ADAM Pickering will be excused for having a couple of think-twice moments this Saturday at Leederville Oval as he leads Swan Districts into battle against East Perth, but the Swans coach is only focused on what could be a season-defining win.
Pickering will coach Swan Districts up against East Perth for the first time this Saturday in Round 8 of the WAFL and it will certainly lead to the odd strange moment at Leederville Oval for him.
Aside from a couple of years at Perth, Pickering has made Leederville Oval virtually his second home ever since arriving in Western Australia back in 2004 to begin his WAFL playing career with East Perth following time in the AFL at both Richmond and Carlton.
ROUND 8 of the WAFL gets underway with East Perth and Swan Districts battling over cementing a position inside the top five while East Fremantle and Peel Thunder desperately need four points and then Subiaco and South Fremantle look to keep winning against Perth and Claremont respectively.
All four matches in Round 8 of the 2018 WAFL season take place on Saturday afternoon beginning at Leederville Oval at 1.40pm with East Perth playing Swan Districts.
The Royals enter the game in fourth position with a 4-2 record while Swan Districts is fifth at 3-3 heightening the importance of the contest with both teams coming off losses at the hands of South Fremantle.
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Round 8 of the WAFL kicks off this Saturday at Leederville Oval where East Perth take on Swan Districts in what's expected to be a very close contest. In Fremantle we see East Fremantle clash with Peel Thunder, while their Port rivals South Fremantle host Claremont. North of the river we see Perth and Subiaco battle it out at Lathlain Park.
There will be heaps happening around the grounds including fun zones, pop-up food and beverage outlets, competitions for the whole family and 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!
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The annual WA Football Commission (WAFC) Footy Writing Competition sparked tremendous interest in schools across the State in Term One.
Four winners from Year 3 to Year 6 were announced and received a prize pack from Burley Sekem and earned their school a range of prizes:
Lucia Old from Carnley Anglican Community School (Year 3)
Cyrus Cargill from Gooseberry Hill Primary School Student (Year 4)
Rhania Khan from Perth College (Year 5) and
Emelia Bullers from East Fremantle Primary School (Year 6)
BIG Round 7 WAFL wins for Subiaco, South Fremantle and West Perth saw plenty of players in fine form for the top three teams while Perth's one-point win against Claremont saw a host of others put up their hands for the TABtouch Team of the Round.
All four WAFL Round 7 fixtures took place on Saturday afternoon and it saw the top three teams, Subiaco, South Fremantle and West Perth, make quite the statement.
Subiaco made it six straight wins to start the season beating Peel Thunder 21.14 (140) to 7.6 (48) in a Grand Final rematch at Bendigo Bank Stadium.
SUBIACO, South Fremantle and Perth also had impressive Round 7 WAFL victories with some standout performers, but you couldn't go past West Perth gun Andrew Strijk for the M & J Chickens Player of the Round following his career-best outing for the Falcons.
The WAFL resumed on Saturday following the State game victory over South Australia and it saw big wins in Round 7 for Subiaco against Peel Thunder by 92 points, South Fremantle over East Perth by 68 points and West Perth against East Fremantle by 88 points.
The thriller of the round took place at Claremont Oval with Perth beating Claremont by a point and across all four games there were plenty of tremendous individual performers.
Kasey Nicholas, Perth, was found guilty at the WAFL Tribunal tonight of Rough Conduct on Beau Maister, Claremont, during the fourth quarter of the League match between Claremont and Perth on Saturday 19th May at Claremont Oval.
In summary, the above mentioned received a four (4) match sanction.
“I got to meet Lingy and give Hamish a don’t argue!”
Seven-year-old Trigger Dunn was the envy of all Auskickers last Friday when he was announced the ninth weekly nominee for the 2018 NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year competition at the match between Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs at Adelaide Oval.
Lucky little Trigger said it was an amazing experience and one he’ll never forget.
“It was so good, especially because Adelaide won!” he said.
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IT was a round of thrillers in the WAFL Colts with Peel Thunder, Claremont and East Fremantle coming away with wins by four points or fewer with South Fremantle also defeating East Perth.
