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Grand Final Football Budget

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:22 AM

The WAFL Grand Final Football Budget is available to download ahead of this weekend's League, Reserves and Simply Energy Colts Grand Finals at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

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Featuring match previews, statistics, feature article, collectables, fixtures and team lists, the Football Budget is included for free with all Adult and Concession tickets at WAFL games.

Additional copies can be purchased for $3 at the gate. 

FOOTBALL BUDGET DOWNLOAD


Final Ticket Release - Optus WAFL Grand Final

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 3:01 PM

A Final Release of 2500 general admission tickets to the 2020 Optus WAFL Grand Final will go on sale at 9am Friday October 2 via INTIX.

In line with the approved COVID-19 event plan, the venue capacity at Fremantle Community Bank Oval has been set at 10,994, allowing for the final release of additional general admission tickets.    

GRAND FINAL INFORMATION
Sunday 4 October 
Fremantle Community Bank Oval, Parry Street. 
8:45am - Gates Open 
9:15am - Optus WAFL Reserves
12:10pm - Simply Energy Colts
3:10pm - Optus WAFL League

FAN MARCH 
1:15pm - Meet at Pioneer Park, opposite Fremantle Train Station, and march down the cappuccino strip alongside WAFLW Premiership players from Peel Thunder to Fremantle Community Bank Oval or continue on to the City of Fremantle Live Site.

CITY OF FREMANTLE LIVE SITE 
From 11am - Watch the Grand Finals live on the big screen from the Fremantle Esplanade Live Site with activities for the whole family.

IN-GROUND ACTIVITIES
Footy Fan Zone and with activities for the kids and food options for the whole family to enjoy.

  • Inflatables 
  • Footy giveaways
  • Food trucks 
  • and more... 

Kick-to-Kick after the final siren of the League match.

There will be no kick-to-kick during the breaks.

Patrons will not be permitted to bring chairs into the venue
 

BROADCAST INFORMATION
League Grand Final LIVE from 3pm on Channel 7, ABC Radio, Sport FM 91.3fm and 882 6PR
Simply Energy Colts Grand Final LIVE from 12pm on Channel 7
Reserves Grand Final LIVE from 9am on WAFL Facebook and Youtube  


Sandover Medal tops Fisher's decision to move west

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 2:16 PM - by Chris Pike

SAM Fisher made the decision to play in the WAFL and join Swan Districts to taste something fresh with his football and try and to get AFL recruiters to step up and take notice, few things will do that as much as producing a Sandover Medal winning season.

The 22-year-old Canberra native arrived at Swan Districts to settle into the midfield on the back of having spent a season in the AFL system with the Sydney Swans and more recently plying his trade in the VFL with the Northern Blues.

He had been playing good football but not necessarily banging down the door for another AFL opportunity, so he made the bold move to head to Western Australia and play in the WAFL.

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Pisconeri with plenty to ponder after second Dhara Kerr Medal

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 11:07 AM - by Chris Pike

LAST year's Dhara Kerr Medal win for Danika Pisconeri led to a chance to play in the AFL Women's competition and she feels she'd be even better the second year around, but if it wasn’t to happen she has a lot to weigh up considering how multi-talented she is.

The Subiaco ruck was presented with the Dhara Kerr Medal at a glittering ceremony at Crown Ballroom on Tuesday night with Pisconeri earning three votes in each of the opening three matches of the 2020 Optus WAFL Women's Premiership Season.

That would provide her with an unassailable lead as she backed up her Dhara Kerr Medal victory of 2019 when she shared the award with teammate and 2020 captain Hayley Miller.

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2020 Eagles Schoolboys Cup Grand Final

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 8:25 AM

Governor Stirling Senior High School completed a hat trick of successes in the Eagles Schoolboys Cup, defeating Comet Bay College by five points in the Waalitj Division Grand Final, played on Thursday, the 24th of September, at New Choice Homes Park in East Fremantle.


The 2018 and 2019 champions got off to a fast start at “Shark Park”, booting the first three goals of the game in quick succession.  Governor Stirling’s dominance through the midfield shone early, however a couple of goals to Comet Bay against the run of play kept themselves in the contest at half time, going into the main break 10 points down: 4.1.25 to 2.3.15.

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Fisher claims 2020 Sandover Medal

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 9:48 PM

Sam Fisher from Swan Districts Football Club was named 2020 Sandover Medallist at the vote count at Crown Ballroom tonight, Tuesday September 29, with a total of 13 votes.

Fisher finished the count two votes ahead of 2014 Sandover Medallist Aaron Black (West Perth) with 11 votes and Jackson Ramsay (East Perth) on 10 votes.

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Pisconeri goes back-to-back in Dhara Kerr Medal

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 8:41 PM - by Chris Pike

IT was a Subiaco double act at the top of the Dhara Kerr Medal leaderboard with a fast starter and strong finisher with Lions star Danika Pisconeri again claiming the WAFLW's fairest and best award just ahead of teammate Abbey Dowrick.

Subiaco put together a second straight tremendous season in the WAFLW competition claiming the minor premiership and then reaching their first Grand Final, and that was recognised in the voting of the Dhara Kerr Medal at the Crown Ballroom on Tuesday night.

