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Bulldogs can't fault finals preparation with nine-game winning run

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 12:00 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle is entering its second straight AHG WAFL Finals Series from second position with coach Todd Curley going in with no complaints with the Bulldogs on a nine-game winning run, but he knows too well that guarantees nothing.

Curley is in his third season coaching South Fremantle and after a developing year in 2015, the Bulldogs returned to finals action in 2016 for the first time since 2011.

They went on to beat West Perth in the qualifying final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval before losing the second semi-final to Subiaco at Leederville Oval and then the preliminary final to Peel Thunder back on home turf.

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Swans' great Tallan Ames announces retirement

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 11:20 AM - by Chris Pike

ONE of the great Swan Districts careers is set to come to a close whenever the 2017 AHG Finals campaigns ends for the black-and-whites with co-captain, premiership player and fairest and best winner Tallan Ames having announced his retirement.

Ames has known for some time that this would be his final WAFL season but it all hit home to him during Saturday's disappointing loss to East Fremantle at home.

Ames announced his decision to the group at half-time to try and provide some motivation for a fightback. That didn’t quite work but after the game when Ames realised that if other results had gone against Swans, his career could have been over it hit him hard.

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WAFL Round 23 Marks and Goals

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Check out the top 3 contenders for the AHG Mark and reiwa.com Goal for Round 23 in the videos 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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WAFC vision to enhance Aboriginal engagement

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 10:26 AM

The West Australian Football Commission officially launched its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) on Thursday, August 31 to set a clear vision for building stronger relationships with Aboriginal people and communities across WA.

WAFC CEO Gavin Taylor said the WAFC’s vision for reconciliation was an inclusive football industry built on acceptance and understanding, where all people work together to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people and strengthen relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.

“The WAFC has witnessed firsthand the positive impact football has on the Aboriginal community. This impact extends beyond the playing field to include families, friends and the community as a whole,” he said.

“Football has the capacity to educate, improve health, develop leadership and provide a stepping stone to employment. This is reflected in our vision to connect and enhance WA communities through our great game.

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#WAFooty Thursday Trivia

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 6:19 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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WAFL AHG Finals Series Launch

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 2:06 PM

Coaches from all five WAFL teams competing in this year's highly anticipated AHG Finals Series fronted the media at the WAFL AHG Finals Series Launch held at Domain Stadium on Thursday, August 31.

Subiaco coach Jarrad Schofield, South Fremantle assistant coach Brett King, Peel Thunder coach Cam Shepherd, Swan Districts coach Greg Harding and West Perth coach Bill Monaghan gave us an insight into their club's on-field success over the course of the season and major focus heading into finals.

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Win seats at the Carlton Draught Front Bar

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Win two seats to the Carlton Draught Front Bar at Domain Stadium for the 2017 WAFL Grand Final on Sunday, September 24.

Simply buy any Carlton Draught or Carlton Mid to enter the draw to win one of thirteen adult double-passes for the ultimate seat upgrade, which includes catering and beverages valued up to $700.00.

Make sure you fill out the entry form and place it in the entry box to be in the running to win.

The first 13 valid entries will be drawn on September 19.

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Round 23 Reserves and Colts Wrap

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 5:02 PM - by Chris Pike

THE final round of the 2017 season saw Swan Districts' reserves beat East Fremantle to secure a finals spot with Subiaco winning to claim third position while in the colts, Swans upset the minor premier Sharks to ensure third spot and a double chance.

The Round 23 reserves results saw Claremont defeat West Perth 17.7 (109) to 5.8 (38) at Claremont Oval, Swan Districts beat East Fremantle 16.13 (109) to 10.10 (70) at Steel Blue Oval, Subiaco down East Perth 14.13 (97) to 10.8 (68) at Leederville Oval and South Fremantle prevail 18.13 (121) to 5.3 (33) against Peel Thunder at Bendigo Bank Stadium.

