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2018 WAWFL Preliminary Finals

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:05 PM

The Mundella WA Women's Football League Preliminary Finals will be played this Sunday, August 19 at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

Peel Thunderbirds and Subiaco battle it out in the League clash for a place in next week's Grand Final against East Fremantle. 

Peel Thunderbirds and East Fremantle go head-to-head in the Reserves Preliminary Final with the winner to play Claremont in the Grand Final.
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Around the Grounds – Round 20

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 2:38 PM

Four massive WAFL clashes are set to unfold this Saturday and there will also be fun activities, events and competitions taking place at all venues for fans, their families and club members.

Check out what's happening at your local ground! 

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Sharks go marching straight into Grand Final

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 9:37 AM - by Sandra Argese

Footy can be telling. On Sunday afternoon, East Fremantle’s performance in their semi-final clash against Peel Thunderbirds certainly told a story.

With 15 wins, a minor premiership and a reputation as being virtually unbeatable on the line, season 2018 couldn’t have been any kinder to the Sharks.

Come finals time in their semi-final against Peel Thunderbirds, the trend unquestionably continued.

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M & J Chickens Player of Round 19

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 7:36 AM - by Chris Pike

LUKE Partington was one of a host of East Perth players to have a field day in Saturday's thumping of East Fremantle and as a result he's been named the M & J Chickens Player of Round 19.

East Perth needed to win coming into Saturday's clash with the bottom placed East Fremantle at Leederville Oval to return to the top five coming off a loss to Peel Thunder, and they sure did respond in the most emphatic fashion possible.

The Royals kicked their biggest score of the season to come away with the 114-point victory that saw them return to fourth position on the WAFL ladder with two rounds of the season to go which sees them take on West Perth this Saturday and then Peel Thunder in the final round again.

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TABtouch Team of Round 19

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 6:56 AM - by Chris Pike

THINGS really heated up across Round 19 of the WAFL as East Perth and Claremont replaced Perth and Peel Thunder in the top five in an afternoon of action that included a seven-goal haul, three players racking up 40 or more possessions and another 12 racking up 30 or more.

It was the third last round of the 2018 WAFL season and coming into it with eight teams still in contention to reach finals, that meant that every game took on greater significance.

All four of the matches took place on Saturday afternoon as well with all eyes on Lathlain Park awaiting to see who out of Perth and Claremont would end the round having enhanced their finals hopes.

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Round 19 Colts Wrap

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 12:50 AM - by Chris Pike

SUBIACO has now all but locked away the WAFL colts minor premiership after beating West Perth in Round 19 on Saturday while East Fremantle consolidated third position, South Fremantle fifth place and Claremont kept its slim finals hopes alive.

Every team in the competition was still capable of reaching the finals entering the Round 19 action in the WAFL colts on Saturday morning, but losses for West Perth and East Perth have all but ruled them out of contention with Perth and Claremont just clinging to remaining in touch.

All four of the matches in Round 19 took place on Saturday morning with Subiaco moving two games and percentage clear on top of the ladder beating West Perth 12.12 (84) to 3.5 (23) at Joondalup Arena.

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MRP Update - Round 19

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:32 PM

The following reports were assessed by the WAFL Match Review Panel following Round 19 League matches.

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Round 19 Match Reports

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 8:36 AM - by Chris Pike

SUBIACO kept winning, South Fremantle went a long way to securing second spot and East Perth and Claremont both won to return to top five positions in the WAFL in Round 19 action on Saturday.

With only three rounds to go until the end of the home and away season with eight teams still capable of playing finals coming into Round 19, it's fair to say the stakes were high across the four matches on Saturday afternoon.

While Subiaco is guaranteed of finishing in top spot and East Fremantle can't avoid the wooden spoon for 2018, the rest of the positions inside the top five remain up for grabs.

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AFL School Ambassador Award winners

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 1:59 PM

Wanneroo Secondary College’s Thomas Moscarda won his third consecutive annual award for Most Outstanding Secondary AFL School Ambassador when winners of the West Australian Football Commission's AFL School Ambassador Awards were announced at Claremont Oval last night (August 9).

The Wanneroo Secondary College teacher was one of six winners on the night, with Nuria Ushoroff from the Australian Islamic College Kewdale claiming the other major award as Most Outstanding Primary School Ambassador.

