1989

This was the last year that the Town Oval was used for Sunday's fixtures. Mike Weavers was elected new President of the Association and he immediately began the push for more professionalism in all aspects of football.

By mid season, Bardi and Meatworks had become firm favourites to play off in the Grand final. Bardi were determined to repeat their success of 1987 when they won the flag for the first time and the best and fairest with Kevin Ejai receiving the award.

Results 11/6/89

Meatworks 12.12 (84) defeated Saints 3.5 (23)

La Grange 10.9 (69) defeated Beagle Bay 8.7 (55)

Bardi 10.16 (76) defeated Towns 10.9 (69)

Premiership Table
Played won drawn lost for against % points
Bardi 7 7 - - 717 371 193.3 28
Meatworks 7 6 - 1 596 266 162.8 24
La Grange 7 4 - 3 499 512 97.5 16
Saints 7 2 - 5 426 616 69.2 8
Beagle Bay 7 1 - 6 374 558 67.0 4
Towns 7 1 - 6 342 531 64.4 4

Prior to the finals, Wayne Edgar was a runaway winner of the West Kimberley Associations fairest and best. A rover with Bidyadanga, Edgar finished the season on 40 points nearly 30 points ahead of his closest rivals, making him without doubt the clearest winner in the history of the award in Broome.

There was a tie for runner-up position with Gary Pethick and Peter McDonald, both from Meatworks side, on 12 point. About 100 people attended the medal count which was held at the recently revamped Mangrove Hotel with the compere being WKFA president Mike Weavers.

The Grand Final was also very one sided, when Meatworks won the Premiership by a 90 point margin. Final scores were Meatworks 23 goals 12 - 151 points and Bardi 8 goals 13 - 61 points. The last time Meatworks won a premiership was back in 1982. A trophy was awarded to Meatworks ruck rover Brad Tollentino for "Best Player on the Field".

The greatest margin in a Grand Final occurred in 1950 when Meaties beat Towns by 24 goals with Lenny Molan booting 16 goals himself.

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