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Former East Fremantle coach Steve Malaxos joined Swan Districts as their midfield coach, replacing Ryan Crowley who was nabbed by Essendon to top up their depleted list.

Clubs banned from playing some youngsters in league or reserves after national under-18s championships.

Boom Subiaco recruit Sam Grimley has been training at Essendon and looks likely to be the latest top-up player signed by the embattled club.

Subiaco premiership ruckman Frank Stockley has retired from the WAFL to concentrate on work and family commitments.

Construction of a new $8 million state-of-the-art training base for West Perth will start this winter in a move that will enable a third AFL club to be based in WA.

The GNFL could welcome back one of its best-ever talents this season, with a number of clubs believed to be in talks with former Collingwood player Brad Dick.

Carnarvon will host a WAFL match in the 2016 premiership season, so long as the oval at the Festival Grounds meets acceptable playing standards.

West Coast father-son prospect Jordan Matera is planning to play in the WAFL this season in the wake of being overlooked in last year’s national draft.

East Perth have leapt to the defence of Brendan Lee’s reputation, with chief executive Dean Turner labelling their suspended co-captain as a role model who didn’t deserve to be regarded as a drug …

Essendon are almost certain to overlook de-listed Fremantle tagger Ryan Crowley as they scour the country for top-up players to rebuild their shattered list for this season.

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