The Wanneroo Football Club proudly compete in the Western Australian Amateur Football League (WAAFL) which was formed in 1922. With 66 clubs, 243 teams and over 17,000 registered players, the WAAFL has grown from a six team competition to the largest single organised football league in WA, catering for players from the age of 16 years, as well as considerable volunteer personnel and social supporters.
The WAAFL provides a quality high standard of competition for our players not wishing to endure the commitment to WAFL training due to study commitments, career commitments or simply a lifestyle that considers football as a recreational pursuit.
We go into the 2017 season with a very experienced and enthusiastic coaching team. Our coaching team is led by club coach Brayden Duckworth who comes to the club with an extensive WAFL playing experience at the highest level.
This will be the Roos 32nd year in the WAAFL having nominated 1 side back in 1985 which was graded in ‘J’ Grade. Before the start of the 85 season the club had already expanded to a second side in ‘L’ grade and within a year had a colts team. The club is now in the WAAFL ‘B’ Grade, fielding five senior teams as well as league and reserve colts. The Wanneroo Amateur Football Club is now one of the largest and strongest senior clubs in Western Australia.
The club has consistently progressed through the grades since inauguration collecting 8 premiership flags in the process. The club had been in ‘A’ grade for 5 years, being in the Grand Final in 2004 and reaching the Preliminary Final in 2005. Since then the club has been relegated and promoted on a number of occasions and is now in ‘B’ Grade.
The club is confident of ongoing success in that we had 2 colts teams. The average age of our League team is only 23 years.
Our home ground, the Wanneroo Showgrounds, has been our base for both on and off field success. The Roo’s have, arguably, the largest supporter base in the 66 club league. A $170,000 lighting upgrade in 2005 saw the club play its first night game that season, which was attended by well in excess of 1,500 spectators. In 2015 we hosted night games, one of these being the Joondalup Falcons Womens against East Fremantle for the annual Pink Shield. The night games have become a social event for the community attracting significant crowds.
The club has forged a strong link with the community where the Saturday games, day and night are a major community event, for both young and old.