The 2024 WAFL Season is about to take off with a history-making Thursday Night showdown in Joondalup.

The five months since last year's grand final and this coming Thursday night may feel like a blur for some fans, but for others it's been a long time coming for their teams with the hunger and desire to win the premiership.

It has been anything but a smooth build-up for the ten teams, so let's take a look at the goings-on for each side and predictions for the 2024 Season.

New coaches

2024 will introduce three new coaches into the league fold, most notably at last year's grand finalists Peel Thunder, as Geoff Valentine takes up a development role at the Fremantle Dockers and makes way for Adam Read to step into the hot seat.

Robert Wiley has stepped down as coach of the West Coast Eagles following an appalling 2023 campaign.

But one WAFL legend steps in for another, with former Subiaco premiership player Kyal Horsley taking up the daunting role with the Eagles in the WAFL as they head into a period of uncertainty.

West Perth will also be heading to 2024 with a new coach with Darren Harris stepping down as part of the club's succession plan and Jason Salecic taking over after leading the Reserves team to two consecutive grand finals.

The new (and old) top recruits

Star recruits aplenty have made the trip out West to try their hand at making an impact in the WAFL but there is no more standout recruit than one who is set to fire up at Perth.

Charlie Constable had won a VFL Premiership at the Gold Coast Suns six months earlier and is now set to tear it up at Lathlain following his stunning 2023 VFL campaign.

East Fremantle's premiership defence has been boosted to an extent with the returns of two stars at the start of their climb back up the ladder.

2022 Sandover medallist Blaine Boekhurst will return via the reserves to start the season to get the necessary miles following his second ACL reconstruction before his eventual league return.

Brynn Teakle will also be back at Shark Park following his delisting from Port Adelaide. He can provide aerial spring in the Sharks midfield and defensive six against fellow finals contenders.

Former West Coast Eagle Connor West will make his way back to his original team West Perth after averaging 18 disposals during his original stint at the Falcons.

One sentence for each WAFL club 

EAST FREMANTLE - Capable of going back to back but starting behind the curve.

PEEL THUNDER - Season trajectory will depend on Fremantle's injuries

SUBIACO - New captain to lead experienced Lions to another finals berth

CLAREMONT - Must fire this year or the flag window is slammed shut

EAST PERTH - AFL calibre midfield to lead the Royals to the top

WEST PERTH - A blend of youth and experience must fire at home

SWAN DISTRICTS - May find it tough if Aidan Clarke can't carry the load

SOUTH FREMANTLE - New forward combo brewing for Bulldogs revival

PERTH - New recruits bring a brighter future for the Demons

WEST COAST - Where do the Eagles go from here?