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Northern Conference JFL Vote Count

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 11:12 AM

The best and fairest vote count for competitions in the Norther Conference Junior Football League will take place on Monday 11 September. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Clubs will be contacted to invite players who finish near the top of their respective award.

  • Date: Monday 11 September
  • Time: 
    • Year 8 & 9: 6pm
    • Year 10-12: 7:30pm
  • Venue: Seacrest Park Community Sporting Facility

Junior Finals Meeting

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 11:09 AM

A reminder to all Coaches and Managers of Year 8-12 teams competing in Finals this year of the Finals Meeting, details below.

  • Date: Monday 28 August
  • Time: 7pm
  • Venue: Seacrest Park Community Sporting Facility, Sorrento
  • At least one representative from each team must be in attendance.

Wanneroo's Lorraine Elliss named Falcons District 'Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year'

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Lorraine Elliss’ time and effort to football cannot be measured, nor can words truly reflect how much she has put in during her time with the Wanneroo Amateru Football Club. 

Lorraines involvement with the Wanneroo Amateru Football Club started in the `90s when her husband who was involved in the club rocked up at home one day with the club books, plopped them on the table and said “guess what you are the treasurer”.

20 Years on, her official role on the committee of Wanneroo Amateur Football Club is club Treasurer but her commitment goes beyond that. This season Lorraine not only has the club finances under control, she has regularly dealt with the local council about club projects, assisted in the clubs major revenue stream in the bar, and completes various administration roles.

Lorraine has seen many people at the club come and go, but rarely would people know who Lorraine is. Her work behind the scenes has been paramount in maintaining the clubs future and if it was not for the hard work of Lorraine Elliss who knows if Wanneroo Amateur Football Club would been in the position it is today.

Every club has a treasurer but not every club has a Lorraine Ellis. 

Lorraine will attend the 2017 Sandover Medal Count on Monday 18th September where she has progress to the WA Final of the 2017 Sunday Times WA Football Volunteer of the Year. She will join District Volunteers on Friday 22nd September at the 2017 District Football Awards of Excellence joining a strong band of volunteers to be awarded with Volunteer Excellence Awards. 

2017 Volunteer Excellence Award winners joining Lorraine on the 22nd September include:

Adam Dyer from Whitford Amateur Football Club

Ray Garcia from the West Perth Football Club

& Binnie Greco from the Quinns DIstricts Junior Football Club.

2017 District Awards of Excellence

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 1:36 PM
The 2017 Awards of Excellence for the Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Districts will be held on Friday 22nd September 2017 at the Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough.
 
The event will celebrate season 2017 and bring together clubs, volunteers, coaches, umpires and supporters from local junior clubs, senior clubs. local governments and football stakeholders. 
 
In 2017 the event will grow, moving to the Grand Ballroom at Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough, and based on 2016 feedback the event moves to a new Friday evening time slot allowing clubs to celebrate season 2017 in style.
 
EVENT DETAILS:
Date: Friday 22nd September 2017
Time: 6:30pm doors and bar opens | 7pm start
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough.
Dress Code: Lounge suit
 
AWARD FINALISTS:
 
Volunteer Excellence Awards:
Adam Dyer - Whitford AFC
Lorraine Elliss - Wanneroo AFC
Ray Garcia - West Perth FC
Binnie Greco - Quinns Districts JFC
 
Auskick Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Brad Johnson - Ocean Ridge JFC
Paige Searson - Quinns Districts JFC
Carry Fisher - Yanchep Districts JFC
 
Modified Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Sheldon Gault - Joondalup Kinross JFC
Trevor Tadman - Ocean Ridge JFC
David Stevens - Whitford JFC
 
Youth Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Tom Hills - Edgewater Woodvale JFC
John Blackburn - Whitford JFC
Jack Ingram - Yanchep Distrcits JFC
 
Female Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Donna Field - Brighton Seahawks JFC
Leslie Farrell - Quinns Districts AFC
Hollie Morrell - Quinns Distrcits JFC
 
