WAAFL commemorates the Anzac’s

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 1:45 PM

On Saturday 21 and 28 April, the WA Amateur Football League will recognise the sacrifices of those men and women who served for our country.

Many of our clubs will mark this occasion in various ways across the two Saturday's.

Below are the ways our clubs are getting involved:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Canning Vale

Special guernseys, last post, service personal at matches and Anzac Day medals given out across all three grades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cockburn Lakes 

Special Guernsey's will be worn on July 7th as a fundraiser for the RSL- City of Cockburn Sub-Branch.

100% of the funds raised on the day will go to the RSL with raffles, competitions and the jumper auction.

They have chosen July 7th as on July 4th 1918 the Anzac's won The Battle of Hamel. A strategic win that assisted the allies close out WW1. 

 

 

 

Ellenbrook

Memorial service before the league game.

 

Gosnells

  • Players, coaches, umpires, support staff, parents and interested people will be invited to line up before all games for the last post.
  • Before the league game Mr Fred Batt from the Gosnells RSL will act as MC and read the ode "Lest We Forget".  
  • Following the game, the BARRATT/HANSEN ANZAC MEDAL (named after GFC stalwarts who were in the armed forces) for Gosnells F & B player as adjudged by the umpires will be awarded.
  • Invitations will be offered to people attending to participate in a free afternoon tea in the social room.

 

Kingsway

Celebrating Anzac Round across both weekends, A Grade the first week and E Grade the following week. Last post played, and a legacy medal awarded across both weeks.

 

Mt Lawley

Last Post, followed by a minutes silence and the rouse prior to the B Grade League match on the 21st April. 

 

North Beach

Pre-match ceremony will see the raising of the flag, a live performance of the national anthem (Holly Denton) and the last post (Dave Cusworth), with the club’s #1 ticketholder, Graham Edwards reciting the ode. Mr Edwards will also toss the coin.

 

North Fremantle

Holding the annual North Fremantle Community ANZAC Service this Anzac Day at North Fremantle, at the Fallen Soldier Memorial.  The local school is involved with the Council and a special role for our Colts who present football jumpers with names of those past players who lost their lives. 

Colts players will be wearing specially designed jumper in acknowledgement of the fallen and maimed, from our community.

 

 

 

 

Quinn’s Districts

Anzac round celebrated on 28th April.

 

SNESA

Players will wear specially designed Guernsey’s. Local RSL Members invited for the Anzac Ceremony (Ode, last post, minute silence, reveille and national anthem) before the league match. ANZAC medals awarded to the best SNESA Player in all three grades.

 

 

 

 

Willetton

In conjunction with the clubs past players day the league team will be playing in special one-off Anzac Day commemorative jumpers which will be available at auction after the game. 

 

 

 

 

Ballajura’s Dwayne Unwin reaches 300 game milestone

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 2:08 PM

Ballajura C1 Reserves player Dwayne Unwin will reach 300 games this weekend when he comes up against Carlisle at Kingfisher Reserve.

Dwayne or as he is known at the club ‘undies’, started playing for the Ballajura colts in the year 2000 and has played every year since.

He has won two premierships in his time at Ballajura, the most recent in 2015 when the clubs C3 side defeated Swan View comfortably by 72 points.

The WAAFL congratulates Dwayne on his milestone

WAAFL launches Women’s Competition in 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The Western Australian Amateur Football League will be launching a Senior Women’s Competition in 2018 for the first time in the leagues 96-year history.

The formation of the WAAFL Women’s competition identifies the need for a senior community competition as well as creating a pathway towards the WAWFL competition.

A restructure of the WAAFL By-Laws will reflect the change to the competition which used to read “Only males are eligible to play in the Senior and Colts competition”

The WAAFL will be conducting two Women’s grades (A and B) in the first year. The Clubs who will be fielding teams are listed below.

A Grade Fixtures: https://bit.ly/2HjRN8n

B Grade Fixtures: https://bit.ly/2HUKNfd

 

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North Fremantle’s Adam Vost celebrates game 300

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 3:32 PM

On Saturday 14 April North Fremantle D1 player Adam Vost stepped onto the football field for the 300th time.

Adam ‘Scooby’ Vost has played for the North Fremantle Football Club since 2003. He has represented the club in every grade from A to E, featuring in ten grand finals and winning eight premierships.

Adam has also represented the WAAFL in both the colts and U23 State Programs.

The North Fremantle D1 side managed to secure the win on Saturday for Adam with the 300-gamer kicking four goals.

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WAAFL State Colts Program- Round 2 Invites

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Congratulations to the below players selected for the initial intake of the 2018 WAAFL State Colts Representative program.  

Training for the 2018 WAAFL State 19s Program will take place on Wednesday nights. Our first session will be on Wednesday April 18th at Hamer Park in Mt Lawley and we request your attendance to represent your club on this night.

