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WAFL Round 11 match reports

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:00 PM - by Chris Pike

SUBIACO snatched a thriller over Peel Thunder on Saturday in Round 11 of the WAFL with Swan Districts beating Perth, before on WA Day East Perth and South Fremantle scored convincing derby victories.

Coming off last Saturday's history-making state game victory by the WAFL State Team over the VFL by 63 points in Melbourne, the competition resumed on Saturday with the two matches.

There was plenty of anticipation ahead of the grand final rematch between Peel Thunder and Subiaco at Bendigo Bank Stadium, and the contest certainly didn’t fail to disappoint.

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WAFL Round 11 teams and previews

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 8:00 PM

WITH the State Game played and won now it's time for WAFL hostilities to resume this WA Day long weekend with two games on Saturday and two more on the holiday Monday.

The WAFL competition is on a high coming off Saturday's historic 63-point State Game victory over the VFL in Melbourne. It was the first time any WA senior team has defeated Victoria in Melbourne since the first attempt in 1904.

Now the WAFL is back to regular programming this weekend beginning on Saturday with two significant matches.

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WA's top female footballers take to the big stage

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Western Australia’s most talented female footballers will take to Domain Stadium this Sunday when the Mundella WA Women’s Football League (WAWFL) All Stars and the Mundella WA State 23s clash in a double-header before the Fremantle Dockers take on Collingwood.

Gates 8 and 19 will be open at 11.10am
Bounce down at 11.20am
Purchase tickets via Ticketmaster

The Mundella WAWFL All Stars team has been nominated from the nine Mundella WAWFL clubs, with each club represented in the final squad. The team of hard bodied, smart and fast players represents the best talent in the open age category, outside an AFL Women’s list.

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Under the radar Swans defender reaches 100 games

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 12:25 PM - by Chris Pike

BEING one of the best defenders in the WAFL who rarely gets beaten doesn't always come with great accolades and Alex Howard has quietly achieved that already ahead of his 100th game for Swan Districts this Saturday.

Howard played his colts football with Swan Districts with Greg Harding as his coach and then when both were ready for league football as player and coach, it all got underway in 2011 and they have virtually been inseparable since.

Harding took over as coach of Swan Districts in 2011 fresh off Brian Dawson leading them to a remarkable premiership victory. After using him as a focal point of his defence, Harding then had no qualms throwing Howard into the deep end at league level.

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Simpson Saunders shows again he's made for big stage

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 10:26 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle full-forward Ben Saunders is made for the big stage and he showed why with a third straight starring performance for the WAFL State Team in Saturday's win over the VFL as he added a Simpson Medal to his three Bernie Naylor Medals.

Saunders might not have been able to cement a spot in a supremely strong Claremont team back in 2010 and 2011. He had managed just five senior games for eight goals but in 18 reserves matches in 2011, he kicked 68 goals.

He without question had the potential to be a star in the WAFL, it was just opportunity that he was after.

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WA State Game history the top for Broadbridge

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 8:39 AM - by Chris Pike

CREATING history and being part of winning West Australian teams is nothing new for Michael Broadbridge but coaching the WAFL State Team to a drought breaking win in Melbourne takes the cake for him.

Broadbridge had previously been part of Western Australia's Teal Cup triumph in 1985 as a player and then also coached the WA State 18s team to a national championship in 1999, so winning with the Black Swans was nothing new to him.

But in his first season since stepping down as Claremont coach in the WAFL after three years and away from a regular involvement in top-level football, Broadbridge was only too happy to take on the challenge of trying to beat Victoria in Melbourne for the first time.

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#WAFooty Thursday Trivia

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 4:13 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

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2017 Deppro WA State Academy squads finalised

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 1:04 PM

The 2017 Deppro WA State 16s and State 18s Academy squads were officially presented with their State jumpers at Domain Stadium on Tuesday, May 30.

More than 250 people attended the event to support this year's players as they proudly received their Black Swan jumpers from former Academy players Griffin Logue (Swan Districts / Fremantle Dockers) and Aaron Black (West Perth / Sandover Medallist).

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Footy Writing Competition winners announced

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Melville Primary School Student Pia Ainsworth has been named the Year 3 winner for the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) Footy Writing Competition.

Pia was awarded a prize pack from Burley Sekem and her school received a collection of books worth over $250 donated by Penguin Random House for her outstanding narrative called ‘A Footy Tail’.

Oliver Kreiger from Hale School won the Year 5 category prize for his narrative called ‘The Worst Kick’.

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Senior Women's Footy Carnivals - Register today!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is encouraging women aged 18 years and over who are keen to play social football, to register for the inaugural senior women’s football carnivals held over June and July.

The carnivals have been developed by the WAFC to provide an entry level competition for women who are wanting to play football in a social and less competitive game environment.

The rules of the round-robin carnivals have been slightly modified to support participants and create a welcoming, inclusive, fun and safe experience for all involved. These include smaller sized field and teams, shorter games, no boundary throw-ins, wrap tackle only and music!

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WA Day celebrations at the WAFL

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Four massive WAFL clashes are set take place over the WA Day long weekend with a range of fun activities and events planned for all fans at each game, as part of the WA Day celebrations.

WA Day is about celebrating everything WA; the spirit, culture and heritage of our great state. The rich history of football in the WA community stretches back to 1885 and today it is the most popular sporting code in the state with more than 287,000 active participants.

Running races, kicking competitions, raffles, food trucks, and bouncy castles are some of the many activities taking place at WAFL games this WA Day long-weekend.

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WAFC congratulates Carlton Draught State Team

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The West Australian Football Commission congratulates the Carlton Draught WAFL State Team led by coach Michael Broadbridge and captain Kyal Horsley on creating history against Victoria on Saturday, May 27.

WAFC CEO Gavin Taylor said that on behalf of the WAFC and the board of Commissioners, he congratulated each of the coaches, players and support staff on the significant role they played in WA’s historic win over the Victorian Football League.

“To defeat Victoria on their home soil for the first time in 113 years was a momentous occasion for WA football and one that the WAFC is extremely proud of,” he said.

“We greatly appreciate everyone’s commitment to the State program in 2017, especially the players and coaches and the support staff that assisted from South Fremantle Football Club.

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REPLAY: Carlton Draught WAFL State Game

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 3:45 PM

THE WAFL State Team made history by becoming the first ever West Australian senior team to beat Victoria in Melbourne on Saturday, May 27 at North Port Oval.

Not only did WA break a drought that began with the first attempt to win in Melbourne since 1904, but did so emphatically with the eventual 20.14 (134) to 10.11 (71) victory.

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Football umpires tackling game management

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 11:09 AM

More than 120 junior umpires got the opportunity to hear from AFL Umpire and West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) Umpire Development Manager Dean Margetts about the importance of game management at a recent umpire training session.

The session was delivered by the West Australian Football Commission in partnership with Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Junior Football Leagues with the aim to upskill local junior umpires and ensure there is consistency in game management at a community football level.

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State Game – WAFL v VFL Match Report

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 4:13 PM - by Chris Pike

THE WAFL State Team has made history becoming the first ever West Australian senior team to beat Victoria in Melbourne and doing so in style defeating the VFL by 63 points on Saturday at North Port Oval.

On 23 previous attempts, WA teams whether they be interstate matches, as part of carnivals, State of Origin or representative clashes they have failed to find a way to beat the Big V in Melbourne.

And on the last attempt it was a day everyone in the WAFL would care to forget at the very same Port Melbourne venue in 2007 with a 119-point defeat.

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