The round got underway in the colts at Bendigo Bank Stadium on Saturday with Peel Thunder winning a thriller over Subiaco, prevailing 11.4 (70) to 9.12 (66).
South Fremantle scored its second win of the season at Leederville Oval defeating East Perth 10.10 (70) to 9.4 (58).
Check out the top Kia marks and TABtouch goals of Round 7 of the WAFL in the videos below.
South Fremantle player Noah Strom was named winner of the Round 6 KIA Mark of the Week and Subiaco player Leigh Kitchin booted the TABtouch Goal of the Week.
Football clubs across Western Australia are urged to nominate their volunteers for The Sunday Times WA Football Volunteer of the Year Award.
Nominations for the 2018 award are now open to recognise the hard work and commitment of WA’s footy volunteers with a free trip to the AFL Grand Final.
Finalists will be selected in each of WA’s 17 football Districts and Regions and invited to attend the 2018 WAFL Sandover Medal Count, where the overall winner will be announced and receive a trip for two to the 2018 AFL Grand Final, including flights and accommodation.
WAFL action resumed on Saturday following the State Game triumph and it saw the top three teams Subiaco, South Fremantle and West Perth record wins by a combined 248 points while Perth won a heartstopper over Claremont by a point.
The competition took a break last weekend as the KIA WAFL State Team went to Adelaide to defeat South Australia by 26 points as the West Australian representative side made it six consecutive victories.
The WAFL competition resumed for Round 7 action on Saturday afternoon with all four games taking place as Swan Districts had an extra week off with the bye.
THE WAFL returns to action this Saturday for Round 7 of the 2018 season with the competition on a high from the KIA State Team's victory last week and there are four tantalising match ups to look forward to.
The season took a break last weekend for the KIA WAFL State Team to take on the SANFL at Adelaide Oval in the 2018 State Game.
The end result was a 26-point victory for the West Australian team that made it a first win in Adelaide against South Australia in 24 years while making it six consecutive State match wins in the process.
Round 7 of the WAFL sees Peel Thunder host Subiaco in the televised match for the weekend. Shortly after this game gets underway Claremont and Perth battle it out at Claremont Oval, East Perth take on South Fremantle at Leederville Oval and West Perth and East Fremantle go head-to-head at Joondalup Arena.
There will be heaps happening around the grounds including fun zones, pop-up food and beverage outlets and competitions for the whole family. Check out what you can get involved in at the footy this weekend.
Make a trip to Mandurah to witness the Thunder and Lions clash in a Grand Final rematch at Bendigo Bank Stadium! Food and drink available at the venue as well as kick-to-kick at all quarter breaks.
Head to Claremont Oval this weekend to see the Tigers take on the Demons in their second home game of the season! Kids can get involved in the special colouring-in station which will be set up near the merchandise van with some exciting prizes to give-away.
Make sure to visit the club's new merchandise van to stock up on all your favourite Tigers gear. The 2017 limited edition guernsey and player badge are on sale and the Tigers' new polos, jackets and rainproof jackets are all now available.
The Hello Tiger Café will be open from 7am and is located outside the ground. They will be offering toasties, bircher museli, chia puddings and freshly baked muffins with barista coffee.
The Kiosk downstairs will be open from 9am and is located inside the ground - offering wedges, hot dogs, pies & sausage rolls, ham & cheese croissants and assorted toasted melts and snacks.
The upstairs bar will be open from 12pm and grab 'n' go food will be available including cheese burgers & chips, loaded fries, butter chicken curry, fish & chips, turkish melts and Mrs Macs pies.
Grab your family and friends and get to Leederville Oval to see the Royals clash with the Bulldogs. Make sure to stick around after the game for the special Royal wedding event which kicks off at 6pm at the club's function centre. There will be live music by Band X and the bar facilities will be open. But wait it gets even better... the event is free!
Witness the Falcons and Sharks clash at Joondalup Arena this Saturday! Food and drink available at the venue, as well as kick-to-kick at all quarter breaks.