PTFC Colts Squad announced for 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 4:39 PM

From commencing in mid November with an initial squad of 80 players, the Peel Thunder Colts have finalised their squad for the 2019 Simply Energy WAFL Colts competition.

The Simply Energy Colts competition is the premier junior football competition in Western Australia. The squad contains 45 boys and 2 train on players who have had interrupted pre-seasons from the Peel metro and country zones. The squad comprises 19 boys born in 2002, 21 born in 2001 and 7 2000 born players.

The squad has been undertaking an intensive pre-season program under the leadership of new head coach Michael Glassborow. The squad has been training 3 nights a week over the past three months and the pre-season phase culminates in a combine testing/team building day on Sunday 24th February at Aquinas College and Peel Thunder Football Club. In a great result for our country zone, 14 players have been selected this year who have been training at regional academy sessions in Brunswick and Donnybrook. There are also 10 boys that weren’t selected in either the 2018 Under 16s or Colts programs in this years squad which shows that the pathway is never closed for players who may have missed selection this year.

The squad will play three practice matches through late March in the lead in to the round 1 clash with West Perth at David Grays Arena on 6th April.

The squad is as follows:

First Name   





Secret Harbour


















Harvey Bulls






Secret Harbour



South Mandurah












Halls Head



Harvey Bulls



Secret Harbour












Halls Head



South Mandurah



South Mandurah



South Bunbury






South Mandurah



South Mandurah



Harvey Bulls









South Mandurah












South Mandurah



South Mandurah






South Mandurah









Secret Harbour





















Carey Park




Talent manager John Deitz gave his thoughts on the squad:

“The players selected in the squad have all shown some great improvement over the pre-season block. Our coaching staff have been working hard with the playing group on our basic skill development and trying to keep our game style really simple. We are excited by having 19 2002 born players in the squad and are looking for them to develop alongside the older boys who have had exposure and experience at this level. Our older players have shown some strong leadership on the track and we look for this to continue into the upcoming practice matches.”

The colts will train on Tuesday and Thursday nights through the season at Rushton North.

Volunteer roles are still available for anyone who may be interested in coming on board for season 2019. Please Contact John Deitz for any further enquiries.

John Deitz
Talent Manager - Peel

Bupa boosts the health of WA footy

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 6:10 PM - by Steve Tuohey

?Healthcare provider Bupa has added its support to the newly launched WAFL Women’s competition and Channel 7’s WAFL broadcast as a premier partner of the West Australian Football Commission.

Bupa will help take the new women’s competition to a wider audience by supporting the live-streaming of a WAFLW game on the WAFL website each week, and the 2019 WAFLW Grand Final broadcast live on Channel 7.

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Peel Thunder Futures 2019 Squad Accounced

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 8:50 AM






After a strong pre-season campaign, the Peel Thunder Futures squad for 2019 has been named this week.

The Simply Energy WAFL Futures Competition will replace the previous Under 16s program. The Futures competition will see the Peel Thunder squad play 11 games over the course of the year, with 6 games in the traditional March/April fixture, 2 games in May/June and the final 3 games in July. Players will train at the club for the full duration of the program which should see some significant improvement in player development and preparing players for colts football. The Futures squad also includes a number of 2002 born players to allow them to develop at WAFL level.

The squad has been training on Monday and Wednesday nights under the guidance of head coach Jayden Heuer. The program this year also sees the introduction of the South West as the 10th side which allows more boys from within the Peel zone an opportunity to play and have exposure to training and games at WAFL level. A number of South West players will have the opportunity to play in the Peel side over the duration of the carnival.


