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Optus WAFL Pre-Season Fixtures

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 10:30 AM

WAFL fans wil get their first chance to see their side in action when practice games take place across the weekend.

This weekend sees teams play scratch matches before the official pre-season fixtures are played on July 11. 

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Our brightest stars: Swan Districts

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 4:07 PM

Western Australia has a proud history of developing elite football talent, with many of the game’s brightest stars beginning their careers at local junior football clubs right across the State.

In a series of articles highlighting the rich talent pool in WA over the years, Lenny Fogliani takes a closer look at the best current and former WAFL and AFL players to emerge from junior clubs in WA’s regions and districts.

This article focusses on junior clubs in Swan Districts' metropolitan district.

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South Fremantle to enter 2020 Optus WAFLW competition

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 1:48 PM

South Fremantle Football Club has been granted a licence to compete in an expanded 2020 Optus WAFL Women’s competition commencing on July 18.

The addition of South Fremantle will see the WAFLW expand to six teams following the success of the inaugural season in 2019 with five founding teams – Claremont, East Fremantle, Peel, Subiaco and Swan Districts.

WAFC Executive Manager WAFL & Football Operations Scott Baker said it was exciting to see the WAFLW competition expanding in its second season to support the continued growth of women’s football and talent development outcomes in WA.

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Kia continues driving WA Football

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 10:44 AM

Kia Motors has committed to extending its partnership with the West Australian Football Commission for a further three years, providing ongoing support to community football in WA during a critical time for all levels of the game throughout the State.
 
As a WA Football partner for the past two years, Kia has supported junior football, provided vehicles for development staff, and helped make possible the 7 Network’s television coverage of the West Australian Football League.
 
From 2020 onwards Kia’s support will also extend to female football, as a Premier Partner of the WAFL Women’s competition.

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Our brightest stars: Subiaco District

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:43 AM

Western Australia has a proud history of developing elite football talent, with many of the game’s brightest stars beginning their careers at local junior football clubs right across the State.

In a series of articles highlighting the rich talent pool in WA over the years, Lenny Fogliani takes a closer look at the best current and former WAFL and AFL players to emerge from junior clubs in WA’s regions and districts.

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2020 Optus WAFL Premiership Season fixture

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 8:42 AM

The Optus WAFL Premiership Season fixtures have been finalised in a condensed format for 2020, seeing a traditional Fremantle Derby open the season on July 18 with no restriction on crowds.
 
Other Round 1 games include Subiaco unveiling their Premiership flag at home against Claremont, Swan Districts will host West Perth and Peel Thunder at home against Perth.
 
The nine-round home-and-away season will be followed by a three-week finals series, with the WAFL Grand Final scheduled to be played on the Sunday, October 4.
 
CLICK HERE to view the 2020 fixture.
 
Teams will play each other once across nine-rounds and each have a bye.
 
All fixtures from round one will allow for full capacity crowds at WAFL grounds, with restrictions due to be lifted by the State Government, seeing live and local footy return to WA.
 
WAFC Executive Manager – WAFL & Football Operations Scott Baker said the lifting of restrictions on crowds and the even nature of the fixture paved the way for an exciting season of WAFL football.
 
“Clubs will play each other only once, making the fixture even across the nine-rounds of competition,” he said.
 
“Beginning the season with a number of blockbuster games and opening venues at full capacity will be very exciting.”
 
“I encourage everyone to get down to a WAFL game with their family and friends, connect with their club, and show their support for grassroots footy.”
 
WAFL pre-season games will be played on July 11.
 
The Optus WAFLW Season fixture is in the final stages of being completed and will be announced shortly.
 
Visit www.wafl.com.au for up to date game times and broadcast details.


WAFC Statement - Public Accounts Committee Inquiry

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 5:12 PM

The WAFC takes the inquiry announced today by the Public Accounts Committee seriously and will give it the highest priority.  

The Commission believes the inquiry provides an opportunity to fully explain the depth of investment into WA Football which the WAFC is responsible for.
 
The WAFC recognises the vital importance of the $11 million contribution by the State, via the Optus Stadium Funding Agreement, which is invested into the advancement of football across WA.  

Those funds, along with more than $20 million generated through other sources such as the AFL system, sponsorships and player registration, keep football as the sport with the highest number of participants in our State. 

This includes almost 350,000 participants and more than 460 clubs across all competitions in WA, as an intrinsic part of the cultural fabric of communities throughout the State.   

The WAFC will be cooperative and transparent in its upcoming dealings with the Public Accounts Committee.
 


2020 Optus WAFL Premiership Season to start July 18

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 5:45 PM

The start date for the 2020 Optus WAFL Premiership Season has been brought forward to July 18 following today’s State Government announcement that COVID-19 group gathering restrictions are scheduled to be completely lifted on this date.

