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2017 Level 1 Coach Accreditation

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:23 PM

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) offers a range of courses to coaches throughout Western Australia to ensure 100% of coach accreditation requirements are met.

It is a minimum requirement that all coaches are accredited as a Level 1 Coach at the appropriate level. All coaches who do not have a current accreditation or have an accreditation that expired more than 24 months ago, must attend an appropriate Level 1 course in any Region.
All coaching courses are $165 and are paid upon registration via debit or credit card.

NOTE: The courses run for a whole day apart from those split over 2 evenings. If it’s split over 2 evenings, you need to attend both nights. Courses total to 6-7 hours.

  • Auskick (PP – Year 2)
  • Junior (Year 3 – Year 6)
  • Youth (Year 7 – Year 12)
  • Senior (Colts, Reserves and League)

You will receive:

  • Four Year coach accreditation
  • Course Diary
  • AFL Coaching Manual
  • Lunch/Dinner
  • AFL Coaches Card
  • Four Year Australian Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Membership


Click the link to register to a course - 2017 Level 1 Coaching Courses


Save the Date: 2017 Clubs in Focus Conference (Club Development)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 3:54 PM

The Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth DFDC's have partnered with the City of Joondalup to run a club development conference useful too all Junior and Senior Foootball Clubs. 

Date: Wednesday 1 March 2017

Venue: Sacred Heart College, Hocking Pde 

Conference Schedule:

6.00pm - Registration and industry expo
6.25pm - Welcome and introduction
6.45pm - Key note speaker
7.05pm - Streams one to four commence
8.10pm - Industry expo and refreshments
8.25pm - Streams one to four recommence
9.30pm - Conference closeClubs in-focus program

For further information please contact Andrew Ridley on email

Registrations details will be released soon.

Join the Djinda Falcons in 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 2:16 PM

The Falcons District and WA Football is currently recruiting players for the 2017 Nicky Winmar Carnival and the 2017 Kirby Bentley Cup teams.

Join the West Perth Djinda Falcons!

Open to both boys and girls.

Boys in the West Perth District born  between 2002 and 2004  & Girls in the West Perth District born between 2000 and 2004 identifying ad Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are eligible to play in the teams.

All are welcome to attend training from 4.30pm – 6.30pm at HBF Arena, Joondalup on the following dates: 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd February and the 2nd March.

For more information contact Sharon on 0400 203 660 or email

Information Package: Nicky Winmar and Kirby Bentley 2017

WAFC Customer Satisfaction Survey

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 1:42 PM

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is conducting a Customer Satisfaction Survey for the first time in 2016, allowing everyone involved in football to provide valuable feedback on their views, perceptions and importantly, levels of satisfaction of being involved in WA football.

The WAFC strives to deliver high-quality programs, competitions, governance and services to support all the players, volunteers, administrators, coaches, umpires and clubs engaged with WA football.

Please CLICK HERE to complete the survey.

The purpose of this survey is to seek feedback on the key issues and challenges for our game and also provide opportunities to identify where the WAFC can better support leagues, clubs, programs or competitions.

Football Clubs and all of those involved are the lifeblood of the game, providing participation opportunities for players, coaches and umpires. In addition, we know that Football clubs would not survive without the loyal support of a significant volunteer network that sustains our sport at grass roots level.

This is your chance to provide us with those views, which we will review and benchmark at the end of every season moving forward. The WAFC and its football stakeholders will use the feedback provided in the survey to review and develop improvement strategies for our game moving forward.

Your views are important to us as we set about ensuring West Australian Football continues to grow, is successful and meet the needs for all of those involved.

We look forward to your valuable feedback.

Please CLICK HERE to complete the survey

Sorrento AFL 9s is Back!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 3:10 PM

The #AFL9sWA Spring Season is back with its Mixed and Men’s competitions which kick off at Sorrento on Wednesday 12th October. 
Register your team now at 

West Perth on new wheels

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 4:46 PM - by Justin Bianchini - Joondalup Times

A minibus destined for the scrap heap is now at the service of the West Perth Football Club.

Chief executive David Crute said the club was looking to upgrade its team property van and needed a vehicle for its community programs and to transport people between Joondalup train station and Arena Joondalup.

“We asked a few of our contacts to be on the lookout for something suitable,” he said.

“Brent Howard from Major Motors discovered an old unregistered Toyota Coaster at a State Government correctional services facility.

“It was well past its use-by date, it was full of rust, had dents all over and was filthy inside and out.

“At the same time, Moore MHR Ian Goodenough had alerted me to the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities funding program.”

Benefiting from the club’s bus include indigenous leadership program Djinda Falcons, Joondalup Women’s Football Club and junior clubs.

“Through the generosity of many of our sponsors and supporters, we were able to transform a vehicle destined for the scrap heap into virtually a brand-new vehicle,” Crute said.