The squad is as follows

Cole AGNEW (Pinjarra)

Charlie BOURKE (Waroona)

Tristan BRYCE (Rockingham)

Corey BURTON* (Secret Harbour)

Hayden CARDILINI (Pinjarra)

Joseph CASTAGNA (Baldivis)

Harrison CUMMINGS (Baldivis)

Ethan DONAGHY (Baldivis)

Nasman DONOVAN (Mandurah Mustangs)

Dominic DRAVITZKI (Rockingham)

Joshua EDWARDS (South Mandurah)

Jayden EVANS (Waroona)

Wesley FEWSON* (Halls Head)

Jai HENARE (South Mandurah)

Lachlan HODGE (North Mandurah)

Zakary ILEY (Halls Head)

Rickardo JETTA (Waroona)

Kane JOHNSTON* (Harvey Bulls)

Michael KING (Halls Head)

Riley LANG (Halls Head)

Harry LEE (Pinjarra)

Kallian LEVITT (North Mandurah)

Zeke McALEER (Secret Harbour)

Noah McWILLIAMS (Secret Harbour)

Campbell MYERS (Secret Harbour)

Clay PHILPOTT (Pinjarra)

Luke POLSON (Warnbro)

Jake PROPERJOHN (North Mandurah)

Tye SALTER (Pinjarra)
Michael SELLWOOD (Baldivis)

Riley SEUBERT (Waroona)

Luke TAYLOR (Secret Harbour)

Reevf PEREJUAN-THORNTON* (North Mandurah)

Zac TRIGWELL* (Donnybrook)

Riley WARD (Rockingham)

Malachy WATSON* (South Mandurah)

*2002 born


We are seeking a head trainer and trainers for the program- if you hold a Level 1 Sports trainer certificate and may be interested in assisting through the program please contact John Deitz via email – with your details.

The squad will continue training on Monday nights at Bortolo Reserve, Greenfields and Wednesday nights at Rushton North, with the first game on Sunday 17th March v Swan Districts at East Fremantle Oval.


John Deitz
Talent Manager - Peel Thunder


Pre Season Update with Coach Cam Shepherd

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 4:43 PM





The players have shown great energy and commitment in preparation for the 2019 WAFL season.  We are really pleased with the quality of the playing group.
Standouts since training began in November have been Ben Hancock, Jarvis Pina, Jake Howes, Andrew Butler and Ray Guidice.  We have over the last couple of weeks also welcomed in Jackson Merrett and he is settling in nicely.
Ben Howlett, Blair Bell, Corey Morris along with Gerald Ugle and Brayden Lawler continue to drive the standards for our young group.  We have seen the continued improvement from Billy Chambers and Brynne Osborne.  We are now getting ready to prepare for games and are educating the game plan to the group.
Harrison Gillett our strength and conditioning coach has the group in good nick with very few in the rehab group.  Young leaders in Jordan Boullineau, Matt Piggott are working hard with the colts coming through.
It’s been great having the support of  Daniel Haines and Mark Tilbury from a coaching aspect.  Whilst Andrew Stone, Michael Griffiths and Nigel Wilson are working hard to upskill the group.
We have also welcomed Matt Bogensperger from Subiaco and he has joined in seamlessly and will be a great asset for us.
We are looking forward to March 10 for our first hitout against West Coast at David Grays Arena and I urge everyone to get to the club to support the team.
Go Thunder!
Cam Shepherd

Optus WAFL Women's competition confirmed for 2019

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 8:58 AM - by Steve Tuohey

A new West Australian Football League Women’s (WAFLW) competition will kick off in 2019, with five teams to compete in the inaugural Optus WAFLW Premiership Season.

East Fremantle, Claremont, Peel Thunder, Subiaco and Swan Districts will each field a WAFLW team in 2019, with South Fremantle receiving a provisional license for 2020.

West Australian Football Commission CEO Gavin Taylor said the WAFLW competition was an exciting step forward for football in WA that would complete the talent development pathway from Auskick to AFLW.

“Club Football participation by females has tripled in WA in the last five years to more than 94,000 and it is important that every one of these players has the opportunity to reach their full potential and compete at the highest possible level,” he said.

“Whether it is playing footy for fun among our 14,000 female Auskick players or aiming to emulate AFLW idols, we want to make sure there is a clear development pathway for every player to follow, which will be achieved with the launch of the WAFL Women’s competition.

“Thanks to the financial support of Optus and the West Coast Eagles as our major WAFLW partners, we are excited to commence the first year of the WAFLW in 2019, which will showcase and develop WA’s best female footballers.

