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Curtin University Athlete Motivation Study

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 1:31 PM

Curtin University’s Physical Activity and Well-Being laboratory is seeking participants to complete 1 or 2 short online assessments to aid research into athlete motivation and the role a coach plays to influence motivation and other experiences within their sport of choice.
This study is part of international research and the results will provide valuable insights into improving participation in sport.
Fo those that complete the surveys, there is an opportunity to win a $50 Coles Myer gift card.
Questionnaires can be found at the following links:
• Survey 1
• Survey 2
The WAFC would encourage as many people as possible to complete the questionnaires to assist the researchers. Ultimately, this research will help the development of coaches and those involved in improving a sporting experience.

2018 Awards of Excellence

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Awards of Excellence - Celebrating Season 2018

The 2018 Northern Conference Awards of Excellence were celebrated in style at the Grand Ballroom at the Rendezvous Hotel Perth, Scarborough on Friday 21st September.

The annual awards night celebrates and recognises the achievements of our local clubs and their individuals who put in countless hours of hard work to ensure that our great game continues to grow throughout the community.

MC Georgie Parker was joined by Mick Collis to run the evening and to provide entertainment.

Congratulations to our award winners and finalists who were recognised on the evening for their contributions in 2018. 

2018 AWARD WINNERS

Young Achiever of The Year - Jordan Smith – Marist FC

Parent Umpire of the Year - Brad Young – Sorrento Duncraig JFC

Umpire of the Year - Ben Johnson – Falcons District

5 Year Umpire Service Awards -

Tigers District:

Josh Gentle, Nixon Martinovich, Jean-Pierre Chedid, Henry West, Oliver Parks, Joseph Moylan, Solomon Slattery, Patrick Donovan and Cooper Carvalho.

Lions District:

Adam Popham, Luke Bennett, Jacob Bryant, Riley Creed and Andrew Hughes.

Falcons District:

Connor Bryant Evans, Rob Corrigan, Andrew Filing, Ben Johnson, Nathan Jones and Connor Magookin.

Auskick Support Crew of the Year - Michelle Partridge – Wanneroo JFC

Modified Coach of the Year - Peter Holywell – West Coast JFC

Youth Coach of the Year - Jack Beeck – Subiaco JFC

Female Coach of the Year - Pia Faletti – Warwick Greenwood JFC

Senior Coach of the Year - Andrew Di Loretto – Claremont Women’s AFC

Senior Club of the Year -

Claremont Women’s Football Club – Tigers District

Osborne Park AFC – Lions District

Northern Warriors Veterans Football Club – Falcons District

Junior Club of the Year -

Scarborough JFC – Tigers District

Sorrento Duncraig JFC – Lions District

Whitford JFC – Falcons District

 

2018 Fairest and Best Results

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 1:46 PM

2018 FAIREST and BEST RESULTS

YEAR 8s - SUPER 8s

Colin Lawrence   - Wanneroo Black 30
Jacob Dwyer   - Wanneroo White 23
Brodie Chapman  - Kingsway Black 20
James Spadanuda  - Swanbourne Navy 20

YEAR 8 MAROON

Camden Pires  - Scarborough Sea Eagles 27
Toby Mcdonald  - North Beach Gold 25
Jye Riccardi  - O/R Pointers 17
Fraser Hyatt - Wembley Downs White 17

YEAR 8 RED

Jye Skender  - Warwick Greenwood Knights 33
Bailey van der Struyf - Claremont Tigers 32
Ross Gardiner  - Kingsway Teal 26

YEAR 8 BLUE

Kieran Shore  - Quinns Tornadoes 22
Cooper Smith  - Whitford Jaguars 21
Joel Bayntun  - Whitford Jaguars 17

YEAR 9 - SUPER 9s

Noah Maxted-Rubery  - Scarborough Gold 29
Clayton Taylor - O/R Pointers 14
Mathew Reynolds - Sorrento Duncraig Dolphins 14
Brodie Ginbey -  Scarborough Gold 13

YEAR 9 MAROON

Taj Worsfold - Carine Cougars 24
Neil Erasmus - Sorrento Duncraig Hawks 23
Richard Farmer - North Beach Tigers 21

YEAR 9 RED

Max Hyde - Whitford Wildcats 29
Byron Sherwood - Quinns Thunder 23
Campbell Henderson - Carine Cats 21

YEAR 9 BLUE

Matao Owen - Marist 28
Hayden Wallace - Kingsway Teal 21
Ayden Nolan - Kingsley Cats 20

