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Football Circulars - 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 1:50 PM

As part of your District's commitment to maintaining a strong line of communication with all of our junior clubs, we regularly publish football related circulars on behalf of your DFDC and the WA Football Commission. These circulars contain information crucial to the successful running of your club and in turn, to the successful running of your competition.

This week, several circulars have been published that require your attention.

The Team Nominations form for 2019 is now access able online via Circular 1. This form not only makes us aware that your team has put it's hand up to be included in our fixture planning but it also enables your team to indicate a preferred grading for 2019.  The deadline for team nominations is the 18th March, 2019.

Special Requests is another form crucial to our season planning. If your club has a Gala Day, boarders' long weekend or any special event, we need to know about these occasions well in advance of the season start date, so we can do our best to accommodate your request.  The deadline for notification of your special event is the 25th March, 2019.

The Volunteer Payments circular provides crucial detail on club payments to its volunteer workforce and how those payments may affect your personal tax liability for the 2018-19 taxation year. Please take the time to read this circular if this is of relevance to you.

We have several overarching policies that have been accepted for implementation throughout the season by your DFDC. These policies cover a range of topics such as our Healthy Clubs policy, bullying, disabilities, racial vilification, discrimination, our respect and responsibility statement and our risk management policy. All clubs are bound by these policies and are valuable tools for the creation of a harmonious environment for your participants. 

In 2018 we began implementing the use of the Interchange App for keeping track of player movements through the interchange gates and to keep a  record of total on field time for each individual involved in the game. The use of this app is now compulsory. This circular details that change and to which competitions the change is applicable.

To view all of these circulars CLICK HERE.

Rise Up Teacher PD Day

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 12:04 PM

The WAFC Metro North Region in partnership with Alkimos Primary School, hosted R.I.S.E. U.P. a professional development day for secondary and primary school teachers on Friday 1st Feb, at Alkimos Primary School.
The event was an opportunity for teachers and education staff to learn from industry professionals about the role of AFL in schools, on how to build mental resilience skills and on the importance of balancing their work/ life environment. 

The day kicked off with Andrew O'Brien (WAFC), Graham Mills and Dana Hooker (Fremantle Dockers), and Bradd Dalziell (West Coast Eagles) discussing their programs in schools for the year ahead as well as the opportunities for both students and teachers. Key note speaker Michael Hines from Smiling Minds delivered a session on workplace resilience and mindfulness techniques that had beneficial takeaways for all to integrate into their work environments. To finish the day, Wes Moran (WAFC) took the teachers through a comprehensive overview of the opportunities coaches have in the school environment, coupled with both theory and practical components. 

Thank you to all that attended, presenters and of course, Alkimos PS for hosting. The event was a success for it's first run to build upon in the future. The day was full of useful tips, practical information, networking opportunities and a terrific insight into the structures of AFL and AFLW.  

Keep your eye out for our next sessions.

For more photos from the event, please head to our Facebook page  - Claremont Football District

AFL9s Summer Comp - Register Now!

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:24 AM

After the success of the AFL 9s Spring season at the back end of 2019, the Western Australian Football Commission will be starting the Summer Competition at Seacrest Park in Sorrento, with the first round to commence on Wednesday 6th February 2019.

If you would like to register a team, click on the link below or call AFL 9s Competition Manager Jesse Tippet on 9208 9999 or 0434 518 280.

Grab your friends and come down to Seacrest for some action-packed Wednesday Night Footy!!!


AFLW Calling All Girls!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Season 3 of the AFLW is set to kick off in the next few weeks. Following AFLW's two exciting seasons already completed, 2019 is sure to heat up even more. On February 16th,  Fremantle FC are scheduled to take on Collingwood FC at Fremantle Oval and Metro North girls have been invited to register for a chance to participate in the half time Auskick and Little League activities.

