OFFICE CLOSURE

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 5:14 PM

We wish to advise the office will be closed for Christmas from today and will re-open on Monday 13 January. Please note - online merchandise orders will not be dispatched until this time.

Please browse the website for information on:

MEMBERSHIP

CORPORATE CLASSIC 

SPONSOR A PLAYER

We would like to wish you all a safe and enjoyable festive season and hope you have a wonderful 2014!

David, Erin, Jamie, Ward, Diane, Andrew, Jeff, Scott and Justin

FALCONS GEAR UP FOR PREMIERSHIP DEFENCE

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 3:32 PM

WEST Perth has not rested on its laurels since winning the 2013 WAFL premiership making some impressive signings to add to a young group that still has plenty of natural improvement left in it.

The greatest strength of the West Perth team of 2013 that ended up beating East Perth in the grand final was its evenness of talent right across the field, and the depth that the club developed with the reserves also making the grand final.
That has meant that the need for change was minimal looking ahead to the 2014 WAFL campaign that also sees the Falcons take part in the Foxtel Cup knockout competition for the second time.
From the 2013 premiership team, only captain Jason Salecic, former Fremantle forward Josh Mellington and West Coast midfielder Mark Hutchings won't be going around again in 2014.
Luke Tedesco and Jay van Berlo will be co-captains of West Perth in 2014 following the retirement of the inspirational premiership skipper Salecic.
When you consider that premiership players Aaron Black, Shane Nelson, Kody Manning, Nick Rodda and Laine Rasmussen are still in the infancy of their senior football careers, then there is further natural growth there.
Then there are players from the reserves grand final team of 2013 like Brayden Antonio, James Batterham, James Embley, Matt Johnson, Aidan Lynch, Trent Manzone, Ben McNamara, Mitch McPhee, Luke Meadows, Drew Rohde, Tom Shadbolt, Kris Shannon, Jack Thrum and Mitch van Berlo who can all push for more league appearances in 2014.
There are also several players who were hindered by injuries in 2013 who will return strongly next year most notably developing big men Shayne Zanetti and Josh Donaldson.
There is enough natural improvement there amongst that group that would already have had West Perth a tremendous chance of defending its WAFL premiership in 2014, but the Falcons have also secured the services of some handy recruits.
The biggest name of course is the signing of former Richmond and Collingwood 135-game AFL player Andrew Krakouer.
Upon his AFL career ending at Collingwood, Krakouer decided to join West Perth for the next two seasons rather than return to Swan Districts where in 2010 he was a premiership star, Simpson, Swan and Sandover Medal winner.
The 30-year-old has plenty of exciting football left in him as well and will be a tremendous addition both to West Perth midfield and forward-line, and as a strong leader given his quality and experience.
Krakouer isn’t the only new arrival at Arena Joondalup though.
Former Subiaco ruckman Seva Martin arrives to provide some support to premiership big man Chris Keunen.
Martin is a natural ruckman with the 22-year-old having already played 36 reserves games for Subiaco where he has averaged 22 hit outs along with four league appearances averaging 29 hit outs.
In 2013 alone, he had 331 hit outs in 11 reserves games for Subiaco and 102 in three league matches with the Lions.
The Falcons' big men stocks have also been further boosted with the arrival of 19-year-old ruckman and key position player Ben Jenkins from Toodyay.
Former Swan Districts' half-forward Marcus Adams is also another arrival who could provide another goal scoring option for the Falcons and help to fill in the void left by the departures from the forward-line by Salecic and Mellington.
The 20-year-old strongly built half-forward came through the colts ranks at Swan Districts before playing two league matches in 2011.
However, he left the club at the end of that year despite playing two reserves games in 2013 and now arrives at West Perth ready to show what he can do as a WAFL footballer.
Ben King is a 21-year-old running half-back from Gingin while Tamati Young is a 22-year-old forward from New Zealand who is an interesting proposition.
He has represented New Zealand at the AFL's International Carnival but has recently moved to Perth and will now give it his best shot to show what he can do in the WAFL.
Corey Higgins will also add some depth to the West Perth midfield. Originally from Toodyay, the 21-year-old previously played 10 colts game for Perth in 2011.
BY CHRIS PIKEWEST Perth has not rested on its laurels since winning the 2013 WAFL premiership making some impressive signings to add to a young group that still has plenty of natural improvement left in it.

The greatest strength of the West Perth team of 2013 that ended up beating East Perth in the grand final was its evenness of talent right across the field, and the depth that the club developed with the reserves also making the grand final.

