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WAFC Statement: COVID 19 Update January 14, 2022

Friday, January 14, 2022 - 1:17 PM
Welcome back for another season of football  in 2022! As we await the WA State Border reopening on February 5th, the WAFC has been receiving queries relating to the vaccination requirements for community football stakeholders.  The WAFC is constantly reviewing WA Government Health Department guidance and will continue to ensure all policies and recommendations are based on the best possible advice to keep our communities Read More ...

Season Review – Subiaco

Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 1:21 PM - by Chris Pike
SUBIACO flexed its muscles again in 2021 to win the premiership after a down year in 2020 and the Lions deserve all the credit in the world for what they were able to accomplish. It has been a remarkable and sustained run of success Subiaco is now experiencing with the 2021 marking a fifth flag for the Lions in the previous eight years, their ninth Read More ...

Season Review – South Fremantle

Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 6:30 AM - by Chris Pike
RARELY does a team remain in premiership contention while getting younger and blooding new talent, but that's exactly what South Fremantle accomplished in 2021 despite the disappointment of a Grand Final loss. South Fremantle broke through to win the premiership in 2020 in remarkable circumstances on their home turf at Fremantle Community Bank Oval, and they weren’t too far away from going back-to-back for the Read More ...

Season Review – Claremont

Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 9:09 AM - by Chris Pike
There did appear only one outcome for Claremont that was acceptable after their recent trajectory and by the end of preliminary final day, the Tigers would have been terribly disappointed in how their 2021 ended up. After being the dominant WAFL team between 2010-13 in a period where the Tigers racked up two premierships, three Grand Final appearances and four straight minor premierships, it's been Read More ...

Dyer Appointed State Academy Head Coach

Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 1:05 AM
Experienced coach Ben Dyer has been appointed as head coach of the WA State 18s Academy for 2022. Dyer, who has been the WA State 16’s Academy coach since 2019, was previously North Melbourne Football Club’s Development Manager for five years. He also has experience as Brisbane Lions’ Academy Head Coach, Claremont Football Club Colts Coach and League Forwards Coach, and Swan Districts Football Club Read More ...

Vale Mike Ball: WA Football Hall of Famer and umpiring legend passes away

Saturday, December 11, 2021 - 4:18 PM
WA football has lost one of its greatest umpires with the passing of Mike Ball at the age of 66 after a long battle with dementia. For more than two decades Ball was a leading umpire in the WAFL,VFL and AFL. He was at the forefront during the greatest period of change in the game when he became the first non-Victorian appointed to the VFL Read More ...

Season Review – West Perth

Saturday, December 11, 2021 - 10:26 AM - by Chris Pike
Finals looked to be starting to slip from reach of West Perth early in 2021 but by the end of the season, the Falcons would have been left frustrated to have not at least ended up reaching another preliminary final. West Perth has done a remarkable job to remain perennial contenders since winning their last premiership in 2013, but that task was a significant one Read More ...

2022 NAB AFL and AFLW Academy Squads

Friday, December 10, 2021 - 12:19 PM - by Mark Readings
WA Football's outstanding results at the recent NAB AFL Draft has been boosted by the inclusion of 10 emerging players in the 2022 NAB AFL and AFLW Academy squads. Five WAFL clubs are represented in the top age (born 2004) intake for boys next year. Peel Thunder’s Jackson Broadbent, East Perth’s Jedd Busslinger, Claremont’s Sam Gilbey, Jed Hagan from East Fremantle, and Swan Districts' colts premiership player Read More ...

Perfect Ending for WA Inclusion Academy

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 9:46 AM - by Robert Turner
It all came down to the last Game on Friday Afternoon, and in celebration of the International Day of People with Disability (December 3). All players were eager to be crowned the Toyota AFL Cup Victors as WA Team Black and WA Team Gold held one win each. Both Teams ran out at Mineral Resources Park in front of an overwhelmingly large crowd of supporters, Read More ...

Season Review – Swan Districts

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 8:34 PM - by Chris Pike
It has been a long build back to playing finals for Swan Districts but they got there in 2021 and ultimately deserved to consider themselves a little unlucky to not have a greater impact in them. Really it has been a tough grind for Swan Districts since their remarkable premiership triumph of 2010. Over the next decade, Swans would only play in six finals matches Read More ...

Two New WAFC Life Members

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 3:52 PM
The West Australian Football Commission welcomes two new Life Members to an illustrious club. After serving football for more than half a century, Peter Grosser has been recognised for his outstanding commitment to the game. Peter served as a player, coach, and administrator at the North Fremantle Amateur Football Club.   One of Peter’s greatest achievements was his role in establishing the Integrated Football Competition for Read More ...

WAFC Commissioner Election Results 

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 2:05 PM
Commissioner Election Statement 2021  Commissioner Election Statement 2021 The results of the elections for Commissioners of the West Australian Football Commission were endorsed last night, Thursday 2 December 2021, at a meeting of WA Football stakeholders.  Current WAFC Chair, Hon Wayne Martin AC QC was reappointed for three years, while Michelle Fyfe APM and Mark Hann were appointed as new Commissioners also for a term of three years.  WAFC Deputy Chairman Brian O’Donnell congratulated all Commissioners on their Read More ...

The Talent Journey

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 3:27 PM - by Mark Readings
They say it takes a village to raise a child. The same can be said about developing AFL talent. One of the most critical roles from a local Draft perspective falls at the feet of WAFC Well Being Officer Lee Walker. For the past three years Walker has been tasked with providing tools for teenagers to make the transition into the AFL system. "There’s nothing we Read More ...

Draft Wrap Day Two: 11 More WA Players Selected

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 7:56 PM
Congratulations to the 15 Western Australian players added to AFL lists via the 2021 AFL National Draft over two nights.   Following the first day success story of four locals being selected in the first round, a further eleven  WA based players have been added to AFL lists on day two. Matthew Johnson (Subiaco), Jesse Motlop (South Fremantle), Brady Hough (Peel Thunder), Rhett Bazzo (Swan Districts), Read More ...

Statement: Peel Player Tests Positive to banned substance

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 2:46 PM
The West Australian Football Commission confirms that Peel Thunder player, Michael Randall, has been issued with notice of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under the Australian Football Anti-Doping Code which applies to all Australian Football competitions including the WAFL and is administered by the AFL.   It is alleged that a sample provided in-competition by Mr Randall tested positive for Phentermine which is classified as a Non-Specified Read More ...