Auskick Girls in year 2 for season 2019 will be able to register via a link sent out from their local community club for a chance to participate in some Auskick grid games at half time of the match. Subiaco District Development Officer Matt Debarro had this to say, “It is always an exciting opportunity for any kid to get to play in front of large crowds and in front of their football heroes. We are excited to be able to provide 40 lucky female Auskickers the opportunity to participate.”

The opportunities do not end there; 30 lucky year 6 girls will also get the chance to participate in a half time Little League match. West Perth Development Officer Andrew O’Brien commented, “The inception of the AFLW has sparked the recent growth of female football throughout the country. Metro North has seen a growth rate of 180% in 2018. An opportunity like this is a great way to reward and inspire more girls to get involved in AFL both at school and at a community level.”

If you would like your Auskick or year 6 daughter to have the chance to participate then contact your local club and check your emails for the links to register. With limited spots and registrations already flying in, make sure you jump on fast and register.

2019 Coach Training Opportunities with Wes Moran

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 2:56 PM

2019 will have another big focus on Coaching in 2019, with the aim to give our kids the best Football experience possible, with positive Role Models and positive Game Day/Training Environments. The new series of Education workshops that have been developed over the last 2-3 month are now all ready to be booked into and presented at your clubs.

Please see the below link which will allow club Coach Coordinators to book your clubs into educations session for 2019.

There are a total of 15 sessions available.

The Sessions available in 2019 are:

- Game Day Coaching                                                           
- Coaching Youth Football – rules/bylaws
- Tackling (Junior and Youth separate)                               
- Kicking
- New Coaches                                                                      
- Coaching Ruck/Stoppages (Youth Only)
- Dealing with Parents                                                          
- Fundamentals
- Managing Kids – Values, Culture, Disabilities                  
- ‘Training Ugly’
- Coaching Females                                                               
- Positional Craft (Youth Only)
- Pre-Season                                                                          
- Strength and Conditioning – injury prevention
- Effective Training Sessions

Coaches will be able to attend any session at any club they wish, not just the one hosted by their respective club.


Once your clubs session has been confirmed, an event will be created on and coaches will be able to see what session are available in the surrounding areas.

If you are interested in obtaining your Level 2 Coaching Accreditation please apply via the link below:

‘Click Here for Level 2’

Are you or do you know an exceptional female coach? Then the 2019 Female Coaching Academy is now taking applications. Link located Below:

‘Click Here for Female Academy application’

As always if you have any issues or questions about anything coaching, please don’t hesitate to contact Wesley Moran, Metro North Coach Coordinator via email or phone. Please bear in mind that the WAFC staff will be on leave from the 21st of December 2018 to the 14th of January 2019, so within that period responses to email or phone calls will be limited.

I hope you and your families have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Spring AFL9s results

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 2:39 PM

The City Beach Spring AFL 9’s competition has wrapped up for 2018.


Congratulations to the following teams for making their respected grand final - Roaming Brian’s, Touch ups, The Coat Hangers, 9 Ballers, Wembley Vets Black and Wembley Downs but Not Out. All three games came down to the wire and they were played with outstanding sportsmanship and respect.

Congratulations to the winners:

  • Touch ups (Mixed)
  • 9 Ballers (Mens)
  • Wembley Vets Black (Over 35’s)

From the AFL 9’s City Beach team, we thank you for your participation in this competition. We had 23 Teams play across three divisions and I want to thank everyone involved.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and registrations for the AFL 9’s Summer season in 2019 is now open.   Kris Shannon


North Metro Sundowner Celebrates Football in 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 1:23 PM

