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 2018 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. Troy Arnold is leading the reserves and Stephen Healy leading the first colts team.
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 ‘A’ Grade having won the 2017 B grade premiership.
Fielding five senior teams The Wanneroo Amateur Football Club is now one of the largest and strongest senior clubs in Western Australia and caters for people of all abilities.
2018 proves to be our most challenging season yet with our promotion to A Grade. This is the first time since 2007 that the club is represented in the highest league and it is our ambition to make sure we are here for the long term.
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 2017 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.