2014 WAFL season

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2014 WAFL season
Teams 9
Premiers Subiaco
(12th premiership)
Minor premiers East Perth
(18th minor premiership)
Matches played 91
Attendance 189,651 (2,084 per match)
Highest attendance 11,987 (Grand Final, East Perth vs. Subiaco)
Bernie Naylor Medallist Ben Saunders
(South Fremantle) (59 goals)
Sandover Medal Aaron Black (West Perth)
2013
2015 →

The 2014 WAFL season was the 130th season of the various incarnations of the West Australian Football League (WAFL). The season officially began on 22 March 2014 and is concluded on 21 September 2014 with the Grand Final at Patersons Stadium.[1] West Perth entered the season as reigning premiers after defeating East Perth by 49 points in the 2013 WAFL Grand Final.

The 2014 season was the first to feature Western Australia's professional AFL clubs West Coast and Fremantle engage in direct alignments with East Perth and Peel Thunder respectively.[2]

Subiaco were the premiers for the 2014 season, after they defeated favourites East Perth by 16 points at Patersons Stadium.[3]

Clubs[edit]

Premiership season fixtures[edit]

Source: WAFL 2014 season fixtures and results

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Sat, 22 March 2:05 PM East Fremantle 11.7 (73) def. by West Perth 10.10 (70) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 2563)
Sat, 22 March 2:05 PM Peel Thunder 9.10 (64) def. by East Perth 12.11 (83) Rushton Park (crowd: 2242)
Sat, 22 March 2:05 PM Perth 19.10 (124) def. Claremont 9.5 (59) Lathlain Park (crowd: 1885)
Sat, 22 March 4:05 PM Subiaco 17.9 (111) def. South Fremantle 9.19 (73) Leederville Oval (crowd: 1712)
Bye: Swan Districts


Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Fri, 28 March 7:00 PM South Fremantle 18.10 (118) def. by Perth 19.9 (123) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1978)
Sat, 29 March 2:05 PM West Perth 8.10 (58) def. by Claremont 10.10 (70) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 1610)
Sat, 29 March 2:05 PM East Fremantle 6.16 (52) def. by Subiaco 16.12 (108) Geraldton (crowd: 2280)
Sat, 29 March 2:05 PM East Perth 16.13 (109) def. Swan Districts 14.7 (91) Leederville Oval (crowd: 1975)
Bye: Peel Thunder


Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Fri, 4 April 6:20 PM South Fremantle 8.5 (53) def. by East Perth 20.8 (128) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1692)
Sat, 5 April 12:30 PM Claremont 6.14 (50) def. by Subiaco 18.22 (130) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1087)
Sat, 5 April 2:05 PM Swan Districts 16.18 (114) def. Peel Thunder 11.13 (79) Bassendean Oval (crowd: 1288)
Sat, 5 April 2:05 PM West Perth 15.13 (103) def. Perth 13.7 (85) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 1915)
Bye: East Fremantle


Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Sat, 12 April 2:05 PM East Fremantle 21.11 (137) def. Claremont 9.8 (62) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1529)
Sat, 12 April 2:05 PM East Perth 7.7 (49) def. by West Perth 22.17 (149) Leederville Oval (crowd: 2294)
Sat, 12 April 2:05 PM Peel Thunder 13.10 (88) def. by Subiaco 16.9 (105) Rushton Park (crowd: 1484)
Sat, 12 April 2:05 PM Swan Districts 13.16 (94) def. South Fremantle 11.15 (81) Bassendean Oval (crowd: 1725)
Bye: Perth


Round 5[edit]

Round 5
Fri, 18 April 2:05 PM Peel Thunder 10.8 (68) def. by East Fremantle 12.14 (86) Rushton Park (crowd: 2235)
Fri, 18 April 4:05 PM Subiaco 16.10 (106) def. East Perth 12.10 (82) Leederville Oval (crowd: 3440)
Sat, 19 April 2:05 PM West Perth 10.15 (75) def. by South Fremantle 15.8 (98) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 1690)
Sun, 20 April 2:05 PM Perth 13.13 (91) def. by Swan Districts 14.8 (92) Lathlain Park (crowd: 2286)
Bye: Claremont


Round 6[edit]

Round 6
Fri, 25 April 2:45 PM Swan Districts 11.9 (75) def. West Perth 9.14 (68) Bassendean Oval (crowd: 2656)
Fri, 25 April 3:00 PM East Fremantle 9.12 (66) def. by South Fremantle 13.5 (83) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 3421)
Sat, 26 April 2:05 PM East Perth 14.14 (98) def. Perth 11.10 (76) Leederville Oval (crowd: 1331)
Sun, 26 April 2:05 PM Claremont 15.12 (102) def. Peel Thunder 11.8 (74) Claremont Showgrounds (crowd: 1408)
Bye: Subiaco


Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Sat, 3 May 2:05 PM East Fremantle 9.11 (65) def. by East Perth 11.9 (75) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1673)
Sat, 3 May 2:05 PM Peel Thunder 6.12 (48) def. by Perth 10.17 (77) Rushton Park (crowd: 1512)
Sat, 3 May 2:05 PM South Fremantle 17.13 (115) def. Claremont 8.3 (51) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1395)
Sat, 3 May 4:05 PM Subiaco 13.6 (84) def. by Swan Districts 19.13 (127) Leederville Oval (crowd: 2037)
Bye: West Perth


Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Sat, 10 May 2:05 PM East Perth 19.10 (124) def. Claremont 6.8 (44) Leederville Oval (crowd: 1517)
Sat, 10 May 2:05 PM Perth 11.8 (74) def. by Subiaco 16.12 (108) Lathlain Park (crowd: 1340)
Sat, 10 May 2:05 PM Swan Districts 20.15 (135) def. East Fremantle 10.15 (75) Bassendean Oval (crowd: 1911)
Sun, 11 May 2:05 PM West Perth 14.9 (93) def. Peel Thunder 14.8 (92) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 1256)
Bye: South Fremantle


Round 9[edit]

Round 9
Sat, 17 May 2:05 PM Swan Districts 11.17 (83) def. Claremont 8.9 (57) Bassendean Oval (crowd: 2471)
Sat, 17 May 2:05 PM Peel Thunder 11.13 (79) def. South Fremantle 7.13 (55) Rushton Park (crowd: 1461)
Sat, 17 May 2:05 PM Perth 12.9 (81) def. by East Fremantle 13.12 (90) Lathlain Park (crowd: 1595)
Sun, 17 May 2:05 PM Subiaco 13.8 (86) def. by West Perth 14.12 (96) Leederville Oval (crowd: 2508)
Bye: East Perth


Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Sat, 31 May 2:05 PM Perth 13.8 (86) def. by Swan Districts 18.15 (123) Lathlain Park (crowd: 2501)
Mon, 2 June 2:05 PM Claremont 13.9 (87) def. Subiaco 10.18 (78) Claremont Showgrounds (crowd: 3312)
Mon, 2 June 2:05 PM South Fremantle 13.13 (91) def. by East Fremantle 15.16 (106) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 5566)
Mon, 2 June 2:05 PM West Perth 7.11 (53) def. by East Perth 10.9 (69) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 6201)
Bye: Peel Thunder


Round 11[edit]

Round 11
Sat, 7 June 2:05 PM East Fremantle 15.10 (100) def. Peel Thunder 11.9 (75) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1623)
Sat, 7 June 2:05 PM Perth 9.6 (60) def. by East Perth 22.8 (140) Lathlain Park (crowd: 2683)
Sat, 7 June 2:05 PM Swan Districts 14.10 (94) def. by Subiaco 22.10 (142) Bassendean Oval (crowd: 3596)
Sat, 7 June 2:05 PM Claremont 9.11 (65) def. by West Perth 10.14 (74) Claremont Showgrounds (crowd: 1861)
Bye: South Fremantle


Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Sat, 14 June 2:05 PM West Perth 12.8 (80) def. by East Fremantle 14.5 (89) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 1514)
Sat, 14 June 2:05 PM East Perth 21.17 (143) def. South Fremantle 12.10 (82) Leederville Oval (crowd: 1715)
Sat, 14 June 2:05 PM Peel Thunder 5.11 (41) def. by Swan Districts 11.16 (82) Rushton Park (crowd: 1719)
Sat, 14 June 2:05 PM Subiaco 14.19 (103) def. Perth 11.5 (71) Kalgoorlie (crowd: 1770)
Bye: Claremont


Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Sat, 21 June 2:05 PM Claremont 10.6 (66) def. by East Perth 12.10 (82) Claremont Showgrounds (crowd: 1251)
Sat, 21 June 2:05 PM Peel Thunder 12.18 (90) def. Perth 10.11 (71) Rushton Park (crowd: 2334)
Sat, 21 June 2:05 PM South Fremantle 6.15 (51) def. by Swan Districts 9.2 (56) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1330)
Sat, 21 June 2:05 PM Subiaco 8.14 (62) def. by East Fremantle 11.5 (71) Leederville Oval (crowd: 1452)
Bye: West Perth


Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Sat, 28 June 2:05 PM Subiaco 11.18 (84) def. Peel Thunder 7.16 (58) Leederville Oval (crowd: 1300)
Sat, 28 June 2:05 PM Swan Districts 11.5 (71) def. by Claremont 15.7 (97) Bassendean Oval (crowd: 1636)
Sun, 29 June 2:05 PM South Fremantle 10.11 (71) def. by West Perth 19.19 (133) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1515)
Bye: East Fremantle, East Perth, Perth


