Latest News Team and Player of Round 16

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 7:23 PM - by Chris Pike

IT was NAIDOC Round in the WAFL on Saturday with Steven Edwards, Adam Cockie, Tim Kelly, Kirk Ugle, Traye Bennell and Liam Ryan among the Indigenous players to shine but they were far from the only standout performers.

All four Round 16 WAFL matches took place on Saturday starting with South Fremantle ending its NAIDOC Round drought against Claremont with a 14.7 (91) to 10.6 (66) victory at Claremont Oval with Haiden Schloithe and Tim Kelly on fire.

Subiaco won a 13th straight match after a big 20.21 (141) to 9.5 (59) win over Perth at Leederville Oval with Adam Cockie and Liam Ryan among those to shine for the Lions.

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WAFL games heading to the country

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 8:50 AM

West Australian Football League games will be played in Esperance and Busselton over the next two weekends in partnership with the Department of Sport and Recreation and State Government’s Country Sports Enrichment Scheme (CSES).
Esperance will host the Round 17 League fixture between Subiaco and Claremont and Busselton will host the Round 18 League fixture between East Perth and South Fremantle.

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Umpire Dean Margetts reaches 400-game milestone

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Perth-based AFL and WAFL umpire Dean Margetts will umpire his 400th league match when he umpires the St. Kilda and Essendon game at Etihad Stadium on Friday, July 14.

Over his umpiring career, Dean has officiated in 109 WAFL matches and this weekend will mark his 291st AFL game.

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WA flavour for Boomerangs and World Team

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Thirteen WA players are representing the Flying Boomerangs and World under 16 national team as part of the NAB AFL National 16s Championships on the Gold Coast this week.

Selected by AFL Club recruiters following the 2016 AFL National Diversity Championships held in Townsville earlier this year, the respective squads of 30 young men have been chosen based on school attendance, leadership skills, and football ability.

The AFL Flying Boomerangs program is a personal development and leadership program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young men aged 14-16 years old, while the World Team is made up of the best upcoming AFL multicultural players from across the nation.

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RediMed Colts Young Guns Round 16

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 8:11 AM

Round 16 of the WAFL Colts competition saw Claremont defeat South Fremantle by 37 points, East Fremantle secure a 83-point win over Swan Districts, Subiaco take home a 13-point win over Perth and Peel Thunder defeat West Perth by 28 points at HBF Arena.

Click here for the match results.

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State 16s claim thrilling win over Vic Country

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 3:34 PM

A pack mark and a goal after the siren by East Perth's Rhai-arn Cox snatched a one-point win for the Deppro WA State 16s over Victoria Country at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast today, Monday July 10.

WA led early in the contest and were up by 25 points at quarter time before a strong second term from Vic Country saw them take a four point lead into the half time break. 

Vic Country extended their lead to a goal at three-quarter time and then pushed ahead by 19 points midway through the final quarter before a WA resurgence that resulted in the last five scoring shots of the game, including the match-winning goal to Cox.

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Peel win Landmark Country Championships

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 1:30 PM

PEEL Football and Netball League claimed the 2017 Landmark Country Football Championships Division One title with a win over the South West Football League in the Grand FInal at Leederville Oval on Sunday July 9.

It was the second straight year the two had met in the Division 1 Grand Final and back-to-back titles for Peel.

This followed an epic colts Grand Final in which the SWFL kicked a goal after the siren to steal a win from the Peel Cavaliers at Bendigo Bank Stadium on Saturday.

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Aboriginal coaches lead the way

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 10:52 AM

The West Australian Football Commission runs more than 70 programs that cater for Aboriginal and multicultural participants right across the state. WA has an outstanding record of producing high quality Aboriginal coaches and last year recorded 93 accredited Aboriginal coaches. 

Hear from six Aboriginal coaches on how they got involved in the sport, and where it has taken them.






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WAFL NAIDOC Round match reports

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 11:38 PM - by Chris Pike

IT was NAIDOC Round in the WAFL on Saturday with Subiaco again asserting its dominance while the teams just below them South Fremantle, Peel Thunder and Swan Districts all recorded victories.

The top four WAFL teams all had victories on Saturday to celebrate NAIDOC Round in recognition and celebration of the Indigenous culture and the contributions made to the game with all eight clubs wearing specially designed jumpers along with artwork on the Burley footballs.

The traditional NAIDOC Round clash has been Claremont taking on South Fremantle, and after a slow start, the second placed Bulldogs proved too strong for the Tigers winning 14.7 (91) to 10.6 (66) at Claremont Oval.

