West Coast Poly Player of the Week

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 8:39 AM

This week's West Cost Poly Player of the week goes to Bill Fetherston-Haugh from the Corrigin Tigers Football Club in the Eastern Districts Football League. Fetherston-Haugh was awarded the Cosgrove Medal as best afield in the Eastern Districts Grand Final despite his side going down to Bruce Rock by 27 pts.

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WACFL's Strategic Plan 2017-2019

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 11:00 AM

With spring upon us and Country Football finals action in the air, the WACFL has released its 3 year strategic plan titled 'Playing Country Football in a Perfect World'.

The plan looks to address the various challenges with running senior football competitions in regional Western Australia as well as identifying key partners that can provide assistance to those at grassroots level.

"This has been a fairly thorough project which has lasted over 12 months, dating back to a League and Club feedback questionnaire this time last year.  The WACFL executive believes the plan not only lays out the realistic challenges facing our network, but also offers some strategies to ensure Country Football remains strong throughout the State" said WACFL Executive Member Ian Stanley. 

The document has identified 15 Key Areas of Country Football that require attention and makes 75 Observations, sets 75 Aspirations and Opportunities and most importantly provides 30 Recommendations for the Executive and WACFL network to work towards in the coming years.

"Completing all 30 recommendations will be a challenge for the network, but we know there is a great deal of work to be done to ensure football can remain healthy in some parts of the state.  I also believe there are a number of motivated people in country WA who feel the time is right to make the changes required to ensure football is on the right track" said WACFL General Manager Joe Georgiades.

The Strategic Plan's foreword was provided by West Coast Eagles CEO Trevor Nisbett who acknowledged the work of the WACFL and all of country football’s volunteers and stressed the importance of stakeholders embracing change for the betterment of the code.

The full report can be downloaded at http://wacfl.com.au/resources/downloads 

For more information contact:

Joe Georgiades
General Manager WACFL
M: 0407 849 984
E: jgeorgiades@wafc.com.au 

 

West Coast Poly Player of the Week

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 11:08 AM

This week's West Cost Poly Player of the week goes to Tim Renton from the Wickham Wolves Football Club in the North Pilbara Football Club. Renton was named the Degrey Medalist as the North Pilbara Football Leagues Fairest and Best on Sunday. It was the second time that Renton has received the honor and capped of a good weekend for the Wickham midfielder as his side defeated Dampier to progress through to the North Pilbara Grand Final in two weeks’ time.

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West Coast Poly Player of the Week

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 11:44 AM

This week's West Cost Poly Player of the week goes to Daven Landsdown from the Ramblers Football Club in the Gascoyne Football Association. Landsdown was a key member of Ramblers Premiership victory on the weekend, adjudged as Best afield in the club’s 46 point triumph.

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West Coast Poly Player of the Week

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 2:37 PM

This week's West Cost Poly Player of the week goes to Dillan Jones from the Newman Saints Football Club in the Newman National Football League. Jones was a key member of the Saints Premiership victory on the weekend, awarded the Dryden medal as Best afield in the club’s four successive premiership. Remarkably it was Jones third Dryden Medal in four years.

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West Coast Poly Player of the Week

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 1:54 PM

This week's West Cost Poly Player of the week goes to Mitch Boyle from the Railway Football Club in the Great Northern Football League. Boyle has been in outstanding form since returning to the GNFL following 84 games at East Fremantle being named amongst his sides comfortable victory over Mullewa on the weekend. Selection in both the Landmark All-stars and WA State Country sides has been a reward for the quality of his season to date.

Mitch now goes into the running to be named the West Coast Poly Player of the Year with the winner receiving a trip for two to this year’s AFL Grand Final.

