Round 11


Red, White and Blue Night












This email is to notify you that the 2016 AGM of the FRLFC will be held at the club next Saturday (December 10th) at 11am.

Although we did not achieve everything that we set out to do, 2016 was successful for our club.

We started the season with a full committee; received widespread business support; built a popular supporter's club; and grew our already strong junior player base. 2016 was in fact the first year in five that a FRLFC senior side hadn't made a grand final. Our Under 14's did however win their Grand Final - this success bodes well for our future.

Every season has it's challenges, and 2016 was no different. We suffered serious cashflow problems due to uncertain and irregular income. As has often been the case, much of the work done this season was done by too few people.

Most seriously, we did not fulfil our commitments to our sponsors - our jersey supplier in fact entered liquidation without supplying the jumpers and merchandise we ordered in February, which was a very difficult situation to manage.

Each season the committee or coaching staff is invariably called upon at some stage to deal with poor behaviour by a player or supporter - I am satisfied to say that the issues we faced this year were dealt with with integrity, and in line with the values that we all share.

Leading into the AGM next Saturday, I'll ask you to keep in mind that all committee roles are open, and must be filled.

While nobody relishes the idea of doing more work rather than less, let's not pretend that this is different to any other season, nor different to what any other club in our competition is facing right now.

Our club is nothing like one of those 24 hour gyms where you swipe a card and can use the equipment without ever having to talk to anyone - it is run by us, for us. The degree to which we fill these volunteer roles will be fundamental to our survival, much less our on-field success next year.

Preparation work for season 2017 needs to begin soon - coaches and recruitment, sponsorship, merchandise and general planning all need to be addressed. To wish that these things would somehow take care of themselves is naive and ignores reality.

On top of these issues, we also must address the biggest decision our club has faced since 1979 - the possibility of relocating the club to the City of Cockburn.

This is of course a fundamental issue, one that your committee has not taken lightly when exploring it over the past few months.

The vast majority of our players and members live in Cockburn, there has in fact been two attempts to establish a club there in the past two years. Your committee has worked hard to head those attempts off, however it is clear to us that this cannot continue.

The NRLWA recently expressed a clear intention to support the establishment of a club in the City of Cockburn within the next 2 years. While we can rail against the injustice of this situation, it is one that we cannot ignore.

Our club has proven that we can be successful without having an abundance of kids living in the streets that surround us, however there can be no argument at all that if a rugby league club is established in Cockburn, our player base will be wiped out within a season. Our proud heritage would be lost within months of that taking place.

We need to make a decision on this sooner rather than later, so a resolution to that effect will be tabled next Saturday.

I fully appreciate that many of you will have questions you want answered before being asked to decide either way, so to that end, the committee will be hosting an information evening at the club on Wednesday December 7th, between 6pm and 7pm.

All relevant information will be made available, members will have the opportunity to have each and every question answered.

I hope you're proud of what our club has achieved in recent years - I have no doubt that we have a very exciting future ahead of us if we face the reality of our situation, and actively engage in shaping it.

I am also aware however, that if we as individual club members ignore our responsibilities, the Fremantle Rugby League Club will surely go the same way as Willagee, Applecross and Mosman Park, to name just a few of our neighbours that have all but disappeared from the local rugby league.

I look forward to seeing you at the AGM next Saturday morning, and on Wednesday evening if you have any questions.

Yours Sincerely,


President, FRLFC

Red, White and Blue Night

You are all invited to our Annual Red White and Blue Party.

Being the traditional colours of the Roosters it's only fitting that we celebrate wearing our colours on our sleeves each and every year and reflect on the season thus far.

Come on down to the Chook Pen and experience a fun filled night with the players and supporters of our club.

Show up in your best Red White and Blue Costumes or get creative with our traditional Colours

DJ LELEI will be spinning on the decks.

Our Argentinian Chefs will also be cooking up a feast in the kitchen from traditional Argentinian plates to Burgers and Chips
Meals ranging from $6-$15

Kitchen open from 6.00pm

Bar open from 10.30am - Late

Canteen Open downstairs all day

Men of League Luncheon - Guest speaker Stuart Raper

with Guest Speaker Stuart Raper ex Cronulla Coach and Son of Rugby League Immortal Johnny Raper.

