ROUND 14 in the Simply Energy WAFL Colts saw Peel Thunder maintain its gap on top of the ladder with a one-point win over East Perth while Claremont continued its strong recent form and there were wins also for East Fremantle and Perth.
Round 14 in the colts competition got underway with a double-header on Friday afternoon and evening at Leederville Oval.
That got underway with Claremont continuing its strong form of late in the colts beating the reigning premiers Subiaco 13.8 (86) to 6.5 (41).
ROUND 10 in the WAFLW competition saw wins for Subiaco and Claremont across the weekend as the two sides move a game clear each in the top two positions as the league heads into a general bye.
There were two matches in Round 10 of the 2019 Optus WAFLW Premiership Season and that saw the action get underway on Saturday afternoon at Claremont Oval with Claremont winning a thriller 4.5 (29) to 4.3 (27) against East Fremantle.
ROUND 14 of the 2019 Optus WAFL Premiership Season always promised to be season-defining and it proved the case with Subiaco all but securing top spot, Perth going a long way to securing a finals berth and the West Coast Eagles storming into fifth position.
Round 14 in the WAFL got underway on Saturday afternoon starting with East Fremantle keeping its slim finals hopes alive and ending a three-game losing run to beat Swan Districts 8.11 (59) to 3.12 (30) at East Fremantle's New Choice Homes Park.
The other Saturday afternoon clash saw East Perth also stay in the finals hunt with a 9.10 (64) to 6.9 (45) victory against Peel Thunder at Leederville Oval to give them consecutive wins.
THE merry go round in fifth position on the WAFL ladder continues with the West Coast Eagles improving to that spot after a fourth straight win while Subiaco went a long way to securing another minor premiership and Perth won a heartstopper to move closer to a first finals berth in 22 years.
It always shaped as though it would be a season-defining Round 14 of the 2019 Optus WAFL Premiership Season with the matches spread across Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, and that's exactly how it panned out.
Subiaco made it seven straight wins to be three games now on top while Perth solidified its place in the top five with a win with a goal after the siren while the West Coast Eagles made it four straight wins to leap West Perth and Peel Thunder into fifth position on the ladder.
REACHING 100 games for South Fremantle means the world to one of the WAFL's most versatile players, but what Steve Verrier wants more than anything is to try and replicate his colts success at league level with the Bulldogs.
Prior to being drafted to Richmond, Verrier was a colts premiership player at South Fremantle in 2011 and now after three years of reaching preliminary finals, that's all that is on his mind even when a significant individual milestone comes up.
Having grown up dreaming of playing with South Fremantle, reaching 100 games with the Bulldogs is a massive accomplishment for Verrier who despite dealing with injuries in recent years, has proven himself one of the most effective utility players in the competition.
ROUND 10 of the WAFLW season sees the two matches for the weekend split over Saturday and Sunday afternoons with Claremont and East Fremantle battling over second spot, and Peel Thunder attempting to upset Subiaco.
With the ladder so tight in the inaugural 2019 Optus WAFL Women's Premiership Season, every game is taking on extra significance with just one game separating the top four teams while it will only take a winning streak for the Thunder to close the gap as well to put themselves in the mix.
The competitiveness so far in the opening nine rounds of the WAFLW season has backed in the decision to limit the inaugural campaign to the five teams to condense the talent, and it's creating for some high-quality football and plenty of unpredictable contests every weekend.
East Fremantle v Swan Districts: New Choice Homes Park: Saturday 2.15pm
Our FREE Kidz Corner will be in full swing with a Curved Obstacle Course, Looney Tunes Bouncer and Superhero Sumos Suits. At half time, head onto the oval to join our bin-it to win-it for your chance to win a junior footy!
Take a selfie at the game and post it with the hashtag #ichooseeastfreo for your chance to win! Choose from some awesome Sharks merchandise thanks to our sponsor - New Choice Homes.
Don’t forget to visit our Merchandise Sea Container and grab yourself a 2019 EFFC Jacket or Jumper – they have just arrived!
East Perth v Peel Thunder: Leederville Oval: Saturday 3.10pm
Enjoy a full day of footy down at Leederville this Saturday. Our Futures kick off the day at 9.55am followed by our Reserves at 12.25pm. The League bouncedown is 3.10pm
This week we have a huge Royals Kid’s Zone featuring the ‘The Warrior’ inflatable obstacle course and our ‘Handball Hut’ for you to challenge your mates on. The game is LIVE ON CHANNEL 7 so get down and have a kick on the oval for your chance to get on TV
East Perth players will be handing out plenty of giveaways including Royals placards and posters.
Hang around after the game for your chance to get a Royals footy from your favourite player and hear from coach Jeremy Barnard after the match.
Kids Under 16 FREE
Perth v South Fremantle: Mineral Resouces Park: Saturday 5.00pm
In Round 14 of the WAFL season, the Perth Football Club will host South Fremantle Football Club.
A part of our NAIDOC Round Celebrations, we will be holding a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony on the ground before the start of the League match.
After the League match, head on up to the Main Hall for karaoke until late!
FREE Kids Zone
This week, there will be an inflatable Batman bouncy castle and a Samurai obstacle course! Come bounce around and have some fun with your mates!
Phoenix Insurance Half Time Entertainment
Kid's running races
No need to register, just make your way down to the oval at half time.
There are three age categories, with a winner from each. The three winners will be awarded $20 cash and a $10 Perth Football Club Team Store voucher.
Age groups: under 5s, under 9s and under 12s.
West Perth v West Coast: Mineral Resources Park: Sunday 2.15pm
It may be a Falcons home game, but West Coast have opened their Mineral Resources park doors to see the new facility.
ENTRY WILL BE FREE FOR EVERYONE!