 

West Coast Poly Player of the Year Nominations

Week 1: Rhys Waters, Jurien Bay Football Club – Central Midlands Coastal Football League

Week 2: Austin Styles, Imperials Football Club – Lower South West Football League

Week 3: James Venturini, Keller/Tammin Football Club – Avon Football Association

Week 4: Zane Marwick, Railways Football Club – Great Southern Football League

Week 5: Josh Bootsma, Katanning Wanderers Football Club – Upper Great Southern Football League

Week 6: Arron Hill, Carey Park Football Club – South West Football League

Week 7: Brad Holmes, South Mandurah Football Club - Peel Football & Netball League

Week 8: Ryan Edwards, Koorda Football Club – Central Wheatbelt Football League

Week 9: Brett Hill, Boulder City Football Club - Goldfields Football League

Week 10: Daniel Cox, Cable Beach Football Club - West Kimberley Football League

Week 11: Kobe Bennell, Gnowangerup Football Club – Ongerup Football Association

Week 12: Courtney Lakay, Waroona Football Club - Peel Football & Netball League

Week 13: Terry Narrier Jnr, Coorow-Latham Football Club – North Midlands Football League

Week 14: Jordan Wythes, Mines Rovers Football Club – Goldfields Football League

Week 15: Brett Peake, Bunbury Football Club – South West Football League

Week 16: Mitch Boyle, Railway Football Club – Great Northern Football League

West Coast Poly Player of the Week

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 9:17 AM

This week's West Cost Poly Player of the week goes to Brett Peake from the Bunbury Football Club in the South West Football League. Peake was outstanding in the WA Country side’s 40 point victory over South Australia. The former Fremantle Docker finished the game with six majors in a best afield display that saw him named the Terry House Medalist as WA’s best player.

Brett now goes into the running to be named the West Coast Poly Player of the Year with the winner receiving a trip for two to this year’s AFL Grand Final.

 

West Coast Poly Player of the Year Nominations

Week 1: Rhys Waters, Jurien Bay Football Club – Central Midlands Coastal Football League

Week 2: Austin Styles, Imperials Football Club – Lower South West Football League

Week 3: James Venturini, Keller/Tammin Football Club – Avon Football Association

Week 4: Zane Marwick, Railways Football Club – Great Southern Football League

Week 5: Josh Bootsma, Katanning Wanderers Football Club – Upper Great Southern Football League

Week 6: Arron Hill, Carey Park Football Club – South West Football League

Week 7: Brad Holmes, South Mandurah Football Club - Peel Football & Netball League

Week 8: Ryan Edwards, Koorda Football Club – Central Wheatbelt Football League

Week 9: Brett Hill, Boulder City Football Club - Goldfields Football League

Week 10: Daniel Cox, Cable Beach Football Club - West Kimberley Football League

Week 11: Kobe Bennell, Gnowangerup Football Club – Ongerup Football Association

Week 12: Courtney Lakay, Waroona Football Club - Peel Football & Netball League

Week 13: Terry Narrier Jnr, Coorow-Latham Football Club – North Midlands Football League

Week 14: Jordan Wythes, Mines Rovers Football Club – Goldfields Football League

Week 15: Brett Peake, Bunbury Football Club – South West Football League

WA Breaks the Drought!

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The New Holland State Country side has tasted victory for the first time in over five years when they defeated South Australia by 40pts at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday night.

After a tight first half, the hosts went into the main break trailing by nine points. It was a fired up Sandgropers outfit that reemerged after the break and piled on eight goals to nil in a scintillating term of football to all but end the contest by the final change.

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West Coast Poly Player of the Week

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 11:03 AM

This week's West Cost Poly Player of the week goes to Jordan Wythes from the Mines Rovers Football Club in the Goldfields Football League. Wythes  has been consistently amongst Mines best this season after moving to the Goldfields club from Baldivis where he was part of their 2016 premiership campaign and is every chance to make it two flags in succession with Mines sitting atop the GFL ladder.

Jordan now goes into the running to be named the West Coast Poly Player of the Year with the winner receiving a trip for two to this year’s AFL Grand Final.

