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Port Adelaide Power’s Ken Hinkley gives Quinns Districts Junior Football Club tutelage

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 9:40 AM

IF spectators have noticed an unusual amount of Port Adelaide Power chatter about the Quinns Districts Junior Football Club in the past month, this is the reason why.

Club representatives Todd Sherwood and Warren Meulenkamp earned a coaching seminar from Power mentor Ken Hinkley at the club’s headquarters at Alberton Oval in Adelaide in June.

The pair were selected for the journey as part of the Fox Footy Club Rewards program thanks to Quinns being recognised as one of Australia’s leaders in community football.

The Bulls were acknowledged for the fundraiser game they hold at the beginning of each season to raise money for the family of former president Nathan Greco, who died in 2013.

They raised $1600 for the Grecos this year.

Quinns also sells raffle tickets for WAFL club West Perth and hosts a free kids stall at the Wanneroo Show each year.

The Anthony Waring Reserve-based club believes strongly in anti-racism education and drug awareness programs, holding a motivational seminar for players aged 12 and above.

Club president Tanya Couch, who was recently nominated for the WA Football Volunteer of the Year Award, was delighted the Bulls’ efforts had been recognised on the national stage.

“Our club is ecstatic… we loved the whole experience with Port Adelaide,” she said.

“It is testimony to a number of hard working club members who strive to create a community focused and inclusive club.”


2016 Coach of the Year Awards

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 3:50 PM

Nominations are now open for the following awards:

  1. 2016 Claremont District Coach of the Year Award
  2. 2016 Subiaco District Coach of the Year Award
  3. 2016 West Perth District Coach of the Year Award

District Award winners will recognised at the respective Claremont, Subaico and West Perth Awards of Excellence.


  • Coach of the Year
  • Auskick Coach of the Year (Pre-Primary- Year 3)
  • Junior Coach of the Year (Year 4- Year 7)
  • Youth Coach of the Year (Year 8- Year 12)
  • Female Coach of the Year
  • Senior Coach of the Year



Applications must be submitted by 5.00pm Friday 19th August 2016

Subiaco v West Perth: Kingsway WAFL Community Match

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 1:01 PM

Subiaco will take on West Perth on Saturday August 6 at Kingsway Sporting Complex in a true community style WAFL showdown. 

The event will engage with the Kingsway Junior Football Club, Kingsway Amateur Football Club and the City of Wanneroo to showcase WAFL Football to the City of Wanneroo community in what is set to be an exciting game of WAFL football as well as an exciting family day out.

The event will see Subiaco take on their district neighbours and rivals West Perth in what is expected to be one of the games of the year with West Perth striving to ensure they stay high in the top tier and reigning Premiers Subiaco who are still holding top place on the ladder.

Come along and have fun in the comprehensive Kids Zone with Bouncy Castles, Competitions, a Super Slide, football activities and more.

We want to see as many members of the community and supporters of the club enjoy the day with us. 



8:30- Gates Open

9:00- Colts SFC v WP – Members free entry until halftime of the colts

11:30 – Reserves SFC v WP

1:30 – Kids Zone Open

2:15- League Game SFC v WP

4:30- Kids Zone cloesd

5:00- Intergraded Game Kingsway vs ???

6:10 – Post match presentations



Download your FREE ticket here (The information must be complete for the free ticket option to be used)

Adults tickets are $15, Concession tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the gates.

Kids under 16 are FREE.


Entry Gates will be located at the following three locations:

  1. Kingsway Sporting and Football Club
  2. Spectator Drive entry
  3. Wanneroo Giants Baseball Club entry



Parking will be at a premium for the event. Parking is available in three locations.


Location 1: Wanneroo Giants Baseball Car Park, Hartman Drive, Madeley

Location 2: South west cnr baseball field, cnr Hepburn Ave & Spectator Drive, Madeley

Location 3: Kingsway Football Club & Sporting Club Carpark, cnr of Sporting Drive & Spectator Drive, Madeley


It is encouraged that football patrons do not park in the Netball, Recreation Centre or Soccer parking areas due to large patronage.



Kingsway Junior Football Club and Kingsway Amateur Football Club are hosting the game day food stalls and match day bars.

This is a great way to help support local football.



Bring your footies and have a kick on Kingsway Reserve during the breaks. If you need a footy please stop by the Subi Team Store and pick one up from $10.



