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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Peel Match Report Round 3

Nicole Salmeri


Peel Thunder had its first loss over the weekend, going down by 43 points to South Fremantle at Bendigo Bank Stadium.

The Thunder started strong with the team young gun, Calvin Thorne, kicking the first goal in the first 10 minutes of the match.  

South Fremantle quickly responded with 3 goals to Peel’s 2 heading into the first break.

It was a tight contest early in the second, with both teams applying pressure around the ball before South Fremantle kicked 2 goals extending the margin to 11 points heading into the main break.

The work of Defender Sam Collins kept the bulldogs from scoring, but South Fremantle proved too good for the Thunder, running away with the game mid-way through the third, leaving the Thunder goaless heading into the final term.

It just wasn’t the Thunders day as South Fremantle continued their impressive performance and sealing the win with the final score 12.14 (86) to 5.3 (43).

Despite the loss, Fremantle’s Matthew Tabener was among the best for Peel with 18 disposals and a goal.

Fellow teammate Hayden Crozier was also a standout in Saturday’s game, racking up a solid 15 disposals and a goal.

Fremantle Dockers new recruit Griffin Logue, says the Thunder knew they were going to be in for a tough game against the bulldogs

“South’s, they really came out with a bang after their loss,” he said.

Logue also highlighted the stand out performance of fellow Docker Sam Collins.

“He was a stand out for sure down back, he’s definitely a big ruck for us, really solid,” he said.

Teammates who also stood out were Brayden Lawler who racked up 21 disposals and a goal and Blair Bell who also collected 15 disposals and a goal.

Peel’s Brayden Lawler says the team’s main focus will be on better ball movement and to get back to the level of football that they played in the first 2 rounds.

 “We just need to get back to the footy we have been playing the last two weeks and also when our pressure is right up there we cause a lot more turnovers…” he said.

After the tough loss, the Thunder will be ready to fire when they face Subiaco at Leederville oval next Saturday.




Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:51 AM

Peel Match Report Round 2



Peel Thunder continued their Premiership form with their second win of the season against East Fremantle at Bendigo Bank Stadium.


The Thunder held a convincing lead at every break ending the game in an 86-point victory.


Fremantle recruit Harley Balic was a standout for the side with 33 possessions while fellow teammate Matt Taberner proved vital, kicking 5 goals.


Leroy Jetta matched Taberner’s efforts with another 5 goals for the Thunder adding to the final scoreboard of 19.12 (126) to 5.10 (40).


Fremantle Dockers defender Sam Collins highlighted Taberner’s dominance in the game.


“I thought he had a really great game,” he said.


“Obviously he’s pretty disappointed to not be playing round 1 tomorrow but he came in with a really great attitude and was a really big target for us.”


Peel proved dominate in the first quarter with the majority of the time spent in their half.


Joshua Mathers, who celebrated his 50th game this week, commended his team’s defensive efforts.


“We just focused on trying to win every quarter and keep the foot on the throat and not letting them back into the game,” he said.


Brady Grey kicked off the game with a goal for Peel and some quick footwork from Rory O’Brien saw Peel off to a dominant start.


Tensions rose towards the end of the first with the game becoming physical as East Fremantle kicked goals from Brett Peake and Matthew Watson.


The pace dropped off slightly in the second quarter with only 2 goals to the Thunder.


Jetta stepped up in the third quarter kicking 3 for Peel who headed into the final quarter with sights set on a win.


Coach Cam Shepherd warned his players of being over confident at the three quarter time break telling the Thunder to “step it up” and “don’t slack off”.


Peel responded to Shepherds orders, who amped up the pressure in the defensive line.


Peel started off the final term with 3 goals; 1 to Harley Balic and 2 for Matt Taberner.


East Perth struggled to respond to the Thunders accurate kicking, scoring 2 straight points.


The Sharks finally made the most of their scoring opportunities with a late goal from Cameron Symonds in the last 5 minutes of the game.


The win sees Peel going into round 3 undefeated but Mathers said this doesn’t guarantee success moving forward.


“We feel pretty good but we can’t get ahead of ourselves,” he said.


“It’s only early in the season and we have a lot of rounds left to go.”


Collin’s echoed Mathers’ remarks.


“I think we know there’s a lot of great teams playing good football and it’s only round 3 next week so we’ve still got our level heads,” he said.


“We built on our performance last week which was a focus going in.


“I think it’s going to be a good game next weekend against South Freo.”


Peel Thunder take on South Fremantle next week back at Bendigo Bank Stadium. 





Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Peel Thunder kicked off this season with a win last night against East Perth at the Medibank Stadium in Leederville

East Perth’s back pocket player Mitchell Fraser had to be escorted off the field with what looked to be a knee injury in the first quarter.

A fantastic performance from Leroy Jetta who kicked four of the seven goals for peel in the game and had 16 disposals under his belt by the final siren.

Team captain Gerard Ugle praised Jetta’s performance saying it was great to have him back on the team.

