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Preliminary Final Broadcast Schedule

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 11:46 AM

The following games will be broadcast by TV, radio or livestreamed during the WAFL and Simply Energy Colts Preliminary Finals at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday, September 27.








WAFL League

  Sunday, September 27





  3.35pm – SF v WP



   ABC Radio 720
   Sport FM 91.3fm  

Simply Energy Colts 

  Sunday, September 27




  10.25am – S v EF

  FCB (subscribers only)

*Time is bouncedown

CLUBS: C – Claremont, EF – East Fremantle, EP – East Perth, PT – Peel Thunder, P – Perth, S – Subiaco, SF – South Fremantle, SD – Swan Districts, WP – West Perth.

VENUES:  DG – David Grays Arena - Mandurah, FCB – Fremantle Community Bank Oval - Fremantle, LO – Leederville Oval, MRP – Mineral Resources Park - Lathlain, NCH – New Choice Homes Park - East Fremantle, PF – Provident Financial Oval - Joondalup, RF – Revo Fitness Stadium - Claremont, SB –Steel Blue Oval - Bassendean.

Preliminary Final Football Budget

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 11:13 AM

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


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. 


Harris legacy grows as Claremont reaches Grand Final

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 9:09 AM - by Chris Pike

NO matter what now happens in next Sunday's WAFL Grand Final, Claremont has taken another step forward in 2020 as the Tigers have in every season under Darren Harris as he continues to build his reputation as a master coach.

Harris returned to a senior coaching role in the WAFL with Claremont back in 2017 taking over a Tigers team determined to get back to being the power it was at the start of the decade.

On the back of dominating the competition between 2010-13, the Tigers only played in one final in the next four years and that was a losing elimination final effort to East Perth in 2015, but there would be no shortcuts taken.

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Celebrating Go for 2&5 Junior Football Grand Finals

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 3:08 PM

More than 100 junior football Grand Finals will be held across Western Australia this weekend in an exciting culmination to one of the most unprecedented seasons on record.

After being postponed due to the impact of COVID-19, the abbreviated season has seen 93% of junior players return to football ovals around the State to reconnect with their clubs and teammates.

Key engagement strategies and a clear Return to Play Roadmap implemented by the WA Football Commission have resulted in this being the highest return to play rate of any State in Australia.

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Survey to examine impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health of Country Footballers

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 4:27 PM

A new survey will investigate how COVID-19 has affected the health of country footballers unable to play this year, and compare it to those who have been able to play.

The survey has been coordinated jointly between The WA Country Football League (WACFL) and researchers from The University of Western Australia. It was compiled by UWA Bachelor of Philosophy student Robbie Glyde.

Around half of the WACFL clubs have been unable to play this year due to COVID-19 and scientists from UWA’s Young Lives Matter Foundation hope the survey will be able to offer insight into health and wellbeing outcomes for those people and demonstrate the importance of community sport in regional Western Australia.

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Optus WAFL Team of the Year

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 3:59 PM - by Chris Pike

EVERY week of the 2020 Optus WAFL Premiership Season saw a Team of the Round selected and now based on those nine line-ups, the WAFL Team of the Year has been put together and it was, as always, a challenge still to narrow it down to 22 with three emergencies.

It has now become an annual tradition for the WAFL to announce a Team of the Round each week during the home and away season including a Player of the Week. 

But then in turn, those Teams of the Round are compiled to put together a Team of the Year at the end of each WAFL season, and while it might have been a shortened campaign due to COVID-19, 2020 is no different.

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WAFL Preliminary Final tickets on-sale now

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 1:24 PM

Tickets are on-sale now for the WAFL Preliminary Final between South Fremantle and West Perth at 3.35pm this Sunday, September 27, at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

The winner of the fixture will go through to the Optus WAFL Grand Final to face Claremont at the same venue on Sunday, October 4. 

Ticket prices 
-    General Admission – Adult: $20
-    General Admission – Concession $15
-    WAFL Member Tickets - $15
-    Kids go free 


Key Event Info

-    Tickets can be purchased online at the above link or at the gate on game day
-    Gates open at 9.00am

10.25am - Simply Energy Colts: Subiaco v East Fremantle 
1.00pm – WAFL Reserves: Subiaco v Claremont 
3.35pm – Optus WAFL League: South Fremantle v West Perth

Around the Ground 

There will be plenty to do for families at the ground with a range of activities and giveaways available

-    Bouncy castles 
-    Simply Energy Football giveaways 
-    Food trucks 


2020 Freo Dockers Cup Grand Finals

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 12:56 PM

Governor Stirling Senior High School have gone back-to-back in the Freo Dockers Cup Moore Division, defeating Mater Dei College by four points in a nail-biting Grand Final played at the Fremantle Football Club in Cockburn.

