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Rise Up PD Day - Resilience in Sports Education

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:17 PM

An exciting, AFL themed professional development opportunity is in place for Friday 1st February 2019 for all education staff in the West Perth, Subiaco and Claremont Districts.  

The event will be hosted at Alkimos Primary School starting at 11am. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Fremantle FC, West Coast Eagles and West Perth Falcons District Development Staff about the programs they are coordinating in schools, as well as the future plans for these programs, with particular focus on women’s football.

Alkimos Primary School Health and Phys Ed Specialist Kristopher Fenn, put forward the idea to provide a professional learning day specific to role of Australian Rules football in our schools, therefore providing a point of difference to most PD days for education staff.  

Smiling Minds has been engaged to present a workplace resilience workshop. As our key note presenters, they will be highlighting advantages of mindfulness and resilience concepts, not only in a sports setting but also in the classroom setting.  Smiling Minds is currently utilised by over 50,000 teachers.

Following this, a presentation from WAFC staff will provide a theoretical and practical session on coaching AFL in schools.

The end of the sessions will provide an opportunity for education staff to network among each other. An invitation will also be extended to each school’s respective local club to build upon connections and pathways for students into their local clubs. Refreshments will be available for a small cost.

This event is open to education staff within the West Perth, Claremont and Subiaco Districts. There is no cost attached to attend and lunch will be provided, courtesy of Alkimos Primary School.

RSVP is essential by COB Friday 7th December to: with each attendee’s full name, school and any dietary requirements.

Please extend this invitation to other education staff within your school as this is not only limited to Physical Education Teachers. We hope to see many of you in attendance and look forward to meeting and working with many new faces.

Notice of 2018 West Perth DFDC Annual General Meeting

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:25 AM

Dear District Stakeholder,

West Perth District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting

Please be advised that the West Perth District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting is to be held on Monday 26th November 2018 at the West Perth Football Club, Kennedya Drive, Joondalup. Registrations will commence at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm sharp start. Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting.

Please find attached documentation pertaining to the 2018 West Perth District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting. These include:

  1. Agenda
  2. Call for Nominations
  3. Executive, Ordinary and Administration Member Nomination Form
  4. Call for nomination Life Membership
  5. Application for Club Affiliate Membership
  6. Club Affiliate Member Committee Contacts Register

Clubs are required to complete the attached affiliation form and the Club Committee Contacts Register prior to the commencement of the 2018 Annual General Meeting and return to the District Secretary.

Affiliate Club Members include:

  1. Junior Football Clubs who participate in the AFL Auskick (5-8 year old), AFL  Junior (9- 12 year old) and AFL Youth (13-17 year old) competitions must affiliate with the Council in order to participate in competitions conducted under the auspices of the Council.
  2. Senior Community Clubs who participate in competitions affiliated to the WAFC may affiliate to the Council (includes but is not limited to clubs participating in the WA Amateur Football League, Metropolitan Football League, WA Womens Football League and AFL Masters WA).

The West Perth DFDC Chairman requests that a minimum of two members from each affiliate are in attendance where possible.

All affiliate members, life members, ordinary members, executive members and administration members may lodge items for General Business. General Business items are to be lodged through the Secretary via email ( before 5pm Sunday 25th November or in writing handed to the Secretary at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the Annual General Meeting.

Please contact District Secretary, Karen Mullumby by email ( to advise how many representatives will be attending and/or to register items for General Business.

Chris Erikson

Chairperson, West Perth District Football Development Council 



2018 West Perth DFDC AGM Information Package

2017 West Perth DFDC AGM Minutes

2019 Fees and Charges

Coaching Female Football Forum

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 9:33 AM

Registrations for the 2018 Coaching Female Football Forum are now open! The forum will be hosted by the Head of AFLW, Nicole Livingstone and will feature presenters including:

  • Michelle Cowan - (Former Fremantle FC AFLW Senior Coach)
  • Peta Searle - (St Kilda FC)
  • Kay Crossley - (LaTrobe University)
  • Damian Farrow - (Victoria University & AIS)

Now in its 3rd year, the annual forum provides coaches of young girls and women the opportunity to learn from leading coaches in the field and interact with their coaching peers. This is simply a coaching event you do not want to miss!

Date: Sunday November 25

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location: The Glasshouse - Olympic Park, Olympic Park Blvd, Melbourne VIC 3001

Cost: $110 (Including GST)

For more information regarding the Coaching Female Football Forum, go to

If you have any questions relating to the Coaching Female Football Forum please contact our Coaching Support Team at 


What is 'New Age' Coaching?

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 1:49 PM

The ‘new age’ Coach, is more than a theory, it is a way of life and one we as community coaches and participants of our great game at the grassroots level should do what we can to adopt. Athlete centred coaching is what works best for our players, as well as for adult participants of the game.

Encouragement, fun, understanding and empathy are all great ways of engaging our children and the players we coach, not only to benefit their love of the game and getting outside, but that’s how we get out players to engage with skill development and overall retention.

