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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 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 ‘’ 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!


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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. 

More details are below:

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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