An Introduction

Established in 1898, East Fremantle had an astounding first 50 years. For those unfamiliar with what happened, the following table gives an indication of Premiership years (Gold), Grand Final appearances (Silver) and Finals appearances (Bronze).

East Fremantle Results 1898 1959
East Fremantle Results 1898 1959



The story of the East Fremantle Football Club is A History Of Triumphs
Western Mail (Perth) 31-May-1951 p23
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WITH 21 premierships to its credit since 1898, East Fremantle has established itself as the dominant power in West Australian league football down the years. Never more than six seasons have gone past without the club gaining top honours, and in 1946 it achieved its crowning glory when it went through the season undefeated to win the premiership.


On May 11, 1898, at the W.A.C.A. ground; Tom Wilson led the first East Fremantle team on to the field and at the start of its football career the club suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the opposition, Rovers. It scored only two points!

But even at this early stage there were several players who were giants in the game, including "Dolly" Christy (who played with the club till 1912), Dick Sweetman and "Scotty" Doig. With such good foundation members the future of the club was assured, and although it came last in 1898, the following year it missed the premiership by only four points from West Perth.

The 1900 season was started with an air of confidence. Most of the men who had almost brought the club to victory the previous year stripped for the team and Freddie Roberts, Dolph Heinrichs and C. Wakely were only a few of the players who gave the club reason for feeling sure of itself. Throughout the year few defeats were suffered and the "blue and whites" went ahead to win their first premier- ship; a remarkable achievement for a club in its third year. In 1901 it came second to West Perth out this proved to be a mere lull before the storm of victory.

Instrumental in the easy win in the I902 competition was the presence of several players whose names will never be forgotten by the club; Charlie Tyson, the follower, Palmer at centre, Christy and Sweetman; these were some of the team which swept all before it that year.

Western Mail Perth 19 Jul 1902 P30 East Fremantle V Perth
Western Mail Perth 19 Jul 1902 P30 East Fremantle V Perth


"Carbine" Gullan

OLD supporters of the club remember 1903 as "Carbine" Gullan's year. He came from the Goldfields and was with the club for little more than one season, but during that time lie brought strength and speed into his role as ruckman, and played a major part in bringing the club its second successive premiership. In 1904 followers of the game saw what was probably East Fremantle's strongest team, even though it was beaten seven times by opponents al- most as powerful. Early in the sea- son widespread grief resulted from the death of "Carbine" Gullan, who accidentally took poison one night and died next morning. It was not unnatural that "Old Easts" lost several matches after his death. Towards the end of the year, however, the club picked up again and with the help of such players as the Kelly brothers, "Scotty" Doig, Ern Bromley, F. Palmer and Tom Wilson, East Fremantle went on to win from Perth in the telling game of the year. It was the third premiership in three years. Several good players were missing from the 1905 team, although in their place came Dolph Heinrichs (who had been a member of the team several years before) and his brother Albert, a player who was to prove one of the best followers ever to strip for the club. The four Doig brothers -"Hooky," "Scotty," Charlie and Norman-also shone that year, but despite the presence of so many good individuals the team did not win the premiership. The final game of the season, against West Perth, ended in a draw and in the re-play "Wests" won by four points.

The next year "Old Easts" made up for its loss in 1905 and beat West Perth to gain its fifth premiership. Again in 1907 it looked the premier team and at the conclusion of the final was five points ahead of Perth. But a protest was lodged by the defeated team. At the end of the second quarter, Charlie Doig had marked well out about the time of the bell, and goaled from his kick. Perth contended that the bell had gone while the ball was in the air and the protest was upheld.

