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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





Falcons flock to Spring Hill

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:17 AM

After School Auskick at Spring Hill Primary School is back in Term 2- 2016.

The program is designed for kids in Pre-primary - Year 3.

The program aims to introduce and promote the game of AFL to kids in the school, and give them a chance to participate in a structured AFL program, delivered by qualified football coaches.

It does not matter if you already play in a local club or are new to Auskick – the program will cater for all levels.

Further details for the programs are provided below.


Boys Program

Monday 23rd May - Monday 27 June

3.00pm – 4.00pm

Spring Hill Primary School Oval

* The session on Monday 6th June will be run on Tuesday 7th combined with the girls program due to the WA Day Public Holiday.


Girls Program

When: Tuesday 24th May - Tuesday 28th June

Duration - 6 week Auskick program

3.00pm – 4.00pm

Spring Hill Primary School Oval


CLICK HERE to Register

For more information contact Graham Mills on 9300-3611

WA Football's One Life Round

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 1:37 PM

PLAYERS across Western Australia from Year 8 and above will be provided with blue armbands this weekend for WA Football’s One Life Round.

One Life is a West Australian initiative to strengthen families, communities and workplaces, improve mental health and build resilience to prevent suicide.

The West Australian Football Commission’s (WAFC) partnership with One Life will use the blue arm bands and football as a vehicle to raise awareness of mental health and suicide prevention and reduce the stigma associated with discussing these topics.

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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. 





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Ellenbrook District Open Space, Ellenbrook


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Orelia Oval, Orelia


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City Beach Oval, City Beach


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