In the end, it was Pisconeri who claimed the Dhara Kerr Medal for 2020 to make it back to back triumphs as the fairest and best player in the WAFLW competition after she shared the award with teammate and captain Hayley Miller in 2019.

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Livestream: Sandover Medal & WAFLW Awards

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 6:00 PM

The West Australian Football League will honour the 2020 Optus WAFL and WAFLW Premiership Season’s fairest and best players when the Sandover Medal and Dhara Kerr Medal are presented on Tuesday night, September 29 from 7-10pm.

The event will be livestreamed on the WA Footy Official Youtube Channel and WAFL Facebook page and broadcast live by SportFM 91.3fm.

The Sandover Medal has been awarded each season since 1921 to the fairest and best player in the WAFL competition. In 2020 it will be presented by Ian Sandover, great grandson of the original donor of the medal, Mr Alfred Sandover. The centenary of the Sandover Medal will be celebrated in 2021.

Past winners

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Grand Final hospitality packages SOLD OUT

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Tickets for VIP Open Boxes, Cocktail Function and the Carlton Draught Front Bar have SOLD OUT for the 2020 Optus WAFL Grand Final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday, October 4.

 


WAFL MRP Update

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 12:16 PM

The following reports were assessed by the WAFL Match Review Panel following Preliminary Final League matches.

1. Haiden Schloithe (South Fremantle) was reported for attempting to strike Ben Delaporte (West Perth) during the Preliminary Final between South Fremantle and West Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday, September 27.
In summary, the above mentioned can accept a reprimand with an early guilty plea.
Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as a low level offence. Under the table of penalties the offence was classified as a one (1) match sanction. An early guilty plea enables the player to reduce the penalty to a reprimand.

2. Cody Ninyette (South Fremantle) was cited for striking Blake Wilhelm (West Perth) during the Preliminary Final between South Fremantle and West Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday, September 27.
In summary, the above mentioned can accept a reprimand with an early guilty plea.
Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct, body contact and low impact. Under the table of penalties the offence was classified as a one (1) match sanction. An early guilty plea enables the player to reduce the penalty to a reprimand.


Optus WAFL Preliminary Final Wrap

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 6:35 PM - by Chris Pike

A TREMENDOUS burst in the third quarter after the rain has propelled South Fremantle to an impressive 21-point preliminary final win on Sunday against West Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

The Bulldogs and Falcons locked horns for the second time in three years in a preliminary final down at the port, and once again an upset was on the cards with West Perth going nine points up during the second quarter.

But South Fremantle responded with the last two goals of the first half and then kicked the first four of the second half after rain had poured down during the interval which was enough to set up the eventual 11.5 (71) to 7.8 (50) victory.

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Optus WAFL Preliminary Final Preview

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 7:10 PM - by Chris Pike

CLAREMONT'S opponent in the 2020 Optus WAFL Grand Final will be determined on Sunday afternoon when South Fremantle and West Perth do battle in the preliminary final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

Claremont booked its spot in the Grand Final for 2020 with an impressive 47-point win against South Fremantle but now the Bulldogs and Falcons are desperate to join them to fight for the 2020 premiership.

West Perth advanced to the preliminary final with a come from behind win against Perth in the first semi-final at Provident Financial Oval last Sunday while South Fremantle earned the right to host the game by finishing on top of the ladder at the end of the home and away season.

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Main, Bulldogs confident of recapturing top form

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 12:30 PM - by Chris Pike

THERE is no fear at South Fremantle about the prospect of bowing out in straight sets after finishing the WAFL season as minor premiers, instead captain Dylan Main is focused on the Bulldogs recapturing their best form knowing they are two wins from a premiership still.

South Fremantle was the standout team during the nine rounds of the 2020 WAFL season winning its opening seven matches to secure the Bulldogs the minor premiership for the first time since 2009.

The Bulldogs had finished in second spot in each of the last four seasons behind Subiaco ending up in three preliminary final and a Grand Final appearance, so it was a step forward during the home and away season.

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Premiership would mean as much as any other: Wilhelm

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 11:58 AM - by Chris Pike

FORGET any talk of an asterisk or less meaning behind the 2020 WAFL Premiership just because of the shortened season, for West Perth's Team of the Year representative Blake Wilhelm, this flag would mean as much as any and the Falcons want it to be theirs.

The WAFL season might not have got underway until July 18 thanks to the COVID-19 induced delay, but the nine round competition was as hotly contested as any other campaign with each team playing one another once.

Highlighting that was the remarkable race for finals positions in the last round which saw Perth beat out East Perth and Subiaco to claim fourth spot, and ultimately saw West Perth fall just 0.24 per cent short of snatching second position and a double chance from Claremont.

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AFLW 18s v WAFLW All-Stars

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 3:26 PM

Western Australia's top female football talent will be showcased as part of the NAB AFL All-Stars series on Saturday, Septmeber 26 at Provident Financial Oval, Joondalup.

The game will feature the WA Simply Energy AFLW 18s playing a combined WAFL Women's All-Stars team at 2.30pm. Entry is free for spectators.

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