Western Mail Perth 17 Oct 1903 P30 East Fremantle Football Club
Western Mail Perth 17 Oct 1903 P30 East Fremantle Football Club


Western Mail Perth17 Sep 1904 P30 East Fremantle Team
Western Mail Perth17 Sep 1904 P30 East Fremantle Team


Western Mail Perth 7 Oct 1905 P27 Three Quarter Time In The Final
Western Mail Perth 7 Oct 1905 P27 Three Quarter Time In The Final


Western Mail Perth 7 Oct 1905 P28 Throw In From The Boundary 1905 Final
Western Mail Perth 7 Oct 1905 P28 Throw In From The Boundary 1905 Final


Western Mail Perth 9 Jun 1906 P25 H.Doig And Palmer
Western Mail Perth 9 Jun 1906 P25 H.Doig And Palmer



Western Mail Perth 20 Oct 1906 P27 East Fremantle Team
Western Mail Perth 20 Oct 1906 P27 East Fremantle Team


A Successful Season

FEELING ran high among "Old Easts" followers at the time but by the start of the next season-one which has gone down in the club's annals as one of the most successful ever-it was forgotten. East Fremantle lost only three games that year and in the final, Perth went under with only eight behinds on the board. This match was the last for Tom Wilson, who retired after captaining the team for nine seasons and playing for 12.

Assets to the 1909 team were two strong men from the Murchison-Jim and Alan Spence. Jim especially proved a marvellous, follower and proved a thorn in the side of opposing teams. "Old Easts" was particularly strong that year and lowered its colours on only two occasions. It went on to win the premiership from West Perth by 26 points.

Western Mail Perth 10 Jul 1909 P26 East Fremantle Team V Boulder
Western Mail Perth 10 Jul 1909 P26 East Fremantle Team V Boulder


Western Mail Perth 25 Sep 1909 P26 Final
Western Mail Perth 25 Sep 1909 P26 Final


Leader Melbourne 16 Oct 1909 P25 East Fremantle WA 600thumb
Leader Melbourne 16 Oct 1909 P25 East Fremantle WA 600thumb


Critic Adelaide 6 Oct 1909 East Fremantle V Port Adelaide 600thumb
Critic Adelaide 6 Oct 1909 East Fremantle V Port Adelaide 600thumb


Truth WA 25 Sep 1909 P3 East Ftremantle Team 600thumb
Truth WA 25 Sep 1909 P3 East Ftremantle Team 600thumb



The 1910 team was somewhat weaker; but after years of magnificent teams the high standard could not continue indefinitely. "Scotty" Doig was captain and at the beginning of the year several matches were lost. However the team kept its head above water and worked its way into a leading position by the end of the season. The final was played by the two Easts-East Fremantle and East Perth. Although "Old Easts" was behind at the end of the third quarter, it came through with typical last-minute dash to win by 13 points. The club proved its dominance again in the final of the 1911 season, when it thrashed West Perth to gain its third successive premiership.

Western Mail Perth 21 May 1910 P26 Charley Doig
Western Mail Perth 21 May 1910 P26 Charley Doig


Western Mail Perth 8 Oct 1910 Final
Western Mail Perth 8 Oct 1910 Final


Sunday Times 11 Jun 1911 P18 Footballers
Sunday Times 11 Jun 1911 P18 Footballers


Western Mail 7 Oct 1911 P27 Football Final
Western Mail 7 Oct 1911 P27 Football Final


Percy Trotter, who, when playing in Melbourne in the early part of the century, was regarded as the most spectacular player in the game, came to East Fremantle as captain in 1912, and with men like A. J. Robinson, Charlie and Cleave Doig, Arthur Dix and Rawlinson in the team, the club was hopeful of adding another premiership to its already glorious record. But that year Subiaco had come to power and it beat "Old Easts" in the final to win its first premiership. The following year Subiaco won again, and East Fremantle dropped to third position on the list. When Jack Scobie, Bruns, Goddard, "Chitter" Brown, Deardon and Carlson appeared in the club colours for the first time in 1914, the future looked brighter/Throughout the sea- son East Fremantle showed league followers that it had regained its former strength and went on to win the final from its port-side neighbour, South Fremantle.

