WAFL Round 3 teams and previews

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:41 AM - by Chris Pike

ROUND 3 of the 2017 McDonald's WAFL Premiership Season sees all four matches take place on Saturday afternoon with West Perth, Swan Districts and Peel Thunder looking to remain undefeated and East Perth and Perth searching for their first victories.

The reigning premier Thunder have put together two outstanding performances to start their flag defence which they will look to continue while Swans will be looking for a third straight victory and the Falcons a second straight.

Perth, meanwhile, along with East Perth remain winless along with East Fremantle. The Sharks have the bye in Round 3 with the Demons and Royals have another opportunity to earn their first four points of 2017.

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NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year Competition

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 2:47 PM

It’s every little Auskicker's dream to fly to Melbourne, walk in the AFL Grand Final parade, play on the hallowed turf of the MCG and present a premiership medal to a premiership player.

The 2017 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year competition provides all registered participants with the chance to become one of 22 weekly nominees and be a part of this unforgettable three-day Grand Final experience in Melbourne.

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#WAFooty Thursday Trivia

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 2:00 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. 

 

Round 2 Reserves and Colts Wrap

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:42 PM - by Chris Pike

THERE were once again some impressive reserves performers in Round 2 as they push their cases for a league call up along with some terrific efforts from youngsters in the REDiMED Colts.

The three reserves matches on Saturday saw Peel Thunder beat East Fremantle 14.6 (90) to 14.4 (88), Subiaco defeat Perth 19.12 (126) to 9.6 (60) and South Fremantle down Swan Districts 10.11 (71) to 6.9 (45).

Then on Sunday at HBF Arena, West Perth beat East Perth 10.9 (69) to 8.3 (51).

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Moora locals rub shoulders with AFL umpires

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Locals in the Midlands town of Moora got the opportunity to rub shoulders with AFL umpires as part of the Annual AFL Umpire Roadshow event held on March 14.

AFL Boundary Umpire Ryan Kukura and AFL Field Umpire Dean Margetts made their way to the town as part of the initiative run by the AFL in partnership with the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC).

The event which has been running for the best part of a decade provides the opportunity for local regional communities to gain a closer insight into the role of an AFL umpire, including clarification around the laws and the skillset required.

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wafl.com.au Round 2 Team and Player

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 4:08 PM - by Chris Pike

ROUND 2 of the 2017 McDonald's WAFL Premiership Season saw Peel Thunder, Swan Districts, Subiaco and West Perth win impressively with plenty of players putting up their hands for the wafl.com.au Team of the Week.

Round 2 got underway on Saturday with Peel Thunder defeating East Fremantle 19.12 (126) to 5.10 (40), Swan Districts beating South Fremantle 13.7 (85) to 8.16 (64) and Subiaco downing Perth 13.12 (90) to 10.7 (67).

Then on Sunday at HBF Arena with the Polly Farmer Shield on the line, West Perth beat East Perth 14.15 (99) to 12.6 (78).

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RediMed Colts Young Guns Round 2

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:31 AM

Round 2 of the WAFL Colts competition saw Peel Thunder defeat East Fremantle by 12 points, Subiaco take home a 56-point victory over Perth, Swan Districts secure a 73-point win over South Fremantle and West Perth defeat East Perth by 17 points.

Click here for the match results.

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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.

 

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

Four West Australians have been named in the inaugural Virgin Australia AFL Women's All Australian team on Tuesday night at the W Awards.

Chelsea Randall (Swan Districts / Adelaide), Emma King (Coastal Titans / Collingwood), Kara Donnellan (Swan Districts / Fremantle) and Sabrina Frederick-Traub (South Fremantle / Brisbane) were among the final 22 players announced and recognised for their individual performances during the inaugural NAB AFL Women’s Competition.

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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 reiwa.com 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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