THE final round of the 2019 WAFL season is here and it's all on the line with there only being room for two of West Perth, Perth and the West Coast Eagles to end up taking part in the finals.
It has been a tremendously competitive and enthralling 2019 Optus WAFL Premiership Season and that's now highlighted with the fact that six teams remain in contention to take part in finals action coming into the final round.
The equation for West Perth and Perth is simple coming into the last round. The Falcons and Demons just have to win their matches and they will be guaranteed of playing finals in 2019.
Claremont v Swan Districts: Revo Fitness Stadium: Saturday 2.15pm
Head down to Revo Fitness Stadium to support the Tigers this Saturday as they take on Swan Districts
The Tiger Bar will be open to members from 11am till late, however if you would like to enter just for the day and enjoy exclusive member discounts, you can purchase a Members Guest Pass at the gate for just $10!
Feeling a bit peckish? Grab some Tiger Tucker today in the upstairs bar area. Kiosk is also open downstairs every game day from 8:30am.
Our merchandise van will also be open selling all of our new 2019 merchandise so that you can support the Tigers in style!
East Fremantle v West Coast: Mineral Resources Park: Sunday 2.15pm
HE is the most decorated and inspirational player of his generation but the motivation is as strong as ever for Kyal Horsley ahead of his 200th WAFL game and with the freedom that has come from not being captain, he hits the milestone in as good a form as he's ever been in with Subiaco.
It's remarkable to look back now to 2007 when Horsley lost his place in the Subiaco team from the preliminary final win over South Fremantle to Grand Final against Claremont in an era at the Lions of remarkably decorated players from Aidan Parker to Darren Rumble to Allistair Pickett to Brad Smith to Luke Newick to Chad Cossom and the list goes on and on.
It would have been a stretch to think Horsley, the boy from Kalgoorlie, would go on to become the most decorated player of this era of dominance from Subiaco, but that's exactly what has happened and there's no signs of slowing down as he now approaches his 200th game.
Claremont Football Club has announced Revo Fitness Stadium after securing a three year deal with local Perth fitness industry leader Revo Fitness.
Revo Fitness Stadium will continue to be the home of Claremont Football Club’s women and men’s teams, surrounded by the new Claremont on the Park redevelopment.
Claremont Football Club CEO, Darcy Coffey welcomes the announcement as an encouraging sign for the future of the football club.
“We are thrilled to announce Revo Fitness Stadium as the new name for Claremont Oval,” Coffey said.
EAST Fremantle's WAFLW and Fremantle AFLW star Evie Gooch is looking forward to the upcoming finals campaign with the Sharks in a highly competitive competition but she is just as excited by the young stars coming through in Western Australia.
Gooch has been a key part of East Fremantle's WAFLW line-up in this inaugural season of the five-team competition and now with one round to go, the Sharks can finish in second position on the ladder provided they beat Claremont at Claremont Oval this Saturday morning.
While that's far from a guarantee with Claremont also sitting on a 6-5 record this season like East Fremantle and the Tigers have a chance to climb to third spot themselves, Gooch is looking forward to what lies ahead both on Saturday and in the finals.
Over the last 3 years, Morley Bulldogs has hosted a round which raises funds for a charity. In 2019, the charity of choice was Headspace, a national youth mental health foundation.
Headspace provides early intervention mental health services and promotes wellbeing for youth aged 12-25 years old. Headspace has online councelling services, as well as support programs for secondary schools.
The core areas Headspace covers are: mental health, physical health, work and study support, and alcohol and other drug services.
Morley Bulldogs wore green armbands to raise awareness, and undertook a number of fundraising opportunities to raise funds for the Osborne Park branch of Headspace. Through raffles, cake stalls and cash donations, $1,300 was raised. The junior players also raised $450 by kicking goals, each which was worth $5. The club in total raised $2,000 over the course of their fundraising round.
THE top five teams in the WAFL colts competition might be set heading into the final round of the 2019 season but the battle over third, fourth and fifth remains on in earnest following the Round 18 results on the weekend.
Peel, Claremont, East Perth, West Perth and Swan Districts are all guaranteed of playing finals in the colts for 2019 and the Thunder and Tigers are guaranteed of the top two positions, but the order of the other three positions are still to be decided.
Round 18 in the colts saw Perth win a tight one over East Fremantle 13.11 (89) to 12.8 (80) at Lathlain's Mineral Resources Park.
SUBIACO and Swan Districts asserted their authority on the WAFL Women's competition on Saturday conceding just one goal between them in big wins leaving Claremont and East Fremantle to fight over a top three finish in the final round.
The Lions and Swans are now locked into at least finishing in the top three after wins respectively by 49 points and 68 points against Claremont and Peel Thunder on Saturday.
Those results now leave it all up to this Saturday morning's clash at Claremont Oval between Claremont and East Fremantle to see which of those two teams end up with a top three finish.
The 24th Freo Dockers Cup Moore Division Grand Final was contested at Optus Stadium on Saturday. The curtain raiser to the Fremantle v. Essedon match saw Governor Stirling Senior High School go up against reigning premiers, Mater Dei College.
