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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)
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

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.

1972

1972 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Claremont 21 18 3 0 2295 1815 126.45 72
2 East Perth 20 14 6 0 2261 1727 130.92 56
3 Perth 20 12 8 0 2038 1802 113.10 48
4 West Perth 21 9 12 0 1800 1839 97.88 36
5 East Fremantle 21 9 12 0 1967 2167 90.77 36
6 Subiaco 21 8 13 0 2052 2207 92.98 32
7 Swan Districts 21 7 14 0 1794 2257 79.49 28
8 South Fremantle 21 6 15 0 1949 2342 83.22 24
  H&A 83 83 83 0 16156 16156 100.00 332
  Finals 4 4 4 0 626 626 100.00 16
  Total 87 87 87 0 16782 16782 100.00 348

1972 Round by Round

Round 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 1SF | 2SF | PF | GF

Round 1[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
East Perth5.313.816.1623.26 164 Sat 1-Apr-1972 12:00 pm Perth Oval10,431
Swan Districts4.46.77.1011.13 79 East Perth won by 85 points
Perth2.25.78.1011.14 80 Sat 1-Apr-1972 12:00 pm Lathlain Park11,160
Claremont7.59.714.1117.16 118 Claremont won by 38 points
South Fremantle2.25.57.710.12 72 Mon 3-Apr-1972 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval11,580
West Perth4.24.59.911.11 77 West Perth won by 5 points
Subiaco0.22.84.159.20 74 Mon 3-Apr-1972 12:00 pm Subiaco10,898
East Fremantle6.28.315.517.9 111 East Fremantle won by 37 points

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Perth2.26.312.816.11 107 Sat 8-Apr-1972 12:00 pm Leederville Oval10,231
Subiaco5.46.87.1114.13 97 West Perth won by 10 points
Swan Districts0.41.96.156.18 54 Sat 8-Apr-1972 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval7,341
Perth3.59.915.1221.14 140 Perth won by 86 points
Claremont2.55.127.1712.22 94 Sat 8-Apr-1972 12:00 pm Claremont Oval14,466
East Perth3.43.67.108.10 58 Claremont won by 36 points
East Fremantle4.64.115.176.21 57 Sat 8-Apr-1972 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval13,780
South Fremantle0.23.24.310.10 70 South Fremantle won by 13 points

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Subiaco3.18.312.615.11 101 Sat 15-Apr-1972 12:00 pm Subiaco9,456
South Fremantle1.33.58.811.14 80 Subiaco won by 21 points
Perth1.26.119.1611.19 85 Sat 15-Apr-1972 12:00 pm Lathlain Park10,365
East Perth6.19.310.617.13 115 East Perth won by 30 points
Claremont8.711.817.1120.13 133 Sat 15-Apr-1972 12:00 pm Claremont Oval7,141
Swan Districts1.54.107.1214.14 98 Claremont won by 35 points
West Perth3.19.410.712.9 81 Sat 15-Apr-1972 12:00 pm Leederville Oval11,522
East Fremantle3.16.49.1013.21 99 East Fremantle won by 18 points

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Swan Districts3.26.67.712.11 83 Sat 22-Apr-1972 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval7,492
West Perth2.28.415.1022.12 144 West Perth won by 61 points
South Fremantle5.57.612.1413.19 97 Sat 22-Apr-1972 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval9,157
Perth2.48.1211.1617.20 122 Perth won by 25 points
East Perth4.49.815.1219.15 129 Sat 22-Apr-1972 12:00 pm Perth Oval10,432
Subiaco2.26.312.615.9 99 East Perth won by 30 points
East Fremantle3.35.38.711.10 76 Sat 22-Apr-1972 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval13,223
Claremont3.010.612.814.11 95 Claremont won by 19 points

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Subiaco4.28.810.917.11 113 Sat 29-Apr-1972 12:00 pm Subiaco5,522
Swan Districts6.810.1116.1319.18 132 Swan Districts won by 19 points
West Perth3.56.79.1011.13 79 Sat 29-Apr-1972 12:00 pm Leederville Oval15,185
East Perth2.57.812.1015.13 103 East Perth won by 24 points
Claremont0.43.810.1114.16 100 Sat 29-Apr-1972 12:00 pm Claremont Oval10,031
South Fremantle4.46.911.1213.14 92 Claremont won by 8 points
East Fremantle4.110.912.1413.16 94 Sat 29-Apr-1972 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval9,080
Perth1.24.36.913.12 90 East Fremantle won by 4 points

