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Snapshot of players to represent WAFL in State Game

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 12:13 AM - by Chris Pike

AHEAD of Saturday's State Game with the WAFL taking on the VFL at North Port Oval, here is a snap shot of the 23 players selected to represent Western Australia.

VFL v WAFL – 2017 State Game Preview 
Redemption for a decade ago just as vital as history for WAFL 
Broadbridge backs WAFL squad on historic mission 
Carlton Draught WAFL State Team set to take on the Big V 

The 30-year-old is just about in career-best form continuing to do a power of work virtually solo in the ruck for Claremont. Originally came to West Perth from Queensland in 2009 but has made his mark with the Tigers playing in two premierships. State debut now to come after 125 WAFL appearances.

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VFL v WAFL – 2017 State Game Preview & Live Stats

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:53 PM - by Chris Pike

WESTERN Australia have never won a State game in Melbourne giving the WAFL representative team a chance at history against Victoria on Saturday with the VFL looking break a drought of their own.

The 2017 State Game will take place at Port Melbourne's North Port Oval from 12.10pm WST on Saturday.


It will be telecast live on Channel 7 with the two proud footballing states set to put on a terrific contest with plenty at stake for both sides.

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Redemption for a decade ago just as vital as history for WAFL

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 12:59 PM - by Chris Pike

HISTORY beckons the WAFL State Team against the VFL on Saturday but redemption for what happened at the very same venue 10 years ago will be every bit as important.

No West Australian team has ever defeated Victoria in Melbourne. 

The first attempt was in 1904 and in 23 tries since whether it has been State of Origin or representative State matches, the Big V has always been able to prevail over the Black Swans.

WA did break a significant drought against Victoria when the WAFL defeated the VFL by 17 at Northam in 2013 winning over the Big V for the first time in 22 years, but nothing would beat getting that first win over the Victorians on their home turf.

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Broadbridge backs WAFL squad on historic mission

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 12:18 PM - by Chris Pike

WAFL State Team coach Michael Broadbridge is confident that his team is ready to make history against the VFL in Melbourne at North Port Oval on Saturday.

Broadbridge has coached Claremont the past three years in the WAFL but after deciding to step down at the end of 2016, he was only too happy to accept the job as coach of the State Team with the task of making history in Melbourne this Saturday.

Western Australia has played Victoria in Melbourne on 24 occasions dating back to 1904 and never come away with a victory.

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WAFL Round 10 Marks and Goals

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Check out the top 3 contenders for the AHG Mark and Goal for Round 10 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.

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Round 10 Reserves and Colts Wrap

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:26 AM - by Chris Pike

DESPITE a loss at home to East Perth on Saturday, South Fremantle's reserves maintain a hold on top spot following Round 10 while East Fremantle downed Subiaco to remain on top of the REDiMED Colts.

The Round 10 reserves contests saw Perth defeat Peel Thunder 17.13 (115) to 6.8 (44), East Perth down South Fremantle 12.5 (77) to 8.9 (57), East Fremantle beat Subiaco 14.5 (89) to 10.10 (70) and Claremont prevail over West Perth 11.14 (80) to 4.7 (31).

Following 10 rounds of the 2017 season in the reserves, South Fremantle (7-2) remains on top of the ladder ahead of Claremont (6-3) and Perth (6-3). East Fremantle (5-3) and Swan Districts (3-5) round out the top five.

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Swans umpire reaches 800-game milestone

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:25 AM

55-year-old umpire Peter Williams stepped out onto the footy field for the 800th time on Sunday, May 21 to umpire the Year 7 match between Upper Swan and Bassendean at Swan Athletic Oval.

Williams has become a household name in the Swan Districts Junior umpiring community and has provided enormous on and off field leadership to many young umpires who have come through the system, including WAFL and AFL umpires Ryan Shelton, Brett Rogers and Ben and Matt Laycock.

It was a very special moment for Williams who was congratulated at the end the match by Perth-based AFL umpire and WA Football Commission Umpire Development Manager Dean Margetts.

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Carlton Draught WAFL State Team set to take on the Big V

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM

THE Carlton Draught WAFL State Team departs for Melbourne today ahead of this Saturday’s clash with the VFL at North Port Oval.

The game will be televised live on Channel 7 from 12pm WA time on Saturday, May 27.

A final squad of 24 players was selected following last night’s training session, with Subiaco captain Kyal Horsley named State captain.