Starting at 1PM
Tickets $35 of which $10 is a Men of League Donation
Catering by the boys From El Argentino

ONE OFF SHOWING - BROKE - a film about rugby league

Fremantle Roosters Rugby League Club have been lucky enough to secure a showing of Broke, A film about a Rugby League star fighting his demons to win back to the Community. It has been selected for many international film festivals and is a huge success currently over East.


We are showing the film on the Big Screen at Fremantle Rugby League Club on 20th May 2016 @ 7pm. Doors, Bar and kitchen open @ 5pm.


Seats are limited and bookings are recommended, email to secure a seat.


Tickets $15 each, tables are available for group.

Part proceeds to the Club


See trailer @

NRLWA 'smarter than smoking' Round 6 Results

Write up from NRLWA Facebook page

Fremantle Roosters were back to their best and made their intentions clear, producing a dominant display to dispatch competition front runners Joondalup Giants. The Giants were unable to match the intensity shown by Fremantle and were left trailing 46 - 12. In the last ten minutes a final surge from Joondalup saw them capitalise on Roosters errors however the Roosters lead was insurmountable with a final scoreline 46 - 24.

Round 5 Results NRL WA Smarter than smoking



Support the businesses that support you

League of Roosters

A Great initiative to incorporate the roosters family from around the country together.

Entertainment Books - $13 from each purchase towards Club

Entertainment Books are here again for another year if any of you would like one to give your Mum for Mothers Day I will be collecting them next Thursday 5th May and can get one to you straight away. Heaps of Restaurants have now come on board in Bali so if anyone is thinking of heading there check out the savings.

Remember $13 from every book sold goes to our Rugby League Club.

2016 Anzac Games

NRL WA Smarter than Smoking Round 3

Game times as follows:

Womens - Bye

18's - Bye

Third Grade - Bye

Reserve Grade - 2pm

First Grade - 3.30pm


Location: Ken Allen Fields

Player Profile - Jarrod Thompson

Round 2 'NRL WA Smarter than Smoking' Results

A Very successful day off the park with great numbers for both functions held at Ken Allen Fields being the inaugural Ken Allen Luncheon and Ladies day.

Mixed Results on the park with the Womens,18's and Third grade notching up wins. Thankyou to everyone that came and supported on the weekend with the clubrooms almost at full capacity after the games for presentation.


Results where as follows:

First Grade - Fremantle 12 - North Beach 42
Reserve Grade Fremantle 6 - North Beach 30
Third Grade - Fremantle 22 - North Beach 6
18's - Fremantle 44 - North Beach 36
Women's Fremantle 24 - North Beach 8

Round 1 Results

NRL Wa Smarter Than Smoking Round 1

Supporters club

Supporters Club

Junior Draw 2016

NRLWA Smarter than Smoking 2016 Draw

Pre Season Round 2 Results

Round 2 of pre season was once again at Ken Allen Fields on Saturday. This weeks game against Joondalup Giants was held on the main oval whilst South Perth and North beach had it out on field 2.

Results as follows:

First grade- Fremantle 26 - Joondalup 22
Reserve Grade- Fremantle 30 - Joondalup 16
Third Grade- Fremantle 8 - Joondalup 14
WLT- Fremantle 6 - Joondalup 0

Pre Season Round 2

Pre Season Round 1

Pre Season Round 1 saw 4 teams playing at Ken allen Fields and third grade heading up the freeway to play Joondalup. Results where as follows

First Grade 48-20

Reserve Grade 10-29

18's 28-50

WLT 4-0

LET THEM PLAY!!! - A great message from NSWRL

NSW Rugby League True Blues including Laurie Daley, Steve Roach, Anthony Minichiello, Aaron Woods, David Klemmer, Ryan Hoffman, Josh Dugan and Brett Morris have taken the lead in a game-wide initiative launched today aimed at stamping out unacceptable behaviour on the footy field and the sidelines.

“Let them Play”, an educational video series for grassroots clubs, features strong “Respect” messages from current and past Origin greats and Junior League players, taking a stance to stop negative behaviour at footy grounds across the country.   

Follow the link below:

First Aid / Sports trainers Wanted

Do you have a First Aid/ Sports Trainer or Water Runner certificate?
Want to be part of a team?
Contact Callan Gibson on 0401 068 669 or Email at

Stubby Holders for sale

Available at the bar on game days.