Auskick 2019Junior Football 2019

On Tuesday December 11th, the WAFC Metro North staff hosted key football volunteers at the annual Sundowner event. Junior club Presidents, committee members, DFDC representatives and JCC members attended a night of fellowship to celebrate another season of football.
The event took place at Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club where the theme of the night was set by the beautiful summer weather and an ocean view that was second to none. The three districts conducted their monthly JCC meetings before coming together for a formal presentation where Community Development Manager Andrew Ridley addressed some changes to junior football for the upcoming 2019 season; Andrew also introduced the newest member to the Metro North team Matt Neves who has replaced Callum Warner in the Competitions & Club Development Team Leader Role. Andrew closed the presentation by commending all the volunteers from our 28 clubs and our 3 DFDC’s and JCC’s on their hard work and achievements in 2018.
Guests then enjoyed a meal together which saw the infamous Tow-Bar-B-Q put on a spread that was fit for kings and queens alike. Some live music was also enjoyed by all, and our club volunteers took the chance to enjoy each other’s company in a festive manner to wrap up the year that was. Subiaco District Development Officer Matt Debarro had this to say “It is always great to be able to connect with our key club and district volunteers on a social level. It has been a long hard but successful season in 2018, so to get the chance to celebrate it with those who have helped us play a major role in delivering football to the community means a lot to both us and the them.”
As Christmas approaches it brings and end to 2018, but there is no question that all clubs in the Metro North conference are looking forward to the year ahead.

Footy Fundamentals - That's a wrap!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 10:16 AM

We've reached the end of another outstanding year of Footy Fundamentals. We had nearly 600 registrations this year, who joined in across our 8 Fundies centres.

Our participants have had an absolute ball over four terms this year and enjoyed themselves as much as our coaches did, teaching your youngsters about the basics of Australian Rules in a fun and safe environment.

We use modified football equipment that's easy for the kids to handle, along with fun activity equipment that we make use of to enhance the enjoyment our sessions.

There are plenty of locations to choose from as well. You'll find us at HBF Arena in Joondalup, Leatherback Park in Alkimos, Warwick Stadium, Dianella Light Street Open Space, Claremont Oval and Gilbert Fraser Reserve in North Fremantle.

If you would like to be part of the fun next year, our sessions reopen across the week starting 11th February.  Some centres are very popular so jump in early!

Register here for Term 1 - 2019

ACC Inclusive Sports Day

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:52 PM

On Friday 26th October, the Claremont District was involved in the ACC Inclusive Sports Day.

Launched in 2012, the Inclusive Sports Day was  an initiative to provide ACC schools inclusive students (Students with Disabilities) with further sporting and recreational experiences. Particularly sports that they can continue with post school via a club and/or team environment. Not only in a physical sense, but social as well.

It was a great day of sport and the Claremont District will continue to be involved in and support this event going forward.

Rise Up PD Day - Resilience in Sports Education

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:26 PM

An exciting, AFL themed professional development opportunity is in place for Friday 1st February 2019 for all education staff in the West Perth, Subiaco and Claremont Districts.  

The event will be hosted at Alkimos Primary School starting at 11am. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Fremantle FC, West Coast Eagles and West Perth Falcons District Development Staff about the programs they are coordinating in schools, as well as the future plans for these programs, with particular focus on women’s football.

Alkimos Primary School Health and Phys Ed Specialist Kristopher Fenn, put forward the idea to provide a professional learning day specific to role of Australian Rules football in our schools, therefore providing a point of difference to most PD days for education staff.  

Smiling Minds has been engaged to present a workplace resilience workshop. As our key note presenters, they will be highlighting advantages of mindfulness and resilience concepts, not only in a sports setting but also in the classroom setting.  Smiling Minds is currently utilised by over 50,000 teachers.

Following this, a presentation from WAFC staff will provide a theoretical and practical session on coaching AFL in schools.

The end of the sessions will provide an opportunity for education staff to network among each other. An invitation will also be extended to each school’s respective local club to build upon connections and pathways for students into their local clubs. Refreshments will be available for a small cost.

This event is open to education staff within the West Perth, Claremont and Subiaco Districts. There is no cost attached to attend and lunch will be provided, courtesy of Alkimos Primary School.

RSVP is essential by COB Friday 7th December to: with each attendee’s full name, school and any dietary requirements.

Please extend this invitation to other education staff within your school as this is not only limited to Physical Education Teachers. We hope to see many of you in attendance and look forward to meeting and working with many new faces.

