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Bulldogs win seventh straight by downing Demons

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:57 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle controlled most of the contest and then withstood a late Perth charge to win by 10 points at Lathlain Park on Saturday with the Bulldogs now having won seven straight matches and consecutive games to start a season for the first time since 2006.

The Bulldogs led by 42 points against the Demons during the third quarter and then again by 39 early in the last following goals to Haiden Schloithe and James Sellar, but the home team then piled on five goals in a 10-minute burst to get back into the contest.

However, a steadying goal from Ben Saunders from outside 50 was enough for South Fremantle to hold on and record the 12.13 (85) to 11.9 (75) victory.

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Round 2 Preview v Perth

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 3:27 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle got its 2015 season off to a perfect start last Friday night and now the Bulldogs have the chance to make it two from two this Saturday against Perth at Lathlain Park with the game live on 7mate.

South Fremantle started its season tremendously last Friday night beating West Perth at Fremantle Oval and now hits the road to take on a Perth team coming off a 96-point Round 1 loss to Swan Districts with the Demons now on a 15-match losing streak.

The Bulldogs have not started a season with consecutive victories since 2006 when the then reigning premiers opened the new campaign with six straight wins before eventually going on to lose the grand final of that year to Subiaco.

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Player Column – Captain Ryan Cook Rd 2

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 6:13 PM - by Ryan Cook

IT WAS a great way to start the year last Friday night beating West Perth. They won the flag only two years ago and the WAFL can change pretty quickly from season to season, but they still had 16 or 17 of their premiership players out there so it was a good team we beat.

Like our new coach TC said, you just try and scrap the first couple of rounds out and try to get the four points on the board, and that's what we were able to do. It's been a few years since we won a Round 1 game, but it was exciting to get that win on the board.

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Todd Curley Q and A – Round 1

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 1:37 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle coach Todd Curley's weekly question and answer session during the 2015 McDonald's WAFL Premiership season.

Curley this week spoke following last Friday night' season opening win over West Perth at Fremantle Oval and ahead of this Saturday's clash with Perth at Lathlain Park.

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Exciting start to new WAFL season for Bulldogs

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 4:16 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle has opened the 2015 WAFL season in style with a 35-point victory over West Perth at Fremantle Oval on Friday night.

The 14.6 (90) to 8.7 (55) victory is the first time that South Fremantle has recorded a Round 1 victory since 2010 and it was the perfect way to begin Todd Curley's time in charge as senior coach.

West Perth kicked the first goal of the game, and season, but from there South Fremantle took control of the contest with the last four goals of the first quarter, and then never seeing their lead fall below five points before securing the eventual 35-point triumph over the 2013 premiers.

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Round 1 Preview v West Perth

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 1:12 PM - by Chris Pike

A NEW era at the South Fremantle Football Club begins this Friday night at Fremantle Oval in the opening to the 2015 McDonald's Premiership season against West Perth.

The Bulldogs have a new coach for the 2015 season with Todd Curley arriving to replace Paul Hasleby and with a host of changes in the personnel and direction the club is looking to take, the kick off to the new era begins this Friday night under lights at the port.

South Fremantle hosts West Perth in the opening game of the 2015 WAFL season with bounce down set for 7pm. The game will be broadcast by 720 ABC Perth and Grandstand Digital. 

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Curley excited for Bulldogs debut to come against Falcons

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 5:50 PM - by Chris Pike

TODD Curley has never previously been involved in any WAFL club bar West Perth so it's only fitting that his debut as South Fremantle coach this Friday night at Fremantle Oval comes against the Falcons.

Curley did play in the AFL with both Collingwood and the Western Bulldogs, but when it comes to the WAFL he played his entire career with West Perth and his first stint as a senior coach was also with the Falcons.

Now after some time away from football for the first time in more than two decades following a stint as assistant coach with the Fremantle Dockers, Curley is returning to senior coaching ranks in the WAFL and this time he has taken over at South Fremantle.