YEAR 9-11 MAROON YOUTH GIRLS

Mixie Darvall - Claremont Tigers 21
Bianca Webb - O/R Sharks 19
Jessica Broughton - W/G Knights 17

YEAR 9-11 RED YOUTH GIRLS

Jayne Danaher - North Beach Tigers 17
Grace Wilkie - Wembley Magpies 16
Breanna Wills - Carine Cats 14
Bridget Camisa - Marist 14

YEAR 10 MAROON

Blake Morris - Kingsley Cats 17
Matthew Johnson - North Beach Gold 16
Dallas Cook - North Beach Gold 14

YEAR 10 RED

Tyreece Bynder - Warwick Greenwood Knights 24
Tatenda Makova - Marist 23
Lachlan Vanirsen - Warwick Greenwood Knights 17

YEAR 10 BLUE

Jaxon McGowan - Kingsway Rockets 23
Devlyn Mitchell - Quinns Thunder 17
Clayton Moore - Quinns Thunder 14

YEAR 11 MAROON

Kane Foley - North Beach Red 19
Eben Rasmussen - Carine Cats 18
Mark Corbett - Warwick Greenwood Knights 15

YEAR 11 RED

Corey Rundle - Whitford Wildcats 24
Tommy Taylor-Shreeve - Wanneroo Roos 13
Kaible Bailey - Brighton Seahawks 12

YEAR 12

Riley Holly -Warwick Greenwood Knights 20
Luke Knight - Marist 15
Christopher Papadopoulos - Whitford Wildcats 10
Connor Pollard - North Beach Tigers 10
Jake Benetti - Marist 10
Ronin O'Connor - Marist 10

AFL9s Is Ready to Roll!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 2:07 PM

The finals may be over for your club but are you still needing a football fix? If your answer is 'yes', then we have just the game for you and your mates!

AFL9s is about to launch it's Spring Season for 2018 at Seacrest Reserve and we want to hear from your team!  It's a fun and exciting way to keep in touch with the game you love over the summer. Matches are social and non-contact. Just nine players and you have yourself a team.

To register your team click here -  www.afl9s.com.au 

For any enquiries please contact Jesse Tippet on 0434 518 280. 

 

West Perth Auskick Gala Day Wrap!

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 1:29 PM

Sunday the 12th Of August saw West Perth’s Auskick Gala Day held in glorious conditions at MacDonald Park, with over 800 kids from 79 teams take part in the annual event. Level 1 to Level 3 Auskick teams from local district centres took part in the opportunity to play fixtured games against each other, all for the fun of it and to enjoy the experience of the Gala Day. The Gala Day was also host to a number of StarKick games for teams including Quinns JFC, Joondalup Kinross JFC, Coolbinnia JFC and East Fremantle JFC. Starkick provides the opportunity for boys and girls aged between between 5 and 12, who by circumstance or choice are unable to join into the clubs existing football programs and who may need extra support or time to achieve their goals.

The sunny conditions were perfect for football and as games got under way at 8:30am, the BBQ was fired up and the day got rolling. West Perth Football Club senior players were in attendance and umpired across all 12 ovals across the day, providing that extra level of excitement for the kids. The West Perth Football Club presence extended to a merchandise station where the kids were able to grab a new jersey, jacket, flag or scarf, or a team poster to gather their local heroes signatures.

The day was made possible thanks to the efforts from all club volunteers, the District JCC, District Staff and of course, all the kids. A big thank you is also extended to Whitfords JFC for hosting the Gala Day at their home ground and for their efforts in marking the grounds and providing numerous equipment pieces.

Congratulations to all teams that participated, we hope you enjoyed the day and good luck with your end of season Auskick commitments.

Brighton’s Stephen Kinnersly named 2018 Falcons District “Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year”

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Stephen is an amazing person, a passionate individual who works tirelessly to go above and beyond for the Brighton Seahawks JFC. Stephen is a first time President and has been an outstanding, dedicated volunteer for many years at Brighton Seahawks JFC in various roles. Over the last seven years he has been a constant figure on the committee and as a coach. Stephen has taken on the role of Coach of many different teams to ensure that kids have somewhere to play footy.

In 2018 Stephen has done a fine job implementing girls football in the community and at the Club. Stephen was instrumental in supporting the establishment of a junior girls pathway in the Falcons District by actively recruiting new players and providing a venue to host games for Clubs across the Northern Conference. This has been crucial to establishing the inaugural Northern Conference Girls competition. He has been responsible, through tireless work, for putting together Brighton JFC’s first two female teams. Stephen organised uniforms, promotion, coaches and recruitment for the Club’s girls teams. Starting with 5 girls, Brighton JFC now have over 30, due largely to Stephen’s dedication to footy. Not stopping there Stephen went on to coach the Brighton year 9-11 girls team, the boys year 11 team (the first time the Club has had a team in this age group), and the Club’s year 6 team; the latter a team that he has been coaching since Auskick.

