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WA 18s defeat Vic Metro in opening fixture

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 1:08 PM - by Lenny Fogliani

Western Australia have started their NAB AFL U18s Championships in fine style with a 17-point victory over Vic Metro on Saturday.

Captain Deven Robertson led the way for the Sandgropers with 31 possessions, seven clearances, five marks, five rebounding 50s, four inside 50s and three tackles.

Other possession winners included: Trent Rivers (22), Riley Garcia (21), and Jeremy Sharp (20).

Liam Henry led the goalkicking for WA with three majors, with Elijah Taylor, Tyrone Thorne and Ben Johnson each kicking two goals. Trent Rivers and Ryan Bennell kicked one goal apiece.

 

WA got off to a fast start with Elijah Taylor kicking the opening goal of the game after taking a strong contested mark inside 50. Josh Worrell responded for the visitors with a magnificent set shot. Harrison Jones kicked another goal for the Victorians, before Jai Jackson duly converted another goal for the Sandgropers.

Liam Henry got the Sandgropers off to a brilliant start after he outmarked his opponent before drilling through his first goal of the morning. Ryan Bennell stole the ball off Vic Metro when they were rebounding and nailed another goal for WA. Matt Rowell kicked a steadier for the visitors, and moments later Josh Worrell booted his second goal to reduce the margin to just four points.

The third quarter proved to be WA’s best quarter with Ben Johnson (twice), Trent Rivers, Liam Henry and Tyrone Thorne hitting the scoreboard. Charlie Dean kicked a late goal for the Victorians to keep them within 29 points.

In the final quarter, Elijah Taylor produced a moment of magic when he cleanly picked up the ball, shrugged off a tackle and snapped through a goal. Moments later, Thorne converted his second goal. Worrell (twice), and Josh Honey hit the scoreboard for the visitors to bring the margin back to just 17 points. Henry kicked one back for the home team, and moments later Trent Bianco scored another goal for the visitors.

Next week, WA host South Australia at Optus Stadium as the curtain-raiser for the Fremantle-Port Adelaide AFL clash.

SCOREBOARD
WA         2.6    4.9    9.12    12.14. 86
VIC METRO    2.2    4.5    5.7    10.9.   69

GOALS
WA: Henry 3, Johnson 2, Taylor 2, Thorne 2, Bennell 1, Rivers 1, Jackson 1
VM: Worrell 4, Jones 2, Rowell 1, Bianco 1, Honey 1, Dean 1

BEST

WA: Robertson, L.Jackson, Garcia, Rivers 
VM: Mott, Worrell, Rowell

FIXTURES
Round 2 South Australia at Optus Stadium at 11:00am
Round 3 Allies at Alberton Oval at 10:30am
Round 5 Vic Country at Marvel Stadium at 2:10pm


Round 9 Optus WAFL Preview

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 4:37 PM - by Chris Pike

COMING off the WA Day Round in the WAFL, Round 9 features just the three games across this weekend but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to look forward to including Saturday's hotly anticipated match up between Subiaco and Perth.

Perth has been the story of the 2019 WAFL season to date with the Demons' having endured a horrid recent history that now looks like it's coming to an end.

Perth hasn’t won a WAFL premiership since 1977, not played in a Grand Final since 1978 and not reached a single finals series since 1997. That's why when the Demons won five straight matches to open the 2019 season there was so much excitement around them.

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Around the Grounds - Round 9

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 1:53 PM

With many teams having the week off due to a bye round, three games will take place over the weekend. 

West Perth v West Coast: Joondalup Arena – Sunday 2.15pm

As West Perth Football Club host the West Coast Eagles for the first time, we also welcome Players from the ’99 Premiership team as part of their 20-year reunion catch up in Perth.
 
Our President’s Luncheon is set to be a good one and the Falcon’s Bar, open to the public from noon until around 8pm will be serving cold drinks and hot food. Members receive 10% discount on beverages.
 
