2017 Australia Post AFL Multicultural Player Ambassadors Announced

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 8:46 AM

Fremantle Dockers AFL Women's player Akec Makur Susan Chuot and West Coast's Nic Naitanui have been named Australia Post AFL Multicultural Ambassadors for 2017.

The two footballers were among six WA products also named in the group of 19 AFL and AFLW players.

Other players named include Stephen Coniglio (GWS Giants - Swan Districts FC), Aliir Aliir (Sydney - East Fremantle FC), Jason Johannisen (Western Bulldogs - East Fremantle FC) and Sabrina Frederick-Traub (Brisbane Lions - South Fremantle WFC).

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said the ambassadors played an important role in promoting diversity and inclusion within Australian Football and the broader community.

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2017 WAFL Season Media Launch

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 4:29 PM

All nine WAFL League Coaches fronted the media on Tuesday, March 14, at the 2017 McDonald's WAFL Premiership Season Launch held at Domain Stadium.

Round 1 of the season kicks off this Saturday, March 18, with East Perth taking on Peel Thunder in the televised game at Leederville Oval under lights.

Hear what each coach had to say about their club's progression over the pre-season and what lies in store for their supporters this season in the video below.

Special thanks to major partner of the WAFL McDonald's and supporting partners AHG, Kennards, reiwa.com and TAB Touch.


Thanks also to Channel 7 and all the competition's print, radio and online media partners.

Young talent at Tigerland leaves Harris excited on WAFL return

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 1:41 PM - by Chris Pike

DARREN Harris makes his return to a senior coaching role in the WAFL for the first time since 2005 and can't help but be excited by what awaits Claremont in 2017 with the youth coming through topped up by some returning local products.

Harris built a career with West Perth when he arrived in the mid-1990s ending up a legend of the club going on to be a premiership captain and coach before he moved into the AFL as an assistant coach ahead of the 2006 season.

He had a successful run with the West Coast Eagles including the 2006 premiership before moving to Carlton where he spent another four years.

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Young brigade give Spalding reason for Demons hope

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 3:56 PM - by Chris Pike

PERTH might have suffered some blows on the eve of the 2017 WAFL season in terms of injuries and departures, but coach Earl Spalding has every reason to be excited and expecting further improvement with his young brigade coming through.

The Demons showed improvement in 2017 winning seven games including a purple patch between Rounds 12 and 16 winning four of five before losing four straight to fall out of finals contention.

It was an improvement on previous seasons and now despite the loss of some key players and injuries to others, there's good reason for optimism about further growth with the Demons in 2017.

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WAFL Pre-season Results

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:45 AM

The WAFL pre-season will kick off on Saturday, February 25 with three games being played in afternoon and evening timeslots.

The 2017 pre-season will consist of three rounds in total, culminating on Saturday, March 11 a week prior to the start of the McDonald's WAFL Premiership Season on March 18.

Entry is free to WAFL pre-season games.

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Bulldogs look to grow further after return to finals

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 12:02 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle returned to the WAFL finals in 2016 and got all the way to a preliminary final, and with the majority of the playing group back coach Todd Curley is looking for further growth from the Bulldogs.

When Curley was appointed South Fremantle coach ahead of the 2015 season, he was given the task of returning the Bulldogs to finals action.

They had not won a final since the 2009 grand final triumph or qualified for the finals since 2011 so the Bulldogs were looking to return to being a contender where they were so used to being with John Dimmer as coach.

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Get behind your WAFL Club today

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Witness local footy at its best! Show your support and get behind your WAFL team for the 2017 season.

Show your true colours and be recognised in the official membership tally of your local WAFL club and receive all the latest club communications.

To become a member simply click on your club's logo below.

 

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New WAFL Field Umpire Coach appointed

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 8:50 AM

Experienced umpire coach Cameron Douglas has been appointed as WAFL Field Umpire Coach for the 2017 McDonald’s WAFL Premiership season.

Douglas, who has been a WAFL Umpire Talent Academy Coach since 2014 and previously held senior umpire coaching roles at the WA Amateur Football League and Subiaco Junior District, said he was looking forward to the opportunity.

“After two seasons focussing on the Mike Ball Talent Academy Squad and WAFL Senior Squad on match days I’m really looking forward to stepping up and taking on new responsibilities,” he said.

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Swans with plenty of reasons to expect bounce back in 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 4:32 PM - by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts could have had hardly had a worse 2016, but coach Greg Harding has welcomed back some local products and focused on working hard over summer to get things back on track in 2017.

