THERE were two remarkable thrillers in Round 17 of the WAFL on Saturday with East Perth co-captain Kyle Anderson winning the game for the Royals over the Demons after the siren while Subiaco survived quite the fight from Claremont to remain undefeated in 2018.
It was one hell of a finish at Leederville Oval between East Perth and Perth as the two teams fight it out for a finals position heading towards the end of the 2018 home and away season.
The Royals were on top most of the afternoon before the Demons finished all over the top of them and then looked to have the win sealed with a mark and goal to Spencer White.
The medal awarded to the best player in AFL Western Derbies has been renamed the Glendinning-Allan Medal.
The new medal name acknowledging the inaugural captains of the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Football Club, Ross Glendinning and Ben Allan, has been endorsed by both clubs and the West Australian Football Commission.
WITH Claremont trying to take the challenge up to Subiaco, West Perth needing to respond to a challenging week off-field and Swan Districts and East Fremantle trying to end six-game losing streaks, they are just some of the things to look out for in Round 17 of the 2018 WAFL season.
There is plenty to look out for in Round 17 of the WAFL with Subiaco out to stay unbeaten, West Perth to remain second and Perth to take another step towards ending its 21-year finals drought.
Claremont then has to find a way to upset Subiaco to remain in the top five while Peel Thunder, East Perth and Swan Districts try to stay in the finals hunt and East Fremantle tries to win its third match for the season and end a six-game losing slide.
“I am eternally grateful and thankful for the great opportunity that lies in front of me this weekend.”
Twenty-year-old boundary umpire Lewis Williams has a lot to be excited about this Saturday – it’s the day he will make his WA Football League debut.
It is a fantastic achievement for a remarkable young man who has worked hard to get to where he is now.
Mater Dei College have taken out the Senior Schoolboys Cup Jackovich Division Grand Final in what was a hard-fought, wet-weather affair against Comet Bay College on Wednesday, July 25, at McGillivray Reserve.
Mater Dei College claimed a 3.3 (21) - 1.4 (10) victory over Comet Bay in the Grand Final which culimnates a season of school football for Year 11 and 12 boys and the Jackovich Division.
Four massive WAFL clashes are set to unfold this Saturday and there will also be fun activities, events and competitions taking place at all venues for fans, their families and club members.
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The WA Football Commission is providing support to enable the West Perth Football Club to play on for the remainder of the 2018 WAFL season after it entered Voluntary Administration this week.
The WAFC is providing a $250,000 loan to Korda Mentha, the Administrator which will manage West Perth during the Voluntary Administration process. The loaned funds will be quarantined to support West Perth players and staff at all levels to enable their ongoing participation in the 2018 WAFL Premiership Season. The funds will not be used to pay down West Perth’s existing debts.
CAPTAINCY sure seems to agree with Aaron Black with the first-year West Perth skipper having every bit as good a season in 2018 as at any point in his career and that continued on Saturday with him named M & J Chickens Player of the Round as a result.
It was a dominant performance by West Perth on Saturday at Joondalup Arena hammering Swan Districts by 90 points to replace South Fremantle in second position on the WAFL ladder as a result.
There were starring performances from West Perth players all over the field including Blake Wilhelm off half-back, Shane Nelson, Luke Meadows and Trent Manzone through the middle, and then Tyler Keitel, Andrew Strijk and Jordan Mills up forward.
IT was tough conditions on Saturday for Round 16 of the WAFL but with the unbeaten league-leading Subiaco having the bye, it was a chance for statements to be made and West Perth and Perth certainly did that while Claremont and Peel Thunder also scored crucial wins.
With Subiaco sitting out the Round 16 proceedings unbeaten atop the WAFL with a perfect 13-0 record, it was a chance for the rest of the league to make their mark and West Perth did so by moving up to second position with Perth further closing in on a first finals appearance since 1997.
All four Round 16 matches took place on Saturday afternoon at 2.15pm with Peel Thunder beating South Fremantle 13.12 (90) to 9.12 (66) at Bendigo Bank Stadium with Harley Bennell, Mitch Crowden, Ben Howlett, Gerald Ugle and Brayden Lawler among their standout performers.
The New Holland State Country 22-man squad has been finalised ahead of their interstate clash with the South Australian Football League this Saturday, July 28, at Adelaide Oval.
The squad includes former AFL duo Josh Bootsma and Jesse Crichton, who were both impressive in this year’s Landmark Country Championships, with Crichton receiving best on ground honours in the Grand Final.
Former Claremont trio Mitch Andrews, Dylan Ross and CJ Oakley will reunite with all three currently playing in various parts of Country WA.
SUBIACO remain top of the WAFL Colts despite having the bye in Round 16 with fellow top teams Peel Thunder and Swan Districts losing while East Fremantle and South Fremantle scored strong victories as West Perth and Claremont kept their finals hopes alive.
It was a big round in the colts action with the league-leading Subiaco having the bye and all other eight teams remaining in finals contention with the battle right on for the top four spots, and then the other five clubs all fighting over fifth position.
All four games were played on Saturday morning in challenging conditions but it produced some fascinating results starting with South Fremantle beating an inaccurate Peel Thunder 5.11 (41) to 3.19 (37) at Bendigo Bank Stadium.
WEST Perth moved into second position on the WAFL ladder with a big win over Swan Districts in Round 16 on Saturday while Perth took another step towards a drought breaking finals appearance with wins also for Peel Thunder and Claremont.
With the undefeated, league-leading Subiaco having the bye in Round 16 of the 2018 WAFL season, it was up to the other eight teams to lock horns with all but one of them still vying for a finals position.
That meant there was plenty on the line in all four matches that took place in challenging conditions in the traditional 2.15pm time slot on Saturday afternoon.
Four massive WAFL clashes are set to unfold this Saturday and there will also be fun activities, events and competitions taking place at all venues for all fans and club members.
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