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SOLID WIN - FULL OF POSITIVE FOR PEEL

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 4:00 PM

By: Alex Paull

PEEL Thunder has held off a fast-finishing Perth to win the first practice match of the season by four points in a low-scoring encounter at Bendigo Bank Stadium on Saturday.

The win marked the long-awaited return of Fremantle star and Peel product Anthony Morabito from injury, and the midfielder starred off half back in three quarters before given a rest for the final term.

After three serious knee injuries, Morabito said he pulled up well from the encounter, which was hisfirst game since 2012.

“I was excited to get through it, preparations were 18 months or so of trying to get to this point and it finally came,” he said.

“It’s just great to get through the first one unscathed.”

Peel dominated proceedings throughout the match, but while failing to capitalise on its dominance, the Thunder skipped out to a 34-point lead at three-quarter-time.

Perth booted six goals to one in the final quarter – including one in the dying seconds – but Peel had done enough to secure the victory.

 

With a large number of Dockers-listed players on the field, coach Cam Shepherd said while bringingessentially two groups together was a challenge, he was pleased by the way the players gelled as a group.

“We don’t walk away from the fact that we are bringing two groups together for a common cause,” Shepherd said.

“We embraced what we wanted to do for three quarters, and we weren’t as good as we wanted in the last.”

Shepherd said the focus of the hitout was to fine-tune the game plan and ensure that the players brought plenty of intensity to the contest. 

“We’re working on playing a hybrid, or similar style to what Ross Lyon has at Fremantle, so we’re working on structures, but really it’s based around intent and effort, so that was the pleasing thing for three quarters,” Shepherd said.

Kristin Thornton was a livewire up forward in the first half, booting three goals before half-time, including one after the siren, but Shepherd was impressed with the evenness of the display. 

“We had a good mix across the board with Moller, who was good in the ruck, and defensively Morabito and Alex Pearce were very good,” Shepherd said.

“Sam Menegola was good in the middle, Matt Brown did a good job across half forward, so it was a bit of amix.” 

Promising 17-year-olds Brad Walsh, Dylan Winton and Ben Hancock all contributed solid efforts, and Shepherd said the run with – and against – quality players would leave them in good stead. 

“Their games yesterday were pretty honest, I think it’s absolutely wonderful that we are able to play the young blokes with some quality players, and they’ve taken that opportunity,” he said.

All the players emerged from the match unscathed and ready to tackle South Fremantle next Saturday at Bendigo Bank Stadium in the final pre-season hit out before Round 1.

PEEL THUNDER SEEKING GROUND ANNOUNCER FOR GAME DAY

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 1:03 PM

 

Peel Thunder is seeking applications from interested persons who wish to be a Volunteer Ground Announcer at our home games.

 

If you are interested in this position please contact marketing@peelthunder.com.au

 

PEEL THUNDER SEEKING DEVELOPMENT SQUAD COACHES

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Peel Thunder are seeking applications from interested persons who wish to be involved coaching Development Squads in 2014.

 

Positions are available for Head Coach of Under 14 late, Under 15 early and Under 15 late, while assistant roles are available for Under 14 early and late, and Under 15 early and late squads.

 

Coaches who wish to apply for a Head Coaching role must either be accredited as or working towards Level 2 accreditation, whilst Assistant Coaches must have a minimum of Level 1 accreditation.

 

For further information or to apply, please contact John Deitz via email at pdo@peelthunder.com.au

 

Applications close on Friday 14th March.

Media Release - Colts Coach

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 1:47 PM

2014 PEEL THUNDER FOOTBALL CLUB – COLTS COACH

Peel Thunder Football Club President Mr John Ditchburn today announced that the Club’s Head Coach of its Colts team, Mr Craig Callaghan will no longer be with the Club.

Mr Ditchburn made it clear that due to Craig’s increased employment commitments he would not be able to dedicate the time required to coaching the Club’s Colts team. The Club’s Board of Directors felt that it would be in the best interests of Craig and the team that a new Coach be appointed that is able to dedicate the time to this very important position at the Club. On behalf of the Club Mr Ditchburn thanked Craig for his hard work, time and dedication he put into the role in 2013 and early this year.

Mr Ditchburn also announced that the Peel Thunder Football Club Board of Directors unanimously endorsed Mr Brad Bootsma as the Club’s new Colts Coach for 2014.

Brad is also the Club’s General Manager of Football Operations and has a strong football pedigree – as a coach, administrator and former player, “The Board and I are very confident that Brad will be able to perform the role as Coach and also Football Operations and carry on Craig’s good work in developing the players into a strong team that will serve the Club well” Mr Ditchburn said.

Bootsma said that the Club’s Colts team and pathway is vital to the Club in producing local talent that aspires to do well in the code.

