West Coast Poly Player of the Week

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 9:22 AM

The West Coast Poly Player of the Week is Brendon White from the Esperance Football Club in the Esperance District Football Association. 

White was awarded with the Hepburn Medal as the Leagues Fairest and Best player on the weekend. In what has been an outstanding year for the Bulldogs forward he was also announced as the Footballer of the Year and was the league’s leading goal kicker. 

Whites attention will now shift to the finals with the Bulldogs looking to make it a remarkable seven flags in a row. 

Brendon now goes into the running to be named the West Coast Poly Player of the Year and win two tickets to this year’s AFL Grand Final.

 

WEST COAST POLY PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

Week 1 - Jaxon Egan, Harvey Bulls - South West Football League

Week 2 - Paul Starkie, Manjimup Tigers - Lower South West Football League

Week 3 - Nathan Doncon, Pioneers - Newman National Football League

Week 4 - Brendan Tingey, Baldivis - Peel Football & Netball League

Week 5 - Mitch Mcphee, Jurien Bay - Central Midlands Coastal Football League

Week 6 - Jack Cripps, Northampton - Great Northern Football League

Week 7 - James Venturini, Keller/Tammin - Avon Football Association

Week 8 - Zane Marwick, Railways - Great Southern Football League

Week 9 - Robert Rout, Koorda - Central Wheatbelt Football League 

Week 10 - Robbie Forrest, Federals - Avon Football Association

Week 11 - Nik Woods, Townsite Eagles - Fortescue National Football League

Week 12 - Kade Stewart, Katanning - Upper Great Southern Football League

Week 13 - Jace Cormack, Donnybrook - South West Football League

Week 14 - David Gare, Nukarni - Eastern Districts Football League

Week 15 - Isaac Baum, Boxwood Hill - Ongerup Football Association

Week 16 - Rory O'Brien, Pinjarra - Peel Football Netball League 

Week 17 - Ben Whitsed, Dowerin/Wylie - Mortlock Football League

Week 18 - Brendon White, Esperance - Esperance District Football Association

West Coast Poly Player of the Week

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:17 PM

The West Coast Poly Player of the Week is Ben Whitsed from the Dowerin/Wylie Football Club in the Morltock Football League.

Whitsed continued his outstanding season with a prominent display in his sides thumping 101 point victory over fellow finals contenders Calingiri in Round 13 in the Mortlock Football League. Whitsed has been in terrific form all season, highlighted by winning the Bud Byfield trophy as the Division 2 Fairest and Best in the recent Landmark Country Championships.

Ben now goes into the running to be named the West Coast Poly Player of the Year and win two tickets to this year’s AFL Grand Final.

 

WEST COAST POLY PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

Week 1 - Jaxon Egan, Harvey Bulls - South West Football League

Week 2 - Paul Starkie, Manjimup Tigers - Lower South West Football League

Week 3 - Nathan Doncon, Pioneers - Newman National Football League

Week 4 - Brendan Tingey, Baldivis - Peel Football & Netball League

Week 5 - Mitch Mcphee, Jurien Bay - Central Midlands Coastal Football League

Week 6 - Jack Cripps, Northampton - Great Northern Football League

Week 7 - James Venturini, Keller/Tammin - Avon Football Association

Week 8 - Zane Marwick, Railways - Great Southern Football League

Week 9 - Robert Rout, Koorda - Central Wheatbelt Football League 

Week 10 - Robbie Forrest, Federals - Avon Football Association

Week 11 - Nik Woods, Townsite Eagles - Fortescue National Football League

Week 12 - Kade Stewart, Katanning - Upper Great Southern Football League

Week 13 - Jace Cormack, Donnybrook - South West Football League

Week 14 - David Gare, Nukarni - Eastern Districts Football League

Week 15 - Isaac Baum, Boxwood Hill - Ongerup Football Association

Week 16 - Rory O'Brien, Pinjarra - Peel Football Netball League 

Week 17 - Ben Whitsed, Dowerin/Wylie - Mortlock Football League

Preferred Suppliers

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 1:03 PM

WACFL is considering applications from apparel suppliers for their statewide network of Country Football Leagues and Clubs.  

WACFL has had agreements in place with a number of suppliers since 2015 and will be looking to enter long term agreements with suppliers of choice.

"We believe our agreements offer great opportunity for our partners through our 150 strong Club network and foresee significant upside as our communities embrace modernised player and supporter gear" said WACFL General Manager Joe Georgiades.

The application period closes on 31 August with licences to be activated from 1 November 2018. 

Interested parties are asked to direct contact through wacountry@wafc.com.au

 

WA Goes Down in Narrow Defeat

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:56 AM

WA Country's New Holland State side went down in a narrow five point defeat to the South Australian Country side. The match was played on Adelaide Oval before the Crows v Demons match in the historic surrounds of the Adelaide Oval.

