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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WA DAY DERBY PREVIEW V EAST PERTH

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 1:45 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth is back in action on WA Day hosting East Perth in the traditional Derby at Joondalup Arena looking to keep its impressive recent form going and stopping a three-game losing run against the Royals.

Joondalup Arena will play host to the WA Day Derby for 2018 with bounce down set for 1.10pm with the game to be broadcast live on Channel 7.

Not only should it be a tremendous contest to watch, but also one with plenty on the line for both teams with West Perth entering Round 9 in third position with a 4-3 record while East Perth is 4-3 as well but in fifth spot courtesy of an inferior percentage.

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IN THEIR WORDS – BLAKE WILHELM WA DAY COLUMN

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 10:43 AM - by Blake Wilhelm

THE first eight rounds of the season have flown by and we find ourselves sitting with a 4-3 record after some close losses to top two teams South and Subi which could have gone either way. Plenty has happened both on and off the field so far in 2018 and it's great to see a few old heads coming back down to the club.

One of those old heads is none other than Corey 'Don't forget your RPE' Green. Greeny comes back to head up our strength and conditioning program this year, and boy does he love it. You should have seen the pure joy on his face from watching us suffer through pre-season. When I say suffer, I'm not just referring to the running, but the Spotify playlist made up of non-stop, back to back, encore versions of Post Malone – it wasn't fun.

There may be some method to the madness, though, as the boys are fitter than ever and it's showing on the field. One thing I can't get on board with is his diet though. He has two jars of peanut butter by the spoonful a day. That's definitely not something I can get around.

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MEL WHINNEN INDUCTED TO AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 7:02 AM - by Chris Pike

HE is one of the finest ever players to represent the West Perth Football Club and this week the legendary Mel Whinnen took his rightful place in the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

Whinnen's remarkable legacy from his 371-game career with West Perth that included a record nine fairest and best awards and four premierships has long been cemented. But it received another significant accolade on Tuesday night when he was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame at a glittering ceremony in Melbourne.

Whinnen was inducted alongside Bernie Naylor, Terry Wallace, Wayne Johnston, David Neitz and Matthew Scarlett with Kevin Sheedy elevated to legend status.

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Round 9 West Perth Vs East Perth

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 3:09 PM

Next home game for West Perth is the traditional Foundation Day Derby against East Perth! Round 9 at the Arena in Joondalup is on Monday 4 June with bounce down at 1.10pm and plenty of on ground activations for everyone. Don’t forget we have a split round with our Colts playing on Saturday 2 June with bounce down at 11.00am. The Falcons Bar and Café will be open with a great selection of beverages, gourmet café menu and hot coffee! Grab a homemade muffin and hot coffee for just $5!

 


 

Saturday 2 June - COLTS 

  • Gates Open: 9:30am
  • Cafe and Bar Open: 9:30am 
  • Colts Bounce Down: 11.00am 

Monday 4 June - COLTS 

  • Gates Open: 9:30am
  • Reserves Bounce Down: 10:25
  • Cafe and Bar Open: 11:00am 
  • League Bounce Down: 1.10pm 

PRESIDENTS LUNCHEON - Our Presidents Luncheon will be held in our premium function room with a birds eye view of the ground. Your ticket will include entry, buffet luncheon, beverage package and reserved seating all for only $70. Contact 9300 3611 to secure your seats now – selling fast!

FALCONS BAR AND CAFÉ - Make sure you head up to the new Falcons Bar and Café and check out the extensive beverage selection, homemade café menu and the best view of the ground. We have a retail offer which includes our gourmet homemade pies and a mid-strength beer for just $7!

MERCHANDISE - New merchandise is available at our team store and or online at https://shop.westperthfc.com.au/. Winter is coming so be sure to get your wet weather jackets, hoodies, scarfs and beanies in our stunning Royal Blue and Red team colours!

KIDS ACTIVITIES -  Be sure to get here early on June 4 as we have 100 x Grand Cinema child admit passes to give away! Get involved in all the action at the Maccas fan zone! Have a spin on the spinning wheel or handball a footy into a giant packet of fries for your chance to win great prizes. There will also be heaps of giveaways and activities taking place under the big red McDonald’s marquee on the boundary.

Do you want to win a year’s supply of Carlton Draught? Simply purchase a Carlton Draught or Carlton Mid from the bar at a game next weekend, sign up to compete in the ‘Carlton Draught Schooner Suit Race’ and if you can win the race with a beer in one hand, the years’ worth of beer is all yours! Make sure your phone is on loud so we can contact you if you’re selected to run in the race.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @WestPerthFC , Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WestPerthFC/ and Instagram @westperthfc for regular updates and game day information!


 

FLYING STRIJK COULD BE IN CAREER-BEST FALCONS FORM

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:04 PM - by Chris Pike
HE might have made his WAFL debut with West Perth 13 years ago and has done plenty over a standout 215-game career, but Andrew Strijk might very well be in the form of his life as a 30-year-old.
 
Strijk had nothing left to prove coming into the 2018 season given everything he had already achieved for West Perth having played more than 200 games to be a life member at the Falcons as well as a premiership player and fairest and best winner.
 
He has now also played for Western Australia a remarkable seven times and played 13 games in the AFL for the West Coast Eagles on top of that. Read More ...

STRIJK SPARKS FALCONS THUMPING OF SHARKS

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 12:50 PM - by Chris Pike
WEST Perth delivered another impressive performance hammering East Fremantle by 88 points at Joondalup Arena on Saturday with Andrew Strijk delivering a career-best effort but his act was far from a lone hand.
 
The WAFL resumed on Saturday following the State game break which saw Western Australia beat South Australia in Adelaide for the first time in 24 years.
 
The Falcons had been in good form prior to the break winning two consecutive matches and then putting in the most competitive showing anyone has managed against Subiaco to date so they had every reason to be confident ahead of hosting the Sharks. Read More ...

ROUND 7 PREVIEW V EAST FREMANTLE

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 8:55 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth is back to Joondalup Arena for the first time in five weeks on Saturday to take on the struggling East Fremantle as the Falcons search for their first win of the 2018 WAFL season.

The WAFL resumes this weekend following the break for the State game and West Perth and East Fremantle couldn’t have been in more differing form prior to the general bye.

West Perth might have lost its last game to Subiaco, but the 22-point defeat marked by far the best performance any side has been able to produce against the Lions this season and the Falcons even managed to lead for the majority of the opening half.

And prior to that, West Perth was in good form coming off a 31-point victory against Swan Districts and then a comfortable 62-point win against Perth.

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FOUR FALCONS HELP INSPIRE WAFL TO WIN OVER SANFL

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 4:48 PM - by Chris Pike
WEST Perth's four representatives in Saturday's State Game win for the WAFL over the SANFL at Adelaide Oval took their combined appearances in the Black Swans jumper to 19 and all played a key role in the 26-point victory.
 
Shane Nelson, Andrew Strijk, Luke Meadows and Aaron Black were all among the best players on the field as they did West Perth proud and played big roles in the eventual win over South Australia that was Western Australia's first win in Adelaide since 1994.
 
Nelson was playing his fourth game representing the WAFL and the triple Breckler Medal winner continued his remarkable form to start the 2018 season with the Falcons. He finished with another 30 possessions, 11 tackles, four marks and four inside-50 entries. Read More ...