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League Facts

Abbreviation
WAFL

State
WA

Known as
West Australian Football League

Official Name
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; Bunbury; East Fremantle Oval; Fremantle Oval; Geraldton; Kalgoorlie; Lathlain Park; Leederville Oval; Rushton Park; Showgrounds; Subiaco

Grounds Used (Historical)
Albany; Anniversary Park; Broome; Bruce Rock; 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; Gosnells Recreation Ground; Jubilee Park; Jurien Oval; Kalannie Town Oval; 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; Talanjee Oval; Toodyay Showgrounds; W.A.C.A; Wagin; Wanneroo Showgrounds; Wellington Square; Wickepin Oval; Wongan Hills

Western Australian National Football League (WANFL), 1940

League Profile

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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Western Australian National Football League (WANFL), 1940 (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]

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Perth 2.4 5.5 10.10 14.11 95 Date: Sat 27-Apr-1940 12:00 pm Ground: W.A.C.A 
West Perth 3.2 5.3 8.7 15.10 100 Result: West Perth won by 5 points
Claremont 3.0 10.3 12.4 18.11 119 Date: Sat 27-Apr-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Claremont Oval 
Swan Districts 4.4 4.6 10.9 10.9 69 Result: Claremont won by 50 points
Subiaco 3.4 3.5 9.6 11.8 74 Date: Sat 27-Apr-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
East Perth 1.2 5.11 7.11 15.17 107 Result: East Perth won by 33 points
South Fremantle 4.3 10.5 16.6 20.9 129 Date: Sat 27-Apr-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
East Fremantle 3.4 7.7 12.11 18.11 119 Result: South Fremantle won by 10 points

Round 2[Round Review]

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Subiaco 0.2 3.6 5.7 11.9 75 Date: Sat 4-May-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
West Perth 5.5 8.10 14.13 17.14 116 Result: West Perth won by 41 points
East Fremantle 2.2 6.11 7.11 11.18 84 Date: Sat 4-May-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
Claremont 6.4 7.7 14.12 17.15 117 Result: Claremont won by 33 points
Swan Districts 1.3 5.5 5.6 8.8 56 Date: Sat 4-May-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Bassendean Oval 
South Fremantle 5.0 8.4 16.13 18.19 127 Result: South Fremantle won by 71 points
East Perth 4.3 8.5 13.10 15.10 100 Date: Mon 6-May-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
Perth 3.0 4.3 6.5 10.7 67 Result: East Perth won by 33 points

Round 3[Round Review]

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Swan Districts 3.3 7.3 9.5 9.10 64 Date: Sat 11-May-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Bassendean Oval 
East Fremantle 3.4 11.8 14.13 20.13 133 Result: East Fremantle won by 69 points
South Fremantle 2.5 3.14 3.22 9.24 78 Date: Sat 11-May-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
Claremont 6.1 7.9 8.12 9.16 70 Result: South Fremantle won by 8 points
Subiaco 3.3 5.4 9.8 12.12 84 Date: Sat 11-May-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
Perth 3.3 6.9 7.12 14.15 99 Result: Perth won by 15 points
West Perth 4.4 4.5 9.6 10.7 67 Date: Sat 11-May-1940 12:00 pm Ground: W.A.C.A 
East Perth 0.2 4.12 7.14 13.20 98 Result: East Perth won by 31 points

Round 4[Round Review]

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East Fremantle 3.5 6.9 8.11 11.14 80 Date: Sat 18-May-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
West Perth 4.5 7.5 8.7 12.11 83 Result: West Perth won by 3 points
Claremont 5.7 8.12 12.14 19.20 134 Date: Sat 18-May-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Claremont Oval 
Subiaco 1.4 5.6 8.9 10.10 70 Result: Claremont won by 64 points
East Perth 3.2 9.6 12.8 20.14 134 Date: Sat 18-May-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
Swan Districts 2.3 2.5 5.8 8.11 59 Result: East Perth won by 75 points
Perth 3.4 11.8 15.10 18.15 123 Date: Sat 18-May-1940 12:00 pm Ground: W.A.C.A 
South Fremantle 0.2 0.5 3.7 7.10 52 Result: Perth won by 71 points

Round 5[Round Review]