Training sessions will commence at 6:00pm. We do ask that you wear either a club jumper or training shirt to help with the ease of player recognition in the early training sessions of the program.

The representative program is highlighted by two games played against the WA State 16’s and against a WACFL Under 19s Representative side. These matches are of a high standard played in front of scouts from AFL and WAFL clubs with members of the WAAFL squad having gone on to play at both WAFL and AFL level.

Should you have any questions relating to the program and your involvement please call the WAAFL State 19s Representative Program coach Stephen Healy on 0437 489 400.

We look forward to having you aboard for what we hope to be a successful 2018 campaign.

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Matkovich appointed as State Integrated Coach

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 11:22 AM

The WAAFL State Integrated Team will be led by head coach James Matkovich in 2018.

Matkovich is a level two accredited coach and was an assistant coach with the WAAFL State Integrated Team in 2015.

He has also been involved with coaching at South Fremantle Football Club with the colts and under 15’s development squads.

In 2011 and 2012 he was North Fremantle’s Brett Jones Colts coach, leading the team to two grand finals and one premiership.

Matkovich currently plays for North Fremantle AFC and is no stranger to the WAAFL State programs having been a player in the State U23’s and State Colts teams in 2014 and 2010 respectively.

Away from football, Matkovich holds a degree in Law and Commerce from the University of Western Australia and is a Relationship Manager at Macquarie Bank.

Matkovich takes over from former coach Jamie Wynne who led the team in the past two AFL National Inclusion Carnivals.

The State Integrated Team will commence training in May in preparation for the AFL National Inclusion Carnival in Launceston from the 18-24 June.

Around the Grounds- Round 1

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 4:14 PM

A Grade

Round one kicked off with the grand final rematch between North Beach and Trinity Aquinas. After going down by 34 points in last year’s season decider North Beach came out firing in the first half kicking five goals to nil in the first quarter. They added another six goals in the second quarter to lead by 55 points at the major break.

However North Beach failed to score again until the fourth quarter with Trinity Aquinas kicking eight goals straight in the third term. With the margin just nine points at three quarter time North Beach kicked the first goal of the final term to maintain their lead.

In the end it was a tight finish with North Beach claiming victory 14.8 (92) to 13.3 (83).

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67 Players selected in initial intake for State Colts program

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Congratulations to the below players selected for the initial intake of the 2018 West Coast Eagles State Amateur Colts Representative program.  

Training for the 2018 WAAFL State Colts Program will take place on Wednesday nights.

Our first session will be on Wednesday April 18th at Hamer Park in Mt Lawley and we request your attendance to represent your club on this night.

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Integrated to play in Optus Stadium Curtain Raiser

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 4:08 PM

On Sunday 8 April, 51 players from the WAAFL Integrated competition will be given the opportunity to play on Optus Stadium.

The Curtain Raiser will take place before the West Coast Eagles v Geelong match in what has become an annual event for the program.

The two teams ‘WAAFL Integrated’ and ‘Integrated All Stars’ are assembled from across the eight clubs currently competing in the Integrated competition.

The Curtain Raiser aims to showcase the Integrated Football program to a wider audience.

The curtain raiser will commence at 12.40pm on Sunday with spectators requiring an AFL match day ticket for entry.

For more information on Integrated Football contact WAAFL Integrated Football Coordinator Greg Gilbee ggilbee@wafc.com.au

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Sign up to the WAAFL Tipping Competition

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:54 AM

The WA Amateur Football League has its own Tipping Competition! 

The tipping competition features six Grades (A, B, C1, C2, C3 ,C4) with participants given the chance to tip in one or all of the grades. 

Tipping kicks off on Saturday 7th April so sign up now to avoid missing Round 1. 

To find out more information or to sign up click here: http://www.waafl.com.au/waafl/waafl-tipping

Good Luck!

 

 

Two new clubs to join Integrated competition

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 11:45 AM

North Beach and Willetton Football Club’s will both be fielding teams in the Integrated competition in 2018.

The WAAFL Integrated Football Competition cates for players with intellectual disability with seven teams currently competing.

Both clubs had expressed an interest in fielding teams last season and have been building players for the upcoming season.

Willetton commenced training back in November with beach sessions before moving to the football field in early February.

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2018 Laws of Australian Football

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Download the Laws of Australian Football here:

2018 Laws of Australian Football

 

 

WAAFL seeking State Team Trainers U23/Colts/Integrated

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 3:23 PM

The WAAFL are looking for suitably qualified trainers for the following state teams in 2018: 

  • U23's
  • Colts 
  • Integrated

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WAFC seeking EOI for Community Football Tribunal Secretaries

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 8:35 AM

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is the peak Australian Rules Football body in Western Australia and is the caretaker of football throughout the State and responsible for the overall development of the game. The WAFC is a not for profit organisation that plays an important role in funding the on-going development of football in all communities.

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Kingsley FC seeking sponsors for 2018 season

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 3:30 PM