First Pre-season training night:
- Monday 4 February 2019
- John McGrath Pavilion
- Ernest Johnson Reserve, South Perth
- Hensman Street entrance
The 2019 Perth Football League Planning Calendar includes all the important dates and deadlines for the 2019 season!
For times and locations of events please refer to the Upcoming Events section on the Perth Football League website for up to date information.
Click here to download the Planning Calendar:
In 2019 the WA Amateur Football League will be known as the Perth Football League.
The rebranding of the league will identify a clearer pathway for young men and women from across the Perth metropolitan area transitioning from junior to senior football clubs.
General Manager David Armstrong said, “We believe the Perth Football League reflects our transformation from that 6 team Men’s competition in 1922 to a contemporary league with 248 men’s and women’s teams across 25 grades as we are today”.
The West Australian Football Commission has awarded Life Membership to long serving community football identity Milton Sanders.
Milton has dedicated 30 years to Football across junior and senior community football administration.
Milton who is already a Life Member of two football clubs and the WAAFL is now being rewarded with the WAFC’s highest level of recognition. The award is given to individuals who have made an outstanding overall contribution to football in Western Australia.
The WAAFL is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified applicants for the above positions.
These key coaching roles play an integral role in identifying and developing the WAAFL's most talented players, culminating in participation in the State team program.
To be considered for the roles, applicants will require excellent communication and leadership skills together with significant coaching experience and knowledge of the WAAFL system.
Suitable applicants will possess the following skills:
The WAAFL together with the Bayswater Football Club will be conducting an AFLX tournament on Saturday 16 February 2019 at Pat O’Hara Reserve in Morley.
A Senior Men's and Senior Women's division are open to nominations.
Dependant on nominations, matches will be played between 9am and 7pm. It is expected that clubs will play 3 round-robin matches plus a final over the space of 2-3 hours.
All players participating in the tournament must be registered on Sports TG with the WAAFL club they are playing for in 2019.
Four WAAFL players have signed with the West Coast Eagles new WAFL Reserves side for the 2019 season.
Joel Ashman and Liam Robilliard from the Scarborough Football Club, Andrew Fisher from Kingsley and Trinity Aquinas’ Luke Salomone will line up for the West Coast Eagles Reserves next year.
Joel Ashman has been rewarded after an outstanding 2018 season which saw him win both the CJ Jamieson medal as the A Grade Best and Fairest and the BJ Giles Medal as the Best on Ground in the A Grade Grand Final.
In what was a premiership year for Scarborough Liam Robilliard also played a pivotal role in Scarborough’s winning season kicking a goal in the Grand Final and taking out Scarborough’s A Grade Best and Fairest medal. He also represented the WAAFL in the State Colts Program.
After winning his fourth consecutive WAAFL Best and Fairest medal Kingsley Football Club’s Andrew Fisher has made the transition to the WAFL for the second time taking up the opportunity to play for the club he has always supported.
Fisher won the C1 Best and Fairest in 2015, 2016 and 2017 before moving into B Grade and taking out the T.R Howard medal this season. He played a key role in Kingsley’s premiership this year winning the club’s B Grade Best and Fairest Medal.
Former WAAFL State U23’s player and 2016/2017 Trinity Aquinas A Grade Premiership Player Luke Salomone has also signed with the Eagles. Salomone played eight games for Trinity Aquinas in 2018 while playing league and reserves for Perth.
Former WAAFL State U23’s player and 2017 Wanneroo B Grade Premiership player Daniel Acres also signed with the Eagles after spending 2018 playing for Cervantes in the WACFL.
ABC Radio have taken out the 2018 WAAFL Media Award at the WA Football Media Guild Awards Night held at Optus Stadium on Tuesday 27 November.
This is the third consecutive year ABC Radio has taken out the media award which is presented each year to the person/ team who has provided positive exposure to amateur football.
The High Wycombe Amateur Football Club are seeking female players to join their women's team for season 2019.
The Bulldogs are registering a new women's team and are currently seeking players to build their list.