Located at the Southern End of the ground. Test your handball and kicking skills in the footy zone, have a ride down the giant slide and have a jump in the massive inflatable. Stop by the colouring in zone to pick up you free temporary tattoos of Leo the Lion, Free posters and other swag throughout the day. Subiaco players will be in appearance throughout the day, players will be signing photos so no pens or paper needed.



Colour in Leo to win some fantastic prizes. You can colour in Leo before you attend the event and drop it off at the kids zone or you can colour Leo on the day.



Stay around after the match to watch the skills of the Integrated Football High Performance Academy.

Kicking off from 5.00pm the match will showcase the best talent from local WA Integrated football teams.



Local teachers recognised as quality AFL Ambassadors

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 10:34 AM

On behalf of the Falcons Football District we are please to congratulate Thomas Moscarda (Woodvale Secondary College), Kris Fenn (Alkimos Primary School), Paul Batskos (Eddystone Primary School) and Ken Dillon (Irene McCormack Catholic College) who have been recognised as finalists in the 2016 AFL School Ambassador of the Year Awards. 

The West Australian Football Commission has announced 29 finalists across six categories ahead of the AFL School Ambassador Awards Night to be held at Domain Stadium on Thursday, August 4.

The annual award night recognises dedicated teachers and school staff who actively promote Australian Football in their school community.

A total of 29 finalists were selected from a pool of more than 100 nominations, with a winner for each category (listed below) to be crowned on the night.

Award categories

Primary School AFL School Ambassador Award
Secondary School AFL School Ambassador Award
First Year AFL School Ambassador Award
Indigenous AFL School Program Award
Female AFL School Program Award
Multicultural AFL School Program Award

Award winners for the Primary and Secondary School categories will receive a trip for two to Melbourne to watch an AFL Final.

Four staff members from Tuart Rise Primary School in Baldivis have been named finalists, including previous winners Narelle Scott, Brigit Wall and cleaner Paul Polczynski.

The Peel District topped the number of finalists with a total of six, while five were named from the East Fremantle District.

For more information on the AFL School Ambassador program click here.

2016 AFL School Ambassador Finalists 

Outstanding First Year AFL School Ambassador
Sue Leach - Rostrata Primary School
Paul Polczynski - Tuart Rise Primary School
Brendan Chapman Aquinas College
Jake Davis - Eastern Hills Senior High School
Jessica Watt - South Kalgoorlie Primary School

Outstanding Female AFL Program
Rhys Brooks - Riverton Primary School
Samantha Eaton - Girrawheen Senior High School
Tanya Ierace - Halls Head College
Jack Green - Tuart Rise Primary School
Ken Dillon - Irene McCormack Catholic College

Outstanding Indigenous AFL Program
Craig Callaghan - Coodanup College
Robert Thomson - Clontarf Aboriginal College
Simon Nimmo - Yule Brook College

Outstanding Multicultural Program
Paul Batskos - Eddystone Primary School
Taziana Leunig - Melville Senior High School
Glen Cookson - Weld Square Primary School
Yasmin Reading - International School of Western Australia
Vicki Bramwell-Keys - Cannington Community College

Most Outstanding Primary AFL School Ambassador
Nuria Ushoroff - Australian Islamic College
John Chalwell - Canning Vale Primary School
Kris Fenn - Alkimos Primary School
Narelle Scott - Tuart Rise Primary School
Matt Snell - Ashfield Primary School
Brigit Wall - Tuart Rise Primary School

Most Outstanding Secondary AFL School Ambassador
Oliver Beath - All Saints College
Darren Young - Ellenbrook Secondary College
Thomas Moscarda - Wanneroo Secondary College
Steve Pendleton - Emmanuel Catholic College
Chris Tan - Churchlands Senior High School

Photo: 2015 Most Outstanding Multicultural Award winner and 2016 nominee Brigit Wall with Wade Spilcker from the Fremantle Dockers FC

Multicultural Talent Search

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 2:30 PM

The Fremantle Dockers are on the search for emerging players from diverse backgrounds for their high-performance Multicultural Talent Academy program, which is being run in partnership with the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC).

Talent search days will be held at three locations (Joondalup, Success and Bunbury) over the July school holidays.

