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2017 Lions District Calendar

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 3:15 PM

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

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

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

DOWNLOAD HERE: 2017 Lions District Calendar

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

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

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

 

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

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 4:35 PM

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

Available role include:

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

Essential selection criteria

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

Desirable selection criteria

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

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

Public Vacancy Announcement: Subiaco District Football Development Council

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:51 AM

The Subiaco District Football Development Council are advertising the following position as a Public Vacancy Announcement in the hope to enourage nominations for the below position.

District Coach Coordinator (1 year term)*

Assistant Competition Director - Female Football (1 year term)*

Auskick Coordinator (1 year term)

Business & Marketing Advisor (1 year term)

* includes nominal honorarium 

The above positions are now open for nomination as a casual vacancy. 

If you are interested in the above position please give Andrew Ridley, Community Development Manager a call on 0408 298 725 or email aridley@wafc.com.au for more information.

Public Vacancy Announcement - Apply for a role

DFDC Role Descriptions

New After School Auskick Centre in Osborne Park

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The SUBIACO LIONS and OSBORNE PARK FC and launching an After School Auskick Centre.

Term 2, 2017, at Robinson Reserve, Osborne Park
Pre-Primary - Year 2

Boys and Girls programs available 

SIGN UP TODAY!

Great Value only $30.00 per child 
(includes 6 week program and an AFL Football to take home)

For students from Osborne Primary School, Tuart Hill Primary School, 
St Kieran’s Catholic Primay School & surrounding schools)

Quality coaching by Subiaco Football Club, Coastal Titans Women’s FC & Osborne Park FC 

6 week AFL Football Coaching Program Kicks off Wednesday 17th May (3.30pm-4.30pm)

For more information contact Matt Debarro on 9208-9999 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Information Flyer: 2017 Osborne Park After School Auskick

Bounce Down 2017 - Season Launch with special guest Maggie Dent

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:28 PM

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

 

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

  • Coach (Preferred)
  • Team Manager
  • Assistant Coach

(all three positions can attend if desired)

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

 

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

 

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

Included in the registration is an option to include any suggestions to improve the competition, please take the time to consider as we value your input. To register please click on the link provided:

 

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

Registrations close 5pm Friday 31st March 2017.

 

Event program: Bounce Down 2017 - Season Launch

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

Venue: Sacred Heart College, Sorrento

 

Schedule:

5.30pm               Registrations

6.00pm               Welcome address

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

7.35pm               WA Football Update – Warren Nel

8.10pm               Football & Insurances – Kerry Harris

8.20pm               2017 By-Laws, League Requirements & Administration

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

8.50pm               Questions

9.00pm               Close & Pack Collection

 

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

 

About Maggie:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Recruiting Now: Development Officer - Metro North

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 2:41 PM

Development Officer - Metro North

Applications Close: Thursday March 02 2017

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

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

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

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

Key responsibilities will include:

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

Essential selection criteria include:

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

Desirable selection criteria include:

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

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

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

Click here for a detailed position description.

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

PlayAFL in Lions District in 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:37 PM

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

The Lions District includes 7 Junior Clubs and 8 Senior Clubs.

Find your junior local club here

Find your local senior club here

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

Football is for everyone.

 

Auskick (PP-Year 2)

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

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

 

Modified Juniors (Year 3-Year 6)

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

Register for season 2017 by contacting your local junior club.

Find your junior local club here

 

Youth Football (Year 7- Year 12)

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

Register for season 2017 by contacting your local junior club.

Find your junior local club here

 

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

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

Register for season 2017 by contacting your local junior club.

Find your junior local club here

For girls Year 10 and above click here

 

Senior & Veterans Football 

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

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

Find your local senior club here

 

Registration Links and Resources 

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

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

 

Girls Football Come and Try Clinics - Girls come and try

Download 2017 Tigers District PlayAFL Flyer – 2017 Subi District Play AFL

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

GET INVOLVED - WA Female Football

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 1:05 PM

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

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

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

WANT TO COACH?