Round 15[edit]

Round 15
Sat, 5 July 2:05 PM Claremont 12.13 (85) def. South Fremantle 9.9 (63) Claremont Showgrounds (crowd: 1560)
Sat, 5 July 2:05 PM East Fremantle 14.18 (102) def. Perth 14.8 (92) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1655)
Sat, 5 July 2:05 PM East Perth 16.13 (109) def. Peel Thunder 6.10 (46) Leederville Oval (crowd: 1751)
Sat, 5 July 2:05 PM West Perth 11.10 (76) def. by Swan Districts 16.9 (105) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 2319)
Bye: Subiaco


Round 16[edit]

Round 16
Sat, 12 July 2:05 PM East Perth 14.20 (104) def. East Fremantle 11.10 (76) Leederville Oval (crowd: 2523)
Sat, 12 July 2:05 PM Perth 10.17 (77) def. by South Fremantle 13.11 (89) Lathlain Park (crowd: 1730)
Sat, 12 July 2:05 PM West Perth 11.6 (72) def. by Subiaco 13.19 (97) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 5362)
Sat, 12 July 2:05 PM Peel Thunder 11.8 (74) def. Claremont 9.18 (72) Rushton Park (crowd: 1725)
Bye: Swan Districts


Round 17[edit]

Round 17
Sat, 19 July 2:05 PM Claremont 14.13 (97) def. Swan Districts 14.10 (94) Claremont Showgrounds (crowd: 1784)
Sat, 19 July 2:05 PM East Fremantle 14.14 (98) def. Peel Thunder 11.8 (74) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1441)
Sat, 19 July 2:05 PM Subiaco 27.9 (171) def. Perth 15.8 (98) Leederville Oval (crowd: 1729)
Bye: East Perth, South Fremantle, West Perth


Round 18[edit]

Round 18
Sat, 26 July 2:05 PM Claremont 7.10 (52) def. East Fremantle 4.11 (35) Claremont Showgrounds (crowd: 1551)
Sat, 26 July 2:05 PM Swan Districts 11.11 (77) def. Perth 10.11 (71) Bassendean Oval (crowd: 1433)
Sat, 26 July 2:05 PM East Perth 5.9 (39) def. West Perth 2.6 (18) Leederville Oval (crowd: 1493)
Sat, 26 July 2:05 PM South Fremantle 12.12 (84) def. by Subiaco 13.15 (93) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1159)
Bye: Peel Thunder


Round 19[edit]

Round 19
Sat, 2 August 2:05 PM East Perth 10.9 (69) def. by Subiaco 15.7 (97) Leederville Oval (crowd: 2010)
Sat, 2 August 2:05 PM Perth 12.3 (75) def. by Peel Thunder 21.14 (140) Lathlain Park (crowd: 1449)
Sat, 2 August 2:05 PM East Fremantle 9.11 (65) def. by South Fremantle 16.12 (108) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 2224)
Sat, 2 August 2:05 PM West Perth 14.9 (93) def. Swan Districts 5.7 (37) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 1806)
Bye: Claremont


Round 20[edit]

Round 20
Sat, 9 August 2:05 PM Claremont 17.8 (110) def. Perth 10.13 (73) Claremont Showgrounds (crowd: 1637)
Sat, 9 August 2:05 PM South Fremantle 13.17 (95) def. Peel Thunder 14.10 (94) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1611)
Sat, 9 August 2:05 PM Swan Districts 11.5 (71) def. by East Perth 14.22 (106) Hands Oval, Bunbury (crowd: 3061)
Sat, 9 August 2:05 PM West Perth 7.6 (48) def. by East Fremantle 9.11 (65) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 1550)
Bye: Subiaco


Round 21[edit]

Round 21
Sat, 16 August 2:05 PM Peel Thunder 8.11 (59) def. by West Perth 9.14 (68) Rushton Park (crowd: 1351)
Sat, 16 August 2:05 PM Perth 14.6 (90) def. by East Perth 28.14 (182) Lathlain Park (crowd: 1517)
Sat, 16 August 2:05 PM Subiaco 9.15 (69) def. by Claremont 11.11 (77) Leederville Oval (crowd: 1893)
Sat, 16 August 2:05 PM Swan Districts 9.15 (69) def. by South Fremantle 18.7 (115) Bassendean Oval (crowd: 2087)
Bye: East Fremantle


Round 22[edit]

Round 22
Fri, 22 August 7:00 PM South Fremantle 15.9 (99) def. Subiaco 12.13 (85) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1391)
Sat, 23 August 2:05 PM Claremont 8.6 (54) def. West Perth 6.12 (48) Claremont Showgrounds (crowd: 1735)
Sat, 23 August 2:05 PM East Fremantle 18.14 (122) def. Swan Districts 9.6 (60) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 2015)
Sat, 23 August 2:05 PM Peel Thunder 5.9 (39) def. by East Perth 14.21 (105) Rushton Park (crowd: 1378)
Bye: Perth


