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Optus WAFL Round 18 Wrap

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 12:28 AM - by Chris Pike

THE third last round of the 2019 WAFL season saw Subiaco guarantee top spot, South Fremantle and Claremont confirm their battle over second, West Perth lock in a finals place and the battle over fifth heating up between Perth, West Coast and Peel Thunder.

It turned out to be a fascinating Round 18 of WAFL action with all five matches taking place on Saturday afternoon and things are starting to take shape ahead of the finals, but there still remains seven teams in contention to take part in September action.

It was top against bottom at Leederville Oval and Subiaco put Swan Districts to the sword early and ended up cruising to the 15.16 (106) to 7.2 (44) victory to celebrate the 100th games of Aaron Heal and Lachlan Delahunty.

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Round 18 Optus WAFL Preview

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM - by Chris Pike

IT is the third last round of the 2019 Optus WAFL Premiership Season and every game is taking on extra significance as a result and in Round 18 that's highlighted by three tussles all with finals implications.

Each five of the Round 18 WAFL matches all take place at 2.15pm on Saturday and it could prove season-defining for a number of teams.

It all gets underway at Claremont Oval with Claremont hosting West Perth in a crucial match up for two teams currently occupying positions inside the top four. 

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India named as an Auskicker of the Year

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 2:28 PM

India DeSouza, from Western Australia’s Mount Hawthorn Cardinals Junior Football Club NAB AFL Auskick Centre, became the envy of all Auskickers when she was announced as the 19th weekly nominee for the 2019 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year competition.

The NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year competition calls for 2019 registered and truly awesome participants of the NAB AFL Auskick program to enter for the chance to become one of 22 weekly nominees.

Weekly nominees are announced during the Seven Network’s Friday night match broadcast, with India being announced during the Round 19 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season match between Collingwood and Richmond. 

India will have the seriously amazing once in a lifetime opportunity to present an AFL premiership player with their medal on Toyota AFL Grand Final Day.

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Round 13 Optus WAFLW Preview

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 2:28 PM - by Chris Pike

IT shapes as a fascinating Round 13 in the WAFL Women's competition highlighted by Sunday's battle that sees East Fremantle try to claim top position and Swan Districts attempting to breaking into second.

With the top-of-the-table Subiaco having the bye in Round 13 of the 2019 Optus WAFLW Premiership Season, the other four teams in the competition lock horns and there are no guarantees the Lions are still on top of the ladder come the end of the weekend's action.

The round gets underway on Saturday afternoon at Mandurah's David Grays Arena with Peel Thunder hosting Claremont. The game will be shown via livestream as well from 4.30pm and will be available from the WAFL Facebook page and website.

Then on Sunday afternoon at East Fremantle's New Choice Homes Park, it looms as one of the most crucial games of the season with East Fremantle hosting Swan Districts from 2pm.

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Round 13 in the WAFLW competition gets underway on Saturday afternoon in Mandurah with Peel taking on Claremont at David Grays Arena.

Peel is fresh off the bye in Round 12 and just looking for a way to be competitive again while it's an important game for Claremont to stay in touch with the top three games with them potentially improving to third position with a win as well.

Prior to last week's bye, the Thunder had been struggling kicking a total of four goals in their past four matches to be anchored to the bottom of the ladder with one win from nine matches so far in 2019.

Claremont is also coming off a disappointing loss to Swan Districts last week by 52 points where the Tigers only managed to kick the one goal.

But Claremont still  holds a 5-4 record and despite having a low percentage, could still rise up the ladder with a win on Saturday.

Peel and Claremont have already met twice so far this season with Round 3 producing a tight and entertaining affair with the Tigers prevailing by three points at Claremont Oval.

But Peel managed just the one behind against Claremont in Round 8 at David Grays Arena with the Tigers managing to win by 29 points.

Then on Sunday afternoon at New Choice Homes Park, it should be a tremendous and potentially season-defining contest between East Fremantle and Swan Districts.

East Fremantle comes into the game on home soil sitting in second position on the WAFLW ladder with a 6-4 record and also the best percentage in the competition. 

That means that a win on Sunday for the Sharks against Swans and with Subiaco having the bye that they will move into top position on the ladder.

Meanwhile for Swan Districts, the black-and-whites are coming off a dominant 52-point victory against Claremont following two tight and close affairs with Subiaco over the previous month.

Ebony Antonio and Gemma Houghton were two significant additions for Swan Districts last week as they improved to a 5-5 record on the season to sit in third position on the ladder.

Now a win on Sunday afternoon against East Fremantle and Swans will remain in third position on the ladder due to percentage but they will join the Sharks on six wins and remain only a game shy of Subiaco leaving a top two finish well and truly possible.

East Fremantle and Swan Districts have already played one another twice this season with the first meeting coming in Round 3 at New Choice Homes Park as well. On that occasion, it was Swan Districts who had a day to forget kicking just the one goal with East Fremantle winning by 67 points.