Stephen has also built good relationships with local schools and businesses to gain sponsors and promote Brighton JFC for future success. Stephen is always approachable, supports all volunteers at his Club, always has time to listen and communicates well with all members, creating a positive, inclusive Club. Nothing is ever a hassle for Stephen and under his leadership Brighton is a growing, successful Junior Football Club.

To top it off Stephen is always one of the first to arrive at the ground on game day to setup and is the last one to leave after packing away. To manage all this shows Stephen’s dedication to Brighton JFC and is inspiring to committee members, coaches and parents alike. With a wife, 3 children and his own full-time work, to still manage to do what he does, Stephen’s commitment is out of this world.

“He is a superstar and we can’t thank him enough for being so amazing! Steve is the most hardworking volunteer I've ever seen. He lives and breathes our football club and deserves to win this award”

Stephen will be invited to the 2018 Sandover Medal Count on Monday 17th September where he has progressed to the WA Final of the 2018 Sunday Times Football Volunteer of the Year. He will also join a strong band of District Volunteers to be recognised for their work in supporting WA Football on Friday 21st September at the 2018 Metro North Awards of Excellence.

Other volunteers to be recognised at the Awards of Excellence for their service to the West Perth Football District include:

- Tamara Deering, Edgewater Woodvale JFC

- Lorraine Elliott, Joondalup Kinross JFC

- Philip Furmage, Ocean Ridge JFC

- Shannon Tippett, Quinns Districts AFC

- Mark Clayton, Quinns Districts JFC

- Michelle Willcocks, Wanneroo JFC

- Stan Broom, West Perth FC

- Natalie Sharman, West Perth Junior Competition Committee

- Phil O'Donnell, Whitford JFC

- Linda Cockman, Yanchep JFC

Awards of Excellence - Celebrating Season 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 4:47 PM

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS

The 2018 Awards of Excellence for the Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Districts will be held on Friday 21st September 2018 at the Rendezvous Hotel Perth, Scarborough.

Event Details:

Date: Friday 21st September 2018

Time: 6:30pm doors and bar opens | 7pm start

Venue: Grand Ballroom, Rendezvous Hotel Perth, Scarborough

Dress Code: Lounge suit / Cocktail

The cost per person is $85.00 (not inclusive of GST), which includes a three-course dinner, tea and coffee and entertainment. A cash bar will be available for all guests for the duration of the evening.

Join MC Georgie Parker, Olympian, former Hockeyroo, Collingwood & Subiaco Footballer and regular panellist on the Marngrook Footy Show and Host of 7’s Game Day Gold Pass for a great night out celebrating season 2018 in style.

FINALISTS

Award Finalists have been selected and are included within this Circular 13b-2018

Clubs are encouraged to invite their award nominees and finalists and include them within their ticket/table purchases and reservations.

To review the 2018 Award Finalists click here: Circular 13b - 2018 - Awards of Excellence (Award Finalists Announced)

EVENT TICKETS

Tickets for the 2018 Awards of Excellence are now available for purchase.

Member Clubs wishing to reserve/purchase tickets should click here.

Indoviduals wishing to purchase tickets can do so by contacting Andrew Ridley via email aridley@wafc.com.au. 

For Full Event Details Click Here

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Stay in Style - Enjoy the event and do not worry about the need to taxi or drive home>

The Hotel Rendezvous Scarborough has a great deal for event guests with room rate discount of 10% off the Fully Flexible rate at point of booking with room type is subject to availability at time of booking.

Rooms must be booked before the 14th September 2018 in order to receive this special discounted rate.
Guests are to book their own rooms and pay their own accounts. Credit card details are required to secure bookings.

In order to receive the special Accommodation Rate guests must book direct via link provided below. 

Booking Link                    Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough

Promo Code                    CONV10           

There are a limited number of rooms available at this rate, book early to avoid disappointment.

Download Accommodation Booking Flyer

West Perth District Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year Finalists

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Finalists for the West Perth District Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year have been confirmed. The finalists were determined from over 150 deserving nominations. One lucky person will be awarded the West Perth District Volunteer of the Year and invited to the Sandover Medal where the State winner will be announced. The WA Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year winner will win tickets to the AFL Grand Final as recognition for their efforts.