For just $15 per Adult, concession pricing and kids under 16 free, a day at the Footy is a great, affordable outing with family and friends, and helps support the Club and the WAFL.


Subiaco v Perth: Leederville Oval – Saturday 2.10pm 

The Premiership beer mug special is still ongoing at each Subiaco game, buy the mug and get your first drink free! 

The Gold Box challenge for kids is back! Try your luck at quarter time for your chance to win a Subiaco footy. 

There is plenty of food options as well and if you can’t get to the game – watch it live & free on Channel 7, starting from 2.00pm. 
 


Robertson named WA captain

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 7:48 PM

Perth’s Deven Robertson has been appointed captain of the Simply Energy WA U18s squad ahead of the state’s first game against Vic Metro this weekend. 
The talented midfielder will be joined in the leadership group by five other Sandgropers throughout the 2019 Championships.

“Obviously there’s been some really great players come through and wear the Black Swan or the Gold Swan, so to be named captain is something I’m really proud of,” Robertson said.

He will be aided by fellow Sandgropers Riley Garcia, Liam Henry, Nathan O’Driscoll, Jarvis Pina and Trent Rivers who have all been named in the leadership group.

“They’ve [Garcia, Henry, O’Driscoll, Pina and Rivers] been terrific, they’ve been great not only with the leadership aspect of things, but training-wise, us as a group set the standard for training and they’re terrific people, not only good footballers, but they’re terrific people and I get on with all of them. They’ve been huge for me,” Robertson said.

Robertson doesn’t need to look very far to find a mentor for his leadership. The talented youngster is the nephew of former West Coast Captain Darren Glass.

“He’s been huge for me. Not only was he a legend footy-wise, obviously captain of the Eagles, but he’s the most family-centred guy you will ever meet. He’s so selfless and I try and be like him, not only as a leader but as a family-man as well,” Robertson said.

Robertson credits his Uncle for helping him have a big pre-season which resulted in excellent performances in the two-kilometre time trial, and reduced skinfolds.

“He came back over the summer. I did a lot of my pre-season training with him, so most mornings we would go and do a running session and then we’d do skills after. That was big for me,” Robertson said.

Robertson was fortunate enough to have caught up with former West Coast co-captain and Brownlow Medallist, Matt Priddis, who gave him helpful guidance.

“He [Priddis] said if you’re lucky enough to be selected as captain, there’s a reason you’ve been selected as captain and he said to try not to change too much. He said you’ve gone into that position for a reason, so you don’t really have to go out of your way to do anything special, just keep doing what you’re doing and it’ll work out,” Robertson said.

Robertson has had experience captaining his state before, successfully leading the Western Australia to glory in the 2017 NAB AFL U16s Championships.

“That was amazing. Obviously we won the Championships which was incredible. I think our biggest winning margin was four points against South Australia which was the first game. Then the next two were by one point. So being a part of that team was in itself awesome. Fortunate enough being captain as well added that little bit extra to it,” he said.

It was in 2017 that Robertson started to make a name for himself as one of WA’s leading draft prospects after winning the WA U16s MVP.

“To be MVP in a championship-winning team is pretty special because you know you’ve had a part to play in that team and you played your role and did what was expected of you.”
Western Australia start their campaign against a formidable Vic Metro at Lathlain Park on Saturday morning, and Robertson is looking forward to the contest.

“I think it’s going to be a bit wet. The forecast is pretty rainy, so I think it’ll be a real tight contest. There will be a lot of work done at the coalface which hopefully I can get in and under and get the ball going forward,” he said.

What is evident is that Robertson is a natural leader who has the potential to lead WA to glory in 2019. 

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE WA STATE U18s LEADERSHIP GROUP

LIAM HENRY – CLAREMONT
A member of Fremantle’s Next-Generation Academy, Henry is a quick and skilful wingman, similar to Fremantle’s Brad Hill. Like Hill, Henry reads the play exceptionally well to find himself in the right positions, is always balanced with ball in hand, boasts explosive evasive skills, and is seen as professional, and dedicated – making him a respected leader amongst his peers. In three games for the Tigers, Henry is averaging 22 possessions, five marks, five tackles and has kicked five goals.

