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 ...

ROUND 10 PREVIEW V PEEL THUNDER

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8:42 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth heads south to take on the two-time reigning premiers Peel Thunder for the first time in 2018 on Saturday looking for a third consecutive win and to keep the pressure on for second spot.

It shapes as a fascinating contest in Mandurah on Saturday with Peel trying to close in on a top five position by winning consecutive games for the first time in 2018 while West Perth makes the journey to Bendigo Bank Stadium looking to make it three consecutive wins itself.

The game will also be the first meeting between Peel and West Perth in 2018 with the Thunder winning their last meeting in Round 16 last year at Joondalup Arena by five goals.

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KEITEL SPARKS BIG FALCONS WIN ON WA DAY

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 9:03 AM - by Chris Pike
WITH Tyler Keitel booting six goals and a strong showing all over the park, West Perth consolidated third spot on the WAFL ladder with an impressive 24-point win over East Perth in the WA Day Derby at Joondalup Arena on Monday.
 
East Perth had won the previous three derbies against West Perth including by 58 points in Round 2 of this year, but the Falcons hit back impressively on Monday in front of more than 2500 people at Joondalup Arena.
 
On the back of five goals in the first half from Tyler Keitel, West Perth was able to open a seven-point lead at the main break before kicking away in the third term to be 16 points up at the last change. Read More ...

MONAGHAN REACHES ANOTHER MILESTONE AS WEST PERTH COACH

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 10:27 AM - by Chris Pike

HE is already West Perth's longest-ever serving coach and now Bill Monaghan reaches another significant milestone in Monday's WA Day Derby becoming the first Falcons boss to ever get to 200 matches.

It's remarkable to now consider that Monaghan did a long coaching apprenticeship and there was a time when he thought he might not even get a chance to be a WAFL senior coach going back a little over a decade.

Following 204-game playing career at both Subiaco and Peel Thunder, Monaghan stepped into a coaching role back with the Lions leading the reserves to great success and being part of the league triumphs too under Peter German.

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