1941 WANFL season

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1941 WAFL season
Teams 8
Premiers West Perth
(8th premiership)
Minor premiers East Fremantle
(24th minor premiership)
Matches played 84
Bernie Naylor Medallist George Doig (East Fremantle)
Sandover Medallist Haydn Bunton, Sr. (Subiaco)
1940
1942 (Wartime Under-Age)
1945 (Open-Age) →

The 1941 WANFL season was the 57th season of the various incarnations of the Western Australian National Football League. Owing to the drain of players to military service in World War II, the league was forced to suspend the reserves competition until 1946,[1] and ultimately this was to be the last season of senior football in Perth until 1945 as the supply of available players became smaller and smaller and the Japanese military threatened northern Western Australia.[2]

On the field, 1941 saw West Perth, boosted by veteran goal machine Ted Tyson’s comeback from appendicitis and planned retirement,[3] achieve a premiership barely two years after having lost 27 consecutive matches as a young nucleus that would make them a power after the war, including such players as Stan Heal and Bill Baker, defeated perennial powerhouse East Fremantle twice during the finals. In a thrilling struggle for the fourth position, East Perth lost out despite an impressive final-round win over the eventual premiers and missed the finals for the first time since 1930; they were despite a perfect season in the 1944 under-age competition not to return to open-age finals until 1952.

Home-and-away Season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Saturday, 26 April (2:45 pm) Subiaco 13.9 (87) def. by Claremont 20.23 (143) Subiaco Oval [4]
Saturday, 26 April (2:45 pm) West Perth 22.12 (144) def. East Fremantle 14.11 (95) Leederville Oval [5]
Saturday, 26 April (2:45 pm) Swan Districts 12.7 (79) def. by East Perth 14.14 (98) Bassendean Oval [6]
Saturday, 26 April (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 16.23 (119) def. Perth 13.13 (91) Fremantle Oval [7]
  • Subiaco kick ten consecutive goals in the first half before fading out against the three-time premiers.
  • Ted Tyson, who had to be coaxed from retirement, kicked 8.5 (53) as West Perth produce two brilliant quarters against Old Easts.

Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Saturday, 3 May (2:45 pm) Claremont 19.20 (134) def. Swan Districts 17.7 (109) Claremont Oval [8]
Saturday, 3 May (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 10.9 (69) def. by East Fremantle 22.13 (145) Fremantle Oval [9]
Saturday, 3 May (2:45 pm) East Perth 11.6 (72) def. Subiaco 8.4 (52) Perth Oval [10]
Saturday, 3 May (2:45 pm) Perth 8.8 (56) def. by West Perth 14.11 (95) WACA [11]

East Fremantle gain revenge for three 1940 losses against their derby rivals, whilst despite having only seventeen men for most of the game West Perth move to top position.

Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Saturday, 10 May (2:45 pm) East Perth 11.17 (83) def. Claremont 6.17 (53) Perth Oval [12]
Saturday, 10 May (2:45 pm) Swan Districts 12.16 (88) def. by Subiaco 18.9 (117) Bassendean Oval [13]
Saturday, 10 May (2:45 pm) West Perth 14.17 (101) def. South Fremantle 10.17 (77) Leederville Oval [14]
Saturday, 10 May (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 20.30 (150) def. Perth 7.9 (51) Fremantle Oval [15]

East Fremantle score 30 behinds in a WANFL match for the first time since the record 41 behinds against Midland Junction from Round 8, 1917.[16]

Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Saturday, 17 May (2:45 pm) East Perth 16.16 (112) def. Perth 10.9 (69) Perth Oval [17]
Saturday, 17 May (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 14.14 (98) def. by Swan Districts 18.8 (116) Fremantle Oval [18]
Saturday, 17 May (2:45 pm) Subiaco 11.4 (70) def. West Perth 7.15 (57) Subiaco Oval [19]
Saturday, 17 May (2:45 pm) Claremont 20.19 (139) def. East Fremantle 12.16 (88) Claremont Oval [20]
  • A wasteful 1.9 (15) in the second quarter with the wind ensues Subiaco inflict West Perth’s first defeat.
  • Clem Rosewarne kicks nine goals in his best performance for Swan Districts, who win their first match and leave Perth alone without a win.

