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WAFL - KEY FACTS

Official name
West Australian Football League

Known as
WAFL

Former names
Westar Rules (WR), 1997-2000; Western Australia State Football League (WASFL), 1990-1996; Western Australian National Football League (WANFL), 1932-1979; West Australian Football Association (WAFA), 1885-1907

Duration
1885-2015

Affiliated competitions (Current)
Premiership Season 1898-2015

Affiliated clubs (Current)
West Perth (WA) 1885-2015; East Fremantle (WA) 1898-2015; Perth (WA) 1899-2015; South Fremantle (WA) 1900-2015; Subiaco (WA) 1901-2015; East Perth (WA) 1906-2015; Claremont (WA) 1926-2015; Swan Districts (WA) 1934-2015; Peel Thunder (WA) 1997-2015

Affiliated clubs (Historical)
Rovers (WA) 1885-1899; Fremantle (Unions) (WA) 1886-1899; North Fremantle (WA) 1901-1915; Midland Junction (WA) 1905-1910

Affiliated grounds (Current)
Arena Joondalup; Bassendean Oval; East Fremantle Oval; Fremantle Oval; Lathlain Park; Leederville Oval; Rushton Park; Showgrounds; Sounness Park; Subiaco

Affiliated grounds (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; Perth Oval; Port Hedland; Rockingham; Shenton Park; Talanjee Oval; Toodyay Showgrounds; W.A.C.A.; Wagin; Wanneroo Showgrounds; Wellington Square; Wickepin Oval; Wongan Hills

Premiership Season

 

 

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 in 2001. The league currently consists of nine teams, which play each other in a 24-round season usually lasting from March to September, with the top four teams playing off in a finals series, culminating in a Grand Final.

1939

1939 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Claremont 20 16 4 0 2200 1625 135.39 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

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 / ResultGroundAttendance
Claremont2.57.1010.1117.15 117 Sat 22-Apr-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
East Fremantle1.54.89.1111.13 79 Claremont won by 38 points
West Perth3.27.138.1311.17 83 Sat 22-Apr-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
Subiaco5.47.410.1412.17 89 Subiaco won by 6 points
South Fremantle5.58.715.1515.19 109 Sat 22-Apr-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Swan Districts0.26.68.812.12 84 South Fremantle won by 25 points
Perth1.04.47.59.11 65 Sat 22-Apr-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A. 
East Perth6.17.211.514.9 93 East Perth won by 28 points

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
South Fremantle5.114.315.721.12 138 Sat 29-Apr-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
East Fremantle5.36.610.1211.13 79 South Fremantle won by 59 points
West Perth1.23.57.87.8 50 Sat 29-Apr-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
Perth7.513.1115.1322.17 149 Perth won by 99 points
Swan Districts3.64.75.147.14 56 Sat 29-Apr-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
Claremont1.26.57.718.13 121 Claremont won by 65 points
Subiaco0.15.46.512.8 80 Mon 1-May-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
East Perth3.35.69.1312.15 87 East Perth won by 7 points

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Perth5.28.410.813.12 90 Sat 6-May-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A. 
Subiaco2.105.108.1710.20 80 Perth won by 10 points
East Perth6.410.513.616.9 105 Sat 6-May-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
West Perth0.32.76.79.15 69 East Perth won by 36 points
Claremont6.49.515.1115.15 105 Sat 6-May-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
South Fremantle3.16.57.79.13 67 Claremont won by 38 points
East Fremantle3.311.1211.1718.20 128 Sat 6-May-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Swan Districts7.27.311.412.6 78 East Fremantle won by 50 points

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
South Fremantle1.29.611.614.11 95 Sat 13-May-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Perth3.57.914.1616.19 115 Perth won by 20 points
Swan Districts3.55.67.98.12 60 Sat 13-May-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
East Perth2.29.711.818.13 121 East Perth won by 61 points
West Perth2.24.67.711.12 78 Sat 13-May-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
East Fremantle7.810.1016.1620.20 140 East Fremantle won by 62 points
Subiaco1.35.68.612.8 80 Sat 13-May-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Claremont3.68.715.1019.11 125 Claremont won by 45 points

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Perth5.28.412.718.10 118 Sat 20-May-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A. 
Swan Districts1.34.54.812.12 84 Perth won by 34 points
Claremont3.65.89.1413.16 94 Sat 20-May-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
West Perth2.16.89.1013.11 89 Claremont won by 5 points
East Fremantle1.210.412.625.9 159 Sat 20-May-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Subiaco3.35.37.89.13 67 East Fremantle won by 92 points
East Perth3.66.119.1410.17 77 Sat 20-May-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
South Fremantle2.24.34.69.9 63 East Perth won by 14 points

