Peel Thunder Football Club and Mandurah Holden Partnership comes to an end

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 1:18 PM

The Peel Thunder Football Club today announced the conclusion of Mandurah Holden’s affiliation as Major Partner of the Peel Thunder Football Club.

Peel Thunder CEO John Ditchburn said “Peel Thunder Football Club wishes to thank Mandurah Holden for their support over the six years of their partnership.  

In that time we have won two WAFL League Premierships and have provided numerous opportunities to young footballers in the Peel Region.”

Mandurah Holden General Manager Shane Van Daele said “We want to thank the Club, Players and Supporters for your support over the last six years and we have been proud to be associated with the Club during this time.  We wish the Club all the best for future success, both on and off the field, and we look forward to sharing that success as supporters!”

The Peel Thunder Football Club have commenced the process of securing a new Major Partner for the 2019 Season.


Jack Sears and Tyrone Thorne named in NAB AFL Academy Squad

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 12:44 PM

The AFL has announced that 28 West Australian players will be part of the 2018-19 NAB AFL Academy squads.

The expanded NAB AFL Academy Program will now see 150 players engaged in high performance camps conducted across five talent regions; Vic Country, Vic Metro, South Australia, Western Australia and Allies (New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania, Queensland and the Northern Territory). 

The Academies will come together for their first camps in the coming weeks, with Western Australia's to be held from December 10 to 15.

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Howlett, Pearce share Peel's Tuckey Medal

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:59 PM - by Chris Pike

THE returning Ben Howlett and out of favour AFL veteran Danyle Pearce both did all they could to try and get Peel Thunder back into the finals in 2018 and were rewarded by sharing the Tuckey Medal as fairest and best winners.

On the back of playing in the club's first three ever finals series and winning the past two WAFL premierships, Peel wasn’t quite able to back it up and reach the finals again in 2018.

But that didn’t mean there weren’t some highlights along the way and some standout performers for the Thunder.

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Melbourne Cup with Peel Thunder

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 2:59 PM






The race that stops the nation! 

The Bear Trap will be transformed into a Spring Garden with the help of our favourite florist PEEL Flower HOUSE.

Treat yourself to a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival, canapés from Chef Glenn, entertainment from Dirty Little Secret The Band and an afternoon of fun with friends! 

There will be prizes for best dressed, Sweeps and door prizes.

Tickets $35

Doors open at 10.30am, don't miss out book tickets today - 9537 5400!




Ben Howlett and Danyle Pearce win Tuckey Medal award

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 1:53 PM


The Peel Thunder Football Club Tuckey Medal Count Awards night was held last Friday night with about 240 people attending the presenation to celebrate the players’ achievements.







The Tuckey Medal this Season was was won by Ben Howlett and Danyle Pearce for the league team.  Runner up was Blair Bell.









Joint Tuckey Medallist winners: Danyle Pearce & Ben Howlett











League runner up: Blair Bell

The senior development Ball Family Medal went to Haydn Matthews and the colts David Cameron Memorial Medal was awarded to Lachlan Riley with Oliver Walton finishing runner up.










Senior Development Ball Family Medal winner: Haydn Matthews









Senior Development runner up: Oliver Walton







Colts David Cameron Memorial Medal winner:  Lachlan Riley









Best Club Person: Chris Fairman








Most Consistent: Ben Hancock









Leading Goal Kicker: Gerald Ugle & Luke Strnadica











Arthur Marshall Memorial Award: Jordan Boullineau


League Coaches Award: Brayden Lawler (no image)









Senior Development Coaches Award: Jacob Perry










Players Player: Corey Morris







Tom Stone Award: Keegan Power

Colts Awards:
Players Player – Tyrone Thorne
Encouragement Award – Cameron Gavin
Best First Year Player – Jack Sears
Colts Coaches Award – Andrew Butler


Week 1 Finals Colts Wrap

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 4:30 PM - by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts' colts have booked in a second semi-final meeting with Subiaco after beating Peel Thunder on Sunday while East Fremantle kept its 2018 season alive with a derby win over South Fremantle on Saturday.

The 2018 WAFL Finals Series got underway on Saturday at Fremantle Community Bank Oval and that began with a colts elimination final with East Fremantle taking on South Fremantle.

East Fremantle proved too strong going on to win 18.7 (115) to 8.5 (53) to keep its season alive and end the campaign of South Fremantle.

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TABtouch Finals Series

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 11:24 AM

The 2018 TABtouch WAFL Finals Series will commence on Saturday, September 1 with the Qualifying Final between South Fremantle (2nd) and West Perth (3rd) at Fremantle Community Bank Oval from 2.40pm.