Leader Melbourne 27 Jul 1912 P30 East Fremantle V Fitzroy 600thumb
Leader Melbourne 27 Jul 1912 P30 East Fremantle V Fitzroy 600thumb


Western Mail 10 Oct 1913 The Football Final Easts V Perth
Western Mail 10 Oct 1913 The Football Final Easts V Perth


Western Mail 10 Oct 1913 The Football Final
Western Mail 10 Oct 1913 The Football Final


Western Mail 18 Jul 1913 P26 East Fremantle V Port Adelaide2
Western Mail 18 Jul 1913 P26 East Fremantle V Port Adelaide2


Western Mail 18 Jul 1913 P26 East Fremantle V Port Adelaide
Western Mail 18 Jul 1913 P26 East Fremantle V Port Adelaide


During the war years enlistments sapped much of the club's strength, although there were some good players who kept the blue and white col- ours flying. Tom Cain, Archie Strang and "Nipper" Truscott were a few of the great men of the time. But it was not until 1918 that the club won another premiership. That year it won the final from East Perth.

Western Mail 19 Jun 1914 P30 South Fremantle V South Fremantle
Western Mail 19 Jun 1914 P30 South Fremantle V South Fremantle


Western Mail 1 May 1914 P26 East Fremantle V Perth
Western Mail 1 May 1914 P26 East Fremantle V Perth


Western Mail 14 Sep 1917 P20 East Fremantle Team
Western Mail 14 Sep 1917 P20 East Fremantle Team


Western Mail 21 Sep 1917 P24 1917 Final
Western Mail 21 Sep 1917 P24 1917 Final


Western Mail 27 Sep 1918 P20 East Fremantle Def East Perth In Right Of Challenge Match
Western Mail 27 Sep 1918 P20 East Fremantle Def East Perth In Right Of Challenge Match



With peace came East Perth's period of supremacy and for five years in succession (1919-1923) that club won top honours. Nevertheless "Old Easts" was not far behind -and could boast some of the best footballers of the time; Red Ion, Cinoris, "Poet" Smith, Baird, Clark, Truscott and Jarvis among them.

Sunday Times Perth 29 Jun 1919 P3 Nipper Truscott 600thumb
Sunday Times Perth 29 Jun 1919 P3 Nipper Truscott 600thumb


Western Mail 25 Sep 1919 P20 East Perth Def East Fremantle
Western Mail 25 Sep 1919 P20 East Perth Def East Fremantle


Western Mail 23 Sep 1920 P3 2SF East Perth v Subiaco
Western Mail 23 Sep 1920 P3 2SF East Perth v Subiaco


Western Mail 1 Jun 1922 P3 East Perth V East Fremantle
Western Mail 1 Jun 1922 P3 East Perth V East Fremantle


Critic Adelaide 5 Sep 1923 P13 East Fremantle V Sturt 600thumb
Critic Adelaide 5 Sep 1923 P13 East Fremantle V Sturt 600thumb


Sunday Times Perth 14 Oct 1923 P4 East Fremantle Team 600thumb
Sunday Times Perth 14 Oct 1923 P4 East Fremantle Team 600thumb



The Laurels Recovered

IT was in 1925 that the club recovered the laurels. With "Jerry" Dolan captain for the first time (following two great predecessors in "Nipper" Truscott and Ray Mudie) it won the final from. Subiaco. But the following year, when it came fourth, to Subiaco, the club dropped to the lowest place it had occupied since 1915.

