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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.



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:

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:



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 not later than 5:00pm on Wednesday 9th March, 2016.   

For enquiries and additional information please contact Metropolitan North Operations Manager – Matt McNally (   

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

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.






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)


Safe Clubs 4 Kids workshop (flyer attached)

11 March 2016

9.30am – 12.00pm

Department of Sport and Recreation Leederville


Safe Clubs 4 Kids Broome workshop

(please register your interest with Mike Doyle (Club Development Officer)-

14 March 2016

5.15pm – 7.30pm

Mangrove Hotel Broome


Member Protection Information Officer Course

(flyer is being developed but to register your interest contact

23 March 2016

9.00am – 3.00pm

Department of Sport and Recreation Leederville


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


Safe Clubs 4 Kids information 


Download information below:


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) 

Design the 2016 Falcons Playing Jumper: 2016 International Football Festival

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 3:17 PM

This is your chance to design the West Perth Football Club’s 2016 Falcons International Round Jumper!

Our unique “International Round” was created to recognise and celebrate the huge multicultural population that live and work in Perth’s northern corridor. Did you know that within the Cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo, more than 41% of the population are born overseas – the Australian average is half that. Most of the local population are new residents with more than 10% having migrated to the area within the last five years.

As West Perth take on Subiaco in the 2016 WAFL season, the Falcons aim to engage with our local communities and celebrate our cultural diversity through a unique match day jumper that represents our community.

Previous Jumper Designs


In 2012, the Falcons’ international round jumper was heavily British influenced, with the Union Jack featured on the front and integrated with the Falcons logo.



In 2013 and 2014, the jumper was multi-cultural based and celebrated a world theme.




In 2015, in a first for the WAFL and Australian Rules Football, the Falcons donned a jumper with sleeves, replicating what our international community associates with – Soccer and Rugby.


Please find below guidelines for our Design a Jumper Competition.

Competition Details:

  • One submission per person
  • Entries must be submitted on the A4 template provided
  • Entries must be accompanied by a brief reflection on the reasons for the design. Entrants are encouraged to describe the artistic, cultural or geographical influences when constructing their design
  • The winning design may be modified to suit reproduction requirements
  • Entries close 5.00pm Friday, 4 March 2016
  • We require the original jumper design to be submitted to:
    • PO Box 11, Joondalup DC 6919; OR
    • Drop off at West Perth office, Level 1 HBF Arena, Joondalup Drive & Kennedya Drive, Joondalup WA 6027; OR
    • Drop off at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City info desk, 420 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027

For more information contact West Perth Football Club on 9300 3611.

Entries will be judged by representatives from the West Perth Football Club, WA Football Commission and the Falcons District. No correspondence will be entered into regarding selection of the winning entry.

Winning jumper design will receive:

  • Your design used to inspire the 2016 West Perth International Football Festival playing jumper
  • 2016 International Football Festival Signed West Perth Jumper
  • $250 worth of football equipment to a school of your choice – Primary or Secondary

More chances to win:

  • Drop your jumper design submission/entry to Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre's information desk to go into a draw to win a Lakeside Joondalup Shopping voucher

Click here for more information on the 2016 Falcons International Football Festival

Click here for the design a jumper competition entry form Design a Jumper 2016 or Design a jumper artwork template

2015 Design a Jumper Entries from local primary schools around Perth's Northern Suburbs

International Football Festival: back in 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 1:27 PM

The Falcons Football District has a rapidly growing population with the fastest growing migrant and multicultural demographic in the state. Australian Rules Football is continually being embraced by these new populations. In celebration, the Falcons District will host an International Football Festival on the 2nd of April at HBF Arena, as the West Perth Football Club take on the Subiaco Football Club in a 2015 WAFL grand final re-match.

West Perth Football Club's league team will play in a special one-off themed Jumper in Round 3 to embrace its international community and build on the success of this event in 2014 and 2015.

After the success of International Round in 2015, with more than 7,800 people attending, the club hopes for even more community involvement in 2016 and an attendance figure of over 8,000.

In 2015, in a first for the WAFL and Australian Rules Football, the Falcons donned a jumper with sleeves to pay homage to our community’s association with other football codes. Expect a unique jumper this year to follow this tradition.

Click for more information