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Finalists announced for Woolworths AFL School Ambassador Awards

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Western Australia’s top Woolworths AFL School Ambassadors will be recognised at a gala dinner at Domain Stadium this Thursday, July 30.

Awards will be presented for the most outstanding service as an AFL School Ambassador, Primary and Secondary School Ambassador, Outstanding Female AFL Program, Multicultural AFL Program, Indigenous AFL Program and Most Outstanding First Year AFL Ambassador.

West Australian Football Commission Education Manager, Sharon Wilson, said she was thrilled with the high quality of nominations and congratulated all of the category finalists.

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Footy Fundamentals: Term 3 & 4 Registrations Open

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 5:39 PM
Footy Fundamentals in a football inspired fundamental movement skills program for children aged 2-5 years and is run at locations in Joondalup and Subiaco.

Footy Fundamentals is a carefully planned and structured toddler AFL program, which encourages your active toddlers to develop their fundamental movement skills in an AFL environment, using AFL equipment. 

Each week, toddlers will focus on one or a set of movement skills, and play fun team-work based games that incorporate these skills. 

Active parent involvement is required in all of our toddler AFL programs. Research has shown that active parents help support a healthy and active lifestyle for children.  Read More ...

AFCA & District Coach of the Year Nominations

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Nominations are now open for the AFCA Excellence in Coaching Awards for the following categories:

  •          Auskick Coach of the Year - (PP to Year 2)
  •          Modifieds Coach of the Year - (Year 3 to Year 6)
  •          Youth Coach of the Year - (Year 7 to Year 12)
  •          Senior Coach of the Year - (Colts and Seniors)
  •          Female Coach of the Year - (All ages, must be female)

Nomination Period

Nominations close on Wednesday 26th August and the winner of each award will be announced at the 2015 AFCA Awards in late September. To nominate a deserving coach please click on the below link;


Pre-requisites for each award can be found HERE

District Coaching Awards

Please be advised that the District annual coaching awards will be determined through this nomination process. To be eligible for the awards, the nomination must be made from an authorised representative of your junior football club and be endorsed by the club’s committee. The District will seek endorsement of all finalists from their respective junior clubs before deciding on the category winners. These awards will be announced and presented at the District Presentation Night at the end of the season.

For more information contact Graham Mills on 9300-3611


Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:58 AM

Game Sense Training – With Craig Thomas (Theory/Practical Observation Presentation)

On behalf of the West Perth Football Club & the West Perth District we are conducting an Interactive footy forum on ‘Game Sense Training’ presented by West Perth Colts Coach Craig Thomas, Wednesday July 22nd at HBF Arena.

Craig is a level 3 accredited coach, and is currently the longest serving WAFL Colts coach (5 years) and has presented Game Sense at level 2 coaching courses. Throughout the 1 hour theory/practical observation presentation Craig will discuss and cover the following:

  • What is game sense?
  • How has it evolved, Benefits of GST/How could it fit within an AFL context?
  • Components of game sense training/how to implement
  • What it looks like? Examples of game sense training activities?

On the night we will be fortunate enough to see game sense training approach implemented during the West Perth Colts training session (on ground amongst drills, participants can ask questions of players).

This is a fantastic opportunity for coaches who are looking for new training drills to keep the interest of the players throughout the long season, how to simulate drills to a game sense environment and to keep up to date with current trends and their implementation to footy. Details for the presentation are provided below.

Where: HBF Arena Auditorium, Joondalup

When: Wednesday, July 22nd

Start: 5.45pm

Any further questions please contact Graham Mills (District Development officer) on 9300 3611 or email:

Irish to descend onto HBF Arena as Gaelic Football match closes 2015 International Football Festival

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 5:52 PM

The 2015 International Football Festival looks set to be the WAFL show-down of the year this weekend second on the ladder West Perth battle it out against top of the ladder Subiaco Lions.

With a crowd of more than 6000 expected on a day which will see the weather gods shine a sparkling green gem is set to follow the match with a Gaelic Football exhibition match set to follow the league match starting from 5.15pm.

“The match will see some of WA’s best Gaelic Footballers from across six WA’s Gaelic Football Club’s put their rivalry to the side to put on an entertaining exhibition match,” said Gaelic Football WA’s Alan Burke. “These boys are not just any players – they are some of our best.”

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Aussie Rules adopted

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:57 AM

Mark Donaldson  | WANNEROO TIMES

IT takes two strong-minded parents to lead four young children on a journey to start a new life on the other side of the world.

Such was the ambition shown by English expats Ian and Claire Laverick when they moved to WA from Sunderland in October, 2008.

Almost seven years later, Perth will become home to six new Australians when the Lavericks and their children – Rachel (7), Adam (9), Katie (11) and Amy (12) – are sworn in as citizens in a special ceremony at Arena Joondalup on Saturday.