That has meant that the need for change was minimal looking ahead to the 2014 WAFL campaign that also sees the Falcons take part in the Foxtel Cup knockout competition for the second time.

From the 2013 premiership team, only captain Jason Salecic, former Fremantle forward Josh Mellington and West Coast midfielder Mark Hutchings won't be going around again in 2014.

Luke Tedesco and Jay van Berlo will be co-captains of West Perth in 2014 following the retirement of the inspirational premiership skipper Salecic.

When you consider that premiership players Aaron Black, Shane Nelson, Kody Manning, Nick Rodda and Laine Rasmussen are still in the infancy of their senior football careers, then there is further natural growth there.

Then there are players from the reserves grand final team of 2013 like Brayden Antonio, James Batterham, James Embley, Matt Johnson, Aidan Lynch, Trent Manzone, Ben McNamara, Mitch McPhee, Luke Meadows, Drew Rohde, Tom Shadbolt, Kris Shannon, Jack Thrum and Mitch van Berlo who can all push for more league appearances in 2014.

There are also several players who were hindered by injuries in 2013 who will return strongly next year most notably developing big men Shayne Zanetti and Josh Donaldson.

There is enough natural improvement there amongst that group that would already have had West Perth a tremendous chance of defending its WAFL premiership in 2014, but the Falcons have also secured the services of some handy recruits.

The biggest name of course is the signing of former Richmond and Collingwood 135-game AFL player Andrew Krakouer.

Upon his AFL career ending at Collingwood, Krakouer decided to join West Perth for the next two seasons rather than return to Swan Districts where in 2010 he was a premiership star, Simpson, Swan and Sandover Medal winner.

The 30-year-old has plenty of exciting football left in him as well and will be a tremendous addition both to West Perth midfield and forward-line, and as a strong leader given his quality and experience.

Krakouer isn’t the only new arrival at Arena Joondalup though.

Krakouer will be joined by his 2010 premiership teammate from Swan Districts Matthew Spencer.

The 28-year-old Spencer will further strengthen the Falcons' back-line and help cover the departure of Michael Pettigrew, and team with Dan Hunt to ensure West Perth has two strong, experienced key defenders.

Spencer was a huge part of Swan Districts' premiership of 2010 when he was outstanding at centre half-back, but he moved on from Swans after that but still brings 45 games of WAFL experience with him to West Perth on top of his two AFL matches with Geelong back in 2006.

Former Subiaco ruckman Seva Martin arrives to provide some support to premiership big man Chris Keunen.

Martin is a natural ruckman with the 22-year-old having already played 36 reserves games for Subiaco where he has averaged 22 hit outs along with four league appearances averaging 29 hit outs.

In 2013 alone, he had 331 hit outs in 11 reserves games for Subiaco and 102 in three league matches with the Lions.

The Falcons' big men stocks have also been further boosted with the arrival of 19-year-old ruckman and key position player Ben Jenkins from Toodyay.

Former Swan Districts' half-forward Marcus Adams is also another arrival who could provide another goal scoring option for the Falcons and help to fill in the void left by the departures from the forward-line by Salecic and Mellington.

The 20-year-old strongly built half-forward came through the colts ranks at Swan Districts before playing two league matches in 2011.

However, he left the club at the end of that year despite playing two reserves games in 2013 and now arrives at West Perth ready to show what he can do as a WAFL footballer.

Ben King is a 21-year-old running half-back from Gingin while Tamati Young is a 22-year-old forward from New Zealand who is an interesting proposition.

He has represented New Zealand at the AFL's International Carnival but has recently moved to Perth and will now give it his best shot to show what he can do in the WAFL.

Corey Higgins will also add some depth to the West Perth midfield. Originally from Toodyay, the 21-year-old previously played 10 colts game for Perth in 2011.

BY CHRIS PIKE

Looking ahead to 2014 with new recruits

Monday, December 16, 2013 - 2:29 PM

From an on field perspective we are confident about the season ahead. Certainly being the reigning Premiers makes us “the hunted” and it is something the coaches and players are well aware of. We have great depth within the club which was demonstrated by our Reserves also playing off in the Grand Final. It’s also important to note we had the youngest reserves team in the competition in 2013. Expect to see Matt Johnson, Kris Shannon, Brayden Antonio, Corey Chalmers, Drew Rohde, Jack Thrum and James Embley all push for senior selection early in the season.