After going down by 40 points in last years encounter, SA was keen for redemption and the first quarter was tightly contested with the match played at a hectic tempo. SA was wasteful with its chances and WA veteran Rory O'Brien (Pinjarra) used his experience to slot the first two majors for his side to settle the players nerves. Liam McKenna (South Bunbury) and Robert Forrest (Federals) also had solid starts while Alex Moreno (Federals) was solid down back against some dangerous forwards. 

The frantic speed continued in the second quarter and Andrew Haydon (South Mandurah) and Jesse Crighton (Harvey Brunswick Leschenault) got busy and created some vital linkages through the midfield and Full Forward Leigh Kohlmann (South Bunbury) didn't look out of place with some strong marking and accutrate kicking at goals. 

WA Country went goalless in the third quarter as SA kicked 3.5. Cable Beach dynamo CJ Oakley started to get into the match with some dashing runs, but was ruled out of the game with a concussion robbing WA of some line breaking speed. 

13 points down at three quarter time, WA needed a spark and it came from Peel FL pair Eddie Dann (Baldivis) and Brad Holmes (Souh Mandurah).  Dann provided numerous charges through the midfield driving the ball forward off his dangerous left boot while Holmes, who had been quiet in the first three quarters got some good supply and capitalised with some accurate kicking, booting two goals from long range. Lewis Harvey's (Cervantes) goal from wide on the ark gave WA some hope and Matt Outrige (Quairading) was rock solid across half back stopping numerous SA assults. 

After WA regaining the lead in the last quarter, SA was able to spread quickly from WA turnovers and efficiently convert some opportunities with it's overlap run holding on to the lead when it mattered the most.

Guy Langdon (Dampier) showed his versatitlity doing some good things across the ground and Mitch Andrews (Harvey Brunswick Leschenault) rucked manfully all night.

Coach Craig Walker, although dissappointed by the loss was proud of his players efforts "When we look back on the match, I think we'll rue some simple skill errors that cost us momentum at important stages.  SA was really impressive how they capitalised from our errors and that was the difference.  I'm really proud of the squad we put together and how the boys came from all over the state and gelled. I think they represented the state and the 12,000 country players with honour." 

Rory O'Brien (Pinjarra) was awarded the Terry House Medal as WA's Player of the Match.  

Matt Outridge (Quaraiding) was awarded the Player's Player of the Match.

The match concludes the WACFL's Representative Programs for 2018 and can still be viewed by clicking on the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJEGwCQs7dU

State selectors will be out watching LEague Finals in the coming weeks in the search of players to bring into the 2019 program which will see WACFL host SA.  

SA COUNTRY  3.4  4.7  7.12  10.12 (72)

WA COUNTRY  2.2  6.2  6.5  10.7 (67)

BEST – SA Country: Berkefeld, Watson, Miles, Hutchesson, Aisea Raikiwasa, Laurie.

WA Country: O’Brien, Outridge, Crichton, Andrews, Haydon, Langdon.

GOALS – SA Country: Shillabeer 2, Gallio, Davis, Rusca, Ellis, Berkefeld, Simounds, Laurie, Kemp.

WA Country: O’Brien 3, Holmes, Kohlmann 2, Crichton, Harvey, Forrest.

BARRY STRINGER MEDAL – Simon Berkefeld (Penola)

TERRY HOUSE MEDAL – Rory O’Brien

New Holland State Country side finalised

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:51 AM

The New Holland State Country side has been finalised ahead of this Saturday afternoon’s clash at Adelaide Oval against the South Australian Country Football League.

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State Country side named ahead of clash with South Australia

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The WACFL has named a strong 22-man squad ahead of the annual interstate clash with the South Australia Country Football League next Saturday, 28th July.

After a drought breaking 40 point win last year on home soil, the New Holland State Country side will return to Adelaide Oval looking to taste success for the first time at the home of South Australian Football.

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South West make it a hat-trick of Colts titles

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 11:48 AM

The South West Football league have made it three CBH Group Colts Carnival titles in a row with a come from behind 26 point win at Bendigo Bank Stadium.

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Eastern Districts on the March

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Eastern Districts ensured that their time in Division 3 would be short lived with a commanding 28-point win over Great Southern in the Division 3 decider on Sunday.

With three sides locked on three wins apiece following the qualifying matches it came down to percentage as both the Great Southern and Eastern Districts progressed into the decider ahead of the Regional Allstars.

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Goldfields go up!

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:38 AM

In only their second year back in the Landmark Country Championships the Goldfields have gone one better than 2017 and claimed the Division 2 title with a hard fought 33-point victory over Mortlock.

After an impressive showing last year the Goldfields were determined to go secure promotion to the top flight and that’s exactly what the did, largely on the back of a final term blitz in which they piled on six goals to two.

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South West back on top

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 9:59 AM

The South West Football League have returned to the pinnacle of WA Country Football after victory in the Division 1 Landmark Country Football Championships decider against Avon on Sunday.

After progressing through the qualifying rounds unbeaten the Green and gold looked primed to atone for the previous two years Grand Finals losses. Standing in their way though were a determined Avon side that put a couple of lean carnivals behind them with an outstanding round of qualifying matches that saw their only loss come at the hands of the South West.

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