State appointments for 2016

FOOTY IS BACK from 10.30am Saturday 12th March

Under 16's coach needed

Supporters club

2016 Sponsors and Supporters BBQ

Kick start to 2016

Grilled - Local Matters

We’ve been selected to participate in Local Matters at Grill’d Fremantle from today until the end of month and again for the whole month of February!
We’d love your support in receiving the highest $300 donation! Simply head to Grill’d Fremantle between now and the end of February for a burger and pop your Local Matters token in our jar. The group with the most tokens at the end of the month receives the largest donation

The FRLFC 2016 Sponsorship Drive Is Underway

We're taking a different tack with our sponsorship program in 2016 - bringing a bit of excitement to things, and giving as many businesses as possible the opportunity to get on board.

For every business that commits to a $500 sponsorship, not only will we provide a great package of benefits, we'll also give you the opportunity to be the marquee sponsor for our NRLWA premiership-winning First Grade side.

Marquee First Grade sponsors have contributed up to $10,000 per season in recent years, and the chance of getting that prime position could be as low as 1 in 20.

Here's what each sponsor will get for their $500 commitment:

  1. Sponsor's polo shirt Free entry to all home games
  2. Access to all sponsor events held throughout the 2016 season
  3. Regular mentions in our email newsletter, including links to website
  4. Link to website placed on our website
  5. Link to website placed on our Facebook group page
  6. Logo and business name included on sponsor's board inside clubrooms
  7. Mentioned in ground announcements on each home game day
  8. The opportunity to select 1 of 20 jersey and player sponsorship packages

The following jersey sponsorship positions are available for each FRLFC senior side: (First Grade, Reserve Grade, Women's League Tag, Under 18's and Third Grade):

  • Front of Jersey
  • Back of Jersey
  • Right Jersey Shoulder
  • Left Jersey Shoulder

4 jersey sponsor positions across 5 sides makes a total of 20 sponsorship positions available.

The successful business can have their logo, business name or nominated charity advertised on the jersey sponsorship position they choose.

In addition to one of the jersey sponsorship positions, each business will receive a personal sponsorship of a First Grade player (based on player numbers 1 through to 20).

How The Draw Will Work

20 jersey sponsorship and player sponsorship packages will be drawn out of a barrel.

Each business that commits to a $500 sponsorship package receives a ticket in the draw - each $500 commitment entitles the business to 1 ticket.

Winners will be drawn announced at the 2016 sponsors and supporters BBQ event, to be held at the FRLFC clubrooms to start at 5pm on Friday January 29th.

The first business drawn from the barrel will be entitled to choose the sponsorship position of their choice. Once a business has been drawn, all of their remaining tickets are removed.

Each subsequent business is drawn out of the barrel, until each of the 20 jersey and player sponsorship positions have been allocated

If less than 20 sponsor packages have been sold, all tickets go back into the draw after the first run, and we start again until each of the 20 jersey and player sponsorship positions have been allocated.

We hope you'll see a benefit to your business in supporting the Fremantle Roosters in 2016 - we're a successful club on and off the field, doing some great work in our local community.

Our First Grade side won the 2015 NRLWA premiership, and our other seniors have had plenty of success in recent years also.

If this sounds like an opportunity that you'd like to take up, please don't hesitate to contact either of the gents listed below to register your interest.

Ron Donaldson 0417 884 014

Ben McCrone 0401 867 115

Under 18s

Under 18s Match Report

Preliminary Final

Fremantle Roosters v Rockingham Sharks

Score: Roosters 24 Sharks 14

We‘re going to the GRAND FINAL.

In only the second year back in the competition since 1991 these young Roosters have proven themselves to be a force in the Under 18s.

Normally in my match report I would list those that scored and who played well. However, that will not be the case today. The whole team deserve our praise. They have finally realised that it is team work that wins the day. And teamwork it was on Saturday. In my opinion all the boys played as well as they could for each other and this is all you can ask of them.

It was a very exciting game with the result not certain until the final minutes of the last stanza. There was a lot of fast flowing football, some very physical tackling from both sides, line breaks a plenty and exhilarating metres being made in open play. It was a fine spectacle and deserving of a large audience.

It was fantastic to see and hear the large home crowd get behind the boys and urge them on in the game. A first for this year.

So Rooster supporters get down to South Perth next week Saturday at 12.30am and support these young first graders of the future in the game of the season.

I hope to see you there.

Alwyn Cann

Team Manager

WANRL Preliminary Final

Under 18s Roosters V Joondalup Giants

Roosters Under 18 Match Report

Giants felled by Englishman? No! It was by a team of rampaging Roosters . Finals here we come!

