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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.

1997

1997 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 South Fremantle 20 14 5 1 2144 1549 138.41 58
2 East Fremantle 20 13 7 0 2042 1611 126.75 52
3 Perth 20 13 7 0 1936 1593 121.53 52
4 East Perth 20 12 7 1 1912 1585 120.63 50
5 Swan Districts 20 11 9 0 2113 1870 113.00 44
6 West Perth 20 11 9 0 1801 1694 106.32 44
7 Subiaco 20 9 11 0 1852 1912 96.86 36
8 Claremont 20 5 15 0 1567 1805 86.81 20
9 Peel Thunder 20 1 19 0 1120 2868 39.05 4
  H&A 90 89 89 1 16487 16487 100.00 360
  Finals 4 4 4 0 661 661 100.00 16
  Total 94 93 93 1 17148 17148 100.00 376

1997 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 | 22 | 23 | 1SF | 2SF | PF | GF

Round 1[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Perth0.30.31.32.5 17 Sat 29-Mar-1997 12:00 pm Lathlain Park1,317
Swan Districts2.16.46.711.9 75 Swan Districts won by 58 points
Peel Thunder5.26.36.48.4 52 Sun 30-Mar-1997 12:00 pm Rushton Park5,781
South Fremantle4.112.419.825.10 160 South Fremantle won by 108 points
Claremont3.06.210.411.7 73 Mon 31-Mar-1997 12:00 pm Claremont Oval2,686
East Perth4.48.611.1311.18 84 East Perth won by 11 points
West Perth3.17.78.911.9 75 Mon 31-Mar-1997 12:00 pm Arena Joondalup2,841
East Fremantle3.45.78.1011.15 81 East Fremantle won by 6 points
Subiaco  Bye

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
East Fremantle4.38.714.915.18 108 Sat 5-Apr-1997 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval1,448
Peel Thunder1.23.46.77.9 51 East Fremantle won by 57 points
South Fremantle5.27.48.1011.13 79 Sat 5-Apr-1997 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval1,779
Subiaco5.410.813.1116.11 107 Subiaco won by 28 points
Claremont2.24.55.86.10 46 Sat 5-Apr-1997 12:00 pm Claremont Oval1,138
Perth1.06.08.613.8 86 Perth won by 40 points
Swan Districts3.68.1313.1620.19 139 Sat 5-Apr-1997 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval2,107
West Perth2.15.26.38.5 53 Swan Districts won by 86 points
East Perth  Bye

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Swan Districts4.27.813.1015.14 104 Sat 12-Apr-1997 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval2,183
Claremont2.27.28.411.7 73 Swan Districts won by 31 points
Subiaco8.513.818.1727.20 182 Sat 12-Apr-1997 12:00 pm Subiaco1,531
Peel Thunder2.32.33.45.5 35 Subiaco won by 147 points
West Perth2.54.97.108.14 62 Sat 12-Apr-1997 12:00 pm Bunbury2,212
East Perth3.38.712.914.13 97 East Perth won by 35 points
East Fremantle  Bye
Perth  Bye
South Fremantle  Bye

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
South Fremantle3.17.411.1217.14 116 Fri 18-Apr-1997 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval5,328
East Fremantle5.56.89.911.9 75 South Fremantle won by 41 points
Perth3.06.89.1311.13 79 Sat 19-Apr-1997 12:00 pm Lathlain Park2,603
East Perth2.32.53.85.12 42 Perth won by 37 points
Peel Thunder1.03.36.59.9 63 Sat 19-Apr-1997 12:00 pm Rushton Park2,006
Swan Districts6.613.921.1226.18 174 Swan Districts won by 111 points
West Perth2.18.412.715.13 103 Sat 19-Apr-1997 12:00 pm Arena Joondalup2,202
Subiaco2.32.36.48.9 57 West Perth won by 46 points
Claremont  Bye