Senior Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Stephen Healy - Wanneroo AFC
Paul Beaver - West Perth FC (Womens)
Peter Barille - Whitford AFC
 
Young Achiever of the Year Finalists: 
Severio Marafioti - Edgewater Woodvale JFC
Jayden Crane - Wanneroo JFC
Geogia Sneddon - West Perth Football Club 
 
Umpire Service Awards - 5 years +
Nick Blanchard
Matthew Bonser
Brenton Cockman
Adam D'Ascenzo
Martin Davis
Dylan Ebert
Callum Giglia-Smith
Eamon Gilbert
James Haywood
Mark Vivian
Mitch Whan
Other awards to be presented on the eveing:
2017 WAFL Debuting Players - Club of Origin Presentations
2017 Umpire of the Year
2017 Junior Club of the Year 
2017 Senior Club of the Year 
 
EVENT TICKETS:
Tickets for the 2017 Awards of Excellence are now available for purchase. 
Please contact your local club to purchase tickets. 
 

For full information please download District Circular 10-2017: 2017 Awards of Excellence 

For more information on the award finallists click here: 10-2017b

This Circular provides information on the following: 

  • Section 1 – Categories, General Conditions and Submission Guidelines
  • Section 2 – Nomination Form, Specific Award Criteria and Conditions
  • Section 3 – 2017 Awards of Excellence Tickets  

Photos below are from the 2016 event

  

   

 

 

Treating our Umpires with Respect

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Below is an email sent to the Junior Football League from a Junior Footy Parent this week - it is different to most of the emails the league receives and is worth sharing. This is an important message about respect for umpires and is worth considering as we enter the second half of season 2017 and start preparing for the finals season.

It is worth a read:

"The debate continues about the standard of junior umpires. Our umpires are continually blamed for close losses, player injuries, lack of control and generally no idea about footy. No wonder it is hard for umpires to recruit and increase participation, given the harassment they receive from coaches, players, parents, and spectators.

I cringe when there is conflict between coaches and umpires. For young players, this is a bad example for a coach to be setting. Our kids, our youth, our players follow by example, and if they see their own coach confronting an umpire, they think it’s ok for them to do the same.

As a former player and coach, I have found myself frustrated at times with an umpire’s decision mid-match. One thing I know that has not changed over my years of involvement in football is that umpires will never change their decision after copping a mouthful of abuse from a coach or player.

The role of umpire’s must be recognised and respected by the coaches, the players, the timekeepers, spectators and the parents. The umpire in a footy match has complete authority over players and coaches from the moment that he or she walks onto the field until the game is over. It is an umpire’s job to officiate the match within the rules and keep our players safe. It is also the role of the coach to pull up players who overstep the boundaries and put themselves and opposition players in danger. I find it astounding that coaches often point the finger at the umpire rather than looking at their coaching methods or the actions of their players.

We need to remind everyone involved in our game of the consequences if you abuse an umpire. The actions can have a much greater impact than what you think. We need to reiterate the need to treat umpires with respect both as a club official, coach, player and a spectator.

I absolutely agree that our umpires need to be accountable, just as players and coaches are on match day. They need to be fit, know and understand the rules, position themselves on field in the best position to make good decisions and are to also show respect to the players and coaches involved in the match they are umpiring. There is an expectation that our umpires perform, just as our players are. One thing to remember is that umpires, like players will make mistakes during a game. Our umpires attend training sessions as do our players. Our umpires have coaches, as do our players. We should not hold the umpires to account for the result of a match because of one bad decision! One umpires bad decision should not be blamed on next week’s umpire. Again I find it astounding that parents and coaches feel it acceptable to criticise an umpire in ways they would never dream in criticising their own players or children.

Many sports have instituted a zero-tolerance policy for spectators and parents, resulting in ejection from the game if umpires/officials are taunted, abused or jeered. I have attended many games as a spectator / parent and observed other spectators and parents dishing out excessive abuse to the younger umpires. What these spectators didn’t realise was that they were only hurting the young umpires concentration on the game and possibly discouraging him / her from continuing to work as an umpire in the future.

