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Special club offer for goal posts

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 3:24 PM

Preferred goal post supplier for the West Australian Football Commission, PILA group, is offering FREE off-field storage with the purchase of AFL goal posts this month.

Clubs can buy any set of AFL goal posts before 31 May 2014 to receive the offer, which is exclusive to all clubs playing in WAFC’s affiliated leagues.

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Fremantle Dockers partner new school programs

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 3:13 PM

The Fremantle Football Club launched its 2014 schools program this week to coincide with the beginning of the new school term.

Competitions will have a new look this year and also include two new programs for Secondary School females to be run in partnership with the West Australian Football Commission.

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Round 7 WAFL Results

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 9:21 PM - by Chris Pike

IT WAS a big day of WAFL football on Saturday with Swan Districts continuing its remarkable form handing Subiaco its first loss of 2014 with East Perth, South Fremantle and Perth the other Round 7 winners.

East Perth beat East Fremantle 11.9 (75) to 9.11 (65) at East Fremantle Oval, South Fremantle thrashed Claremont 17.13 (115) to 8.3 (51) at Fremantle Oval and Perth downed Peel Thunder 10.17 (77) to 6.12 (48) at Mandurah's Bendigo Bank Stadium.

Then in the twilight fixture at Leederville's Medibank Stadium that doubled as match of the round Swan Districts ran right over the top of Subiaco in the final quarter to win 19.13 (127) to 13.6 (84).

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Registrations open for te Youth & Senior Level 1 Sweeper Coaching Course

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 3:12 PM

Miss out on doing your Level 1 Coaching Course the first time round?

The West Australian Football Commission will be running a final Level 1 sweeper course for all of those who still need to complete their Youth or Senior accreditation.

The course will be held at the East Perth Football Club at Medibank Stadium over two nights.  Full details include;

Dates: 9th & 11th June

Times: Both nights – 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Venue: East Perth Football Club, Medibank Stadium

Registrations: HERE

If you still need to complete your Auskick or Junior accreditation you can still attend a Level 1 courses featured on our upcoming courses page; http://wafootball.com.au/development/coaches/upcoming-courses/level-1


WAFL Round 7 broadcast schedule

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 2:33 PM

AAMI WAFL Premiership Season Round 7 Broadcast details:

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LIVE Stream: AFL Youth Girls National Championships

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 2:17 PM

Western Australia's State U18 Youth Girls have departed for Canberra to compete at the 4th AFL Youth Girls National Championships from May 3 to 8.

Live streaming of games can be viewed at: http://www.aflcommunityclub.com.au/index.php?id=748

With the support of nearly 30 local sponsors, family and friends, the WA team of 27 girls and 10 coaching staff have been training for the Championships since January.

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WAFL Round 7 Preview

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 1:41 PM - by Chris Pike

ALL four Round 7 WAFL matches take place on Saturday afternoon with each game having plenty riding on the result.

East Fremantle will play East Perth at East Fremantle Oval, South Fremantle takes on Claremont at Fremantle Oval and Peel Thunder hosts Perth at Mandurah's Bendigo Bank Stadium.

Those three matches all bounce down at 2.05pm and then at 4.05pm at Leederville's Medibank Stadium will be the top-of-the-table clash between Subiaco and Swan Districts.

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State 16s announce 2nd intake

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 10:13 AM

The second intake for the The WAFL State 16’s Academy has been announced following the conclusion of the WAFL 16’s Carnival and inaugural WAFL 16’s All Stars match.

Both events gave Academy coaches and selectors the opportunity to view the best 40-50 16 year old players in a game situation and select the second intake in preparation for the 2014 NAB AFL National 16s Championships in July this year.   

CLICK HERE to see the State 16s Squad 2014

The WAFL State 16’s Academy will play a number of trial matches and continue its training program before the final team is selected to represent WA at the National 16s Championships on the Gold Coast.

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Ames' passion drives him to 200, won't rule out 250

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:39 PM - by Chris Pike

IT IS hard to imagine that a more passionate man has ever represented the Swan Districts Football Club than Tallan Ames and as he prepares for his 200th game and something would have to change in the rest of 2014 for him to not set the goal of reaching 250.

