Deppro WAFL 16s carnival results

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Results for the final round of the 2017 Deppro WAFL 16s Carnival are in with the Tigers, Royals, Sharks and Thunder all securing wins.

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 5 match reports

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 11:31 PM - by Chris Pike

THERE were three significant WAFL Good Friday matches to open Round 5 of the 2017 WAFL season with West Perth, Subiaco and South Fremantle all scoring impressive victories.

Three of the four Round 5 matches took place on Good Friday starting at Mandurah's Bendigo Bank Stadium.

West Perth was looking to rebound from a horror 103-point loss to South Fremantle and made a dominant start against Peel Thunder. 

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2017 Rio Tinto Flying Boomerangs and World Team squads announced

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:55 AM

Fourteen Western Australians have been selected for the 2017 Boomerangs and World Team squads to compete at the 2017 NAB AFL Under-16 Championships on the Gold Coast in July.

The players were selected by AFL Club recruiters following the 2017 AFL National Male Diversity Championships held in Blacktown.

WA took out both divisions of the week-long Diversity Championships, which featured over 300 young Indigenous and Multicultural AFL players across 13 teams representing all States and Territories.

The WA Kickstart side remained undefeated in the Championships, defeating Tasmania 12.7 (79) to 1.1 (7) and coming out on top for the seventh year in a row.

Kickstart captain Jordan Kickett Reece was named WA Kickstart MVP and Gerrand was the Leading Goal Kicker. (pictured above)

In the All Nations Grand Final, WA defeated a determined South Australian side 3.6 (24) to 2.4 (16).

The AFL Flying Boomerangs program is a personal development and leadership program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young men aged 14-16 years old, supported by Rio Tinto. Meanwhile the World Team is made up of the best upcoming AFL multicultural players from across the nation.

AFL General Manager Game Development, Andrew Dillon, said the Rio Tinto AFL Flying Boomerangs and World Team programs are a great opportunity for the best rising Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural talent in the nation to develop on and off the field.

“The Boomerangs and World Team squads have been selected by AFL Club recruiters following their impressive performances at the 2017 AFL National Diversity Championships in Blacktown this week.

“These are more than just programs, we are now preparing the next generation of young leaders and footballers with the skills, qualities, and experiences to become positive role models amongst their own families and within their broader communities.

“Over the past few years we have seen the Diversity Championships grow into a genuine elite talent pathway and we look forward to witnessing the next stage of development for these players, coaches, and umpires,” Mr Dillon said.

Rio Tinto Managing Director Joanne Farrell said the AFL National Diversity Championships are a brilliant showcase for the diverse culture of Indigenous and multicultural communities from across the country.

“The championships captures talent within all communities across the country. We are thrilled to support this amazing program,” she said.

“Flying Boomerangs is more than a football program, it’s a chance for our future Indigenous players to embrace their heritage on Australia’s biggest sporting stage.”

2017 Rio Tinto Flying Boomerangs squad:
Kevin Canendo (QLD), Kynan Kenny (SA), Aiden Holland (SA), Callum Saunders (SA), Sage Tapner (VIC), Jamarra Ugle-Hagan (VIC), Wil Dwyer (VIC), Deekyn Smith (VIC), Kobi George (VIC), Joel Jeffery (NT), Brodie Lake (NT), Tyrrell Lui (NT), Anthony Rose (NT), Clarence Baird (NT), Roy George (WA), Tyreese Bynder (WA), Jordon Kickett (WA), Zek Bolton (WA), Michael Mallard (WA), Isiah Winder (WA), Reece Gerrand (WA), Ira Jetta (WA), Tyler Brockman (WA), Wesley Clarke (NSW/ACT), David Wyman (NSW/ACT).

2017 World Team squad:

Alex Davies (QLD), Josh Blair (QLD), Marcell Hawash (QLD), Clay Daley (QLD), William Hayley (TAS), Jayden Applebee (TAS), Oliver Burrows-Cheng (TAS), Ajay Hem (SA), Diing Akur (SA), George Heintze (SA), Lam Simon (SA), Ruben Carreno (SA), Nixzon Santillo (SA), Siddarth Rajesh (VIC), Regan Uwandu (VIC), Compton Fiafua (VIC), Joey Keam (VIC), Chris Walker (WA), Brendan Walker (WA), Manfred Pati (WA), Joel Western (WA), Keanu Haddow (WA), Timothy Organ (NSW/ACT), Jamie Murphy (NSW/ACT), James Rene (NSW/ACT).
















Rio Tinto is the principal partner to all AFL Indigenous Programs. Rio Tinto is one of Australia’s largest employers of Indigenous people, employing some 1600 Aboriginal men and women across the nation.

Australia Post is the principal partner to all AFL Multicultural Programs.

WAFL Round 5 teams and previews

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:25 AM

IT is Easter Round in the WAFL with three games on Good Friday to kick off proceedings before the winless East Fremantle host the undefeated Swan Districts on Saturday.

It is Round 5 of the 2017 McDonald's WAFL Premiership season and it begins with three games on Good Friday starting at 2.15pm at Bendigo Bank Stadium with Peel Thunder hosting West Perth in a replay of last year's first semi-final.

There are then two twilight Good Friday fixtures with a top-of-the-table clash between South Fremantle and Claremont at Fremantle Community Bank Oval beginning at 4.15pm.

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WAFL Round 4 Marks and Goals

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 9:05 AM

Check out the top 3 contenders for the AHG Mark and Goal of Round 4 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.

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#WAFooty Thursday Trivia

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:41 AM

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. 