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
East Perth4.511.613.917.12 114 Fri 25-Apr-1997 12:00 pm Perth Oval2,324
South Fremantle3.39.714.919.11 125 South Fremantle won by 11 points
Subiaco2.14.45.58.8 56 Fri 25-Apr-1997 12:00 pm Subiaco1,413
Perth7.215.319.725.11 161 Perth won by 105 points
West Perth7.413.1218.1627.23 185 Sat 26-Apr-1997 12:00 pm Arena Joondalup1,383
Peel Thunder4.46.97.109.11 65 West Perth won by 120 points
East Fremantle4.37.68.916.11 107 Sat 26-Apr-1997 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval1,638
Claremont1.36.911.1014.14 98 East Fremantle won by 9 points
Swan Districts  Bye

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Claremont7.110.312.615.7 97 Sat 3-May-1997 12:00 pm Claremont Oval1,347
South Fremantle4.19.410.716.13 109 South Fremantle won by 12 points
Subiaco2.25.76.129.15 69 Sat 3-May-1997 12:00 pm Subiaco1,889
East Perth3.27.39.610.8 68 Subiaco won by 1 point
Perth3.64.98.1010.11 71 Sat 3-May-1997 12:00 pm Lathlain Park2,156
West Perth3.28.510.613.9 87 West Perth won by 16 points
East Fremantle4.26.414.914.13 97 Sat 3-May-1997 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval2,076
Swan Districts5.110.311.518.7 115 Swan Districts won by 18 points
Peel Thunder  Bye

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Perth4.36.711.913.10 88 Sat 10-May-1997 12:00 pm Lathlain Park1,443
East Fremantle3.05.35.711.8 74 Perth won by 14 points
South Fremantle4.110.715.1026.17 173 Sat 10-May-1997 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval1,700
Peel Thunder1.43.47.68.7 55 South Fremantle won by 118 points
Claremont6.78.1210.1313.18 96 Sat 10-May-1997 12:00 pm Claremont Oval1,467
Subiaco1.33.45.107.12 54 Claremont won by 42 points
Swan Districts6.112.416.820.11 131 Sun 11-May-1997 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval2,656
East Perth0.24.77.1017.10 112 Swan Districts won by 19 points
West Perth  Bye

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
East Perth3.06.36.79.10 64 Sat 17-May-1997 12:00 pm Perth Oval1,862
East Fremantle4.36.512.915.9 99 East Fremantle won by 35 points
South Fremantle5.311.717.1123.14 152 Sat 17-May-1997 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval2,204
Perth3.27.48.610.7 67 South Fremantle won by 85 points
West Perth4.36.59.1018.12 120 Sat 17-May-1997 12:00 pm Arena Joondalup2,734
Swan Districts4.38.710.710.12 72 West Perth won by 48 points
Claremont3.28.512.814.11 95 Sat 17-May-1997 12:00 pm Rockingham1,005
Peel Thunder3.66.711.1014.14 98 Peel Thunder won by 3 points
Subiaco  Bye

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Subiaco5.25.59.810.10 70 Sat 24-May-1997 12:00 pm Subiaco1,399
South Fremantle4.58.912.1318.17 125 South Fremantle won by 55 points
Swan Districts2.28.512.1416.15 111 Sat 24-May-1997 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval1,938
Perth2.43.63.87.10 52 Swan Districts won by 59 points
Claremont4.54.76.98.11 59 Sat 24-May-1997 12:00 pm Claremont Oval1,119
West Perth1.15.78.1014.12 96 West Perth won by 37 points
Peel Thunder3.27.38.411.5 71 Sat 24-May-1997 12:00 pm Rushton Park1,858
East Perth2.76.1011.1412.22 94 East Perth won by 23 points
East Fremantle  Bye

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Subiaco4.410.818.1222.15 147 Sat 31-May-1997 12:00 pm Subiaco981
Peel Thunder0.21.44.66.11 47 Subiaco won by 100 points
East Fremantle3.27.411.514.13 97 Mon 2-Jun-1997 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval5,531
South Fremantle2.35.66.108.12 60 East Fremantle won by 37 points
West Perth4.37.512.614.8 92 Mon 2-Jun-1997 12:00 pm Arena Joondalup2,298
East Perth3.28.612.1219.14 128 East Perth won by 36 points
Claremont  Bye
Perth  Bye
Swan Districts  Bye

