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 

 

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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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

New Holland State Country Squad named

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The WACFL has announced a 30 man New Holland State Country Squad ahead of next Saturday night’s interstate clash against South Australia at Fremantle Community Bank Oval. Head Coach Craig Walker and his selection panel finalized the squad following the Landmark Country Championships earlier this month.

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Landmark Carnival All stars and Awards

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 1:07 PM

Peel Football and Netball Leagues Andrew Haydon received the Jock Coleman Award as the Division 1 Fairest and Best in the Landmark Country Championships. The former Peel Thunder midfielder was outstanding across the carnival as Peel claimed the Division 1 Championship. 

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CBH Group Colts Award Winners

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:08 AM

The Great Southern Storm's Corey Linthorne was awarded with the Ken Baxter Trophy as the Fairest and Best player at the CBH Group Colts Carnival last weekend. Linthorne, who plays for Royals in the Great Southern Football League attracted Umpire's votes in three out of his four games.

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South West victory one for the ages

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:19 AM

The South West Football League produced arguably the most remarkable finish in a CBH Group Colts Grand Final in history with an after the siren goal helping them record a thrilling five point victory over Peel.

Both teams progressed through to the final following otsanding showings on both Thrudsday and Friday with the Peel's only loss coming at the hands of their undfeated Grand Final opponent.

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Central Midlands Coastal sour Goldfields Dream Return

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 8:20 AM

Central Midlands Coastal claimed their first Division 2 Championship since 2003 when they produced a dominant display to defeat Goldfields by 32 points in Sundays final at Leederville Oval.

Both sides had been the stand out out team in their respective pools, moving through to the final undefeated to set up an intriguing final.

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Female Exhibition Match at Landmark

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 3:28 PM

A composite Female Allstars side from around the State took on a powerful South West Females team on Sunday in the first ever Women's Football match as part of the Landmark Championships.  The match was player prior to the Division 2 Grand Final and gave the women an opportunity to display their talent in a representative format.

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Peel make it Back to back

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 2:24 PM

The Peel Football and Netball League made it back to back Division 1 Championships when they accounted for the South West in Sundays Final. The two sides met in the final for the second consecutive year after both sides won their two matches in Saturdays round robin format.

Not much separated the two sides in the first term with Peel managing the terms only major courtesy of Kieran May giving them a four-point lead at the first change.

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