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Fremantle Multicultural Academy - Talent Search

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 12:56 PM

The Fremantle Football Club along with the West Australian Football Commission is pleased to announce the introduction of the Fremantle Multicultural Academy in 2016. The academy has been established to develop the skills of both female and male players from a diverse background by utilising club resources and personnel. To be eligible players must be born from 2001 – 2003 and either be born overseas, or have at least 1 parent born overseas.

Do you think you have what it takes to be the next AFL superstar?


Our talent search days will be held at three different venues and times during the July school Holidays. Information for your local talent day is:

Talent Search Day South:

Monday 11 July Emmanuel College, Success 
10am - 1pm

Talent Search Day South West

Tuesday 12 July South West Sports Centre, Bunbury
11.30am - 2.30pm

Talent Search Day North

Thursday 14 July HBF Arena, Joondalup
10am - 1pm


Players eligible to attend must be born in the years 2001 to 2003 and either be born overseas or have at least one parent born overseas.

Register now

To register, please visit CLICK HERE

For more information please CLICK HERE 

For more information, please email  Sam Buhagiar at or Liam Anthony on

Could you please pass this information onto students/players that are eligible for this academy. It is a fantastic opportunity for these kids to fast track their abilities within a professional environment.

For more information about the set-up of this academy please go to

Strength & Conditioning Workshops for Teens

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:11 PM

Are you interested in strength training and would like to increase your performance but aren’t sure of what to do or afraid of injuring yourself? If you answered yes, then why not attend our school holiday “Strength & Conditioning for Teens” program for athletes wishing to enhance their performance and reduce injury risk, led by West Perth’s Head of Strength & Conditioning Craig Soley.

We asked Craig a few questions regarding the program:

Who can attend the program?
“The program is open to boys and girls of any sport and is appropriate for novices through advanced athletes”.

How did you come about this initiative Craig?
“I assess and treat a lot of kids at my physiotherapy practice and it surprises me how many kids and young adults, some even on junior elite programs, cannot master the basic movement patterns fundamental to all sports. Mastering the fundamentals will improve performance, reduce injury risk and help keep your kids active, healthy and happy”.

What can we expect from the classes?
Participants will be taught how to warm up effectively, develop agility and coordination skills, work on core exercises and be safely exposed to strength exercises for athletic performance under my direct supervision. They will also be provided with handouts and a link to videos which they can refer back to. This is the same approach I use with my adult athletes but tailored for teens”.

Dates and details provided below:
? Start Date: 5th July
? Finish Date: 14th July
? Days: Tuesday & Thursday
? Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
? Where: West Perth FC, HBF Arena, Joondalup
? Cost: $80 (Four sessions) or $25 each session

Enrolments are essential and places are limited.

PLAY IN ODD SOCKS ON JUNE 18-19: Sarcoma Awareness Week & 2016 Kalin Foley Cup

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 2:48 PM

Play in odd socks on 18-19 June

Kalin Foley was in year seven in 2012 when he was diagnosed with a rare soft tissue paediatric sarcoma called Rhabdomyosarcoma after a suspected injury in a game of football. Kalin had played for Wanneroo Junior Football Club for many years & attended Prendiville Catholic College with many Ocean Ridge Junior Football Club players.  

Kalin lost his battle at 15 years of age in September 2014 after an extensive treatment regime and one hell of a fight.

Sarcoma is a group of rare primary bone and soft tissue tumours, given a number of different names depending on the type of tissue from which they arise. The causes of sarcoma, including whether or not there are any underlying genetic links, are not yet established. This is the reason why more research into the molecular biology and etiology is so crucial.

For the past two years the West Perth District has encouraged local football teams to wear odd socks to raise funds and awareness of Sarcoma throughout the local football community. During this time more than $10,000 has been raised and donated to Sock it to Sarcoma!

In 2016 the program will expand to include the Subiaco and Claremont Districts involving football at all levels. The event will also see a date change aligning the event with WA Sarcoma Awareness Week. June 13-19th 2016 will see the third WA Sarcoma Awareness Week happening around the state, with educational and awareness events raising the profile of sarcoma in the community.

Football’s involvement in WA Sarcoma Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of Sarcomas and raise funds for Sarcoma research in Western Australia. WA Football has a reason close to home to be involved, with Kalin’s diagnosis arising following injury in a local football game.

