WAAFL defeat WACFL after nine year wait

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 11:01 AM

On Friday 26 May, the annual WA Amateur Football League v WA Country Football League match was held at Fremantle Oval.

The best under twenty three year old players from across the WAAFL came up against the best open side from the WACFL.

On a night where the temperature dropped to 14 degrees the WACFL started fast with two goals on the board dominating the first half of the first quarter. It took eight and a half minutes for the WAAFL to kick their first goal which came from the boot of Thomas Cuijpers. With that they fought back to win the second half of the first quarter to trail by just seven points at quarter time.

With an accurate delivery into their forward fifty the WACFL received their first goal of the second quarter from Bill Fetherstonhaugh. The WAAFL dominated the quarter after that keeping the play in their forward half of majority of the quarter kicking 5.2 to 2.0.

After the break the WACFL were determined to not let the game get away kicking the first two goals of the second half including another two goals for the quarter to trail by only one point at three quarter time.

With history against them the WAAFL held on with goals to Stanton, Walton, Macmillian and a goal just before the siren to Stacey to break a nine year drought. 

The WAAFL coming away with a 13.9 (87) to 10.3 (63) victory. A genuinely surprised Thomas Cuijpers took out the Best on Ground for the WAAFL while Lewis Harvey was Best on Ground for the WACFL.


WAAFL     2.2        7.4        9.4        13.9 (87)

WACFL      3.3        5.3        9.3       10.3 (63)



WAAFL: M Wood 2, J Macmillian 2, L Stanton, T Cuijpers, J Mccomb, J Williamson, B Swanson, B Southcott, J Hall, J Walton, M Steacy.

WACFL: B Fetherstonhaugh 2, R Melvin 2, J Brooks 2, D Parker, J Meadmore, B Holmes, J Leeson.

Best on Ground:

WAAFL: Thomas Cuijpers

WACFL: Lewis Harvey            


Earlier in the night the WAAFL Colts took on the WACFL Colts. The match started well for the WAAFL with a goal to Harrison Ryan at the three-minute mark. It was a highly-contested match throughout the first quarter with just five points separating the two teams at quarter time.  

The match opened up in the second quarter with both sides able to get some run through the middle of the ground. Within the first minute of the quarter the WACFL had their first goal off the boot of Jai Jackson. The WACFL won the quarter kicking 2.2 to 0.1.

In the third quarter Jai Jackson again kicked the first goal within the first minute but the WAAFL followed up with their own goal one minute later from Braydn Furmark. A few minutes later a fast break down the wing and accurate kick inside the forward fifty saw a mark and goal to WAAFL’s Brodie De Abreu as the WAAFL continued their fight back. The margin was cut to just 13 points at three quarter time.

Unfortunately for the WAAFL they were unable to hold on in the last quarter kicking just one goal. The WACFL taking the win 7.10 (52) to 4.7 (31).


WAAFL:   1.2       1.3        3.5      4.7 (31)

WACFL:    2.1       4.3       5.6    7.10 (52)



WAAFL: H Ryan, B Furmark, B De Abreu, K Cavanagh

WACFL: J Jackson 2, R Hamlett 2, T Devenny, T Heenan, C Hitchcock

Best on Ground:

WAAFL: Andre Coutinho

WACFL: Ryan Bennell

WAAFL v WACFL Team Lists

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:31 AM

WA Amateur Football League v WA Country Football League

Friday 26 May, Fremantle Oval


Live Scores: http://bit.ly/2qpq09o



Team Lists Below:


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Around the Grounds- Round 6

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 3:05 PM

A Grade

After beating Trinity Aquinas last week North Beach have again beaten a side higher on the ladder than them.

North Beach defeated Scarborough 13.6 (84) to 11.5 (71) to find themselves in second position. North Beach trailed at the end of the first and second quarters however their third quarter saw them kick five goals to two to lead by 14 points at three quarter time. Their third quarter efforts were enough to secure the victory with Nicolas Reid kicking three goals up forward for the tigers while Jesse Gribble kicked three for Scarborough.

Trinity Aquinas fell short against Fremantle CBC by six points. The loss drops Trinity Aquinas into fifth spot with positions 3 to six all sitting on four wins and two losses.

Kalamunda had a convincing win over West Coast at Ray Owen Reserve. The 64-point win pushes Kalamunda into four spot on the ladder.

University had a one point win over Curtin Uni Wesley while Wembley defeated Whitford to give them their first win of the season.

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North Beach scrapes past Scarborough in rainy battle + Video Highlights

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:07 AM - by Sarah Mozley

North Beach hosted Scarborough at Charles Riley Reserve for a tight contest in round six of the A-grade season.

With both sides starting the round on 4-1 and holding second and third position on the ladder, supporters from both teams came out in strong numbers to witness the close match.

Both sides proved their strength throughout the game, however it was North Beach that was able to be make an impact when it mattered most, walking away with a final score of 13.6 (84) to beat Scarborough’s 11.5 (71).

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Curtin Uni Wesley’s Pink Tiger Day continues its success

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 2:52 PM

The Curtin University Wesley Football Club held it's 7th Annual Pink Tiger Day on Saturday, 13th May at South Oval.

The event in support of The McGrath Foundation raised $40,000 which takes the total over seven years to more than $230,000 raised.

Pink Tiger Day continues to be the largest fundraiser for The McGrath Foundation by any community sports club, Australia wide.

The A Grade team wear specially designed pink jumpers for their match as spectators enjoy food, drinks, entertainment and a fundraising auction in Ladies and Men’s marquees.