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Swan Districts8.316.324.633.8 206 Sat 7-Jun-1997 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval1,844
Peel Thunder1.23.65.87.9 51 Swan Districts won by 155 points
East Fremantle1.13.39.410.5 65 Sat 7-Jun-1997 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval2,035
West Perth4.47.714.818.11 119 West Perth won by 54 points
Perth6.511.614.918.9 117 Sat 7-Jun-1997 12:00 pm Lathlain Park1,886
Subiaco3.211.413.517.7 109 Perth won by 8 points
East Perth3.25.310.616.8 104 Sat 7-Jun-1997 12:00 pm Perth Oval2,154
Claremont2.56.612.914.12 96 East Perth won by 8 points
South Fremantle  Bye

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
South Fremantle5.16.48.59.6 60 Sat 14-Jun-1997 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval2,341
West Perth3.17.48.814.10 94 West Perth won by 34 points
Claremont2.16.311.514.6 90 Sat 14-Jun-1997 12:00 pm Claremont Oval1,233
East Fremantle4.36.88.1112.12 84 Claremont won by 6 points
Swan Districts6.410.814.1419.20 134 Sat 14-Jun-1997 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval2,252
Subiaco2.011.114.416.4 100 Swan Districts won by 34 points
Peel Thunder1.52.52.76.7 43 Sat 14-Jun-1997 12:00 pm Rushton Park1,363
Perth2.46.1312.1617.19 121 Perth won by 78 points
East Perth  Bye

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
West Perth3.49.712.1317.23 125 Sat 21-Jun-1997 12:00 pm Arena Joondalup2,057
Subiaco1.72.84.95.10 40 West Perth won by 85 points
Perth5.29.610.914.12 96 Sat 21-Jun-1997 12:00 pm Lathlain Park1,887
South Fremantle1.43.54.79.11 65 Perth won by 31 points
East Fremantle1.24.38.514.7 91 Sat 21-Jun-1997 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval1,785
East Perth3.57.89.109.10 64 East Fremantle won by 27 points
Swan Districts2.05.46.510.6 66 Sun 22-Jun-1997 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval2,407
Claremont5.39.313.617.12 114 Claremont won by 48 points
Peel Thunder  Bye

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
East Perth3.59.1115.1124.14 158 Sat 28-Jun-1997 12:00 pm Perth Oval1,418
Peel Thunder2.35.37.67.8 50 East Perth won by 108 points
South Fremantle2.37.512.916.12 108 Sat 28-Jun-1997 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval2,282
Swan Districts3.37.78.78.8 56 South Fremantle won by 52 points
Perth6.29.711.1211.18 84 Sat 28-Jun-1997 12:00 pm Lathlain Park1,739
Claremont3.55.69.1113.13 91 Claremont won by 7 points
Subiaco1.22.33.68.7 55 Sun 29-Jun-1997 12:00 pm Subiaco1,347
East Fremantle9.315.623.1228.15 183 East Fremantle won by 128 points
West Perth  Bye

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Claremont2.23.33.68.9 57 Sat 5-Jul-1997 12:00 pm Claremont Oval1,520
West Perth4.48.610.714.10 94 West Perth won by 37 points
East Perth7.39.512.1013.13 91 Sat 5-Jul-1997 12:00 pm Perth Oval2,751
Swan Districts4.110.310.512.9 81 East Perth won by 10 points
Peel Thunder0.12.15.37.4 46 Sat 5-Jul-1997 12:00 pm Rushton Park1,249
South Fremantle5.310.414.918.14 122 South Fremantle won by 76 points
East Fremantle0.23.56.910.15 75 Sat 5-Jul-1997 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval1,559
Perth3.05.58.513.7 85 Perth won by 10 points
Subiaco  Bye

