Milton Sanders receives WAFC Life Membership

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 10:53 AM

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.







Whitfords Junior Football Club

  • 1990-1992           Club Delegate to the North Suburban Junior Football League
  • 1992                    Vice President
  • 1993-1996           President and ex-officio of Club Sub-committee
  • 1993-1996           Chairman - Subiaco Auskick Carnival
  • 1997                    Awarded Life Membership


North Suburban Junior Football League (NSJFL)

  • 1995                      Vice President
  • 1996                      Chairman sub-committee for appointment of Regional Development Officers
  • 1996-2001             NSJFL Delegate to the Regional Development Committee
  • 1996-2001             President
  • 2001-2002             Vice Chairman


Western Australian Amateur Football League

  • 1987-2016           Management Committee (29 years)
  • 1997-2006           Vice President

State Teams

  • 1987                     Assistant Manager State Colts Team
  • 1988-89                Co-ordinator State Colts Team
  • 1988-91                Assistant Manager State Senior Team
  • 1992                     Co-ordinator and Manager State Team, Perth
  • 1994                     Co-ordinator and Manager State Team, Melbourne
  • 1995-96                Co-ordinator and Manager State Team, Adelaide

1993-2002 been involved in numerous sub-committees

  • Colts competitions
  • New competitions for 18’s age group for WAAFL
  • Liaison and development of clubs
  • Functions Committees
  • Under 23 State Representative Committee
  • Heritage Committee


  • 2015         Selection Committee for the appointment of the Executive Officer
  • 2006         Chairman Selection Committee for the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer for the WAAFL and Senior Community Football
  • 2001         Awarded Life Membership


Australian Amateur Football Council (AAFC)

  • 2000         Council Member
  • 2005         Chairman AAFC Perth Carnival

Community Football Council Inc (Formally Metropolitan Affiliates Football League)

Comprising the WA Amateur Football League, Sunday Football League, Peel Football League, Masters Australian Football and WA Womens Football League to promote, develop and manage a more cohesive approach to senior football in the metropolitan region.

1996-2006          Secretary/Manager


West Australian Football Association

To provide a competition for single team clubs on Saturday afternoon in the metropolitan region.

2005-2006            Chairman


Mount Hawthorn West Perth/Osborne Districts Amateur Football Club

  • 1979-1982          Team Manager
  • 1980-1989          Club Delegate to WAAFL
  • 1980-1989          Club Registrar
  • 1981-1984          Club Secretary
  • 1985-1988, 1991 Club President
  • 1990                   Club Treasurer
  • 1987                   Awarded Life Membership

Amalgamation Committee Mt Hawthorn West Perth/Mirrabooka to form new club Osborne Districts


Whitfords Amateur Football Club

1999-2001            Patron

Expressions of Interest 2019 State Head Coach - Senior & Colts Teams

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:06 AM

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:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong knowledge of coaching techniques/ strategies
  • Sound understanding of skill development learning strategies
  • Highly developed and proven communication (written/verbal) skills


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 program that maximises the development of all players
  • Lead and influence all support staff in a positive manner
  • Understanding of WAAFL player and the State Program


Applicants are required to submit a one page covering letter along with a CV outlining relevant experience.


Nominations Close Monday 21 January 2019


To submit an application or for further information please contact:

Geoff Palmer: WAAFL Operations Manager

Mobile: 0413 614 880 or Email:

AFLX Tournament - Sat 16 Feb 2019

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 4:20 PM

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.





AFLX Explained

The AFL has described AFLX as a fast-paced, high-octane version of the game and is being compared by many to Twenty20 Cricket.

Some modifications have been made for the tournament:

  1. The match is played on a soccer/rugby-sized rectangular field.
  2. Teams of seven (plus seven on the bench with unlimited rotations).
  3. Fast, free-flowing footy.
  4. One umpire, no centre bounces, kick-ins from behind the goal line after all scores.
  5. Last touch out-of-bounds free kick.
  6. Two 10-minute halves with a two-minute break at half-time.  
  7. 10 points for goals outside 40m.
  8. At least two players from each team must start each half inside each 40m area.
  9. No marks paid on backwards kicks.



A field umpire will be supplied for all matches. Clubs are required to supply a goal umpire who is correctly attired; i.e Orange Midway Ford shirt.

Playing Uniforms

Players must wear the registered playing uniform of their club.


This is a WAAFL sanctioned event and as such participating clubs and players are covered under their JLT insurance policy.

First Aid/Trainers

A First Aid Officer will be supplied at the venue.  The First Aid Officer will not be available for player strapping and massage.  If this is required, clubs are encouraged to provide their own trainer.

Water carriers are not permitted on the field.


For further information, please contact:

Mark Thomas (Bayswater FC President)
0413 333 118


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Amateur Players to Join Eagles Reserves

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 12:45 PM

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 win WAAFL Media Award for the third year in a row

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:08 PM

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. 

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High Wycombe seeking Women's Players

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:07 PM

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


Club Best & Fairest Winners

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:08 AM

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 produce another WAFL coach

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 1:39 PM

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:

  • A Grade League Coach
  • A Grade Reserves Coach
  • Thirds Coach
  • Fourths Coach
  • A Grade Colts Coach
  • Reserve Colts Coach

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:

  •  Contribute to the development of skills, physical attributes, football knowledge, personal growth and self esteem of all players
  •  Create an environment that is conducive to both learning and enjoyment
  • •Establish, implement and coordinate appropriate training programs that maximise the development of players.
  •  Effectively communicate to the player group, members and supporters maintaining a vibrant club atmosphere

Having obtained or working towards Level 1 AFL Coaching accreditation also desirable.

Please forward your applications to Vice President Geoff Burwood at by 25th November 2018

Enquiries are welcome.

Please call Geoff Burwood on 0418 922 837 or email to the above.


Craig White to Coach Curtin Uni Wesley in 2019

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 11:41 AM

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 are $50,000 richer thanks to past player Rhys Felton

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:38 PM

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:



‘Spirit of the Game’ Indicator Results

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 12:03 PM

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.

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Grant, Armstrong & Savage receive WAAFL Life Membership

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 9:22 AM

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.

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Scarborough claim Sandover Shield for the first time in 20 years

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:40 PM

When Scarborough claimed the A Grade Premiership on Saturday afternoon at Steel Blue Oval it was the first time they have held the Sandover Shield since 1998.

Scarborough went into the match as favourites over Fremantle CBC after finishing the season as minor premiers with just one loss for the year.

With Fremantle CBC making their first A Grade Grand Final in 15 years the stakes were high for both sides who were keen to end Premiership droughts.

Scarborough wasted no time getting on the scoreboard kicking the first three goals of the match before Fremantle CBC fought back with two goals of their own.

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A Grade Grand Final Preview

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The A Grade League Grand Final will be broadcast live on ABC Radio on Saturday 15 September from 2.00pm.

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

Listen Live:

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Nineteen Teams Celebrate Premiership Glory

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 4:14 PM

Nineteen teams celebrated premierships last Saturday with the B-E Grade Grand Finals taking place across seven grounds.

Ballajura (C1, E3, IDC) and University (D1, D1R, BJC) were the most successful on the day securing three premierships each while Coolbinia (C3, C3R) and Jandakot (C4, LKC) secured two wins.

Ocean Ridge (C2R) and University (D1, BJC), made it back to back premierships in their grades while the Jandakot Colts made it back to back premierships taking out the West Coast Eagles Division in 2017 before winning the Laurie Keene Colts division this season.

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