A Message From Our New CEO

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Dear Members and Supporters,

Nearly 20 years ago I rolled through the doors on Davies Road for a crack at Colts footy, and whilst my playing career with the Tigers might not have been quite as long and illustrious as my predecessor, I certainly aim to emulate his contribution to the club off field. After spending the last 6 years in talent development and football administration at Claremont, I am extremely excited to be given the opportunity to lead the club into our new era and build upon the foundation set by Graham and our board in recent times. He has been a wonderful role model and mentor to me in his time back at the club and as he currently stretches his legs and sips a cerveza on a yacht on the Mediterranean, he should be very content that he has set the club up for every success.
With Darren committing to the club for a further two years and Kepler Bradley stepping into the role of Football Manager I have great confidence we will continue to see exponential improvement on field. Both our players drive to succeed and their age & games demographic has developed significantly over the past few years and I have no doubt we will be right in the mix in 2019 with Darren, Kepler and our outstanding leadership group led by Ian Richardson at the helm.
Off field, the new facility has been critical in shoring up our sustainability for years to come and I look forward to working closely with our tenants and cohabitants to make our Claremont on the Park precinct a thriving and vibrant community hub. Our revamped bar should certainly help with that so be sure to drop in for a drink in the weeks and months to come.
To our current Sponsors & Members, I look forward to working closely with you all to realise the potential of our wonderful club. You make the club what it is and we truly value your continued support. We are currently working feverishly on our new membership and sponsorship packages and look forward to presenting these in the coming weeks. To potential sponsors and members, I believe everyone in WA is at a minimum within a couple of degrees of separation from the mighty Tiges. We’re part of the fabric of WA footy. So whether your Pop played a couple of game of twos back in the day, or your son earned himself a 16s development squad jumper in 2018, or you were there in person to see Michael Mitchell take a screamer on Greg Wilkinson’s head back in ‘85 – we want you to get on board for next season. We love it down here, and I know you will too.

Darcy Coffey
Chief Executive Officer

Bolton caps brilliant 2018 with Claremont fairest and best

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 3:05 PM - by Chris Pike

IT is hard to imagine that Jye Bolton could have possibly done anymore to lead Claremont from the front in 2018 and the dual Sandover Medallist capped his brilliant season with a second EB Cook Medal as well.

Bolton was in his third season in the WAFL with Claremont since he crossed from VFL club Werribee and while he hasn’t quite been able to achieve the team success he craves, it's hard to imagine the three years could have gone too much better from an individual standpoint.

Bolton arrived at Claremont in 2016 and had a stunning first season playing for the WAFL State Team, winning the Simpson Medal and then finishing the season with both the Sandover Medal and Cook Medal as Claremont's fairest and best winner.

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The Tigers in 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 9:17 AM

By Darcy Coffey

With our senior teams bowing out in the last couple of weeks of the year we bring a close to the 2018 season. A blistering start to the reserves preliminary final on Sunday raised hopes of a second grand final appearance in 3 years for our developing Tigers however a powerful Subiaco outfit was able to take control of the game from the mid-way point of the opening quarter and run away victorious. The same fate befell our reserves in 2017 going down to Subiaco in the Preliminary Final at Leederville Oval, and once again the more dogged and determined outfit won through. This comes only a week after the League side were out muscled by a resolute West Perth outfit who have since gone on to beat South Fremantle and claim their own spot in the 2018 WAFL Grand Final.

And whilst a preliminary final appearance was almost expected from the reserves after spending much of the year at the pinnacle of the table, the same could not be said of the League side. After suffering some early losses to competition heavyweights and spending a number of weeks at the wrong end of the premiership ladder, a season defining win over South Fremantle in Round 8 appeared to reset the group on their late season charge to win 6 of their final 8 games and finish the home and away season in 4th spot. Our Elimination final win over East Perth in front of nearly 4000 fans was our first finals victory since the 2012 premiership and despite going down to West Perth the following week in the 1stSemi Final, this marks a new beginning for a group that is both the youngest and possesses the most locally zoned players across the competition.

There is a lot to like about our 2018 Tigers. 14 players made their league debut this season with the likes of Dylan Smallwood, Declan Hardisty & Jack Lewsey taking to league football like a duck to water. Sandover medallist and premiership hero Kane Mitchell returned to the fold seamlessly from his extended break away from the club. Jack Beeck returned from an ACL in 2017 and transformed from a lock down defender into a goal-of-the-year kicking wingman. Jared Hardisty, Ryan Lim, Bailey Rogers & Alex Manual have all taken the next step into outstanding WAFL players. Jye Bolton and Anton Hamp proved again to be among the best in the competition in their respective positions. Oli Eastland is a star in the making and I hope you got a good look at Jordan Clark in a Claremont jumper. The list goes on and on.

