In Their Words – Alex Howard Round 11

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 8:01 AM - by Alex Howard

ONE thing we have talked about as a group is that even though things are tough at the moment, we feel if we can get over the line in one game it will spark something for us. Claremont were in a similar position last season before they went on a run, winning six in-a-row and playing finals. 

We want to emulate that and finish our season off in a similar way. Coming off a game like we just played and having a short break is good. We can just get out there again, put last week behind us and focus on putting everything into beating West Perth. 

Personally even though we haven’t won the games we would have liked and my focus is on the team, I'm enjoying the season I'm having. Tony Notte and I have always had a good bond and we enjoy playing alongside each other down back so that's always fun. We have been able to blood the young boys alongside us, a prime example was the other week when we got Nathan Ireland in and he was outstanding against Perth. We also have other young guys like Denzel More and Tristen Raynor taking on large roles which is going to fast track their growth. Denzel has been great, we are giving him some of the best forwards every week and he's getting the job done. This allows me and Tony to do what we do and help each other out. It makes it a lot easier for our whole mini team in the back-line if we know we can rely on these young guys to do their job. Hopefully we will be able to keep giving them opportunities to grow.

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Round 7 Preview v Claremont

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 2:40 PM - by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts hits the road in Round 7 of the Optus WAFLW Premiership Season to take on Claremont at Claremont Oval and looking to knock off the Tigers for the second time already in 2019.

Having already played four of the first give games of the season on home turf at Steel Blue Oval so far in the WAFLW, Swan Districts now has to play away from Bassendean this Sunday afternoon up against Claremont at Claremont Oval.

The game will begin on Sunday at 2pm and will be available to be watched via the live stream on the WAFL website and Facebook page for those unable to be in attendance to cheer on the black-and-whites.

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Round 11 Preview v West Perth

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 2:13 PM - by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts is back home on Saturday afternoon to take on its fiercest of recent rivals, West Perth, with the black-and-whites desperate to put a four-quarter performance together to return to the winner's list.

Swans come into the clash with the Falcons having just six days earlier hosted Claremont also at Steel Blue Oval and putting in another strong showing for most of the afternoon.

Swan Districts led Claremont for the first half and then even most of the first three quarters before again being frustratingly overrun in the last term to lose to the Tigers by 34 points.

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Coach Q and A – Adam Pickering Round 10

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 5:01 PM - by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts coach Adam Pickering spoke after Sunday's loss to Claremont at Steel Blue Oval and he has plenty of questions he's trying to find answers to as he attempts to keep the black-and-whites' season afloat and search for that elusive third win of 2019.

QUESTION: It's a familiar story. You fight so hard for three quarters and do so much right, but just can't put the score on board. Then the opposition overruns you. I don’t know what it is, but it's a familiar story now?
ANSWER:
Yeah it is, it's a disappointing one as well. It's getting old too, it really is. We came up against a pretty experienced and well-drilled outfit. Their midfield bats pretty deep with four or five really good senior WAFL players that go through there all day, and they just out-ground us in the end. Even at half-time, I came in saying that it was a great first half from the boys against a really good outfit so we'd done well to be in front and playing the way we want to play. We kept them to three goals and two of those three goals were probably from our mistakes or lack of concentration. So we could have easily had a better lead at half-time so there are some positives. But then as the game wears on which is the familiar story, we either run out of gas or the more mature bodies against us seem to catch up and our nine or 10 young guys with under 15 games of experience just can't sustain the effort. Then that carries onto our senior guys like Riggs, Tony and Howie because they carry so much of the load that they get tired as well. It's a familiar, disappointing story.

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Mixed results for Swans women at Steel Blue Oval

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 11:51 AM - by Chris Pike

IT was a tough WAFL Women's clash for Swan Districts against Peel Thunder on Saturday at Steel Blue Oval while there were mixed results earlier in the day in the Reserves and Rogers Cup contests against Claremont.

It was a full day of female football action at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday starting with Swan Districts taking on Claremont in the Rogers Cup and Reserves contests before the main event then of Round 6 of the 2019 Optus WAFL Premiership Season against Peel Thunder.

The day got underway in the morning with the Youth Girls in action and Swan Districts' Youth Girls recorded an impressive 13.7 (85) to 1.2 (8) victory against Claremont.

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Swans can't quite finish job against Tigers

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 8:20 AM - by Chris Pike

IT was a familiar tale for Swan Districts on Sunday at Steel Blue Oval with the black-and-whites starting strongly, being on top for much of the first three quarters but ultimately fading to a 34-point defeat at the hands of Claremont.

Swan Districts came into the Sunday clash for Round 10 of the WAFL season following the bye after a similarly strong showing against Perth two weeks ago before a last quarter fadeout.

Then with the breeze at their back in the first quarter on Sunday, Swans started strongly kicking the only three goals of the first quarter and the home side would go on to lead for much of the opening three quarters.

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Gala Auction Night

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Live & Silent Auction throughout the night.

Free Reverse Table Raffle, Free Competitions with Prizes also a Wine Wall.

Complimentary Drink & sit down Dinner.

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Round 6 Preview v Peel Thunder

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 3:37 AM - by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts hasn’t played a WAFL Women's contest since a big win over Peel Thunder back on May 25 and now in the black-and-whites first game back in action, it's against the same opponent again at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday.

Swan Districts made a solid start to the inaugural WAFLW season opening with a loss to Subiaco before a big win over Claremont the next week.

Then following a defeat to East Fremantle on the road, Swan Districts returned home in Round 4 and scored a commanding 46-point victory against the winless Peel Thunder.

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Round 10 Preview v Claremont

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 3:30 AM - by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts is back in action on Sunday afternoon against Claremont in a standalone WAFL fixture at Steel Blue Oval. 

Swan Districts' last WAFL clash was two weeks ago against Perth as part of the WA Day long weekend where the black-and-whites looked on track for a third win of the season for much of the afternoon, but it wasn’t quite to be against the Demons.

That has left Swans with two weeks to now stew over that and prepare to take on Claremont this Sunday afternoon at Steel Blue Oval.

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Swan Districts Hall of Fame Inductions 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 1:46 PM - by Chris Pike

THE history of the Swan Districts Football Club and its champions of the past were recently celebrated at the 2019 Hall of Fame induction ceremony with six greats of the club inducted and one of WA football's all-time champions elected to Immortal status.

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