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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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1940 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Claremont 20 15 5 0 2208 1603 137.74 60
2 South Fremantle 20 15 5 0 2079 1687 123.24 60
3 East Fremantle 20 14 5 1 2035 1661 122.52 58
4 East Perth 20 13 7 0 1688 1488 113.44 52
5 West Perth 20 11 9 0 1769 1622 109.06 44
6 Subiaco 20 5 14 1 1571 1980 79.34 22
7 Perth 20 4 16 0 1552 1845 84.12 16
8 Swan Districts 20 2 18 0 1387 2403 57.72 8
  H&A 80 79 79 1 14289 14289 100.00 320
  Finals 4 4 4 0 761 761 100.00 16
  Total 84 83 83 1 15050 15050 100.00 336

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]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Perth 2.4 5.5 10.10 14.11 95 Sat 27-Apr-1940 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
West Perth 3.2 5.3 8.7 15.10 100 West Perth won by 5 points
Claremont 3.0 10.3 12.4 18.11 119 Sat 27-Apr-1940 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
Swan Districts 4.4 4.6 10.9 10.9 69 Claremont won by 50 points
Subiaco 3.4 3.5 9.6 11.8 74 Sat 27-Apr-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
East Perth 1.2 5.11 7.11 15.17 107 East Perth won by 33 points
South Fremantle 4.3 10.5 16.6 20.9 129 Sat 27-Apr-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
East Fremantle 3.4 7.7 12.11 18.11 119 South Fremantle won by 10 points

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Subiaco 0.2 3.6 5.7 11.9 75 Sat 4-May-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
West Perth 5.5 8.10 14.13 17.14 116 West Perth won by 41 points
East Fremantle 2.2 6.11 7.11 11.18 84 Sat 4-May-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Claremont 6.4 7.7 14.12 17.15 117 Claremont won by 33 points
Swan Districts 1.3 5.5 5.6 8.8 56 Sat 4-May-1940 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
South Fremantle 5.0 8.4 16.13 18.19 127 South Fremantle won by 71 points
East Perth 4.3 8.5 13.10 15.10 100 Mon 6-May-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Perth 3.0 4.3 6.5 10.7 67 East Perth won by 33 points

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Swan Districts 3.3 7.3 9.5 9.10 64 Sat 11-May-1940 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
East Fremantle 3.4 11.8 14.13 20.13 133 East Fremantle won by 69 points
South Fremantle 2.5 3.14 3.22 9.24 78 Sat 11-May-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Claremont 6.1 7.9 8.12 9.16 70 South Fremantle won by 8 points
Subiaco 3.3 5.4 9.8 12.12 84 Sat 11-May-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Perth 3.3 6.9 7.12 14.15 99 Perth won by 15 points
West Perth 4.4 4.5 9.6 10.7 67 Sat 11-May-1940 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
East Perth 0.2 4.12 7.14 13.20 98 East Perth won by 31 points

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
East Fremantle 3.5 6.9 8.11 11.14 80 Sat 18-May-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
West Perth 4.5 7.5 8.7 12.11 83 West Perth won by 3 points
Claremont 5.7 8.12 12.14 19.20 134 Sat 18-May-1940 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
Subiaco 1.4 5.6 8.9 10.10 70 Claremont won by 64 points
East Perth 3.2 9.6 12.8 20.14 134 Sat 18-May-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Swan Districts 2.3 2.5 5.8 8.11 59 East Perth won by 75 points
Perth 3.4 11.8 15.10 18.15 123 Sat 18-May-1940 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
South Fremantle 0.2 0.5 3.7 7.10 52 Perth won by 71 points

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
East Perth 6.3 7.6 13.14 14.14 98 Sat 25-May-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
South Fremantle 1.1 3.6 5.7 10.16 76 East Perth won by 22 points
Claremont 3.7 3.8 9.13 11.15 81 Sat 25-May-1940 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
West Perth 0.2 6.5 8.6 12.10 82 West Perth won by 1 point
Swan Districts 1.4 4.9 4.12 7.13 55 Sat 25-May-1940 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
Perth 3.5 6.5 8.10 11.12 78 Perth won by 23 points
East Fremantle 2.4 9.8 14.13 23.20 158 Sat 25-May-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Subiaco 4.0 8.2 12.3 14.3 87 East Fremantle won by 71 points