Get down to tour through some the best football facilities in Australia and watch a cracking game of WAFL footy.
ROUND 14 is spread over Saturday and Sunday this weekend with two matches each at Leederville Oval and Mineral Resources Park highlighted by a top-of-the-table battle between Subiaco and Claremont, and third spot fight between Perth and South Fremantle.
All five matches in Round 14 of the 2019 Optus WAFL Premiership Season have plenty on the line as well whether it's a clash between the top two or bottom two teams, with third and fourth also locking horns, along with the four teams fighting over fifth spot all playing one another.
That sets the stage for quite the season-defining round of WAFL action with two games on Saturday afternoon, one on Saturday evening and then two more on Sunday afternoon. Read More ...
Western Australia have suffered defeat in their final match of the AFLW U18s National Championships, with Vic Country running out two-point winners at Bond University on Friday.
In a highly-competitive fixture, WA couldn’t find a goal late in the final term to overcome the powerful Victorian side.
Kia Buckley had a set shot with only seconds remaining, however couldn’t quite make the distance, meaning WA finish with a 3-2 record at the carnival.
Mikayla Bowen was again outstanding for the WA side collecting 18 touches and five clearances, while Mim Strom was dominant in the ruck with 32 hit-outs.
Western Australia started the game with Mim Strom snatching a ball out of the ruck and converting from close range, before Kia Buckley claimed her first of the afternoon to extend the lead to two goals.
Mikayla Morrison showed her pace early in the second, burning off her opponent inside 50, and finishing smartly on her right.
From there, it was all Vic Country.
A two-goal to none third term proved the difference in the game, with Vic Country not relinquishing their lead after three-quarter time.
WA pushed hard in the dying stages but couldn’t halt the Victorian momentum.
The Western Australian side finishes the carnival with two wins over Queensland and a strong performance over the Central Allies.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA 2.3 3.4 3.4 3.5 (23)
VICTORIA COUNTRY 0.3 1.4 3.6 3.7 (25)
Bowen, Strom, Anderson, Buckley
Strom, Morrison, Buckley
THINGS are getting decidedly interesting in the Optus WAFL Women's competition with wins for Swan Districts and East Fremantle in Round 9 on Saturday meaning that the top four teams are only separated by one match.
Subiaco had looked like a runaway leader in this inaugural WAFLW season, but with their loss to Swan Districts on Saturday all of a sudden things are remarkably tight following nine rounds of the campaign.
Both Round 9 WAFLW matches on Saturday were played to celebrate NAIDOC Week as well, paying tribute to Aboriginal culture and the Indigenous contribution to the game.
That saw all four participating teams wearing spectacularly designed jumpers and then the two games provided some fascinating action on the field as well.
THE 2019 WAFL Colts competition is taking shape in fascinating fashion with Peel Thunder remaining clear in top spot but then West Perth, Swan Districts, East Perth and Claremont jostling for spots, and reigning premiers Subiaco breathing down the necks.
The first colts contest of the round took place at Claremont Oval and it was Claremont who kept themselves comfortably in fifth position by defeating the bottom place South Fremantle 13.10 (88) to 5.4 (34).
Reigning premiers Subiaco kept its finals hopes alive as well with a strong 11.14 (80) to 5.10 (40) against East Fremantle at Leederville Oval.
NAIDOC Round in the WAFL on Saturday not only saw the competition pay tribute to the contribution of the Aboriginal culture, but also saw five fascinating match ups with Subiaco and Claremont surging ahead while West Perth, West Coast Eagles and East Perth won important games.
All five matches took on greater significance as the race for the finals heats up in the WAFL in Round 13 action and there were a host of standout individual performances to go along with the big results from a team perspective.
The early starting match on Saturday took place at Mandurah's David Grays Arena with West Coast Eagles winning a third straight match, beating Peel Thunder 10.16 (76) to 3.10 (28).
The West Australian Football Commission has relocated to Tuart College for the duration of the redevelopment of Subiaco Oval.
Tuart College is located at 105 Banksia St, Tuart Hill. To access the WAFC offices, enter the premises via the Grenville Street carpark and follow directional signange to the former Library building.
Western Australia have overcome the Central Allies to record their third victory in four matches at the AFLW U18 National Championships in Queensland.
A three-goal blitz in the second quarter set the tone for the fixture, with the Central Allies unable to score a goal after the first break.
Nyra Anderson and Mikayla Bowen accumulated plenty of the ball to finish with 24 and 22 disposals respectively, while the goals were spread evenly amongst the side.
Allies started the better of the two teams kicking the first goal of the fixture and heading to the first break eight-points to the good.
The second term is where WA stamped their authority on the fixture.
Isabella Lewis, Mikayla Morrison and Jade Briggs all converted to take Western Australia to a 10-point lead at the main interval.
The third quarter became a tight arm-wrestle between the sides, with goals hard to come by in the slippery conditions.
Mikayla Hyde added a goal in the last minute of the term to extend the WA lead to 16-points.
Bowen finished off her strong performance with a goal in the last, as WA finished 22-point victors in Southport.
The side will take on Vic Country in their final match of the carnival on Friday at Bond University.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA 0.0 3.0 4.1 5.2 (32)
CENTRAL ALLIES 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.4 (10)
Bowen, Anderson, Strom, Hyde
Hyde, Lewis, Bowen, Briggs, Morrison.
The 55th Landmark Country Football Championships will take place in Perth this week with 18 sides from country WA taking to the field across four divisions.
Action starts tomorrow Thursday, July 11 at Rushton Park, Mandurah, with the CBH Group Colts Division.
Reigning champions South West will be aiming for a fourth consecutive Colts title as they compete against Peel, Regional Districts, Great Southern Storm and the Northern Suns. The qualifying action continues on Friday, with finals to be held on Saturday.