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2017 District Awards of Excellence

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:24 PM

The 2017 Northern Conference District  Awards of Excellence was held on Friday 22nd September at the Rendezvous Hotel - Scarborough in a night that bought the Tigers, Lions & Falcons Districts together to celebrate football achievements both on and off the field.

The atmosphere in the room at Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough was electric with local junior and senior clubs. Providing their volunteers opportunity to celebrate the season that was, with football friends and colleagues. 

MC Adrian Barich was joined by the talented Jhoe Mura to run the evening and provide the entertainment. 

Congratulations to our award winners and finalists who were recognised on the evening. 

2017 AWARD WINNERS

Volunteer of the Year

Claremont District - Karen Tighe, Wembley JFC

Subiaco District - Bill Morris, Warwick Greenwood JFC

West Perth District - Lorraine Elliss, Wanneroo AFC

 

Young Achiever of the Year

Claremont District - Jaxon Creed, Marist JFC

Subiaco District - Samueal Handcock, Kingsley JFC

West Perth District - Jayden Crane, Wanneroo JFC

 

Umpire of the Year 

Claremont District - Victor Le Tessier

Subiaco District - Luke Bennett

West Perth District - Ben Johnson

 

Auskick Coach of the Year

Claremont District – Brad Wira, Wembley Junior Football Club

Subiaco District – Stuart Welsh, Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club

West Perth District – Brad Johnson, Ocean Ridge Junior Football Club

 

Mods Coach of the Year

Claremont District – Michael Braun, North Beach Junior Football Club

Subiaco District – Matt Towie, Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club

West Perth District – David Stevens, Whitford Junior Football Club 

 

Youth Coach of the Year

Claremont District – Kevan Sparks, Wembley Downs Junior Football Club

Subiaco District – Steve Elliott, Kingsley Junior Football Club

West Perth District – Tom Hills, Edgewater Woodvale Junior Football Club

 

Female Coach of the Year

Claremont District - Amy Woods, Marist Junior Football Club

Subiaco District – Charmaine Rogers, Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club

West Perth District – Leslie Farrell, Quinns Districts Amateur Football Club

 

Senior Coach of the Year

Claremont District – Patrick Litherland, Claremont Women’s Football Club

Subiaco District – Kingsley Hunter, Kingsway Amateur Football Club

West Perth District – Stephen Healy, Wanneroo Amateur Football Club

 

Senior Club of the Year Award

Claremont District - Wembley AFC

Subiaco District - Stirling AFC

West Perth District - Brighton Seahawks FC

 

Junior Club of the Year

Claremont District - Wembley JFC

Subiaco District - Warwick Greenwood JFC

West Perth District - Joondalup Kinross JFC

2017 Junior Grand Finals

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:32 AM

CELEBRATING JUNIOR FOOTBALL

MESSAGE FROM THE DISTRICT CHAIRS

This weekend's Grand Finals of the Northern Conference, Claremont Junior Football League, Subiaco Junior Football League and West Perth Junior Football League mark the end to season 2017 the pinnacle of the Junior Football Season. 

The Junior Grand Finals mark the culmination of a strong season of junior football which has seen players from across 27 Junior Football Clubs take to the field on Sunday mornings across Perth’s northern suburbs playing for the pride of their club and with their mates. To the players, in all the teams, congratulations. This weekend is all about you. No matter the outcome of the match, hold your head high, wear your club colours with pride, embrace this moment and be proud of your achievement. Play fair and embrace your finals experience.
 
To football families and supporters thank you for joining our Grand Final events. This weekend is not about us; it is about football and our champions who have earned their place to play for the ultimate prize. I encourage you all to maintain respect for the game, admire and congratulate the efforts of players, umpires, coaches and administrators in a positive manner- remembering at all times to uphold the ‘spirit of this great game’ to create an enjoyable environment for all. 

To our umpires who have been selected to umpire matches congratulations. Just like our players you work hard to earn your Grand Final umpiring selection. 

The quality of our football can only be achieved by the efforts of those behind the scenes and we  thank those 
volunteers who acted as administrators, coaches, team managers and umpires across all age groups. Your hard work and investment is appreciated. 
 
Paul Donovan - Claremont District, Cindy Dunham - Subiaco District & Chris Erikson - Falcons District

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Benefits of footy go beyond physical health

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Indigenous adults who play football are healthier, happier and better connected, a new Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre report on Indigenous participation in AFL, released today, shows.

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre’s (BCEC’s) latest report, After the Siren: The community benefits of Indigenous participation in Australian Rules Football, examines the physical health, mental wellbeing and community connectedness benefits that flow from playing football. 

Click here to download the report.

BCEC Principal Research Fellow and report author Associate Professor Mike Dockery said the report reveals the benefits of playing AFL extend beyond physical health benefits, highlighting the positive mental health and community level outcomes. 

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2017 Northern Conference Fairest and Best Results

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:37 PM

The 2017 Northern Conference Fairest and Best Vote Count was held on Monday 11th September at Seacrest Park. 

More than 300 people attended over the duration of the evening which celebrated football excellence in the Year 8 - Year 12 Northern Conference Competitions.

See below for those who took out awards:

Year 8 Gold

Runner Up: Jonathon Nilsson, Sorrento Duncraig

Winner: Campbell Henderson, Carine

Year 8 Blue

Runner Up: Jayden Tassell, Kingsley

Winner: Hayden Wallace, Kingsway

Year 8 Red

Runner Up: Byron Sherwood, Quinns

Winner: Jayden Crane, Wanneroo

Year 8 Maroon

Runner Up: Gus Sheldrick, Mosman Park

Winner: William Bailey, Mosman Park

Year 9 Blue

Runner Up: Jae Colley, Wanneroo

Winner: Saverio Marafioti, Edgewater Woodvale

Year 9 Red

Runner Up: Samuel Southern, Scarborough

Winner: Kendyll Blurton, Warwick Greenwood

Year 9 Maroon

Runner Up: Peter Coles, Kingsley

Winner: Cooper Blackburn, Whitford

Year 10 Red

Runners Up: Connor Hinchliffe (Ocean Ridge) & Eben Rasmussen (Carine)

Winner: Tommy Taylor-Shreeve, Wanneroo

Year 10 Maroon

Runner Up: Cameron Anderson, Wembley Downs

Winner: Benjamin Golding, North Beach

Year 11

Runner Up: Jaxon Bilchuris, Wanneroo

Winner: Jack McIntosh, North Beach

Year 12

Runner Up: Nicholas Carter, Whitford

Winner: Joshua Robbins, Scarborough

 

Full vote tallies will be sent out to all Clubs.

2017 Level 2 Coaching Accreditation

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:58 PM

The 2017 Level 2 Coaching Accreditation Course will take place at Domain Stadium on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November

The WAFC is calling for coaches to express their interest in completing their Level 2 Coaching Accreditation. If you are one of these coaches, please complete the online form below.
Nominations close on Friday 29th September and successful applicants will be notified after this date.

Expression of Interest Form

Before completing the form please ensure that you meet all the criteria for enrolment as listed below.
The competencies expected of a Level 2 coach clearly reflect the ability to plan, prepare, conduct, review and adapt training and match programs in the various contexts.

Course Pre-requisites:
• Must have coached at Youth or Senior level in season 2017
• Have a current AFL coach accreditation at either Youth or Senior level
• Necessary to have been coaching for a minimum of 2 years
• Need to have previously abided by the Coaches Code of Conduct

Level 2 Accreditation Course Outline:
The level 2 coaching accreditation is a combination of practical and education sessions with assessment practices also carried out on all participants and will take place throughout a full season.
To complete your accreditation, you must:
• Attend the two-day workshop
• Participate in all aspects of the assessment (this will be described in full at the two-day workshop).

Places on the course are limited, and enrolments will be determined by the WAFC Coaching Manager in conjunction with District and Regional Staff.

If you have any queries please contact Tayla Daniele on tdaniele@wafc.com.au

Finalists Announced: 2017 District Awards of Excellence

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 4:05 PM
The 2017 Awards of Excellence for the Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Districts will be held on Friday 22nd September 2017 at the Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough.
 
The event will celebrate season 2017 and bring together clubs, volunteers, coaches, umpires and supporters from local junior clubs, senior clubs. local governments and football stakeholders. 
 
In 2017 the event will grow, moving to the Grand Ballroom at Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough, and based on 2016 feedback the event moves to a new Friday evening time slot allowing clubs to celebrate season 2017 in style.
 
EVENT DETAILS:
Date: Friday 22nd September 2017
Time: 6:30pm doors and bar opens | 7pm start
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough.
Dress Code: Lounge suit
 
CLAREMONT DISTRICT AWARD FINALISTS:
 
Congratulations to all award finalists and their respective clubs. 
 
Volunteer Excellence Award Winners:
John Thurtell - Claremont Junior Football League / DFDC
Jeff Carger - North Beach JFC
Tracey Eldridge - Wembley Downs JFC
Karen Tighe - Wembley JFC
 
Auskick Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Josh Murphy - Marist JFC
Brad Wira - Wembley JFC
Peter Hollywell - West Coast JFC
 
Modified Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Michael Braun - North Beach JFC
Martin McInnes - Wembley Downs JFC
Anthony  Haywood - Wembley JFC
 
Youth Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Scott Prentice - Marist JFC
Kevin Sparks - Wembley Downs JFC
Tim Beattie - West Coast JFC
 
Female Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Emily Johnson - Claremont WFC
Amy Woods - Marist JFC
Ashara Wills - Wembley JFC
 
Senior Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Patrick Litherland - Claremont WFC
Stewert MacTaggart - Cottesloe Roosters FC
David Hynes - North Beach AFC
 
Young Achiever of the Year Finalists: 
Jaxon Creed - Marist Junior Football Club
Elliott Briers - Wembley Downs Junior Football Club
Ben Schuhkraft - Wembley Junior Football Club
 
Umpire Service Awards - 5 years +
Matthew Beard
Zac Binning 
Henry Burke
Tim Cranley
George  Eastwood
Patrick Eastwood
Jake Gaspar
Madoc Hill
Lachlan O'Callaghan
Jacob Orr
Liam Robilliard
Anthony Stafford
Darby Thurtell
Daniel Weatherhead
Fletcher Wolpers
Monica Zheng
 
Other awards to be presented on the evening:
2017 WAFL Debuting Players - Club of Origin Presentations
2017 Umpire of the Year
2017 Junior Club of the Year 
2017 Senior Club of the Year 
 
For more information click here: 10-2017b

Call for nominations: Claremont District Football Development Council & Junior Football League

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 11:54 AM

The Claremont District Football Development Council (DFDC) Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 22nd November 2017.

The Claremont DFDC will formally call for nominations for all positions (in line with the District Constitution) for season 2018 in coming weeks and after seeking advice from the WA Football Commission in relation to the Structure of Football Review and Recommendations and any effects this will have on the DFDC Structure.

The Claremont DFDC can confirm that the 2018 Claremont Junior Competition Committee structure for the Junior Football League will not change and as such nominations are called for the following positions:

  • Competition Director (2 year term) 
  • Assistant Junior Competition Director (2 positions available) (1 & 2 year term respectively)
  • Assistant Competition Director - Female Football (1 year term)
  • Registrar (2 Year term)
  • Secretary (1 Year term)
  • Coach Coordinator (2 Year term)
  • Auskick Coordinator (1 Year term)

For an information and application package please contact: 

Andrew Ridley, Community Development Manager

Ph: 0408 298 725   E: aridley@wafc.com.au 

Download: DFDC Role Descriptions - Junior Football

NAIDOC Round at Wembley Downs JFC

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 2:42 PM

National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week celebrations are held annually across Australia to celebrate the heritage, achievements and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC Round is a round we can celebrate our country's Indigenous culture and players that have shaped Australia's Game. A game that unites us all, players and fans, standing strong and proud for the past, present and future generations.

WDJFC was very proud to be the host club of this extremely special event on Sunday July 23.  Even though the weather wasn’t very kind to us the importance of such an even still shone through.

A very special indigenous smoking ceremony took place by Dooram Aboriginal Advisory Group plus dancing and didgeridoo playing.  This was followed on by two Club derbies between Year 9 and then Year 10 to finish off the day.

Commerative Naidoc footies were given away and together with lots of fun stuff from Claremont District including the bouncy castles and free footies and posters it was a terrific afternoon.

Special thanks to our sponsors Claremont District, Barbagello and Abel McGrath together with the fantastic centre circle painting by Mark Your Turf, great aerial shots by Osborne Park Drones and terrific action shots by Mike O’Brien.

Our amazing indigenous jumpers wouldn’t have been possible either without the incredible support that the Club received from Hale and Churchlands Senior High School.

Adam Cockie and Declan Cormack from WAFC and CFC respectively also deserve a special mention for helping to bring the day to fruition and spending their Sunday at the Club to assist.

Northern Conference JFL Vote Count

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 11:34 AM

The best and fairest vote count for competitions in the Norther Conference Junior Football League will take place on Monday 11 September. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Clubs will be contacted to invite players who finish near the top of their respective award.

  • Date: Monday 11 September
  • Time: 
    • Year 8 & 9: 6pm
    • Year 10-12: 7:30pm
  • Venue: Seacrest Park Community Sporting Facility

Junior Finals Meeting

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 10:51 AM

A reminder to all Coaches and Managers of teams competing in Finals this year of the Finals Meeting, details below.