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Swan Districts 1.4 1.5 5.10 6.11 47 Sat 1-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
Subiaco 2.3 9.13 13.15 18.25 133 Subiaco won by 86 points
West Perth 7.5 9.8 12.11 13.11 89 Sat 1-Jun-1940 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
South Fremantle 2.2 8.6 10.9 18.19 127 South Fremantle won by 38 points
East Perth 3.4 4.6 5.15 6.16 52 Sat 1-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Claremont 5.1 7.3 9.6 13.18 96 Claremont won by 44 points
East Fremantle 3.1 10.4 14.7 18.12 120 Sat 1-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Perth 4.4 8.6 13.8 13.12 90 East Fremantle won by 30 points

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
South Fremantle 1.3 8.7 11.11 14.18 102 Sat 8-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Subiaco 8.6 9.6 12.7 13.9 87 South Fremantle won by 15 points
Swan Districts 3.3 4.4 4.6 9.10 64 Sat 8-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
West Perth 5.2 6.5 9.8 16.10 106 West Perth won by 42 points
Claremont 3.5 11.11 14.12 22.17 149 Sat 8-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
Perth 2.5 4.7 8.13 12.17 89 Claremont won by 60 points
East Perth 1.4 2.5 5.9 9.14 68 Sat 8-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
East Fremantle 5.3 10.6 13.8 15.9 99 East Fremantle won by 31 points

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Perth 4.6 4.9 7.11 10.12 72 Sat 15-Jun-1940 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
East Perth 1.3 5.9 9.15 12.17 89 East Perth won by 17 points
Claremont 1.2 3.2 8.3 12.6 78 Sat 15-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
East Fremantle 3.1 6.5 10.6 12.11 83 East Fremantle won by 5 points
Subiaco 2.1 3.4 5.5 5.7 37 Sat 15-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
West Perth 2.0 5.2 11.4 15.7 97 West Perth won by 60 points
South Fremantle 5.7 8.16 16.22 22.27 159 Sat 15-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Swan Districts 2.2 6.6 7.7 11.11 77 South Fremantle won by 82 points

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Swan Districts 4.8 6.10 12.14 14.14 98 Sat 22-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
Claremont 1.5 8.10 11.12 16.20 116 Claremont won by 18 points
West Perth 5.1 9.8 13.13 20.17 137 Sat 22-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Perth 2.6 3.7 5.9 8.10 58 West Perth won by 79 points
South Fremantle 2.4 7.9 9.17 14.18 102 Sat 22-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
East Fremantle 3.5 5.8 7.10 13.11 89 South Fremantle won by 13 points
East Perth 3.5 4.7 9.11 12.15 87 Sat 22-Jun-1940 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
Subiaco 1.2 4.9 5.11 6.15 51 East Perth won by 36 points

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
East Fremantle 3.3 9.7 12.14 18.21 129 Sat 29-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Swan Districts 4.2 6.5 12.5 13.6 84 East Fremantle won by 45 points
West Perth 3.3 7.3 9.3 11.4 70 Sat 29-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
East Perth 1.1 5.5 7.11 11.19 85 East Perth won by 15 points
Perth 2.3 3.5 5.9 8.9 57 Sat 29-Jun-1940 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
Subiaco 2.1 10.3 12.3 15.5 95 Subiaco won by 38 points
Claremont 4.3 9.8 15.10 24.13 157 Sat 29-Jun-1940 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
South Fremantle 3.5 3.7 6.11 10.16 76 Claremont won by 81 points

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
West Perth 0.2 6.5 6.7 8.13 61 Sat 6-Jul-1940 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
East Fremantle 6.4 9.4 15.9 20.11 131 East Fremantle won by 70 points
Subiaco 2.5 5.12 5.15 11.23 89 Sat 6-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Claremont 7.3 12.4 18.8 20.9 129 Claremont won by 40 points
Swan Districts 1.4 3.5 5.5 9.8 62 Sat 6-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
East Perth 6.6 8.8 17.18 18.20 128 East Perth won by 66 points
South Fremantle 1.5 2.9 8.12 12.17 89 Sat 6-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Perth 3.2 5.4 9.9 9.13 67 South Fremantle won by 22 points

