Ocean Ridge’s Tony O’Connell reaches 350 game milestone

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:16 AM

Article Written by Blair Jackson- Joondalup Times

OCEAN Ridge club champion Tony O’Connell will play his 350th game of WAAFL footy this weekend.

But his impressive games tally and personal accolades pale in comparison to his love for his family and the sense of community at his footy club.

O’Connell has won multiple club best and fairest awards, is the current reserves captain-coach, was voted club champion in 2008, won a premiership in 2015 and for seasons would kick bags of goals.

But his favourite memories are playing a game with his brothers Liam and Luke and having his son Jaxon down at the club.

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Forrestdale FC hosting Josh Kennedy & Michael Walters

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:19 AM

On Wednesday 8 August the Forrestdale Football Club are hosting West Coast Eagles player Josh Kennedy and Fremantle Dockers player Michael Walters at Forrestdale Sporting Association. 

Cost is $25 per person.

Contact Andy 0457 038 877or Fab 0425 908 243

More details in flyer below:

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Reunion- Life Members, Hall of Champion Inductees & State Players

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 2:59 PM

Calling all WAAFL Life Members, Hall of Champion Inductees and former State Players. 

You are invited to attend a reunion on Wednesday 25 July 1.00pm at the Paddington Ale House in Mt Hawthorn. 

Please contact John Davies or Trevor Howard for information. Full details below:

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Ocean Ridge seek Women's Team Coach for 2019

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 8:38 AM

Ocean Ridge Amateur Football Club was founded in 1978 and calls Heathridge Park in Heathridge home. The Club currently fields 3 senior sides and a colts (Under 20’s) side in the WAAFL.

“Ridge” are currently looking to expand into Women’s AFL by launching its inaugural side in 2019 in the WAAFL Women’s competition. We are currently looking for a highly motivated and development focussed individual to lead the coaching and recruitment for this side.

The position of Head Coach, Women’s team will be responsible for all facets of coaching, player recruitment and development, leadership and strategic planning. Working closely with the Football Department and Club’s Executive, the Head Coach will work on pre-season planning, game plans, player management and game day review.

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Red Arm Band Round- Saturday 14 July

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:26 PM

On Saturday 14 July the WAAFL is encouraging all players, officials and umpires to wear red arm bands to raise awareness of and remove racial vilification in football.

The red arm band is used to symbolise Earth-Blood-Life; we come from different places, but we are all the same. 

Those wearing a red arm band will have committed to zero tolerance of vilification, abuse, and an understanding that we are alike.

Red Arm Band Round also coincides with NAIDOC Week which celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

Some of our clubs have embraced Red Arm Band Round and NAIDOC week by wearing specially designed Guernsey’s.

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Integrated join Swan Districts for 'Count Me In' Round

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:41 AM

This Saturday 14 July the Integrated match between Coolbinia and High Wycombe will be played at Steel Blue Oval in Bassendean as part of the Swan Districts ‘Count Me In’ Round. 

The match has been scheduled between the WAFL Reserves and League match with bouncedown at 1.35pm. 

High Wycombe are currently sitting undefeated on top of the Integrated ladder as they come up against Coolbinia who have won the past three Integrated Grand Finals. Last time the two sides met was back in round seven when High Wycombe took the win by seven points. 

Swan Districts will have various activities at the ground on the day with a half time wheelchair obstacle course race, free sausage sizzle provided by atWork Australia for people with disabilities and their carers as well as additional ACROD parking available with priority seating for people with disabilities, friends, families and carers. 

The Integrated match will be reduced from 12 minute quarters to 10 minutes for this weekend's fixture 

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State U23’s suffer loss to the VAFA after strong start

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:26 PM

The West Coast Eagles State U23 Amateur Team battled strong winds as they fell short against the Victoria Amateur Football Association (VAFA) on Saturday 7 July in Melbourne.

The Western Australian side started strong with just three points separating the two teams at quarter time. Both sides turned the ball over early as they shook off the nerves.

The first goal of the day for WA came from the boot of captain Harrison Whiteside who kicked truly from the fifty, but it was Cameron Yukich who sold the candy to dribble a shot through the goals which set the commentators and the match alight to put the WAAFL in front.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 3:37 PM

The West Coast Eagles State U23 Amateur Team take on the VAFA on Saturday 7 July in Melbourne. 

