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VACANCY: School and Community Clinic Coordinators (Paid) and Work Experience Opportunities

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 3:33 PM

The Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Football Districts are currently recruiting casual staff and taking expressions of interest for students wishing to undertake work experience during season 2018. 

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AFL Derby at HBF Arena: Fremantle Dockers v West Coast Eagles

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Round up the clan and grab your tickets to the Fremantle Dockers v West Coast Eagles JLT Community Series derby clash on Sunday, March 11 at the newly revamped HBF Arena.

Click here to purchase your tickets today!

Pre-paid parking is available at the ground via Ticketmaster. This is an additional $8 to the ticket price but will guarantee you a parking spot at the venue. (No other parking at the venue will be available on the day).

Public Transport
All tickets have free public transport and there will be a drop off location on Joondalup Drive for buses and cars.

Food and Beverage
Food & beverages will be available in the venue. Outside catering is not permitted.
NO glass, cans or plastic bottles are allowed in the arena. Cups are provided at each entry door.
HBF Arena is a licensed venue. No alcohol is to be brought into the venue.

Ticket Prices
Ticket Grass Banks
(General Admission)
Grandstand (Reserved)
Adult $20.00 $30.00
Concession $15.00 $25.00
Junior (6-14yeras) $5.00 $10.00
Family (2 adults and max 4 juniors under 15yrs) $40.00 $60.00







Falcons appoint new CEO

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 3:18 PM

Former Athletics New Zealand CEO Linda Hamersley has been appointed as West Perth FC's new Chief Executive Officer.

Ms Hamersley recently resigned her position as CEO with Athletics New Zealand to relocate back to Perth to join her husband, Colin Batch, who is the Australian Men’s Hockey Coach. 

Linda held her role with Athletics New Zealand from 2014-2017 and oversaw a period of considerable business and membership growth in the organisation during her time.

The sporting organisation caters for more than 200 affiliated clubs with a membership of 25,000 people and 100,000 registered athletes. Prior to this, Linda was the Sports Services Manager for the New Zealand Olympic Committee and was also CEO of Hockey WA from 2004 – 2009.

In addition to her recent roles, Linda has also gained experience in sports management across a broad range of organisations that includes the Belgian Hockey Federation, WA Football Commission, Australian Confederation of Motor Sports and the Australian Rugby Union. 

Falcon’s President Scott Ballem welcomed the appointment of Linda and believes the Club has been fortunate to acquire the services of someone with such an accomplished sporting resume.

“Linda was selected from an extensive list of candidates and was the unanimous choice of our Board,” Ballem said.

“She has a proven track record within the sporting industry in the areas of business development, facility management, high performance athlete development and community and member engagement.

"It is very rare to find someone who is so extensively qualified across all of these important facets of a sporting organisation, so we feel fortunate to have acquired her services. Linda will also be a wonderful leader to the highly credentialed team of staff we have been assembling over the past few months.”

Incoming CEO Ms Hamersley is also excited at the opportunity to join West Perth at such an exciting time following the opening of the new venue at HBF Arena.

"I am excited to be offered the opportunity to lead the West Perth Football Club, a club with such a long and rich history," Ms Hamersley said.

"I feel privileged to have worked in a wide-range of sports and am now keen to get to fully understand the WA football industry.

"As with all sports, the life-blood of a club are their volunteers, players and past players and I'm looking forward to bringing everyone together to deliver fantastic results over the upcoming season and to optimise the commercial success of the redeveloped stadium."

Ms Hamersley commenced her role on Monday February 26, 2018.

2018 Parent Umpire Program

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4:06 PM


  • The Parent Umpire Program will be run in Year 3 age groups in the Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Districts and in Year 4 age groups in the West Perth District.
  • All clubs wishing to nominate teams in the Year 3 (and Year 4 age groups – WP only) are required to participate in the program.
  • Four training courses will be conducted in the lead up to season 2018
  • Parent Umpires must be over the age of 18 years


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School Is Back! The Falcons District is now accepting bookings for School Coaching Clinics.

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 5:33 PM

It's that time of year, school lists are put up on school doors, parents are running around frantically trying to get those last couple of items to ensure their children are best prepared for an exciting, jam-packed year of school and teachers are locking away their term and year plans.

