PTFC - Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Peel Thunder Football Club - Annual General Meeting

Sunday 24th February 2019

 

Members are advised that the Peel Thunder Football Club AGM will be held at David Grays Arena, Dower Street, Mandurah, at 10 am on Sunday 24th February 2019 to  transact the business as outlined in the Club's Constitution.

Election of Offi ce Bearers: Directors  4 required - 2 year term

 

Nominations for the above positions must be made on the prescribed form and signed by a proposer and seconder who must be current financial members of the Club.

Nominees must have been a financial member of the Club for at least one complete year immediately preceding the date of closing of nominations. Nomination forms are available from the Chief Executive Officer.

Nominations close on Friday 18th January 2019 at 5pm.

 

The following retire in accordance with the Club’s Constitution and are eligible for re election:

W. Stirrat, C. Purslowe and C. Fairman

 

 

John Ditchburn - CEO

Peel Thunder Football Club

 

Pre-Season for the Peel Thunder Colts is in full swing

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 9:02 AM

The pre-season for the Peel Thunder Colts is in full swing with the pre-Xmas phase of the Simply Energy WAFL Colts Pre-Season wrapping up this week. Over the last four and a bit weeks, the 80 plus players on the track have all made great strides with their strength, conditioning and skill development.

The sessions have seen the whole squad of 80 train together on Monday nights at Bortolo Reserve in Greenfields, with Tuesday and Thursday sessions for Mandurah based players taking place at David Grays Arena. The club has again invested heavily in our country zone, with our South West boys training with the South West talent hub at Donnybrook on Wednesday nights with the East Perth and Swan Districts South West based players, and Friday nights at Brunswick Oval under the tutelage of Garry Dyer.
 
The squad has undertaken a variety of different tests under Strength and Conditioning Coach Mason Gittins, with a 2km time trial, the yo-yo test, 300m time trials, max bench press and repeat strength tests seeing some strong competition amongst the group.
 
The squad has also had a strong focus on football, with coach Michael Glassborow having a high focus on skill development and decision making. There has been a concerted effort to maximise the amount of touches the players are getting at this point of the pre-season and develop player skill sets. 
 
The squad played some intra squad matches on Tuesday 11th December, and following that the list has been reduced to 65 heading into the Christmas break. 
 
The Colts program wishes to congratulate Durak Tucker on his selection to the Sydney Swans in the recent rookie draft. Durak is a great example for the playing group of how to overcome adversity, with the strength of his character a benchmark for the aspiring players in the program. The program also wishes to congratulate Tyrone Thorne and Jack Sears for their selection in the initial Under 18s State Talent Hub, who completed their first camp last week at Subiaco Oval.

The squad breaks on 18/12 for Mandurah players and 19/12 for SW players, with the next phase of training commencing on 14/1/19 at Bortolo Reserve at 5:15pm.

Peel Thunder wishes all players and their families the best over the Christmas and New Year periods and look forward to the return of the players in 2019.

Squad as of 17/12/18

BALDIVIS

Adam Davey, Liam Richards

 

BUNBURY

Nic Pemberton

 

BUSSELTON

Hamish Hutton

 

CAREY PARK

Liam Hutton

 

CENTRALS

Connor Heuer

 

COLLIE

Kolbee Fleay, Kaleb Michalak, Sam Salmeri

 

DONNYBROOK

Zac Burgess, Zac Trigwell

 

EATON

James Ewing, Roy George, Zach Rankin, Isiah Winder, Tyrone Winder

 

HALLS HEAD

Wesley Fewson, Rob Hutson, Ben Middleton

 

HARVEY BULLS

Jaxon Egan, Jonathon Ietto, Kane Johnston, Jaxon Pitts

 

HBL

Ben Busslinger, Geoffrey Saunders, Oskar Ward

 

MUSTANGS

Brad Hodge, Jackson Knight, Tyrell Metcalf,

 

PINJARRA

Michael Hansen, Logan Martin, Ryan Patterson, Nixon Purser, David Yaccob

 

