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FALCONS TO CELEBRATE 120TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST PREMIERSHIP

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 5:27 PM - by Football Budget

REFLECTING on past glories is all about paying homage to the present for West Perth Football Club.

This weekend the Falcons (formerly the Cardinals), who are one of the WAFL’s original clubs, will celebrate the 120th anniversary of their first premiership in 1897.

Captained by EF 'Barney' Grecian, the Cardinals finished on top of the four-team ladder and were thereby feted as premiers.

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FOOTY 4 MUMS IS BACK FOR 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Footy 4 Mums is a fun, comfortable environment for mums to learn the skills of our great Australian game. Interact with other mums while gaining information about the game your kids are playing! 

No experience is necessary, all skill levels will be catered for during this enjoyable six week program.

When      every Monday from 22 May to 26 June (excl 5 June)
Where     Falklands Park, Kinross
Time        7pm - 8pm
Wear       Comfortable casual clothes and sneakers
Bring       Water bottle, towel and loads of enthusiasm!

Each week will focus on a specific element of Aussie Rules to give you a complete understanding of the game and rules.

Click here to register your interest for the upcoming program - registrations close Friday 19 May.

Like further information? 
Please contact Heather on 9300 3611 or heather@falconsfc.com.au

FALCONS MAKE IT FOUR STRAIGHT WITH WIN OVER SHARKS

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 11:57 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth's winning form continued at East Fremantle Oval on Saturday with the Falcons scoring a fourth straight victory to move clear in fourth position on the WAFL ladder with the bye this week.

West Perth came into the clash at East Fremantle Oval on the back of a three-game winning streak since a 103-point loss to South Fremantle, so they had plenty of momentum up against the winless Sharks.

But East Fremantle had been competitive and been in the contest the previous three weeks against Perth, Swan Districts and South Fremantle, and also had the added motivation with the 150th game of loyal servant Andrew Stephen to try and win for as he earned life membership of the club.

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WEST PERTH CONTINUE WINNING RUN

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 9:24 AM - by Darrell Kent

West Perth prevailed against East Fremantle in a high scoring encounter at Shark Park on Saturday. It was a contest that West Perth led from the nine minute mark of the first quarter but supporters were never able to completely relax as the Sharks kept coming all day. In the last quarter they twice closed to within ten points before the Falcons managed to pull away and record a thirty four point victory.

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ROUND 8 PREVIEW V EAST FREMANTLE

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 5:39 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth is on a three-game winning streak and can close in on a top-three WAFL position with a win against the undefeated East Fremantle at East Fremantle Oval on Saturday.

East Fremantle has extra incentive to try and win its first game of the season this Saturday at home to West Perth, but toppling a Falcons team on a three-game appears a big ask.

The Sharks remain the only winless team in the WAFL after seven rounds heading into Saturday's clash with West Perth at East Fremantle Oval.

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FALCONS FIVE NAMED IN INITIAL STATE SQUAD

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:48 AM - by Chris Pike

AARON Black, Shane Nelson, Luke Meadows, Andrew Strijk and Kody Manning have all seen their strong form at West Perth so far in 2017 rewarded by being named in the WAFL's initial state squad for this month's clash with the VFL.

The WAFL State Team will take on the VFL at North Port Oval on Saturday May 27 attempting to become the first ever WA side to beat Victoria in Melbourne.

West Perth is well represented in the initial squad named for the WAFL team that will be coached by Michael Broadbridge. He will be assisted by Garry Moss, Paul Johnson, Steve Malaxos and Clay McLernon.

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BILL GETS GRILLED – BILL MONAGHAN ROUND 7 Q & A

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:15 AM - by Matt Barnsley

WEST Perth's longest-serving coach Bill Monaghan talks about Saturday's win over Perth including the efforts of Rudy Riddoch, Jay van Berlo's 150th game and plenty more ahead of this Saturday's clash with East Fremantle at East Fremantle Oval.

QUESTION: What are your reactions to a pretty hard earned win over Perth?
ANSWER: It’s a really hard one to judge, I’m fairly critical of what we did, but in the end we won. I talked to the players about respecting the opposition and making sure that they play the game to the full. Maybe I had different expectations, 15.19 isn’t a bad day at the office in terms of getting the ball forward and shooting on goal, but we’ve got some work to do. Perth, I’ve watched them two or three times and they’ve played similar to that where they’ve stayed with opposition, but just get blown away in little patches. I thought it was ugly, it was frustrating, but at the end of the day we win by 19 points by kicking 15.19. We have to take the good with the bad. 

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WEST PERTH WITH FIRST FEMALE STATE REPRESENTATIVE

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 3:29 PM

THE West Perth Football Club is delighted to announce its first female football state representative with Jacinta Valentini named in the WA squad for the upcoming AFL U18 Youth Girls National Championships.

A squad of 35 players to represent the Mundella Western Australia U18 Youth Girls was announced and it with great pride that West Perth can confirm that Valentini is part of that group.

She began playing football seriously back in 2012 when she represented Beldon Primary School in the inter-school competition. 

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RIDDOCH'S SIX LIFT FALCONS OVER DEMONS IN VB'S 150TH

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 1:02 PM - by Chris Pike

RUDY Riddoch delivered a performance to suggest he could be just the X-factor West Perth has been after with his six goals lifting the Falcons to a 19-point win over Perth at HBF Arena on Saturday.

The Falcons were also celebrating the 150th game of captain Jay van Berlo up against the Demons and it was six goals from Riddoch that proved instrumental in the win despite seven majors for Perth from Brennan Stack.

It was a remarkable performance by the two exciting forwards who both had the best games of their careers in West Perth's 15.19 (109) to 14.6 (90) victory.

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FIERCE OPPONENTS ON FIELD, GREAT MATES OFF FIELD

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 11:18 AM - by Peter Kennedy

In the 1960s they were fiercely competitive on-field opponents. But these days they are the best of mates and when Perth and West Perth are opposed, they enjoy catching up.

Pat Astone and Bill Dempsey were key ruckmen in their teams' premierships - Pat in Perth's hat trick of flags (1966-67-68) and Bill with West Perth in 1969 and 1971.

Between them they played 558 league games, Pat 215 with the Demons and Bill 343 with the Falcons, then known as the Cardinals. And there were few honors that didn't come their way, including state representation, club captain (Pat) and fairest and best (Bill). In addition, Bill has the honor of having the grandstand at HBF Arena bearing his name, along with that of another West Perth champion, Mel Whinnen.

And when West Perth play at Lathlain Park, Bill says he is often flattered to be mistaken for Pat by Perth supporters. 'I never correct them,' he says."

Picture: Peter Kennedy
Bill Dempsey (left) catches up with Pat Astone at HBF Arena on Saturday