Other notable additions to the squad are:

Marcus Adams - 20yr old key position player ex SDFC

Ben King - 21yr old half back player from Gingin

Seva Martin - 22yr old ruckman from Subiaco

Ben Jenkins - 19yr old ruckman/key position from Toodyay

Corey Higgins - 21yr old midfielder from Toodyay was from Perth FC

Tamati Young - 22yr old forward from New Zealand

Tamati is an interesting proposition. Tamati has represented New Zealand at an AFL International Carnival having progressed through the junior u20 national team. He has recently shifted to Perth to experience Australian Rules Football at a more professional level and is living locally in Butler.

The signing of Andrew Krakouer for 2014 and 2015 is wonderful coup for our club and will add significantly to our team both on and off the field. Andrew has recovered well from a knee reconstruction in 2011 and played 19 senior games in 2013.  Players of Andrew’s experience and skills are of a rare breed. A Sandover and Simpson medallist in the WAFL, we welcome Andrew back to WA and to West Perth.

EXCITING SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY!

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 7:34 PM

Tuesday 6 May will see the Falcons take on the Hawks in the first round of the Foxtel Cup. Whilst still wearing the traditional WPFC playing uniform, it will be a custom made uniform, different to that worn during the regular season, to acknoweldge major sponsor, Foxtel.

So here is your opportunity to buy into sponsorship on this uniform. Televised live via the Foxtel network, your company logo will be viewed by millions nationally.

Visit our Auction page and bid on either the shorts or jumper and see further conditions.

We haven't long until we need to order our uniforms so act now!

MICHAEL MASCOULIS MEMORIAL SERVICE

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 6:19 PM

A Memorial Service for Michael Mascoulis will be held tomorrow. The service will be quite informal and involve his friends and family in Perth and the club.

The details are:

Venue: The Garden

742 Newcastle St, Leederville WA 6007

Time: From 5.30pm for a 6pm start

There will be a memory box set up for you to place letters or any other effects that will be posted back to the family.

If anyone from the club is going to attend it requested that you wear your 2013 WPFC polo.

2014 CORPORATE CLASSIC NOW OPEN!

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Don't miss this opportunity to promote your company and support the mighty Falcons!

The 2014 Corporate Classic is on once again and we need your support! This unique opportunity only comes around once a year and gives you the chance to win from over $40,000 worth of prizes.

The 2014 Corporate Classic draw will be held on Friday 7 March 2014 in the Premier's Suite at the Arena Joondalup. The Falcons Corporate Classic is the perfect opportunity for businesses to obtain maximum exposure!

The Corporate Classic draw gives one lucky company the chance to receive:

* YOUR COMPANY'S LOGO PRINTED ON THE BACK OF OUR SENIOR PLAYER GUERNSEYS
   (above the playing number)

* PROMINENT PERIMETER FENCE SIGNAGE TO MAXIMISE YOUR BUSINESS EXPOSURE

* AN INVITATION FOR 6 GUESTS TO THE PRESIDENT'S LUNCHEON, INCLUDING VIP SEATING FOR
   6 PEOPLE IN A SPONSOR'S BOX, AT EACH HOME GAME

* PROMOTION OF YOUR COMPANY OVER THE PA SYSTEM AT EACH HOME GAME FOR THE
   2014 WAFL SEASON

* YOUR COMPANY LOGO ON OUR OFFICIAL LETTERHEAD

There are also second and third prizes to be won.

All entrants receive:

* an invitation for two people to the 2014 Corporate Classic Sundowner on Friday 7 March at 6pm in the Premier's Suite, Arena Joondalup where the prize winners will be announced

* two West Perth Football Club Falcon Fanatic memberships with home game entry for the 2014 season

* an invitation for two guests to attend one 2014 President's Luncheon of your choice, with VIP parking and reserved seating in the Whinnen Dempsey Grandstand

You can purchase a single entry for $690; two entries for $1290; four entries for $2390 ... remember the more entries you buy, the more chances you have to win this fantastic prize!

Without our valued sponsors the Falcons would not continue to succeed.

2014 CORPORATE CLASSIC ENTRY FORM

 

**Don't forget to email your company logo in .jpg or .eps format to erin@falconsfc.com.au**

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Erin at the Club on 9300 3611 or by email to erin@falconsfc.com.au

We look forward to having you on board with the Falcons in 2014!

Erin Capsis

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

GET YOUR 2014 MEMBERSHIP TODAY!

