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South Fremantle 2017 WAFL fixtures released

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 1:31 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle's 2017 McDonald's WAFL Premiership Season begins with a bang against Subiaco at Fremantle Community Bank Oval in a twilight Round 1 fixture.

The Bulldogs will take on a Lions team that has played in the past three WAFL grand finals on Saturday March 18 at Fremantle Community Bank Oval with the twilight bounce down time of 4.15pm.

South Fremantle is coming off a strong 2016 season where the Bulldogs made the finals for the first time since 2011, and went on to beat West Perth in a qualifying final before losing to the grand final teams Subiaco and Peel Thunder the next two weeks.

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Bulldogs announce new reserves/development coach

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 5:56 PM

THE South Fremantle Football Club wishes to announce the appointment of Paul Litherland as reserves/development coach for the 2017 WAFL season to take over the helm for the Bulldogs' reserves side. 

The role as reserves/development coach became available when Tony Walters decided to step down after a successful period at the helm with Litherland proving the outstanding candidate to lead the South Fremantle reserves group moving forward.

Litherland arrived at South Fremantle from East Perth and over the past two years has served as an assistant to both the Bulldogs' reserves team while also helping with the league side.

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South Fremantle Annual Report and Year Book 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 10:45 PM - by Chris Pike

THE South Fremantle Football Club has released its Annual Report and Year Book for 2016 in conjunction with last week's Annual General Meeting including a full wrap on and off the field from the past 12 months at the Bulldogs.

The Annual Report and Year Book is a source of pride for South Fremantle as the club endeavours to provide its members with the best, most informative and thorough publication of its type in the WAFL.

Following a 2016 season that saw all three grades at South Fremantle qualify for the finals, there was plenty to reflect on as well in what must be deemed a successful and vastly improved season on the field for the Bulldogs.

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Ron Johnston wins Bernie Hughes Achievement Award

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 8:32 PM

SOUTH Fremantle had a significant win on Sunday afternoon with Ron Johnston presented with the WAFL Combined Past Players & Officials' most prestigious award, the Bernie Hughes Achievement Award.

Each year, the WAFL Combined Past Players & Officials Association presents the Bernie Hughes Achievement Award to a past player or official at a WAFL club who is deemed the most dedicated and committed to his team during a season.

It was South Fremantle life member Johnston who was announced as the 2016 winner in acknowledgement of his tireless efforts as a volunteer at the Bulldogs. He was inducted as a life member of South Fremantle in 2013.

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South Fremantle December corporate partner update

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 4:50 PM

WITH the end of 2016 fast approaching and with everyone at the South Fremantle Football Club looking to build further on the steps taken forward into 2017, the Bulldogs are delighted that the following corporate partners have recently recommitted for next year.

CHURCHILL FINANCIAL PLANNERS
A long-standing support partner of the club and has recommitted for 2017. The team led by Russell Fletcher pride themselves on delivering financial and risk protection advice backed by over 30 years of industry experience. If you are considering your own financial future, give Churchill Financial Planners a call on 9335 7222 or at their website by clicking here 

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South Fremantle Appoint New CEO

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The Board of Directors of the South Fremantle Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Bottrell as the new Chief Executive Officer of South Fremantle succeeding outgoing Chief Executive Officer Stuart Kemp.

Tom most recently held the role of Chief Executive Officer at the Swan Districts Football Club, a position he has held for the past five years.

The move to South Fremantle marks a return for Tom who is a former Player, Board Member and Life Member at the South Fremantle Football Club. Tom played 200 games with the Club and is a former Premiership Player.

 

President Haydn Raitt said it was exciting to have Tom return to the club.

“The Bottrell family have been involved in the South Fremantle Football Club for over 50 years with Tom’s father also being a life member at the club,” Raitt said “Tom has overseen a number of key initiatives at Swan Districts and the Board are very excited for what he will bring to the Bulldogs.”

Tom is due to start in his new role early next year. 

 

English joins Western Bulldogs excited by future

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 1:09 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle ruckman Tim English couldn’t be happier to have landed with the AFL premiers following last Friday's draft and he has no doubt that the Western Bulldogs could end up being a perfect fit for what he provides.

This time 12 months ago, English had not played colts football and an AFL career in 2017 was a fair way away. He had played some encouraging football at Christ Church Grammar but that was as far as his exploits went.

But he was not only completing a growth spurt that now sees him stand 203cm but he kept his mobility, co-ordination and the rare ability for a player his size to get around the ground and play virtually as an extra midfielder who just happens to be supremely tall.

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Bulldogs pair selected in NAB AFL Draft

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 12:59 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle has produced another two players to enter the AFL system with ruckman Tim English and exciting small forward Shai Bolton selected in Friday's NAB Draft in Sydney.

English was the first of the Bulldogs pair to be selected when taken at pick 19 by reigning AFL premiers the Western Bulldogs.

Bolton was then taken by Richmond with pick No. 29.

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South Fremantle 2016 AFL Draft Preview

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 11:06 AM - by Chris Pike

THE 2016 NAB AFL Draft takes place this Friday in Sydney and there's every chance South Fremantle products will feature heavily in proceedings.

South Fremantle had 11 players that it has produced listed with AFL clubs in 2016 with Kade Stewart (Hawthorn), Callum Ah Chee (Gold Coast), Billy Frampton (Port Adelaide), Jarrod Pickett (Carlton), Cam McCarthy (Fremantle), Brendon Ah Chee (Port Adelaide), Shane Kersten (Fremantle), Ben Newton (Melbourne) and Brandon Matera (Gold Coast) to again feature in 2017.

But following Friday's National Draft to be held in Sydney there is set to be several more Bulldogs players entering the AFL.

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Bulldogs have strong history of AFL players ahead of 2016 Draft

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 4:12 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle is again to feature heavily in Friday's NAB AFL Draft and it will continue a rich history of the Bulldogs providing some of the very best players over the years.

The Bulldogs have a strong history of producing player to the AFL dating right back to 1988 when Peter Sumich and Scott Watters were among the draftees from South Fremantle. The pair went on to play a combined 269 AFL matches.

Other player drafted from South Fremantle since include Peter Matera (253 games, West Coast), Glen Jakovich (276, West Coast), Brad Hardie (150, Footscray/Brisbane), Darren Gaspar (228, Sydney/Richmond), Phil Matera (179, West Coast) and James Clement (230, Fremantle/Collingwood).

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