This Saturday marks an exciting round of WAFL with all players and umpires across all grades donning silly socks to support and raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charity (RMHC) to support kids with serious illness.
You can help support the sick kids by giving to the tin rattlers who will be at the gates of every venue and roaming the grounds throughout the day.
Click here for more information on RMHC Round.
The passion and the skill of the State’s top female footballers will be celebrated this Sunday at the WA Football Commission’s Festival of Female Football.
The Yorga’s Koodjal Kadadjiny Women’s Two-Way Learning match between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous female footballers will open the event at Steel Blue Oval at 12pm.
All West Australian Football League players and umpires across all grades will wear silly socks to raise vital funds for children with serious illness, as part of Ronald McDonald House Charity Round 15 this weekend.
Each League game will feature a special Ronald McDonald Charity Fan Zone where kids can get involved in a range of fun activities and win some great prizes.
These activities include a spinning wheel, and a fries handball target. There will also be face painters and a lucky dip fans can take part in with a gold coin donation. All proceeds will go to Ronald McDonald House.
Rio Tinto NAIDOC Week was celebrated in Round 14 of the WAFL across the weekend and it was only fitting that included some standout performances from Indigenous players with none better than Perth's M & J Chickens Player of the Round, Cody Ninyette.
Across the four WAFL matches to celebrate NAIDOC Week in Round 14 of the WAFL, it was only fitting that a host of Indigenous players delivered standout performances.
That started on Friday night and despite Peel Thunder losing to Subiaco by 52 points and not kicking a goal for three quarters, Danyle Pearce racked up 29 possessions while Michael Johnson had 20 disposals and nine marks, Traye Bennell 14 touches, Harley Bennell 13 and captain Gerald Ugle seven.
NAIDOC Round in the WAFL saw the top three teams Subiaco, South Fremantle and West Perth move further clear at the head of the ladder while Perth closed in on a finals spot and Swan Districts, Claremont and Peel Thunder missed their chance to consolidate a position.
NAIDOC Round in the WAFL began on Friday night with Subiaco dominating its Grand Final rematch with Peel Thunder, winning 9.15 (69) to 2.5 (17).
The other three matches all took place on Saturday afternoon with Perth beating Swan Districts 14.17 (101) to 11.11 (77) on the back of five goals from Cody Ninyette and starring midfield performances from Clint Jones, Brant Colledge, Corey Yeo and Cody Leggett.
ROUND 14 of the WAFL Colts season saw Subiaco return to the top of the ladder with a win against Peel Thunder while South Fremantle moved into the top five and consigned Claremont to the bottom position in the process.
Things remain remarkably tight in the colts for 2018 with only one game separating the top four teams Subiaco, Peel Thunder, Swan Districts and East Fremantle.
There's then just the one game separating the other five teams with South Fremantle, Perth, West Perth, East Perth and Claremont fighting over fifth position.
Check out the top Kia marks and TABtouch goals of Rio Tinto NAIDOC Round 14 of the WAFL in the videos below.
West Perth player Michael Lourey booted the TABtouch Goal of Round 13 and Subiaco's Aaron Heal was named winner of the KIA Mark of the Week.
SUBIACO, South Fremantle and West Perth all kept winning to move further clear in the top three WAFL positions in NAIDOC Round this weekend while Perth beat Swan Districts to move closer to a spot inside the top five.
The NAIDOC Round in the WAFL got underway with a Grand Final rematch at Leederville Oval on Friday night with Subiaco again showing its dominance, remaining unbeaten with a 9.15 (69) to 2.5 (17) victory over Peel Thunder.
The other three games all took place on Saturday afternoon with Perth further closing in on a finals position beating Swan Districts 14.17 (101) to 11.11 (77) at Steel Blue Oval with Cody Ninyette fittingly kicking five goals in celebration of NAIDOC Week.
AS he was racking up individual achievements as South Fremantle captain, all Ryan Cook wanted was a premiership with the Bulldogs and that's still the case ahead of his 150th game that will see him earn life membership.
Cook arrived at South Fremantle in 2011 after being delisted from Collingwood and he had such an immediate impact that he played State football and won the WJ Hughes Medal in his first season at the Bulldogs where they reached the finals.
The esteem he was immediately held in saw him named captain at South Fremantle in 2012 and he went on to lead the Bulldogs in 117 matches to be the longest-serving skipper in the rich history of the Bulldogs.
WA's State 16s squad were lucky enough to meet Australian Football Hall of Fame legend Barry Cable who attended their training session on Thursday, July 5, at Claremont Showgrounds.
The young squad huddled around the three-time Perth Football Club premiership player and asked a range of questions on his experience through his decorated football career, development as a young player, the key to becoming a champion player, and the expectations and pressures that came with it all.
The 2018 NAIDOC Week theme is ‘Because of Her, We Can.’
This year we celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made, and continue to make, to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.
In line with this theme, we caught up with two Aboriginal women who have made significant contributions to grassroots football in WA as volunteers of our great game.
IT is NAIDOC Round in the WAFL this weekend starting with a Grand Final rematch on Friday night before three crucial matches on Saturday with Swan Districts, Claremont, Perth and Peel Thunder locked in battles over the bottom two positions in the top five.
NAIDOC Round has now become an annual celebration in the WAFL in recognition of the contribution that Indigenous footballers have made to the game in Western Australia.
South Fremantle and Claremont first came together to play annually during NAIDOC Week in 2007 and they continue to play each year for the Jimmy Melbourne Cup.
Four WA players have been selected for this year's NAB AFL under 18s All-Australian Team following the conclusion of the under 18s Championships.
Jordan Clark was named in defense, while midfielder Luke English won a palce in the midfield. Jeremy Sharp and Sydney Stack were named on the bench.
The West Australian Football League, in partnership with Rio Tinto, will celebrate the contributions that the Aboriginal community has made and continues to make to WA football at the NAIDOC Round of the WAFL commencing on Friday July 6 and Saturday, July 7.
All clubs playing in the Round will don specially designed jumpers that represent the heritage of their club and their Aboriginal players. South Fremantle and Claremont will play with a special NAIDOC football designed by Samantha Mitchell, daughter of Claremont Legend Michael Mitchell.