“I would also like to thank the West Australian Women’s Football League for the integral role their competition has played to date in the development of female footballers. We are excited to be able to partner with them to bring this new opportunity to life and elevate the top tier of women’s football to a State League competition.”

Optus Head of Marketing Melissa Hopkins said Optus was looking forward to broadening its partnership with the WAFL in 2019 after seeing the competition go from strength to strength.

“We are ecstatic our partnership is extending to include the new WAFL Women’s competition, which is an exciting step for WA Football and Optus,” Ms Hopkins said.

“Footy is an important part of WA communities and we see our partnership as a great way to connect with West Australians through a sport we all love.”

The West Coast Eagles are working towards the entry of its team into the AFLW in 2020 and has been prominent in developing the talent base in Western Australia.

General Manager Community and Game Development, Richard O’Connell, said sponsoring the WAFL Women’s competition was a natural fit as the club extended its support of women’s football.

“We have been working closely with the State representative teams and with our own academy squad over the last few years, so our club has had a strong commitment towards developing talent in WA,” Mr O’Connell said.

“We would expect that a number of players from the WAFLW competition will be a part of our inaugural squad so it is logical for us to throw our support behind this competition.

“It is an exciting opportunity and we look forward to assisting the continued evolution of female football in this State.”

The West Coast Eagles brand will adorn the guernseys of each of the competing clubs as well as umpires’ and runners’ uniforms.

WA Women’s Football League President Carolyn Hills said that after forming more than 30 years ago, the WAWFL was excited to witness the evolution of the competition into an exciting new era as WAFLW.

“It is rewarding for everyone involved to see women’s football continuing to receive more interest and support every year. A State League competition aligned with the WAFL clubs will only help us continue this journey and hopefully see more WA players progress into the AFLW,” she said.

Fremantle Football Club AFLW Manager, Darryn Fry, said the arrival of the WAFLW was an exciting step forward for WA football.

“This is definitely positive news for female footy in WA that will help provide a quality State League competition for Fremantle players to return to after the AFLW season,” he said.

We look forward to working with and providing support to the WAFC and the WAFLW clubs to develop not only Fremantle players but the future generation of AFLW stars.”

“I’m looking forward to seeing how our players perform at their WAFLW clubs and the leadership opportunities they embrace.”

The 2019 Optus WAFLW Premiership Season will be played from May to September at WAFL venues. Fixtures will include double-headers with WAFL League games, as well as stand-alone matches.

Round 1 will commence on the weekend of May 4/5 with the Grand Final to be played as a double-header with the WAFL League Preliminary Final on the weekend of September 14/15.

Full fixtures will be finalised in the coming weeks, along with plans to live-stream a game each week on the WAFL website.

The overarching competition structure will see the WAFLW replace the League division of the existing WA Women’s Football League, which will continue as a supporting Reserves and under 18 Rogers Cup competition featuring teams from all nine WAFL clubs.

Teams previously playing in the WAWFL League division that did not receive an inaugural WAFL Women’s license will compete in the WAWFL Reserves in 2019.

The WAFC will consider options at the end of the inaugural WAFLW season to expand the number of teams or introduce a promotion and relegation system with the WAWFL Reserves.

The WAFC will administer the WAFLW State League competition, including the provision of umpires and overseeing minimum standards to ensure it is a high-quality, equalised competition that supports the development of WA’s best talent.

The WAFC is also working with WAFL clubs on upgrading facilities for their WAFLW team and has established a fund to support the development of female friendly facilities at WAFL venues.


Fremantle v West Coast Derby - JLT Community Series March 10th @ David Grays Arena

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Peel Thunder Football Club is hosting the JLT Community Series Derby clash between Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles on Sunday March 10th at David Grays Arena.

The JLT Community Series brings AFL matches to regional communities, allowing them to experience the fast paced action of the AFL in their own backyard. What a great way to bring people to Visit Peel.

Bounce down at David Grays Arena will be at 4:10pm with a curtain raiser scheduled before the main fixture, followed by rocking band Dirty Little Secret The Band.

Make sure you get there earlier to check out the Family Fun Zone for AFL merchandise, food and beverage and the FREE football activities.

