RediMed Colts Young Guns Round 1

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 2:53 PM

Round 1 of the WAFL Colts competition saw East Fremantle defeat Claremont by seven points, Swan Districts take home a 27-point victory over Perth, South Fremantle secure a 11-point win over Subiaco and Peel Thunder defeat East Perth by 48 points.

Click here for match results.

Watch the Round 1 RediMed Colts Young Guns video and vote for the top RediMed Colts player using the poll below.

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Bristow teams up with WAFC to run writing contest

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Published children’s author, Aquinas School Teacher, and East Fremantle WAFL player Tim Bristow has teamed up with the WA Football Commission to run a Footy Writing Competition in schools to help students prepare for the upcoming NAPLAN tests.

It is particularly aimed at getting students who are more interested in Sport and Football to engage with writing.

Tim has written an opening paragraph to help the students get started. They must begin their story in this way (they may change the names), and then use their imagination to finish using up to 1000 words.

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Swan Districts and Danny Green join forces

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Proud West Australian and four-time World Champion professional boxer Danny Green will join Swan Districts FC on Saturday, March 25 to help the club kick off its 'Stop the Coward’s Punch' Game against South Fremantle at Steel Blue Oval.

"I'm very pleased to be working with Swan Districts FC on bringing the Coward's Punch Campaign to the community via the WAFL," Green said.

"The work put into this inaugural event by Ross, Jenny and all the great people at Swan Districts is testament to the depth of feeling within the community to stop these terrible acts, and the horrendous outcomes, for the families involved."

Sickened by a string of fatal one punch attacks around the country, Danny decided enough was enough and created his 'Stop the Coward's Punch' Campaign highlighting the effects of violence on the victim, the perpetrator and their families.

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WAFL Round 1 match reports

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 3:48 PM

ROUND 1 of the 2017 McDonald's WAFL Premiership Season is in the books with Claremont, Swan Districts, South Fremantle and Peel Thunder all coming away victorious.

All four WAFL Round 1 matches took place on Saturday beginning with Claremont defeating East Fremantle 19.9 (123) to 9.7 (61) at East Fremantle Oval.

Perth made a flying start with eight first quarter goals at Steel Blue Oval but Swan Districts fought back well to end up winning 12.11 (83) to 11.5 (71).

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WAFL Round 1 teams and previews

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 3:05 PM

THERE is great excitement and expectation surrounding the WAFL competition entering 2017 with Round 1 of the McDonald's Premiership Season taking place this Saturday.

All four Round 1 matches are on Saturday starting with Swan Districts playing Perth at Steel Blue Oval at 2.15pm. At the same time at East Fremantle Oval, East Fremantle battles Claremont.

Then at 4.15pm at Fremantle Community Bank Oval, South Fremantle hosts Subiaco in a rematch of last year's second semi-final.

It is then a rematch of last year's elimination final on Saturday night and live on 7mate will see East Perth play reigning premiers Peel Thunder at Leederville Oval.

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2017 McDonald's WAFL Premiership Season Preview

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:48 PM

THE 2017 McDonald's WAFL Premiership Season gets underway this Saturday with four fascinating matches with all nine clubs looking to make their mark throughout the year.

All nine clubs have made strides to grow and improve over the pre-season with the 2017 campaign to get underway with four big games this Saturday.

Swan Districts takes on Perth at Steel Blue Oval and East Fremantle faces Claremont at East Fremantle Oval both in the 2.15pm time slot.

Then at 4.15pm at Fremantle Community Bank Oval, South Fremantle is playing Subiaco before at Leederville Oval from 7pm, East Perth takes on Peel Thunder. 

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Choose your club - WAFL App Update

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The 2017 Official WAFL App is ready to download with new features for the 2017 McDonald’s WAFL Premiership season.
 
The new update includes a ‘My Club’ feature which allows users to customise the App with selected club colours and receive club-specific game and broadcast alerts.

Show your true colours and select the club that you support today.  

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WAFL broadcast secures local support

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 11:14 AM

The West Australian Football Commission is pleased to announce that Racing and Wagering WA’s support for local football has extended to the 7 Network’s WAFL broadcast.
 
