West Australian Country Football League

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West Australian Country Football League
WACFL logo.jpg
Founded 1973
Former name(s) Western Australian National Country Football League (1973–79)
Location Western Australia
Headquarters Subiaco Oval[1]
Governing body West Australian Football Commission

The West Australian Country Football League (WACFL) is the governing body for the sport of Australian rules football in the non-metropolitan areas of Western Australia. The organisation was founded in 1973 as the Western Australian National Country Football League (WANCFL), changing its name to the current in 1979.[2] The WACFL is also responsible for organising the Landmark Country Football Championships, contested between the various regional sides. The Australian Country Football Championships were hosted by Bunbury in 2004.[3]

Structure[edit]

The association is structured around eight Regional Football Development Councils which are responsible for assisting the development of the game in regional areas:[4]

Football leagues are associated individually with the WACFL. As of 2012, there are 25 football leagues which fall under the association's authority:[5]

Presidents[edit]

  • 1973–91 "Bud" Byfield
  • 1991–2001 John J. Lussick
  • 2001–08 Ken Baxter
  • 2008– Terry House

References[edit]

  1. ^ WEST AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY FOOTBALL LEAGUE – Australian Rules Football. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  2. ^ WACFL History – wafootball.com.au. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  3. ^ ACFC Winners List – acfc.com.au. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  4. ^ Affiliated leagues – wafootball.com.au. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  5. ^ West Australian Country Football League – Aussie Rules International. Retrieved 9 July 2012.