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The North Beach Football Club is one of the powerhouse organisations within the highly regarded West Australian Amateur Football League and is planning a return to the top of the A-Grade tree.

In winning the WAAFL A-Grade Grand Final on September 11, 2010, the club won its seventh successive senior pennant, which was also the 10th time in a 12 year period that it secured the senior title – all under the direction of former Essendon star Bill Duckworth.

This season, the club has undergone change with 1994 West Coast Eagles premiership ruckman David Hynes assuming the senior coaching reins after Duckworth, perhaps the most influential figure in club history, stood down as senior coach.

Having finished third in each of the last two seasons, after stumbling in the preliminary, the club is determined to push ahead and leave a stronger impression on the finals series.

Hynes, who comes into the club after several years as senior assistant at WAFL club East Perth, has introduced a new system and approach which he hopes will take the club forward.

Established in 1964, North Beach took 25 years to won its first A-Grade title, but since then has flourished in a competition which continues to grow in stature as the premier amateur competition in the State.

Duckworth, the 1984 Norm Smith medallist has been central to the domination over the last 12 years, creating a winning culture but also finding the balance between success and an outstanding social environment.

To support the A-Grade title in 2010, the club also won its first A-Reserves premiership but thrives as a club providing players of all skills levels with the opportunity to play the greatest game in the world – Australian football.

The club boasts five senior teams and two colts teams and is based at Charles Riley Reserve, North Beach, just a couple of hundred metres off the spectacular coast of Perth’s northern suburbs.

North Beach welcomes all prospective players to a club that thrives on the challenges of playing to the highest possible standards, but creates great unity and camaraderie through a vibrant social scene that is enjoyed by all players and supporters.

The club can be contacted through President David Cassidy on 0402 848 958.

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Ladder position defies class

Matt Irvine...a solid performer all season

Matt Irvine…a solid performer all season

Respective ladder positions would suggest the North Beach O’Rourke Realty A-Grade team should carry too much fire-power for Wembley when they clash at Pat Goodridge Reserve tomorrow.
But it would be folly to under-estimate Wembley, who earned elevation to the top tier of the amateur league after winning the 2016 B-Grade premiership.
Wembley have been competitive in every game, have lost a number of tight finishes and sit in ninth position on the ladder, with just a solitary win.
Everyone in this competition knows they are better than that and certainly the Beach carries a high level of respect for them. They have some quality individuals, many of whom have considerable WAFL experience, play an attractive brand of football and it is a question of time before it all clicks.
While the Beach is sitting in second place on the ladder – separated only by percentage from top team University – they know their ninth win of the season will not come without a strong team commitment, a united approach and unwavering focus from start to finish.
If there was a lesson to be learned from falling over the line against Kalamunda last week, it is that regardless of the opposition it is imperative that concentration levels are maintained. If that wavers, even momentarily, every club has the capacity to seize the moment an shift momentum.
The Beach felt they had the game under control at half-time and they had certainly dominated to that stage of the contest, but they dropped away fractionally after the break and the Cougars pounced.
They led for a short period in the last quarter before the Beach responded – as a good team should – and eventually won by a couple of goals.
That was due in no small part to the work of clever forward Nic Reid, who kicked seven goals. He was efficient at both ends of the game, kicking the Tigers’ first three goals as well as the last two when the game was on the line.
He was able to capitalise on the work of a midfield that was inspired by the work of Michael Italiano, Beau Witheridge and Sam Lamont while the defensive effort was led by Luke Symonds and Matt Irvine.
All of those players will need to set the example against the Magpies if the Beach is to maintain its standing on the ladder. With both University and Fremantle CBC on equal points a slip-up can be costly.
The Lifenet A-Reserves
, who have returned to their best form in the last fortnight, will also face a significant challenge agai9nst Wembley, where victory would assist their bid for consolidation in the top five.
There are a number of individuals placing selection pressure on those in the senior team, so that should ensure they are up and about for this clash.
The Plasterwise Phil Scott Colts will play after the A-Grade game, under lights, and that will provide a new experience for the emerging players at the club.
At Charles Riley Reserve, five teams will be in action and every game carries some consequences, so do your best and get down to throw your voice behind the North Beach cause.
Fixtures
June 24, 2017
O’Rourke Realty A-Grade

