Jack Darling, Josh Kennedy, Nic Naitanui... these names stack up as stars of the competition, as All-Australians and as West Coast Eagles greats.

But these greats all have to start somewhere, and that somewhere was the Perth Football League.

This grassroots football is ingrained in many Australian youngsters, and the Perth Football League has nurtured that talent to produce some of the best players the AFL has seen.

The competition is now celebrating their centenary season since inception in 1922 with just five teams.

After weathering the storm of COVID and standing strong, the PFL has hit the ground running in 2021 to become a 71-club competition which now includes women.

The League produces more future footballers with every coming year.

“That’s where footy starts from, the grass roots, and I’m so proud to be involved,” West Coast Eagles CEO Trevor Nisbett said.

“It’s such a wonderful opportunity, I’ve been involved for a long time now with amateur football and the growth and what they’ve been doing has been remarkable.

“We’re so pleased to be involved again this year.”