The East Fremantle District Fairest and Best award night was held at the Shark Park clubrooms on Thursday 6th September 2012 and a full house gathered to witness the count.
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Food was served early for the players, and then they hopped straight into the vote counts for each grade. This year’s format saw the votes for the last five rounds from each game counted, and then they announced the top 10 place getters and of course the runner up and winners for each age group.
The Power had top 10 place getters in each grade 13s through to 17s, with Tom Marshall from the 14s team winning that age group. Tom polled 29 votes for his outstanding efforts during the 2012 season. The club congratulates Tom and all of these players for their results, and how they represented the club over the season and on the night. Continue reading
The East Freo Power 14s had their 2012 trophy presentation at the Swan Yacht Club before boarding a couple of boats for a cruise up the river and taking a plunge in the icy waters off Rocky Bay.
A large crowd gathered for the trophy presentation outside at the Swan Yacht Club, before a group of about 50 players, parents and siblings gathered for the cruise on the Swan. The day was made possible by the generosity of the Pinfold and Jaques families who provided the water transport for the day and looked after all the logistics including the food and drinks. Their hospitality was first class and very much appreciated by all parents and players.
The weather gods were in our favour and boating conditions were perfect as the team positioned themselves on the upper decks and made like movie stars as we cruised down the Swan. The parents all enjoyed the quiet and took in the sun, views, drinks and nibbles on the lower deck.
Chris Pinfold did the cooking on the BBQ and the players resembled a pack of ravenous wild dogs as they devoured all the food and drinks laid before them. Luckily Chris anticipated this, and extras were on hand for the parents and siblings so no one went without. The great spread was washed down with cool drinks for the kids and a few light ales and wines for the parents. Continue reading
Today’s 16s grand final was a game played in two distinct halves.
For the first half the Bullcreek Leeming Bulls were the more effective side and rushed out to a 10 goal lead by half time. The Bulls were able to find space more often and as a result they penetrated their inside forward 50 with greater frequency, kicking six unanswered goals in the second quarter to setup a match winning lead.
A stirring speech from Coach Joe Minervini at half time inspired the players and parents alike, asking the boys to dig deep and attack at every opportunity. The Power side that took to the field in the second half excelled in the contest and worked hard as a unit to comfortably outscore the Bulls in the second half, playing the game more on their own terms. Unfortunately the Bulls lead proved too large to overcome. The Power boys did themselves and the club proud fighting the game out until the final siren. Continue reading
The weather gods must love junior football as we could not have had better conditions to contest the Plate Final for the 13’s. The match was between the East Fremantle Power Junior Football Club and the Attadale Bombers Junior Football Club. After two days of finals football the previous week, the grounds staff had worked hard on Marmion Reserve and provided a great playing surface for the second week in a row.
The talk in the rooms pre-game was about teamwork, winning the contested ball and playing with consistency and those words must have rung in the ears of the boys as the match started, spurring them on to win a wrestle in the centre of the ground to clear a contested ball to a long searching lead from Nic Fox. Bailey Kentish swooped on the loose ball from this contest and goaled to score the first goal within a minute of the game starting. The crowd roared and the confidence of the Power supporters started to grow, but not to be outdone, the Bombers returned fire and scored immediately to put the pressure back on the Power and silence the Power crowd.
All eyes were on the next clearance and which was won by the Power thanks to the ruck work of Sam Harlick and the clearance by Tom Weston and the goal to Patrick Nicolson. The strong marking of Joey Eardley, Bailey Kentish and Andrew Gill were a feature of the quarter, as was the general ball movement of the Power team. Both teams went goal for goal for the remainder of the quarter, with the Power down by 2 points at quarter time. Continue reading
On behalf of the committee, we hope you have had a rewarding and successful 2012 season of Junior Footy. As our season winds down we would like to thank you for your contribution. All Committee members, Coaches, Team Managers, Helpers and Parents are invited to the end of season Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Thank You evening, this Tuesday 11th September 2012 at 7pm at the Henry Jeffery Oval Clubrooms.
AGM business will include voting on Committee positions for 2013. We need several new people to fill roles for retiring committee members and invite you to nominate on the night. Life Member nominations are to be received. We have a few people who have served for many years coaching , team managing and on the committee in various roles.
Annual General Meeting 2012
Henry Jeffery Oval Clubrooms
Tuesday 11th September 2012, 7pm
Refreshments and snack provided
RSVP by Friday 7th for catering to club Secretary: Jo Pendergast