In a repeat of the 2019 Grand Final, Mater Dei appeared to start the stronger of the two sides, before a goal prior to the half time siren saw Governor Stirling take a slender five-point lead into the main break.  Neither team managed to grab the ascendancy in the second half, as both sides showed their competitive streak, ensuring that it would go down to the wire.  A late goal to Governor Stirling saw them regain a lead that they managed to hold on to, prevailing 2.2.14 to Mater Dei’s 1.4.10. Read More ...

2020 Simply Energy Cup Grand Final

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 12:34 PM

Darling Range Sports College have won the Simply Energy Cup Cable Division for the fourth time in seven years, defeating local rivals Governor Stirling Senior High School by 27 points in the Grand Final on Wednesday, 16th of September, at UWA Sports Park.

Darling Range burst out of the blocks early, kicking five goals straight in no time, making full use of the strong breeze heading to the northern end.  They went into the half time break with a solid lead; 6.0.36 to 1.3.9.  Governor Stirling fought back manfully in the second half as their ball movement improved through the middle of the ground, managing to outscore their opponents for the half.  In the end though, an accurate Darling Range came out on top: 9.0.54 to 4.3.27. Read More ...

Optus WAFL Semi Finals Wrap

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 10:46 PM - by Chris Pike

CLAREMONT is the first team through to the 2020 Optus WAFL Grand Final after a stunning win over South Fremantle on Sunday while West Perth ended the fairytale finals return of Perth in some wild Joondalup weather.

The WAFL finals series for 2020 got underway on Sunday afternoon with the two semi finals and to say there was a different look to it without this century's dominant team Subiaco and with Perth there for the first time since 1997 would be a great understatement.

Perth had captured the imagination of the West Australian football public after scoring the upset win over South Fremantle the previous Saturday night to book a spot in the finals in 1997.

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WAFLW Grand Final | Thunder complete remarkable rise

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 9:27 AM - by Chris Pike

PEEL Thunder's remarkable journey from WAFL Women's wooden spooners to premiers in the space of 12 months is complete after they earned a hard fought Grand Final victory against Subiaco at Provident Financial Oval on Saturday afternoon.

The Joondalup venue played host to the WAFLW Grand Final of 2020 featuring a Subiaco team who has finished on top of the ladder in both seasons of the competition and were trying to get rewarded while Peel was looking to keep its dramatic rise.

The Thunder won just one game in 2019 to claim the wooden spoon and then they still had to win their final home and away season game in 2020 at home to Claremont to even make the finals.

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Peel crowned Optus WAFLW Premiers

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 5:16 PM

Peel Thunder have completed a fairytale season to run out 15-point winners over Subiaco in the Optus WAFLW Grand Final. 

A dominant second term set up the victory, with Peel going from last to Premiers in one-season under new coach Steve Markham.

Subiaco couldn’t match the speed of a young and vibrant Peel side throughout the contest, with the wind playing havoc early in proceedings.  

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Optus WAFL Semi Finals Preview

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 11:51 AM - by Chris Pike

PERTH attempts to end another hoodoo against West Perth on Sunday in its first WAFL finals appearance in 23 years while South Fremantle and Claremont lock horns for a place in the 2020 Grand Final.

The 2020 Optus WAFL Premiership Season couldn’t have possibly ended in a more dramatic and exciting way than by having East Perth just edge ahead of Subiaco in the race for fourth spot last Saturday afternoon before Perth completed its fairytale return to finals later that evening.

The Demons have not played in a WAFL final since losing the 1997 preliminary final to South Fremantle at Subiaco Oval but they return to post-season action this Sunday afternoon.

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Demons aren’t done yet after releasing pressure valve

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 3:02 PM - by Chris Pike

WITH the burden of ending Perth's finals drought now lifted, Demons coach Earl Spalding sees no reason why his group can't aim to go all the way over the next three weeks and end a wait more than double as long for the club.

It has been the run of outs that has just naturally been accruing ever since 1997 with the Demons not playing finals football in the WAFL.

Not only have Perth not played a final since losing the 1997 preliminary final to South Fremantle at Subiaco Oval by 37 points, but the reality is they have rarely even given themselves a chance to be in the hunt over the past 22 years.

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Football Budget - WAFLW GF & WAFL Semis

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 11:50 AM

The WAFLW Grand Final and WAFL Semi-Finals Football Budget is available to download ahead of this weekend's finals fixtures.


Featuring match previews, statistics, feature article, collectables, fixtures and team lists for League, Reserves, Colts and WAFLW, the new-look 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.