THE inaugural season of the Optus WAFL Women's Premiership is now upon us beginning this Sunday with the five competing clubs from Claremont, East Fremantle, Peel, Subiaco and Swan Districts ready to begin the new era in West Australian football.
The WAFLW competition will be launched with the opening two matches this Sunday afternoon with East Fremantle playing Peel Thunder at East Fremantle's New Choice Homes Park.
Then also on Sunday afternoon, Swan Districts will host Subiaco at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval.
THE WAFL Women's Premiership Season begins this Sunday and Kara Donnellan will be in charge of Swan Districts against Subiaco and she couldn’t be more excited to be part of the new competition.
The new-look WAFLW competition begins this Sunday and it will feature five clubs – Claremont, East Fremantle, Peel Thunder, Subiaco and Swan Districts – competing over a 15-round season with plenty of AFL Women's talent spready throughout each team.
Swan Districts has been a perennial powerhouse of the WA Women's Football League and now have been included as one of the five clubs in the new WAFLW competition.
SWAN Districts and Peel Thunder continued their unbeaten starts to the WAFL Colts season with Round 4 victories with South Fremantle scoring its first win of 2019 and East Perth prevailing in a thriller over Perth.
Round 4 in the colts began on Friday afternoon at Leederville Oval with Peel Thunder beating Subiaco 15.15 (105) to 6.4 (40).
Then on Friday night at Lathlain's Mineral Resources Park, the thriller of the round took place and East Perth just managed to hold off Perth for the 9.11 (65) to 9.6 (60) victory.
ROUND 4 of the WAFL started on ANZAC Day with Perth continuing its stunning start to the season before Subiaco joined them as remaining undefeated on Saturday with victories also for South Fremantle, the West Coast Eagles and Swan Districts.
Going back to ANZAC Day, Perth hosted East Perth at Lathlain's Mineral Resources Park with the Demons remaining undefeated beating the Royals 14.6 (90) to 7.11 (53).
The other four matches took place on Saturday afternoon starting with the West Coast Eagles handing Claremont its first loss of the season, winning 12.5 (77) to 11.9 (75) at Claremont Oval.
The initial intake of players for the 2019 Simply Energy WA State Academy has been announced ahead of the AFL National 16s and 18s Championships in June and July this year.
This first intake includes 36 players in the 16s age group and 40 in the 18s age group. Both squads can be added to from the WAFL Futures and Simply Energy Colts competitions, while Train On players may also be elevated to the main squad.
WA State Talent Manager Adam Jones congratulated all of the players on their selection and said he was looking forward to working with Western Australia’s most talented young players throughout the program.
AN initial Kia WAFL State Squad of 31 players has been named for the 2019 State Game against the South Australian National Football League.
The game will be played at Optus Stadium on Sunday May 12 as a curtain-raiser to the Fremantle v Richmond AFL game.
THE WAFL has two remaining undefeated teams after four rounds of the 2019 season with Perth and Subiaco continuing their winning ways over the ANZAC Round while South Fremantle, the West Coast Eagles and Swan Districts also were victorious.
Perth made it four straight to open the season with its win on ANZAC Day while Subiaco remained undefeated since the 2017 Grand Final with its big win on Saturday.
Swan Districts broke its duck in the battle of winless teams against West Perth while South Fremantle continued its recent derby dominance and the Eagles won the thriller of the round, handing the Tigers their first defeat.
Round Six of the Futures has concluded with Subiaco still sitting on top of the table unbeaten.
A nine-point win sees the ladder leaders two games clear of the chasing pack.
Futures are now on a 4-week break to allow players to commence their community football season.
Games will recommence on Saturday May 25th.
Claremont v West Coast: Claremont Oval Saturday 1.00pm
Saturday will hopefully see the Tigers continue their winning streak as they take on West Coast.
