Peter Matera was born to play in finals. In 1992, he proved why.
South Fremantle spearhead Bernie Naylor was one of the most ruthless goal-kicking machines in WA football history.
From rehab to the big stage, Subiaco forward Jack Mayo is shaping as the feel-good story of the WAFL season.
South Fremantle sharpshooter Cody Ninyette will be able to return to the scene of his WAFL comeback last season after being offered a reprimand for rough conduct in the second semifinal.
Cam Shepherd was warned he could be fired on his first day - beat the odds to take Peel Thunder to back-to-back flags.
West Perth’s season ended at the hands of Claremont after a thrilling WAFL semifinal - but not before Keegan Knott put in an irresistible nomination for Goal of the Year. WATCH HERE
Two-time Essendon and Swan Districts Premiership star Leon Baker made no fuss about the big games. He just starred in them.
Claremont ran away from a tiring West Perth to win by a 24-point margin that did not reflect the closeness of the teams and the ferocity of the contest for all but the final minutes.
Claremont colts coach Matt Angus has hailed gun forward Jacob van Rooyen a big-game player after his semi-final heroics against minor premiers Swan Districts at Revo Fitness Stadium on Sunday.
Rhys Waters won three WAFL premierships in his decorated 108-game career that came to an end last year. But he rates being a part of Kingsway’s first Perth Football League A-Grade title on Saturday as “right up there”.
South Fremantle star Haiden Schloithe concedes his side was ‘smashed’ around the contest in a lacklustre first half of their semifinal loss on Saturday.
Subiaco coach Beau Wardman may have been handed the keys to the WAFL’s Ferrari, but on Saturday he showed his talents behind the wheel.
Mal Brown recalls the day he flew into a storm to recruit a player, thinking “Jesus Christ, he would want to be bloody good, this Maurice Rioli.” He was.
Kingsway are the kings of the Perth Football League for the first time after knocking off Curtin Uni-Wesley in a thrilling A-Grade decider at Steel Blue Oval.
Subiaco is one win away from adding to a remarkable dynasty after the Lions made their 14th grand final in 19 years after downing South Fremantle by 22 points at Leederville Oval.
East Fremantle kicked into gear in the final term to knock off East Perth in Saturday’s hard-fought semi-final clash at Leederville Oval. Here’s who caught the eye.
Claremont have thrown caution to the wind by naming experienced campaigner Anton Hamp for his first game in almost three months for Sunday’s must-win semifinal against West Perth.
East Perth have re-signed coach Jeremy Barnard for 2022, ending months of speculation around the club legend’s future.
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Barry Cable, the champion rover at Perth, North Melbourne and East Perth, should know plenty about what it takes to succeed in premiership deciders. He won six of them.
Matt Priddis was the epitome of persistence throughout his career - though he did not have to wait long into retirement before being inducted into the WA Football Hall of Fame.
South Fremantle ruck rollercoaster continues with premiership big man Brock Higgins recalled at the expense of rising star Hamish Free for Saturday’s second semifinal against Subiaco at Leederville Oval.
Nick Suban has a WAFL grand final strike rate that would make even Australian Twenty20 sensation Glenn Maxwell jealous.
New name. New song. New competition. Kingsway Football Club has come a long way since their Sunday league days.
WAFL finals will take preference over next Saturday’s AFL grand final curtain-raiser after the WA Football Commission received feedback from players and coaches this week.
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