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East Perth 6.3 7.6 13.14 14.14 98 Date: Sat 25-May-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
South Fremantle 1.1 3.6 5.7 10.16 76 Result: East Perth won by 22 points
Claremont 3.7 3.8 9.13 11.15 81 Date: Sat 25-May-1940 12:00 pm Ground: W.A.C.A 
West Perth 0.2 6.5 8.6 12.10 82 Result: West Perth won by 1 point
Swan Districts 1.4 4.9 4.12 7.13 55 Date: Sat 25-May-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Bassendean Oval 
Perth 3.5 6.5 8.10 11.12 78 Result: Perth won by 23 points
East Fremantle 2.4 9.8 14.13 23.20 158 Date: Sat 25-May-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
Subiaco 4.0 8.2 12.3 14.3 87 Result: East Fremantle won by 71 points

Round 6[Round Review]

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Swan Districts 1.4 1.5 5.10 6.11 47 Date: Sat 1-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Bassendean Oval 
Subiaco 2.3 9.13 13.15 18.25 133 Result: Subiaco won by 86 points
West Perth 7.5 9.8 12.11 13.11 89 Date: Sat 1-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: W.A.C.A 
South Fremantle 2.2 8.6 10.9 18.19 127 Result: South Fremantle won by 38 points
East Perth 3.4 4.6 5.15 6.16 52 Date: Sat 1-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
Claremont 5.1 7.3 9.6 13.18 96 Result: Claremont won by 44 points
East Fremantle 3.1 10.4 14.7 18.12 120 Date: Sat 1-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
Perth 4.4 8.6 13.8 13.12 90 Result: East Fremantle won by 30 points

Round 7[Round Review]

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South Fremantle 1.3 8.7 11.11 14.18 102 Date: Sat 8-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
Subiaco 8.6 9.6 12.7 13.9 87 Result: South Fremantle won by 15 points
Swan Districts 3.3 4.4 4.6 9.10 64 Date: Sat 8-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Bassendean Oval 
West Perth 5.2 6.5 9.8 16.10 106 Result: West Perth won by 42 points
Claremont 3.5 11.11 14.12 22.17 149 Date: Sat 8-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Claremont Oval 
Perth 2.5 4.7 8.13 12.17 89 Result: Claremont won by 60 points
East Perth 1.4 2.5 5.9 9.14 68 Date: Sat 8-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
East Fremantle 5.3 10.6 13.8 15.9 99 Result: East Fremantle won by 31 points

Round 8[Round Review]

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Perth 4.6 4.9 7.11 10.12 72 Date: Sat 15-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: W.A.C.A 
East Perth 1.3 5.9 9.15 12.17 89 Result: East Perth won by 17 points
Claremont 1.2 3.2 8.3 12.6 78 Date: Sat 15-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Claremont Oval 
East Fremantle 3.1 6.5 10.6 12.11 83 Result: East Fremantle won by 5 points
Subiaco 2.1 3.4 5.5 5.7 37 Date: Sat 15-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
West Perth 2.0 5.2 11.4 15.7 97 Result: West Perth won by 60 points
South Fremantle 5.7 8.16 16.22 22.27 159 Date: Sat 15-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
Swan Districts 2.2 6.6 7.7 11.11 77 Result: South Fremantle won by 82 points

Round 9[Round Review]

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Swan Districts 4.8 6.10 12.14 14.14 98 Date: Sat 22-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Bassendean Oval 
Claremont 1.5 8.10 11.12 16.20 116 Result: Claremont won by 18 points
West Perth 5.1 9.8 13.13 20.17 137 Date: Sat 22-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
Perth 2.6 3.7 5.9 8.10 58 Result: West Perth won by 79 points
South Fremantle 2.4 7.9 9.17 14.18 102 Date: Sat 22-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
East Fremantle 3.5 5.8 7.10 13.11 89 Result: South Fremantle won by 13 points
East Perth 3.5 4.7 9.11 12.15 87 Date: Sat 22-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: W.A.C.A 
Subiaco 1.2 4.9 5.11 6.15 51 Result: East Perth won by 36 points

Round 10[Round Review]

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East Fremantle 3.3 9.7 12.14 18.21 129 Date: Sat 29-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
Swan Districts 4.2 6.5 12.5 13.6 84 Result: East Fremantle won by 45 points
West Perth 3.3 7.3 9.3 11.4 70 Date: Sat 29-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
East Perth 1.1 5.5 7.11 11.19 85 Result: East Perth won by 15 points
Perth 2.3 3.5 5.9 8.9 57 Date: Sat 29-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: W.A.C.A 
Subiaco 2.1 10.3 12.3 15.5 95 Result: Subiaco won by 38 points
Claremont 4.3 9.8 15.10 24.13 157 Date: Sat 29-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Claremont Oval 
South Fremantle 3.5 3.7 6.11 10.16 76 Result: Claremont won by 81 points

Round 11[Round Review]