If you are a coach or club official who would like more information about athlete centred coaching or the ‘new age’ coach, please don’t hesitate to contact the Metro North Coach Coordinator Wes Moran at

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Curtin University Athlete Motivation Study

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 1:31 PM

Curtin University’s Physical Activity and Well-Being laboratory is seeking participants to complete 1 or 2 short online assessments to aid research into athlete motivation and the role a coach plays to influence motivation and other experiences within their sport of choice.
This study is part of international research and the results will provide valuable insights into improving participation in sport.
Fo those that complete the surveys, there is an opportunity to win a $50 Coles Myer gift card.
Questionnaires can be found at the following links:
• Survey 1
• Survey 2
The WAFC would encourage as many people as possible to complete the questionnaires to assist the researchers. Ultimately, this research will help the development of coaches and those involved in improving a sporting experience.

2018 Awards of Excellence

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Awards of Excellence - Celebrating Season 2018

The 2018 Northern Conference Awards of Excellence were celebrated in style at the Grand Ballroom at the Rendezvous Hotel Perth, Scarborough on Friday 21st September.

The annual awards night celebrates and recognises the achievements of our local clubs and their individuals who put in countless hours of hard work to ensure that our great game continues to grow throughout the community.

MC Georgie Parker was joined by Mick Collis to run the evening and to provide entertainment.

Congratulations to our award winners and finalists who were recognised on the evening for their contributions in 2018. 


Young Achiever of The Year - Jordan Smith – Marist FC

Parent Umpire of the Year - Brad Young – Sorrento Duncraig JFC

Umpire of the Year - Ben Johnson – Falcons District

5 Year Umpire Service Awards -

Tigers District:

Josh Gentle, Nixon Martinovich, Jean-Pierre Chedid, Henry West, Oliver Parks, Joseph Moylan, Solomon Slattery, Patrick Donovan and Cooper Carvalho.

Lions District:

Adam Popham, Luke Bennett, Jacob Bryant, Riley Creed and Andrew Hughes.

Falcons District:

Connor Bryant Evans, Rob Corrigan, Andrew Filing, Ben Johnson, Nathan Jones and Connor Magookin.

Auskick Support Crew of the Year - Michelle Partridge – Wanneroo JFC

Modified Coach of the Year - Peter Holywell – West Coast JFC

Youth Coach of the Year - Jack Beeck – Subiaco JFC

Female Coach of the Year - Pia Faletti – Warwick Greenwood JFC

Senior Coach of the Year - Andrew Di Loretto – Claremont Women’s AFC

Senior Club of the Year -

Claremont Women’s Football Club – Tigers District

Osborne Park AFC – Lions District

Northern Warriors Veterans Football Club – Falcons District

Junior Club of the Year -

Scarborough JFC – Tigers District

Sorrento Duncraig JFC – Lions District

Whitford JFC – Falcons District


2018 Fairest and Best Results

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 1:46 PM


YEAR 8s - SUPER 8s

Colin Lawrence   - Wanneroo Black 30
Jacob Dwyer   - Wanneroo White 23
Brodie Chapman  - Kingsway Black 20
James Spadanuda  - Swanbourne Navy 20


Camden Pires  - Scarborough Sea Eagles 27
Toby Mcdonald  - North Beach Gold 25
Jye Riccardi  - O/R Pointers 17
Fraser Hyatt - Wembley Downs White 17


Jye Skender  - Warwick Greenwood Knights 33
Bailey van der Struyf - Claremont Tigers 32
Ross Gardiner  - Kingsway Teal 26


Kieran Shore  - Quinns Tornadoes 22
Cooper Smith  - Whitford Jaguars 21
Joel Bayntun  - Whitford Jaguars 17


Noah Maxted-Rubery  - Scarborough Gold 29
Clayton Taylor - O/R Pointers 14
Mathew Reynolds - Sorrento Duncraig Dolphins 14
Brodie Ginbey -  Scarborough Gold 13


Taj Worsfold - Carine Cougars 24
Neil Erasmus - Sorrento Duncraig Hawks 23
Richard Farmer - North Beach Tigers 21


Max Hyde - Whitford Wildcats 29
Byron Sherwood - Quinns Thunder 23
Campbell Henderson - Carine Cats 21


Matao Owen - Marist 28
Hayden Wallace - Kingsway Teal 21
Ayden Nolan - Kingsley Cats 20


Mixie Darvall - Claremont Tigers 21
Bianca Webb - O/R Sharks 19
Jessica Broughton - W/G Knights 17


Jayne Danaher - North Beach Tigers 17
Grace Wilkie - Wembley Magpies 16
Breanna Wills - Carine Cats 14
Bridget Camisa - Marist 14


Blake Morris - Kingsley Cats 17
Matthew Johnson - North Beach Gold 16
Dallas Cook - North Beach Gold 14


Tyreece Bynder - Warwick Greenwood Knights 24
Tatenda Makova - Marist 23
Lachlan Vanirsen - Warwick Greenwood Knights 17


Jaxon McGowan - Kingsway Rockets 23
Devlyn Mitchell - Quinns Thunder 17
Clayton Moore - Quinns Thunder 14