Wembley v North Beach, Pat Goodridge Reserve, 2.30pm
Lifenet A-Reserves
Wembley v North Beach, Pat Goodridge Reserve, 12.35pm
Plasterwise Phil Scott Colts
Wembley v North Beach, Pat Goodridge Reserve, 4.45pm
Hybrid Linings D1-Grade
North Beach v CBC Fremantle, Charles Riley Reserve, 2.30pm
Coast to Coast Imports D1-Reserves
North Beach v CBC Fremantle, Charles Riley Reserve, 12.35pm
Red Hill Brett Jones Colts

North Beach v Curtin University-Wesley, Charles Riley Reserve, 10.40am
Express Bins D2-Grade
North Beach v North Fremantle, Charles Riley Reserve, 2.30pm
Fusion D2-Reserves

North Beach v North Fremantle, Charles Riley Reserve, 12.35pm

Tigers triumph despite lapse

Nic Reid...a seven-goal star against Kalamunda

Nic Reid…a seven-goal star against Kalamunda

By Gary Stocks
The O’Rourke Realty North Beach A-Grade team survived a scare from fellow top five aspirant Kalamunda before edging clear and racking up an important 13-point win last Saturday.
After a dominant first half when the Beach failed to get maximum scoreboard toll from the control they enjoyed, they saw the Cougars hit the front in the last term before responding and taking four precious premiership points – 12.12 (84) to 10.11 (71).
At half-time the Beach led 5.9 to 1.4 but the work rate and energy so evident to that stage dissipated after the break and the Cougars pounced.
Had it not been for the brilliance of some individual performances – most notably Nic Reid, who kicked seven goals, and Michael Italiano – the Beach might have failed to get across the line.
In addition Luke Symonds was outstanding in defence, Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls was both courageous and inspirational, while Daniel Leishman and Beau Witheridge were also important contributors.
The Lifenet A-Reserves
offered an insight into how the senior contest might unfold with their game providing a similar tale – falling to glean maxim scoreboard presence commensurate with the level of control they held in the game.
The difference between this game and the senior fixture was that the Beach never really looked like losing. But again the triumph rested on the shoulders of a few individuals who did enough to carry their team over the line.
Nathan Adler kicked half of his team’s goal tally, posting four majors, while Tom DeCourtenay, Steve Mansfield, Craig Hall, Nick Bowe and Ryan Hart were all influential in the 8.14 (62) to 6.7 (43) victory.
The Plasterwise Phil Scott Colts was one team that did get maximum return on effort, finishing with an eight-goal flourish that saw them carve out an emphatic 109-point win – 16.13 (109) to 2.6 (18).
Toby Edwards was again lively up forward, Josh Dwyer was rock solid in defence while Jakeb Wright was the benchmark through the midfield.
The Hybrid Linings D1-Grade
was looking to consolidate against Wembley, but lapsed mentally and it saw the top team lose to the sixth-placed Magpies.
In another example of a tight competition where any team can beat another on any given day, Wembley produced a stunning 23-point victory – 8.5 (53) to 4.6 (30).
North Beach might have been fitter, faster and with a higher skill level, but Wembley simply wanted it more and as a result, they came away with the win.
To be within striking distance of the opposition but being well short of their best footy, the Beach could at least taker some positives away from the game. There was also some solid individual performances, particularly through Liam Vardy and Shane Duckworth who were strong in defence.
Another pleasing aspect was the younger players stepping up. Callan Dunjey, Jordon Mesiti, Ben Walton and Caolan O’Connell all had strong performances which should give them all a big confidence boost for the remainder of the season.
The Coast to Coast Imports D1-Reserves dominated in all aspects of their performance against Wembley, winning 16.13 (109) to 2.6 (18).
They had players in control all over the ground, with ruckman Joe Boys continuing his good form, Jack Flynn kicking three goals, Rob Scantlebury and Jack Lazenby also making solid contributions.
The Red Hill Brett Jones Colts
were keen to measure their level of improvement since round one when they were completely overwhelmed by University, losing by 100 points. The return bout at McGillivray Oval was much tighter, with Scholars clawing their way to a nine-point win.
With a new game plan the North Beach boys started with strong intent and it was a hotly contested opening quarter. The Beach pressed up on the ball carrier and limited the opportunities for University to get the ball in space.
The Beach was three points down at the first break, responded through the leadership of Tyler Beard and then took a four-point ascendancy into the long break.
Jordan Marzo stayed strong at full back giving his players up field a positive feel on the game, but unfortunately the Beach could not sustain the level for long enough, University was able to click in their running overlap which kept them in the game.
The Scholars led by three points at the last change and despite the efforts of Blake Sawyer up forward they were able to hold off the Beach to win by 12 points.
The Express Bins D2-Grade found the going tough at Kingsway Reserve against a quality opponent that had the added incentive of having one of their stalwarts celebrating his 300th game for the club.
The task was difficult from the outset, but it became significantly tougher when midfielder Tom McDonald suffered a severe compound dislocation on the little finger of his left hand. He had been in good form until heading to hospital and although Kingsway had established a handy lead even at that stage, the challenge magnified.
Richie Nguyen offered drive off a wing, Alex Csar provided a presence both through the middle and up forward, while Michael Bramley and Ryan Dunne were also important.
In the end Kingsway packed too much punch and won 16.10 (106) to 6.6 (42).
Earlier, the Fusion D2-Reserves
put on a classy performance to score a 51-point victory which keeps them in the finals frame.
Led by Ryan Staniforth, Daniel Bavcevich, Jerome Orr-Young and the Strover family – Ian, Riley and Tyler – they got the job done.
The work of captain-coach Peter Panagopolous across half-back was also exemplary.
Details
O’Rourke Realty A-Grade
North Beach 3.2 5.9 7.10 12.12 84
Kalamunda 1.2 1.4 5.8 10.11 71
Goals – North Beach: Reid 7; Oakley-Nicholls 2; Italiano, Leishman, Lamont.
Best – North Beach: Italiano, Reid, Symonds, Oakley-Nicholls, Witheridge, Leishman.
Lifenet A-Reserves

