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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.

BOOK HERE FOR 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 thankavolunteer.com.au 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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Falcons Junior Parade Day - West Perth v Subiaco (30 June)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 3:52 PM

Junior Club Parade 

The 2018 International Rd and Junior Parade will take place on Saturday 30th June 2018 at HBF Arena, Joondalup. The West Perth Football Club and West Perth District invite all Junior Football Clubs and Auskick Centres to march on the ground before the match as part of the opening ceremony.

Your club and all clubs in the Falcons District have been invited to attend. Each club will parade around the oval before the start of the league game dressed in their club playing uniforms and/or club polo/colours.

Football Families (your members) can download free entry tickets for the event.

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International Round 2018 - AFL Uniting Australia

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:19 AM

The Falcons return to action in Joondalup on Saturday June 30, looking to continue to topple ladder leaders Subiaco in front of a whopping home crowd whilst embracing the diverse populations that make up its talent zone - the Falcons District. 

The Falcons Football District has one of the fastest growing multicultural and migrant demographic in Australia- with more than 50% of the population born overseas, many migrating from the United Kingdom. Many more arrived to Perth's north from New Zealand, South Africa, India, South Sudan and Malaysia. Within this demographic, Australian Rules Football is being highly embraced as not only a sport of choice but a social opportunity within the community.

To continue the interest and involvement of the larger multicultural community of AFL, West Perth Football Club will host it’s 8th annual International Football Round on Saturday June 30 at HBF Arena, Joondalup against the Subiaco Football Club.

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Girls' Comps Take Centre Stage

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Team management groups from our female football competitions gathered at Leederville Oval last night (11/7) for a briefing on the current state of female footy.  As most of the girls’ competitions are still in their infancy, it was a worthwhile exercise to touch base with our stakeholders early in the season and reaffirm team processes and governance.  Presenting and fielding questions during the evening were district female competition directors Jodi Haslinger from Claremont, Rob Goodin from Subiaco and Mick McGarry from West Perth.

It was great to see so many clubs represented amongst the audience. Everyone had the opportunity to express their opinions, not only about immediate issues but also about where the game is heading to beyond this season. Likewise, staff from the Northern Conference value the feedback that team representatives and club administrators provide at these events. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

Clearly, one of the obstacles confronting the game in the Northern Conference is Friday night venue availability. There are multiple strategies being explored by the WAFC to try and alleviate the situation. Firstly, discussions are ongoing with insurers to lower post 6pm lighting requirements from the current minimum of 100 lux. The possibility of running one of the age groups on an alternate day or evening would relieve ground pressure on Friday nights. And as a long term strategy, the lobbying of local councils by both the WAFC and district clubs to improve lighting infrastructure at existing venues, can create positive outcomes.

It was a productive meeting. The flow of information is certainly a two way street and we look forward to seeing you all out on the field or at our next gathering.

Public Vacancy Announcement: District Football Development Council

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 3:44 PM

The West Perth District Football Development Council are advertising the following volunteer positions as a Public Vacancy Announcement in the hope to enourage nominations.

WAFL Representative (1 year term)**

Auskick Coordinator (1 year term)*

Coach Advisor (2 year term)*

* includes nominal honorarium 

** executive member

The above positions are now open for nomination as casual vacancies.

If you are interested in the above positions please give Andrew Ridley, Community Development Manager a call on 0408 298 725 or email aridley@wafc.com.au for more information.

Alternativley download the DFDC Position Descriptions and a DFDC Nomination Form form.

Coach.AFL has arrived!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Dear current and new football coaches,

Support for the coaching community is changing in 2018 with the creation of a new online home for coaching resources, coupled with a membership offering exclusively for our coaching community.

All coaches, whether currently accredited, previously accredited or never accredited are being offered the opportunity to join CoachAFL today!

In order to activate their membership, coaches will be asked to complete the following steps: 
• Complete a coaching profile,
• Pay the 2018 membership Fee of $49.50 (Currently Accredited coaches receive complimentary membership for their remaining years of accreditation)
• Agree to the updated Code of Conduct,
• Complete the prescribed online learning relevant to their coaching profile.

Following the completion of the above, coaches will have access to the Coach.AFL ‘members only’ area, providing hundreds of resources to assist you on your coaching journey, including dozens of Training Drills for all age groups.

To get started, type ‘coach.afl’ into your internet browser and check out all the great content Coach.AFL has to offer. From there, click on our ‘Get Started’ button to begin your new coaching journey!

Resources

CoachAFL Introduction

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