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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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2017 Northern Conference Fairest and Best Results

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The 2017 Northern Conference Fairest and Best Vote Count was held on Monday 11th September at Seacrest Park. 

More than 300 people attended over the duration of the evening which celebrated football excellence in the Year 8 - Year 12 Northern Conference Competitions.

See below for those who took out awards:

Year 8 Gold

Runner Up: Jonathon Nilsson, Sorrento Duncraig

Winner: Campbell Henderson, Carine

Year 8 Blue

Runner Up: Jayden Tassell, Kingsley

Winner: Hayden Wallace, Kingsway

Year 8 Red

Runner Up: Byron Sherwood, Quinns

Winner: Jayden Crane, Wanneroo

Year 8 Maroon

Runner Up: Gus Sheldrick, Mosman Park

Winner: William Bailey, Mosman Park

Year 9 Blue

Runner Up: Jae Colley, Wanneroo

Winner: Saverio Marafioti, Edgewater Woodvale

Year 9 Red

Runner Up: Samuel Southern, Scarborough

Winner: Kendyll Blurton, Warwick Greenwood

Year 9 Maroon

Runner Up: Peter Coles, Kingsley

Winner: Cooper Blackburn, Whitford

Year 10 Red

Runners Up: Connor Hinchliffe (Ocean Ridge) & Eben Rasmussen (Carine)

Winner: Tommy Taylor-Shreeve, Wanneroo

Year 10 Maroon

Runner Up: Cameron Anderson, Wembley Downs

Winner: Benjamin Golding, North Beach

Year 11

Runner Up: Jaxon Bilchuris, Wanneroo

Winner: Jack McIntosh, North Beach

Year 12

Runner Up: Nicholas Carter, Whitford

Winner: Joshua Robbins, Scarborough


Full vote tallies will be sent out to all Clubs

2017 Level 2 Coaching Accreditation

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The 2017 Level 2 Coaching Accreditation Course will take place at Domain Stadium on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November

The WAFC is calling for coaches to express their interest in completing their Level 2 Coaching Accreditation. If you are one of these coaches, please complete the online form below.
Nominations close on Friday 29th September and successful applicants will be notified after this date.

Expression of Interest Form

Before completing the form please ensure that you meet all the criteria for enrolment as listed below.
The competencies expected of a Level 2 coach clearly reflect the ability to plan, prepare, conduct, review and adapt training and match programs in the various contexts.

Course Pre-requisites:
• Must have coached at Youth or Senior level in season 2017
• Have a current AFL coach accreditation at either Youth or Senior level
• Necessary to have been coaching for a minimum of 2 years
• Need to have previously abided by the Coaches Code of Conduct

Level 2 Accreditation Course Outline:
The level 2 coaching accreditation is a combination of practical and education sessions with assessment practices also carried out on all participants and will take place throughout a full season.
To complete your accreditation, you must:
• Attend the two-day workshop
• Participate in all aspects of the assessment (this will be described in full at the two-day workshop).

Places on the course are limited, and enrolments will be determined by the WAFC Coaching Manager in conjunction with District and Regional Staff.

If you have any queries please contact Tayla Daniele on

Finalists Announced: 2017 District Awards of Excellence

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 4:19 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.
Date: Friday 22nd September 2017
Time: 6:30pm doors and bar opens | 7pm start
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough.
Dress Code: Lounge suit
Congratulations to all award finalists and their respective clubs. 
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 Bedggood - 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: 
Saverio 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 
For more information click here: 10-2017b

Call for nominations: West Perth District Football Development Council & Junior Football League

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 2:29 PM

The West Perth District Football Development Council (DFDC) Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 29th November 2017.

The West Perth DFDC will formally call for nominations for all positions (in line with the District Constitution) for season 2018 in coming weeks and after seeking advice from the WA Football Commission in relation to the Structure of Football Review and Recommendations and any effects this will have on the DFDC Structure.

The West Perth DFDC can confirm that the 2018 West Perth Junior Competition Committee structure for the Junior Football League will not change and as such nominations are called for the following positions:

  • Assistant Junior Competition Director (1 positions available) (2 year term)
  • Assistant Competition Director - Female Football (1 year term)
  • Registrar (2 Year term)
  • Secretary (1 Year term)
  • Coach Coordinator (2 Year term)
  • Auskick Coordinator (1 Year term)

Due to term periods, the following positions do not require re-appointment or election at the 2016 WPDFDC AGM:

  • Competition Director - Natalie Sharman
  • Assistant Competition Director - Rhys Mola

For an information and application package please contact: 

Andrew Ridley, Community Development Manager

Ph: 0408 298 725   E: 

Download: DFDC Role Descriptions - Junior Football


Djinda Falcons Dryandra Camp (supported by City of Joondalup)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 2:27 PM

The Djinda Falcons, thanks to support from City of Joondalup Sports Development Grant participated in a unique leadership opportunity last week. 

On Saturday 19th of August Djinda Falcons Leadership Group travelled to Dryandra Woodlands Campsite in Dryandra. 24 local Aboriginal Youth, Sharon Kenney West Perth Abroiginal Liason Cooridnator and Djinda Falcons coaching staff travelled for the event. The camp was organised with the site worker Jaime Yallup who had setup activities for the two days alongside Uncle Noel who told story’s, songs and dances for the youth to learn and remember ready to pass on to the next generation.

The camp started at the Wadjak Science Fair at the Northside Centre in Balga. After the Science Fair, the bus made its way down to Dryandra Woodlands. The bus trip took just over 2 hours to get to Dryandra and provided time for the group to gel together.

Once everyone got to the campsite everyone had to setup up the camp. Youth participants had a task of setting up their own tents and activities included bush walks, aboriginal art painting, boomerang throwing and dancing then finishing the night with a nice kangaroo stew.  After dinner sat around the fire while Uncle Noel told stories and everyone was roasting marshmallows on the fire.

In the morning, the group participated in a variety of leadership workshops, with the aim to become a better leader and skill development on how they can improve to become better leaders.

The camp concluded with one of Uncle Noels songs and dance a special award was given out to a bloke who had showed improvement in his journey and show great leadership and character was great on the didgeridoo. The award was a Djinda Falcon Shirt and the award was awarded to Royce Williams.     

Special thanks to Adam Cockie, Brad and Sharon Kenney, Uncle Noel, Jamie Yallup and volunteers. Special thanks also to the City of Joondalup and Falcons Distrcit. 

Northern Conference JFL Vote Count

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 11:12 AM

The best and fairest vote count for competitions in the Norther Conference Junior Football League will take place on Monday 11 September. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Clubs will be contacted to invite players who finish near the top of their respective award.

  • Date: Monday 11 September
  • Time: 
    • Year 8 & 9: 6pm
    • Year 10-12: 7:30pm
  • Venue: Seacrest Park Community Sporting Facility