IN THEIR WORDS – LUKE MEADOWS ROUND 14

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 1:47 PM - by Luke Meadows

FALCONS faithful, you’ve asked, and I have delivered! 

Coming off a tough week against Subiaco the lads have reviewed and learnt from the weekend and now look forward to the challenge of beating East Fremantle at Shark Park this Saturday. 

They pose a threat with some quality recruits in the off-season but our ability to 'unite' as a team and be 'relentless' for four quarters will hold us in good stead for a 'professional' win - quote Aaron Black's pre-game speech.

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FALCONS JUST FALL TO LIONS BUT INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL FESTIVAL A SUCCESS

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 11:49 PM - by Chris Pike
WEST Perth hosted yet another International Football Festival that drew a big crowd and was a tremendous success at Joondalup Arena on Saturday but the Falcons couldn’t quite hand Subiaco its first loss of 2018.
 
An impressive crowd of 5602 turned out for the now annual International Football Festival with West Perth hosting Subiaco at Joondalup Arena and they went on to see a tremendous WAFL contest as well between two in-form teams.
 
West Perth made a good start against the undefeated Subiaco to lead by 11 points during the first quarter. But the Lions managed to kick five of the next six goals of the game to end up leading by 13 points at half-time. Read More ...

ROUND 13 PREVIEW V SUBIACO

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 8:12 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth is back to Joondalup Arena on Saturday to challenge the undefeated Subiaco while celebrating the annual International Football Festival in the process.

Not only is it a big day on Saturday at Joondalup Arena because of the WAFL game itself pitting the third placed West Perth up against the league-leading Subiaco, but the International Football Festival is proving one of the best days annually on the WAFL calendar.

Highlighting the job West Perth has done for the now annual event, 6044 watched Subiaco win by two points back in 2012 and 6195 watched East Fremantle win by 73 points in 2013.

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FALCONS AGAIN HOST INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL FESTIVAL

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 7:37 AM
WEST Perth Football Club's league team will play in a special one-off World Jumper in Round 13 to embrace its international community and build on the successes of this event now run annually since 2011. 
 
West Perth CEO Linda Hamersley said that after the success of its International Round over recent years, with more than 5000 people attending the event, the club had recognized the need to further explore the initiative. The Falcons District do an exceptional job working through our local community- we are looking at a crowd of more than 5000 people this year.
 
The game against Subiaco on Saturday June 30 is tipped to attract another strong crowd made up of footy die-hards and new Australians. We are  excited to announce that through a partnership with the Edmund Rice Centre a multicultural football team - The Edmund Rice Girls Academy will play a team from the Ocean Ridge Junior Football Club before the match. The Edmund Rice Centre WA has a proud history and an on-going commitment to assisting people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, and the West Perth District are proud partner with them. Read More ...

FALCONS CONTINUE STRONG FORM, WIN 15TH STRAIGHT OVER DEMONS

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 4:13 PM - by Chris Pike
WEST Perth continued its strong WAFL form to retain touch with a top two spot this season while making it 15 consecutive wins against Perth with Saturday's 21-point victory at Joondalup Arena.
 
West Perth and Perth both came into Saturday's match up at Joondalup Arena in good form with the Falcons having won three of their past four matches, and the Demons their previous two setting the stage for a fascinating contest.
 
The signs were ominous early when West Perth kicked the first two goals of the game, but Perth steadied impressively and even managed to lead at quarter-time. Read More ...

ROUND 12 PREVIEW V PERTH

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 8:33 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth might have dominated Perth for a long time including winning 14 straight, but the Falcons can expect a much sterner challenge from the Demons this Saturday at Joondalup Arena.

It will be a full day of action as West Perth returns to Joondalup Arena in Round 12 of the WAFL as well with the colts clash beginning proceedings at 9am before the reserves contest at 11.30am and then the league match begins at 2.15pm.

That will be followed a league contest in the Mundella WA Women's Football League, with West Perth hosting Subiaco from 5pm at Joondalup Arena.

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MONAGHAN PASSIONATE AS EVER FOR FALCONS SUCCESS

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 7:19 AM - by Chris Pike

EVERY game that Bill Monaghan coaches at West Perth, he extends his tenure as the club's longest-serving coach and every win he oversees grows his legacy as coaching the Falcons to the most wins, but his focus and passion remains as strong as ever.

On the back of his 204-game playing career at both Subiaco and Peel Thunder, Monaghan moved into a successful coaching stint with the Lions under Peter German as his assistant and then premiership-winning reserves coach.

Monaghan then had to undergo some disappointments by being overlooked for senior coaching positions and by the time he put his hand up to coach West Perth in 2009 after Todd Curley stood down upon accepting a role with Fremantle, he didn’t expect much.

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FALCONS VETERANS SHINE IN THRILLING WIN OVER TIGERS

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 1:31 PM - by Chris Pike
ANDREW Strijk has now kicked 13 goals in his past two WAFL games inspiring West Perth to another thrilling win over Claremont on Saturday but it took a fingertip effort from fellow veteran Chris Keunen to deny the Tigers the winning goal at Claremont Oval.
 
The recent history between the two clubs was remarkable already entering Saturday's clash at Claremont Oval and it certainly continued.
 
West Perth had won six of the previous seven meetings with Claremont but four of those had only been by a combined 13 points and ever since the Tigers beat the Falcons by 119 points in Round 18, 2012, every game between the two teams had been decided by 10.6 points. Read More ...

ROUND 11 PREVIEW V CLAREMONT

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 8:20 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth heads to Claremont Oval for the first time in 2018 looking to continue its good recent run against Claremont and to further close in on second position on the WAFL ladder.

The Tigers and Falcons have built quite the strong rivalry in recent years where tempers have often boiled over and tight finishes have become the expected, and there's little reason not to expect something similar this Saturday at Claremont Oval.

There's plenty at stake for both clubs too with Claremont trying to break into the top five and West Perth attempting to further consolidate their position and close in further on South Fremantle's second spot.

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FALCONS JUST FALL SHORT AGAINST THUNDER

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 4:50 PM - by Chris Pike
A CAREER-best five goals form former skipper Jay van Berlo and kicking the game's last four goals wasn’t quite enough for West Perth against Peel Thunder at Bendigo Bank Stadium on Saturday.
 
Coming off winning the past two WAFL premierships, Peel had struggled to date in the 2018 season but now coming off a hard fought win against Claremont last week, they backed it up with another tight win against West Perth in Mandurah on Saturday.
 
The game went the way of the strong breeze with Peel kicking four goals to one to lead by 21 points at quarter-time before West Perth hit back with four goals to one in the second to trail by just two points at the main break. Read More ...