General admission tickets and reserve grandstand seating bookings are being taken at the Club.

THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT - express your interest with the Peel Thunder Club (08) 9537 5400.

***Presidents Lunch is a sell out***

Thank you to the City of Mandurah, AFL and WAFL for their support of this event.


WAFL Round 1 - Peel Thunder President's Lunch - sponsored by David Grays Aglink

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Peel Thunder Football Club match day hospitality, the President’s lunch, is without doubt the biggest President’s lunch function in the WAFL.

Held at each Peel Thunder home game, this event is hosted in the Platinum Room   (David Grays Arena)  overlooking the ground and is renowned for gourmet dining, networking opportunities and just a great day out.

The first lunch is scheduled for Round 1 - Peel Thunder v West Perth and is sponsored by David Grays Aglink. 




To purchase your ticket to the President's Lunch please click on this link or call reception to book on 9537 5400:

If you are a Sponsor or Platinum Member please contact Paula Barnden at to make your booking.



PTFC Player Sponsor nominations now open

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 9:38 AM









Don't miss out on the opportunity to support one of our most valuable assets at Peel Thunder, our players, become a sponsor of a Peel Thunder Player.



Sponsor support will ensure the player you select receives:

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PTFC Golf Day - Sponsored by Renee Hardman Real Estate, LJ Hooker Mandurah

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 9:24 AM






Don't miss the annual PTFC Golf Day - proudly sponsored by Renee Hardman - Mandurah Real Estate - LJ Hooker Mandurah at Secret Harbour Golf Links.

At the PTFC Golf Day you are guaranteed to have a great time. Teams are only $660 and include: golfers breakfast, buffet lunch, drinks on course, golf & carts, prizes and just great value!

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

8.30am shot gun start

Please register your team and hole sponsorship with Paula Barnden. Email to: or call 0402 799 925.

Peel Thunder announce new Major Partner - The Lane Group

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 12:22 PM

The Peel Thunder Football Club are pleased to announce 'The Lane Group' as the new Major Partner of the Peel Thunder Football Club.

"The Lane Group are thrilled to be taking on the Major Partner position with the Peel Thunder Football Club going into the 2019 WAFL Season.  We always enjoy having the opportunity to support local sporting groups and believe it to be an important part of our organisation." said Greg Ross, Dealer Principal.

The Lane Group offer the Mandurah and Peel Region a host of new cars, offering the following brands:

Ford, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Jeep, Chyrsler, Suzuki, Mitsubishi and Performax.

To compliment new car sales The Lane Group also offer:

  • used and demo vehicles
  • servicing
  • parts and accessories
  • fleet services
  • finance and insurance

CEO John Ditchburn said "This is an exciting time for our Club and we are delighted to have The Lane Group as our Major Sponsor.  The Lane Group have been great supporters of the Peel Community for many years and we look forward to a long and successful partnership."

Driving the new Kia Stinger, Peel Thunder Marketing Manager Paula Barnden said "The Stinger certainly gets the attention of car lovers."

"It just oozes luxury, from the leather seats to the sports car feel, you've just got to test drive a Kia Stinger."

As part of the partnership, every new car sale from one of the above Mandurah Dealerships will receive a gold Peel Thunder Membership - valued at $165.00.  Remember to  identify yourself as a Peel Thunder supporter at the time of your purchase to grab your membership.

Mandurah Nissan are just about to open a brand new, state of the art show room that will offer their clients an experience like no other. 

Keep an eye out in the new year with special offers for our Members across the different brands.

Lane Ford - 107 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah
P:  9535 1688

Mandurah Nissan - 53 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah
P:  9531 8989

Mandurah Hyundai - 119 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah
P: 9586 5858

Mandurah Kia - 8 Randall Street, Mandurah
P: 9535 7300






Jeep and Chrysler - 8 Randall Street, Mandurah

P: 9586 5855




Mandurah Suzuki - 53 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah
P: 9586 5800



Performax Perth - 117 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah
P: 9535 0601


Mandurah Mitsubishi - 107 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah
P: 9535 0688