Notice of 2018 Claremont DFDC Annual General Meeting

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:15 AM

Dear District Stakeholder,

Re: Claremont District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting

Please be advised that the Claremont District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 27th November 2018 at the Claremont Football Club, Claremont. Registrations will commence at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm sharp start. Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting.

Please find attached documentation pertaining to the 2018 Claremont District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting. These include:

  1. Agenda
  2. Call for Nominations
  3. Executive, Ordinary and Administration Member Nomination Form
  4. Call for nomination Life Membership
  5. Application for Club Affiliate Membership
  6. Club Affiliate Member Committee Contacts Register

Clubs are required to complete the attached affiliation form and the Club Committee Contacts Register prior to the commencement of the 2018 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.

All affiliate members, life members, ordinary members, executive members and administration members may lodge items for General Business. General Business items are to be lodged through the District Administrator via email ( before 5pm Sunday 25th November or in writing handed to the Secretary at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the Annual General Meeting.

Please contact District Administrator, Michael O’Brien by email ( to advise how many representatives will be attending.

Paul Donovan

Chairperson, Claremont District Football Development Council



2018 Claremont DFDC AGM Information Package

2017 Claremont DFDC AGM Minutes

2019 Fees and Charges

Coaching Female Football Forum

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 9:39 AM

Registrations for the 2018 Coaching Female Football Forum are now open! The forum will be hosted by the Head of AFLW, Nicole Livingstone and will feature presenters including:

  • Michelle Cowan - (Former Fremantle FC AFLW Senior Coach)
  • Peta Searle - (St Kilda FC)
  • Kay Crossley - (LaTrobe University)
  • Damian Farrow - (Victoria University & AIS)

Now in its 3rd year, the annual forum provides coaches of young girls and women the opportunity to learn from leading coaches in the field and interact with their coaching peers. This is simply a coaching event you do not want to miss!

Date: Sunday November 25

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location: The Glasshouse - Olympic Park, Olympic Park Blvd, Melbourne VIC 3001

Cost: $110 (Including GST)

For more information regarding the Coaching Female Football Forum, go to;

Places are limited so make sure you get in quick to avoid disappointment!

If you have any questions relating to the Coaching Female Football Forum please contact our Coaching Support Team at



What is 'New Age' Coaching?

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 1:53 PM

The ‘new age’ Coach, is more than a theory, it is a way of life and one we as community coaches and participants of our great game at the grassroots level should do what we can to adopt. Athlete centred coaching is what works best for our players, as well as for adult participants of the game.

Encouragement, fun, understanding and empathy are all great ways of engaging our children and the players we coach, not only to benefit their love of the game and getting outside, but that’s how we get out players to engage with skill development and overall retention.

If you are a coach or club official who would like more information about athlete centred coaching or the ‘new age’ coach, please don’t hesitate to contact the Metro North Coach Coordinator Wes Moran at

To find out more -”

Kye Needs Your Help.

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 2:33 PM

Our good friends at Marist Junior Football Club have put out a call for help for one of their own.

Kye Portelli is a 15 year old boy, a year 9 student at Newman College. Kye is one of those kids that just gives everything his all. He plays football for Marist Football Club, Basketball for NHR Raiders Basketball Club, Water
Polo with the Newman Water Polo Association. He is your typical teen boy - popular and an all-round great kid.

Kye's world came crashing down a couple of weeks ago when after a series of tests was diagnosed with a genetically transmitted eye disease known as Retina Pigmentosa (or RP). Our brave young man is now faced
with the reality of living in between the blind and sighted world and this is both a scary and frustrating one of equal measure. The condition has no cure, and soon he will be completely blind.

We are holding a fundraising event on the 20th October at Newman College in the Marist Auditorium and for this we are kindly asking for donations from your business to help raise funds for Kyes’ family so we
can reduce the financial burden for them. Please know that if you donate we will ensure you are given appropriate exposure and public gratitude for your business/brand both on the evening and in social
media throughout the campaign.

