2011 WAFL season

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2011 WAFL season
WAFL finals logo 2011.jpg
2011 WAFL logo
Teams 9
Premiers Claremont
(11th premiership)
Minor premiers Claremont
(14th minor premiership)
Matches played 92
Attendance 208,989 (2,272 per match)
Bernie Naylor Medallist Blake Broadhurst (Subiaco)
Sandover Medallist Luke Blackwell (Claremont)
2010
2012

The 2011 WAFL season was the 127th season of the West Australian Football League and its various incarnations. The season opened on 19 March, with East Perth defeating Swan Districts by 15 points at Steel Blue Oval, and concluded with the 2011 WAFL Grand Final, with Claremont defeating Subiaco by 56 points. The 2011 Sandover Medal was won by Luke Blackwell of Claremont. The top three teams – Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth – qualified for the 2012 Foxtel Cup.

Rule changes[edit]

The WAFL implemented two rule changes for the 2011 season, to conform with similar rules changes in the Australian Football League (AFL):[1]

  • The advantage rule was altered to put the onus on the player rather than the umpire to decide whether they can take the advantage from a free kick.
  • The rough conduct rule was altered to make any player who makes forceful contact to the head of another player while bumping is liable to suspension, unless the player was (a) contesting the ball and did not have a reasonable alternative way to contest the ball or (b) the contact was caused by circumstances outside the control of the player that could not reasonably be foreseen.

Clubs[edit]

Club Coach Captain Best and fairest Leading goalkicker
Claremont Simon McPhee Clancy Rudeforth Luke Blackwell Beau Wilkes (42)
East Fremantle Steve Malaxos Mark McGough Rory O'Brien Brock O'Brien (51)
East Perth Tony Micale Michael Swan Brendan Lee Josh Smith (50)
Peel Thunder Trevor Williams Brendon Jones Kristin Thornton Bradley Holmes (36)
Perth Damien McMahon Steven Armstrong Ross Young Matthew Moody (41)
South Fremantle John Dimmer Jaymie Graham Ryan Cook Cory Dell'Olio (55)
Subiaco Chris Waterman Aidan Parker Kyal Horsley Blake Broadhurst (73)
Swan Districts Greg Harding Josh Roberts Tallan Ames Tim Geappen (51)
West Perth Bill Monaghan Jason Salecic Dion Fleay Anthony Tsalikis (39)

Season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Saturday, 19 March (2:15 pm) Swan Districts 16.11 (107) def. by East Perth 18.14 (122) Steel Blue Oval (crowd: 3,361) Report
Saturday, 19 March (2:15 pm) East Fremantle 10.12 (72) def. by Claremont 23.15 (153) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 2,004) Report
Bye: Peel Thunder, Perth, South Fremantle, Subiaco, West Perth

Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Friday, 25 March (6:45 pm) Subiaco 13.12 (90) def. by West Perth 15.7 (97) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 2,599) Report
Saturday, 26 March (2:15 pm) East Perth 12.17 (89) def. by South Fremantle 17.11 (113) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 2,057) Report
Saturday, 26 March (2:15 pm) Claremont 17.16 (118) def. Swan Districts 12.7 (79) Claremont Oval (crowd: 1,723) Report
Saturday, 26 March (2:15 pm) Perth 11.20 (86) def. by East Fremantle 21.9 (135) Brownes Stadium (crowd: 1,459) Report
Bye: Peel Thunder

Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Friday, 1 April (7:40 pm) South Fremantle 15.10 (100) def. by Perth 15.11 (101) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 2,552) Report
Saturday, 2 April (2:15 pm) East Fremantle 12.12 (84) def. by Subiaco 15.13 (103) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1,388) Report
Saturday, 2 April (2:15 pm) Claremont 19.10 (124) def. Peel Thunder 10.11 (71) Claremont Oval (crowd: 1,220) Report
Saturday, 2 April (2:15 pm) West Perth 15.13 (103) def. Swan Districts 13.8 (86) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 2,116) Report
Bye: East Perth

Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Saturday, 9 April (2:15 pm) Peel Thunder 15.10 (100) def. by South Fremantle 16.17 (113) Anniversary Park, Rockingham (crowd: 1,808) Report
Saturday, 9 April (2:15 pm) East Fremantle 6.16 (52) def. by West Perth 11.9 (75) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1,531) Report
Saturday, 9 April (2:15 pm) East Perth 12.13 (85) def. by Claremont 20.7 (127) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 2,116) Report
Saturday, 9 April (2:15 pm) Perth 12.11 (83) def. Subiaco 9.17 (71) Brownes Stadium (crowd: 1,882) Report
Bye: Swan Districts

