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Round 4 Optus WAFLW Preview

Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 1:05 AM - by Chris Pike
WE are ready for Round 4 in the Optus WAFLW Premiership Season and we have three more enticing games to look forward with Swan Districts trying to stay undefeated, South Fremantle looking for a first win and the rest of the teams jockeying for momentum. It's already been a first three rounds of the 2021 WAFLW season full of exciting action and fascinating results, and Round 4 appears to be heading in the same direction Read More ...

Optus WAFLW Round 3 Wrap

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 12:00 AM - by Chris Pike
A FASCINATING weekend in the Optus WAFLW competition saw Swan Districts send a statement as the team to beat while East Fremantle opened its account and Claremont impressed as well. The third round of the 2021 Optus WAFLW Premiership Season got underway on Saturday with East Fremantle playing its first home game of the season and holding Subiaco goalless on the way to a 6.9 (45) to 0.1 (1) victory. Saturday even then saw the Read More ...

Round 3 Optus WAFLW Preview

Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 6:05 AM - by Chris Pike
ROUND 3 of the Optus WAFLW Premiership Season shapes up as having the potential to provide the three best and most intriguing match ups so far highlighted by the undefeated Peel Thunder and Swan Districts locking horns on Saturday night. It has been a fascinating first two weeks of action in the WAFLW competition with Peel Thunder beginning their premiership defence in style with two big wins. Swan Districts have also been impressive winning their Read More ...

Optus WAFLW Round 2 Wrap

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 8:30 AM - by Chris Pike
PEEL Thunder continued its brilliant start to its premiership defence with a big WAFLW win on Saturday night while Swan Districts also won for a second straight time and Claremont opened its Optus Premiership Season account. It was a remarkable fairytale story what Peel Thunder was able to deliver in the shortened and delayed 2020 WAFLW season. They went from finishing last in 2019 to going all the way to winning the premiership. Read More ...

Round 2 Optus WAFLW Preview

Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 10:37 AM - by Chris Pike
FOLLOWING an exciting opening weekend of action to begin the 2021 Optus WAFLW Premiership Season, Round 2 is shaping up fascinating as well highlighted by Saturday night's Grand Final rematch between Subiaco and Peel Thunder. The opening round of the 2021 WAFLW season saw proceedings get underway with Peel Thunder unfurling their premiership banner from last year and going on to defeat East Fremantle 8.7 (55) to 3.5 (23). The other two matches took place Read More ...

WAFC 2020 Financial Result

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 5:23 PM
The West Australian Football Commission announced its financial result for the 2020 season at its Annual General Meeting tonight, Thursday, February 25.  Following arguably the most difficult football season in the modern era, the WAFC has announced a net loss of $115,553. The ability to get the football seasons away, a reduction in staff hours, a stringent review of all expenditure and receipt of government subsidies limited the size of the loss. While initial projections Read More ...

Optus WAFLW Round 1 Wrap

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 11:06 AM - by Chris Pike
THE 2021 Optus WAFL Premiership Season got underway in fine style on the weekend with Peel Thunder making a winning start to their flag defence with wins also for Subiaco and Swan Districts. The 2021 WAFW season is making an earlier than usual start to be more closely aligned with the AFLW competition, with the added bonus that it gives the female players some clean air to try and capture the imagination of the West Read More ...

Round 1 Optus WAFLW Preview

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 5:22 PM - by Chris Pike
The 2021 Optus WAFLW Premiership Season gets underway this Saturday and what better way to open proceedings than the premiers of the first two years of the competition locking horns. The 2021 WAFLW season is starting earlier this year to be run more in line with the national AFLW competition, and the great positive is that female football has some clear air now in the coming weeks and months to grab the fascinating of the Read More ...

WAFLW LIVE STREAM: Peel v East Fremantle

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 4:35 PM
Premiers Peel Thunder will open the 2021 Optus WAFLW Season with a clash against East Fremantle at David Grays Arena.  Check out all the action below in our live stream.     Read More ...

Optus WAFLW Premiership Season Preview

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 1:51 PM - by Chris Pike
THE Optus WAFL Women's competition has grown tremendously and in exciting fashion over the last two years, and now in 2021 it will be starting earlier to be more in line with the national AFLW competition. The 2021 WAFLW season begins this weekend, six weeks before men's WAFL season gets underway, and it will open up avenues for AFLW players to come back to play but also for players to play in the local competition Read More ...

Captains Give Their Predictions ahead of 2021 Optus WAFL Women’s

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 12:38 PM
The captains of the six teams in the Optus WAFL Women’s competition have given their predictions on the approaching season, with Claremont and Peel expected to be favourites heading into the season.  At the Optus WAFLW Launch on Tuesday at Kings Park & Botanical Gardens, the six leaders polled on a range of questions relating to how the season will unfold.  The questions included Premier favourites, competition best & fairest, rising stars and leading goalkickers.  Read More ...

Optus WAFLW fixtures confirmed for Round 1

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 2:36 PM
Peel Thunder and East Fremantle will open the 2021 Optus WAFLW Season with a night fixture at David Grays Arena on Saturday February 20.  The rematch of the last year's Prelimary Final will begin at 5.00pm, seeing the Premiers host the first fixture of the season.  Compeititon newcomers South Fremantle host Subiaco at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday February 21 at 1.00pm.  Swan Districts will round out the opening weekend with a clash against Claremont at Read More ...

2020 Young Lives Matter Report Findings

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 9:11 AM
The WACFL were fortunate to partner with UWA’s ‘Young Lives Matter’ Foundation recently, to examine the role that football plays in our regional communities. In 2020, 10 of our 25 Senior regional competitions did not play due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and its implications. As such, UWA’s researchers were able to produce a survey comparing the mental and physical wellbeing of those that did not play versus those that did.  The overarching theme of Read More ...

Facilities in Focus - Lakelands Park

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 1:29 PM
Facilities are a critical to delivering a highly positive experience for all players and through partnering with clubs and all levels of government, the WAFC aims to continually drive investment in our venues across the state.  Facilities in focus will profile some of the great projects that are happening throughout our state, with a particular focus on sharing best practice for future developments. The Lakelands Park Sports Facility was formally opened in late 2020 by Read More ...

2021 Optus WAFLW Fixtures released

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 9:41 AM
Fixtures have been finalised for the 2021 Optus WAFL Women’s Premiership season, with Round 1 to kick off on the weekend of February 19 and 20.  The change to an earlier start has been made to allow for recent changes by the AFL, with the AFLW U19s National Championships brought forward to the April school holidays and the AFLW Combine and AFLW Draft being moved to late July 2021.  CLICK HERE to view 2021 WAFLW Read More ...