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West Perth 0.2 6.5 6.7 8.13 61 Date: Sat 6-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Ground: W.A.C.A 
East Fremantle 6.4 9.4 15.9 20.11 131 Result: East Fremantle won by 70 points
Subiaco 2.5 5.12 5.15 11.23 89 Date: Sat 6-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
Claremont 7.3 12.4 18.8 20.9 129 Result: Claremont won by 40 points
Swan Districts 1.4 3.5 5.5 9.8 62 Date: Sat 6-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Bassendean Oval 
East Perth 6.6 8.8 17.18 18.20 128 Result: East Perth won by 66 points
South Fremantle 1.5 2.9 8.12 12.17 89 Date: Sat 6-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
Perth 3.2 5.4 9.9 9.13 67 Result: South Fremantle won by 22 points

Round 12[Round Review]

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Perth 1.5 4.10 6.15 10.22 82 Date: Sat 13-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Ground: W.A.C.A 
Swan Districts 4.5 9.7 11.9 13.9 87 Result: Swan Districts won by 5 points
South Fremantle 2.4 8.6 16.10 18.14 122 Date: Sat 13-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
East Perth 5.6 7.10 8.10 10.13 73 Result: South Fremantle won by 49 points
Claremont 5.0 10.3 11.10 17.13 115 Date: Sat 13-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Claremont Oval 
West Perth 0.4 9.6 11.7 14.12 96 Result: Claremont won by 19 points
Subiaco 2.3 8.12 9.13 15.18 108 Date: Sat 13-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
East Fremantle 4.4 6.5 11.12 16.12 108 Result: Subiaco drew with East Fremantle

Round 13[Round Review]

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Perth 5.2 7.4 9.6 12.7 79 Date: Sat 20-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Ground: W.A.C.A 
East Fremantle 5.4 11.6 12.11 14.13 97 Result: East Fremantle won by 18 points
Subiaco 6.5 7.6 10.9 11.13 79 Date: Sat 20-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
Swan Districts 3.4 8.8 12.13 16.13 109 Result: Swan Districts won by 30 points
South Fremantle 5.4 11.6 16.11 18.15 123 Date: Sat 20-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
West Perth 3.6 5.9 9.11 12.12 84 Result: South Fremantle won by 39 points
Claremont 2.5 8.8 10.10 11.14 80 Date: Sat 20-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Claremont Oval 
East Perth 4.4 5.4 9.5 10.6 66 Result: Claremont won by 14 points

Round 14[Round Review]

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West Perth 0.3 0.11 5.15 7.22 64 Date: Sat 27-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Ground: W.A.C.A 
Swan Districts 5.8 6.9 7.10 7.12 54 Result: West Perth won by 10 points
Subiaco 3.2 7.4 8.8 13.11 89 Date: Sat 27-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
South Fremantle 1.7 3.15 5.22 6.26 62 Result: Subiaco won by 27 points
East Fremantle 2.5 7.11 9.13 11.18 84 Date: Sat 27-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
East Perth 2.0 6.3 10.6 10.11 71 Result: East Fremantle won by 13 points
Perth 4.2 6.9 8.9 10.11 71 Date: Sat 27-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
Claremont 3.2 7.5 9.11 11.15 81 Result: Claremont won by 10 points

Round 15[Round Review]

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East Fremantle 5.2 8.2 16.8 18.11 119 Date: Sat 10-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
Claremont 2.1 7.6 8.7 9.8 62 Result: East Fremantle won by 57 points
West Perth 1.5 8.13 8.15 16.19 115 Date: Sat 10-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Ground: W.A.C.A 
Subiaco 4.6 4.6 6.8 6.8 44 Result: West Perth won by 71 points
South Fremantle 7.3 15.5 20.6 24.10 154 Date: Sat 10-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
Swan Districts 2.5 7.9 8.10 13.10 88 Result: South Fremantle won by 66 points
East Perth 2.0 5.3 9.8 12.13 85 Date: Sat 10-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
Perth 1.2 5.4 7.5 10.6 66 Result: East Perth won by 19 points

Round 16[Round Review]

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Perth 4.5 6.7 7.10 8.10 58 Date: Sat 17-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Ground: W.A.C.A 
West Perth 0.4 3.9 4.12 5.16 46 Result: Perth won by 12 points
Claremont 6.4 16.12 21.14 33.22 220 Date: Sat 17-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Claremont Oval 
Swan Districts 2.7 5.7 7.13 7.15 57 Result: Claremont won by 163 points
East Fremantle 3.1 4.3 8.7 8.7 55 Date: Sat 17-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
South Fremantle 3.4 4.8 5.10 10.14 74 Result: South Fremantle won by 19 points
Subiaco 3.3 4.5 5.8 7.11 53 Date: Sat 17-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
East Perth 2.4 4.4 7.6 8.9 57 Result: East Perth won by 4 points

