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Round 21 Preview Claremont v South Fremantle

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Claremont will aim to keep their finals chances alive when they host second-placed South Fremantle at Claremont Oval on Saturday.

The Tigers mauled Perth by 99 points last round to record their seventh win of the season and close to within one game of the top five, while the Bulldogs have won their last seven games.

Claremont midfielder and running machine Ryan Neates is set to play his 100th game, while Charles Le Fanu is set to play his 50th game.


Claremont Oval, Saturday, August 12, 2.15pm.

Reserves: 11.30am.

Colts: 9.00am.


Can't make it to the game? Tune into HFM (107.3FM) for LIVE coverage.


Played: 269.

Claremont: 123.

South Fremantle: 144.

Draws: 2.


Round 16, 2017, Claremont 10.6 (66) def by South Fremantle 14.7 (91) at Claremont Oval.


  1. A win for Claremont, combined with losses for East Perth and West Perth, will see the Tigers replace the Royals in the top five.
  2. Battle of the ruckmen. Mitch Andrews, who sat out the mauling of Perth, will go head-to-head with Bulldogs’ big man Brock Higgins, who is set to play his 100th game, in a match-up between two fierce competitors who will aim to give their teammates first use of the ball and provide a presence around the ground.
  3. With the Tigers one win outside the top five with just three rounds remaining, the club encourages the Tiger army to fill Claremont Oval and cheer the team to victory.



Reserves report: Simpson shines

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 12:44 PM

By Ken Casellas

A flying start of a five-goal-to-nil first quarter paved the way for Claremont’s impressive 37-point victory over Perth at Lathlain Park on Saturday in a match dominated by big Claremont ruckman Eddie Simpson.

It was an extremely important win which enabled the Tigers to consolidate second position on the premiership table, one win ahead of the third-placed Perth.

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League report: Flawless display by Busher

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 2:36 PM

By Ken Casellas

Perfection in any walk of life is extremely difficult to achieve and it was heart-warming to witness Haydn Busher coming close to giving a flawless display at centre-half-back for Claremont in the match against Perth at Lathlain Park on Saturday.

His virtuoso performance was just one of many highlights in Claremont’s resounding 99-point thrashing of the overwhelmed Demons.

There was much to like about the day in which captain Jake Murphy and star midfielder Ryan Neates returned to league action after lengthy stints on the sidelines, recovering from injury.

Towering teenager ruckman Jeremy Goddard made a solid league debut and fellow teenage ruckman-forward Oliver Eastland excelled in his second league appearance and earned plaudits for his football nous and willingness to conform to team-oriented standards.

And there was yet another masterful display by powerful midfielder Jye Bolton, who shrugged off the close attention he was subjected to and finished the contest with 14 marks, 23 kicks and 16 effective handpasses as well as 15 clearances at stoppages, seven inside 50s and six tackles.

I still marvel at the outstanding attitude, the skill and the fearlessness of veteran half-forward Ian Richardson. The dashing left-footer personifies, along with the inspirational Murphy, the true Tiger spirit of total commitment. Richardson shone with 12 marks, 18 kicks, six effective handpasses and nine inside 50s.

Teenager Bailey Banfield continues to impress with his uncanny ability to win the ball at stoppages and again he set the standard for tackling. He finished with an equal match-high tally of nine tackles along with co-midfielder Jared Hardisty.

Claremont’s Superman, the gnarled 31-year-old veteran Beau Maister gladdened the hearts of Tigers supporters with a magnificent display at full-forward where he kicked 5.6. An intimidating mountain of a man, Maister led astutely and took ten marks. It was a case of Maister the Master as he proved too strong for Nelson Ansey and Clayton Giblett.

There was not a passenger in the side which functioned smoothly and efficiently and chalked up a tally of 20.13 while keeping Perth to a miserable 5.4. Great credit is due to the side’s defensive unit, led by Busher and Matt Davies and assisted in grand style by Anton Hamp, Harry McCracken, Keifer Yu, Bailey Rogers and Charlie Le Fanu.

In a match played in still, fine conditions the Tigers defenders were superb as they consistently thwarted the Demons when they mounted attacks. In one 76-minute period of the contest, from the 24-minute mark of the first quarter to 14 minutes and 34 seconds into the final term, Perth did not manage to score a goal. The Demons added three behinds in this period, two of which were forced.

