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KEY FACTS

State
WA

Official Name
West Australian Football League

Known as
West Australian Football League

Former Names
Westar Rules (WR) 1997-2000; Western Australia State Football League (WASFL) 1990; Western Australian National Football League (WANFL) 1932-1979; West Australian Football Association (WAFA) 1885-1907

Formed
1885

Period
1885-2014

Current Affiliations
West Perth (WA) 1885-2014; East Fremantle (WA) 1898-2014; Perth (WA) 1899-2014; South Fremantle (WA) 1900-2014; Subiaco (WA) 1901-2014; East Perth (WA) 1906-2014; Claremont (WA) 1926-2014; Swan Districts (WA) 1934-2014; Peel Thunder (WA) 1997-2014

Historical Affiliations
Fremantle (Original) (WA) 1885-1886; Rovers (WA) 1885-1899; Victorians (WA) 1885-1888; Fremantle (Unions) (WA) 1886-1899; WAFC (WA) 1887-1888; Metropolitans (WA) 1889-1890; Centrals (WA) 1891; East Perth (Original) (WA) 1891-1892; Imperials (WA) 1895-1897; North Fremantle (WA) 1901-1915; Midland Junction (WA) 1905-1910, 1914-1917

Grounds Used (Current)
Arena Joondalup; Bassendean Oval; East Fremantle Oval; Fremantle Oval; Lathlain Park; Leederville Oval; Rushton Park; Showgrounds

Grounds Used (Historical)
Albany; Anniversary Park; Broome; Bruce Rock; Bunbury; Busselton; Capricorn Oval; Carnarvon; Claremont Oval; Collie Recreation Ground; Corrigin Oval; Cunderdin Oval; Dampier Sports Club; Denmak; Dongara; Donnybrook; Esperance Oval; Esplanade; Exmouth; Fremantle Park; Frost Park; Geraldton; Gosnells Recreation Ground; Jubilee Park; Jurien Oval; Kalannie Town Oval; Kalgoorlie; Kambalda Oval; Karratha; Katanning; Kelmscott; Kununurra Oval; Manjimup Recreation Ground; Margaret River; Midland Junction Oval; Moora Reserve; Mt.Barker; Mukinbudin; Newdegate Showgrounds; Newman; North Fremantle Oval; North Hobart Oval; Perth Oval; Port Hedland; Rockingham; Shenton Park; Subiaco; Talanjee Oval; Toodyay Showgrounds; W.A.C.A; Wagin; Wanneroo Showgrounds; Wellington Square; Wickepin Oval; Wongan Hills

Western Australian National Football League (WANFL), 1939

 

 

The WAFL (West Australian Football League) is the premier League and governing body for Australian Football in Western Australia. Originally formed as the West Australian Football Association (WAFA) in 1885, the WAFL has undergone a variety of name changes since then, re-adopting its current name...

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1939 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Claremont 20 16 4 0 2200 1625 135.38 64
2 East Fremantle 20 15 5 0 1990 1570 126.75 60
3 East Perth 20 14 6 0 1953 1509 129.42 56
4 South Fremantle 20 12 8 0 2039 1789 113.97 48
5 Perth 20 12 8 0 1750 1539 113.71 48
6 Swan Districts 20 7 13 0 1577 1886 83.62 28
7 Subiaco 20 3 17 0 1573 2149 73.20 12
8 West Perth 20 1 19 0 1474 2489 59.22 4
  H&A 80 80 80 0 14556 14556 100.00 320
  Finals 4 4 4 0 697 697 100.00 16
  Total 84 84 84 0 15253 15253 100.00 336

Western Australian National Football League (WANFL), 1939 (Round by Round)

Round 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 1SF | 2SF | PF | GF

Round 1[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Claremont 2.5 7.10 10.11 17.15 117 Sat 22-Apr-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
East Fremantle 1.5 4.8 9.11 11.13 79 Claremont won by 38 points
West Perth 3.2 7.13 8.13 11.17 83 Sat 22-Apr-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
Subiaco 5.4 7.4 10.14 12.17 89 Subiaco won by 6 points
South Fremantle 5.5 8.7 15.15 15.19 109 Sat 22-Apr-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Swan Districts 0.2 6.6 8.8 12.12 84 South Fremantle won by 25 points
Perth 1.0 4.4 7.5 9.11 65 Sat 22-Apr-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
East Perth 6.1 7.2 11.5 14.9 93 East Perth won by 28 points