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Swan Districts3.67.69.910.10 70 Sat 27-May-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
Subiaco1.23.56.98.14 62 Swan Districts won by 8 points
East Fremantle3.58.910.1615.21 111 Sat 27-May-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Perth3.57.811.912.11 83 East Fremantle won by 28 points
East Perth3.110.713.1115.13 103 Sat 27-May-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
Claremont5.37.38.812.11 83 East Perth won by 20 points
West Perth4.37.49.511.7 73 Sat 27-May-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
South Fremantle2.45.99.1116.16 112 South Fremantle won by 39 points

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Subiaco3.44.58.1115.16 106 Sat 3-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
West Perth2.38.711.713.9 87 Subiaco won by 19 points
Swan Districts2.45.1110.1813.23 101 Sat 3-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
South Fremantle7.310.512.515.10 100 Swan Districts won by 1 point
East Fremantle0.13.37.510.8 68 Sat 3-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Claremont4.86.1412.1716.18 114 Claremont won by 46 points
Perth3.26.511.813.11 89 Sat 3-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
East Perth4.47.59.811.12 78 Perth won by 11 points

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
East Fremantle4.26.812.1219.14 128 Sat 10-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
East Perth3.66.108.1213.15 93 East Fremantle won by 35 points
Perth3.17.68.913.11 89 Sat 10-Jun-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A. 
Claremont7.311.413.920.13 133 Claremont won by 44 points
Subiaco3.38.98.1113.14 92 Sat 10-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
South Fremantle5.77.917.1722.21 153 South Fremantle won by 61 points
West Perth2.56.1111.1114.14 98 Sat 10-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
Swan Districts4.17.211.815.12 102 Swan Districts won by 4 points

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
South Fremantle7.49.613.1218.14 122 Sat 17-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
East Fremantle0.35.910.1014.18 102 South Fremantle won by 20 points
Claremont4.210.715.1016.13 109 Sat 17-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
Swan Districts0.56.610.912.17 89 Claremont won by 20 points
East Perth7.411.919.1425.18 168 Sat 17-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
Subiaco1.26.38.613.12 90 East Perth won by 78 points
Perth5.910.1217.1321.16 142 Sat 17-Jun-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A. 
West Perth2.06.27.211.4 70 Perth won by 72 points

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Subiaco5.77.119.1412.14 86 Mon 5-Jun-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Claremont2.05.39.614.7 91 Claremont won by 5 points
East Fremantle8.312.1116.1922.26 158 Sat 1-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
West Perth3.65.77.107.11 53 East Fremantle won by 105 points
Perth2.23.48.811.9 75 Sat 1-Jul-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A. 
South Fremantle1.55.127.1710.18 78 South Fremantle won by 3 points
East Perth1.46.78.99.12 66 Sat 1-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
Swan Districts2.32.52.74.11 35 East Perth won by 31 points

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Swan Districts0.02.62.73.9 27 Sat 8-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
East Fremantle4.84.115.147.17 59 East Fremantle won by 32 points
West Perth2.44.47.99.13 67 Sat 8-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
East Perth3.27.1114.1517.23 125 East Perth won by 58 points
South Fremantle3.37.69.1213.16 94 Sat 8-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Claremont1.35.48.511.9 75 South Fremantle won by 19 points
Subiaco2.83.105.147.16 58 Sat 8-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Perth1.26.97.1312.17 89 Perth won by 31 points

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Swan Districts1.32.56.99.13 67 Sat 15-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
Perth3.15.25.57.8 50 Swan Districts won by 17 points
South Fremantle4.17.511.713.9 87 Sat 15-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
East Perth2.16.711.819.16 130 East Perth won by 43 points
West Perth1.61.82.144.14 38 Sat 15-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
Claremont3.28.510.521.11 137 Claremont won by 99 points
Subiaco2.52.67.137.15 57 Sat 15-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
East Fremantle2.17.412.517.11 113 East Fremantle won by 56 points

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Perth2.83.125.1610.18 78 Sat 22-Jul-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A. 
East Fremantle1.13.36.712.8 80 East Fremantle won by 2 points
South Fremantle5.712.920.1323.18 156 Sat 22-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
West Perth5.49.913.1017.12 114 South Fremantle won by 42 points
Subiaco4.27.49.415.10 100 Sat 22-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Swan Districts4.25.89.149.17 71 Subiaco won by 29 points
Claremont4.610.914.1018.11 119 Sat 22-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
East Perth3.39.413.614.9 93 Claremont won by 26 points

