Beagle Bay Football Club History
Formed: 1976 by Peter Cox as the Beagle Bay Demons - (Renamed the Peninsula Bombers
First Coach: Peter (Nugget) Matsumoto
First Captain: Keith Kitchener Snr
John Sahanna arranged with Rob Wiley to get a set of Perth jumpers for the Beagle Bay Football Club. So, in the early years the football team was known as the 'Beagle Bay Demons'. These jumpers were used by the Premiership team of 1980.
Premierships: 1980, 1988, 1992, 2000.
Reconciliation Easter Cup winners: 2009, 2010, 2011.
WKFL Fairest and Best winners
1979 Peter Jackamarra
1980 Alec Dann
1988 Terry Cox
1990 Glen Foulds
1991 Patrick Cox
1992 Patrick Cox
1995 Stephen Cox
1996 Patrick Cox
1999 Brendan Cox
2002 Brendan Cox
2003 Davo Cox
2011 Geoff Clarke
Hall of Fame:
Patrick Cox (The most decorated player in Beagle Bay's history - winner of 3 best and fairest medals in the WKFL and played in the premiership of 1992. Played for Claremont in 1993.
Photo: Patrick 'Puggy' Cox and Andrew Cox (who played for Claremont 2nds)
John Sahanna played for Beagle Bay from 1978 - 1980 and was captain when they won their first Premiership while Laurie Coyne was coach.
Reg Cox played with Carlton reserves.
John "Whiskas" Cox played Carlton Reserves and later with saints until 1975 before joining the newly formed Beagle Bay side and was Best and Fairest in the premiership of 1980. Terry Cox was signed by Claremont by Graham Moss in 1986.
From 1979 - 2011 Beagle Bay played in 17 Grand Finals winning 4 of them. Losses included 1979 to Saints, 1982 to Meatworks, 1986 to Towns, 1987 to Bardi, 1990 to Bidyadanga , 1991 to Towns, 1996 to Cable Beach and 1997, 1998 and 1999 to Bulls 2009 to Cable Beach, 2010 to Saints, 2011 to Cable Beach.
Beagle Bay Life Members: Peter Cox, Ron Deering, Marie and Ginger Cox, Paul Lane, Norm Archer, John and Jane Cox, Alec and Lucy Dann, Brad White 1997, Stephen & Twonya Cox, Eric & Janet Cox, Fabian & Patsy Pungana.
LIFE MEMBER: RON DEERING age 87 (Photo taken 8th Aug 2015)
Players who have signed WAFL Clubs when playing for Beagle Bay: John Sahanna (Perth), Alec Dann (Swans and East Perth), Eddie Cox (East Fremantle), Albert Dann (East Perth), Terry Cox (Claremont), Peter Jackamarra (Claremont), James Dann (South Fremantle), Andrew Cox (Claremont), Patrick Cox (Claremont).
Patrick Cox Debut Game Saturday 10 July 1993
Claremont 12:13 Defeated Subiaco 10:14
Kicked his first goal against East Perth 14 July 1993 in the second quarter.
1987 Coach: Peter Marshall, President Peter Cox, Captain Nicky Williams.
2004 Coach: Peter Marshall, President Patrick Cox
Ginger and Rubi Cox and Ronnie (2006)
1980 John ('Mr.Magic') Sahanna
1970 Clontalf u/16's Football team: Captain holding the ball is Peter Yu, to his left Damian Manado, to his right: John Sahanna, John Puertollano back row second from the left and next to him on right is Gary Gower. Won all games in the season except the Grand Final. In the opposing side were Peter Spencer and Rob Wiley.
Jimmy Chi was a champion. "very graceful and professional" - (Juanita Gower)