Fremantle Roosters 56 v Joondalup Giants 22                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        15/08/15


Tries:         Marc Naleba           -         Four

                  Arron Cumming       -       Two

                 Simon Tabakanaca   -         Two

                 Jesse Day                     -      One

               Dylan Hutchins           -       One

Goals  Jason Nicholls              -         Eight

The boys continued their good form out at Joondalup on Saturday with a comprehensive win over the Giants. This has left us in third position on the ladder with a bye for the last round so we finish in third place at the end of the home and away season. A fine effort by the team in only their second year back in the competition.

The game was a free flowing affair with tries a plenty. Cameron the tank Grimes tried to run on his turret only to find that it was not designed for such work and was taken off with concussion within the first five minutes of play. Marc Naleba once again entertained the spectators ( nowhere near enough of them) with his skill and sheer power in the centres. The forward pack are becoming more cohesive and assertive. The boys defended their line for four consecutive sets-AWESOME! Jesse Day and Dylan Hutchins consistently made metres when they had the ball. Big Will Macris had his best game of the season doing what all good prop forwards should do. Making good ground on solid hitups and bringing the heat in defense. Jason Nicholls contributed terrifically with the boot as well as several scything fifty metre gains in open play during the game.

Overall the team is hitting its straps at the right time of the year and the next few week are going to be exciting. I hope to see you there supporting this talented group of players.

A Cann

Team Manager

Under 18 Match Report

Fremantle Roosters 34 v Rockingham Sharks 28                                                                                                                                     (09/08/15)         

Under 18 Match Report

Jason Nicholls                                  three goals

Davis Maxwell                                  one try

Keegan Tuhega                               one try

Akua Robert                                      one try

Simon Tabakanaca                          two tries

Jaxon Ewe                                         one try

Cameron Grimes                              one try

On a very cold and wet day the boys faced one of those” it is now or never moments”. If we could not put it together today the season would probably slip away from us. Our last few weeks had been pretty average. Plus the finals are just around the corner. It was only two weeks ago that Rockingham had served up to us a lesson in football in which the game had been lost half way into the first half, and they scored thirty points more than us by fulltime.

So the challenge was there would the boys rise to it?

It did not take long for the answer. The first half ( where we lost our two subs, so we had no bench) was one of those classic arm wrestles, we would score and then they would score, the lead changed several times and as the referee rattled the pea for half time both sides were tied at 16 all. The guys had played for each other, dug deep, did their jobs and looked like a team hungry for success. Davis Maxwell demonstrated his value on the wing catching some difficult bombs in swirling wind and rain, not only this but he hurled his massive 50kg frame into the line with some solid hit ups. Tane Graham had his best game for the season showing his significant skills at halfback and making a solid contribution in defense. Jesse Day ,Cameron the tank Grimes and Jamie Le made it extremely difficult for the Sharks to make metres up the middle. And while I have highlighted some players the fact is EVERYONE worked their backsides off. They ALL deserve praise for their efforts.

The second half was pretty much the same as the first. Fast, hard, skillful football with the result not certain until the last couple of minutes. As the final whistle sounded and we finished six points in front I think the boys realised what they had just achieved (knocking off the premiers) as they all seemed to walk a little taller as they left the field.

The captain/coach Delane Edwards setting up another play against North Beach today.

Rachel Waikari's photo.

Four under 18s and coach all playing First Grade against North Beach in round 14.

Card Night

Under 18 Round 12 Match REPORT

Roosters Under 18 Match Report

Round 12

Roosters 26 v South Perth 60                      

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”   Confucius

Tries:         Davis Maxwell           -      One

                 Simon Tabakanaca   -       One

                   Jaxon Ewe                  -  Two

                  Dylan Hutchins         -      One

Goals       Akua Robert             -       Three

A tough day on the pitch, South Perth is clearly the form side at the moment. There was little difference between both teams in the first half .Two tries from the indefatigable Jaxon Ewe inspired the boys in the first stanza. Unfortunately, our intensity in the second half fell away and South Perth took full toll of this. Jesse (the snowhound ) Day flew in to Perth that morning after strenuous week on the slopes and still never stopped trying. Credit also must go to Akua Robert and Ethan Hill for their grit and determination shown throughout the game. However we can not make as many mistakes with the ball or fall off as many tackles as we did and expect any other result than the one we ended up with. Sadly, it was not to be our day and full credit to the Lioins.