“Now we have a bus, we’re looking for volunteer drivers.”

Drivers will require at least a LR (light rigid) licence.

Anyone interested, can call the club on 9300 3611.

Feature photo by Martin Kennealey - Joondalup Times

Notice of West Perth District Football Development Council 2016 Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 3:28 PM

Dear District Stakeholder,

Notice of : West Perth District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting

Please be advised that the West Perth District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting is to be held on Monday 28th November 2016 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 2016 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 2016 Annual General Meeting and return to the District Secretary.

Affiliate Club Members include:

Junior Football Clubs who participate in the AFL Auskick (5-8 year old), AFL  Junior (9- 12year 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.

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 Leagueand 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 27th 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  


Notice of 2016 Annual General Meeting - West Perth DFDC

Minutes of 2016 West Perth DFDC Annual General Meeting


2016 Falcons District Award of Excellence

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The 2016 Falcons District  Awards of Excellence was held on Tuesday 20th September at the Rendezvous Hotel - Scarborough in a night that bought the Falcons, Tigers and Lions 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 and their volunteers provided an opportunity to celebrate the season that was, with football friends and colleagues. 

MC Lachie Reid was joined by the talented Chris Murphy to run the evening and that they did in style with Lachies supurb knowledge of football coupled with Chris's lack their of but exception with and sense of humour. 

Congratulations to our award winners and finalists who were recognised on the evening. 


2016 Award Winners

Auskick Coach of the Year

  • Jim Robinson, Ocean Ridge JFC
  • Paige Bedggood, Quinns District JFC
  • Cameron Byers, Whitford JFC

2016 NAB AFL Auskick Coach of the Year – Cameron Byers

Modified Coach of the Year

  • Tony Smith, Joondalup Kinross JFC
  • Paul Cox, Ocean Ridge JFC
  • Jason Glover, Yanchep JFC

2016 Modified Coach of the Year – Paul Cox

Youth Coach of the Year

  • Tom Hills, Edgewater/Woodvale JFC
  • Charlie Holmes, Ocean Ridge JFC
  • Wesley Moran, Quinns District JFC

2016 Youth Coach of the Year – Wesley Moran

Senior Coach of the Year

  • Paul Beaver, Joondalup Womens FC
  • Stephen Healy, Wanneroo AFC
  • Peter Barile, Whitford AFC

2016 Senior Coach of the Year – Peter Barile

Female Coach of the Year

  • Kellie Mcghie, Joondalup Womens FC
  • Naomi Bowran, Joondalup Womens FC
  • Heather Grace, Yanchep JFC

2016 Female Coach of the Year – Heather Grace

Young Achiever of the Year Award

  • Scovia Anzoa, Joondalup Womens FC
  • Joel Horgan, West Perth FC/ Whitford JFC
  • James  Duyvestyn, Wanneroo Amateur Football Club

2016 Young Achiever of the Year – Scovia Anzoa

Umpire of the Year

2016 Umpire of the Year - Adam D'Ascenzo

Volunteer of the Year

2016 Volunteer of the Year – David Burton

Junior Club of the Year Award

2016 Junior Club of the Year – Quinns Districts JFC

Senior Club of the Year Award

2016 Senior Club of the Year – Whitford AFC


2016 Premiers


C1 Reserves: Ocean Ridge

D2: Whitford


WA Women’s FL

Reserves: Joondalup Falcons


West Perth JFL

Year 7 Red: Ocean Ridge Pointers

Year 7 Blue: Whitford Cougars

Year 7 Plate: Yanchep RH


Northern Conference

Year 8 Red: Joondalup Kinross Hornets

Year 10 Red: Joondalup Kinross Jets

Year 12: Joondalup Kinross Jets


2016 Fairest & Best Winners


Year 8 Maroon - Cooper Blackburn, Whitford Wildcats

Year 8 Red - Blake Morris, Kingsley Lions  & Charles Lennon, West Coast White

Year 8 Blue - Tiarell Niki, Swanbourne Tigers

Year 9 Maroon - Lachlan McKay, Wembley Downs Blue

Year 9 Red - Taj Schofield, Sorrento Duncraig Dolphins

Year 9 Blue - Eben Rasmussen, Carine Cats

Year 10 Maroon - Daniel Rowe, Ocean Ridge Sharks

Year 10 Red - Abraham Clinch, Warwick Greenwood Knights

Year 11 - Zane Shellabear-Healy, Scarborough Sea Eagles & Jack Burke, Quinns Bulls

Year 12 - Che Driscoll, Quinns Bulls



D2 Reserves - Sam Pack, Quinns Districts

Drew Banfield Colts - Alphonse Charlie, Whitford

2016 McDonald's WAFL Grand Final - KIDS FREE

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 10:54 AM

Subiaco and Peel Thunder will clash in the 2016 McDonald’s WAFL Grand Final at Domain Stadium at 2.30pm this Sunday, September 25.

