The Claremont Jets were formed in 1988 and competed as part of an expanding Western Australia Gridiron Football League (WAGFL) from 1989 onwards. The club represents the Western Suburbs and the City of Perth, Western Australia.
In 1996 as a result of the WAGFL folding, the Jets joined Gridiron West.
The club focuses on playing and enjoying our football as a team. At the end of the day , win lose or draw, the Jets will enjoy themselves as only the Jets do, and this is another reason why the club has remained so strong for so long.
Admittedly, it is more enjoyable when you win. This spirit has set the club in good stead with many a come from behind win, two of which have been Championship games to the tune of 22 to 6 and 28 to 6 down at the start of the second half to come back for the win. The Jets are also one of the most successful WA team in terms of championships won, with the current Championship tally standing at 5. These included 4 in a row for the 92/93, 93/94, 94/95 & 95/96 seasons in the WAGFL.
In 1999 the Claremont Jets were WA State Champions in the newly formed Gridiron West League.
Beyond 2000 saw a consolidation for the Jets, with a few less finals appearances, but with a more solid personnel and player base. A series of mid table performances did nothing to dampen the spirit within the club. Once a Jet always a Jet. Indeed as other clubs came and went, Claremont Jets retained it’s strong position as the club representing the West of Perth.
2005 was the inaugural season for the Junior Claremont Jets. The first few seasons saw few wins as the team worked towards establishing a solid base. By the 2010’s the Junior Jets became contenders in the Gridiron West junior table, each year seeing a better win to loss ratio than the year before.
The winning years are back!
In the 2015 / 2016 season the juniors made grand final but lost to Rockingham Vipers.
Apart from years in which Claremont Jets won the Gridiron West championship, the best season was 2016 / 2017, with both junior and senior teams reaching the Gridiron West semi-finals, the first time both juniors and seniors achieved this feat in the same year. Unfortunately the final itself was a step beyond both teams. Onward to the 2017 / 2018 season!
We are always looking for new members: players, coaches and volunteers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org