One of the most menacing footballers of his or any era, Atwell knew just one way to play – straight ahead and damn the consequences.
Scotch forward Tom Graham kicked three last-term goals to inspire his side to a three-point come-from-behind victory over arch-rivals Aquinas at Scotch College today/Saturday.
Cripps, Woewodin and Motlop are just some of the famous footballing names taking the field for Aquinas at Scotch College as the Public Schools Association season gets underway today.
Bill Walker’s decision to play his career exclusively in the west means he is unlikely to ever join Farmer, Cable and Bunton on the list of the most-honoured footballers in the game’s history.
Imagine having one formidable, even brutal, champion centre half-back in the family. Then think what it would be like to have a second. That, is the Buttsworth family.
Defender Jeremy McGovern got to live out every young boy’s dream, becoming the third Eagle to kick the winning a goal after the siren.
Does finishing on top of the South West Football League give a club an easier ride to premiership glory?
Fremantle’s qualifying final win in 2013 remains an incredible moment in the club’s history, as the Dockers conquered the Cats at Kardinia Park before marching all the way to the grand final.
It’s a big statement from former Eagles champion Andrew Embley, one many would assume relates to his club’s 2006 premiership triumph. Not so.
West Coast created history with their biggest comeback since joining the AFL beating Geelong by three points in front of more than 20,000 opposition fans.
Melbourne versus Fremantle, round 10 June 4, 1999, had all the makings of an unremarkable mid-winter MCG night game — before Tony Modra worked some magic.
With the prospect of SWFL action returning in July, sports journalist Justin Fris winds back the clock a year to revisit some of the most thrilling games of football imaginable.
“Of interest, the medal was never a public count between 1946 and 1979.”
They say that the Australian cricket captain is the secondmost important job in Australia behind the PM. So now I ask you, where did Mick Malthouse rank in WA during the 90s?
The coach in question was one of the greats of the game, the volcanic Ron Barassi, who took exception to Jackson not chasing hard enough during match simulation at training.
From 1991 to 1993 the Brisbane Bears began to find their identity in the AFL, with a young Peter Worsfold getting his first taste of senior football at the highest level.
A nine-round 2020 SWFL season could begin in early July
The biggest talking point in football in 2007 was who was going to stop Geelong’s dominance but a sleeping giant was just around the corner.
In a remarkable geographical quirk, nearly a quarter of all WA’s Sandover medals were won by footballers who came from towns at either end of the 650km Sandover line.
The night in 2013 when a young Naitanui showed he was everything West Coast fans had hoped for.
The WAFL grand-final equivalent to West Coast’s 2018 “McGovern, Vardy, Ryan to Sheed” play
Victorians had coined Waverley Park “Arctic Park” with good reason and on this day West Coast faced Geelong to advance to the grand final.
Were there better players in the Eagles dynasty of the 1990s? Almost certainly. Were there any more important than Suma? Highly doubtful.
The greatest comeback in WA football history wouldn’t have happened without an instinctive decision by Steve Marsh.
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