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TABtouch Goal and Kia Mark of the Year

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 6:25 PM

The 2018 McDonald's WAFL Premiership Season has seen some absolute screamers and sensational snaps!

We need your help in deciding the TABtouch Goal and Kia Mark of the Year. 

By casting your vote you automatically go in the draw to win six tickets to the Locker Room at the 2018 McDonald's WAFL Grand Final at Optus Stadium on Sunday, September 23. 

Remember you only get one chance to vote, so make it count!

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First-year captains shoot for Grand Final berth

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 2:56 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle's Dylan Main and West Perth's Aaron Black are both in their first seasons as captains at their respective clubs as they aim to lead their teams to a Grand Final appearance after Sunday's preliminary final.

Main and Black were appointed as the new captains at the Bulldogs and Falcons respectively in 2018 and both under similar circumstances with the former skippers continuing on playing, but standing down as skipper.

Ryan Cook had been captain at South Fremantle since 2012 and by leading the Bulldogs into battle for 117 matches, he became the longest-serving skipper in the history of the club. 

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TABtouch Preliminary Final Preview

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM - by Chris Pike

THE stage is set for a massive day of WAFL preliminary finals at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday as Subiaco's league and colts teams, and East Perth's reserves outfit await to find out their 2018 Grand Final opponents at Optus Stadium.

We are already halfway there to knowing who will be playing in the three WAFL Grand Finals at Optus Stadium on Sunday September 23 with Subiaco's league and colts sides, and East Perth's reserves booking their place in the big dance with second semi-final victories last Sunday.

Now the three preliminary finals will take place this Sunday at Fremantle Community Bank Oval to determine the other participants on Grand Final day.

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Meadows not afraid to aim for Falcons premiership

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 8:44 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth has overcome plenty on and off the field in 2018 to now be one win from a Grand Final appearance and tough and damaging midfielder Luke Meadows sees no reason the Falcons can't still go all the way.

West Perth came into the season after being losing to Swan Districts in last year's elimination final losing key position players Nick Rodda and Scott Simpson with apparently little in the way of new arrivals.

Then early in Round 4 the Falcons lost the inspirational Kody Manning for the season with a knee injury and then of course more recently has been the off-field financial problems that threatened the club's future.

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Simply Energy to power up WA Football talent

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Western Australia’s emerging football talent has received a boost with the announcement of a new partnership with energy retailer Simply Energy.

The Simply Energy partnership includes naming rights to the Simply Energy WAFL Colts competition and the Simply Energy Male State Talent Academy as WA’s Official Talent Pathway Partner.

The partnership will also see the Simply Energy WAFL Colts Grand Final televised for the first time on the 7 Network as a lead-up to the League Grand Final at Optus Stadium on Sunday, September 23.

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The Rubens confirmed for WAFL Grand Final

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 3:15 PM

In another coup for the first WAFL Grand Final at Optus Stadium, major WAFL sponsor Optus today confirmed it will bring Triple J Hottest 100 winning band, The Rubens, to Perth to headline the Optus Pre-Game Show at this year’s event as part of the telco’s partnership with Universal Music.

The Rubens will kick-start the festivities before bouncedown in the League match at the McDonald’s WAFL Grand Final ahead of touring for their third studio album ‘Lo La Ru’ at the end of September.

The band was recently in Perth, having supported Pink in her massive sell-out 42-date arena show run of Australia and New Zealand.

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Cook desperate for Bulldogs to reach Grand Final

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 2:40 PM - by Chris Pike

VERY few people have made the move west and made such a lasting impact at South Fremantle than the club's longest-serving skipper Ryan Cook and now he's desperate to win in a third straight preliminary final to reach the Grand Final.

Cook decided to make the move to Western Australia and join South Fremantle back ahead of the 2011 season following his four-year stint in the AFL with Collingwood where he played 14 matches and was a strong performer at VFL level.

He had no possible idea that he would end up wanting to call Perth home now even beyond his playing career, but the mark he has made at the Bulldogs has seen him achieve everything now except play in a Grand Final and win a premiership.

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Preliminary finals fun for fans!

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 10:34 AM

Make sure you keep your Sunday afternoon free folks as South Fremantle and West Perth battle it out in the Preliminary Final for a spot in the 2018 McDonald's WAFL Grand Final against Subiaco at Optus Stadium.

