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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


Four locals selected in 2015 West Coast Eagles Colts Squad

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 8:16 AM

Four local district players were announced recently in the WAAFL 2015 West Coast Eagles Colts Squad.

The program received incredible club support this season with over 30 clubs having players represented and over 90 players from these clubs putting strong cases forward to be selected.

The quality on display over the past two Wednesday’s trial sessions has been of the highest calibre and has really showcased how good the talent level is at WAAFL level.

For the third season in a row all six WAAFL Colts grades have been represented in the program with 21 clubs having at least one representative.

Congratulations to all those clubs that have representatives in 2015 and will get the opportunity to showcase your club.

2015 WAAFL West Coast Eagles Colts Squad

Carl Adams                        Whitford

Sam Phillips                        Ocean Ridge

Jordan Sheppard              Wanneroo

Alex Wenn                          Whitford

Luke Almenara                  Secret Harbour

Lachlan Atkinson              Kingsley

Brandon Barry                  Scarborough

Tom Cuijpers                    Fremantle CBC

Jack Dalton                       North Beach

Leighton Douglas            Willeton

Ben Evans                         North Beach

Jesse Gaiger                    Warnbro

Caleb Goodhew               Gosnells

Matt Harris                         Belmont

Sam Humphry                   University

Conor Johns                      Kelmscott

Jake Jones                        Wembley

Jackson Kidd                    Kingsway

Jacob Low                           Scarborough

Adrian McKenna              Mosman Park

Ben Musitano                    West Coast

Liam Pardini                        North Beach

Will Pascoe                         University

Cade Pescod                      Piara Waters

Callum Radecki                  Trinity Aquinas

Dylan Ryder                        Mount Lawley

Lewis Stanton                    Kingsley

Jesse Tuddenham           Piara Waters

Corey Ugle                         Warnbro

Brock Ward                        West Coast


Butler Falcons impress for Joondalup Women in WA Women's Football League

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 7:54 AM

THE Butler Falcons continue to break down barriers in 2015 with five players moving through the female football pathway and joined the Joondalup Falcons Youth Girls team.

The transition has been a close collaboration between the Edmund Rice Centre and the Joondalup Falcons and is supported strongly by the West Australian Football Commission and Junior and Youth Girls Teams within the West Perth District.

The journey began for these girls in 2013 and 2014, when they joined the Butler Falcons. Their intensity and determination to succeed left them undefeated at Junior Girls level throughout 2014. In 2015, when the girls were finally old enough, five of them joined the Joondalup Falcons and were supported heavily by the club.

Former Butler Falcons captain Scovia Anzoa earned runner-up and outright best player in her first two matches. "Scovia is an outstanding example of how well the female pathway is working between the two clubs," club president Dave Burton said.

WAFC Female Football Coordinator Allana Dickie couldn’t have been more impressed with their progress.

"It's so exciting to see a number of girls transitioning into Community Football with the Joondalup Falcons," Dickie said.

"I love watching them play, as they do it with so much passion and bring a whole new level of excitement to the game with their enthusiasm and athleticism."

That’s not all the girls have achieved.

Early in the year, three of them tried out for the State U16s team and two of them made the first cut, being selected in the top 50 players in the state. Both girls, Akoor Dhelbai and Scovia Anzoa, are 13 and had never played a game of club footy when they tried out.

"I was so impressed with these girls. Not only are they amazingly passionate and enthusiastic about the sport, their skill level is remarkable considering they have been playing for such a short time," said State U16s coach Oliver Beath.

"Even though they are still so young, the girls certainly did not look out of place at a State level. With continued application to understanding the game of Australian Rules Football, I see no reason why they will not have a big future in the sport."

The Butler Falcons Youth Girls played their first match of the season against Irene McCormack Catholic College at the school in Butler on last Thursday, and followed up on Sunday against Coolbinia/Ellenbrook at Coolamon Oval, Ellenbrook.

The team is coordinated by the Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka and supported by the West Australian Football Commission, West Perth District, the City of Wanneroo, the Joondalup Falcons Women’s Football Club, Wanneroo Rotary Club, Edith Cowan University and Fair Game.

Young Joondalup Women Flock to Wanneroo

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 7:50 AM

Tha Falcons Youth Girls will test their strength this weekend at Wanneroo Showgrounds as they take on East Fremantle.

A partnership with the Wanneroo Amateur Football club sees the girls relocate to Wanneroo Show Grounds for a week playing at 11.30am Sunday 24th May, while the girls from the senior team take in East Fremantle under lights following the league game at 5.30pm today - Saturday 23rd May.

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Feeling Great, Kicking Straight: Live Life Ambassador Course

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 3:51 PM

Coaches and volunteers in football are in a unique position where they have regular contact with youth and are often role models for their players.  As a result they are in a position to impact on a young person and look out for them if they are going through a tough period. 

The two hour Live Life Ambassador session gives coaches and volunteers the ability to recognize if someone is showing signs of mental health issues and know how to approach the person along with where to direct them for help.  

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Employment Opportunity: Football Administrator (Australian Rules Football), Tigers Football District

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 3:45 PM

The Tigers Football District is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated person to join their team as the Football Administrator.  This position is located within the vibrant and successful environment of the Claremont Football Club and will be responsible for the effective administration and support of junior football and the District Council within the Tigers Football District.

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Matt's on the ball: Falcons District welcomes new team member

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 3:42 PM

The Falcons District is pleased to welcome Matthew (Matt) Debarro to the team as Community Development Assistant.

Matt grew up in and around the world of sport. From a young age he was playing both soccer and football at local club level. Matt chose the soccer path as an athlete however praises Gavin Bell, former West Perth Footballer for keeping his football passion alive through school football programs. Matt has a passion for coaching and is currently involved with Wanneroo City Football Club.

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