THERE is no feeling of complacency whatsoever for South Fremantle despite having the wood over West Perth with the Bulldogs taking nothing for granted coming into Sunday's WAFL TABtouch preliminary final with a spot in the Grand Final at stake.
South Fremantle might have won its past nine matches against West Perth including a 98-point thumping just two weeks ago in the qualifying final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval, but South Fremantle coach Todd Curley knows that all counts for little heading into Sunday.
With a Grand Final spot at Optus Stadium against Subiaco at stake for the winner of Sunday's preliminary final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval, Curley knows that past history won't be on the minds of any of the 44 players when the scores start at zero.
DESPITE having played in three of the past four WAFL premierships, Josh Deluca couldn’t be more motivated to help Subiaco to the 2018 flag to cap a perfect season and he is excited at the chance of doing that on Optus Stadium.
Deluca was a young small forward in the Subiaco premiership team of 2014 before ending up being picked up by the Fremantle Dockers and over the past three years he did manage four AFL matches, but at Peel Thunder he played in the past two Grand Finals wins over the Lions.
That makes him a 22-year-old who already is a triple WAFL premiership player and has turned himself from a clever small forward, to a hard-bodied, tough and prolific ball winning inside midfielder on his return to Subiaco in 2018.
THE West Australian Football League will honour the 2018 McDonald’s WAFL Premiership Season’s fairest and best player when the Sandover Medal is presented in the River View Room at Optus Stadium on Monday night, September 17.
The Sandover Medal, which has been awarded each season since 1921, will be presented by Ian Sandover, great grandson of the original donor of the medal, Mr Alfred Sandover.
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Governor Stirling Senior High School has won the inaugural Freo Dockers Schoolgirls Cup, defeating Byford Secondary College by 41 points in a high-quality Grand Final at All Saints College this week.
A dominant second half proved the difference as Governor Stirling stormed home to win 7.6 (48) to 0.7 (7).
Byford controlled the first half but were unable to take their opportunities in front of goal, registering five behinds.
South Fremantle ruckman Brock Higgins and West Perth's Luke Meadows fronted the media at Subiaco Oval ahead of their TABtouch Preliminary Final this Sunday at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.
Both sides will be will be vying for a spot in the 2018 McDonald's WAFL Grand Final against Subiaco on September 23 at Optus Stadium when they meet.
THE Subiaco colts have won straight through to the 2018 WAFL Grand Final at Optus Stadium leaving Swan Districts and Peel Thunder to now battle it out against one another for the right to face them.
Subiaco joined the 2018 WAFL Finals Series on Sunday having earned the week off because of finishing on top of the ladder at the end of the home and away season to earn the minor premiership.
With Subiaco's reserves and league teams also earning the minor premierships for 2018, that meant that Leederville Oval played host to all three second semi-final match ups on Sunday with the winner of each contest to advance directly to the 2018 WAFL Grand Finals at Optus Stadium.
The West Perth Football Club has welcomed new board members as part of governance measures outlined in the West Australian Football Commission’s Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA).
The DOCA – a legal mechanism typically required to restructure a business that has entered administration – put forward by the WAFC was unanimously approved at a meeting of West Perth Football Club creditors on Tuesday, September 4.
Coolbinia FC has made history once again in the WA Amateur Football League Integrated competition winning their fourth straight premiership at Noranda's Lightning Park earlier this month.
Coolbinia were off to a flying start, kicking the first three goals of the season decider.
It wasn't long before High Wycombe fought their way back into the match kicking three of their own.
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Subiaco are through to the League Grand Final following their 18-point victory over South Fremantle at Leederville Oval yesterday.
This Sunday will see South Fremantle and West Perth battle it out for a spot in the season decider when they face off in the Preliminary Final at 2.40pm at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.
East Perth have cemented a place in the Reserves Grand Final and Subiaco Colts are through to the big dance.
SUBIACO went ever so close to having all three grades straight into the 2018 WAFL Grand Finals on Sunday but its reserves were overrun by East Perth as the Lions' league and colts teams advanced and West Perth set up a preliminary final with South Fremantle in the process.
Subiaco's colts, reserves and league teams all finished as minor premiers for 2018 earning the right to hose three second semi-final match ups at Leederville Oval on Sunday.
The day began well for the Lions with the colts beating Swan Districts and then the reserves kicked the first eight goals against East Perth. But remarkably the Royals stormed home to overrun the Lions and score a dramatic win to book a place straight in the Grand Final.
In light of today's article in The West Australian newspaper, the West Australian Football Commission can confirm that the Deed Of Company Arangement (DOCA) put forward and approved by a meeting of West Perth Football Club’s creditors on Tuesday, September 4 included a number of governance changes as a condition.
New additions to the club’s Board will be part of these changes.
AFTER not cementing a league spot at South Fremantle, Ben Sokol has made the Bulldogs pay in five games since for Subiaco but the bigger picture heading into another battle is on the premiership at stake in two weeks' time.
Sokol came through the ranks at South Fremantle an exciting talent at colts level, played State 18s and then looked set to make a successful league career for himself at the Bulldogs but it just never quite happened.
The dangerous forward only managed 11 games across the 2014 and 2015 seasons with South Fremantle at league level despite kicking 39 goals as part of a reserves premiership winning team in 2015.
ANTON Hamp couldn’t quite play in a Claremont premiership as a young forward but he's now leader of the Tigers back-line, has claims to be the best WAFL key defender and hopes to help usher in a new era of success at the Tigers.
Hamp was in the early stages of his career playing as a forward in Claremont's last era of WAFL dominance which saw the Tigers win four successive minor premierships between 2010 and 2013 which resulted in three Grand Final appearances and two premierships.
He did manage to play 14 games for 17 goals across Claremont's premiership years of 2011 and 2012, but couldn’t manage a finals appearance at league level despite playing in two reserves flags.
WEST Perth's opening to the finals for 2018 couldn’t have started much worse but with a proud playing group at his disposal, coach Bill Monaghan is confident of a strong response this Sunday in the elimination final against Claremont.
West Perth might have lost its past eight matches against South Fremantle heading into last Saturday's qualifying final at Fremantle Community Bank Oval, but after two losses by only a combined 13 points this season, the Falcons had good reason to go into the game confident.
West Perth started reasonably well too and were only five points down when Tyler Keitel goaled at the 10-minute of the second quarter.
THE TABtouch WAFL Finals Series for 2018 goes up a gear this Sunday with Subiaco and South Fremantle battling over a Grand Final berth as West Perth and Claremont fight just to stay alive.
The 2018 WAFL Finals Series got underway last weekend with South Fremantle beating West Perth by 98 points to advance to the second semi-final while Claremont stayed alive with a hard-fought elimination final victory against East Perth.
All that took place while Subiaco had the weekend off after becoming the first team to go through the home and away season undefeated since 1946.