Round 7 Reserves and Colts Wrap

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 1:52 PM - by Chris Pike

THERE were again plenty of impressive performances in Round 7 on Saturday as Peel Thunder moved to the top of the REDiMED Colts while Perth continued to impress in the reserves.

The three reserves matches on Saturday in Round 7 saw Claremont beat Swan Districts in a thriller 11.8 (74) to 11.7 (73) at Steel Blue Oval while Perth defeated West Perth 19.9 (123) to 10.11 (71) at HBF Arena and Peel Thunder downed East Perth 18.6 (114) to 8.14 (62) at Bendigo Bank Stadium.

South Fremantle (5-1) remains on top of the reserves ladder but now only percentage ahead of Perth (5-1). West Perth (3-3) is third ahead of Subiaco (3-3) and Claremont (3-3).

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:58 AM - by Chris Pike

THERE might have only been three games in Round 7 of the WAFL but there were plenty of exciting performances including Brennan Stack's seven goals, Rudy Riddoch's six and Ricky Cary's five.

The three games on Saturday afternoon saw West Perth defeat Perth 15.19 (109) to 14.6 (90) at HBF Arena in a game where Riddoch kicked six goals and Shane Nelson racked up 41 possessions for the Falcons while Stack booted seven majors for the Demons.

Swan Districts also defeated Claremont 15.9 (99) to 13.4 (82) at Steel Blue Oval with Cary booting five majors for the black-and-whites.

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RediMed Colts Young Guns Round 7

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Round 7 of the WAFL Colts competition saw Swan Districts defeat Claremont by 26 points, Peel Thunder take home a three-point victory over East Perth, and Perth defeat West Perth by 36 points at HBF Arena.

Click here for the match results.

The RediMed Colts Young Gun for Round 6 was Oscar Allen from West Perth who collected 47 votes, closely followed by South Fremantle player Michael Redman. 

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Community Umpiring Week

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 2:30 PM

AFL umpires are heading into the districts this week to train with community umpires and encourage more people to take up umpiring as part of AFL Community Umpiring Week.

In WA, this included AFL umpires Justin Power, Matt Adams, Jeff Dalgleish, Luke Farmer, Dean Margetts, Sam Hunter and Brett Rogers.

Community Umpiring Week aims to encourage people to get involved in umpiring Australian Football at the grassroots level.

Umpires at each AFL match this weekend will be led on to the ground by four first-year community umpires, giving them a taste of the elite match day experience and demonstrating the opportunities that are available through umpiring.

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WAFL Round 7 match reports

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 4:14 PM - by Chris Pike

THERE were three games in the WAFL on Saturday with West Perth winning a third straight, East Perth a second in-a-row and Swan Districts bouncing back from its first loss of the season.

There were three games in Round 7 and all took place on Saturday afternoon with West Perth defeating Perth 15.19 (109) to 14.6 (90) at HBF Arena. 

It was a day for the exciting forwards at either end with Rudy Riddoch booting a career-best six goals for West Perth while Brennan Stack also had his best day out booting seven majors for Perth.

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DEPPRO WA State Academy 1st intake

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 6:53 AM

The first intake of players for the 2017 DEPPRO WA State Academy has been completed.

This includes 29 players in the 16’s age group and 30 in the 18’s age group. A second intake of players will be undertaken following trial games in May.

Academy players will participate in the State program over the next three months in preparation for the AFL National Championships.

The State 18s schedule includes trial games against a WA Country Football League representative team and WAFL 21s side, while the State 16s will play trial games against a State 17s team, WA Country Football League Colts and WA Amateur Football League Colts.

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Falcons skipper earns life membership with 150th game

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 1:25 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth captain Jay van Berlo achieves a dream this Saturday at HBF Arena when he earns life membership at the Falcons by playing his 150th game against Perth.

From the moment he made his league debut for West Perth in 2007, van Berlo has been one of the WAFL's hardest working and most consistent on-ballers with him winning the club's fairest and best awards in 2008 and 2016 along with being runner-up in 2014 and 2015.

His form and commitment to West Perth has never dropped off now over a 149-game career that includes the two Breckler Medals, the 2013 premiership, representing Western Australia on three occasions being in his fourth season as captain.

