Sharing Subiaco Oval memories

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:50 PM

The West Australian Football Commission is urging fans to share their fondest memories of Subiaco Oval (Domain Stadium) as the final season of AFL at the venue commences this weekend.
WAFC Chief Executive Officer Gavin Taylor said with 2017 being the final season of AFL at Subiaco, the WAFC would be capturing and recording a collection of people's greatest memories at the ground.
“Subiaco Oval has a rich history as WA’s home of football and many West Australians have very fond memories of attending their first ever footy game at the ground, witnessing a thrilling win or sharing memories with their family and friends,” he said.
“The footy experience for many people over the years has not only been about passionately supporting their team but the close friendships and sense of community that has been forged.

 “Some people have been sitting in same seats for more than 20 years and developed life-long friendships with those who sit around them.

“We want to hear the stories about their greatest moments at the ground and share them to commemorate the final year of AFL at Subiaco Oval and celebrate its cultural significance.”
Everyone who shares a memory will go in the draw to win 4 premium tickets to West Coast or Fremantle’s last home and away game at Domain Stadium in 2017 as well as a $200 food and beverage voucher.
Memories can include a written submission, photo or video, outlining a personal recollection, fondest memory or favourite moment at Subiaco Oval.

CLICK HERE to submit a memory

WAFC staff will also be interviewing fans as they arrive at AFL games throughout the season to record their favourite memories of Subiaco Oval, as well as WA Football legends who have rooms and gates named in their honour at the venue.


Deppro WAFL 16s carnival fixtures and results

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The results are in for the first three rounds of the 2017 Deppro WAFL 16s Carnival which commenced on Saturday, March 11.

The six-round series of matches concludes on April 14, and following the carnival the WAFL State 16s Academy selection panel will develop a list of 50 players to participate in the WAFL 16s trial selection fixture on April 15. At the conclusion of the trial match the 16s State Academy Squad for 2017 will be named.

The carnival provides the opportunity for players, coaches and umpires to be exposed to an enhanced level of competition and training, which plays a vital role in their development.

The carnival also allows our WAFL clubs to provide a team and coaching environment in which every individual has the opportunity to develop and display their talent, leadership and determination and in doing so prepare the players for progression to WAFL Colts or the State 16s Academy.

To download the carnival program click here. 

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WAFL Round 2 match reports

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 10:25 PM - by Chris Pike

PEEL Thunder and Swan Districts remained unbeaten with WAFL Round 2 victories on Saturday while Subiaco got its first win on the board as well overcoming Perth.

Three of the four WAFL Round 2 matches took place on Saturday with Peel Thunder unfurling its premiership flag and scoring a seventh straight victory beating East Fremantle 19.12 (126) to 5.10 (40) at Bendigo Bank Stadium.

Swan Districts also won its second straight match to open 2017 beating South Fremantle 13.7 (85) to 8.16 (64) at Steel Blue Oval.

The twilight fixture took place at Leederville Oval with Subiaco coming from behind at half-time to beat Perth 13.12 (90) to 10.7 (67).

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WA women named All-Australians

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 2:44 PM

NINE West Australians have been named in the AFL Women's All-Australian Squad of 40 players.

A final team of 22 players will be announced at the W Awards on Tuesday, March  28, recognising the best individual performances in each position from the inaugural NAB AFL Women’s Competition.

Four Fremantle players have been named in the squad, along with five other West Australians drafted by interstate clubs.

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WAFL Round 1 Marks and Goals

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Check out the top 3 contenders for the AHG Marks of the Week and Goals for Round 1 of the WAFL in the video below.

Don't forget to cast your vote now using the WAFL App. The app can be downloaded from the Play Store for Android devices and the App Store for iPhones.

Tune in to 7Mate from 1.30pm on Sunday for the Polly Farmer Shield clash between West Perth and East Perth.

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WAFL Round 2 teams and previews

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 3:28 PM - by Chris Pike

FOLLOWING a terrific opening to the 2017 McDonald's WAFL Premiership Season, it's Round 2 this weekend with three games on Saturday afternoon and then the Perth derby for the Polly Farmer Shield on Sunday.

After Claremont, Swan Districts, South Fremantle and Peel Thunder made winning starts to their seasons last week, it's now time for the second round of the season with four fascinating match ups.

It gets underway on Saturday afternoon with two games at 2.15pm with Swan Districts taking on South Fremantle at Steel Blue Oval and Peel Thunder hosting East Fremantle at Bendigo Bank Stadium.

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#WAFooty Thursday Trivia

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Think you know your football? Test your footy knowledge and take our weekly #WAFooty quizzes!

If you know all there is to know about football, you'll love these short quizzes.

A multiple choice quiz will be released every Thursday. 