Then in Round 8 also at East Fremantle, it was a much tighter affair and on that occasion the Sharks did again prevail to the tune of eight of eight points against the black-and-whites.
 

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Around the Grounds - Round 18

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Perth v West Coast: Mineral Resources Park: 2.15pm

A huge clash at Mineral Resources Park this weekend between Perth & West Coast. 

In Round 18 of the 2019 WAFL season, the Perth Football Club will host the West Coast Eagles WAFL side at Mineral Resources Park.
The round will kick off with a Perth Redlegs v West Coast Owls Legends match at 12.40pm.

Game Day Times
10.40am:         Thornlie Green v South City Thunder
12.40pm:         Perth Redlegs v West Coast Owls
1.40pm:           District Gala Parade
2.15pm :           Perth Football Club v West Coast Eagles WAFL Bouncedown

All the action kicks off at 10.40am with the Thornlie Green v South City Thunder match and heats up with the Perth Redlegs v West Coast Owls Legends match at 12.40pm. Be there to see some of your favourite Eagles, including Andrew Embley, Daniel Kerr, Ashley Sampi, Matt Priddis, Phil Matera and many other household names!

The FREE kids zone will be open all day, with an inflatable obstacle course and bouncy castle. Thanks to Grand Cinemas there will be 200 free movie tickets as prizes!

Stick around because after the League match, the boys will give 22 lucky kids a free footy!

FREE Kids Zone
This week in the Kids Zone we will have Monsterball inflatables and a Grand Cinemas handball target.
Thanks to Grand Cinemas, there will be 200 FREE movie passes as prizes!

Food & Beverage
Hungry Jack's will be open at the Round 18 match.
The "Pop-Up Bar on the Hill," Redlegs Bar and the can bar are open to the public.
The Modern Catering food truck and an ice cream truck will be at the game.
If you are consuming an alcoholic beverage at the game, the Perth Football Club and The Lucky Shag Waterfront Bar ask you to remember to consume responsibly.


Claremont v West Perth: Claremont Oval: 2.15pm

Head down to Claremont Oval to support the Tigers this Saturday as they take on West Perth
 
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League - 2:15pm
Reserves – 11:30am
Colts – 9am
 
The Tiger Bar will be open to members from 11am till late, however if you would like to enter just for the day and enjoy exclusive member discounts, you can purchase a Members Guest Pass at the gate for just $10! 
 
Feeling a bit peckish? Grab some Tiger Tucker today in the upstairs bar area. Kiosk is also open downstairs every game day from 8:30am.
 
Our merchandise van will also be open selling all of our new 2019 merchandise so that you can support the Tigers in style!

East Fremantle v East Perth: New Choice Homes Park: 2.15pm

The Sharks return to New Choice Homes Park this Saturday to host East Perth. Stick around after the game for our We Are One Celebration – an opportunity for our Sharks community to meet and mingle with the players, enjoy some live music and $6 PINTS!!
 
Our FREE Kidz Corner will be in full swing with a Curved Obstacle Course and Cars Bouncer. At half time, head onto the oval to join our bin-it to win-it for your chance to win a junior footy!
 
Take a selfie at the game and post it with the hashtag #ichooseeastfreo for your chance to win! Choose from some awesome Sharks merchandise thanks to our sponsor - New Choice Homes.
 
Don’t forget to visit our Merchandise Sea Container and grab yourself a 2019 EFFC Jacket or Jumper – they have just arrived!
 
Grab yourself a freshly ground coffee from the 9 Seeds cart located at the grandstand.
 


TABtouch Team of Round 17

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 7:37 AM - by Chris Pike

SUBIACO opened Round 17 in the WAFL with a thumping win over Perth to all but secure the minor premiership before the next three teams on the table Claremont, South Fremantle and West Perth also prevailed while Swan Districts broke its losing run.

The final month of the 2019 Optus WAFL Premiership Season began on Thursday night with Perth hosting Subiaco at Lathlain's Mineral Resources Park. 

The Lions once again proved too strong beating the Demons for a seventh consecutive time to all but lock away a fifth straight minor premiership with the 15.10 (100) to 6.6 (42) victory.

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WA School Ambassador Program Launch

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 9:55 AM - by Jillian Saunders

The School Ambassador Program is a national AFL program aiming to resource, recognise and reward teachers who promote AFL in schools. Schools are one of the largest vehicles connecting kids to footy, and as such the West Australian Football Commission aims to better equip WA Schools to assist them with getting kids playing. 

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WAFL players to attend AFL State Draft Combine

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Some of the WAFL’s most talented players have been recognised with invitations to attend the 2019 AFL State Draft Combine in October. 

A total of 18 players will be tested in Western Australia, bringing the total number of WA players to 34 between the National and State Combines. 

Ajang Ajang, Ben Sokol and Jeremy Goddard headline the mature age players invited, while nine players from the Simply Energy State Academy will get their chance to impress AFL recruiters in their home state. 

