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Quinns take top club for second time in three years

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Award Winners from the 2015 WA Amateur Football League Medal Presentation Dinner at Crown on Monday 31 August.

The West Perth District Football Development Council would like to congratulate district winners on their achievement.

Ron Webster Memorial - Champion Senior Club

Quinns Districts  

 

L.A Tetley Award - State Player of the Year

Stephen Healy - Wanneroo

 

LOCAL BEST & FAIREST WINNERS

D2

Ashley Butters - Wanneroo

        

Drew Banfield Colts (TIE)

Daniel Toohey - Whitford

Matthew Jackson - Kingsway

 

For a full list of Award Winners Click Here

Fuel for the game

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 10:43 AM

As we move into Finals time we thought we'd share some insights on how league footballers prepare, to ensure they have the right fuel for the big game!

Most AFL players prepare their body for the game by getting physiotherapy and massage to ease aches and pains but they also need to eat correctly before the game to ensure they have sufficient energy to get through a full game of AFL.

Pre-game fuel

Pre-game food and fluid intake are the final stages of recovery from a week of hard training to ensure the body is fully stocked before the game begins.

Why should you eat before the game?

Training day in, day out, can reduce the body’s energy reserves especially carbohydrate stores. This is why it is essential to replenish these after every training session. But it doesn’t just stop there, it is important that carbohydrate recovery is continued right up until the start of the game.

A pre-game intake of carbohydrate ensures that you have enough of this essential energy source to compete at 100% for the whole game and not run out of energy as the game goes on, which may happen if your carbohydrate stores are not fully loaded.

What should you eat before the game?

It is important that your pre-game meal is something you like! Most AFL footballers have a favourite pre-game meal that they will have regularly eat before heading out onto the field.

Usually the pre-game meal follows a few basic guidelines:

High in carbohydrate
Low in fat
Foods you enjoy and are comfortable with
Include a fluid choice with the meal
The timing of the pre-game meal is also an important consideration as eating too close to the game can cause an upset stomach, while having something too far in advance can mean you are hungry during the game

It is recommended that you eat your pre-game meal about two-to-four hours prior to the game.

This allows enough time for the food pass through the stomach and into the intestines where it can be absorbed for use. The exact timing of the meal will depend on how your body handles the pre-game build up.

Anxiety and nerves can cause disruptions in the digestion process and can lead to stomach upsets. If you are someone that suffers from nerves or anxiety it is a good idea to eat well before the game and consume lighter snacks or fluid choices closer to the game.

Pre-game meal examples:

Breakfast cereal or porridge and reduced fat milk
Toast or muffins with jam/honey/peanut butter
Baked beans or tinned spaghetti on toast
Pasta with a low fat tomato based sauce
Sandwiches or rolls
Creamed rice and tinned fruit
Rice or noodles and low fat stir fry
Low fat smoothies or liquid sports nutrition supplement (like Sustagen Sport)

Hydration before the game

Hydration is an important concern for AFL footballers and drinking enough in the lead up to a game is just as important as eating well. It is a good idea to consume fluid at your pre-game meal and in the hours leading up to the game.

Sports drinks provide the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. By consuming sports drinks leading into the game you can ensure that you have carbohydrate for energy and also sufficient fluid and electrolytes for adequate hydration.

This article was first published on www.aflcommunityclub.com.au

Falcons Reserves fly to Grand Final

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 1:37 PM

What began as a tight wrestle for a sniff of the 2015 WAWFL reserves premiership ended in a Joondalup victory as the Falcons held on to defeat the Coastal Titans in an absolute nail biter at ATOM Stadium.

From the first bounce, neither side could break away from the other, with the majority of play dominating the center of the ground. The closeness of the contest was reflected in the scoreboard at 1.1 (7) a piece at quarter time. Taylor Evans (Titans) and Ashton Hill (Falcons) had one goal each to this point. Coastal Titan Amy Ash held up well in defence, proving important with plenty of marks among a plethora of forward dominance from Joondalup.

Perhaps the most impressive moment of the match arrived in the second quarter as Bella Ndayikze from Joondalup bolted inside fifty, ducked under a Titan tackle, dodged another opposition player with a side step and sent a goal strait through the middle to score her side their only goal for the quarter.

Although the third quarter only boasted two Falcon goals, it broke the game open and gave them a comfortable lead. The ball lived only in the Falcons forward 50, as the Titan half of the ground remained untouched for almost the entirety of the term.

Whilst the Falcons pushed for goals, they only managed 2.6 for the quarter, with an accuracy of only 25%, leaving the door wide open for a potential Titan comeback.