Kane Foley - North Beach Red 19
Eben Rasmussen - Carine Cats 18
Mark Corbett - Warwick Greenwood Knights 15


Corey Rundle - Whitford Wildcats 24
Tommy Taylor-Shreeve - Wanneroo Roos 13
Kaible Bailey - Brighton Seahawks 12


Riley Holly -Warwick Greenwood Knights 20
Luke Knight - Marist 15
Christopher Papadopoulos - Whitford Wildcats 10
Connor Pollard - North Beach Tigers 10
Jake Benetti - Marist 10
Ronin O'Connor - Marist 10

AFL9s Is Ready to Roll!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 2:07 PM

The finals may be over for your club but are you still needing a football fix? If your answer is 'yes', then we have just the game for you and your mates!

AFL9s is about to launch it's Spring Season for 2018 at Seacrest Reserve and we want to hear from your team!  It's a fun and exciting way to keep in touch with the game you love over the summer. Matches are social and non-contact. Just nine players and you have yourself a team.

To register your team click here - 

For any enquiries please contact Jesse Tippet on 0434 518 280. 


West Perth Auskick Gala Day Wrap!

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 1:29 PM

Sunday the 12th Of August saw West Perth’s Auskick Gala Day held in glorious conditions at MacDonald Park, with over 800 kids from 79 teams take part in the annual event. Level 1 to Level 3 Auskick teams from local district centres took part in the opportunity to play fixtured games against each other, all for the fun of it and to enjoy the experience of the Gala Day. The Gala Day was also host to a number of StarKick games for teams including Quinns JFC, Joondalup Kinross JFC, Coolbinnia JFC and East Fremantle JFC. Starkick provides the opportunity for boys and girls aged between between 5 and 12, who by circumstance or choice are unable to join into the clubs existing football programs and who may need extra support or time to achieve their goals.

The sunny conditions were perfect for football and as games got under way at 8:30am, the BBQ was fired up and the day got rolling. West Perth Football Club senior players were in attendance and umpired across all 12 ovals across the day, providing that extra level of excitement for the kids. The West Perth Football Club presence extended to a merchandise station where the kids were able to grab a new jersey, jacket, flag or scarf, or a team poster to gather their local heroes signatures.

The day was made possible thanks to the efforts from all club volunteers, the District JCC, District Staff and of course, all the kids. A big thank you is also extended to Whitfords JFC for hosting the Gala Day at their home ground and for their efforts in marking the grounds and providing numerous equipment pieces.

Congratulations to all teams that participated, we hope you enjoyed the day and good luck with your end of season Auskick commitments.

Brighton’s Stephen Kinnersly named 2018 Falcons District “Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year”

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Stephen is an amazing person, a passionate individual who works tirelessly to go above and beyond for the Brighton Seahawks JFC. Stephen is a first time President and has been an outstanding, dedicated volunteer for many years at Brighton Seahawks JFC in various roles. Over the last seven years he has been a constant figure on the committee and as a coach. Stephen has taken on the role of Coach of many different teams to ensure that kids have somewhere to play footy.

In 2018 Stephen has done a fine job implementing girls football in the community and at the Club. Stephen was instrumental in supporting the establishment of a junior girls pathway in the Falcons District by actively recruiting new players and providing a venue to host games for Clubs across the Northern Conference. This has been crucial to establishing the inaugural Northern Conference Girls competition. He has been responsible, through tireless work, for putting together Brighton JFC’s first two female teams. Stephen organised uniforms, promotion, coaches and recruitment for the Club’s girls teams. Starting with 5 girls, Brighton JFC now have over 30, due largely to Stephen’s dedication to footy. Not stopping there Stephen went on to coach the Brighton year 9-11 girls team, the boys year 11 team (the first time the Club has had a team in this age group), and the Club’s year 6 team; the latter a team that he has been coaching since Auskick.

Stephen has also built good relationships with local schools and businesses to gain sponsors and promote Brighton JFC for future success. Stephen is always approachable, supports all volunteers at his Club, always has time to listen and communicates well with all members, creating a positive, inclusive Club. Nothing is ever a hassle for Stephen and under his leadership Brighton is a growing, successful Junior Football Club.

To top it off Stephen is always one of the first to arrive at the ground on game day to setup and is the last one to leave after packing away. To manage all this shows Stephen’s dedication to Brighton JFC and is inspiring to committee members, coaches and parents alike. With a wife, 3 children and his own full-time work, to still manage to do what he does, Stephen’s commitment is out of this world.

“He is a superstar and we can’t thank him enough for being so amazing! Steve is the most hardworking volunteer I've ever seen. He lives and breathes our football club and deserves to win this award”

Stephen will be invited to the 2018 Sandover Medal Count on Monday 17th September where he has progressed to the WA Final of the 2018 Sunday Times Football Volunteer of the Year. He will also join a strong band of District Volunteers to be recognised for their work in supporting WA Football on Friday 21st September at the 2018 Metro North Awards of Excellence.

Other volunteers to be recognised at the Awards of Excellence for their service to the West Perth Football District include:

- 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