IT was a fascinating WA Day long weekend of WAFL action in Round 9 with a host of players putting their hands up for the TABtouch Team of the Round in wins for Peel Thunder, Swan Districts, West Perth and South Fremantle.
The WA Day round began on Saturday afternoon with Peel Thunder returning to the winner's list defeating Claremont 10.5 (65) to 7.12 (54) at Claremont Oval boosted by the inclusions of the likes of Brandon Matera, Danyle Pearce and Hayden Ballantyne.
Swan Districts then trailed Perth by 40 points shortly before half-time but kicked 12 of the last 13 goals from there and the last eight of the match to win 17.13 (115) to 13.7 (85) at Steel Blue Oval.
NICK Suban was trumpeted as one of the biggest off-season recruits when he signed with South Fremantle and he delivered his best performance of 2018 in Monday's WA Day Foundation Derby victory.
Suban joined South Fremantle for the 2018 WAFL season following his 156-game AFL career at Fremantle and after a solid start to his time with the Bulldogs, he went up another cog on Monday and has been named the M & J Chickens Player of the Round as a result.
There was some stiff competition across the WA Day round of WAFL action too for Player of the Round honours with Brandon Matera and Ben Howlett standouts in Peel Thunder's win against Claremont on Saturday with Brayden Noble and Warrick Wilson especially impressive in Swan Districts' win against Perth.
Western Australia commenced its AFL and AFL Women’s State 18s National Championship campaign last weekend.
WA’s Mundella AFL Women’s State 18s overcame a strong Queensland outfit in their opening clash of the championships at Subiaco Oval on Saturday, June 2.=
Trailing close behind Queensland for the majority of the match, WA put their best foot forward in the final term to take out a 4.6 (30) to 3.9 (27) victory.
Mikayla Hyde booted two goals for WA, while Sabreena Duffy and Kate Bartlett added singles.
Western Australia’s most talented young footballers will benefit from a stronger partnership between the WA State Academy and NAB AFL Academy program next season.
From 2019, the AFL’s national Academy program will provide an opportunity for 30 West Australian players to attend high performance camps conducted in partnership with the WAFC and State Academy to provide specialised coaching to more players.
This will include a mixture of 17 to 19-year-old players as part of a national upgrade to the NAB AFL Academy, announced recently by the AFL.
SWAN Districts consolidated top spot in the WAFL Colts beating Perth on Saturday while there were Round 9 wins also for Peel Thunder, East Perth and East Fremantle.
Three of the four Round 9 WAFL colts match ups took place on Saturday starting with Swan Districts consolidating top spot with a 13.6 (84) to 6.4 (40) win over Perth at Steel Blue Oval.
Peel Thunder then consolidated second position on the table with a 12.14 (86) to 7.8 (50) win against Claremont at Claremont Oval while East Perth downed an inaccurate West Perth 6.10 (46) to 3.15 (33) at Joondalup Arena.
South Fremantle's Marlion Pickett will contest his charge of rough conduct on Cameron Eardley, East Fremantle, at the WAFL Tribunal tonight, Wednesday June 6.
Pickett was reported during the fourth quarter of the League match between South Fremantle and East Fremantle on Monday 4th June at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.
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Check out the top Kia marks and TABtouch goals of Round 9 of the WAFL in the videos below.
South Fremantle player Cory Dell-Olio was named winner of the Round 8 KIA Mark of the Week and team mate Matthew Parker booted the TABtouch Goal of the Week.
THE WA Day round in the WAFL got underway with wins for Peel Thunder and Swan Districts on Saturday before South Fremantle and West Perth won impressively on home turf on the Monday public holiday.
The Round 9 WAFL action was split over Saturday and Monday afternoons with the WA Day long weekend and the two games to begin proceedings on Saturday saw some fascinating action.
In the end, it was Peel Thunder beating Claremont 10.5 (65) to 7.12 (54) at Claremont Oval while Swan Districts came back from a 40-point deficit to beat Perth 17.13 (115) to 13.7 (85) at Steel Blue Oval.
South Australia proved too strong for Western Australia in Round 1 of the NAB AFL National 18s Championships with a convincing 89-point win in Adelaide today, Sunday June 3.
South Australia’s strong attack on the football and efficiency in front of goal saw them win the game 19.10-124 to 5.5-35 spearheaded by four goals each from Jack Lukosius and Hugo Munn.
Luke Moore kicked two goals for WA while Jordan Clark, Luke English and Ian Hill all added singles.
SOMEONE with less strength of character could have easily walked away from football several times with the hurdles put in his way, but as George Hampson approaches his 100th game his quality and hard work is paying off and he couldn’t be more thankful for East Fremantle embracing him.
Hampson was always a supremely talented young footballer playing in the 14s and 15s development squads at Claremont. But two knee reconstructions when he was 16 and 18 while at Scarborough soon had him rethinking whether sticking with the game was actually worth it.