This year the club was fortunate to have Tracy Bevan founder of The McGrath Foundation join them for the day. Tracy, who flew over from Sydney especially for the event, spoke to the crowd about breast cancer awareness, the formative years of the Foundation and the ongoing achievements of this incredible organisation. They are currently funding the services of 113 full time breast care nurses across Australia, with a target to more than double this in the coming years.

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Around the Grounds- Round 5

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:02 PM

A Grade

North Beach recorded their fourth win of the season last Saturday with a win over the reigning premiers Trinity Aquinas. North Beach led at every break but it was their second quarter efforts which allowed them to take the four points. North Beach kicked seven goals straight in the second quarter with Trinity Aquinas only managing seven behinds to leave them trailing by 38 points at half time. North Beach are now sitting in third position on the ladder by percentage over Trinity Aquinas who are in fourth.

West Coast led at every break but unfortunately couldn’t hold on to their lead as University managed an eleven-point victory. West Coast are now sitting 0-5 while University are unbeaten this season.

Scarborough, Kalamunda and Curtin Uni Wesley were the other winners in Round 5.

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Uni steal win from West Coast in final quarter surge + Video Highlights

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM - by Sarah Mozley

Uni travelled to City Beach Oval to take on West Coast in a feisty contest for round five of the A-grade season.

A luckless West Coast were expected to be handed a thumping from a strong Uni side, as they were yet to win a game this season while Uni were entering the round on 4-0, putting them at the top of the ladder.

However, it was West Coast who dominated the first half and they managed to hold the lead for the first three quarters, but Uni managed to gain control in the last term giving them a final score of 9.13 (67) to beat West Coast’s 8.8 (56).

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West Coast Eagles State Colts Amateur Team- Final Squad Announced

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:41 AM

The coaching team behind this year’s 2017 WAAFL West Coast Eagles State 19s Program is delighted to announce the final squad for this year.

We are delighted to have clubs from all six WAAFL Colts grades represented with 21 clubs being represented among the 31 players in this year’s squad.

A big thank you goes to all WAAFL Clubs who supported the program with over 100 players attending trials in the past 2 weeks from 33 WAAFL clubs.

The squad will contest matches against the WACFL in May and the WA State 16s in June.

Final squad listed below:

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Around the Grounds- Round 4

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 3:34 PM

A Grade

In the 2016, Grand Final Rematch Trinity Aquinas beat Scarborough in a close contest at Millington Reserve. Trinity Aquinas took the win by 12 points- almost the same margin as their Grand Final win. Ryan Murphy kicked four goals while Luke Salomone kicked two.

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Forrestdale Breast Cancer Fundraiser- 27 May

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 1:53 PM

Forrestdale Football Club are holding a fundraiser for Breast Cancer on Saturday 27 May. 


Full details in Flyer below:


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TA win thriller over Scarborough in GF rematch + Video Highlights

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 10:44 AM - by Sarah Mozley

Round four of the WAAFL A-grade season saw Trinity Aquinas travel to Millington Oval to take on Scarborough in the 2016 grand final rematch. 

Both teams have had a strong start to this season with three straight wins and holding second and third position on the ladder in the lead up to the game. 

Scarborough supporters came out in strong numbers to watch the highly anticipated clash of the two powerful clubs, and they would not have been disappointed with the low-scoring nail-biting performance.

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Around the Grounds- Round 3

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:27 PM

A Grade

Trinity Aquinas had a dominant performance over newly promoted Whitford winning by 80 points. Trinity Aquinas had thirteen individual goal scorers while Whitford had eleven. Ryan Murphy kicked a game high five goals for the winning side. Murphy now sits equal first in the leading goal kicker tally alongside Matthew Battye from Fremantle CBC. 

Scarborough also had a dominant performance over Curtin Uni Wesley beating the home side by 65 points. Parker, Davies, Dawes, Adamson-Holmes and Gribble all kicked three goals each. 

Trinity Aquinas and Scarborough face off this weekend in the 2016 A Grade Grand Final rematch. 

North Beach and Fremantle CBC made it two wins in a row after both losing in the first-round while University made it three wins from three starts. 

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Willetton to host Dane Swan- Sun 7 May

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 9:11 AM

Willetton Football Club are hosting Dane Swan supported by Darren Mcaullay on Sunday 7 May 2.00- 6.00pm at Willetton Sports & Community Centre. 


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Strong North Beach stun West Coast

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 9:29 AM - by Sarah Mozley

Round three of the WAAFL A-grade season saw 2016s semi-finalists North Beach travel down the coast to take on West Coast at City Beach Oval. 

West Coast missed having their captain Lee Stringer, who was out injured from a concussion in round two, when they faced off against an on-form North Beach. 

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Around the Grounds- Round 2

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:08 AM

A Grade

The 2017 Season has begun with the dominate teams from 2016 sitting right up the top.

University, Scarborough and Trinity Aquinas have started their 2017 campaigns with two wins from two matches with University leading the way by percentage.

University secured a 31-point victory in round one before a 78-point win over Whitford in Round two has given them a handy percentage to start the season.

Scarborough just managed to hold off Wembley in round one to record a twelve-point victory while in round two they had a comfortable sixty-three-point win over West Coast. Scarborough have been helped up forward by Samuel Davies and Jesse Gribble who have kicked six and five goals respectively already.

Reigning premiers Trinity Aquinas have managed to get the four points each week but have done it a little tougher with a five-point win in round one and a twenty-nine-point victory in Round two.

Newly promoted teams Wembley and Whitford are yet to win a game as well as West Coast who narrowly missed out on the finals last season.

Although Wembley are yet to win a game they have been competitive in both the matches they have played. They went down by just twelve points to Scarborough in round one and twenty points to North Beach in round two.

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