Finals fever has hit the WAFL! The TABtouch Finals Series journey kicks off this Saturday when South Fremantle and West Perth clash in the Qualifying Final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.
The following day Claremont and East Perth go head-to-head in the Elimination Final at Claremont Oval for a place in the 2nd Semi Final.
There will be heaps of fun events and competitions happening at the two blockbuster finals clashes that fans can take part in, including the Carlton Draught Schooner Suit Race!
The WA Football League coaches competing in the 2018 TABtouch WAFL Finals Series fronted the media today, Wednesday August 29, at Optus Stadium.
The TABtouch WAFL Finals Series commence this weekend with the Qualifying Final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday, September 1 and the Elimination Final at Claremont Oval on Sunday, September 2.
West Coast and University will face off in the WA Amateur Football League Women’s A Grade Grand Final this Saturday September 1, at Noranda's Lightning Park.
West Coast finished second on the ladder at the end of the home and away season before defeating Curtin Uni Wesley in the Semi Final to advance straight through to the season decider.
University finished in fourth position before defeating North Beach in the Semi Final and Curtin Uni Wesley in the Preliminary Final.
TWO years ago Tyler Keitel and Andrew Strijk were part of a solid West Perth defensive unit but in 2018 they have been the most potent forward duo in the WAFL and as a result are sharing the Bernie Naylor Medal as the league's leading goalkicker.
In a competition where increasingly teams share their goals around and don't have one main forward target, the number of goals kicked for a season by individuals might be down but in the case of West Perth, the combination of Keitel and Strijk has worked a treat in 2018.
Keitel and Strijk both finished the 2018 season having kicked 43 goals apiece and even with the Falcons having the bye in the final round, that saw them lead the WAFL this season and for them to share the Bernie Naylor Medal.
FOR a lot of the 2018 season the one last piece remaining in the puzzle for Claremont to solve was in attack and the form Alex Manuel has been a big part in that and he has been named M & J Chickens Player of Round 21 as a result.
Claremont has qualified for the finals in 2018 and will take on East Perth in an elimination final this Sunday at Claremont Oval having ended the season in fourth position with a 9-9 record.
Claremont has managed to do that based on winning the last three games of the home and away season against Perth, Peel Thunder and Swan Districts, and a significant reason for that has been a forward-line led by Manuel.
IT was the last round of the 2018 WAFL season on Saturday and not only were spots in the finals on the line between East Perth, Peel Thunder and Perth, but it was the last chance for players to book their place in the TABtouch Team of the Year as well.
The stage was set for a fascinating finish to the WAFL season with East Perth, Perth and Peel Thunder all locked in a battle for the fifth position and to determine which team would take part in finals action in 2018.
As it turned out, East Perth thumped Peel Thunder 16.18 (114) to 4.6 (30) at Bendigo Bank Stadium to ensure a finals position and ending the season of the premiers of the past two seasons.
THE teams taking part in finals in the WAFL Colts for 2018 might have been determined heading into Round 21 but the positions inside the top five certainly weren’t setting the stage for some fascinating results.
Coming into the last round of the home and away season, it was already confirmed that Subiaco, Peel Thunder, Swan Districts, East Fremantle and South Fremantle would be the teams taking part in the finals series for 2018.
While Claremont, West Perth, East Perth and Perth were out of finals contention, it had been a strongly competitive colts season with even the bottom three teams all recording three victories and being largely competitive throughout 2018.
The Peel Thunderbirds Football Club is seeking applications for the position of Women’s Senior Head Coach for the 2019 season.
The Peel Thunderbirds Football Club is committed to maximizing the potential of footballers by providing field leading education and innovation. Peel Thunderbirds Football Club strives to foster an environment where footballers can achieve their goals and perform at their best.
As far as grand finals go, this was one for the history books.
An epic showdown between East Fremantle and Subiaco, it was an afternoon where ladder positions meant nothing, and time meant everything.
Set against a backdrop of blue sky, scarce winds and plenty of sun, over 2500 spectators packed into Claremont Oval for the Mundella WAWFL League Grand Final showdown.
Check out the top Kia marks and TABtouch goals of Round 21 of the WAFL in the videos below.
West Perth player Tyson Moulton booted the TABtouch Goal of Round 20 and Thunder's Hugh Dixon was named winner of the KIA Mark of the Week.
IT took until the very last kick of the 2018 WAFL season for Claremont to snatch fourth position and a home elimination final against East Perth with big last round victories also for Subiaco, South Fremantle and the Royals.
Coming into the final round of the 2018 WAFL season, East Perth, Perth and Peel Thunder were still all a chance to finish in fifth position and to play finals football.
The first thing to determine things was the match at Bendigo Bank Stadium between the premiers of the past two seasons, Peel Thunder, and East Perth.
The 2018 TABtouch WAFL Finals Series will commence on Saturday, September 1 with the Qualifying Final between South Fremantle (2nd) and West Perth (3rd) at Fremantle Community Bank Oval from 2.40pm.
Claremont (4th) and East Perth (5th) will battle it out in the Elimination Final the following day, September 2, at Claremont Oval from 2.40pm.
IT is the final round of the 2018 WAFL season and there remains three teams all capable of snatching fifth position with only one of East Perth, Perth and Peel Thunder to have their seasons continue beyond Saturday evening.
It is set to be quite the exciting conclusion to the home and away season in the WAFL for 2018 and all eyes will be on Bendigo Bank Stadium with the reigning premiers of the last two years, Peel Thunder, hosting East Perth.
It's not quite as simple as saying that the winner between the Thunder and Royals will play finals but it almost is the case.
The second West Australian Football League Colts Super Round for 2018 will be played this weekend, August 25 and 26, following the success of the first Super Round in April.
Three Round 21 WAFL Colts games will be played in succession at Subiaco Oval on Sunday, August 26 from 10am to 3pm to showcase the competition’s most exciting young talent.
To say female football in the West Kimberley is booming is an understatement.
It was last year the West Kimberley Football League (WKFL), in partnership with the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) and West Australian Country Football League (WACFL), expanded to create its own women’s competition.
This was due to the rise of AFL Women’s and the fact that many young females in the region had the dream of one day becoming a national football star.