WA Football League clubs East Fremantle and Claremont head to Geraldton for their Round 13 clash this weekend as part of the WA Football Commission’s Festival of Football initiative taking place in the region.
The festival kicks off Wednesday June 27 and runs through to Sunday July 1. It features football clinics, player visits from East Fremantle FC, educational sessions and forums hosted by the WA Football Commission in close partnership with key local stakeholders, the WA Country Football League and the two clubs.
The festival is supported by the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme which is run through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
THERE were just the three games in Round 12 of the WAFL on Saturday but that didn’t mean there weren’t plenty of standout individual performances especially coming from the winning Subiaco, West Perth and Claremont teams.
With the second placed South Fremantle, eighth placed reigning premiers Peel Thunder and last placed East Fremantle having the Round 12 bye, there were the three matches that took place on Saturday afternoon.
That started at Leederville Oval with Claremont moving to being within percentage of a finals position beating East Perth 14.11 (95) to 9.9 (63) with Jye Bolton and Bailey Rogers especially outstanding while captain Ian Richardson kicked four goals in his 201st game.
A HOST of players put their hands up to be the M & J Chickens Player of Round 12 despite there only being three WAFL matches, but Subiaco captain Kyal Horsley just had to be recognised for the way he is dominating the 2018 season.
There were only the three matches in the WAFL in Round 12 and each of them produced players who put their hands up to be named Player of the Round.
Claremont beat East Perth at Leederville Oval to keep its finals chances alive with Bailey Rogers and Jye Bolton vying for best on ground honours with 35 possessions apiece.
West Perth Football Club League players will don special guernseys featuring the British flag for their International Football clash against Subiaco at Joondalup Arena this Saturday, June 30.
The clash forms part of the club’s annual International Football Festival which celebrates the diverse community in the Falcons District. The district embraces the largest multicultural and migrant community within the State, overseeing participation and involvement of footy players from Hillarys through to Two Rocks.
Clontarf Aboriginal College has claimed the Fremantle Dockers Cup White Division title after the team cemented a thrilling one-point victory over Shenton College at McGillivray Reserve on Monday.
Shenton College narrowly missed forcing extra time when a snap from deep in the right forward pocket hit the behind post in the dying seconds of the Grand Final.
Shenton College had a nine-point lead at half time but Clontarf Aborginal College fought back and pushed ahead mid way through the half.
PEEL Thunder replaced Swan Districts on top of the WAFL Colts ladder without playing a game in Round 12 with Subiaco beating Swan Districts while West Perth stayed in touch with a top five position and East Perth got close to climbing out of the cellar.
It's a remarkably tight WAFL colts competition so far in 2018 with only four games separating the top and bottom placed teams with Peel Thunder holding a 7-3 record and East Perth 3-7.
That means that all nine teams still remain a chance to take part in finals action in 2018 and it makes every game that takes place fascinating not only for the result, but the exciting young talent on display.
The West Australian Football Commission encourages all junior players to sing their team song after a game whether they keep score, win, lose or draw.
Singing the team song together builds great team spirit and camaraderie and is an important part of the match day experience for junior players.
Fun should be the focus for junior footy teams and singing the team song after every game is a great part of making footy an enjoyable experience for our juniors regardless of the result of the game.
The Western Australia State Integrated team have been crowned Pool B Division Premiers at the 2018 AFL National Inclusion carnival in Tasmania after defeating Northern Territory by 14-points in the Grand Final on Saturday, June 23.
WA played a strong brand of footy throughout the match and kept Northern Territory to just one goal right up until the final term. North Territory fought back in the last quarter, and responded with two goals but couldn’t overcome team WA.
Check out the top Kia marks and TABtouch goals of Round 12 of the WAFL in the videos below.
South Fremantle player Matthew Parker booted the TABtouch Goal of Round 10 and East Perth player Brandon Ah Chee was named winner of the KIA Mark of the Week.
Commercial catering equipment and function dining furniture will be auctioned in the first of a series of Subiaco Oval auctions commencing on Saturday, July 7.
The WA Football Commission, as part of the decommissioning process of Subiaco Oval, has engaged Ross’s Auctions to commence the sale of assets inclusing Catering, Dining & Function Equipment, General and Sundry items from Subiaco Oval.
All items will be sold, through live traditional auctions onsite at Subiaco Oval. The scheduled auction dates are as follows:
Saturday 7 July, 10am
Thursday 2 August, 10am
Thursday 23 August, 10am
Saturday 22 September (if required)
SUBIACO flexed its muscles while West Perth shook off the challenge of Perth and Claremont kept its finals hopes alive across the three WAFL matches in Round 12 of the 2018 season on Saturday.
There were just the three WAFL matches on Saturday in Round 12 and the action began at Leederville Oval with Claremont scoring an important win, handing East Perth a fifth straight defeat winning 14.11 (95) to 9.9 (63).
West Perth then further consolidated third position and stayed in touch with second spot by claiming a 15th consecutive win against Perth, prevailing 15.6 (96) to 11.9 (75) at Joondalup Arena.
IMPROVED confidence, health and belief are all factors in Perth now playing its best football in Earl Spalding's time as coach and he sees no reason now why they can't further close in on a top five position by ending a horror run against West Perth.
Perth hasn’t won a premiership in the WAFL since 1977 nor taken part in a final series since 1997, and really they haven’t seriously threatened to accomplish either for a long time, including since Spalding took over as coach in 2015 from Damien McMahon.
It has been tough going the previous three years and something Spalding certainly hadn’t been used to after his playing career both in the WAFL at Perth and East Fremantle, and VFL/AFL with Melbourne and Carlton.
Western Australia's State 16s take on South Australia at Adelaide's Alberton Oval this Sunday, June 24, in their first game of the NAB AFL National 16s Championships.
The game starts at 11:30am (10.00am WST) and score updates will be provided via WAFL Facebook and Twitter.
THERE are just the three matches in Round 12 of the 2018 WAFL season but each of them has plenty on the line with Swan Districts trying to upset Subiaco, Perth attempting to end a long losing run to West Perth and East Perth and Claremont out to return to the winner's list.
With the second placed South Fremantle, seventh placed Peel Thunder and bottom placed East Fremantle having the bye in Round 12, it shapes as a fascinating day of action on Saturday with three matches taking place.
The earlier starting game on Saturday afternoon takes place at Leederville Oval and will be televised live on Channel 7 from 1.30pm with East Perth playing Claremont.