The League game is set to take place at Fremantle Community Bank Oval from 2.40pm and there is a heap happening at the ground which all members of the family can get involved in.

Make sure you bring your own footy down as kick-to-kick will be happening at all breaks of the clash. 

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Falcons ready for redemption against Bulldogs

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 5:34 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth left Fremantle Community Bank Oval two weeks ago hoping to get a chance for redemption against South Fremantle and that opportunity presents in Sunday's preliminary final and a Grand Final spot just happens to be on the line.

The qualifying final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval couldn’t have gone much worse for West Perth two weeks ago with South Fremantle kicking 15 of the last 16 goals of the game on the way to a 98-point victory.

It was also a ninth straight win for the Bulldogs against the Falcons, but what West Perth had to focus on was bouncing back last week in a cut-throat first semi-final against Claremont at Joondalup Arena.

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Bulldogs not taking Falcons lightly with Grand Final at stake

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 5:09 PM - by Chris Pike

THERE is no feeling of complacency whatsoever for South Fremantle despite having the wood over West Perth with the Bulldogs taking nothing for granted coming into Sunday's WAFL TABtouch preliminary final with a spot in the Grand Final at stake.

South Fremantle might have won its past nine matches against West Perth including a 98-point thumping just two weeks ago in the qualifying final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval, but South Fremantle coach Todd Curley knows that all counts for little heading into Sunday.

With a Grand Final spot at Optus Stadium against Subiaco at stake for the winner of Sunday's preliminary final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval, Curley knows that past history won't be on the minds of any of the 44 players when the scores start at zero.

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Deluca hopes to help end Subiaco Grand Final pain

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 4:17 PM - by Chris Pike

DESPITE having played in three of the past four WAFL premierships, Josh Deluca couldn’t be more motivated to help Subiaco to the 2018 flag to cap a perfect season and he is excited at the chance of doing that on Optus Stadium.

Deluca was a young small forward in the Subiaco premiership team of 2014 before ending up being picked up by the Fremantle Dockers and over the past three years he did manage four AFL matches, but at Peel Thunder he played in the past two Grand Finals wins over the Lions.

That makes him a 22-year-old who already is a triple WAFL premiership player and has turned himself from a clever small forward, to a hard-bodied, tough and prolific ball winning inside midfielder on his return to Subiaco in 2018.

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2018 WAFL Sandover Medal count

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:50 AM

THE West Australian Football League will honour the 2018 McDonald’s WAFL Premiership Season’s fairest and best player when the Sandover Medal is presented in the River View Room at Optus Stadium on Monday night, September 17.

The Sandover Medal, which has been awarded each season since 1921, will be presented by Ian Sandover, great grandson of the original donor of the medal, Mr Alfred Sandover.

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Governor Stirling wins inaugural Freo Dockers Schoolgirls Cup

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:56 AM

Governor Stirling Senior High School has won the inaugural Freo Dockers Schoolgirls Cup, defeating Byford Secondary College by 41 points in a high-quality Grand Final at All Saints College this week.

A dominant second half proved the difference as Governor Stirling stormed home to win 7.6 (48) to 0.7 (7).

Byford controlled the first half but were unable to take their opportunities in front of goal, registering five behinds.

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Higgins, Meadows front the media

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 2:12 PM

South Fremantle ruckman Brock Higgins and West Perth's Luke Meadows fronted the media at Subiaco Oval ahead of their TABtouch Preliminary Final this Sunday at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

Both sides will be will be vying for a spot in the 2018 McDonald's WAFL Grand Final against Subiaco on September 23 at Optus Stadium when they meet.

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Semi Finals Colts Wrap

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 4:56 PM - by Chris Pike

THE Subiaco colts have won straight through to the 2018 WAFL Grand Final at Optus Stadium leaving Swan Districts and Peel Thunder to now battle it out against one another for the right to face them.

Subiaco joined the 2018 WAFL Finals Series on Sunday having earned the week off because of finishing on top of the ladder at the end of the home and away season to earn the minor premiership.

With Subiaco's reserves and league teams also earning the minor premierships for 2018, that meant that Leederville Oval played host to all three second semi-final match ups on Sunday with the winner of each contest to advance directly to the 2018 WAFL Grand Finals at Optus Stadium.

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