The Tiger Bar will be open to members from 11am till late, however if you would like to enter just for the day and enjoy exclusive member discounts, you can purchase a Members Guest Pass at the gate for just $10! Chase the Ace this Saturday only, with tickets on sale from 12pm and the winner drawn at 6pm. Plus enjoy Happy hour from 4pm-5pm!
MICHAEL Sinclair could very well be the most undervalued star of the WAFL as he continues to battle manfully against the odds with Perth, but now ahead of his 100th game there is light at the end of the tunnel and he's desperate to be part of it.
Maybe it's because he's been playing with a Demons team that has been regularly closer to the bottom of the ladder than contending for a finals spot throughout his career, but for whatever reason Sinclair's consistently standout performances in the red-and-black have gone largely undervalued.
Across his 99-game WAFL career, Sinclair is a fairest and best winner at Perth from 2014 and 2016, and has been named to the WAFL team of the Year, but his exploits as the standout intercept and rebound defender in the league might have not been appreciated as much as it deserved.
IT is a short turnaround from WAFL action on Easter Sunday to close Round 3 to ANZAC Day to open Round 4 but the stage is set for a tremendous clash to mark the occasion between traditional rivals Perth and East Perth.
Round 3 of the WAFL was spread right across Easter with Subiaco beating West Coast and Peel Thunder defeating East Fremantle on Good Friday before Perth held off Swan Districts, and Claremont proved too good for East Perth on Saturday.
The round concluded on Easter Sunday with South Fremantle beating West Perth, and now four days later Round 4 gets underway on ANZAC Day with what should be a tremendous clash between two long-time rivals.
Perth will host East Perth on ANZAC Day from 4.10pm at Lathlain's Mineral Resources Park.
THERE were plenty of standout match-winning performances across Round 3 of WAFL Colts action over Easter with victories for Peel Thunder, Swan Districts, Claremont and West Perth.
The Easter Round in the WAFL Colts began on Good Friday at Mandurah's David Grays Arena with Peel Thunder defeating East Fremantle 10.11 (71) to 6.6 (42).
Then on Saturday, Swan Districts beat Perth 10.12 (72) to 6.6 (42) at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval while Claremont opened its account for 2019 beating East Perth 10.8 (68) to 6.5 (41) at Leederville Oval.
EASTER Round in the WAFL saw wins for Subiaco, Peel Thunder, Perth, Claremont and South Fremantle with some standout individual performances including from Haiden Schloithe, Declan Mountford, Blair Bell and Bailey Banfield in the race for Player of the Round honours.
Round 3 in the WAFL across Easter began on Good Friday with Subiaco hosting the West Coast Eagles at Leederville Oval. The Lions came from behind in the last quarter to win 8.12 (60) to 6.9 (45).
The other Good Friday fixture took place at Mandurah's David Grays Arena with Peel Thunder also coming from behind to beat East Fremantle 12.13 (85) to 11.7 (73).
EASTER Round in the WAFL was spread across three days and saw some terrific action with Subiaco and Peel Thunder scoring Good Friday victories, Claremont continuing its impressive form, Perth holding out Swan Districts and then South Fremantle proving too good for West Perth.
Easter Round in the WAFL began with two matches on Good Friday and it started with Subiaco playing the West Coast Eagles for the first ever time. The reigning premier Lions had to fight hard but won a 22nd straight match with the eventual 8.12 (60) to 6.9 (45) victory.
The other Good Friday clash is the now annual fixture between Peel and East Fremantle at Mandurah's David Grays Arena. The Thunder ended up coming from behind to beat the Sharks 12.13 (85) to 11.7 (73).
Subiaco v West Coast – Leederville Oval 1.10pm
There will be plenty of activities for families at the bumper Easter Friday clash between Subiaco and West Coast. A special Easter egg hunt will be conducted all day at the game, while a junior parade will run before the beginning of the game. The Kids Zone at the Northern end will be open – plenty of activities, prizes and games galore.
Spend $10 at the Sports Bar and go in with a chance to win a signed Subiaco Jumper.
A huge game so get on down and bring the family.