WAAFL: Kalamunda Cougars’ heartbreak turns to joy after second chance awarded by Whitford disqualification


Ben Bowness in full flight for the Cougars.
Ben Bowness in full flight for the Cougars.

KALAMUNDA Cougars’ disappointment turned to joy when they found out mid-week they would be playing in a WA Amateur Football League grand final this weekend.

The D2 reserves lost the preliminary final by nine points to Whitford on Saturday but the Warriors have since been disqualified for playing an unregistered player.

Now the Cougars will play Wembley in the grand final at Richard Guelfi Reserve, Balcatta, this Saturday.

“The boys are ecstatic to be given a second chance at playing in a grand final,” club spokesman Brad Woodgate said.

“They are looking to make the most of their opportunities and improve on last week’s game.

“It’s the club’s first grand final since winning the B grade premiership in 2013, and we are looking for a successful outcome again.”

Woodgate congratulated Ben Bowness for winning the league’s division two best and fairest award.