The 2019 Nicky Winmar Carnival and Kirby Bentley Cup for Aboriginal boys and girls aged 13 to 17 will be held together for the first time at David Gray's Arena in Mandurah this Saturday, March 23.
The Nicky Winmar Carnival for boys, which is in its 13th year, has been a great success engaging and showcasing talented Aboriginal football players, who travel from across Western Australia to participate.
PEEL Thunder narrowly missed the finals in 2018 denying them the chance at a WAFL premiership hat-trick but coach Cam Shepherd is buoyant over their prospects in 2019.
The Thunder won the premierships of 2016 and 2017 to create history and then had the chance to make even more in 2018. But Peel narrowly missed out on qualifying for the finals and Shepherd subsequently had an extra month of planning for the off-season than the previous years.
The result has been the retention of much of Peel's solid core of Thunder players with them topped up by the recruitment of former Essendon AFL midfielder Jackson Merrett.
A plethora of WA Umpires will take to the field this weekend for AFL & AFLW fixtures.
WA Umpires Dan Johanson (field), Jordan Russell (boundary) and Tiana Fry (goal) have all been appointed to the AFLW Preliminary Final between Adelaide and Geelong in Adelaide on Sunday.
This year’s State Carnival is in Townsville commencing 29th September to 5th October and the AFLMWA Board is calling for nominations for state coaches for the male and female teams travelling to Townsville.
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Western Australia is set for an exciting 2019 Season after a very successful inaugural Talent Testing and Education Day.
Held at Aquinas College, approximately 400 players from across the nine WAFL clubs competed in athletic testing, including the vertical jump, running vertical jump, agility test, 20m sprint and the yo-yo test.
St Kilda Football Club has added Jonathon Marsh to its playing list as part of the Supplemental Selection Period.
The decision to enlist the 23-year-old defender came after the club opted to place draftee Jack Bytel on the long-term injury list as he recovers from back surgery.
There was plenty of highlights during the 2019 WA Football Hall of Fame with South Fremantle icon Stephen Michael being elevated to "legend" status in front of 300 guests at Frasers Restaurant.
Chris Judd, Dean Cox, John Loughride, JJ "Boss" Simons, Warren Ralph and Darren Glass were all inducted into the Hall of Fame on Tuesday night.
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South Fremantle icon Stephen Michael was celebrated last night after being elevated to “legend” status in the WA Football Hall of Fame at Fraser's Restaurant.
The dual Sandover Medallist became just the 18th member of the illustrious cohort, joining the likes of Barry Cable, Polly Farmer and Graham Moss as WA Football immortals.
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WITH East Fremantle looking for someone to lead them back to success and Bill Monaghan on the lookout for a new start, the two forces joined forces in the off-season and now the Sharks are looking to rise up the ladder in 2019 as a result.
It has been lean pickings in recent years for East Fremantle with the Sharks narrowly avoiding the wooden spoon in 2017 but not being so lucky last year. They won just two games on the way to a last place finish leading to the resignation of coach Rob Wiley.
It was time for a fresh outlook and voice for East Fremantle and when Monaghan came on the market having decided not to seek reappointment with West Perth, then he appeared the perfect man for the job.
Six of Western Australia’s football greats will be inducted to the West Australian Football Hall of Fame at Fraser’s Reception Centre, Kings Park on Tuesday, March 12.
One Hall of Fame member will also be elevated to ‘Legend’ status on the night, becoming the 18th Legend along with Haydn Bunton Snr, Haydn Bunton Jnr, Barry Cable, George Doig, Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer, Stan ‘Pops’ Heal, John Lenoard, Denis Marshall, Phil Matson, Merv McIntosh, Steve Marsh, George Moloney, Graham Moss, Jack Sheedy, John Todd, WJ ‘Nipper’ Truscott and Bill Walker.
Currently all WAFL clubs are seeking "Expressions of Interest" from Club Members or Supporters who may be keen in becoming time keepers for the 2019 season.
This is a terrific way to get involved in our state league for the 2019 season.
Any interested parties, or people wanting further information, should contact the WAFL Honorary Timekeepers Association through the President (George) on 0420 958 280 or Secretary (Irene) on 0404 872 751.
REPLACING the club's all-time longest-serving and winningest coach is a big job, but Geoff Valentine is ready to be a WAFL senior coach as he takes over at West Perth confident in the playing group he has to work with.
For the first time in a decade West Perth has a new senior coach in 2019 with Valentine stepping into the role left vacant by 2013 premiership winner Bill Monaghan who departs having coached the Falcons to the most ever wins and most games in the rich history of the club.
That leaves big shoes to fill but also a fresh voice to the experienced members of the playing group like Shane Nelson (139 games), Aaron Black (173), Trent Manzone (104), Blake Wilhelm (70), Corey Chalmers (65), Kris Shannon (89), Tyler Keitel (78), Mark Hamilton (57) and Ben King (51) who have played their entire WAFL careers under Monaghan.
Footy is alive and well in Western Australia, playing a significant part in connecting and enhancing communities right across our State.
The West Australian Football Commission has reported a net profit for the 2018 season of $1.44 million and a record participation total of 342,433, including a 2.7% increase in club numbers to 68,575 players.
The financial result includes an operating profit of $880,657 and a net gain of $557,773 on the sale of Subiaco Oval stadium assets, in what was a significant year of transition away from managing the venue, whilst still bearing responsibility for its costs.
WHILE under no illusions about the job ahead to turn East Perth back into a competitive standalone WAFL outfit, as a favourite son of the Royals Jeremy Barnard is all about restoring the club's culture built around the never-say-die attitude.
East Perth will return to being a standalone club in the 2019 WAFL season as the alignment with the West Coast Eagles comes to an end.
That means that the Eagles will now have their own club in the WAFL from 2019 onwards while the Royals will return to their traditional roots of not having the West Coast aligned players in the league and reserves teams on the weekend.