“I am honoured that the Board has asked me to take on the role as Head Coach of the Colts and I am committed to help this group of players achieve their goals and to continue the good team environment and structures that Craig has implemented” Bootsma said.

Bootsma has held previous coaching roles including Senior Coach at North Albany Football Club for five years, 2012 League Assistant at Peel Thunder and 2013 League bench/rotation coach also at Peel Thunder and will commence his role as Colts Head Coach immediately. Bootsma holds a Level 2 AFL Coaching accreditation.

For further media enquiries please contact Bill Kostandas, Peel Thunder Football Club CEO on ceo@peelthunder.com.au or 9535 3448.

 

Bill Kostandas

Chief Executive Officer – Peel Thunder Football Club

PEEL THUNDER UNDER 16s SQUAD

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 1:38 PM

 

Peel Thunder is pleased to announce its squad for the Under 16s development carnival.

 

The squad is as follows

 

Zac Beckman   (Halls Head)

Robert Bird       (Pinjarra)

Tom Boyle        (HBL)

Isaiah Brown     (Baldivis)

Jackson Burkett (Mandurah Centrals)

Alex Christie     (Eaton)

Alex Cohen       (North Mandurah)

Maui Crawford-Henare (HBL)

Ethan Croft       (Halls Head)

Matthew Dean   Mandurah Centrals)

Reece Dillon     Halls Head)

Trent Goodrick (Safety Bay)

Tom Granger    (Dalyellup)

James Hay       (Halls Head)

Dylan Heasman (HBL)

Lachlan Hernaman (Harvey)

Blayne Hull

Michael Humble (South Mandurah)

Ash Humphreys (Rockingham)

Noah Hura        (Mandurah Centrals)

Mahli King        (Cardinals)

Isaac Mitchell   (Secret Harbour)

Jordann Ness   (Mandurah Centrals)

Matt Nind          (Secret Harbour)

Brandon Penny (South Mandurah)

Jacob Perry      (South Mandurah)

Caleb Sawyer   (North Mandurah)

Blake Shanahan (Bunbury)

Lewis Smith      (Halls Head)

Deakin Stein     (South Bunbury)

Jack Strand      (HBL)

Calvin Thorne   (Rockingham)

Kale Triplett      (HBL)

Josh Webb       (Eaton)

Matt Yeates      (Rockingham)

 

Training is on tonight at 5:30pm at Bendigo Bank Stadium for Mandurah based players, whilst training will take place at Harvey Football Club at 5:30pm for South West zoned players.

 

Congratulations on making the squad, the level has been fantastic and selection was extremely tough. Players should check their email for further program information.

 

Kind regards,

John Deitz

PEEL THUNDER U16's REVISED SQUAD

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 1:18 PM

Peel Thunder would like to announce their revised squad for the Under 16s carnival. 

The squad is as follows.

 

Lachlan Annels                  Zac Beckman

Robert Bird                        Tom Boyle

Isaiah Brown                     Jackson Burkett

Alex Christie                       Alex Cohen

Damon Cramer                 Maui Crawford

Rhys Crawford                  Ethan Croft                       

Matt Dean                          Reece Dillon

Trent Goodrick                  Tom Granger

James Hay                          Dylan Heasman 

Lachlan Hernaman           Blayne Hull                        

Michael Humble                Ash Humphries                 

Noah Hura                         Mahli King

William Main                     Henry Matkovich             

Michael McCormack            Isaac Mitchell                   

Jordann Ness                     Matt Nind                          

Josh O’Day                         Brandon Penny                 

Jacob Perry                        Jayden Rando                   

Caleb Sawyer                     Blake Shanahan

Lewis Smith                        Deakin Stein

Jack Strand                         Jaydon Taylor

Calvin Thorne                    Kale Triplett                      

Jack Turner                        Josh Webb                        

Brodie Wemm                   Jarrod White                     

Tom Wilson                       Matt Yeates

 

For South West Players training is Monday night at Brunswick Oval at 5:30pm. For Mandurah based players there will be NO TRAINING ON MONDAY, however training will be on Wednesday night at Bendigo Bank Stadium at 5:30pm, with the next scratch match on Friday 14/2 at Rushton North for all players.

To players who have been unsuccessful in making the squad we would like to thank you for your efforts, and we will take a keen interest in your football this season. Please contact John Deitz if you would like to discuss feedback on performance from the program.