Subiaco’s Clancy Wheeler and East Perth’s Kyle Anderson were named vice captains.

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Football program kicking goals for Indian community

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 9:25 AM

Kids from an Indian background between the ages of 5 and 12 got given the opportunity to learn the basics of football as part of the inaugural Indian Society of WA (ISWA) Kids football program.

The six-week program, developed by the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) in partnership with the ISWA, is the first of its kind in Perth.

It aims to expose Indian communities in WA to AFL and connect them to their local football club.

More than 45 participants took part in the program, which was delivered at Burrendah Park (Willetton) and Hilcrest Reserve (Bayswater) over six Sundays.

Read More ... Team and Player of Round 10

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 9:21 PM - by Chris Pike

ROUND 10 of the WAFL saw Subiaco, West Perth, East Perth and Peel Thunder all continue their winning ways heading into the state game break with a career best five goals from Falcons veteran Andrew Strijk among the highlights.

Subiaco won its eighth straight game to head into the break two games clear on top of the ladder winning a good battle with the undefeated East Fremantle, 15.18 (108) to 11.11 (77) at Leederville Oval.

East Perth pulled off a remarkable comeback victory to win a fourth straight game downing South Fremantle 10.11 (71) to 10.10 (70) at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

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Media Statement

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 4:49 PM

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC), WA Country Football League (WACFL) and Central Midlands Coastal Football League (CMCFL) have applied the maximum penalty under the competition’s by-laws to Cervantes Football Club (CFC) President Dale Simmons.

Mr Simmons has been fined $1000 for the disrespectful comments he made on his public social media account towards women involved with football, the proceeds of which the CMCFL will allocate towards female football development in the region.

Mr Simmons has also agreed to stand down as Cervantes Football Club President and will be replaced immediately by committee member Rayelene Wright.

The WAFC will also work closely with the WACFL, CMCFL and CFC to deliver the AFL Respect and Responsibility education program to club members and participants to ensure safe and inclusive environments are provided for women.

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Mundella WA 18s kick off NAB AFLW Championships

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 1:58 PM

The Mundella WA 18s split their results in the opening two games of the NAB AFLW 18s National Championships in Sydney over the weekend.

After starting with a huge 87-point win against NSW/ACT at Sydney's Blacktown International Sports Park on Saturday, the WA players couldn't repeat the performance on Sunday when they lost a tough contest against Queensland by nine points.

Peel Thunderbirds player Kate Bartlett lead the way on the scoreboard with seven goals in game one but was restricted to a solitary major in the game against Queensland. 

Courtney Hodder and Rosie Deegan were among WA's best players in both games, while McKenzie Dowrick, Sabreena Duffy, Mikayla Bowen, Sarah Garstone and Mikaela Schoenfeld were also stand-out performers.

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RediMed Colts Young Guns Round 10

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:17 AM

Round 10 of the WAFL Colts competition saw East Fremantle defeat Subiaco by 18 points, Peel Thunder secure at 28-point win over Perth, South Fremantle take home a 25-point victory over East Perth and Claremont defeat West Perth by 44 points at HBF Arena. 

Click here for the match results.

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Carlton Draught WAFL State Squad of 27

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:25 AM

The Carlton Draught WAFL State squad has been narrowed down to 27 players ahead of this Saturday's interstate clash with the VFL at North Port Oval in Melbourne.

The game starts at 12.10pm WA time and will be broadcast live on Channel 7.

The squad of 27 includes 18 with previous State Game experience and 14 who have been AFL-listed, including Leroy Jetta who played 93 games for Essendon.

Aaron Black (West Perth) and Jye Bolton (Claremont) are Sandover Medallists and Kyle Anderson (East Perth), Ryan Cook (South Fremantle) and Kyal Horsley (Subiaco), are all WAFL club captains.

West Perth Football Club stalwart Andrew Strijk (198 games) is set to play his sixth State game.

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WAFL Round 10 match reports

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 6:51 PM - by Chris Pike

WET and chilly weather greeted the WAFL for the first time this season and produced some terrific contests with East Perth storming home to beat South Fremantle, Subiaco surviving East Fremantle and West Perth and Peel Thunder scoring big wins.

It was the final round of the WAFL before next Saturday's state game as well that will see Western Australia take on the VFL at Melbourne's North Port Oval.

There was plenty at stake both in terms of players trying to book their spot in that team to represent the WAFL while ensuring their team headed into the general bye with some winning momentum.

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