  • Date: Monday 28 August
  • Time:
    • Year 7's - 6pm
    • Year 8-12 - 7pm
  • Venue: Seacrest Park Community Sporting Facility, Sorrento
  • At least one representative from each team must be in attendance.

North Beach back up the top of A Grade

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:11 AM

North Beach have finished the 2017 A Grade season as minor premiers with fifteen wins and three losses for the year.

With the top position locked in they will now enjoy a week’s break before taking on the winner of this weekend’s match between Fremantle CBC and University.

Their only losses this season have been against Kalamunda, Fremantle CBC and University and therefore their semi-final fixture will be one to watch.

North Beach will be hoping their finals campaign is not like last season when they finished in third position before losing both their Qualifying and Semi Final to the eventual premiers and runner up.

North Beach are no stranger to finals football in A Grade having won thirteen premierships including seven straight from 2004-2010. Since their premiership year North Beach have played finals in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016.

North Beach have not only had an impressive year in A Grade but seven teams at the club made finals this year- the most of any club this season.

Their A Reserves side also finished as minor premiers while the D1 Reserves and Brett Jones Colts finished in second.

The club will be hoping to add more premierships to their history in 2017 and improve on their two grand final wins from 2016.

One thing for sure is that the Charles Riley Reserve Clubrooms will be busy this finals series.

Wembley's Karen Tighe named Tigers District 'Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year'

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Karen Tighe has been on the Wembley Junior Football Club committee for more than 3 years and has volunteered around the club for more than 7 years.

She is the club registrar for both boys and girls competitions and even though her sons stopped playing at the end of 2016 she has remained on the committee in 2017 to ensure the growth of the female girls copetition.

In addition to the thankless task of club registrar, Karen’s biggest contribuition in 2017 is her role developing junior girls at the club. In 2017 Karen has worked tirelessly in assisting the Claremont Junior Football District coordinate female football competitions from her club's base at Wembley Sports Park.

Karen will attend the 2017 Sandover Medal Count on Monday 18th September where she has progress to the WA Final of the 2017 Sunday Times WA Football Volunteer of the Year. She will join District Volunteers on Friday 22nd September at the 2017 District Football Awards of Excellence joining a strong band of volunteers to be awarded with Volunteer Excellence Awards. 

2017 Volunteer Excellence Award winners joining Karen on the 22nd September include:

Jeff Carger from North Beach Junior Football Club

Tracey Elridge from Wembley Downs JFC

& John Thurtell from the Claremont Junior Football League.

Youth Girls Grand Final

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 4:52 PM

Female Footy has exploded in the Tigers District in 2017 and on Friday the 18th of August, the Youth Girls Football Grand Final will take place.

Scheduled for 6:00pm at the Wembley Sports Park the event will see teams from Warwick Greenwood, North Beach, Marist and Wembley fight for the opportunity to go one step further in tonight’s Semi Finals. 

It has been a fantastic season so far, with the girls improving every week!

All those that have been involved this year have not only enjoyed watching the girls improve, but have a big smile on their faces while participating.

 Good luck in the finals girls!

2017 NAB AFL Auskick Gala Day

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The 2017 Claremont District Auskick Gala Day takes place this Sunday at City Beach Oval from 8:30am-3:30pm.

The Tigers District, West Coast JFC and Claremont Football Club have worked together to successfully create a day that sees 125 Auskick teams and more than 1000 players participate from our 12 Junior clubs.

This year the age groups that are involved are Pre-Primary, Year 1 and Year 2.

It looks to be a fantastic day, where children get the opportunity play against other Auskick teams that are within the Claremont District.

Don't let the wet weather turn you away, head to City Beach Oval this Sunday for a great day of community football. 

DOWNLOAD THE INFORMATION BOOKLET AND FIXTURES

2017 District Awards of Excellence

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:01 PM
The 2017 Awards of Excellence for the Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Districts will be held on Friday 22nd September 2017 at the Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough.
 
The event will celebrate season 2017 and bring together clubs, volunteers, coaches, umpires and supporters from local junior clubs, senior clubs. local governments and football stakeholders. 
 
In 2017 the event will grow, moving to the Grand Ballroom at Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough, and based on 2016 feedback the event moves to a new Friday evening time slot allowing clubs to celebrate season 2017 in style.
 
EVENT DETAILS:
Date: Friday 22nd September 2017
Time: 6:30pm doors and bar opens | 7pm start
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough.
Dress Code: Lounge suit
 
AWARD NOMINATIONS:
Nominations are now being called for the 2017 Awards of Excellence to recognise the achievements and contributions of Football Volunteers in Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Districts in the 2017 Football Season. Nominations are open to all members of Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth affiliated clubs.
 
AWARD FINALISTS:
 
Volunteer Excellence Awards:
John Thurtell - Claremont Junior Football League / DFDC
Jeff Carger - North Beach JFC
Tracey Eldridge - Wembley Downs JFC
Karen Tighe - Wembley JFC
 
Auskick Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Josh Murphy - Marist JFC
Brad Wira - Wembley JFC
Peter Hollywell - West Coast JFC
 
Modified Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Michael Braun - North Beach JFC
Martin McInnes - Wembley Downs JFC
Anthony  Haywood - Wembley JFC
 
Youth Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Scott Prentice - Marist JFC
Kevin Sparks - Wembley Downs JFC
Tim Beattie - West Coast JFC
 
Female Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Emily Johnson - Claremont WFC
Amy Woods - Marist JFC
Ashara Wills - Wembley JFC
 
Senior Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Patrick Litherland - Claremont WFC
Stewert MacTaggart - Cottesloe Roosters FC
David Hynes - North Beach AFC
 
Young Achiever of the Year Finalists: 
Jaxon Creed - Marist Junior Football Club
Elliott Briers - Wembley Downs Junior Football Club
Ben Schuhkraft - Wembley Junior Football Club
 
Umpire Service Awards - 5 years +
Matthew Beard
Zac Binning 
Henry Burke
Tim Cranley
George  Eastwood
Patrick Eastwood
Jake Gaspar
Madoc Hill
Lachlan O'Callaghan
Jacob Orr
Liam Robilliard
Anthony Stafford
Darby Thurtell
Daniel Weatherhead
Fletcher Wolpers
Monica Zheng
 
Other awards to be presented on the evening:
2017 WAFL Debuting Players - Club of Origin Presentations
2017 Umpire of the Year
2017 Junior Club of the Year 
2017 Senior Club of the Year 
 
EVENT TICKETS:
Tickets for the 2017 Awards of Excellence are now available for purchase. 
Please contact your local club to purchase tickets. 

 

For full information please download District Circular 10-2017: 2017 Awards of Excellence 

For more information on the award finallists click here: 10-2017b

This Circular provides information on the following: 

  • Section 1 – Categories, General Conditions and Submission Guidelines
  • Section 2 – Nomination Form, Specific Award Criteria and Conditions
  • Section 3 – 2017 Awards of Excellence Tickets  

Photos below are from the 2016 event

  

   

 

NAIDOC Round Celebration and Welcome to Country at Wembley Downs JFC

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:49 PM

The Wembley Downs Junior Football Club, the Claremont District and the WA Football Commission invite you to attend our NAIDOC Round Celebration on Sunday 23rd July 2017 at AS Luketina Reserve in Wembley Downs.

National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week celebrations are held annually across Australia to celebrate the heritage, achievements and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC Round is a round we can celebrate our country's Indigenous culture and players that have shaped Australia's Game. A game that unites us all, players and fans, standing strong and proud for the past, present and future generations.

The ‘Welcome to Country’ and official welcome will commence at 12:30pm, with a traditional dance before the Wembley Downs Year 8 Derby at 1:00pm. 

The final game of the day will be played at 3:00pm.

Treating our Umpires with Respect

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Below is an email sent to the Junior Football League from a Junior Footy Parent this week - it is different to most of the emails the league receives and is worth sharing. This is an important message about respect for umpires and is worth considering as we enter the second half of season 2017 and start preparing for the finals season.

It is worth a read:

"The debate continues about the standard of junior umpires. Our umpires are continually blamed for close losses, player injuries, lack of control and generally no idea about footy. No wonder it is hard for umpires to recruit and increase participation, given the harassment they receive from coaches, players, parents, and spectators.

I cringe when there is conflict between coaches and umpires. For young players, this is a bad example for a coach to be setting. Our kids, our youth, our players follow by example, and if they see their own coach confronting an umpire, they think it’s ok for them to do the same.

As a former player and coach, I have found myself frustrated at times with an umpire’s decision mid-match. One thing I know that has not changed over my years of involvement in football is that umpires will never change their decision after copping a mouthful of abuse from a coach or player.

The role of umpire’s must be recognised and respected by the coaches, the players, the timekeepers, spectators and the parents. The umpire in a footy match has complete authority over players and coaches from the moment that he or she walks onto the field until the game is over. It is an umpire’s job to officiate the match within the rules and keep our players safe. It is also the role of the coach to pull up players who overstep the boundaries and put themselves and opposition players in danger. I find it astounding that coaches often point the finger at the umpire rather than looking at their coaching methods or the actions of their players.

We need to remind everyone involved in our game of the consequences if you abuse an umpire. The actions can have a much greater impact than what you think. We need to reiterate the need to treat umpires with respect both as a club official, coach, player and a spectator.

I absolutely agree that our umpires need to be accountable, just as players and coaches are on match day. They need to be fit, know and understand the rules, position themselves on field in the best position to make good decisions and are to also show respect to the players and coaches involved in the match they are umpiring. There is an expectation that our umpires perform, just as our players are. One thing to remember is that umpires, like players will make mistakes during a game. Our umpires attend training sessions as do our players. Our umpires have coaches, as do our players. We should not hold the umpires to account for the result of a match because of one bad decision! One umpires bad decision should not be blamed on next week’s umpire. Again I find it astounding that parents and coaches feel it acceptable to criticise an umpire in ways they would never dream in criticising their own players or children.

Many sports have instituted a zero-tolerance policy for spectators and parents, resulting in ejection from the game if umpires/officials are taunted, abused or jeered. I have attended many games as a spectator / parent and observed other spectators and parents dishing out excessive abuse to the younger umpires. What these spectators didn’t realise was that they were only hurting the young umpires concentration on the game and possibly discouraging him / her from continuing to work as an umpire in the future.

Parents can help ensure the health and safety of umpires in the future by starting to educate their kids on showing and treating umpires with respect. Coaches, players, parents, and spectators should never argue or dispute the decision of an umpire, make negative or derogatory remarks or gestures towards an umpire, or otherwise behave inappropriately to disturb the normal course of play in a game. Not only is this behaviour setting a bad example for players, it distracts the umpire, makes the coach’s job harder, and takes away from the enjoyment of the game. Remember, it’s only a game, and it’s important to set a good example of respecting the umpire for our young players."

 

Umpires are a very important part of the game - our kids can’t play without them.

All umpires train weekly in an excellent program led by our Junior Umpiring Coaches and leadership teams.

While we may not agree with an umpire’s call, we always need to respect their authority on the field. No player, parent or official is permitted to approach an umpire to question a decision at any time.

If you have any concerns about the standard of umpiring, let your coach or manager know and they’ll take it through the proper channels. Please remember they are working hard and doing their best. Just like our players and even parents, umpires are not perfect!

We also need to remember that many of the umpires at our game are young, and still learning, so give them the space they need to do that!

If any family is interested in the umpiring program we strongly encourage you to give it a go – it’s a great way to become a leader, earn some pocket money and it also helps our players with their football awareness.

Contact Michael on email mobrien@wafc.com.au

Tigers July School Holiday Coaching Program

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 3:57 PM

SPECIALIST COACHING CLINICS & SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

at the newly developed Claremont Football Club and Claremont Oval

For Boys and Girls

Full coaching and Instruction provided

Morning Tea, Lunch and Drinks Provided

Football Inflatables, Give-a-ways and more

 

 

COME AND MEET YOUR FOOTY HEROES!

In addition all participants will receive a Claremont Football Club Replica Guernsey.

 

Pre-Primary - Year 6's 

1 Day Clinic  

Monday 10th July 2017

9:00am - 3:00pm 

only $100.00 

Applications close 12noon Wednesday 5 July 2017 or when full - Places are limited

 

Individual Applications: If you are registering for our Holiday Clinic as an individual applicant please: 

INDIVIDUAL APPLICATIONS: 

REGISTER HERE

 

TEAM REGISTRATIONS:

REGISTER HERE

 

Team Registrations: As a special offer for Junior Football Teams we are offering a special for Team registrations. Not only will team entries receive $10.00 off per participant you will also be guaranteed to be grouped with your team mates.

Conditions:

1) You must register 5 or more Players from the same team

2) Registrations must be supplied on the downloadable team nomination form - not the online registration gateway. 

3) Applications must be received before 12noon Wednedsay 5 July or when program is full. 

 

Have any questions?

CLAREMOMT DISTRICT FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Post: PO Box 448, Joondalup WA 6919 or Fax: (08) 9300-3612
or Email: wpjfl@falconsdistrict.com.au
FOR MORE INFORMATION PHONE Kathy on (08) 9300-3611

 

Team Nominations Frequently asked questions:

1) What if have more than 5 or 10 kids?

A: Complete two-three team sheets applications and staple together.

 

2) How does payment work?

A: A parent in the team or the team manager will need to collect payment on behalf of the team and submit the application and payment as one.

 

3) Some of our team are already entered- can we still particpate in the team discount offer?

