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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 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

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 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

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 –

GET INVOLVED - WA Female Football

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 1:58 PM

There are female football competitions for all ages and abilties in Western Australia, starting at Auskick for Pre-Primary participants through to juniors based on primary school year groups, Youth Girls for highschool aged players and senior women's competitions. 

Use the club locator to find your closest club at 

There is also a WA Female Talent Academy that  focuses on the development of female players and coaches to an elite level with an annual selection process that is coordinated through the Mundella WA Women's Football League clubs and Junior Football Clubs.


The WA Football Commission offers a range of courses which provide quality training and resources to help you become a great Australian Football Coach

Click here for more information


Umpiring is a great way to be involved in the game. It provides an opportunity to get up close to the action while teaching outstanding life skills such as leadership, assertiveness and decision making and earn some extra pocket money!

Click here for more information

Level 1 Coaching Courses

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:46 PM

2017 Level 1 Coaching Course dates are now available and open for registration.

All Junior and Senior coaches must be level 1 accredited in order to be Head Coach.

To see the dates and register for a course please click here.

Flock of Falcons - Discounted Family District Membership

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Sign your family up as members of the West Perth Football Club for season 2017. 

The West Perth Football Club want you as a member in 2017 and are rewarding all members of local junior football clubs with a discounted family membership package. 

As a member of a local junior club, the West Perth Football Club offer a discounted family membership - the Flock of Falcons for $300.00 (normally $460.00). 


2017 West Perth Football Club Membership for two x Falcon Fanatics / Falconettes and two x Future Falcons / Fledgling Falcons. 

All members of a Flock of Falcons receive: Season Home Game Entry to HBF Arena (Joondalup) and upper level grandstand seating, Football Budget at each home game, a 10% off WPFC Merchandise voucher, Falcon Flyer e-newsletters & one Year Book (per household). 

The parents (Falcon Fanatics / Falconettes) receive: Membership Card, Lanyard, Notepad and Pen Set with Fixtures, Badge & Bumper Sticker. 

The kids (Future Falcons) receive: Membership Card, Lanyard, Badge, Bumper Sticker, Training Shirt, Squad Poster& Temporary Tattoos or if the kids are Fledgling Falcons they receive: Membership Card, Baby Scarf & Beanie set


Download an application pack: Flock of Falcons - District Membership

KidSport: Enabling WA children to participate in community sport and recreation

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 3:20 PM

KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5-18 years to participate in community sport and recreation by offering them financial assistance towards club fees.

KidSport applications are now available online if you hold a valid Health Care or Pensioner Concession card. Hard copy applications are still available and can be submitted to your Local Government.

What are the eligibility criteria?

  • Applicant must be aged 5-18 years.
  • Applicant must have a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card OR meet one of the four KidSport Financial Exceptions.
  • Applicant's primary place of residence must be in the local government area they are applying to.

What else?

  • Funding will cover the cost of fees to join the nominated sport or recreation club (this may include other club-related costs, such as equipment and uniform as identified by the club and approved by the local government).
  • Maximum of up to $200 per child per calendar year.
  • Fees are only for the nominated registered season.
  • No retrospective fees will be paid.
  • No limitation to the number of applications per family as long as the eligibility criteria for each child is met.

Changes to KidSport

1. Applicants listed on a valid Health Care or Pensioner Concession card should now:

  • Apply online on the Department's website or
  • Submit a KidSport application form and a copy of the card to their local government.

2. KidSport no longer has referral agents.

  • Applicants not listed on a valid concession card need to meet one of the new KidSport Financial Exceptions.
  • If you meet an exception you can apply for KidSport through a KidSport Financial Assessor.

More information:





Metro North Auskick Coordinator 2017 Launch

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:18 PM

We are asking that all Auskick Coordinators in the Metro North Conference (Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Districts) please attend.

Join your Football Commission local District staff and your fellow Auskick Coordinators as we launch the new season.

This will be an opportunity to network as well as update information on programs, dates and services available in 2017.

Date- Tuesday 28th February

Time- 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location- North Beach FC, Charles Riley Reserve, Kitchener Street, North Beach

To RSVP please visit this link: 

Metro North Coach Coordinator 2017 Launch

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:18 PM

We are asking that all Coach Coordinators in the Northern Conference please attend.

