Dell'Olio announces retirement, Stewart returns

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 7:43 AM - by Chris Pike

THE changes at South Fremantle this off-season have continued with another great and favourite son of the Bulldogs deciding to retire while another former AFL player has decided to return in 2019.

On the back of the retirements of Ashton Hams and Ryan Cook, and the departure of Shane Hockey, at the end of the 2018 WAFL season, Cory Dell'Olio has decided to join the trio on the list of outs for the Bulldogs in 2019 along with the ever-popular and dedicated Jarrod Parry.

It's not all about the departures for South Fremantle looking to 2019, though, with the Bulldogs entering the season on the back of three successive second-place finishes at the end of the home and away seasons, and preliminary final appearances under coach Todd Curley.

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2018 AGM Information - December 3, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Dear Members,
 
As an Incorporated Association the South Fremantle Football Club is bound by the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 which came into force in July 2016. The Act includes 19 matters known as the Schedule 1 requirements which need to be addressed in the rules (Constitution) of the association. All associations are required to amend their existing Constitutions to incorporate the Read More [+]

Bulldogs farewell Hams, Cook, Hockey

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 2:02 PM - by Chris Pike

THEY have combined to win four of the past seven fairest and best awards and have been three of South Fremantle's biggest contributors in the recent run of strong form but Ashton Hams, Ryan Cook and Shane Hockey have all played their last games for the Bulldogs.

Hams had already announced that the 2018 season would be his last ahead of one more finals campaign in his decorated career, but now the club's longest-serving captain Cook and 2016 Hughes Medal winner Hockey have decided to join him.

The trio have been tremendous servants of the South Fremantle Football Club as teammates for the past three years as part of teams that finished in second position at the end of the home and away season on each occasion, and reached the preliminary final the last three years.

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Pickett rewarded for 2018 season with Hughes Medal

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 1:45 PM - by Chris Pike

MARLION Pickett's standout WAFL season for South Fremantle in the midfield was recognised with his winning of the WJ Hughes Medal for 2018 on a night when the Bulldogs farewelled three tremendous servants.

South Fremantle finished the 2018 season for the third straight year in the preliminary final and gathered to celebrate the achievements of the campaign on Friday night at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges.

There was a lot to celebrate on the night for the Bulldogs with the league team finishing in second position at the end of the home and away season and reaching the preliminary final, the reserves narrowly missing the finals, the colts also finishing fifth and reaching the elimination final.

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Bulldogs come up short at preliminary final hurdle

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:14 PM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle was again unable to get past the WAFL preliminary final hurdle with West Perth making a flying start and holding off the Bulldogs in the second half to book their place in the 2018 Grand Final.
 
Despite South Fremantle having beaten West Perth the past nine occasions including by 98 points two weeks earlier in the qualifying final, and the Bulldogs entering the preliminary final the warmest of favourites, it was the Falcons who shot out of the blocks.
 
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Preliminary Final Preview v West Perth

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 3:21 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle is back to Fremantle Community Bank Oval to take on West Perth in the preliminary with a spot in the 2018 WAFL Grand Final on the line.

South Fremantle has reached a third successive preliminary final having finished second on the ladder at the end of the home and away season for a third straight year with the Bulldogs now hoping to jump the hurdle and reach the Grand Final.

South Fremantle and West Perth meet in the preliminary final of 2018 at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday looking to book in a meeting with Subiaco at Optus Stadium in next Sunday's Grand Final.

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Cook hoping to achieve success with the Bulldogs

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 3:14 PM - by Chris Pike

RYAN Cook has done it all with South Fremantle since arriving in 2011 besides playing in a Grand Final and winning a premiership and he hopes that both can happen over the next eight days.

Cook decided to make the move to Western Australia and join South Fremantle back ahead of the 2011 season following his four-year stint in the AFL with Collingwood where he played 14 matches and was a strong performer at VFL level.

He had no possible idea that he would end up wanting to call Perth home now even beyond his playing career, but the mark he has made at the Bulldogs has seen him achieve everything now except play in a Grand Final and win a premiership.

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Player Column – Dylan Main Preliminary Final

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 2:29 PM - by Dylan Main

THERE were plenty of positives to take out of last weekend’s second semi-final loss against Subiaco. The boys put in a valiant effort all day, starting out of the blocks quickly and giving us a handy lead heading into the first change due to our bold ball movement and physicality early. 

Losing Steve Verrier in the second quarter meant our structure had to be tweaked a little and although we held off a strong fight back from the Lions in that quarter eventually, as good sides to, Subiaco got a run-on in the third and took the lead. 

Our ball movement became repetitive and predictable and our turnovers hurt us a lot throughout that middle part of the game, so in the last we tried taking a few more risks and some really paid off whilst some did not. Although taking positives from the game you go out each and every week wanting to win so in that respect it was disappointing, and we are looking to bounce back this weekend.

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Defensive maestro Maskos ready for big challenge

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 3:25 PM - by Chris Pike

JASON Maskos will have one of the biggest jobs on Fremantle Community Bank Oval in Sunday's WAFL preliminary final, but having proven himself one of the league's best defenders, he's hoping to help South Fremantle into the Grand Final by playing his role on West Perth's Andrew Strijk.

Maskos is now a seasoned WAFL performer with 79 games under his belt and even though his early part of 2018 was slowed through injury, there's no question his second half of the season has seen him produce the best run of form in his career.

He could very well lay claim to being the best lockdown defender in the competition when it comes to limiting the influence of the league's small and mid-size forwards and Strijk provides no bigger challenge for someone in that category.

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Second Semi-Final

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 1:34 PM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the 18-point second semi-final loss to Subiaco and looking ahead to this Sunday's preliminary final against West Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

QUESTION: What are your first thoughts after that game?
ANSWER:
It was interesting, we did a lot of things right but we had a bad third quarter and that really cost us. I thought we did some good stuff and think we have some growth left in us. We just have to recover well now and get ready for next week.

Q: You probably put them under heat they haven’t been under all season, you would have especially taken heart from the way you started the game?
A:
I don’t think it matters who you're playing, if you are under pressure it makes it hard to execute. We probably weren’t able to sustain it at times but I thought the boys really hung in and we were still really pushing even late in the game. We just couldn’t take our opportunities and I thought we blew a few, but they did too. I thought we were still coming but they were just a bit better on the day overall.

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