North Beach 8.14 (62) def Kalamunda 6.7 (43)
Goals – North Beach: Adler 4.
Best – North Beach: DeCourtenay, Mansfield, Hall, Adler, Bowe, Hart.
Plastwerwise Phil Scott Colts
North Beach 18.13 (121) def Kalamunda 2.0 (12)
Best – North Beach: Edwards, J Dwyer, Wright.
Hybrid Linings D1-Grade

Wembley 4.1 4.1 6.2 8.5 53
North Beach 1.1 1.5 2.6 4.6 30
Goals – North Beach: McGuire 3; Zehnder.
Best – North Beach: Vardy, Dunjey, Mesiti, S Duckworth, Walton, O’Connell.
Coast to Coast Imports D1-Reserves
North Beach 4.3 9.5 10.9 16.13 109
Wembley 0.3 0.3 2.6 2.6 18
Goals – North Beach: Flynn 3; Boys, Lazenby, Scantlebury, Ward 2;Viney, Cuzens, Heap, Kaptien, O Collins.
Red Hill Brett Jones Colts

University 1.5 3.5 4.10 6.14 50
North Beach 1.0 4.3 4.7 5.8 38
Goals – North Beach: Swayer 3; Cook 2.
Best – North Beach: T Beard, Marzo, Swayer.
Express Bins D2-Grade
Kingsway 3.5 9.6 12.8 16.10 106
North Beach 2.1 2.2 4.4 6.6 42
Goals – North Beach: Tsironis, Bramley 2; McAuliffe, Williamson.
Best – North Beach: Nguyen, Csar, Bramley, Dunne.
Fusion D2-Reserves

North Beach 2.1 7.3 9.8 11.12 78
Kingsway 1.2 3.2 4.3 4.3 27
Goals – North Beach: I Strover, D Gardiner 3; T Strover 2; Albutt, Staniforth, Orr-Young.
Best – North Beach: Staniforth, Bavcevich, Panagopolous, I Strover. D Gardiner.

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