The 2022 WAFL season is the 138th season of the various incarnations of the West Australian Football League. Here’s the results & final date.
West Australian Football League: WAFL| Result | Final
The season commenced on the 15th of April, and will conclude with the Grand Final on a date TBC. Fixtures were released in stages, to allow for COVID flexibility.
|Australian rules football
|West Australian Football Commission
|No. of teams
|Subiaco (16th premiership)
|East Fremantle (29)
The first stage saw the first nine rounds of the season be released, rounds 10-14 were released before the start of Round 7 (3 June), and the final rounds (14-20) were released on July 8, before the start of Round 12.
All the teams from the previous season have been retained, as there was speculation if the West Coast Eagles reserves would return.
For the 2022 season, the WAFL has released the first nine rounds of the season where every team will play each other once.
|2022 WAFL season
|6,023 (Round 7, South Fremantle vs East Fremantle)
This decision was made to allow for flexibility if a COVID outbreak occurs in Western Australia. If all goes to plan the second block of fixtures will be released by Round 7 of the WAFL home and away season.
The exact days and times of each fixture will be finalised in early February, but we can confirm we will play East Fremantle at Lane Group Stadium, Round 1 Friday the 15th of April (Good Friday).
Peel Thunder continue to charge towards a possible finals berth after sealing a 30-point win over Perth at Mineral Resources Park in round 14 on Saturday.
After a convincing win over Subiaco last week, Thunder were looking to continue their momentum in the away clash and add a second consecutive win to their belt.
Thunder set the tone in the first quarter with plenty of inside 50 action but struggled converting, with one goal from Blair Bell and four behinds.
It was enough to pull ahead, though, with the opposition slotting two behinds for the quarter and trailing eight points heading into the second.
A quick behind and goal from Sam Sturt and Darcy Tucker early in the second quarter strengthened Thunder’s margin to 15 points before Perth’s Harry Quartermaine put through their first of the game.
Ethan Hughes kicked Thunder’s second goal of the quarter only minutes later but it would be Perth who finished on a high, with two back-to-back goals and a behind to put them up by a point at half-time.
Thunder found their feet in the third quarter, hitting targets and converting their inside 50 opportunities with goals from Bell, Ethan Hughes and two from Ben Middleton, to take back the lead with a 20-point margin heading into the final term.
The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is pleased to announce Leederville Oval in partnership with the City of Vincent, has been selected to host the 2022 WAFL Grand Final on Saturday, October 1.
The venue was selected following a Grand Final Tender Process across all clubs, with a strong consideration given to family-friendly activations, community promotion and match-day facilities.
The ground boasts great atmosphere, ample parking, access to public transport and is based in a metro, central location.
The WAFLW Grand Final will be held on Saturday, July 2 with Rogers Cup, Reserves and League competing for their respective premierships.
WAFC Executive Manager WAFL and Talent, Scott Baker, said there were multiple venues for selection.
“We were pleased with the interest to host the 2022 WAFLW grand final,” Baker said.
“It proves the WAFLW game is continuing to grow and improve, and people are becoming more and more interested in watching and attending games.”
Claremont Tigers’ Chief Executive Officer Darcy Coffey said the Claremont Football Club are thrilled to support women’s football.
“The Claremont Football Club is really excited to host the 2022 WAFLW Grand Final and support the women’s footy pathway.”