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Humble AFLW Community Ambassador Inspires Others 

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 2:04 PM
As nominations roll in for the Chemist Warehouse AFLW Community Ambassador Season 7, one West Australian has nothing but praise for the initiative.   Sarah Kerry from Secret Harbour was one of seven community representatives from across the country to be named a 2022 Chemist Warehouse AFLW Community Ambassador, travelling to Adelaide to be part of this year’s NAB AFLW Grand Final between the Adelaide Crows Read More ...

WAFL Team of the Week – Round 13

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 2:15 PM - by Chris Pike
THERE were big wins for Claremont, East Fremantle, East Perth, Peel Thunder and South Fremantle in Round 13 WAFL action on Saturday and once again competition for spots in the Team of the Week was hot. Saturday's Round 13 action began at Mineral Resources Park and East Fremantle had a big win over the West Coast Eagles to return to top spot in the WAFL, Read More ...

“Talk to a Mate” During Think Mental Health Round

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 12:08 PM - by Mark Readings
Football clubs across the state are being encouraged to support a range of activities during the ‘Think Mental Health' Round.  The WA Football Commission has joined forces with Healthway to improve mental health and wellbeing within clubs, with the project culminating in the Think Mental Health Round on July 23-24.  One of the key activities is the “Talk to a Mate” BBQ which provides an Read More ...

WA Teenage Umpire Creates AFLW History 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 11:21 AM - by Mark Readings
TEENAGER Tara Reed will become Western Australia's first female AFLW boundary umpire after being offered a contract for the upcoming season.  Reed, who umpired this month’s WAFLW Grand Final between East Fremantle and Claremont, was stunned to be offered a chance at AFLW level.  "I wasn’t expecting the call at all," Reed said. "It was a huge shock to find out I’d been offered a Read More ...

WA Focusses on First Home Game Of U18 National Championships

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 10:56 AM - by Mark Readings
WA will end its U18 NAB AFL Championship campaign in Perth this weekend after being defeated by Victoria Country in Geelong on Sunday.  The 43-point loss leaves WA winless during the Carnival after three matches.  Coach Ben Dyer was heartened by the performance.  “I felt we were much more competitive compared to the week before.  We made some errors that led to goals but generally Read More ...

Round 13 MRP Summary

Monday, July 18, 2022 - 8:38 PM - by Rachael Osborne
The WAFL Match Review Panel has assessed the following incidents from Round 13 of the WAFL League competition. 1. Jeremy Goddard (East Fremantle) was reported for striking Greg Clark (West Coast Eagles) during the West Coast Eagles v East Fremantle game at Mineral Resources Park on Saturday, 16 July.    In summary, the above-mentioned has accepted a two-match ban.   Based on the available evidence, the incident was Read More ...

WAFL Round 13 Wrap

Monday, July 18, 2022 - 11:26 AM - by Chris Pike
EAST Fremantle and South Fremantle had crucial Round 13 WAFL wins to set up a blockbuster clash this coming Saturday while Claremont hit back and Peel Thunder and East Perth both won to keep themselves in the finals hunt. Saturday's Round 13 action began at Mineral Resources Park and East Fremantle had a big win over the West Coast Eagles to return to top spot Read More ...

Round 13 WAFL Preview

Friday, July 15, 2022 - 8:20 AM - by Chris Pike
FOUR of the five teams currently occupying finals positions lock horns with one another in Round 13 of the 2022 WAFL season while Peel Thunder, Subiaco and East Perth all try to keep themselves in contention. On the back of NAIDOC Round in the WAFL which was a spectacular event last weekend despite the wet weather, the rain is scheduled to come down once again Read More ...

NRL Great Teams Up with WA Football Commission

Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 2:47 PM - by Mark Readings
NRL great Greg Inglis has delivered a critical message to young West Australians as part of a Rio Tinto sponsored Indigenous Youth Football event in Perth to raise awareness around mental health. Scholars from the Rio Tinto Indigenous Youth Football programme were invited to Grand Cinemas in Warwick to watch the Australian Story documentary 'Beating the Blues' and meet Greg afterwards to talk about his Read More ...

Country Championships Returns After Two Years 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 2:34 PM - by Mark Readings
The Nutrien Ag Country Championships made a successful return after a two-year hiatus, showcasing the best of regional football.  Into its 56th edition, the four-day Carnival attracted hundreds of footballers from around the state, with the event embraced by everyone who attended.  Brent Sheridan, West Australian Football Commission Manager Country Football Development – South, reflected on the challenges during the Pandemic.  “The Nutrien Ag Solutions Read More ...

WAFL Team of the Week – Round 12

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 1:19 PM - by Chris Pike
NAIDOC Round in the WAFL might have been greeted by some unpleasant weather, but it didn’t stop plenty of players putting themselves in contention for spots in the WAFL Team of the Week once again. NAIDOC Round in the WAFL began on Saturday afternoon at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval with Swan Districts coming from behind to kick seven goals to one after half-time to beat Read More ...

Women’s Teams Make Return for NAIDOC Round 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 10:17 AM - by Mark Readings
NAIDOC Round has provided the platform for two Women’s teams to play a rare match in 2022.  Queens Park hosted Koongamia at Queens Park Reserve for a NAIDOC exhibition match at the weekend.  Tom Bottrell, Executive Manager Country Football, Affiliates & Facilities at the West Australian Football Commission, says with teams pulling out of the MFL this season, the two clubs had nowhere to play Read More ...

NAIDOC Week WAFL Round 12 Wrap

Monday, July 11, 2022 - 4:23 PM - by Chris Pike
TOUGH conditions greeted the WAFL clubs for NAIDOC Round action on Saturday afternoon with eventual victories for Swan Districts, East Fremantle, South Fremantle, West Perth and East Perth. West Perth, East Fremantle, South Fremantle and Swan Districts all consolidated their finals positions with wins on Saturday afternoon as the rain bucketed down in celebrations of NAIDOC Week in the WAFL while East Perth kept its Read More ...

WA U18 Side Takes Stock After Allies Defeat 

Monday, July 11, 2022 - 3:32 PM - by Mark Readings
WA’s campaign at the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships hit another hurdle, suffering a 12-point defeat to the Allies in Adelaide at the weekend.  After conceding the first six goals of the game, WA fought back and looked set to claim victory when they drew level in the final quarter, only to see the Allies kick the last three goals of the game.  State coach Read More ...

Game Day Boost for Junior Football Volunteers 

Monday, July 11, 2022 - 2:59 PM - by Mark Readings
Volunteers are impossible to miss in junior football this year following a major game day initiative.  The Metro Central Junior Football Conference has undertaken the most significant investment in its history towards improving game day across the Perth, East Perth, and Swan Districts zones.  In 2022, every single Junior Club “Match Day Volunteer” is identifiable by a game day vest.  The vests, provided by the Read More ...