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Six more key Bulldogs sign on for 2018

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:34 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle's push to remain a WAFL force in 2018 and to attempt to improve on back-to-back preliminary final appearances has continued with the announcement of six more key players re-signing, including five former AFL-listed talents.

Last week the Bulldogs announced that past fairest and best winners Ashton Hams and Shane Hockey along with Marlion Pickett, Blayne Wilson, Steven Edwards and Jacob Dragovich had signed on again to continue with the Bulldogs for the 2018 WAFL season.

The good news has continued following the announcement of a further six players having recommitted to the club.

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Ultra professional Pullman retires having given career his all

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 4:42 PM - by Chris Pike

LEADERSHIP came naturally to Josh Pullman from the moment he captained Swan Districts to a colts premiership to the past two years as a key defender with South Fremantle, and coaching is something he will pursue one day but not immediately as he announces his WAFL retirement.

Pullman has announced his retirement from the WAFL having told his South Fremantle teammates at the WJ Hughes Medal night to ensure he could tell the group together for their one last official gathering for 2017.

Whether playing as a key forward or the last two years down back, Pullman has been the ultimate professional doing the utmost to get the best out of himself and his teammates along the way both on and off the field.

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Senior coach Todd Curley re-signs until end of 2019

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 2:17 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle senior coach Todd Curley has extended his contract for the next two seasons keeping him at the helm of the Bulldogs at least until the end of the 2019 WAFL season.

Curley took over the helm at Fremantle Community Bank Oval as senior coach at the beginning of the 2015 WAFL seasons with the Bulldogs having not played finals at league level since 2011.

Following a year of building and development in 2015 where there were plenty of encouraging signs, the past two seasons have been tremendous for South Fremantle with Curley in charge.

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Bulldogs announce string of re-signings for 2018

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 4:00 PM - by Chris Pike

THE commitment and desire of the South Fremantle playing group to build and improve on two successive WAFL preliminary final appearances has been shown with six players re-signing including two past WJ Hughes Medal winners.

A big key to South Fremantle's success the past two seasons in winning 31 of 40 home and away season games and then making the preliminary final on both occasions has been the stability of the playing squad.

There was minimal turnover between the 2016 and 2017 seasons aside from the returns of Cory Dell'Olio and Jarrod Garlett, and emerging ruckman Jake Solomon who had an injury-interrupted campaign.

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South Fremantle Women's Football Club - Positions available

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:28 PM

SOUTH Fremantle Women's Football Club has four positions available ahead of the 2018 Mundella WA Women's Football League season.

The South Fremantle Women's Football Club is looking for expressions of interests for the positions of league coach, reserves coach, assistant coaches and strength and conditioning coach heading towards the 2018 season.

See below for a full rundown on the positions of head coach and reserves coach. Contact the club for more details on the assistant coaches and strength and conditioning coach positions. 

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Schloithe caps remarkable year winning WJ Hughes Medal

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:39 PM - by Chris Pike

HAIDEN Schloithe's remarkable 2017 WAFL season with South Fremantle has been capped off with the 24-year-old announced as the Bulldogs' fairest and best winner taking out the WJ Hughes Medal just ahead of Tim Kelly.

It was shades of this year's Sandover Medal count when Schloithe and Kelly finished first and second, and it was again the case in the running for the WJ Hughes Medal as the fairest and best winner at South Fremantle for 2017.

Schloithe and Kelly had remarkable individual seasons with both showing that they had the rare blend of being able to win the contested ball, run and carry the ball and deliver it with good skill, and then go forward to kick goals.

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Head Trainer position for 2018 season

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 2:51 PM
THE South Fremantle Football Club, affiliated with the West Australian Football League, invites
applications for the position of Head Sports Trainer for season 2018.
 
The Head Trainer’s duties will include immediate injury management, player hydration, player preparation pre-game, post-game and trainings and working closely with the Head Physiotherapist and other medical team members. 
 
You will also be required to educate and train new trainers, and supervise students on practicum at the club.
 
The Head Trainer is required to attend three training sessions per week and be at the senior’s games on the weekends.
 
Applicants must possess:
Current Level 2 Sports Trainer Accreditation
First Aid Certificate
Current CPR
 
Applicants also must have prior experience as a Sports Trainer.
 
In return the right candidate will receive:
- Generous Honorarium for their time and commitment
- Professional Development and support to achieve personal goals
 
If you or anyone you know might be interested for more details contact Bronte on 0427 640 909 or

Bulldogs coaching great receives national honour

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 11:15 AM - by Chris Pike

NO recognition is too much for West Australian football legend John Dimmer and the dual premiership-winning South Fremantle coach this week was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the AFL Coaches Association.

By the time Dimmer arrived as senior coach at South Fremantle in 2004, he had already put together one of the more remarkable careers in WA football both as a player at Subiaco and East Perth, and a coach in the WAFL with West Perth and even at West Coast Amateur Football Club along with time in the AFL with the Fremantle Dockers.

But his time with the Bulldogs will go down in history as one of the most successful in history of the proud football club.