Claremont (4th) and East Perth (5th) will battle it out in the Elimination Final the following day, September 2, at Claremont Oval from 2.40pm.

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Colts 1st Semi Final - Thunder v Sharks @ Arena Joondalup

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 11:10 AM

WAFL Colts 1st Semi Final

Get behind Peel Thunder Colts as they play East Fremantle Sharks this Sunday at Arena Joondalup.  Bounce down 8.55am.

Lets go Thunder!


Round 21 Colts Wrap up with Coach Brad Dodd

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 12:53 PM
The Peel Thunder Colts were back in action last Sunday, taking on East Perth at Domain Stadium. After the game we spoke with Head Coach, Brad Dodd.
A Colts Super Round to end the regular season, 3 games being played at Domain Stadium on Sunday. Another 2 debuts with Tyrell Metcalf and Ben Roberts coming into the team, tell us a little about the day and the players debuting?
BD: This was the 2nd Super Round for the season- it’s a great experience for the players and they were all pretty excited to be playing at Domain Stadium. Like most teams this time of year, we had a few injuries so it was disappointing for the likes of Tyson Powell and Jye Kimpton to miss out. James Sturrock was joined by Lachlan Riley in the League team- which was great reward for Lachie- who has been playing some great football. 
Tyrell is up from our 16’s program- making it 6 of our 16s that have played this year. He’s a hard running, skilful forward- he can do some pretty exciting things. Ben is one of our South West kids who has played the last 4 games in the Reserves which gave us a good chance to look at him closely. He mainly plays down back and generally uses the ball well. 
Perfect conditions to start the game, a dominant start that wasn’t reflected on the scoreboard and East Perth responded to lead by 6 points at the break- thoughts on the quarter?
BD: We started the game really strongly but didn’t convert. At one stage it was 1.8 to nil. As is often the case, East Perth gained momentum and managed to convert their chances. So it was disappointing to be behind after creating enough scoring opportunities.
East Perth opened up a 14 point lead half way through the 2nd, before the Thunder rallied to go into half time with a 6 point lead. Where’d you see the turnaround?
BD: We started to use the ball better and that created set shots for our forwards- who converted. It was still a real arm wrestle through the midfield but we felt we worked our way on top by the end of the quarter. 
A tight start to the 3rd before Peel exploded to open up a 31 point lead at the last change. You must’ve been happy with the response?
BD: We made some adjustments at half time but we kicked 5 goals from the centre bounce. Our inside mids went to work and our forwards managed to create space, which created one on ones. It was an exciting 8-10 minutes of play where we kicked 5 goals. 
East Perth threw everything at you in the last, but the Thunder held on to win by 19 points. Was the fade out a concern?
BD: We’ve been pretty strong in last quarters but by the end we were down to 2 on the bench and we fought it out. We’ve had some really good battles with East Perth over the year so it was good to get the win. We had our lowest possession count for the year (219) but still managed 44 Inside 50s and 26 scoring shots. 
Who were the better performers on the day?
BD: Tyrone Thorne was outstanding down forward, kicking 3.3 and proving strong defensive pressure. Michael Randall had a high impact game and was instrumental in our strong 3rd quarter. Jake Howes had one of his better games for the season and managed to hit the scoreboard. Down back, Rob Hutson and James Ewing continued their good form while Jack Sears had another strong game up forward. 
That’s the end of the regular season, Peel finishing 2nd with 12 wins and 6 loses. How have you seen the season to date?
BD: We ended up playing 50 players and we were the 2nd youngest team in the competition. We managed to win more games than last year and give ourselves at least 2 finals- which is fantastic for our players and their own development. We had 2 players play League football in James Sturrock and Lachie Riley while another 6 played Reserves football. We also saw our assistant coaches in Jayden Heuer, Danny Chartres and Michael McCann take the reigns and coach the team through the week and match day. Overall, we’re pretty happy with how the season has panned out and excited to see our players under the pressure of finals football. 
Swan Districts this week at Claremont Oval on Sunday, 9.15am - how have you gone against them this season?
BD: We’re 1-1, with both teams winning at home. As is often the case in Colts, the personnel will be quite different this time around. Swans have some very dangerous and exciting players that can rip games apart. It’s going to be a great challenge playing away but one we all look forward to. 
Brad Dodd - Thunder Colts Coach

Colts Qualifying Final - Peel Thunder v Swan Districts

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 12:08 PM

Congratulations to the Peel Thunder Colts Team on making this years WAFL Finals.

Get along and support them as they take on Swan Districts at Claremont Oval this Sunday, bounce down 9.15am.

See you there!