West Australian Country Football League
|West Australian Country Football League|
|Former name(s)||Western Australian National Country Football League (1973–79)|
|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. 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.
The association is structured around eight Regional Football Development Councils which are responsible for assisting the development of the game in regional areas:
- Goldfields RFDC
- Great Southern RFDC
- Kimberley RFDC
- Midlands RFDC
- Mid West RFDC
- Pilbara RFDC
- South West RFDC
- Wheatbelt RFDC
Football leagues are associated individually with the WACFL. As of 2012, there are 25 football leagues which fall under the association's authority:
- Avon Football Association
- Central Kimberley Football Association
- Central Midlands Coastal Football League
- Central Wheatbelt Football League
- East Kimberley Football Association
- Eastern Districts Football League
- Esperance District Football Association
- Fortescue National Football League
- Gascoyne Football Association
- Goldfields Football League
- Great Northern Football League
- Great Southern Football League
- Hills Football Association
- Lower South West Football League
- Mortlock Football League
- North Midlands Football League
- Newman National Football League
- North Pilbara Football League
- Ongerup Football Association
- Onshore Cup Football League
- Peel Football League
- South West Football League
- Ravensthorpe & Districts Football League
- Upper Great Southern Football League
- West Kimberley Football League
- 1973–91 "Bud" Byfield
- 1991–2001 John J. Lussick
- 2001–08 Ken Baxter
- 2008– Terry House
- WEST AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY FOOTBALL LEAGUE – Australian Rules Football. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
- WACFL History – wafootball.com.au. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
- ACFC Winners List – acfc.com.au. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
- Affiliated leagues – wafootball.com.au. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
- West Australian Country Football League – Aussie Rules International. Retrieved 9 July 2012.