Bob Shields elected as Club President

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 12:36 PM

The votes are in, and the Perth Football Club members have voted Bob Shields as President.

Joining Bob on the Perth Football Club Board are re-elected members Mark Treasure, Wayne Smith and Troy Cook, and new addition Kerrie-Ann Pendal.

A Letter from Incoming President Bob Shields

Dear Members, Supporters, Partners and Sponsors,

My name is Bob Shields, and I am pleased to inform you that I have been elected to serve as President of the Perth Football Club. I would like to thank you for your support and I look forward to all of us working together to make PFC once again a powerful WAFL Club, as we have been for most of our Club’s 120-year history.

My role as new President will be to rebuild the Club's business model as a leaner, fitter 21st-Century Football Club. Simply put, our off-field operations and the PFC's standing will lift over the next two-to-five years, which will lead to quality players wanting to join us, strengthening our playing roster.

My other job will be to identify a quality person about thirty years younger than me as the next PFC President.

In my first act as Perth Football Club President, I would like to take this opportunity to announce that after two years Clint Jones has chosen to step aside as Club Captain. I would now like to introduce you to our new 2019 Captain and Leadership Group.

The squad and coaching staff have elected Corey Yeo, Lachlan Dennis, Christian Eyres, Cody Leggett, Brant Colledge, Michael Sinclair and Mitch Henderson as the Leadership group. From that, Corey Yeo has been nominated as our 2019 Club Captain.

In our 120th Anniversary Year, the Club will be celebrating the people who have contributed to our Club’s success. This year will begin with our 120th Anniversary Celebration on the afternoon of 31 March, 2019. The Club will make tickets available early next week. I would like to invite all members to attend this event. I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

Thank you again for your support.

Yours sincerely,

Bob Shields

President

Perth Football Club

 

Jones to stand aside, Yeo to take the helm

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:27 AM

Club Captain Clint Jones has advised that he will be stepping aside from his role as Captain.

In his two years as Captain, CJ lead the playing group by example, acting with integrity at every point. He has greatly contributed to the development of the future leadership of the Club and played a pivotal role in developing the solid culture of the current playing group.

In a statement to the Club, CJ stated that now is the right time to step back from leadership and enjoy what may be his last years playing footy without the responsibility of captaincy.

“There are an exciting group of vibrant, young leaders pushing up, so it is the ideal time to hand over the reins,” CJ commented.

“Handing over to Yeo is a great progression, and he will be a solid leader of the group. He is thoroughly supported by Eyresy, Lachie, Cody and the other boys. The guys have been driving the preseason hard.”

On behalf of the Football Department, coaching staff, playing group and entire club, thank you for your leadership, Clint.

After just one year with the Perth Football Club, Yeo commented "I am honoured to be voted as 2019 Captain by the footy department, but especially by the players.

"It's an exciting time at the Club. I'm looking forward to a solid season. It is has been a privelege to have a player of CJ's calibre as Captain, and I am honoured to be taking the reins while still having him playing alongside the boys on the fiield."

 

Read the article about the 2019 Leadership Group here.

2019 LEADERSHIP GROUP ANNOUNCED

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:22 AM

Following the preseason camp, the 2019 Leadership Group have been voted in.

The squad and coaching staff have elected Corey Yeo, Lachlan Dennis, Christian Eyres, Cody Leggett, Brant Colledge, Michael Sinclair and Mitch Henderson as the Leadership group. From that, Corey Yeo has been nominated as our 2019 Club Captain.


 

2019 CLUB CAPTAIN

COREY YEO

In his second year at the Club, Yeo has demonstrated his passion, drive and ability to take over from CJ and push the group to achieve success.

He is strong in characted and is determined for the Club to succeed.

2019 VICE CAPTAIN

CHRISTIAN EYRES

Eyres is a great Club man who is eager to be a leader and displays the characteristics to drive group outcomes.

2019 VICE CAPTAIN

LACHLAN DENNIS

Lachie sets a great example in everything he does, while consitently delivering on the expectations and standards he commands.

2019 VICE CAPTAIN

BRANT COLLEDGE

Our 2018 Butcher Medallist is now in his third year back at the Perth Football Club. A great leader on and off the field, he sets a consistent example in his actions and character.

MICHAEL SINCLAIR
CODY LEGGETT
MITCH HENDERSON

 

 

2019 WAFL Rules

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:39 PM

The new WAFL Rules Presentation has been made available for all Perth Football Club supporters.

Please simply click the below link to view:

2019 WAFL Rules

GUY LANGDON TO JOIN PERTH

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:45 AM

In a stunning grab for the Perth Football Club, Guy Langdon has committed to joining the Club. The 195cm, 25-year old player can play ruck, midfield, centre-half forward and on a wing and is expected to make an impact on the Club's on-field success.

