Around the Grounds- Round 2

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:08 AM

A Grade

The 2017 Season has begun with the dominate teams from 2016 sitting right up the top.

University, Scarborough and Trinity Aquinas have started their 2017 campaigns with two wins from two matches with University leading the way by percentage.

University secured a 31-point victory in round one before a 78-point win over Whitford in Round two has given them a handy percentage to start the season.

Scarborough just managed to hold off Wembley in round one to record a twelve-point victory while in round two they had a comfortable sixty-three-point win over West Coast. Scarborough have been helped up forward by Samuel Davies and Jesse Gribble who have kicked six and five goals respectively already.

Reigning premiers Trinity Aquinas have managed to get the four points each week but have done it a little tougher with a five-point win in round one and a twenty-nine-point victory in Round two.

Newly promoted teams Wembley and Whitford are yet to win a game as well as West Coast who narrowly missed out on the finals last season.

Although Wembley are yet to win a game they have been competitive in both the matches they have played. They went down by just twelve points to Scarborough in round one and twenty points to North Beach in round two.

 

B Grade

Swan Athletic remain as the only undefeated side this season. Swan Athletic held off to beat Wanneroo by five points in round one before thumping North Fremantle by fifty-one points in round two.

Newly relegated side Kelmscott are the only team to not have won a game yet. They were smashed by Mt Lawley in round one going down 28.12 (180) to 2.1 (13). Their side was boosted by the arrival of former Docker Shane Yarran in round two however he failed to make any impact on the scoreboard as the team lost again, this time by 91 points.

 

C1

Willetton and Carlisle recorded the first draw of the season, both scoring 9.5 (59). The last time these two sides met was in the 2016 Elimination Final where Carlisle knocked Willetton out of the finals with an eleven-point victory.

Ballajura and Bullcreek Leeming remain undefeated in this grade so far. Ballajura were promoted to C1 at the start of the season and have started strongly in their new grade defeating Quinn’s Districts and Thornlie. Bullcreek Leeming have defeated both Kingsley and Kenwick.

While down the other end of the ladder sits Quinn’s Districts and Noranda. Quinns’s Districts had a narrow loss by just one point in Round Two against Melville while Kingsley thrashed Noranda by 68 points.

 

C2

Warnbro Swans, Gosnells, Swan Valley and Lynwood Ferndale are the only teams who have managed to win two from two to start the season. Warnbro Swans sit on top of the ladder with two dominant wins, the most impressive in round two defeating High Wycombe by 86 points.

After being promoted to C2 this season after two premierships over the past two years Nollamara are yet to win a game. They were defeated heavily by Bassendean in round one before another thrashing by Lynwood Ferndale in round two.

 

C3

Cottesloe lead the way in C3 after being promoted to the grade at the end of last season. Cottesloe have recorded wins over Coolbinia West Perth and last year’s Semi-finalists Piara Waters.

Dianella Morley are the only other team to have won both their matches so far. Dianella Morley defeated Piara Waters in round one and Mosman Park by just two points in round two. Cottesloe and Dianella Morley face off this weekend.

Piara Waters and Belmont Districts are the two sides who are yet to record a win.

 

C4

Secret Harbour, Rossmoyne, Kwinana and Osborne Park have all won both rounds this season. Secret Harbour have moved from E1 to C4 this year and are off to a flying start recording wins over Armadale by 106 points and Yanchep by 51 points. They will face last year’s first round finalists Kwinana this weekend.

Cockburn Lakes, Jandakot, Armadale and Bayswater are yet to win a match this season. Bayswater face Jandakot this weekend.

 

Other

Last year’s A Reserves Grand Finalists University and North Beach are both off to a solid start in 2017. Both teams are sitting on top of the ladder with two wins while North Beach is just ahead by percentage.

 

Roleystone and East Fremantle have taken the lead in E1. Roleystone defeated Hamersley Carine by 84 points in round one and Forrestfield by 120 points in round two. Last year’s premiers East Fremantle defeated Coolbellup by 72 points and Kalamunda by 28 points. 

 

Fremantle CBC’s dominant second half overpowers Kalamunda

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 4:17 PM - by Sarah Mozley

Round two of the A-grade competition saw 2016’s finalist Fremantle CBC take on a struggling Kalamunda side that have managed to avoid relegation the last few seasons.

Fremantle took complete control of the game in the final half by dominating clearances and time inside forward 50, alongside a strong defensive structure that restricted effective entry into Kalamunda’s half.

However, Fremantle’s poor goal-kicking resulted in a close game, with Fremantle finishing on 9.14 (68) to Kalamunda’s 8.6 (54).

Fremantle couldn’t shake their inaccuracy as they missed several set shots and in the end they didn’t have much to show for the amount of time spent in their half.

The game opened with a glimpse of Kalamunda’s strength as they dominated possession in the first few minutes, however the game quickly turned around resulting in four Fremantle goals to Kalamunda’s one for the term.

Kalamunda will be proud of their efforts in the second quarter as they came out fighting and managed to lay some scoreboard pressure on Fremantle by getting three goals and conceding just one.

The second term resulted in the smallest margin for Fremantle for the game, being just nine points ahead at half time with Kalamunda wrestling the ball back into their side.

Fremantle bounced back in the third quarter as they locked the ball in their half for most of the term, however, this only highlighted their inaccuracy only scoring two girls but five behinds. 