Round 5[edit]

Round 5
Saturday, 16 April (2:15 pm) Swan Districts 13.10 (88) def. by South Fremantle 16.17 (113) Steel Blue Oval (crowd: 1,573) Report
Saturday, 16 April (2:15 pm) Perth 20.14 (134) def. Peel Thunder 14.9 (93) Brownes Stadium (crowd: 1,482) Report
Saturday, 16 April (2:15 pm) Subiaco 13.8 (86) def. by Claremont 13.14 (92) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 2,087) Report
Saturday, 16 April (2:15 pm) West Perth 15.10 (100) def. East Perth 11.11 (77) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 2,495) Report
Bye: East Fremantle

Round 6 (Anzac Day)[edit]

Round 6
Friday, 22 April(4:15 pm) Subiaco 16.11 (107) def. East Perth 13.13 (91) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 4,457) Report
Saturday, 23 April (2:15 pm) West Perth 20.20 (140) def. Peel Thunder 7.6 (48) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 2,039) Report
Monday, 25 April (2:15 pm) South Fremantle 14.18 (102) def. East Fremantle 10.13 (73) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 3,925) Report
Monday, 25 April (2:15 pm) Swan Districts 18.12 (120) def. Perth 10.11 (71) Steel Blue Oval (crowd: 2,460) Report
Bye: Claremont

Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Saturday, 30 April (2:15 pm) Peel Thunder 15.15 (105) def. by Swan Districts 16.13 (109) Bendigo Bank Stadium (crowd: 1,302) Report
Saturday, 30 April (2:15 pm) East Perth 12.12 (84) def. by East Fremantle 17.14 (116) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 2,002) Report
Saturday, 30 April (2:15 pm) Claremont 14.18 (102) def. West Perth 10.13 (73) Claremont Oval (crowd: 3,020) Report
Saturday, 30 April (2:15 pm) South Fremantle 18.12 (139) def. Subiaco 19.12 (126) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 2,042) Report
Bye: Perth

Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Saturday, 7 May (2:15 pm) East Perth 12.12 (84) def. by Swan Districts 15.14 (104) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 2,770) Report
Saturday, 7 May (2:15 pm) East Fremantle 16.22 (118) def. Peel Thunder 14.7 (91) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1,308) Report
Saturday, 7 May (2:15 pm) Perth 10.9 (69) def. by Claremont 23.14 (152) Brownes Stadium (crowd: 1,779) Report
Saturday, 7 May (2:15 pm) West Perth 21.10 (136) def. South Fremantle 9.9 (63) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 2,430) Report
Bye: Subiaco

Round 9[edit]

Round 9
Saturday, 14 May (2:15 pm) Peel Thunder 12.13 (85) def. by East Perth 22.13 (145) Bendigo Bank Stadium (crowd: 1,377) Report
Saturday, 14 May (2:15 pm) Swan Districts 11.7 (73) def. by Subiaco 18.10 (118) Steel Blue Oval (crowd: 5,091) Report
Saturday, 14 May (2:15 pm) Claremont 11.14 (80) def. by East Fremantle 16.9 (105) Claremont Oval (crowd: 1,702) Report
Saturday, 14 May (2:15 pm) Perth 13.7 (85) def. by West Perth 16.13 (109) Brownes Stadium (crowd: 2,240) Report
Bye: South Fremantle

Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Saturday, 21 May (2:15 pm) Subiaco 16.14 (110) def. by Peel Thunder 19.15 (129) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 2,092) Report
Saturday, 21 May (2:15 pm) East Fremantle 13.10 (88) def. Swan Districts 12.10 (82) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1,507) Report
Saturday, 21 May (2:15 pm) South Fremantle 15.5 (95) def. by Claremont 18.11 (119) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1,702) Report
Sunday, 22 May (2:15 pm) East Perth 18.14 (122) def. Perth 7.11 (53) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 2,729) Report
Bye: Subiaco

Round 11[edit]

