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Welcome back to Junior Football in 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 11:01 AM

Junior Football is the foundation of the sport in Western Australia, and it is continuing to grow and develop. It is imperative that we continue to create the right environments for our children to play Australian Rules Football, and this is the responsibility of everyone. Whether it is the parent on the sideline, the youth coach, the canteen manager or the club president, we all play a role in ensuring that we create safe and positive environments that assist clubs in recruiting and retaining participants.

The critical role that football plays in our community is well understood by the broader West Australian community. The game has the ability to draw communities together, it has the passion to ignite emotion and it has the platform to deliver important social messages that few other sports can provide.

These attributes are nevermore evidentthan in the juniorfootball sector of our game. Through the 9 District Football Development Councils and the 8 Regional Football Development Councilsthat support and deliver our game in metropolitan and Regional Western Australia, the opportunity to positively impact our community is a responsibility that allstakeholderstake seriously. The role that these important stakeholders play as custodians of the game is absolutely critical and the WAFC acknowledges this role as integral to the ongoing success of the code.

Football in WA is in a strong position with participation numbers at record highs, our two AFL clubs performing well on and off the field and a state league competition that is well resourced and supported. Whilst these strengths are acknowledged, it is also critical that we accept the inevitable challenges that face our game.

Whilst overall participation numbers are encouraging, we do face challenges in the youth sector. We face challenges in how we develop our coaches, umpires and club volunteers and ensuring that they receive the necessary support to fulfil their critical club and league focussed roles. We face challenges in determining our future funding model that will alter significantly with the introduction of the new Perth Stadium in 2018.

These are just a few of the challenges that the game is currently working on. No doubt, there will be more to come. The WAFC looksforward to working with all ourjuniorfootballstakeholders in tackling the key issues and partnering in a collaborative fashion to ensure the health of our game.

On behalf of the WAFC, can I take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers and staff who play a role in the delivery of junior football in 2016. Your time, effort and passion is greatly appreciated by everyone in the football family.

Jon HainesGeneral Manager Football Affairs. West Australian Football Commission

Kicking Course for Coaches (Level 1)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:20 AM

With Andrew Lockyer
 
Want to improve your player’s kicking? You can learn how from one of the best development coaches in the business.  The Kicking Course is aimed at providing the community coach with the analysis techniques, technology and understanding to help their players achieve their potential.

The Kicking Short Course for Coaches will improve the coach’s knowledge on how to observe and identify kicking skill deficiencies. A coach will then be able to implement drills than can help improve kicking skill sets for players.
 
Course Details
Cost: $65
Length: 3 hours
What you get: A course book resource and a Level 1 Kicking accreditation
 
NOTE: Each course has limited positions to maximise the learning environment. 

Date

Venue

Details

Registration

Thursday, 28th April

Ellenbrook District Open Space, Ellenbrook

6pm-9pm

Register Here

Monday, 18th July

Orelia Oval, Orelia

6pm-9pm

Register Here

Wednesday, 20th July

City Beach Oval, City Beach

6pm-9pm

Register Here

 
 

Successful 2016 Design a Jumper Competition

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 1:51 PM

The 2016 West Perth Design a Jumper Competition was a great success. We received many great entries from our local schools and the community, with a number of them used to inspire the final design which the Falcons league team will wear this weekend during the annual International Round match-up with Subiaco.

The Falcons will wear a short-sleeved British-inspired jumper, reflecting the high number of Brits in the West Perth district.

In a first for this event, Subiaco will be donning a special one-off International Round jumper as well, with the Lions district also receiving a number of great designs in their respective Design a Jumper Competition.

To witness the Falcons play in their special one-off jumper, come down to HBF Arena this Saturday, April 2 at 1pm where off-field activities for the day include international food stalls, on-site British pub and kids zone, with bounce down scheduled for 2:40pm.

For more information on the International Football Festival and to download your FREE entry ticket, click here.

Bounce Down 2016: Coach & Managers Meetings

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 4:16 PM

Bounce Down or Seasn Launch meetings are an important part of educating coaches and team officials of important messages for the upcoming football season. This may include rule changes, game environment initiatives and general league updates.