The High Wycombe Bulldogs are a successful 4 team club currently consisting of C2 League and Reserves, Colts and Integrated sides.
They are wanting to extend to Woman’s football, Why should all the men have the fun right?
We will be looking at a catch up with all interested and registered players in the coming weeks.
For all interested and keen players please contact:
Kyrie-Lee Sleath: 0428727997 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2018 season is well and truly over for many of our clubs with award nights held to recognise the best and fairest players across the year.
Below is a list of all the Club Best and Fairest Winners for all Grades.
Clubs marked in * did not provide the names of their winners.
Click here to download > Club Best & Fairest Award Winners 2018
Wanneroo Amateur Football Club premiership coach Brayden Duckworth has announced his appointment as Claremont Football Club Reserves Coach for season 2019.
Brayden is the third successive Wanneroo League coach to be appointed a major role in the WAFL following in the footsteps of Brad Trpchev and Blake Arnold.
The club wishes Brayden all the best with his appointment.
Wanneroo Amateur Football Club is now looking for coaches across all grades in season 2019.
If you are interested in joining the growing club, see below for details:
The Wanneroo Amateur Football Club is currently seeking applications for the positions of:
For the 2019 WAAFL season.
The club is a vibrant, growing club that has 4 senior and 2 Colts teams.
In 2018 the club had promising results across all grades as we returned to A Grade for the first time in 10 seasons. With a strong Colts program the core of our club will only continue to improve throughout season 2019.
Successful applicants will need to display ability to:
Having obtained or working towards Level 1 AFL Coaching accreditation also desirable.
Please forward your applications to Vice President Geoff Burwood at VicePresidentWAFC@gmail.com by 25th November 2018
Enquiries are welcome.
Please call Geoff Burwood on 0418 922 837 or email to the above.
Curtin Uni Wesley have secured former South Fremantle player Craig White as Club Coach for the 2019 Season.
Craig White played 190 games for South Fremantle from 2004 – 2015 winning two premierships in 2005 and 2009.
Craig was also Captain and Vice-Captain of the league side and won a reserves premiership in 2004 and a colts premiership in 2003.
Since retiring from the WAFL Craig has spent time at the Balmain Dockers as Captain/ Coach and has previously been an Assistant Coach at the Claremont Football club.
Craig returns to the Curtin Uni Wesley Football Club after playing 17 games in 2016 and will be a non-playing coach.
North Fremantle AFC have found themselves $50,000 richer thanks to ex player Rhys Felton.
Rhys Felton who now resides in Melbourne competed in Sports Bet’s Double Barrel Longest Kick Competition last month.
Rhys performed well through several rounds kicking around 70m to advance through to the Grand Final on Sunday 2 September.
Rhys took out the Grand Final with a 62-metre kick to take home the $100,000 prize money. The money is split in half between the winner and a local club of their choice.
Despite only playing 38 games across four seasons in 2007-2008 and 2015-2016 for North Fremantle, Rhys nominated the club as his preference. The club said the money couldn’t have come at a better time as they begin preparations for their centenary year.
The club flew Rhys to Perth to join them at their final training session for the season and for their Grand Finals which were held on Saturday 8 September.
Watch all the action from the Grand Final here: https://www.facebook.com/sportsbetcomau/videos/1706437196134280/
As part of the WAAFL Strategic Plan 2017-2020 the board established a Spirit of the Game indicator to measure the competition’s integrity.
The Spirit of the Game indicator aims to look at the conduct of the game in terms of fairness, decency and honesty which coaches, players, umpires and spectators bring to the game.
A sample of 2751 players, club officials, coaches and umpires were invited to provide feedback at Rounds 1 to 6, 7 to 12 and 13 to 18 on the match day behaviour of players, coaches and spectators.
On Saturday 15 September the WAAFL welcomed its newest life members with Bradley Grant, Bill Armstrong and Neil Savage all receiving recognition for their dedication to the WA Amateur Football League and their clubs.