The WAAFL Integrated Program welcomed two new teams to the competition in 2018 with North Beach and Willetton Football Clubs fielding sides to bring the total number of teams to nine. The Integrated program grew to 234 players in 2018.
On Sunday 8 April, 51 players were given the opportunity to play on Optus Stadium as a curtain raiser to the West Coast Eagles v Geelong match. The curtain raiser is an annual event in the Integrated Program and one which all players look forward to.
The WAAFL State Integrated Team competed at the AFL National Inclusion Carnival in June. The week-long event held in Launceston, Tasmania 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 Territory, Tasmania and NSW/ACT.
WA had wins over NSW/ACT and Tasmania in their Pool B matches, finishing on top of the ladder by percentage in the Pool B division.
Coming into the Grand Final, WA had lost their previous two matches against the Northern Territory at the carnival going down by 26 points in the lightning carnival and 13 points in their Pool B Game 1 match.
Western Australia ran out 14-point winners, giving them their best finish at an AFL National Inclusion Carnival.
David Hallows was awarded the Best on Ground Medal for the Grand Final and was also rewarded with All Australian selection for his performance across the carnival.
Kyron Timms was named as WA's Most Valuable Player while Alex Seymour received the most improved/ coaches award.
While the trip was predominantly about football there were some sightseeing opportunities as well with the team enjoying a day trip to Ben Lomond to see snow as well as visiting the iconic Cataract Gorge.
For more information on Integrated Football please contact:
Integrated Football Co-ordinator
Western Australian Amateur Football League Inc
D: 08 9287 5500 | T: 08 9381 5599 | M: 0419 934 382