WAFC Customer Satisfaction Survey

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 9:27 AM

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is conducting a Customer Satisfaction Survey for the first time in 2016, allowing everyone involved in football to provide valuable feedback on their views, perceptions and importantly, levels of satisfaction of being involved in WA football.

The WAFC strives to deliver high-quality programs, competitions, governance and services to support all the players, volunteers, administrators, coaches, umpires and clubs engaged with WA football.

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Clubs elect 4 Board Members

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Three existing members, and one new member have been elected to the West Australian Women's Football League Board during the 2016 Annual General Meeting held at the Department of Sport and Recreation, Leederville on November 8.

Existing Vice President Sally Allomes was elected back in as WAWFL Vice President, entering a three year term from 2016 - 2019.

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Nikki Harwood inducted as Life Member

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 9:58 AM

The West Australian Women’s Football League is delighted to announce that Life Membership has been awarded to Nikki Harwood.

Nikki was inducted at the WAWFL 2016 Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 8 November at the Department of Sport and Recreation office in Leederville.

Induction as a WAWFL Life Member is regarded as the WAWFL's highest level of recognition and is awarded to individuals that have rendered outstanding service to the League.

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WAWFL to govern Rogers Cup Youth Girls

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:55 AM

In an exciting announcement, the WA Women’s Football League will officially govern the Rogers Cup Youth Girls competition from season 2017.

Having been previously run by the WA Football Commission since 2013, the Rogers Cup Youth Girls competition caters for female players aged 13 – 17 years. 

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Thunderbirds Coaching Opportunities

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 4:47 PM

The Peel Thunderbirds Football Club Inc is seeking suitable applicants for the following positions: 

  • Youth Girls Head Coach 2017 Season
  • Youth Girls Assistant Coach 2017 Season

Peel Thunderbirds Youth Girls Team is the equivalent to Peel Thunder Men's Colts playing in the WAWFL. 

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South Fremantle seek coaches

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 11:07 AM

SOUTH FREMANTLE WOMEN’S FOOTBALL CLUB

Are you Interested in developing Players and contributing to the fastest growing Sport in Australia? Do you want to be part of the Womens AFL National Competition launching in 2017?

SOUTH FREMANTLE WFC ARE SEEKING QUALIFIED COACHES for:

  • YOUTH GIRLS (Players aged 13-18 Years)
  • RESERVES
  • LEAGUE

The South Fremantle Women’s Football Club is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified coaches for the above positions.

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Season 2016: Claremont Piranhas

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 1:43 PM

2016 was an extremely exciting and challenging year for the Claremont Women’s Football Club. The decision to submit 2 teams in the WAWFL competition after a very successfully 1 team campaign in 2015 was not made lightly. We knew that the year would be a difficult one.

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Season 2016: Joondalup Falcons

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 1:40 PM

Gillon McLachlan could be a man that we could have easily hated for his statement that a National Competition for Women would commence in 2017 instead of the previously forecasted 2020. Instead his “kick in the pants” technique has probably proven to be a master-stroke. Why?

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Season 2016: East Perth

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 1:34 PM


Established 2016!

It’s been an exciting year of firsts for the East Perth Women’s Football Club!

We kicked off our season against Peel Thunderbirds at Rushton Park and while we didn’t walk away with a win, we could not have hoped for a better first round experience for our teams.  Thank you, Thunderbirds, for the fantastic welcome to the League and for your encouragement! 

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Season 2016: Perth Angels

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Season 2016 was a significant step in the right direction for the Perth Angels Football club, with both the Senior Reserves and Youth Girls teams qualifying for the finals. Under the guidance of new Senior Coach Gerry O’Dea, the Senior Reserves team embraced a fresh, new game plan and sense of identity, which saw the team’s belief and confidence flourish.

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Season 2016: Swan Districts

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 1:14 PM

2016 has been of a year re-building and developing on what was a strong list from the previous season. With players retiring and new players coming through, it’s been a year of ensuring everyone understands the game style and Swannies way of football.

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Falcons President named Volunteer of the Year

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Joondalp Falcons Women's Football Club President Dave Burton has been recognised for his significant contribution to the development of women’s and junior football after he was awarded The Sunday Times WA Football Volunteer of the Year at the WAFL Sandover Medal Count on Monday, September 19.

