Healy appointed as WAAFL State Colts Coach

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:16 AM

The West Coast Eagles State Colts Amateur Team will be led by head coach Stephen Healy in 2018.

Healy capped off a successful season in 2017 by coaching the Wanneroo Drew Banfield Colts to premiership glory. He completed his Level 2 coaching accreditation and took out the West Perth Senior Coach of the Year award.

In his short time as colt’s coach at Wanneroo AFC, Stephen has doubled the number of colt’s players at the club as well as producing eight league players.

Healy is no stranger to the WAAFL State programs having been a Vice Captain of the State U23’s in 2015 as well as being named All Australian at the AAFC Carnival in the same year. He was also winner of the WAAFL LA Tetley Award in 2015 as the Best State Player.

Off the field Healy has a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Health and Physical Education.

Healy takes over from former Head Coach Cameron Palmer who led the team from 2013-2017.

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WAAFL Integrated Football Seeking State Coach

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 2:08 PM

The WAAFL is seeking expression of interest for the position of Integrated State Coach for 2018. 


Key focus of the position:

  • To create a professional environment that is conducive to both learning and enjoyment
  • Contribute to the development of skills, physical attributes, football knowledge, personal growth and self esteem of all players
  • Establish, implement and coordinate appropriate training and carnival programs that maximises the development of all players
  • Lead and guide all players in accordance with Code of Behaviour 

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John Davies takes home Service to Sport Award

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 1:53 PM

The WAAFL, WASF and the RAC congratulate WAAFL stalwart John Davies on winning the RAC Insurance May Campbell Service to Sport Award.

The Service to Sport Award recognises the contribution made by an individual to their sport or sporting organisation through their long and outstanding service.

The RAC WA Sports Star awards held in the Riverview Rooms at Optus Stadium on February 8 saw Davies take home the award along with Anne Stingemore from Athletics WA and Elsma Merillo from Netball WA. 

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WAAFL Planning Calendar

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 8:47 AM

The WAAFL Planning Calendar for the 2018 Season is now available to view. 

The Calendar includes all key dates for the 2018 WAAFL Season. 

Dates can also be found on the right hand side of the WAAFL Website home page under Upcoming Events. 

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WAAFL AFLX Tournament- Results

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:30 AM

The WAAFL AFLX Tournament held at Pat O’Hara Park on Saturday 24 February saw 24 teams from 16 clubs compete in the newest modified version of AFL.

Sixteen men’s teams competed across four different grades with Kingsley, Belmont, Bayswater and Nollamara all victorious in their divisions.

In preparation for the new WAAFL women’s competition beginning at the end of April, a women’s division was also introduced for the tournament. Eight women’s teams were involved with the teams split into two grades. Bayswater and Nollamara were both victorious in their respective grand finals.

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Paap to Coach North Beach

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Article by North Beach FC

Four-time North Beach A-Grade premiership player Shane Paap has been appointed the club’s senior coach.

Paap, who retired at the end of the 2012 season after a decorated playing career with both North Beach and Subiaco, has spent the last five years building his coaching resume and is perfectly poised to take the club to another level.

The senior role was vacated by David Hynes after five years at the helm after taking the club to the grand final this year and successive finals series.

Paap has been both reserves coach and an assistant senior coach at Subiaco in the last four years after being an assistant coach at Claremont in 2013.

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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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