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 8:23 PM

Thank you to all those who have already re-newed their membership for 2014 and for those yet to, now's the time to log on or contact the office to re-new.

The structure of 2014 Memberships might look a little different to what you've experienced in the past, so please don't hesitate to contact the office on 9300 3611 or reception@falconsfc.com.au for assistance. 

 

2014 SPONSOR A PLAYER

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 6:34 PM

 

 

Show your support for the red and blue in 2014!

 

 

 

Your family or business can financially assist a player and your generous support will provide your selected player with:

  • their ticket to the Breckler Medal
  • partial reimbursement on their pre-season playing kit, and
  • both on and off field club uniform

As a Player Sponsor, you will receive:

  • a 2014 WPFC Falcon Fanatic Membership including home game gate entry (valued at $200)
  • a framed photo of your player
  • recognition as a Player Sponsor on our website and in the 2014 yearbook
  • an invitation to the Season Launch & Inner Sanctum functions with the opportunity to converse with players and coaching staff
If you are interested in supporting a player in 2014, please contact Erin on 9300 3611 or erin@falconsfc.com.au

IN NEED OF STOCKING FILLERS?

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 3:14 PM

With only 20 sleeps to go til the jolly fat man arrives, have you done all of your Christmas shopping or are you in need of a few stocking fillers?

There is some 2013 merchandise on sale as we try to clear room for new stock. Or perhaps a 2014 membership for a fan could be a great gift.

The latest on the Team Store is a custom made Neon Clock, perfect to adorn the walls of the pool room or man cave. These are available in either red or blue neon with a choice of two faces. Pre-order now to ensure delivery before Christmas.

     

FALCONS TAKE ON HAWKS IN FOXTEL CUP

Friday, November 29, 2013 - 3:05 PM

ONE of the rewards West Perth will receive by winning the 2013 WAFL premiership is by taking part in the Foxtel Cup for a second time and the Falcons will take on the VFL premiers at Etihad Stadium.

The Falcons will travel to Melbourne to play on Etihad Stadium against the Box Hill Hawks, fresh off winning the VFL premiership over Geelong in 2013, on Tuesday May 6 with the match to bounce down just after 6.30pm WST.
West Perth also played in the Foxtel Cup of 2011 by firstly beating Ainslie in Western Sydney and then earning the experience to take on Werribee at the MCG.
Even though it was a loss for the Falcons, the experience of travelling to Melbourne and becoming the first WAFL club to play on the MCG was an experience to savour, and now the same could eventuate in 2014 by playing at Etihad Stadium.
The other WAFL club taking part in the 2014 Foxtel Cup will be the team West Perth beat in the 2013 grand final, East Perth, with the Royals remaining at home in the opening round hosting Norwood at Patersons Stadium.
The only way the Falcons and Royals will take part in a Foxtel Cup derby will be if both teams make the grand final which is scheduled for Tuesday July 22.
Defending champions West Adelaide will return to defend its title and will be joined by each of the 2013 state league premiers from the SANFL (Norwood), VFL (Box Hill Hawks) and the WAFL (West Perth).
East Perth (WAFL), Williamstown (VFL) and Prospect State (TSFL) have each earned automatic entry into round one while NEAFL sides Aspley and Belconnen will play off for the right to earn the final position among the leading eight state league sides in the country.
AFL General Manager Broadcasting, Scheduling and Major Projects Simon Lethlean said the AFL was delighted with the continued strength of the teams that would contest the fourth season of the Foxtel Cup, with one title now having been claimed by an SANFL club (West Adelaide, 2013), a WAFL club (Claremont, 2012) and a VFL club (Williamstown, 2011) since the competition’s launch in 2011.
All matches in round one, the semi finals and the Grand Final will again be played on Tuesday nights, to maximise exposure for competing clubs and players. Lethlean said the winning team will claim a first prize of $100,000, while the format of three matches to win the title will again ensure the competition should complement the state league seasons and not compromise any team's pursuit of its state league premiership with too many extra matches.
All four matches in round one and the semi-finals and final will be broadcast on the FOX FOOTY Channel in primetime on Tuesday nights, Lethlean said.
"The Foxtel Cup will again have all the best state league teams on show, and these games continue to provide opportunities for state league teams to increase their professionalism, while allowing further chances for state league players to push for opportunities with AFL clubs," he said.
All matches will again consist of four quarters each of eighteen (18) minutes set time, plus time-on from the last 3 minutes only (20 minutes approximately total per quarter), to lessen the load on players as well as to enable games to fit into a two-hour broadcast window.
FOXTEL CUP FIXTURES
First Round
Tuesday April 29 – West Adelaide (SANFL) v Prospect State (TSFL) at Adelaide Oval
Tuesday May 6 – Box Hill Hawks (VFL) v West Perth (WAFL) at Etihad Stadium
Tuesday May 20 – Williamstown (VFL) v Aspley/Belconnen () at MCG
Tuesday May 27 – East Perth (WAFL) v Norwood (SANFL) at Patersons Stadium
Semi Finals
Tuesday June 24 – West Adelaide/Prospect v Box Hill/West Perth 
Tuesday July – Williamstown/Aspley/Belconnen v East Perth/Norwood
Grand Final
Tuesday July 1 – Winner of semi finals
BY CHRIS PIKEONE of the rewards West Perth will receive by winning the 2013 WAFL premiership is by taking part in the Foxtel Cup for a second time and the Falcons will take on the VFL premiers at Etihad Stadium.