A: Yes- call Kathy Monck on 9300-3611 for more information

As a guide please follow the following: We cannot offer fee reduction or discount to those already entered. We can however allow those already entered to be used as a 'counter' to make up numbers for the 5 particpant requirement to allow discount for additional members of the same team to register for the clinic. Please list the new entrants at the top of the application form and the existing registrations below with a note they have already registered. Please factor this into Money Collection and payment. We can also provide the guarantee that undergoing this process will ensure they are grouped together on the day.

 

4) Do they have to be in the same team?

A: Yes

Nominate your club's unsung-hero

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Every football club, league or association is being encouraged to nominate an outstanding volunteer who has made a significant contribution to WA football, for the West Australian Football Commission’s Sunday Times WA Football Volunteer of the Year award.

Each year the West Australian Football Commission, in partnership with The Sunday Times, recognises volunteers and administrators for their outstanding work, whether it may be the completion of a significant project throughout the year or someone who has contributed in a number of roles over a long period. 

A Volunteer of the Year award winner is selected from each state and territory and receives two tickets to the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final (with flights and accommodation) and the opportunity to walk in the Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade, thanks to the AFL.Selection criteria

  • Must have given notable voluntary service to Australian Football
  • Must be a willing, voluntary contributor, having received no income from football (NB honoraria excepted)
  • Must be an ambassador for the game of football who acts and works for the best interest of the game

West Perth district volunteer Dave Burton was recognised for his significant contribution to the development of women’s and junior football last year after he was awarded The Sunday Times WA Football Volunteer of the Year at the WAFL Sandover Medal Night.

Previously Chair of the West Perth District Football Development Council (DFDC) for five years, Burton has been instrumental in the development of school football programs, a parent-umpire program, International Round and more recently the Joondalup Women’s Football Club, after he transitioned into the role of Female Football Advisor for the West Perth DFDC in 2013.

Mr Burton was one of the 17 regional and district finalists chosen from 1,500 nominees.

Click here to nominate an outstanding volunteer. Nominations close July 28.

 

Some special ways to thank a volunteer include:

  • Nominate them for the Football Volunteer of the Year
  • Weekly, Monthly and Annual Awards (At a District, Club or Team Level)
  • Articles on individual volunteers in newsletters
  • Articles in local newspapers
  • ID Badges, cards, hats and shirts for volunteers
  • Ask them to train other volunteers
  • Award life memberships to exceptional volunteers
  • Ask your team to write thank you notes to your volunteers
  • Hold special volunteer events
  • Name awards after key volunteers in your club
  • Ensure volunteers are reimbursed for their out of pocket expenses
  • Provide volunteers with recognition certificates for their services
  • Acknowledge volunteers at club meetings
  • Offer letters of reference for volunteers
  • Where possible, reduce membership fees for to the families of volunteers
  • Offer and pay for training and accreditation courses for volunteers
  • Thank you letters from the club committee to volunteers

Claremont Family Fun Day; Round 12 - Tigers v Sharks

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 7:51 PM

The Claremont Tigers are going home!

Round 12 marks the first home game back at Claremont Oval since the end of 2013 and the official opening of the Club's multi-million dollar facility.
 
All CFC Members and Supporters are encouraged to attend this historic day. There will be plenty happening and live entertainment following the match.

Come and join in the fun.

Junior Club Members are encouraged to dress in your Club colours and bring the family along to enjoy the Kids Zone featuring a gym bus, face painting and inflatables. An opening ceremony will take place between the Reserves and League games involving Junior Clubs, former players and Life Members. There will also be a parade for all Junior Footballers before the main game commences led by the Scotch College Pipe Band. We hope to see you there.

If you register for tickets via our website you’ll receive a complimentary family pass of 2 free adult admission passes and kids under 16 free.

You’ll also go in the draw to WIN a special Heritage Guernsey signed by the League Team, Club Family Membership and a Game Day experience for you and a friend.

REGISTER & PRINT FREE TICKETS HERE!


Round 12 – Claremont v East Fremantle

Date: Saturday 10 June 2017

1:00pm – Kids Zone

1:40pm – Junior Parade & Opening Ceremony Commences

2:15pm – League Match Bouncedown

JUNIOR PARADE INFORMATION

Declan excited to help develop football in Tigers Den

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:18 PM

The WA Football Commission and Tigers District are pleased to welcome Declan Cormack to the team. Declan replaces Sam Cousens who departed the Development Officer role last month, heading to university to pursue a teaching career. 

Declan is a local Claremont District boy who since leaving high school has completed a Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health) at the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Business at The University of Notre Dame.

Declan is passionate about Australian Football and has been involved in the sport for most of his life. He played junior football in the Claremont District before moving onto senior football at the East Fremantle Football Club. More recently Declan has pursued footy with the Collegians Amateur Football Club as a player, coach and committee member. Declan has also worked at the Fremantle Football Club in the membership, community goals, events and merchandise departments/teams.

Declan looks forward to his new role and looks forward to working positively with community stakeholders and clubs to help grow the game. 

Declan Cormack Contact Details:

Declan Cormack

Development Officer - Claremont 

Email: dcormack@wafc.com.au

Phone: 0484 843 880

2017 Tigers District Calendar

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 3:01 PM

The Tigers District is pleased to launch it's 2017 Season Calendar. 

The Calendar is an important resource for football families and will keep all members up-to-date with football events, WAFL and AFL matches. 

Put the calendar on your fridge and add your local club events to stay up-to-date for season 2017. 

DOWNLOAD HERE: 2017 Tigers District Calendar

The Tigers District wish to thank the following advertisers who help us put together. 

Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club: Competition, Community Service, Family & Fun - Join today Ph: 9448 1431

Greenwhich & Co: Get your financial health check with Greenwhich & Co Ph: 6555 9500

Burley Sekem: proud to supply footballs and apparel to the Falcons District 

Rising Stars: WA's Premier AFL Academy for Boys and Girls www.risingstarswa.com.au

Want to work in football? We are seeking casual Football Coaches and Umpires

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 4:33 PM

The Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Football Districts are seeking casual staff for school clinics, umpiring, holiday clinics and other community football roles across Perth's northern suburbs. 

Available role include:

  • School Football Umpires;
  • Afterschool Football Clinic Coaching;
  • School Holiday Program Coaching;
  • School Football Coaching; and
  • Footy Fundamentals Coaching (2-5 year old program).

Essential selection criteria

  • Understanding of football relevant to the role applying for;
  • Current Working with Children Check (or evidence of application); and
  • Drivers Licence and access to own vehicle.

Desirable selection criteria

  • Coaching Qualification;
  • Experience in similar role.
  • Current first aid certificate.

For more information contact Callum Warner on 0437 965 912 and complete the following application form CLICK HERE

Seeking player interest for Junior and Youth Girls competition in 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 9:47 AM

The Tigers District and 5 Junior Clubs are seeking expressions of interest from girls wishing to join a Junior Girls or Youth Girls team in 2017

  • Junior Girls - Year 4 - Year 6 Friday night competition
  • Youth Girls - Year 7 - Year 9 Friday night competition

Like more information?
Call Michael O’Brien 9384 9200  |  mobrien@wafc.com.au 
or your local club below:

Claremont JFC
Caroline Elms
0429 943 705

Marist JFC
Sue Spyvee
0402 005 118

North Beach JFC
Kerryn Edwards
0439 516 765

Scarborough JFC
Alison Murphy
0407 722 188

Wembley JFC
Karen Tighe
0408 641 629

Bounce Down 2017 - Season Launch with special guest Maggie Dent

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Registrations are now open for Bounce Down 2017 - Season Launch. Clubs are asked to invite Coaches and Managers from the Year 7 - Year 12 competitions playing in the Northern Conference (Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Competitions) as well as club committee members.

 

Each team is required to have at least one of the following in attendance:

  • Coach (Preferred)
  • Team Manager
  • Assistant Coach

(all three positions can attend if desired)

Note: It is a requirement that each team has a representative in attendance in order to field a team for season 2017.

 

Club President, Coach Coordinator and Executive Committees are encouraged to attend.  

 

Each team will be provided with a coaching clip-board, Junior Club Manual, 2017 By-Laws and Bounce Down Conference Pack at the conclusion of the evening (one per team). A team representative (as per roles listed above) must be in attendance to collect the team pack.

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:

 

Register Here: http://forms.wafootball.com.au/view.php?id=1016

Registrations close 5pm Friday 31st March 2017.

 

Event program: Bounce Down 2017 - Season Launch

Thursday April 6th 2017, 5.30pm – 9.00pm (6pm sharp start)

Venue: Sacred Heart College, Sorrento

 

Schedule:

5.30pm               Registrations

6.00pm               Welcome address

6.05pm               Maggie Dent: Bringing Out the Best in Players & The impact you can make on a player's life beyond the football field

7.35pm               WA Football Update – Warren Nel

8.10pm               Football & Insurances – Kerry Harris

8.20pm               2017 By-Laws, League Requirements & Administration

Competition Directors - John Thurtell (Claremont), Lincoln Rollo (Subiaco) and Natalie Sharman (West Perth)

8.50pm               Questions

9.00pm               Close & Pack Collection

 

Tea/Coffee and refreshments will be available on the evening.

 

About Maggie:

Commonly known as Australia’s “queen of common sense”, Maggie Dent is an author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence.

 

Maggie’s experience includes teaching, counselling, and working in palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. Maggie is an advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. She is a passionate, positive voice for children of all ages.

 

Now an in-demand writer and speaker, Maggie is a regular contributor to Fairfax’s Essential Kids website and Teachers Matter magazine. She can also be heard on commercial and ABC radio around the country including Nova 937 and appears on TV programs such as The Daily Edition, Sunrise, Today Extra and news.

 

She is the author of ten books, several e-books and a prolific creator of resources for parents, adolescents, teachers, educators and others who are interested in quietly improving their lives.

 

Maggie is the proud mother of four wonderful sons, and an enthusiastic and grateful grandmother.

 

If you require any further information please contact Callum Warner on 0437 965 912.

Recruiting Now: Development Officer - Metro North

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 2:37 PM

Development Officer - Metro North

Applications Close: Thursday March 02 2017

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is the peak Australian Rules Football body in Western Australia and is the caretaker of football throughout the State. It is responsible for the overall development of the game across the community.

The WAFC is a not for profit organisation that plays an important role in funding the on-going development of football in all communities. This ensures that football is the best resourced sporting code in the State and can have the most active role in building better communities through various development programs.

We now have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our team as Development Officer in our Metro North team growing our great game in the Claremont District on a twelve (12) month fixed term contract.  The position is located primarily in Claremont and will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of broad-based participation programs fundamental to the strategic and operational objectives of the WAFC and the Claremont District.

Applicants should be prepared to be actively involved in all participation activities and develop exciting new initiatives in order to grow football within the district.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Football and Game Development, including Player, Coach, Umpire, Club and Volunteer Education.
  • Promoting the District and associated stakeholders.
  • Advocate all game segments including Female, Aboriginal and Multicultural
  • Working closely with volunteer leaders, community football & school stakeholders, and WAFL club leaders.
  • Assisting with Football events including the planning, organizing and oversight of initiatives to best represent the WAFC and District throughout the community.

Essential selection criteria include:

  • Alignment to our values of – Team | Respect | Passion | Professionalism | Leadership
  • Sports Related Degree or Certificate IV Sport Development or related position experience.
  • Ability to lead and interact confidently with groups of participants, volunteers and stakeholders.
  • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills including speaking to groups and audiences.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong Computer literacy, including MS Office, email, Social Medial and Website comprehension.
  • Able to work outside normal business hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Current WA Drivers License.
  • WWC Card

Desirable selection criteria include:

  • Level 1, 2 or 3 AFL Coaching Accreditation.
  • Level 1 Umpiring Accreditation.
  • Knowledge of the WA Football structure including the District Football Development Model and JCC.
  • Knowledge of the Claremont District, including factors that may influence the Football environments within it.
  • Knowledge of sporting environments at club, school, district or state level.

The successful applicant will receive a competitive remuneration package including a fully maintained vehicle and phone, as well as the opportunity to work in Australia’s premier sporting industry.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting position, please submit an application letter (maximum two pages) addressing your ability to address the key responsibilities and selection criteria above, along with your resume to recruitment@wafc.com.au by 2 March 2017.

Click here for a detailed position description.

For more information about this unique opportunity please contact Warren Nel (General Manager Community Football) on email wnel@wafc.com.au

Play AFL in the Tigers District in 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:21 PM

The 2017 Footy season is not that far away - now is the time to get in the game for 2017. Australian Football is the sport for everyone. Whether you are new to the game, want to play socially or hope to become an elite AFL star, you can find a version of the game that's right for you!

The Tigers District includes 12 Junior Clubs and 11 Senior Clubs.

Find your junior local club here

Find your local senior club here

Junior Age groups range from Auskick- Year 12. Our Female Football teams start at Junior Girls (4-6) and culminate at Youth Girls (7-10).  Senior Football follows Year 12 Football to Veterans.

Football is for everyone.

 

Auskick (PP-Year 2)

NAB AFL Auskick makes learning to play Australian Football fun, safe and easy for boys and girls. Through weekly coaching sessions they will learn the skills of the game in an exciting, social and safe environment.

Children will be taught fundamental motor skills and learn how to interact with others as part of a team. Head over to www.aflauskick.com.au and register today!

 

Modified Juniors (Year 3-Year 6)

Junior football provides boys and girls the opportunity to make friends, keep active and learn new skills in a supportive environment. Junior Football involves a fixture of matches in a team environment. Played on smaller grounds, the rules are tailored to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all involved.

