2016 WAFL season

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2016 WAFL season
Teams 9
Premiers Peel Thunder
(1st premiership)
Minor premiers Subiaco
(14th minor premiership)
Bernie Naylor Medallist Ben Saunders
South Fremantle (52 goals)
Sandover Medallist Jye Bolton
Claremont (49 votes)
2015
2017

The 2016 WAFL season was the 132nd season of the various incarnations of the West Australian Football League (WAFL). The season concluded on 25 September 2016 with the 2016 WAFL Grand Final between Subiaco and Peel Thunder at Domain Stadium. Peel won the match by 23 points, recording their first ever premiership.[1]

Ladder[edit]

2016 WAFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA % PTS
1 Subiaco 20 16 4 0 1798 1263 142.36% 64
2 South Fremantle 20 15 5 0 1820 1397 130.28% 60
3 West Perth 20 13 7 0 1504 1438 104.59% 52
4 Peel Thunder (P) 20 11 9 0 1421 1382 102.82% 44
5 East Perth 20 10 10 0 1411 1415 99.72% 40
6 East Fremantle 20 9 11 0 1523 1611 94.54% 36
7 Claremont 20 7 13 0 1728 1479 116.84% 28
8 Perth 20 7 13 0 1315 1729 76.06% 28
9 Swan Districts 20 2 18 0 1127 1933 58.30% 8
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against

Finals series[edit]

Elimination and Qualifying Finals[edit]

Elimination Final
Sunday 4 September
(3:10 pm)
Peel Thunder 12.14 (86) def. East Perth 5.7 (37) Bendigo Bank Stadium (crowd: 2,834)
  • Peel Thunder's first ever win in a finals game.
Qualifying Final
Saturday 3 September
(2:10 pm)
South Fremantle 18.13 (121) def. West Perth 10.9 (69) Fremantle Community Bank Oval (crowd: 3,727)

Semi Finals[edit]

First Semi Final
Sunday 11 September
(2:15 pm)
West Perth 7.3 (45) def. by Peel Thunder 15.15 (105) HBF Arena (crowd: 3,073) Report
Second Semi Final
Sunday 11 September
(3:10 pm)
Subiaco 14.12 (96) def. South Fremantle 9.2 (56) Medibank Stadium (crowd: 2,834) Report

Preliminary Final[edit]

Preliminary Final
Sunday 18 September
(2:40 pm)
South Fremantle 10.10 (70) def. by Peel Thunder 16.13 (109) Fremantle Community Bank Oval (crowd: 4,155) Report
  • Peel Thunder qualified for their first ever Grand Final.

Grand Final[edit]

2016 WAFL Grand Final
Sunday 25 September
(2:30 pm)
Subiaco def. by Peel Thunder Domain Stadium (crowd: 15,031) Report
1.0 (6)
5.3 (33)
7.7 (49)
 8.8 (56)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
4.6 (30)
7.6 (48)
9.11 (65)
 11.13 (79)
Simpson Medal: Connor Blakely (Peel Thunder)
Television broadcast: Seven Network
2: Horsley
1: Ryan, Stevenson, Wheeler, Twomey, Robinson, Phelan
Goals 5: Yarran
3: Ugle
1: Mzungu, Apeness, Langdon
Horsley, Cockie, Broughton, Jackson, Delahunty, Phelan Best Langdon, Yarran, Blakely, Mzungu, de Boer, Silvagni, Nyhuis, Ugle, O'Brien
  • Peel Thunder won their first premiership, and became the first team to win a premiership from 4th place since 1965.

References[edit]