Trinity Aquinas go back to back in A Grade

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM

After their historic first A Grade premiership last season, Trinity Aquinas came from fifth spot on the ladder to claim the 2017 premiership and Sandover Shield on Saturday.

Despite their premiership success last year, Trinity Aquinas entered the match as the underdogs as they faced minor premiers North Beach who were victorious both times they met this season.

Trinity Aquinas led at every change to win the match comfortably by thirty-five points 11.8 (74) to 5.9 (39).

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WAAFL Grand Final broadcast live on ABC Radio Perth

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24 PM

The A Grade Grand Final will be broadcast live on ABC Radio on Saturday 16 September at 2.30pm.

Listen live on 720 ABC Radio, Online or download the ABC Radio App.

Listen Live: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/perth/live/

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Nineteen Clubs Celebrate Premiership Glory

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Nineteen clubs celebrated premierships last Saturday with the B-E Grade Grand Finals taking place across Perth.

Wanneroo (B, DBC), University (D1, BJC) and North Fremantle (D2, D2R) were the most successful on the day securing two premierships each.

North Beach (D1R) and East Fremantle (E1) made it back to back premierships in their grades while Thornlie also made it back to back premierships claiming the C2 premiership in 2016 before moving up a grade and taking out the C1 premiership this season.

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WAAFL Hall of Champions welcomes three new inductees

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 3:44 PM

On Wednesday August 30, the WAAFL hosted the eighth annual Hall of Champions function.

The Hall of Champions honours those individuals who have made long, significant and commendable contributions to the WAAFL, to help make it the strong and respected sporting body that it is today.

This year the WAAFL inducted three new members into the Hall of Champions.

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B-E Grade Grand Finals

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 11:10 AM

This Saturday 9 September, twenty-two grades will contest Grand Finals across the metropolitan area.

Thirty different clubs have made their way into the B- E Grade Grand Finals with Kingsway (B, BR, D2), Wanneroo (B, BR, DBC) and University (D1, D1R, BJC) featuring in three Grand Finals each.

The Grand Finals this year will also see thirteen different clubs feature from the 2016 Grand Finals.

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Coolbinia West Perth win 3rd consecutive Integrated premiership

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Coolbinia West Perth became the first WAAFL premiers for 2017 when they won their third consecutive Integrated Premiership on Saturday.

Coolbinia West Perth finished the season in second position on the ladder with eight wins and four losses.

They came up against first time grand finalists High Wycombe who finished on top of the ladder with just the one loss during the season.

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Best & Fairest Votes All Grades

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Click below to view the Best and Fairest Votes for All Grades: 

WAAFL Votes All Grades 2017

Tie for top award as the WAAFL celebrates 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:29 AM

On Wednesday 30 August over 800 players, officials and VIP’s packed the new Crown Ballroom to celebrate the 96th WA Amateur Football League Season.

One of the biggest nights on the WAAFL calendar sees the football guernsey’s swapped for suits as the league recognises those who have excelled throughout the year.

This year’s presentation saw a tie for the CJ Jamieson Medal as the A Grade Best and Fairest player. University’s Hamish Murray and Fremantle CBC’s Christopher Basile claiming the top award with twenty votes for the season.

While Hamish is a first-time winner of the A Grade award, Chris makes it back to back wins.

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Uni takes down ladder-topping North Beach in lead up to finals

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 10:45 AM - by Sarah Mozley

North Beach travelled to UWA Sports Park to take on a strong Uni side in a close match that gave viewers a glimpse of the finals series.

Both sides gave a fierce contest that showed why both teams have dominated throughout the home and away season and will be strong contenders in the finals.

Despite North Beach’s ability to stay in the contest it was their inability to make the most of their opportunities going forward that cost them the game.

Uni had a dominant final quarter that comfortably gave them the win at 9.10 (64) beating North Beach’s 7.7 (49).