Our disappointing end to 2018 will be used wisely going forward. The positive, empowering culture Darren Harris and his coaching team have fostered within the walls of our magnificent new facility has set the club on an exciting new path with imminent success on the horizon. Be sure to get around the Tigers in 2019. They know we’re coming.



Bolton Joins Illustrious Group

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 9:36 AM

By Daniel Scamozzi

Brilliant midfielder Jye Bolton has become just the 14th player to have won multiple Sandover medals after winning the WAFL’s most prestigious award at Monday night’s count at Optus Stadium.

Bolton, 26, polled 52 votes to finish five clear of Subiaco captain Kyal Horsley.

In doing so, Bolton, who won the award and the E.B Cook Medal in his first season for the Tigers in 2016, joins Sammy Clarke, who was the first player to win the award in consecutive years (1933-34), as the only two Claremont players to have won the Sandover Medal more than once.

Bolton, a fierce competitor who wills himself to contest after contest through his desire for team success, received votes in 14 games, the most by any player.

Bolton, who is also a dual Simpson medallist, has not missed a game since debuting for the Tigers in round one, 2016, and says that this year was his best since joining the club from Werribee.

“Without looking at stats or anything along those lines, I think that I had a better year this year (than in 2016),” Bolton told 91.3 SportFM’s Sports Drive.

“I think that I’ve grown in a leadership perspective and also with my defensive work around stoppages and in terms of transition as well.

“They’re things that obviously don’t show up on the stats sheet but, I’m really trying to make sure that I’m making my teammates around me better players as well.

“That’s something that I’ve definitely grown my game on and we’ve ended up winning a final as opposed to coming seventh in my first year when I won it.”

Congratulations Jye.

Other Claremont players to poll votes were co-vice-captain Kane Mitchell (32), Jared Hardisty (19), Tom Curren (9), Alex Manuel (7), Haydn Busher (6), captain Ian Richardson, Bailey Rogers and Lachlan Martinis (5), Morgan Davies (3), Tom Lee, co-vice-captain Ryan Lim, Oliver Eastland and Kaiden Gilbert (1).

Reserves: Lions Too Strong For Tigers

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:22 AM

By Daniel Scamozzi

Claremont’s Reserves suffered a 42-point defeat against Subiaco in the preliminary final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval, with the disappointing performance ending the Tigers’ season.

The Lions’ 11.14 (80) to 5.8 (38) win secures them a spot in the grand final against East Perth, while the Tigers will lick their wounds but be back bigger and better in 2019.

In a tough but scrappy contest played in glorious conditions, the Lions’ strength in the contest and outside run proved too much for the Tigers, who, were indirect and lacked application.

Bullocking utility Isaac Wallace (nine tackles) was Claremont’s best player and won the players’ player award for the second time in seven days after winning his midfield battle with Subiaco’s Adam Cockie, while ruckman Jeremy Goddard (47 hit-outs, four tackles, one goal) continued his outstanding finish to the season.

Rebounding defender Jack Lewsey (team-high 16 disposals) was prominent, while Dylan Smallwood blanketed Subiaco forward Brad Stevenson (one mark, one goal).

Meanwhile, midfielder Morgan Davies laid a game-high 13 tackles.

Ray Daniels kicked a game-high two goals for the Lions, while midfielder Craig Hoskins recorded a game-high 25 disposals.

CLAREMONT 1.2 2.6 3.6 5.8 (38)

SUBIACO 4.5 6.8 8.12 11.14 (80)


CLAREMONT: 1 M. Palfrey, J. Goddard, A. Waterman, B. Wilson, S. Morton.

SUBIACO: 2 R. Daniels, 1 R. Borchet, B. Stevenson, C. Hoskins, M. Braut, S. Bradley, D. Perkins, N. Menegola, M. Lawrence, D. Leach.


CLAREMONT: I. Wallace, J. Goddard, J. Lewsey, D. Smallwood.

SUBIACO: M. Lawrence, C. Hoskins, T. Cleggett, M. Braut.

2018 Club Champions Awards Night

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:03 AM

Be there as we count the votes, round by round, to decide this year’s Fairest & Best Players.

Date: Friday October 5th 2018
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Claremont FC Function Rooms
Dress Code: Jacket & Tie / Cocktail Dress 
Tickets: $80 


Key Features:
Three Course Meal
5 hour Beverage Package
Video Highlights 

*Please note*: hard copy tickets will not be issued. Confirmation will be sent via email and purchasers names will be on the door list. 

