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PEEL THUNDER BOARD EXTENDS SHEPHERD'S TERM

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 2:01 PM

 

Peel Thunder’s Board has reappointed Cam Shepherd as the Club’s Senior Coach for a further two years. 

“Cam has developed into an outstanding coach, rewarding the Club with its first final appearance, first Premiership and another Grand Final appearance in 2017.” Peel CEO John Ditchburn said.  “We are delighted to extend his tenure for a further 2 years."

“2017 saw 7 players from Peel Thunder Development Programs make their league debut, which takes the total to 34 local products making their league debut over Cam’s tenure as senior coach."

“Cam has shown a passion for developing and promoting our local talent into league football over the past 5 years and has shown a strong belief in the talent coming through our programs with the numbers of local players given the opportunity to play at league level.”

President Bob Ryan said the reappointment of Shepherd as senior coach for Season 2018 and 2019 was a reflection of how highly regarded he is held at Thunder.

“We wish him and the team well for the future and, in particular, for the upcoming Grand Final.” Ryan said.

Go Thunder!

 

Have you booked tickets to the Grand Final?  We need all the Peel Thunder Supporters there!  Click on the link below for function, transport and tickeet information:

http://www.peelthunder.com.au/news/13379/2017-ptfc-wafl-grand-final-function-private-charter-bus

THUNDER SECURE GRAND FINAL POSITION

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Written by: Fraser Palamara

Peel Thunder are back-to-back grand finalists after beating the Subiaco Lions by 24-points at Leederville Oval to earn a spot in the 2017 WAFL Grand Final.  The Thunder held the lead at each major break finishing with a final score of 14.8 (92) to Subiaco’s 10.8 (68).

Peel player Brayden Lawler said securing a win and a spot in the grand final is good, but is only half the job.  “It’s awesome, Peel are a good chance to go back to back this year,” he said

“It’s a great feeling, but we know that getting there is only half the job and we still have to rock up to the game and give a good effort on the day and come home with a win.”

Subiaco were first to score with a behind one minute into the game, but were goalless until 25 minutes into the first term, whilst Peel scored five majors.

Lawler expressed the importance of having a strong start to the game as Subiaco broke away early last time they played each other.

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2017 PTFC WAFL GRAND FINAL FUNCTION & PRIVATE CHARTER BUS

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:52 PM

 

 

Peel Thunder  have secured our place in the 2017 WAFL Grand Final, Sunday 24th September.  Please join us as we aim for back-to-back WAFL Premierships.  There are limited bookings available, please make your book with the Club asap.

Sunday 24th September 2017

John Worsfold Room, Domain Stadium

1.15pm for a 1.30pm start

 

      Function tickets:

      $150 Grand Final Function including:

      Game day ticket

      Private function in John Worsfold Room

      Outdoor seating 

      Pre-game Canapes

      Half time cheeseboard and dessert

      Complimentary drinks package 1.30pm - 5.30pm

 

      Bus tickets:

      $20 return bus

      Bus departs Bendigo Bank Stadium at 11.30am

      Return departure time 6pm from Domain Stadium 

 

      Please click on the link to download booking form

      and return to:

      marketing@peelthunder.com.au or call 08 9537 5400.

 

Peel Thunder Grand Final Function & Bus Booking Sheet

REDIMED WAFL COLTS JACK CLARKE MEDAL WRAP

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:48 PM

Written by: John Deitz - Talent Manager

The Jack Clarke Medal for the Reidimed WAFL Colts Competition was held at Domain Stadium on Wednesday night.

In a landslide victory, Perth Football Clubs Luke English was named the winner of the Jack Clarke Medal, following Peel Thunder midfielder Michael Humbles 2016 victory.

Peel Thunder had a strong night in terms of awards with 4 players selected in the Redimed Colts Team of the Year, as well as recognition of achievements by individuals within the State Under 18s program.

Jordan Boullineau was selected on a half back flank in the Team of the Year. Boullineau had a strong season, playing 14 games, averaging 17.5 disposals and 5.5 marks per game across half back. Boullineau also represented Western Australia in the national championships in all 4 carnival games and made his mark on the competition. The Baldivis product was Peels best player in their semi final loss to East Perth on the weekend and will be looking to perform well at the State Combine in October.

Aaron Naughton was recognised for his outstanding season with selection at Centre Half Back in the Team of the Year. Naughton was a standout in his 7 colts games early in the season, before representing WA in the national carnival and now graduating to league football over the finals series. Naughton averaged a staggering 4.5 contested marks in his colts games, 18 possessions and also went forward to kick 5 goals. The Rockingham Rams junior also was named Western Australias best and fairest player for the national carnival, as well as receiving his All-Australian jumper from AFL Academies Manager Michael Ablett in an outstanding recognition of his season. 

Damon Cramer was named on a half forward flank in the Team of the Year. Cramer averaged 13 possessions and 6 marks in his 12 colts games, kicking 15 goals. Cramer also represented the state in the Under 18s carnival and made his league debut in round 16 vs West Perth. The Rockingham junior is a great example of persistence, as he missed selection for Peel at Under 16s level and only played 3 games in his first year of colts footy, and to have made his league debut and play state football is a huge credit to his resilience and hard work. 

Kyle Havelberg was named as a midfielder on the interchange bench after a season full of grunt work inside the contest. Havelberg averaged 20 possessions a game (14 contested), 6 clearances and over 7 tackles per game. He also drifted forward to kick 8 goals over the course of the season. Havelberg, also from Rockingham, was a key in the Thunders midfield all season and had a number of games with over 20 possessions and 10 tackles. Havelberg finished 3rd overall in the Jack Clarke medal with 30 votes.

