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Awards of Excellence - Celebrating Season 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 4:47 PM


Nominations are now being called for the 2018 Awards of Excellence to recognise the achievements and contributions of Football Volunteers in Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Districts in the 2018 Football Season.

Nominations are open to all members of Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth affiliated clubs.

The Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Districts urge all nominators to please take the appropriate time to fill out and submit the Nomination Form and written submission addressing the selection criteria well in advance of the due date.

Nominations are called for the following Award categories (Click the links below):

Application for the following awards have now closed:

  • Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year*

The following awards do not require club nomination:

  • Junior Club of the Year
  • Senior Club of the Year
  • Umpire of the Year*

* These award winners will be announced prior to the 2018 Awards of Excellence but presented on the evening.


The 2018 Awards of Excellence for the Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Districts will be held on Friday 21st September 2018 at the Rendezvous Hotel Perth, Scarborough.

Event Details:

Date: Friday 21st September 2018

Time: 6:30pm doors and bar opens | 7pm start

Venue: Grand Ballroom, Rendezvous Hotel Perth, Scarborough

Dress Code: Lounge suit / Cocktail


Tickets for the 2018 Awards of Excellence are now available for purchase.

Member Clubs wishing to reserve/purchase tickets should click here.

Indoviduals wishing to purchase tickets can do so by contacting Andrew Ridley via email 

For Full Event Details Click Here


Stay in Style - Enjoy the event and do not worry about the need to taxi or drive home>

The Hotel Rendezvous Scarborough has a great deal for event guests with room rate discount of 10% off the Fully Flexible rate at point of booking with room type is subject to availability at time of booking.

Rooms must be booked before the 14th September 2018 in order to receive this special discounted rate.
Guests are to book their own rooms and pay their own accounts. Credit card details are required to secure bookings.

In order to receive the special Accommodation Rate guests must book direct via link provided below. 

Booking Link                    Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough

Promo Code                    CONV10           

There are a limited number of rooms available at this rate, book early to avoid disappointment.

Download Accommodation Booking Flyer


Patersons Wealth Management West Perth AFL Players Panel Lunch & Auction

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 4:43 PM

Join the West Perth Football Club and some of the club's AFL Players in a panel discussion while enjoying a superb lunch and auction supporting the Falcons Fighting Fund. 

Ticket includes: 

  • Multi-course seated lunch
  • Beer, wine, sparkling, cider & soft drink beverage package
  • Opportunity to bid on unique sporting memorabilia & auction items
  • MC entertainment
  • West Perth AFL players panel discussion
  • Only $195 - on sale now! 

For more information call: 9300 3611

Purchase tickets here

West Perth District Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year Finalists

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Finalists for the West Perth District Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year have been confirmed. The finalists were determined from over 150 deserving nominations. One lucky person will be awarded the West Perth District Volunteer of the Year and invited to the Sandover Medal where the State winner will be announced. The WA Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year winner will win tickets to the AFL Grand Final as recognition for their efforts.

Congratulations to the following people for being finalists for the West Perth District:

- Stephen Kinnersly, Brighton JFC

- Tamara Deering, Edgewater Woodvale JFC

- Lorraine Elliott, Joondalup Kinross JFC

- Philip Furmage, Ocean Ridge JFC

- Shannon Tippett, Quinns Districts AFC

- Mark Clayton, Quinns Districts JFC

- Michelle Willcocks, Wanneroo JFC

- Stan Broom, West Perth FC

- Natalie Sharman, West Perth Junior Competition Committee

- Phil O'Donnell, Whitford JFC

- Linda Cockman, Yanchep JFC

The West Perth District and WA Football Commission congratulate and thank all volunteers who received nominations with a special mention to those finalists listed here for their work this season.

Keep tuned for more information on the District and State winners of The Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year.

Wanneroo Teacher Wins Third School Ambassador Award

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 2:03 PM

Wanneroo Secondary College’s Thomas Moscarda won his third consecutive annual award for Most Outstanding Secondary AFL School Ambassador when winners of the West Australian Football Commission's AFL School Ambassador Awards were announced at Claremont Oval last night (August 9).

The Wanneroo Secondary College teacher was one of six winners on the night, with Nuria Ushoroff from the Australian Islamic College Kewdale claiming the other major award as Most Outstanding Primary School Ambassador.
Both teachers won a trip for two to an AFL Final in Melbourne later this year where they will attend a function with other AFL School Ambassador Award winners from around the country.
WAFC Executive Manager Engagement and Community Football Troy Kirkham congratulated the award winners and thanked them for their support of football programs in WA schools.