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Fremantle1.25.59.1111.13 79 Sat 6-May-1972 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval11,084
East Perth8.711.1012.1315.20 110 East Perth won by 31 points
Perth4.35.76.89.11 65 Sat 6-May-1972 12:00 pm Lathlain Park7,417
Subiaco1.34.59.911.12 78 Subiaco won by 13 points
West Perth5.19.410.614.14 98 Sat 6-May-1972 12:00 pm Leederville Oval14,491
Claremont3.44.87.1510.18 78 West Perth won by 20 points
Swan Districts1.26.68.1214.15 99 Sat 6-May-1972 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval6,967
East Fremantle6.68.1016.1320.17 137 East Fremantle won by 38 points

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Fremantle4.25.48.710.14 74 Sat 13-May-1972 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval5,083
Swan Districts0.32.93.118.11 59 South Fremantle won by 15 points
Perth0.92.136.1410.19 79 Sat 13-May-1972 12:00 pm Lathlain Park6,682
West Perth2.13.66.76.7 43 Perth won by 36 points
Subiaco5.79.1213.1814.19 103 Sat 13-May-1972 12:00 pm Subiaco7,507
Claremont3.17.1011.1316.24 120 Claremont won by 17 points
East Perth2.46.712.914.9 93 Sat 13-May-1972 12:00 pm Perth Oval8,254
East Fremantle6.69.1113.1416.19 115 East Fremantle won by 22 points

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Perth6.312.522.1031.19 205 Sat 20-May-1972 12:00 pm Leederville Oval10,210
South Fremantle2.24.29.611.10 76 West Perth won by 129 points
Swan Districts3.28.49.814.13 97 Sat 20-May-1972 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval7,352
East Perth2.18.111.313.5 83 Swan Districts won by 14 points
Claremont3.57.814.1017.13 115 Sat 20-May-1972 12:00 pm Claremont Oval11,191
Perth1.45.116.149.21 75 Claremont won by 40 points
East Fremantle3.07.49.915.14 104 Sat 20-May-1972 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval8,251
Subiaco2.37.812.1319.14 128 Subiaco won by 24 points

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Subiaco1.52.65.106.12 48 Sat 27-May-1972 12:00 pm Subiaco11,143
West Perth1.45.107.1111.16 82 West Perth won by 34 points
Perth3.17.910.1119.14 128 Sat 27-May-1972 12:00 pm Lathlain Park8,582
Swan Districts2.32.47.78.8 56 Perth won by 72 points
East Perth2.311.516.1223.18 156 Sat 27-May-1972 12:00 pm Perth Oval14,739
Claremont1.43.64.88.9 57 East Perth won by 99 points
South Fremantle6.214.319.424.7 151 Sat 27-May-1972 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval9,379
East Fremantle2.25.411.714.10 94 South Fremantle won by 57 points

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Swan Districts4.38.411.714.8 92 Sat 3-Jun-1972 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval7,984
Claremont2.16.610.1016.17 113 Claremont won by 21 points
East Fremantle3.36.58.811.11 77 Sat 3-Jun-1972 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval11,312
West Perth0.43.66.910.9 69 East Fremantle won by 8 points
South Fremantle4.312.818.1020.10 130 Mon 5-Jun-1972 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval11,761
Subiaco3.59.911.1016.18 114 South Fremantle won by 16 points
East Perth5.68.712.1217.15 117 Mon 5-Jun-1972 12:00 pm Perth Oval14,666
Perth5.210.714.815.13 103 East Perth won by 14 points

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Perth7.18.313.718.9 117 Sat 10-Jun-1972 12:00 pm Leederville Oval8,320
Swan Districts2.17.210.516.7 103 West Perth won by 14 points
Perth1.18.412.819.8 122 Sat 10-Jun-1972 12:00 pm Lathlain Park10,854
South Fremantle2.76.129.1511.17 83 Perth won by 39 points
Subiaco2.24.59.914.12 96 Sat 10-Jun-1972 12:00 pm Subiaco8,288
East Perth9.416.717.925.13 163 East Perth won by 67 points
Claremont11.514.721.1424.23 167 Sat 10-Jun-1972 12:00 pm Claremont Oval10,717
East Fremantle3.48.88.1212.18 90 Claremont won by 77 points