Round 11
Saturday, 28 May (2:15 pm) Swan Districts 14.11 (95) def. by Claremont 17.13 (115) Steel Blue Oval (crowd: 2,096) Report
Saturday, 28 May (2:15 pm) Perth 20.7 (127) def. Subiaco 14.13 (97) Brownes Stadium (crowd: 1,512) Report
Saturday, 28 May (2:15 pm) South Fremantle 13.18 (96) def. Peel Thunder 13.10 (88) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1,644) Report
Sunday, 29 May (2:15 pm) West Perth 10.11 (71) def. by East Fremantle 13.8 (86) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 2,319) Report
Bye: East Perth

Round 12 (Foundation Day)[edit]

Round 12 (Foundation Day)
Saturday, 4 June (2:15 pm) Peel Thunder 16.8 (104) def. Perth 14.10 (94) Bendigo Bank Stadium (crowd: 1,593) Report
Monday, 6 June (2:15 pm) East Perth 11.8 (74) def. by West Perth 12.14 (86) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 5,767) Report
Monday, 6 June (2:15 pm) East Fremantle 11.5 (71) def. by South Fremantle 12.16 (88) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 7,531) Report
Monday, 6 June (2:15 pm) Claremont 17.12 (114) def. Subiaco 9.14 (68) Claremont Oval (crowd: 2,319) Report
Bye: Swan Districts

Round 13[edit]

Round 13)
Saturday, 11 June (2:15 pm) Peel Thunder 17.13 (115) def. West Perth 13.16 (94) Bendigo Bank Stadium (crowd: 1,465) Report
Saturday, 11 June (2:15 pm) East Perth 7.10 (52) def. by Subiaco 14.10 (94) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 2,722) Report
Saturday, 11 June (2:15 pm) South Fremantle 18.15 (123) def. by Swan Districts 22.8 (140) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1,727) Report
Saturday, 11 June (2:15 pm) East Fremantle 13.7 (85) def. Perth 10.8 (68) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1,408) Report
Bye: Claremont

State game[edit]

Western Australia vs Queensland
Saturday, 18 June (2:15 pm) Western Australia def. Queensland Bendigo Bank Stadium (crowd: 3,260) Report
1.8 (14)
8.10 (58)
14.14 (98)
16.17 (113)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.2 (20)
4.2 (26)
7.5 (47)
10.8 (68)
Simpson Medal: Josh Smith
Television broadcast: ABC1
Smith 5
Brabazon, Geappen, Thornton 2
Dell-Olio, Rory O'Brien 1
Goals 4 Zorko
2 Clouston, Davey, Illet, Payne
1 Abey, Shelton, Smith, Vearing
  • Western Australia played Queensland for the first time since 2008.

Round 14[edit]

Round 14)
Saturday, 25 June (2:15 pm) South Fremantle 20.10 (130) def. East Perth 12.12 (84) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1,704) Report
Saturday, 25 June (2:15 pm) Swan Districts 7.13 (55) def. by West Perth 15.10 (104) Steel Blue Oval (crowd: 2,518) Report
Saturday, 25 June (2:15 pm) Subiaco 16.8 (104) def. East Fremantle 11.15 (81) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 2,215) Report
Saturday, 25 June (2:15 pm) Claremont 8.12 (60) def. by Perth 10.6 (66) Claremont Oval (crowd: 1,352) Report
Bye: Peel Thunder

Round 15[edit]

Round 15)
Saturday, 2 July (2:15 pm) East Perth 12.10 (82) def. Peel Thunder 10.9 (69) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 1,476) Report
Saturday, 2 July (2:15 pm) West Perth 15.8 (98) def. Subiaco 13.5 (83) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 1,671) Report
Saturday, 2 July (2:15 pm) Perth 12.8 (80) def. by Swan Districts 16.8 (104) Brownes Stadium (crowd: 1,643) Report
Sunday, 3 July (2:15 pm) Claremont 15.12 (102) def. South Fremantle 15.9 (99) Claremont Oval (crowd: 2,002) Report
Bye: East Fremantle

Round 16[edit]

Round 16)
Saturday, 9 July (2:15 pm) Peel Thunder 14.12 (96) def. East Fremantle 9.17 (71) Bendigo Bank Stadium (crowd: 1,477) Report
Saturday, 9 July (2:15 pm) West Perth 13.13 (91) def. Claremont 13.7 (85) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 2,784) Report
Saturday, 9 July (2:15 pm) Subiaco 18.11 (119) def. by South Fremantle 16.15 (111) Ports Oval, Esperance (crowd: 2,250) Report
Bye: East Perth, Perth, Swan Districts
  • The match between Subiaco and South Fremantle at Ports Oval was the first match at the venue, and the fourth overall in Esperance, with the other three being played at Esperance Oval.[4]

