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IMPRESSIVE FALCONS BEAT SWANS IN ANZAC ROUND

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:59 PM - by Chris Pike
WEST Perth hit back impressively from a couple of tough weeks to deliver a strong performance to beat Swan Districts by 31 points in ANZAC Round at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday.
 
It was a relatively even battle in what was the sixth straight meeting to commemorate Anzac Day between the growing rivals with the Falcons only managing to lead by 12 points at quarter-time and then four points at the main break.
 
But the Falcons turned it on with seven unanswered goals during the third quarter to set up the eventual 15.6 (96) to 9.11 (65) victory at Steel Blue Oval. Read More ...

ANZAC ROUND PREVIEW v SWAN DISTRICTS

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:43 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth will head to Steel Blue Oval to try and get back on the winner's list at the expense of Swan Districts on Saturday in what has now become an annual fixture as part of Anzac Round.

The Falcons have plenty of motivation as they head to Bassendean on Saturday not only to make up for losses the past two weeks to East Perth and South Fremantle, but also for last year's elimination final loss at the same venue against Swan Districts.

Swan Districts and West Perth have played in some of the more remarkable WAFL victories this century and that has included some fascinating Anzac Round contests with the two teams playing to commemorate the occasion now ever since 2013.

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FALCONS CAN'T QUITE GET OVER BULLDOGS

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 2:26 PM - by Chris Pike
WEST Perth shot out of the blocks impressively against South Fremantle at HBF Arena on Sunday but couldn’t quite maintain the rage with the Falcons losing to the Bulldogs in a tight Round 3 WAFL contest.
 
West Perth was attempting to snap a six-game losing run against South Fremantle and got off to the ideal start with five goals to one in the opening quarter to be 24 points to the good by quarter-time.
 
But the Bulldogs kicked four goals in the opening nine minutes of the second quarter to claim the lead and from there it was a seesawing contest the rest of the way. Read More ...

ROUND 3 PREVIEW V SOUTH FREMANTLE

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 6:50 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth returns home to HBF Arena on Sunday trying to return to the WAFL winner's list hosting South Fremantle with league bounce set for 12.45pm.

West Perth started the new season and life in its new facility at HBF Arena in good fashion with a strong Round 1 victory over Claremont to the tune of 18 points.

The Falcons then had every right to head to Leederville Oval last Saturday full of confidence to take on an East Perth team in the derby who had been thrashed on Good Friday by Subiaco by 118 points.

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VALE RAY MARINKO

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 1:32 PM

THE West Perth Football Club wishes to offer its condolences to friends and family following the recent passing of life member and 1960 premiership player Ray Marinko.

Marinko passed away earlier this month aged 81 and he will be fondly remembered as an all-time great of the West Perth Football Club whose connection with the club continued long beyond the end of his playing career in 1965.

Growing up the son of former West Perth great Don Marinko Sr, who played 194 matches for the Cardinals between 1926 and 1939 where he was a premiership player in 1932, 1934 and 1935 and captain in the last two of those including a fairest and best winner, it was inevitable that Ray and his brother Don Jr would follow in his footsteps.

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FALCONS GO DOWN TO ROYALS BY 58 POINTS IN DERBY

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 3:33 PM - by Chris Pike
WEST Perth had good reason to head to Leederville Oval optimistic on Saturday in the opening derby 2018 but the Falcons came away disappointed with a 58-point defeat at the hands of East Perth.
 
Coming off a solid performance to beat Claremont in the opening round at HBF Arena, it was a disappointing second up showing for the season by West Perth with the 58-point defeat at the hands of an East Perth team who had been hammered by Subiaco to the tune of 118 points eight days earlier.
 
Small forward Keegan Knott did kick two goals for West Perth but fellow forwards Tyler Keitel, Michael Lourey, Rudy Riddoch, Tyson Moulton and Kody Manning combined for just the one goal, largely through a lack of supply with just 40 inside-50 entries for the game. Read More ...

ROUND 2 PREVIEW V EAST PERTH

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:49 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth started the 2018 WAFL season impressively last Saturday and will look to keep that going this Saturday against East Perth at Leederville Oval.

The Falcons started 2018 with an 18-point victory over Claremont last Saturday at HBF Arena. East Perth struggled, meanwhile, losing on Good Friday to Subiaco by 118 points.

West Perth will now head to Leederville Oval full of confidence on Saturday looking to improve to 2-0 and inflict some more pain on East Perth.

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FALCONS CAPTAINCY A PERFECT FIT FOR BLACK

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:15 AM - by Chris Pike

CAPTAINCY certainly seems to appear to agree with Aaron Black based on his first game as West Perth skipper as he continues to rack up the accomplishments in an already 152-game WAFL career for the 25-year-old.

Despite potentially not even being halfway through his WAFL career, Black had already achieved everything just about that there was to accomplish by the end of 2017.

Having made his debut with the Falcons as a 17-year-old in 2010, he went on to become a premiership player in 2013, win the Sandover Medal in 2014 and then claim the Breckler Medal in 2015.

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FALCONS OPEN SEASON IMPRESSIVELY BEATING TIGERS

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 8:44 PM - by Chris Pike
WEST Perth's 2018 WAFL season got off to a perfect start in front of the new clubrooms at HBF Arena with the Falcons doing well to beat Claremont by 18 points on Saturday.
 
It was an impressive opening to the new season for the Falcons and the perfect way to unveil the club's new facilities for the first official WAFL game at the Joondalup venue.
 
The new era for the West Perth Football Club began in style with the 14.9 (93) to 12.3 (75) victory. Read More ...

ROUND 1 PREVIEW V CLAREMONT

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 11:48 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth runs out onto HBF Arena with its own facility to enjoy for the first time since the move to Joondalup 24 years ago as the Falcons host Claremont to open the WAFL season on Saturday afternoon.

West Perth made the move from Leederville at the end of 1993 and while the move has been a success in a lot of areas, including the premierships of 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2013, but now for the first time the Falcons have their own brand new facility to embrace.

That has already benefited the club and the players and coaches over the summer, and now the West Perth members and supporters will get to enjoy that facility at HBF Arena.

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