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2018 Player Quiz - Jye Bolton

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 2:26 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Get to know CFC's Senior Players through our weekly Player Quiz!

Q1 Name: Jye Bolton
Q2 Nickname: Bolts, Jerry, Joe, Bear
Q3 AFL club supported as a kid: Geelong
Q4 Best moment in junior footy: Seeing Luke Maddock kick a drop punt for the first time
Q5 Favourite sporting hero: LeBron James
Q6 Favourite food: Seafood
Q7 Favourite movie: Happy Gilmore
Q8 Favourite TV show: Brooklyn 99, Suits
Q9 If you could swap jobs with someone, who would it be: LeBron James or Justin Bieber
Q10 If you won the lottery, what would you buy first: Jet to fly the boys to Europe
Q11 What’s your next bucket-list destination: Africa
Q12 Your wife/partner or best friend would describe you as: Competitive
Q13 The three people that you admire the most and would like to meet:
               1. LeBron James
               2. Justin Bieber
               3. Roger Federer
Q14 Your most treasured possession: Last photo I had with my pa
Q15 What do you like to do on your days off? Hang with mates, Golf, Beach, anything outdoors really
Q16 What is your favourite memory at Claremont FC so far? Footy trip, Zac Langdon being drafted
Q17 Who is the king of selfies at CFC? Morgan Davies would love if I said him but Ryan Murphy pips him just 
Q18 Who would you say is the funniest player at CFC? Jared Hardisty
Q19 Before a game I always: Run out from race 3rd
Q20 As a footballer, how would you like to be remembered? Bloke who did everything he could to help us win

Round 1 Preview West Perth vs. Claremont

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 8:44 AM

Claremont and West Perth will continue their recent rivalry when they meet at HBF Arena on Saturday in the opening round of the 2018 McDonald’s WAFL Premiership Season.

With the home-and-away season shortened to 21 rounds, a fierce contest is set to unfold as both teams head into the match under new captains.

Ian Richardson, a Claremont champion and favourite son, has taken the reins from Jake Murphy, while Aaron Black replaces Jay van Berlo at the helm of West Perth.

The Tigers and Falcons have produced some classic encounters in recent seasons, with nine of the past 12 meetings between the teams decided by 10 points or less.

The club encourages the Tiger army to attend the game and cheer the team to victory.

WHERE AND WHEN:

HBF Arena, Saturday, March 31, 1.40pm.

Reserves: 10.55am.

Colts: Friday, March 30, 4.00pm.

TV AND RADIO:

7mate will be televising the game LIVE from 1.30pm, or you can download the WAFL App and listen via Footy Radio on your phone.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

Played: 266.

West Perth: 155.

Claremont: 110.

Draws: 1.

By Dan Scamozzi

Maister Leads the Way

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 1:40 PM

Claremont’s third and final pre-season match took place at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday, with the Tigers taking a number of positives out of their six-point defeat to Swan Districts.

In tricky conditions, Swans prevailed 9.12 (66) to 8.12 (60), however, Claremont veteran Beau Maister highlighted his importance to the team, with the bustling forward hauling in seven marks and kicking a team-high three goals.

Maister’s ability to provide a contest, bring teammates into play and set up goals was also impressive, while Keifer Yu was outstanding at the other end of the ground with his reading of the play and attack on the ball, and also drifted forward to kick two goals.

Ruckman Jeremy Goddard continues to improve and won a game-high 31 hit-outs, while Fraser Gilbert and Lewis Davis were outstanding in defence.

Captain Ian Richardson kicked two goals, while joint vice-captain Kane Mitchell worked tirelessly and recorded a game-high 34 disposals.

Morgan Davies had his game ended prematurely after copping a knock to the head, while Nick Winmar was reported for rough conduct.

A holding-the-ball free-kick to Corey Mitchell saw the speedy Tiger set up a rampaging Yu for the opening goal of the game, with Winmar setting the tone with his fierce attack on the contest.

However, Swans hit back with the next five goals, including two to Todd Banfield, before Maister marked strongly and kicked a timely major as the Tigers trailed by 19 points at the first change.

Coach Darren Harris praised the Tigers’ tackling, but implored the team to improve in uncontested possession, with Swans on top in the latter.

A goal-saving touch from Davis prevented Swans from extending their lead, before Lachlan Martinis put his body on the line to make a crucial spoil in defence.