Havelberg placed 3rd in the Jack Clarke Medal on 30 votes, with Lachy Mitchell polling 24 votes, Jake Howes 22, with Jakeb Shine and Jackson Perry on 19.

 

 

THUNDER WIN QUALIFYING FINAL OVER SOUTH FREMANTLE

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 10:44 AM

League Match Report
Written by: Dan Const   Photo: Michael Roberts

Peel Thunder will progress to an all-important semi final next week after defeating South Fremantle by 18 points at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday.
 
The Thunder showed composure and staved off a late comeback by the Bulldogs to secure the win, with the final score 12.8 (80) to 9.8 (62).
 
Peel’s Aaron Naughton said the team rallied together for the win and was happy with the result.  “We knew South Fremantle were going to throw everything they had at us and they did… so it was a great win,” he said.
 
The Thunder came out strong kicking three first quarter goals, while the Bulldogs finished the opening term, kicking two goals of their own.  In a tightly contested second quarter the Thunder notched another three majors to take a 17-point lead into the half.
 
Naughton said coach Cam Shepherd commended the team on their effort so far but urged them to keep working.   “Switch on again and bring that effort again like we did at the start of that first quarter and I think we did that,” he said.
 
Leroy Jetta kicked his second goal in the third term as the Thunder started to build a commanding lead.   Naughton said Jetta is crucial to the Thunder’s forward line.   “He’s obviously played at the highest level and knows all the tricks of the trade,” he said.  “He’s very good around goal and he finishes strong, so if we can get the ball in his hands it’s most likely going through the middle.”
 
As the Thunder took a 32-point lead into the fourth quarter, it looked as if the game was in their grasp until the Bulldogs began to fight back kicking four unanswered goals.
 
Peel Thunder captain Gerald Ugle would respond kicking his third goal of the game to seal the victory.  Naughton said Ugle is a focal point for the team and praised his talents.   “We know he’s got some serious wheels and he’s got some good skills so we want the ball in his hands as well,” he said.
 
Rory O’Brien had another stand out performance with 23 disposals.  Naughton said O’Brien played hard and fought to win the hard contests.  “He’s just a bull around the contest and we can always rely on him to bring the effort,” he said.
 
Peel Thunder will take on the Subiaco Lions next week at Leederville Oval on Sunday September 9 in a semi final.

COLTS SEASON 2017 COMES TO AN END

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 10:33 AM

Written by: Talent Manager John Deitz

A gutwrenching 1 point loss to East Perth saw the final siren sound on the Peel Thunder Colts season on Saturday at Fremantle Oval.

A behind to East Perth in the first 5 seconds of “golden point” was the culmination of a poor final quarter which saw the colts give up a 27 point lead at the final change to finish in 5th position for the 2017 season.

Despite the way the season ended the colts squad had a strong season, with 50 players representing the club at the level. In a great sign for the future, 35 of these players are still eligible to play colts football again in the 2018 season and with continued development should be a group to be reckoned with next season.

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AHG FINALS HERE WE COME

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 10:49 AM

???? #AHG FINALS HERE WE COME!????
 

Following last weeks win against South Fremantle, the League team now travel to Leederville this Sunday to play Subiaco.

 
League will play  Subiaco @ 2.40pm.
 
The Club has arranged a supporter bus that will depart PTFC at 11.30am to drop off at Leederville, will then return to Mandurah departing Leederville at 5.45pm.  Tickets are $20 and are payable upon booking, prior to the weekend.  Tickets are limite and suggest you book asap.
 

Make sure you visit Peel Thunder during the week to pick up your merchandise from our lovely receptionist Lisa, new stock has arrived  :)

LETS GO THUNDER, LETS GO!!

 

ROUND 21 - THUNDER BACK ON TRACK WITH CRUCIAL WIN OVER DEMONS

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:37 AM

By Daniel Const

Peel Thunder are one win away from securing third position on the WAFL ladder after beating the Perth Demons at Bendigo Bank Stadium on Saturday.   The Thunder overcame a slow start against the Demons to snap a two-game losing streak winning by 21 points with the final score 11.10 (76) to 8.7 (55).

Peel’s Joshua McMahon said the Thunder expected the Demons to come out strong.   “We knew Perth was always going to be a tough game, we didn’t want to underestimate them, So we picked it up in the second quarter and carried it through,” he said.

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ROUND 22 - LEAGUE COMEBACK WIN OVER THE SHARKS

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:31 AM

By Megan West

Peel Thunder have earned a thrilling 13-point victory over East Fremantle at East Fremantle Oval on Saturday to secure third position on the WAFL ladder.   The Thunder booted seven unanswered goals in the final term to overcome a 31-point deficit at three-quarter time, finishing 10.8 (68) to 8.7 (55).

In his debut game, James Kirby said he enjoyed his first win at league level.   “Yeah it was definitely something different, it was a step up from twos [reserves], so yeah it was good to get the first win,” he said.

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ROUND 21 - WITH COACH BRAD DODD

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:18 PM

After 2 disappointing loses that end our finals chances, the Peel development side used the bye to realign focuses and set some short term goals over the remaining 3 games. We saw the game against Perth as an opportunity to measure our progress over the back end of the season. The last time we met, Perth recorded a pretty comfortable victory, running away with the game in the last quarter. Perth were sitting in 3rd position on the ladder and building towards a finals campaign. Out of the side went Corey Morris, Luke Strnadica, Josh McMahon and Brett Milward who were all rewarded with some strong form with a promotion to the League side. It was especially pleasing to see Brett and Josh go up as they had to fight pretty hard to earn their spots and had both been building pretty strong cases over the past few weeks.

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