Hura inducted into AFL Academy

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 9:24 AM

ONE of Peel’s brightest talents is set to blossom, with 16-year-old Noah Hura named in the latest intake of the Level One NAB AFL Academy. Read More ...

Last-gasp loss leads to Thunder heartbreak

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 2:21 PM - by Alex Paull

A GOAL on the siren from South Fremantle livewire Jarrod Pickett has resigned Peel to another heart-breaking one-point loss at Fremantle Oval on Saturday. Read More ...

2015 PEEL THUNDER FOOTBALL CLUB – SENIOR’S COACH

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 5:46 PM

Peel Thunder Football Club President Mr John Ditchburn today announced that Mr Cam Shepherd will continue as the Club’s Senior’s Coach of its League team for season 2015. 

Mr Ditchburn stated that the Peel Thunder Football Club Board of Directors unanimously endorsed Mr Shepherd’s renewal for 2015. The Fremantle Dockers also endorsed his appointment for the following season.  Read More ...

Harley Fat Boy Raffle

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 4:53 PM

Only two weeks left to purchase your Harley Raffle Ticket. Tickets are available for $100 each and can be purchased at reception of the Peel Thunder Football Club or you may phone through your details and a ticket will be sent in the mail. Phone 9535 3448. The ticket draw will take place on the evening of 21 August 2014. Come along to see if you’re a winner.

Peel duo to be tested at draft combine

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 2:12 PM

YOUNG Peel duo Dylan Winton and Brad Walsh have been invited to the WA State Draft Combine, as they look to secure a spot on an AFL list at this year’s National Draft.

Both Walsh and Winton represented Western Australia at the NAB Under 18s National Championships last month, with Walsh captaining the side and Winton a member of the leadership group.
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Record-breaking Thunder crush Perth

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 11:06 AM

PEEL Thunder has strung together its most clinical performance of the season, crushing Perth by 65 points at Lathlain Park on Saturday.

It was the club’s first away win since Round 17 2012, and it marked the first time that the Thunder has scored over 100 in 37 games, while also lifting the club off the bottom of the ladder.

Michael Wood, Max Duffy and Brendon Jones all starred in the 21.14 (140) to 12.3 (75) demolition, and the even spread of goalkickers contributed to the Thunder kicking the second-highest score in its history, while the 65-point win is also its second-highest winning margin.

It was also the Thunder’s highest score and biggest winning-margin against Perth, which lost its 11th consecutive game.

After a tight tussle in the first quarter, the record-breaking win was set up by a commanding second quarter, which saw the Thunder slam on six goals to three to open up a 17-point lead at half time.

The Peel forward line, which has struggled at times this season, outclassed the Perth defence, with Wood, Duffy and Matthew Taberner all pouncing on the opportunities provided by the midfield.

Wood was instrumental with 25 touches and five goals, while Duffy continued his comeback from injury with three goals from 25 disposals.

Jones provided the grunt work in the middle with 29 touches and two goals, while he linked up well with Hayden Crozier (30 touches), Anthony Morabito (31 touches) and Jacob Ballard (28 disposals).

While the young Thunder side had struggled to run out games this season, the visitors were emphatic in the final term with six of the last seven goals to complete the rout.

Peel coach Cam Shepherd was delighted with the win, which he said was the first true four-quarter performance of the season.

“It was a good performance, we’ve been building for a number of weeks now and to respond in that manner after being challenged early was extremely pleasing,” Shepherd said.

“ We re-assessed our key performance indicators at quarter time and we were up, so we just had to make sure the same intent was there and we were able to get reward for effort.”

The last time Peel eclipsed the 100-mark was in Round 23, 2012 against Subiaco, and Shepherd said while it was pleasing to kick a large score, it wasn’t a statistic that he was concerned with.

“We’re not too worried about the stat, our focus has been on getting the KPIs right, and that means tightening up the defence, so while we’re pleased with the score, we’re also pleased about restricting Perth to 15 scoring shots,” Shepherd said.

The Fremantle alignment has been a talking point this season, and Shepherd said it was exciting to see the group gel together and understand the game plan.

“It’s really exciting and pleasing, to see guys like Jones, Dann and Mathers really improve and embrace the alignment, and it’s showing in our improvement,” he said.

Peel will carry plenty of confidence into next weekend’s game against South Fremantle at Bendigo Bank Stadium.

Sharks outrun young Thunder

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 3:21 PM

EAST Fremantle have outlasted a plucky Peel Thunder side to cement its place in the top four following a 24-point win at East Fremantle Oval on Saturday.

Despite being rank outsiders, the Thunder took the fight up to the Sharks, resulting in a tight tussle for the majority of the game.

Trailing by two points at halftime, the visitors sniffed an upset in the third quarter, slamming on three goals to sneak out to a handy lead.
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Peel Thunder and Disability Services Commission team up for Count Me In round

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 12:47 PM

The Peel Football Club will be kicking goals for access and inclusion at their Round 21 home game on Saturday, 16 August to show their support for a more inclusive and accessible community.

The Count Me In round has been developed through a partnership between the Disability Services Commission, the WA Football Commission and the Department of Sport and Recreation.

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2014 Banquet Auction * Get Tickets Now*

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 3:35 PM

Peel Thunder Football Club is delighted to announce that we will be hosting our renowned annual Banquet Auction at Bendigo Bank Stadium on Friday 22nd August 2014.    Backing up on the success of our previous Auctions, this year’s event can only be enhanced by with bigger and better items.

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Peel trio shine on national stage

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 3:01 PM - by Alex Paull

Peel trio shine on national stage
Alex Paull

THREE of Peel’s brightest stars have proven themselves as part of the next crop of AFL stars, following the completion of the NAB Under 18s National Championships earlier this month.

Rockingham product Brad Walsh, Halls Head defender Dylan Winton and Warnbro youngster Ben Hancock all represented Western Australia at the carnival, with Walsh captaining the side.

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