ROCKINGHAM

Andrew Butler, Haiden Mead, Clifton Stack, Tyrone Thorne, Jack Walsh, Jake Willos

 

SECRET HARBOUR

Connor Avery, Lachie Beverly, Corey Burton, Luen Colton, Jack Fourie, Connor Holthouse, Bodie Kitchingman, Brodie Lake, Ethan McWilliams, Deon Welhan,

 

SOUTH BUNBURY

Josh Padlie

 

SOUTH MANDURAH

Cam Gavin, Tyler Nesbitt, Brad Oldfield, Kyle Penny, Jarvis Pina, Kilian Rawson, Jack Sears, Lachlan Shipton, Zane Smith, Calvin Stone, Malachy Watson

 

WARNBRO

Codey Trantino

 

WAROONA

Jeremy Caratti, Kyle White

 

 

John Deitz
Talent Manager - Peel

Peel Thunder to hold Womens Have A Go Day - Monday 17th December @ David Grays Arena

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 1:33 PM

PEEL Thunder Football Club is hosting a Have a Go Day – Open Day for all women over 16-years-old to come and try football.

Community Development Manager Ben Howlett said the aim of the women’s come and try day was to provide an opportunity for women who have not previously played football before to come down and learn the skills and techniques of football while also having some fun.

“The day is also about educating the girls about the talent pathway from community football all the way up to the AFLW,” he said.

“ During this session, women will be taught to perform different skills such as handballing, kicking, marking and bouncing a football.

“The focus aim will be teach the basics of game through some fun games and activities.”

Mr Howlett said the session would be run by some of the new Peel Thunder women’s teams coaches who will be looking for new talent to recruit for the 2019 season.

The women’s district officer will also be in attendance speaking with all the girls who want to begin playing or just want to play for fun about the many local PFNL clubs available to them.

The Peel Thunder women’s teams will be having their first session on December 19 as a meet and greet with the coaches and a joint barbecue with the Men’s senior squad. The girls will then begin their first inaugural preseason as the Peel Thunder women’s teams on January 14.

WHAT: Peel Thunder Women’s Have a Go Day – Open Day

WHERE: David Grays Arena

WHEN: Monday, December 17 at 4.30pm

TO REGISTER: email bhowlett@peelthunder.com.au

Written by: Vanessa Schmitt @Mandurah Coastal Times

Image: Jon Hewson @Mandurah Coastal Times - pictured: Demi Liddle

https://www.communitynews.com.au/mandurah-coastal-times/sport/peel-thunder-to-hold-womens-have-a-go-day-open-day/

 

WAWFL Women's Senior Head Coach Position

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 3:44 PM

 

WAWFL Women’s Senior Head Coach Position

The Peel Thunder Football Club is seeking applications for the position of Women’s Senior Head Coach for the WAWFL 2019 season

Our club is committed to maximizing the potential of footballers by providing field leading education and innovation.

Peel Thunder Football Club strives to foster an environment where footballers can achieve their goals and perform at their best. To be considered for this role, you will need to work closely with our WAFLW senior women’s head coach & Rogers Cup Head Coach to successfully develop players to reach their full potential.

Our club is also focused on developing these people to be respected members of our community and the successful applicant will have the values and integrity needed to achieve this objective.

Suitable applicants will possess;

People Management & Planning:

  • Capacity to effectively manage young talented athletes and associated staff
  • Ability to lead, and influence within a high performance environment
  • Display a good understanding of the Peel Thunder Football Club zone
  • A passion for driving a strong and inclusive culture
  • Bring a fresh, energetic and positive attitude along with being well prepared
  • Assist with the recruitment of players                      

Football Knowledge:

  • Understanding of development theories and practice
  • Strong knowledge of coaching techniques/strategies/tactics
  • Sound understanding of skill development and learning strategies

Effective Communication:

  • Highly developed and proven communication (written, verbal, visual) and interpersonal skills.

