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2021 CBH Group Colts Carnival – Preview
Mon, June 28, 2021 - 11:10 AM

After a brief hiatus in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the CBH Group Colts Carnival looks set to return with a bang, with a fresh crop of country talent ready to impress. After years of dominating the carnival and winning the last four titles could this be the year the South West are beaten? Or with years of experience in the competition will the South West continue their winning streak?  Peel and Great

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Talk to a Mate!! Men’s Wellbeing Round- 18 – 20 June 2022
Tue, June 8, 2021 - 12:21 PM

The message The Regional Men’s Health Initiative gives in everything it does is “… before it all gets too much… Talk to a Mate!! or talk it over”.   It is important for us to talk about issues in our life or tell our story so we can realise we are not alone and that it is safe to talk. As blokes we quite often isolate ourselves and we go into our cave and don’t

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Cat rivalry builds for regional men’s health footy match at Williams
Tue, June 8, 2021 - 11:55 AM

FORMER Fremantle Dockers goalsneak Hayden Ballantyne, now enjoying his work in the State’s livestock industry, was good for a bit of lip in his AFL career and he is stoking the rivalry with past West Coast Eagles champion Matt Priddis for one of the most anticipated WA Country Football League (WACFL) matches this season – all under the umbrella of regional men’s health. Both are preparing to go head-to-head when the Brookton Pingelly Panthers meet

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Belt Up Round 2021
Thu, May 20, 2021 - 2:46 PM

This year is the 23rd year of the partnership between the WACFL and the Insurance Commission to promote the Belt Up road safety message. A major partnership event is the Belt Up Round, which will run 21-23 May 2021 in all competing leagues. The round has a special significance for our 12,500 country football players, as many will know someone affected by a road crash. Players will hold a minute’s silence to remember those injured

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Check on a Mate BBQ Expansion
Fri, April 23, 2021 - 8:07 AM

  The WACFL, in partnership with Healthway and the Think Mental Health campaign, are excited to be extending their ‘Check on a Mate’ BBQs to all 150 of the WACFL’s Senior football clubs in regional Western Australia. The WACFL’s partnership with the Think Mental Health focuses on promoting the campaigns key messages of Talking, Listening and that Mental Health can affect anybody. The Check on a Mate BBQ’s previously saw one club in each of

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2021 - 2023 WACFL Strategic Plan Release
Tue, March 30, 2021 - 1:23 PM

The WACFL Board and staff have developed a new strategic plan for Regional football that is built around the following key pillars; Engagement through Community // High Quality Facilities // Football Excellence // Sustainability. We thank John Ipsen for his support in professionally managing this process from commencement through to the finished product. Click here to view - 2021-2023 WACFL Strategic Plan

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Young Lives Matter Report Released!
Wed, February 10, 2021 - 9:18 AM

The WACFL were fortunate to partner with UWA’s ‘Young Lives Matter’ Foundation recently, to examine the role that football plays in our regional communities. In 2020, 10 of our 25 Senior regional competitions did not play due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and its implications. As such, UWA’s researchers were able to produce a survey comparing the mental and physical wellbeing of those that did not play versus those that did. The overarching theme of

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WACFL Results 2020 (Men’s and Women’s)
Thu, December 17, 2020 - 2:43 PM

Eastern Districts Premiers:  Southern Cross Score:  Southern Cross 15.10 (100) d Hyden/Karlgarin 9.9 (63) Best on Ground:  Cosgrove East Kimberley Premiers:  Halls Creek Hawks Score:  Halls Creek Hawks 12.7 (79) d Kururrungku Roos 10.7 (67) Esperance Districts Premiers:  Ports Score:  Ports 15.10 (100) d Esperance 4.10 (34) Gascoyne Premiers:  Exmouth Score:  Exmouth 16.13 (109) d Ramblers 8.3 (51) Great Northern Premiers:  Rover Score:  Rover 7.12 (54) d Railway 7.6 (48) Great Southern Premiers:  Royals

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Thu, December 10, 2020 - 9:56 AM

A fertiliser initiative led by Nutrien Ag Solutions has raised an additional $27,000 for rural and regional football clubs across Western Australia, following a $100,000 donation earlier this year. Following the cancellation of the Nutrien Ag Country Football Championships (formerly Landmark Football Championships) earlier this year due to COVID-19, Nutrien Ag Solutions honored their annual $100,000 donation to country football and pledged an additional $1 per tonne of fertiliser sold back to the local

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Fortescue National Football League announce Executive Team
Tue, November 17, 2020 - 3:30 PM

The Fortescue National Football League introduced an all-female Executive Board for the first time in their history at an AGM last week. President Nicole Mizen, Vice President Mel Farmer, Secretary Ash Docherty, Treasurer Karen Myczka and general committee member Tammy Gihselberti will make up 50% of the FNFL committee in 2021. This is currently the only all female executive in senior men’s football in WA. President Nicole Mizen grew up in Paraburdoo where her parents

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