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
South Fremantle 5.1 14.3 15.7 21.12 138 Sat 29-Apr-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
East Fremantle 5.3 6.6 10.12 11.13 79 South Fremantle won by 59 points
West Perth 1.2 3.5 7.8 7.8 50 Sat 29-Apr-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
Perth 7.5 13.11 15.13 22.17 149 Perth won by 99 points
Swan Districts 3.6 4.7 5.14 7.14 56 Sat 29-Apr-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
Claremont 1.2 6.5 7.7 18.13 121 Claremont won by 65 points
Subiaco 0.1 5.4 6.5 12.8 80 Mon 1-May-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
East Perth 3.3 5.6 9.13 12.15 87 East Perth won by 7 points

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Perth 5.2 8.4 10.8 13.12 90 Sat 6-May-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
Subiaco 2.10 5.10 8.17 10.20 80 Perth won by 10 points
East Perth 6.4 10.5 13.6 16.9 105 Sat 6-May-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
West Perth 0.3 2.7 6.7 9.15 69 East Perth won by 36 points
Claremont 6.4 9.5 15.11 15.15 105 Sat 6-May-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
South Fremantle 3.1 6.5 7.7 9.13 67 Claremont won by 38 points
East Fremantle 3.3 11.12 11.17 18.20 128 Sat 6-May-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Swan Districts 7.2 7.3 11.4 12.6 78 East Fremantle won by 50 points

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
South Fremantle 1.2 9.6 11.6 14.11 95 Sat 13-May-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Perth 3.5 7.9 14.16 16.19 115 Perth won by 20 points
Swan Districts 3.5 5.6 7.9 8.12 60 Sat 13-May-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
East Perth 2.2 9.7 11.8 18.13 121 East Perth won by 61 points
West Perth 2.2 4.6 7.7 11.12 78 Sat 13-May-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
East Fremantle 7.8 10.10 16.16 20.20 140 East Fremantle won by 62 points
Subiaco 1.3 5.6 8.6 12.8 80 Sat 13-May-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Claremont 3.6 8.7 15.10 19.11 125 Claremont won by 45 points

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Perth 5.2 8.4 12.7 18.10 118 Sat 20-May-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
Swan Districts 1.3 4.5 4.8 12.12 84 Perth won by 34 points
Claremont 3.6 5.8 9.14 13.16 94 Sat 20-May-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
West Perth 2.1 6.8 9.10 13.11 89 Claremont won by 5 points
East Fremantle 1.2 10.4 12.6 25.9 159 Sat 20-May-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Subiaco 3.3 5.3 7.8 9.13 67 East Fremantle won by 92 points
East Perth 3.6 6.11 9.14 10.17 77 Sat 20-May-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
South Fremantle 2.2 4.3 4.6 9.9 63 East Perth won by 14 points

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Swan Districts 3.6 7.6 9.9 10.10 70 Sat 27-May-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
Subiaco 1.2 3.5 6.9 8.14 62 Swan Districts won by 8 points
East Fremantle 3.5 8.9 10.16 15.21 111 Sat 27-May-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Perth 3.5 7.8 11.9 12.11 83 East Fremantle won by 28 points
East Perth 3.1 10.7 13.11 15.13 103 Sat 27-May-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
Claremont 5.3 7.3 8.8 12.11 83 East Perth won by 20 points
West Perth 4.3 7.4 9.5 11.7 73 Sat 27-May-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
South Fremantle 2.4 5.9 9.11 16.16 112 South Fremantle won by 39 points

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Subiaco 3.4 4.5 8.11 15.16 106 Sat 3-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
West Perth 2.3 8.7 11.7 13.9 87 Subiaco won by 19 points
Swan Districts 2.4 5.11 10.18 13.23 101 Sat 3-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
South Fremantle 7.3 10.5 12.5 15.10 100 Swan Districts won by 1 point
East Fremantle 0.1 3.3 7.5 10.8 68 Sat 3-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Claremont 4.8 6.14 12.17 16.18 114 Claremont won by 46 points
Perth 3.2 6.5 11.8 13.11 89 Sat 3-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
East Perth 4.4 7.5 9.8 11.12 78 Perth won by 11 points

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
East Fremantle 4.2 6.8 12.12 19.14 128 Sat 10-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
East Perth 3.6 6.10 8.12 13.15 93 East Fremantle won by 35 points
Perth 3.1 7.6 8.9 13.11 89 Sat 10-Jun-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
Claremont 7.3 11.4 13.9 20.13 133 Claremont won by 44 points
Subiaco 3.3 8.9 8.11 13.14 92 Sat 10-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
South Fremantle 5.7 7.9 17.17 22.21 153 South Fremantle won by 61 points
West Perth 2.5 6.11 11.11 14.14 98 Sat 10-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
Swan Districts 4.1 7.2 11.8 15.12 102 Swan Districts won by 4 points