 

John Deitz

PEEL THUNDER COLTS SQUAD 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 1:51 PM

 

Peel Thunder Football Club are pleased to announce their colts squad of 45 for 2014 

The squad is as follows 

NAME

SURNAME

DOB

CLUB

Jordan

Adams

6/11/1996

  Baldivis

Dylan

Beswick

24/09/1996

  Pinjarra

Jake

Bloomfield

29/07/1997

  HBL

Jayden

Bootsma

23/11/1995

  North Albany

Alex

Bray

13/10/1997

  Rockingham

Jayden

Caratti

8/08/1995

  Waroona

Troy

Collard

21/01/1996

  Mandurah Mustangs

Mitchel

Curnow

23/04/1997

  Rockingham

Hayden

Davis

14/07/1996

  Rockingham

Jake

Dowding

14/04/1996

  Mandurah Mustangs

Ash

Eades

28/12/1996

  Bunbury

Sam

Evans

25/02/1997

  Halls Head

Nathan

Fahey

3/04/1996

  Halls Head

Rowan

Gardiner

14/07/1996

  Waroona

Jack

Gomboc

18/06/1996

  Rockingham

Jacob

Goodrick

30/11/1995

  Baldivis

Jake

Greenwell

29/04/1997

  Eaton

Ben

Hancock

23/04/1996

  Warnbro

Kyle

Hinchcliffe

24/02/1997

  Rockingham

Blake

Lee

12/07/1996

  Pinjarra

Haydn

Matthews

7/05/1997

  Rockingham

Kieran

May

14/08/1995

  Pinjarra

Josh

McMahon

6/06/1997

  Rockingham

Nick

Merritt

8/10/1997

  Pinjarra

Brett

Milward

30/11/1997

  Pinjarra

Jake

Milward

25/03/1996

  Pinjarra

Travis

Naughton

27/06/1997

  Rockingham

Shaun

Norman

18/12/1995

  Rockingham

Chean

Noronha

22/04/1996

  Baldivis

Matt

Piggott

30/08/1995

  Halls Head

Josh

Reeves

9/01/1996

  Waroona

Cody

Schnaars

13/12/1996

  Rockingham

Sam

Shackles

27/09/1996

  Warnbro

Kyle

Shanahan

17/11/1995

  Collie

Luke

Shepherd

31/08/1997

  Halls Head

Brandon

Smith

6/06/1997

  Rockingham

Lewis

Stanton

1/11/1996

  Rockingham

Brendan

Tingey

22/04/1996

  Rockingham

Jack

Tomerini

3/07/1997

  South Mandurah

Jack

Varley

21/07/1996

  South Mandurah

Mitchell

Wallace

30/06/1996

  Mandurah Mustangs

Brad

Walsh

3/09/1996

  Rockingham

Brayden

Westwood

9/11/1995

  Baldivis

Clay

Wheatley

26/03/1996

  Pinjarra

Dylan

Winton

27/07/1996

  Halls Head

 

In addition to this a 15 player supplementary list has been named. The list is as follows

 

Robert

Botha

23/09/1995

  Baldivis

Josh

Commisso

29/12/1995

  Waroona

Blake

Elliss

18/06/1996

  Warnbro

Jordan

Field

29/10/1997

  Rockingham

Tarwyn

Filipek

21/01/1996

  Warnbro

David

Foletta

13/03/1997

  South Mandurah

Brodie

Forrestall

12/12/1996

  Mandurah Mustangs

Daniel

Hatch

29/07/1997

  Rockingham

Brad

Lynch

11/07/1997

  Mandurah Mustangs

Brad

McGowan

25/07/1995

  Baldivis

Josh

Porteous

24/09/1997

  Donnybrook

Joshua

Schoenfeld

3/07/1997

  Rockingham

Jack

Shanahan

24/07/1996

  South Mandurah

Dean

Shields

27/07/1997

  Mandurah Mustangs

Brad

Starr

10/07/1997

  South Mandurah

 

We would like to thank all players for their efforts over the pre-season. For players in the main squad training continues tonight at Bendigo Bank Stadium for Mandurah based players, while for South West players training will be at Leschenault Leisure Centre Australind.

All players in the 60 man squad are to attend training at Bendigo Bank Stadium tomorrow night (Tuesday 4/2/14)

Please check your email for further details around key dates and training.

John Deitz

Peel Thunder PreSeason Fixtures

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 7:01 PM

2014 PRE SEASON

WAFL FIXTURES

 

 

ROUND 2 

 

 

Colts

Reserves

League

 

 

Saturday

8 March

9.10

11.40

2.05

 Peel Thunder v Perth

Bendigo Bank Stadium

 

 

ROUND 3

 

 

Colts

Reserves

League

 

 

Saturday

15 March

9.10

11.40

2.05

Peel Thunder v South Fremantle

Bendigo Bank Stadium

 

Fremantle is COMING

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 1:13 PM

Junior Development Officer

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 4:04 PM

A position has become available for a Junior Development Officer in the Peel District.

Follow the link for further information.http://www.seek.com.au/job/25853059