We had several players out this week and a big thank you goes to the Under Sixteen boys who played up a grade ( Ethan Hill, Claudio Gouveia and Dylan Hutchins). None of these young men looked out of place in the squad and all acquitted themselves well, we look forward to the success they will bring when they come up to the 18s next year.

A Cann

Team Manager

Roosters v South Perth

 Ken Allen Field, Hilton 11/07/15


Touch Judges



Field 1

Fremantle Roosters


South Perth Lions

Third Grade:


Field 1

Fremantle Roosters


South Perth Lions

Under 18:


Field 1

Fremantle Roosters


South Perth Lions

Reserve Grade:


Field 1

Fremantle Roosters


South Perth Lions

First Grade:


Field 1

Fremantle Roosters


South Perth Lions

Round 12 Roosters v South Perth

Round 9


Saturday 20th June 2015


Franklin Offshore Sportsplex,Port Kennedy


Touch Judges



Field 1

Rockingham Sharks


Fremantle Roosters

Third Grade:


Field 1

Rockingham Sharks


Fremantle Roosters

Under 18:


Field 1

Rockingham Sharks


Fremantle Roosters

Reserve Grade:


Field 1

Rockingham Sharks


Fremantle Roosters

First Grade:


Field 1

Rockingham Sharks


Fremantle Roosters

First Grade:

40 minute halves - 17 players with 12 interchangeThird Grade: 30 minute halves -20 players with unlimited interchange - no time off

Reserve Grade:35 minute halves 20 players with unlimited interchange - no time off

Women's Grade: 25 minute halves -18 players with unlimited interchange - no time off

Under 18's:35 minute halves - 20 players with unlimited interchange - no time off

Roosters v Bulldogs

Fixtures 2015

Saturday 23/05/15 Home Game Freo V South West Warriors

It has been a while since we had a home game.Come down and watch the teams try their best.


First Rooster's Home Game For 2015


The weather bureau is predicting a 90% chance of 20 to 40 millimetres of rain with storms and 20 to 30 km winds for this Saturday.

Therefore we are sadly cancelling the Shrek Movie Night that was to be held this Saturday.



Monster Movie Night

Movie Night

Wendy Mann's photo.

JUnior Coaches NEEDED


We are showing a family film on the playing field in front of the clubhouse.

More details soon.



Want a challenge in 2015,apply to be the reserve grade coach for this year.
Contact  the president Andrew Crellin at

or call 0403794821


First Grade Coach 2015

The FRLFC Committee is pleased to confirm that Delane Edwards will be 1st Grade Captain Coach for the 2015 season.

Andrew Korn advised that he was unable to continue in the role due to personal reasons; the club is very fortunate to have a leader of Delane’s calibre within the playing group that is prepared and capable of stepping into the role.

Anyone involved in rugby league will be aware of the challenges that come with being a captain coach; the Committee is satisfied that Delane has prepared to address those challenges responsibly, and has every confidence that he will lead as a coach with the same integrity and pride that he has as a player and captain.

The committee would like to thank Korny for his tireless contributions at our club over the past 2 seasons – Andrew has had a significant impact at Fremantle both on and off the field. We are of course sad to have his involvement come to an end, and wish him every success in the future.

Changing coaches can be a challenging time for any club – the Committee is satisfied that it has addressed this change appropriately, we all look forward to another exciting season at the Roosters.

Roosters 2015

Happy New Year to one and all.We hope to make this website much more relevant to players and supporters this year as it has been somewhat lacklustre over the last couple of years.

The Roosters' Committee has been busy over the off season planning for another successful season.The committee is much larger than last year (you can see the members and their positions on the contact page).  

As you are all aware the club could not survive without volunteers and this year is no different.The following positions are still yet to be filled; 

  1.  Head Medical Officer
  2. Trainers for all grades
  3.  Someone or two to video the home games
  4. Managers for  First,Reserve and Third grade.
  5. Anyone willing to volunteer some time on home game day to help set up the ground

If you would like to be involved in any of these roles please do not hesitate to contact Andrew Crellin on 0403794821 or


The BIG NEWS is that Andrew Korn will not be coaching First Grade this year and the club is currently looking for a new coach.An announcement regarding the new coach is not far away,so keep visiting the site to keep updated.

2014 NRL Masters



For questions and enquirers please contact Jim Toohey on 0424 607 305

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