The game was tight through the first half and into the early stages of the second, before Governer Stirling took control kicking two late goals to secure the victory by 18 points, 6.3 (39) to 3.3 (21). This is the first time in the competition's history that Governor Stirling has won the competition.
Hope Parata-Kingi was named the best player for the winning side, while Mater Dei presented their best players award to Katherine Hodgins for her performance across the season.
WAFC Schools Specialist, David Lindsay, saif that the opportunity to play the final at Optus Stadium as a thrill for all of the players. "It was a fantastic competition and playing the Grand Final at Optus Statium was a fitting way to conclude the season."
ROUND 19 of the WAFL set the table for a mouth-watering final round with six teams in contention to reach the finals in 2019 after Subiaco, South Fremantle, Perth, West Coast Eagles and Swan Districts scored victories over the weekend.
The penultimate season of the 2019 Optus WAFL Premiership Season produced some fascinating results and outstanding individual performances setting the stage now for a thrilling finish to the home and away campaign.
Round 19 got underway on a cold and wet Friday night at Leederville Oval with the West Coast Eagles beating East Perth 4.11 (35) to 1.5 (11).
The West Australian Football Commission has been advised by the Fremantle Football Club’s Chairman that the employment of CEO Steve Rosich and Coach Ross Lyon has ceased.
The WAFC was notified of this decision earlier today however the final decision did not require endorsement from the WAFC and has been made by the Fremantle Football Club’s Board of Directors at its sole discretion under its constitutional rights and agreements with the WAFC.
THE penultimate round of the 2019 WAFL season sure did its job of setting up a fascinating final round with six teams still in the running to reach finals and only one position in the top five locked away.
The 2019 Optus WAFL Premiership Season now couldn’t be set up for a more thrilling finish following the happenings across Round 19 and that's all going to leave one team devastated come Saturday night by the end of the home and away campaign.
The action in Round 19 all got underway on Friday night at a cold and wet Leederville Oval but for the West Coast Eagles they got the result they needed to keep their season alive beating East Perth 4.11 (35) to 1.5 (11).
The West Australian Football League’s Council of Presidents is deeply saddened by the passing of Hall of Fame Legend Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer.
WAFL Council of Presidents Chairman Ric Gloede said a statue would be a magnificent way to honour a legend of WA Football.
"Graham Farmer’s contribution to East Perth Football Club, West Perth Football Club and the West Australian Football League, along with the overall impact he had on redefining the way the game has been played ever since, will leave a lasting legacy never to be forgotten," he said.
"He is one of the most important figures to ever grace a football field in Western Australia and the WAFL Council of Presidents strongly believes that Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer should be enshrined with a statue outside WA’s new home of football at Optus Stadium."
"A statue of Polly Farmer would be a magnificent tribute to his lasting legacy and a terrific way to recognise a key figure in the WAFL’s history at Optus Stadium."
"The WAFL Council of Presidents is committed to exploring opportunities to instate a Polly Farmer statue with the support of the WA Football Commission, and other key stakeholders including the AFL, State Government and Optus Stadium."
WAFC Chairman Murray McHenry said the WA Football Commission supports the comments of the WAFL Council of Presidents.
"The West Australian Football Commission wholeheartedly supports the proposal to enshrine Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer’s legacy with a statue at Optus Stadium," McHenry said.
"He is without doubt most deserving of this honour and we look forward to working with the WAFL Presidents, AFL, State Government and Optus Stadium to make it a reality."
Perth v East Fremantle: Mineral Resources Park: 2.15pm
In Round 19 of the 2019 WAFL season, the Perth Football Club will host the East Fremantle Football Club at Mineral Resources Park.
FREE Kids Zone
This week in the Kids Zone we will have an infatable tug-of-war and giant footy goals.
Food & Beverage
Hungry Jack's will be open at the Round 19 match.
The "Pop-Up Bar on the Hill," Redlegs Bar and the can bar are open to the public.
The Modern Catering food truck and an ice cream truck will be at the game.
If you are consuming an alcoholic beverage at the game, the Perth Football Club and The Lucky Shag Waterfront Bar ask you to remember to consume responsibly.
Team Store & Game Day Enquiries
Make sure you head up to the Team Store to check out the TEAM STORE CLEARANCE!
The Perth Football Club office is not open on match days.
Game Day Times
Game Day Entry
Tickets are available for purchase at the gates, EFTPOS facilities are available.
Entry before 11am is free, with gates officially opening at 11am.
Kids under 16: FREE
THE penultimate round of the 2019 WAFL season begins on Friday night with the West Coast Eagles a chance to close in on a finals position before four more matches on Saturday highlighted by the battle for second between South Fremantle and Claremont.
While top position is secure for 2019 with Subiaco guaranteed of a fifth successive WAFL minor premiership, the other four positions in the top five are all still to be determined while there remains seven teams who can all play finals this season with two rounds remaining.
With all five matches in Round 19 of the 2019 Optus WAFL Premiership Season having some finals implications, it's sure going to be a fascinating weekend of action.