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The Magpies are one of the Western Australian Amateur Football League’s most successful clubs with their tally of fourteen A grade flags being bettered only by University, with fifteen. Moreover, Wembley’s feat in winning four successive premierships between 1971 and 1974 was an A grade record until recently surpassed by North Beach. Although it is now over a quarter of a century since the club last triumphed in an A grade grand final there have been signs recently that a return to pre-eminence may be imminent. In 2009 the ‘Pies earned promotion from B grade as a losing grand finalist and shortly afterwards the club, in advertising for a coach or coaching team, made its intentions clear:\n\nThe Wembley Amateur Football Club has strong history of success on and off the field. The club is returning to the A Grade competition and is serious about ensuring that the club remains a force in the WAAFL.\n\nOf course, words like this are all too easy to concoct but inordinately difficult to live up to. Nevertheless, the Wembley Football Club’s enviable pedigree arguably gives it a certain degree of impetus as it attempts to reaffirm its status as one of the WAAFL’s most potent forces.


John Devaney - Full Points Publications


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.