This was Claremont’s seventh victory from 17 matches this season and the side is in seventh spot on the premiership table. The Tigers can move into fifth place and qualify for the finals, edging out either West Perth or East Perth, sides that have won eight matches. Claremont’s final three qualifying-round matches are against South Fremantle (Claremont Oval), Swan Districts (Bassendean Oval) and West Perth (Claremont Oval).    

Perth got away to a flying start to Saturday’s contest, with a goal to Anton Scotney 65 seconds after the opening siren, following a free-kick to Clint Jones at the opening bounce. The Tigers replied within a minute, with Eastland snapping truly after receiving from CJ Oakley.

However, Perth hit back with a goal to Kurtis Chester. Maister was imposing himself and he held a tumbling mark in the right pocket before his shot crashed high up into the right goal post. Then Perth’s Gordon Narrier looked set to boot a goal as he was running into an open goal. But a great chase and tackle by Goddard foiled Narrier and only a point resulted.

Following a grand saving mark by Busher, Neates and the hard-working Zac Langdon combined to get the ball to Maister, who took a mark in the right pocket and then slotted home his first major.

A dubious free-kick resulted in a goal to Perth’s Taran Etto. Langdon was working strongly in defence and Rogers came under notice with a tremendous tackle on Kristian Cary.

Twenty-four minutes into the quarter Curtis booted his second goal and the electronic scoreboard showed the Demons leading 4.1 to 2.2. Little did the spectators know that Perth would add only one more goal for the afternoon while Claremont piled on 18 goals.

Claremont steadied and goal in red time to Matt Guelfi (after a mark) reduced Perth’s margin to five points at quarter-time. The Tigers started the second quarter with a flourish, with goals to Murphy (after a free-kick 50m out) and Maister (after marking a Tom Ledger pass) saw the Tigers in front by seven points.

A delightful passage of play involving Busher, Hardisty, Ryan Lim and Langdon ended with a spearing pass from Richardson to Maister for the veteran’s third goal. Bolton gained the clearance at the centre bounce and Langdon booted the ball forward where Maister pounced on the loose ball for another major. Then a centre clearance by Eastland resulted in a goal to Alex Manuel.

Richardson, Langdon and Manuel worked the ball forward where Maister, surrounded by Demons, cleverly soccered the ball gently to the elusive Oakley, who burst clear, took two bounces and notched the first of his three goals. It was vintage Maister and we were all thrilled.

Another grand defensive mark by Busher resulted in Manuel booting the ball forward where Maister pulled down a grand contested mark. But only a point resulted. A low pass by Lim to Bolton saw the Tigers add another behind and at half-time Claremont led by 33 points.

It took only 24 seconds in the third term before Neates, performing splendidly in his return, snapped truly. And then it was Oakley handballing to Guelfi, whose pass was marked by Maister for a behind.

Claremont then added another behind and Oakley chipped in to mark the Perth kick-in 20 metres out for his second goal. Banfield, Richardson and McCracken got the ball to Maister for yet another behind and soon after that Maister snapped and his shot hit high up on the right goal post for his second poster.

 Banfield joined the party with a goal from long range and Oakley handpassed to Ledger, who booted the ball forward where Neates flew skywards to take a fine chest mark before kicking a behind. Soon after that Langdon received from Le Fanu and after taking two bounces he scored a goal from long range. A short Richardson pass to Manuel resulted in the latter scoring a behind as the siren sounded for three-quarter time with the Tigers in charge by 63 points.

It took Bolton only 55 seconds into the final term to boot Claremont’s 14th goal, followed three minutes later by Oakley’s third goal, courtesy of a free-kick and a 50m penalty. Richardson was still moving at top pace and he played an important part in Claremont’s next two majors, to Maister and Manuel. Finally, the Demons got their fifth and final goal, to Chester 14min. 34sec. into the quarter.

Lim became Claremont’s 11th goalscorer after he received a free-kick at the 20min. mark and a couple of minutes later the busy Langdon left the field, nursing an injured left elbow.