TRENT RIVERS – EAST FREMANTLE
The East Fremantle Captain is considered to be a potential top-25 draft pick, such is his consistency, leadership qualities, skill-level and physicality. In four games for the Sharks, Rivers is currently averaging 27 possessions, six marks and five tackles. Rivers has mostly played half-back for the Sharks, but has demonstrated an ability to push into the midfield, where he uses his big frame to rip the ball out of stoppages and feed it to the outside runners.

JARVIS PINA – PEEL THUNDER
The Peel Thunder Captain is a small defender who locks down his direct opponent, but also has the smarts to provide offence from the defensive half. In three games for Peel, Pina has lead the Thunder to victory over in all the games and is currently averaging 22 possessions, seven tackles and five marks. Due to his playmaking ability, penetrating skills, calm composure and excellent understanding of the game, Pina can be likened to Melbourne’s rising star Christian Salem. 

NATHAN O’DRISCOLL – PERTH DEMONS
A bottom-age prospect, O’Driscoll is a medium defender who reads the play exceptionally well, to intercept the opposition’s attacking forays. Last year for the WA State U16s, O’Driscoll averaged 17 possessions (nine contested) and three marks to win All-Australian honours. In two games for the Demons in 2019, O’Driscoll is averaging 26 possessions, four marks and four tackles.

RILEY GARCIA – SWAN DISTRICTS
A member of the 2017 WA State U16s Academy’s leadership group, Garcia has gone from strength to strength in the following years. In 2018, he finished ninth in the Jack Clarke Medal and sixth in Swan Districts’ Best & Fairest, after averaging 24 possessions, four tackles and three marks across 12 games. He started this year with Swans’ League team and showed serious potential, averaging 12 possessions, two tackles and two inside 50s, playing primarily as a half-forward flanker.


WA State U18s v Vic Metro

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 1:53 PM

Western Australia's Simply Energy State 18s host Victoria Metro in Round 1 of the NAB AFL National 18s Championships at 10am this Saturday, June 8, at Mineral Resources Park, Lathlain.

 


Round 8 Colts Wrap

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 8:05 AM - by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts, Peel Thunder and West Perth all scored Round 8 WAFL colts victories across the WA Day long weekend to consolidate top three positions in the competition.

Round 8 of the WAFL colts competition began on Friday evening at Mandurah's David Grays Arena with Peel Thunder proving too strong for reigning premiers Subiaco, winning 9.8 (62) to 5.7 (37).

There was then one lone fixture on Saturday at Lathlain's Mineral Resources Park and that saw Swan Districts continue its undefeated start to the 2019 season, beating Perth 15.15 (105) to 6.4 (40).

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TABtouch Team of Round 8

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 8:41 PM - by Chris Pike

IT was a fascinating Round 8 in the WAFL across the WA Day long weekend with wins for Perth, Claremont, Subiaco, South Fremantle and East Perth, and some standout individual performances along the way.

Round 8 in the WAFL got underway with a standalone fixture on Saturday at Lathlain's Mineral Resources Park that saw former skipper Clint Jones lead Perth to the come from behind victory over Swan Districts, 11.14 (80) to 11.8 (74).

There were then two matches on Sunday starting at Optus Stadium with Sandover Medallists Jye Bolton and Kane Mitchell leading Claremont to the 12.7 (79) to the 6.12 (48) win against the West Coast Eagles.

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James named weekly nominee for Auskicker of the Year

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 4:25 PM

James Kenny, from Western Australia’s Wembley Downs NAB AFL Auskick Centre, became the envy of all Auskickers when he was announced as the ninth 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 James being announced during the Round Nine 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season match between West Coast and Melbourne.

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AFL U18s Championships Preview: Western Australia

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 4:10 PM - by Lenny Fogliani

Western Australia has proven to be one of the best states for AFL draft talent with a host of current-day AFL stars hailing from the state.