Week 1

Falcons great Harris feeling at home at Tigerland already

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:26 PM - by Chris Pike

AS a great of the West Perth Football Club, Darren Harris was unsure about coaching another WAFL club before accepting the role at Claremont but he already feels at home with the Tigers.

Harris arrived at West Perth in 1992 from the Wodonga Bulldogs in the Ovens & Murray Football League and made an immediate, and lasting impact.

He went on to play 109 games with the Falcons over the next five seasons and in 1995, he had a year that only dreams are made of. 

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WAFL rivals compete for Polly Farmer Shield

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:57 AM

WAFL rivals East Perth Football Club and West Perth Football Club will compete for the annual Polly Farmer Shield this Sunday, March 16 at HBF Arena to recognise and celebrate Farmer’s success as one of the greatest players at each club.

The clash will be live on 7Mate from 1.30pm.

WAFL General Manager Steve Hargrave said the Polly Farmer Shield is a fitting tribute to the WA Football and Australian Football Hall of Fame Legend.

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Outstanding contribution to WA Football recognised

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:37 AM

In recognition of her amazing contribution to the WA football industry, East Fremantle Football Club in conjunction with the West Coast Eagles, made a special presentation to Judi Miles on Saturday at the East Fremantle President’s Lunch.

Judi, a mad-keen West Coast Eagles supporter, will be flown to Melbourne for the ANZAC Day weekend.

Travelling with the playing group, Judi will stay at the team hotel and attend the VIP lunch at the MCG on Saturday April 22, before heading to the Hawthorn vs West Coast game.

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Round 1 Reserves and Colts Wrap

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:55 PM - by Chris Pike

ROUND 1 of the 2017 WAFL season on Saturday saw plenty of strong performances across the Reserves and RediMed Colts fixtures.

Saturday's reserves fixtures saw East Fremantle defeat Claremont 15.9 (99); East Perth beat Peel Thunder 20.14 (134) to 8.8 (56); Subiaco down South Fremantle in a thriller 9.12 (66) to 9.11 (65) and Perth prevail over Swan Districts 16.5 (101) to 8.3 (51).

And in the RediMed Colts, East Fremantle beat Claremont 6.16 (52) to 7.3 (45); Peel Thunder downed East Perth 13.13 (91) to 6.7 (43); South Fremantle defeated Subiaco 9.6 (60) to 7.7 (49) and Swan Districts won over Perth 6.18 (54) to 4.3 (27).

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Round 1 Team and Player of the Week

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 3:14 PM - by Chris Pike

ROUND 1 of the 2017 McDonald's WAFL Premiership Season saw plenty of impressive performances on Saturday leading to the naming of the Team and Player of the Week.

The Saturday action saw Swan Districts defeat Perth 12.11 (83) to 11.5 (71); Claremont beat East Fremantle 19.9 (123) to 9.7 (61); South Fremantle down Subiaco 17.14 (116) to 11.11 (77) and Peel Thunder prevail over East Perth 7.11 (53) to 4.12 (36).

You can find a rundown on all four matches here - WAFL Round 1 match reports 

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RediMed Colts Young Guns Round 1

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 2:53 PM

Round 1 of the WAFL Colts competition saw East Fremantle defeat Claremont by seven points, Swan Districts take home a 27-point victory over Perth, South Fremantle secure a 11-point win over Subiaco and Peel Thunder defeat East Perth by 48 points.

Click here for match results.

Watch the Round 1 RediMed Colts Young Guns video and vote for the top RediMed Colts player using the poll below.

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Bristow teams up with WAFC to run writing contest

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Published children’s author, Aquinas School Teacher, and East Fremantle WAFL player Tim Bristow has teamed up with the WA Football Commission to run a Footy Writing Competition in schools to help students prepare for the upcoming NAPLAN tests.

It is particularly aimed at getting students who are more interested in Sport and Football to engage with writing.

Tim has written an opening paragraph to help the students get started. They must begin their story in this way (they may change the names), and then use their imagination to finish using up to 1000 words.

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Swan Districts and Danny Green join forces

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Proud West Australian and four-time World Champion professional boxer Danny Green will join Swan Districts FC on Saturday, March 25 to help the club kick off its 'Stop the Coward’s Punch' Game against South Fremantle at Steel Blue Oval.

"I'm very pleased to be working with Swan Districts FC on bringing the Coward's Punch Campaign to the community via the WAFL," Green said.

"The work put into this inaugural event by Ross, Jenny and all the great people at Swan Districts is testament to the depth of feeling within the community to stop these terrible acts, and the horrendous outcomes, for the families involved."

Sickened by a string of fatal one punch attacks around the country, Danny decided enough was enough and created his 'Stop the Coward's Punch' Campaign highlighting the effects of violence on the victim, the perpetrator and their families.

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