The highly anticipated season decider is expected to be a close and exciting contest between reigning premiers Subiaco and an in-form Peel Thunder.

The Lions are aiming for their third consecutive premiership, while Peel are aiming to win the club’s first ever League Grand Final.

WAFC CEO Gavin Taylor said he was looking forward to a high quality contest, with an average margin of less than 10 points separating the sides in their three meetings so far this season.

“Subiaco have won two games and Peel won the other by four points so I’m really looking forward to a great Grand Final and a great showcase of the WAFL competition,” Taylor said.

“I would encourage everyone in the Peel region and all of the Subiaco supporters to make sure they get to the game and support both teams as they aim to create their own pieces of history. Public transport is free for anyone who pre-purchases a ticket.

“Of course, given the strong partnership that Peel Thunder has with Fremantle Football Club, I also encourage all of the Dockers supporters to come along to the game on Sunday.

“We acknowledge that there has been discussion about Peel’s AFL-listed players over the last few weeks, particularly in regards to qualifying for finals.

“Despite some media reports, the WAFC has made no commitment to changing rules and regulations or placing greater restrictions on AFL-listed players.

“What we have committed to is ensuring that our annual review of rules and regulations takes place again at the end of this season, as it does every year, and that all stakeholders are consulted.

“The review will include examining what occurs with other State League competitions around Australia where similar alignment models exist in regards to competition structures and qualification for AFL-listed players,” he said.

“We will engage with all WAFL clubs and both AFL clubs to consider the rules, regulations and eligibility criteria, amongst others, to ensure the WAFL competition continues to be highly successful and competitive.”

Sunday, September 25 – Domain Stadium

2.30pm – League Grand Final – Subiaco v Peel Thunder
LIVE on Ch7, ABC 720, Sport FM 91.3fm, KIX Digital, 6PR and 97.3 Coast FM
11.20am – Reserves Grand Final – East Perth v Claremont
8.40am – Colts Grand Final – Claremont v East Perth



Adult - $30.00
Concession - $25.00
WAFL Club Member - $25.00
Child (15yrs & under) - FREE

Tickets are available online through Ticketmaster or by phoning 136 100.
Fans can experience a unique premium viewing opportunity with the Corporate VIP suite or open-box package, starting at only $55 per person. Catering services are also included. For more information call (08)9381 2187.


The official WAFL Grand Final Function will feature a special guest panel of WA football legends including Mal Brown, Ron Boucher, Garry Sidebottom and Bill Duckworth as guests enjoy a three course meal, beverages, premium seating, parking and afternoon tea. For more information call Tracy Thompson (08) 9381 5599.


Anyone who pre-purchases a ticket at Ticketmaster has the chance to win a VIP Suite at Monster Jam for 12* Ts&Cs apply at
The WAFL is giving away two open-air six-seater boxes in the Goal of the Year and AHG Mark of the Year voting competition*. Click here for more information on how to enter. 

WAFL fans can also win the chance to deliver the match-day ball to the umpires at the Grand Final. A photo of a WAFL Finals Series moment must be uploaded onto social media (Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram) using the hashtag #WeAreFinals*.

WAFC Year 12 State Championship

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 10:33 AM

As the 2016 Junior Football season comes to a close, three of the state’s top Year 12 teams will play off to win the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) State Championship title. 

The Year 12 Premiership team from each of the Northern, Central and Fremantle Conferences have been invited to participate in the third annual WAFC State Championships to be held at ATOM on Saturday, September 24.


Impressive youth talent will be on display at the ground, which is free entry with canteen facilities available.

High Wycombe JFC (Central Conference Premiers), Bullcreek Leeming JFC (Fremantle Conference Premiers) and Joondalup Kinross JFC (Northern Conference Premiers) will play one another in two shortened matches of 2 x 20 minute halves to determine the state champion.

The winning team will be presented with the WAFC State Championship trophy and Perpetual Shield with each player awarded championship medallions.

The junior football club of the State Championship team will receive a set of new football jumpers from Burley.

Event Details

Saturday September 24
ATOM Stadium 10.00am – 2.00pm

Game 1 – 10:30am
Bullcreek Leeming JFC v High Wycombe JFC
Game 2 – 11:40am
Joondalup Kinross JFC v Bullcreek Leeming JFC
Game 3 – 12:50pm
Bullcreek Leeming JFC v Joondalup Kinross JFC

Presentations – 1:45pm

Grand Final Conference Results

High Wycombe JFC 13.8.86 def. Mazenod JFC 6.8.44
Bullcreek Leeming JFC 8.8.56 def. Rossmoyne JFC 3.4.22
Joondalup Kinross JFC 7.8.50 def. Kingsway JFC 5.4.34