AFL Masters WA History

Masters Football commenced unofficially in 1982. Four clubs were involved in the first season being, Northern Districts Superblues (now the Northern Warriors), Victoria Park, Fremantle and University. All games were played at McGillivray Oval. Unfortunately, both University and Fremantle folded with in the first three games. 

The first official season of Masters Football commenced in 1983. The original clubs were, Northern Districts Superblues, Victoria Park, Fremantle and Swanbourne. 

Bruce Arlow from Northern Districts was the original convenor of the association. 

In the same years, the inaugural Masters National carnival was held in Melbourne. WA lost to Tasmania by 5 points after some of the players had a big night out before hand. Team curfews and code of conduct was not in vogue in 1983. 

1984 saw WA Fire Brigade joined the competition. Bunbury and Wembley joined in 1985, although Swanbourne folded, Southern Suburbs replaced them in 1986. 

Since then the competition has expanded to now represent 40 Clubs throughout WA. AFL Masters Football WA as it is now known is a strong vibrant competition that has its own place in the Australian Game.


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