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Ramsay makes it back-to-back Book Medals

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 9:45 PM - by Chris Pike
FOR the second straight season Jackson Ramsay was a dominant figure in the midfield for East Perth as he continues to show what he's capable of when fully healthy, and it was no surprise as a result to see him claim a second straight fairest and best award. There were high hopes for what Ramsay could provide to East Perth when he returned from his time in the AFL at Collingwood back in 2018, but his season was then cruelly ended before ever really starting as he ruptured his ACL and underwent a knee reconstruction. However, for the start of 2019 Ramsay was back, fit and raring to go and he went on to produce an outstanding season with the Royals that culminated with him winning the FD Book Medal as the club's fairest and best. Read More ...

West Coasts' Naitanui Academy and Fremantle's Next Generation Academy game

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 12:53 PM
2020 has been an extremely tough year on football across Australia. The WAFC Kickstart and All Nations prorams did not escape the COVID 19 impacts, with both programs having to be cancelled. As the AFL programs, the National Boomerange and All Nations, were also cancelled the current 2005/06 cohort of boys in the Next Generation Academies missed the opportunity to participate in the talent programs.  Although Read More ...

WAFC acknowledges State 18s Coach Peter Sumich

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:53 PM
The West Australian Football Commission thanks Simply Energy State U18s coach Peter Sumich for his contribution to the State Talent Program and development of WA’s most talented young players.  Sumich will finish his role on October 31 after four years at the helm of the Under 18s program and has played a major part in re-shaping the development of talented players within the pathway. WAFC CEO Gavin Taylor said Sumich had made a profound impact on football in Western Australia, providing great leadership, credibility and commitment to developing the state’s next crop of stars.  Read More ...

West Australian Football Commission Election for 2021 Commissioners

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:05 AM
As at 4pm Friday 25 September, at the close of the Expressions of Interest for Commissioners, the WAFC had received 23 EOIs. EOIs were received from the following candidates (listed in alphabetical order): Steve Allan, Ian Callahan, Andrew Chapman, Gordon Cole, Grant Dorrington, Catherine Ferrari, Neale Fong, Benjamin Haywood, Carolyn Hills, Phil Lamb, Gavin Maisey, Daryl Marron, Dixie Marshall, Nicole Moody, Bellamore Ndayikeze, Allan Oakes, Brian O’Donnell, Gareth Parker, David Parkinson, Dale Pinto, Clare Pope, Allan Stiles and Robert Sullivan The following table sets out the remaining steps to be completed to finalise the 2021 Commissioner election process: Read More ...

Wiluna Martu Eagles host Dalkeith Nedlands JFC

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:49 PM
Each year, Wiluna Martu Eagles and Dalkeith Nedlands Junior Football Club take it in turns to host an annual football game - a trip coordinated by the Murlpirrmarra Connection.  Bringing together players from vastly different backgrounds, the game promotes and celebrates team spirit, cultural understanding and respect, and healthy living. Read More ...

WA Black claim bragging rights at Leederville Oval

Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 8:10 AM
WA Black secured the first victory of the WA’s two NAB AFL U18s All-Stars Exhibition games, after defeating WA Gold by 55-points at Leederville Oval on Saturday morning. The WA Black side led at every change to dominant the Exhibition fixture, led by starring roles from Claremont’s Joel Western and West Perth’s Heath Chapman.   It took until the thirteenth minute of the opening quarter for the first goal of the game, when WA Black’s Nick Martin was able to find Logan Guelfi inside attacking 50. Guelfi went back and converted his set shot from 25 metres out on a slight angle.  Read More ...

Premiership coach Curley happiest for playing group

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 9:49 PM - by Chris Pike
TRUE to his word before Sunday's WAFL Grand Final, what South Fremantle coach Todd Curley takes greatest satisfaction from becoming a premiership coach is giving his players the chance to now celebrate, but he deserves to be proud of what he's accomplished too. The group of people to have played more than 100 AFL matches, almost 150 games in the WAFL, play in two premierships and now be a senior coach for almost another 200 games and having spent several seasons as an AFL assistant coach is a remarkably short one. But the fact that Curley has packed so much into the last 30 years during his involvement in football is a remarkable thing and to now become a premiership coach to go with the two flags he won as a player at West Perth will go down as one of his crowning achievements. Read More ...