Round 5[edit]

Round 5
Saturday, 24 May (2:45 pm) West Perth 26.23 (179) def. Swan Districts 6.7 (43) Leederville Oval [21]
Saturday, 24 May (2:45 pm) Subiaco 9.9 (63) def. by South Fremantle 12.8 (80) Subiaco Oval [22]
Saturday, 24 May (2:45 pm) Perth 17.12 (114) def. Claremont 14.16 (100) WACA [23]
Saturday, 24 May (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 12.13 (85) def. East Perth 8.6 (54) Fremantle Oval [24]
  • West Perth rebound from the Subiaco loss by kicking 17.14 (116) to 1.5 (11) after half-time for their biggest win in open-age WANFL football until 1952.[25]
  • The game also begins the longest ground hoodoo in WA(N)FL history, with Swans not winning again at Leederville until 1956.[26]

Round 6 (Foundation Day)[edit]

Round 6
Saturday, 31 May (2:45 pm) Swan Districts 19.11 (125) def. Perth 12.23 (95) Bassendean Oval [27]
Saturday, 31 May (2:45 pm) Claremont 21.14 (140) def. West Perth 10.1 (61) Claremont Oval [28]
Saturday, 31 May (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 18.14 (122) def. Subiaco 6.9 (45) Fremantle Oval [29]
Monday, 2 June (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 9.18 (72) def. East Perth 3.6 (24) Subiaco Oval [30]
  • West Perth’s score is the most goals by a team kicking one behind in a major Australian Rules League until Norwood kicked 12.1 (73) against Port Adelaide in 1981.
  • East Perth become the first WA(N)FL team goalless at three-quarter time since South Fremantle in the 1929 Grand Final.
  • The Royals’ score was the lowest in the WANFL since 1935 when Claremont scored 2.10 (22) against West Perth,[31] and their lowest for 21 years.

Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Saturday, 7 June (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 16.15 (111) def. Claremont 11.6 (72) Fremantle Oval [32]
Saturday, 7 June (2:45 pm) East Perth 10.10 (70) def. by West Perth 10.13 (73) Perth Oval [33]
Saturday, 7 June (2:45 pm) Perth 10.9 (69) def. by Subiaco 16.10 (106) WACA [34]
Saturday, 7 June (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 17.8 (110) def. Swan Districts 14.10 (94) Subiaco Oval [35]

Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Saturday, 14 June (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 17.23 (125) def. West Perth 8.5 (53) Fremantle Oval [36]
Saturday, 14 June (2:45 pm) Perth 7.12 (54) def. South Fremantle 5.18 (48) WACA [37]
Saturday, 14 June (2:45 pm) East Perth 14.16 (100) def. Swan Districts 8.10 (58) Perth Oval [38]
Saturday, 14 June (2:45 pm) Claremont 20.13 (133) def. Subiaco 8.10 (58) Claremont Oval [39]

With postwar Perth champions Ern Henfry and Merv McIntosh starring, South Fremantle lose their place in the four.

Round 9[edit]

Round 9
Saturday, 21 June (2:45 pm) West Perth 14.12 (96) def. Perth 9.15 (69) Leederville Oval [40]
Saturday, 21 June (2:45 pm) Swan Districts 15.20 (110) def. by Claremont 21.9 (135) Bassendean Oval [41]
Saturday, 21 June (2:45 pm) Subiaco 14.18 (102) def. East Perth 15.6 (96) Subiaco Oval [42]
Saturday, 21 June (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 16.12 (108) def. South Fremantle 13.19 (97) Fremantle Oval [43]

East Fremantle break Claremont’s record from the previous season by winning after being fifty points behind at quarter-time.[44]

Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Saturday, 28 June (2:45 pm) Perth 5.11 (41) def. by East Fremantle 15.13 (103) WACA [45]
Saturday, 28 June (2:45 pm) Claremont 14.9 (93) def. East Perth 12.10 (82) Claremont Oval [46]
Saturday, 28 June (2:45 pm) Subiaco 15.10 (100) def. Swan Districts 14.14 (98) Subiaco Oval [47]
Saturday, 28 June (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 24.20 (164) def. West Perth 15.8 (98) Fremantle Oval [48]