But it was coaching as a 19-year-old at Scarborough and taking the under-17s team to a Grand Final that reinvigorated his love for the game and by the time he arrived at Subiaco, he was about to embark on a dream first four years.
WESTERN Australia commences its AFL and AFL Women’s State 18s National Championship campaign this long weekend, June 2-4.
WA’s Mundella AFL Women’s State 18s will host Queensland in a double header on Saturday, June 2 and Monday, June 4.
WA’s State 18s travel to Adelaide today for their first game of the AFL National Championships against South Australia on Sunday, June 3.
THE WA Day long weekend is regularly the biggest home and away round on the WAFL calendar and 2018 will be no different with two matches beginning proceedings on Saturday afternoon before the two traditional derbies on Monday.
WA Day, previously Foundation Day, has long provided for some of the most remarkable contests and biggest crowds through history particularly with the Fremantle and Perth Derbies, and that tradition continues in 2018.
The round gets underway starting on Saturday afternoon at Claremont Oval with Claremont playing host to Peel Thunder.
A new talent program to provide greater development opportunities for players and coaches in the South West region is being launched by the West Australian Football Commission in partnership with the South West Academy of Sport.
The program launch will be hosted at Leschenault sporting complex on Thursday, May 31 with the support of Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault Junior Football Club.
Training sessions will then take place on Tuesday nights at Capel Oval for the remainder of the 2018 season structured in line with the WAFL Colts and WA talent development program.
This WA Day long-weekend we celebrate everything that makes our State great, including the spirit, culture and heritage of our great game. Four massive WA Football League clashes are set to take place over the long weekend 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.
Claremont v Peel Thunder – Claremont Oval | Saturday 2 June 2.15pm
While you’re at the game why not come and visit our new merchandise van to stock up on all your favourite Tigers gear. We have some great sales on our 2017 limited edition guernseys and player badges. Plus, our new polos, sponsor jackets and rainproof jackets are now available.
The Hello Tiger Café will be open from 7am and is located outside the ground. They will be offering bacon, egg, and caramelised onion toasties, bircher muesli, chia puddings and freshly baked muffins with barista coffee.
The downstairs Kiosk will be open from 9am and is located inside the ground, offering wedges, hot dogs, pies & sausage rolls, ham & cheese croissants and assorted toasted melts and snacks.
Our upstairs bar is open from 12pm and ‘Grab n Go’ food will be available including cheese burgers & chips, loaded fries, butter chicken curry, fish & chips, turkish melts and Mrs Macs Pies.
Swan Districts v Perth – Steel Blue Oval | Saturday 2 June 2.40pm
Check out the massive Swans Play Zone which includes face painters, bouncy castles, handball target competitions and much more. Do you want to win $100 cash? Take part in the ‘Bin it to Win it’ kicking competition at half-time on the oval. The first person to boot a footy in the bin is the winner.
There will also be a slushy machine, and a free sausage roll and drink for all the kids at the match.
West Perth v East Perth – Joondalup Arena | Monday 4 June 1.10pm
We have our new Falcons Function Bar and Café open upstairs with a birds eye view of the grounds. Get your homemade gourmet pie and a mid-strength for just $7. There will also open with be a great selection of beverages, gourmet café menu and hot coffee.
Our Colts are featuring in the split round edition from 11:00am. Check out the hot coffee and homemade muffin $5 special.
South Fremantle v East Fremantle – Fremantle Community Bank Oval | Monday 4 June 2.15pm
Pop into the SFFC members bar to check out our range of South Fremantle Merchandise! Scarfs $20.00 Baby Scarfs $10.00, Beanies $20.00, Tees $30.00 & Basil Campbell Hoodies $75.00! and much more.
New Bulldogs partner Benny’s Bar & Café will be serving their sumptuous meals after the game. Come in and try the cuisine of one of Fremantle’s most popular venues, all at South Fremantle Football Club member’s prices. Plus Post Match Home Games - $5 pint or $5 glass of wine with any meal purchased.
Visit the Gesha Coffee Cart (just near the SFFC members stand) from 9am and enjoy one of Fremantle best coffee blends on offer. Look out for the Coffee & Muffin special – only $7.00.
The Barracks Bar in the Convicts Corner will be the destination for supporters of both clubs. Whether you are a diehard bulldog or an opposition supporter looking for a great vantage point, be sure to head to Convicts Corner whenever you’re at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.
Four massive WAFL clashes are set to take place over the WA Day long weekend with a range of fun activities and events planned for all fans at each game, as part of the WA Day celebrations.
WA Day is about celebrating everything WA; the spirit, culture and heritage of our great state. The rich history of football in the WA community stretches back to 1885 and today it is the most popular sporting code in the state with more than 330,100 active participants.