Round 17[Round Review]

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West Perth 3.5 3.5 6.7 6.8 44 Date: Sat 24-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
East Perth 1.0 6.5 7.5 10.11 71 Result: East Perth won by 27 points
Perth 1.1 5.3 6.3 7.6 48 Date: Sat 24-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Ground: W.A.C.A 
Subiaco 2.5 2.5 7.9 7.9 51 Result: Subiaco won by 3 points
South Fremantle 4.3 6.8 7.10 9.13 67 Date: Sat 24-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
Claremont 0.4 2.6 5.11 8.14 62 Result: South Fremantle won by 5 points
Swan Districts 0.0 4.8 4.10 9.16 70 Date: Sat 24-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Bassendean Oval 
East Fremantle 4.7 5.8 11.15 12.16 88 Result: East Fremantle won by 18 points

Round 18[Round Review]

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South Fremantle 3.2 7.8 11.12 13.15 93 Date: Sat 31-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
Perth 2.3 3.7 7.9 9.12 66 Result: South Fremantle won by 27 points
Swan Districts 3.7 4.10 7.12 8.13 61 Date: Sat 31-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Bassendean Oval 
East Perth 3.2 6.8 9.12 9.14 68 Result: East Perth won by 7 points
West Perth 3.6 7.8 10.12 12.14 86 Date: Sat 31-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
East Fremantle 2.2 6.6 9.6 14.10 94 Result: East Fremantle won by 8 points
Claremont 1.4 3.7 8.12 12.15 87 Date: Sat 31-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Claremont Oval 
Subiaco 4.1 7.5 8.6 10.7 67 Result: Claremont won by 20 points

Round 19[Round Review]

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Subiaco 3.7 6.9 14.18 22.18 150 Date: Sat 7-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
Swan Districts 2.4 5.8 7.9 11.12 78 Result: Subiaco won by 72 points
West Perth 2.2 6.4 9.7 13.12 90 Date: Sat 7-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Ground: W.A.C.A 
South Fremantle 4.1 6.2 12.3 13.6 84 Result: West Perth won by 6 points
Claremont 5.0 10.7 13.9 17.17 119 Date: Sat 7-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Claremont Oval 
East Perth 3.5 4.6 9.11 14.12 96 Result: Claremont won by 23 points
East Fremantle 2.3 9.5 9.5 14.15 99 Date: Sat 7-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
Perth 4.5 7.7 12.9 14.9 93 Result: East Fremantle won by 6 points

Round 20[Round Review]

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Perth 7.6 8.8 12.10 14.10 94 Date: Sat 14-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Ground: W.A.C.A 
Claremont 0.1 6.7 14.11 20.16 136 Result: Claremont won by 42 points
East Perth 1.0 5.0 6.0 8.7 55 Date: Sat 14-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco 
East Fremantle 2.3 2.6 6.9 9.12 66 Result: East Fremantle won by 11 points
South Fremantle 4.3 12.9 17.13 28.15 183 Date: Sat 14-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Fremantle Oval 
Subiaco 1.2 1.2 2.4 7.6 48 Result: South Fremantle won by 135 points
Swan Districts 0.1 6.3 6.3 7.6 48 Date: Sat 14-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Bassendean Oval 
West Perth 5.6 8.8 15.15 20.16 136 Result: West Perth won by 88 points

First Semi-final

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East Fremantle 3.4 6.9 9.10 9.11 65 Date: Sat 21-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco Att: 6,200
East Perth 3.2 5.7 7.8 8.12 60 Result: East Fremantle won by 5 points

Second Semi-final

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South Fremantle 2.1 11.8 16.13 19.16 130 Date: Sat 28-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco Att: 9,166
Claremont 3.6 4.9 11.10 17.13 115 Result: South Fremantle won by 15 points

Preliminary Final

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East Fremantle 7.5 11.9 12.14 13.17 95 Date: Sat 5-Oct-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco Att: 10,649
Claremont 1.3 5.7 12.11 19.17 131 Result: Claremont won by 36 points

Grand Final

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South Fremantle 0.3 4.6 5.13 9.20 74 Date: Sat 12-Oct-1940 12:00 pm Ground: Subiaco Att: 19,876
Claremont 4.7 5.10 9.12 13.13 91 Result: Claremont won by 17 points