Register for season 2017 by contacting your local junior club.

Find your junior local club here

 

Youth Football (Year 7- Year 12)

Youth Football provides teenagers the opportunity to play Australian rules football in an open rules environment. Competing on full size grounds, a series of matches are fixtured across the Northern Conference. Teams will compete in finals for the first time, helping prepare top aged youth players for senior football.

Register for season 2017 by contacting your local junior club.

Find your junior local club here

 

Female Football - Junior Girls (Year 4-6) & Youth Girls (Year 7-10)

Female Football is a great way for girls and women to make friends, keep active and learn new skills. Female Football continues to grow at a rapid rate, meaning accessing a single gender team locally is easier than ever. The participation pathway provides opportunities to players of all skill levels and aspirations, including exciting new talent development opportunities. 

Register for season 2017 by contacting your local junior club.

Find your junior local club here

For girls Year 10 and above click here

 

Senior & Veterans Football 

Senior football for Colts through to Veterans is thriving with both Saturday and Sunday competitions.

Register for season 2017 by contacting your local senior male or female club.

Find your local senior club here

 

Registration Links and Resources 

Kidsport available for all registrations - for more infomation http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/funding/individuals/kidsport

Tigers District Club Details – Find your junior local club here or Find your local senior club here

Girls Football Come and Try Clinics - Girls come and try

Download 2017 Tigers District PlayAFL Flyer – 2017 TD Play AFL

Register for Auskick here – www.aflauskick.com.au

GET INVOLVED - WA Female Football

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 2:01 PM

There are female football competitions for all ages and abilties in Western Australia, starting at Auskick for Pre-Primary participants through to juniors based on primary school year groups, Youth Girls for highschool aged players and senior women's competitions. 

Use the club locator to find your closest club at www.play.afl 

There is also a WA Female Talent Academy that  focuses on the development of female players and coaches to an elite level with an annual selection process that is coordinated through the Mundella WA Women's Football League clubs and Junior Football Clubs.

WANT TO COACH?

The WA Football Commission offers a range of courses which provide quality training and resources to help you become a great Australian Football Coach

Click here for more information

WANT TO UMPIRE?

Umpiring is a great way to be involved in the game. It provides an opportunity to get up close to the action while teaching outstanding life skills such as leadership, assertiveness and decision making and earn some extra pocket money!

Click here for more information

Level 1 Coaching Courses

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:43 PM

2017 Level 1 Coaching Course dates are now available and open for registration.

All Junior and Senior coaches must be level 1 accredited in order to be Head Coach.

To see the dates and register for a course please click here.

KidSport: Enabling WA children to participate in community sport and recreation

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 3:36 PM

KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5-18 years to participate in community sport and recreation by offering them financial assistance towards club fees.

KidSport applications are now available online if you hold a valid Health Care or Pensioner Concession card. Hard copy applications are still available and can be submitted to your Local Government.

What are the eligibility criteria?

  • Applicant must be aged 5-18 years.
  • Applicant must have a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card OR meet one of the four KidSport Financial Exceptions.
  • Applicant's primary place of residence must be in the local government area they are applying to.

What else?

  • Funding will cover the cost of fees to join the nominated sport or recreation club (this may include other club-related costs, such as equipment and uniform as identified by the club and approved by the local government).
  • Maximum of up to $200 per child per calendar year.
  • Fees are only for the nominated registered season.
  • No retrospective fees will be paid.
  • No limitation to the number of applications per family as long as the eligibility criteria for each child is met.

Changes to KidSport

1. Applicants listed on a valid Health Care or Pensioner Concession card should now:

  • Apply online on the Department's website or
  • Submit a KidSport application form and a copy of the card to their local government.

2. KidSport no longer has referral agents.

  • Applicants not listed on a valid concession card need to meet one of the new KidSport Financial Exceptions.
  • If you meet an exception you can apply for KidSport through a KidSport Financial Assessor.

More information:

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

INFORMATION FOR CLUBS

APPLY FOR A KIDSPORT VOUCHER OR APPLY ONLINE

DOWNLOAD AN INFORMATION PACK

Metro North Coach Coordinator 2017 Launch

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:08 PM

We are asking that all Coach Coordinators in the Northern Conference please attend.

Join your Football Commission local District staff and fellow Coach Coordinators as we launch the new year. This will be an opportunity to network as well as update information on programs, dates and services available in 2017.

Date- Monday 27th February

Time- 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location- North Beach FC, Charles Riley Reserve, Kitchener Street, North Beach

To RSVP please visit this link: http://forms.wafootball.com.au/view.php?id=1004 

 

Metro North Auskick Coordinator 2017 Launch

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:05 PM

We are asking that all Auskick Coordinators in the Metro North Conference (Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Districts) please attend.

Join your Football Commission local District staff and your fellow Auskick Coordinators as we launch the new season.

This will be an opportunity to network as well as update information on programs, dates and services available in 2017.

Date- Tuesday 28th February

Time- 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location- North Beach FC, Charles Riley Reserve, Kitchener Street, North Beach

To RSVP please visit this link: http://forms.wafootball.com.au/view.php?id=1003 

Metro North AFL School Ambassador 2017 Launch

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:04 PM

We are asking that all AFL School Ambassadors in the Metro North Conference (Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Districts) please attend.

Join your Football Commission local District staff and your AFLSA colleagues as we launch the new year. This will be an opportunity to network as well as update information on programs, dates and services available in 2017.

Attending will also entitle School Ambassadors to a free pass to our special presentation event from Maggie Dent. Maggie is an in-demand author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence.

Date- Monday 20th February

Time- 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Location- North Beach FC, Charles Riley Reserve, Kitchener Street, North Beach

To RSVP please visit this link: http://forms.wafootball.com.au/view.php?id=1002 

Join the Claremont Tigers Aboriginal Football Team in 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 11:31 AM

The Tigers District and WA Football is currently recruiting players for the 2017 Nicky Winmar Carnival and the 2017 Kirby Bentley Cup teams.

Join the Claremont Tigers Aboriginal Football Team!

Open to both boys and girls.

Boys in the Claremont city and country areas born  between 2002 and 2004  & Girls in the Claremont city and country areas born between 2000 and 2004 identifying ad Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are eligible to play in the teams.

For more information contact Dylan on 0430 041 558 or email dross@wafc.com.au

Information Package: Claremont Nicky Winmar / Kirby Bentley Info Pack

Register your 2-5 year old for Footy Fundamentals in 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:43 AM

About Footy Fundamentals

Footy Fundamentals in the only WA pre-Auskick football program endorsed by the AFL and the WA Football Commission.

Launched in 2013 the program uses AFL football to build fundamental movement skills in children aged 2 years to 5 years.

Footy Fundamentals aims to prepare our kids for the future.

Footy Fundamentals is a carefully planned and structured toddler AFL program, which encourages your active toddlers to develop their fundamental movement skills in an AFL environment, using AFL equipment. 

Each week, toddlers will focus on one or a set of movement skills, and play fun team-work based games that incorporate these skills. 

Active parent involvement is required in all of our toddler AFL programs. 

New Curriculum in 2017

After four years Footy Fundamentals has had a major review with changes to locations and to the program curriculum. With the assistance of Fundamental Movement, Early Childhood Education and Football specialists a new and exciting curriculum will be launched in Term 1. 

Fundamental Movement Skills are patterns of movement that involve different body parts such as the legs, arms, trunk and head and include skills such as running, hopping, catching, throwing, striking and balancing. These skills are the foundation movements to more specialised, complex skills used in kids games, sports, dance and every day activities.

The new curriculum ensures that our participants are able to develop Fundamental Movement Skills critical to their development whilst maintaining our links to AFL Football. 

Our age groups

TODDLER KICKERS (2 yrs to 3 yrs)
'Toddler Kickers' is all about exposing toddlers to the shape of an AFL football, and using big AFL equipment to encourage active movement, and the development of fundamental movement skills. 

MINI KICKERS (3 yrs to 4 yrs)
'Mini Kickers' are at the age of starting to learn the art of kicking a football. They are put through a slightly more advanced course that uses different sized balls and equipment to further develop their fundamental movement skills, encourages listening skills, and introduces some basic teamwork skills.

KINDY KICKERS (4 yrs to 5 yrs)
The 'Kindy Kickers' stage enjoy advanced obstacle courses to challenge their fundamental movement skills, and participate in more teamwork games to encourage sportsmanship, sharing, working together and communication. They are introduced to majority of the skills needed for AFL, and practise them in fun skill-based activities and games. They even finish with a game of football in the last week of the Quarter to put all of their skills to practise.

Term Times

Get your active toddler involved in our toddler AFL classes held at Joondalup, Warwick, Subiaco, Alkimos, Dianella, Victoria Park and Ellenbrook.

All classes are morning unless otherwise stated
     Toddler Kickers           9:30am - 10:00am
     Mini Kickers                10:10am - 10:40am
     Kindy Kickers              10:50am - 11:35am

Term 1, 2017 starts the week of 13th February 2017
For Term 1 Dates CLICK HERE

Term 2, 2017 starts the week of 1st May 2017

Enrolment & Program Locations

Click one of our locations to enrol at your nearest centre 

Warwick - Monday Mornings 
Subiaco - Tuesday Mornings
Joondalup - Wednesday Mornings
Alkimos - Friday Mornings 
Ellenbrook - Saturday Mornings 
Joondalup - Saturday Mornings 
Victoria Park - Saturday Mornings 
Dianella - Sunday Mornings 

For more infomation...

Visit our website: www.footyfundamentals.com.au
Phone: Kathy Monck on 9300-3611
Email: kmonck@wafc.com.au

Play AFL9s at City Beach this Summer

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 3:22 PM

AFL 9s is back at City Beach with a new Summer season kicking off on February 8th. 

McDonald's AFL 9s is the AFL's official social version of the game. It's a fast, fun, free-flowing game that involves 9 players on each team playing on a smaller field. Best of all, it's 'touch football' with no tackling or bumping, making it suitable for everyone.

REGISTER A TEAM

AFL 9s kicks off again for a new season at City Beach for Mixed & Mens Competitions on Wednesday Nights

Location: City Beach Oval
Suburb: City Beach

Details: 
Days of operation: Wednesday 
Start Date: 08/02/17 
Finish Date: 12/04/17 
Time: 6pm - 9pm 
Duration: 40 minute matches

Competitions: Men's Comps, Mixed Comps & Over 35s Comp

For more info CLICK HERE

 

 

2017 Level 1 Coach Accreditations

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:29 PM

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) offers a range of courses to coaches throughout Western Australia to ensure 100% of coach accreditation requirements are met.

It is a minimum requirement that all coaches are accredited as a Level 1 Coach at the appropriate level. All coaches who do not have a current accreditation or have an accreditation that expired more than 24 months ago, must attend an appropriate Level 1 course in any Region.
All coaching courses are $165 and are paid upon registration via debit or credit card.

NOTE: The courses run for a whole day apart from those split over 2 evenings. If it’s split over 2 evenings, you need to attend both nights. Courses total to 6-7 hours.

  • Auskick (PP – Year 2)
  • Junior (Year 3 – Year 6)
  • Youth (Year 7 – Year 12)
  • Senior (Colts, Reserves and League)

You will receive:

  • Four Year coach accreditation
  • Course Diary
  • AFL Coaching Manual
  • Lunch/Dinner
  • AFL Coaches Card
  • Four Year Australian Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Membership

Click the link to register to a course - 2017 Level 1 Coaching Courses

Save the date: 2017 Clubs in Focus Conference (Club Development)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 3:54 PM

The Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth DFDC's have partnered with the City of Joondalup to run a club development conference useful too all Junior and Senior Foootball Clubs. 

Date: Wednesday 1 March 2017

Venue: Sacred Heart College, Hocking Pde 

Conference Schedule:

6.00pm - Registration and industry expo
6.25pm - Welcome and introduction
6.45pm - Key note speaker
7.05pm - Streams one to four commence
8.10pm - Industry expo and refreshments
8.25pm - Streams one to four recommence
9.30pm - Conference closeClubs in-focus program

For further information please contact Andrew Ridley on email aridley@wafc.com.au

Registrations details will be released soon.

Female Football - Full Steam Ahead

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 2:29 PM

The District recently held both their Year 4 - 6 and Year 7 - 9 Dockers Cup Carnivals at City Beach Oval.

Our Dockers Cup Carnivals are designed to increase awareness around female football and to also provide a recruiting platform to transition these girls into structured female competitions.

Over the two carnivals, we had 12 schools, 23 teams and 340 players take part in one of the respective carnivals.

The District would like to thank all our schools who supported the event and we look forward to continue working with these schools in 2017 and beyond.

The District has five Junior Clubs that have Year 4 - 6 and Year 7 - 9 Junior Girls teams, so we can now keep these players, who love their footy engaged in our great game for many years to come.

Our District Clubs who host Junior Girls teams are Claremont JFC, Marist JFC, North Beach JFC, Scarborough JFC and Wembley JFC.

All Y10 - Y12 players have the opportunity to join the Claremont Womens Football Club Youth Girls team who are based out of Claremont Oval.

We look forward to watching Female Football continue to blossom throughout the Claremont District.

If you would like to join a female football team in 2017 then contact Sam Cousens scousens@wafc.com.au 

Tigers Win 11th Premiership: Reserves Grand Final Match Report

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:06 AM - by Dan Scamozzi

Claremont’s Reserves defeated East Perth by 18 points in the grand final at Domain Stadium last Sunday to secure their first premiership since 2012.