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From the CEO

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 2:02 PM - by Stuart Kemp

To all our valued Partners, Members, Fans & Guests,
With the excitement of the season kicking off tomorrow night, I wanted to write you all a message. I thought it important to put together a few key points and two key attachments as a reminder for everybody, so we can get the juices flowing.
The senior and development lists have been working very hard over summer and we are excited to see what they can do this year. We have set lofty goals in 2015 and are expecting a very competitive side, every time we go out on the field. Todd Curley our new coach has been excellent and with his new team has really gelled the entire football department which in turn has created an exciting atmosphere and environment around our organisation.
As always we need your corporate support and please make sure to spread the word about our players, our club and our family!!  Word of Mouth is one our BEST Marketing tools.
Also, I want to thank our Major Partners – John Hughes & Metro Lintels (Peter Johnson) for their amazing support of the club.
Finally, get to the game tomorrow night to see us take on the ‘Garlic Munchers’ – the Season is On !
Home Game & Away Event Schedule - SFFC Event Schedule
Please put the Schedule (see attached 2015 Event Schedule File) ) on your fridge as it tells you where the team will be after every game for presentations Home & Away.  Also it has all of our home game functions for the year so you can plan now !  Call me should you have any queries on this.
Stephen Michael
I wanted to give everyone a heads up that Stephen Michael will be on 6PR, tonight, just after 7pm on a 6pr segment called ‘Throwback Thursday’.
Should be a great listen, leading into the season and I’m sure he will have plenty of stories to tell.  In conjunction with Star World Framing, we will be launching a Stephen Michael collectors piece that will form part of a 2015-2016 SFFC legend series at our ‘Round 3 – EASTER GAME against Claremont’.  Look out for this, it’s a fantastic piece.
Free to Air TV – Channel 7
South Fremantle has the most games on Free-to-Air TV this year.  This is exciting for our brand, check us out on Channel 7, it will be a great production and will really promote the WAFL and our organisation.
Round 2 v Perth
Round 6 v East Fremantle
Round 10 v East Fremantle
Round 14 v Swan Districts
Round 16 v Claremont
ROUND 1  v West Perth (Fri 20th March, Bouncedown: 7pm)
Tickets are still available for our function tomorrow night, see below and CALL Jess or Jay on 9335 1555, HURRY !!
We are selling single seats for GREAT VALUE - $40 per ticket and tables of 10 for the event ARE AVAILABLE and include:
·         Entrance

·         Seat at our official President Function

·         MC – David Shortte (Big Bullies media Man)

·         See the 2 most vocal Presidents (Haydn Raitt & Brett Raponi) answer the tough question

·         Buffet Lunch thanks to Numero Uno

·         Guest Speakers

·         Record

·         Half time tea, coffee and nibbles. 

·         Cash Bar available.

ROUND 3  EASTER GOOD FRIDAY GAME v Claremont (Fri, 3rd April, Bouncedown: 6pm)
DON’T MISS OUT on our first Easter Good Friday game for a decade.  Should be absolutely fantastic.  We will be holding a function and if you don’t have much to do, get to the game.
We are selling single seats for GREAT VALUE - $40 per ticket and tables of 10 for the event and include:
·         Entrance

·         Seat at our official President function

·         Buffet Lunch thanks to Numero Uno

·         Guest Speakers

·         Record

·         Half time tea, coffee and nibbles. 

·         Cash Bar available.

SFFC Events Schedule
As always our staff are waiting to help in the office on 9335 1555.  Speak to Jess, Jay, Michelle or myself.  Also visit our website, also look out for our facebook page & twitter feed.
WELCOME to the season and look forward to buying you a beer at the club. GO BULLIES

Todd Curley Q and A – Pre-season

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 10:24 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle coach Todd Curley's weekly question and answer session during the 2015 McDonald's WAFL Premiership season.

Curley offered his thoughts on the Bulldogs' preparations for the 2015 season following two pre-season matches against last year's grand finalists, Subiaco and East Perth, and ahead of the season-opener on Friday night against his former club West Perth at Fremantle Oval.

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Bulldogs down Royals in final pre-season hit out

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 12:15 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle has finished its preparations ahead of Friday night's WAFL season-opener against West Perth by recording a hard fought pre-season hit out with East Perth.

The Bulldogs beat a Royals team featuring a host of West Coast Eagles-listed player at Fremantle Oval on Friday night by 10 points in what should be ideal preparation for this Friday's season-opener back at the port against West Perth.

South Fremantle beat East Perth 11.3 (69) to 8.11 (59) with a host of strong performances from the likes of Adam Guglielmana and Adam McIntosh in defence, Tim Kelly, Brendan Verrier and Haiden Schloithe through the middle, and Ashton and Kyle Hams around the ground.

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