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

Click here for more information

WANT TO UMPIRE?

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

Click here for more information

 

Level 1 Coaching Courses

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:32 PM

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 3:38 PM

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

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

What are the eligibility criteria?

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

What else?

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

Changes to KidSport

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

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

2. KidSport no longer has referral agents.

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

More information:

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

INFORMATION FOR CLUBS

APPLY FOR A KIDSPORT VOUCHER OR APPLY ONLINE

DOWNLOAD AN INFORMATION PACK

Metro North AFL School Ambassador 2017 Launch

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:16 PM

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

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

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

Date- Monday 20th February

Time- 4:30pm - 6:30pm

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

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

Metro North Auskick Coordinator 2017 Launch

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:16 PM

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

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

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

Date- Tuesday 28th February

Time- 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

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

Metro North Coach Coordinator 2017 Launch

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:15 PM

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

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

Date- Monday 27th February

Time- 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

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

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:44 AM

About Footy Fundamentals

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

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

Footy Fundamentals aims to prepare our kids for the future.

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

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

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

New Curriculum in 2017

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

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

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

Our age groups

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

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

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

Term Times

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

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

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

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

Enrolment & Program Locations

Click one of our locations to enrol at your nearest centre 

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

For more infomation...

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

Play AFL 9s at Sorrento this Summer

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 2:13 PM

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

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

REGISTER A TEAM

Location: Seacrest Park 

Address: 93 Seacrest Dr, Sorrento WA

Details:
Wednesday nights
Start Date: 08/02/17 
Finish Date: 12/04/17 
Time: 6:30pm onwards 
Duration: 40 minute matches

Competitions: Wednesday Night Mixed & Mens Competitions available 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Join the Subiaco Moorditj Lions in 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:39 AM

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

Join the Subiaco Moorditj Lions!

Open to both boys and girls.

Boys in the Subiaco Lions District born  between 2002 and 2004  & Girls in the Subiaco Lions District born between 2000 and 2004 identifying ad Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are eligible to play in the teams.

The Nicky Winmar Cup (Monday 6th March) and Kirby Bentley Cup (Friday 3rd March) are fast approaching, and we are looking for players to join the team!

Training starts on Tuesday 7th February 3:30-5pm @ Barry Britton, Balga.

For further information contact Adam Cockie on 0477 767 007, acockie@wafc.com.au or Matt Debarro on 0402 794 016, mdebarro@wafc.com.au 

Download an information pack: Subiaco District 2017 Nicky Winmar - Kirby Bentley

2017 Level 1 Coach Accreditations

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

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

You will receive:

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

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

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

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 3:55 PM

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

Date: Wednesday 1 March 2017

Venue: Sacred Heart College, Hocking Pde 

Conference Schedule:

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

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

Registrations details will be released soon.

Multicultural Girls Loving Footy at Majella

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 3:12 PM

On Wednesday 29th June Community Engagement Officer Adam Cockie and Development Assistant Jesse Tippet attended Majella Catholic Primary School for their final AFL session in a 6 week after school program. Majella has a high population of multicultural students and The Subiaco District felt it was a great opportunity to engage the girls with AFL.

Soccer has been the preferred sport amongst these girls for a long time. Both Adam and Jesse were excited to change this attitude and work with the girls. Adam had this to say. “We focussed on playing fun games that helped the girls learn and adapt the fundamental skills needed to kick and handpass a footy. Each session we saw them improve, and that lead to them being more engaged.”

Both District representatives felt they had made massive progress in engaging girls in Footy over recent years. They have conducted many different programs at Majella with the girls and this year saw participation numbers sky rocket with the school having enough female multicultural students participate to make two teams, who represented their school in a game against Mercy College Primary School. On top of this the staff at Majella have reported that it is common to see AFL being played at lunch times now instead of soccer. District Assistant Jesse Tippet commented on this, “with the positive response we have had at Majella Catholic Primary School, we are motivated more than ever to keep working hard across all the schools in the district in the new year.”