However, Swans kicked the only goal of the second term to extend their lead to 28 points at half-time.

When Yu pounced on an errant Swans’ kick-in it allowed the tenacious Tiger to kick his second goal and give the team a great start to the third term, before Maister added his second and trimmed the deficit to 15 points.

The prominent Yu then set up Richardson for his first goal as the Tigers trimmed the margin to five points at the final change on the back of three consecutive majors and keeping Swans scoreless for the term.

Harris and the team highlighted great voice and on-field communication as a positive, with the Tigers now focused on finishing the game and their pre-season on a high.

A goal to Swans’ Corey Gault extended their lead to 10 points early in the final term, before a strong mark and pass from Maister to Richardson saw the skipper kick his second major and the Tigers trailing by just four points.

Goals to Matt Rogers (second) and Banfield (third) saw Swans reply and take a 16-point lead entering time-on, before some repeat efforts from Maister allowed Matt Palfrey to kick the Tigers’ seventh major.

Maister then kicked his third goal, however, it wasn’t enough for the Tigers, who now turn their attention to round one of the McDonald’s WAFL Premiership Season and West Perth at HBF Arena on Saturday.

CLAREMONT 2.3 2.5 5.10 8.12 (60)

SWAN DISTRICTS 5.4 6.9 6.9 9.12 (66)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 3 B. Maister, 2 I. Richardson, K. Yu, 1 M. Palfrey.

SWAN DISTRICTS: 3 T. Banfield, 2 M. Rogers, 1 J. Watson, W. Wilson, S. Wityk, C. Gault.

By Dan Scamozzi

Tigers Pounce on Wasteful Swans

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 1:33 PM

Claremont’s Reserves’ third and final pre-season match took place at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday, with the Tigers recording a 13-point win against an inaccurate Swan Districts.

With Jye Bolton (41 disposals, 12 marks, six inside 50s, three goals) best afield in his first match of the pre-season, the Tigers prevailed 10.8 (68) to 6.19 (55).

The win was also set up by a three-goal-to-nil second term and the ability to capitalise in front of goal.

Jacob Orr, Brett Wilson, Josh Bennett (acting captain) and Jake Stergiou all impressed, while Nick Yarran laid a team-high six tackles and kicked one goal.

Ben Higgs continues to show his versatility at both ends of the ground, with the utility taking nine marks, kicking two goals and also contributing to several others.

In further good news, Jack Beeck lined up in his first game at any level since round 23, 2016, as he works his way back to full match fitness following a knee reconstruction, with the popular and fierce Tiger impressing in defence with his reading of the play and attack on the ball.

Charles Le Fanu and Nick Bucknall were also among the inclusions, however, the Tigers lost Jesse Laurie (calf) to injury in the first term.

A goal to Swans’ Levi Ridley gave the hosts an early lead in overcast conditions, before Bolton snapped truly to draw the Tigers level.

Consecutive majors to Swans gave the hosts a 12-point lead at the 13-minute mark of the opening term, before a booming kick from Higgs allowed Kaiden Gilbert to kick the Tigers’ second goal and trim the deficit to seven points at the first change.

With Bolton prominent but the Tigers one man down, coach Steven Armstrong praised the team’s great effort, before another long kick from Higgs resulted in another ground-level goal early in the second term, this time to Yarran, and followed Armstrong’s quarter-time message to get the ball deep in the forward line.

Higgs then went from goal provider to scorer, as the Tiger strongly marked a booming kick from Bolton and kicked truly to give the team a six-point lead.

James Egan quickly added the Tigers’ fifth major and gave the team a nine-point lead at half-time, with Swans restricted to just four behinds for the term.

A second goal to Higgs, resulting from some great ball movement, gave the Tigers five consecutive majors and a 15-point lead early in the third term, before Bolton snapped his second following some great efforts from Bailey Bennett.

With Bolton now playing deep and putting on a show, the 2016 Sandover Medallist quickly added his third as the Tigers took a 27-point lead on the back of seven consecutive goals, before two majors to a wasteful Swans briefly halted the momentum and pulled the hosts to within six points at the final change.

A goal to Rhett Lloyd extended the Tigers’ lead to 12 points and gave the team some breathing space in the final term, before Swans hit back through a second goal to Tom O’Brien.

