Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - 2017 PERTH DEMONS -

SEA­SON 2017 for the Perth Foot­ball Club (PFC) of­fi­cially got un­der­way last Satur­day night when mem­bers and spon­sors joined the play­ers and coaches in launch­ing what prom­ises to be an ex­cit­ing year in a very com­pet­i­tive WAFL com­pe­ti­tion.

One of the high­lights of the evening was the an­nounce­ment of 1985 and 1986 WAFL lead­ing goal­kicker Mick ‘Stinger’ Rea as the Club Leg­end for 2017.

Mick played 121 games be­tween 1981 and 1988 and im­pres­sively topped PFC’s goal kick­ing six times while play­ing at full-for­ward.

Our 2017 club cap­tain Clint Jones was also of­fi­cially an­nounced, along with other mem­bers of the lead­er­ship group, with the re­main­der of the 2017 play­ing group also pre­sented to those in at­ten­dance.

This year’s se­nior squad has a lot of new faces, but un­like past years where most have been se­cured through an ac­tive recruiting cam­paign, 16 new faces come via our Colts, with many hav­ing been in­volved with the PFC de­vel­op­ment pro­gram.

This Satur­day is WAFL round 1, with four points up for grabs, our first as­sign­ment be­ing a trip to Bassendean to take on tra­di­tional ri­vals Swan Dis­tricts.

Round 2 we head to Leed­erville oval to tackle Su­bi­aco, be­fore mak­ing our first home ap­pear­ance on the new oval at Lath­lain Park.

Hope­fully we see as many De­mon sup­port­ers as pos­si­ble for rounds 1 and 2, but a must is to lock April 1 into cal­en­dars to en­sure our first game back at Lath­lain against Clare­mont is a day to be re­mem­bered.

Don’t miss out. See you at the footy. Perth Demons chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Marty Atkins.

Clint Jones will lead the Demons this year as club cap­tain.

Marty Atkins.

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