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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

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. Read More ...

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

Parent Umpires Required for season 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Junior Clubs within The West Perth Football District are seeking nominations for parent umpires for all Year 3 and 4 teams for the upcoming 2017 season starting on Sunday 30 April. 

Each team is required to provide 2 – 4 parent umpires per team to assist with umpiring on a weekly basis.  Courses are provided to nominees on the following dates:

  • Sunday 2 April, 2017 - 9am to 11am - HBF Arena Joondalup, Sports Bar. 
  • Thursday 20 April, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm - HBF Arena Joondalup, Sports Bar. 
  • Wednesday 10 May, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm - HBF Arena Joondalup, Sports Bar. 

Please note:  You must attend one of the above courses to be eligible as a Parent Umpire in season 2017.  If you have previously been a Parent Umpire in 2014, 2015 or 2016, please also register and provide us with your umpiring history.

To register as a parent umpire in 2017, please visit http://forms.wafootball.com.au/view.php?id=1007

Any enquiries regarding the Parent Umpire Program please contact your child’s Junior Club or Rhys Mola, Assistant Competition Director on 0400 310 575 or via email:  assistantcd.rhys@falconsdistrict.com.au

Bounce Down 2017 - Season Launch with special guest Maggie Dent

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Registrations are now open for Bounce Down 2017 - Season Launch. Clubs are asked to invite Coaches and Managers from the Year 7 - Year 12 competitions playing in the Northern Conference (Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Competitions) as well as club committee members.

 

Each team is required to have at least one of the following in attendance:

  • Coach (Preferred)
  • Team Manager
  • Assistant Coach

(all three positions can attend if desired)

Note: It is a requirement that each team has a representative in attendance in order to field a team for season 2017.

 

Club President, Coach Coordinator and Executive Committees are encouraged to attend.  

 

Each team will be provided with a coaching clip-board, Junior Club Manual, 2017 By-Laws and Bounce Down Conference Pack at the conclusion of the evening (one per team). A team representative (as per roles listed above) must be in attendance to collect the team pack.

Included in the registration is an option to include any suggestions to improve the competition, please take the time to consider as we value your input. To register please click on the link provided:

 

Register Here: http://forms.wafootball.com.au/view.php?id=1016

Registrations close 5pm Friday 31st March 2017.

 

Event program: Bounce Down 2017 - Season Launch

Thursday April 6th 2017, 5.30pm – 9.00pm (6pm sharp start)

Venue: Sacred Heart College, Sorrento

 

Schedule:

5.30pm               Registrations

6.00pm               Welcome address

6.05pm               Maggie Dent: Bringing Out the Best in Players & The impact you can make on a player's life beyond the football field

7.35pm               WA Football Update – Warren Nel

8.10pm               Football & Insurances – Kerry Harris

8.20pm               2017 By-Laws, League Requirements & Administration

Competition Directors - John Thurtell (Claremont), Lincoln Rollo (Subiaco) and Natalie Sharman (West Perth)

8.50pm               Questions

9.00pm               Close & Pack Collection

 

Tea/Coffee and refreshments will be available on the evening.

 

About Maggie:

Commonly known as Australia’s “queen of common sense”, Maggie Dent is an author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence.

 

Maggie’s experience includes teaching, counselling, and working in palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. Maggie is an advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. She is a passionate, positive voice for children of all ages.

 

Now an in-demand writer and speaker, Maggie is a regular contributor to Fairfax’s Essential Kids website and Teachers Matter magazine. She can also be heard on commercial and ABC radio around the country including Nova 937 and appears on TV programs such as The Daily Edition, Sunrise, Today Extra and news.

 

She is the author of ten books, several e-books and a prolific creator of resources for parents, adolescents, teachers, educators and others who are interested in quietly improving their lives.

 

Maggie is the proud mother of four wonderful sons, and an enthusiastic and grateful grandmother.

 

If you require any further information please contact Callum Warner on 0437 965 912.

Recruiting Now: Development Officer - Metro North

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Development Officer - Metro North

Applications Close: Thursday March 02 2017

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is the peak Australian Rules Football body in Western Australia and is the caretaker of football throughout the State. It is responsible for the overall development of the game across the community.

The WAFC is a not for profit organisation that plays an important role in funding the on-going development of football in all communities. This ensures that football is the best resourced sporting code in the State and can have the most active role in building better communities through various development programs.

We now have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our team as Development Officer in our Metro North team growing our great game in the Claremont District on a twelve (12) month fixed term contract.  The position is located primarily in Claremont and will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of broad-based participation programs fundamental to the strategic and operational objectives of the WAFC and the Claremont District.