“great to have him back, he was a big out for us last year” Ugle said

“for him to come back and kick four goals, his pressure over the ground is amazing, so its been good having him back.”

This game was the first for Jetta after a two year suspension delivered in the appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

By the end of the third quarter Peel had a comfortable lead of 6.10 (40) to 1.9 (15) against East Perth who seemed unable to match Peels efficiency.

Coach Cam Shepherd seemed happy with the team’s progress at three-quarter time praising the pressure from the forward line calling it a ‘highlight’ of the game.

East Perth managed to close the gap with three goals and three points in the fourth quarter compared to one goal and one point for Peel.

Peel Thunder captain Gerard Ugle attributed East Perth’s success in the fourth quarter to luck saying “I think they just got a couple of lucky goals I guess, our structures just sort of stuffed up there so I guess they got goals through our mistakes.”

East Perth were unable to seal the deal though with stand out Peel player Traye Bennel working hard to slow their progress.

Peel Thunder player Brady Grey who was returning from injury finished the game with 17 disposals under his belt, he said it was great to get a win against East Perth.

“it was a great win for us against East Perth which is a West Coast team so a bit of a mini derby for us. The guys really got up, we had a really good pre-season, couple of really good wins in the pre season comp so the Freo boys and the Peel boys play really well together and it was great to get the result.”

He agreed with Team Captain Ugle on Jetta’s performance in the game, saying the team knows what he brings.

“Y’know he’s had a really tough 12 months with the essendon saga but it was great to have him back out there and we know what he brings. He kicked four goals so he’s going to have that impact for us most weeks so its great to have him back on the team.

Team captain Gerard Ugle said Peel wasn’t tipped to make the final last year but the team had surprised a lot of people and hoped the team could do the same this year.

Peel Thunder cemented their first victory of the season, with 7.11 (53) to East Perth’s score of 4.12 (36).


Friday, March 3, 2017 - 11:12 AM

Fremantle v Collingwood
Ticket pre-purchase is recommended. Tickets will be available on match day subject to availability at the Main Entrance on Dower Street, and also the Rushton North Entrance.
For those attending please note:
PARKING: Please be mindful of increased traffic conditions around the venue. We encourage the use of Public Transport, drivers are encouraged to allow plenty of time to get to the venue. 
Parking is available on Rushton North via the Dower st and Thomson st entries for $5 per vehicle. Alternatively parking can be found at Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (Pinjarra Road).
ENTRY: There are 3 entry gates in operation, Dower st, Clarice st & Thomson st. 
Prohibited Items 
The following items are not permitted to be brought into the venue: 
- Glass 
- Alcohol 
- Cans 
- Horns / whistles 
- Large eskies 
- Umbrellas 
- Video cameras 
- Chairs 
Bags may be searched upon entry. 
Contact PTFC for more information 9537 5400.
City of Mandurah



Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 1:19 PM

Congratulations to the big winners of the WA Football League Raffle drawn on Friday, February 10.

1st Prize winner Carolyn Gordon from Carramar has won a 2016 Holden Captiva LS 2.4L 7 Seater Automatic Wagon valued at $34,173.
2nd Prize winner Peter Whitemore from Northcote (Victoria) has won a 7-Night Broome Holiday at Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa valued at $5,400.
3rd Prize winner Karl Vanderslys from Helena Valley has won a $5,000 Retravision Voucher.
Thank you to all those who bought or sold tickets and helped us raise funds for local footy in WA.
Photo: WA Football Commission CEO Gavin Taylor drawing winners of the WAFL Raffle.
The following tickets / butts as listed below were not entered in the draw, due to administration error.  A refund is available by contacting the WA Football Commission on 9381 5599 or Bob Uittenbroek on 0412 729 600.  Proof of tickets is required.
115751 – 115755
118926 – 118930
120401 – 120405
120446 – 120450
121221 – 121225
127546 – 127550
127961 – 127965
138216 – 138220
141451 – 141455
141456 – 141460
141461 – 141465
141466 - 141470


Friday, February 3, 2017 - 4:39 PM

After trials last week in some extremely challenging conditions, we have picked our first intake for our Year 9 group. We have selected 33 players in our initial squad, and will add another 27 players over the course of the season. We are again wrapped with the talent in this group and encourage all players who missed selection to continue to push hard for spots over the first half of the season with strong performances in community football.

The first intake is:
Griffyn Brown (North Mandurah), Corey Burton (Secret Harbour), Jake Cunningham (Waroona), Nasman Donovan (Mustangs), Josh Edwards (South Mandurah), Jayden Evans (Waroona), Wes Fewson (Halls Head), Jack Fourie (Secret Harbour), Jacksyn Gater (Secret Harbour), Connor Heuer (Halls Head), Luke Jardine (South Mandurah), Riley Lang (North Mandurah), Max Layton (Rockingham), Jesse Lovitos (Rockingham), Mathew Maynard (Baldivis), Jarrad McIlvinney (Secret Harbour), Dylan Mulcahy (Mustangs), Ty Mullan (South Mandurah), Campbell Myers (Secret Harbour), Tyler Nesbitt (South Mandurah), Jacob Palmer (Secret Harbour), Liam Pember (Rockingham), Clay Philpott (Pinjarra), Austin Poppert (Rockingham), Robbie Rae (Warnbro), Harrison Steele (Baldivis), Zane Sutherland (Halls Head), Luke Taylor (Secret Harbour), Brody Tuttlebee (Secret Harbour), Kai Underdown (Secret Harbour), Malachy Watson (South Mandurah), Dean Williams (Warnbro), Zane Wilson-Palmer (Rockingham).