South Fremantle rebound with a superb win over West Perth led by ruckman Highham and centreman Clive Lewington, it remained their highest score against the Cardinals until 1979.[49]

Round 11[edit]

Round 11
Saturday, 5 July (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 13.22 (100) def. Claremont 10.16 (76) Fremantle Oval [50]
Saturday, 5 July (2:45 pm) Perth 8.11 (59) def. by East Perth 11.15 (81) WACA [51]
Saturday, 5 July (2:45 pm) Swan Districts 10.14 (74) def. by South Fremantle 20.24 (144) Bassendean Oval [52]
Saturday, 5 July (2:45 pm) West Perth 15.7 (97) def. Subiaco 10.7 (67) Leederville Oval [53]

George Doig kicks his 1,000th goal as Old Easts record a run of wins over all the other clubs.

Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Saturday, 12 July (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 21.23 (149) def. Subiaco 4.5 (29) Fremantle Oval [54]
Saturday, 12 July (2:45 pm) East Perth 13.14 (92) def. East Fremantle 11.15 (81) Perth Oval [55]
Saturday, 12 July (2:45 pm) Swan Districts 14.8 (92) def. by West Perth 17.4 (106) Bassendean Oval [56]
Saturday, 12 July (2:45 pm) Claremont 16.25 (121) def. Perth 13.3 (81) Claremont Oval [57]

Subiaco kick their lowest score since 1922[58] as South Fremantle completely overwhelm them for the second time in three meetings.

Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Saturday, 19 July (2:45 pm) Subiaco 12.5 (77) def. by East Fremantle 18.12 (120) Subiaco Oval [59]
Saturday, 19 July (2:45 pm) West Perth 14.17 (101) def. Claremont 10.8 (68) Leederville Oval [60]
Saturday, 19 July (2:45 pm) Perth 15.12 (102) def. Swan Districts 10.16 (76) WACA [61]
Saturday, 19 July (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 7.8 (50) def. by East Perth 7.9 (51) Fremantle Oval [62]

In a thrilling match in heavy and windy conditions, East Perth take fourth place from the Southerners.

Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Saturday, 26 July (2:45 pm) Swan Districts 8.8 (56) def. by East Fremantle 14.7 (91) Bassendean Oval [63]
Saturday, 26 July (2:45 pm) Claremont 13.7 (85) def. South Fremantle 8.9 (57) Claremont Oval [64]
Saturday, 26 July (2:45 pm) West Perth 9.7 (61) def. by East Perth 10.6 (66) Leederville Oval [65]
Saturday, 26 July (2:45 pm) Subiaco 11.18 (84) def. Perth 9.15 (69) Subiaco Oval [66]

In very wet conditions,[67] East Perth gain a second thrilling victory to be two games clear inside the top four.

Round 15[edit]

Round 15
Saturday, 2 August (2:45 pm) Perth 11.7 (73) def. by West Perth 16.16 (112) WACA [68]
Saturday, 2 August (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 15.15 (105) def. East Fremantle 11.13 (79) Fremantle Oval [69]
Saturday, 2 August (2:45 pm) Swan Districts 13.5 (83) def. by Claremont 17.16 (118) Bassendean Oval [70]
Saturday, 2 August (2:45 pm) East Perth 13.13 (91) def. Subiaco 7.10 (52) Perth Oval [71]

Round 16[edit]

Round 16
Saturday, 9 August (2:45 pm) Swan Districts 15.18 (108) def. Subiaco 11.4 (70) Bassendean Oval [72]
Saturday, 9 August (2:45 pm) East Perth 9.14 (68) def. by Claremont 16.9 (105) Perth Oval [73]
Saturday, 9 August (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 25.12 (162) def. Perth 13.7 (85) Fremantle Oval [74]
Saturday, 9 August (2:45 pm) West Perth 19.8 (122) def. South Fremantle 9.14 (68) Leederville Oval [75]

Round 17[edit]

Round 17
Saturday, 16 August (2:45 pm) West Perth 22.16 (148) def. Subiaco 7.4 (46) Leederville Oval [76]
Saturday, 16 August (2:45 pm) Perth 9.10 (64) def. by East Perth 14.12 (96) WACA [77]
Saturday, 16 August (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 19.19 (133) def. Swan Districts 12.5 (77) Subiaco Oval [78]
Saturday, 16 August (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 18.17 (125) def. Claremont 11.9 (75) Fremantle Oval [79]

With Tyson kicking fourteen goals, West Perth crush Subiaco to take a clear grip on the double chance.

