderick Manton, Tom Smirk and Steven Wityk all kicking two goals as Swans saw their season come to an end.

With the Tigers kicking to the northern end of the ground in the opening term, a hot start to the game unfolded as both teams attacked the contest with vigour and applied constant pressure, before Eddie Simpson gave Claremont first blood at the seven-minute mark.

Brett Wilson kicked the Tigers’ second 11 minutes later, before a spearing pass from Lachlan Martinis set up Holt for the team’s third major and a 20-point lead approaching quarter-time.

With the Tigers dominating the majority of the opening term but missing gettable shots at goal, a late major to Smirk saw Swans close to within 14 points at the first change.

Coach Kepler Bradley lauded the team’s efforts in contested disposal (plus 17) and clearances (plus seven), with the Tigers also controlling the game through uncontested marks.

However, a lacklustre start to the second term saw Swans slam on four goals in the opening 10 minutes and take a nine-point lead.

Wilson responded for Claremont with his second major, before Wityk did likewise for Swans.

A thumping goal from the left-forward pocket from Nick Winmar gave the Tigers two of the last three majors, before Swans kicked a late goal after an undisciplined 50m penalty to take a seven-point lead at half-time.

With the Tigers needing to regroup and refocus, a second goal to Simpson after a great pass from Holt provided the perfect start to the second half, before Corey Mitchell put Claremont back in front after being found by Bentley.

A quick snap out of the pack gave Simpson his third and Claremont a 12-point lead, before Harry Sinclair, playing his first game since round 22, stormed into an open goal from a stoppage to give the Tigers four in a row.

A second to Holt capped off a scintillating term and saw the Tigers roar to a 24-point lead at the final change after restricting Swans to a solitary behind.

Despite a passionate plea from Bradley to finish off the game strongly, goals to David McKay and Smirk (second) saw Swans close to within nine points at the eight-minute mark of the final term and served as a reminder that the Tigers’ work was far from complete, before another booming goal to Winmar was set up by a great chase, tackle and pass from Williams.

Similar feats by Chris (CJ) Oakley and Tom Lawrence either side of a third goal to Holt capped off a fine win by the Tigers, and leaves the team just one win away from consecutive grand finals.

Meanwhile, Claremont’s Colts saw their three-game winning run ended by East Fremantle, 9.10 (64) to 12.7 (79), with the Tigers set to face East Perth in the preliminary final.

CLAREMONT 3.3 5.6 10.8 12.12 (84)

SWAN DISTRICTS 1.1 7.1 7.2 9.5 (59)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 3 D. Holt, E. Simpson, 2 B. Wilson, N. Winmar, 1 C. Mitchell, H. Sinclair.

SWAN DISTRICTS: 2 R. Manton, S. Wityk, T. Smirk, 1 C. Daniels, J. Nuich, E. Maguire.

BEST

CLAREMONT: D. Holt, T. Shanahan, J. Williams, J. Sideris, K. Gilbert.

SWAN DISTRICTS: B. Erceg, C. Daniels, B. McGillivray, E. Maguire, T. Yukich.

Semifinals Preview

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 9:03 AM

Claremont’s Reserves will be aiming to bounce back from their loss to Subiaco, while the Colts will be aiming to secure their fifth consecutive grand final appearance when the semifinals take place on Sunday.

The Reserves must defeat Swan Districts at Fremantle Community Bank Oval to keep their season alive, while the Colts will be aiming for their fourth consecutive win when they face East Fremantle at Leederville Oval.

A win for the Reserves will see them face either South Fremantle or Subiaco in the preliminary final, while a win for the Colts will see them progress straight to the grand final.

WHERE AND WHEN:

Reserves: Fremantle Community Bank Oval, Sunday, September 10, 11.25am.

Colts: Leederville Oval, Sunday, September 10, 12.00pm.

TV AND RADIO:

Can't make it to the game? To listen to the Reserves, download the WAFL App and listen via Footy Radio on your phone.

Colts Report: Tigers Pounce on Swans

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Claremont’s Colts defeated Swan Districts by 18 points at Steel Blue Oval in the qualifying final on Sunday to set up a clash with minor premiers East Fremantle in the second semifinal.

The 9.11 (65) to 6.11 (47) triumph was the Tigers’ third consecutive win, and leaves the team just one win away from a fifth consecutive grand final appearance.

After winning the opening two terms and drawing the third, the Tigers had to withstand an early onslaught from Swans in the last, before the team steadied and recorded one of their best wins of the season on the back of 10 more tackles and 10 more inside 50s.

Fraser House, who debuted for the Reserves eight days earlier, finished as Claremont’s best player, with Shaquille Morton winning the players’ player award for his unwavering attack on the ball.

Jacob Orr had a game-high eight inside 50s and worked tirelessly across the half-forward line, with Rylie Morgan recording a game-high 31 disposals and kicking two goals.

Josh Devitt-Boyd (five marks, two goals) provided a focal point inside 50 and hauled in several contested marks, with Cooper Nitschke prominent from start to finish.

CLAREMONT 3.4 6.5 8.8 9.11 (65)

SWAN DISTRICTS 1.1 2.5 4.8 6.11 (47)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 2 J. Devitt-Boyd, R. Morgan, C. Nitschke, 1 J. Orr, J. Blaauw, S. Morton.

SWAN DISTRICTS: 4 A. Clarke, 1 S. Hay, P. Farrant.

BEST

CLAREMONT: F. House, S. Morton, J. Orr, R. Morgan, J. Devitt-Boyd, C. Nitschke.

SWAN DISTRICTS: G. Ottaviano, T. Whittle, A. Clarke, J. O'Sullivan.