Round 23[edit]

Round 23
Sat, 30 August 2:05 PM South Fremantle 14.20 (104) def. Peel Thunder 10.14 (74) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1142)
Sat, 30 August 2:05 PM East Perth 11.11 (77) def. by Claremont 12.12 (84) Leederville Oval (crowd: 1830)
Sat, 30 August 2:05 PM Perth 9.8 (62) def. by West Perth 21.18 (144) Lathlain Park (crowd: 1641)
Sun, 31 August 2:05 PM Subiaco 12.9 (81) def. East Fremantle 8.8 (56) Leederville Oval (crowd: 1750)
Bye: Swan Districts


Ladder[edit]

2014 WAFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA  % PTS
1 East Perth 20 16 4 0 1973 1430 137.97% 64
2 Subiaco 20 14 6 0 2000 1578 126.74% 56
3 East Fremantle 20 12 8 0 1629 1609 101.24% 48
4 Swan Districts 20 12 8 0 1750 1741 100.52% 48
5 Claremont 20 11 9 0 1441 1683 85.62% 44
6 West Perth 20 9 11 0 1619 1440 112.43% 36
7 South Fremantle 20 9 11 0 1728 1807 95.63% 36
8 Peel Thunder 20 4 16 0 1456 1778 81.89% 16
9 Perth 20 3 17 0 1657 2187 75.77% 12
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, (P) = Premiers Click here for source
Update: 3 September 2014

Finals series[edit]

Semi Finals[edit]

1st Semi Final
Sunday 7 September (2:15 pm) East Fremantle 19.7 (121) def. Swan Districts 14.14 (98) East Fremantle Oval Report
2nd Semi Final
Sunday 7 September (2:15 pm) East Perth 13.12 (90) def. Subiaco 7.16 (58) Leederville Oval Report


Preliminary Final[edit]

Preliminary Final
Sunday 14 September (2:15 pm) Subiaco 10.13 (73) def. East Fremantle 7.26 (68) Leederville Oval Report


Grand Final[edit]

2014 WAFL Grand Final
Sunday 21 September (2:15 pm) East Perth def. by Subiaco Patersons Stadium (Crowd: 11,987) Report
2.2 (14)
4.5 (29)
6.8 (44)
9.12 (66)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.7 (13)
4.9 (33)
10.12 (72)
11.16 (82)
Simpson Medal: Jason Bristow (Subiaco)
Television broadcast: ABC
F. McInness 3, J. Smith 2, D. Cadwallader, F. Clutterbuck, P. McGinnity, S. Butler Goals G. Hampson 3, C. Deluca 2, C. Phelan 2, J. Bristow, R. Waters, K. Horsley, J. Deluca
B. Lee, B. Wilson, K. Anderson, D. Cadwallader, S. Butler, J. Brennan Best J. Bristow, C. Phelan, K. Horsley, G. Hampson, D. Leishman, W. Twomey
  • The attendance of 11,987 was the lowest WAFL Grand Final crowd since 1944[4]


Foxtel Cup[edit]

Main article: 2014 Foxtel Cup

The two 2013 Grand Finalists West Perth and East Perth were invited to compete in the Foxtel Cup knockout competition in 2014. Their performances are shown below:

Round 1[edit]

Semi Finals[edit]

Grand Final[edit]

State game[edit]

The WAFL representative team competed against the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL) representative team on May 24 in Sydney.[5]

2014 State Game
Saturday 24 May (12:00 pm) NEAFL 6.11 (47) def. by WAFL 19.18 (132) Blacktown ISP Oval, Sydney[6] (crowd: 500) Report

Awards[edit]

  • The Sandover Medal (awarded to the fairest and best player of the home and away season) was won by Aaron Black (West Perth), who polled 47 votes, only 1 vote ahead of Luke Blackwell (Claremont) and Shane Nelson (West Perth).[7]
  • The Bernie Naylor Medal (for the leading goalkicker in the home and away season) was won by Ben Saunders (South Fremantle), who kicked 59 goals in 20 home and away matches.[8]
  • Brian Dawson (East Perth) received the JJ Leonard Medal as the Coach of the Year after guiding the Royals to a second straight grand final, and his fourth in five seasons as a league coach.[9]
  • The Subiaco Football Club were awarded the Rodriguez Shield, as the team with the best combined record at league, reserves and senior colts level in the 2014 season.[10]
  • The Reserves premiership was won by West Perth. They defeated Subiaco on a score of 5.9 (39) def. 3.7 (25).[11]
  • The Colts premiership was won by Swan Districts. They defeated Claremont on a score of 11.9 (75) def. 7.13 (55).[12]

References[edit]

External links[edit]