Around the Grounds- Round 11

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 2:10 PM

A Grade

Sixth placed Kalamunda faced off with third placed Fremantle CBC at Ray Owen Reserve on Saturday.

Fremantle CBC went into the match as favourites with an impressive eight wins and three losses for the season.

However, despite their ladder positions Kalamunda managed to hold off Fremantle CBC to record an 8.12 (60) to 8.8 (56) victory. They were helped up forward by their coach Justin Simpson who kicked three goals for the match.

This time last year they were sitting in ninth position with just three wins however after Saturday’s win the cougars move into fifth spot.

Kalamunda have had a difficult couple of years in A Grade having finished just one place off relegation for the past two seasons.

Scarborough just managed to take the four points with a one point win over West Coast. Scarborough got out to a 26-point lead at half time but West Coast managed to kick six goals to two in the second half to leave the margin at just one point.

University continue to sit on top of the ladder with a dominant 87-point victory over Whitford.

North Beach and Curtin Uni Wesley were also winners this week.

B Grade

Mt Lawley had a percentage boosting win with a 77-point domination of Stirling. Mt Lawley remain in fifth position. David Mckinlay kicked five goals for Mt Lawley while his brother Adam kicked four.

Third placed Swan Athletic defeated top of the ladder North Fremantle by 34 points. Cameron Yukich kicked three goals for Swan Athletic.

Wanneroo recorded their seventh win of the season with an 18-point win over Collegians at Wanneroo Showgrounds. Anthony Tsalikis kicked five goals up forward for Wanneroo while Blake Arnold kicked four.

Despite the wins there were no changes to any team’s ladder position since last week.

C1 Grade

Another battle between Carlisle and Willetton was on display on Saturday as last time these two sides met the match ended in a draw. Carlisle also knocked Willetton out of the finals last season with an eleven point win in the Elimination Final.

Willetton looked in control for most of the day until a four goal to one last quarter saw Carlisle get a much-needed win by just two points.

Thornlie and Ballajura also had a close match as Thornlie took the win by ten points. Thornlie move into fourth spot while despite the loss Ballajura move up into second.

Kenwick managed to defeat Bullcreek Leeming by just five points. Kenwick are sitting in relegation position and face top of the ladder Kingsley this weekend.

Kingsley and Quinn’s Districts also had wins over Noranda and Melville respectively.

C2 Grade

Eighth placed Canning Vale had a huge win over sixth placed Swan Valley. Right from the second quarter Canning Vale had control as they led by 60 points at half time and 77 points at three quarter time. They eventually ran out 24.15 (159) to 7.4 (46) winners. Tim and Matthew Kennelly kicked five goals each for Canning Vale.

Warnbro Swans also had a convincing win over High Wycombe by 109 points. Jordan Sprigg and Jordan Adams both kicked four goals each for Warnbro.

First played fourth when Gosnells and Bassendean came face to face with Gosnells winning by 42 points.

Ocean Ridge and Lynwood Ferndale also had wins last weekend.

C3 Grade

A few close matches last weekend in C3 with Mosman Park defeating Ellenbrook by two points, Brentwood Booragoon defeated Piara Waters by seven points and Dianella Morley defeated Cottesloe by eight points.

Snesa and Belmont were the other winners with Belmont moving into eighth position.

C4 Grade

Unlike C3, C4 had some big margins with top of the ladder Secret Harbour defeating Yanchep by 121 points. Kwinana boosted their percentage with a 177-point win over Armadale. Osborne Park defeated Jandakot comfortably by 44 points while Cockburn Cobras defeated Bayswater by 95 points.

The upset of the round came from eighth placed Cockburn Lakes who defeated third placed Rossmoyne by 58 points. Rossmoyne move into fourth position while Cockburn Lakes move into seventh.

Other

Swan Athletic continue to dominate E2 after recording a 20.15 (135) to 0.1 (1) victory over Ocean Ridge to remain undefeated.

Ballajura sit on top of the Ian Dargie Colts ladder and are pushing for another premiership despite being in the higher grade this season. 

East Fremantle urgently seek Trainer

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 1:02 PM

East Fremantle AFC are urgently looking for a trainer to assist on game day for the remainder of the season. 

 

Remuneration offered.

 

Contact Terry 0407 951 331.

Trinity Aquinas snatch win from West Coast + Video Highlights

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 1:00 PM - by Sarah Mozley

Round 10 of the A-grade season saw West Coast travel down to Bill Grayden Reserve to take on Trinity Aquinas in a tight contest for dominance.

Trinity Aquinas inflicted heartbreak to West Coast who battled it out for a 2-point lead in the final minutes of the fourth quarter.

However, West Coast were left frustrated as they gave away a 50m penalty, resulting in a TA goal to give them a four point lead with minutes on the clock.

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Senior Women's Community Carnivals

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 8:57 AM

It has been identified there is a need to establish a Senior Women’s Community Competition to provide an entry level competition for women to play football.

This year the WAFC is hosting three carnivals to help establish interested clubs to participate in full competition in 2018.

  • 11 June 
  • 25 June
  • 9 July

 

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Around the Grounds- Round 10

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 1:09 PM

A Grade

After ten rounds North Beach are sitting in second position with eight wins and two losses. That’s three more wins and two positions higher on the ladder than this time last year.