Qualification:

  • Level 2 coach accreditation (minimum or working towards Level 2)

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and coaching resume, with references (maximum of three A4 pages), which addresses the key competencies outlined above.  Please note this is a voluntary position.

Applications are to be submitted no later than Friday the 21st of December, by 5.00pm to email; footballmanager@peelthunder.com.au

Shane Creevey 

General Manager of Football Operations

 

Senior Development Assistant Coach Position

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 2:28 PM

 

Senior Development Assistant Coach Position

The Peel Thunder Football Club is seeking applications for the position of Senior Development Assistant Coach for the 2019 WAFL season.

As a club we are committed to maximizing the potential of footballers by providing field leading education and innovation.  Peel Thunder Football Club strives to foster an environment where footballers can achieve their goals and perform at their best.

To be considered for this role, you will need experience developing players, along with outstanding communication and leadership skills. Our club is also focused on developing these people to be respected members of our community and the successful applicant will have the values and integrity needed to achieve this objective

Suitable applicants will possess;

 

People Management & Planning:

  • Capacity to effectively manage young talented athletes
  • Ability to influence within a high performance environment
  • Display a good understanding of the Peel Thunder Football Club zone
  • A passion for driving a strong and inclusive culture
  • Bring a fresh, energetic and positive attitude along with being well prepared
  • Assist with the recruitment of players                      

Football Knowledge:

  • Understanding of development theories and practice
  • Strong knowledge of coaching techniques/strategies/tactics
  • Sound understanding of skill development and learning strategies

Effective Communication:

  • Highly developed and proven communication (written, verbal, visual) and interpersonal skills.

Qualification:

  • Level 1 coach accreditation (minimum, working towards Level 2)

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and coaching resume, with references (maximum of three A4 pages), which addresses the key competencies outlined above.

Applications are to be submitted no later than Wednesday 19th December 2018, by 5.00pm to email;   footballmanager@peelthunder.com.au

 

Shane Creevey

General Manager of Football Operations

 

 

Thunder raise $15,163 in 'Up All Night' fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Perth

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 12:18 PM

Thunder raise $15,163 in 'Up All Night' fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Perth

Last Saturday night, Peel Thunder took part in ‘Up All Night’ to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities Western Australia.

Thank you to everyone who supported Team Thunder in the walk, we are proud to advise that through our efforts together we raised $15,163, finishing 6th on the team leader board of the event.   CEO John Ditchburn said “It is important to our Club to continue to connect and deliver social value to our local community in any way we can.  Football is a great way to connect people.  We are just wrapped with the Community support of this fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Perth.”

Walking in an overnight marathon wasn’t easy, but it’s nothing compared to being the parent of a sick child.  Every day, families from across WA come to Perth so that their child can emergency medical treatment. Ronald McDonald House is their Home Away From Home during the most difficult time of their lives. 

Peel Thunder’s team comprised of:  CEO – John Ditchburn, Commercial Operations Manager – Mel Verdoes, Membership Officer – Lisa Hicks, Accounts Manager – Helen Douglas, Vice President – Renee Hardman, Directors – Chris Fairman and Brad Dean.

“We made it, that was a very hard walk but definitely feeling proud right now for doing the walk and raising money for such a great cause,”  said Thunder Director Chris Fairman. 

“That was epic!!  Super proud to say I walked 42km for Ronald McDonald Charities and shared the journey with my very special colleagues. We are all slightly buckled but very happy at the same time,” said Thunder Operations Manager Mel Verdoes.

By supporting the ‘Up All Night’ walk for Ronald McDonald House Perth and other Club events,  Peel Thunder Football Club would of contributed over $25,000 to Ronald McDonald House Perth this Season alone.

The Club would also like to thank Zen Body Massage and Seashells Mandurah.

Peel Thunder sign Jackson Merrett

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 1:24 PM

PEEL Thunder Football Club have signed former Essendon player Jackson Merrett.

Coach Cam Shepherd congratulated the club on working hard to get a player of such high calibre.

“He is an elite hard-running wingman,” Shepherd said.

“He is an outstanding individual who will be a real feather in the cap for the club.’

