Round 1 Preview vs Swans

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 4:11 PM

The Demons will be looking to kickstart their 2018 campaign with a win on Saturday when they host Swan Districts in the opening round of the WAFL season.

Both sides will be going into Saturday’s season opener with a win and a loss each from their two preseason games.

Perth could have up to eight fresh faces in Saturday’s lineup, with Corey Yeo (Williamstown), Richie Bourne Jnr (East Fremantle), Mitch Lague (East Perth), Ben Giobbi (Casey), Luke Salamone (Trinity Aquinas), Redmond Dobson (Trinity Aquinas), Matt Taylor (North Melbourne) and Cal Collard (Centrals) all being fit and available after impressive preseasons.

Also available for selection this week will be Spencer White, Cody Leggett, Sam Garstone and Lachie Dennis who all missed the majority of last season through injury.

A strong rivalary exists between the Demons and Swan Districts and Saturday’s match is set to be a very competetive and entertaining one.

It’s Family Day at Lathlain Park so there will be plenty happening around the ground all afternoon.

Teams will be announced here Thursday evening from 6pm. 

League bounce down is 2:15pm, Reserves 11:30am and Colts 9am.

The 2018 Player Auction will be held upstairs in the Main Hall following the League game and all are welcome.

Weather: Sunny, 29°C
Broadcast: Listen to the game live on 91.3 Sport FM or Footy Radio through the WAFL smart phone app
3 Licensed Bars: Bar on the Hill, Demon Den and Redlegs Bar. All open from 12 midday 
Kids Zone: Jumping castle, free face painting, Easter egg hunt, McDonalds Fan Zone, ice-cream van
Half Time Kids Running Races: 3 races for 3 age groups - all kids are welcome to participate!
Half Time Bin Kicking Competition: Five randomly selected spectators will get the chance to kick a footy into the Tox Free bin at half time and WIN $$$!
Bike Raffle: All kids under 16 go into the draw to win a free bike upon entry. Winner announced at half time
Kick-to-Kick: Bring your footy and have a kick on the new oval at the breaks
Player Auction: All are welcome to head upstairs to the Main Hall after the League game for the 2018 Player Auction and presentation of best players from all three grades
Membership Marquee: Save on gate fees! Visit the Membership Marquee outside the Goddard Street entrance gates to get your 2018 membership before you enter the ground.
Merchandise: Get your red and black merchandise from the team store (located next to canteen, near Goddard St entry) or reception
Food: Canteen open from 9am thanks to Modern Catering.
Tickets: Adults $15 | Concession $12 | Under 16s FREE
Parking: Available at the old bowling club site (corner of Bishopsgate St & Roberts Rd), surrounds of Rayment Park and on streets surrounding Lathlain Park. See map below for parking and entrance gates.
Public Transport: Victoria Park Station is located 400m from Lathlain Park and there are numerous nearby bus stops. Plan your Transperth journey here.