Sunday Times Perth 5 Oct 1924 Rodriguez (Sub) With East Fremantle Defenders 600thumb
Sunday Times Perth 5 Oct 1924 Rodriguez (Sub) With East Fremantle Defenders 600thumb


Western Mail 10 Jul 1924 P25 Prominent Players (Edited)
Western Mail 10 Jul 1924 P25 Prominent Players (Edited)


Western Mail 5 Jun 1924 P25 Prominent Players (Edited)
Western Mail 5 Jun 1924 P25 Prominent Players (Edited)


Western Mail 26 Jun 1924 P21 Football Fans At East Fremantle V East Perth
Western Mail 26 Jun 1924 P21 Football Fans At East Fremantle V East Perth


Western Mail 8 Oct 1925 P25 East Fremantle Team
Western Mail 8 Oct 1925 P25 East Fremantle Team


Western Mail 8 Oct 1925 P2 1925 Final
Western Mail 8 Oct 1925 P2 1925 Final


East Fremantle lost its premiership chances in 1927 when "Souths" defeated it in the first semi-final. But although the club finished in third position, 1927 will be remembered as the year when several good youngsters stripped for the side. They were to help in bringing "Old Easts" to the top again in the very near future and included players of the calibre of Clarrie Reynolds, Eric Glass, and the sons of four previous team members -Munro, Pierce, Lethridge and Bee. Nothing could stop the blue and whites during the four seasons from 1928 when it won every premiership. East Perth, West Perth, South Fremantle and Subiaco all fell in that order. Some of the most notable of East Fremantle's players in that period were Richards, Jarvis and Gabrielson (a famous half-back trio) "Barney" Sheedy, Dinny Coffey, Jerry Dolan, F. Butcher, J. Munro, Baird, Dick Buchanan, Jones, Laurie and "Blue" Richards. The last-named won the Sandover Medal in 1931.

Western Mail 11 Oct 1928 P2 East Fremantle Challenge Final Team
Western Mail 11 Oct 1928 P2 East Fremantle Challenge Final Team


Western Mail 22 Sep 1927 P8 2SF South Fremantle Def Easts
Western Mail 22 Sep 1927 P8 2SF South Fremantle Def Easts


Western Mail 17 May 1928 P28 Jerry Dolan
Western Mail 17 May 1928 P28 Jerry Dolan

West Australian 11 Aug 1928 P7 East Fremantle Team In Tasmania
West Australian 11 Aug 1928 P7 East Fremantle Team In Tasmania


The West Australian 5 Jul 1928 P18 East Fremantle Team 600thumb
The West Australian 5 Jul 1928 P18 East Fremantle Team 600thumb


Western Mail 23 May 1929 P61 Woods And Richards East Fremantle
Western Mail 23 May 1929 P61 Woods And Richards East Fremantle


Western Mail 17 Oct 1929 P23 Gabrielson (marking) And Pearse
Western Mail 17 Oct 1929 P23 Gabrielson (marking) And Pearse


West Australian 3 Jun 1929 P10 Footbrawl
West Australian 3 Jun 1929 P10 Footbrawl


Western Mail 24 Oct 1929 P7 East Fremantle Team
Western Mail 24 Oct 1929 P7 East Fremantle Team


Sunday Times Perth 5 Oct 1930 P3 Ease Fremantle Team 600thumb
Sunday Times Perth 5 Oct 1930 P3 Ease Fremantle Team 600thumb


Western Mail 9 Oct 1930 P19 Old Eases Premiers
Western Mail 9 Oct 1930 P19 Old Eases Premiers


Western Mail 9 Oct 1930 P2 League Final At Subiaco
Western Mail 9 Oct 1930 P2 League Final At Subiaco


Daily News Perth 6 Oct 1930 P7 Baird Saves The Situation 600thumb
Daily News Perth 6 Oct 1930 P7 Baird Saves The Situation 600thumb


Sunday Times 26 Jul 1931 P4 Football That Thrilled The Crowd 600thumb
Sunday Times 26 Jul 1931 P4 Football That Thrilled The Crowd 600thumb


West Australian 20 Oct 1931 P14 East Fremantle Team
West Australian 20 Oct 1931 P14 East Fremantle Team



