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Higgo's Heroes with Paul Litherland, Tony Walters

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 3:23 PM

THE final edition of Higgo's Heroes for 2017 is a special one ahead of Sunday's WAFL Reserves Grand Final with Brock Higgins catching up with coach Paul Litherland and the dual premiership-winning 'Master Coach' Tony Walters.

South Fremantle ruckman Brock Higgins has hosted Higgo's Heroes once again throughout the 2017 WAFL season and it's only fitting that the last show of the year will be a good preview heading into the reserves Grand Final on Sunday.

Paul Litherland has taken over coach of the South Fremantle reserves this year and done a tremendous job leading the Bulldogs to the minor premiership winning 16 of 20 games and then beating Subiaco in the second semi-final.

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Match Day Info - Reserves Grand Final

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:13 PM

SOUTH Fremantle's reserves take on Subiaco in Sunday's 2017 WAFL Grand Final at Domain Stadium with bounce down set for 11.20am. Following the game, the playing group will return to Fremantle Community Bank Oval from 4.30pm with all members and supporters invited to attend.

SUNDAY

Domain Stadium

11:20am – South Fremantle v Subiaco Reserves Grand Final

1:50pm – Presentation (on Ground)

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Family comes first for Sandover Medallist Schloithe

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:27 AM - by Chris Pike

WHILE winning the Sandover Medal is a sense of pride for Haiden Schloithe and he would dearly love another chance in the AFL, it's only his desire for a WAFL premiership with South Fremantle that comes close to matching how thankful he is to the support of his parents and family.

Schloithe originally joined South Fremantle from Katanning to play in a colts premiership before then being added to Fremantle's rookie-list for the 2012 and 2013 AFL seasons.

He couldn’t quite make it for an AFL debut but when he returned to South Fremantle full-time in 2014, he was at the age and of the mindset where he was ready to really make his mark as an outstanding WAFL footballer.

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Schloithe wins Bulldogs' first Sandover Medal since 2005

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:09 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle has its first Sandover Medal winner since 2005 with Haiden Schloithe taking out the award as fairest and best player in the WAFL for 2017 ahead of teammate Tim Kelly.

It was a fitting end to the vote count for 2017 that Schloithe's nearest rival was his teammate Tim Kelly after the pair had standout seasons with the Bulldogs helping lead them all the way to Sunday's preliminary final before losing to Subiaco.

Little could separate Schloithe and Kelly throughout the WAFL season with South Fremantle both proving tremendous inside midfielders and clearances winners, while able to break away and run and carry the ball, and go forward to kick goals.

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Bulldogs fight hard but lose preliminary final to Lions

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 2:54 PM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle battled hard but ultimately came up 32 points short of Subiaco in Sunday's WAFL preliminary final at Leederville Oval.
 
Both the Lions and Bulldogs had lost to Peel Thunder in the opening two weeks of the AHG WAFL Finals Series meaning there was only room for one of the top two teams from the home and away season in the Grand Final for 2017.
 
South Fremantle made a terrific start to the preliminary final with the opening three goals before Subiaco steadied to kick eight of the last 10 goals of the first half to head into half-time with a 22-point advantage. Read More ...

Preliminary Final Preview v Subiaco

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 12:24 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle is just one win away from the club's first WAFL Grand Final appearance since 2009 heading into Sunday's preliminary final against Subiaco at Leederville Oval.

The Lions and Bulldogs occupied the top two positions in the WAFL for the majority of the season but now after both saw their winning streaks come to an end at the expense of Peel in the opening two weeks of the AHG WAFL Finals Series, there is only room for one in the 2017 Grand Final.

South Fremantle finished second for the second straight season and entered the qualifying final on a nine-game winning streak before losing to Peel by 18 points at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

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Hockey proud to step up against Swans, now looks for Grand Final berth

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 2:29 PM - by Chris Pike

REIGNING South Fremantle fairest and best winner Shane Hockey holds himself to high standards so he was as disappointed as anyone following the qualifying final loss to Peel, but he bounced back emphatically and now is desperate to play in the first Grand Final of his senior career.

Hockey joined South Fremantle from VFL club Frankston last year and had an outstanding first season in the WAFL claiming the Bulldogs' fairest and best award and getting to play finals at senior level for the first time in his career.

Previously the last final he had played in was a 10-goal loss for Mornington under-18s against Frankston YCW. But all South Fremantle's preliminary final exit last year at the hands of Peel Thunder did was make Hockey's desire to achieve the ultimate even stronger coming into 2017.

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Player Column – Cory Dell'Olio Preliminary Final

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 5:30 PM - by Cory Dell\'Olio

LAST Sunday was excellent reward for everyone involved. We got back to playing some good football and now head into this Sunday's game with some confidence but of the understanding Subiaco will be extremely motivated to respond after losing to Peel. 

Subiaco didn’t win 19 games for no reason and we know we need to be at our absolute best to compete on Sunday. 

But it is very exciting to know that if we win we are in the Grand Final. Since 2009 this is the deepest I have got in any finals campaign so to play in a game with a Grand Final the result is great. The group have put a lot of work in over the last three years and we deserve to be in the position we are to even have the chance to play in a Grand Final.  

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Match Day Info – Preliminary Final

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 4:36 PM

A SPOT in the 2017 WAFL Grand Final goes on the line when South Fremantle heads to Leederville Oval to take on Subiaco on Sunday.

While Subiaco is attempting to qualify for a spot in a fourth successive decider, South Fremantle is attempting to win into a first Grand Final since 2009.

It's set to be a massive day at Leederville Oval and below is everything you need to know to come along and cheer on the Might Red V.

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Bulldogs stars recognised in wafl.com.au Team of the Year

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 1:49 AM - by Chris Pike

FIVE South Fremantle players have been named in the wafl.com.au Team of the Year and another as an emergency in recognition of the Bulldogs' outstanding 2017 McDonalds WAFL Premiership Season.

Steven Edwards was named in the back pocket of the Team of the Year, Haiden Schloithe and Cory Dell'Olio both on the half-forward flank, Blaine Johnson the forward pocket, Tim Kelly on the ball and then ruckman Brock Higgins as an emergency.

Each round during the season, a Team of the Round was named on wafl.com.au, with 192 different players named at least once across the 23 weeks, making them eligible for selection in the overall Team of the Year.

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