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Charmaine Rogers named as AFLW Community Cup Ambassador

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 2:06 PM
The AFL has today announced the 2021 NAB AFLW Premiership Cup Ambassador, along with seven NAB AFLW Community Cup Ambassadors at the official 2021 NAB AFLW Season launch.   Yeronga South Brisbane Devils Football Club player, Jamie Howell has been selected to be the 2021 NAB AFLW Premiership Cup Ambassador.   Jamie, who is profoundly deaf, captured the hearts of many people last year when Read More ...

2020 DESIGN A JUMPER COMPETITION

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 8:15 AM
Woodvale Primary School and Allendale Primary School will be running out in new football jumpers when they take to the field in 2021, after winning their respective categories of the 2020 Design a Jumper Competition. A significant number of high-quality entries were received from all over Western Australia this year, with many teachers promoting the competition to their students during the “learning from home” period Read More ...

2021 Optus WAFL Season Update

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 8:35 PM
The 2021 Optus WAFL Premiership Season is set to commence on the Easter weekend in April, with a fixture to be finalised early in the new year.  The fixture will revert back to a 21-round-home-and-away season inclusive of byes, with each team to play each other twice before the finals series.  The West Coast Eagles will return to the WAFL in 2021, with 10 teams Read More ...

WAFC congratulates AFL Draftees

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 2:07 PM
Congratulations to the 11 Western Australian players added to AFL lists via the 2020 AFL National and Rookie Drafts.   These included first round selections Logan McDonald (PFC), Denver Grainger-Barras (SDFC) and Heath Chapman (WPFC).   Other National Draft selections included Simply Energy WA State Academy players Nathan O’Driscoll (PFC), Shannon Neale (SFFC), Jack Carroll (EFFC), Tyler Brockman (SFC), Brandon Walker (EFFC), Joel Western (CFC) Read More ...

2020 WAFC End of Year Summary

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 9:08 AM
In 2020, it was a year like no other for Football in Western Australia.  The state was fortunate to be able to commence and finish a 2020 Football Season and the results were promising.  Review all the key moments and statistics in the End of Year Summary below.    2020 WAFC End of Year Summary Read More ...

Review of the WAFC's Constitution relating to Governance and the Election of Commissioners

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 8:58 AM
A paper has been written reviewing the WAFC's Constitution relating to Governance and the Election of Commissioners.  Issues have been raised by Affiliated Associations, some WAFL Clubs, the Legislative Assembly Public Accounts Committee Report dated 12 November 2020 (LAPAC Report) and the WAFC itself.  The paper does not seek to assess the validity or merits of the issues or to suggest proposals for amendment to Read More ...

WAFC Commissioner Election Results

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 11:28 AM
The results of the elections for Commissioners of the West Australian Football Commission were endorsed last night, Wednesday 2 December 2020, at a meeting of WA Football stakeholders.   Commissioner Brian O’Donnell was reappointed for three years, while Ian Callahan, Phil Lamb and Dixie Marshall were appointed as new Commissioners for a term of three years.   WAFC Chairman Hon. Wayne Martin congratulated all Commissioners Read More ...

Michael Roberts appointed CEO of the WAFC 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 9:32 AM
The WAFC is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Michael Roberts as its Chief Executive Officer.   Mr Roberts has most recently held the position as CEO of Tennis West since 2016.  He is a highly experienced sports administrator having held senior roles with Tennis Australia in WA and Tasmania, Cricket Tasmania and the Richmond Football Club.   During his four-year tenure as CEO Read More ...

WAFL Boundary Umpire, Brad Hunt, announces retirement

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 12:49 PM
Brad Hunt has announced his retirement from the WAFL Umpiring squad.  Hunt has umpired 255 WAFL League Games over his 13 years involved the game. Of those games, Hunt umpires six WAFL Grand Finals (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018 and 2019) and six state games (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018 and 2019). Read More ...

2020 NAB AFL Draft details confirmed

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:32 AM
The AFL has today announced the 2020 NAB AFL Draft will take place on Wednesday December 9 in a virtual format broadcast live on FOX FOOTY & Kayo and via the Official LIVE AFL App at 7:00pm AEDT.   Due to current COVID-19 restrictions in place across the country, the 2020 NAB AFL Draft will be conducted virtually with the ARC, powered by RMIT University to serve as the central hub, with all 18 clubs to submit draft selections via an Online Draft System within the ARC.   Draft selections will join the broadcast virtually as AFL Chief Executive Gillon McLachlan announces the selections live from the ARC at Marvel Stadium. Read More ...

Webb joins WAFC as Head of Coaching

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 9:04 AM
The WA Football Commission is delighted to confirm the appointment of Marc Webb as its new Head of Coaching.   The former Fremantle Dockers assistant coach and Head of Development Academy will lead a new portfolio of coaching in WA, formulating coaching frameworks and accreditations at all levels of community football across WA.   The Head of Coaching will work closely with all community coaches to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible environments to increase player retention. Read More ...

WAFC Statement: Peel Thunder Investigation

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 2:31 PM
Peel Thunder Football Club has been found guilty by the West Australian Football Commission of a deliberate breach of the WAFL Total Player Payment section of the WAFL Rules and Regulations and WAFL License and Funding agreement, during the 2019 season.  Following a comprehensive and independent investigation into the issue, the WAFC has found that multiple breaches had taken place by Peel Thunder Football Club and Club CEO John Ditchburn, which included;  -    Deliberately providing false and misleading information in the lodgement of the Total Player Payments (TPP). -    Providing an undeclared cash payment and other ancillary benefits to a Peel Thunder player. -    Not advising the WAFC in writing of any potential breach of the WAFL Rules and Regulations. -    Failing to comply with the WAFL Licence and Funding agreements. -    Making a number of declaration and compliance related errors. Read More ...

Quiet achiever Strom rewarded with Hughes Medal

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 6:30 AM - by Chris Pike
HE has made a career out of being invaluable but flying under the radar but it's hard to receive a greater acknowledge in your career than what Zac Strom has now achieved winning a South Fremantle fairest and best award in a premiership year. It might have been a delayed start to the 2020 season thanks to the implications of the Coronavirus pandemic, but once things got up and running on Saturday July 18, South Fremantle quickly emerged as the team to beat in the competition. The Bulldogs would go on to finish the nine-week home and away season on top of the ladder to claim the minor premiership and then despite a hiccup in the second semi-final, they would beat Claremont in a remarkable Grand Final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval. Read More ...

WAFC Statement: Public Accounts Committee Report

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 3:08 PM
The WAFC has received the report from the Public Accounts Committee which was established to review the use of State funds and whether the WAFC is meeting its obligations under the State Funding Agreement. The WAFC will now thoroughly review and consider the findings and recommendations included in the 110-page document. The WAFC has fully participated throughout the inquiry process and will now give priority to the content of the report tabled today. Read More ...

Gault wins another Swan Medal on return to ruck

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:50 AM - by Chris Pike
IT was no coincidence that Corey Gault went back to being a permanent ruckman in 2020 and he was back to outstanding form for Swan Districts culminating in him even claiming the Swan Medal ahead of the Sandover Medallist. Gault initially made his return to Swan Districts after his time in the AFL system at Collingwood with a dominant season in the ruck back in 2017.  He cemented himself as the best ruckman in the competition ending up being named to the WAFL Team of the Year and then claiming the Swan Medal as the fairest and best winner at Swan Districts. Read More ...