With Female football on the rise at junior level I am sure we will see some of these girls playing our great game for a local community club. 

WAFC Customer Satisfaction Survey

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 1:44 PM

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.

Please CLICK HERE to complete the survey.

The purpose of this survey is to seek feedback on the key issues and challenges for our game and also provide opportunities to identify where the WAFC can better support leagues, clubs, programs or competitions.

Football Clubs and all of those involved are the lifeblood of the game, providing participation opportunities for players, coaches and umpires. In addition, we know that Football clubs would not survive without the loyal support of a significant volunteer network that sustains our sport at grass roots level.

This is your chance to provide us with those views, which we will review and benchmark at the end of every season moving forward. The WAFC and its football stakeholders will use the feedback provided in the survey to review and develop improvement strategies for our game moving forward.

Your views are important to us as we set about ensuring West Australian Football continues to grow, is successful and meet the needs for all of those involved.

We look forward to your valuable feedback.

Please CLICK HERE to complete the survey

Notice of Subiaco District Football Development Council 2016 Annual General Meeting

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 2:37 PM

Please be advised that the Subiaco District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting is to be held on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at the Subiaco Football Club, Medibank Stadium, Leederville. 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 2016 Subiaco 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 2016 Annual General Meeting and return to the District Secretary.

Affiliate Club Members include:

A) 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.

B) 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 Subiaco 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 Secretary via email (a.p.quinlan@hotmail.com) before 5pm Sunday 27th November or in writing handed to the Secretary at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the Annual General Meeting).

Please contact District Secretary, Peter Quinlan by email (a.p.quinlan@hotmail.com) to advise how many representatives will be attending.

Cindy Dunham

Chairperson, Subiaco District Football Development Council  

2016 Subiaco DFDC Annual General Meeting Information Package

Subiaco DFDC 2015 AGM Minutes

 

WAFL Grand Finals 2016: Hi and Lows

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:08 AM
Subiaco fell to Peel by 23-points in the 2016 WAFL Grand Final but displayed the character which has made them the best side for most of the decade. 

Despite facing an extremely talented side and five goal lashing from past hero Shane Yarran the Lions never relinquished. We take a look at some of the pros and cons in WAFL GF 132.

THE HIGH 
 
Subiaco made their third consecutive Grand Final and 7th in the last decade. Although their hopes of recording an illusive three-peat fell short, the Lions have undoubtedly been the most dominant team in WAFL football over the last three years.

Five Subiaco players played in their first ever WAFL Grand Final. Declan Jackson, Chris Bryan, Simon Moore, Hamish Shepheard and Liam Ryan rounded out big years on the biggest stage.

Peel threatened to blow Subi out in the first and last quarters but the Lions never gave in. The pure heart and attack on the contest was admirable.

Kyal Horsley proved he can still match it at the AFL standard. Horsley gathered 39 disposals, seven tackles and two goals opposed to some of Fremantle’s most seasoned on-ballers.

15,000 showed up at Domain Stadium to watch the Subiaco v Peel Grand Final. Alignment or not, the future of the league relies on spectators and the increase in attendance this year was fantastic to see. 

Subi youngster Declan Jackson did an A-grade job on Fremantle’s next big thing Michael Apeness. Apeness had at least 10 centimetres on Jackson but the Collie kid hounded him all day and limited the “Ape” to a single goal.

Wayde Twomey produced moments of brilliance in his sixth WAFL Grand Final. Twomey was crafty on the ball and kicked a fantastic goal in the third.

Adam Cockie is a war-machine. Despite suffering a leg injury in the first quarter Cockie drove the Lions from the middle with 25 touches and five inside 50’s.
 
Subi got to finish their season with the strongest challenge available as Peel presented a side with 802 games of AFL experience. The Grand Final was a hard hitting contest and one of the best spectacles in recent years. 
 