Congratulations to all and we look forward to seeing everyone at the induction night on 27th Feb at Peel Thunder Football Club


Friday, February 3, 2017 - 4:38 PM

After 2 days of trials, we have selected our Year 8 initial intake squad. We were blown away by the quality of the players who attended the trials, the attitudes of all players and the enthusiasm everyone showed was first class and left us with some difficult decisions.

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected in our first intake for 2017
Jed Adams (Halls Head), Rhett Bazzo (South Mandurah), Levi Burton (Secret Harbour), Hayden Cardilini (Pinjarra), Sam Case (Secret Harbour), Ethan Cottle (North Mandurah), Ethan Donaghy (Baldivis), Joshua Draper (Rockingham), Dominic Dravitzki (Rockingham), Tyler Gater (Secret Harbour), William Gault (Baldivis), Tristan Hagemann (South Mandurah), Ben Hollow (Halls Head), Byron Hughes (Warnbro), Zakary Iley (Halls Head), James Langeard (Safety Bay), Donnie McGougan (South Mandurah), Levi Mills (Secret Harbour), Javier Munn (Secret Harbour), Tyler Painter (Halls Head), Corey Phillips (Halls Head), Riley Pendergast (Secret Harbour), Jake Properjohn (North Mandurah), Aidan Smith (Secret Harbour), Bodhi Stewart (Secret Harbour), Callum Thornton (North Mandurah), Logan Vidovich (Pinjarra), Ash Wall (Secret Harbour), Darcy Wills (Pinjarra), Taj Wyburd (Secret Harbour).
All players have been sent information about the induction night on February 27 in the Platinum Room at Peel Thunder Football Club where further program information will be distributed.
There will be a second intake later in the season so players who missed out still have an opportunity to be selected through their performances in club football over the first half of the season. We are excited by this group and look forward to welcoming a new group of players and families to the club for the 2017 season


Friday, February 3, 2017 - 4:36 PM

As a result of performances over the 2016 season please see below our initial intake of year 10 players for the 2017 season. The majority of these players are born in 2002 and performed strongly last season. A number of players who miss selection in our Under 16s squad and are 2001 born will be considered after the Under 16s squad is announced. This squad has their induction on Wednesday 1st March in the Platinum Room at PTFC at 6:00pm. Players need to RSVP to John Deitz by Wednesday 8th February to advise whether they wish to take up the invitation

Connor Avery (Secret Harbour), Bailey Norris (Pinjarra), Kaiden Barron (Secret Harbour), Blake Clarke (South Mandurah), Toby Dodds (Secret Harbour), Michael Hall (Rockingham), Flynn Havelberg (Rockingham), Jake Jahn (Secret Harbour), Bodie Kitchingman (Secret Harbour), Brayden Oldfield (Secret Harbour), Kyle Peachey (Rockingham), Jacob Schreiber-Wood (Baldivis), Lachlan Shipton (South Mandurah), Connor Smith (Secret Harbour), Tom Norris (Halls Head), Jerome Ugle (Halls Head), Riley Vidovich (Pinjarra), Jack Walsh (Rockingham), David Yaccob (Pinjarra)

Congratulations to all selected. Players will be added in a second intake later in the season based on performance in community football.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 4:07 PM

Congratulations to Cam Shepherd, Peel Thunder Football Club's League Coach for taking out the 2016 Football Media Awards' Coach of the Year. 
An event hosted by the West Australian Football Commission and the WA Football Media Guild where the seasons high achievers on and off the field are recognised.  


Monday, November 14, 2016 - 2:40 PM

The Peel Thunder Football Clubs celebrated their 20 Year Reunion, the evening of Saturday 12th November. Hosted by Kevin Sheedy, we also welcomed guest speakers; AFL Game Players Daniel Wells & Farren Ray.

Congratulations to Peel Thunder's 20 Years Allstars Team whom were announced on the night. 
FB: Grant Welsh, Quinton Bolton, Brock O'Brien
HB: Ben Howlett, Brandon Hill, Farren Ray
C: Brendon Jones, Daniel Haines, Daniel Wells
HF: Darren Bolton, Scott Simister, Derek Hall
FF: Bradley Holmes, Dean Buszan, Hayden Ballantyne
FOLL: Stephen Pears, Rory O'Brien, Allistair Pickett
INT: Wayne Barnden, Kristen Thornton, Mathew Brown, Vance Davison
COACH: Cam Shepherd