For More Information - Email: emily.musca@claremonttigers.com

Preliminary Final Preview Subiaco vs. Claremont

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 11:03 AM

By Daniel Scamozzi

Claremont’s Reserves face Subiaco in the preliminary final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday, with the winner to face East Perth in the grand final at Optus Stadium seven days later.

The Tigers thumped Swan Districts in the first semifinal at Joondalup Arena last week, while the Lions surrendered a 44-point quarter-time lead in their loss to the Royals.

Just one win separated the Lions and Tigers on the ladder at the end of the home-and-away season, and a fierce contest is set to unfold as both teams aim to keep their seasons alive.

The club encourages the Tiger Army to attend the game and support the mighty Tigers.


Fremantle Community Bank Oval, Sunday, September 16, 11.50am.


Tune in to Footy Radio (WAFL App) for LIVE coverage.

League: Falcons Swoop On Tigers

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 9:08 AM

By Daniel Scamozzi

A disappointing performance saw Claremont suffer a 53-point loss against West Perth in glorious conditions in the first semifinal at Joondalup Arena.

A slow start resulted in a 29-point deficit at quarter-time, and despite the Tigers winning the third term, the Falcons were always in control as they prevailed 19.9 (123) to 10.10 (70) to advance to the preliminary final against South Fremantle.

The Falcons’ spread, ability to hit targets and efficiency in front of goal proved too much for the Tigers, who saw their season come to an end but will be back bigger and better in 2019.

The tenacious Keifer Yu (one goal) was applauded from the ground by both teams after his 100th and final League game for the club, with the inspirational Tiger among the visitor’s best players.

Co-vice-captain and midfielder Ryan Lim (27 disposals, one goal) was Claremont’s best player and won the players’ player award, while spearhead Tom Lee (six marks) kicked a team-high four goals.

Rebounding defender Lachlan Martinis (20 disposals) and utility Haydn Busher (team-high six inside 50s) battled manfully, while co-vice-captain and tireless midfielder Kane Mitchell laid a game-high 11 tackles.

Meanwhile, hardworking forward Alex Manuel (six marks) kicked three goals.

Spearhead Tyler Keitel kicked a team-high four goals for the Falcons, who were well served by captain Aaron Black (31 disposals, three goals) and former Tiger Keegan Knott (three goals).

CLAREMONT 2.3 3.5 7.9 10.10 (70)

WEST PERTH 7.2 11.3 13.5 19.9 (123)


CLAREMONT: 4 T. Lee, 3 A. Manuel, 1 K. Yu, I. Richardson, R. Lim.

WEST PERTH: 4 T. Keitel, 3 A. Black, K. Knott, 2 A. Strijk, C. Chalmers, S, Nelson, 1 J. van Berlo, K. Shannon, M. Peirce.


CLAREMONT: R. Lim, K. Yu, T. Lee, L. Martinis, H. Busher.

WEST PERTH: A. Black, S. Nelson, D. Munns, L. Meadows, K. Knott.

Reserves: Tigers Bury Swans

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 9:06 AM

By Daniel Scamozzi

A ruthless, dominant and clinical performance from Claremont’s Reserves saw the Tigers crush Swan Districts by 68 points in glorious conditions in the first semifinal at Joondalup Arena.

The 22.3 (135) to 10.7 (67) mauling is the Tigers’ highest score of the season and sets up a preliminary final showdown with Subiaco at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

A blistering, 13-goals-to-two first half set up an enormous 67-point lead at half-time, and despite Swans responding in the third term, the Tigers slammed on six more goals in the final term to record an emphatic victory.

The Tigers took 18 more marks, laid 19 more tackles and recorded eight more scoring shots than their beaten opponents, and kicked 16.0 after quarter-time.

11 goal-kickers also highlighted the team’s evenness and many avenues to goal.

Tough-as-nails defender Isaac Wallace set the tone with his unwavering attack on the ball and blanketed Swans’ Taryce Stewart (two disposals, one goal) to finish as Claremont’s best player and deservedly win the players’ player award, while Shaquille Morton laid six tackles and kicked two goals in a starring role across the half-forward line.

The high-leaping Matt Palfrey returned from concussion to kick a game-high five goals, including four in the Tigers’ first-half blitz, while ruckman Jeremy Goddard (37 hit-outs) continued his great form and regularly gave the midfield first use.

Midfielder Tom Curren (28 disposals) laid six tackles for the second week running, while Alec Waterman and Brett Wilson each kicked three goals.

Meanwhile, clearance and tackling machine Rylie Morgan laid a game-high nine tackles.