Despite trailing by 20 points at quarter-time, the Tigers won the next three terms and slammed on 12 goals to seven in the process to prevail 14.14 (98) to 12.8 (80).

The result gave Claremont its fourth premiership in seven years and 11th overall, as the Tigers capped off a fantastic season in style.

Congratulations to the team, coach Kepler Bradley and all of the support staff.

Jack Richardson took home the Merv McIntosh Medal as best on ground following his 12 marks (several contested) and five goals, while Gerrick Weedon continued his terrific form with 21 disposals, five tackles and two goals.

Tom Shanahan was brilliant in midfield with 24 disposals and six inside 50s, while Zac Langdon won 22 disposals, laid nine tackles and kicked one goal.

Harry Sinclair ensured that East Perth’s Steven Payne had no influence on the game, while Luke Maddock and Francis Watson were resolute in Claremont’s defence.

Justin Speed laid 10 tackles, with Claremont laying 18 more than East Perth, recording seven more inside 50s and eight more scoring shots in their memorable victory.

East Perth was led by Jordan Snadden (23 disposals, six marks), while Matthew Allen and Asher Samelko each kicked three goals.

A goal to Keifer Yu gave Claremont an ideal start to the game as the Tigers kicked to the city end of the ground in the opening term, before Richardson doubled the lead after being found by Ben Higgs in a move which was started by Cameron Palmer in defence.

However, the next five goals, including two to Allen and Samelko gave East Perth a 20-point lead at the opening change, with the Tigers needing to regain their composure.

A goal to Matthew Palfrey early in the second term did just that, before Lewis Wilson replied for East Perth.

Yu then allowed Weedon to kick truly, before Allen hit back for East Perth with his third major.

A second to Richardson saw Claremont respond, before a booming goal to Palmer saw the Tigers trailing by just seven points at half-time.

An early goal to Ben Musitano saw Claremont draw level early in the third term, before Shayne Hille replied for East Perth courtesy of a 50m penalty.

Higgs then replied for Claremont after being found by Alex Manuel and gave Claremont the lead, before Mitchell Lague reclaimed it for East Perth courtesy of another 50m penalty.

A third goal to Richardson saw both teams continue to trade goals in an entertaining contest, before a second to Hille gave East Perth a two-point lead at the final change.

A goal to Scott Jones extended the lead to eight points, before Langdon replied for Claremont following a kick forward by Weedon.

Weedon then went from goal provider to scorer with his second following a great mark and kick by Eddie Simpson to give Claremont the lead, before Sinclair made the most of a 50m penalty to give the Tigers an 11-point buffer.

A strong mark then allowed Richardson to kick his fourth goal and give the Tigers four in a row following a clearance by Speed, before Samelko hit back for East Perth with his third major.

However, in a fitting finale, Richardson would have the last say, as a clearance by Shanahan allowed the imposing forward to kick his fifth goal and give the Tigers their second straight win.

CLAREMONT 2.0 6.6 9.11 14.14 (98)

EAST PERTH 5.2 7.7 10.7 12.8 (80)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 5 J. RICHARDSON, 2 G. WEEDON, 1 B. HIGGS, K. YU, M. PALFREY, H. SINCLAIR, C. PALMER, Z. LANGDON, B. MUSITANO.

EAST PERTH: 3 M. ALLEN, A. SAMELKO, 2 S. HILLE, 1 L. WILSON, M. LAGUE, D. ROCHE, S. JONES.

BEST

CLAREMONT: J. RICHARDSON, G. WEEDON, T. SHANAHAN, Z. LANGDON, H. SINCLAIR, L. MARTINIS.

EAST PERTH: J. SNADDEN, S. HILLE, M. ALLEN, A. SAMELKO, S. JONES, W. MAGINNESS.

MERV McINTOSH MEDAL: J. RICHARDSON (C).

Tigers Win 15th Premiership: Colts Grand Final Match Report

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:03 AM - by Dan Scamozzi

Claremont’s Colts defeated East Perth by 18 points in the grand final at Domain Stadium last Sunday to secure back-to-back premierships.

Despite trailing by 20 points at quarter-time, the Tigers won the next three terms and slammed on 10 goals to five in the process to prevail 11.13 (79) to 9.7 (61).

The result gave Claremont its third premiership in four years and 15th overall, as the Tigers continued their recent dominance of the competition.

Congratulations to the team, coach Ross McQueen and all of the support staff.

Jake Waterman took home the Mel Whinnen Medal as best on ground following his 20 disposals, eight marks and four goals, while Bailey Banfield’s poise and class was on show with the Tiger finishing with 32 disposals, six tackles and five inside 50s.

Claremont’s defence stood tall, as it has done all year, and was led by players such as Dylan Smallwood, Lucas Baker, Declan Hardisty and Shaquille Morton, with the Tigers restricting their opposition to less than 10 goals for the 22nd time this season.

Jeremy Goddard dominated the ruck and worked hard around the ground to finish with 16 disposals, seven marks, five tackles and 44 hit outs, while Chris Oakley (15 disposals, four tackles, two goals) applied his trademark pressure in Claremont’s forward line.

Claremont’s pressure as a team and will to work for one another resulted in six more tackles, nine more inside 50s and eight more scoring shots, as the Tigers recorded a memorable victory.

East Perth was led by Sam Powell-Pepper, whose strength in and around the contest and ball-winning ability saw the Royal finish with 22 disposals, seven tackles and four goals, while Harley Stack and Ethan Christofis each chipped in with two goals.

With Claremont kicking to the city end of the ground in the opening term, a goal to Powell-Pepper gave East Perth first blood, before Oakley replied for the Tigers.

A miraculous snap from deep in the pocket saw Christofis kick East Perth’s second and one of the goals of the year, before Stack quickly added the Royals’ third major.

A great mark by Smallwood briefly halted East Perth’s momentum, however, an inability from Claremont to clear the ball from defence saw Matthew Young kick the Royals’ fourth major and give East Perth a 20-point lead at the opening change.

With Claremont yet to come to grips with the pace of the game and gain composure, a great tackle by Oakley provided a spark early in the second term, before Waterman kicked the Tigers’ second goal after a one-two with Jacob Sideris.

A goal to Jake Patmore quickly followed after a clearance and second effort by Jack Blaauw, as the Tigers recorded consecutive goals for the first time, before Powell-Pepper replied for East Perth with his second major.

A goal-saving tackle by Smallwood saved the Tigers deep in defence, before the ball was whisked up the other end for Waterman to kick his second goal.

Christofis then kicked his second to give the Royals some breathing space, before East Perth’s Stan Wright went into the umpire’s book for rough conduct on Shandley.

The result was a 12-point lead to East Perth at half-time, although Claremont had now worked their way into the game.

Powell-Pepper kicked his third goal at the start of the third term to extend the Royals’ lead to 18 points, before James Egan replied for Claremont.

Oakley then lit up the contest with a clever one-handed mark before adding his second goal three minutes later after being found by Banfield, before a goal to Shandley gave Claremont the lead for the first time.

Bailey Bennett then added his name to the goal kickers’ list to give the Tigers four in a row and an eight-point lead at the final change.

A quick kick forward by Blaauw allowed Waterman to take a strong mark and kick his third major to start the final term, before a second to Shandley had the Tigers out to a 22-point lead.

Waterman was again rewarded for playing in front when he marked an Oliver Eastland kick to convert his fourth goal and Claremont’s seventh in a row, with the Tigers now all over the Royals and out to a 28-point lead.

Goals to Stack (second) and Powell-Pepper (fourth) trimmed Claremont’s lead to 16 points and briefly got East Perth back in the game, however, the Tigers held on for their fourth straight win and confirmed their status as the best team.

CLAREMONT 1.1 4.6 8.8 11.13 (79)

EAST PERTH 4.3 6.6 7.6 9.7 (61)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 4 J. WATERMAN, 2 C. OAKLEY, K. SHANDLEY, 1 J. EGAN, J. PATMORE, B. BENNETT.

EAST PERTH: 4 S. POWELL-PEPPER, 2 H. STACK, E. CHRISTOFIS, 1 M. YOUNG.

BEST

CLAREMONT: J. WATERMAN, B. BANFIELD, D. SMALLWOOD, J. GODDARD, C. OAKLEY, J. SIDERIS.

EAST PERTH: S. POWELL-PEPPER, M. DOBSON, H. BLANCH, E. CHRISTOFIS.

MEL WHINNEN MEDAL: J. WATERMAN (C). 

2016 Tigers District Awards of Excellence

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 3:04 PM

The 2016 Tigers District  Awards of Excellence was held on Tuesday 20th September at the Rendezvous Hotel - Scarborough in a night that bought the Tigers, Lions & Falcons Districts together to celebrate football achievements both on and off the field.

The atmosphere in the room at Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough was electric with local junior and senior clubs and their volunteers provided an opportunity to celebrate the season that was, with football friends and colleagues. 

MC Lachie Reid was joined by the talented Chris Murphy to run the evening and that they did in style with Lachies supurb knowledge of football coupled with Chris's lack their of but exception with and sense of humour. 

Congratulations to our award winners and finalists who were recognised on the evening. 

2016 Award Winners

Auskick Coach of the Year

  • Andrew Worland, Subiaco JFC
  • Evan Hewitt, Wembley Downs JFC
  • Simon Molloy, West Coast JFC

2016 Auskick Coach of the Year: Evan Hewitt, Wembley Downs JFC

Mods Coach of the Year

  • Simon Chesson, Marist JFC
  • Michael Saunders, Wembley JFC
  • James Clement, Swanbourne JFC

2016 Modified Coach of the Year: Simon Chesson, Marist JFC

Youth Coach of the Year

  • Craig Nitschke, Marist JFC
  • Steve Cross, Scarborough JFC
  • Campbell McKay, Wembley Downs JFC

2016 Youth Coach of the Year: Craig Nitschke, Marist JFC

Senior Coach of the Year

  • Rick Smith, Collegians AFC
  • Andrew Browne, University AFC
  • Rohan McHugh, West Coast AFC

2016 Senior Coach of the Year: Andrew Browne, University AFC

Female Coach of the Year

  • Christie Rowe, Claremont Piranhas - Reserves
  • Emily Johnston, Claremont Piranhas – Youth Girls
  • Ashara Wills, Wembley JFC

2016 Female Coach of the Year: Emily Johnston, Claremont Piranhas – Youth Girls

Young Achiever of the Year Award

  • Jake  Gaspar, Claremont Junior Umpires
  • Harry  Sinclair, Subiaco Junior Football Club
  • Brock  Ward, West Coast AFC

2016 Young Achiever of the Year: Jake  Gaspar, Claremont Junior Umpires

Additional Awards:

Umpire of the Year: Evan Robson

Volunteer of the Year: John Penniment

Junior Club of the Year Award: Wembley Downs JFC

Senior Club of the Year Award: West Coast AFC

 

Junior Community Grand Final Triumphs

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 12:01 PM

Congratulations to all our teams who competed in Junior Community Grand Finals last Sunday. The District had 8 premiership teams which is a terrific achievement! They included:

Year 7 Blue - Swanbourne JFC
Year 7 Gold - Mosman Park JFC
Year 8 Blue - Scarborough JFC
Year 8 Maroon - Wembley Downs JFC
Year 9 Red - Cottesloe JFC
Year 9 Maroon - Wembley Downs JFC
Year 10 Maroon - Cottesloe JFC
Year 11 - Scarborough JFC

We also had 7 players voted Best Player Afield, awarded by the umpires:

Year 7 Blue: Matthew Lynn - Claremont JFC
Year 7 Gold: Will Bailey - Mosman Park JFC
Year 8 Blue: Tim Hogan - Scarborough JFC
Year 8 Maroon: Seth Roberts - Wembley Downs JFC
Year 9 Red: Liam Henry - Cottesloe JFC
Year 9 Maroon: Lachlan McKay - Wembley Downs JFC
Year 10 Maroon: Josh Quartermaine - Cottesloe JFC

A big thank you to the North Beach JFC who hosted the day and as always did a fantastic job!

2016 McDonald's WAFL Grand Final - KIDS FREE

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 10:55 AM

Subiaco and Peel Thunder will clash in the 2016 McDonald’s WAFL Grand Final at Domain Stadium at 2.30pm this Sunday, September 25.

The highly anticipated season decider is expected to be a close and exciting contest between reigning premiers Subiaco and an in-form Peel Thunder.

The Lions are aiming for their third consecutive premiership, while Peel are aiming to win the club’s first ever League Grand Final.

WAFC CEO Gavin Taylor said he was looking forward to a high quality contest, with an average margin of less than 10 points separating the sides in their three meetings so far this season.

“Subiaco have won two games and Peel won the other by four points so I’m really looking forward to a great Grand Final and a great showcase of the WAFL competition,” Taylor said.

“I would encourage everyone in the Peel region and all of the Subiaco supporters to make sure they get to the game and support both teams as they aim to create their own pieces of history. Public transport is free for anyone who pre-purchases a ticket.

“Of course, given the strong partnership that Peel Thunder has with Fremantle Football Club, I also encourage all of the Dockers supporters to come along to the game on Sunday.

“We acknowledge that there has been discussion about Peel’s AFL-listed players over the last few weeks, particularly in regards to qualifying for finals.

“Despite some media reports, the WAFC has made no commitment to changing rules and regulations or placing greater restrictions on AFL-listed players.

“What we have committed to is ensuring that our annual review of rules and regulations takes place again at the end of this season, as it does every year, and that all stakeholders are consulted.