Seperate season launches will be held in 2016, one for the junior compeition (West Perth JFC) and one for the Youth Competion (Northern Conference).

Coaches are required to attend. Managers are strongly encouraged to attend.

Where a coach cannot attend due to work or family commitments, an assistant coach or team manager must attend to represent the team.

 

Northern Conference: Bounce Down 2016 

YEAR 8 - YEAR 12 Competition

Registrations are now open for Northern Conference Bounce Down 2016 for Coaches and Managers from the Year 8 - Year 12 competitions playing in the Northern Conference (Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Competitions). Coaches are required to attend. Managers are strongly encouraged to attend.

Where a coach cannot attend due to work or family commitments, an assistant coach or team manager must attend to represent the team.

When: Wednesday, 6 April 2016 Time: 6:30pm Where: Medibank Stadium, Leederville.

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

 

West Perth JFL Bounce Down 

YEAR 3 - YEAR 7 Competition

This year’s annual West Perth Junior Football League Bounce Down will be held at Windermere Reserve Club Rooms, Joondalup on Thursday 7th of April commencing at 6:30pm. Registrations are now open: http://forms.wafootball.com.au/view.php?id=905

Bounce Down 2016 is for Coaches in West Perth Junior Football League Year 3 Auskick Program and Coaches and Team Managers in the West Perth Junior Football League Year 4 – Year 7 competitions.

Coaches are required to attend. Managers in the Auskick competition are not required to attend. Managers in the Year 4 – Year 7 competition are strongly encouraged to attend. Where a coach cannot attend due to work or family commitments, an assistance coach or team manager must attend to represent the team.

Parent Umpire Course Registrations Now Open

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Registrations for the West Perth District Annual Parent Umpiring Courses are now open. Courses will be held at HBF Arena on Sunday 3rd April, commencing at 9am or Wednesday 20th of April commencing at 6:30pm.

Year 3, Year 4 & Year 5 Age Groups

The Parent Umpire Program is designed to give the parent volunteers the basic understanding of how to umpire a junior match and specifically looking just at the modified rules of nine and ten age groups including Auskick Year3’s.

Parents will receive onsite theoretical, practical traning and valuable knowledge by experienced district umpires and AFL game day umpire Dean Margetts who has umpired over 150 AFL games including the most recent Preliminary final.

The parent umpire program has been well supported by the junior clubs with over 500 umpires registered since 2008 and has provided a pathway for several parent umpires to continue umpiring.

To register please click on the link provided below, we thank you for your support:

REGISTER HERE

 

Level 1 Female Coaching Scholarship: Metropolitan North

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Metropolitan North Level 1 Female Coaching Scholarship 
Women in Sport Leadership Program  

In partnership with Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth football districts the Metropolitan North Football Region is offering a number of scholarships to female coaches. 

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to attend the 2016 WAFC Level 1 – Female Coaching Course at Anning Park, South Lake.  

This year’s course will be run over two consecutive Monday nights (14th and 21st March) at 6:30pm. Successful candidates will be required to attend both Monday night sessions.  

The scholarships are supported by the WAFC and are valued at $165 each providing the successful applicants with a Level 1 coaching qualification.

This course is a fantastic opportunity to hear from and learn from some of the best elite and community based coaches in the Western Australia.  
Conditions of the scholarships are as follows-  
? Will be required to complete 10 hours volunteer coaching with your district junior girls teams under direction of the District Development Officer. 

To apply please email mmcnally@wafc.com.au not later than 5:00pm on Wednesday 9th March, 2016.   

For enquiries and additional information please contact Metropolitan North Operations Manager – Matt McNally (mmcnally@wafc.com.au)   

Top Club Workshop: Developing Stronger Clubs

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 12:39 PM

The West Perth, Subiaco and Claremont football districts in partnership with the WA Sports Federation are hosting a “Top Club” workshop on Wednesday 16th March at North Beach JFC from 7:00pm.

The “Top Club” workshop provides a framework to develop a stronger culture at your club.

The  benefits of the TOP Club program include-  

  • Make life easier for you as a volunteer club committee member.
  • Develop a club plan to guide your club activities throughout the year.
  • Help identify the important tasks for your club.
  • Develop a set of acceptable and unacceptable behaviours to guide member behaviour.
  • Identify specific job descriptions and responsibilities to spread the load for committee and general members.