Though the Titans scored the only goal of the final quarter, with under ten minutes remaining they needed to more than double their score of 14, a score that took three quarters to achieve, in order to win.

The match was one full of energy, with the constant closeness of scores creating an exciting contest. The Falcons managed a close win in their Preliminary Final, though they will need to lift their intensity and scoreboard pressure if they’re to upset flag favourite Claremont this week.

Final Score: Joondalup Falcons 4.11 (35) def Coastal Titans 3.2 (20)

GRAND FINAL | V Claremont

ATOM Stadium, East Fremantle 

12pm kick off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Falcons District Football Excellence Awards - Finalists Announced

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 12:00 AM

The 2015 Falcons District Football Excellence Awards will be held on Thursday 17th September at Joondalup Reception Centre (Boas Ave, Joondalup).

Time: 6.30pm 7.00pm - 11.00pm (Doors open 6.30pm)

Tickets and table reservations can be made by contacting your Junior Club Committee or calling Kathy Monck on 9300-3611.

Tickets are $60 each (includes canapes on arrival followed by a 2 course meal).

The night celebrates football achievements both on and off the field and provides local junior and senior clubs and their volunteers an opportunity to celebrate the season that was with football friends and colleagues. 

Football Excellence Awards include but are not limited to:

Recognition of Junior and Senior 2015 Premiers (to be advised)

2015 West Perth FC Debutante Players

Sam Rotham - Whitford JFC
Tim Sutherland - Whitford JFC
Blake Wilhelm - Wanneroo JFC
 

Coaching Awards

  • 2015 Auskick Coach of the Year
Finalists
Jeremey Bestwick - Brighton Seahawks
Donna Field - Brighton Seahawks 
Milton Gartrell - Whitford JFC
  • 2015 Modified Coach of the Year
Finalists
Paul Cox - Ocean Ridge JFC
Tom Hills - Edgewater Woodvale JFC
Scott Kounis - Quinns Districts JFC
  • 2015 Youth Coach of the Year
Finalists
Heath Malkin - Wanneroo JFC
Cliff Tolson - Brighton Seahawks JFC
Paul Turner - Joondalup Kinross JFC
  • 2015 Senior Coach of the Year
Finalists
Peter Barile - Whitford AFC
Paul Beaver - Joondalup Womens FC
Hamish Sturrock - Yanchep Red Hawks FC
  • 2015 Female Coach of the Year
Finalists
Naomi Bowran - Wanneroo AFC / Joondalup Womens FC
Naomi Gittos - Yanchep Districts JFC
Chris Leonard - Joondalup Womens FC

Umpire of the Year (to be advised)

Parent Umpire of the Year

Finalists
Darlene Dale - Quinns Districts JFC
Shane Goggin - Ocean Ridge JFC
Jimmy Kouros - Wanneroo JFC
 

School Ambassador Finalists

Peita Pearce - Carramar Primary School  (Outstanding First Year Ambassador)
Paul Batskos - Eddystione Primary School (Outstanding Multicultural AFL program)
Scott Minchin - Wanneroo Secondary College (Outstanding First Year Ambassador)
 

Volunteer Awards

Tanya Couch - Quinns Districts JFC
Darren Eiffler - Quinns Bulls FC
Sharon Kenney - Djinda Falcons
Natalie Sharman - West Perth JCC/DFDC
Sue White - Wanneroo AFC
 

Club Awards

  • 2015 Junior Club of the Year
Brighton Seahawks JFC
Edgewater Woodvale JFC
Joondalup Kinross JFC
Ocean Ridge JFC
Quinns Districts JFC
Wanneroo JFC
Whitford JFC
Yanchep Districts JFC
  • 2015 Senior Club of the Year
Alkimos Seahawks FC
Joondalup Womens FC
Northern Warriors Veterans FC
Ocean Ridge AFC
Quinns AFC
Wanneroo AFC
Whitford AFC
Yanchep Red Hawks FC

 

For more information contact Andrew Ridley on aridley@wafc.com.au

 

Sarcoma research funds raised and key message spread through Kalin Foley Cup

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 2:13 PM

The Falcons District and Sock it to Sarcoma wish to extend thanks to all District Clubs, their committees and local families for support of the Odd Socks Day held on August 22/23 and to the Wanneroo and Ocean Ridge Junior Football Clubs for their succesful hosting of the 4th Annual Kalin Foley Cup.

It's time to drop in your collected donations:

Football players accross the district were asked to wear odd socks last weekend and donate a gold coing donation (to be collected by team managers).

