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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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Diversity on show

By Gary Stocks

Jamie Sajich...set for his 150th game against Wembley

Jamie Sajich…set for his 150th game against Wembley

Football teams generally comprise players of varying backgrounds, ages, interests and experience – both in the game and in life more broadly.
That diversity was illustrated at the selection table on Thursday night when David Hynes and his match committee sat down to select the O’Rourke Realty A-Grade team for tomorrow’s round two game against Wembley at Charles Riley Reserve.
On a day when the club will hold a small, but hopefully poignant pre-game ANZAC ceremony, one man will play his 150th game for the Beach. He is a club stalwart, a fixture in the defence in recent years, a 2009 A-Grade premiership player.
While the line between going into battle in Gallipoli a little over 100 years ago and playing football is so often over-stated, Jamie Sajich is one of those players teammates enjoy playing alongside. They love going into the trenches with him.
Of course it is ridiculous to compare football to the life and death scenario confronted by Australian forces so harshly a century ago, but doubtless the analogy will continue to be made as coaches across the country seek to motivate young men by delving into its folklore.
That aside, the truth is football is a combative game and Sajich is a highly competitive individual. His special milestone has taken dedication and commitment and he has enormous respect within the walls of the North Beach Football Club.
At the other end of the spectrum is a young man who will play his first senior game for the Tigers.
Ben Harbers is a product of the club’s commitment to create a pathway from juniors in the district to the highest level of community football. A talented wingman, he played in two colts grand finals and now is ready step up and begin what looms as an engaging senior career.
The club will again take a youthful team into this confrontation with Wembley, although there is a sprinkling of seniority and they will be looking to open their account for the 2017 season. Both North Beach and Wembley lost in the opening round, which seems such a long time ago.
Because of the Easter weekend, that start to the season was a fortnight ago, but now the season will begin to gather momentum.
Fixtures, Round 2
O’Rourke Realty A-Grade
North Beach v Wembley, Charles Riley Reserve, 2.35pm
Lifenet A-Reserves
North Beach v Wembley, Charles Riley Reserve, 12.35pm
Plasterwise Phil Scott Colts
North Beach v Wembley, Charles Riley Reserve, 10.40am
Hybrid Linings D1-Grade
Curtin Uni Wesley v North Beach, South Oval, 2.30pm
Coast to Coast Imports D1-Reserves
Curtin Uni Wesley v North Beach, South Oval, 12.35pm
Red Hill Brett Jones Colts
Curtin Uni Wesley v North Beach, South Oval, 10.40am
Express Bins D2-Grade
Kingsley v North Beach, Kingsley Reserve, 2.30pm
Fusion D2-Reserves
Kingsley v North Beach, Kingsley Reserve, 12.35pm