Round 17[edit]

Round 17)
Saturday, 16 July (2:15 pm) Swan Districts 9.16 (70) def. by Peel Thunder 21.7 (133) Steel Blue Oval (crowd: 1,676) Report
Saturday, 16 July (2:15 pm) East Perth 18.15 (123) def. Perth 8.11 (59) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 1,901) Report
Saturday, 16 July (2:15 pm) South Fremantle 18.10 (118) def. by West Perth 21.9 (135) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 2,446) Report
Bye: Claremont, East Fremantle, Subiaco

Round 18[edit]

Round 18)
Saturday, 23 July (2:15 pm) Peel Thunder 12.8 (80) def. by Claremont 17.18 (120) Bendigo Bank Stadium (crowd: 1,181) Report
Saturday, 23 July (2:15 pm) East Fremantle 18.6 (114) def. East Perth 17.8 (110) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1,564) Report
Saturday, 23 July (2:15 pm) Subiaco 20.19 (139) def. Swan Districts 6.7 (43) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 1,881) Report
Saturday, 23 July (2:15 pm) West Perth 14.11 (95) def. by Perth 19.10 (124) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 1,839) Report
Bye: South Fremantle

Round 19[edit]

Round 19)
Saturday, 30 July (2:15 pm) Peel Thunder 10.11 (71) def. by Subiaco 17.13 (115) Bendigo Bank Stadium (crowd: 1,113) Report
Saturday, 30 July (2:15 pm) Claremont 20.16 (136) def. East Perth 10.10 (70) Claremont Oval (crowd: 1,922) Report
Saturday, 30 July (2:15 pm) Swan Districts 11.7 (73) def. by East Fremantle 27.13 (175) Kevin Richards Memorial Oval, Karratha (crowd: 1,930) Report
Saturday, 30 July (2:15 pm) Perth 14.9 (93) def. by South Fremantle 15.18 (108) Brownes Stadium (crowd: 3,669) Report
Bye: West Perth

Round 20[edit]

Round 20)
Saturday, 6 August (2:15 pm) Subiaco 13.11 (89) def. Perth 11.9 (75) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 2,391) Report
Saturday, 6 August (2:15 pm) West Perth 10.14 (74) def. by South Fremantle 14.15 (99) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 2,048) Report
Bye: Claremont, East Fremantle, East Perth, Peel Thunder, Swan Districts

Round 21[edit]

Round 21)
Saturday, 13 August (2:15 pm) East Fremantle 15.8 (98) def. West Perth 11.13 (79) Wonthella Park Oval, Geraldton (crowd: 2,299) Report
Saturday, 13 August (2:15 pm) Subiaco 18.12 (120) def. East Perth 8.12 (60) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 1,807) Report
Saturday, 13 August (2:15 pm) South Fremantle 16.9 (105) def. Peel Thunder 12.16 (88) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 1,632) Report
Saturday, 13 August (2:15 pm) Claremont 21.17 (143) def. Swan Districts 14.5 (89) Claremont Oval (crowd: 1,812) Report
Bye: Perth

Round 22[edit]

Round 22)
Saturday, 20 August (2:15 pm) Peel Thunder 12.15 (87) def. by Perth 15.7 (97) Bendigo Bank Stadium (crowd: 2,299) Report
Saturday, 20 August (2:15 pm) West Perth 12.18 (90) def. by East Perth 18.9 (117) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 4,727) Report
Saturday, 20 August (2:15 pm) Swan Districts 17.9 (111) def. South Fremantle 12.11 (83) Steel Blue Oval (crowd: 1,616) Report
Sunday, 21 August (2:15 pm) East Fremantle 16.14 (110) def. Claremont 9.11 (65) East Fremantle Oval (crowd: 2,249) Report
Bye: Subiaco

Round 23[edit]

Round 23)
Saturday, 27 August (2:15 pm) Claremont 25.11 (161) def. Peel Thunder 10.8 (68) Claremont Oval (crowd: 1,444) Report
Saturday, 27 August (2:15 pm) Swan Districts 7.12 (54) def. by West Perth 13.14 (92) Steel Blue Oval (crowd: 2,140) Report
Saturday, 27 August (2:15 pm) Subiaco 13.17 (95) def. East Fremantle 8.9 (57) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 2,699) Report
Saturday, 27 August (2:15 pm) Perth 15.11 (101) def. East Perth 13.18 (86) Brownes Stadium (crowd: 1,964) Report
Bye: South Fremantle

