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Optus WAFL Preliminary Final Preview

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 7:10 PM - by Chris Pike

CLAREMONT'S opponent in the 2020 Optus WAFL Grand Final will be determined on Sunday afternoon when South Fremantle and West Perth do battle in the preliminary final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

Claremont booked its spot in the Grand Final for 2020 with an impressive 47-point win against South Fremantle but now the Bulldogs and Falcons are desperate to join them to fight for the 2020 premiership.

West Perth advanced to the preliminary final with a come from behind win against Perth in the first semi-final at Provident Financial Oval last Sunday while South Fremantle earned the right to host the game by finishing on top of the ladder at the end of the home and away season.

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Main, Bulldogs confident of recapturing top form

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 12:30 PM - by Chris Pike

THERE is no fear at South Fremantle about the prospect of bowing out in straight sets after finishing the WAFL season as minor premiers, instead captain Dylan Main is focused on the Bulldogs recapturing their best form knowing they are two wins from a premiership still.

South Fremantle was the standout team during the nine rounds of the 2020 WAFL season winning its opening seven matches to secure the Bulldogs the minor premiership for the first time since 2009.

The Bulldogs had finished in second spot in each of the last four seasons behind Subiaco ending up in three preliminary final and a Grand Final appearance, so it was a step forward during the home and away season.

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Premiership would mean as much as any other: Wilhelm

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 11:58 AM - by Chris Pike

FORGET any talk of an asterisk or less meaning behind the 2020 WAFL Premiership just because of the shortened season, for West Perth's Team of the Year representative Blake Wilhelm, this flag would mean as much as any and the Falcons want it to be theirs.

The WAFL season might not have got underway until July 18 thanks to the COVID-19 induced delay, but the nine round competition was as hotly contested as any other campaign with each team playing one another once.

Highlighting that was the remarkable race for finals positions in the last round which saw Perth beat out East Perth and Subiaco to claim fourth spot, and ultimately saw West Perth fall just 0.24 per cent short of snatching second position and a double chance from Claremont.

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AFLW 18s v WAFLW All-Stars

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 3:26 PM

Western Australia's top female football talent will be showcased as part of the NAB AFL All-Stars series on Saturday, Septmeber 26 at Provident Financial Oval, Joondalup.

The game will feature the WA Simply Energy AFLW 18s playing a combined WAFL Women's All-Stars team at 2.30pm. Entry is free for spectators.

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Preliminary Final Broadcast Schedule

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 11:46 AM

The following games will be broadcast by TV, radio or livestreamed during the WAFL and Simply Energy Colts Preliminary Finals at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday, September 27.








WAFL League

  Sunday, September 27





  3.35pm – SF v WP



   ABC Radio 720
   Sport FM 91.3fm  

Simply Energy Colts 

  Sunday, September 27




  10.25am – S v EF

  FCB (subscribers only)

*Time is bouncedown

CLUBS: C – Claremont, EF – East Fremantle, EP – East Perth, PT – Peel Thunder, P – Perth, S – Subiaco, SF – South Fremantle, SD – Swan Districts, WP – West Perth.

VENUES:  DG – David Grays Arena - Mandurah, FCB – Fremantle Community Bank Oval - Fremantle, LO – Leederville Oval, MRP – Mineral Resources Park - Lathlain, NCH – New Choice Homes Park - East Fremantle, PF – Provident Financial Oval - Joondalup, RF – Revo Fitness Stadium - Claremont, SB –Steel Blue Oval - Bassendean.

Preliminary Final Football Budget

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 11:13 AM

The WAFL Preliminary Final Football Budget is available to download ahead of this weekend's League, Reserves and Simply Energy Colts fixtures at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.


Featuring match previews, statistics, feature article, collectables, fixtures and team lists, the Football Budget is included for free with all Adult and Concession tickets at WAFL games.

Additional copies can be purchased for $3 at the gate. 


Optus WAFL Grand Final hospitality packages

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 9:10 AM

Tickets to the Carlton Draught Front Bar are still available for the 2020 Optus WAFL Grand Final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday, October 4.

The VIP Open Boxes and Cocktail Function tickets have sold out, however Front Bar tickets are still available, offering WAFL fans the chance to enjoy the season decider in style while soaking up the atmosphere and tradition of the 136th WAFL Grand Final.

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Harris legacy grows as Claremont reaches Grand Final

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 9:09 AM - by Chris Pike

NO matter what now happens in next Sunday's WAFL Grand Final, Claremont has taken another step forward in 2020 as the Tigers have in every season under Darren Harris as he continues to build his reputation as a master coach.

Harris returned to a senior coaching role in the WAFL with Claremont back in 2017 taking over a Tigers team determined to get back to being the power it was at the start of the decade.

On the back of dominating the competition between 2010-13, the Tigers only played in one final in the next four years and that was a losing elimination final effort to East Perth in 2015, but there would be no shortcuts taken.

