Western Australia’s State 16s will help deliver rehabilitation outcomes while gaining a valuable opportunity to test their skills against a football team from Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre on Saturday, June 9.
The State 16s will play the trial match against Banksia Hill as part of their preparation for the NAB AFL National 16s Championships in June and July.
West Australian Football Commission Executive Manager of Talent and Football Operations Scott Baker said that as well as offering a competitive contest, the game was expected to deliver significant off-field benefits to both groups.
Western Australia's State 18s host Victoria Metro at Optus Stadium this Sunday, June 10, in Round 2 of the NAB AFL National 18s Championships.
The game starts at 11.40am as a curtain-raiser to the Fremantle v Adelaide AFL game.
Gate A will be open to spectators from 11.30am. All other gates will open at 12.30pm. Media require AFL Media Accreditation to access the venue.
ROUND 10 of the WAFL sees all four games take place on Saturday afternoon with each of them pitting a top four team against one sitting in the bottom four but we've already seen in 2018 that upsets are more than possible.
Coming off the traditional WA Day derbies as well, it throws up some challenges in Round 10 for those teams who competed on Monday with South Fremantle, East Fremantle and West Perth all having five-day breaks against opponents who have had at least seven days in between matches.
But it's a round of match ups that certainly has the potential to deliver some outstanding action and some surprising results.
Four massive WA Football League clashes are taking place this Saturday and there are heaps of fun activities and competitions planned at every game with a range of great prizes up for grabs.
Don't forget to cheer on the Movie Masters Little Leaguers who play at half-time at all matches.
Check out what you can get involved in at the footy this weekend.
The West Australian Football Commission congratulates WA State 18s AFLW coach Trent Cooper on his appointment as Fremantle Football Club AFLW senior coach.
WAFC CEO Gavin Taylor said he was pleased that Cooper, who has been WA's State 18s AFLW coach since 2017, had received the opportunity to continue his contribution to female football at the highest level.
"Trent has been a key part of WA's female talent academy since commencing in the role at the beginning of last year and it is great to see him get the recognition and reward he deserves," Taylor said.
Fremantle have announced their new NAB AFL Women’s senior coach for the next two seasons, with current WA Football Commission female high performance coach and WA U18 women’s coach Trent Cooper taking the reigns at the club until 2020.
Cooper arrives at Fremantle as the successor to inaugural AFLW coach Michelle Cowan.
The former Swan Districts and Peel Thunder player has an impressive coaching resume, including working as an assistant coach for the Swan Districts league team and coaching their colts to a premiership in 2014.
IT was a fascinating WA Day long weekend of WAFL action in Round 9 with a host of players putting their hands up for the TABtouch Team of the Round in wins for Peel Thunder, Swan Districts, West Perth and South Fremantle.
The WA Day round began on Saturday afternoon with Peel Thunder returning to the winner's list defeating Claremont 10.5 (65) to 7.12 (54) at Claremont Oval boosted by the inclusions of the likes of Brandon Matera, Danyle Pearce and Hayden Ballantyne.
Swan Districts then trailed Perth by 40 points shortly before half-time but kicked 12 of the last 13 goals from there and the last eight of the match to win 17.13 (115) to 13.7 (85) at Steel Blue Oval.
NICK Suban was trumpeted as one of the biggest off-season recruits when he signed with South Fremantle and he delivered his best performance of 2018 in Monday's WA Day Foundation Derby victory.
Suban joined South Fremantle for the 2018 WAFL season following his 156-game AFL career at Fremantle and after a solid start to his time with the Bulldogs, he went up another cog on Monday and has been named the M & J Chickens Player of the Round as a result.
There was some stiff competition across the WA Day round of WAFL action too for Player of the Round honours with Brandon Matera and Ben Howlett standouts in Peel Thunder's win against Claremont on Saturday with Brayden Noble and Warrick Wilson especially impressive in Swan Districts' win against Perth.
Western Australia commenced its AFL and AFL Women’s State 18s National Championship campaign last weekend.
WA’s Mundella AFL Women’s State 18s overcame a strong Queensland outfit in their opening clash of the championships at Subiaco Oval on Saturday, June 2.=
Trailing close behind Queensland for the majority of the match, WA put their best foot forward in the final term to take out a 4.6 (30) to 3.9 (27) victory.
Mikayla Hyde booted two goals for WA, while Sabreena Duffy and Kate Bartlett added singles.
Western Australia’s most talented young footballers will benefit from a stronger partnership between the WA State Academy and NAB AFL Academy program next season.
From 2019, the AFL’s national Academy program will provide an opportunity for 30 West Australian players to attend high performance camps conducted in partnership with the WAFC and State Academy to provide specialised coaching to more players.
This will include a mixture of 17 to 19-year-old players as part of a national upgrade to the NAB AFL Academy, announced recently by the AFL.
SWAN Districts consolidated top spot in the WAFL Colts beating Perth on Saturday while there were Round 9 wins also for Peel Thunder, East Perth and East Fremantle.
Three of the four Round 9 WAFL colts match ups took place on Saturday starting with Swan Districts consolidating top spot with a 13.6 (84) to 6.4 (40) win over Perth at Steel Blue Oval.
Peel Thunder then consolidated second position on the table with a 12.14 (86) to 7.8 (50) win against Claremont at Claremont Oval while East Perth downed an inaccurate West Perth 6.10 (46) to 3.15 (33) at Joondalup Arena.
South Fremantle's Marlion Pickett will contest his charge of rough conduct on Cameron Eardley, East Fremantle, at the WAFL Tribunal tonight, Wednesday June 6.
Pickett was reported during the fourth quarter of the League match between South Fremantle and East Fremantle on Monday 4th June at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.
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Check out the top Kia marks and TABtouch goals of Round 9 of the WAFL in the videos below.
South Fremantle player Cory Dell-Olio was named winner of the Round 8 KIA Mark of the Week and team mate Matthew Parker booted the TABtouch Goal of the Week.
THE WA Day round in the WAFL got underway with wins for Peel Thunder and Swan Districts on Saturday before South Fremantle and West Perth won impressively on home turf on the Monday public holiday.
The Round 9 WAFL action was split over Saturday and Monday afternoons with the WA Day long weekend and the two games to begin proceedings on Saturday saw some fascinating action.
In the end, it was Peel Thunder beating Claremont 10.5 (65) to 7.12 (54) at Claremont Oval while Swan Districts came back from a 40-point deficit to beat Perth 17.13 (115) to 13.7 (85) at Steel Blue Oval.
South Australia proved too strong for Western Australia in Round 1 of the NAB AFL National 18s Championships with a convincing 89-point win in Adelaide today, Sunday June 3.
South Australia’s strong attack on the football and efficiency in front of goal saw them win the game 19.10-124 to 5.5-35 spearheaded by four goals each from Jack Lukosius and Hugo Munn.
Luke Moore kicked two goals for WA while Jordan Clark, Luke English and Ian Hill all added singles.