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Subiaco3.48.610.914.9 93 Sat 12-Jul-1997 12:00 pm Subiaco1,184
Claremont3.54.56.89.12 66 Subiaco won by 27 points
West Perth4.38.510.614.8 92 Sat 12-Jul-1997 12:00 pm Arena Joondalup2,207
Perth5.49.412.818.9 117 Perth won by 25 points
South Fremantle3.26.39.612.11 83 Sat 12-Jul-1997 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval2,670
East Perth3.25.49.712.11 83 South Fremantle drew with East Perth
Peel Thunder1.26.48.712.8 80 Sat 12-Jul-1997 12:00 pm Rushton Park1,351
East Fremantle9.412.618.1022.11 143 East Fremantle won by 63 points
Swan Districts  Bye

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
West Perth4.06.27.310.5 65 Sat 19-Jul-1997 12:00 pm Arena Joondalup2,338
East Fremantle1.49.714.1323.18 156 East Fremantle won by 91 points
Claremont1.42.76.99.11 65 Sat 19-Jul-1997 12:00 pm Claremont Oval2,088
East Perth4.47.59.1113.13 91 East Perth won by 26 points
South Fremantle4.26.58.713.10 88 Sat 19-Jul-1997 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval1,841
Subiaco3.26.513.717.9 111 Subiaco won by 23 points
Peel Thunder3.45.810.911.15 81 Sat 19-Jul-1997 12:00 pm Rushton Park2,085
Swan Districts9.411.914.1122.17 149 Swan Districts won by 68 points
Perth  Bye

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Swan Districts2.23.64.79.9 63 Sat 26-Jul-1997 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval1,919
East Fremantle7.315.521.724.9 153 East Fremantle won by 90 points
East Perth4.47.613.1014.10 94 Sat 26-Jul-1997 12:00 pm Perth Oval1,952
Subiaco1.34.65.68.8 56 East Perth won by 38 points
Perth5.412.818.1323.18 156 Sat 26-Jul-1997 12:00 pm Lathlain Park1,267
Peel Thunder2.34.48.68.12 60 Perth won by 96 points
West Perth2.24.55.117.15 57 Sat 26-Jul-1997 12:00 pm Arena Joondalup1,569
South Fremantle7.111.814.1215.15 105 South Fremantle won by 48 points
Claremont  Bye

Round 19[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Subiaco5.48.413.518.9 117 Sat 2-Aug-1997 12:00 pm Subiaco1,499
West Perth1.01.54.79.9 63 Subiaco won by 54 points
Swan Districts3.07.210.711.9 75 Sat 2-Aug-1997 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval2,418
Perth9.114.520.628.10 178 Perth won by 103 points
Claremont6.312.816.1322.15 147 Sat 2-Aug-1997 12:00 pm Claremont Oval853
Peel Thunder0.60.91.123.17 35 Claremont won by 112 points
East Fremantle3.39.511.914.15 99 Sat 2-Aug-1997 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval2,480
East Perth6.110.313.314.6 90 East Fremantle won by 9 points
South Fremantle  Bye

Round 20[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
South Fremantle1.75.159.1813.21 99 Sat 9-Aug-1997 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval1,153
Claremont3.53.73.83.11 29 South Fremantle won by 70 points
East Perth3.27.48.714.10 94 Sat 9-Aug-1997 12:00 pm Perth Oval1,523
Swan Districts0.21.51.64.6 30 East Perth won by 64 points
Peel Thunder3.04.05.26.5 41 Sat 9-Aug-1997 12:00 pm Rushton Park1,109
West Perth2.24.76.88.12 60 West Perth won by 19 points
Subiaco3.25.69.810.9 69 Sun 10-Aug-1997 12:00 pm Subiaco1,675
Perth4.25.88.1211.23 89 Perth won by 20 points
East Fremantle  Bye

