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MEL WHINNEN INDUCTED TO AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 7:02 AM - by Chris Pike

HE is one of the finest ever players to represent the West Perth Football Club and this week the legendary Mel Whinnen took his rightful place in the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

Whinnen's remarkable legacy from his 371-game career with West Perth that included a record nine fairest and best awards and four premierships has long been cemented. But it received another significant accolade on Tuesday night when he was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame at a glittering ceremony in Melbourne.

Whinnen was inducted alongside Bernie Naylor, Terry Wallace, Wayne Johnston, David Neitz and Matthew Scarlett with Kevin Sheedy elevated to legend status.

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Round 9 West Perth Vs East Perth

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 3:09 PM

Next home game for West Perth is the traditional Foundation Day Derby against East Perth! Round 9 at the Arena in Joondalup is on Monday 4 June with bounce down at 1.10pm and plenty of on ground activations for everyone. Don’t forget we have a split round with our Colts playing on Saturday 2 June with bounce down at 11.00am. The Falcons Bar and Café will be open with a great selection of beverages, gourmet café menu and hot coffee! Grab a homemade muffin and hot coffee for just $5!

 


 

Saturday 2 June - COLTS 

  • Gates Open: 9:30am
  • Cafe and Bar Open: 9:30am 
  • Colts Bounce Down: 11.00am 

Monday 4 June - COLTS 

  • Gates Open: 9:30am
  • Reserves Bounce Down: 10:25
  • Cafe and Bar Open: 11:00am 
  • League Bounce Down: 1.10pm 

PRESIDENTS LUNCHEON - Our Presidents Luncheon will be held in our premium function room with a birds eye view of the ground. Your ticket will include entry, buffet luncheon, beverage package and reserved seating all for only $70. Contact 9300 3611 to secure your seats now – selling fast!

FALCONS BAR AND CAFÉ - Make sure you head up to the new Falcons Bar and Café and check out the extensive beverage selection, homemade café menu and the best view of the ground. We have a retail offer which includes our gourmet homemade pies and a mid-strength beer for just $7!

MERCHANDISE - New merchandise is available at our team store and or online at https://shop.westperthfc.com.au/. Winter is coming so be sure to get your wet weather jackets, hoodies, scarfs and beanies in our stunning Royal Blue and Red team colours!

KIDS ACTIVITIES -  Be sure to get here early on June 4 as we have 100 x Grand Cinema child admit passes to give away! Get involved in all the action at the Maccas fan zone! Have a spin on the spinning wheel or handball a footy into a giant packet of fries for your chance to win great prizes. There will also be heaps of giveaways and activities taking place under the big red McDonald’s marquee on the boundary.

Do you want to win a year’s supply of Carlton Draught? Simply purchase a Carlton Draught or Carlton Mid from the bar at a game next weekend, sign up to compete in the ‘Carlton Draught Schooner Suit Race’ and if you can win the race with a beer in one hand, the years’ worth of beer is all yours! Make sure your phone is on loud so we can contact you if you’re selected to run in the race.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @WestPerthFC , Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WestPerthFC/ and Instagram @westperthfc for regular updates and game day information!


 

FLYING STRIJK COULD BE IN CAREER-BEST FALCONS FORM

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:04 PM - by Chris Pike
HE might have made his WAFL debut with West Perth 13 years ago and has done plenty over a standout 215-game career, but Andrew Strijk might very well be in the form of his life as a 30-year-old.
 
Strijk had nothing left to prove coming into the 2018 season given everything he had already achieved for West Perth having played more than 200 games to be a life member at the Falcons as well as a premiership player and fairest and best winner.
 
He has now also played for Western Australia a remarkable seven times and played 13 games in the AFL for the West Coast Eagles on top of that. Read More ...

STRIJK SPARKS FALCONS THUMPING OF SHARKS

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 12:50 PM - by Chris Pike
WEST Perth delivered another impressive performance hammering East Fremantle by 88 points at Joondalup Arena on Saturday with Andrew Strijk delivering a career-best effort but his act was far from a lone hand.
 
The WAFL resumed on Saturday following the State game break which saw Western Australia beat South Australia in Adelaide for the first time in 24 years.
 
