WA FOOTBALL RAFFLE EXTENDED

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 4:51 PM

THE WA Football Raffle 2016 supporting grassroots footy in WA has been extended to cease sales on Saturday January 28, 2017. 

Draw date of the raffle will take place on Friday February 10. Results will be published in Wednesday's February 15 West Australian Newspapers. 

Approval for the extension has been granted by the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor on Wednesday December 7. 

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WEST PERTH'S FIXTURES FOR 2017 RELEASED

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 12:59 AM - by Chris Pike

FOLLOWING the Round 1 bye, West Perth's 2017 McDonald's WAFL Premiership Season gets off to a potentially defining start with the opening four matches all against the fellow finalists from 2016.

West Perth again made the finals in 2016 finishing the home and away season in third position.

Now the Falcons open 2017 against East Perth in Round 2 on Sunday March 26 at HBF Arena. The game will also be broadcast on 7mate.

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New Board announced and Life Members inducted at AGM

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 4:28 PM

Members at the 2016 AGM endorsed the Life Membership nominations of two past greats for meritorious service to our club.

Dion Fleay, nominated by Dr Greg Smith, drove seven hours from Kalgoorlie to be at the meeting – this level of dedication reminiscent of that he showed to earn himself three Breckler Medals during his 148 WAFL League and three State game career.

Former player and coach Dennis Cometti, nominated by Colin Rockman, was also present for his induction. Recounting the days of the 1960’s as a player, then into the 1980’s as a coach, the most famous voice in football had guests’ undivided attention as he accepted the honour bestowed on him.

Acknowledged at the Breckler Medal in October, Luke Tedesco was formally presented with his Life Membership having achieved 150 games with the Club he holds so dearly since making his League debut in 2007. Close friend and former Captain, Jason Salecic, spoke highly of Luke as a quality competitor on field, and equally good person off field.

Both Dion and Dennis will be formally presented with their Life Membership at a pre-match luncheon in 2017.

Announcement of President for 2017/2018
The retiring President, Brett Raponi decided not to renominate for the position of President. Scott Ballem was the only nomination and was elected unopposed. In accordance with Rule 32 (a) of the WPFC constitution he shall hold office for two (2) years. The retirement date is the WPFC AGM 2018.
 

Announcement of Directors (6) for 2017/2018
The retiring Directors are:
Scott Ballem     Richard Homsany    Steve Morgan    
Chris Erikson    Rebecca Pearce      Rob Jackson

The following nominations were received in the prescribed time for the position of Director:
Dave Burton      Peter Cutler      Owen Douglas
Russell Ellen     Chris Erikson     Richard Homsany
Brent Howard    Rob Hunt           Rob Jackson

910 Ballot Papers were mailed out. 321 votes were received, 3 of which were deemed void. 

The final vote tally is as follows:
DIRECTORS
Richard Homsany    282
Rob Hunt                  260
Rob Jackson            233
Chris Erikson           230
Peter Cutler             224
Russell Ellen           205
Brent Howard          199
Owen Douglas        149
Dave Burton            126

Therefore, at the AGM on Wednesday 14 December, Richard Homsany, Rob Hunt, Rob Jackson, Chris Erikson, Peter Cutler and Russell Ellen have been elected to the WPFC board for the next 2 years.

In accordance with Rule 32 (a) of the WPFC constitution, the Directors shall hold office for two (2) years. The retirement date is the WPFC AGM 2018.

 

NEW PRESIDENT TO LEAD THE FALCONS IN 2017

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 9:08 AM - by Sean Cowan

West Perth Football Club’s Brett Raponi will go down as the fourth-longest serving president in the club’s history after deciding not to stand for re-election at the upcoming poll.

The outspoken president, who has held the position for eight years since first being elected in 2008, said he was stepping down to focus on his family and life outside of football.

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ROTHAM'S DREAM COMES TRUE OF LANDING AT WEST COAST

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:25 AM - by Chris Pike

JOSH Rotham grew up supporting the West Coast Eagles and the West Perth product now couldn’t be happier to be living out his dream after being drafted last Friday.

Rotham can still recall watching as an eight-year-old as West Coast won the 2006 premiership and ever since he has dreamed of playing with the Eagles. Going into last Friday's NAB AFL Draft that seemed a one in 18 chance, but now it is more likely than not of eventuating.

West Coast selected the West Perth defender with pick No. 37 in the National Draft with the 18-year-old over the moon to be picked up by the Eagles.

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HEART AND COMMITMENT SUMS UP TEDESCO'S CAREER

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:00 AM - by Chris Pike

IF anything sums up the heart and commitment Luke Tedesco gave to the West Perth Football Club it was the lengths he went to so he could play in the 2013 premiership but the way he stuck fit to see out 2016 is every bit as admirable.

Tedesco achieved an enormous amount in his 152-game career at West Perth that sees him retire as a life member, premiership player and a captain of the club.

That is quite the resume in its own right and he will be remembered as one of the finest and most dedicated servants in the history of the West Perth Football Club. But there are two occasions where his commitment has shone more than ever.

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JOSH ROTHAM DRAFTED BY WEST COAST EAGLES

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 1:14 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth has produced another AFL player with young key defender Josh Rotham taken by the West Coast Eagles in Friday's NAB Draft in Sydney.

Rotham was selected by the Eagles with pick No. 37 in the NAB AFL Draft as reward for his progression through the development ranks with West Perth.

The Whitford Junior Football Club product broke through to play four colts matches with West Perth in 2014 before coming into his own in 2015 with 11 games while also representing WA at State 18s level.

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LOOKING AT FALCONS AFL PLAYERS IN 2016 AHEAD OF DRAFT

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 2:22 PM - by Chris Pike

AHEAD of Friday's 2016 NAB Draft where West Perth players look set to feature, it provide a good chance to reflect on the Falcons players currently in the AFL set up.

The 2016 National Draft will take place in Sydney on Friday with Josh Rotham and Liam Baker looking set to become the latest West Perth products to enter the AFL system.

Meanwhile, Marcus Adams showed that he could have a long career ahead as the most recent draftee to make his mark from West Perth in the AFL while a favourite son called time on an outstanding career.

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WA FOOTBALL SATISFACTION SURVEY

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 9:53 AM

For the first time, in 2016 the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) will be conducting a Customer Satisfaction Survey allowing everyone involved in our game to provide feedback on their views, perceptions and importantly, levels of satisfaction of being involved in WA football.

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TEDESCO RIDES INTO RETIREMENT ON A HIGH

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 2:17 PM - by Chris Pike

LUKE Tedesco never felt the West Perth Football Club owed him anything but the life member, former captain and premiership player was left humbled and honoured with the way his career was celebrated at the Breckler Medal night to close the 2016 season.

Tedesco gave his everything on and off the football field to firstly get his first opportunity at league level with West Perth back in 2007.

By 2009 with the arrival of new coach Bill Monaghan, he became a permanent fixture of the side and was a natural leader off half-back with his ability to win or halve contests, put his body on the line and then set up play out of defence with his good kicking skills.

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