In recent years the likes of Oscar Allen, Patrick Cripps, Jesse Hogan, Aaron Naughton, Sam Powell-Pepper, and Dom Sheed have all come through the WA U18 State Academy to become outstanding young AFL players.

The 2019 crop of West Australian talent looks to be another exciting group. In 2017, this squad won the NAB AFL U16 Championships and previous to that in 2016 they finished third in the Australian U15 Schoolboy Championships.

Below are the players to watch out for in this year’s NAB AFL U18 Championships.

JACK BULLER/CLAREMONT
In 2018, Buller made a name for himself as an undersized ruckman averaging 14 possessions, eight hit-outs, four marks and three tackles for WA at last year’s U18 Championships. In 2019, Buller has shown an ability to be a key position player at either end of the ground. In defence he reads the play exceptionally well to halt the opposition’s attacking forays, while up forward, he leads well into space to take marks and also has wonderful goal sense. In four games for Claremont’s Colts’ team, Buller is averaging 16 possessions, five marks, four hit-outs, four tackles and has kicked two goals playing as a key position utility. His best game so far in 2019 came against West Perth in round two (23 possessions, six hit-outs, four marks, four tackles and a goal). 

LIAM HENRY/CLAREMONT
The Christ Church Grammar boarder is considered to be one of the most electrifying wingmen in this year’s AFL Draft pool. Comparable to Fremantle star Brad Hill, Henry is lightning quick, extremely agile, versatile, damaging forward of centre, an excellent two-way runner and boasts penetrating skills. In just three games for Claremont, Henry has already polled seven votes in the WAFL Colts Coaches Award, after averaging 22 possessions, six marks and five tackles. He produced a best afield performance against East Perth in round three (24 possessions and four goals), and was also sublime against West Perth in round two (26 possessions, five marks, five tackles and five inside 50s). He is eligible to Fremantle as a member of their Next-Generation Academy.

LUKE JACKSON/EAST FREMANTLE
The former Australian junior basketballer is one of the premier ruckmen in this year’s AFL Draft pool, considered by some AFL Recruiting Staff to be a possible first round pick. Standing at 196 centimetres, Jackson has been likened to Port Adelaide star Paddy Ryder (197cm) due to his high-leaping ability, aerobic capacity to cover the ground, his aerial prowess and reading of the play. In three games for East Fremantle, Jackson is averaging 15 possessions, 29 hit-outs, four marks, and two tackles and he has already kicked four goals. He has so far produced outstanding performances against Subiaco in round two (17 possessions, 24 hit-outs and two goals), and West Perth in round five (17 possessions, 28 hit-outs and two goals). He showcased his enormous talent at last year’s AFL U18 Championships with a dominant outing against eventual champions South Australia (25 possessions, seven marks and a goal).

TRENT RIVERS/EAST FREMANTLE
The East Fremantle Colts’ Captain is considered to be one of the best leaders in this year’s Simply Energy WAFL Colts competition. In four games for the Sharks, Rivers is averaging 27 possessions, six marks and five tackles, with notable performances against Subiaco in round 2 (29 possessions, six tackles, five marks and five inside 50s), and against Peel in round three (25 possessions, three marks and three tackles). Rivers has mostly played half-back for the Sharks, however has also demonstrated an ability to push into the midfield, where he uses his big frame to rip the ball out of stoppages and feed it to the outside runners. In 2018, Rivers finished equal-second in East Fremantle Colts’ Best & Fairest after averaging 19 possessions, six marks, and two tackles across 15 games. He also polled 10 votes in the Jack Clarke Medal with sensational performances against Perth (20 possessions & six marks), and Claremont (21 possessions & seven marks).