****It is desirable that a minimum of 3 committee members attend this session****

You will be contacted by a representative from WA Sports Federation in the coming days regarding this event.

If you are interested in your club committee attending this event, please click on the below link

http://forms.wafootball.com.au/view.php?id=909

Find out more about TOP CLUB here: Top Club Project

Fair Safe Sport: Upcoming Training Courses

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:09 AM

WA Sports Federation have recently released a series if workshops (first half of the year) that are relevenat to local sporting clubs and Child Safeguarding and Member Protection. 

Clubs are encouraged to review the programs on offer and send relevant committee and members to attend.

Workshop

Date

Time

Location

Cost

Cybersafety in Sport and Recreation workshop (flyer attached)           

 

Please note: These are the only planned cybersafety in sport and recreation workshops coordinated by WASF for 2016

25 February 2016

9.30am – 11.30am      

 

 

6.00pm – 8.00pm

Department of Sport and Recreation, Leederville

 

 

(Also available by Video Conference at Regional DSR office for regional clubs – please see attached flyer)

Free

Safe Clubs 4 Kids workshop (flyer attached)

11 March 2016

9.30am – 12.00pm

Department of Sport and Recreation Leederville

Free

Safe Clubs 4 Kids Broome workshop

(please register your interest with Mike Doyle (Club Development Officer)- Mike.Doyle@broome.wa.gov.au

14 March 2016

5.15pm – 7.30pm

Mangrove Hotel Broome

Free

Member Protection Information Officer Course

(flyer is being developed but to register your interest contact Kaitlyn.barker@dsr.wa.gov.au)

23 March 2016

9.00am – 3.00pm

Department of Sport and Recreation Leederville

$60.00

Working with Children Sport and Recreation Specific Workshop (flyer attached)

 

Please note: This is the annual WWC sport and recreation specific workshop coordinated by WASF for 2016.

20 July 2016

9.00am – 12.00pm

Department of Sport and Recreation Leederville

Free

Safe Clubs 4 Kids information

www.dsr.wa.gov.au/safe-clubs-4-kids 

 

Download information below:

WWCC

Cyber Safety

Top Club Project 

Safe Clubs 4 Kids

 

Falcons District 2016 Season Calendar

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 4:22 PM

The Falcons District through the support of local business have launched it's 2016 Season Calendar.

The Calendar will be sent to the households of members over the coming weeks - a great tool to place on the fridge to keep track of everything football.

The calendar includes Junior Football & Senior Football events, WAFL Home Games and WA AFL matches.

West Perth Calendar

Sign up to play AFL this Sunday at a junior club near you!

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 4:11 PM

West Perth District Junior Registration Day - Sunday 21 February 2016

All Junior Clubs across the West Perth District will be taking registrations this Sunday, 21 February. 

Find details of your local clubs registration day below and head on down to register for season 2016.  Can’t get there? Just contact your local club to find out how to register online.  School Ages Pre-primary to Year 12 welcome

Brighton JFC:  Butler Community Centre – 1:00pm til 3:30pm (Contact Richard – 0421 036 266)

Edgewater Woodvale JFC: Emerald Reserve – 10:00am til 2:00pm (Contact Joya – 0438 367 417)

Joondalup Kinross JFC:  Windermere Park – 10:00am til 2:00pm (Contact Craig – 0419 555 932)

Neerabup JFC:  Peridot Park – 10:30am til 12:00 (Contact Natalie – 0409 404 054)

Ocean Ridge JFC:  Heathridge Park – 10:00am til 2:00pm (Contact Marna – 0415 761 878)

Quinns JFC:  Anthony Waring Clubrooms – 9:00am til 1:00pm (Contact Tanya – 0439 095 468)

Wanneroo JFC: Wanneroo Showgrounds – 9:00am til 12:00pm (Contact Jason – 0428 511 099)

Whitford JFC:  McDonald Reserve – 9:00am til 1:00pm (Contact Mark – 0424 146 594)

Yanchep JFC:  Oldham Reserve – 10:00am til 1:00pm (Contact Katrina – 0417 900 415)