Have the WAFC considered looking to introduce (perhaps in 5-6-8 years) a team from South Africa? Perhaps the South African team (At least initially) could play half its games in Cape Town and half in Port Elizabeth. (To reduce costs for the team). And the WAFL teams could fly over to play them - paid for by the WAFC (Or AFL?). Now that would be some real innovation on the part of the WAFC wouldn't it? Growing the game and potentially opening up a new market. Perhaps the WAFC and Freo/WCE could do a deal with the AFL that they get priority over any potential South African recruits for a period - 10 years perhaps? It would eliminate the bye in the WAFL for one thing wouldn't it? When the South African team started becoming more competitive (hopefully after 2-3 years) they could start flying over to Perth to play a few away games. And then perhaps you open up the possibilty of 2 South African teams - one in Cape Town & one in Port Elizabeth - depending of course on how the team has been received in each of these cities.