“The review will include examining what occurs with other State League competitions around Australia where similar alignment models exist in regards to competition structures and qualification for AFL-listed players,” he said.

“We will engage with all WAFL clubs and both AFL clubs to consider the rules, regulations and eligibility criteria, amongst others, to ensure the WAFL competition continues to be highly successful and competitive.”

FIXTURES
Sunday, September 25 – Domain Stadium

2.30pm – League Grand Final – Subiaco v Peel Thunder
LIVE on Ch7, ABC 720, Sport FM 91.3fm, KIX Digital, 6PR and 97.3 Coast FM
11.20am – Reserves Grand Final – East Perth v Claremont
8.40am – Colts Grand Final – Claremont v East Perth

 

TICKETS & EVENT INFORMATION

Adult - $30.00
Concession - $25.00
WAFL Club Member - $25.00
Child (15yrs & under) - FREE

Tickets are available online through Ticketmaster or by phoning 136 100.
Fans can experience a unique premium viewing opportunity with the Corporate VIP suite or open-box package, starting at only $55 per person. Catering services are also included. For more information call (08)9381 2187.

WAFL GRAND FINAL FUNCTION

The official WAFL Grand Final Function will feature a special guest panel of WA football legends including Mal Brown, Ron Boucher, Garry Sidebottom and Bill Duckworth as guests enjoy a three course meal, beverages, premium seating, parking and afternoon tea. For more information call Tracy Thompson (08) 9381 5599.

PROMOTIONS & COMPETITIONS

Anyone who pre-purchases a ticket at Ticketmaster has the chance to win a VIP Suite at Monster Jam for 12* Ts&Cs apply at www.domainstadium.com.au
The WAFL is giving away two open-air six-seater boxes in the Reiwa.com Goal of the Year and AHG Mark of the Year voting competition*. Click here for more information on how to enter. 

WAFL fans can also win the chance to deliver the match-day ball to the umpires at the Grand Final. A photo of a WAFL Finals Series moment must be uploaded onto social media (Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram) using the hashtag #WeAreFinals*.

2016 Tigers District Awards of Excellence

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 2:39 PM

The 2016 Tigers District  Awards of Excellence will be held on Tuesday 20th September at the Rendezvous Hotel - Scarborough. 

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. 

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: Tuesday 20th September 2016
Time: Pre-dinner drinks from 6:30pm
Venue: Rendezvous Hotel - Scarborough

MC: Lachie Reid
Entertainment by: Chris Murphy

Cash Bar available

Dress Standard: Cocktail

RSVP: Please RSVP by contacting your Club President or by contacting Andrew Ridley on the contact details below. RSVP closes 12 noon Friday 2nd September 2016.

Club's are encouraged to ensure that all award finalists are included within their RSVP.

For more information please contact Andrew Ridley on aridley@wafc.com.au or mobile 0402 794 016

2016 AWARD FINALISTS:

Auskick Coach of the Year

  • Andrew Worland, Subiaco JFC
  • Evan Hewitt, Wembley Downs JFC
  • Simon Molloy, West Coast JFC

Mods Coach of the Year

  • Simon Chesson, Marist JFC
  • Michael Saunders, Wembley JFC
  • James Clement, Swanbourne JFC

Youth Coach of the Year

  • Craig Nitschke, Marist JFC
  • Steve Cross, Scarborough JFC
  • Campbell McKay, Wembley Downs JFC

Senior Coach of the Year

  • Rick Smith, Collegians AFC
  • Andrew Browne, University AFC
  • Rohan McHugh, West Coast AFC

Female Coach of the Year

  • Christie Rowe, Claremont Piranhas - Reserves
  • Emily Johnston, Claremont Piranhas – Youth Girls
  • Ashara Wills, Wembley JFC

Young Achiever of the Year Award

  • Jake  Gaspar, Claremont Junior Umpires
  • Harry  Sinclair, Subiaco Junior Football Club
  • Brock  Ward, West Coast AFC

Additional Awards:

Umpire of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Junior Club of the Year Award

Youth Club of the Year

Senior Club of the Year Award

SAVE THE DATE- Junior Finals Meeting and Northern Conference Vote Count

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 2:52 PM

Finals Season fast approaching, please save the following dates- 

 

Junior Finals Meeting (Coaches and Managers Required to Attend)

Date- Monday 29th August

Location- Subiaco FC Members Bar (Medibank Stadium)

Time- TBC

 

Northern Conference Vote Count (Year 8 - Year 12)

Date- Monday 12th September

Location- North Beach Football Club 

Time- TBC

 

*** Final event details will be confimed and communciated via Club Presidents closer to the date*** 

2016 Young Achiever of the Year Award

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 3:49 PM

The Claremont District Football Development Councils is pleased to present a new and exciting award in 2016 – the inaugural Young Achiever of the Year Award.

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Claremont District Young Achiever of the Year Award

This award recognises and rewards outstanding achievement(s) or contribution(s) at a local (club), district or state level to club and member development.

Nominees must be between 13 and 19 years.

District Award winners will recognised at the Claremont District Awards of Excellence.

NOMINATE HERE

For Award information and Selection Criteria: Young Achiever of the Year

2016 Coach of the Year Awards

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 4:02 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.

2016 COACH OF THE YEAR CATEGORIES

  • 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

NOMINATION INFORMATION & SELECTION CRITERIA: CIRCULAR 4-2016

NOMINATION FORM

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

Local teachers recognised as quality AFL Ambassadors

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 10:45 AM

On behalf of the Claremont Football District we are pleased to congratulate Chris Tann (Churchlands SHS) and Yasmin Reading (International School of Western Australia) 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

Fremantle Multicultural Academy- Talent Day

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 1:06 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?

Details:

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

Criteria

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 samb@fremantlefc.com.au or Liam Anthony on lanthony@wafc.com.au

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 www.fremantlefc.com.au

Junior Girls Footy In Full Swing

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 11:37 AM

Buoyed by the exciting news that the 2017 will mark the inaugural year of the AFL Women’s Competition, our Junior Girls teams will be playing with more ambition than ever when they lace up for their Rd 4 fixtures of this year’s Junior Girls Competition tonight.

Currently the Junior Girls Competition is open to all females in Year 4 –7 however with Female Football being the fast growing sport in Australia the District will look to expand to a Year 4 – 6 and a Year 7 – 9 Competition in 2017.

The pathway will then be complete for girls to follow their dreams and hopefully one day line up playing for an AFL Club.

Claremont, Marist, North Beach, Scarborough & Wembley are the current Claremont District Clubs which host a Junior Girls team.

Photo: North Beach Junior Girls on full flight

John XX111 Footy On The Rise

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 10:01 AM

Congratulations to the John XX111 College Year 8/9 Eagles Schoolboys Cup team who were recently crowned the Claremont District champion school.

John XX111 College narrowly beat Churchlands SHS with a last gasp victory to take out the crown.

It is just deserves for John XX111 College and their Sports Department who have put in a great deal of work into their AFL program.

Churchlands SHS have been Claremont District champions for the last 5 years and congratulations must go to Chris Tan and his team who continue to produce outstanding results.

Their First XXV111 (Year 10 – 12) side has progressed through to the Semi Final stage of the Redimed Cup after defeating Wanneroo SHS on Wednesday which is testament to the time and resources Chris and his team has put into their AFL Program over the last 8 years.

They will play La Salle College next Wednesday at 4.15pm, Steel Blue Oval, Bassendean.

We wish them the best of luck!

Photo: John XX111 Year 8/9 Eagles Schoolboys Cup team

Welcome back to Junior Football in 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 11:07 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 Haines - General Manager Football Affairs. West Australian Football Commission

Kicking Course for Coaches (Level 1)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:32 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. 

Date

Venue

Details

Registration

Thursday, 28th April

Ellenbrook District Open Space, Ellenbrook

6pm-9pm

Register Here

Monday, 18th July

Orelia Oval, Orelia

6pm-9pm

Register Here

Wednesday, 20th July

City Beach Oval, City Beach

6pm-9pm

Register Here

 

Bounce Down 2016: Coach & Managers Meetings

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 5:10 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 (Claremont JFL) 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.

REGISTER HERE

 

Claremont JFL Bounce Down 

YEAR 3 - YEAR 7 Competition

This year’s annual Claremont Junior Football League Bounce Down will be held in the Members Lounge, Claremont Showgrounds on Thursday 7th of April , 6:45pm for registrations, 7:00pm start. Registrations are now open.

REGISTER HERE

Bounce Down 2016 is for Coaches in the Claremont Junior Football League Year 4 – Year 7 competitions.

Coaches are 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.

Level 1 Female Coaching Scholarship: Metropolitan North

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 2:02 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 mmcnally@wafc.com.au not later than 5:00pm on Wednesday 9th March, 2016.   

For enquiries and additional information please contact Metropolitan North Operations Manager – Matt McNally (mmcnally@wafc.com.au)   

Top Club Workshop: Developing Stronger Clubs

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 12:41 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

http://forms.wafootball.com.au/view.php?id=909

Find out more about TOP CLUB here: Top Club Project

Fair Safe Sport: Upcoming Training Courses

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:14 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.

Workshop

Date

Time

Location

Cost

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)

Free

Safe Clubs 4 Kids workshop (flyer attached)

11 March 2016

9.30am – 12.00pm

Department of Sport and Recreation Leederville

Free

Safe Clubs 4 Kids Broome workshop

(please register your interest with Mike Doyle (Club Development Officer)- Mike.Doyle@broome.wa.gov.au

14 March 2016

5.15pm – 7.30pm

Mangrove Hotel Broome

Free

Member Protection Information Officer Course

(flyer is being developed but to register your interest contact Kaitlyn.barker@dsr.wa.gov.au)

23 March 2016

9.00am – 3.00pm

Department of Sport and Recreation Leederville

$60.00

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

Free

Safe Clubs 4 Kids information

www.dsr.wa.gov.au/safe-clubs-4-kids 

 

Download information below:

WWCC

Cyber Safety

Top Club Project 

Safe Clubs 4 Kids

Tigers District Season Calendar

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 4:35 PM

The Tigers 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.

2016 Claremont District Calendar

Welcome to AFL - Internationals Set To Join The Community

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 3:09 PM

For the last four years the District has been running in-school AFL Programs throughout the International School of Western Australia (ISWA).

ISWA is located in City Beach and has classes ranging from Pre-Primary to Year 12.

Recently, one of our junior clubs, the Wembley Downs JFC (WDJFC) opened their door to students from the International School of Western Australia with the aim to engage these students into the community.

Hopefully this program is the start of big things to come and we see many international students enjoying what our great game has to offer and becoming part of the community.

We’d like to thank both the WDJFC and ISWA on this wonderful initiative and look forward to seeing the results in the near future.

Marist To Join The Junior Girls Competition

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 2:05 PM

The Claremont District is happy to announce that the Marist JFC will be fielding a Junior Girls team joing the North Beach, Scarborough and Wembley Junior Football Clubsin 2016. This is exciting news for the District and the competition as they look to expand this competition with the vision that all clubs will  be represented by 2020. The District will also be working closely with the Mosman Park and Claremont Junior Football Clubs who have expressed an interest in hosting a team for 2016. 

Tigers Coaching Academy

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 1:59 PM

The Claremont District in partnership with Claremont Football Club has great pleasure in announcing the exclusive Tigers Coaching Academy, available specifically for coaches within the Claremont District will be running in 2016.

The Tigers Coaching Academy has been designed specifically to cater for our own district requirements on up to date methodologies and philosophies. The Tigers Coaching Academy will feature coaching staff from the Claremont Football Club as well as specialst State Academy Coaches from the Australian Football Coaching Association.

The  Tigers Coaching Academy will comprise of Tigers Coaching Forums, inside access on game day and player meetings with the Claremont senior team and specialised skill development sessions. 

West Coast Eagles Panel Night and Coaching Masterclass

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 3:16 PM

 

The WAFC in partnership with the West Coast Eagles will be hosting a Coaching Masterclass and Panel Night at Lathlain Park on Monday 8th February 2016.

The event hosted by Clint Weldon will include an expert coaching session from WCE coaching group, Q/A panel, squad signing and is a rare opportunity for community football stakeholders to gain direct access to one of the AFL’s most professional and successful teams of recent times.

We would encourage any interested parties from all Districts to attend and benefit from the event.

 

The event details are as follows –

 

WCE Sportsman’s Night

Date – Monday 8th February, 2016

Location – Lathlain Park, Cnr Goddard and Bishop gate Street

Time – 7:30pm-10:00pm

 

Cost- $25/ per head or $200 table of 10 person

*All tabl

es of 10 will go into the draw to win a signed 2016 West Coast Eagles Jumper

*Bar facilities and light refreshments available

 

Registration Link –

 

https://eventdesq.imgstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=15643&OrgID=15985

 

Coaching Master Class  ***Free Event****

Date- Monday 8th February, 2016

Location- Lathlain Park, Cnr Goddard and Bishop gate Street

Time – 6:00pm-7:00pm

 

Registration Link -

 

http://forms.wafootball.com.au/view.php?id=872

 

** This session is open to all coaches and will be capped at the first 50 coaches to register***

 

If you require further information please contact Isaac Stewart (Central Metro Community Development Manager) on 0429 000 347 or Matt McNally (Metro North District Operations Manager) on 0400361188

Public Vacancy Announcement: Claremont District Football Development Council

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 2:26 PM

Following our recent Annual General Meeting the Claremont District Football Development Council are advertising the following positions as a Public Vacancy Announcement in the hope to enourage nominations for the below listed positions.

