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Around the Grounds - Round 11

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Four highly-anticipated WA Football League clashes are set to unfold this Saturday and there are heaps of fun activities and competitions happening at every game.

The Movie Masters Little Leaguers will take to the footy stage at half-time and all spectators are encouraged to cheer them on.

Check out what is happening at your home ground this weekend.

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TABtouch Team of Round 10

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 3:07 PM - by Chris Pike

IT was an exciting Saturday afternoon of action in the WAFL with Round 10 seeing wins for Claremont, Perth and Peel Thunder against teams inside the top five while Subiaco had some players delivering standout performances in a big win over East Fremantle.

All four Round 10 WAFL matches took place on Saturday afternoon starting with Claremont claiming its third win of the season, beating Swan Districts 13.12 (90) to 10.10 (70) at Claremont Oval in what proved to be the final match in the career of key forward Beau Maister.

Perth won its first game over South Fremantle in four years kicking the last four goals of the contest to prevail 15.8 (98) to 14.8 (92) with Lachlan Dennis kicking a career-high five goals despite six goals from Bulldogs vice-captain Mason Shaw.

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M & J Chickens Player of Round 10

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:09 AM - by Chris Pike

BEN Howlett couldn’t have worked any harder so far in the 2018 WAFL season upon return to Peel Thunder and he was rewarded on Saturday with a best on ground performance in a much-needed victory against West Perth.

Howlett has been named the M & J Chickens Player of Round 10 following his standout performance on Saturday which saw Peel Thunder hold on for the thrilling three-point victory against West Perth at Bendigo Bank Stadium.

That saw the Thunder win consecutive matches for the first time in 2018 as they chase what would be a historic hat-trick of WAFL premierships with Howlett desperate to be part of that success upon return to the club after eight years in the AFL with Essendon.

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Round 10 Colts Wrap

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:33 AM - by Chris Pike

SUBIACO ended its three-game losing streak in the WAFL Colts in Round 10 on Saturday with wins also for Swan Districts, Peel Thunder and South Fremantle.

All four Round 10 matches took place on Saturday morning with Swan Districts, Peel Thunder and Subiaco all consolidating the top three positions on the colts ladder while South Fremantle stayed in touch with the top five.

The action got underway at Claremont Oval with Swan Districts beating Claremont 9.7 (61) to 8.8 (56).

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 1:10 PM

Peel Thunder's Michael Johnson has accepted a one match sanction from the WAFL Match Review Panel after being cited for rough conduct on Jordan Mills, West Perth, during the first quarter of the Round 10 League match between Peel Thunder and West Perth on Saturday.

Based on the available video evidence and a victim impact report from the West Perth Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct, low impact and high contact. Under the table of penalties the offence was classified as a two (2) match sanction.

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Vote now for the Round 10 mark and goal

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Check out the top Kia marks and TABtouch goals of Round 10 of the WAFL in the videos below. 

Swan Districts player Tony Notte was named winner of the Round 9 KIA Mark of the Week and West Perth's Tyler Keitel booted the TABtouch Goal of the Week.

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Football brings West Kimberley women together

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 1:05 PM

To say female football in the West Kimberley is booming is an understatement.

It was last year the West Kimberley Football League (WKFL), in partnership with the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) and West Australian Country Football League (WACFL), expanded to create its own women’s competition.

This was due to the rise of AFL Women’s and the fact that many young females in the region had the dream of one day becoming a national football star.

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Round 10 Match Reports

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 5:00 PM - by Chris Pike

THE even nature of the WAFL competition aside from the top and bottom placed teams was on show in Round 10 on Saturday with upset victories for Claremont, Peel Thunder and Perth against teams occupying fourth, third and second positions on the ladder.

All four of the Round 10 matches that took place on Saturday afternoon pitted teams in the top four positions against the team bottom four sides in the competition with the fifth placed East Perth having the bye.

It had the potential to widen the gap between those in the top four and those in the bottom, but in the end the opposite eventuated with Claremont, Peel Thunder and Perth all keeping their finals chance alive with impressive victories.

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State 18s fight to the finish

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:51 PM

Western Australia’s State 18s fell short of Victoria Metro by three goals in an entertaining contest at Optus Stadium today, Sunday, June 10.

Vic Metro won the game 14.10 (94) to 12.4 (76) spearheaded by five goals from key forward Ben King and four goals from Noah Anderson.

Dylan O’Reilly lead the way on the scoreboard for WA with three goals, while Ian Hill and Brad Oldfield kicked two each.

Jeremy Sharp was WA’s best with a goal and 26 possessions. He received great support from Luke Foley with 17 possessions, five tackles and six clearances.

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State 16s to benefit from Banksia Hill trial game

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Western Australia’s State 16s will help deliver rehabilitation outcomes while gaining a valuable opportunity to test their skills against a football team from Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre on Saturday, June 9.

The State 16s will play the trial match against Banksia Hill as part of their preparation for the NAB AFL National 16s Championships in June and July.

West Australian Football Commission Executive Manager of Talent and Football Operations Scott Baker said that as well as offering a competitive contest, the game was expected to deliver significant off-field benefits to both groups.

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WA State 18s host Victoria Metro

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Western Australia's State 18s host Victoria Metro at Optus Stadium this Sunday, June 10, in Round 2 of the NAB AFL National 18s Championships.

The game starts at 11.40am as a curtain-raiser to the Fremantle v Adelaide AFL game.

Gate A will be open to spectators from 11.30am. All other gates will open at 12.30pm. Media require AFL Media Accreditation to access the venue. 

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Round 10 Match Previews

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 11:02 AM - by Chris Pike

ROUND 10 of the WAFL sees all four games take place on Saturday afternoon with each of them pitting a top four team against one sitting in the bottom four but we've already seen in 2018 that upsets are more than possible.

Coming off the traditional WA Day derbies as well, it throws up some challenges in Round 10 for those teams who competed on Monday with South Fremantle, East Fremantle and West Perth all having five-day breaks against opponents who have had at least seven days in between matches.

But it's a round of match ups that certainly has the potential to deliver some outstanding action and some surprising results.

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Around the Grounds - Round 10

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Four massive WA Football League clashes are taking place this Saturday and there are heaps of fun activities and competitions planned at every game with a range of great prizes up for grabs.

Don't forget to cheer on the Movie Masters Little Leaguers who play at half-time at all matches.

Check out what you can get involved in at the footy this weekend.

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WAFC congratulates Trent Cooper

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The West Australian Football Commission congratulates WA State 18s AFLW coach Trent Cooper on his appointment as Fremantle Football Club AFLW senior coach.

WAFC CEO Gavin Taylor said he was pleased that Cooper, who has been WA's State 18s AFLW coach since 2017, had received the opportunity to continue his contribution to female football at the highest level.

"Trent has been a key part of WA's female talent academy since commencing in the role at the beginning of last year and it is great to see him get the recognition and reward he deserves," Taylor said.

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WA States 18s coach announced as new Fremantle AFLW coach

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Fremantle have announced their new NAB AFL Women’s senior coach for the next two seasons, with current WA Football Commission female high performance coach and WA U18 women’s coach Trent Cooper taking the reigns at the club until 2020.

Cooper arrives at Fremantle as the successor to inaugural AFLW coach Michelle Cowan. 

The former Swan Districts and Peel Thunder player has an impressive coaching resume, including working as an assistant coach for the Swan Districts league team and coaching their colts to a premiership in 2014.

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