Maister marked an Oakley kick two metres out, in between the right goal post and right point post. Unselfishly, he handballed over his head to Manuel for his third goal. Some untidy play late in the quarter ended with the busy Ledger using his left boot to slam home Claremont’s 20th goal.

It was a grand all-round performance from the Tigers, who will be full of confidence for next Saturday’s important clash with South Fremantle at Claremont Oval.


Claremont 20.13 (133) beat Perth 5.4 (34)

Scorers---CLAREMONT: B. Maister 5.6; A. Manuel, CJ Oakley 3.1; T. Ledger 1.2; J. Bolton, Z. Langdon, R. Neates 1.1; B. Banfield, O. Eastland, M. Guelfi, R. Lim, J. Murphy 1.0. PERTH: K. Chester 3.0; T. Etto, A. Scotney 1.0; K. Cary, M. Henderson, G. Narrier 0.1; 2pts forced.

Best---CLAREMONT: J. Bolton, H. Busher, B. Maister, I. Richardson, R. Neates, Z. Langdon, T. Ledger, B. Banfield, A. Manuel. PERTH: M. Sinclair, B. Colledge, K. Chester, C. Jones, J. Burke, K. Cary, C. Byrne.

Vale - John (BUCK) Rogers

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 11:11 AM
1941 - 2017
The Claremont Football Club lost one of its favourite sons in John ( Buck ) Rogers this week. John passed away peacefully at home on 2nd August surrounded by his wife Jenny and his family.
Buck, as he was known by Tiger members and supporters, commenced his league career with Claremont in 1959 and was a member of the triumphant 1964 Premiership team. He was a rugged back pocket player known for his many antics when standing the mark in defence.
Following his retirement in 1965 John continued his strong association with the Club serving as a Board member for a number of years and coaching the Colts. He and his wife Jenny attended almost all Claremont games and many Club functions. Even his deteriorating health over the years failed to keep him away from the Club.
John established a very successful media career hosting Channel Seven’s World of Football during the 1970s and commentating on both radio and television.
The Board, staff, players, members and supporters of the Claremont Football Club join with the wider Western Australian sporting community in conveying our deepest sympathy to Jenny and his family.
Jenny and the girls have invited Buck’s friends to join them to celebrate his life at the Claremont Football Club on Thursday 10
th August from 12.00pm. There is ample parking available in the Davies Road car park immediately across from the Club. If this car park is full guests can park in the dedicated Claremont Football Club carpark adjacent to the railway line on Shenton Avenue.

The carpark is sign posted Claremont Football Club Permit Holders only however this will not apply on Thursday. Entry to this car park is off Shenton Road at the Eastern end of the car park.
We look forward to paying our respects to and celebrating the life of a true Tiger stalwart.
Graham Moss
Chief Executive Officer
Claremont Football Club

Round 20 Preview: Perth v Claremont

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 2:55 PM

By Dan Scamozzi 

Claremont enter the final month of the home-and-away season knowing they must win their remaining four matches, starting with Perth at Lathlain Park on Saturday, if they are to have any chance of making the finals.

After suffering a four-point loss to East Perth in round 19, the Tigers still find themselves two wins outside the top five, but need to end a four-game losing streak to have any chance of featuring in September.

Meanwhile, Perth, who had a bye in round 19, will be aiming to end a nine-game losing streak and remain off the bottom of the ladder.

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League Report: Tigers Fall Short of Royals

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 1:58 PM

By Dan Scamozzi

A fourth consecutive loss has left Claremont two games outside the top five and needing a miracle to play finals, after the Tigers suffered a heart-breaking four-point defeat to East Perth at Claremont Oval.

Despite a goalless first quarter, marred by poor ball use and several turnovers, the Tigers battled bravely but ended up losing 10.10 (70) to 11.8 (74).

East Perth’s cleaner ball use, better decision making and ability to take their chances were the differences between the teams, as the Tigers suffered their 10th loss of the season.

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Development Report: Tigers Overrun by Royals

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 4:36 PM

By Dan Scamozzi

Claremont’s Reserves’ inconsistent form continued at Claremont Oval in round 19, with East Perth delivering the hosts a 29-point loss in cold and wet conditions.

Despite fielding one of their strongest teams of the season and holding a two-point lead at three-quarter time, the Tigers were held goalless in the final term as the hosts slammed on five unanswered majors to prevail 8.13 (61) to 4.8 (32).