Ames grew up supporting Swan Districts, played colts football with Swans, reserves football and then earned his league debut in 2002, cemented a spot in the team by 2004 and has now gone on to amass a tremendous 199-game career at the club that means the world to him.

The current captain is a premiership player from 2010, Swan Medal winner as the fairest and best from 2011 and has gone on to represent Western Australia on three occasions as he now becomes the 14th Swan Districts player and first since Joel Cornelius in 2005 to reach the 200-game mark.

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Higgins thriving on No. 1 ruck role at Bulldogs

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:14 PM - by Chris Pike

BROCK Higgins has been thrust into South Fremantle's No. 1 ruck role early in his time with the Bulldogs and thrived, and it could have been the best thing to happen to him after an interrupted pre-season crossing from East Perth.

Higgins played 30 matches over the last three seasons at East Perth but with the Royals still possessing Josh Smith and Paul Johnson on top of Eagles talls Fraser McInnes, Jeremy McGovern, Callum Sinclair and Scott Lycett it was always going to be tough for the versatile big man to get a regular game in 2014.

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Swans to keep using motivational tools on milestone day

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 6:46 PM - by Chris Pike

TALLAN Ames deserves a big stage for his 200th WAFL match and he gets it this Saturday as his Swan Districts take on Subiaco in a top-of-the-table clash with Swans set to continue using criticisms from others to spur them on.

Swan Districts were written off by most pundits coming into the 2014 season but what stung the black-and-whites the most were the players who left their club to join rival WAFL sides thinking they would have more success, and the ones who returned to WA but elected to play elsewhere.

However, what has resulted is a passionate group at Swan Districts full of heart and spirit, playing to the plans from the coach perfectly and that have won four straight matches following a narrow opening game loss to East Perth.

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Falcons flying east for Foxtel Cup

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 4:14 PM

WEST Perth is preparing to commence its 2014 FOXTEL Cup campaign next Tuesday, May 6 against Box Hill at Etihad Stadium.

The 2013 WAFL Premiers will be joined in the 2014 competition by Grand Final rivals East Perth, reigning Foxtel Cup winners West Adelaide (SANFL) and state league premiers Norwood (SANFL) and Box Hill Hawks (VFL).

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VIDEO: Round 6 WAFL Wrap-Up

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 2:27 PM

WAFL Manager Cameron Knapton's Round 6 wrap-up of the 2014 AAMI WAFL Premiership Season.

Knapton provides a summary of Round 6 results, individual highlights, reports, tribunal results and Round 7 fixtures.


Round 6 WAFL Wrap Up

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 6:16 PM - by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts kept on winning, South Fremantle made it two straight and East Perth and Claremont both put an end to losing runs in Round 6 of the 2014 WAFL season over Friday and Saturday afternoons.

The round began on Anzac Day Friday with two massive matches that saw Swan Districts beat West Perth 11.9 (75) to 9.14 (68) at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval and South Fremantle defeat East Fremantle 13.5 (83) to 9.12 (66) at East Fremantle Oval.

Then on Saturday, East Perth beat Perth 14.14 (98) to 11.10 (76) at Leederville's Medibank Stadium and Claremont defeated Peel Thunder 15.12 (102) to 11.8 (74) at the Showgrounds.

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Round 6 WAFL Results

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 5:48 PM - by Chris Pike

WAFL football was played in the wet for the first time in 2014 and Saturday's two Round 6 matches saw East Perth and Claremont score victories over Perth and Peel respectively.

The round began on Friday for Anzac Day with South Fremantle beating East Fremantle by 17 points and Swan Districts defeating West Perth by seven leading into Saturday's two matches where all four teams in action needed to bounce back for a win after strings of losses.

Claremont hosted its first game at the Showgrounds since 2005 and second since 1926 when taking on Peel Thunder with the Tigers snapping a two-game losing run to beat the boys from Mandurah 15.12 (102) to 11.8 (74).