"These were all highly deserving winners and I sincerely thank them for the role they have played in the promoting football, engaging new participants and connecting them to community clubs," he said.

AFL School Ambassadors are dedicated teachers and school staff who actively promote Australian football at their school. Those who excel are recognised at the annual awards night.
In WA, 28 teachers from 28 schools were finalists across the six award categories in 2018.
Last night's award presentation also featured a panel interview with Fremantle Dockers AFL Women’s captain Kara Donnellan, Dockers player Cam Sutcliffe, West Coast Eagles player Eric Mackenzie and Nikki Harwood from the West Coast AFLW coaching panel.
2018 AFL School Ambassador Award winners

Most Outstanding First Year Ambassador
Alice Potter, Servite College
Most Outstanding Female Program
Rob Venn, John Curtin College of the Arts
Most Outstanding Multicultural Program
Cam Fosbery, Belmont City College
Most Outstanding Indigenous Program
Simon Nimmo, Yule Brook College/Southern River College
Most Outstanding Primary AFL School Ambassador
Nuria Ushoroff, Australian Islamic College Kewdale
Most Outstanding Secondary AFL School Ambassador
Thomas Moscarda, Wanneroo Secondary College

WAFC Awards Recognition

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 12:56 PM

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) was recognised at the 2018 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards this morning for its Aboriginal Sports Weekend, run in partnership with Netball WA.

The annual Aboriginal Sports Weekend, which encompasses the Nicky Winmar Cup, the Kirby Bentley Cup and the Aboriginal Youth Netball Gala Day, was announced as the Community Event of the Year at this morning’s (August 8) award presentation.
WAFC Executive Manager Engagement and Community Football, Troy Kirkham, said the award was great recognition for a significant community program that not only enhanced participation pathways, but was extremely important in the development of Aboriginal coaches, umpires, administrators and mentors.
“The success of Western Australia in the National Kickstart Championships, which we have won for eight consecutive years, is largely driven by the development of players, coaches and support staff through the Nicky Winmar and the Kirby Bentley Cups,” he said.
“The collaboration between the WAFC and Netball WA is also one that continues to highlight the work of both sports in the participation and engagement space, and the positive community outcomes that can be achieved by sports working together.
“Congratulations to everyone that has been involved in the event over the past few years as it has grown into a significant program that connects and enhances the WA community.”
The WA Sport and Recreation Industry Awards are recognised as the premier accolade for any organisation in the industry. Held every two years, the awards recognise innovation and exceptional achievement across all areas of sport and recreation in Western Australia with award categories including:

  • Organisational Excellence
  • Commitment to Participation
  • Places and Spaces: Planning and Design
  • Supporting Volunteers
  • Regional Excellence
  • Event of the Year - Community
  • Event of the Year - Professional
  • True Sport
  • Innovation in Practice

The WAFC was also a finalist for the Supporting Volunteers Award and the Innovation in Practice Award.

Coaching Education Sessions

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Over the last 6 weeks Metro North Coach Coordinator, Wes Moran  has been conducting Club based education sessions across all of our districts.

The sessions have covered topics such as game sense training and the benefits of the modern coaching technique, skill acquisition and game understanding. Coaches have been discovering the importance of increased touches of the footy during training sessions and what the recommended level of touches per player per training session is. The session also covered an often over looked aspect of coaching, how to connect with the players and help them to become talented people - not only within our football clubs but in the wider community. Discussions at each session has been very strong and well received by Wes and the coaches involved.

On Tuesday the 24th of July, Wes conducted the first fundamental skill-based session, which covered the basics of tackling. The session included a theory component, which outlined the three main tackles junior players are likely to encounter, umpiring of a tackle and what coaches should be doing to teach their kids on how to avoid using a dangerous tackle and finally, a practical component covering four basic drills. These not only included some of the fundamentals of the game but are a safe and engaging way to improve tackling technique.  Six exercises were shown in the session, including a ‘new age’ warm up which is fun and engaging. These exercises are great means to teach stability and the basics on how to fall safely in the event of a tackle.

There are a few club based education session still available in 2018 please see the link below to register to attend, as well as one more session available in 2018 to attend the tackling session. These sessions are the easiest way for coaches to gain the required points for their accreditation in 2018.


Tops Marks for the Footy Clinic!