Parents can help ensure the health and safety of umpires in the future by starting to educate their kids on showing and treating umpires with respect. Coaches, players, parents, and spectators should never argue or dispute the decision of an umpire, make negative or derogatory remarks or gestures towards an umpire, or otherwise behave inappropriately to disturb the normal course of play in a game. Not only is this behaviour setting a bad example for players, it distracts the umpire, makes the coach’s job harder, and takes away from the enjoyment of the game. Remember, it’s only a game, and it’s important to set a good example of respecting the umpire for our young players."

 

Umpires are a very important part of the game - our kids can’t play without them.

All umpires train weekly in an excellent program led by our Junior Umpiring Coaches and leadership teams.

While we may not agree with an umpire’s call, we always need to respect their authority on the field. No player, parent or official is permitted to approach an umpire to question a decision at any time.

If you have any concerns about the standard of umpiring, let your coach or manager know and they’ll take it through the proper channels. Please remember they are working hard and doing their best. Just like our players and even parents, umpires are not perfect!

We also need to remember that many of the umpires at our game are young, and still learning, so give them the space they need to do that!

If any family is interested in the umpiring program we strongly encourage you to give it a go – it’s a great way to become a leader, earn some pocket money and it also helps our players with their football awareness.

Contact Nick on email umpire@falconsdistrict.com.au 

Falcons to host International Round with hopes to engage community

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:33 AM

The Falcons Football District has a rapidly growing population with the fastest growing migrant and multicultural demographic in the state. Australian Rules Football is continually being embraced by these new populations.

In celebration, the West Perth Football Club and the Falcons District will host an International Football festival on July 1st at HBF Arena, as the West Perth Football Club take on the Subiaco Football Club.  

West Perth Football Club's league team will play in a special one-off themed Jumper in Round 15 to embrace its international community..

After the success of International Round in 2016, with more than 5000 people attending, the club hopes for even more community involvement in 2017 and an attendance figure of over 6,000.

Event Details: 

Saturday 1st July 2017

Kids Zone opens 1.00pm

League Match kicks off 2.15pm

REGISTER FOR FREE TICKET

Falcons July School Holiday Coaching Clinic

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 3:28 PM

SPECIALIST COACHING CLINICS & SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

at HBF Arena (Joondalup), home of the West Perth Football Club

For Boys and Girls with full coaching and Instruction provided

Morning Tea and Drinks Provided

Football Inflatables, Give-a-ways and more

COME AND MEET YOUR FOOTY HEROES!

In addition all participants will receive a West Perth Football Club Replica Guernsey.

 

Pre-Primary - Year 6's 

1 Day Clinic  

Wednesday 12th July 2017

8:30am - 12:30pm 

only $75.00 

Applications close 12noon Wednesday 5 July 2017 or when full - Places are limited

 

Individual Applications: If you are registering for our Holiday Clinic as an individual applicant please: 

INDIVIDUAL APPLICATIONS: 

REGISTER HERE

 

TEAM REGISTRATIONS:

REGISTER HERE

Team Registrations: As a special offer for Junior Football Teams we are offering a special for Team registrations. Not only will team entries receive $10.00 off per participant you will also be guaranteed to be grouped with your team mates.

Conditions:

1) You must register 5 or more Players from the same team

2) Registrations must be supplied on the downloadable team nomination form - not the online registration gateway. 

3) Applications must be received before 12noon Wednedsay 5 July or when program is full. 

 

Have any questions?

WEST PERTH DISTRICT FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Post: PO Box 448, Joondalup WA 6919 or Fax: (08) 9300-3612
or Email: wpjfl@falconsdistrict.com.au
FOR MORE INFORMATION PHONE KATHY on (08) 9300-3611

 

Team Nominations Frequently asked questions:

1) What if have more than 5 or 10 kids?

A: Complete two-three team sheets applications and staple together.

 

2) How does payment work?