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Auskick Gala Day bonanza at the WACA

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 9:04 AM

Auskickers across the Swan Districts, East Perth, and Perth footy zones recently came together and participated in a special footy festival hosted by the West Australian Football Commission at the home of WA cricket, the WACA.

The event, delivered by the WAFC and the WACA, provided more than 750 Year 2 Auskickers the opportunity to compete in a modified competition against teams they would not normally play in preparation for the 2019 WAFC Year 3 junior football competition.

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Round 19 Match Previews

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:45 PM - by Chris Pike

ROUND 19 is the third last weekend of the 2018 WAFL home and away season with Perth and Claremont meeting in a battle that could very well determine which plays finals while East Perth and Swan Districts have to win too to keep themselves in the hunt.

With just three rounds of the home and away season remaining and eight teams still in finals contention, every game now takes on greater significance and all four matches on Saturday will have finals ramifications.

Each of the four matches all take place on Saturday afternoon in the traditional 2.15pm time slot as well with the reigning premiers of the last two years Peel Thunder having the bye and hoping to cling on to fifth position depending on how the results go.

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WA whistle blower joins rare group

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:20 PM

West Australian based AFL field umpire Jeff Dalgleish will join an elite group of umpires when he officiates his 300th senior football match this weekend.

Dalgleish, the ninth West Australian field umpire to reach the triple-century of League matches, joins WA field umpires Brett Rosebury, Dean Margetts, Craig Hendrie, Gavin Statham, Grant Vernon, Ray Montgomery, Luke Farmer and Michael Ball who have all got to the 300 club.

Dalgleish began umpiring in 1999 in the East Fremantle juniors and the WA Amateur League. He progressed to professional football, making his WAFL umpiring debut in 2003 and his AFL debut in 2009.

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Many cultures, one game

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 1:54 PM

More than 200 students from Australian Islamic Colleges (AIC) and Intensive English Centres (IEC) across Perth recently came together to learn the fundamentals of footy alongside West Coast Eagles stars at this year’s Bachar Houli Cup event.

Participating schools included Dianella AIC, Thornlie AIC, Kewdale AIC, Beaconsfield IEC and Highgate IEC.

The students buddied with West Coast Eagles stars including the likes of Nic Naitanui, Shannon Hurn, Jeremy McGovern, and Luke Shuey, in a number of skill clinics at Carine Open Space, before they got the chance to have a chat to the players and grab their signatures.

The students then showcased their skills in a series of nine-a-side matches.

WA Football Commission Participation Manager Josh Bowler said the event provided an excellent opportunity to engage with the Islamic community and other various multicultural communities via our great game.

“The event proved to be a great success and we hope all participants had fun on the day and are keen to learn more about how they can get involved in the football pathway,” he said.

“It was also a fantastic opportunity for all our staff and volunteers involved who got to learn more about the Islamic faith and engage with the participants.”


Around the Grounds - Round 19

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:09 AM

Don your club colours, grab the clan and make your way to a WAFL game this weekend! 

Witness elite WAFL players battle it out for a Round 19 victory and make sure to get involved in the fun activities, events and competitions taking place at all four venues.

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M & J Chickens Player of Round 18

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 2:17 PM - by Chris Pike

THERE were star WAFL midfielders everywhere you looked at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday but it was South Fremantle's Shane Hockey who stood out the brightest in a stunning individual performance.

While his teammates Haiden Schloithe, Nick Suban, Marlion Pickett, Brandon Donaldson, Ryan Cook and Jacob Dragovich, and West Perth opponents Shane Nelson, Luke Meadows, Aaron Black and Trent Manzone all had significant impacts, it was Hockey that delivered what was likely the best performance of his WAFL career since joining South Fremantle in 2016.

Hockey, as a result, has been named the M & J Chickens Player of the Round despite strong competition from teammate Schloithe, West Perth's Nelson, Peel Thunder's Tom Sheridan and Danyle Pearce, East Perth's Dom Sheed and Subiaco pair Leigh Kitchin and Lachlan Delahunty.

It was a big game for South Fremantle who was coming off the bye and disappointing losses to Subiaco and Peel Thunder, and they were without captain Dylan Main and the versatile Steve Verrier on top of triple Bernie Naylor Medallist Ben Saunders.

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