Bad omen flows through

Luke Symonds...a solid performer in defence

Luke Symonds…a solid performer in defence

By Gary Stocks
Superstitions run deep in football and the signs were not good hours before the O’Rourke Realty A-Grade team kicked off its 2017 campaign.
When senior coach David Hynes was driving to Kalamunda and his vehicle broke down it was a bad omen. And by the end of the day it was fulfilled.
Playing the Cougars on their home deck at Ray Owen Reserve is always problematic and so it proved again, North Beach failing to find top gear on the way to a 13-point defeat – 8.7 (55) to 9.14 (68).
While there were periods during the day when the Beach looked capable, an unproductive period other side of half-time, proved to be crucial as Kalamunda established what would prove to be a match-winning break.
Tim Edwards was solid through the midfield, Matt Irvine outstanding across half-back and both Mitch and Nathan Dwyer were busy, but all in all, Kalamunda held sway.
The depth in the senior squad, so evident over last few years, was again emphasised when the Lifenet A-Reserves kicked off the season positively, eclipsing the Cougars by 70 points – 13.11 (89) to 3.1 (19).
Emerging forwards Cam Howie and Sean Foley were each prominent with three goals, along with the experienced Dion Cownie. Ben Harbers and Dan Ryan were also in eye-catching early form with another veteran, Matt Power typically busy in the clinches.
The Plasterwise Phil Scott Colts scored a comfortable 34-point victory to open the day, but it could have been even more impressive with a better conversion rate in front of goal.
The Beach won 6.17 (53) to 3.3 (21) after dominating field position and possession, particularly in the midfield.
Decision making needs to improve along with ball use in the forward half.
Alex Coleman rucked well all day, the backs generated some good run, especially in the second half, but the rewards for that control were not forthcoming. Good performances were turned in by Nick Wells, Cam Thompson, Zac Newman and Peter Hiotis.
Meanwhile, at Charles Riley Reserve, the Hybrid Linings D1-Grade started the season with a comfortable 28-point win over Whitfords.
Typical of a season-opener, there were scrappy periods with flashes of team brilliance, particularly in the first quarter when the Beach posted a woeful 2.8, which kept Whitfords in the contest.
There was never any threat of the Beach surrendering the advantage, producing some quality football on the way to an 11.13 (79) to 6.5 (41) victory.
Jamie Cosgrove, Michael Collins, Nick Marsh, Cam Alco and Josh Temm were all important contributors.
The Coast to Coast Imports D1-Reserves, in a game that ebbed and flowed, racked up an important victory against Whitford to open the season positively.
After kicking away to a handy advantage at quarter-time, they saw the opposition fight back to be just 11 points down at half-time, before kicked away to a match winning 34-point lead at the last change.
Xavier Williamson and Dean Wilson were outstanding in what was a solid team performance.
The Red Hill Brett Jones Colts opened the season against the highly-rated University and found them to be far too classy – the scholars winning 20.19 (139) to 1.3 (9).
University carried too much fire-power, had an edge in size and strength and dominated every facet of the game.
The Beach kicked its first and only goal in the second quarter with Jakeb Wright earning a free kick right in front. The boys will learn from the experience, understanding the level that has been set by the competition benchmark.
In the second half Cooper Gibson was a rock in defence with other shining lights being Riley Hinkley, Brodie Vance, Liam Hunter, Michael Hart and Luke Mann.
Results
O’Rourke Realty A-Grade
Kalamunda 3.5 5.6 9.8 9.14 68
North Beach 3.1 3.4 6.6 8.7 55
Goals – North Beach: Reid 3; Webster 2; Witheridge, Schofield, McCarthy.
Best – North Beach: Edwards, M Irvine, M Dwyer, N Dwyer, Webster, Reid, Witheridge.
Lifenet A-Reserves
North Beach 4.4 7.5 13.10 13.11 89
Kalamunda 0.0 1.0 3.1 3.1 19
Goals – North Beach: Howie, Cownie, Foley 3; Ryan, Manners 2; Hall.
Best – North Beach: Foley, Ryan, Harbers, Power.
Plasterwise Phil Scott Colts
North Beach 6.17 (53) def Kalamunda 3.3 (21)
Goals – North Beach: Barker 2; Edwards, McColgan, Johnson, Murray.
Best – North Beach: Wells, Thompson, Newman, Hiotis, Coleman.
Hybrid Linings D1-Grade
North Beach 2.8 6.9 9.12 11.13 79
Whitfords 0.1 2.2 5.4 6.5 41
Goals – North Beach: Temm 3; Tsironis, Christie, Turner 2; Cosgrove, Hack.
Best – North Beach: Cosgrove, M Collins, Marsh, Alco, Temm.
Coast to Coast Imports D1-Reserves
North Beach 4.3 5.5 10.8 10.8 68
Whitfords 1.0 4.0 5.4 6.11 47
Goals – North Beach: Flynn 2; Evans, O Collins, Botica, Scantlebury, Hinkley, Barry.
Best – North Beach: Williamson, Wilson.
Red Hill Brett Jones Colts
University 6.5 11.8 15.12 20.19 139
North Beach 0.0 1.1 1.1 1.3 9
Goals – North Beach: J Wright.
Best – North Beach: Gibson, Hinkley, Vance, Hunter, Hart, Mann.

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