The Willetton Amateur Football Club has enjoyed a highly successful and rapid rise in its short history. Founded in 1976, the Club is based at the former Willetton Sports Club facilities on Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton (opposite Southlands Shopping Centre).
The club was founded in 1976, playing in the Western Australian Amateur Football League's Sunday division for its first 3 seasons before joining the South Suburban Murray Football League in 1979. The club was then a foundation member of the Sunday Football League of WA in 1984, before leaving the league at the end of the 1997 season. In its history in semi-professional competitions, the club won 5 Colts and 3 Reserves premierships, without tasting success at League level.
As a member of the WAAFL, the Willetton Amateur Football Club has progressed up the grades to be a very respected and admired Club, despite lacking the historical tradition of some of its rivals. In its inaugural year in the competition (1999), the league side comprehensively won the E Grade premiership, following this up in 2000 by winning the D Grade premiership and being promoted to C Grade. 2001 to 2003 saw the Willetton Blues, as they are proudly known; reach three consecutive C Grade Grand finals. At the beginning of 2004, as a result of this sustained good performance, the WAAFL rewarded the Club by promoting the league side to B Grade.
Steady improvement throughout 2004 and 2005 saw the Willetton Blues establish themselves in B Grade. A credible fourth place and finals campaign in 2005 provided the basis for our future; however a poorer showing in 2006 meant relegation to C Grade in season 2007.
The blues dominated C Grade in 2007 and won the premiership convincingly earning return to B Grade where the club has competed since, highlighted by a third placed finish in 2009.
In addition to the league side, the Willetton Amateur Football Club is made up of a reserves, thirds and colts side. Supporting the league sides' significant youth aspect, the colts have been highly successful, winning premierships in 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2013 and consistently playing in finals including a grand final berth in 2011. We believe this strong Colts foundation provides the basis for continued improvement in the league ranks.
The Willetton Amateur Football Club is well-run and in a stable financial position. Much of this can be attributed to the support of sponsors and the willingness of the players to show their support for the club.
Present and previous stars of the club include the following players:
Brett Peake (Fremantle Dockers, St Kilda & East Fremantle)
Andrew Foster (Fremantle Dockers, East Fremantle & Claremont)
Ryan Phelps (East Fremantle)
Mark Briant (South Fremantle & Peel Thunder)
Glenn McIntosh (Perth)
Mark Foster (South Fremantle)
Blake Ingersole (East Fremantle)
Damon Bull (East Fremantle)
Adam Walsh (Peel Thunder)
Ryan Lester-Smith (East Fremantle)
Brandon Ellis (East Fremantle)
The club also boasts a fine tradition of producing leading football administrators, with Kim Barrett (former Football Manager - East Fremantle) and Todd Shimmon (current CEO - East Fremantle and former Football Manager and CEO - Claremont) both having spent time at Willetton during their playing careers.
In addition to those named above, there have been many players who have earned state representation. Many fine players have had the privilege of representing our club. The talent, past and present, provides our sponsors with additional resources to penetrate their market. We encourage all players to assist where possible with major sponsor’s promotional activities.
We are the boys from Willetton,
We're a team through thick and thin.
We will fight and fight for victory,
We will fight and always win.
We've got backmen, forwards, centremen,
Give the opposition Blues!
We will fight and fight for victory,
Bring the premiership home to you!
Are we good, are we good
Are we any bloody good?