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Falcons jumpers have multicultural feel

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:52 AM
John Townsend, The West 
June 25, 2015, 5:44 am

Soccer looms large as a significant threat to football in Perth’s expanding northern coastal corridor yet West Perth have borrowed from the rival sport as they prepare for their most significant match of the home-and-away season.

West Perth will wear short-sleeved jumpers inspired by British soccer for their international round match against Subiaco on Saturday. The clash of the league’s top two teams is expected to draw HBF Arena’s biggest crowd in nearly 10 years.

The Falcons have given away 60,000 tickets to the game as part of their strategy to sell football as a critical part of the community in a region in which nearly half of the residents were born overseas and a quarter came from Britain.

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Short-sleeve jumper for Falcons

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Mark Donaldson  | WANNEROO TIMES

WEST Perth will follow the likes of AFL-club Hawthorn and the NBA competition when it replaces its sleeveless uniform with a one-off sports T-shirt for the WAFL club’s International Round clash against Subiaco.

The Falcons decided on a British theme for their annual commemorative guernsey in 2015, with the design resembling a rugby or soccer strip in heed to the district’s thousands of UK-born migrants.

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Carramar and East Wanneroo students inspire design West Perth Football Club Jumper for 2015 International Football Festival

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 4:31 PM


The Cities of Wanneroo and Joondalup are made up of more multicultural families than anywhere else in WA. Taking this into account the Falcons Football District and West Perth Football Club will run the 5th Annual International Football Festival on June 29th as West Perth take on Subiaco. Read More ...

Nominate Now: Woolworths AFL School Ambassador of the Year Awards

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 11:55 AM

Teachers who run outstanding Australian Football programs in their schools can win a trip for two to a 2015 AFL Finals game.

The WA Football Commission invites schools, parents and educators to nominate a Woolworths AFL School Ambassador for this year’s awards –

Click here for more information: 2015 Woolworths AFL School Ambassador of the Year

There are 7 categories within the 2015 Woolworth AFL School Ambassador of the Year Awards. (Click hyperlinks to nominate)

  1.        Outstanding Service Award (Active AFLSA for 5 + years)
  2.        Outstanding Primary Woolworths AFL School Ambassador
  3.        Outstanding Secondary Woolworths AFL School Ambassador
  4.        Outstanding First Year Woolworths AFL School Ambassador
  5.        Outstanding Indigenous AFL School Program
  6.        Outstanding Female AFL School Program
  7.        Outstanding Multicultural AFL School Program

Nominees must be registered Woolworth AFL School Ambassadors.

Nominations by school staff, parents, WAFC staff and community football groups for outstanding programs run from August 2014 to July 2015 can be sent in now until the last day of term 2, July 3.

Finalists in each of the 7 categories will be invited to attend the Woolworths AFL School Ambassador of the Year Awards night on July 30 where the winners will be announced.

Click here to nominate Link to 2015 Nomination Form
Click here for more information AFL School Ambassador of the Year Awards

Nominations are judged against all criteria below for the time period Term 3, 2014 to Term 2, 2015. Click here for winning examples AFL School Ambassador of the Year Nomination Examples

  •   Evidence of Innovation                                   – new program(s) implemented that year
  •   Evidence of Professional Development   – given to colleagues at the same school, cluster or other
  •   Extent of Involvement                                    – the school’s involvement in competitions
  •   Evidence of Cross Curricula                            – programs outside competitions like literacy and numeracy
  •   Links with Community                                     – junior or senior clubs or recognised community groups
  •   Evidence of inclusivity                                      – catering for students who are not elite athletes
  •   Adherence to nomination requirements

Over the past 10 years there have been over 40 category winners from nearly 30 different schools across the state. In 2014 we received 100 nominations that were shortlisted to 35 finalists.

 Congratulations to the 2014 Coles AFL School Ambassador of the Year Award Winners:

  • Outstanding Service Award - Jeremy Bruse, Cecil Andrews SHS
  • Outstanding Primary Coles AFL School Ambassador - Brigit Wall, North Mandurah Primary School
  • Outstanding Secondary Coles AFL School Ambassador - Adrian Correia, CBC Fremantle
  • Outstanding First Year Coles AFL School Ambassador - Sam Alexeeff, Newman SHS
  • Outstanding Indigenous AFL Program - Mike Cuneo, Marble Bar Remote Primary School
  • Outstanding Female AFL Program - Narelle Scott, Beeliar Primary School
  • Outstanding Multicultural AFL Program - Deb Fitzsimmons, Cyril Jackson Senior Campus

Woolworths became the new national AFL Schools program partner in 2015.

Click here to nominate Link to 2015 Nomination Form
Click here for more information AFL School Ambassador of the Year Awards
Click here for winning examples AFL School Ambassador of the Year Nomination Examples