THE LOW
 
Ex-Subi gun Shane Yarran played for Peel after being drafted to Fremantle last year and to the Lions dismay, Yarran torched them with the same skill that he was initially recruited for. Yarran had a paddock in the first half and was treated to class delivery from the Peel midfield.

A Subiaco coach is yet to win three consecutive flags despite coming close three times in the last decade. Jarrad Schofield joins Peter German and Scott Watters as two-time premiership coaches.

A jittery start left Subiaco behind. The Lions had displayed a trend of starting slow in the back half of the season and warning signs went off when Peel had repeat forward entries from the first bounce. Subiaco stemmed Peel’s momentum but heavy damage was done early.

Subiaco were on the raw end of another lopsided free-kick count. Although it didn’t determine the result, a 19-6 tally didn’t help the Lions cause in WAFL GF 132. Some of the inconsistencies with the holding-the-ball and deliberate rules will have undoubtedly made the fans blood boil. 
 
Leading goal-kicker Hamish Shepheard struggled to get into the game but it wasn’t due to lack of trying. The Thunder’s intense pressure forced a lot of rushed entries for the Lions and the likes of Sam Collins and Ethan Hughes had no hesitation in picking them off as the third man up. Some tight body work by Alex Silvagni also kept him under wraps but there’s no doubt Shepheard can learn from the experience and bounce back even stronger in 2017. 
 
 
 

2016 Lions District Awards of Excellence

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 3:47 PM

The 2016 Lions 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

  • Anthony Detata, Kingsley JFC
  • Rick Ogden, Sorrento Duncraig JFC
  • David Binning, Stirling JFC

2016 Winner: David Binning

Mods Coach of the Year

  • Jamie Wynne, Kingsway JFC
  • Ron Skender, Warwick Greenwood JFC
  • Nathan Higgins, Stirling JFC

2016 Winner: Ron Skender

Youth Coach of the Year

  • Steve Elliott, Kingsley JFC
  • John Vance, Warwick Greenwood JFC
  • Troy Lyon, Sorrento Duncraig JFC

2016 Winner: John Vance

Senior Coach of the Year

  • Mike Cockburn, Kingsley AFC
  • Martine Pearman, Subiaco FC/Coastal Titans
  • Tony Mirabella, Stirling AFC

2016 Winner: Martine Pearman 

Female Coach of the Year

  • Nicolle Talbot, Balga FC
  • Michelle Sewell, Carine JFC
  • Charmaine Rogers, Warwick Greenwood JFC

2016 Winner: Charmaine Rogers

Young Achiever of the Year Award

  • Claire Ortlepp, Coastal Titans FC
  • Rachel Ortlepp, Coastal Titans FC
  • Duane  Smith, Warwick Greenwood JFC

2016 Winner: Duane Smith

 

Additional Awards:

Umpire of the Year: Christopher Spencer

Volunteer of the Year: Lincoln Rollo 

Junior Club of the Year Award: Kingsway JFC

Senior Club of the Year Award: Stirling AFC

Junior Football Grand Final Highlights

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Last Sunday 18th September the Northern Conference Junior Grand Finals were held across 4 different locations. The Finals saw teams from across the 3 districts of Subiaco, Claremont and West Perth battle it out to win the illustrious Premiership Flag for their respective divisions.

Thanks to Sorrento Duncraig Junior Football Club who hosted four matches at Seacrest Reserve.

Local clubs

In the Subiaco JFL Yaer 7 Competition between the undefeated Stirling Saints and the Carine Cats, a close battle was witness on the field right up until midway of the third quarter where Stirling managed to take a strong lead. The Saints marched on to victory to cap off their undefeated season as Premiers.

Joondalup Kinross Jets defeated the Kingsway Rockets for the year 8 red premiership flag. The game went down to the wire, the Jets seemed to be harder at the ball but the Rockets didn’t give up and fought bravely to stay in it. The Jets managed to edge out the Rockets in the back end of the fourth quarter.

Carine Cats got one over Kingsway Rockets for the year 9 blue premiership flag. The cats ran away with the game in the last quarter, the Rockets unable to close the margin.

