A hundred people came together to celebrate the growing engagement between football and the Islamic communities in Perth at the annual Ramadan Dinner recently hosted by the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) and AFL.
A host of special guests attended the dinner at Claremont Oval on Tuesday, June 5, including the Minister for Water, Fisheries, Forestry, Innovation and Science Mr Chris Tallentire MLA, and WAFC Chief Executive Gavin Taylor.
DESPITE Round 11 WAFL Colts victories for Peel Thunder, Subiaco and East Fremantle couldn’t topple Swan Districts from top spot while Claremont won a nail-biter over West Perth.
The Round 11 WAFL Colts action saw Claremont claim a thriller beating West Perth 7.9 (51) to 7.7 (49) at Claremont Oval.
The other three games weren’t quite as tight with Subiaco beating East Perth 11.21 (87) to 6.4 (40) at Leederville Oval, Peel Thunder defeating South Fremantle 11.10 (76) to 6.6 (42) at Fremantle Community Bank Oval and East Fremantle downing Perth 14.9 (93) to 10.5 (65) at Lathlain Park.
The WA State 16s team donned odd socks during their trial match against the WA Amateur Football League State Colts at Subiaco Oval last Firday night to raise awareness and funds for sarcoma research.
This initiative was part of a wider football community effort between the West Perth, Claremont and Subiaco football districts.
Last year the football community managed to raise more than $100,000 which bumped the total amount of money raised over the last four years to more than $30 million.
WEST Perth won yet another nail-biter at Claremont Oval against Claremont in Round 11 of the WAFL on Saturday while Subiaco and South Fremantle consolidated top two spots and Perth kept themselves in the finals hunt.
All four Round 11 WAFL matches took place on Saturday afternoon and in the end it saw the Lions, Bulldogs and Falcons move further clear in the top three positions on the ladder while the Demons remained right in with a chance of what could be a first finals appearance since 1997.
The Round 11 action began with a battle of the Leederville Oval co-tenants with Subiaco having to work hard to stay undefeated, but they succeeded with the eventual 11.15 (81) to 9.9 (63) victory.
ROUND 11 of the 2018 WAFL season sees all four matches take place on Saturday afternoon with Peel Thunder, Claremont and Perth all with a chance to further close in on a position inside the top five.
All four matches in Round 11 on Saturday will have implications for finals positions just over the halfway mark of the 2018 season.
With East Perth facing a big task to consolidate fifth position, the door could open for Peel Thunder, Claremont and Perth to put the pressure further on the Royals and indeed the fourth placed Swan Districts who have the bye.
HE achieved everything and more he could have imagined in a dream first six years of his WAFL career before taking a year off, but Claremont captain Ian Richardson is as motivated as ever for more team success as he becomes the ninth Tiger to 200 games.
Richardson reaches the 200-game mark with Claremont this Saturday at Claremont Oval against West Perth and by doing so joins fellow Tigers David Crawford (200), Les Mumme (206), Wayne Harvey (217), Lorne Cook (229), Kevin Clune (231), Graham Moss (254), Ken Caporn (273) and Darrell Panizza (274).
It's yet another accomplishment in a glittering career from the hard-leading, long kicking left-footed half forward who has assumed the captaincy in 2018 trying to lead Claremont back to some of the success he was part of over the opening six years of his career.
A group of eight WAFL umpires represented the State at the NAB AFL National 18s Championship match between WA and Victoria Metro at Optus Stadium on June 10.
Dan Johanson, Cam Jones and Jordan Fry took to the field, running the boundary was Lewis Williams, Ethan Lamont and Quinn Jago and situated behind the goals was Christian Cutrona and Chad Smith.
Four highly-anticipated WA Football League clashes are set to unfold this Saturday and there are heaps of fun activities and competitions happening at every game.
The Movie Masters Little Leaguers will take to the footy stage at half-time and all spectators are encouraged to cheer them on.
Check out what is happening at your home ground this weekend.
IT was an exciting Saturday afternoon of action in the WAFL with Round 10 seeing wins for Claremont, Perth and Peel Thunder against teams inside the top five while Subiaco had some players delivering standout performances in a big win over East Fremantle.
All four Round 10 WAFL matches took place on Saturday afternoon starting with Claremont claiming its third win of the season, beating Swan Districts 13.12 (90) to 10.10 (70) at Claremont Oval in what proved to be the final match in the career of key forward Beau Maister.
Perth won its first game over South Fremantle in four years kicking the last four goals of the contest to prevail 15.8 (98) to 14.8 (92) with Lachlan Dennis kicking a career-high five goals despite six goals from Bulldogs vice-captain Mason Shaw.
BEN Howlett couldn’t have worked any harder so far in the 2018 WAFL season upon return to Peel Thunder and he was rewarded on Saturday with a best on ground performance in a much-needed victory against West Perth.
Howlett has been named the M & J Chickens Player of Round 10 following his standout performance on Saturday which saw Peel Thunder hold on for the thrilling three-point victory against West Perth at Bendigo Bank Stadium.
That saw the Thunder win consecutive matches for the first time in 2018 as they chase what would be a historic hat-trick of WAFL premierships with Howlett desperate to be part of that success upon return to the club after eight years in the AFL with Essendon.
SUBIACO ended its three-game losing streak in the WAFL Colts in Round 10 on Saturday with wins also for Swan Districts, Peel Thunder and South Fremantle.
All four Round 10 matches took place on Saturday morning with Swan Districts, Peel Thunder and Subiaco all consolidating the top three positions on the colts ladder while South Fremantle stayed in touch with the top five.
The action got underway at Claremont Oval with Swan Districts beating Claremont 9.7 (61) to 8.8 (56).
Peel Thunder's Michael Johnson has accepted a one match sanction from the WAFL Match Review Panel after being cited for rough conduct on Jordan Mills, West Perth, during the first quarter of the Round 10 League match between Peel Thunder and West Perth on Saturday.
Based on the available video evidence and a victim impact report from the West Perth Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct, low impact and high contact. Under the table of penalties the offence was classified as a two (2) match sanction.
Check out the top Kia marks and TABtouch goals of Round 10 of the WAFL in the videos below.
Swan Districts player Tony Notte was named winner of the Round 9 KIA Mark of the Week and West Perth's Tyler Keitel booted the TABtouch Goal of the Week.
To say female football in the West Kimberley is booming is an understatement.
It was last year the West Kimberley Football League (WKFL), in partnership with the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) and West Australian Country Football League (WACFL), expanded to create its own women’s competition.
This was due to the rise of AFL Women’s and the fact that many young females in the region had the dream of one day becoming a national football star.
THE even nature of the WAFL competition aside from the top and bottom placed teams was on show in Round 10 on Saturday with upset victories for Claremont, Peel Thunder and Perth against teams occupying fourth, third and second positions on the ladder.
All four of the Round 10 matches that took place on Saturday afternoon pitted teams in the top four positions against the team bottom four sides in the competition with the fifth placed East Perth having the bye.
It had the potential to widen the gap between those in the top four and those in the bottom, but in the end the opposite eventuated with Claremont, Peel Thunder and Perth all keeping their finals chance alive with impressive victories.