Peel now remains winless in 2014 from five matches.

Saturday's other fixture also saw East Perth snap a two-game losing slide to beat Perth 14.14 (98) to 11.10 (76) at Leederville's Medibank Stadium. The Demons have now lost three games in-a-row after starting the season winning two straight.

East Perth had started its season with three straight wins before losses to West Perth and Subiaco, but the Royals hit back beating a dogged Perth by 22 points.

The Royals started well with six goals in the first quarter to lead by 12 points, but by half-time the Demons had whittled down their deficit to just nine points.

East Perth still clung to a 15-point advantage at three quarter-time and then won by 22 points.

Ashley Smith kicked three goals for East Perth with Fraser McInnes, Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls and Callum Sinclair adding two apiece.

Sinclair also had 20 possessions, nine marks and 25 hit outs to go with his two goals while his ruck partner Paul Johnson racked up 38 hit outs.

Sam Butler picked up a game-high 27 possessions for the Royals with Mitch Fraser gathering 23 touches, Brant Colledge 23, Nathan Blee 21, Freddie Clutterbuck 21, Steven Payne 21, Julian Locantro 20 and Simon Tunbridge 20.

Matt Moody kicked four goals for Perth in a bright start to the game with Matt Boyle adding three majors.

Cale Morton finished with 24 possessions for the Demons, Dene White 19, Clem Smith 19, Brad Keast 18 and Joel Leeson 16.

Claremont was coming off the bye and before that had suffered successive thrashings at East Fremantle Oval against Subiaco and East Fremantle.

That was after a big loss in Round 1 to Perth as well and even though there was a tight win over West Perth thrown in.

So there were question marks over the Tigers as they played their first home game for the year at the Showgrounds with Claremont Oval being redeveloped, but they were up to a challenge against a Thunder team that now remains winless at all levels in 2014.

Claremont was in control of the contest virtually from the outset leading by seven points at quarter-time, by 17 at half-time, 17 at three quarter-time and then 28 by the final siren.

Peel's advantage height-wise with Jonathon Griffin, Matt Taberner, Kepler Bradley, Alex Silvagni, Jack Hannath and Craig Moller was nullified somewhat throughout the day with the wet conditions as well.

Jack Bradshaw and Mark Seaby kicked three goals apiece for Claremont with Sam Fong, and Jack Richardson adding two apiece.

Luke Blackwell racked up another 29 possessions for the Tigers with Tom Ledger finishing with 26 disposals, Ryan Neates 22, Fong 21, Andrew Foster, 21, Tom Taylor 21, Corey Yeo 21 and Richardson 20.

Moller kicked four goals for Peel and Taberner three with Cruize Garlett racking up 30 possessions in just his second league game of 2014.

Anthony Morabito also had a good game with 27 possessions while Jacob Ballard finished with 22 disposals, Brendon Jones 20 and Griffin 17 to go with 11 marks and 17 hit outs.

There was further bad news for Peel with Morabito, Griffin and Tom Vandeleur all reported during the match. 

ROUND 6 WAFL RESULTS
LEAGUE

East Perth 14.14 (98) defeated Perth 11.10 (76)
Claremont 15.12 (102) defeated Peel Thunder 11.8 (74)
Swan Districts 11.9 (75) defeated West Perth 9.14 (68)
East Fremantle 9.12 (66) lost to South Fremantle 13.5 (83)

RESERVES
East Perth 14.5 (89) defeated Perth 12.9 (81)
Claremont 18.15 (123) defeated Peel Thunder 7.8 (50)
Swan Districts 6.4 (40) lost to West Perth 15.11 (101)
East Fremantle 13.12 (90) defeated South Fremantle 6.5 (41)

COLTS
East Perth 15.8 (98) defeated Perth 10.5 (65)
Claremont 14.14 (98) defeated Peel Thunder 3.7 (25)
Swan Districts 16.7 (103) defeated West Perth 11.9 (75)
East Fremantle 6.5 (41) lost to South Fremantle 17.16 (118)