State football ready to make mark
THE 2017 WAFL premiership season will open with a televised Saturday night blockbuster between East Perth and Peel Thunder live on the Seven Network on March 18, a week before the AFL season.
The 2017 season will feature 23 rounds in total, with 18 games and the finals series to be televised live on the Seven Network.
More than 78 per cent of games have been scheduled in the traditional Saturday afternoon timeslot.
West Australian Football Commission chief executive officer Gavin Taylor said the 2017 fixture aimed to grow and enhance the WAFL competition by promoting competitive matches, supporting special feature rounds and offering prime-time television coverage.
“There were a significant number of variables considered in developing the fixture, including fan feedback, club byes, feature rounds, achieving a home and away flow for each club, equalisation measures and maximising broadcast opportunities on the Seven Network,” he said.
“The WAFL clubs do a terrific job with activities for fans and families at their games.
“The fans have a unique chance to get up close to the action, see some of WA’s best talent on display, listen to the coaches and enjoy a kick on the ground at the breaks.” into the first AFL Western Derby of 2017, live on the 7 Network.
Round 10 – Men’s Health Round:
including Subiaco v East Fremantle at Leederville Oval, live on the 7 Network.
two Monday games including East Perth v West Perth at Leederville Oval, live on the 7 Network.
Round 11 – WA Day: Round 12 – Count Me In Round:
including Swan Districts v West Perth at Bassendean Oval, live on the 7 Network.
Round 16 – NAIDOC Round:
including Claremont v South Fremantle at Claremont Oval, live on the 7 Network.