Subiaco’s Sokol has continued his impressive form in 2019, seeing him sit second to Mason Shaw in the competition’s leading goalkickers. Claremont small-forward Anthony Treacy has also received an invite. 

East Perth Colt Harley Sparks was selected fresh off his 47-possession game against South Fremantle on Saturday. 

State Talent Manager Adam Jones believes there will be plenty of talent on display for the AFL Clubs at the State Combine. 

“It’s great to see reward for effort with the players invited to attend the State Combine in October,” Jones said. 

“Having another nine players from our U18s State Academy is a fantastic achievement, in addition to the WAFL and WAFL Colts players who have been invited to attend, which is a great representation of an elite competition.” 

“Hopefully AFL clubs will see the best of these players in the weeks to come.”

All invited players will train with their WAFL side until the season is complete, before beginning training with the Academy in the weeks leading up to the Combine. 

2019 WA State Combine Invites:
 

Ajang

Ajang

East Perth

Cameron  

Anderson

Claremont

Ryan

Bennell

Peel Thunder

Isaiah

Butters

Claremont

Regan

Clarke

Perth

Rhai Arn

Cox

East Perth

Jeremy

Goddard

Claremont

Nathan

Ireland

Swan Districts

Nicholas

Martin

Subiaco

Reuben

McGuire

East Fremantle

Zak

Patterson

West Perth

Noah

Pegoraro

West Perth

Jarvis

Pina

Peel Thunder

Ben

Sokol

Subiaco

Harley

Sparks

East Perth

Leno

Thomas

Claremont

Tyrone

Thorne

Peel Thunder

Anthony

Treacy

Claremont


Round 17 Colts Wrap

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 1:43 PM - by Chris Pike

NO matter how slim their hopes are, reigning premiers Subiaco stayed somewhat alive in the race for the WAFL Colts finals with a win over Perth in Round 17 and a West Perth loss to East Fremantle while there were also victories for Peel Thunder and East Perth.

All four matches in Round 17 of the Colts competition took place on Saturday morning and despite East Fremantle's win, they are out of the finals race meaning the fight is on now between six clubs to take part in the finals action in 2019.

Round 17 in the Colts got underway on Saturday morning at Mandurah's David Grays Arena with Peel Thunder going another step towards winning the minor premiership by defeating Claremont 12.4 (76) to 9.6 (60).

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Optus WAFLW Round 12 Wrap

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 11:35 AM - by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts delivered a commanding performance in the WAFL Women's competition on Saturday while on Sunday, East Fremantle beat Subiaco to mean the race for the minor premiership just got a whole lot more interesting.

With Peel Thunder having the bye in Round 12 of the WAFLW 2019 Optus Premiership Season, that left the top four teams in the competition to all go to battle with a game each on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

The Round 12 action got underway on Saturday afternoon at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval and it ended up being a dominant victory for Swan Districts who defeated Claremont 9.7 (61) to 1.3 (9) on their home turf.

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Optus WAFL Round 17 Wrap

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 7:45 AM - by Chris Pike

WITH the race to the finals now entering its last month, the stakes rose in the WAFL in Round 17 with Subiaco all but securing the minor premiership while Claremont and South Fremantle continued their battle over for second and West Perth took another step towards September.

Round 17 in the WAFL got underway on Thursday night under lights at Lathlain's Mineral Resources Park and while Perth battled hard, they couldn’t quite match it with Subiaco with the Lions running 15.10 (100) to 6.6 (42) victors.

That puts Subiaco three games and percentage clear on top of the ladder with only three rounds of the season to go so a fifth consecutive minor premiership is now all but secure for the Lions.

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WAFL Milestone | Zac Strom 100 Games

Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 10:11 AM - by Chris Pike

ZAC Strom has turned  himself into one of the best and most versatile big men in the WAFL but as he reflects he had little choice when he was growing up in Exmouth as he now celebrates his 100th game with South Fremantle on Saturday.

Now as Strom prepares for his 100th game in the WAFL, he is doing so while at the peak of his powers as a league footballer.

His early days were spent as a key defender with the Bulldogs and he proved himself a tremendous lockdown player in that role. 

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Come & Try - Weeknight Auskick Centres

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 3:58 PM

AFL are excited to bring you new Weeknight Auskick Centres!

The new programs are designed to give kids more opportunies to play footy. 

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Round 12 Optus WAFLW Preview

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 1:00 PM - by Chris Pike

ROUND 12 in the WAFL Women's competition is again spread over Saturday and Sunday this weekend with Swan Districts hosting Claremont, and Subiaco playing East Fremantle.

Round 12 of the 2019 Optus WAFLW Premiership Season features two fascinating match ups with two teams fighting over top spot, and then the third and fourth placed sides also locking horns.

The bottom placed Peel Thunder sits out the round with just the one win from the opening nine games of the inaugural WAFLW season having only managed to kick four goals in total over their last four matches.

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