Join your Football Commission local District staff and fellow Coach Coordinators as we launch the new year. This will be an opportunity to network as well as update information on programs, dates and services available in 2017.

Date- Monday 27th February

Time- 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location- North Beach FC, Charles Riley Reserve, Kitchener Street, North Beach

To RSVP please visit this link: 

Metro North AFL School Ambassador 2017 Launch

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:17 PM

We are asking that all AFL School Ambassadors in the Metro North Conference (Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Districts) please attend.

Join your Football Commission local District staff and your AFLSA colleagues as we launch the new year. This will be an opportunity to network as well as update information on programs, dates and services available in 2017.

Attending will also entitle School Ambassadors to a free pass to our special presentation event from Maggie Dent. Maggie is an in-demand author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence.

Date- Monday 20th February

Time- 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Location- North Beach FC, Charles Riley Reserve, Kitchener Street, North Beach

To RSVP please visit this link: 

Register your 2-5 year old for Footy Fundamentals in 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:27 AM

About Footy Fundamentals

Footy Fundamentals in the only WA pre-Auskick football program endorsed by the AFL and the WA Football Commission.

Launched in 2013 the program uses AFL football to build fundamental movement skills in children aged 2 years to 5 years.

Footy Fundamentals aims to prepare our kids for the future.

Footy Fundamentals is a carefully planned and structured toddler AFL program, which encourages your active toddlers to develop their fundamental movement skills in an AFL environment, using AFL equipment. 

Each week, toddlers will focus on one or a set of movement skills, and play fun team-work based games that incorporate these skills. 

Active parent involvement is required in all of our toddler AFL programs. 

New Curriculum in 2017

After four years Footy Fundamentals has had a major review with changes to locations and to the program curriculum. With the assistance of Fundamental Movement, Early Childhood Education and Football specialists a new and exciting curriculum will be launched in Term 1. 

Fundamental Movement Skills are patterns of movement that involve different body parts such as the legs, arms, trunk and head and include skills such as running, hopping, catching, throwing, striking and balancing. These skills are the foundation movements to more specialised, complex skills used in kids games, sports, dance and every day activities.

The new curriculum ensures that our participants are able to develop Fundamental Movement Skills critical to their development whilst maintaining our links to AFL Football. 

Our age groups

TODDLER KICKERS (2 yrs to 3 yrs)
'Toddler Kickers' is all about exposing toddlers to the shape of an AFL football, and using big AFL equipment to encourage active movement, and the development of fundamental movement skills. 

MINI KICKERS (3 yrs to 4 yrs)
'Mini Kickers' are at the age of starting to learn the art of kicking a football. They are put through a slightly more advanced course that uses different sized balls and equipment to further develop their fundamental movement skills, encourages listening skills, and introduces some basic teamwork skills.

KINDY KICKERS (4 yrs to 5 yrs)
The 'Kindy Kickers' stage enjoy advanced obstacle courses to challenge their fundamental movement skills, and participate in more teamwork games to encourage sportsmanship, sharing, working together and communication. They are introduced to majority of the skills needed for AFL, and practise them in fun skill-based activities and games. They even finish with a game of football in the last week of the Quarter to put all of their skills to practise.

Term Times

Get your active toddler involved in our toddler AFL classes held at Joondalup, Warwick, Subiaco, Alkimos, Dianella, Victoria Park and Ellenbrook.

All classes are morning unless otherwise stated
     Toddler Kickers           9:30am - 10:00am
     Mini Kickers                10:10am - 10:40am
     Kindy Kickers              10:50am - 11:35am

Term 1, 2017 starts the week of 13th February 2017
For Term 1 Dates CLICK HERE

Term 2, 2017 starts the week of 1st May 2017

Enrolment & Program Locations

Click one of our locations to enrol at your nearest centre 

Warwick - Monday Mornings 
Subiaco - Tuesday Mornings
Joondalup - Wednesday Mornings
Alkimos - Friday Mornings 
Ellenbrook - Saturday Mornings 
Joondalup - Saturday Mornings 
Victoria Park - Saturday Mornings 
Dianella - Sunday Mornings 

For more infomation...

Visit our website:
Phone: Kathy Monck on 9300-3611