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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2 months 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 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months 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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4 months ago, The West Australian, WAFL

Essendon Bombers’ Conor McKenna plans Irish return

Essendon speedster Conor McKenna opens up about plans to head back to his homeland

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4 months ago, The West Australian, WAFL

Essendon CEO Xavier Campbell confident of AFL return within three months

Campbell confident of an AFL return sooner than you’d think

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4 months ago, The West Australian, WAFL

Port Adelaide assistant Jarrad Schofield is preparing for an AFL without as many resources

Port Adelaide assistant coach Jarrad Schofield is preparing to work harder when he returns to the club as the football industry sets itself for widespread cutbacks heading into the future.

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4 months ago, The West Australian, WAFL

WA Football Commission chief executive Gavin Taylor strongly denies WAFL reserves are under threat due to coronavirus crisis

Taylor though denied the “speculation”, saying it was not part of competition’s leaders’ discussions at the moment.

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4 months ago, The West Australian, WAFL

Coronavirus crisis: WA footy braces for $16 million hit

Football in WA could take a $16 million hit to the industry in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic puts the industry under severe financial strain, according to WAFC chief executive Gavin Taylor.

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4 months ago, The West Australian, WAFL

WAFL players told to workout at home as coronavirus concerns force league into lockdown

WAFL players will be given personal training programs while club staff will be asked to take annual leave as the league shutdown comes into effect.

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4 months ago, The West Australian, WAFL

Coronavirus crisis: Western Australia country and amateur football competitions delayed until at least end of May due to global pandemic

The WA Football Commission agreed to postpone all senior and junior community football to protect the well-being of players, coaches, umpires, officials and volunteers.

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4 months ago, The West Australian, WAFL

WAFL season postponed until at least June as coronavirus precautions are taken by AFL

The WAFL season will not go ahead as scheduled, the AFL confirmed in a statement this afternoon.

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4 months ago, The West Australian, WAFL

West Coast defender Josh Rotham pushes for round one selection with strong display in Eagles’ WAFL scratch match against Peel

Rotham, whose pre-season was delayed by a hamstring injury, was one of the stand-out performers for the Eagles in their 6.13 (49) to 7.5 (47) victory.

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5 months ago, The West Australian, WAFL, West Coast Eagles

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