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WAFL Round 6 Marks and Goals

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Check out the top 3 contenders for the AHG Mark and Goal for Round 6 in the video below.

Don't forget to cast your vote now using the WAFL App. The app can be downloaded from the Play Store for Android devices and the App Store for iPhones.

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WAFL Round 7 teams and previews

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 9:45 AM

THERE are three games in Round 7 of the WAFL on Saturday with Swan Districts and Claremont looking to cement their spots near the top of the ladder, West Perth aiming for a third straight win and Peel Thunder and East Perth meeting ahead of the Western Derby.

The three matches in Round 7 all take place on Saturday afternoon starting at HBF Arena with West Perth hosting Perth. 

The Falcons are looking for a third straight victory and to celebrate the 150th game of captain Jay van Berlo while the Demons are hunting for their second win of 2017.

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#WAFooty Thursday Trivia

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Think you know your football? Test your footy knowledge and take our weekly #WAFooty quizzes!

If you know all there is to know about football, you'll love these short quizzes.

A multiple choice quiz will be released every Thursday. 

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RediMed Colts Young Guns Round 6

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:25 AM

Round 6 of the WAFL Colts competition saw Subiaco defeat Claremont by 19 points, East Perth take home a 68-point victory over Perth, Swan Districts secure a 27-point win over West Perth and East Fremantle defeat South Fremantle by 49 points.

Click here for the match results.

The RediMed Colts Young Gun for Round 5 was Jayden Quill from East Fremantle who collected 77 votes, closely followed by Peel Thunder player Lachlan Mitchell.

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Round 6 Reserves and Colts Wrap

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 1:09 AM - by Chris Pike

THERE were once again plenty of fascinating results and standout individual performances across the reserves and REDiMED Colts during Round 6 of the 2017 season.

The reserves action saw Claremont defeat Subiaco 11.5 (71) to 9.11 (65), Perth beat East Perth 10.16 (76) to 10.13 (73), South Fremantle down East Fremantle 8.13 (61) to 6.15 (51) and West Perth prevail over Swan Districts 15.6 (96) to 9.9 (63).

The results leave South Fremantle (5-1) on top of the ladder ahead of Perth (4-1), West Perth (3-2), Subiaco (3-3) and East Perth (2-4). Just outside the top five are East Fremantle (2-3), Claremont (2-3), Peel Thunder (2-3) and Swan Districts (1-4).

Read More ... Team and Player of Round 6

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:02 PM - by Chris Pike

ROUND 6 of the WAFL was split across Saturday and ANZAC Day with some monster individual performances with East Perth, West Perth, Subiaco and South Fremantle all recording victories.

There were three matches on Saturday with Subiaco defeating Claremont 15.10 (100) to 6.9 (45) at East Fremantle Oval with Liam Ryan kicking another five goals and Chris Phelan racking up 34 possessions.

East Perth scored its first win of 2017 defeating Perth at Leederville Oval 17.13 (115) to 14.11 (95) with Fraser McInnes dominant against his old team with 24 possessions, 13 marks and three goals.

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WAFL Round 6 match reports

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:00 PM - by Chris Pike

ROUND 6 of the WAFL got underway with three matches on Saturday to commemorate ANZAC Day and West Perth, Subiaco and East Perth came away with impressive victories before South Fremantle won the derby on Tuesday.

The round started on Saturday with three matches all commemorating ANZAC Day.

West Perth handed Swan Districts its first defeat of the 2017 season in a nail-biter holding on to win 13.7 (85) to 12.8 (80).

Former Swans forward Rudy Riddoch kicked the winning goal while Aaron Black racked up 47 possessions for the Falcons.

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Round 6 Fremantle Derby teams and preview

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:57 AM

IF history tells you anything it's that anything can happen in a Fremantle Derby and East Fremantle will be hoping that rings true on ANZAC Day against South Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

The Bulldogs and Sharks do battle on ANZAC Day at Fremantle Community Bank Oval for what has now become an annual event to commemorate the occasion.

The game will begin at 4.10pm at the port and will be telecast live on 7mate from 4pm.

Check out the video below for team line-ups

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