Match will be live streamed at 2.00pm (AEST) 

WAAFL Player List: https://bit.ly/2Nsp5ll

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West Coast Eagles State U23's Amateur Team- Final Squad

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:20 AM

Congratulations to the players below who have made the 2018 West Coast Eagles State U23 Amateur Team. 

The team will travel to Melbourne on Thursday 5 July to take on the Victorian Amateur Football Association. 

The match on Saturday is being held at Trevor Barker Oval in Sandringham, with the VAFA side made up of players from Premier B - Division 4. 

The 2018 team consists of five players who have represented the WAAFL in the U23's program previously while the remaining players are all new to the state program. 

The team will be led by head coach Clint Testa who has been in the role for the past three years and currently has a 2-1 win loss record in interstate matches. The loss coming against Queensland last year by just three points. 

The VAFA Premier B - Division 4 side are currently on a seven game losing streak over the past 12 years and will be looking for their first victory since 2006.

The match will be live streamed on the WAAFL Website with bouncedown at 2pm (AEST)

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Brentwood Booragoon 40th Anniversary Reunion

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 1:33 PM

Brentwood Booragoon Football Club 40th Anniversary Reunion is on Saturday 11 August 2018 at Karoonda Oval, Booragoon.

Brentwood Booragoon will be taking on Ellenbrook with the reserves kicking off at 12.30pm, followed by the league at 2.30pm. 

The bar and canteen facilities will be open from 12.30pm. 

A formal function will follow in the club rooms starting at 7pm. 

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Bullcreek Leeming's Peko reaches major goalkicking milestone

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 12:43 PM

Bullcreek Leeming Amateur Football Club player Paul Petkovich kicked nine goals in last Saturday's C1 Reserves clash against Stirling. 

Not only was it the most goals he has kicked in a game this season, Paul achieved a major milestone for his club kicking a career total of 1000 goals. 

After his efforts on Saturday Paul has now kicked 38 goals for the season. 
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Integrated State Team finish as Premiers at National Inclusion Carnival

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The WAAFL State Integrated Team have had their best finish at an AFL National Inclusion Carnival after taking out the Pool B division. 

The week long event kicked off with a lightning carnival which saw WA win two out of the seven matches played, leaving them to qualify for Pool B along with the Northern Terrritory, Tasmania and NSW/ACT.

WA had wins over NSW/ACT and Tasmania to leave them with two wins and one loss for the week in their Pool B matches. An upset victory to NSW/ACT over the Northern Territory saw WA finish as minor premiers by percentage only. 

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Red Hawks turn Pink to fundraise for Breast Cancer

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The Yanchep Red Hawks will be turning pink on Saturday 7 July to fundraise for the McGrath Foundation to help place Breast Care Nurses across Australia.

The Red Hawks will be wearing pink guernsey’s and pink socks during the league and reserves matches against Coolbellup.

The event will be held from 1-5pm with a complementary drink on arrival and finger food throughout the day.

The reserves match commences at 12.35 with the league at 2.30pm.

The club is encouraging all supporters to wear pink on the day.

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Bayswater Past Players & Sponsors Day- Sat 30 June

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:57 PM

The Bayswater Football Club Past Players and Sponsors Day is on this Saturday 30 June at Hillcrest Oval, Bayswater. 

The main function starts at 1.30pm with drinks served from 1pm. 

The league match will be on at 2.30pm following the reserves at 12.30pm and Women's at 11am. 

The Past Players Medal will also be awarded to the Best Player from the League Match. 
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WAAFL State Colts v WAFL State 16’s- Fri 15 June

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Tonight (Friday 15 June) the West Coast Eagles State Amateur Colts will take on the WAFL State 16’s at Subiaco Oval.

The fixture is an annual match between the two sides as well as the second and final match for our State Colts program for 2018.

Both sides are coming off wins with The West Coast Eagles State Amateur Colts defeating the WA Country Football League State Colts just two weeks ago. The WAAFL Colts walking away with a 37-point victory after a dominant performance. While the WAFL State 16’s took on the Banksia Hill Detention Centre last Saturday winning by over 100 points.

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