Simply Energy WA U18s NAB AFL All Stars Exhibition Match

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 12:09 PM - by Lenny Fogliani
THE Simply Energy WA State U18s squad is set to play its two NAB AFL U18s All Stars Exhibition games on October 10 and 17. Given the NAB AFL U18 National Championhips were cancelled for season 2020 due to COVID-19, each state is hosting its own set of fixtures to showcase talent before the AFL Draft later this year.   Game one will be played at Leederville Oval on Saturday October 10, starting at 11.30am. Game two will be played at Leederville Oval on Saturday October 17, starting at 11:30am. Read More ...

2020 Go for 2&5 WA Football Junior Coach of the Year - Josh Rayson

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 3:40 PM
South West footy super coach Josh Rayson has been recognised as the 2020 Go for 2&5 WA Football Junior Coach of the Year. When COVID looked to wipe out the junior footy season altogether, Josh came to the rescue, organising a football carnival for the Lower South West Teams to ensure players could still get out on the oval and that volunteer requirements were minimal. Read More ...

WAFLW players selected in AFLW Draft

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 10:13 AM
Seven WAFL Women's players have been added to AFLW lists following the AFLW National Draft on Tuesday, October 6. This included two first round selections, with Isabella Lewis (Claremont) being selected with pick 3 by West Coast, and Sarah Verrier (Peel Thunder) going to Fremantle at pick 14. Both players were members of Western Australia's Simply Energy AFLW Academy and were outstanding for their respective WAFLW sides. Read More ...

Optus recommits to WAFL & WAFLW

Monday, October 5, 2020 - 10:24 AM
Optus has committed to extending its partnership as naming rights partner of the Optus WAFL & Optus WAFLW for season 2021 – seeing the partnership between the WAFC and Optus progress to a fourth year. Read More ...

South Fremantle claim 2020 Optus WAFL Premiership

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 6:50 PM
South Fremantle are the 2020 Optus WAFL champions, claiming the premiership in their 120-year celebrations at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.  The Bulldogs defeated Claremont 6.10 (46) to 6.7 (43) to win their first premiership since 2009. Zac Strom was South Fremantle’s only multiple goal kicker slotting two majors to go with his 16 disposals. For the Tigers, Waterman was the best forward on the ground, kicking Read More ...

Optus WAFL Grand Final | Bulldogs prevail in an epic

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 6:06 PM - by Chris Pike
IN front of a remarkable atmosphere generated from a sold out crowd at Fremantle Community Bank Oval, South Fremantle is back on top of the WAFL world winning a classic Grand Final against Claremont by three points. The stage was always set for a memorable day at Fremantle Community Bank Oval and a monster crowd of 10,179 turned out to create an occasion that nobody in attendance will ever forget. The game then delivered too with the two best teams of 2020 putting on a classic. There were times when both looked capable of winning the premiership but in the end South Fremantle kicked the first two goals of the fourth quarter and that was enough to secure the 6.10 (46) to 6.7 (43) win. Read More ...

Colts Grand Final | Vanirsen powers Subiaco to premiership

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 2:42 PM - by Chris Pike
JACK Clarke Medallist Lachlan Vanirsen continued to put his name up in lights with a brilliant Simply Energy Colts Grand Final for Subiaco to inspire the Lions to the premiership triumph against Claremont at Fremantle Community Bank Oval. Claremont might have finished the home and away season on top of the colts ladder and then defeated Subiaco in the second semi-final to move straight into the Grand Final, but on Sunday it was the Lions who proved too strong. After Claremont managed to kick two of the game's first three goals, Subiaco was the dominant side kicking 14 of the 18 goals in the Grand Final to end up winning 15.12 (102) to 6.7 (43) to make it two colts premierships in the last three years for the Lions. Read More ...

Reserves Grand Final | East Perth claim premiership

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 12:12 PM - by Chris Pike
EAST Perth has backed up its dominant WAFL Reserves season by putting together an impressive Grand Final performance on Sunday to beat Claremont by 29 points at Fremantle Community Bank Oval. East Perth ended the home and away season on top of the ladder in the reserves before winning straight through to the Grand Final with a 26-point win over Subiaco in the second semi-final. Claremont then made its way to the Grand Final with a preliminary final win also over the Lions to give the Tigers a shot at history to win all three grades in the one season for the first time in club history. Read More ...