Swans legend Tallan Ames reaches 250-game mark

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:18 AM - by Chris Pike

TALLAN Ames' place in history as a great of Swan Districts reaches another highlight with the remarkably loyal, dedicated and passionate servant to become just the fifth player at the club to play 250 games.

Ames already will go down as a great of the black-and-whites and that is something that means the world to him considering he grew up dreaming of playing for the club and has always lived in close proximity to Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval.

His official 250th game for Swan Districts will take place this Saturday against East Fremantle at East Fremantle Oval with his team aiming to keep their unbeaten start to 2017 going up against the winless Sharks.

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Nelson's 100-game milestone provides extra incentive for Falcons

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 1:45 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth will have some added incentive to bounce back on Good Friday against Peel Thunder with Shane Nelson celebrating a remarkable start to his WAFL career reaching his 100th game with the Falcons.

The prolific ball-winning midfielder, who is every bit as courageous as he is talented in racking up possessions, has had a stunning first 99 games with West Perth as he approaches his 100-match milestone on Good Friday against Peel at Bendigo Bank Stadium.

In his 96 WAFL matches for West Perth he is averaging 29.2 possessions a game. His other three appearances for West Perth came in the Foxtel Cup where he averaged almost 19 touches despite the shortened format.

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Young umpires lead the way

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:26 AM

Four junior district umpires got the opportunity to attend the Fremantle Dockers v Western Bulldogs clash at Domain Stadium and watch the AFL umpires in action after recently being selected for the Hendrie Margetts Umpire Development squad.

The squad, made up of 21 junior umpires and led by Head Coach Greg Gilbee, was established to provide professional and personal development opportunities for young aspiring umpires to enable them to progress from junior to senior football through to the WAFL and AFL competitions. 

The Hendrie Margetts squad is named after former WAFL and AFL umpire and WANFLUA Hall of Famer Craig Hendrie and Dean Margetts who currently umpires AFL and is employed at the WA Football Commission (WAFC) in the role of Umpire Development Manager. 

Perth district umpire Basil Thomas, one of the four lucky umpires who attended the Dockers’ home game, said it was an invaluable experience.

“It was a real insight to see the AFL umpires in action at the game,” Thomas said.

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Elijah’s experience on the big AFL stage

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:13 AM

Elijah Ihanimo from Harrisdale was the envy of all kids when the Piara Waters Junior Football Club Auskicker was announced the second weekly nominee for the 2017 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year competition.

The six-year-old flew to Melbourne for the Western Bulldogs and Sydney Swans clash at Etihad where he got the opportunity to play a grid game of footy at halftime and talk to sports broadcaster Hamish McLachlan.

Elijah said he was very excited when he found out he was an Auskicker of the Year nominee.

“I was so excited when mum told me,” he said.

“It was totally epic and I couldn’t believe it!”

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Round 4 Reserves and Colts Wrap

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 11:17 PM - by Chris Pike

THERE was another round of some thrilling results and standout individual performances in the WAFL reserves and REDiMED Colts across the weekend.

Three of the reserves matches took place on Saturday with Perth defeating East Fremantle 19.6 (120) to 10.15 (75), South Fremantle winning with the last goal of the game 10.9 (69) to 9.14 (68) over West Perth and Subiaco defeating Peel Thunder 9.15 (69) to 9.13 (67).

Then on Sunday, Claremont downed East Perth 17.6 (108) to 5.0 (30).

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 5:59 PM - by Chris Pike

PERTH recorded its first win of the 2017 WAFL season on the back of a Player of the Week earning performance by captain Clint Jones but there were plenty more terrific showings across Round 4.

Round 4 began on Friday night at Leederville Oval with Claremont remaining undefeated in 2017 beating the winless East Perth 16.9 (105) to 11.3 (69).

Then on Saturday, Subiaco gained a measure of revenge for Peel Thunder following last year's grand final with an 11.16 (82) to 10.7 (67) victory at Leederville Oval.

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RediMed Colts Young Guns Round 4

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Round 4 of the WAFL Colts competition saw East Fremantle defeat Peth by 55 points, Subiaco take home a 10-point victory over Peel Thunder, Claremont secure a 10-point win over East Perth and West Perth defeatSouth Fremantle by 37 points.

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2017 National Male Diversity Championships

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 9:25 AM

The annual Under 15 AFL National Male Diversity Championships is currently underway in Blacktown, the traditional land of the Darug people.

Currently in its fourth year, the AFL National Male Diversity Championships has been developed to provide a supported talented player pathway that compliments the NAB AFL Under 16 Championships and exposes Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural players, coaches, umpires, doctors, and trainers to an elite AFL Program environment.

Supported by Australia Post and Rio Tinto, the Championships feature over 300 young Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural AFL players across 13 teams representing all States and Territories.

Games are being officiated by twelve umpires who represent the National Diversity Umpiring Academy, selected from state academies based on high performance while coaches leading the squads are members of the Diversity Coaching Academy.

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WAFL Round 4 match reports

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 6:29 PM - by Chris Pike

CLAREMONT started Round 4 of the WAFL in style beating East Perth on Friday night with South Fremantle finishing it with a big win over West Perth with Subiaco and Perth recording victories in between.

Round 4 began at Leederville Oval on Friday night with Claremont remaining undefeated this season and keeping East Perth winless with a 16.9 (105) to 11.3 (69) victory.

Saturday's action also began at Leederville Oval with a grand final rematch with Subiaco earning a measure of revenge on Peel Thunder winning 11.16 (82) to 10.7 (67).

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