Country Zoned Players Seeking Accommodation For 2019 Season

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Each season a number of talented footballers make the journey from our Kimberley and Great Southern Zones to Perth to represent the Claremont Football Club.

Many of these players are 17-18-years-old and are leaving their family homes for the first time, seeking employment and accommodation as they pursue their footballing dreams.

I would like to reach out to all members of the ‘Claremont Family’ and ask those in a position to assist these players in their transition to raise your hands and contact the club.

If you have a spare room or rental property that you can offer to a player or can assist in taking on an apprentice or employing an extra staff member please let me know. No offer is too small and all will be appreciated.

These young men do not expect anything for free and take nothing for granted. All who take on players will be compensated as players are willing to pay rent, utilities, food etc. They can also be a handy pair of strong hands when it comes to those odd jobs around the house!

Some of the most talented players to have represented the Claremont Football Club are originally from our Country Zones.  These talented individuals both past and present include CFC Games Record Holder Darrell Panizza, 100 game player Keifer Yu, up and coming prospect Jordan Clark and Carlton’s Sam Petrevski-Seton.

Your spare room, property or employment opportunity could potentially set the foundation for Claremont’s next star or even the next AFL draftee.

Please contact CFC Talent Manager Warren Parker for more details or to answer the call for help.

Mob. 0416 568 271
Email: wparker@wafc.com.au

 

Nomination Forms: CFC Directors

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 2:09 PM
Dear Members,

In accordance with the Claremont Football Club Constitution and Rules, nominations are hereby called for the following positions:
3 x Directors (2 year term)
 
Nomination Forms are available from the Claremont Football Club Office by phoning 08 9384 9200 or emailing emily.musca@claremonttigers.com.
 
Nomination forms can also be downloaded here: CFC Nomination Form
 
Nominations must be made on the approved Nomination Form and signed by the Nominee, Proposer and Seconder, all of whom shall be current financial members.
 
Nomination forms must be lodged at the Club office at 3 Davies Road, Claremont no later than 5.00pm on Friday 16th November 2018.
 
Notice OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Members are advised that the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Claremont Football Club, 3 Davies Road, Claremont on Thursday 13th December 2018 commencing at 6.00pm


Darcy Coffey
Chief Executive Officer

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)

GOALS

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.

BEST

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 

https://shop.claremontfc.com.au/productDetails/732

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.

WHERE AND WHEN:

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

RADIO:

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)

GOALS

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.

BEST

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

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