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
South Fremantle 7.4 9.6 13.12 18.14 122 Sat 17-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
East Fremantle 0.3 5.9 10.10 14.18 102 South Fremantle won by 20 points
Claremont 4.2 10.7 15.10 16.13 109 Sat 17-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
Swan Districts 0.5 6.6 10.9 12.17 89 Claremont won by 20 points
East Perth 7.4 11.9 19.14 25.18 168 Sat 17-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
Subiaco 1.2 6.3 8.6 13.12 90 East Perth won by 78 points
Perth 5.9 10.12 17.13 21.16 142 Sat 17-Jun-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
West Perth 2.0 6.2 7.2 11.4 70 Perth won by 72 points

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Subiaco 5.7 7.11 9.14 12.14 86 Mon 5-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Claremont 2.0 5.3 9.6 14.7 91 Claremont won by 5 points
East Fremantle 8.3 12.11 16.19 22.26 158 Sat 1-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
West Perth 3.6 5.7 7.10 7.11 53 East Fremantle won by 105 points
Perth 2.2 3.4 8.8 11.9 75 Sat 1-Jul-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
South Fremantle 1.5 5.12 7.17 10.18 78 South Fremantle won by 3 points
East Perth 1.4 6.7 8.9 9.12 66 Sat 1-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
Swan Districts 2.3 2.5 2.7 4.11 35 East Perth won by 31 points

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Swan Districts 0.0 2.6 2.7 3.9 27 Sat 8-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
East Fremantle 4.8 4.11 5.14 7.17 59 East Fremantle won by 32 points
West Perth 2.4 4.4 7.9 9.13 67 Sat 8-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
East Perth 3.2 7.11 14.15 17.23 125 East Perth won by 58 points
South Fremantle 3.3 7.6 9.12 13.16 94 Sat 8-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Claremont 1.3 5.4 8.5 11.9 75 South Fremantle won by 19 points
Subiaco 2.8 3.10 5.14 7.16 58 Sat 8-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Perth 1.2 6.9 7.13 12.17 89 Perth won by 31 points

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Swan Districts 1.3 2.5 6.9 9.13 67 Sat 15-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
Perth 3.1 5.2 5.5 7.8 50 Swan Districts won by 17 points
South Fremantle 4.1 7.5 11.7 13.9 87 Sat 15-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
East Perth 2.1 6.7 11.8 19.16 130 East Perth won by 43 points
West Perth 1.6 1.8 2.14 4.14 38 Sat 15-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
Claremont 3.2 8.5 10.5 21.11 137 Claremont won by 99 points
Subiaco 2.5 2.6 7.13 7.15 57 Sat 15-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
East Fremantle 2.1 7.4 12.5 17.11 113 East Fremantle won by 56 points

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Perth 2.8 3.12 5.16 10.18 78 Sat 22-Jul-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
East Fremantle 1.1 3.3 6.7 12.8 80 East Fremantle won by 2 points
South Fremantle 5.7 12.9 20.13 23.18 156 Sat 22-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
West Perth 5.4 9.9 13.10 17.12 114 South Fremantle won by 42 points
Subiaco 4.2 7.4 9.4 15.10 100 Sat 22-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Swan Districts 4.2 5.8 9.14 9.17 71 Subiaco won by 29 points
Claremont 4.6 10.9 14.10 18.11 119 Sat 22-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
East Perth 3.3 9.4 13.6 14.9 93 Claremont won by 26 points

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Swan Districts 5.4 16.11 18.14 23.20 158 Sat 29-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
West Perth 2.5 3.7 7.9 10.9 69 Swan Districts won by 89 points
East Perth 2.4 2.11 4.14 7.16 58 Sat 29-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
East Fremantle 3.4 5.5 9.6 10.11 71 East Fremantle won by 13 points
South Fremantle 2.3 7.9 11.12 15.14 104 Sat 29-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Subiaco 4.5 4.6 6.8 9.10 64 South Fremantle won by 40 points
Claremont 5.2 7.5 11.9 13.12 90 Sat 29-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
Perth 1.2 3.5 6.5 11.8 74 Claremont won by 16 points

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
South Fremantle 2.2 3.8 7.14 8.15 63 Sat 5-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
East Fremantle 4.2 9.7 10.12 14.20 104 East Fremantle won by 41 points
Swan Districts 3.4 5.6 11.8 13.12 90 Sat 5-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
Claremont 3.0 10.3 13.4 18.8 116 Claremont won by 26 points
East Perth 3.4 12.9 14.14 18.16 124 Sat 5-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
Subiaco 1.4 3.8 8.12 10.15 75 East Perth won by 49 points
West Perth 2.5 6.5 9.10 11.14 80 Sat 5-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
Perth 4.2 7.10 10.11 12.19 91 Perth won by 11 points