A: A parent in the team or the team manager will need to collect payment on behalf of the team and submit the application and payment as one.

 

3) Some of our team are already entered- can we still particpate in the team discount offer?

A: Yes- call Kathy Monck on 9300-3611 for more information

As a guide please follow the following: We cannot offer fee reduction or discount to those already entered. We can however allow those already entered to be used as a 'counter' to make up numbers for the 5 particpant requirement to allow discount for additional members of the same team to register for the clinic. Please list the new entrants at the top of the application form and the existing registrations below with a note they have already registered. Please factor this into Money Collection and payment. We can also provide the guarantee that undergoing this process will ensure they are grouped together on the day.

 

4) Do they have to be in the same team?

A: Yes

Nominate your club's unsung-hero

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Every football club, league or association is being encouraged to nominate an outstanding volunteer who has made a significant contribution to WA football, for the West Australian Football Commission’s Sunday Times WA Football Volunteer of the Year award.

Each year the West Australian Football Commission, in partnership with The Sunday Times, recognises volunteers and administrators for their outstanding work, whether it may be the completion of a significant project throughout the year or someone who has contributed in a number of roles over a long period. 

A Volunteer of the Year award winner is selected from each state and territory and receives two tickets to the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final (with flights and accommodation) and the opportunity to walk in the Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade, thanks to the AFL.Selection criteria

  • Must have given notable voluntary service to Australian Football
  • Must be a willing, voluntary contributor, having received no income from football (NB honoraria excepted)
  • Must be an ambassador for the game of football who acts and works for the best interest of the game

West Perth district volunteer Dave Burton was recognised for his significant contribution to the development of women’s and junior football last year after he was awarded The Sunday Times WA Football Volunteer of the Year at the WAFL Sandover Medal Night.

Previously Chair of the West Perth District Football Development Council (DFDC) for five years, Burton has been instrumental in the development of school football programs, a parent-umpire program, International Round and more recently the Joondalup Women’s Football Club, after he transitioned into the role of Female Football Advisor for the West Perth DFDC in 2013.

Mr Burton was one of the 17 regional and district finalists chosen from 1,500 nominees.

Click here to nominate an outstanding volunteer. Nominations close July 28.

 

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

Falcons District 2017 Calendar

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 2:47 PM

The Falcons District is pleased to launch it's 2017 Season Calendar. 

The Calendar is an important resource for football families and will keep all members up-to-date with football events, WAFL and AFL matches. 

Put the calendar on your fridge and add your local club events to stay up-to-date for season 2017. 

DOWNLOAD HERE: 2017 Falcons District Calendar

The Falcons District wish to thank the following advertisers who help us put together. 

Koala Bedding: Bedding Discounters, 4/40 Prindiville Drive, Wangara. Ph: 9309 5910

Dale Alcock Homes: James Jeffery, Your local New Home Building Specialist. Ph: 0419 010 000

Rising Stars: WA's Premier AFL Academy for Boys and Girls www.risingstarswa.com.au

Burley Sekem: proud to supply footballs and apparel to the Falcons District 

Bucking Bull: Roast Experts www.buckingbull.net

The Finance Establishment: Darrel Roberts Ph: 0403 329 196

Want to work in football? We are seeking casual Football Coaches and Umpires

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 4:30 PM

The Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Football Districts are seeking casual staff for school clinics, umpiring, holiday clinics and other community football roles across Perth's northern suburbs. 

Available role include:

  • School Football Umpires;
  • Afterschool Football Clinic Coaching;
  • School Holiday Program Coaching;
  • School Football Coaching; and
  • Footy Fundamentals Coaching (2-5 year old program).

Essential selection criteria

  • Understanding of football relevant to the role applying for;
  • Current Working with Children Check (or evidence of application); and
  • Drivers Licence and access to own vehicle.

Desirable selection criteria

  • Coaching Qualification;
  • Experience in similar role.
  • Current first aid certificate.

For more information contact Callum Warner on 0437 965 912 and complete the following application form CLICK HERE