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Swan Districts3.47.510.814.14 98 Sat 1-Jul-1972 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval3,224
Subiaco7.39.711.1112.17 89 Swan Districts won by 9 points
East Perth3.36.911.1015.15 105 Sat 1-Jul-1972 12:00 pm Perth Oval8,206
West Perth1.23.54.74.9 33 East Perth won by 72 points
South Fremantle4.35.58.1311.18 84 Sat 1-Jul-1972 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval6,163
Claremont5.29.69.716.14 110 Claremont won by 26 points
Perth4.65.89.1213.14 92 Sat 1-Jul-1972 12:00 pm Lathlain Park5,559
East Fremantle1.14.89.811.10 76 Perth won by 16 points

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
East Perth5.112.415.1019.16 130 Sat 8-Jul-1972 12:00 pm Perth Oval5,860
South Fremantle5.36.59.710.9 69 East Perth won by 61 points
Subiaco5.55.118.1311.14 80 Sat 8-Jul-1972 12:00 pm Subiaco4,720
Perth2.37.611.1118.17 125 Perth won by 45 points
Claremont2.210.711.1115.16 106 Sat 8-Jul-1972 12:00 pm Claremont Oval7,811
West Perth4.24.38.38.8 56 Claremont won by 50 points
East Fremantle2.14.46.79.10 64 Sat 8-Jul-1972 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval4,785
Swan Districts2.05.67.810.10 70 Swan Districts won by 6 points

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Swan Districts3.55.911.1321.19 145 Sat 15-Jul-1972 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval6,861
South Fremantle3.95.118.1512.16 88 Swan Districts won by 57 points
West Perth5.46.710.1012.12 84 Sat 15-Jul-1972 12:00 pm Leederville Oval10,318
Perth5.210.214.1016.11 107 Perth won by 23 points
Claremont2.110.413.717.8 110 Sat 15-Jul-1972 12:00 pm Claremont Oval7,067
Subiaco3.14.16.810.12 72 Claremont won by 38 points
East Fremantle3.35.610.1012.14 86 Sat 15-Jul-1972 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval8,420
East Perth4.28.812.1317.18 120 East Perth won by 34 points

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Fremantle5.56.76.87.10 52 Sat 22-Jul-1972 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval4,920
West Perth1.14.28.612.6 78 West Perth won by 26 points
East Perth2.09.313.415.8 98 Sat 22-Jul-1972 12:00 pm Perth Oval9,564
Swan Districts6.28.311.511.8 74 East Perth won by 24 points
Perth3.29.1111.1616.20 116 Sat 22-Jul-1972 12:00 pm Lathlain Park11,411
Claremont8.38.616.1218.14 122 Claremont won by 6 points
Subiaco6.212.613.1017.15 117 Sat 22-Jul-1972 12:00 pm Subiaco4,349
East Fremantle3.38.714.1116.12 108 Subiaco won by 9 points

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Perth5.47.711.1213.12 90 Sat 29-Jul-1972 12:00 pm Leederville Oval6,789
Subiaco2.25.313.515.8 98 Subiaco won by 8 points
Swan Districts1.16.79.912.17 89 Sat 29-Jul-1972 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval8,187
Perth3.610.1014.1516.15 111 Perth won by 22 points
Claremont2.36.1112.1317.17 119 Sat 29-Jul-1972 12:00 pm Claremont Oval15,576
East Perth1.35.68.910.13 73 Claremont won by 46 points
East Fremantle5.416.617.1322.17 149 Sat 29-Jul-1972 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval6,823
South Fremantle3.57.1010.1714.19 103 East Fremantle won by 46 points

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Subiaco4.39.713.1023.13 151 Sat 5-Aug-1972 12:00 pm Subiaco4,018
South Fremantle4.18.212.612.9 81 Subiaco won by 70 points
Claremont7.110.414.815.9 99 Sat 5-Aug-1972 12:00 pm Claremont Oval7,299
Swan Districts0.24.45.46.9 45 Claremont won by 54 points
West Perth3.44.86.109.14 68 Sat 5-Aug-1972 12:00 pm Leederville Oval8,736
East Fremantle5.111.415.719.10 124 East Fremantle won by 56 points