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Swan Districts 2.4 7.9 11.11 14.14 98 Sat 12-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
South Fremantle 3.3 4.3 10.13 12.14 86 Swan Districts won by 12 points
Perth 2.6 2.7 5.12 5.12 42 Sat 12-Aug-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
East Perth 2.4 6.12 8.15 12.22 94 East Perth won by 52 points
Subiaco 1.3 5.8 7.10 12.15 87 Sat 12-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
West Perth 5.2 6.6 9.17 14.21 105 West Perth won by 18 points
East Fremantle 4.5 11.5 14.10 15.18 108 Sat 12-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Claremont 1.0 6.0 10.2 13.4 82 East Fremantle won by 26 points

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
West Perth 4.1 4.3 6.3 8.4 52 Sat 19-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
East Perth 3.6 7.10 11.14 15.19 109 East Perth won by 57 points
Claremont 2.5 9.8 11.12 13.12 90 Sat 19-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
South Fremantle 5.8 6.10 11.14 14.15 99 South Fremantle won by 9 points
Subiaco 1.1 3.7 3.7 5.11 41 Sat 19-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Perth 1.5 4.7 7.15 9.17 71 Perth won by 30 points
East Fremantle 3.1 8.2 10.5 12.6 78 Sat 19-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Swan Districts 3.5 5.8 6.11 8.17 65 East Fremantle won by 13 points

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
East Fremantle 3.6 4.12 8.18 11.22 88 Sat 26-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
West Perth 2.3 4.3 4.7 6.8 44 East Fremantle won by 44 points
Claremont 4.5 6.6 14.9 17.17 119 Sat 26-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
Subiaco 4.4 7.5 7.6 8.6 54 Claremont won by 65 points
Perth 1.1 6.4 6.6 9.11 65 Sat 26-Aug-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
South Fremantle 1.7 2.8 6.15 7.15 57 Perth won by 8 points
East Perth 3.9 7.11 9.15 9.15 69 Sat 26-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
Swan Districts 0.0 2.2 2.2 6.3 39 East Perth won by 30 points

Round 19[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Swan Districts 4.2 4.3 7.4 10.7 67 Sat 2-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
Perth 5.1 8.3 13.6 15.6 96 Perth won by 29 points
South Fremantle 7.2 11.4 15.9 16.12 108 Sat 2-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
East Perth 4.0 8.3 11.7 12.13 85 South Fremantle won by 23 points
Subiaco 4.6 5.9 7.10 10.14 74 Sat 2-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
East Fremantle 5.5 10.6 13.10 15.14 104 East Fremantle won by 30 points
Claremont 5.7 11.10 25.14 29.19 193 Sat 2-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
West Perth 2.2 9.5 10.8 14.10 94 Claremont won by 99 points

Round 20[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
West Perth 3.3 5.5 8.6 9.7 61 Sat 9-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
South Fremantle 2.4 8.11 10.18 20.28 148 South Fremantle won by 87 points
East Perth 2.7 3.7 6.13 10.15 75 Sat 9-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
Claremont 0.0 7.5 10.7 13.9 87 Claremont won by 12 points
Perth 2.4 5.12 6.14 10.19 79 Sat 9-Sep-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
East Fremantle 1.3 2.6 4.8 4.9 33 Perth won by 46 points
Swan Districts 8.5 11.6 18.9 21.10 136 Sat 9-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
Subiaco 4.1 9.4 13.9 20.11 131 Swan Districts won by 5 points

1939 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Claremont 20 16 4 0 2200 1625 135.38 64
2 East Fremantle 20 15 5 0 1990 1570 126.75 60
3 East Perth 20 14 6 0 1953 1509 129.42 56
4 South Fremantle 20 12 8 0 2039 1789 113.97 48
5 Perth 20 12 8 0 1750 1539 113.71 48
6 Swan Districts 20 7 13 0 1577 1886 83.62 28
7 Subiaco 20 3 17 0 1573 2149 73.20 12
8 West Perth 20 1 19 0 1474 2489 59.22 4
  H&A 80 80 80 0 14556 14556 100.00 320
  Finals 4 4 4 0 697 697 100.00 16
  Total 84 84 84 0 15253 15253 100.00 336

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
East Perth 7.4 9.4 14.7 17.10 112 Sat 16-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco11,006
South Fremantle 2.2 7.6 8.8 14.9 93 East Perth won by 19 points

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
East Fremantle 2.1 5.4 8.7 15.15 105 Sat 23-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco9,411
Claremont 4.6 5.9 8.14 9.14 68 East Fremantle won by 37 points

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
East Perth 1.0 2.3 4.5 11.5 71 Sat 30-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Claremont 2.8 4.11 6.14 10.17 77 Claremont won by 6 points

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
East Fremantle 5.4 7.7 10.8 11.10 76 Sat 7-Oct-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco18,193
Claremont 2.2 8.7 12.10 14.11 95 Claremont won by 19 points