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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Around the Grounds- Round 17

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 1:05 PM

A Grade (Round 16)

Wembley pulled off a much-needed win if they are to survive relegation this season. Wembley defeated West Coast 12.16 (88) to 10.12 (72). They were helped up forward by Tim Noakes who kicked five goals as well as Bronson Harry who kicked three.

Kalamunda snuck in a two-point win over Curtin Uni Wesley at Ray Owen Reserve. Kalamunda are now in fifth spot with a chance to play finals. Kalamunda have finished in eighth position the past two seasons.

Fremantle CBC have cemented their spot in the top three after a 63-46 win over Scarborough. They sit in third spot but cannot be pushed out as they are four games clear of fourth placed Scarborough.

North Beach remain on top of the ladder after they defeated Whitford while University had another win this time over Trinity Aquinas.

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Around the Grounds – Round 16

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 1:10 PM

A Grade



B Grade

Kingsway and Wanneroo had another close game as Kingsway managed to win by just three points. The last time the two sides met in Round 7 Kingsway took the win by the same margin.

Mt Lawley have moved one step closer to playing finals after an eleven-point win over ladder leaders North Fremantle. David Mckinlay kicked five goals for Mt Lawley who are two wins clear in fifth position.

There was no movement on the ladder for Swan Athletic as they continue to hold on to third position after a 62-point win over Maddington. Collegians also had a 66-point win over Stirling and remain in sixth position.

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AFL National Inclusion Carnival- Results

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 11:38 AM

The WAAFL Integrated State Team competed at the AFL National Inclusion Carnival on the Gold Coast last week.

The WA side qualified for Pool B after winning two out of seven matches at the carnival’s round robin style grading day.

The Pool B competition consisted of four teams- South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and Western Australia.

WA managed to win their first two matches of the carnival against South Australia and the Northern Territory before they were defeated by Tasmania in their final match on Friday. The loss dropped them into third position on the Pool B ladder and unfortunately, they missed the Pool B Grand Final by percentage only.

However, they still had one more game as they played off for third position against the Northern Territory. The WA side finishing the carnival with a comfortable 85-point victory.

Fillip Ranieri and Raphael Gould were rewarded for their efforts in the carnival by being named in the All Australian team.

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Around the Grounds- Round 15

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 11:32 AM

A Grade

North Beach played catch up to Scarborough for majority of the day with Scarborough leading by 27 points at quarter time. With one quarter to go Scarborough still led by 21 points however a six goal to two final quarter saw North Beach win by just three points. Jordan Adamson-Holmes kicked four goals for Scarborough while Nicolas Reid kicked four for North Beach.

Whitford defeated Wembley for the first time since Round 7 2016. The win is just their second of the year after they defeated Kalamunda in round 13. The loss means Wembley are just holding on to eighth spot by percentage over West Coast.

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Mott to reach 800th involvement in a football match

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 11:22 AM

This Saturday at Kingfisher Park, Ballajura, Melville reserves coach Derek Mott will be actively involved in his 800th game of football.

Originally from Victoria, Derek began his involvement in the game as a teenager in 1990 at the Templestowe Football Club where he acted as scoreboard attendant and timekeeper before graduating to the role of club goal and field umpire in the early 1990s. He filled in for their reserves side when numbers were low.

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WAAFL Integrated Players to represent Western Australia

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:35 AM

Sixteen players from across the WA Amateur Football League’s Integrated Program will represent Western Australia in the AFL National Inclusion Carnival to be held on the Gold Coast next week.

The week-long carnival which runs from July 24-29 will see for the first time all states and territories represented with Queensland, NSW/ACT, Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria Country, Victoria Metro, Tasmania and Western Australia fielding teams.

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A Grade- Race for the finals heats up with four rounds to go

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:25 PM

There are just four games left in the 2017 WAAFL season. With the finals edging closer the next four weeks could be vital for our A Grade team’s finals chances as well as those in regulation positions.

North Beach currently sit on top of the ladder by one game but they have a tough month ahead facing three teams in the top four. Out of the three teams they have defeated two previously this season with those being Scarborough and University. They failed to beat Fremantle CBC in their last meeting in round eight however the match was close with just nine points the difference in the end.

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