WAFC Chief Executive Gavin Taylor said it was terrific that a long-time supporter of football in Western Australia had committed further support to WA’s premier State League competition.
 
“The WAFL broadcast on the 7 Network continues to go from strength to strength with a 65% increase in audience over the past two years seeing the competition ranked first for viewer growth out of all televised WA winter sports teams or competitions,” Mr Taylor said.

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Pre-Season umpire medallists recognised

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 9:48 AM

Three umpires were recognised for their dedication and performance over the WA Football League pre-season at the WA National Football League Umpire Association (WANFLUA) Annual Panel Awards Night held on Tuesday, March 14, at EJ Pavillion in South Perth.

West Perth District field umpire Louis Jago was awarded the Ross Capes Medal for an outstanding pre-season.

WAAFL boundary umpire Mitch Vernon capped off a strong pre-season after he was awarded the Ron Hall Medal.

Goal umpire David Hayes was recognised for his very confident performances over the pre-season and was awarded the Merv Rose Medal.

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Falcons with extra week to prepare for assault on 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 9:32 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth has the Round 1 bye ahead of a derby next Sunday and coach Bill Monaghan is looking forward to seeing his strong key position player stocks in action along with how some emerging players step up in 2017.

The Falcons made the finals again in 2016 on the back of playing in two of the previous three WAFL grand finals, and winning the premiership in 2013. Monaghan is again hoping the Falcons are around the mark in 2017 but there are a lot of unknown quantities heading into 2017.

Following last year, West Perth has lost some significant experience and quality with the retirement of Luke Tedesco, and departures of Laine Rasmussen, Drew Rohde, Rohan Kerr, Joel Leeson and Max Duffy.

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#WAFLselfie Competition

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 1:05 AM

WA footy fans have the chance to win a family pass to the WAFL each week by simply posting a photo of themselves (a selfie!) at a WAFL match on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram).

Fans must use #WAFLselfie in the caption to be in the running to win. The winner of the weekly #WAFLselfie competition will be announced on the Wednesday following the round of WAFL.

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Webster returns to Royals with winning his aim

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 3:51 PM - by Chris Pike

LUKE Webster makes his return to East Perth as a senior coach in 2017 and the club great and premiership player is making no secret that his No. 1 goal is to win above and beyond anything else.

Webster retired folloing the 2010 WAFL season from East Perth bringing an end to a playing career that had plenty of challenges with four knee reconstructions, but some tremendous highs particularly with the Royals.

He played in the 2001 premiership with East Perth and following his 33-game AFL career with Fremantle ended that was dogged by the knee injuries, returned to the Royals as a co-captain.

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Retooled Subiaco prepare to be around the mark again

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 11:30 AM - by Chris Pike

SUBIACO has made the past three WAFL grand finals and despite losing plenty of premiership experience, coach Jarrad Schofield is looking forward to seeing how his retooled Lions shape up in 2017.

Subiaco went ever so close to securing a premiership hat-trick last year. Coming off the triumphs of 2015 and 2016, the Lions again finished the home and away season as minor premiers and then advanced straight to the grand final after beating South Fremantle in the second semi-final.

Peel Thunder ended up prevailing denying Subiaco a third straight flag and despite losing experience and talent since, the Lions have also brought in plenty and have some good youngsters coming through giving Schofield reason for optimism.

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Reigning premiers Peel keep focus on young, local talent

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:33 PM - by Chris Pike

PEEL Thunder is coming off the high of its breakthrough WAFL premiership and coach Cam Shepherd will continue to take pride in the opportunities he will provide the region's young players no matter how the Fremantle alignment is going.

The Thunder qualified for the finals for the first time in the club's history in 2015 before going on to lose to West Perth and East Perth to be bundled out.

They backed that up with another finals berth in 2016 and this time Peel proved unstoppable in September going on to score comprehensive victories over East Perth, West Perth, South Fremantle and Subiaco on the way to the maiden premiership.

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2017 WAFL SEASON PREVIEW - The West Australian

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Get an insight into how all nine WAFL clubs are shaping up this season, along with what's happening in Women's and Junior football with The West Australian's 2017 WAFL Season Preview liftout.

CLICK HERE to download your copy of the 2017 WAFL Season Guide.