It is also the time that football starts planning for season 2018 and the Falcons District begin our Play AFL Campaign. Over the next three months will be promoting all of our 9 Junior Football Clubs across our 65 primary schools in the hopes we can develop a new selection of football superstars.

Our focus for February is promotion of football and our local clubs through school assemblies and school visits. We will also kick off our coaching clinics within local schools for the year with both Auskick and Junior Football programs. 

2018 is promising to be an exciting year of football for the Falcons District, so stay tuned in our quest to promote and develop the next superstars of the AFL and West Perth Football Club.

How to book a clinic?

Are you a school teacher within the Falcons District?

Do you want free football coaching clinics run in your class/es at your school?

Our programs are catered to meet the needs of both the WA Education system and WA Footballs sport development curriculum and we can cater programs to suit a schools need.

To make a booking give James Sheehan-Nel a call on (08) 9300 3611 or email 

West Perth District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Please be advised that the West Perth District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting is to be held on Wednesday 29th November 2017 at HBF Arena, Joondalup. Registrations will commence at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm sharp start. Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting.

Please find attached documentation pertaining to the 2017 West Perth District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting. These include:

  1. Agenda
  2. Call for Nominations
  3. Executive, Ordinary and Administration Member Nomination Form
  4. Call for nomination Life Membership
  5. Application for Club Affiliate Membership
  6. Club Affiliate Member Committee Contacts Register

Clubs are required to complete the attached affiliation form and the Club Committee Contacts Register prior to the commencement of the 2017 Annual General Meeting and return to the District Secretary.

Affiliate Club Members include:

(a) Junior Football Clubs who participate in the AFL Auskick (5-8 year old), AFL  Junior (9- 12 year old) and AFL Youth (13-17 year old) competitions must affiliate with the Council in order to participate in competitions conducted under the auspices of the Council.

(b) Senior Community Clubs who participate in competitions affiliated to the WAFC may affiliate to the Council (includes but is not limited to clubs participating in the WA Amateur Football League, Metropolitan Football League, WA Womens Football League and AFL Masters WA). 

The West Perth DFDC Chairman requests that a minimum of two members from each affiliate are in attendance where possible.

All affiliate members, life members, ordinary members, executive members and administration members may lodge items for General Business. General Business items are to be lodged through the Secretary via email ( before 5pm Sunday 26th November or in writing handed to the Secretary at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the Annual General Meeting.

Please contact District Secretary, Karen Mullumby by email ( to advise how many representatives will be attending and/or to register items for General Business.

Chris Erikson

Chairperson, West Perth District Football Development Council 



2017 WPDFDC AGM Information Package

DFDC Role Descriptions

2017 District Awards of Excellence

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:59 AM

The 2017 Northern Conference District  Awards of Excellence was held on Friday 22nd September at the Rendezvous Hotel - Scarborough in a night that bought the Tigers, Lions & Falcons Districts together to celebrate football achievements both on and off the field.

The atmosphere in the room at Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough was electric with local junior and senior clubs. Providing their volunteers opportunity to celebrate the season that was, with football friends and colleagues. 

MC Adrian Barich was joined by the talented Jhoe Mura to run the evening and provide the entertainment. 

Congratulations to our award winners and finalists who were recognised on the evening. 


Volunteer of the Year

Claremont District - Karen Tighe, Wembley JFC

Subiaco District - Bill Morris, Warwick Greenwood JFC

West Perth District - Lorraine Elliss, Wanneroo AFC


Young Achiever of the Year

Claremont District - Jaxon Creed, Marist JFC

Subiaco District - Samueal Handcock, Kingsley JFC

West Perth District - Jayden Crane, Wanneroo JFC


Umpire of the Year 

Claremont District - Victor Le Tessier

Subiaco District - Luke Bennett

West Perth District - Ben Johnson


Auskick Coach of the Year

Claremont District – Brad Wira, Wembley Junior Football Club

Subiaco District – Stuart Welsh, Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club

West Perth District – Brad Johnson, Ocean Ridge Junior Football Club


Mods Coach of the Year

Claremont District – Michael Braun, North Beach Junior Football Club

Subiaco District – Matt Towie, Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club