JEREMY SHARP/EAST FREMANTLE
The 2018 AFL U18s All-Australian is an excellent wingman/half-back flanker who can kill teams with his line-breaking capabilities. At last year’s AFL U18 Championships, Sharp averaged 18 possessions, four marks, two inside 50s and two rebounding 50s to be one of three bottom-age players to make the All-Australian team. His best performance came against Vic Metro (26 possessions, four marks, three inside 50s and a goal). He has taken his game to another level in 2019, playing for East Fremantle’s League team, averaging 14 possessions, five marks, and two tackles. He played a starring role against WAFL League reigning premiers Subiaco in round two with 14 possessions, six marks and a goal. Not unlike Collingwood gun Jack Crisp, Sharp is always composed with ball in hand, has a penetrating kick and uses his speed and evasive skills to get out of trouble. 

JARVIS PINA/PEEL THUNDER
The Peel Thunder Colts captain is a small defender who has the defensive ability to shut his direct opponent out of the game but also has the awareness and skills to provide counter-attack from the defensive half. Originally from South Mandurah, Pina has drawn comparisons to Melbourne young gun Christian Salem, due to his penetrating skills, calm demeanour and excellent understanding of the game. In three games for the Thunder, Pina is averaging 22 possessions, seven tackles, and five marks, with his best game so far in 2019 came against West Perth in round one, where he finished with 32 possessions, eight marks, four tackles and two inside 50s. It is worth noting that Pina was invited for a medical just before the AFL Mid-Season Draft highlighting the regard in which he’s held by AFL Club Recruiting Staff.

DEVEN ROBERTSON/PERTH
The nephew of former West Coast captain Darren Glass, Robertson is a bullocking big-bodied inside midfielder who thrives within stoppages. A member of the WA State U18s last year, Robertson averaged 14 possessions, seven tackles, two marks and two inside 50s with his best performance coming against Vic Country (17 possessions & nine tackles). He has been compared to Melbourne’s Nathan Jones due to his ferocious attack on the ball and opposition, his desire to run two-ways and his commanding leadership style. In 2019, Robertson is averaging 30 possessions, seven marks, six tackles and three inside 50s in just two games. He was best afield against Claremont in round five, when he accumulated 37 possessions, took eight marks, laid five tackles, recorded four inside 50s and kicked a goal. 

TRISTAN HOBLEY/SUBIACO
A stellar 2018 season saw Hobley attract some interest from AFL Clubs, especially after finishing second in the Jack Clarke Medal, and in Subiaco’s Best & Fairest, as well as winning selection in the WAFL Colts Team of the Year.  He claimed the Mel Whinnen Medal for being best afield in Subiaco’s Grand Final victory. Hobley has taken his game to another level in 2019, averaging 33 possessions, seven tackles, four marks and four inside 50s across three games. His best performance so far in 2019 came against East Perth in round one (30 possessions and ten tackles).  Like West Coast’s 2015 Best & Fairest winner Andrew Gaff, Hobley works tirelessly, boasts elite endurance, is a smart decision-maker with ball in hand, reads the play well, is an excellent accumulator and a precise distributor by foot.

JAKE PASINI/SWAN DISTRICTS
The Caversham junior is a no-nonsense key defender with similar traits to Adelaide’s dual All-Australian Daniel Talia. Like Talia, Pasini rarely gets beaten one-on-one such is his competitiveness, reading of the play, aerial prowess and ability to use the ball by foot out of defence. This was especially evident in the Semi-Final against Subiaco where he held the 2018 WAFL Colts Leading Goalkicker Jack Mayo goalless. He also had strong outings at last year’s AFL U18 Championships with solid defensive efforts on Sam Flanders (Vic Country) and Matthew Walker (Allies). In four games for Swan Districts, Pasini is averaging 18 possessions, and four marks, with his best performance coming against Subiaco in round five (22 possessions and five marks).