In the Year 9 red division featuring Sorrento Duncraig Dolphins and Cottesloe, a nailbiter saw Sorrento go down by a goal to the Cottesloe Magpies.

The year 10 Red Division, the undefeated Kingsway Rockets were defeated by Joondalup Kinross Jets at HBF Arena.

Kingsway were also unclucky in the Year 12 Competition. There were hard hits, huge kicks, and some exciting ball work from both teams in a great game of footy, however for the third time that day the Jets managed to overrun the Rockets in a thriller to win the flag.

Congratulations to all teams who made finals, and to all the winners, well done on your achievements. It was an exciting day of finals footy to end what has been an exhilarating season of Junior football.

All of us at the Subiaco Football District can’t wait for next season to begin.

 

Year 7 Subiaco Final

Stirling Saints (6.1-37) defeated Carine Cougars (3.4-22)

Year 8 Maroon

Wembley Downs Blue (8.9-57) defeated Whitford Wildcats (4.3-27)

Year 8 Red

Joondalup Kinross Hornets (9.7-61) defeated Kingsway Rockets (5.3-33)

Year 8 Blue

Scarborough Sea Eagles Yr 8 (8.10-58) defeated Quinns Cyclone Yr 8 (3.2-20)

Year 9 Maroon

Wembley Down Blue (10.10.70) defeated West coast/Wembley (3.5.23)

Year 9 Red

Cottesloe Magpies Yr 9 (10.7-67) defeated Sorrento Duncraig Dolphins Yr 9 (9.7-61)

Year 9 Blue

Kingsley Cats (5.12-42) defeated Kingsway Teal (3.5-23)

Year 10 Maroon

Cottesloe Roosters (10.9-69) defeated Whitford Wildcats (7.8-50)

Year 10 Red

Joondalup Kinross Jets (13.7-85) defeated Kingsway Rockets (7.10-52)

Year 11 Final

Scarborough Sea Eagles (6.8-44) defeated Whitford Wildcats (3.10-28)

Year 12 Final

Joondalup Kinross Jets (7.8-50) defeated Kingsway Rockets (5.4-34)

2016 McDonald's WAFL Grand Final - KIDS FREE

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 10:41 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIXTURES
Sunday, September 25 – Domain Stadium

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

 

TICKETS & EVENT INFORMATION

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

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

WAFL GRAND FINAL FUNCTION

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

PROMOTIONS & COMPETITIONS

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

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

CEO Capes calls on Subi faithful

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 10:36 AM
The Subiaco Football Club are encouraging all supporters, friends and family to attend the Lions massive clash with Peel Thunder in WAFL Grand Final 132 on Sunday.
 
Despite ordinary attendances at the last two Grand Finals and skepticism ahead of Sunday, Lions CEO Peter Capes believes it offers a perfect opportunity for the Lions faithful to stand up.
 
“We want all the Subi fans to help us achieve our third straight flag on Sunday,” said Capes
 
“We hope the Subi faithful arrive in large numbers and demonstrate to the rest of the league that we are a passionately supported club.”

Subiaco often come under scrutiny in the media for being under-supported but Capes credits the loyalty and passion of the Lion pride.

“We’ve got an eclectic fan base. A lot of our fans are the older, die-hard members who have been supporting for years but we’ve also been working diligently to attract a younger audience. “ said Capes
 
“We hope that all of the Subiaco members understand the importance of Sunday and will make the effort to continue our club’s strong tradition in September. “
 
The Lions have been going from strength to strength in the last decade but the last piece of the puzzle comes from the fans.
 
It’s up to the Subi faithful to overwhelm and outnumber their Peel counter-parts on Sunday and Capes hopes to see a sea of gold and maroon. 
 