Football Clubs across Perth’s north are encouraged to join and support the event by wearing odd socks on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June with local players asked to donate a gold coin donation to be collected by Team Managers/Club Officials. Players are encouraged to wear one of their club/team socks accompanied by an odd sock on the other foot – joining the Sock it to Sarcoma! theme.

As part of WA Sarcoma Awareness Week and with the blessing of Kalin’s parents Paul and Brigitte the West Perth Football District, Wanneroo Junior Football Club and Ocean Ridge Junior Football Club will again run the annual Kalin Foley Cup, at match honoring Kalin Foley; this year at Heathridge Park on June 19.

On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June - have some fun, pull on a pair of odd socks for your footy match and donate to a great cause, helping us Sock it to Sarcoma!


DOWNLOAD AN INFORMATION PACK: Circular 3- 2016 Sarcoma Round)

“Anyone’s life can change in an instant, imagine hearing that you have or your child has a sarcoma. The treatment is long, challenging and complex, testing even the strongest of us. The research done by those dedicated in the field have changed the outcome from this devastating form of cancer. You can help change the life of someone by your support lending a helping hand so research can progress towards cure.”

- Dr Fiona Wood


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2016 Junior Parade Day

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 2:17 PM


  • Junior Parade Day in the Falcons District is back in 2016 with the event scheduled for Monday 6th June 2016 as part of WA Day Celebrations
  • Junior Parade Day will be scheduled for the WAFL Derby as West Perth take on East Perth at HBF Arena
  • Each junior club will parade around the oval before the start of the league game dressed in their Club Uniforms (playing or apparel).
  • Clubs go into the running to win fantastic prizes judged on the most enthusiastic club- presented by the West Perth Junior Football League
  • Clubs are provided free passes for the match for parents to attend.


The 2016 Junior Parade Day will be taking place on Monday 6th June 2016 at HBF Arena when the Falcons take on East Perth. Your club and all clubs in the Falcons District have been invited to attend. Each club will parade around the oval before the start of the league game dressed in their club playing uniforms and/or club polo/colours.

Your club will be provided entry tickets for the event. This ticket admits Mum and Dad FREE when accompanying a child playing within the West Perth District Junior Football League on Junior Parade Day. Please present this completed ticket for collection- which will enter your kids into the major prize draw.

There will be prizes given away throughout the day, Bouncy Castle and Football Fun.  

The most enthusiastic club will be crowned at the conclusion of the parade. The prize will include 1st Place (50 footballs), 2nd Place (30 footballs) and 3rd Place (20 footballs) and will be judged on best attended, dressed (club colours) and representation (behaviour).

*Prize decisions are at the discretion of the West Perth District Football Development Council, will be final and cannot be disputed

Please try and make yourselves available to attend this great day, show your club colours at the footy and support your club and football in the West Perth District. This is a great opportunity promote your club. Based on advice from our Junior Clubs the West Perth Football Club has ramped up kid’s entertainment on the day with Bouncy Castles and more. 

JUNIOR PARADE DAY Click for the match day schedule, entry tickets for teams and venue layout.

Under 12's Girls Competition 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 1:05 AM

West Perth District is proud to announce our new exciting Under 12’s Girls competition for season 2016.

This competition is for girls from ages 9 – 12 of all abilities and experience. All players will receive coaching & skill development from a qualified coach. All participants will take part in a 6 week competition.

This is a fantastic opportunity whether you are new to football, currently play in the mix competition or are currently involved in another sport and would like to give AFL a try. The six week competition will consist of skill based training and include a game throughout each 90 minute session. All training sessions and games will be held at HBF Arena, home of the West Perth Falcons and Joondalup Youth & Women’s football teams.

Start Date: 27th May
Finish Date: 1st July
Day: Friday
Where: HBF Arena, Joondalup
Duration: 6 weeks
Session Time: 90 minutes
Start Time: 4:30pm First Games (TBC due to numbers)
Format: Same Day Training/ Game Round Robin

If you are interested in participating and would like to know more, please contact your local junior club. Details provided below registrations are now open:

Brighton Seahawks JFC
Kerrie: 0409 906 322
Quinns District JFC
Mick: 0412 396 402
Joondalup Kinross JFC
Kim: 0422 113 827
Wanneroo JFC
Michelle: 0419 922 124
Ocean Ridge
Marna: 0408 122 989
Whitfords JFC
Mark: 0424 146 595