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2019 Female Football Competitions

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 3:33 PM

As the WAFC strives to maintain its commitment to the female football program, we have revised our competition format for the 2019 season.

It is the intention that Female Football – both Junior and Youth have a permanent presence in Friday night football. Following consultation with the Subiaco, West Perth, and Claremont DFDCs, the decision has been made to trial two separate competition playing days for female football for the year 3 – 6 age group in season 2019. Youth football will remain on Friday nights.

Clubs will be given the option to nominate their modified teams into either the Sunday competition or the Friday night competition, depending on their participants preference. At the time of nominating a team, clubs must select which competition they intend to play in. If a club has more than one team, they may nominate one in the Sunday competition and one in the Friday competition if they so desire.

For full details and for any inquiries,  please read DFDC Circular 6 - 2019 Female Football Fixturing

ECU Jets - West Coast Eagles coaching session!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 3:24 PM

Calling all Australian Rules players! The Perth Football League club ECU Jets, are excited to announce they will be holding an open training clinic this Monday, 18th February,  to be run with elite coaching staff from the West Coast Eagles AFL football club. This is your opportunity to pick up training tips direct from the coaching panel of the current AFL premiership club.

Irrespective of your skill level, both male and female players are invited to head down to Windermere Oval, Joondalup at 6.30pm on Monday, for a one hour session with West Coast Eagles Defensive Coach Daniel Pratt and Senior AFLW coach Luke Dwyer. 

The clinic is free. All you need bring are your boots, a towel, some water and plenty of enthusiasm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

(Photo - WCE Coaches Daniel Pratt and Luke Dwyer)

Football Circulars - 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 2:43 PM

As part of your District's commitment to maintaining a strong line of communication with all of our junior clubs, we regularly publish football related circulars on behalf of your DFDC and the WA Football Commission. These circulars contain information crucial to the successful running of your club and in turn, to the successful running of your competition.

This week, several circulars have been published that require your attention.

The Team Nominations form for 2019 is now accessible online via Circular 1. This form not only makes us aware that your team has put it's hand up to be included in our fixture planning but it also enables your team to indicate a preferred grading for 2019.  The deadline for team nominations is the 18th March, 2019.

Special Requests is another form crucial to our season planning. If your club has a Gala Day, boarders' long weekend or any special event, we need to know about these occasions well in advance of the season start date, so we can do our best to accommodate your request.  The deadline for notification of your special event is the 25th March, 2019.

The Volunteer Payments circular provides crucial detail on club payments to its volunteer workforce and how those payments may affect your personal tax liability for the 2018-19 taxation year. Please take the time to read this circular if this is of relevance to you.

We have several overarching policies that have been accepted for implementation throughout the season by your DFDC. These policies cover a range of topics such as our Healthy Clubs policy, bullying, disabilities, racial vilification, discrimination, our respect and responsibility statement and our risk management policy. All clubs are bound by these policies and are valuable tools for the creation of a harmonious environment for your participants. 

In 2018 we began implementing the use of the Interchange App for keeping track of player movements through the interchange gates and to keep a  record of total on field time for each individual involved in the game. The use of this app is now compulsory. This circular details that change and to which competitions the change is applicable.

To view all of these circulars CLICK HERE.

2019 Djinda Falcons Program and Nicky Winmar & Kirby Bentley Cup

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 11:13 AM

Places are now available for the exciting Nicky Winmar Carnival and Kirby Bentley Cup in 2019.

Open to indigenous boys and girls within the West Perth District that are born in  2004, 2005 or 2006, the Djinda Falcons Program are currently hosting training sessions in preperation for the Nicky Winmar & Kirby Bentley carnivals.

Training sessions are hosted each Friday afternoon in the leadup to the carnival. 

Fri 8th Feb @ HBF Arena 4-5pm

Fri 15th Feb @ Lake Joondalup Baptist College, Western oval 4:30-6:00pm

Fri 22nd Feb @ HBF Arena 4-5pm

Fri 1st Mar @ HBF Arena 4-5pm

Fri 8th Mar @ HBF Arena 4-5pm

Fri 15th Mar @ HBF Arena 4-5pm

Fri 22nd Mar @ HBF Arena 4-5pm

The Carnival itself will be held on Sat 23rd March at David Grays Arena, Mandurah.

Please contact Sharon Kenney for more information on sharonkenneyconsultant@gmail.com or 0400 203 660.

Rise Up Teacher PD Day

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 11:44 AM

The WAFC Metro North Region in partnership with Alkimos Primary School, hosted R.I.S.E. U.P. a professional development day for secondary and primary school teachers on Friday 1st Feb, at Alkimos Primary School.
The event was an opportunity for teachers and education staff to learn from industry professionals about the role of AFL in schools, on how to build mental resilience skills and on the importance of balancing their work/ life environment. 

The day kicked off with Andrew O'Brien (WAFC), Graham Mills and Dana Hooker (Fremantle Dockers), and Bradd Dalziell (West Coast Eagles) discussing their programs in schools for the year ahead as well as the opportunities for both students and teachers. Key note speaker Michael Hines from Smiling Minds delivered a session on workplace resilience and mindfulness techniques that had beneficial takeaways for all to integrate into their work environments. To finish the day, Wes Moran (WAFC) took the teachers through a comprehensive overview of the opportunities coaches have in the school environment, coupled with both theory and practical components. 

Thank you to all that attended, presenters and of course, Alkimos PS for hosting. The event was a success for it's first run to build upon in the future. The day was full of useful tips, practical information, networking opportunities and a terrific insight into the structures of AFL and AFLW.  

