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Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 9:03 AM






The Peel Thunder Colts program recommenced after the break on Monday 15th January. The players had 27 days off, but were given a running and weights program. The time away is always a great test for developing footballers still learning the requirements and standards expected at this level. First up was the 2km test, in driving rain that refused to go away.

Despite the tough conditions, it was pretty evident from the times that the players had put the work in over the break, with most running around the same mark or better than when they were last tested.

Standout performers on the day were Bailey Taylor, Zach Rankin, Jake Howes, Jarvis Pina and James Wiltshire. Youngsters completing their first pre-seasons that ran strong times included Cam Gavin, Clifton Stack, Deon Welhan and Jackson Knight.

As a coaching group, we were really happy with the results and the way the players have come back. There’s a strong work ethic within the group and a resolve to improve individually and as a team. The full squad is now training together, with 9 players returning after completing the Senior pre-season before Xmas. All attacked it with vigour and hopefully we see a few impact at Senior level in 2018.

We continue to work hard with a camp in February rubber stamping our pre-season.

Brad Dodd



Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:11 PM

We returned from our Xmas break on Monday 8th January, and put the players through their paces with a 2km run. We were really pleased with the groups results which were in the main showing improvement on pre Xmas times.

Jacob Shine, Andrew Haydon ,Braydon Lawler, Blair Bell, Gerald Ugle, Robbie Schindler Taylor, Corey Morris, Michael Tassone, Brad Walsh, Traye Bennell, Kaine Ahchee and Ben Hancock continue to train well, setting high standards.

Its great to have Ben Howlett back at club and his understanding of the game and approach in driving the group has been evident even at this early stage. Leroy Jetta has been managed through a preseason on the back of his knee injury in 2018 and is looking in good form.

As has been widely noted Harley Bennell is back training at the club, and will do for a period of 8 weeks. He has joined in strongly.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:18 AM






Don't miss the annual PTFC Golf Day - proudly sponsored by LJ Hooker Mandurah,  being held at Secrets Golf Course, Secret Harbour.

This year the winning team will win an 8 Seater Corporate box at Optus Stadium for a 2018 AFL Game.

The LJ Hooker Mandurah - PTFC Golf Day is great value money and you are guaranteed to have a great time. Teams are only $660 and include: golfers breakfast, buffet lunch, drinks on course, golf & carts.

Show your support of the club and display your business banner on 1 of 18 holes - $220 per hole.

Please register your team and hole sponsorship with Paula Barnden @ Peel Thunder via or 0402 799 925.


Monday, January 15, 2018 - 2:48 PM






The Ocean Hill Estate Peel Thunder Academy is looking for suitably qualified sports trainers to join our team for the 2018 season.

Our sports trainers will work with our colts and under 16s players to ensure a professional level of medical support for training and game days.

If you have a Level 1 sports trainer accreditation and are looking to get involved in the football industry, this is a great opportunity for you.

To apply for a role please email John Deitz at with your details and experience.

Click here for job description:  Ocean Hill Peel Thunder Football Club - Sports Trainer Job Description



Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The Peel Thunder Football Club is saddened to announce the passing of past Peel Thunder FC  Director and volunteer Harry Goddard. 

Harry was a great supporter of the PTFC and gave many years service.  He will be fondly remembered.

 Harry Goddard          9/5/1957 -  7/1/2018

Please join Harry's family & PTFC  to celebrate Harry's life this Saturday 2pm at Peel Thunder Football Club, Bendigo Bank Stadium, Dower Street Mandurah.    

Light snacks will be provided and the Club bar will be open.

A private cremation will have been undertaken the day prior.

Peel Thunder FC Board & Management





Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 9:23 AM

We have had a number of enquiries about PTFC Ocean Hill Estate Academy programs for the 2018 season. It is fantastic to see the number of young footballers keen to push to play at WAFL level. This year we will not be holding trials in January for our squads, please see below for information on how sides will be selected this season.

The WAFL development programs are now run through the WA Football Commission- this will ensure consistency across the clubs and promote best practice for the development of young footballers in the state, whilst also giving players the opportunity to be involved in the WAFL environment from 14 years of age.

This year our programs will be as follows:

Colts- born from July 1, 1999-December 31 2001 program runs from December-September- squad of 45 players – trial is by invitation only.

Under 16s- for players born in 2002. Program will run from December-April - squad of 35 players – trial is by invitation only

Under 15s- for players born in 2003. Program will be run from May-October. Selection will be through talent ID in club football and consultation with community clubs. Will be 2 training sessions in term 2 and a selection game in July holidays. Squad will train throughout term 3. Carnival will be held in Term 3 holidays with 1 squad of approx. 35-40 players

Under 14s- for players born in 2004 – program will run in Term 3 from July-October- clubs will nominate players to trial with 2 sides selected at this age level (30 per side)

The programs will no longer be selected according to school year, but the players year of birth.

We wish all players, coaches and clubs the best for the 2018 season and look forward to seeing the talent on display in the region over the season.

For any further enquiries please contact PTFC Talent Manager John Deitz via email-


Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 11:03 AM

The Peel Thunder Colts and Ocean Hill Academy programs are seeking a Medical Manager for the 2018 season.

The successful applicant will provide physiotherapy support for the PTFC colts as well as managing the medical component of the PTFC Ocean Hill Academy.


  • Qualified Physiotherapist
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge, involvement and understanding of talent development programs
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and nurture youth talent
  • Demonstrated ability to develop high levels of team unity
  • Previous experience working with young elite athletes

The successful candidate will be required to attend 2 training sessions per week (Monday and Thursday nights), as well as all PTFC Colts matches in the 2018 season.

For a detailed position description or to apply for the role please contact John Deitz at or phone 0409 084 392.

Applications will close on Monday 8th January at 5pm


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:28 AM



Thank you to everyone who attended last weeks wine tasting and introduction to new Club Sponsor Vintage House Wine and Spirits.

Craig and Sandra from VHWS were overwhelmed with the response and very much look forward to providing fine wines throughout Season 2018.

As promised Craig has put together an order form that can be emailed to myself and prepared for pick up from the Club Thursday 21st December, ready to be enjoyed over the festive season.

Please click on this link to take a look at whats on offer:  Vintage House Wine & Spirits Christmas Order Form

Orders must be placed by this Friday with with Paula Barnden - email:

- dozen bottle minimum order

- collection from the club from  Thursday 21st December


Monday, December 11, 2017 - 4:29 PM



From the Peel Thunder Players, Coaching Staff, Board of Directors and Staff we wish you and your family a very Merry and safe Christmas and happy New Year.

Please be advised that our Club including office and bar will be closed from Thursday 5pm 21st and will return Monday 8th January 9am.

Lets go Thunder is Season 2018!


Friday, December 8, 2017 - 5:24 PM

The Peel Thunder Football Club  is excited to have Ben Howlett commit his WAFL footy to Peel Thunder.

Ben has played 124 games for the Essendon Football Club and prior to that 60 Peel Thunder League games, he is also a previous winner of the Tuckey Medal.  

Exciting because Ben is still well and truly in his prime. We would expect Ben can play in the midfield, across half back or at half forward and his versatility will be important as we strive to continue our recent successes.

Importantly Ben will bring outstanding leadership to our young group and no doubt our young aspiring player will be able to learn greatly from such a highly decorated player.

Having spoken to Ben personally over the last few weeks it is obvious that he is a quality person whom is looking to become part of our resurgent clubs ongoing success.

Bring on 2018!

Cam Shepherd