April 3, 2021 3:00 PM

Australian football. Coaching legends

Stories about the best coaches of WAFL

Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football is a contact sport played between two teams of 18 players on an oval field, often a modified cricket ground. Points are scored by kicking the oval ball between the middle goal posts or between a goal and behind post.

During general play, players may position themselves anywhere on the field and use any part of their bodies to move the ball. The primary methods are kicking, handballing and running with the ball. Throwing the ball is not allowed and players must not get caught holding the ball. A distinctive feature of the game is the mark, where players anywhere on the field who catch the ball from a kick are awarded possession. Possession of the ball is in dispute at all times except when a free kick or mark is paid. Players can tackle using their hands or use their whole body to obstruct opponents. The game features frequent physical contests, spectacular marking, fast movement of both players and the ball and high scoring.

The West Australian Football League is an Australian rules football league. The WAFL is the third-most popular league in the nation, behind the nationwide Australian Football League and South Australian National Football League. The league currently consists of ten teams, which play each other in a 20-round season, with the top five teams playing off in a finals series, culminating in a Grand Final.

In our collection - stories about WAFL legendary coaches.