North Beach have defeated both 2016 Grand Finalists Trinity Aquinas and Scarborough already this season as well as current ladder leaders University. Last weekend they defeated Kalamunda, a team they lost to in round one this season.

Their only other loss this season has been against the in form Fremantle CBC by just nine points.

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Kingsley FC Events 24 June & 1 July

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Kingsley Football Club are hosting two events one on Saturday 24 June and the other on Saturday 1 July. 

All details in below flyers:

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Bullcreek Leeming turns blue for worthy cause

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:23 AM

On Saturday 3 June, the usual black and red seen at the Bullcreek Leeming Amateur Football Club turned to blue in support of non-profit organisation Beyond Blue. Beyond Blue address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related mental disorders.

The fundraiser held at Beasley Park aimed to raise $5,000 for Beyond Blue in its inaugural year, however the club ended up raising nearly double the intended target with around $9,000 raised.

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Around the Grounds- Round 9

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:21 AM

A Grade

West Coast defeated Curtin Uni Wesley by just three points to lift them further away from relegation position.

North Beach and Fremantle CBC continue to climb up the ladder with North Beach now sitting in second position and Fremantle CBC in third. North Beach gave University their first loss of the season with a five-point win while Fremantle CBC defeated bottom of the ladder Whitford by 79 points.

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WAAFL State U23’s go down in close contest

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 2:56 PM

The West Coast Eagles State U23 Amateur Team battled wet conditions on the Gold Coast as they came up against Queensland on Sunday.

The match was contested throughout with the margin never exceeding five points at every break. The wet conditions made it tough to get clean possession of the football as the rain continued to fall for the entire match.

Thomas Cuijpers kicked two goals for the WAAFL in the first quarter as they looked to be the better side early on. However, Queensland added 1.1 to 0.4 in the second quarter to leave the scores level at the main break.

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West Coast steal vital win over Wembley

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 2:57 PM - by Sarah Mozley

Round 7 of the A-Grade season saw West Coast host Wembley at City Beach Oval in a close contest.

Both teams were desperate for a win as they sat near the bottom of the ladder, with Wembley on 0-1 and West Coast winless for the season.

It was West Coast that managed to remain dominant throughout most of the game, giving them the win despite a late surge from Wembley.

The final score of West Coast’s 12.7 (79) beating Wembley’s 10.9 (69) was a relief to West Coast supporters, who came down in strong numbers for an all-day club event.

The game opened with Wembley kicking the first few goals and dominating possession in their forward 50.

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Kelmscott- Barry Hall Fundraiser 7 July

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Kelmscott Football Club are hosting former AFL Player Barry Hall on Friday 7 July at John Dunn Memorial Pavilion. 

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased from the club 9390 5400 or 0401 694 196. 

More information on the flyer below:

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Around the Grounds- Round 7

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 3:28 PM

A Grade

Sixth placed Fremantle CBC had a close match with third placed Scarborough at Millington Reserve. Fremantle CBC managed to win the match by five points to see them jump to third spot with 5 wins and 2 losses for the year. Matthew Battye kicked four goals for Fremantle CBC while Jordan Adamson-Holmes kicked three for Scarborough.

University defeated Trinity Aquinas by a convincing 58 points at Bill Grayden Reserve. The loss sees Trinity Aquinas slip to sixth position, the last time they were in sixth position was Round 10 2014.

West Coast recorded their first win of the season with a 10-point win over Wembley.

Other winners this week were North Beach over Whitford and Curtin Uni Wesley over Kalamunda.

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Bullcreek Leeming- Beyond Blue Fundraiser 3 June

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 2:48 PM

The Bullcreek Leeming AFC are holding it's inaugural Beyond Blue Fundraiser match against Melville on Saturday 3 June 2017. 

The event at Beasley Park, Leeming is hoping to raise $5,000 through raffles, auctions and donations from the public. 

You can donate on the day or via this online link: http://bit.ly/2ri48ke

For more information visit their event page on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2rztMSv

Coolbinia West Perth’s ‘Jacko’ celebrates game 400

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 2:09 PM

When Coolbinia West Perth player Joel Shirlow stepped onto the field last Saturday he clocked up his 400th WAAFL match.

Joel or ‘Jacko’ as he is known to his teammates started playing in the WAAFL “about 22 years ago” for the Osborne Districts J Grade side.

The backman has played in a range of grades from B Reserves, C Grade League and Reserves, J Grade and most recently E Grade. Since 2003 Jacko has played at least 15 games every season.

After being involved in many football matches Jacko received his first premiership medallion in last year’s Grand Final which saw the Coolbinia West Perth E3 side defeat Gosnells by 26 points.

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WAAFL defeat WACFL after nine year wait

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 11:01 AM

On Friday 26 May, the annual WA Amateur Football League v WA Country Football League match was held at Fremantle Oval.

The best under 23 year old players from across the WAAFL competition came up against the best open side from the WACFL.

On a night where the temperature dropped to 14 degrees the WACFL started fast with two goals on the board dominating the first half of the first quarter. It took eight and a half minutes for the WAAFL to kick their first goal which came from the boot of Thomas Cuijpers. With that they fought back to win the second half of the first quarter to trail by just seven points at quarter time.

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