While there's no doubt with the form Nick Suban is in he could still be playing in the AFL, Suban's focus right now is on helping bring back a premiership to the Bulldogs.
Suban was surprisingly delisted by Fremantle at the end of 2017 to bring an end to his 156-game career with the Dockers that saw him be a mainstay of the AFL line-up the majority of his tenure including playing in the 2013 AFL Grand Final.
The fact he was delisted was somewhat a surprise considering he did play the last 10 games of the season with the Dockers at AFL level in 2017 and was still performing at a good enough level to deserve another contract.
TABtouch WAFL Semi Finals action gets underway this Sunday at Joondalup Arena and Leederville Oval and there are heaps of fun activities and competitions fans, friends and family can be part of.
Kick to kick is happening at all breaks and the Carlton Draught Schooner Suite Race will also be taking place at the Subiaco v South Fremantle clash.
University and Cottesloe have been crowned inaugural premiers of the WAAFL Women’s competition.
Both teams were successful in their quest for glory when they played in the WAAFL Women's A and B Grade Grand Finals on Saturday, 1 September, at Noranda's Lightning Park.
University came from fourth spot on the ladder to win the A Grade Grand Final after defeating North Beach and minor premiers Curtin Uni Wesley in the finals.
The WA Football League coaches competing in this weekend's TABtouch WAFL Semi Finals fronted the media this week at Subiaco Oval.
West Perth and Claremont clash heads in the 1st Semi Final at Joondalup Arena this Sunday, while Subiaco and South Fremantle will be vying for a spot in the 2018 McDonald's WAFL Grand Final when they meet in the 2nd Semi Final at Leederville Oval.
GIVEN Subiaco's dominance of the WAFL in recent times it was hard to imagine they could go up another level, but that has happened in 2018 with the minor premiership in all three grades and an undefeated league season and coach Jarrad Schofield couldn't be prouder.
Having already won premierships this century in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014 and 2015 on top of Grand Final appearances in 2003, 2009, 2011, 2016 and 2017, it was hard to imagine there was further improvement left at the Lions.
However, spurred on by the pain of losing the past two Grand Finals to Peel Thunder despite being the standout team through the home and away seasons, Subiaco has put together a simply remarkable 2018 season.
SWAN Districts' colts have booked in a second semi-final meeting with Subiaco after beating Peel Thunder on Sunday while East Fremantle kept its 2018 season alive with a derby win over South Fremantle on Saturday.
The 2018 WAFL Finals Series got underway on Saturday at Fremantle Community Bank Oval and that began with a colts elimination final with East Fremantle taking on South Fremantle.
East Fremantle proved too strong going on to win 18.7 (115) to 8.5 (53) to keep its season alive and end the campaign of South Fremantle.
Purchase your tickets to the 2018 McDonald’s WAFL Grand Final this Thursday.
The League season-decider will be played at 2.40pm on Sunday, September 23 featuring the first ever public kick-to-kick on the ground for fans.
The Reserves and Colts Grand Finals will be played at the venue prior to the League clash.
This Sunday will see West Perth and Claremont clash heads in the 1st Semi Final, while Subiaco and South Fremantle will be vying for a spot in the 2018 McDonald's WAFL Grand Final when they clash heads in the 2nd Semi Final.
The 1st Semi Final will unfold at Joondalup Arena at 2.15pm and the 2nd Semi Final will get underway at Leederville Oval at 3.10pm
SOUTH Fremantle is straight through to next Sunday's WAFL second semi-final following a 98-point thumping of West Perth in the qualifying final on Saturday before Claremont kept its season alive on Sunday and ended the campaign of East Perth.
The 2018 WAFL Finals Series got underway at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday with the qualifying final between the second and third placed teams from the end of the home and away season, South Fremantle and West Perth.
West Perth was still right in the contest when Tyler Keitel kicked his team's fifth goal at the 10-minute mark of the second quarter to make it a five-point ball game.
PATRICK McGinnity is just excited to be heading back to Claremont Oval to lead East Perth into Sunday's elimination final, but moreover, he is excited about what the future holds for the Royals and wants to be part of it.
McGinnity has committed himself to East Perth as co-captain the last two years after his 93-game AFL career at the West Coast Eagles came to an end as he prepares to lead the Royals into battle on Sunday.
East Perth returns to finals action having finished in fifth position to book a place against Claremont in the elimination final at Claremont which provides for a homecoming of sorts for McGinnity who is a product of the Tigers.
The State Government, WAFL Clubs and West Australian Football Commission have united to ensure that the 2018 WAFL Reserves Grand Final is played at Optus Stadium on Sunday, September 23.
With the support of Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray, the State Government through its True Sport program, and Optus Stadium management, the Reserves Grand Final will be played prior to the WAFL Colts and League Grand Finals.
WAFC Chairman Murray McHenry said that Minister Murray and the State Government, together with the WAFL Clubs, had played an instrumental role in bringing the Reserves Grand Final to Optus Stadium.
WITH the likes of Andrew Strijk, Aaron Black, Shane Nelson, Luke Meadows, Blake Wilhelm and company in career-best form, West Perth coach Bill Monaghan is confident of ending a drought against South Fremantle but knows it will take their best to do so.
West Perth has qualified for a fourth straight WAFL finals campaign and seventh in the 10 years with Monaghan as coach as they prepare to play South Fremantle in the qualifying final on Saturday at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.
It's hard to ignore the fact that West Perth has lost its past eight matches against South Fremantle heading into the contest, but there's a level of confidence at the Falcons stemming from a host of players all being in career-best form in 2018.
THE TABtouch WAFL Finals Series gets underway with weekend with South Fremantle and West Perth looking to book in a meeting with Subiaco while Claremont and East Perth fight to stay alive.
Following an exciting conclusion to the 2018 WAFL season where going into the final round three teams were all still competing for fifth position before East Perth won to eliminate both Perth and Peel Thunder.
The excitement didn’t end there with Claremont needing to beat Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval to secure a home final this weekend. It took the Tigers until the last kick of the game after the siren but Jye Bolton kicked truly for Claremont to win and secure home ground advantage.
HAVING his passion for the game rekindled with a year away in 2017, Kane Mitchell is excited to reach 100 games with Claremont on Sunday but he's even more looking forward to the chance play a home final at Claremont Oval and help bring more finals success to the Tigers.
Mitchell was a key part of a remarkable period of success for Claremont before he joined AFL club Port Adelaide ahead of the 2013 season.
He was a prolific ball winner and remarkably hard runner as part of a Tigers side that finished on top of the ladder three straight years and reached the Grand Finals of 2010, 2011 and 2012 before winning back-to-back premierships the last two of those years following the heartbreak of 2010.
FIVE weeks ago South Fremantle's season was looking shaky, but they have now won four straight games impressively entering a third straight WAFL finals campaign with virtually a squad to pick from aside from triple Bernie Naylor Medallist Ben Saunders.
South Fremantle has finished second in each of the past two WAFL seasons before ending up falling in the preliminary finals of both seasons, to Peel Thunder in 2016 and Subiaco in 2017.
But the majority of the playing group recommitted to giving it another crack as a unit in 2018 having played so much football together and now they have again given themselves a chance at success, but it hasn’t been without some hiccups throughout the season.