West Australian State Premiership

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This article is about the competition held from 1903–24. For the football league known as the WA State League in 1990, see West Australian Football League.

The West Australian State Premiership[N 1] was an Australian rules football match contested intermittently between 1902 and 1924 between the premiers of the Western Australian Football Association / West Australian Football League (WAFA / WAFL) and the Goldfields Football Association / Goldfields Football League (GFA / GFL).[N 2]

List of winners[edit]

East Fremantle won the most championships overall, winning five: 1902, 1904, 1906, 1909 and 1910:

Year Winner Scores Loser Result Venue Umpire Ref
Winner Loser
1902 East Fremantle 12.16 (88) 4.5 (29) Warriors East Fremantle won by 59 points Fremantle Oval Fraser [1]
1903 Railways 7.6 (48) 5.11 (41) East Fremantle Railways won by 7 points Kalgoorlie Recreation Reserve F. Coffey [2]
1904 East Fremantle 12.15 (87) 4.9 (33) Railways East Fremantle won by 54 points
1905 West Perth 8.10 (58) 4.13 (37) Railways West Perth won by 19 points Kalgoorlie Recreation Reserve S. Stivey [3]
1906
(replay)[N 3]
East Fremantle 6.11 (47) 7.5 (47) Mines Rovers Match drawn East Fremantle Oval I. Crapp
East Fremantle 7.5 (47) 3.10 (28) Mines Rovers East Fremantle won by 19 points East Fremantle Oval I. Crapp
1907
not held
1908
1909 East Fremantle 8.10 (58) 3.9 (27) Boulder City East Fremantle won by 31 points Fremantle Oval I. Crapp [4]
1910 East Fremantle 1.7 (13) 0.8 (8) Boulder City East Fremantle won by 5 points Boulder Recreation Ground C. Wellington [5]
1911
not held
1912 Railways 8.12 (60) 7.9 (51) Subiaco Railways won by 9 points Kalgoorlie Oval C. Wellington [6]
1913 Subiaco 15.11 (101) 8.6 (54) Boulder City Subiaco won by 47 points Subiaco Oval I. Crapp [7]
1914
competition suspended from 1914–18 due to World War I
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919 East Perth 9.17 (71) 6.10 (46) Railways East Perth won by 25 points Kalgoorlie Oval unknown [8]
1920
not held
1921
1922 East Perth 16.15 (111) 5.4 (34) Mines Rovers East Perth won by 77 points Perth Oval unknown [9]
1923 East Perth 10.10 (70) 6.4 (40) Mines Rovers East Perth won by 30 points Kalgoorlie Oval F. O'Connor [10]
1924 Subiaco 12.12 (84) 8.13 (61) Boulder City Subiaco won by 23 points East Fremantle Oval F. O'Connor [11]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Several different names were used in contemporary sources for the matches, including "state premiership", "state championship" and "the football championship".
  2. ^ The coastal league was known as the Western Australian Football Association from 1885–1907, and as the West Australian Football League (WAFL) from 1908–30. The goldfields league was known as the Goldfields Football Association (GFA) from 1901–07 and again from 1920–25, and as the Goldfields Football League (GFL) from 1908–19.
  3. ^ The 1906 match, at East Fremantle Oval, ended in a draw, with both teams locked at 47 points. The match was replayed the following weekend at the same ground, with East Fremantle winning by 19 points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "COAST V. THE GOLDFIELDS." – The Sunday Times. Published Sunday 28 September, 1902. Retrieved from Trove, 28 October 2011.
  2. ^ "RAILWAYS (GOLDFIELDS) V. EAST FREMANTLE" – The Western Mail. Published Saturday, 10 October 1903. Retrieved from Trove, 7 September 2011.
  3. ^ "WEST PERTH v. RAILWAYS. A DISAPPOINTING GAME. VICTORY FOR THE VISITORS." – Western Argus. Published Tuesday, 17 October 1905. Retrieved from Trove, 7 September 2011.
  4. ^ "INTER-ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL. EAST FREMANTLE V. BOULDER CITY.Western Argus. Published Tuesday, 6 July 1909. Retrieved from Trove, 7 September 2011.
  5. ^ "CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL MATCH. EAST FREMANTLE DEFEAT BOULDER CITY" – Western Argus. Published Tuesday, 18 October 1910. Retrieved from Trove, 7 September 2011.
  6. ^ "RAILWAYS BEAT SUBIACO." – Western Argus. Published Tuesday, 27 August 1912. Retrieved from Trove, 7 September 2011.
  7. ^ FOOTBALLThe Western Mail. Published Friday, 24 October 1913. Retrieved from Trove, 7 September 2011.
  8. ^ "STATE PREMIERSHIP. EAST PERTH BEAT RAILWAYS." – Western Argus. Published Tuesday, 7 October 1919. Retrieved from Trove, 7 September 2011.
  9. ^ "STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. A WRETCHED GAME." – The Western Mail. Published Thursday, 5 October 1922. Retrieved from Trove, 7 September 2011.
  10. ^ "EAST PERTH VICTORIOUS." – Western Argus. Published Tuesday, 16 October 1923. Retrieved from Trove, 7 September 2011.
  11. ^ "THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. SUBIACO DEFEAT BOULDER." – Western Argus. Published Tuesday, 14 October 1924. Retrieved from Trove, 7 September 2011.