WAFC Executive Manager - WAFL & Football Operations Scott Baker said that the State Government announcement paved the way for WAFL and WAFLW games to start on July 18 without any restrictions on crowd size, which was a driving factor for the competition and clubs.

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An update from the WA Football Commission

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:53 PM

On behalf of the West Australian Football Commission, we hope everyone is enjoying the AFL action returning to TV and are looking forward to community football kicking off in the coming weeks.  

Special thanks to the thousands of hard-working volunteers throughout our community for their tireless efforts in preparing for the 2020 season.  

Due to COVID-19, the football economy has changed significantly and will be impacted for the foreseeable future. In response, the WAFC commenced work in April on developing a new strategy to outline and reset the structures and delivery models required to support football across WA.  

Work is well advanced developing these new strategies and structures to help rebuild WA Football, focussing on the WAFC’s financial model, a leaner staffing structure and opportunities for decentralisation of some WAFC services and programs.

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Subiaco players set standard even during COVID-19

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 3:29 PM - by Chris Pike

THE restrictions placed on Subiaco coming into the 2020 WAFL season were always going to make it fascinating to see how the league's powerhouse performed, but with professionalism their undenied strongest trait, it's hard to seem them not emerging from COVID-19 a force.

Subiaco has now played in six consecutive WAFL Grand Finals, claimed five straight minor premierships and won four flags in that stretch of six years which culminated in a hammering of South Fremantle in last year's Grand Final at Optus Stadium.

As a result, there were some limitations placed on Subiaco coming into the 2020 season to try to help create a more competitive environment, but in all honesty now with the season having been so delayed thanks to COVID-19, that all seems a lifetime ago.

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Royals ready to fire in Round 1 under new sole skipper

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:33 PM - by Chris Pike

THE sudden retirement of Kyle Anderson might have caught East Perth off guard, but coach Jeremy Barnard was happy to hand the sole captaincy to Patrick McGinnity as he now prepares to have the Royals firing for the WAFL season to open on August 1.

Barnard is entering his second season as senior coach at the Royals following on from his decorated playing career as a triple premiership winning captain during the 221 matches he played at East Perth between 1993-2004.

When the Royals broke from their partnership with the West Coast Eagles, Barnard put his hand up to return to the club he has such a rich history with and now despite the delayed start to the 2020 season thanks to COVID-19, he can't wait to see his team back out on the park.

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Our brightest stars: South Fremantle District

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 2:41 PM

Western Australia has a proud history of developing elite football talent, with many of the game’s brightest stars beginning their careers at local junior football clubs right across the State.

In a series of articles highlighting the rich talent pool in WA over the years, Lenny Fogliani takes a closer look at the best current and former WAFL and AFL players to emerge from junior clubs in WA’s regions and districts.

This article focusses on junior clubs in South Fremantle Football Club's metropolitan district.

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Optus & WAFL Tik Tok Terms & Conditions

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 1:23 PM

Optus & WAFL TikTok Competition Terms & Conditions ("Conditions of Entry")

Promotion: Optus & WAFL TikTok Competition

Promoters:

  • West Australian Football Commission Inc ABN 51 167 923 136, 105 Banksia St, Tuart Hill, WA 6060, Australia. Ph: (08) 9381 5599; and  
  • Optus Administration Pty Ltd ABN 79 055 136 804, 1 Lyonpark Road, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113, Australia. Ph: (02) 8082 7800.

Promotional Period:

  • Start date: 18/06/20
  • End date: 26/06/20 at 11:59 pm AWST

Eligible entrants:  Entry is only open to WA residents who are 13 years and over and members of a local Western Australia - Australian Rules Football Club only. A parent or legal guardian of any aforementioned person under the age of 18 may also enter on the child’s behalf. Entrants under the age of 18 must have parent or legal guardian approval to enter.

If a winner is not affiliated to a local Western Australia based Australian Rules Football Club, another winner will be selected.

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Perth Football League season kicking off

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 1:05 PM

The Perth Football League has confirmed it will kick of its 2020 season on Saturday, July 4. 

With team nominations closing on Sunday June 14, more than 260 teams have been confirmed to take the field including 166 senior men's, 49 colts', 37 women's and 10 integrated teams.

Perth Football League general manager David Armstrong said it was encouraging that the number of teams had decreased by just three from last season, and that the number of women's teams had continued to grow with Canning Vale, Willetton, Swan Athletic, Ocean Ridge, Kalamunda, Collegians and Canning all entering sides for the first time.

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Our brightest stars: Great Northern Football League

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 12:55 PM

Western Australia has a proud history of developing elite football talent, with many of the game’s brightest stars beginning their careers at local junior football clubs right across the State.

In a series of articles highlighting the rich talent pool in WA over the years, Lenny Fogliani takes a closer look at the best current and former WAFL and AFL players to emerge from junior clubs in WA’s regions and districts.

This article focusses on junior clubs in the Great Northern Football League.

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