The Falcons will travel to Melbourne to play on Etihad Stadium against the Box Hill Hawks, fresh off winning the VFL premiership over Geelong in 2013, on Tuesday May 6 with the match to bounce down just after 6.30pm WST.

West Perth also played in the Foxtel Cup of 2012 by firstly beating Ainslie in Western Sydney and then earning the experience to take on Werribee at the MCG.

Even though it was a loss for the Falcons, the experience of travelling to Melbourne and becoming the first WAFL club to play on the MCG was an experience to savour, and now the same could eventuate in 2014 by playing at Etihad Stadium.

The other WAFL club taking part in the 2014 Foxtel Cup will be the team West Perth beat in the 2013 grand final, East Perth, with the Royals remaining at home in the opening round hosting Norwood at Patersons Stadium.

The only way the Falcons and Royals will take part in a Foxtel Cup derby will be if both teams make the grand final which is scheduled for Tuesday July 22.

Defending champions West Adelaide will return to defend its title and will be joined by each of the 2013 state league premiers from the SANFL (Norwood), VFL (Box Hill Hawks) and the WAFL (West Perth).

East Perth (WAFL), Williamstown (VFL) and Prospect State (TSFL) have each earned automatic entry into round one while NEAFL sides Aspley and Belconnen will play off for the right to earn the final position among the leading eight state league sides in the country.

AFL General Manager Broadcasting, Scheduling and Major Projects Simon Lethlean said the AFL was delighted with the continued strength of the teams that would contest the fourth season of the Foxtel Cup, with one title now having been claimed by an SANFL club (West Adelaide, 2013), a WAFL club (Claremont, 2012) and a VFL club (Williamstown, 2011) since the competition’s launch in 2011.

All matches in round one, the semi finals and the Grand Final will again be played on Tuesday nights, to maximise exposure for competing clubs and players. Lethlean said the winning team will claim a first prize of $100,000, while the format of three matches to win the title will again ensure the competition should complement the state league seasons and not compromise any team's pursuit of its state league premiership with too many extra matches.

All four matches in round one and the semi-finals and final will be broadcast on the FOX FOOTY Channel in primetime on Tuesday nights, Lethlean said.

"The Foxtel Cup will again have all the best state league teams on show, and these games continue to provide opportunities for state league teams to increase their professionalism, while allowing further chances for state league players to push for opportunities with AFL clubs," he said.

All matches will again consist of four quarters each of eighteen (18) minutes set time, plus time-on from the last 3 minutes only (20 minutes approximately total per quarter), to lessen the load on players as well as to enable games to fit into a two-hour broadcast window.

FOXTEL CUP FIXTURES

First Round

Tuesday April 29 – West Adelaide (SANFL) v Prospect State (TSFL) at Adelaide Oval

Tuesday May 6 – Box Hill Hawks (VFL) v West Perth (WAFL) at Etihad Stadium

Tuesday May 20 – Williamstown (VFL) v Aspley/Belconnen () at MCG

Tuesday May 27 – East Perth (WAFL) v Norwood (SANFL) at Patersons Stadium

 

Semi Finals

Tuesday June 24 – West Adelaide/Prospect v Box Hill/West Perth 

Tuesday July 1 – Williamstown/Aspley/Belconnen v East Perth/Norwood

 

Grand Final

Tuesday July 22 – Winner of semi finals

 

BY CHRIS PIKE