CLAREMONT'S GRAND SEASON

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:38 AM

BY KEN CASELLAS

Claremont Football Club will celebrate a magnificent season by having all three sides contesting grand finals at Fremantle Oval on Sunday and will be seeking to become only the second club to win the league, reserves and colts premierships in the one year.

It takes a supreme effort by all concerned to win a premiership, and to win all three grand finals would be a remarkable achievement.

The Tigers appeared in all three grand finals in 2011 when the league side beat Subiaco by 56 points, the reserves defeated Perth by 20 points and the colts lost by 44 points to South Fremantle. The league team also finished second in the inaugural Foxtel Cup competition, losing to Williamstown by 21 points in the grand final.

Claremont won the league and reserves premierships in 2012, but the colts side was eliminated in the preliminary final. But the club won three premierships, with the league side defeating Werribee by 44 points in the Foxtel Cup grand final.  

The only side to have notched a winning treble is Subiaco, who were minor premiers in all three grades in 2018 and won all grand finals, with the league side beating West Perth by 81 points, the reserves defeating East Perth by 18 points and the colts winning by two points against Swan Districts.

Claremont’s excellent form in the three grades this year has earned the club a record 17TH Rodriguez Shield.

Nothing can be taken for granted in any sport. The Broadbeach club appeared in all three QAFL grand finals last Saturday and lost all matches, with the league team, undefeated throughout the season, losing the grand final by nine points to Morningside at Leyshon Park, Yeronga.