However, a goal to Tre Kelton followed some great transition from defence and saw the Tigers prevail, as they now turn their attention to round one of the McDonald’s WAFL Premiership Season and West Perth at HBF Arena on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Claremont’s Colts defeated Swan Districts by 36 points, 16.2 (98) to 9.8 (62).

CLAREMONT 2.2 5.4 8.4 10.8 (68)

SWAN DISTRICTS 3.3 3.7 5.16 6.19 (55)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 3 J. Bolton, 2 B. Higgs, 1 J. Egan, R. Lloyd, K. Gilbert, N. Yarran, T. Kelton.

SWAN DISTRICTS: 2 T. O'brien, 1 G. Ottaviano, C. Garcia, L. Ridley, Z. Pethybridge.

By Dan Scamozzi

 

 

Great Southern Clinic

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:09 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claremont Tigers Masterclass hosted by Kepler Bradley (CFC Senior Assistant) & Sam Cousens (State 16's Forwards Coach).

Event Details

Ages: School Years 7 - 10
When: Thursday April 26th
Where: PCYC (77 Sanford Road, Albany)
Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm
Cost: $100 (including; academy bag, academy water bottle & academy shirt)
Lunch is provided.

Includes

  • Skill and craft training
  • Individual athletic testing (vertical jump, 20 meter sprint, agility)
  • Masterclass Academy Game

To register, click here or call (08) 9384 9200.

2018 Player Quiz - Isaac Wallace

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:04 AM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Get to know CFC's Senior Players through our weekly Player Quiz!

Q1 Name: Isaac Wallace
Q2 Nickname: Wally/meatball
Q3 AFL club supported as a kid: Collingwood
Q4 Best moment in junior footy: Under 14 premiership
Q5 Favourite sporting hero: Mike Tyson
Q6 Favourite food: Meat pie
Q7 Favourite movie: Pulp Fiction
Q8 Favourite TV show: Avatar the last airbender
Q9 If you could swap jobs with someone, who would it be: Travis Pastrana
Q10 If you won the lottery, what would you buy first: Ford F-150 rat rod
Q11 What’s your next bucket-list destination: Iceland
Q12 Your wife/partner or best friend would describe you as: Good bloke hopefully, hard working
Q13 The three people that you admire the most and would like to meet:
               1. Charles Bukowski
               2. Samuel L Jackson
               3. Eddie Vedder
Q14 Your most treasured possession: A letter from my dad
Q15 What do you like to do on your days off? Go to the movies, relax or go to the beach
Q16 What is your favourite memory at Claremont FC so far? First training session
Q17 Who is the king of selfies at CFC? Jack Lewsey
Q18 Who would you say is the funniest player at CFC? Joshy Bennett can get a bit lippy
Q19 Before a game I always: Eat porridge and listen to heavy metal
Q20 As a footballer, how would you like to be remembered? Hard working and a leader

Welcome back, Kane

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM

It was a sight to gladden the hearts of all Claremont supporters --- Kane Mitchell running on to Claremont Oval last Saturday to play in his first match for 572 days.

 And what a delightful return to action it was by Mitchell, wearing the No. 1 jumper in the pre-season scratch match against Perth.

He started on the scoreboard wing and revealing his trademark aggressive approach to the football the 28-year-old Mitchell gained the first kick of the contest. He produced a splendid four-quarter effort and finished with five marks, 15 kicks, 14 effective handpasses and five tackles.

It was certainly a grand return by the hard-running midfielder and 2012 Sandover medallist who spent four years playing for AFL side Port Adelaide and the Port Adelaide Magpies in the SANFL competition before taking the year off in 2017 to enjoy snow-boarding in Canada and travelling around the United States and South America.

Saturday’s match was his first game since he helped the Port Adelaide Magpies beat Norwood by 25 points at Alberton Oval on Sunday, August 21, 2016. It was also his first appearance for the Tigers for exactly 2000 days --- when he was a shining light for Claremont in the club’s great victory by 26 points over East Fremantle in the WAFL grand final at Subiaco Oval on Sunday, September 23, 2012.

His namesake, Corey Mitchell, a son of triple Claremont league premiership player Kevin Mitchell, also was under the spotlight in Saturday’s scratch match, playing in a forward pocket. The diminutive 19-year-old showed sparkling speed, made position cleverly and impressed greatly with his tenacity and strongly tackling.

Another forward to show out with his tackling and the pressure he put on his opponents was half-forward Alex Manuel, who looks set for an excellent season.