Umpires Advisor/Coach (2 year term)*

Senior Football Advisor (1 year term)

Primary Schools Advisor (2 year term)*

Secondary Schools Advisor (2 year term)*

* includes nominal honorarium 

The above positions are now open for nomination as casual vacancies. If you are interested in the above positions please give Andrew Ridley, Community Development Manager a call on 0402 794 016 or email aridley@wafc.com.au for more information.

To nominate for one of the above positions please download the Public Vacancy Announcement

For a complete list of Position Descriptions please contact Andrew Ridley on 0402 294 016 or email aridley@wafc.com.au.

 

New laws for incorporated associations and clubs coming in 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 9:27 AM

New laws have been passed which are aimed at helping incorporated associations in WA operate more efficiently by providing them with a clearer framework in which to operate.

The new law will replace the existing Associations Incorporation Act 1987 and will apply to all existing incorporated associations in Western Australia.  It is the culmination of many years of work by the Department and key stakeholders in the not for profit sector and will provide incorporated associations with a legal framework that reflects modern expectations around corporate governance and the need to protect the privacy of association members.

The changes are expected to come into effect from 1 July 2016.

In the coming months the Department will release more information and resources on their website including step by step guides to assist incorporated associations through this transition period.

What do we do now?

It is important to understand that the new law will not come into effect until 1 July 2016 so in the meantime the current 1987 Act still applies. The new proposals will require associations to review their rules or constitution but there is a generous three year time frame to get this done.


Right now it is important to:

1. Enrol for AssociationsOnline and ensure that your contact details are up to date. If you are not registered already you can request a username and password by completing the online enrolment form.

2. Make sure you know when your association’s financial year ends. In preparing for the financial reporting requirements introduced by the new law it is important to understand your association’s current financial record keeping practices and identify any areas where there could be room for improvement.

The new accounting and financial reporting requirements will apply from the first financial year of an association that commences on or after 1 July 2016. For example an association with a financial year that runs from 1 July to 30 June must comply with the requirements starting from 1 July 2016. An association with a financial year that runs from 1 January to 31 December must comply from 1 January 2017.  These reporting requirements are based on financial tiers based on assets and turnover.

We will have information about these changes available early in 2016.

Transition Pack for associations and clubs

At each stage of the new laws’ introduction the Department will be releasing a Transition Pack explaining what associations are required to do at that particular time. Our first Transition Pack will be released in February to help associations understand the financial tier process and the annual reporting requirements.

Enrol for AssociationsOnline now to ensure you are notified as soon as this Transition Pack becomes available.

Notice of 2015 Claremont District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 3:35 PM

Please be advised that the Claremont District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting is to be held on Wednesday 25th November 2015 at the Claremont Football Club Members Lounge, Claremont Showgrounds, Claremont. Registrations will commence at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm sharp start. Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting.

Please find attached documentation pertaining to the 2015 Claremont District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting. These include:

  1. Call for Nominations
  1. Executive, Ordinary and Administration Member Nomination Form
  1. Call for nomination Life Membership
  1. Application for Club Affiliate Membership
  1. Club Affiliate Member Committee Contacts Register

Please also find attached a web copy of the Annual Report and the 2015 Annual General Meeting Agenda.

Clubs are required to complete the attached affiliation form and the Club Committee Contacts Register prior to the commencement of the 2015 Annual General Meeting and return to the District Secretary.

Affiliate Club Members include:

  • Junior Football Clubs who participate in the AFL Auskick (5-8 year old), AFL  Junior (9- 12 year old) and AFL Youth (13-17 year old) competitions must affiliate with the Council in order to participate in competitions conducted under the auspices of the Council.
  • Senior Community Clubs who participate in competitions affiliated to the WAFC may affiliate to the Council (includes but is not limited to clubs participating in the WA Amateur Football League, Metropolitan Football League, WA Womens Football League and AFL Masters WA).

The Claremont DFDC Chair requests that a minimum of two members from each affiliate are in attendance where possible.

Please contact District Administrator, Rhiannon Hopkins by email (rhopkins@wafc.com.au) to advise how many representatives will be attending.

Please join the DFDC following the meeting for some fellowship and refreshments. 

Paul Donovan, Chairperson

Claremont District Football Development Council  

 

DOCUMENTS:

2015 CDFDC AGM Information Package

2014 CDFDC AGM Minutes

2015 Claremont DFDC AGM Agenda

2015 Claremont DFDC Annual Report (for web/email)

City Beach AFL 9's: Mixed, Mens and O35 Competitions

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 4:03 PM

Social Mens and Mixed Footy Competition; regsiter a team today!

McDonald’s AFL 9s is the AFL’s social version of the game. It’s a fast, free-flowing game that involves 9 players on each team playing on a smaller field. Best of all, it’s ‘touch football’ with no tackling or bumping, making it suitable for people of any age or skill level. Importantly, McDonald’s AFL 9s is easy to play, not too physically demanding and provides an environment where fun, enjoyment and safety are a priority.

McDonald’s AFL 9s enables people of all ages and ability levels to participate in male, female or mixed competitions that fit around their busy lives and provide a social and fitness outlet.

The game is played between two teams of nine (9) with interchange players. The field has a recommended length of 100 metres (which can be modified depending on the age and ability level of participants) and is divided into three zones: a mid zone and two scoring zones.

Teams score by kicking the football into their attacking scoring zone to designated forwards who are the only players permitted to score. A mark is awarded irrespective of the distance the ball has travelled and if the ball hits the ground it is an automatic turnover.

McDonald’s AFL 9s is a non-contact version of the game which requires players to implement a touch in place of a tackle.

 
City Beach - Mixed & Mens
Wednesday Night or O35s - Thursday Night
 
Location 
Name: City Beach 
Suburb: City Beach 
Postal Code: 6010 
 

Details 
Days of operation: Wednesday & Thursday options
Start Date:  Wednesdays: 14/10/15 and Thursdays: 16/10/15, 
Finish Date: 10/12/15 and 16/12/15 
Time: 6pm onwards
Duration: 40 minute matches 

Competitions 
Mixed & Mens Wednesday Nights: REGISTERE HERE

Over 35's Thursday Nights: REGISTER HERE


Competition Organizer 
Claremont Football District 

Cost 
$900 per team (10 week season) 
 

Contacts 
Position: Coordinator 
Name: Matt McNally
Email: mmcnally@wafc.com.au 
Phone: 0400 361 188 
 
 

Other 
Website: www.afl9s.com.au 
Email: mmcnally@wafc.com.au 

2015 Northern Conference Fairest and Best Vote Count - results

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 11:45 AM

The 2015 Northern Conference Fairest and Best Vote Count was held on Monday 7th September at Medibank Stadium. 

More than 300 people attended over the duration of the evening which celebrated football excellence in the Year 8 - Year 12 Northern Conference Competitions.

Vote Count summaries by age group are available for viewing below:

 

 

 

 

Year 8 Maroon

Year 8 Blue

Year 8 Red

Year 8 Gold

Year 9 Maroon

Year 9 Blue

Year 10 Maroon

Year 10 Blue

Year 11 Maroon

Year 11 Blue

Year 12

Tigers District Celebrates Football - both on and off the field

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 10:51 AM

The Tigers District hosted the 2015 Football Excellence Awards on Tuesday night at the Subi Sports Bar at Domain Stadium in a night that celebrated football at all levels. 

150 guests enjoyed celebrating season 2015, hosted by Channel 9's Michael Genovese.

Scarborough Amateur Football Club and Scarborough Junior Football Club highlighted their success off the field with the Senior Club taking out Senior Club of the Year and the Juniors taking out Youth Club of the Year. Wembley Downs took out Junior Club of the Year. The three clubs take home $500 in prize money each. 

Charmaine Rogers was announced 2015 Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year.

2015 Award Winners:

2015 Claremont FC Debutante Players

Jack Beeck - Subiaco JFC

Claremont v Peel Thunder, 26 April, Bendigo Bank Stadium

 

Ryan Lim - West Coast JFC

Claremont v Subiaco, 21 March, Medibank Stadium

 

Bailey Rogers - Marist JFC

Claremont v East Fremantle, 15 August, Claremont  Showgrounds

 

AFL School Ambassador Excellence

Chris Tan - Churchlands Senior High School

2015 AFLSA Outstanding Service Award

 

Life Membership

Kieran Kelly

Leo Crohan

 

2015 Premiers

WA Amateur Football League

DREW BANFIELD COLTS - COLLEGIANS

BRETT JONES COLTS – UNIVERSITY

C4 RESERVES - COTTESLOE

D1 RESERVES - UNIVERSITY

D2 - WEMBLEY

D2 RESERVES - WEMBLEY

E2 LEAGUE - COLLEGIANS

 

WA Womens Football League

RESERVES - CLAREMONT PIRANHAS

 

Claremont Junior Football League

YEAR 7 GOLD  - MARIST BLUE

YEAR 7 BLUE  - WESTERN TIGERS

 

Northern Conference

YEAR 8 MAROON - WEMBLEY DOWNS CATS WHITE

YEAR 8 BLUE - WEMBLEY MAGPIES

YEAR 8 RED - MOSMAN PARK REDBACKS

YEAR 8 GOLD - SCARBOROUGH SEA EAGLES

YEAR 9 BLUE - SCARBOROUGH SEA EAGLES

YEAR 10 BLUE - MARIST

YEAR 11 MAROON - SWANBOURNE TIGERS

YEAR 11 BLUE - SCARBOROUGH SEA EAGLES

 

Auskick Coach of the Year

Craig Elliott - Subiaco JFC

 

Modifieds Coach of the Year

David Woolfe - Wembley Downs JFC

 

Youth Coach of the Year

Cameron Tweedie - Wembley JFC

 

Female Coach of the Year

Ashara Wills - Wembley Junior Girls

 

Senior Community Coach of the Year

Aiden Parker - Scarborough AFC

 

Umpire of the Year

Matt Beard

 

Fairest & Best Winners

 

NORTHERN CONFERENCE

YEAR 8 MAROON - LACHLAN MCKAY, WEMBLEY DOWNS CATS BLUE

YEAR 8 BLUE - LACHLAN REWELL, NORTH BEACH TIGERS

 

WA AMETEUR FOOTBALL LEAGUE

A GRADE LEAGUE - BRADLEY NISBETT, WEST COAST AFC

B RESERVES - BRODY PENDLEBURY, WEMBLEY AFC

C4 RESERVES - RHYS WATKINS, COTTESLOE AFC

D1 LEAGUE - NICHOLAS HASLIM, UNIVERSITY AFC

D1 RESERVES - JOE BOYS, NORTH BEACH AFC

E3 LEAGUE - STEVEN BROOM, WEST COAST AFC

 

Volunteer Excellence

Steve Cross

Nathan Chapman

Glen McCallum

Paul Miller

 

Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year

Charmaine Rogers

 

Junior Club of the Year

Wembley Downs Junior Football Club

 

Youth Club of the Year

Scarborough Junior Football Club

 

Senior Club of the Year

Scarborough Amateur Football Club

Junior Grand Finals Action

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 5:48 PM

Congratulations to all teams that have earnt their spot in this weekends Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Junior Football Leagues and Northern Conference Grand Finals.

The information provided below was correct at time of publish. Please check the fixtures page within the website for up-to-date information.

While our teams are excited on their achievements at progressing to the 2015 Finals series our umpires are also being rewarded for their dedication, umpiring skills and knowledge of the laws of our game. In the same way our footballers train and develop their skills; our umpires train hard to improve their umpiring skills. While on the field this weekend remember to recogise and thank the hard working umpires. 

Please note: a $2.00 entry fee will be charged at all ground venues which is inclusive of a 2015 Grand Final Program.

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Local teams shine at WAAFL Awards Night

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 2:12 PM

Award Winners from the 2015 Medal Presentation Dinner at Crown on Monday 31 August.

The Claremont District Football Development Council would like to congratulate all winners on their achievement.

For a full list oif winners CLICK HERE

BEST & FAIREST WINNERS

A (C.J Jamieson Medal)

Bradley Nisbett - West Coast

         

B Reserve

Brody Pendlebury - Wembley

         

D1

Nicholas Haslam - University

         

D1 Reserve

Joe Boys - North Beach

         

E3 (TIE)

Dean Somers - Ballajura

Steven Broom - West Coast 

           

OTHER

T.K Naylor Award - Champion Colts Club

Wembley

 

Preliminary Finals Action: this weekend in the Tigers District

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 11:25 AM

Good luck to all teams contesting finals within the Claremont Junior Football League and Northern Conference this weekend.

The information provided below was correct at time of publish. Please check the fixtures page within the website for up-to-date information.

While our teams are excited on their achievements at progressing to the 2015 Finals series our umpires are also being rewarded for their dedication, umpiring skills and knowledge of the laws of our game. In the same way our footballers train and develop their skills; our umpires train hard to improve their umpiring skills. While on the field this weekend remember to recogise and thank the hard working umpires. 

 

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Fuel for the game

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 10:45 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

2015 Tigers District Football Excellence Awards - Finalists Announced

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 1:00 AM

The 2015 Tigers District Football Excellence Awards will be held on Tuesday 15th September at the Subi Sports Bar (Subiaco Football Club Social Room, Domain Stadium - 201 Subiaco Rd, Subiaco).

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

Invitations and reservation information has been distributed to Junior and Senior Clubs. Please contact your club to reserve your seat.