The Falcons had been in good form prior to the break winning two consecutive matches and then putting in the most competitive showing anyone has managed against Subiaco to date so they had every reason to be confident ahead of hosting the Sharks. Read More ...

ROUND 7 PREVIEW V EAST FREMANTLE

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 8:55 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth is back to Joondalup Arena for the first time in five weeks on Saturday to take on the struggling East Fremantle as the Falcons search for their first win of the 2018 WAFL season.

The WAFL resumes this weekend following the break for the State game and West Perth and East Fremantle couldn’t have been in more differing form prior to the general bye.

West Perth might have lost its last game to Subiaco, but the 22-point defeat marked by far the best performance any side has been able to produce against the Lions this season and the Falcons even managed to lead for the majority of the opening half.

And prior to that, West Perth was in good form coming off a 31-point victory against Swan Districts and then a comfortable 62-point win against Perth.

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FOUR FALCONS HELP INSPIRE WAFL TO WIN OVER SANFL

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 4:48 PM - by Chris Pike
WEST Perth's four representatives in Saturday's State Game win for the WAFL over the SANFL at Adelaide Oval took their combined appearances in the Black Swans jumper to 19 and all played a key role in the 26-point victory.
 
Shane Nelson, Andrew Strijk, Luke Meadows and Aaron Black were all among the best players on the field as they did West Perth proud and played big roles in the eventual win over South Australia that was Western Australia's first win in Adelaide since 1994.
 
Nelson was playing his fourth game representing the WAFL and the triple Breckler Medal winner continued his remarkable form to start the 2018 season with the Falcons. He finished with another 30 possessions, 11 tackles, four marks and four inside-50 entries. Read More ...

WAFL v SANFL STATE GAME PREVIEW

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 10:08 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth's Aaron Black, Andrew Strijk, Shane Nelson and Luke Meadows will all form crucial parts of the WAFL State Team against the SANFL at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

The four Falcons players have previously represented Western Australia a combined 15 times and they will once again all play significant roles as the WAFL tries to score a first win against South Australia in Adelaide since 1994.

Strijk has previously played six games for WA as part of his 214-game WAFL career that includes a premiership and fairest and best award with the Falcons. He is in tremendous form in 2018 as well whether playing off half-back or in attack.

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FALCONS PROVIDE LIONS BIGGEST TEST OF 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 2:15 PM - by Chris Pike
WEST Perth came out ready to challenge Subiaco and the Falcons started brightly and gave the Lions their sternest test of the 2018 WAFL season to date, but ultimately the undefeated league-leaders won by 22 points on Saturday at Leederville Oval.
 
Subiaco had taken all before it over its opening four games before a bye in Round 5 beating East Perth, South Fremantle, Swan Districts and Claremont by an average of 89.5 points.
 
That meant it was a daunting challenging for West Perth heading to Leederville Oval on Saturday taking on a Subiaco team who hadn’t played since beating Claremont by 86 points 16 days previous. Read More ...

PLENTY FOR FALCONS TO LIKE IN LIONS LOSS

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 9:45 AM - by Darrell Kent

WEST Perth didn’t come away with a victory against Subiaco on Saturday at Leederville Oval but they certainly gave the hosts plenty to think about. 

Up to this match the Lions had won all four games by an average margin of nearly 90 points. This certainly wasn’t the case against the Falcons who led for most of the first half before going down by 22 points.

Subiaco has been the form team of the competition for a number of years and their form this year has been as good as ever and as a result they were short priced favourites on the weekend. The Lions hit the scoreboard first with a behind before a clever handball by Rudy Riddoch enabled Tyler Keitel to kick the first of his two goals from the square. 

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ROUND 6 PREVIEW V SUBIACO

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 9:29 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth has delivered two impressive wins against Swan Districts and Perth over the last fortnight to gear up for this Saturday's challenge against the rampant Subiaco at Leederville Oval.

Subiaco couldn’t have possibly been any more dominant in the opening four rounds of the season before the bye last week winning the four matches by an average of 89.5 points to remain the only undefeated team left in the competition.

The Lions have now had the week off to freshen up to get ready for West Perth at Leederville Oval on Saturday.

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