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Community TAB recognises South Fremantle as 'Hero Club'

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 8:52 AM

COMMUNITY TAB was very proud to award South Fremantle Football Club as the 'Hero Club' for 2017 as part of the Community TAB WAFL Halftime Show at the WAFL Grand Final.

Community TAB donated $2500 to the South Fremantle Football Club for their outstanding work in the WA community, specifically through the Stephen Michael Foundation.

Community TAB also donated $2500 to the Foundation.

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Bulldogs fall short of Lions in Reserves Grand Final

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 7:17 PM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle stormed back in the third quarter to get within five points but couldn’t keep it going to end up losing the last ever WAFL Reserves Grand Final to Subiaco by 19 points at Subiaco Oval on Sunday.
 
South Fremantle came into the game having been the standout team in the reserves for 2017 finishing as minor premiers and then winning straight through to the Grand Final having beaten Subiaco in the second semi-final.
 
Both teams then got some players back for the Reserves Grand Final after their league outfits played off in the league preliminary final last Sunday setting the stage for a tremendous contest.
 
South Fremantle started strongly with three of the opening four goals, but Subiaco soon worked on top as the rain began to fall. The Lions kicked 10 of the next 13 goals to lead by 29 points at the 12-minute mark of the third term.
 
The Bulldogs then made a charge with four quick goals to close the third term, but the Lions steadied in the last quarter with the only two goals to win 13.6 (84) to 10.5 (65).
 
The win is Subiaco's first reserves premiership since 2007 while South Fremantle missed the chance for a third reserves flag in the past five years in what was the first year in charge for coach Paul Litherland.
 
Jake Florenca was terrific for South Fremantle finishing with three goals, 12 tackles and 24 possessions.
 
Captain Jarrod Parry fought valiantly for the Bulldogs as well with 25 disposals, 10 tackles, six inside 50s and two goals.
 
Jacob Dragovich also collected 28 disposals for South Fremantle, Chad Pearson 20, Zac Strom 18 (17 hit outs), Tom Vandeleur 16, Matthew Parker 16, Kyle Russell 16 and Travis Abbott 16.
 
Subiaco's Dylan Clarke was presented with the Merv McIntosh Medal after a best on ground performance. The left-footed half-forward kicked five goals for the Grand Final to go with 23 possessions and five tackles.
 
Nick Menegola kicked two goals for the Lions from just three kicks with former South Fremantle player Braden Fimmano also kicking two. Another ex-Bulldog Bailey Matera delivered a strong performance against his old side with 20 possessions and a goal.
 
Greg Clark had reason to feel hard done by after missing selection in Subiaco's league side for later in the day but he was terrific with 20 possessions and 16 tackles to at least leave the day with a premiership medal.
 
Adam Creeper had a strong game too in the ruck for the Lions with 16 disposals, five tackles, 20 hit outs and a goal.
 
James Garcia racked up 24 possessions for Subiaco to go with six tackles and seven inside-50 entries.
 
South Fremantle made a good start to the Grand Final with a goal inside two minutes to Jarrod Parry. Subiaco responded soon after through Dylan Clarke but the Bulldogs were looking good early with the next two goals from Matthew Parker and Jake Florenca.
 
Two goals without the ball returning to the middle for Nick Menegola got Subiaco back within three points before they took the lead with a goal to Brayden Ainsworth and a second to Clarke.
 
South Fremantle cut its deficit to just three points on quarter-time with Mitch Dzelebdzic kicking truly after the siren.
 
Conditions were getting tougher during the second quarter with the rain pelting down with Subiaco kicking away early with goals to former South Fremantle pair Bailey Matera and Braden Fimmano.
 
The Bulldogs got back within the contest with a couple of quick goals to Jesse Musika and Jake Florenca, but again the Lions steadied with a second to Fimmano and one to big man Adam Creeper to lead by 17 points at half-time. 
 
Subiaco threatened to run right away with the game midway through the third term after two more goals to Clarke to stretch the lead to a game-high 29 points.
 
But South Fremantle wouldn’t go away and had a strong season in 2017 that they didn’t want to let slip without giving it a real crack. Goals to Brandon Donaldson, Daniel Cabassi, Parry and Florenca in the space of nine minutes suddenly made it a five-point game at three quarter-time.
 
However, the Bulldogs wouldn’t score in the last quarter with Subiaco kicking the only two goals thanks to Clarke with his fifth and Ray Daniels to secure the 19-point victory having come from finishing third at the end of the home and away season.
 
SOUTH FREMANTLE 4.4 6.4 10.5 10.5 (65)
SUBIACO 5.1 9.3 11.4 13.6 (84)
 
SOUTH FREMANTLE Goals: Florenca 3; Parry 2; Donaldson, Parker, Cabassi, Dzelebdzic, Musika.
Best: Florenca, Parry, Dragovich, Z Strom, Pearson, Abbott.
SUBIACO Goals: Clarke 5; Fimmano, Menegola 2; Daniels, Matera, Ainsworth, Creeper.
Best: Clarke, Clark, Garcia, Matera, Creeper, Fimmano, Ainsworth.
 
MERV McINTOSH MEDAL: Dylan Clarke (Subiaco)