The West Coast Eagles State Colts Amateur Team will be led by head coach Stephen Healy in 2018.
Healy capped off a successful season in 2017 by coaching the Wanneroo Drew Banfield Colts to premiership glory. He completed his Level 2 coaching accreditation and took out the West Perth Senior Coach of the Year award.
In his short time as colt’s coach at Wanneroo AFC, Stephen has doubled the number of colt’s players at the club as well as producing eight league players.
Healy is no stranger to the WAAFL State programs having been a Vice Captain of the State U23’s in 2015 as well as being named All Australian at the AAFC Carnival in the same year. He was also winner of the WAAFL LA Tetley Award in 2015 as the Best State Player.
Off the field Healy has a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Health and Physical Education.
Healy takes over from former Head Coach Cameron Palmer who led the team from 2013-2017.
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 WAAFL plans to conduct two Women’s competitions with a senior community grade catering for those players wishing to participate in a competitive competition while a development grade will cater for those looking for a more social approach at an entry level.
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”
Club who will be fielding teams in the inaugural women’s competition will be announced after team nominations close on the 14th March.
For those females interested in joining the WAAFL Women’s Competition in 2018 please fill out the form below and you will be directed to your nearest club once the announcement has been made:
The WAAFL is seeking expression of interest for the position of Integrated State Coach for 2018.
Key focus of the position:
The WAAFL, WASF and the RAC congratulate WAAFL stalwart John Davies on winning the RAC Insurance May Campbell Service to Sport Award.
The Service to Sport Award recognises the contribution made by an individual to their sport or sporting organisation through their long and outstanding service.
The RAC WA Sports Star awards held in the Riverview Rooms at Optus Stadium on February 8 saw Davies take home the award along with Anne Stingemore from Athletics WA and Elsma Merillo from Netball WA.
The WAAFL Planning Calendar for the 2018 Season is now available to view.
The Calendar includes all key dates for the 2018 WAAFL Season.
Dates can also be found on the right hand side of the WAAFL Website home page under Upcoming Events.
The WAAFL together with the Bayswater Amateur Football Club will be conducting the AFLX tournament on Saturday 24th February 2018 at Pat O’Hara Reserve in Morley.
Players must wear the registered playing uniform of their club.
The AFL has described AFLX as a fast-paced, high-octane version of the game and is being compared by many to Twenty20 Cricket.
Despite the basic fundamentals of Aussie Rules being adopted in AFLX, there are some distinguishing features that set it apart from the AFL.
Some modifications have been made for the WAAFL tournament:
a) The match is played on a soccer/rugby-sized rectangular field.
b) Teams of seven (plus seven on the bench with unlimited rotations).
c) Fast, free-flowing footy.
d) One umpire, no centre bounces, kick-ins from behind the goal line after all scores.
e) Last touch out-of-bounds free kick.
f) Two 10-minute halves with a two-minute break at half-time.
g) 10 points for goals outside 40m.
h) At least two players from each team must start each half inside each 40m area.
i) No marks paid on backwards kicks.
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Four-time North Beach A-Grade premiership player Shane Paap has been appointed the club’s senior coach.
Paap, who retired at the end of the 2012 season after a decorated playing career with both North Beach and Subiaco, has spent the last five years building his coaching resume and is perfectly poised to take the club to another level.
The senior role was vacated by David Hynes after five years at the helm after taking the club to the grand final this year and successive finals series.
Paap has been both reserves coach and an assistant senior coach at Subiaco in the last four years after being an assistant coach at Claremont in 2013.
After their historic first A Grade premiership last season, Trinity Aquinas came from fifth spot on the ladder to claim the 2017 premiership and Sandover Shield on Saturday.
Despite their premiership success last year, Trinity Aquinas entered the match as the underdogs as they faced minor premiers North Beach who were victorious both times they met this season.
Trinity Aquinas led at every change to win the match comfortably by thirty-five points 11.8 (74) to 5.9 (39).
Nineteen clubs celebrated premierships last Saturday with the B-E Grade Grand Finals taking place across Perth.
Wanneroo (B, DBC), University (D1, BJC) and North Fremantle (D2, D2R) were the most successful on the day securing two premierships each.
North Beach (D1R) and East Fremantle (E1) made it back to back premierships in their grades while Thornlie also made it back to back premierships claiming the C2 premiership in 2016 before moving up a grade and taking out the C1 premiership this season.
On Wednesday August 30, the WAAFL hosted the eighth annual Hall of Champions function.
The Hall of Champions honours those individuals who have made long, significant and commendable contributions to the WAAFL, to help make it the strong and respected sporting body that it is today.
This year the WAAFL inducted three new members into the Hall of Champions.
This Saturday 9 September, twenty-two grades will contest Grand Finals across the metropolitan area.
Thirty different clubs have made their way into the B- E Grade Grand Finals with Kingsway (B, BR, D2), Wanneroo (B, BR, DBC) and University (D1, D1R, BJC) featuring in three Grand Finals each.
The Grand Finals this year will also see thirteen different clubs feature from the 2016 Grand Finals.
Coolbinia West Perth became the first WAAFL premiers for 2017 when they won their third consecutive Integrated Premiership on Saturday.
Coolbinia West Perth finished the season in second position on the ladder with eight wins and four losses.
They came up against first time grand finalists High Wycombe who finished on top of the ladder with just the one loss during the season.