Round 18[edit]

Round 18
Saturday, 30 August (2:45 pm) Subiaco 8.11 (59) def. by South Fremantle 14.10 (94) Subiaco Oval [80]
Saturday, 30 August (2:45 pm) Claremont 20.30 (150) def. Perth 10.16 (76) Claremont Oval [81]
Saturday, 30 August (2:45 pm) East Perth 16.10 (106) def. by East Fremantle 19.8 (122) Perth Oval [82]
Saturday, 30 August (2:45 pm) Swan Districts 8.9 (57) def. by West Perth 25.9 (159) Bassendean Oval [83]
  • East Fremantle’s win leaves East Perth, with a poor percentage, needing to beat South Fremantle to reach its eleventh consecutive finals series.
  • Claremont become the third WA(N)FL team to score thirty behinds in a match, replicating Old Easts’ score against the Redlegs.[16]
  • West Perth become the first team to win consecutive matches by over 100 points. The feat was not repeated until 1980 by Swan Districts.[84]

Round 19[edit]

Round 19
Saturday, 6 September (2:45 pm) Perth 14.14 (98) def. Swan Districts 7.18 (60) WACA [85]
Saturday, 6 September (2:45 pm) East Perth 10.10 (70) def. by South Fremantle 12.11 (83) Perth Oval [86]
Saturday, 6 September (2:45 pm) Claremont 7.8 (50) def. by West Perth 9.14 (68) Subiaco Oval [87]
Saturday, 6 September (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 15.15 (105) def. Subiaco 6.7 (43) Fremantle Oval [88]
  • A convincing first half gives South Fremantle fourth position and leaves East Perth needing a win and a South loss to avoid missing the finals for the first time in eleven season.
  • Despite Tyson being goalless for only the third time in his career,[89] the Cardinals wrap up the double chance with a convincing if dour victory over the Tigers.
  • A Swan Districts team with only fifteen men at the start and seventeen at the finish convincingly loses a match that directly determines the wooden spoon.

Round 20[edit]

Round 20
Saturday, 13 September (2:45 pm) West Perth 8.12 (60) def. by East Perth 12.11 (83) Leederville Oval [90]
Saturday, 13 September (2:45 pm) Subiaco 15.11 (101) def. Perth 7.8 (50) Subiaco Oval [91]
Saturday, 13 September (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 23.13 (151) def. Swan Districts 5.14 (44) Fremantle Oval [92]
Saturday, 13 September (2:45 pm) Claremont 9.13 (67) def. by South Fremantle 18.8 (116) Claremont Oval [93]

Despite ending West Perth’s unbeaten run at Leederville, South Fremantle’s easy win over an exceptionally disappointing full-strength Claremont team ensures the Royals miss the four.

Ladder[edit]

1941 WANFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA % PTS
1 East Fremantle 20 16 4 0 2267 1546 146.64% 64
2 West Perth (P) 20 14 6 0 1991 1579 126.09% 56
3 South Fremantle 20 12 8 0 1934 1585 122.02% 48
4 Claremont 20 12 8 0 2057 1778 115.69% 48
5 East Perth 20 12 8 0 1595 1473 108.28% 48
6 Subiaco 20 7 13 0 1428 1989 71.79% 28
7 Perth 20 4 16 0 1466 2097 69.91% 16
8 Swan Districts 20 3 17 0 1647 2338 70.44% 12
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against

Finals[edit]

First Semi Final[edit]

First Semi Final
Saturday, 20 September (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 15.14 (104) def. Claremont 11.21 (87) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 7,732) [94]

Claremont’s inaccuracy in the third quarter (three goals and twelve behinds) together with nine goals from brilliant leading by teenage full-forward Naylor, ensures the end of the Tigers’ premiership sequence.