JAXON PRIOR/WEST PERTH
The Sorrento-Duncraig product is one of the best medium-sized defensive prospects in this year’s AFL Draft pool. Likened to Fremantle’s rising star Luke Ryan, Prior reads the play exceptionally well often intercepting the opposition’s attacking forays. He also boasts elite vision, damaging skills and is a smart decision-maker, making him an offensive weapon from the half-back line. In four games for West Perth, Prior is averaging 26 possessions, seven marks, three tackles, two inside 50s and he has already kicked two goals. He is currently equal-leading the WAFL Colts Coaches Award with 14 votes, with best afield performances against Claremont in round two (34 possessions and eight marks) and South Fremantle in round three (28 possessions, four marks, four inside 50s and two goals).

OTHERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON
Trey Ruscoe – East Fremantle
Tyrone Thorne – Peel Thunder
Elijah Taylor – Perth
Riley Garcia – Swan Districts

FIXTURES
Round 1 (Saturday June 8): Vic Metro at Lathlain Park starting 10:00am
Round 2 (Saturday June 15): South Australia at Optus Stadium starting 11:00am
Round 3 (Saturday June 22): Allies at Alberton Oval starting 9:15am (WST)
Round 4: Bye
Round 5: (Wednesday July 3): Vic Country at Marvel Stadium starting 12:10pm (WST)

State 18s Staff:
Head Coach: Peter Sumich
Assistant Coaches: Garry Moss, Mark Seaby, Jacob Brennan, Craig Ottto, Ash McGrath

State 18s Squad 

#

NAME

WAFL CLUB

JUNIOR CLUB

DRAFT ELIGIBILITY

2

Joel Western

Claremont

Subiaco JFC

2020

3

Tyrone Thorne

Peel Thunder

Rockingham JFC

2019

4

Riley Garcia

Swan Districts

Caversham JFC

2019

5

Liam Henry

Claremont

Cottesloe JFC

2019

6

Cameron Anderson

Claremont

Wembley Downs JFC

2019

7

Nathan O’Driscoll

Perth

Northam Saints JFC

2020

8

Brandon Walker

East Fremantle

Kardinya JFC

2020

9

Tristan Hobley

Subiaco

Kingsway JFC

2019

10

Deven Robertson

Perth

Manning JFC

2019

11

Jarvis Pina

Peel Thunder

South Mandurah FC

2019

12

Regan Clarke

Perth

Manning JFC

2019

13

Ben Johnson

West Perth

Whitford JFC

2019

14

Chad Warner

East Fremantle

Willetton JFC

2019

15

Zane Trew

Swan Districts

Hills Rangers JFC

2020

16

Ty Sears

Swan Districts

South Bunbury FC

2020

17

Jeremy Sharp

East Fremantle

Attadale JFC

2019

18

Jai Jackson

East Fremantle

Chapman Valley JFC

2019

19

Elijah Taylor

Perth

Thornlie JFC

2019

20

Jaxon Prior

West Perth

Sorrento-Duncraig JFC

2019

21

Jake Pasini

Swan Districts

Caversham JFC

2019

22

Max Murphy

East Fremantle

Railways FC (Geraldton)

2019

23

Nick Martin

Subiaco

Noranda JFC

2019

24

Ronin O’Connor

Claremont

Marist JFC

2019

25

Logan McDonald

Perth

Coorow Latham FC

2020

26

Trey Ruscoe

East Fremantle

Booragoon JFC

2019

27

Jack Buller

Claremont

Cottesloe JFC

2019

28

Ryan Hudson

West Perth

Kalannie FC

2019

29

Nathan Ireland

Swan Districts

Bunbury JFC

2019

30

Reuben McGuire

East Fremantle

Willetton JFC

2019

32

Luke Jackson

East Fremantle

Bullcreek-Leeming JFC

2019

34

Ryan Bennell

Peel Thunder

South Bunbury JFC

2019

36

Denver Grainger-Barras

Swan Districts

Kalamunda JFC

2020

37

Callum Jamieson

Claremont

North Beach JFC

2019

39

Trent Rivers

East Fremantle

Bullcreek-Leeming JFC

2019

40

Zak Patterson

West Perth

Joondalup-Kinross JFC

2019

41

Owen Dann*

East Fremantle

Towns FC (Geraldton)

