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Claremont officials Kevin Somes and Peter Hollins will this week contest the first presidential election in the history of the WAFL club.

One of the pair will replace Ken Venables, who has retired after a decade that included the 2011 and 2012 league premierships, four other grand final appearances, a reserves hat-trick and two colts flags.

Hollins is the current vice-president, while Somes is a long-time board member and club auditor. Their contest, and the race between four candidates for two vacancies on the board, comes amid significant unrest at the Tigers over the recent retrenchment of popular employee Penny Wells after 25 years at the club.

Wells was given 40 minutes to gather her belongings and leave Claremont Oval after a decision by a board sub-committee to modernise the club's front-office operations.

Claremont will report a profit of $4646 for the year - a sum that includes payments for their success in the Foxtel Cup and continued supply of players to AFL clubs.

Demolition of Claremont's old club rooms will take place in April and club officials are confident the new $17 million facility will be completed before the 2016 season. Claremont will move to the neighbouring showgrounds for the next two seasons.