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WAFC Commissioner Election Results 

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 2:05 PM
Commissioner Election Statement 2021  Commissioner Election Statement 2021 The results of the elections for Commissioners of the West Australian Football Commission were endorsed last night, Thursday 2 December 2021, at a meeting of WA Football stakeholders.  Current WAFC Chair, Hon Wayne Martin AC QC was reappointed for three years, while Michelle Fyfe APM and Mark Hann were appointed as new Commissioners also for a term of three years.  WAFC Deputy Chairman Brian O’Donnell congratulated all Commissioners on their Read More ...

The Talent Journey

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 3:27 PM - by Mark Readings
They say it takes a village to raise a child. The same can be said about developing AFL talent. One of the most critical roles from a local Draft perspective falls at the feet of WAFC Well Being Officer Lee Walker. For the past three years Walker has been tasked with providing tools for teenagers to make the transition into the AFL system. “There’s nothing we Read More ...

Draft Wrap Day Two: 11 More WA Players Selected

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 7:56 PM
Congratulations to the 15 Western Australian players added to AFL lists via the 2021 AFL National Draft over two nights.   Following the first day success story of four locals being selected in the first round, a further eleven  WA based players have been added to AFL lists on day two. Matthew Johnson (Subiaco), Jesse Motlop (South Fremantle), Brady Hough (Peel Thunder), Rhett Bazzo (Swan Districts), Read More ...

Statement: Peel Player Tests Positive to banned substance

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 2:46 PM
The West Australian Football Commission confirms that Peel Thunder player, Michael Randall, has been issued with notice of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under the Australian Football Anti-Doping Code which applies to all Australian Football competitions including the WAFL and is administered by the AFL.   It is alleged that a sample provided in-competition by Mr Randall tested positive for Phentermine which is classified as a Non-Specified Read More ...

Season Review – East Fremantle

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 10:16 AM - by Chris Pike
It was quite the rollercoaster ride for East Fremantle in 2021 but by the end of the season having re-signed their coach, there's perhaps more hope heading into 2022 about their on-field prospects than in a long time. The big question mark for East Fremantle moving forward will be how they cope without having a home ground while East Fremantle Oval is undergoing a spectacular Read More ...

DRAFT WRAP: Day One 2021 NAB AFL Draft

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 7:35 PM
The West Australian Football Commission is delighted that four local players have been selected in the first round of the 2021 NAB AFL National Draft. Jye Amiss (pick 8- Fremantle), Neil Erasmus (pick 10- Fremantle), Angus Sheldrick (pick 18- Sydney) and Jacob van Rooyen (pick 19- Melbourne) are joining the AFL system after excelling in the state’s Talent Development Pathway system.  WAFC Head of Coaching Read More ...

Season Review – Peel Thunder

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 11:10 AM - by Chris Pike
It's very much the beginning of a new era for Peel Thunder moving towards 2022 with a new captain and coach to be called upon after a 2021 campaign that they will feel like they underachieved in. It was quite the remarkable start to the season for the Thunder as they set new club scoring and winning margin records with 105 and 79-point wins against Read More ...

Webb Departs WAFC as Head of Coaching

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:12 AM
The West Australian Football Commission thanks Marc Webb for his contribution to coaching across all levels of football in Western Australia, and  the  development of WA’s most talented young players as part of the Simply Energy State U19’s State Talent Program where he was head coach.   Webb departs after 12 months as the Head of Coaching and Coach of the Under 19s State program where he Read More ...

Season Review – East Perth

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 9:34 PM - by Chris Pike
EAST Perth made a horror start to the 2021 season but once they settled into things the Royals showed enough to suggest the future can be bright under re-signed coach Jeremy Barnard. The Royals hadn’t made finals since 2018 and still haven’t, and still haven’t won a final since the first semi-final of 2015 but they do appear to be closer to fixing that after Read More ...

West Coast remain in WAFL Competition 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 4:46 PM
The West Coast Eagles will continue to field a stand-alone team in the WAFL competition after an agreement was reached between with the Club, West Australian Football Commission and WAFL clubs for season 2022.  West Coast will be retained as the 10th team in the competition, with the Eagles to host five home-and-away games at Mineral Resources Park next season. WAFC Chairman Hon Wayne Martin conceded Read More ...

Season Review – Perth

Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 3:40 PM - by Chris Pike
On the back of the high of ending their finals drought in 2020, the season 2021 couldn’t have gone worse for Perth and at no point at all did they field anything close to what they would consider their best 22. The Demons became one of the stories of 2020 when they reached the finals for the first time since 1997 in remarkable fashion. The Read More ...

Level 2 Coaching Courses

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 12:08 PM
COACH ACCREDITATION (CoachAFL) The Coach.AFL online platform is designed as a central resource centre for coaches.  It will serve as a national membership database, enable coaches to manage their CoachAFL Membership (including accreditation, ongoing education and compliance) and provide access to a central Online Repository housing quality coaching resources and educational support. All Coaches must be a member of CoachAFL to be able to Coach at any Football Club at Read More ...

WAFL Fairest and Best Winners 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 12:21 PM - by Chris Pike
TO highlight what a quality WAFL season we had in 2021 all you have to do is look at the fact that Leigh Kitchin, Haiden Schloithe, Bailey Rogers, Aaron Black, Frank Anderson, Kyle Baskerville, Christian Ameduri, Tyrone Thorne, Corey Byrne and Kieran Hug are the fairest and best winners. Every club has now held its season-end awards for the 2021 Optus WAFL Premiership Season and Read More ...

WAFL Women's Reserves competition retained for 2022 

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 10:16 AM
The WAFL Women’s Reserves competition will go ahead in season 2022, in a modified format. After extensive consultation with all the stakeholders of women’s football, the WAFC Board has voted for the competition to remain in the WAFLW for next season and beyond. The WAFC acknowledges the challenges that many clubs face within their Reserves programs given the rapid growth of women’s football in WA, Read More ...

2021 WAFC Commissioner Election - Endorsed Candidates

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 12:07 PM
The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) advises that the Nomination Committee, with representatives of the Community Football Advisory Council, Fremantle Football Club, WAFC, WAFL Council of Presidents and West Coast Eagles, met to consider the Expressions of Interest received for the upcoming Commissioner Elections and provided the WAFC Board a list of Recommended Candidates.  An impressive number of nominations from high quality candidates was received Read More ...