By Ken Casellas

Goddard Stars In Tigers’ Defeat

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:57 AM

Claremont suffered a nine-point defeat to Perth in the second of their pre-season matches at Claremont Oval on Saturday, but the form of a Tiger cub was the big positive to come out of the match.

Despite the Tigers recording six more scoring shots and leading at every change, inaccuracy and a lack of goal kickers hurt the hosts, as the efficient Demons slammed on five goals to one in the final term to prevail 10.2 (62) to 7.11 (53).

However, the imposing Jeremy Goddard, who made his league debut against Perth in round 20, 2017, impressed with his tap-work and provided a presence around the ground to show he is capable of filling the void left by the retired Mitch Andrews.

The Tigers went into the game minus captain Ian Richardson, Jye Bolton, Anton Hamp and Beau Maister, and lost Keifer Yu to a shin injury in the first half.

Vice-captain Kane Mitchell lined up for his first game of the pre-season, with Haydn Busher, Ben Higgs and Nick Winmar also among the inclusions.

With joint vice-captain Ryan Lim leading the team, the Tigers kicked to the northern end of the ground in the opening term with the breeze at their backs, as a crunching tackle by Yu earned the tenacious Tiger a holding-the-ball free-kick, before Perth kicked the opening goal.

Matt Palfrey replied after a great pass from Bailey Rogers on his non-preferred foot and gave the Tigers a two-point lead, before Busher won a free-kick for a great tackle in defence.

Alex Manuel, who has a habit of kicking goals from tight angles, then kicked Claremont’s second major with an impressive effort from the left-forward pocket and gave the Tigers an eight-point lead at quarter-time.

Despite the advantage, coach Darren Harris implored the Tigers to spread harder, before a second goal to Palfrey gave the team a great start to the second term and three consecutive majors.

Perth replied with consecutive goals to level the scores, before Palfrey was reported for rough conduct.

A great build-up from defence and pass from the hardworking Corey Mitchell enabled Jordan Law to kick Claremont’s fourth goal, before former Tiger Corey Yeo replied for Perth, courtesy of a 50m penalty.

This meant the Tigers took a one-point lead into half-time, however, Yu would take no further part in the game.

A scrappy start to the second half was halted when Jacob Sideris kicked truly to give the Tigers a nine-point lead, before Morgan Davies, who starred against Peel Thunder at the same venue seven days earlier, provided an inspirational chase and tackle to deny Perth a shot on goal.

New recruit Tom Curren then split the middle from deep in the left-forward pocket to extend Claremont’s lead to 17 points, before Perth replied and trimmed the Tigers’ lead to 13 points at the final change.

A booming goal to Yeo (second) was the first of consecutive goals to Perth as the visitors started the final term in quick fashion and closed to within one point, before Oliver Eastland snapped a timely major for the Tigers.

With Mitchell and Tom Ledger prominent, a great tackle from C. Mitchell earned the hardworking Tiger a free-kick, before a rampant Perth kicked the final three goals.

The Tigers face Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday in their third and final pre-season match.

CLAREMONT 2.2 4.3 6.9 7.11 (53)

PERTH 1.0 4.2 5.2 10.2 (62)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 2 M. Palfrey, 1 T. Curren, O. Eastland, A. Manuel, J. Law, J. Sideris.

By Dan Scamozzi

Tigers Overrun By Demons

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:12 AM

The second of Claremont’s Reserves’ pre-season matches took place at Claremont Oval on Saturday, with the injury-hit Tigers suffering a 37-point defeat against Perth.

Despite the Tigers leading at every change, Perth kicked seven unanswered goals in the final term to prevail 13.10 (88) to 8.3 (51).

The Tigers lost Declan McNamara (cut) in the first term, while Jesse Laurie suffered a thumb injury in the first half and James Egan was assisted from the field late in the game.

Jared Hardisty starred in the first half with his relentless attack on the ball and ability to drive the Tigers forward, before sitting out the second half as he manages his return from injury.

Jordan Reid was a standout for the Tigers in the ruck with his athletic leap and repeat efforts and also kicked one goal, while Dylan Smallwood impressed in defence.

Corey Hitchcock was another to impress with his reading of the play, ability to find good positions and two goals, along with Addison Dew.

Tom Lee showed he isn’t far away from a senior return, with the forward’s strong marking, accurate kicking (three goals) and ability to work up the ground heartening the Tigers’ faithful.

