Phil Matson: Prince of Coaches

FitzroyPete profiles early twentieth century legendary player/coach Phil Matson of the East Perth Royals. And what a story – an extraordinary player, peerless coach and colourful character all wrapped up in one! Read also of Pete’s plans for a commemorative series on Matson’s premiership successes. (Great reading – Ed.)

WAFL: Peel make a big move

Les Everett with the news that Peel Thunder saw off East Perth at Leederville Oval, shoring up a finals place. Get your WAFL words (and picture) here.

History Seminar: Controversy in the WAFL in 1907?

Les Everett provides the background on The Grand Final that split WA Football, a presentation to the WA Chapter of the Australian Society for Sports History coming up on 13 June in Perth (details are in the article). All welcome to attend.

WAFL Round 6: Bulldogs prevail in classic derby

Les Everett reviews WAFL round 6.

WAFL Round 4: Royals and Swans get a win

Round 4 of the WAFL season has tightened… everyone has a win. Les Everett reports.

WAFL Round 10: Bulldogs win the derby and slip into the five

South Fremantle run over the top of of East Fremantle in a classic WA Derby day as they are joined by Claremont, Swan Districts and East Perth on the winners list, as Les wraps up Round 9 of the WAFL

Freophile Corner: Dave Warner’s East Freo team of 2015

Each year, muso, footy fan, Freophile and lover of the good things in life, Dave Warner, picks a team made up of east Frementle players. It’s always pretty handy. Check the 2015 team.

WAFL Round 6: Sharks Grab the Derby

Always ahead of the pack, the WAFL has now completed six rounds. While the rest of the country was back to work Monday, their local Derby was taking place down Freo way. Les Everett with all you need to know.

WAFL looking interesting but hard to watch on TV

The tightness of the WAFL ladder is not reflected in the TV coverage.

WAFL Round 3: Peel do it for Jones

Les Everett goes around the WAFL grounds in a city very comfortable with the concept of Good Friday footy

Close ones in the WAFL by Les Everett

As Les reports, Round 2 in the WAFL saw three of the four games decided by 13 points or less.

WAFL Round 22: Put away the slide rule the four is set

Les Everett gives us another set of results for footy in WA as their finals teams have now been decided.

WAFL Round 9 – Swans on top; Thunder on the board

Les gives his wrap of the WAFL Round 9. An eighteen-game losing streak has to end some time, right?

WAFL Round 7: Swans are good, South are getting better and Peel are not

Les once again fills us in on WAFL footy results with poor old Peel in the basement with zero wins for the season.

One WAFL constant

Were you hanging out to here how all the WAFL teams went this week? Les has all the low down and results.

WAFL: Leederville co-tenants looking the goods

East Perth finally convince but Peel can’t take a trick as the WAFL continues. Les Everett wraps up Round 3.

WAFL – Round 15: Tigers keep winning – even far from home

It was a thriller way up north in Kunnunurra with top team Claremont holding on to beat East Fremantle by three points.

WAFL – Round 14: A pair of thrillers

Two cliffhangers in the WAFL on the weekend.

WAFL – Round 13: Swans sour Subi celebrations

It was meant to be Subiaco’s party, but Swan Districts was having none of it. Les Everett saw some good footy this week in the WAFL.

WAFL – Round 8: Slick, Dick show in Falcon Shark shootout

IT was the kind of game coaches hate and spectators love at East Fremantle Oval. The Sharks and Falcons kicked 45.11 between them confusing all sorts of arguments about negative footy and how modern players can’t kick for goal.