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FALCONS BACK IN BIG MEN STOCKS FOR 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 7:13 AM - by Chris Pike

STABILITY has been a big part of West Perth over the off-season with the majority of the group returning from 2017 in 2018, it just happens that the departing players happen to be on the more important side but coach Bill Monaghan is happy the depth is there to cover for that.

West Perth had another solid season in 2017 reaching a fourth finals series of the past five years before a disappointing exit losing in the elimination final to Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval.

But there was plenty of good signs to take out of the season and to build on heading into 2018 particularly with the emergence of players like Ben King, Mark Hamilton, Nathan Alexandre, Tyson Moulton and Blake Wilhelm into regular league players.

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FALCONS TO GET BACK DEFENSIVE MINDSET IN 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 6:21 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth reached two WAFL Grand Finals and won a premiership in a four-year stretch of playing three finals before coach Bill Monaghan thought it might be time for a bit of a change to the game plan in 2017.

Being strong defensively had been a focus for West Perth over those four years previously which brought about a tremendous amount of success. The Falcons wouldn’t kick big scores but they would make themselves difficult to score against.

In the finish, that led to the Falcons winning a first premiership in a decade breaking through for the flag in 2013 and then they reached another Grand Final in 2015 only coming up against a rampant Subiaco outfit.

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A MESSAGE TO THE FALCONS FAMILY

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 2:56 PM

A MESSAGE TO THE FALCONS FAMILY

As we approach the start of the season it is a timely opportunity to update our members on the developments that have occurred in and around the club during the off-season. To say it has been a challenging period for the club would be an understatement with staffing changes, the completion of new facilities, water damage to our new facilities, facility defects and new membership services are amongst a plethora of challenges we have faced since last season.

I would like to provide more details on a number of developments since 2017.

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SEASON LAUNCH & OUR OWN MEMBERS BAR!

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 4:05 PM

OUR brand new home at HBF Arena is open for business and will be celebrated this Saturday with West Perth hosting a day of pre-season WAFL matches along with our Season Launch and Jumper Presentation at our Joondalup home.

West Perth began its official WAFL pre-season campaign last Saturday against Subiaco at Leederville Oval and now after West Coast and Fremantle locked horns last Sunday at the venue, it's now time for the Falcons to grace the turf with the use of the club's brilliant new facilities.

The Falcons host East Fremantle this Saturday and the gates will open to HBF Arena from 7.30am with the 16s contest to get proceedings underway from 8.30am.

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MEMBERSHIP PACKS NOW READY FOR COLLECTION

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 3:15 PM

THE 2018 WAFL season is fast approaching and with all the excitement surrounding the West Perth Football Club with our brand new facility at HBF Arena, there is no better time to become a member and for those who have, the membership packs are now available.

There has never been a better time to become a member of the West Perth Football Club with the benefits it provides with the use of our wonderful new facilities at HBF Arena.

We have plenty of tremendous membership offers for this year too so there is a category to suit each and every supporter of the Falcons so there really is no excuse not to sign up and become a member of the club you hold so dear.

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WEST PERTH PRE-SEASON FIXTURES

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:40 AM

WEST Perth's road to the Round 1 WAFL season-opener at the redeveloped HBF Arena kicks into overdrive over the next fortnight with pre-season hit outs against Subiaco and East Fremantle.

There has been plenty of excitement surround West Perth over the summer with the opening of the state of the art, multi-million dollar new club rooms at HBF Arena not to mention the arrival of new chief executive Linda Hamersley and a host of other changes to take the Falcons into an exciting era.

The attention now turns on the field for West Perth with the Falcons to begin their official WAFL pre-season campaign this Saturday against Subiaco at Leederville Oval.

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LINDA HAMERSLEY APPOINTED NEW WEST PERTH CEO

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 3:48 PM

The Board of the West Perth Football Club is proud to announce the appointment of Linda Hamersley as the club’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Ms Hamersley recently resigned her position as CEO with Athletics New Zealand to relocate back to Perth to join her husband, Colin Batch, who is the Australian Men’s Hockey Coach. 

Linda held her role with Athletics New Zealand from 2014-2017 and oversaw a period of considerable business and membership growth in the organisation during her time.

The sporting organisation caters for more than 200 affiliated clubs with a membership of 25,000 people and 100,000 registered athletes. Prior to this, Linda was the Sports Services Manager for the New Zealand Olympic Committee and was also CEO of Hockey WA from 2004 – 2009.

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RAPONI, STOKESBURY, VAN BERLO, BLACK BECOME LIFE MEMBERS

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:18 AM

THE West Perth Football Club finished off 2017 with the Annual General Meeting inside the new sparkling new facilities at HBF Arena with Brett Raponi, Terry Stokesbury, Jay van Berlo and Aaron Black all inducted as life members.

Black and van Berlo, both 2013 premiership players and Breckler Medal winners, earned their right for life membership during the 2017 WAFL season by reaching respective 150-game milestones, while Stokesbury was given the honour after his long-time service.

Meanwhile, long-serving former club president Brett Raponi was voted a life member of the West Perth Football Club.

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WEST PERTH CEO HEADING TO THE WA FOOTBALL COMMISSION

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 7:42 AM

WEST PERTH FOOTBALL CLUB MEDIA RELEASE

THE West Perth Football Club wishes to advise that Chief Executive Officer David Crute has accepted a full-time role with the WA Football Commission.

David will be talking up the position of General Manager – Umpiring and will be commencing in his new role at the end of January 2018. David has been at the helm of the Falcons since 2013 and has been instrumental in the development of the club’s new facility at Joondalup. 

West Perth President Scott Ballem today praised David for his dedication to the club over the past four years.

"David has made a significant impact on our club during his tenure and has been integral to many of the key structural reforms currently being executed," Ballem said.

"One of his major achievements has been his work managing our new development and West Perth is now the beneficiary of the wonderful job he has done in delivering a state-of-the-art facility.

"He has also been a tremendous ambassador for our club in the community and whilst we appreciate this is an exciting career opportunity, we are sad to see him leave."

The Board has already commenced the search for David’s replacement.

VALE RAY SCHOFIELD

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 9:35 AM

THE West Perth Football Club offers its sincerest condolences to the family of Ray Schofield after one of our greatest ever players recently passed away aged 92.

Schofield will be remembered as one of the finest players to ever pull on a West Perth jumper with his remarkable ability to be equally effective playing at either end of the ground.

All told, Schofield played 277 games with West Perth between 1943 and 1958. Along the way, he kicked 261 goals beginning life as a full-forward leading the league's goalkicking in 1943 in a year where he turned only 19.

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