The disappointing loss leaves Claremont in second position on the ladder, but with plenty of areas for improvement.

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Round 19 Preview Claremont v East Perth

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:24 PM

By Dan Scamozzi

Sixth-placed Claremont and seventh-placed East Perth will both be aiming to end losing streaks when they clash at Claremont Oval on Saturday.

The Tigers, who had a bye in round 18, will be aiming to end their three-game losing streak and record their first win since round 14, while the Royals enter the game on the back of consecutive losses.

With finals fast approaching, a fierce contest is set to unfold as both teams aim to record their seventh win of the season.

The WAFL’s ‘Real Men Wear Pink’ round, supporting breast cancer research, will be held across all four League games this Saturday, July 29.

The round will be played in partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s ‘Real Men Wear Pink’ campaign and expands on last year’s initiative by the Claremont Football Club to support the cause by playing in a jumper with a pink sash instead of the club’s traditional yellow.

All home teams across the four League games will also wear pink socks.

'Get Pinked' marquees at each ground will offer face painting, hair spray, temporary tattoos and merchandise so fans can show their support and help raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).
Through the Real Men Wear Pink campaign, NBCF hopes to raise more than $1.5 million through community support, to fund breast cancer research.


Claremont Oval, Saturday, July 29, 3.10pm.

Reserves: 12.25pm.

Colts: 9.55am.


Can't make it to the game? Channel 7 will be televising the game LIVE from 3.00pm, or you can tune into ABC Radio (720AM) for LIVE coverage.


Played: 274.

Claremont: 121.

East Perth: 152.

Draws: 2.


Round 4, 2017, East Perth 11.3 (69) def by Claremont 16.9 (105) at Leederville Oval.


  1. With the Tigers now trailing fifth-placed West Perth by two wins, this is a must-win game if the team are to stay in the finals hunt.
  2. Just 0.49% separates the Tigers (96.95) and the Royals (96.46) on the ladder.
  3. The club are calling on the Tiger army to attend the game and help turn Claremont Oval into a fortress.

Homecoming Gala Dinner Auction bidding is LIVE

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 8:38 AM

We are excited to announce that bidding on this year's Auction Items is now live.

There is a vast array of unique items that have been generously donated by Club supporters ranging from amazing AFL packages, exotic holiday packages, an exclusive wine making experience, movie passes, jewellery and money-can't-buy game day experiences. There's sure to be an item for all!

Simply click the link provided and follow the instructions listed below to register for online bidding. 

Pre-bidding for Live Auction items has also begun and will close along with the Silent Auction items at 7.30pm - Saturday, 19th August 2017.

Bid now at

Good luck and happy bidding!

To Register via SMS

1.    Text: “tigers” followed by your full name

2.    To: 61458678678

3.    Example: tigers Brad Pitt

4.    Follow the registration link you are sent from GalaBid to login and place bids.

Please note: capitals are not needed


To Register via browser

1.    Visit:

2.    Click on the ‘register’ button

3.    Enter your details and click ‘submit’.

4.    You will then receive a text to your mobile phone with the link to the auction catalogue and a passcode. Use the passcode to login on any browser or click the link in the text to be automatically logged in on the browser on your smart phone. You are now ready to bid.


Don’t have a Smart phone?

1.    Register as above, then you will be able to place bids via SMS or via your browser

2.    Text bids to the same number 61458678678

3.    Enter the amount in without any symbols followed by the letter ‘L’ and the Item number with no spaces between.

Example: to bid $ 99 on item 33 , Text: 99L33

Claremont Club & Family Night Thursday's - HAPPY HOUR

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 9:04 PM

Club Family Night - EVERY THURSDAY
Location: Claremont Football Club, 3 Davies Rd
Date: 27th July 2017 
Time: from 5:00pm

HAPPY HOUR: 5.30pm - 6.30pm
$5 House Wine/Bubbles Glass
$5 Carlton Draught Middies

 Bring the family down or enjoy a drink with mates and watch the League Team train and Team Members will join you for dinner after training upstairs in the CFC Club Rooms



EMAIL : TARYN@CLAREMONTTIGERS.COM to let her know your coming down