Development Report: Plucky Tigers Fall Short of Lions

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 2:08 PM

By Dan Scamozzi

A disappointing performance from Claremont’s Reserves resulted in a two-point loss to Subiaco in the qualifying final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday.

The 13.8 (86) to 13.10 (88) defeat leaves Claremont needing to win the first semifinal against Swan Districts to keep their season alive, and resulted in the Tigers being smashed in clearances, outspread, outworked in midfield and outhunted.

Ben Higgs (ankle) and Jack Richardson (hamstring) failed to play out the game, with Matt Palfrey (back) a late withdrawal.

Subiaco’s ability to win the ball from stoppages, surge forward and punish Claremont from turnovers was the difference between the teams, with the Tigers left wanting in terms of work rate and application.

Eddie Simpson (seven marks, five goals) provided a focal point in the forward line and kept the Tigers in the match, despite missing two easy set-shots at goal in the final term.

Fraser Gilbert, playing his first Reserves match since round 21 after two League games, led the way in defence, barely lost a contest and won the players’ player award, with Brett Wilson setting the tone with his attack on the contest, strength and will to inspire the team.

Tom Shanahan (20 disposals) led the way in a beaten midfield with his unwavering attack on the ball and ability to bring teammates into the game, with Chris (CJ) Oakley (six tackles, two goals) combining his time between the forward line and stints on the ball with aplomb.

Dylan Nelson and Dylan Clarke kicked three goals apiece for Subiaco, with the Lions recording 11 more inside 50s and advancing to the second semifinal.

With the Tigers kicking to the northern end of the ground in the opening term, a goal to Nelson gave the Lions first blood, before Richardson dribbled through Claremont’s first major.

A goal to Kaiden Gilbert gave the Tigers two in a row with Jeremy Goddard having an early influence, before Ray Daniels levelled the scores for Subiaco.

A strong mark in defence from Lachlan Martinis started a lightning transition through the corridor and resulted in a goal to Simpson as the Tigers reclaimed the lead, before Clarke nudged the Lions in front once again.

Oakley then made Subiaco pay for a deliberate out of bounds from the tightest of angles and gave Claremont a five-point lead at quarter-time.

Coach Kepler Bradley lauded Claremont’s defence and forward pressure but implored the midfield to lift, with the Tigers comprehensively beaten in clearances.

An intercept mark, two running bounces and second major to Oakley gave the Tigers first blood in the second term and a nine-point lead, before a strong grab and second goal to Simpson extended it to 15 points.

Subiaco’s Ryan Vermeersch then made the Tigers pay for some sloppiness in defence, before Clarke kicked his second goal to pull the Lions to within three points.

A free-kick and 50m penalty to Oliver Eastland saw the Tiger kick truly, before a third to Clarke continued the seesawing contest.

The Tigers were then left one player short on the interchange after Higgs was stretchered from the ground, before Richardson set up Simpson for his third goal.

A sloppy handball in defence saw Subiaco’s Brayden Ainsworth make the Tigers pay and pulled the Lions to within one point at half-time, with the game up for grabs in splendid conditions.

An uncontested mark enabled Subiaco’s Tim Sutherland to kick the first goal of the second half and put the Lions five points ahead, before the Tigers were sliced open through the corridor and Nelson kicked his second.

A second to Ainsworth resulted in Subiaco taking a 16-point lead and had the Tigers in trouble, before a desperate tackle resulted in Dylan Holt responding for Claremont.

A third major to Nelson saw Subiaco grab a quick reply, before consecutive goals to Simpson (five) either side of Richardson limping from the field pulled the Tigers to within two points of the Lions at the final change.

With Bradley encouraging Claremont to isolate Simpson in the forward line, the Tigers began the final term two players down on the interchange but full of gusto, as a goal-saving tackle from Shanahan served as early inspiration that the game was well and truly up for grabs.

However, goals to Vermeersch (second) and Josh Underwood saw Subiaco out to a 14-point lead at the 20-minute mark, with the Tigers unable to capitalise on their chances going forward.

A bursting surge through traffic and tremendous finish from Bailey Rogers pulled the team to within eight points, before a goal to Corey Mitchell in the dying stages set up a thrilling finish.

Unfortunately, the final siren sounded shortly after the centre bounce as the Tigers fell agonisingly short but live to fight another day.

CLAREMONT 4.2 8.3 11.6 13.8 (76)

SUBIACO 3.3 7.8 11.8 13.10 (78)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 5 E. Simpson, 2 C. Oakley, 1 B. Rogers, C. Mitchell, K. Gilbert, O. Eastland, D. Holt, J. Richardson.

SUBIACO: 3 D. Nelson, D. Clarke, 2 R. Vermeersch, B. Ainsworth, 1 J. Underwood, T. Sutherland, R. Daniels.

BEST

CLAREMONT: E. Simpson, F. Gilbert, B. Wilson, T. Shanahan, C. Oakley.

SUBIACO: B. Ainsworth, B. Matera, R. Borchet, K. Hayden, D. Clarke.

Qualifying Finals Preview

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 8:38 AM

Claremont’s Reserves and Colts will be aiming to continue their winning streaks when they host qualifying finals in the opening weekend of the 2017 AHG WAFL Finals Series.

Both grades finished in second position on the ladder and have secured a double chance for the finals.

The Reserves, who finished with a 14-6 record, are on a four-game winning streak and face Subiaco at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday.

The Colts (13-7) have won their last two games and face Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval on Sunday.

Wins for both grades will see them advance to the second semifinal.

The club encourages all Claremont members and fans to attend the games and cheer on the mighty Tigers.

WHERE AND WHEN:

Reserves: Fremantle Community Bank Oval, Saturday, September 2, 11.20am.

Colts: Steel Blue Oval, Sunday, September 3, 9.20am.