Congratulations to the following people for being finalists for the West Perth District:

- Stephen Kinnersly, Brighton JFC

- Tamara Deering, Edgewater Woodvale JFC

- Lorraine Elliott, Joondalup Kinross JFC

- Philip Furmage, Ocean Ridge JFC

- Shannon Tippett, Quinns Districts AFC

- Mark Clayton, Quinns Districts JFC

- Michelle Willcocks, Wanneroo JFC

- Stan Broom, West Perth FC

- Natalie Sharman, West Perth Junior Competition Committee

- Phil O'Donnell, Whitford JFC

- Linda Cockman, Yanchep JFC

The West Perth District and WA Football Commission congratulate and thank all volunteers who received nominations with a special mention to those finalists listed here for their work this season.

Keep tuned for more information on the District and State winners of The Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year.

Wanneroo Teacher Wins Third School Ambassador Award

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 2:03 PM

Wanneroo Secondary College’s Thomas Moscarda won his third consecutive annual award for Most Outstanding Secondary AFL School Ambassador when winners of the West Australian Football Commission's AFL School Ambassador Awards were announced at Claremont Oval last night (August 9).

The Wanneroo Secondary College teacher was one of six winners on the night, with Nuria Ushoroff from the Australian Islamic College Kewdale claiming the other major award as Most Outstanding Primary School Ambassador.
 
Both teachers won a trip for two to an AFL Final in Melbourne later this year where they will attend a function with other AFL School Ambassador Award winners from around the country.
 
WAFC Executive Manager Engagement and Community Football Troy Kirkham congratulated the award winners and thanked them for their support of football programs in WA schools.

"These were all highly deserving winners and I sincerely thank them for the role they have played in the promoting football, engaging new participants and connecting them to community clubs," he said.

AFL School Ambassadors are dedicated teachers and school staff who actively promote Australian football at their school. Those who excel are recognised at the annual awards night.
 
In WA, 28 teachers from 28 schools were finalists across the six award categories in 2018.
 
Last night's award presentation also featured a panel interview with Fremantle Dockers AFL Women’s captain Kara Donnellan, Dockers player Cam Sutcliffe, West Coast Eagles player Eric Mackenzie and Nikki Harwood from the West Coast AFLW coaching panel.
 
2018 AFL School Ambassador Award winners

Most Outstanding First Year Ambassador
Alice Potter, Servite College
 
Most Outstanding Female Program
Rob Venn, John Curtin College of the Arts
 
Most Outstanding Multicultural Program
Cam Fosbery, Belmont City College
 
Most Outstanding Indigenous Program
Simon Nimmo, Yule Brook College/Southern River College
 
Most Outstanding Primary AFL School Ambassador
Nuria Ushoroff, Australian Islamic College Kewdale
 
Most Outstanding Secondary AFL School Ambassador
Thomas Moscarda, Wanneroo Secondary College

WAFC Awards Recognition

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 12:56 PM

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) was recognised at the 2018 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards this morning for its Aboriginal Sports Weekend, run in partnership with Netball WA.

 
The annual Aboriginal Sports Weekend, which encompasses the Nicky Winmar Cup, the Kirby Bentley Cup and the Aboriginal Youth Netball Gala Day, was announced as the Community Event of the Year at this morning’s (August 8) award presentation.
 
WAFC Executive Manager Engagement and Community Football, Troy Kirkham, said the award was great recognition for a significant community program that not only enhanced participation pathways, but was extremely important in the development of Aboriginal coaches, umpires, administrators and mentors.
 
“The success of Western Australia in the National Kickstart Championships, which we have won for eight consecutive years, is largely driven by the development of players, coaches and support staff through the Nicky Winmar and the Kirby Bentley Cups,” he said.
 
“The collaboration between the WAFC and Netball WA is also one that continues to highlight the work of both sports in the participation and engagement space, and the positive community outcomes that can be achieved by sports working together.
 
“Congratulations to everyone that has been involved in the event over the past few years as it has grown into a significant program that connects and enhances the WA community.”
 
The WA Sport and Recreation Industry Awards are recognised as the premier accolade for any organisation in the industry. Held every two years, the awards recognise innovation and exceptional achievement across all areas of sport and recreation in Western Australia with award categories including:

  • Organisational Excellence
  • Commitment to Participation
  • Places and Spaces: Planning and Design
  • Supporting Volunteers
  • Regional Excellence
  • Event of the Year - Community
  • Event of the Year - Professional
  • True Sport
  • Innovation in Practice

The WAFC was also a finalist for the Supporting Volunteers Award and the Innovation in Practice Award.