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Swan Districts3.43.87.1210.14 74 Sat 12-Aug-1972 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval6,442
West Perth2.34.76.88.12 60 Swan Districts won by 14 points
South Fremantle3.56.129.1414.27 111 Sat 12-Aug-1972 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval4,723
Perth6.510.615.819.10 124 Perth won by 13 points
East Perth3.16.410.512.8 80 Sat 12-Aug-1972 12:00 pm Perth Oval8,174
Subiaco2.46.137.1911.23 89 Subiaco won by 9 points
East Fremantle4.47.79.1112.12 84 Sat 12-Aug-1972 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval11,018
Claremont5.37.813.1519.20 134 Claremont won by 50 points

Round 19[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Subiaco2.92.108.1811.22 88 Sat 19-Aug-1972 12:00 pm Subiaco5,353
Swan Districts0.25.115.147.20 62 Subiaco won by 26 points
West Perth2.04.36.38.8 56 Sat 19-Aug-1972 12:00 pm Leederville Oval6,051
East Perth4.27.213.816.8 104 East Perth won by 48 points
Claremont2.76.1014.1916.23 119 Sat 19-Aug-1972 12:00 pm Claremont Oval5,345
South Fremantle1.15.35.49.7 61 Claremont won by 58 points
East Fremantle6.19.312.413.8 86 Sat 19-Aug-1972 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval6,167
Perth3.67.127.1310.16 76 East Fremantle won by 10 points

Round 20[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Fremantle4.513.1115.1719.27 141 Sat 26-Aug-1972 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval4,413
East Perth4.56.814.916.10 106 South Fremantle won by 35 points
Perth3.29.814.1215.16 106 Sat 26-Aug-1972 12:00 pm Lathlain Park8,169
Subiaco2.73.137.1713.22 100 Perth won by 6 points
West Perth3.55.79.913.11 89 Sat 26-Aug-1972 12:00 pm Leederville Oval7,420
Claremont4.25.115.118.14 62 West Perth won by 27 points
Swan Districts5.98.1113.1816.20 116 Sat 26-Aug-1972 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval5,413
East Fremantle1.05.56.98.11 59 Swan Districts won by 57 points

Round 21[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
South Fremantle3.39.816.1223.17 155 Sat 2-Sep-1972 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval5,324
Swan Districts2.15.39.610.9 69 South Fremantle won by 86 points
Perth5.27.411.514.8 92 Sat 2-Sep-1972 12:00 pm Lathlain Park9,567
West Perth4.37.411.413.6 84 Perth won by 8 points
Subiaco1.45.99.1217.15 117 Sat 2-Sep-1972 12:00 pm Subiaco8,334
Claremont6.512.1014.1418.16 124 Claremont won by 7 points
East Perth4.311.516.923.16 154 Sat 2-Sep-1972 12:00 pm Perth Oval8,873
East Fremantle3.16.410.412.5 77 East Perth won by 77 points

1972 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Claremont 21 18 3 0 2295 1815 126.45 72
2 East Perth 20 14 6 0 2261 1727 130.92 56
3 Perth 20 12 8 0 2038 1802 113.10 48
4 West Perth 21 9 12 0 1800 1839 97.88 36
5 East Fremantle 21 9 12 0 1967 2167 90.77 36
6 Subiaco 21 8 13 0 2052 2207 92.98 32
7 Swan Districts 21 7 14 0 1794 2257 79.49 28
8 South Fremantle 21 6 15 0 1949 2342 83.22 24
  H&A 83 83 83 0 16156 16156 100.00 332
  Finals 4 4 4 0 626 626 100.00 16
  Total 87 87 87 0 16782 16782 100.00 348

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Perth0.15.86.1112.18 90 Sat 9-Sep-1972 12:00 pm Subiaco23,057
West Perth4.26.310.511.9 75 Perth won by 15 points

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Claremont5.07.011.211.3 69 Sat 16-Sep-1972 12:00 pm Subiaco24,119
East Perth2.46.78.1012.14 86 East Perth won by 17 points

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Perth2.75.106.1210.14 74 Sat 23-Sep-1972 12:00 pm Subiaco23,556
Claremont4.37.510.815.15 105 Claremont won by 31 points

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
East Perth1.35.88.129.17 71 Sat 30-Sep-1972 12:00 pm Subiaco46,055
Claremont3.43.58.58.8 56 East Perth won by 15 points

Footnotes

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