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WAFC Concussion Research Survey

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 9:45 AM

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC), in collaboration with The University of Sydney, invite you to take part in a research study about sport-related concussion that will help to improve our understanding of concussion recognition and management in those persons most closely associated with players, as well as players themselves.

This knowledge will be assessed with a questionnaire, and supports previous research undertaken in this area by the WAFC.

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WAFL Round 23 match reports

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 6:19 PM - by Chris Pike

THE 2017 WAFL season always seemed destined to end in thrilling fashion and the drama was at fever pitch as West Perth stormed home to beat Claremont on Saturday to end the seasons of East Perth and the Tigers in the process.

Three of the four final round WAFL matches on Saturday were set to have a big impact on finals positions at the end of the season even though Subiaco, South Fremantle and Peel Thunder were secure in the top three spots.

Things were anything but guaranteed with the bottom two spots in the top five coming into the final round with Swan Districts, East Perth, West Perth and Claremont all fighting for the rights to play finals football in 2017.

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WAFL Finals format

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 2:47 PM

The 2017 AHG WAFL Finals Series will commence on Saturday, September 2 with four rounds culminating in the Grand Final on Sunday, September 24.

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WAFL Round 23 teams and previews

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 2:30 PM

IT is the final round of the 2017 WAFL season and it couldn’t possibly be more exciting with four teams remaining genuine chances of claiming the last two places in the top five in order to qualify for the finals.

Three of the four games on Saturday in Round 23 are virtual elimination finals contests.

Intriguingly the only game that won't have any impact on where teams finish to close the season features the second placed South Fremantle facing the third placed Peel Thunder at Bendigo Bank Stadium. They can't change positions but will also play one another next week in a qualifying final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

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Black continues rapid career path reaching 150 games

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 2:09 PM - by Chris Pike

HAVING had a remarkable run now to 150 games despite being just 24 years of age, West Perth star Aaron Black sees no reason why he can't reach as many as 300 appearances for the Falcons even if it means a break for a season somewhere along the way is needed.

Ever since he made his league debut for West Perth in Round 16, 2010 as a 17-year-old, Black has been a permanent member of the Falcons line-up.

Initially starting his career in tagging roles and then developing himself into one of the hardest working and running midfielders and wingmen in the competition, the accolades began to come his way as he continued to rack up plenty of games and achievements at a young age.

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WAFC Youth Football Review Survey

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 1:49 PM

This year the West Australian Football Commission undertook a review of the Youth Football structures within the state, with the aim of developing strategies to further engage and retain participants aged 13 to 17 years at football clubs.

Based on research, consultation and survey feedback, a number of recommendations were developed for inclusion in a Youth Football Working Group Report, which can be downloaded here. Some of these recommendations will be implemented in 2018.

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WAFL Round 22 marks and goals

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Check out the top 3 contenders for the AHG Mark and reiwa.com Goal for Round 22 in the videos 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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Round 22 Reserves and Colts Wrap

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 7:25 AM - by Chris Pike

THE penultimate round of WAFL reserves action on Saturday set the stage for Subiaco to play for third spot in Round 23 and Swan Districts host East Fremantle in an elimination final while in the colts, the top five teams are set but the order below the Sharks remains up in the air.

Saturday's reserves matches saw Claremont defeat Swan Districts 10.11 (71) to 8.10 (58) at Steel Blue Oval, East Fremantle beat Peel Thunder 14.10 (94) to 7.9 (51) at East Fremantle Oval, Perth down East Perth 10.14 (74) to 4.4 (28) at Lathlain Park and Subiaco prevail 20.9 (129) to 5.10 (40) against West Perth at Leederville Oval.

South Fremantle (15-4) is still clear on top of the reserves ladder guaranteed of finishing there and of having the break in the opening week of the finals.

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wafl.com.au Team and Player of Round 22

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 5:35 PM - by Chris Pike

THERE were some standout individual performance in Round 22 including seven goals from Perth's Cody Ninyette, six from Subiaco's Ben Sokol and five from Swan Districts' Ricky Cary but in the end what matters is that four teams are fighting over two spots with one round remaining.

Swan Districts and East Perth both missed chances to end the finals race on Saturday with losses meaning that a fascinating final round of the 2017 WAFL season awaits this Saturday.

The Round 22 results saw Peel Thunder storm home with seven goals to nil in the final quarter to beat East Fremantle 10.8 (68) to 8.7 (55) at East Fremantle Oval. The win secures the Thunder third position and a qualifying final against South Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

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RediMed Colts Young Guns Round 22

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Round 22 of the WAFL Colts competition saw a close battle unfold at East Fremantle Oval, which resulted in the competition's ladder-leaders East Fremantle taking home a six-point win over Peel Thunder. In other games East Perth defeated Perth by 15 points, West Perth claimed a 23-point victory over Subiaco and at Claremont Oval the Tigers took out the Swans by 16 points. 

Click here for the match results.

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Swan Districts clean sweep WAWFL Grand Finals

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 5:01 PM

SWAN Districts celebrated premierships in all three grades of the Mundella WA Women's Football League on Sunday, August 20.

After victory in the Rogers Cup over South Fremantle and a Reserves win against East Fremanlte, the day culminated in back-to-back League premierships with a 29-point win over Coastal Titans.

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WAFC MEDIA STATEMENT

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 4:25 PM

The West Australian Football Commission is working with Fremantle Football Club and WA Police to identify those responsible for removing part of a bench seat at yesterday’s AFL game at Domain Stadium.

A plank was removed from a bench seat in block 105 and has not been located.

Fans are reminded that there are still at least three events remaining at Domain Stadium including this Sunday’s West Coast Eagles v Adelaide AFL game, the WAFL Grand Final on Sunday, September 24 and the International Rules game on Saturday, November 18.

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WAFL Round 22 match reports

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 9:17 AM - by Chris Pike

ROUND 22 of the 2017 WAFL season could hardly have produced any more fascinating results setting up an exciting last round with Swan Districts, East Perth, West Perth and Claremont all fighting over the last two finals places.

It was an incredible day of WAFL football in the penultimate round of the season with Claremont keeping its season alive and Claremont doing the same while Peel Thunder guaranteed third spot and Perth pulled perhaps the upset of the season to get off the bottom of the ladder.

East Fremantle was on target for a significant upset as well before reigning premiers Peel Thunder kicked seven goals to nil in the final quarter to win 10.8 (68) to 8.7 (55) at East Fremantle Oval. 

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Standout East Perth defender proud to reach 100 games

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:57 PM - by Chris Pike

HE has earned his reputation as the best lockdown defender in the WAFL and while the journey to 100 games has had a few more injury hurdles than he would have liked, East Perth co-captain Kyle Anderson couldn’t be prouder to get there this Saturday.

Anderson made the move from Margaret River to join East Perth to first play colts back in 2009 and impressed sufficiently to make his league debut and play five matches and show exciting signs for the future as a teenager.

But it wouldn’t be until Round 1, 2011 that he made another appearance in the league side and virtually ever since then when he has been healthy, Anderson has built his reputation as the best and most respected lockdown defender in the WAFL.

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WAFL Round 21 marks and goals

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Check out the top 3 contenders for the AHG Mark and reiwa.com Goal for Round 21 in the videos 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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