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Bella ready to drive footy growth engaging new communities

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 4:55 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.

Bella is tasked in expanding multiucltural football programs through partnerships with The Edmund Rice Centre, local schools, Local Government and local clubs.

Bella provides a pivotal role in the already successful Edmund Rice Lions program and the Butler Falcons and currently plays footy with the Joondalup Womens Football Club.

About Bella:

Born in Burundi, Bella moved to in Australia in 2005 and has been living in Perth for a long time and adapting to the Australian Culture independently,

Bella got into Footy at the age of 14 when she joined the Edmund Rice Centre Youth Programs in 2010 and did a lot of sports like AFL, Basketball and Soccer.

In that year the Edmund Rice Centre were doing a Multicultural AFL program with the West Australian Football Commission, where she got involved in the program later in the year. "at their presentation night I became inspired somehow" Bella tells us and "in 2011 I became a Youth Leader and learned a lot about life and the different ways to approach life and one of the Leadership lessons was to take new opportunities if they present themselves, surprisingly I was asked to Coach the Edmund Rice Lions in 2011. It was weird because I had no idea what AFL was but I gave it ago. I complained a lot while learning Australia’s game, eventually a year later I coached my own team and went from there.”

Bella is very passionate about sport in general because "it’s a vehicle to so much in life, AFL stands out because it’s given me so much like friendships, inspirations to grow more in life, especially running now managing the Edmund Rice Lions program has enhanced my knowledge of the game and has given me a reason to continue to serve the community”

Bella comes to Metro North with a wealth of experience having held the role of AFL Sporst Ready trainee with the WA Football Commission for the last two years where she completed a Cert IV in Sport Development.

“I am excited to expand from my Trainee position to a coordinator role, because it gives me more access to the community and growth of the area I am allocated to, it’s more exciting because I own these community programs, not on a personal level but my experience with the community and the people supporting me to influence diversity groups”

Get in touch with Bella

Bella is currently working to engage with both schools and local government yout workers. For more information please contact Bella on Tuesdays or Thursdays on 0412 412 480 or on email bndayikeze@wafc.com.au

Youth Girls Super Sunday returns bigger and better

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 10:06 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

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AFL Multicultural Round

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 3:02 PM

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. 

The AFL and the West Coast Eagles recognise the diversity that exists within the AFL competition and wider Australian community by understanding and respecting the extraordinary power that Australian football has in bringing people together regardless of their background.

In 2014, Round 18 of the AFL season saw West Coast Eagles take on Richmond Tigers on a wintery Friday night in Perth.

The game featured two high profile multicultural players in Fijian ruckman, Nic Naitanui and Lebanese Muslim, Bachar Houli, both of whom are very actively engaged within the Australia Post AFL Multicultural Program as ambassadors.

Match-day entertainment included the Chung Wah orchestra providing some musical ambiance in Fan Zone pre-game, while the curtain-raiser featured a contest between a Multicultural All-Stars Academy and the Maali Colts.

AFL Multicultural Programs partner Australia Post provided 200 free tickets to participants within the Western Australian Football Commission and West Coast Eagles multicultural community programs as part of their ‘My Passport to Australian Football’ initiative.

Some of the organisations that benefited from this initiative included Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors (ASeTTS), Coalition for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees (CARAD), Life Without Barriers and Chung Wah Association.

Many West Coast Eagles players wore orange bootlaces – orange being the colour that is associated with harmony – for the contest.

AFL Multicultural Round will take place on August 8 for the West Coast Eagles when the club take on Hawthorn at Domain Stadium, This fantastic day will showcase the Nic Naitnui Academy which is made of very talented young boys who will play the curtain raiser prior to the main event at 2:00 kick off v Maali Colts at Domain Stadium.

Stay tuned for more details.

Social Media Safety

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 1:50 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. 

Finalists announced for Woolworths AFL School Ambassador Awards

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Western Australia’s top Woolworths AFL School Ambassadors will be recognised at a gala dinner at Domain Stadium this Thursday, July 30.

Awards will be presented for the most outstanding service as an AFL School Ambassador, Primary and Secondary School Ambassador, Outstanding Female AFL Program, Multicultural AFL Program, Indigenous AFL Program and Most Outstanding First Year AFL Ambassador.

West Australian Football Commission Education Manager, Sharon Wilson, said she was thrilled with the high quality of nominations and congratulated all of the category finalists.

 

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WAFC Female Ambassadors Announced

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 5:34 PM

A group of 20 WAFC Female Ambassadors were announced this week to join AFL State Female Ambassador Chelsea Randall in promoting female football throughout WA.

The inaugural 20 Ambassadors were selected from a large number of applications to support with the ongoing promotion and awareness of Female Football in WA. 

WAFC Female Football Coordinator Allana Dickie was very pleased with the nominations “It wasn’t easy to select just 20 Ambassadors but we are very happy with the appointments, we were looking for passionate role models that can help promote the right messages and we are confident we selected the right people for this.”

This program will also teach valuable mentoring skills to up and coming role models, and provide opportunities for young players to develop leadership skills whilst promoting female football. 

Congratulations to the 2015 WAFC Female Ambassadors:
Emily Johnston 
Tahlea Martin 
Jessica Hancock
Zoe Huggett 
Tyana Johnson
Emily Purcell
Tiah Haynes 
Hayley Miller 
Katrina Tinson 
Steph Wills 
Cali Hunt 
Kelsey Giles
Ashton Hill
Kimberley Peak 
Tayah Reed 
Mickella Johnson

(Absent) Jasmin Stewart, Emma King, Sabrina Traub and Caitlyn Edwards

Their first official appearance will be at the Youth Girls Super Sunday on August 16 at Steel Blue Oval in Bassendean, so make sure you head down from 10am and join in the fun activities they have planned to help promote Female Football WA.

2015 WAFC Female Ambassador Key Appearances:

16th August Youth Girls Super Sunday

6th September Youth Girls Grand Final

27th September U15s Grand Final

AFCA and District Coach of the Year Nominations

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 11:57 AM

Nominations are now open for the AFCA Excellence in Coaching Awards for the following categories:

  •          Auskick Coach of the Year - (PP to Year 2)
  •          Modifieds Coach of the Year - (Year 3 to Year 6)
  •          Youth Coach of the Year - (Year 7 to Year 12)
  •          Senior Coach of the Year - (Colts and Seniors)
  •          Female Coach of the Year - (All ages, must be female)

Nomination Period

Nominations close on Wednesday 26th August and the winner of each award will be announced at the 2015 AFCA Awards in late September. To nominate a deserving coach please click on the below link;

NOMINATE A COACH

Pre-requisites for each award can be found HERE

District Coaching Awards

Please be advised that the District annual coaching awards will be determined through this nomination process. To be eligible for the awards, the nomination must be made from an authorised representative of your junior football club and be endorsed by the club’s committee. The District will seek endorsement of all finalists from their respective junior clubs before deciding on the category winners. These awards will be announced and presented at the District Presentation Night at the end of the season.

For more information contact Sam Cousens on 0438 838 768

A Parents role in the NAB AFL Auskick Program

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 1:55 PM

The owners of a pint-sized tyro who can already kick, mark and handball will burst with pride as other parents notice the prodigy they have been developing.

Conversely the embarrassment is obvious on the faces of the owners of a child who battles with the skills and is clearly not as advanced as the other children.

A parent in the latter group will ask themselves whether they have been teaching their child the wrong way or, worse still, not teaching them at all. Will their child be laughed at by the other children? Are the parents to blame? It is only natural for parents to be worried about how this reflects on them or that their child will be left behind.

No one wants to be an overzealous ugly parent but likewise no one wants to be the parent of the kid who spends most of the time eating the grass.

So what should parents be doing?

A Parent's Role in Their Child’s Skill Development

The most important thing for parents to remember when teaching their child to kick is don't do any coaching. The importance of this absolutely cannot be overstated.

A five year old (or even an eight or nine year old for that matter) should not be receiving any technical advice on their kicking. If they are consciously thinking about what they should be doing with their hands or their feet it will sabotage the skill and will not allow them to develop a natural kicking style.

Teaching a Child to Kick Using Games

The best thing parents can do to help their child with kicking is to play lots of games. ‘Games’ mean activities such as kicking it back and forth to see how many marks can be taken in a row or by trying to kick 'goals' between the garage and the lemon tree in the back yard. Five out of ten goals means that their child is Champion of the World and gets extra dessert. Without necessarily having any technical knowledge themselves, parents can invent simple games and tasks like this that are fun and that their child has a chance to experience some success in.

As their child improves, parents can slowly start changing the environment by making the games slightly harder. For example; longer kicks, tougher angles or aiming for six out of ten instead of five. Changing the type of ball is good too. A soccer ball for instance adds a new dimension to the skill being taught. Indoors, a balloon is fantastic and won't break anything! Darren Jarman learned to kick by threading a balloon between the doorways in his home.

Parents should always make it into a game and never make it 'practice.' In the eyes of a child, games are fun but practice is boring. Learning without awareness is best. No one remembers how they 'learnt' to ride a bike.

The worst things parents can do are:

Measure their child against other children their age
Fill their child’s head with (well meaning) technical advice
Get frustrated with their child’s progress
Point out what their child is doing wrong

Learning to Love AFL Football

Once their child is old enough and coordinated enough, they will be ready to hear some technical advice on grip, run up and balance. They will learn it when they are ready and receptive. At five years of age though, the aim for parents is that their child associates having fun with playing football. If they start to make that link then their job is done.

This article was first published at http://www.aflcommunityclub.com.au/

Exercise away those winter blues!

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 1:50 PM

Winter has officially set in and it's getting pretty nippy in the evenings and early mornings!

We all know that the most exciting time in the footy season is typically the coldest and it's important that we stay active and fit just like our State's best footballers.


Warm-up plays a crucial part in enhancing player performance and reducing the risk of injury. The intensity of the exercises should increase gradually although it is important to start with a lower option.

Over the coming months you will be guided through the correct warm-up techniques and learn the basic pre-game training methods used by our WAFL State Talent Academy.

Stay fit and strong this winter by taking part in the WAFC's step-by-step training session with our State 18s Specialist Coaches Harry Banyard and Clinton Ernst.
 

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Local Footy - A No Brainer For Us!

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 1:42 PM - by Sharon Baird

 As a family, we are in our infancy in terms of our footy sideline journey. With a two year old daughter and a six year old son, we have many years of organized (and not-so-organized) sport ahead of us.

As keen competitors ourselves, we never imagined that being track-side, court-side, pool-side, pitch-side or field-side could bring so much responsibility – and joy! We have always been an active, sport loving and community minded couple – so it’s no big surprise that our family life is a natural extension of this.

We’ve each worked in fitness professions and had some interaction with football at various levels – professionally and socially. We looked forward to our Auskick days with great excitement -  so our son didn’t really stand a chance! From birth, we would walk his pram down to the local footy oval each weekend and regale him with our not-so-subtle Auskick sales pitch.

Along with our Summer love, (Junior Surf Lifesaving), we eagerly awaited the age when our boy could lace up and face up at the local footy club.

An Oscar-worthy performance was required to hide our disappointment when his initial reaction was hesitation and a polite decline. Hudson’s  response was that he “didn’t know how to play footy properly.” For, probably, one of very few times in our parenting journey, we were happy to let his peers coax him into something – and he happily went along with many classmates on his Auskick team.

Our precious firstborn spent his first handful of games very happily and enthusiastically running up and down the field - making zero effort to actually access the football! After gentle (honest!) encouragement – and reassurance that the coaches and parents are only raising their voices to ensure you hear them across the field – he was off!

Week by week his confidence has grown – to the current point where we have to occasionally check his little ego and just smile at his lofty AFL aspirations. We’re apparently raising a future ‘Ruckman of the Year’ – when he’s not fiddling with his mouthguard or socializing with his teammates!

The camaraderie and social aspect of sport is a huge factor in our advocacy and promotion of Auskick. Along with the health and fitness benefits of participating in local sport, involvement in Auskick provides a huge range of experiences that we value so highly.

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In a fun, engaging and family friendly environment our children are learning and applying a range of skills that transcend the physical capabilities that they are developing. Week in, week out… our kids are gaining an appreciation of what it means to belong to a team, what it feels like to persist, to be accountable to others – and to imitate the on-field quirks of their favourite AFL players! (Josh Kennedy has a lot to answer for around here!) It’s invaluable for our young people to acquire a healthy respect for their own teammates, the opposition, umpires and officials. How crucial it is for this emerging generation to understand and practice the difference between passion or commitment – and just plain aggression or violence.

We feel that Junior footy is a perfect platform for all of this rich grounding – and the odd weekend drenching!

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From buying first footy boots, washing jumpers, cutting oranges, supporting a fundraiser, or turning a sausage… to planning sessions, encouraging from afar or actively coaching  - we love every aspect of our involvement with Junior Football to date. (Can you tell?) We look forward to where Hudson’s passion for all things footy will take us and to both of our children enjoying the many benefits of local sport for many years to come.

Sharon Baird

Physical Education Teacher

Level 1 Auskick Coach

Proud Mum

Unofficial Team Photographer

Troy Baird

Former Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach

Level 1 Auskick Coach

Delighted Dad

Father of Nic Nat Wannabe

Hudson Baird

2nd year Auskick player

Happy kicker

Aspiring AFL Ruckman or Field Umpire

Indi Baird

Little sister / orange thief

Emerging handballer

Accomplished sideline snacker