Swans had lost the likes of Ryan Davis, Tim Geappen and Nathan Broad going into 2016, and things really began to take a tough turn when Ryan Crowley departed to join Essendon and ruckman Nathan Blakely went down in the very first bounce of the season with a knee injury.

Star recruit Murray Newman then lasted just one game and Jarrad Blight, Jake Nuich and Kirk Ugle were among a host of players who could never really get going throughout the season because of injury and health concerns.

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Aboriginal girls make their mark on footy

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 5:20 PM

More than 250 Aboriginal girls aged 13 to 17 years sported their team guernsey and footy boots at Noranda’s Lightning Park on Friday, March 3 for this year’s Kirby Bentley Cup event.

In its fourth year the nine-a-side round robin AFL tournament proved to be a great success, with team numbers growing from 14 in 2016 to 18 in 2017.

East Perth was crowned the 2017 Premiers after defeating the Pilbara 3.5 (23) to 2.1 (13). Royals’ captain Mavis Lyndon was named Best on Ground.

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Wiley looks for Sharks to grow in second year in charge

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:50 AM - by Chris Pike

ROB Wiley learned plenty about his East Fremantle team in his first season in charge in 2016 and now he's looking for the Sharks to take the next step and improve on their consistency in 2017.

Wiley returned to Western Australia from Carlton to coach East Fremantle last year. The Sharks started the season impressively including big wins over the two teams that finished in the top two positions on the ladder at the end of the home and away season, Subiaco and South Fremantle.

That saw East Fremantle sit in a good spot with a 7-4 record after Round 12, but the Sharks lost seven of the last nine games from there to finish just one game and percentage out of the finals. And that was only due to an eight-goal Round 23 loss to East Perth.

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Season Preview: Mundella WA Women's Football League

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 9:53 AM

A new-look Mundella WA Women’s Football League season is set to kick off a huge 30th year in 2017 with nine clubs represented for the first time at League level and more attention than ever on the competition that produced 36 players for the inaugural AFL Women’s season.

For the first time, Perth Angels, East Perth and last year’s Reserves premiers West Perth, will field League teams, seeing a WAWFL League side now aligned to every WAFL men’s team.

For West Perth, this includes the complete integration of the Joondalup Women’s Football Club with West Perth Football Club.

Joondalup Women’s Football Club President Dave Burton said the club had enjoyed a strong relationship with West Perth Football Club for many years.

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#LetKidsBeKids

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The West Australian Football Commission is encouraging all WA Football participants and their families, volunteers and officials to get behind the 'Let Kids be Kids' national campaign that addresses poor sideline behaviour, largely at junior sport events.

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WAFL Raffle winners announced

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Congratulations to the big winners of the 2017 WA Football League Raffle.

First prize winner Carolyn Gordon from Carramar won a 2016 Holden Captiva LS 2.4L 7 Seater Automatic Wagon valued at $34,173.

Gordon said she's still coming to terms with the fact she now has a brand new car sitting in her driveway.

"I still can't believe it. It is a very generous prize," she said

Gordon is a true supporter of grassroots footy and said it is wonderful the funds raised from the raffle go directly into community football clubs across the state.

"Our two grandsons have played football since their footy jumpers came down to their knees," she said.

"They both now play for Wanneroo Amateur Football Club and absolutely love it and have made some great friends along the way."

2nd Prize winner Peter Whitemore from Northcote (Victoria) won a 7-Night Broome Holiday at Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa valued at $5,400.

3rd Prize winner Karl Vanderslys from Helena Valley won a $5,000 Retravision Voucher.

Thank you to all those who bought or sold tickets and helped raise funds for local footy in WA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Carolyn with WAFL Raffle Organiser Bob Uittenbroek

The following tickets / butts as listed below were not entered in the draw, due to administration error.  A refund is available by contacting Bob Uittenbroek on 0412 729 600.  Proof of tickets is required.

115751 – 115755

118926 – 118930

120401 – 120405

120446 – 120450

121221 – 121225

127546 – 127550

127961 – 127965

138216 – 138220

141451 – 141455

141456 – 141460

141461 – 141465

141466 - 141470

AFL double-header clash in Mandurah

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Footy is coming to Mandurah on Saturday, March 4, with a Fremantle Dockers v Collingwood double-header at Rushton Park.

Witness the action and be a part of the city's history with its first AFL Women's game being played at 10:35am. Gates are open from 10.00am.

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