Shepherd said it was especially good news for the younger players who could learn from Merrett.

“I look forward to the 2019 season and hope to get back into the top five,” Shepherd said.

“The addition of Jackson will help with that.”

Chief executive John Ditchburn said it was a coup to recruit such a quality player.

“Jackson fits the mould of the type of people at Peel Thunder,” he said.

Merrett said he was very excited and a little nervous about joining Peel.

He said he had a passion to play at a higher level and he had heard good things about Peel’s club culture.

“Over my football journey there is the stress and expectations you put on yourself,” Merrett said.

“I’ve realised I have lost the fun side of it.

“So I want to enjoy my football from week to week.”

Merrett said when he enjoyed his footy, it was replicated in his performance on the field.

He plans to move from Melbourne to Mandurah with his partner Olivia in the New Year.

Merrett played for Essendon Football Club for seven years. He played with Ben Howlett for six seasons at Essendon and they kept in contact after Howlett moved to Peel Thunder.

Written by: Vanessa Schmitt - Mandurah Coastal Times

https://www.communitynews.com.au/mandurah-coastal-times/sport/peel-thunder-sign-essendon-player-jackson-merrett/

 

McHappy Day with Peel Thunder - visit McDonalds today and support Ronald McDonald House

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 3:28 PM

 

 

Today is  McHappyDay, two dollars from every #BigMac sold goes to Ronald McDonald House Charities. It goes to providing a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families. So, join Peel Thunder and Macca’s today and let’s make a difference!

Peel Thunder players got involved at their local McDonald's: 
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Randall & Kaine Ah-Chee at McDonalds Greenfields; 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oliver Walton, Matt Piggott & Andrew Butler at McDonalds Lakelands; 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jake Howes & Robert Schindler-Taylor at McDonald's Mandurah Forum

Michael Glassborow appointed as Peel Thunder Colts Head Coach

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 9:21 AM

With pre-season training for the colts group commencing over the next week we are pleased to announce that Michael Glassborow has been appointed as Peel Thunder Colts Head Coach for the 2019 season.

Glassborow has previously been involved at the club as head coach of the year 9 academy squad in 2017, before working under the guidance of Tony Micale in the WA Under 16s State Academy in 2018 as midfield coach. Glassborow has extensive experience in Victoria as a head coach in the Eastern Football League, as well as an assistant coach at the Box Hill Hawks who are the VFL partner club of Hawthorn.

Glassborow resides in the Peel region and will be a fantastic addition to the colts team who will again be looking to provide opportunities for players to develop and improve at the highest level of junior football in the state. He will be joined this year by assistant coaches Danny Chartres, Glen Andrews and Shannon Cole.  Pierce Dawson has joined the team as a development coach, whilst Mason Gittins returns as Strength and Conditioning Coach, with Olga Hoyos and 4 Life Physiotherapy returning as head physiotherapy provider.  Garry Dyer will be in charge of the South West squad to continue to assist our regional players, Peter Morrissey will head up the player welfare program with Tim Overington returning for his fourth year as Team Manager, and Scott Hoey is a new addition to the team as head trainer.

The colts commenced pre-season training on Friday 16th November for players who are attending leavers, with the remainder of the squad commencing on Monday 19th November at David Grays Arena for an induction and testing.   Following the induction night, sessions will take place on Monday nights at Bortolo Reserve for the whole squad, Tuesday and Thursday nights at Rushton North for metro based players, Wednesday nights at Donnybrook FC and Friday nights at Brunswick Oval for S/W zoned players.

In another major appointment Jayden Heuer has been announced as head coach of the Under 16 program for 2019.   Heuer has been an assistant coach within the colts program over the past three seasons and this year coached the Under 14s academy squad.  Heuer will also have an involvement with the colts program and will be a positive influence on a talented group. The under 16s will commence training in December.