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Skill Hire Finals Series – Saturday 26 August

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 1:54 PM

With the home and away season now finished for all teams, this weekend sees finals action across all grades. Fifty-two clubs out of a possible sixty-seven made finals this season with North Beach having seven teams through while University and North Fremantle had six teams make finals.

Wembley were the most successful in last year’s finals series taking home three premierships from three attempts. After moving up a division this season they failed to make finals in all six grades.

The first week of finals on Saturday 18 August for grades B to E (except D2) saw twenty teams eliminated from the finals race. Hamersley Carine BR, Nollamara C2, Brentwood Booragoon C3R, Rossmoyne C4, Kalamunda E1, Belmont LKC and Forrestdale WCC are all clubs who have now finished their 2017 campaigns as their only remaining teams were defeated in the first round.

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North Beach back up the top of A Grade

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 3:40 PM

North Beach have finished the 2017 A Grade season as minor premiers with fifteen wins and three losses for the year.

With the top position locked in they will now enjoy a week’s break before taking on the winner of this weekend’s match between Fremantle CBC and University.

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Integrated Footballers compete in AFL Curtain Raiser

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 3:16 PM

On Saturday 12 August forty-eight players from the WAAFL Integrated Football program competed in a Curtain Raiser at Domain Stadium.

The two teams ‘WAAFL Integrated’ and ‘Integrated All Stars’ were assembled from the seven teams in the WAAFL Integrated program as well as players from the newly formed Willetton Integrated Team.

The annual Curtain Raiser aims to showcase the Integrated Football program to a wider audience.

Despite the weather forecast the rain stayed away for the duration of the match allowing both teams to get scores on the board.

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Erskine reaches 350 game milestone

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 9:28 AM

History was created at the University Football Club on Saturday 12 August at McGillivray Oval.

D1 Reserves player Greg Erskine became just the second University player to reach 350 games for the club.

He began his playing career in 2004 in the A Grade competition and has spent most of his playing career in the A Reserves, D1 and D1 Reserves sides.

Already a life member of the University Football Club, Greg is also a premiership player and coach after winning the A Reserves Grand Final in 2011. He has also played in seven finals series matches since 2011 including the D1 preliminary final in 2013. 

The WAAFL congratulates Greg on his 350th game. 

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Skill Hire Finals Series begins for Grades B and below

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The 2017 WAAFL Skill Hire Finals Series kicks off this Saturday 19 August for Grades B and below (except D2).

The beginning of the finals campaign marks the end of the season for some teams while others are only four weeks away from premiership glory.

Forty-nine clubs have made it through to the finals so far with Swan Athletic leading the way with five teams through (B, BR, E2, DBC, BJC) closely followed by Ballajura (C1, C1R, E3, IDC) Ellenbrook (C3, C3R, E3, WCE) and North Fremantle (B, BR, DBC, BJC) with four teams through.

Grades with an eight-team competition will see the top four teams through to finals while ten team grades will have a top five finals series.

Teams that finished on top of the ladder at the end of round eighteen will have a week’s break before beginning their finals campaign next weekend.

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3500km journey all in the name of charity

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Mt Lawley Amateur Football Club players Harry Lill and Sam Love along with friends Oscar Wharton and Naish Wallace have set themselves a task all for a good cause.

The four boys will ride from Perth to Melbourne in support of Beyond Blue, a charity which helps to improve the lives of people affected by depression, anxiety and suicide.

Setting off from Domain Stadium in Perth on November 20, the ride across the Nullarbor, expected to take 15 days will end at the MCG in Melbourne.

While Harry and Sam are familiar with competing on the football field, the boys have admitted that they are by no means cyclists and therefore the journey will be a huge experience for all involved.

Mt Lawley as well as many other WAAFL clubs have been rocked by mental health over the past few years.

The ride aims to not only raise money for Beyond Blue but to also break down the stigma of mental health by starting the conversation.

The boys will be launching their campaign this Saturday at Hamer Park, Mt Lawley. 

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