ROUND 14 of the WAFL Colts season saw Subiaco return to the top of the ladder with a win against Peel Thunder while South Fremantle moved into the top five and consigned Claremont to the bottom position in the process.
Things remain remarkably tight in the colts for 2018 with only one game separating the top four teams Subiaco, Peel Thunder, Swan Districts and East Fremantle.
There's then just the one game separating the other five teams with South Fremantle, Perth, West Perth, East Perth and Claremont fighting over fifth position.
Check out the top Kia marks and TABtouch goals of Rio Tinto NAIDOC Round 14 of the WAFL in the videos below.
West Perth player Michael Lourey booted the TABtouch Goal of Round 13 and Subiaco's Aaron Heal was named winner of the KIA Mark of the Week.
SUBIACO, South Fremantle and West Perth all kept winning to move further clear in the top three WAFL positions in NAIDOC Round this weekend while Perth beat Swan Districts to move closer to a spot inside the top five.
The NAIDOC Round in the WAFL got underway with a Grand Final rematch at Leederville Oval on Friday night with Subiaco again showing its dominance, remaining unbeaten with a 9.15 (69) to 2.5 (17) victory over Peel Thunder.
The other three games all took place on Saturday afternoon with Perth further closing in on a finals position beating Swan Districts 14.17 (101) to 11.11 (77) at Steel Blue Oval with Cody Ninyette fittingly kicking five goals in celebration of NAIDOC Week.
AS he was racking up individual achievements as South Fremantle captain, all Ryan Cook wanted was a premiership with the Bulldogs and that's still the case ahead of his 150th game that will see him earn life membership.
Cook arrived at South Fremantle in 2011 after being delisted from Collingwood and he had such an immediate impact that he played State football and won the WJ Hughes Medal in his first season at the Bulldogs where they reached the finals.
The esteem he was immediately held in saw him named captain at South Fremantle in 2012 and he went on to lead the Bulldogs in 117 matches to be the longest-serving skipper in the rich history of the Bulldogs.
WA's State 16s squad were lucky enough to meet Australian Football Hall of Fame legend Barry Cable who attended their training session on Thursday, July 5, at Claremont Showgrounds.
The young squad huddled around the three-time Perth Football Club premiership player and asked a range of questions on his experience through his decorated football career, development as a young player, the key to becoming a champion player, and the expectations and pressures that came with it all.
The 2018 NAIDOC Week theme is ‘Because of Her, We Can.’
This year we celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made, and continue to make, to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.
In line with this theme, we caught up with two Aboriginal women who have made significant contributions to grassroots football in WA as volunteers of our great game.
IT is NAIDOC Round in the WAFL this weekend starting with a Grand Final rematch on Friday night before three crucial matches on Saturday with Swan Districts, Claremont, Perth and Peel Thunder locked in battles over the bottom two positions in the top five.
NAIDOC Round has now become an annual celebration in the WAFL in recognition of the contribution that Indigenous footballers have made to the game in Western Australia.
South Fremantle and Claremont first came together to play annually during NAIDOC Week in 2007 and they continue to play each year for the Jimmy Melbourne Cup.
Four WA players have been selected for this year's NAB AFL under 18s All-Australian Team following the conclusion of the under 18s Championships.
Jordan Clark was named in defense, while midfielder Luke English won a palce in the midfield. Jeremy Sharp and Sydney Stack were named on the bench.
The West Australian Football League, in partnership with Rio Tinto, will celebrate the contributions that the Aboriginal community has made and continues to make to WA football at the NAIDOC Round of the WAFL commencing on Friday July 6 and Saturday, July 7.
All clubs playing in the Round will don specially designed jumpers that represent the heritage of their club and their Aboriginal players. South Fremantle and Claremont will play with a special NAIDOC football designed by Samantha Mitchell, daughter of Claremont Legend Michael Mitchell.
This year's Landmark Country Football Championships is currently underway, with games to be played in the metropolitan area from Friday July 6 through to Sunday July 8, including Colts games in Mandurah and senior finals in Perth.
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Western Australia’s State 18s claimed a thrilling seven-point victory against the Allies in their final game of the NAB AFL National 18s Championships at Etihad Stadium last week.
WA kicked the opening three goals of the game and were 27-points up at the main break.
The Allies fought back in the final term but couldn't overcome WA who secured a 12.6 (78) to 10.11 (71) win over the home team.
WHILE SUBIACO and South Fremantle continued winning to remain locked into the top two spots in the WAFL and East Fremantle again lost to remain last, things really tightened up in between following Round 13 of the 2018 WAFL season.
Subiaco now sits three games clear on top of the WAFL ladder after Round 13 with South Fremantle a further game and percentage, with a game in hand, clear in second. East Fremantle is then two games and percentage clear in bottom spot at the other end of proceedings too.
But things became even tighter between the rest of the competition following Saturday's results with West Perth two games clear in third position but then only one game separating Swan Districts, Claremont, Peel Thunder, East Perth and Perth.
FOR virtually every week of the 2018 WAFL season so far Lachlan Delahunty could have rightfully been named the M & J Chickens Player of the Round and Round 13 is the time for the versatile Subiaco big man to receive the recognition.
Subiaco took on West Perth as part of the International Football Festival at Joondalup Arena on Saturday and once again the Falcons were able to push the Lions, but with Delahunty one of a host of players standing up, they continued their unbeaten start to the 2018 season.
Subiaco did come into the game missing three of its four leading goal scorers for the season – Brad Stevenson, Rhys Waters and Kyle Halligan, so the Lions did need others to stand up to kick a winning score and that certainly didn’t prove a problem.
PEEL Thunder and Subiaco moved clear on top of the WAFL Colts ladder with Round 13 victories on the weekend while East Perth and East Fremantle were also victorious.
Round 13 of the WAFL colts season got underway on Friday night at Joondalup Arena with a full day of action planned on Saturday at the venue for the International Football Festival.
That briefly saw Subiaco claim top spot on the ladder thanks to a 14.14 (98) to 6.8 (44) victory against West Perth.