Applicants should be prepared to be actively involved in all participation activities and develop exciting new initiatives in order to grow football within the district.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Football and Game Development, including Player, Coach, Umpire, Club and Volunteer Education.
  • Promoting the District and associated stakeholders.
  • Advocate all game segments including Female, Aboriginal and Multicultural
  • Working closely with volunteer leaders, community football & school stakeholders, and WAFL club leaders.
  • Assisting with Football events including the planning, organizing and oversight of initiatives to best represent the WAFC and District throughout the community.

Essential selection criteria include:

  • Alignment to our values of – Team | Respect | Passion | Professionalism | Leadership
  • Sports Related Degree or Certificate IV Sport Development or related position experience.
  • Ability to lead and interact confidently with groups of participants, volunteers and stakeholders.
  • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills including speaking to groups and audiences.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong Computer literacy, including MS Office, email, Social Medial and Website comprehension.
  • Able to work outside normal business hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Current WA Drivers License.
  • WWC Card

Desirable selection criteria include:

  • Level 1, 2 or 3 AFL Coaching Accreditation.
  • Level 1 Umpiring Accreditation.
  • Knowledge of the WA Football structure including the District Football Development Model and JCC.
  • Knowledge of the Claremont District, including factors that may influence the Football environments within it.
  • Knowledge of sporting environments at club, school, district or state level.

The successful applicant will receive a competitive remuneration package including a fully maintained vehicle and phone, as well as the opportunity to work in Australia’s premier sporting industry.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting position, please submit an application letter (maximum two pages) addressing your ability to address the key responsibilities and selection criteria above, along with your resume to recruitment@wafc.com.au by 2 March 2017.

Click here for a detailed position description.

For more information about this unique opportunity please contact Warren Nel (General Manager Community Football) on email wnel@wafc.com.au

PlayAFL in Falcons District in 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 1:33 PM

The 2017 Footy season is not that far away - now is the time to get in the game for 2017. Australian Football is the sport for everyone. Whether you are new to the game, want to play socially or hope to become an elite AFL star, you can find a version of the game that's right for you!

The Falcons District includes 9 Junior Clubs and 8 Senior Clubs.

Find your junior local club here

Find your local senior club here

Junior Age groups range from Auskick- Year 12. Our Female Football teams start at Junior Girls (4-6) and culminate at Youth Girls (7-10).  Senior Football follows Year 12 Football to Veterans.

Football is for everyone.

 

Auskick (PP-Year 2)

NAB AFL Auskick makes learning to play Australian Football fun, safe and easy for boys and girls. Through weekly coaching sessions they will learn the skills of the game in an exciting, social and safe environment.

Children will be taught fundamental motor skills and learn how to interact with others as part of a team. Head over to www.aflauskick.com.au and register today!

 

Modified Juniors (Year 3-Year 6)

Junior football provides boys and girls the opportunity to make friends, keep active and learn new skills in a supportive environment. Junior Football involves a fixture of matches in a team environment. Played on smaller grounds, the rules are tailored to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all involved.

Register for season 2017 by contacting your local junior club.

Find your local club here

 

Youth Football (Year 7- Year 12)

Youth Football provides teenagers the opportunity to play Australian rules football in an open rules environment. Competing on full size grounds, a series of matches are fixtured across the Northern Conference. Teams will compete in finals for the first time, helping prepare top aged youth players for senior football.

Register for season 2017 by contacting your local junior club.

Find your local club here

 

Female Football - Junior Girls (Year 4-6) & Youth Girls (Year 7-10) 

Female Football is a great way for girls and women to make friends, keep active and learn new skills. Female Football continues to grow at a rapid rate, meaning accessing a single gender team locally is easier than ever. The participation pathway provides opportunities to players of all skill levels and aspirations, including exciting new talent development opportunities. 

Register for season 2017 by contacting your local junior club.

Find your local club here

For girls Year 10 and above contact Heather on 9300-3611.

 

Senior & Veterans Football 

Senior football for Colts through to Veterans is thriving with both Saturday and Sunday competitions.

Register for season 2017 by contacting your local senior male or female club.

Find your local senior club here

 

Registration Links and Resources 

Kidsport available for all registrations - for more infomation http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/funding/individuals/kidsport

Falcons District Club Details – Find your local junior club here or Find your local senior club here

Girls Football Come and Try Clinics - Girls come and try

Download 2017 Falcons District PlayAFL Flyer – WP Play AFL 2017

Register for Auskick here – www.aflauskick.com.au