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Swan Districts5.416.1118.1423.20 158 Sat 29-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
West Perth2.53.77.910.9 69 Swan Districts won by 89 points
East Perth2.42.114.147.16 58 Sat 29-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
East Fremantle3.45.59.610.11 71 East Fremantle won by 13 points
South Fremantle2.37.911.1215.14 104 Sat 29-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Subiaco4.54.66.89.10 64 South Fremantle won by 40 points
Claremont5.27.511.913.12 90 Sat 29-Jul-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
Perth1.23.56.511.8 74 Claremont won by 16 points

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
South Fremantle2.23.87.148.15 63 Sat 5-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
East Fremantle4.29.710.1214.20 104 East Fremantle won by 41 points
Swan Districts3.45.611.813.12 90 Sat 5-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
Claremont3.010.313.418.8 116 Claremont won by 26 points
East Perth3.412.914.1418.16 124 Sat 5-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
Subiaco1.43.88.1210.15 75 East Perth won by 49 points
West Perth2.56.59.1011.14 80 Sat 5-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
Perth4.27.1010.1112.19 91 Perth won by 11 points

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Swan Districts2.47.911.1114.14 98 Sat 12-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
South Fremantle3.34.310.1312.14 86 Swan Districts won by 12 points
Perth2.62.75.125.12 42 Sat 12-Aug-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A. 
East Perth2.46.128.1512.22 94 East Perth won by 52 points
Subiaco1.35.87.1012.15 87 Sat 12-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
West Perth5.26.69.1714.21 105 West Perth won by 18 points
East Fremantle4.511.514.1015.18 108 Sat 12-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Claremont1.06.010.213.4 82 East Fremantle won by 26 points

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
West Perth4.14.36.38.4 52 Sat 19-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
East Perth3.67.1011.1415.19 109 East Perth won by 57 points
Claremont2.59.811.1213.12 90 Sat 19-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
South Fremantle5.86.1011.1414.15 99 South Fremantle won by 9 points
Subiaco1.13.73.75.11 41 Sat 19-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Perth1.54.77.159.17 71 Perth won by 30 points
East Fremantle3.18.210.512.6 78 Sat 19-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Swan Districts3.55.86.118.17 65 East Fremantle won by 13 points

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
East Fremantle3.64.128.1811.22 88 Sat 26-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
West Perth2.34.34.76.8 44 East Fremantle won by 44 points
Claremont4.56.614.917.17 119 Sat 26-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
Subiaco4.47.57.68.6 54 Claremont won by 65 points
Perth1.16.46.69.11 65 Sat 26-Aug-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A. 
South Fremantle1.72.86.157.15 57 Perth won by 8 points
East Perth3.97.119.159.15 69 Sat 26-Aug-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
Swan Districts0.02.22.26.3 39 East Perth won by 30 points

Round 19[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Swan Districts4.24.37.410.7 67 Sat 2-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
Perth5.18.313.615.6 96 Perth won by 29 points
South Fremantle7.211.415.916.12 108 Sat 2-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
East Perth4.08.311.712.13 85 South Fremantle won by 23 points
Subiaco4.65.97.1010.14 74 Sat 2-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
East Fremantle5.510.613.1015.14 104 East Fremantle won by 30 points
Claremont5.711.1025.1429.19 193 Sat 2-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
West Perth2.29.510.814.10 94 Claremont won by 99 points

Round 20[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
West Perth3.35.58.69.7 61 Sat 9-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Leederville Oval 
South Fremantle2.48.1110.1820.28 148 South Fremantle won by 87 points
East Perth2.73.76.1310.15 75 Sat 9-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Perth Oval 
Claremont0.07.510.713.9 87 Claremont won by 12 points
Perth2.45.126.1410.19 79 Sat 9-Sep-1939 12:00 pm W.A.C.A. 
East Fremantle1.32.64.84.9 33 Perth won by 46 points
Swan Districts8.511.618.921.10 136 Sat 9-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
Subiaco4.19.413.920.11 131 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 135.39 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 / ResultGroundAttendance
East Perth7.49.414.717.10 112 Sat 16-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco11,006
South Fremantle2.27.68.814.9 93 East Perth won by 19 points

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
East Fremantle2.15.48.715.15 105 Sat 23-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco9,411
Claremont4.65.98.149.14 68 East Fremantle won by 37 points

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
East Perth1.02.34.511.5 71 Sat 30-Sep-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Claremont2.84.116.1410.17 77 Claremont won by 6 points

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
East Fremantle5.47.710.811.10 76 Sat 7-Oct-1939 12:00 pm Subiaco18,193
Claremont2.28.712.1014.11 95 Claremont won by 19 points

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1974 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.