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Celebrating Go for 2&5 Junior Football Grand Finals

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 3:08 PM

More than 100 junior football Grand Finals will be held across Western Australia this weekend in an exciting culmination to one of the most unprecedented seasons on record.

After being postponed due to the impact of COVID-19, the abbreviated season has seen 93% of junior players return to football ovals around the State to reconnect with their clubs and teammates.

Key engagement strategies and a clear Return to Play Roadmap implemented by the WA Football Commission have resulted in this being the highest return to play rate of any State in Australia.

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Survey to examine impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health of Country Footballers

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 4:27 PM

A new survey will investigate how COVID-19 has affected the health of country footballers unable to play this year, and compare it to those who have been able to play.

The survey has been coordinated jointly between The WA Country Football League (WACFL) and researchers from The University of Western Australia. It was compiled by UWA Bachelor of Philosophy student Robbie Glyde.

Around half of the WACFL clubs have been unable to play this year due to COVID-19 and scientists from UWA’s Young Lives Matter Foundation hope the survey will be able to offer insight into health and wellbeing outcomes for those people and demonstrate the importance of community sport in regional Western Australia.

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Optus WAFL Team of the Year

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 3:59 PM - by Chris Pike

EVERY week of the 2020 Optus WAFL Premiership Season saw a Team of the Round selected and now based on those nine line-ups, the WAFL Team of the Year has been put together and it was, as always, a challenge still to narrow it down to 22 with three emergencies.

It has now become an annual tradition for the WAFL to announce a Team of the Round each week during the home and away season including a Player of the Week. 

But then in turn, those Teams of the Round are compiled to put together a Team of the Year at the end of each WAFL season, and while it might have been a shortened campaign due to COVID-19, 2020 is no different.

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WAFL Preliminary Final tickets on-sale now

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 1:24 PM

Tickets are on-sale now for the WAFL Preliminary Final between South Fremantle and West Perth at 3.35pm this Sunday, September 27, at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

The winner of the fixture will go through to the Optus WAFL Grand Final to face Claremont at the same venue on Sunday, October 4. 

Ticket prices 
-    General Admission – Adult: $20
-    General Admission – Concession $15
-    WAFL Member Tickets - $15
-    Kids go free 


Key Event Info

-    Tickets can be purchased online at the above link or at the gate on game day
-    Gates open at 9.00am

10.25am - Simply Energy Colts: Subiaco v East Fremantle 
1.00pm – WAFL Reserves: Subiaco v Claremont 
3.35pm – Optus WAFL League: South Fremantle v West Perth

Around the Ground 

There will be plenty to do for families at the ground with a range of activities and giveaways available

-    Bouncy castles 
-    Simply Energy Football giveaways 
-    Food trucks 


2020 Freo Dockers Cup Grand Finals

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 12:56 PM

Governor Stirling Senior High School have gone back-to-back in the Freo Dockers Cup Moore Division, defeating Mater Dei College by four points in a nail-biting Grand Final played at the Fremantle Football Club in Cockburn.

In a repeat of the 2019 Grand Final, Mater Dei appeared to start the stronger of the two sides, before a goal prior to the half time siren saw Governor Stirling take a slender five-point lead into the main break.  Neither team managed to grab the ascendancy in the second half, as both sides showed their competitive streak, ensuring that it would go down to the wire.  A late goal to Governor Stirling saw them regain a lead that they managed to hold on to, prevailing 2.2.14 to Mater Dei’s 1.4.10. Read More ...

2020 Simply Energy Cup Grand Final

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 12:34 PM

Darling Range Sports College have won the Simply Energy Cup Cable Division for the fourth time in seven years, defeating local rivals Governor Stirling Senior High School by 27 points in the Grand Final on Wednesday, 16th of September, at UWA Sports Park.

Darling Range burst out of the blocks early, kicking five goals straight in no time, making full use of the strong breeze heading to the northern end.  They went into the half time break with a solid lead; 6.0.36 to 1.3.9.  Governor Stirling fought back manfully in the second half as their ball movement improved through the middle of the ground, managing to outscore their opponents for the half.  In the end though, an accurate Darling Range came out on top: 9.0.54 to 4.3.27. Read More ...

Optus WAFL Semi Finals Wrap

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 10:46 PM - by Chris Pike

CLAREMONT is the first team through to the 2020 Optus WAFL Grand Final after a stunning win over South Fremantle on Sunday while West Perth ended the fairytale finals return of Perth in some wild Joondalup weather.

The WAFL finals series for 2020 got underway on Sunday afternoon with the two semi finals and to say there was a different look to it without this century's dominant team Subiaco and with Perth there for the first time since 1997 would be a great understatement.

Perth had captured the imagination of the West Australian football public after scoring the upset win over South Fremantle the previous Saturday night to book a spot in the finals in 1997.

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