West Australian Football Commission chief executive Gavin Taylor holding out hope for WAFL crowds around 1,500 during 2020 season

West Australian Football Commission chief executive Gavin Taylor said they were hoping the state government would be in stage four of the easing restrictions at some point during the season,

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3 days ago, The West Australian, WAFL

The West Live: When will WA grassroots football return to normal

Blocked from using clubrooms and capped at 20 people per session, grassroots football in WA is back in training but questions are still being raised over when games will resume. LISTEN LIVE AT 8.45am

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1 week ago, The West Australian, WAFL

WAFL get green light to play in 2020 despite coronavirus pandemic

The nine club chief executives met with WA Football Commission boss Gavin Taylor this afternoon and agreed on the start date of August 1.

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1 week ago, The West Australian, WAFL

East Perth’s Sharrod Wellingham joins Kyle Anderson announcing retirement from the WAFL

Sharrod Wellingham will join his East Perth captain Kyle Anderson in retirement rather than wait for at least another two months for the WAFL season to restart.

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1 week ago, The West Australian, WAFL

Footy broadcasting legend Dennis Cometti doesn’t believe the AFL should award a premiership or Brownlow Medal in 2020

“I can understand all that is going here, but at the same time I don’t think there should be a premiership or a Brownlow Medal.”

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2 weeks ago, The West Australian, WAFL

GWS Giants veteran Heath Shaw predicts a rise in player-coaches ahead of AFL-budget cuts

GWS veteran Heath Shaw has forecast a rise in active players adding coaching roles to their schedules as AFL clubs seek to keep costs down in coming years.

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2 weeks ago, The West Australian, WAFL

Geelong Cats provide update on Jack Stevens’ recovery after stabbing incident on Saturday

The wellbeing of Jack Steven, who suffered a stab wound in his chest, is the overwhelming priority for Geelong with the club saying it’s too soon to speculate when he’ll will return to AFL action.

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2 weeks ago, The West Australian, WAFL

AFL chief Gil McLachlan provides more detail around the hub’s COVID-19 testing regime

More than 1200 AFL players and officials have tested negative for COVID-19 as clubs prepare to resume training on Monday.

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2 weeks ago, The West Australian, WAFL

AFL chief executive Gil McLachlan confirms AFL restart date

AFL boss Gil McLachlan confirm widespread speculation that the competition will restart on June 11.

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2 weeks ago, The West Australian, WAFL

Fremantle young gun Luke Valente hopes to follow teammate Sam Sturt and make an impact at AFL level in 2020

“I’ve also got the belief that I can play, so I’m just looking forward to being able to get out there again,” Valente said.

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3 weeks ago, The West Australian, WAFL, Fremantle Dockers

How Fremantle, West Coast players could team up for Peel Thunder this WAFL season

Peel Thunder chief executive John Ditchburn said the club could possibly have discussions with the Eagles about using the players left in WA as top-up players for this season.

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3 weeks ago, The West Australian, WAFL, West Coast Eagles, Fremantle Dockers

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan sets October 31 target to complete the 2020 premiership season

Gillon McLachlan sets a target to complete the 2020 premiership season and the AFL chief is increasingly confident long-term hubs won’t be required.

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1 month ago, The West Australian, WAFL

Bush and ‘Burbs: Kingsley and West Coast ball magnet Andrew Fischer’s incredible string of awards

The Kingsley star was an easy choice for the Bush and ‘Burbs top-30 amateur footballers of the decade, with his record speaking for itself.

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1 month ago, The West Australian, WAFL, West Coast Eagles

Former West Coast Eagles wingman Chris Masten wouldn’t jump at an AFL lifeline, here’s why

The East Fremantle-product finished his 12-year AFL career last year after 215 games including an important role in the 2018 premiership, having been taken with pick three in the 2007 draft.

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1 month ago, The West Australian, WAFL, West Coast Eagles

Five footy reasons to subscribe to The West Australian - even in a footy shutdown

Yes, like a lot of things, football has shut down while we deal with the coronavirus crisis. But don’t worry, we’ve still got your footy needs covered.

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1 month ago, The West Australian, WAFL

Footy 101: The best WA products to skip the WAFL and conquer the AFL/VFL

The VFL once competed directly with the WAFL for talent and these names were lured east and made their mark

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1 month ago, The West Australian, WAFL

Duff and Quarters: St Kilda to Tasmania, North Melbourne to Canberra and West Coast to the Fremantle Dockers’ rescue. The many ways to keep the AFL afloat.

Could footy’s most neglected state be the AFL’s saving grace?

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1 month ago, The West Australian, WAFL, West Coast Eagles, Fremantle Dockers

FINAL TWO TEAMS!! Which first name reigns supreme in midfield quartet battle?

From the 16 finest midfield quartets by first name, to just TWO!!! It’s time for the final!

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1 month ago, The West Australian, WAFL

Mick Malthouse says virus could have “buggered up” two AFL seasons beyond 2020

Mick Malthouse says virus’ impact could be long lasting

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1 month ago, The West Australian, WAFL

GWS Giants chairman Tony Shepherd says the proposed hub system could be as dangerous as a cruise ship

Giants chairman argues hub system could spread virus

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1 month ago, The West Australian, WAFL

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