From the West Perth district, Burton was one of 17 regional and district finalists chosen from more than 1500 nominees and has received a trip for two to the AFL Grand Final.

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.

Burton worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help build the foundations of the Joondalup Women’s FC, completed his Level 1 and 2 coaching courses to coach the club and more recently took over as Club President.

As Club President of the Joondalup Women’s FC, Burton has created strong relationships with the West Perth Men’s club to further promote the club and expand the female football market in the district.

Burton has created a strong Youth Girls competition in the district to ensure a bright future for the club and worked closely with junior and senior clubs to further define a pathway for women in AFL.

With sights set on 2017, Burton is currently working with West Perth FC to transition the club to hosting Women’s League and Reserves football. This will provide female players access to the club’s gym, trainers and support services.

Burton has strengthened relationships with Wanneroo AFC, Whitford AFC and Kingsley AFC to grow female football opportunities, initially working with the clubs to host both West Australian Women’s Football League (WAWFL) and Women Exhibition matches.

Burton has brought a wealth of knowledge to his current Presidential role having previously assumed the role of Club President at Quinn’s Junior Football Club in 2000, a time when the club was suffering financial hardship.

Burton built the club from almost nothing and fulfilled all jobs including working in the canteen, marking field lines and holding fundraisers.

Burton connected the club with teams outside the West Perth district by creating a cross-division competition and most importantly, he managed to secure sponsorship interest which provided better equipment, new jumpers and more promotional material and merchandise for the club.

West Australian Football Commission Program Manager Kane Benson congratulated Burton on his win, and emphasised the important role volunteers play in the WA grassroots football community.

“There are so many aspects of our game that just wouldn’t happen without the dedication and commitment of our volunteers and it’s really important they are recognised,” Benson said.

“Volunteers are involved at all levels of the game whether it’s in the canteen, umpiring or coaching. Thanks to The Sunday Times, we can recognise the contribution and efforts from passionate volunteers who live and breathe our traditional game.”

Credit: WA Football

Claremont WFC seeks EOIs for President

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:16 AM

Claremont Women's Football Club are seeking expressions of interest for the position of Club President for the 2017 season.

We are seeking an individual who is passionate about developing women's AFL and has leadership experience.

CWFC have a solid foundation in the form of a Gold Club Accreditation leading into 2017, an updated constitution and a newly developed strategic plan.

We are seeking someone who can navigate the transition to the brand new Claremont Football Club facilities and dedicate the time needed to develop this club to a highly professional standard.

All Expressions of Interest will be considered by the club committee.

Please submit your details to Eleanor Grinceri by 31st September el.grinceri@hotmail.com

Triumphant Swans 2016 Premiers

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Swan Districts have taken out the 2016 WAWFL premiership in an absolute nail bitter at Medibank Stadium on Sunday afternoon, holding off a daring East Fremantle to come out 9 point winners.

A fiery surge of goals in the final term from East Fremantle arrived far too late as Swan Districts held onto their first three quarters of complete domination to secure their third grand final win in four seasons.

Not even heavy winds over 30km/hr could sway the Swans off their game as they kicked the first seven goals of the game unanswered.

For three quarters the Swans were simply unstoppable with their fast brand of football – the Sharks had no answers for them.

Not only were Swan Districts dominating the inside 50 count, but they also looked dangerous every time they went forward. Swans Emily Mcguire and Lou Knitter Best on Ground recipient Ashley Sharp (pictured) kicked six goals between them and were simply unstoppable.

On the other end, Latoya Wallace was leading, presenting and taking contested marks in her trademark style as one of East Fremantle’s best players.

The umpires had their work cut out for them, with the intensity of tackling and pressure around the ball from both sides as good as it had been all season.

Akec Chuot’s work in defence for the Swans was pivotal and made all the difference as the Sharks didn’t kick a goal until nine minutes into the third term.  

From this point, it was completely East Fremantle – they slotted the final four goals of the match as their opponents went goalless in the final term.

Their surge arrived far too late as Swan Districts ran down the clock and secured the win.

Their desperation around every contest, quick ball movement, effective return from entries inside 50 and textbook ball carry throughout culminated to win them the game.

