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Leederville Oval To host the 2022 WAFL Grand Final

Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 1:16 PM - by Rachael Osborne
The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is pleased to announce Leederville Oval in partnership with the City of Vincent, has been selected to host the 2022 WAFL Grand Final on Saturday, October 1.  Leederville Oval was chosen against a selection criterion that included fan experience, game day atmosphere, the capacity of spectatorship, accessibility, and ground conditions.  In their expression of interest submission, Leederville Oval pledged:  14,000 Read More ...

Auskick Gala Day Kick Starts Football Journey

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 3:07 PM - by Mark Readings
The WA Football Commission will host another two NAB AFL Auskick Gala Days this weekend as part of a campaign to increase participation. The West Perth District Gala Day will be held on Saturday at Pentanet Stadium, then on Sunday, the Claremont District Gala Day will be staged at City Beach Oval, hosted by the West Coast Junior Football Club. Andrew Ridley, Community & Participation Read More ...

Footy Fanatics Coaching and Helping Heart Kids

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 3:03 PM - by Mark Readings
A pair of Perth school mates are using their love of football to help educate others about the game while raising money for charity. Taj Martin and Max Albrecht are Year 8 students at Scotch College who’ve launched a YouTube Channel called 'Learn AFL for HeartKids', an 8-part video series that aims to teach Auskickers and those new to the game the skills of Australian Read More ...

Footy Kids Get a Kick out of Rookie Series

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 2:25 PM
A new program introduced by the West Australian Football Commission is promoting the benefits of children continuing their involvement in the game.  The Rookie Series Transition program aims to support the progression of kids from Year 2 Auskick into Junior Football by providing a safe environment to participate in structured and modified games against nearby clubs.  Trialled initially in WA Metro football programs, the Rookie Read More ...

WAFL Team of the Week – Round 16

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 12:05 PM - by Chris Pike
THERE were just the two matches in Round 16 of the 2022 WAFL season but still no shortage of standout performances coming from players at West Perth, East Fremantle, Subiaco and the West Coast Eagles. The Round 16 action got underway on neutral turf at New Choice Homes Park with Subiaco proving too strong for the West Coast Eagles to win 14.6 (90) to 9.13 Read More ...

WA Dozen Invited to 2022 NAB AFL Draft Combine

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 9:52 AM - by Mark Readings
Twelve West Australians have been asked to attend this year’s NAB AFL Draft Combine.  West Australian Football Commission State Talent Manager Adam Jones is proud of the players. “Having 12 players invited is a good result, and while it doesn’t guarantee a player will get drafted, it’s a good sign that clubs have a strong level of interest in you,” Jones said. The emergence of Read More ...

WAFL Round 16 Wrap

Monday, August 8, 2022 - 12:01 PM - by Chris Pike
WEST Perth went a long way to securing their first minor premiership since 1993 with a strong win at home over East Fremantle in Saturday's Round 16 WAFL action while Subiaco earlier returned to the winner's list. There were just the two matches in Round 16 of the 2022 WAFL season with Claremont, East Perth, Peel Thunder, Perth, South Fremantle and Swan Districts sitting out Read More ...

MEDIA STATEMENT: South West Football League investigation concluded

Friday, August 5, 2022 - 3:09 PM - by Rachael Osborne
Friday 5 August 2022  The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) has completed its investigation on behalf of the WA Country Football League (WACFL) and the South West Football League (SWFL). The findings and recommendations were presented at a meeting with the SWFL in Bunbury, Thursday evening.  The investigation established that a number of incidences impacted the South Bunbury Football Club women’s team, the South Bunbury Read More ...

Round 16 WAFL Preview

Friday, August 5, 2022 - 9:40 AM - by Chris Pike
THERE are just the two games in Round 16 of the 2022 WAFL season but that includes the potential match of the year with top spot on the line between West Perth and East Fremantle. The split round period of the WAFL season continues in Round 16 on Saturday with the third placed Claremont, fourth placed South Fremantle, fifth placed Peel Thunder, sixth placed Swan Read More ...

Broome Artist’s Tribute to Women’s Football

Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 1:17 PM
A Kimberley artist has paid tribute to the history of women’s football, recognising the contribution females have made to the sport.  Broome-based Naomie Hatherley recently launched her solo exhibition Keeping Score, which was inspired by the journey of women in football and her experience watching the West Kimberley Women’s Football League.  The Broome Senior High School art teacher said her daughter inspired her work.  “At Read More ...

Four West Australians Named in All Australian Side

Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 1:04 PM - by Mark Readings
Four West Australians have been named by the AFL in the 2022 NAB AFL National Development Championships U16 Boys All-Australian Team.  Swan Districts trio Thomas Cathcart, Anthony Hansen, and Chayse Martinson were joined by Subiaco small forward Malakai Champion in the side.  West Australian Football Commission State Talent Manager Adam Jones is delighted for the quartet.  “It’s a fantastic result and great recognition of the Read More ...

WA Slow Start Costly in State Country Clash

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 2:23 PM - by Mark Readings
The New Holland State Country team made a long-awaited return to interstate competition last weekend, going down to South Australia at the Adelaide Oval.  The West Australians, featuring several debutants, were shooting for back-to-back wins against the Croweaters for the first time, having claimed victory in 2019 at Optus Stadium before covid limitations produced a two-year hiatus.  The Black Swans suffered a 27-point defeat, due Read More ...

Junior Football Competition Set for Exciting Season Launch

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 2:14 PM - by Mark Readings
The Mid-West Region of WA will launch a major grassroots initiative on Saturday, with the start of the Murchison Junior Football League.  For the next six weeks, Primary school-aged children from Yalgoo, Mt Magnet, Cue and Meekatharra will take part in the new League.  The Murchison footy venture is the result of years of hard work by several stakeholders, including the Stephen Michael Foundation, Geraldton Read More ...

WAFL Team of the Week – Round 15

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 2:07 PM - by Chris Pike
FOUR matches in Round 15 of the 2022 WAFL season saw no shortage of excitement and drama, and once more the sports in the Team of the Week were hotly sought after across the board. All four Round 15 WAFL matches took place on Saturday afternoon with Claremont improving to third position as a result of a 10.12 (72) to 9.9 (63) win against Swan Read More ...

Australian First: 'STOP UMPIRE ABUSE' Campaign Launches

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 11:28 AM - by Rachael Osborne
The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new evidence-based behaviour change campaign to ‘Stop Umpire Abuse’. The campaign comes following research commissioned by the WAFC at the end of the 2021 season. The research made some key findings:  More than 80% of the football community considered Umpire abuse a serious issue.    Over half of the WA football Read More ...