Six WA players who recently competed at the NAB AFL National 16s Championships have been selected for the NAB AFL under-16 All-Australian team.
Brandon Walker and Denver Grander-Barras have been named in defense, while Zane Trew won a place in the midfield, and Taj Schofield and Logan McDonald a place in the forward line.
Nathan O'Driscoll has been named on the bench after a strong performance.
The Black Swans took out top spot in the tournament after dominating Victoria Country 5.7 (37) to 13.13 (91) in their final clash this month, following wins against South Australia and Victoria Metro in the three-game carnival.
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A new online app has been released to help support football communities manage concussion for children aged 5-18.
Developed by world leading concussion experts at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and the AFL, the new HeadCheck app helps Trainers & Coaches to recognise the symptoms of a suspected concussion and its severity.
WITH Subiaco having the bye in Round 16, the other eight WAFL clubs continue their fight over the remaining top five positions with South Fremantle and West Perth battling for second and then Perth, East Perth, Claremont, Swan Districts and Peel Thunder locked in a fight over fourth and fifth.
Subiaco is the rampant league-leaders currently sitting unbeaten on top of the WAFL ladder with the Lions having the bye in Round 16, but there remains seven clubs in the running for the remaining finals positions making Saturday's four contests tantalising.
All four Round 16 matches take place on Saturday afternoon in the traditional 2.15pm time slot.
FEELING content upon retirement is usually a good sign you've made the right decision and that's how Jamie McNamara feels but he deserves to be proud of everything he achieved at East Fremantle, West Coast and Williamstown earning enormous respect along the way.
McNamara was always an exciting talent coming through at East Fremantle and he would go on to continue the Sharks' rich tradition of producing AFL talents with 19 matches at the West Coast Eagles, including the storied extra time final against Collingwood at Subiaco Oval in 2007.
He broke through late in 2006 to make his league debut at East Fremantle in a derby against South Fremantle and 12 years later, retired from the club it all started at as the Sharks lost to West Perth back in Round 14 at East Fremantle Oval.
To celebrate NAIDOC week the WA Football Commission hosted a special morning tea event featuring a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony by Richard Walley.
Claremont Football Club legend Michael Mitchell also attended the event and WAFC Community Engagement Coordinator Adam Cockie talked about the special meaning behind the NAIDOC WAFL footballs designed by Michael Mitchell's daughter Samantha.
East Fremantle Football Club has commenced its search for a new senior coach, with the position now being advertised to commence in 2019.
Current senior coach Rob Wiley notified the club's Board of Directors in June that he would not be exercising his option to continue as coach of the Sharks for the 2019 season.
Wiley will continue as senior coach for the remainder of the 2018 season while the Sharks seek a replacement for 2019 and beyond.
WHEN Perth welcomed back Brant Colledge from his time in the AFL system at the start of 2017, they were hoping for a seasoned, versatile and dominant WAFL footballer who could be a real difference-maker in games in their young side.
His body was the biggest reason why he was limited to three AFL matches across 2014 and 2015 with the West Coast Eagles because he had the size and build, and skill and agility to play just about any role on the field and to make a real impact in games.
But injuries meant he couldn’t string enough of those standout performances together but he showed good loyalty to return to his original WAFL club, Perth, for the start of 2017 with the aim of helping the Demons back into being a competitive outfit.
THERE were just the three games in Round 15 of the WAFL on Saturday with Subiaco again showing its dominance against the second placed South Fremantle while Perth continues its charge to take part in a rare finals series and East Perth also returned to the top five.
Claremont, East Fremantle and West Perth all had byes in Round 15 of the WAFL season leaving the other six clubs to take part in three matches across Saturday afternoon.
The afternoon on Saturday did get underway at Leederville Oval with the top two teams doing battle between Subiaco and South Fremantle, with both having played each other during the finals of the past two years as well.
THERE were just the three matches in Round 15 on Saturday with East Perth closing in on a finals position, Subiaco returning to top of the table and Peel Thunder moving a game clear in second spot from those games.
With Claremont, East Fremantle and West Perth having byes in Round 15 of the 2018 WAFL Colts season, it set the stage for three important matches on Saturday that saw some movement throughout the ladder as a result.
The first match to get the round underway was on Saturday morning at Steel Blue Oval and it was a tight affair, with East Perth ending up beating Swan Districts 7.11 (53) to 7.6 (48) with the Royals now only percentage outside of fifth position.
SUBIACO asserted its dominance over the WAFL in 2018 once again on Saturday with a 10-goal win over the second placed South Fremantle while Perth and East Perth recorded wins to take them into fourth and fifth position respectively.
There were three matches in Round 15 of the WAFL with each taking place on Saturday afternoon and in the end it saw Subiaco make it 13 straight to open the season while Perth beat Peel and East Perth thrashed Swan Districts to see both move into the top five.
The day got underway with Subiaco ending up kicking the last eight goals of the game to beat South Fremantle 13.10 (88) to 3.10 (28) at Leederville Oval.
Six WA Mundella AFL Women's State 18s players have been selected for the AFLW 18s All-Australian team following the conclusion of the NAB AFLW National State 18s Championships.
Mikayla Bowen, Sabreena Duffy, Matilda Sergeant, Rikki Ryan, Kate Bartlett and McKenzie Dowrick were named All-Australians after their impressive performances over the Championship series.
Sabreena Duffy, pictured, was named the WA MVP.
THERE are just the three games in Round 15 of the WAFL but that includes the top two teams locking horns while Swan Districts and East Perth, and Perth and Peel Thunder fight over positions in the bottom part of the top five.
Round 15 of the WAFL might only feature three matches with Claremont, East Fremantle and West Perth having the bye, but it could very well be season-defining for most of the six teams involved.
The round gets underway on Saturday at Leederville Oval with Subiaco hosting South Fremantle.
WA’s State 16s have secured a dominant 54-point win over Victoria Country in their final 2018 NAB AFL National 16s Championship clash today, July 13, at the GABBA.
WA made their mark in the opening term of the clash with six goals. This strong start set the precedent for the rest of the match with WA running out 13.13 (91)- 5.7 (37) winners.
Nathan O'Driscoll was named WA's best with 23 disposals and five tackles. Taj Schofield, Jaxon Bellchambers, Connor Avery and Owen Dann were also among WA's best.
David Yaccob from Peel Thunder, pictured, was named the WA MVP for the Championship series.
Owen Dann kicked four goals for WA, while Connor Avery, Ayden Cartwight and Joel Western added two each.
More than 80 umpires and umpire coaches involved at all levels of football across WA came together to participate in the inaugural WA State Umpiring Conference recently held at John McGrath Pavillion.
The group heard from a number of special guests including AFL Head of Umpiring Grant Williams who discussed the new and exciting concepts the AFL is delivering to further improve the umpiring system in WA.
“We all know the challenges that face umpiring in WA and through the support of the AFL we are meeting these challenges head on,” Williams said.
This Saturday marks an exciting round of WAFL with all players and umpires across all grades donning silly socks to support and raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charity (RMHC) to support kids with serious illness.
You can help support the sick kids by giving to the tin rattlers who will be at the gates of every venue and roaming the grounds throughout the day.
Click here for more information on RMHC Round.