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WA Hunting a WIn

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 2:06 PM

The New Holland State Country State team has named its strongest teams in the past decade today in preparation for Saturday's clash with South Australia.

A win in the match would arrest a disturbing trend which has seen the Croweaters unbeaten by WA in matches since 2011.

The WA team looks to have some elite performers with the majority of the squad all performing well at the recent Landmark Country Championships.  No one was in better form then Jurien Bay trio Simon Moore, Rhys Waters and Jayden Magro who all fired for Central Midlands over the championships.

Former AFL listed players Greg Broughton, Josh Bootsma and Brett Peake will add some handy experience in both the forward and backlines, whilst the midfield will be full of former WAFL players including Stephen Payne, Lewis Harvey, Mitch Boyle, Joel Leeson and Andrew Haydon (pictured) who has been in electric form since returning to South Mandurah from Peel in 2017.  

An interesting selection is Waroona stalwart Courtney Lakay who has been missing from state selection since 2012, but was awarded the Landmark Medal for his performance in the centre for Peel in the Division 1 Grand Final victory. 

Two certain starters in Brad Holmes and Brendan Jones have withdrawn due to injury.

WA's stocks could rely on its ability to get the most out of a potent forward line that includes Joel Houghton, Scott Worthington, Arron Russell and David Johnston.  Those four players alone should be hard for any backline to contain.

Bouncedown for the match is at 5pm at South Fremantle, following the League match between South Freo and West Perth this Saturday.  For those unable to make it to the Oval, a live broadcast will be provided via the West Australian Country Football Facebook page.

No.

Surname

Name

Club

League

DOB

1

BOYLE

Mitch

Railways

GNFL

22/4/1992

2

LEESON

Joel

Dalwallinu

MFL

8/8/1991

3

JONES 

Brendon

Harvey

SWFL

18/4/1986

4

HAYDON

Andrew

South Mandurah

PFNL

21/10/1993

5

DANN

Eddie

Baldivis

PFNL

21/8/1989

6

ORZEL

Matt

North Albany

GSFL

5/1/1985

7

PAYNE

Steven

AMR

SWFL

10/7/1990

8

WORTHINGTON

Scott

Boulder

GFL

28/1/1991

9

LAKAY

Courtney

Waroona

PFNL

28/12/1984

10

BOOTSMA

Josh

Katanning

UGSFL

22/2/1993

11

MOORE

Simon

Jurien Bay

CMCFL

18/1/1993

12

RUSSELL

Michael

Eaton

SWFL

4/6/1991

13

HARVEY

Lewis

Cervantes

CMCFL

16/10/1990

14

BUXTON

Matthew

Centrals

PFNL

22/2/1992

15

OELSNIK

Will

Eaton

SWFL

28/09/1985

16

RUSSELL

Arron

Wongan-Ballidu

MFL

27/7/1987

17

BROUGHTON

Greg

Toodyay

MFL

29/9/1986

18

BORRETT

Blake

York

AFA

5/11/1992

19

PEAKE

Brett

Bunbury

SWFL

5/7/1983

20

DICKIE 

Matt

Newman Tigers

NNFL

1/7/1988

21

JOHNSTON

David

Wagin

UGSFL

17/6/1990

22

HOUGHTON

Joel

Collie

SWFL

26/11/1991

23

HOLMES 

Brad

South Mandurah

PFNL

3/9/1988

24

HISLOP 

Mason

South Bunbury

SWFL

20/2/1995

25

WATERS

Rhys

Jurien Bay

CMCFL

14/10/1993

26

MAGRO

Jayden

Jurien Bay

CMCFL

6/9/1996

27

ROSS

Dylan

Wickepin

UGSFL

26/6/1990

28

McALLISTER

Jordan

Ravensthorpe

RDFA

28/3/1991

29

PHILLIPS

Tyson

Halls Head

PFNL

10/9/1991

30

ZIS

Karl

Rovers

GNFL

7/3/1990