Fights On And Off The Field


VICIOUS football marred the 1932 season. Players were flattened, and brawls occurred frequently both on the field and among the spectators. Never before had the injured and suspended lists ® contained so many names and very often leading players of all clubs were off the field. "Old Easts" battled hard but West Perth was the team of the year and won the premiership from East Perth. Many of the players who had brought East Fremantle to the top a few seasons before left the team in 1933. But captain-coach Jerry Dolan had many young men putting on club guernseys who were to prove their worth. Foundations for future success were laid when men like the second generation of Doigs-George, Charlie, Norman and Edgar-and F. Mann began their careers. The new- comers fitted into the team perfectly alongside the older players and al- though at the beginning of the season it seemed the club would have no chance of fielding the premier team, as the year advanced it improved and defeated Subiaco to win its seventeenth premiership. George Doig distinguished himself in- that, his first season, by kicking 106 goals-a re- cord surpassed only by himself in future years and by his brother Charlie.

West Australian 4 Sep 1933 George Doig In Action
West Australian 4 Sep 1933 George Doig In Action


Western Mail 15 Jun 1933 P19 C.Reynolds (EF) And F.Greenwood (Claremont)
Western Mail 15 Jun 1933 P19 C.Reynolds (EF) And F.Greenwood (Claremont)


Western Mail 19 Oct 1933 P23 East Fremantle Wins Premiership
Western Mail 19 Oct 1933 P23 East Fremantle Wins Premiership


West Australian 14 Aug 1933 P12 Football At Subiaco
West Australian 14 Aug 1933 P12 Football At Subiaco


Daily News Perth 21 Apr 1933 P4 East Fremantle Football Stars Training In Melbourne
Daily News Perth 21 Apr 1933 P4 East Fremantle Football Stars Training In Melbourne


Sunday Times Perth 18 Jun 1933 P17 Dempster (East Perth) And Woods (East Fremantle) 600thumb
Sunday Times Perth 18 Jun 1933 P17 Dempster (East Perth) And Woods (East Fremantle) 600thumb


Daily News Perth 14 Oct 1933 P8 Grand Final
Daily News Perth 14 Oct 1933 P8 Grand Final


The slide down the ladder began again in 1934 when the club finished runner-up to West Perth. Dave Woods, who had begun with East Fremantle in 1923 and rose to great heights as full-back, retired that year. However he came back again for several matches in 1935 when good players were so urgently needed. Ross Hutchinson came to the team the same year and in his first season was awarded the Lynn Medal for the side's best player. The team finished fourth in 1935 and the next year was third. After three years without premiership honours, East Fremantle went to the top again in 1937. Hutchinson led a fine team which included George Doig, G. Mann and W. Truscott (ruck), McGlinn, Skeahan, Seubert and Martiensen. lt went through the season to win from Claremont in the final match.

Daily News Perth 13 Oct 1934 P8 Don Marinko 1934 Grand Final 600thumb
Daily News Perth 13 Oct 1934 P8 Don Marinko 1934 Grand Final 600thumb

Mirror Perth 1 Jun 1935 P16 Bonnie Campbell 600thumb
Mirror Perth 1 Jun 1935 P16 Bonnie Campbell 600thumb

Mirror Perth 1 Jun 1935 P1 Tommy Lewis 600thumb
Mirror Perth 1 Jun 1935 P1 Tommy Lewis 600thumb

West Australian 24 Aug 1935 P22 George Doig Training
West Australian 24 Aug 1935 P22 George Doig Training


Daily News Perth 10 Aug 1935 P6 Butcher (East Fremantle) 600thumb
Daily News Perth 10 Aug 1935 P6 Butcher (East Fremantle) 600thumb


West Australian 9 Sep 1935 P18 J.Jennings (Subiaco) Fordam And Munro (EF)
West Australian 9 Sep 1935 P18 J.Jennings (Subiaco) Fordam And Munro (EF)


West Australian 13 Jul 1936 P18 J.King (East Perth) G.Doig (East Fremantle)
West Australian 13 Jul 1936 P18 J.King (East Perth) G.Doig (East Fremantle)


