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ROUND 19 - MATCH REVIEW WITH BRAD DODD

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 3:48 PM

The Peel Development team arrived at Steel Blue Oval keen to put up a much more competitive display than the last time the 2 sides met. The earlier clash saw Swans destroy the Thunder by 125 points in what was probably the low point of our season. Heading into the clash, both teams were on 6 wins and a game outside the 5. Peel were coming off a disappointing result against Subiaco, having lead by 4 goals at half time, before being overrun and losing by 9 points.

The Thunder lost the promoted Chris Wrigley and Calvin Thorne to League, while key position player, Matt Piggott was ruled out with hamstring tightness. Aaron Victor was also a late, late withdrawal in the warm up with Reece Dillon, Jackson Burkett, Jackson Capurso and Zac Beckman returning to the team.

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PTFC LADIES COMMITTEE CONTINUE THEIR SUPPORT OF RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE PERTH

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 8:33 PM

It was with great pleasure that the Peel Thunder Football Club Ladies Committee, represented by Corrin Ditchburn,  were able to continue their support of Ronald McDonald House Perth by presenting, Ronald McDonald House Perth CEO Peter King a cheque for $9144.66.  

The presentation was made at last weekends home game at Bendigo Bank Stadium where McDonalds Mandurah Forum, Greenfields and Lakelands sponsored an open gate.  Giving patrons 'FREE ENTRY' for the day.

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ROUND 18 - COLTS REVIEW WITH JOHN DEITZ

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 3:27 PM

The Peel Colts moved back into second position on the WAFL colts ladder on Saturday with a 36 point win over Subiaco.

In slippery conditions early both sides were evenly matched kicking 2 goals a piece in the first quarter. A late Subiaco goal in the second quarter saw the Lions take a 6 point lead into the main break 5-5 35 to Peels 4-5 29.

The second half, as generally is always the case in colts footy, saw the conditions improve. It became a lot more conducive to running and carrying, and allowed for better ball handling which allowed the Peel boys to play to their strengths. The midfield dominated the 3rd term which saw the Thunder kick 7 goals to Subiacos 2 to take a 25 point lead into the final change.

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ROUND 18 - THUNDER CAUGHT OFF GUARD

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:43 PM

Written by: Fraser Palamara

Photo: Karina Vakil

Peel Thunder’s five-game win streak has come to an end after losing to the Subiaco Lions by 46 points at Bendigo Bank Stadium on Saturday.  The Thunder were caught off guard by the Lions early game and had a slow start for a final score of 6.4 (40) to Subiaco’s 12.14 (86).

Rory O’Brien reached the record of most Peel Thunder games played at 132 games, equalled with Brandon Hill, finishing with 24 disposals and 11 tackles.

Peel’s Blair Bell said “O’Brien has a presence for the team that is invaluable.  The way he leads at the front and at training, he sets the standard, keeps putting in week in week out, he was a big part of our premiership last year.”

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ROUND 18 - MATCH REVIEW WITH COACH BRAD DODD

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:55 PM

After back to back road trips the Thunder were back at home last weekend, hosting the Subiaco Lions, keen to continue their recent good form. Previously the teams had met twice with the Lions winning both, holding off a fast finishing Thunder in Round 4 by 2 points and then pulling away in the last to win by 34 points in Round 11.

Peel welcomed back Matt Piggott, Chris Wrigley and Corey Morris while Brad McGowan was returning to football after a long lay off through illness.

The game started exactly as you’d expect from 2 teams that are both very strong around the contest. Peel had a slight edge in the stoppages but Subiaco’s resolute defence stifled ball movement and forced the Thunder down the line. Some poor one on one defending and unnecessary free kicks meant the Lions took an 8 point advantage into quarter time.

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ROUND 17 - MATCH REVIEW WITH TALENT MANAGER JOHN DEITZ

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 8:50 PM

In a frustrating performance, the Peel Thunder colts lost their 5th game of the year on Saturday against a tenacious East Perth side.

The colts were not without their chances, however could only manage 7.14 to East Perths 9.9 to go down by 7 points.

The game started well for the Thunder with Brynn Osborne kicking the first goal of the game for the second week in a row, followed by Alex Cohen converting a set shot from close range to go into the first break up 2.5 to 2.2.

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ROUND 17 - LEAGUE CONTINUE TO PUSH

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Match report written by: Michael Roberts

Photo: Megan West

Peel Thunder have continued to push their case as premiership contenders, with a 28-point victory over East Perth at Leederville Oval on Saturday.

Peel kicked five goals to one in a dominant third term, to set up their fifth win-in-a-row and a 12.7 (79) to 7.9 (51) victory.

Peel defender Matthew Piggott said Rory O’Brien’s 33 disposals and six tackles were crucial for his side.

“I thought he was awesome, he plays trade mark footy nearly every game and he just keeps finding ways to get the footy and it’s awesome for us,” he said.

Piggott was also impressed with Peel youngster Hayden Matthews, who finished with 25 disposals and six tackles.

“I thought he was really good for us in tight, in the congestion,” he said.

“It’s really rewarding to see him play really good footy coming out of the reserves at the start of the year.”

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ROUND 17 - WITH SENIOR DEVELOPMENT COACH BRAD DODD

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 7:59 PM

The Thunder Development team were looking to back up on the road with another positive performance against East Perth at Medibank Stadium. The teams had met twice previously, with the Royals putting the Thunder to the sword in Round 1 only for Peel to return the favour in Round 7. Chris Wrigley was promoted to the League side to make his debut after a strong performance against West Perth. Chris’s promotion is a great story for all our players as he has worked hard on his game and certainly earned his opportunity. Brad Walsh was also promoted after a great game against the Falcons, while we welcomed back James Kirby, Noah Hura, Cameron Hayden-Quartermaine and Aaron Victor. Jaidon Kearing was also selected to make his debut. Only 18, Jaidon is a small forward/wing who has spent most of the year with the Colts- sitting 3rd on their goal kicking table.

East Perth started the stronger side but through a combination of their poor ball use, luck and our solid defending, Peel managed to weather the early storm to kick the first goal of the game through a Cameron H-Q snap, after some smart work from Brett Milward. The next 10 minutes of the quarter was a real arm wrestle with both sides wasting opportunities on goals. Brett Milward, again looking dangerous, finally finished off some good work up the ground to convert after taking a strong mark. East Perth answered almost immediately after a high tackle gave them a simple set shot before Luke Strnadica converted after the siren to give the Thunder a 12 point buffer at 1/4 time.

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BEE GEES & FAB FOUR TRIBUTE SHOW 28TH OCTOBER 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:25 PM

BEE GEES AND FAB FOUR TRIBUTE SHOW

2 COURSE MEAL AND SHOW
Doors open 6.30pm 
Main meal served at 7pm
Show Starts at 8.30pm

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ROUND 16 - WITH SENIOR DEVELOPMENT COACH BRAD DODD

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 1:48 PM

Senior Development - Round 16 Peel Thunder v West Perth

Report - Senior Development Coach Brad Dodd

The Thunder made the long trek to Joondalup to take on West Perth looking to bounce back from the disappointing result against the Tigers. Matt Piggott was rewarded for some strong form by making his debut with the League side. It’s a great story of perseverance as his career to date has featured plenty of testing times through a string of major injuries. James Kirby, one of our most consistent players for the year, was also out with an eye injury but we welcomed back Calvin Thorne, Michael Humble, Luke Strnadica and Brad Walsh.

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