If you can help Kye, please contact Natascha on 0422 155 072 or Carolyn on 0406 195 155 or email . You can read more about Kye’s condition on his facebook page and online fundraising page .


Curtin University Athlete Motivation Study

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 1:27 PM

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

2018 Awards of Excellence

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 12:33 PM

Awards of Excellence - Celebrating Season 2018

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

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

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

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


Young Achiever of The Year - Jordan Smith – Marist FC

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

Umpire of the Year - Ben Johnson – Falcons District

5 Year Umpire Service Awards -

Tigers District:

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

Lions District:

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

Falcons District:

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

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

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

Youth Coach of the Year - Jack Beeck – Subiaco JFC

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

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

Senior Club of the Year -

Claremont Women’s Football Club – Tigers District

Osborne Park AFC – Lions District

Northern Warriors Veterans Football Club – Falcons District

Junior Club of the Year -

Scarborough JFC – Tigers District

Sorrento Duncraig JFC – Lions District

Whitford JFC – Falcons District

2018 Fairest and Best Results

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 12:08 PM


YEAR 8s - SUPER 8s

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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







2018 Northern Conference JFL Vote Count

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 1:42 PM

The best and fairest vote count for competitions in the Northern Conference Junior Football League will take place on Monday 10th September. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Clubs will be contacted to invite players who finish in the top 5 of the respective awards.

  • Date: Monday 10th September 2018
  • Time: 
    • Boys Year 8 & 9: 6pm start
    • Girls Year 9-11: 7:30pm start
    • Boys Year 10-12: 7:50pm start
  • Venue: HBF Arena Joondalup

North Beach’s Kerryn Edwards named 2018 Tigers District “Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year”

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:04 PM

Kerryn has been a volunteer at North Beach Junior Football Club (JFC) since 2014. She has made a measurable impact over the past 4 years to the growing club as a passionate advocate for all things AFL and of course all things North Beach JFC. Her volunteer roles are as varied and as numerous as her skills and Kerryn goes about them in an efficient, competent and prompt manner. Apart from roles on the committee she is also involved on game day as manager of her son’s football team and organizes club functions such as presentations and quiz nights.

Since 2015, Kerryn has been the Registrar at North Beach JFC. Kerryn has an amazing attention to detail and a ‘no-fuss’, ‘can-do’ attitude which makes her exactly the right person to be holding down the role of club Registrar. During Kerryn’s time as Registrar, North Beach JFC has grown to be the biggest club in the Claremont district with over 770 members (600 families). In the last two years Kerryn has played a critical role in the growth of girls football at North Beach JFC. On a daily basis Kerryn will diligently answer up to 30 emails regarding team nominations, fixturing issues, player registration, transfers in and out of the club, player game counts, Kidsport applications, name changes, team changes and other incidental items over and above what her role calls for. All enquiries are handled efficiently and thoroughly, irrespective of their point of origin.

Kerryn is often also the leader in implementing procedural changes within North Beach JFC such as new team match day systems. With all of these roles, she would often volunteer more than 30 hours a week, all whilst working almost full time and running a family. Most importantly though, Kerryn always approaches her work with a holistic attitude to junior football, which makes her not only a wonderful asset to the North Beach JFC but to all of the Metro North region.

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

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

- Ian Haggerty, Claremont FC

- Darby Thurtell, Claremont Junior Competition Committee

- Caroline Elms, Claremont JFC

- Paul Quinlivan, Cottesloe JFC

- Matthew Lockyer, Innaloo FC

- Josh Murphy, Marist JFC

- Steve Thorpe, Mosman Park JFC

- Peter Watson, Scarborough JFC

- Matt Babich, Subiaco JFC

- Imogen Driscoll, Swanbourne JFC

- Brodie McDougall, Wembley Downs JFC

- David Cooley, Wembley JFC

- Peter Holywell, West Coast JFC

Awards of Excellence - Celebrating Season 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 4:59 PM


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

Event Details:

Date: Friday 21st September 2018

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

Venue: Grand Ballroom, Rendezvous Hotel Perth, Scarborough

Dress Code: Lounge suit / Cocktail

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Indoviduals wishing to purchase tickets can do so by contacting Andrew Ridley via email 

For Full Event Details Click Here


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

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

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

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

Booking Link                    Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough

Promo Code                    CONV10           

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

Download Accommodation Booking Flyer

Claremont District Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year Finalists

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Finalists for the Claremont District Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year have been confirmed. The finalists were determined from over 80 deserving nominations. One lucky person will be awarded the Claremont District Volunteer of the Year and invited to the Sandover Medal where the State winner will be announced. The WA Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year winner will win tickets to the AFL Grand Final as recognition for their efforts.

Congratulations to the following people for being finalists for the Claremont District:

- Ian Haggerty, Claremont FC

- Darby Thurtell, Claremont Junior Competition Committee

- Caroline Elms, Claremont JFC

- Paul Quinlivan, Cottesloe JFC

- Matthew Lockyer, Innaloo FC

- Josh Murphy, Marist JFC

- Steve Thorpe, Mosman Park JFC

- Kerryn Edwards, North Beach JFC

- Peter Watson, Scarborough JFC

- Matt Babich, Subiaco JFC

- Imogen Driscoll, Swanbourne JFC

- Brodie McDougall, Wembley Downs JFC

- David Cooley, Wembley JFC

- Peter Holywell, West Coast JFC

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

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

Claremont seniors Return to Grassroots

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:52 AM

On Wednesday 1st of August, the Claremont Football Club conducted club visits at their surrounding 12 Junior Clubs . Despite the weather, the sessions went on and were a great success! The below parent feedback gives a great insight into the Marist JFC visit:


We had the Year 4 Marist Black and Marist Sky Blues training on Wednesday 1st of August. The players from Claremont were fantastic, they engaged with the kids extremely well, assisted in some of our drills with ball handling in hand-ball and kicking, ran some of their own drills, which the kids loved and then we had a small scratch match with the two teams and they helped in each of the zones giving tips to the players, we then had a break and they each Claremont player gave briefs to the kids about some of the areas they should focus on; correct tackling technique, focusing on the ball from ground pick-ups and getting back to positions after stoppages.  They finished with a final brief on the game with all players listening intently to what they each had to say – great tip being to appreciate their Mums and Dads taking them to the games and training! 


Given the poor weather conditions; it was great to see both teams had full list of numbers and they all thoroughly enjoyed the experience, all kudos to these excellent representatives of the Claremont FC; they were really very good with the kids and our appreciation to them for their time and interest in our players development.


I hope the district does this more frequently through the season as I think it is a great initiative for the players – thank you to Declan for organising this; I think Cooper  - one of the players had played for Marist, which the kids loved to hear.


On behalf of the Claremont Football District, I would like to thank those Claremont FC players who represented their club on the day. The feedback has only been positive and you should be proud of your efforts.  Declan Cormack.

WAFC Awards Recognition

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 2:13 PM

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

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

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

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

Coaching Education Sessions

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 7:16 PM

Over the last 6 weeks Metro North Coach Coordinator, Wes Moran  has been conducting Club based education sessions across all of our districts.

The sessions have covered topics such as game sense training and the benefits of the modern coaching technique, skill acquisition and game understanding. Coaches have been discovering the importance of increased touches of the footy during training sessions and what the recommended level of touches per player per training session is. The session also covered an often over looked aspect of coaching, how to connect with the players and help them to become talented people - not only within our football clubs but in the wider community. Discussions at each session has been very strong and well received by Wes and the coaches involved.

On Tuesday the 24th of July, Wes conducted the first fundamental skill-based session, which covered the basics of tackling. The session included a theory component, which outlined the three main tackles junior players are likely to encounter, umpiring of a tackle and what coaches should be doing to teach their kids on how to avoid using a dangerous tackle and finally, a practical component covering four basic drills. These not only included some of the fundamentals of the game but are a safe and engaging way to improve tackling technique.  Six exercises were shown in the session, including a ‘new age’ warm up which is fun and engaging. These exercises are great means to teach stability and the basics on how to fall safely in the event of a tackle.