Swan Districts coach Rob Kennedy praised his side for holding on for the win.

“We knew they [East Fremantle] would come at us,”

“The girls dug deep, they did what they needed to do…it’s a great feeling,” he said.

This is Swan Districts third premiership in four years.

FINAL SCORE:
Swan Districts 7.1 (43) def. East Fremantle 5.4 (34)

BEST ON GROUND: Ashley Sharp (Swan Districts)

GOAL SCORERS:
SWAN DISTRICTS
E. McGuire 3, A. Sharp 3, S. Matcham
EAST FREMANTLE
E. Swanson 2, J. Wuetschner, R. Schleicher, M. Caulfield

QUARTER BY QUARTER:
Swan Districts: 4.0 (24) 6.0 (36) 7.0 (42) 7.1 (43)
East Fremantle: 0.0 (0) 0.2 (2) 1.2 (8) 5.4 (34)

UMPIRES:
Field: Graeme Cook, Mark Zampogna
Boundary: Justin Harrex, Graeme Thomas
Goals: Rod Clarke, Steve Leudar

Report: Sandra Argese 

Falcons fly high to win premiership

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:36 AM

The Joondalup Falcons have confirmed themselves as the strongest wawfl reserves side of 2016, outclassing their opponents in the Coastal Titans with an outstanding grand final victory by 16 points.

The 2016 minor premiers are now the official premiers, dominating the opponents at Medibank Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

But it wasn’t all smooth sailing.

The Titans dominated the first term, taking control in the goal scoring department by finishing at quarter time with a 15 point lead to their opponents nil.

Joondalup woke up soon after, eventually kicking seven of the next nine goals for the game.

Hayley Dixon kept the Titans within reach of clenching victory as the games leading goal scorer with three.

2014 and 2015 Reserves Best and Fairest winner and captain, Ashton Hill was impressive throughout, steering her team to the win.

It was a fired up grand final from start to finish. Fast paced and quick ball movement was as good as it had been all season.

With flawless defence from the Falcons backs, the Titans were constantly under pressure, even when they managed to hold the ball inside their forward half for large patches of the game – they simply couldn’t convert on the scoreboard.

The Titans had nine scoring shots to the Falcons six by three quarter time, but it was simply a case of Joondalup taking their opportunities with accurate kicking and scoreboard pressure.

Despite this, it was still anyones game as the margin stood at only 2 points at the final change. Though the Titans had only kicked a single goal since quarter time, they immediately had their goalscoring boots on in the opening minute of the final term with a quick goal courtesy of Chelsea Dyson. Moments later, Joondalup responded with the games standout goal courtesy of a clever snap kick out of a pack of players from Ann Mcmahon for her second.

The Titans initial last quarter surge to win seemingly ended there and then, as Joondalup took control, never looked back and continued to extend their lead.

Falcon Brooke Hongell was named best on ground, racking up plenty of the ball throughout whilst even slotting a goal of her own in true premiership winning style.

Tess Moynihan sealed the Falcons victory with the final goal of the game as the Falcons continued their unbeaten run over the Titans for 2016.

Joondalup coach Paul Beaver praised his side for their hard work throughout 2016.

“We all get around each other, we all work hard for each other on and off the field,” he said.

Joondalup have secured their first premiership win since 2007 and have truly backed up a dominant top of the ladder 2016 finish in style.

FINAL SCORE:
Joondalup Falcons: 7.4 (46) def Coastal Titans 4.6 (30)

BEST ON GROUND: Brooke Hongell (Joondalup)

GOALSCORERS:
JOONDALUP FALCONS: Ann Mcmahon (2), Kristen Jayasuria, Laura Pugh, Tess Moynihan (2), Brooke Hongell
COASTAL TITANS: Hayley Dixon (3), Chelsea Dyson

QUARTER BY QUARTER:
JOONDALUP FALCONS: 0.0 (0) 2.1 (13) 4.2 (26) 7.4 (46)
COASTAL TITANS: 2.3 (15) 3.3 (21) 3.6 (24) 4.6 (30)

UMPIRES:
Field: Trevor Blackburn, Matt Barber
Boundary: Don Beard, Brett Jotta
?Goals: Chris Johns, Les Rowland

Report: Sandra Argese