Second Semi Final[edit]

Second Semi Final
Saturday, 27 September (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 5.18 (48) def. by West Perth 11.7 (73) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 8,533) [95]

With O‘Keefe, Shuttleworth and Woodhouse beating East Fremantle’s ruck division, and their forward work so poor that they scored no goals in the second and third quarters, West Perth comfortably win their first final since the 1935 Grand Final.

Preliminary Final[edit]

Preliminary Final
Saturday, 4 October (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 21.13 (139) def. South Fremantle 15.10 (100) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 10,581) [96]

A devastating last quarter burst, kicking 9.5 (59) to one goal, overwhelms South Fremantle who has started with an eight-goal first quarter.

Grand Final[edit]

1941 WANFL Grand Final
Saturday, 11 October (2:45 pm) West Perth def. East Fremantle Subiaco Oval (crowd: 15,835) [97]
4.6 (30)
6.8 (44)
10.10 (70)
 14.14 (98)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
1.8 (14)
4.13 (37)
6.15 (51)
 10.17 (77)
Umpires: George Owens
Tyson 6, Baker 6, Stan Heal, Caddy Goals Meiers 3, George Doig 2, Casserly, Daniell, Ebbs, McDonald, French
Clamp, Bridges, Pola, McDiarmid, O‘Keefe, Mill, Max Tetley, Tyson Best Casserly (best on ground), Ebbs, L. Tetley, Haddow, Wendt, Meiers

Pace and teamwork enables the Cardinals to repeat their second semi-final triumph to the satisfaction of coach Ross Hutchinson, who said he “derived a savage satisfaction from the victory.”

References[edit]