Round 24[edit]

Round 24)
Saturday, 3 September (2:15 pm) Peel Thunder 5.12 (42) vs. Subiaco 16.14 (110) Bendigo Bank Stadium (crowd: 1,306) Report
Saturday, 3 September (2:15 pm) East Perth 12.9 (81) def. by Claremont 16.11 (107) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 1,732) Report
Saturday, 3 September (2:15 pm) Perth 14.10 (94) def. Swan Districts 12.17 (89) Brownes Stadium (crowd: 1,860) Report
Saturday, 3 September (2:15 pm) South Fremantle 18.13 (121) def. East Fremantle 12.13 (85) Brownes Stadium (crowd: 4,316) Report
Bye: West Perth

Finals series[edit]

Semi Finals[edit]

1st Semi Final
Sunday, 11 September (2:15 pm) Subiaco 24.18 (162) vs. South Fremantle 12.5 (77) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 3,322) Report
2nd Semi Final
Sunday, 1 September (2:15 pm) Claremont 23.13 (151) def. West Perth 10.6 (66) Claremont Oval (crowd: 3,312) Report

Preliminary Final[edit]

Preliminary Final
Sunday, 18 September (2:15 pm) West Perth 5.11 (41) vs. Subiaco 8.8 (56) Arena Joondalup (crowd: 2,306) Report

Grand Final[edit]

2011 WAFL Grand Final
Sunday, 25 September 2:15pm Claremont def. Subiaco Patersons Stadium (crowd: 15,459) Report
6.3 (39)
10.7 (67)
13.12 (90)
19.13 (127)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
4.3 (27)
6.6 (42)
8.9 (57)
10.11 (71)
Umpires: Hendrie, Parry, McPhee
Simpson Medal: Beau Wilkes
Television broadcast: ABC1
Wilkes 5
Gilligan 3
Handley, Richardson, Rudeforth 2
Crawford, Foster, Lee, Schammer, Weedon 1
Goals 3 Broadhurst, Headland
2 Pickett
1 Kerr, B. Stevenson,
Wilkes, Andrews, Mitchell, Gilligan, Murphy, B Jones, Foster Best Bristow, Horsley, Kerr, Blechynden, Headland
Murphy (head) Injuries Wheeler (head), Randall (ankle)
Reports Headland (forceful front-on contact)
  • The attendance of 15,459 was the lowest for a WAFL Grand Final since 1944.
  • Claremont won their first premiership since 1996.

Ladder[edit]

2011 WAFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA  % PTS
1 Claremont 20 15 5 0 2249 1658 135.65% 60
2 West Perth 20 14 6 0 1948 1685 115.61% 56
3 Subiaco 20 12 8 0 2044 1719 118.91% 48
4 South Fremantle 20 12 8 0 2118 2006 105.58% 48
5 East Fremantle 20 11 9 0 1876 1826 102.74% 44
6 Perth 20 9 11 0 1760 2029 86.74% 36
7 East Perth 20 6 14 0 1838 2018 91.08% 24
8 Swan Districts 20 6 14 0 1771 2202 80.43% 24
9 Peel Thunder 20 5 15 0 1747 2208 79.12% 20
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against

References[edit]

  1. ^ WAFL law changes for season 2011 – wafootball.com.au. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  2. ^ Another big season for WAFL attendances – wafootball.com.au. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2011.
  3. ^ 250 up and no end in sight for Bulldog Miller – wafootball.com.au. Written by Chris Pike. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  4. ^ Lions and Bulldogs set to clash in Esperance – wafootball.com.au. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  5. ^ Proud Swan Ames reaches 150 games this Saturday – wafootball.com.au. Written by Chris Pike. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  6. ^ Loyal Shark Teakle rewarded with life membership – wafootball.com.au. Written by Chris Pike. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  7. ^ Crawford reachers 150 at second home of Tigerland – wafootball.com.au. Written by Chris Pike. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  8. ^ Swan Districts to host Sharks in Karratha – wafc.com.au. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  9. ^ Pickett shines all the way to 200 – wafootball.com.au. Written by Chris Pike. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  10. ^ Statham reaches 300-game milestone – wafootball.com.au. Written by Craig O'Donoghue. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  11. ^ Andrew McCarrey – WAFLOnline. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  12. ^ 150-gamer Pearce turns focus to strong finish – wafootball.com.au. Written by Chris Pike. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011.