Sponsor Community Football
Football in the West Perth District
The West Perth District Football Development Council (WPDFDC) exists to grow, develop and promote football throughout the West Perth Football District. The Council was developed in 2004 under a review of football development within Western Australia. Our focus now more than ever, will be on delivering community benefit through football to the communities within the West Perth District which encompasses most of the Cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo. This is expressed in our vision:
To provide a positive experience, unmatched by any other sport, that generates significant community benefits.
Our core business is about the management of football within our local district; promoting and developing the game; managing the competitions, overseeing the clubs, expanding and developing our relationships with schools and community groups and optimising facilities.
As we move forward the links with key stakeholders including our schools, local governments, our respective WAFL Clubs and increasingly so, agencies such as the Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre, Edmund Rice Centre, and Tertiary Institutions become increasingly important.
The population within our District is diverse. The West Perth District has both challenges and opportunity with more than 41% of the population being migrants (not born in Australia) and more than 33% of our population made up of UK migrants. Developing football into ‘new markets’ must remain a major priority into the future as the suburbs within our district boundaries continue to expand.
As we continue to develop football we will apply best practice, use technology and critically assess our programs and activities that will help drive our goals. As we grow the strength of our district and clubs must also grow. We will drive and deliver the substantial growth and community benefit through football in our local community.
West Perth District Snapshot
- 15,996 Participants (6 week or greater competitions)
- Additional 65,261 Participants (school and community promotional activities)
- 22.11% growth in Participation in 2014
- 1 in 5 people aged 5-35 years participate in football
- 7 Football Leagues (West Perth Junior Football Leagues, Northern Conference, WA Womens Football League, Metro Football League, WA Amateur Football League, WA Masters and WA Football League )
- 56 Junior Football Games played across Perth’s North each week (Yr 4 – Yr 12)
- 143 Club Teams (83 Junior, 33 Youth and 27 Senior Teams)
- 3,483 Grass Roots Participants in AFL Auskick Programs (23 Auskick Centres)
- 372 Accredited Coaches (81 accredited in 2014)
- 55 Field Umpires (50% Green Shirt, 36% Level 1, 14% Level 2)
- Districts Producing WAFL Talent (West Perth WAFL Premiers 2013, West Perth Reserves WAFL Premiers 2014)
Why partner with us?
The West Perth District is a not-for-profit community-focused organisation with unique capabilities and resources achieving community outcomes, while also growing football through our local community.
We understand our community, the people who live here and the unique challenges they face. We know how to develop initiatives to enrich our local community. Because we understand the local conditions, we know what is required to ensure football thrives. We know what our stakeholders need and want and can provide them with a positive experience unmatched by any other sport.
We work with the WA Football Commission and our aligned WAFL Club (West Perth) to maximise stakeholder benefits and drive growth.
We look forward to partnering, to bring you along on our journey.
For more information contact Andrew Ridley on 0402 794 016