Round 21[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
East Fremantle3.47.711.1214.13 97 Sat 16-Aug-1997 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval1,554
Subiaco1.25.48.513.11 89 East Fremantle won by 8 points
West Perth1.36.117.1812.18 90 Sat 16-Aug-1997 12:00 pm Arena Joondalup1,551
Claremont1.71.84.125.14 44 West Perth won by 46 points
Swan Districts3.35.48.614.10 94 Sat 16-Aug-1997 12:00 pm Bassendean Oval1,453
South Fremantle6.18.416.818.12 120 South Fremantle won by 26 points
Perth5.710.1112.1419.19 133 Sat 16-Aug-1997 12:00 pm Lathlain Park1,437
Peel Thunder0.03.37.57.7 49 Perth won by 84 points
East Perth  Bye

Round 22[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Subiaco6.110.113.518.8 116 Sat 23-Aug-1997 12:00 pm Subiaco1,217
Swan Districts1.38.513.714.11 95 Subiaco won by 21 points
East Fremantle2.13.68.1211.18 84 Sat 23-Aug-1997 12:00 pm East Fremantle Oval1,569
Claremont4.25.38.48.6 54 East Fremantle won by 30 points
East Perth7.39.512.819.9 123 Sat 23-Aug-1997 12:00 pm Perth Oval4,709
West Perth2.16.28.311.3 69 East Perth won by 54 points
Perth1.46.58.910.15 75 Sat 23-Aug-1997 12:00 pm Lathlain Park3,122
South Fremantle1.56.88.1315.15 105 South Fremantle won by 30 points
Peel Thunder  Bye

Round 23[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Peel Thunder1.72.83.165.17 47 Sat 30-Aug-1997 12:00 pm Rushton Park1,461
Subiaco6.615.1219.1522.23 155 Subiaco won by 108 points
Claremont4.28.78.811.11 77 Sat 30-Aug-1997 12:00 pm Capricorn Oval1,304
Swan Districts3.511.917.1421.17 143 Swan Districts won by 66 points
East Perth7.110.112.318.9 117 Sat 30-Aug-1997 12:00 pm Perth Oval3,708
Perth0.12.35.99.10 64 East Perth won by 53 points
South Fremantle1.27.29.314.6 90 Sat 30-Aug-1997 12:00 pm Fremantle Oval7,688
East Fremantle2.54.77.1310.14 74 South Fremantle won by 16 points
West Perth  Bye

1997 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 South Fremantle 20 14 5 1 2144 1549 138.41 58
2 East Fremantle 20 13 7 0 2042 1611 126.75 52
3 Perth 20 13 7 0 1936 1593 121.53 52
4 East Perth 20 12 7 1 1912 1585 120.63 50
5 Swan Districts 20 11 9 0 2113 1870 113.00 44
6 West Perth 20 11 9 0 1801 1694 106.32 44
7 Subiaco 20 9 11 0 1852 1912 96.86 36
8 Claremont 20 5 15 0 1567 1805 86.81 20
9 Peel Thunder 20 1 19 0 1120 2868 39.05 4
  H&A 90 89 89 1 16487 16487 100.00 360
  Finals 4 4 4 0 661 661 100.00 16
  Total 94 93 93 1 17148 17148 100.00 376

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
East Perth2.25.65.86.11 47 Sat 6-Sep-1997 12:00 pm Subiaco8,918
Perth4.79.814.917.12 114 Perth won by 67 points

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
East Fremantle2.47.107.1110.12 72 Sat 6-Sep-1997 12:00 pm Subiaco8,918
South Fremantle4.34.35.57.5 47 East Fremantle won by 25 points

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
Perth3.25.511.514.6 90 Sun 14-Sep-1997 12:00 pm Subiaco7,585
South Fremantle4.612.814.1219.13 127 South Fremantle won by 37 points

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundAttendance
East Fremantle5.48.610.1011.13 79 Sun 21-Sep-1997 12:00 pm Subiaco32,371
South Fremantle3.16.28.513.7 85 South Fremantle won by 6 points

Footnotes

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