  1. ^ See “Football: Interchange of Players – Special Rules Recommended’; The West Australian, 29 March 1941, p. 11
  2. ^ See Spillman, Ken; Diehards: The Story of the Subiaco Football Club 1896-1945, pp. 165-166. ISBN 0646358340
  3. ^ ‘Tyson Retires’; in The Daily News, 14 March 1941, p. 17
  4. ^ ‘Claremont Strong: Subiaco Juniors Play Well’; The West Australian, 28 April 1941, p. 11
  5. ^ ‘West Perth Impresses: East Fremantle Fights Hard’; The West Australian, 28 April 1941, p. 11
  6. ^ ‘Last Quarter Rally: Comfortable Victory for East Perth’; The West Australian, 28 April 1941, p. 11
  7. ^ ‘South Fremantle Wins: Encouraging Display by Perth’; The West Australian, 28 April 1941, p. 11
  8. ^ ‘A Hard Game: Claremont Wins Well’; The West Australian; 5 May 1941, p. 5
  9. ^ ‘A Runaway Victory: East Fremantle in Good Form’; The West Australian; 5 May 1941, p. 5
  10. ^ ‘East Perth Too Strong: Subiaco Outclassed Early’; The West Australian; 5 May 1941, p. 5
  11. ^ ‘A Determined Finish: West Perth Plays with 17 Men’; The West Australian; 5 May 1941, p. 5
  12. ^ ‘Goals-Kicking Made Hard: Determined Play by East Perth’ ; The West Australian; 12 May 1941, p. 12
  13. ^ ‘Subiaco’s First Success: Swan Districts’ Vain Effort’; The West Australian; 12 May 1941, p. 12
  14. ^ ‘West Perth Wins Again: South Fremantle Fades Away’; The West Australian; 12 May 1941, p. 12
  15. ^ ‘Perth Overwhelmed: East Fremantle 99 Points in Front’ ; The West Australian; 12 May 1941, p. 12
  16. ^ a b WAFL Footy Facts: Most Behinds
  17. ^ ‘Winning Second Half: East Perth Defeats Perth’; The West Australian; 19 May 1941, p. 12
  18. ^ ‘Last Quarter Recovery: Swan Districts’ Fine Effort’; The West Australian; 19 May 1941, p. 12
  19. ^ ‘West Perth’s First Loss: Subiaco Faster and Surer’; The West Australian; 19 May 1941, p. 12
  20. ^ ‘Claremont’s Teamwork: East Fremantle Fades Out’; The West Australian; 19 May 1941, p. 12
  21. ^ ‘Easy Victory for West Perth: Tyson Kicks Fourteen Goals’; The West Australian; 26 May 1941, p. 13
  22. ^ ‘Poor Forward Work: Subiaco Loses to South Fremantle’; The West Australian; 26 May 1941, p. 13
  23. ^ ‘Brilliant Finish: Perth’s Good Win from Claremont’; The West Australian; 26 May 1941, p. 13
  24. ^ ‘Rovers Open Up Play: East Fremantle Form Convincing’; The West Australian; 26 May 1941, p. 13
  25. ^ WAFL Footy Facts: West Perth – Biggest Wins
  26. ^ WAFL Footy Facts: Leederville Oval Archived 2013-09-21 at the Wayback Machine.
  27. ^ ‘Swan Districts Wins: Perth Soundly Beaten’; The West Australian; 2 June 1941, p. 7
  28. ^ ‘Superiority in Ruck: Claremont Outplays West Perth’; The West Australian; 2 June 1941, p. 7
  29. ^ ‘Brilliant Second Half: Easy Victory for East Fremantle’; The West Australian; 2 June 1941, p. 7
  30. ^ ‘League Football: East Perth’s Setback – South Fremantle Sound’; The West Australian; 3 June 1941, p. 13
  31. ^ West Australian Football League: Lowest Scores
  32. ^ ‘Claremont Disorganised: South Fremantle’s Sound Game’; The West Australian, 9 June 1941, p. 12
  33. ^ ‘Stirring Finish: West Perth’s Narrow Win’; The West Australian, 9 June 1941, p. 12
  34. ^ ‘Superior Forward Play: Subiaco Too Strong for Perth’; The West Australian, 9 June 1941, p. 12
  35. ^ ‘A Hard-Fought Match: East Fremantle’s Close Call’; The West Australian, 9 June 1941, p. 12
  36. ^ ‘East Fremantle Strong: Easy Win Over West Perth’; The West Australian, 16 June 1941, p. 9
  37. ^ ‘Pace and Determination: Perth Win Well on Home Ground’; The West Australian, 16 June 1941, p. 9
  38. ^ ‘East Perth Success: Swan Districts’ Forwards Weak’; The West Australian, 16 June 1941, p. 9
  39. ^ ‘Brilliant Second Half: Claremont’s Easy Victory’; The West Australian, 16 June 1941, p. 9
  40. ^ ‘West Perth’s Success’; The West Australian, 23 June 1941, p. 9
  41. ^ ‘Claremont Hard-Pressed’; The West Australian, 23 June 1941, p. 9
  42. ^ ‘Six Points to Spare’; The West Australian, 23 June 1941, p. 9
  43. ^ ‘A Great Recovery’; The West Australian, 23 June 1941, p. 9
  44. ^ WAFL Footy Facts: Won from First Quarter Deficit