There are a few club based education session still available in 2018 please see the link below to register to attend, as well as one more session available in 2018 to attend the tackling session. These sessions are the easiest way for coaches to gain the required points for their accreditation in 2018.


A Great Day for a Footy Clinic!

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Following on from the weather event postponement in week one of the school holidays, our rescheduled Claremont District Footy Clinic in week 2 was a huge success!

140 male and female participants, sprinted, jumped, kicked and handballed their way from one end of Claremont Oval to the other. But more importantly than that, they smiled and laughed with their friends right through the day, which was wonderful to see.

Guided by players from the Claremont senior WAFL team and assisted by WAFC staff members, groups of children split up into their year groups and had exposure to a wide range of Australian Rules techniques. Skills stations worked on specific themes such as ball handling, ball disposal, kicking drills, evasion and positioning and the best part was, it was all disguised as fun participation games. 

After the lunch break, modified mini games took centre stage. Then as a special treat, participants were not only taken through the Claremont players' rooms but they were also taken into the inner sanctum of the club, the player lecture theatre. This is the room where match tapes are studied, tactics are calculated and finely tuned and opponents are assessed.  

We've had an enormous amount of positive feedback from this clinic. It was close to a sell out. The kids looked sensational in their brand new Claremont Tigers training shirts.  We look forward to seeing everyone again at our next holiday clinic. Remember to book early!


Next Gen Academy Travels to the Kimberley.

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Earlier this month, the Claremont Development Officer- Declan Cormack, travelled to the Kimberley region with the Fremantle Football Club’s Next Generation Academy (NGA).

Over 5 days, Declan and the FFC NGA staff travelled to Kununurra, Halls Creek, Fitzroy, Derby and Broome. At each of these destinations, Declan and the FFC staff members conducted football clinic, education sessions and even umpired games at the Derby Primary School Dockers Shield.

At each of these locations, Declan and the FFC staff worked closely with the Clontarf Academy’s. The Clontarf staff were extremely welcoming and gave great insight into the region.

Football is a fantastic tool for both community development and education in the region. It’s significant to the region cannot be described in words, you really have to go up there and see it!

The Sunday Times WA Football Volunteer of the Year – NOMINATE NOW

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:00 PM

THE West Australian Football Commission presents The Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year Award annually to one of 17 regional and district finalists at the WAFL's Sandover Medal count.

WA was the first State to recognise its volunteers on such a large scale. The award’s success has prompted the AFL to run the program nationwide.

Anyone involved in football at any level is eligible to be nominated for the award through their local Club or District or by the WA Football Commission. 

Award nominations opened last month, with football clubs around the state urged to submit the names of their volunteers to recognise the hard work they do throughout the season. Evrey volunteer nominated will receive notification of their nomination and thanks for their work. One volunteer from each Club will be specially recognised for the amazing work they do. A finalist will then be selected in each of WA’s 17 Football Districts and Regions and the winners invited to the Sandover Medal count. The WA winner announced on the night will receive a trip for two to the AFL grand final where they will march in the Grand Final parade. 

Please visit to nominate a volunteer.


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

2018 Junior Parade Day

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 12:24 PM

What a celebration of junior football, both on and off the field at Claremont Oval last weekend. The annual Junior Parade Day was a wonderful gathering of hundreds of participants from junior clubs all across the Claremont District.

Aside from taking part in the parade prior to the afternoon WAFL match, there was kicking and handball target competitions and the ever popular big mark bouncy castle, to keep the fun rolling along.

For the artisically inclined, we introduced an arts corner this year. It was packed with youngsters eager to keep with work in between the lines!