Keep your eye out for our next sessions.

For more photos from the event, please head to our Facebook page  - West Perth Football District

Clubs in Focus - March 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 2:19 PM

The highly successful Clubs-in-Focus Club Conference is back for 2019! The City of Joondalup and the City of Wanneroo are again partnering to bring you an evening of insight, practical advice and skill building to help your club grow and thrive. 

Lock the event into your calendars on Wednesday 20 March – Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus - this is one you won’t want to miss! More information and RSVP details coming soon.

If you have any enquiries, please contact City of Joondalup Senior Sport and Recreation Officer, Emily Carroll on emily.carroll@joondalup.wa.gov.au .

AFL9s Summer Competition - Register Now!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 2:30 PM

After the success of the AFL 9s Spring season at the back end of 2019, the Western Australian Football Commission will be starting the Summer Competition at Seacrest Park in Sorrento, with the first round expected to commence on Wednesday 6th February 2019.

If you would like to register a team, click on the link below or call AFL 9s Competition Manager Jesse Tippet on 9208 9999 or 0434 518 280.

Grab your friends and come down to Seacrest for some action-packed Wednesday Night Footy!!!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

AFLW Calling All Girls!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 12:46 PM

Season 3 of the AFLW is set to kick off in the next few weeks. Following AFLW's two exciting seasons already completed, 2019 is sure to heat up even more. On February 16th,  Fremantle FC are scheduled to take on Collingwood FC at Fremantle Oval and Metro North girls have been invited to register for a chance to participate in the half time Auskick and Little League activities.

Auskick Girls in year 2 for season 2019 will be able to register via a link sent out from their local community club for a chance to participate in some Auskick grid games at half time of the match. Subiaco District Development Officer Matt Debarro had this to say, “It is always an exciting opportunity for any kid to get to play in front of large crowds and in front of their football heroes. We are excited to be able to provide 40 lucky female Auskickers the opportunity to participate.”

The opportunities do not end there; 30 lucky year 6 girls will also get the chance to participate in a half time Little League match. West Perth Development Officer Andrew O’Brien commented, “The inception of the AFLW has sparked the recent growth of female football throughout the country. Metro North has seen a growth rate of 180% in 2018. An opportunity like this is a great way to reward and inspire more girls to get involved in AFL both at school and at a community level.”

If you would like your Auskick or year 6 daughter to have the chance to participate then contact your local club and check your emails for the links to register. With limited spots and registrations already flying in, make sure you jump on fast and register.

2019 Coach Training Opportunities with Wes Moran

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 2:29 PM

2019 will have another big focus on Coaching in 2019, with the aim to give our kids the best Football experience possible, with positive Role Models and positive Game Day/Training Environments. The new series of Education workshops that have been developed over the last 2-3 month are now all ready to be booked into and presented at your clubs.

Please see the below link which will allow club Coach Coordinators to book your clubs into educations session for 2019.

There are a total of 15 sessions available.

The Sessions available in 2019 are:

  • - Game Day Coaching                                                           
  • - Coaching Youth Football – rules/bylaws
  • - Tackling (Junior and Youth separate)                               
  • - Kicking
  • - New Coaches                                                                      
  • - Coaching Ruck/Stoppages (Youth Only)
  • - Dealing with Parents                                                          
  • - Fundamentals
  • - Managing Kids – Values, Culture, Disabilities                  
  • - ‘Training Ugly’
  • - Coaching Females                                                               
  • - Positional Craft (Youth Only)
  • - Pre-Season                                                                          
  • - Strength and Conditioning – injury prevention
  • - Effective Training Sessions

Coaches will be able to attend any session at any club they wish, not just the one hosted by their respective club.

'Click Here’ (COACH COORDINATORS/PRESIDENTS ONLY)

Once your clubs session has been confirmed, an event will be created on Coach.afl and coaches will be able to see what session are available in the surrounding areas.

If you are interested in obtaining your Level 2 Coaching Accreditation please apply via the link below:

‘Click Here for Level 2’

Are you or do you know an exceptional female coach? Then the 2019 Female Coaching Academy is now taking applications. Link located Below:

‘Click Here for Female Academy application’

As always if you have any issues or questions about anything coaching, please don’t hesitate to contact Wesley Moran, Metro North Coach Coordinator via email or phone. Please bear in mind that the WAFC staff will be on leave from the 21st of December 2018 to the 14th of January 2019, so within that period responses to email or phone calls will be limited.

I hope you and your families have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

AFL 9s Sorrento Spring Comp Comes to a Close!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Wednesday 12th December 2018 marked Grand Final week of the AFL 9s Spring Competition,  held at Seacrest Park, Sorrento.

In all 22 teams competed across two divisions in the 10 week competition, with every game played with respect and sportsmanship between all participants.

Congratulations to the North Beach Pups and Steve's Webb for making it to the Division 1 Grand Final.  We also congratulate NBFC Academy and Roo Doggies for reaching the Division 2 Grand Final.

DIVISION 1 GRAND FINAL - RESULTS
8.3 (51) Steve's Webb
7.3 (45) North Beach Pups

DIVISION 2 GRAND FINAL - RESULTS
12.2 (74) NBFC Academy
9.3 (57) Roo Doggies

Registrations are now open for our Summer 9s Competition.  CLICK HERE to register your team for 2019. Matches commence on the 6th February.

From the AFL 9s Sorrento team, we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and safe New Year.