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Perth 1.5 4.10 6.15 10.22 82 Sat 13-Jul-1940 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
Swan Districts 4.5 9.7 11.9 13.9 87 Swan Districts won by 5 points
South Fremantle 2.4 8.6 16.10 18.14 122 Sat 13-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
East Perth 5.6 7.10 8.10 10.13 73 South Fremantle won by 49 points
Claremont 5.0 10.3 11.10 17.13 115 Sat 13-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
West Perth 0.4 9.6 11.7 14.12 96 Claremont won by 19 points
Subiaco 2.3 8.12 9.13 15.18 108 Sat 13-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
East Fremantle 4.4 6.5 11.12 16.12 108 Subiaco drew with East Fremantle

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Perth 5.2 7.4 9.6 12.7 79 Sat 20-Jul-1940 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
East Fremantle 5.4 11.6 12.11 14.13 97 East Fremantle won by 18 points
Subiaco 6.5 7.6 10.9 11.13 79 Sat 20-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Swan Districts 3.4 8.8 12.13 16.13 109 Swan Districts won by 30 points
South Fremantle 5.4 11.6 16.11 18.15 123 Sat 20-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
West Perth 3.6 5.9 9.11 12.12 84 South Fremantle won by 39 points
Claremont 2.5 8.8 10.10 11.14 80 Sat 20-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
East Perth 4.4 5.4 9.5 10.6 66 Claremont won by 14 points

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
West Perth 0.3 0.11 5.15 7.22 64 Sat 27-Jul-1940 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
Swan Districts 5.8 6.9 7.10 7.12 54 West Perth won by 10 points
Subiaco 3.2 7.4 8.8 13.11 89 Sat 27-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
South Fremantle 1.7 3.15 5.22 6.26 62 Subiaco won by 27 points
East Fremantle 2.5 7.11 9.13 11.18 84 Sat 27-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
East Perth 2.0 6.3 10.6 10.11 71 East Fremantle won by 13 points
Perth 4.2 6.9 8.9 10.11 71 Sat 27-Jul-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Claremont 3.2 7.5 9.11 11.15 81 Claremont won by 10 points

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
East Fremantle 5.2 8.2 16.8 18.11 119 Sat 10-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Claremont 2.1 7.6 8.7 9.8 62 East Fremantle won by 57 points
West Perth 1.5 8.13 8.15 16.19 115 Sat 10-Aug-1940 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
Subiaco 4.6 4.6 6.8 6.8 44 West Perth won by 71 points
South Fremantle 7.3 15.5 20.6 24.10 154 Sat 10-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Swan Districts 2.5 7.9 8.10 13.10 88 South Fremantle won by 66 points
East Perth 2.0 5.3 9.8 12.13 85 Sat 10-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Perth 1.2 5.4 7.5 10.6 66 East Perth won by 19 points

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Perth 4.5 6.7 7.10 8.10 58 Sat 17-Aug-1940 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
West Perth 0.4 3.9 4.12 5.16 46 Perth won by 12 points
Claremont 6.4 16.12 21.14 33.22 220 Sat 17-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
Swan Districts 2.7 5.7 7.13 7.15 57 Claremont won by 163 points
East Fremantle 3.1 4.3 8.7 8.7 55 Sat 17-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
South Fremantle 3.4 4.8 5.10 10.14 74 South Fremantle won by 19 points
Subiaco 3.3 4.5 5.8 7.11 53 Sat 17-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
East Perth 2.4 4.4 7.6 8.9 57 East Perth won by 4 points