Claremont Football Club CEO Graham Moss welcomed the junior paraders onto the oval and introduced them all to the Claremont members. Roving WAFC reporter Declan Cormack scanned the parade for interviewees and his Q and A sessions with the lucky participants went live to Claremont crowd. 

Big winners on the day were the Mosman Park Junior Football Club, for best parade club and our best parade participant was 5 year old Izzie from Marist, who without doubt stole the show with her coin toss before the start of the main match.

To view the full Parade Day photo gallery, visit our Facebook page  .

Girls' Comps Take Centre Stage

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Team management groups from our female football competitions gathered at Leederville Oval last night (11/7) for a briefing on the current state of female footy.  As most of the girls’ competitions are still in their infancy, it was a worthwhile exercise to touch base with our stakeholders early in the season and reaffirm team processes and governance.  Presenting and fielding questions during the evening were district female competition directors Jodi Haslinger from Claremont, Rob Goodin from Subiaco and Mick McGarry from West Perth.

It was great to see so many clubs represented amongst the audience. Everyone had the opportunity to express their opinions, not only about immediate issues but also about where the game is heading to beyond this season. Likewise, staff from the Northern Conference value the feedback that team representatives and club administrators provide at these events. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

Clearly, one of the obstacles confronting the game in the Northern Conference is Friday night venue availability. There are multiple strategies being explored by the WAFC to try and alleviate the situation. Firstly, discussions are ongoing with insurers to lower post 6pm lighting requirements from the current minimum of 100 lux. The possibility of running one of the age groups on an alternate day or evening would relieve ground pressure on Friday nights. And as a long term strategy, the lobbying of local councils by both the WAFC and district clubs to improve lighting infrastructure at existing venues, can create positive outcomes.

It was a productive meeting. The flow of information is certainly a two way street and we look forward to seeing you all out on the field or at our next gathering.

Coach.AFL has arrived!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Dear current and new football coaches,

Support for the coaching community is changing in 2018 with the creation of a new online home for coaching resources, coupled with a membership offering exclusively for our coaching community.

All coaches, whether currently accredited, previously accredited or never accredited are being offered the opportunity to join CoachAFL today!

In order to activate their membership, coaches will be asked to complete the following steps: 
• Complete a coaching profile,
• Pay the 2018 membership Fee of $49.50 (Currently Accredited coaches receive complimentary membership for their remaining years of accreditation)
• Agree to the updated Code of Conduct,
• Complete the prescribed online learning relevant to their coaching profile.

Following the completion of the above, coaches will have access to the Coach.AFL ‘members only’ area, providing hundreds of resources to assist you on your coaching journey, including dozens of Training Drills for all age groups.

To get started, type ‘’ into your internet browser and check out all the great content Coach.AFL has to offer. From there, click on our ‘Get Started’ button to begin your new coaching journey!


CoachAFL Introduction

CoachAFL Call Out

VACANCY: School and Community Clinic Coordinators (Paid) and Work Experience Opportunities

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 3:46 PM

The Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Football Districts are currently recruiting casual staff and taking expressions of interest for students wishing to undertake work experience during season 2018. 

More details are below:

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2018 Parent Umpire Program

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4:16 PM


  • The Parent Umpire Program will be run in Year 3 age groups in the Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Districts and in Year 4 age groups in the West Perth District.
  • All clubs wishing to nominate teams in the Year 3 (and Year 4 age groups – WP only) are required to participate in the program.
  • Four training courses will be conducted in the lead up to season 2018
  • Parent Umpires must be over the age of 18 years


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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. 


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

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.

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.

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!

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*** 

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.

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
Name: City Beach 
Suburb: City Beach 
Postal Code: 6010 

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 

Mixed & Mens Wednesday Nights: REGISTERE HERE

Over 35's Thursday Nights: REGISTER HERE

Competition Organizer 
Claremont Football District 

$900 per team (10 week season) 

Position: Coordinator 
Name: Matt McNally
Phone: 0400 361 188 


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









WA Womens Football League



Claremont Junior Football League




Northern Conference










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














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

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.

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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.


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. 

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.

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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