New Holland State Side announced for WAAFL Match

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:29 AM

State Selectors have named a powerful side in the lead up to the New Holland State sides trial match against the WAAFL Under 23's on Friday.

The match will be used predominately to look at the better over 25 prospects with an Under 25's side playing the State 18's the following Friday.

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Country flavour in State Academies

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 2:24 PM

The DEPPRO WAFL State 18s and 16s Academies have been named with a number of young men from country WA included in the two squads.

The 2016 AFL National 18s Championships will include five Division One teams – Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria Metro, Victoria Country and Allies, which will consist of the best players from Division Two teams NSW/ACT, Queensland, Northern Territory and Tasmania following their games in May.

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CBH Group Country Colts Curtain Raiser

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 12:44 PM

This Friday the CBH Group Country Colts will play an intra-squad match as a curtain raiser to the West Coast vs Richmond game at Domain Stadium.

The CBH Group Country Colts squad is comprised of some of the brightest young footballing talents from around the State. The intra-squad match is the first part of 2016’s program which includes a fixture against the WAAFL Colts on the 20 May.

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2016 State Country Preliminary Squad Announced

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 1:42 PM


The West Australian Country Football League is excited to announce a preliminary 53 man State Squad for the upcoming season.

The New Holland State Country program kicked off in January with a pre-season camp and has since held a pre-season match against the Claremont Football Club in which the side looked extremely professional. The remainder of the program will see the squad tackle the WAAFL Under 23’s on Friday 20 May, with a quick back up against the WA State 18’s on the 27 May at Fremantle Oval.

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The Importance of Fathers

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 10:10 AM

The Regional Men’s Health Initiative team talk to a lot of blokes, the other side to this is we also do a lot of listening.  One comment that comes up, especially from men of the older generation is “I wish I had spent more time with my kids” or maybe “I spent my life busting my guts working, I missed out on a lot of the little things”.

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 4:12 PM

Self-confessed ‘football nut’ Derek Mott is set to embark on a football season with a difference in April when he spends 26 weekends travelling to all parts of the state during 2016, which will form the basis for a book on grassroots football in Western Australia, which is expected to be released in 2017.

Mott’s first port of call will be Boyup Brook for their Lower South West F.L. season opener against Kojonup on Saturday April 2 and will culminate with the W.A.F.L. Grand Final on Sunday September 25 after travelling more than 30,000 kilometres.

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AFL Country Match at 'the G'

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 10:57 AM

Kevin Sheedy, the brains behind the AFL’s Anzac and Dreamtime Rounds is at it again. His new project is a ‘Country Match at the MCG’.

This will be a match to celebrate the contribution Regional Australia provides the Country, the AFL and the Community.

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2016 WACFL State Program

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 10:40 AM

2016 will mark an exciting year for the New Holland WA State Country Team with an expanded program to be run throughout this season. It all begins later this month with some of the best country talent available being invited to a 2 day camp in East Fremantle. The camp will aim to give the players a head start on their conditioning, a review of game structures and most importantly a opportunity to get to know their teammates.

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Landmark Re Signs until 2019

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 11:34 AM

THE WA Country Football League (WACFL) is pleased to announce that its long-standing partner Landmark will continue to support the league and grassroots country football until 2019.

The four-year contract extension was signed last week and will take the partnership into an amazing 45th season.
“Landmark is a company with its roots in country WA and we see the WACFL and its network of leagues and clubs as a crucial contributor to the health of regional WA,”

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The Long Game

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 9:38 AM

The WACFL is entering into an exciting partnership with Directions Workforce Solutions in a bid to attract city based footballers to country areas to take up Appreticeships and Traineeships as well as playing football. 

The idea came about from Directions CEO Ian Eardley who was aware of a large number of city based footballers regularly travelling to the country to play football each weekend, "We thought it made sense if a country community channelled the energy and money they used to pay players into an Apprentiship or Traineeship, it would be a better outcome for all involved.  Not only would the team get a footballer, but the community would get another member or family to intergrate into country life which would have a far greater impact."

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