Season fixtures offer Perth supporters plenty
FIXTURES for the 2015 WAFL season show that there are some big games for the Perth Football Club to look forward to this year.
Some of the blockbuster games the Demons contest include hosting East Perth on Anzac Day in round six and their now annual Naidoc game against West Perth in round 16.
Chief executive Marty Atkins is happy the club can play a majority of their matches on the traditional Saturday afternoon format.
“We know that our members and supporters all love a Saturday afternoon at the football and nine out of our ten home games are on a Saturday afternoon which is fantastic for us,” Atkins said.
One of the negatives about the fixtures though is that between rounds eight and 12 the Demons do not play at home.
This is offset by the club for the first time in its history, hosting the State game between WA and SA.
“The home, away, home, away format was definitely attempted to be considered first and as you can see our first are that way,” Atkins said.
“Unfortunately it was our turn to have the double bye.
“What I mean by the double bye is that we have a normal bye and then the State game.
“There was no getting away from this and also it just happens that we have three away games either side of this.”
“I think the fact that Lathlain gets to host a State game for the first time in its history is a fantastic promotion for the club.”
With the first game of the new broadcast rights deal with Channel Seven played at Subiaco Oval, Perth’s round two encounter on Saturday against South Fremantle will be the first game televised at a WAFL venue.