2020

42

John Garlett*

East Fremantle

Towns FC (Geraldton)

2019

46

Jermarl Daly*

Swan Districts

South Headland FC

2019

48

Mitchell Georgiades*

Subiaco

Marist JFC

2019

49

Heath Chapman*

West Perth

Joondalup-Kinross JFC

2019

56

Michael Mallard*

West Perth

Wanneroo JFC

2020

 

*Denotes Train-On member

 


WA greats inducted to Australian Football Hall of Fame

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:11 AM

WA Football greats were last night inducted to the Australian Football Hall of Fame to recognise their stellar contribution to the game.
 
The late Ron Evans (West Perth and WA State player),1985 Brownlow Medallist Brad Hardie (South Fremantle and WA State player) and Ken Hunter (Claremont and WA State player) were inducted along with former West Coast Eagles premiership coach Michael Malthouse, St Kilda's T
revor Barker and South Australian Jim Deane.
 
The Australian Football Hall of Fame was established in 1996 and serves to recognise players, coaches, umpires, administrators, and media representatives who have made an outstanding contribution to Australian football.

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Optus WAFLW Round 5 Wrap

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 12:08 PM - by Chris Pike

SATURDAY afternoon saw Claremont manage to hold off East Fremantle in a one-point thriller in Round 5 of the WAFL Women's competition while Subiaco kept its impressive form going on Sunday morning.

Round 5 of the 2019 Optus WAFLW Premiership Season saw the two matches spread over two days this WA Day long weekend.

The first contest took place at Claremont Oval on Saturday afternoon with Claremont holding on to beat East Fremantle 4.5 (29) to 4.4 (28) despite going scoreless in the final quarter and the Sharks kicking three goals.

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WAFLW All-Stars named for Exhibition Games

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:42 AM

A WAFL Women’s All-Star squad has been selected for upcoming Exhibition Games against the AFLW WA 18s and Queensland.

The first Exhibition Game will be played during this weekend’s WAFLW general bye, with the WAFLW All-Stars to play the AFLW WA 18s at 1.45pm on Saturday, June 8 at New Choice Homes Park, East Fremantle.

The second Exhibition Game will be played during the next WAFLW general bye on July 20 against Queensland at 2pm at Steel Blue Oval, Bassendean.

Congratulations to the following players on making the initial WAFLW All Stars Squad:

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Optus WAFL Round 8 Wrap

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 9:12 AM - by Chris Pike

THE WA Day long weekend saw the five WAFL matches spread across three days beginning with a nail-biting Perth win on Saturday before Claremont and Subiaco won solidly on Sunday and then in two tremendous traditional derbies, South Fremantle and East Perth were victorious.

The WA Day Round is traditionally the biggest occasion of the home and away season any WAFL campaign, and certainly with the five contests across the three days the 2019 version was no different.

The Round 8 WAFL action got underway with a standalone clash at Lathlain's Mineral Resources Park with Perth coming from behind to defeat Swan Districts 11.14 (80) to 11.8 (74).

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Optus WAFLW Live Stream: Claremont v East Fremantle

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 3:06 PM

East Fremantle travel to Claremont Oval in a bumper WAFLW clash on Saturday.

Check out all the action below in the live stream

 


Round 5 Optus WAFLW Preview

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 5:16 PM - by Chris Pike

THERE is a game each on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning in the WAFL Women's 2019 Optus Premiership Season with Claremont, East Fremantle and Subiaco looking to consolidate a top two spot, and Peel Thunder hunting their first win.

It has been a fascinating opening four rounds of the inaugural WAFLW season and that has seen the top four teams East Fremantle, Subiaco, Swan Districts and Claremont all win two games apiece across the opening month.

Peel Thunder might not have won a game yet but they have been competitive as well meaning there has been little separating the five teams in the competition which was a big reason why the league was started with the five teams to create for a tremendously competitive season.

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