The final quarter saw a similar effort from Fremantle as they absolutely dominated the term with time spent in their half but their effort only resulted in two goals and four behinds.

Considering the lack of opportunities Kalamunda had to score in the final half, they will be pleased with the close final score as they proved to be more effective when they did get the ball inside 50.

Fremantle will be happy with their dominance in the game resulting in a win, but will be disappointed with the final score as they had plenty of scoring opportunities and they squandered a lot of time inside their half. 

 

WAAFL commemorates the Anzac’s

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:41 AM

This Saturday 22 April the WAAFL recognises the sacrifices of those men and women who served for our country.

Eleven clubs requested home games in order to show their support for Anzac Day Round.

While some clubs will hold formalities this Saturday on our official Anzac Round others will hold theirs next Saturday 29 April. 

Below are some of the ways our clubs are getting involved:

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Clubs come together in memory of Mark

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:45 AM

On Saturday 22 April, the High Wycombe and Kingsway Integrated match will be played in memory of Mark Peck.

Mark lost his life in tragic circumstances in January this year- he was 24 years old.

Mark played for the Kingsway Integrated Team before joining High Wycombe last year. The match has been fixtured between the two clubs to allow the players to show their respects.

Players will be wearing black armbands and observing a minute’s silence before the match.

The match will start at 4.30pm at Scott Reserve, High Wycombe. 

Forrestdale Club Event: Hells Bells

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 9:38 AM

Forrestdale Senior Football Club are holding a club event on Sunday 30 April. 

See below flyer for details:

 

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Scarborough scrapes a win past inconsistent Wembley

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:57 AM - by Sarah Mozley

Round one of the WAAFL season saw 2016’s A-grade grand finalists Scarborough take on B-grade premiers Wembley in a low-scoring battle for dominance.

The first game of the season was a test for Wembley to see how they would fit into the A-grade competition after their promotion last year, however they fell short with a final score of 6.9 (45) to Scarborough’s 8.9 (57).

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Sign Up to the WAAFL Tipping Competition!

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:27 PM

The WA Amateur Football League has its own Tipping Competition! 

The tipping competition features 7 Grades (A, B, C1, C2, C3 ,C4 and E1) with participants given the chance to tip in one or all of the grades- its completely up to the tipper. 

Tipping kicks off on Saturday 8th April so sign up now to avoid missing Round 1. 

To find out more information or to sign up click Here

Good Luck!

A Grade Season Preview

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 9:48 AM

Teams:

Curtin Uni Wesley 

Fremantle CBC

Kalamunda

North Beach

Scarborough

Trinity Aquinas

University

Wembley

West Coast

Whitford 

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‘Rainbow Round’ turns the ECU Jets into a sea of colour

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 2:42 PM

If you are heading to Windermere Park in Joondalup this Saturday 8 April prepare for a sea of colour as the ECU Jets celebrate ‘Rainbow Round’

The ECU Jets E3 Grade team will be wearing rainbow socks and shoelaces for their Round One clash to raise awareness of LGBTI prejudice in sport.

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B Grade Season Preview

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Teams:

Collegians
Hamersley Carine
Kelmscott
Kingsway
Maddington
Mt Lawley
North Fremantle
Stirling
Swan Athletic
Wanneroo

 

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C1 Grade Season Preview

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:27 PM

Teams

•    Ballajura
•    Bullcreek Leeming
•    Carlisle
•    Kenwick
•    Kingsley
•    Melville
•    Noranda
•    Quinn’s Districts
•    Thornlie
•    Willetton 

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Sarah Michell Appointed to WAAFL Board

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:09 PM

The Western Australian Amateur Football League (WAAFL) has appointed Sarah Michell to the WAAFL Board. 

Michell, (or ‘Jags’ as she is commonly known within football) brings immense football administration knowledge to the WAAFL as a former Board member of the WA Womens Football League and current President of the Coastal Titans Womens Football Club.

WAAFL President, Sam Birmingham said, “The WAAFL Board believe ‘Jags’ knowledge of female football will assist amateur clubs who have shown interest in starting up womens teams.”

Michell’s work within the disability sports sector will also complement the WAAFL’s expansion of Integrated Football for the intellectually disabled.

A Special General Meeting on the 14th June 2017 will be conducted for clubs to confirm this appointment as required by rule 10.7 of the WAAFL Constitution.

 

About Sarah Michell

  • Qualified Teacher
  • Current Programs Manager - WA Disabled Sports Association
  • President (Founding) – Coastal Titans Football Club since 2004
  • Former WAWFL Board Member
  • Former WAWFL State Assistant Coach
  • 2012 WAWFL Volunteer of the Year

C2 Grade Season Preview

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Teams:

•    Bassendean
•    Canning South Perth
•    Canning Vale
•    Gosnells 
•    High Wycombe
•    Lynwood Ferndale
•    Nollamara
•    Ocean Ridge
•    Swan Valley
•    Warnbro

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C4 Grade Season Preview

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:09 PM

Teams:

•    Armadale
•    Bayswater
•    Cockburn Cobras
•    Cockburn Lakes
•    Jandakot
•    Kwinana
•    Osborne Park
•    Rossmoyne 
•    Secret Harbour
•    Yanchep 

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Willetton FC to host Dane Swan- 7 May

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Willetton Football Club are hosting Dane Swan supported by Darren Mcaullay on Sunday 7 May 2.00- 6.00pm at Willetton Sports & Community Centre. 

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