Steven Wityk kicked a team-high four goals for Swans, however, the black-and-whites had no answers to the Tigers’ early onslaught and saw their season come to an end.

Ryan Murphy, Palfrey, Cameron Quenby and James Egan came into the team as the Tigers kicked to the southern end of the ground in the opening term, with a booming pass from Waterman setting up Palfrey for the opening goal of the game.

The dangerous forward quickly doubled his and the team’s tally after some outstanding composure from Jacob Orr at full-back, before goals from Morgan Davies and Morgan saw the Tigers race to a 24-point lead at the midway point of the opening term.

Chad Daniels then kicked Swans’ first major before Egan added the Tigers’ fifth.

A smother from Josh Bennett and a great tackle and pass from Morton set up Waterman for the Tigers’ sixth goal and a 32-point lead at quarter-time, with the team recording seven more contested disposals, four more clearances and 14 more handball receives than Swans.

Coach Steven Armstrong paid tribute to the fantastic work from the midfield and lauded the team’s spread and pressing, before a ferocious tackle from Wilson at half-back earned the Tiger a free kick in the early stages of the second term and reiterated the team’s appetite for the contest.

Ben Rushforth then extended the lead to 38 points after kicking the Tigers’ seventh goal, before big man Eddie Simpson made Swans pay from a 50m penalty.

A third goal to Palfrey gave the Tigers five consecutive goals and stretched the advantage to 50 points, before Wityk kicked the first of his four majors for Swans.

However, a second goal from Waterman and major to Wilson, with the latter resulting from repeat efforts from Murphy in midfield, regained control for the Tigers, before Waterman added his third and Palfrey his fourth after some sweeping play from defence.

The result was a 67-point lead to the Tigers at half-time following a breathtaking first half that included eight goal-kickers.

Goals from Freddie Clutterbuck and Josh Cipro gave Swans consecutive goals for the first time and trimmed the Tigers’ lead to 53 points early in the second half, before a penetrating finish from 50m gave Wilson his second goal.

The previously unsighted Stewart then kicked Swans’ fifth goal, before the dashing Nic Bucknall and Wilson (third) replied for the Tigers.

A second to Wityk saw Swans win the term and trim the Tigers’ lead to 58 points at the final change, with Armstrong imploring the team to kick the ball long to the forwards.

A third to Wityk gave Swans the first goal of the final term, before Palfrey kicked his fifth and Bucknall his second.

Wityk then hit back with his fourth for Swans, before a strong tackle from Rushforth resulted in a free kick and Morton kicking the Tigers’ 19th major.

Nicholas Allan was next to get in on the act after splitting the middle from a tight angle, before Morton wobbled through his second goal from a similar position to his first.

Two of the last three goals, either side of a second to Davies, from Swans proved little more than consolation on a day that belonged to the Tigers and saw the team move one step closer to the grand final.

CLAREMONT 6.3 13.3 16.3 22.3 (135)

SWAN DISTRICTS 1.1 2.2 6.5 10.7 (67)


CLAREMONT: 5 M. Palfrey, 3 A. Waterman, B. Wilson, 2 M. Davies, S. Morton, N. Bucknall, 1 E. Simpson, B. Rushforth, R. Morgan, N. Allan, J. Egan.

SWAN DISTRICTS: 4 S. Wityk, 2 F. Clutterbuck, 1 T. Stewart, J. Cipro, B. Erceg, C. Daniels.


CLAREMONT: I. Wallace, S. Morton, M. Palfrey, J. Goddard, T. Curren.

SWAN DISTRICTS: J. Cipro, J. O'Sullivan, S. Wityk, F. Clutterbuck.

Semifinal Preview West Perth vs. Claremont

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:17 AM

By Daniel Scamozzi

Claremont face West Perth in the first semifinal at Joondalup Arena in week two of the 2018 TABtouch WAFL Finals Series on Sunday afternoon, with the Tigers aiming to continue their strong momentum and secure a place in the preliminary final.

The Tigers defeated East Perth in the elimination final, while the Falcons were comprehensively beaten by South Fremantle in the qualifying final.

Fan favourite Jack Beeck will play his 50th game as the Tigers aim for their fifth consecutive win.

Meanwhile, Claremont’s Reserves face Swan Districts in the first semifinal at Joondalup Arena.

The club encourages the Tiger Army to attend both games and support the mighty Tigers.



Joondalup Arena, Sunday, September 9, 2.15pm.

Reserves: 11.25am.


Tune in to SportFM (91.3) from 1.45pm, or Footy Radio for LIVE coverage.


Played: 268.

West Perth: 157.

Claremont: 110.

Draws: 1.