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 7:31 PM

The Falcons District July School Holiday Clinic was hosted in superb, sunny winter conditions on Wednesday 11th July at HBF Arena. Over 90 boys and girls from pre-primary to year 6 took part in the fun filled day where they were coached by the West Perth Football Club senior players across 8 stations that were educational, inclusive and fun.

The 8 stations covered all things footy and fun, this includes all the fundamental football skills such as, handballing, kicking, marking and tackling incorporated within fun games and activities. The kids also participated in a modified match and experienced what it would be like to be a West Perth football club player, receiving a tour of the new West Perth Football Club facility. The brand new, multi storey, AFL grade facility was completed in December of 2017 and provided the kids with an idea of the high-quality equipment and technology available at WAFL level and within the West Perth Football Club. This gave the kids the ability to feel what it will be like if they are ever lucky enough to pull on the mighty Red and Blue.

A big thank you to everyone who came along and made the day a success. As always, the West Perth players did an exceptional job and were a great example to the kids to aspire to, passing on their knowledge to the future generation of stars. All boys and girls left the day with a new West Perth Football Club training shirt and a smile on their face as they take their newly developed skills into their community teams.

The Sunday Times WA Football Volunteer of the Year – NOMINATE NOW

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:46 AM

THE West Australian Football Commission presents The Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year Award annually to one of 17 regional and district finalists at the WAFL's Sandover Medal count.

WA was the first State to recognise its volunteers on such a large scale. The award’s success has prompted the AFL to run the program nationwide.

Anyone involved in football at any level is eligible to be nominated for the award through their local Club or District or by the WA Football Commission. 

Award nominations opened last month, with football clubs around the state urged to submit the names of their volunteers to recognise the hard work they do throughout the season. Evrey volunteer nominated will receive notification of their nomination and thanks for their work. One volunteer from each Club will be specially recognised for the amazing work they do. A finalist will then be selected in each of WA’s 17 Football Districts and Regions and the winners invited to the Sandover Medal count. The WA winner announced on the night will receive a trip for two to the AFL grand final where they will march in the Grand Final parade. 

Please visit to nominate a volunteer.


Some special ways to thank a volunteer include:

  • Nominate them for the Football Volunteer of the Year
  • Weekly, Monthly and Annual Awards (At a District, Club or Team Level)
  • Articles on individual volunteers in newsletters
  • Articles in local newspapers
  • ID Badges, cards, hats and shirts for volunteers
  • Ask them to train other volunteers
  • Award life memberships to exceptional volunteers
  • Ask your team to write thank you notes to your volunteers
  • Hold special volunteer events
  • Name awards after key volunteers in your club
  • Ensure volunteers are reimbursed for their out of pocket expenses
  • Provide volunteers with recognition certificates for their services
  • Acknowledge volunteers at club meetings
  • Offer letters of reference for volunteers
  • Where possible, reduce membership fees for to the families of volunteers
  • Offer and pay for training and accreditation courses for volunteers
  • Thank you letters from the club committee to volunteers

What a day for a parade!!

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 5:39 PM

The International Round has come and gone for another year and this year we were blessed with great weather to accompany the many exciting activities that made International Round not just another game of footy.

There was plenty of off-field action throughout the day including the Falcons District Junior Club Parade which saw the district’s clubs, represented by their juniors, parade in front of a massive 5000 plus home crowd prior to the league game. This gave the junior clubs a chance to showcase their passion with pride, colour and enthusiasm. 

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Falcons to host International Football Festival

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 1:30 PM

West Perth Football Club League players will don special guernseys featuring the British flag for their International Football clash against Subiaco at Joondalup Arena this Saturday, June 30.

The clash forms part of the club’s annual International Football Festival which celebrates the diverse community in the Falcons District. The district embraces the largest multicultural and migrant community within the State, overseeing participation and involvement of footy players from Hillarys through to Two Rocks.

The British flag featured on the jumpers the players will be sporting reflects the high percentage of British-born migrants in the area.

The festival, which enters its eighth year, is a free event for the entire family. It will kick off with the Reserves match, followed by an exhibition match between the Edmund Rice Centre Female Football Academy and Ocean Ridge Junior Football Club, before the League clash gets underway at 2.40pm. 

In addition to the games, there will be a dedicated kids zone including face painting, games with giveaways, footy activities as well as international themed food trucks.

Fixture Details
West Perth v Subiaco
Saturday June 30 | Joondalup Arena 2.40pm

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