State foot­ball ready to make mark

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Stage -

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.

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