ROUND 6 in the Simply Energy Colts competition saw wins for Claremont, Swan Districts, Subiaco and West Perth on Saturday morning.
The 2019 season resumed on Saturday following the week's break and produced some fascinating results and some young talent continuing to shine at the same time.
All four games took place on Saturday morning starting at Claremont Oval with Claremont defeating Peel Thunder 10.8 (68) to 8.8 (56).
IT was quite the exciting Round 6 of the WAFL on return from the State Game break with Subiaco and Perth's winning runs coming to an end, South Fremantle making a statement and East Fremantle winning for the first time in nearly 12 months.
On top of the fascinating results that saw Subiaco lose for the first time since the 2017 Grand Final and Perth for the first time in 2019 while East Fremantle snapped a 15-game losing run, there were plenty of standout individual performances too.
Whether it was South Fremantle defenders Noah Strom and Jason Maskos or Claremont's Anton Hamp, or Subiaco's Kyal Horsley in a losing effort, Claremont's dual Sandover Medallist Jye Bolton, East Fremantle's Nick Kommer putting his team on his back or Shane Nelson doing the same for West Perth, there were plenty of brilliant performances across Round 6.
Emmett Brickland, from Western Australia’s Claremont District NAB AFL Auskick Centre, became the envy of all Auskickers when he was announced as the eighth 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 Emmett being announced during the Round Eight 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season match between Sydney Swans and Essendon.
Football participants across Western Australia are urged to nominate volunteers for the 2019 WA Football Volunteer of the Year Awards.
Nominations for the 2019 awards open today, Monday, May 20 to coincide with the beginning of National Volunteer Week and recognise the hard work and commitment of WA’s football volunteers.
IT was Round 3 in the 2019 Optus WAFL Women's Premiership Season on Sunday with East Fremantle stamping its authority with a big win over Swan Districts while Claremont won a thriller over Peel Thunder.
With Subiaco sitting out with the bye in Round 3 of the WAFLW season having won its opening two matches against Swan Districts and East Fremantle, it was a chance for the other four teams to make an early statement in the competition.
Both matches took place on Sunday afternoon with Claremont and Peel Thunder playing out the thriller at Claremont Oval. In the end, the Tigers just managed to prevail 5.5 (35) to 5.2 (32) over the Thunder on home soil.
It wasn’t quite as close at East Fremantle's New Choice Homes Park with last year's WA Women's Football League premiers, East Fremantle, proving too strong for Swan Districts winning 10.8 (68) to 1.1 (7).
IT was a remarkable day of Round 6 WAFL action on Saturday with East Fremantle snapping its 15-game losing run, South Fremantle ending Subiaco's winning streak, West Perth finishing Perth's undefeated start and a win for Claremont on the back of East Perth's Thursday victory.
Round 6 of the WAFL began on Thursday night with the league recommencing following the general bye for the 2019 KIA State Game, which saw the WAFL narrowly lose to the SANFL in a tremendous contest last Sunday at Optus Stadium.
Thursday night's contest took place at Leederville Oval featuring the first clash between East Perth and West Coast following the partnership between the Royals and Eagles coming to an end following last season.
HE is now a four-time WAFL premiership player, a Simpson Medallist and a proven consistently outstanding performer so Josh Deluca can't do any more to deserve another AFL chance but he is just focusing on continuing to ply his trade with the undefeated Subiaco.
Deluca's journey began as a teenager when he was a lively small forward in Subiaco's 2014 premiership triumph which saw him land on Fremantle's AFL list and led to him playing in the 2016 and 2017 WAFL premierships at Peel Thunder.
He would play four AFL games for Fremantle in 2017 but during his three years at the Dockers, he turned himself from that dangerous small forward into a tough and consistent on-baller who was equally adept at winning the ball in close and getting out in space and being damaging.
HAVING been remarkably close to premiership glory in five of the past six seasons, South Fremantle defender Blayne Wilson is craving that ultimate success as he reaches 150 WAFL games this Saturday against Subiaco.
Wilson was always seen as an exciting talent when rising through the ranks at Peel Thunder from Halls Head. He ended up spending four years listed at West Coast and did play nine AFL games, but a combination of untimely injuries and not quite enough opportunities meant it didn’t quite work out.
But whether it was during 29 games in his formative years in the WAFL at Peel Thunder, in his 36 appearances including two Grand Finals at East Perth or now in 84 matches with South Fremantle, Wilson has always been an elite defender in the competition.
ROUND 3 of the inaugural Optus WAFL Women's Premiership Season takes place on Sunday after with two games at 2pm with East Fremantle facing Swan Districts, and Claremont taking on Peel Thunder.
It has been an exciting opening to the first ever season of the new WAFLW competition which has been created in 2019 on the back of the momentum from the AFLW national competition and the work to break the ground done in recent years by the WA Women's Football League.
Subiaco has started the WAFLW season impressively winning their opening two matches and now the Lions will have the Round 3 bye leaving the other four teams to battle it out to build some momentum.
THE WAFL resumes with an early start to Round 6 this Thursday night fresh off Sunday's KIA WAFL State Game and it all begins with the first clash between East Perth and the West Coast Eagles leading into the four games on Saturday afternoon.
The WAFL is fresh off the general bye for the KIA WAFL State Game that took place on Sunday at Optus Stadium with the SANFL managing to come from 22 points down in the second quarter to beat Western Australia by seven points in a tremendous contest.
Usual hostilities now resume in Round 6 of the 2019 WAFL season and it all gets underway on Thursday night at Leederville Oval in the first ever game between East Perth and the West Coast Eagles.
It begins at 7.10pm and will be available on a livestream at www.wafl.com.au and at the WAFL Facebook page.
The 2019 WA AFLW 18s squad has been announced ahead of the NAB AFLW National 18s Championships in June and July this year. This year’s squad includes 36 players between 17 and 19 years of age.
WA State Talent Manager – Female Programs Clint Degebrodt congratulated all of the players on their selection and said he was excited with the depth of talented players within WA’s 18s squad this year.
“This is an exciting group. The way the players have presented and engaged indicates the progress of the development pathway in WA with a highly skilled, knowledgeable group rich in character,” he said. Read More ...
THE second round of inaugural Optus WAFL Women's Premiership Season took place on Sunday afternoon with victories for Subiaco and Swan Districts on home turf.
The inaugural season of the WAFLW got underway the previous Sunday with East Fremantle defeating Peel Thunder, and Subiaco getting the better of Swan Districts.
It was then Round 2 of the debut season on Sunday afternoon and the action got underway at Leederville Oval with Subiaco beating East Fremantle 7.4 (46) to 5.5 (35).
The second match of the round took place at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval and that saw Swan Districts defeat Claremont 9.9 (63) to 4.3 (27).