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NAIDOC WAFL Round 16 teams and previews

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 5:00 AM

IT is NAIDOC Round in the WAFL on Saturday with all eight teams running out in specially designed jumpers to mark the occasion and to celebrate the contribution of the Indigenous people to the competition.

It is not only a significant weekend to celebrate NAIDOC Week either with all four games taking place on Saturday afternoon having plenty riding on the results.

The traditional NAIDOC Round clash features Claremont and South Fremantle who have made it an annual event between the two clubs since 2007. 

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2017 NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian Team announced

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 3:57 PM

FOUR WA players were named in the All-Australian team following the completion of the 2017 NAB AFL Under 18 National Championships.  

The Deppro WA State 18s finished second on percentage to Victoria Metro, claiming three wins from four games. WA’s wins came against South Australia, Vic Country and the Allies.

Fellow co-captain and West Perth Football Club Colts captain Oscar Allen won the Larke Medal for best player at the NAB AFL National 18s Championships.

Key tall defender Sam Taylor, co-captain Aaron Naughton, prolific ball-winning medium midfielder Brayden Ainsworth, and mobile tall forward Oscar Allen were named in the NAB AFL Under 18 All-Australian team with Coach Peter Sumich named the All-Australian Assistant Coach.

The 2017 NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian team is as follows ..

DEFENDERS: Ben Paton (VC), Oscar Clavarino (VC), Sam Taylor (WA), Charlie Constable (VM), Aaron Naughton (WA), Nicholas Coffield (VM)
MIDFIELDS: Patrick Naish (VM), Brayden Ainsworth (WA), Izak Rankine (SA), Brayden Crossley (QLD- Allies) , Cameron Rayner (VM), Paddy Dow (VC)
FORWARDS: Jack Higgins (VM), Jarrod Brander (NSW/ACT-Allies) , Zac Bailey (NT-Allies), Callum Coleman-Jones (SA), Oscar Allen (WA), Dylan Moore (VM)
INTERCHANGE: Lachlan Fogarty (VM), Joel Garner (VM), Sam Hayes (VM), Harrison Petty (SA), James Worpel (VC)

AFL National and International Talent Manager Kevin Sheehan once again headed the selection panel which included:

Luke Power                 NAB AFL Academy Head Coach

Mick Ablett                National Talent Football Manager

Phil Bunn                    Adelaide Football Club Recruiting Manager

Kall Burns                  Gold Coast Suns Recruiting Manager

Mark Finnigan            North Melbourne Recruiting Manager

Mark McKenzie          Hawthorn Football Club Recruiting Manager

Mr Sheehan said the high standard of play during the Championships made selecting the team challenging.

“It was a fantastic climax for the championships to see the Allies get up and have that victory over Vic Metro who had previously been undefeated. They did the same thing last year but that’s to be expected being gathered together from all part of Australia,” he said.

“But there is still plenty more state level football before the draft for those boys who didn’t quite get into the team.”

Bulldog Schloithe notches century but team success his goal

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 3:30 PM - by Chris Pike

BEING in some remarkable career-best form makes this Saturday a good time for Haiden Schloithe to celebrate his 100-game milestone with South Fremantle but while he's proud of the mark, it's team success with the Bulldogs he craves.

Schloithe is another proud product of Katanning to play with South Fremantle and having achieved colts success playing in the 2011 premiership and then being rookie-listed by Fremantle.

He made his league debut at South Fremantle in 2012 and didn’t take long to cement his spot, and he has remained ever since splitting roles between being a strong ball-winning and hard running midfielder, and a dangerous and clever half-forward.

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Deppro WA State 16s set for National Championships

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 3:26 PM

The Deppro WA State 16s continue their 2017 NAB AFL National 16s Championship campaign on Monday, July 10 at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast following their win over South Australia in the opening game of the championship last month.

The squad will play two games over the week against Victoria Country and Victoria Metro.

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WAFL Round 15 marks and goals

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Check out the top 3 contenders for the AHG Mark and Goal for Round 15 in the video below.

Don't forget to cast your vote now using the WAFL App. The app can be downloaded from the Play Store for Android devices and the App Store for iPhones.

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#WAFooty Thursday Trivia

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 3:47 PM

Think you know your football? Test your footy knowledge and take our weekly #WAFooty quizzes!

If you know all there is to know about football, you'll love these short quizzes.

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