Langdon will join the Perth FC after a successful season with the Dampier Sharks in the North Pilbara Competition.

“You can just throw him anywhere you wanted and he’d get the job done for you," Former Fremantle defender Steven Dodd commented in an interview with The West Australian. 

Dodd played alongside Langdon in the Pilbara last season. He said based on what he saw, the older - and considerably taller - Langdon had all the attributes needed to make it to the elite level of the sport.

Guy joined the Demons for the pre-season and attended the camp over the weekend.

"He fills an essential spot in the team and is already a great fit with the playing group," Football Operations Manager Dale Ballantyne stated.

"The coaching staff and entire club is excited to see what he does when the season starts."

Introducing the one who is a secret video game ninja

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Name: Cody Ninyette

Nickame: Ninja

Weight: 73kg

Height: 176cm

Year joined the PFC: 2016

Junior Club: Kelmscott JFC

What do you do outside of footy?

I'm a mechanic.

Which team mate has the most annoying habit?

Christian Eyres, because he's always fumbling.

 

Who has had the biggest influence on your football career?

My brothers and father.

A perfect first date would be...

Dinner and a movie.

In one word, describe the CEO, Marty Atkins.

Real.

What is your favourite place in the world and why?

At the moment, it's Bali. Very chilled and cheap lifestyle.

If your team mates had to describe you in three words…

Cheeky, fast, magical.

Any secret talents?

Fortnite and PS4.

If you could have a drink with three people (dead or alive) who would they be?

Adam Sandler, Floyd Mayweather and my grandfather.

UPDATE: MEMBERSHIP PACKS

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 4:46 PM

It is with regret that the Perth Football Club must update all members who are supposed to receive a water bottle in their membership pack that we have received a supply of water bottles that are of an inferior quality. 

The water bottles will be sent back to the supplier to be replaced and, as such, aren't able to be supplied to members at this time.

We would like to provide members with two options:

  1. You may collect a water bottle from the 2018 range of merchandise
  2. You are able to wait for the new water bottles to arrive. We will update you on when they arrive at the Club

On behalf of the supplier, the Club would like to apologise to all members for the delay in delivery of this membership pack item. We look forward to being able to supply you with an item of acceptable quality as soon as possible and would like to thank you for your patience.

Mal Atwell Inducted as a WAFC Life Member

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Four new West Australian Football Commission Life Members were inducted at an official function on Monday, December 10 in recognition of their distinguished service to WA Football. Congratulations to Mal Atwell and all others on achieving this milestone. 

Induction to the WAFC Life Members’ Association is regarded as the WAFC’s highest level of recognition, distinct from life membership awarded by individual football clubs and associated bodies, and is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding overall contribution to football in Western Australia.

The 2018 inductees included Ron Alexander, Malcolm Atwell, John Dimmer, Haydn Raitt and Milton Sanders.

Mal Atwell's Career Highlights:

1958-65 162 League games East Perth FC, Premiership sides 1958, 1959

1966-69 Capt. Coach Perth FC, 76 games, Premiership 1966, 1967,1968

1966-71 Coach Perth FC 137 games

1972-73 Coach South Fremantle FC

1960-68 State Representative in 17 games

1961 Played in State winning carnival Brisbane

1966 Played in Hobart Carnival

1969 Coach WA Carnival Adelaide

1968-69 Coach WA 5 games

2010 East Perth FC Hall of Fame

Named Coach Perth FC Team of Century 1983,1984,1985

President East Perth FC

Inducted into WA Football Hall of Fame

1988 Director, West Coast Eagles

1989 Chairman of Selectors West Coast Eagles

 

 

Baileys Perth Accommodation and Bistro Bellavista sign on for 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 12:42 PM

The Club is pleased to announce that Baileys Perth Accommodation and Bistro Bellavista have again signed on as partners for 2019.

Since joining us as partners, Adam Di Prinzio and his team have continually gone above and beyond in their support of the Perth Football Club, with their support extending to our membership drives, Gala Auction and other events.

About the Business

Baileys Serviced Apartments are a fresh and new way to stay in Perth, and are available to anyone who is visiting or staying in Perth. 

Bistro Bellavista is a fully licensed Italian/Mediterranean style Bistro which boasts a brand new Wood Fired Pizzeria. 

We encourage all Demons supporters to support the Partners of our club.

2019 MEMBERSHIP PACKS ARE ON THE WAY!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 11:59 AM

Many members will have now received their membership packs.

If your membership pack came with a 120th anniversary cap or a water bottle, you can collect your item from the Perth Football Club office from Monday 18 February or at Round 1, on 6 April 2019.