West Perth District – David Stevens, Whitford Junior Football Club 


Youth Coach of the Year

Claremont District – Kevan Sparks, Wembley Downs Junior Football Club

Subiaco District – Steve Elliott, Kingsley Junior Football Club

West Perth District – Tom Hills, Edgewater Woodvale Junior Football Club


Female Coach of the Year

Claremont District - Amy Woods, Marist Junior Football Club

Subiaco District – Charmaine Rogers, Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club

West Perth District – Leslie Farrell, Quinns Districts Amateur Football Club


Senior Coach of the Year

Claremont District – Patrick Litherland, Claremont Women’s Football Club

Subiaco District – Kingsley Hunter, Kingsway Amateur Football Club

West Perth District – Stephen Healy, Wanneroo Amateur Football Club


Senior Club of the Year Award

Claremont District - Wembley AFC

Subiaco District - Stirling AFC

West Perth District - Brighton Seahawks FC


Junior Club of the Year

Claremont District - Wembley JFC

Subiaco District - Warwick Greenwood JFC

West Perth District - Joondalup Kinross JFC

Wanneroo AFC Coaching Vacancies

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:05 AM

The Wanneroo Amateur Football Club is currently seeking applications for the positions of:

A Grade Reserves Coach

D2 League (Thirds) Coach

D2 Reserves (Fourths) Coach

A Grade Colts Coach

Reserve Colts Coach

For the 2018 WAAFL season.

The club is a vibrant, growing club that has 4 senior and 2 Colts teams. In 2017 the club had promising results across all grades. Our Colts and League sides were Premiers and our Reserves Grand Finalists. In addition our Thirds and Fourths both made finals, while the inclusion of a second Colts side ensured the future of our club is in safe hands.

Successful applicants will need to display ability to:

• Contribute to the development of skills, physical attributes, football knowledge, personal growth and self esteem of all players

• Create an environment that is conducive to both learning and enjoyment

• Establish, implement and coordinate appropriate training programs that maximise the development of players.

• Effectively communicate to the player group, members and supporters maintaining a vibrant club atmosphere

Having obtained or working towards Level 1 AFL Coaching accreditation also desirable.

Please forward your applications to club President Lachlan Douglas at by 7th October.

Enquiries are welcome. Please call Lachlan Douglas on 0400 337 598 or email to the above. 

2017 Junior Grand Finals

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:26 AM



This weekend's Grand Finals of the Northern Conference, Claremont Junior Football League, Subiaco Junior Football League and West Perth Junior Football League mark the end to season 2017 the pinnacle of the Junior Football Season. 

The Junior Grand Finals mark the culmination of a strong season of junior football which has seen players from across 27 Junior Football Clubs take to the field on Sunday mornings across Perth’s northern suburbs playing for the pride of their club and with their mates. To the players, in all the teams, congratulations. This weekend is all about you. No matter the outcome of the match, hold your head high, wear your club colours with pride, embrace this moment and be proud of your achievement. Play fair and embrace your finals experience.
To football families and supporters thank you for joining our Grand Final events. This weekend is not about us; it is about football and our champions who have earned their place to play for the ultimate prize. I encourage you all to maintain respect for the game, admire and congratulate the efforts of players, umpires, coaches and administrators in a positive manner- remembering at all times to uphold the ‘spirit of this great game’ to create an enjoyable environment for all. 

To our umpires who have been selected to umpire matches congratulations. Just like our players you work hard to earn your Grand Final umpiring selection. 

The quality of our football can only be achieved by the efforts of those behind the scenes and we  thank those 
volunteers who acted as administrators, coaches, team managers and umpires across all age groups. Your hard work and investment is appreciated. 
Paul Donovan - Claremont District, Cindy Dunham - Subiaco District & Chris Erikson - Falcons District

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Benefits of footy go beyond physical health

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:04 AM

Indigenous adults who play football are healthier, happier and better connected, a new Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre report on Indigenous participation in AFL, released today, shows.

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre’s (BCEC’s) latest report, After the Siren: The community benefits of Indigenous participation in Australian Rules Football, examines the physical health, mental wellbeing and community connectedness benefits that flow from playing football. 

Click here to download the report.

BCEC Principal Research Fellow and report author Associate Professor Mike Dockery said the report reveals the benefits of playing AFL extend beyond physical health benefits, highlighting the positive mental health and community level outcomes. 

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