South Fremantle was always guaranteed of top spot in the reserves finishing the season with a 16-4 record while Claremont was locked into second before Saturday as well and finish at 14-6.

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wafl.com.au Team and Player of Round 23

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:55 AM - by Chris Pike

LIAM Ryan confirmed his place as the excitement machine of the WAFL and there were a host of other standout individual performances but ultimately what Round 23 will be remembered for is the thrilling finish that saw West Perth beat Claremont and East Perth to fifth position.

Swan Districts, East Perth, West Perth and Claremont remained locked in a battle over the two remaining finals position entering the last round with Subiaco, South Fremantle and Peel Thunder already secure in the top three spots.

The first piece of the puzzle was with Swan Districts having the chance to lock in fourth spot with a win over East Fremantle at Steel Blue Oval. It wasn’t to be with the Sharks avoiding the wooden spoon with the 20.10 (130) to 10.9 (69) victory.

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RediMed Colts Young Guns WAFL Round 23

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 5:51 PM

It was a close battle at Steel Blue Oval which resulted in Swan Districts defeating ladder-leaders East Fremantle by only five points at Steel Blue Oval. The Tigers stood their ground at home with a 88-point thrashing of West Perth, while Peel Thunder locked away an 11-point victory over South Fremantle at home and East Perth defeated Subiaco by 54 points at Leederville Oval.

This Saturday Peel Thunder and East Perth clash at Fremantle Community Bank Oval in the Elimination Final and on Sunday Claremont and Swan Districts go head-to-head in the Qualifying Final at Steel Blue Oval.

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WAFC Concussion Research Survey

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 9:45 AM

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC), in collaboration with The University of Sydney, invite you to take part in a research study about sport-related concussion that will help to improve our understanding of concussion recognition and management in those persons most closely associated with players, as well as players themselves.

This knowledge will be assessed with a questionnaire, and supports previous research undertaken in this area by the WAFC.

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WAFL Round 23 match reports

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 6:19 PM - by Chris Pike

THE 2017 WAFL season always seemed destined to end in thrilling fashion and the drama was at fever pitch as West Perth stormed home to beat Claremont on Saturday to end the seasons of East Perth and the Tigers in the process.

Three of the four final round WAFL matches on Saturday were set to have a big impact on finals positions at the end of the season even though Subiaco, South Fremantle and Peel Thunder were secure in the top three spots.

Things were anything but guaranteed with the bottom two spots in the top five coming into the final round with Swan Districts, East Perth, West Perth and Claremont all fighting for the rights to play finals football in 2017.

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WAFL Finals format

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 2:47 PM

The 2017 AHG WAFL Finals Series will commence on Saturday, September 2 with four rounds culminating in the Grand Final on Sunday, September 24.

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WAFL Round 23 teams and previews

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 2:30 PM

IT is the final round of the 2017 WAFL season and it couldn’t possibly be more exciting with four teams remaining genuine chances of claiming the last two places in the top five in order to qualify for the finals.

Three of the four games on Saturday in Round 23 are virtual elimination finals contests.

Intriguingly the only game that won't have any impact on where teams finish to close the season features the second placed South Fremantle facing the third placed Peel Thunder at Bendigo Bank Stadium. They can't change positions but will also play one another next week in a qualifying final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

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Black continues rapid career path reaching 150 games

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 2:09 PM - by Chris Pike

HAVING had a remarkable run now to 150 games despite being just 24 years of age, West Perth star Aaron Black sees no reason why he can't reach as many as 300 appearances for the Falcons even if it means a break for a season somewhere along the way is needed.

Ever since he made his league debut for West Perth in Round 16, 2010 as a 17-year-old, Black has been a permanent member of the Falcons line-up.

Initially starting his career in tagging roles and then developing himself into one of the hardest working and running midfielders and wingmen in the competition, the accolades began to come his way as he continued to rack up plenty of games and achievements at a young age.

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