Please arrange to drop the funds to the West Perth Football Club Office before 5pm next Tuesday 1st September so that money can be sent to Sock it to Sarcoma.

It is with pleasure we can announce that more than $2000 was raised at the Wanneroo event (Kalin Foley Cup) alone.

For more information contact Andrew Ridley on 0402 794 026

 


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 played for Wanneroo Junior Football Club for many years & attended school at Prendiville Catholic College with many Ocean Ridge Junior Football Club players.   Kalin lost his battle at 15 years of age last September after an extensive treatment regime and one hell of a fight.  
 
With the blessing of Kalin’s parents Paul and Brigette the West Perth Football District, Wanneroo Junior Football Club and Ocean Ridge Junior Football Club will run the 4th Annual Kalin Foley Cup over the weekend of the 22-23rd August at Wanneroo Showgrounds.   
 

Bella ready to drive footy growth engaging new communities

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 4:23 PM

Bella Ndayikeze

Current Role: Community Engagement Coordinator, Metro North

The WA Football Commission, Falcons, Lions and Tigers Districts are excited to welcome Community Engagement Coordinator Bella Ndayikeze to the team. Read More ...

Falcons soar through to Preliminary Finals

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 12:41 PM

With the grand final inching closer and only a fortnight away, what began as a tight wrestle and heavily contested fight for a grand final birth between the third placed Joondalup and fourth placed Swans, transformed into a one sided affair as the Falcons swooped down on a tired swans outfit.

There was nothing unpleasant about the conditions of the surface at Hamer Park, boasting a ground in top condition with the healthy addition of a sunny 18 degree day.

From the first bounce Swan Districts had complete control, opening what was the most important match of the season for both sides with a superb delivery inside their forward fifty. This resulted in the opening goal to power forward Asher Price, who would put another six points on the board with a classy snap goal around the body only moments later. Under strong pressure, Joondalup found themselves in trouble early on. The Falcons then responded with their first major strait out of the middle courtesy of strong ruck work from both Danika Miles and Kylie Lane.

Joondalup quickly turned the game on its head, switching on as the Swans never saw the ball in their forward fifty for the second quarter. The finals intensity heated up as both sides played hard, forcing turnovers and a wrestle throughout. Joondalup’s Bella Ndayikeze was important with her strong tackling, pressure, and constant push up the ground to create more Falcon goals.

Kristina Oxley was important, slotting 2 goals in five minutes to help give the premiership hungry Falcons a healthy fourteen point lead at the main break.

Though the game was falling out of the Swans hands, their dominance and strong defensive pressure saw their defense hold up nicely among several Falcon deliveries inside fifty.

At no point in the game could Swan Districts string more than two majors together. Though unable to capitalize on the scoreboard but looking dangerous inside their forward fifty, the Swans were able to lift a small glimmer of hope and added their first goal to the scoreboard courtesy of Asher Price around the nine minute mark of the third term.

The day’s events were a strong reminder of Joondalup’s Round 16 28 point win over the Swans, which saw them neatly cement third spot on ladder in the tight race for the top four.

The Swans were messy in defense, particularly in the final term coughing up the football in countless turnovers coming from kick outs where the Falcons had manned up well. The dedicated defensive play of the Joondalup forwards forced the Swans to cough up the ball on several occasions, resulting in more Falcon goals.

The Joondalup reserves have not won a premiership in eight years, but this showcase of composure and dominance in such an important game revealed they are ready and fired up to break that drought.

Final Score: Joondalup Falcons 10.10 (70) def Swan Districts 4.4 (28)

Get down and support the mighty Falcons this Sunday at ATOM Stadium, Moss Street, East Fremantle, 12pm kick off. 

Youth Girls Super Sunday returns bigger and better

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 9:47 AM

Following succes in 2014, the West Australian Football Commission has confirmed that the Youth Girls Super Sunday will return in 2015 on August 16 at Steel Blue Oval, Bassendean.

The Youth Girls Super Sunday involves all WAFC Rogers Cup Youth Girls games being played at the one venue in a carnival style format. 

This year it will also include a Butler Falcons match; the Butler Falcons being a Multicultural Team showcasing that football is for everyone.

Games Schedule:
10:00am – Swan Districts v Perth Angels
11:30am – Coolbinia/Ellenbrook v Peel Thunderbirds
1:00pm – East Fremantle v Claremont
2:30pm – Coastal Titans v Joondalup
4:00pm – Butler Falcons v South Fremantle

WAFC Female Football Coordinator Allana Dickie said there is no better time to get down and support Female Football.