West Australian 5 Oct 1936 Final East Perth Def East Fremantle
West Australian 5 Oct 1936 Final East Perth Def East Fremantle


Western Mail 4 Jun 1936 P2 Listening To The Coach2
Western Mail 4 Jun 1936 P2 Listening To The Coach2


Daily News Perth 1 Aug 1936 P3 W.Kenny (East Fremantle) 600thumb
Daily News Perth 1 Aug 1936 P3 W.Kenny (East Fremantle) 600thumb


New Call And Bailey's Weekly Perth 17 Sep 1936 P2 George Doig 600thumb
New Call And Bailey's Weekly Perth 17 Sep 1936 P2 George Doig 600thumb


Western Mail 11 Jun 1936 P2 Glimpses Of Training
Western Mail 11 Jun 1936 P2 Glimpses Of Training


Western Mail 4 Jun 1936 P2 Listening To The Coach
Western Mail 4 Jun 1936 P2 Listening To The Coach


Western Mail 14 Oct 1937 P5 Grand Final Old Easts Def Claremont
Western Mail 14 Oct 1937 P5 Grand Final Old Easts Def Claremont


Western Mail 8 Jul 1937 P3 Mills (Subiaco) Stingmore (EF)
Western Mail 8 Jul 1937 P3 Mills (Subiaco) Stingmore (EF)


West Australian 11 Oct 1937 P18 Grand Final
West Australian 11 Oct 1937 P18 Grand Final


Sunday Times Perth 26-Sep-1937 P2 2SF Highlights
Sunday Times Perth 26-Sep-1937 P2 2SF Highlights


Daily News Perth 9 Jul 1937 P12 V.Donegan 600thumb
Daily News Perth 9 Jul 1937 P12 V.Donegan 600thumb


There have been few grand finals more exciting than that of 1938, when Claremont and East Fremantle played a draw. The replay went to the younger team, to give it its first premiership since it had entered the league 13 years before. Claremont stayed on top for three years and in 1941 West Perth clinched the grand final. By this time World War II was in progress and although good players were still strip- ping for East Fremantle among them George Doig, McGlinn, Vic French, G. Meiers, G. Prince, A. Ebbs and Gabrielson-and Jerry Dolan had returned as coach, the club was unable to get further than second place in 1941.

Sunday Times Perth 16 Oct 1938 P1 R.Hutchison (EF) G.Maloney (Claremont) At GF Replay
Sunday Times Perth 16 Oct 1938 P1 R.Hutchison (EF) G.Maloney (Claremont) At GF Replay


Western Mail 5 May 1938 P3 East Perth V East Fremantle
Western Mail 5 May 1938 P3 East Perth V East Fremantle


West Australian 10 Oct 1938 P19 N.Wendt (EF) W.Sutherland (Claremont)
West Australian 10 Oct 1938 P19 N.Wendt (EF) W.Sutherland (Claremont)


West Australian 4 Jul 1938 P22 R.Hutchison EF
West Australian 4 Jul 1938 P22 R.Hutchison EF


West Australian 9 Ocr 1939 P12 G. Doig (East Fremantle) Left And J. Reeves (Claremont)
West Australian 9 Ocr 1939 P12 G. Doig (East Fremantle) Left And J. Reeves (Claremont)


Western Mail 22 Jun 1939 P3 South Fremantle V East Fremantle
Western Mail 22 Jun 1939 P3 South Fremantle V East Fremantle


Western Mail 22 Jun 1939 P3 South Fremantle V East Fremantle
Western Mail 22 Jun 1939 P3 South Fremantle V East Fremantle


Western Mail 18 Apr 1940 P19 George Doig
Western Mail 18 Apr 1940 P19 George Doig


Western Mail 16 Oct 1941 P7 East Fremantle Team
Western Mail 16 Oct 1941 P7 East Fremantle Team


During the under-age league competition of 1942-45, East Fremantle did well, and under Jim Conway in 1943 and G. Meiers two years later, won two premierships. Outstanding players in this series included Fred Boli, Jack Sheedy, R. Mason and Vic French.

