Timeline

1973 – The Riverton Football Club (RFC) enters a team into the Western Australian Amateur Football League (WAAFL), competing in the Sunday Division.

1976 – The Willetton Football Club (WFC), as a division of the Willetton Sports Club Inc. (WSC), is founded through the amalgamation of Riverton and Willetton. One senior team is entered into the Sunday Division of the WAAFL. Their jumper is navy blue with the WSC monogram on the front, and they are known as ‘The Blues’. Their home ground is Willetton Reserve on Apsley Road.

1978 – A second senior team is entered into the competition.

1979 – The WFC enters the South Suburban Murray Football League (SSMFL) to join Armadale, Canning, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Kelmscott, Kenwick, Kwinana, Maddington, Mandurah, Rockingham and Thornlie in the semi-professional competition.

1981 – The Colts defeat Mandurah by 25 points on Grand Final day, bringing the club its very first premiership flag.

1982 – The Club moves into brand new social facilities at Burrendah Reserve, however a shift of home ground is still some years away. The Reserves win a second premiership for the club, beating Maddington by 23 points in the decider.

1983 – Club member Noel Myers pens the club’s theme song, “We Are the Boys from Willetton”.  It has since been adopted by the Willetton Junior Football Club and adapted for use by the Willetton District Cricket Club.

1984 – The SSMFL becomes the Sunday Football League (SFL) with the addition of five clubs from the West Australian Football Association (Applecross, Fremantle, Osborne Park, South Perth and Wanneroo), creating a 17 team competition.

1985 – Arguably the greatest year in the club’s history.  The Blues make it to all four grand finals in the SFL, including the Saturday competition, with the Colts coming from 4th on the ladder to win the premiership over Wanneroo by 19 points, winning the third flag for the club.  It was the club’s first grand final appearance at League level after finishing the home & away season 2nd on the ladder, losing the decider to minor premiers Kalamunda, while the Reserves (undefeated through the minor rounds) and Saturday side (2nd on the ladder) were both defeated by Osborne Park.  The club was rewarded for its outstanding season by winning the SFL's champion club award, while Colts premiership captain Paul Kujawski becomes the first Blue to win an SFL Best & Fairest award, taking out the Blackburn Medal.

1986 - After 4 years of having its playing and social facilities in different locations, the club finally moves into brand new playing facilities, alongside the WSC club rooms at Burrendah Reserve.  Doug Gibb makes history for the club by becoming the first Blues player to win the Bowden Medal as the SFL's League Fairest & Best.  The Colts make the Grand Final for the second straight year, however lose the decider to Thornlie.

1987 – The Colts bring home a third premiership, beating Gosnells by 18 points in the Grand Final.  Former East Fremantle, Essendon and Footscray rover Tony Buhagiar joins the club in a playing capacity, however his stay is short lived, retiring after just 2 games.  Kim Thomason wins the SFL's Reynolds Medal as the Reserves Fairest & Best, giving the club a complete set of league medals in a 3 year stretch.

1989 – Blues players pick up two SFL medals, with Gerard Berson winning the Blackburn Medal in the Colts, while Ray Pickersgill collects the medal in the Saturday competition.

1992 – The Colts side laid waste to all comers, eventually beating Canning by 23 points in the Grand Final to complete an undefeated season.

1993 – The Colts go back-to-back, beating Osborne Park by 3 points in the Grand Final to complete a remarkable 2 year run where they lose just one game.

1994 – The League side kick their record score in round 16, booting 51.19 (325) to beat Kalamunda by an astonishing 310 points.  Mark Bayliss stars up forward, kicking 18 majors for the day, while Sean Wrigley and David Beard kick 8 and 6 respectively.  The Reserves also have a day out, kicking 42.27 (279) to thrash the Cougars by 266 points.  The Reserves go on to win their first flag since 1982, denying Osborne Park an undefeated season with a 30 point win in the decider to bring home the club’s seventh premiership.  Reserves playing coach Tony Amoroso caps off a remarkable year by winning the Reynolds Medal as the SFL's Reserves Fairest & Best.

1995 – The club takes flags 8 and 9 with a double triumph on Grand Final day, the first time the club has won multiple premierships in a single campaign.  The Reserves come from 3rd on the ladder to emulate the Colts of 1992-3, going back-to-back with a 51 point win over Wanneroo, while the Colts win their third flag in 5 years when they beat Kenwick by 41 points.

1996 – The club makes the bold move of changing its guernsey, from the traditional navy blue with white monogram to navy and white hoops.

1997 – The club has a successful year on the field, in what would be its final year in the SFL.  The League side win a final to finish 4th, the Reserves finished 2nd but were out of the finals in straight sets, and the Colts fell one game short of yet another grand final appearance.  Matthew Long wins the Blackburn Medal as the SFL's Colts Fairest & Best.

1998 - With he club unable to field a Colts side (a requirement for SFL clubs), the club is forced to withdraw from the SFL for the 1998 season and spends a year in recess.

1999 – The club re-emerges as the Willetton Amateur Football Club (WAFC) and is re-entered into the WAAFL.   The club jumper is changed from navy and white hoops that appeared in 1996 to vertical navy and white stripes, while the nickname (‘The Blues’), home ground and club song remain the same. The club is entered into the E Grade competition, and the League side win the flag at its first attempt, the club’s first League premiership at any level.  The club is rewarded for the League side’s success with promotion to D Grade.

2000 – A third senior side is entered into the competition.  The League side go back to back, once again earning promotion, this time to the C Grade competition.

2001 – The club continues its success at Colts level, winning the C Colts premiership.  The League side also makes the grand final but falls short.

2002 – The League team again makes the grand final, but is unsuccessful.

2003 – The League side makes its third C Grade grand final in succession, but again goes down.  However, the WAAFL reward the club for its sustained success with promotion to B Grade.

2004 – The Colts win yet another flag, this time in the newly named Drew Banfield division.

2006 – The Colts once again take out the Drew Banfield division premiership.  However, the League side finish in the bottom two, meaning the club is relegated for the first time in its history.

2007 – The League side avenge for their relegation, losing just 2 games for the year on their way to the C Grade flag, earning the club instant re-promotion to B Grade.

2011 – Both the Colts and Thirds sides finish on top of the ladder and make their respective grand finals, but both go down on grand final day by less than a kick.  Off the field, the WSC is forced to close its doors, unable to secure a loan to pay for essential refurbishment and accumulated debts, leaving the Football Club without a functioning bar or clubrooms.

2012 – With the demise of the WSC, the club is forced to become incorporated in its own right, and becomes known as the Willetton Amateur Football Club Inc in May. In the same month, the club is finally able to come to an agreement with the City of Canning on use of the clubrooms formerly occupied by the WSC.  On the field, the League side finish in the bottom two, but the club is given an eleventh hour reprieve when another club is relegated in its place for breaches of WAAFL By-Laws.

2013 – The Colts side take out yet another Drew Banfield Colts premiership.

2014 – The League side suffer 8 straight losses to start the year, but recover to win 3 of their last 4 games.  However, this is not enough to keep the club out of the bottom two, and the club is relegated to C1 for the 2015 season.  The struggles are also felt off the field, with the City of Canning's refurbishment works to the clubrooms, initially planned to be finished mid-season, carrying on for the entirety of the season, meaning the club is forced to go without social facilities for the second time in 3 years.

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