  45. ^ ‘Perth Outclassed’; The West Australian, 30 June 1941, p. 7
  46. ^ ‘Excitement at Claremont’; The West Australian, 30 June 1941, p. 7
  47. ^ ‘Last-Minute Victory’; The West Australian, 30 June 1941, p. 7
  48. ^ ‘South Fremantle Strong’; The West Australian, 30 June 1941, p. 7
  49. ^ South Fremantle: Highest Scores
  50. ^ ‘East Fremantle Strong’; The West Australian, 7 July 1941, p. 7
  51. ^ ‘East Perth’s Success’; The West Australian, 7 July 1941, p. 7
  52. ^ ‘Sound Teamwork’; The West Australian, 7 July 1941, p. 7
  53. ^ ‘Influence of Ruck Men’; The West Australian, 7 July 1941, p. 7
  54. ^ ‘Subiaco Overwhelmed’; The West Australian, 14 July 1941, p. 6
  55. ^ ‘Stirring Last Quarter’; The West Australian, 14 July 1941, p. 6
  56. ^ ‘A Gallant Effort’; The West Australian, 14 July 1941, p. 6
  57. ^ ‘Claremont Superior’; The West Australian, 14 July 1941, p. 6
  58. ^ Subiaco: Lowest Scores
  59. ^ ‘Subiaco Fights Hard’; The West Australian, 21 July 1941, p. 8
  60. ^ ‘Claremont Defeated’; The West Australian, 21 July 1941, p. 8
  61. ^ ‘Perth’s Third Win’; The West Australian, 21 July 1941, p. 8
  62. ^ ‘Won by a Point’; The West Australian, 21 July 1941, p. 8
  63. ^ ‘East Fremantle Faster’; The West Australian, 28 July 1941, p. 3
  64. ^ ‘Claremont too Strong’; The West Australian, 28 July 1941, p. 3
  65. ^ ‘An Exciting Finish’; The West Australian, 28 July 1941, p. 3
  66. ^ ‘Subiaco’s Success’; The West Australian, 28 July 1941, p. 3
  67. ^ Perth Regional Office (009034) July 1941 rainfall
  68. ^ ‘Heavy Going’; The West Australian, 4 August 1941, p. 3
  69. ^ ‘All-Round Effort’; The West Australian, 4 August 1941, p. 3
  70. ^ ‘Claremont Finishes Well’; The West Australian, 4 August 1941, p. 3
  71. ^ ‘East Perth too Strong’; The West Australian, 4 August 1941, p. 3
  72. ^ ‘Swan Districts’ Success’; The West Australian, 11 August 1941, p. 3
  73. ^ ‘East Perth Defeated’; The West Australian, 11 August 1941, p. 3
  74. ^ ‘East Fremantle Superior’; The West Australian, 11 August 1941, p. 3
  75. ^ ‘Fast and Systematic’; The West Australian, 11 August 1941, p. 3
  76. ^ ‘Overwhelming Victory’; The West Australian, 18 August 1941, p. 6
  77. ^ ‘Perth Defeated’; The West Australian, 18 August 1941, p. 6
  78. ^ ‘Swan Districts Weakens’; The West Australian, 18 August 1941, p. 6
  79. ^ ‘Claremont Outplayed’; The West Australian, 18 August 1941, p. 6
  80. ^ ‘Poor Forward Work’; The West Australian, 1 September 1941, p. 3
  81. ^ ‘Claremont too Strong’; The West Australian, 1 September 1941, p. 3
  82. ^ ‘Goal-Kickers in Form’; The West Australian, 1 September 1941, p. 3
  83. ^ ‘Tyson’s Thirteen Goals’; The West Australian, 1 September 1941, p. 3
  84. ^ WAFL Footy Facts: Consecutive Wins by 100 Points
  85. ^ ‘Swan Districts Upset’; The West Australian, 8 September 1941, p. 6
  86. ^ ‘Won in First Half’; The West Australian, 8 September 1941, p. 6
  87. ^ ‘Claremont Outplayed’; The West Australian, 8 September 1941, p. 6
  88. ^ ‘Drab Fremantle Game’; The West Australian, 8 September 1941, p. 6
  89. ^ Atkinson, Graeme and Hanlon, Michael; 3AW Book of Footy Records: All the Great Players, Matches, Goals, Kicks, Brawls and Sensations from More Than 100 Years of Aussie Rules in Australia, p. 147. ISBN 1863210091
  90. ^ ‘East Perth Superior’; The West Australian, 15 September 1941, p. 8
  91. ^ ‘Junior Prominent’; The West Australian, 15 September 1941, p. 8
  92. ^ ‘Doig Kicks 12 Goals’; The West Australian, 15 September 1941, p. 8
  93. ^ ‘Claremont Weak’; The West Australian, 15 September 1941, p. 8
  94. ^ ‘League Football: South Fremantel Wins – Claremont Eliminated’; The West Australian 22 September 1941, p. 7
  95. ^ ‘Football Semi-Final: West Perth’s Success – East Fremantle Outplayed’; The West Australian 29 September 1941, p. 10
  96. ^ ‘Football Final: East Fremantle Wins – Powerful Finishing Effort’; The West Australian, 6 October 1941, p. 7
  97. ^ ‘Football Premiership: West Perth Triumphs – Speed and Teamwork’

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