With Kaiden Gilbert captaining the team, the Tigers kicked to the northern end of the ground in the opening term with the breeze at their backs, as an early goal to Hitchcock from 50m on a tight angle gave the hosts an ideal start to the contest.

With Hardisty already in the thick of the action and setting the tone, he then set up Lee for the first of his three goals with a brilliant pass as the Tigers made it consecutive majors and took an 11-point lead.

Tre Kelton quickly made it three consecutive goals when he marked strongly and made the Demons pay, courtesy of a 50m penalty, before Gilbert pounced on an errant kick across Perth’s goal to dribble through the Tigers’ fourth major and give the hosts a 23-point lead.

Lee’s efforts inside 50 were another early positive for the Tigers, before the Demons kicked their first goal after the quarter-time siren in dubious fashion, with Claremont conceding a 50m penalty despite returning the ball to the opposition on the full following a free-kick.

With the Tigers holding a 17-point lead at the first change after a brilliant start, assistant coach Aaron Holt, deputising for the absent Steven Armstrong, lauded the team’s outstanding pressure, ball movement and repeat efforts.

In keeping with these traits, a holding-the-ball free-kick to Damon Enosa reaffirmed the Tigers’ appetite for the contest, before Reid kicked the team’s fifth goal to give the hosts a great start to the second term and 23-point lead.

A second goal to Hitchcock, resulting from another great tackle and holding-the-ball free-kick, extended the advantage to 27 points, before two goals in the space of 90 seconds to Lachlan Dennis and a major to Marshall Jones saw Perth finish the first half in strong fashion and trim Claremont’s lead to nine points at half-time.

With Hardisty and Laurie both done for the game and the Tigers already one player down, a pass from Enosa following a patient transition from defence allowed Lee to kick his second goal and establish a 16-point lead, before James Corner replied for Perth.

A goal-saving smother from Harry Sinclair briefly halted Perth, before Dennis kicked his third to trim Claremont’s lead to just four points.

Lee then expertly read the drop of the ball, used his body to perfection to mark a pass from the hardworking Bailey Bennett and kick his third goal and give the Tigers a nine-point lead at the final change, with Holt lauding the team’s pressure and switching of the play.

Sadly for the Tigers, it would be all Perth in the final term, as the visitors slammed on seven unanswered goals to prevail in comfortable fashion.

The Tigers face Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday in their third and final pre-season match.

Meanwhile, Claremont defeated Perth by two points in the Colts, 10.9 (69) to 10.7 (67).

CLAREMONT 4.1 6.1 8.2 8.3 (51)

PERTH 1.2 4.4 6.5 13.10 (88)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 3 T. Lee, 2 C. Hitchcock, 1 K. Gilbert, T. Kelton, J. Reid.

 

2018 Player Quiz - Alex Manuel

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 2:58 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Get to know CFC's Senior Players through our weekly Player Quiz!
 
Q1 Name: Alex Manuel
Q2 Nickname: Manners, Frenchman, Silk
Q3 AFL club supported as a kid: Fremantle FC
Q4 Best moment in junior footy: The one game in u12's where dad told me I played well
Q5 Favourite sporting hero: Steven Gerrard
Q6 Favourite food: Teriyaki Salmon
Q7 Favourite movie: The Intouchables
Q8 Favourite TV show: Game of Thrones
Q9 If you could swap jobs with someone, who would it be: Giillon McLachlan
Q10 If you won the lottery, what would you buy first: Holiday for friends & family
Q11 What’s your next bucket-list destination: Japan in the snow season
Q12 Your wife/partner or best friend would describe you as: Funny, intelligent and good looking
Q13 The three people that you admire the most and would like to meet:
           1. Barack Obama
           2. J.K. Rowling
           3. Steven Gerrard
Q14 Your most treasured possession: My dog Oscar and my cat Puss
Q15 What do you like to do on your days off? Take Oscar for a walk/have a nap
Q16 What is your favourite memory at Claremont FC so far? Winning on my debut for Claremont against South Fremantle in the wet
Q17 Who is the king of selfies at CFC? Morgan Davies
Q18 Who would you say is the funniest player at CFC? Tom Shanahan
Q19 Before a game I always: Grab some powerades from the petrol station
Q20 As a footballer, how would you like to be remembered? As a respected team player