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Ron Johnston wins Bernie Hughes Achievement Award

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 8:32 PM

SOUTH Fremantle had a significant win on Sunday afternoon with Ron Johnston presented with the WAFL Combined Past Players & Officials' most prestigious award, the Bernie Hughes Achievement Award.

Each year, the WAFL Combined Past Players & Officials Association presents the Bernie Hughes Achievement Award to a past player or official at a WAFL club who is deemed the most dedicated and committed to his team during a season.

It was South Fremantle life member Johnston who was announced as the 2016 winner in acknowledgement of his tireless efforts as a volunteer at the Bulldogs. He was inducted as a life member of South Fremantle in 2013.

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South Fremantle December corporate partner update

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 4:50 PM

WITH the end of 2016 fast approaching and with everyone at the South Fremantle Football Club looking to build further on the steps taken forward into 2017, the Bulldogs are delighted that the following corporate partners have recently recommitted for next year.

A long-standing support partner of the club and has recommitted for 2017. The team led by Russell Fletcher pride themselves on delivering financial and risk protection advice backed by over 30 years of industry experience. If you are considering your own financial future, give Churchill Financial Planners a call on 9335 7222 or at their website by clicking here 

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South Fremantle Appoint New CEO

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The Board of Directors of the South Fremantle Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Bottrell as the new Chief Executive Officer of South Fremantle succeeding outgoing Chief Executive Officer Stuart Kemp.

Tom most recently held the role of Chief Executive Officer at the Swan Districts Football Club, a position he has held for the past five years.

The move to South Fremantle marks a return for Tom who is a former Player, Board Member and Life Member at the South Fremantle Football Club. Tom played 200 games with the Club and is a former Premiership Player.


President Haydn Raitt said it was exciting to have Tom return to the club.

“The Bottrell family have been involved in the South Fremantle Football Club for over 50 years with Tom’s father also being a life member at the club,” Raitt said “Tom has overseen a number of key initiatives at Swan Districts and the Board are very excited for what he will bring to the Bulldogs.”

Tom is due to start in his new role early next year. 


English joins Western Bulldogs excited by future

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 1:09 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle ruckman Tim English couldn’t be happier to have landed with the AFL premiers following last Friday's draft and he has no doubt that the Western Bulldogs could end up being a perfect fit for what he provides.

This time 12 months ago, English had not played colts football and an AFL career in 2017 was a fair way away. He had played some encouraging football at Christ Church Grammar but that was as far as his exploits went.

But he was not only completing a growth spurt that now sees him stand 203cm but he kept his mobility, co-ordination and the rare ability for a player his size to get around the ground and play virtually as an extra midfielder who just happens to be supremely tall.

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Bulldogs pair selected in NAB AFL Draft

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 12:59 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle has produced another two players to enter the AFL system with ruckman Tim English and exciting small forward Shai Bolton selected in Friday's NAB Draft in Sydney.

English was the first of the Bulldogs pair to be selected when taken at pick 19 by reigning AFL premiers the Western Bulldogs.

Bolton was then taken by Richmond with pick No. 29.

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South Fremantle 2016 AFL Draft Preview

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 11:06 AM - by Chris Pike

THE 2016 NAB AFL Draft takes place this Friday in Sydney and there's every chance South Fremantle products will feature heavily in proceedings.

South Fremantle had 11 players that it has produced listed with AFL clubs in 2016 with Kade Stewart (Hawthorn), Callum Ah Chee (Gold Coast), Billy Frampton (Port Adelaide), Jarrod Pickett (Carlton), Cam McCarthy (Fremantle), Brendon Ah Chee (Port Adelaide), Shane Kersten (Fremantle), Ben Newton (Melbourne) and Brandon Matera (Gold Coast) to again feature in 2017.

But following Friday's National Draft to be held in Sydney there is set to be several more Bulldogs players entering the AFL.

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Bulldogs have strong history of AFL players ahead of 2016 Draft

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 4:12 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle is again to feature heavily in Friday's NAB AFL Draft and it will continue a rich history of the Bulldogs providing some of the very best players over the years.

The Bulldogs have a strong history of producing player to the AFL dating right back to 1988 when Peter Sumich and Scott Watters were among the draftees from South Fremantle. The pair went on to play a combined 269 AFL matches.

Other player drafted from South Fremantle since include Peter Matera (253 games, West Coast), Glen Jakovich (276, West Coast), Brad Hardie (150, Footscray/Brisbane), Darren Gaspar (228, Sydney/Richmond), Phil Matera (179, West Coast) and James Clement (230, Fremantle/Collingwood).

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Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 2:53 PM

The South Fremantle Football Club, affiliated with the West Australian Football League, invites applications for the position of Development / Reserves Coach, for season 2017.

It’s an exciting time at South Fremantle Football Club, with the last 2 years seeing a huge change in our Senior List. We have an extremely young group of players with a great attitude and a hunger to improve, combine that with a professional and enthusiastic Senior Coach, we believe success is just around the corner.

We are seeking applications for a Development / Reserves Coach for Season 2017.

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Bulldogs look to continue building in 2017

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 5:41 PM - by Chris Pike

PRE-season training at South Fremantle has commenced this week with the Bulldogs looking to build on the momentum created in 2016 when they returned to the WAFL finals for the first time since 2011.

Following four years out of the finals mix, South Fremantle put together a tremendous 2016 campaign ending the home and away season in second position before beating West Perth in a qualifying final and going down to Peel Thunder in the preliminary final.

Nobody at the Bulldogs is content with those achievements, though, and the work has already begun on improving further in 2017 with the commencement of pre-season training at Fremantle Community Bank Oval this week.

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CEO calls time

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 10:11 AM

SOUTH Fremantle Football Club Chief Executive Officer Stuart Kemp has called time on his successful career for the Bulldogs, leaving the organisation in great shape as it targets continuous improvement in the future.  

After four years in the WAFL with South, Kemp has been a driving force to the resurgence of the club in many areas. With the Bulldogs now turning a regular profit, winning the coveted Rodriguez Shield ‘for the most amount of wins across all grades by a WAFL club’, he feels it’s the perfect time to move on.

Kemp emphasised the club had been very good to him, but it was the right time for someone else to steer the ship. 

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