Players invited to the colts pre-season are:

BALDIVIS

Adam Davey

Tom McKeeman

Liam Richards

Jordan Sprigg

 

BUNBURY

Malik Davis

Nic Pemberton

 

BUSSELTON

Hamish Hutton

 

CAREY PARK

Liam Hutton

 

CENTRALS

Connor Heuer

Zach Merritt

 

COLLIE

Jack Dye

Kolbee Fleay

Kaleb Michalak

Sam Salmeri

 

DONNYBROOK

Zac Burgess

Zac Trigwell

 

EATON

James Ewing

Roy George

Zach Rankin

Isiah Winder

 

HALLS HEAD

Seb Boyd

Wesley Fewson

Jacksyn Gater

Rob Hutson

Ben Middleton

Zane Sutherland

 

HARVEY

Jaxon Egan

Jonathon Ietto

 

HARVEY BRUNSWICK LESCHENAULT

Ben Busslinger

Thomas Catalano

Campbell Italiano

Reid Kinninmont

Tanner Perkins

Geoffrey Saunders

Oskar Ward

 

MANDURAH MUSTANGS

Renee Anderson

Brad Hodge

Jackson Knight

Tyrell Metcalf

Michael Mulcahy

 

PINJARRA

Michael Hansen

Logan Martin

Ryan Paterson

Nixon Purser

Dylan Rozman

Riley Vidovich

David Yaccob

 

ROCKINGHAM

Andrew Butler

Brody Dalgetty

Michael Hall

Max Layton

Haiden Mead

Liam Pember

Clifton Stack

Tyrone Thorne

Jack Walsh

Jake Willis

 

SECRET HARBOUR

Connor Avery

Lachlan Beverly

Corey Burton

Luen Colton

Toby Dodds

Jack Fourie

Bodie Kitchingman

Brodie Lake

Ethan McWilliams

Deon Welhan

 

SOUTH BUNBURY

Josh Padlie

Lachlan Riley

 

SOUTH MANDURAH

Cam Gavin

Tyler Nesbitt

Bailey Norris

Brad Oldfield

Quinn Parsons

Kyle Penny

Jarvis Pina

Kilian Rawson

Jack Sears

Lachlan Shipton

Zane Smith

Calvin Stone

Malachy Watson

 

WARNBRO

Jacob Schreiber-Wood

Codey Trantino

 

WAROONA

Jeremy Caratti

Kyle White

 

John Deitz
Talent Manager - Peel Thunder

 

Welcome to David Grays Arena - new naming rights partner to stadium

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 9:35 AM

Peel Thunder Football Club is pleased to announce David Grays Aglink as our newest Stadium Partner.   The home of WAFL team Peel Thunder will be now known as ‘David Grays Arena’.

Peel Thunder Chief Executive Officer John Ditchburn said “We couldn’t be more pleased, David Grays Aglink have been and are terrific supporters of the  Peel Thunder Football Club. To see them recognized as the new Arena Naming Rights Partner of our Club is great.”

General Manager of David Grays Aglink, Warren Stirrat is a lifelong supporter, beginning his love of Peel Thunder as a Reserves Coach in 2003, subsequently sitting on various committees and is a current Member of the Peel Thunder Board.

David Grays Aglink General Manager, Warren Stirrat had this to say “ On behalf of David Grays we are very proud to be given this prestigious honour as naming rights partner to the stadium.  We have been long time partners and supporters  of the Peel Thunder Football Club and continue to grow with them.  Welcome to ‘David Grays Arena’!”

David Grays Aglink services both the broad acre and horticulture market segments and has become the distribution partner of choice for more than 40 agents in Western Australia.

‘David Grays Arena’ will play host to the AFL JLT Community Series fixture - West Coast Eagles v  Fremantle Dockers, Sunday March 10 and numerous other community events and of course football throughout 2019.

The Peel Thunder Football Club would also like to thank our outgoing Stadium Partner, Halls Head Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank, who remain as a Platinum Partner of the Club.

 Welcome to ‘David Grays Arena’!

Click on the link below to see what David Grays Aglink do:

https://www.davidgray.com.au/dga/about-us/david-grays-aglink/

">