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
West Perth 3.5 3.5 6.7 6.8 44 Sat 24-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
East Perth 1.0 6.5 7.5 10.11 71 East Perth won by 27 points
Perth 1.1 5.3 6.3 7.6 48 Sat 24-Aug-1940 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
Subiaco 2.5 2.5 7.9 7.9 51 Subiaco won by 3 points
South Fremantle 4.3 6.8 7.10 9.13 67 Sat 24-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Claremont 0.4 2.6 5.11 8.14 62 South Fremantle won by 5 points
Swan Districts 0.0 4.8 4.10 9.16 70 Sat 24-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
East Fremantle 4.7 5.8 11.15 12.16 88 East Fremantle won by 18 points

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
South Fremantle 3.2 7.8 11.12 13.15 93 Sat 31-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Perth 2.3 3.7 7.9 9.12 66 South Fremantle won by 27 points
Swan Districts 3.7 4.10 7.12 8.13 61 Sat 31-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
East Perth 3.2 6.8 9.12 9.14 68 East Perth won by 7 points
West Perth 3.6 7.8 10.12 12.14 86 Sat 31-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
East Fremantle 2.2 6.6 9.6 14.10 94 East Fremantle won by 8 points
Claremont 1.4 3.7 8.12 12.15 87 Sat 31-Aug-1940 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
Subiaco 4.1 7.5 8.6 10.7 67 Claremont won by 20 points

Round 19[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Subiaco 3.7 6.9 14.18 22.18 150 Sat 7-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
Swan Districts 2.4 5.8 7.9 11.12 78 Subiaco won by 72 points
West Perth 2.2 6.4 9.7 13.12 90 Sat 7-Sep-1940 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
South Fremantle 4.1 6.2 12.3 13.6 84 West Perth won by 6 points
Claremont 5.0 10.7 13.9 17.17 119 Sat 7-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Claremont Oval 
East Perth 3.5 4.6 9.11 14.12 96 Claremont won by 23 points
East Fremantle 2.3 9.5 9.5 14.15 99 Sat 7-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Perth 4.5 7.7 12.9 14.9 93 East Fremantle won by 6 points

Round 20[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
Perth 7.6 8.8 12.10 14.10 94 Sat 14-Sep-1940 12:00 pm W.A.C.A 
Claremont 0.1 6.7 14.11 20.16 136 Claremont won by 42 points
East Perth 1.0 5.0 6.0 8.7 55 Sat 14-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco 
East Fremantle 2.3 2.6 6.9 9.12 66 East Fremantle won by 11 points
South Fremantle 4.3 12.9 17.13 28.15 183 Sat 14-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval 
Subiaco 1.2 1.2 2.4 7.6 48 South Fremantle won by 135 points
Swan Districts 0.1 6.3 6.3 7.6 48 Sat 14-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval 
West Perth 5.6 8.8 15.15 20.16 136 West Perth won by 88 points

1940 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Claremont 20 15 5 0 2208 1603 137.74 60
2 South Fremantle 20 15 5 0 2079 1687 123.24 60
3 East Fremantle 20 14 5 1 2035 1661 122.52 58
4 East Perth 20 13 7 0 1688 1488 113.44 52
5 West Perth 20 11 9 0 1769 1622 109.06 44
6 Subiaco 20 5 14 1 1571 1980 79.34 22
7 Perth 20 4 16 0 1552 1845 84.12 16
8 Swan Districts 20 2 18 0 1387 2403 57.72 8
  H&A 80 79 79 1 14289 14289 100.00 320
  Finals 4 4 4 0 761 761 100.00 16
  Total 84 83 83 1 15050 15050 100.00 336

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
East Fremantle 3.4 6.9 9.10 9.11 65 Sat 21-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco6,200
East Perth 3.2 5.7 7.8 8.12 60 East Fremantle won by 5 points

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
South Fremantle 2.1 11.8 16.13 19.16 130 Sat 28-Sep-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco9,166
Claremont 3.6 4.9 11.10 17.13 115 South Fremantle won by 15 points

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
East Fremantle 7.5 11.9 12.14 13.17 95 Sat 5-Oct-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco10,649
Claremont 1.3 5.7 12.11 19.17 131 Claremont won by 36 points

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAtt
South Fremantle 0.3 4.6 5.13 9.20 74 Sat 12-Oct-1940 12:00 pm Subiaco19,876
Claremont 4.7 5.10 9.12 13.13 91 Claremont won by 17 points