 “This is the last game of the year for the Youth Girls it is a great way to celebrate the season, we encourage everyone to come down and get behind the day, it was a real hit last year,” she said.

The day will be full of activities and bigger and better than last year with the inclusion of a photo booth and the WAFC inflatables run by the WAFC Female Ambassadors at their first official appearance.

The event will also coincide with the televised AFL Women’s Match, which will be shown on TVs in the clubrooms up-stairs. For those that can’t make it down to Steel Blue Oval then tune into 7mate from 10:30am to watch the game.

Dickie said she encouraged everyone to check out the contest in what was a huge step forward for women's football. 

"These are the best AFL Women’s Players in the Country so if you haven’t watched any women’s football you’ll be amazed at the level of skill of these athletes.

"There is plenty for the family so come down meet the WAFC Female Ambassadors, join in the fun and support Female Football," she said.

 For all activities happening on the day follow the Female Football social media

Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: femalefootywa

Or

Hashatags

#Followourdream #SuperSunday

AFL Multicultural Round

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 3:03 PM - by Bella Ndayikeze

Australian Football has the extraordinary power to bring people together regardless of background. Everything’s possible when we unite through the love of the game.

This Toyota AFL Multicultural Round, we celebrate the many wonderful cultures who all share a common passion for footy and that no matter who you are or where you come from, AFL is a sport that embraces everyone willing to get involved and have a good time.

We highlight the contribution multicultural communities have made to the game’s history and welcome new communities to embrace Australia’s game in the future.

Many Cultures, One Game.  Read More ...

Social Media Safety

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 1:43 PM

Using Social Media to promote your club is a great way to utilise new digital communication technologies, but clubs need to be sure they, and their members, are using it appropriately. 

Staying safe online and especially on social media, has never been a bigger concern for individuals and organisations alike – including local football clubs.

Risks

While social media provides excellent tools for helping your club engage with members and the public, it can also present a number of risks such as:

  • Cyber bullying- through posts which are upsetting to people and often inaccurate
  • Causing offence to individuals, or other clubs and organisations
  • Exposure to inappropriate content, or nasty comments and pictures

WA Football Social Media Policy

The Internet and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) devices / equipment bring great benefits to all users and can contribute to the effective operation of the organisation and its members through the ability to disseminate information, the ability to promote the sport and clubs and to provide members with the ability to connect with others within the organisation.

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) has an obligation to ensure that affiliated clubs maintain a safe physical and emotional environment for its members and this includes cyber safety and the safe and responsible use of ICT.

Individual members also have a responsibility to use ICT in a safe and responsible way. Junior

Football stakeholders including clubs and its members will create a cybersafe environment by:  

  • Using the organisation’s name, motto, crest and/or logo only in an appropriate way in line with the organisation’s guidelines,
  • Using the organisation or affiliated club’s websites to provide information about competitions, committees, policies, rules, social events or other important sport related issues,
  • Using SMS and/or email by officials, managers, coaches etc to communicate organisation business and organisation sanctioned social events (via parents in the case of juniors),
  • Using the organisation or affiliated clubs social network pages to promote positive organisation news and events(with permission obtained from featured individual(s) and via parents for juniors),
  • Ensuring content of posts or electronic communication doesn’t breach any organisation policies or codes of conduct,
  • Ensuring content of posts or electronic communication doesn’t breach state or commonwealth law. This includes not engaging in ‘sexting’ where a member sends or is in possession of an inappropriate sexualised image of a person under the age of 18 years – this is a criminal offence in WA and the Police will be informed immediately,
  • Not engaging in cyber bullying, including but not limited to:
    • harassing, teasing, intimidating or threatening another person via electronic means,
    • sending or posting inappropriate digital pictures or images, email / instant / phone / text messages, or website postings (including social network sites ie Facebook or blogs) and is irrespective of whether the page could be viewed by the wider public or not,
  • Members will remain responsible for and be vigilant of the content and security of their individual accounts such as email, social networking (ie Facebook), micro blogging (ie Twitter), video sharing (ie YouTube), picture sharing (ie Instagram) and mobile phones.

The West Australian Football Commission and Junior Clubs take any breaches of the policy seriously. Any person (including, but not limited to, players, officials, coaches, members, umpires, spectators, and parents) or clubs who breached this policy can be called before the controlling bodies tribunal under By-Law 45.7 and can be charged for ‘misconduct of a serious nature’.

DEFINITIONS: ‘The organisation’ refers to the West Australian Football Commission and to Junior Football Clubs.

‘Members’ refers to administrators, clubs, club members, coaches, officials, registered players, sponsors, support personnel, spectators, parents and umpires.