Western Mail 14 Oct 1943 P9 East Fremantle 1943 Premiership Team
Western Mail 14 Oct 1943 P9 East Fremantle 1943 Premiership Team


Western Mail 18 Oct 1945 P41 Alan Ebbs
Western Mail 18 Oct 1945 P41 Alan Ebbs



Great Achievement


RARE occurrence in football took place in 1946 when East Fremantle went through the season undefeated to win the premiership. This had happened only twice before, when West Perth swept all before it in 1897 and East Perth in 1944. The remarkable courage and skill of this team was shown to advantage during the grand final, when West Perth was leading near the end. In a brilliant final burst "Old Easts" came through and won by a goal. There were many great players that year. Allan Ebbs, Gabrielson. French and Sheedy were probably the best of a brilliant bunch.

No team to wear the East Fremantle colours was keener to win a premiership than that playing in 1947-the club's jubilee year. However, the periodic slump in form which comes even to the best teams struck at the side that season land it finished third behind South Fremantle and West Perth. Since then the club has been eclipsed but not disgraced and has managed to keep in the four every season.

Jim Conway, captain-coach of the team this year, gained the league's highest award the Sandover Medal-for his roving last season. He became I the second club man to win it.

Western Mail 3 Oct 1946 P21 Enjoying A Drink After Traning
Western Mail 3 Oct 1946 P21 Enjoying A Drink After Traning


Sunday Times Perth 16 Un 1946 P3 Jack Sweet (EP) Charlie Doig (EF)
Sunday Times Perth 16 Un 1946 P3 Jack Sweet (EP) Charlie Doig (EF)


Daily News Perth 5 Oct 1946 Grand Final Crowd
Daily News Perth 5 Oct 1946 Grand Final Crowd


Daily News Perth 18 Aug 1947 P16 Miss Australia
Daily News Perth 18 Aug 1947 P16 Miss Australia


Daily News Perth 25 Jun 1948 P8 Eric McIntosh
Daily News Perth 25 Jun 1948 P8 Eric McIntosh


Daily News Perth 7 Jun 1948 P10 Dot Jones
Daily News Perth 7 Jun 1948 P10 Dot Jones


Western Mail 16 Sep 1948 P21 Jack Sheedy
Western Mail 16 Sep 1948 P21 Jack Sheedy


West Australian 4 Mar 1949 P16 East Fremantle Ground
West Australian 4 Mar 1949 P16 East Fremantle Ground


Good Servants


SINCE 1898 there have been men not in the public eye who have contributed fully to the life of the club. They are East Fremantle's officials, and without them the club could never have functioned as successfully as it has done. Among the most notable of these men are Jack Capp, Leonard Brown, Jack McCabe, Theo Ulrich (secretaries for long periods), J. J. Holmes, R. J. Lynn, Geoff Lynn (patrons), Charlie Doig, W. H. Kitson, L. E. Bowden and J. T. Tonkin (presidents). They are just a few of the many names which the club lists with pride on its board of honour.

Will East Fremantle win the premiership this year? That is a question which has all league followers wondering. The club has not had a premier team for four years and scanning back through its history, one finds that it's at a time like this that a come-back is made.

East Fremantle is keeping near the top of the list and if it comes through with a final burst of form-as it has done so often in the past-then a 1951 victory is not beyond the realms of possibility.

Western Mail Perth 31 May 1951 P23 George Doig
Western Mail Perth 31 May 1951 P23 George Doig


Western Mail 9 Sep 1954 P67 East Fremantle Team
Western Mail 9 Sep 1954 P67 East Fremantle Team



END



GEORGE DOIG, the brilliant East Fremantle goalsneak who. in 1934 kicked 152 goals to set an Australian record which still stands. He averaged 120 goals for nine consecutive seasons and in all kicked 1.111 goals in the club's colours.