WA Day Foundation Derby Preview

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 9:44 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle remains the form team in the WAFL this season and has enjoyed an impressive recent dominance over East Fremantle and at East Fremantle Oval, but this year's WA Day Foundation Derby has all the makings of a tremendous contest.

South Fremantle will take on East Fremantle in the annual WA Day Foundation Derby this holiday Monday at East Fremantle's New Choice Homes Park with bouncedown set for 2.10pm.

The Bulldogs come into the game having won five straight matches this WAFL season and six of seven overall during the opening eight rounds. On top of that, South Fremantle has won eight straight derbies and has been victorious on its last 10 trips to Shark Park.

But East Fremantle comes into the game on its own two-game winning run setting the stage for a tremendous contest on what is annually the biggest day of the WAFL home and away season.

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Match-winner all part of career-best Zac Strom form

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 10:21 PM - by Chris Pike

QUIETLY Zac Strom has turned himself into one of South Fremantle's most important and versatile players, and now as he nears becoming a 100-game WAFL player he can add match-winner to his resume after Saturday's win against East Perth.

Because of his unobtrusive and soften spoken nature, Strom had quietly gone about building a 92-game WAFL career now with South Fremantle that began with a debut in Round 16, 2013.

Along the way ever since, Strom has seen his time split between being a lockdown key defender, a centre half-back or a hard-leading centre half-forward along with being a more than handy backup ruckman with his size and mobility.

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Bulldog Pickett to make most of long-awaited AFL chance

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 9:00 PM - by Chris Pike

GIVEN he is 98 games into his WAFL career at South Fremantle the chance might have come later than it could have and an AFL debut might still be delayed until 2020, but Marlion Pickett is now getting the chance he deserves thanks to Richmond.

The Pickett story is a remarkable one and it's a tremendous example of how someone can overcome a troubled youth with the right support around him, and turn both his personal and professional life around.

It's no secret the bad decisions a younger Pickett made and by being caught up with the wrong people he paid the consequences for that, but it takes tremendous commitment and courage to turn your life around, and to let people help you to accomplish that.

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Strom delivers Bulldogs one-point win over Royals

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 12:14 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle backed up its stunning win over Subiaco with a heart stopping one-point win against East Perth on Saturday at Fremantle Community Bank Oval thanks to a Zac Strom mark and goal just before the siren.

South Fremantle's form throughout the 2019 season has been building nicely including handing Subiaco its first defeat since the 2017 Grand Final last Saturday at Leederville Oval.

That meant the Bulldogs came into Saturday's clash with East Perth full of confidence but the Royals came with a determination for a fighting performance too setting the tone for a terrific contest.

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South Fremantle Women do it again with two wins v East Perth

Monday, May 27, 2019 - 4:37 PM

THE first night game for the year on Friday was a great success with both South Fremantle Women's teams coming up against strong sides from East Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

In the senior team, Leo O’Kane’s 100th game was one to remember, as she kicked two majors and contributed to the forward-line pressure all night. 

It was a great final game for Sharna Freeman who had a chance to finish with a major after the siren but unfortunately, she was just beyond her distance. Read More [+]

Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 7

Monday, May 27, 2019 - 4:20 AM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the nail-biting one-point win against East Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval leading into the WA Day Foundation Derby against East Fremantle on Monday.

QUESTION: Great advertisement of WAFL football but for you, must be just happy to come away with the win?
I guess they always look better when you win, but I thought they played pretty well. They were pretty consistent and obviously came here with a plan, and they used the ball quite well. We didn’t defend very well but found a way to win when we probably weren’t at our best. We had a lot of guys probably down in the first half but they dug in and bounced back. We'll certainly take the four points and move on.

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Round 7 Preview | v East Perth

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 8:00 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle looks to continue its hot WAFL form when hosting East Perth back home at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday.

The Bulldogs are in tremendous form having now won five of their six matches this season with the lone loss being by just three points to Perth in a game that could have gone either way.

So it has been an outstanding start to the season for South Fremantle with the Bulldogs now hosting East Perth on Saturday afternoon at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

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Bulldogs fire to snap Lions' massive winning run

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 1:45 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle had been impressive to start the 2019 season and then went up another gear on Saturday to hand Subiaco its first defeat since the 2017 Grand Final coming away from Leederville Oval with a tremendous 22-point victory.

Coming off playing in the past three preliminary finals and then losing a host of quality, experienced players coming into 2019, there were plenty of questions surrounding South Fremantle's ability to remain a standout team this season.

However, six rounds into the season now those questions have been answered.

Heading into the State Game break, South Fremantle had looked tremendous over the first five rounds beating Swan Districts, West Perth, East Fremantle and the West Coast Eagles with the only defeat by just three points against the undefeated Perth.

So the Bulldogs had reason to feel good about how they were travelling heading into the clash with Subiaco on Saturday and they outplayed the Lions virtually all day to end up winning 12.11 (83) to 9.7 (61).

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South Fremantle Women pull away with two wins v Subiaco

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 1:48 PM - by Analise Heeley

BOTH South Fremantle Women’s teams continued their strong start to the 2019 WAFL Women's season for Round 6 in their matches against Subiaco on Sunday at Leederville Oval.

The Reserves and Rogers Cup Youth Girls teams knew it would be a physical and tough encounter that saw both teams fighting until the final siren. 

Subiaco are a very structured side like all the league teams in the competition and when sides like these are faced, South Fremantle need to be 100 per cent ready for the challenge.  Read More [+]