“The game is going to be a cracker. We’ve got the opportunity to play against a really strong team and all of our players and coaches are really excited. It will be a terrific game at a terrific venue.” Said Capes

“We want to see a sea of maroon and gold and we want to see people having fun and enjoying themselves at the biggest game of the year.”
 

saints keep marching on

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 1:54 PM

The Stirling Saints Yr7 team has capped of a stellar year going through the season undefeated and winning their Grand Final last weekend at Seacrest Park downing the Carine Cats in what was a great display of junior football.

 

The game was played in great spirits with both teams playing hard and under a lot of pressure. It remained very close going in to half time with the Saints leading by 10 points. After the break Stirling gained control and the tempo of the game to run out winners by 18 points in a low scoring final. A great all round team effort.

 

This capped of an amazing season for the boys as most have been together for the past 7 seasons starting at Auskick. The majority also reached their 50th game milestones throughout the year. The season was also highlighted with a trip to Melbourne were the team got to compete against a local year 7 team the Ashy Red Backs, which saw the players put on a perfect display of WA Footy.

All the coaches and parents are extremely proud of the boy’s achievements throughout the season, with what is described as very much a family not just a team, we are sure to see these saints go marching on to big things in the future.

Sorrento AFL 9's is Back!

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 12:34 PM

The #AFL9sWA Spring Season is back with its Mixed and Men’s competition which kicks off at Sorrento on Wednesday 12th October. 
Register your team now at http://afl9s.com.au/venues/wa/

north metro vote count see's subiaco district players shine

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 4:02 PM

 

This past Monday evening the North Metro districts held their annual Junior Vote Count Awards Night. The evening highlighted the 2 top performers from each of the northern conference junior division competitions. The night kicked off with the year 8 and 9 division competition counts where we saw some closely matched competitors on the edges of their seat as the MC and Junior Competition Director Gavin Oliphant had players holding on to their breath before announcing the Fairest & Best recipients and Runner-Up receivers.

The Year 8 Red division saw the Subiaco Lions District player Blake Morris from the Kingsley Lions receive our first award of the night finishing tied in the Fairest & best position with Charles Lennon from West Coast White, both finishing the count on 27 votes.

This was then backed up by some strong performers throughout the year 9 divisions. Taj Schofield from Sorrento Duncraig winning the Fairest & best award for the Year 9 Red division with a whopping 30 votes, just beating Trey Kennedy to the punch from rival Subiaco District club Warwick Greenwood who was the runner up award winner on 27 votes. The Year 9 Blue division also saw 2 Subiaco District club players picking up the top prizes with Eben Rasmussen from Carine cats winning overall on 24 votes, again just edging out rival club player Callum Johnson from the Kingsley Cats finishing in the runner up position with 22 votes.

The District was represented well in the year 10 category with Abraham Clinch from Warwick Greenwood and Daniel Frost from the Kingsway rockets taking home the prize. Clinch finished the overall winner on 21 votes with Frost just behind in the runner up position on 18 votes.

The evening closed with the year 12 competition count which had players and parents on the edges of their seats with only five votes separating first place to tenth place. The count was making all those present very anxious and by round 15, Gavin could feel the tension from his podium on the stage. With the conclusion of the count we saw Kane Wright from the Kingsley Cats finishing in the Runner up position on 12 votes falling just 2 votes short of the big prize. Fellow team member Zachary Raykos was 1 vote off making it dual runner up receivers finishing on 11 votes, with Kade (Agus) Irawan from the Kingsway Rockets also finishing on 11 votes.

Well done to all players who won awards and finished inside the top 10. With what was a closely contested vote count in all divisions across the board. One thing is for sure, this weekend’s Grand Finals are sure to be some hard fought contests that you do not want to miss.

Year 8 Maroon Competition

Fairest & Best

Runner Up

Cooper Blackburn – Whitford Wildcats

Kieran Kavanagh – Marist blue

Year 8 Red Competition

Fairest & Best

Runner Up

Blake Morris – Kingsley Lions

Jayden Crane – Wanneroo Roos

Charles Lennon – West Coast White

 

Year 8 Blue Competition

Fairest & Best

Runner Up

Tiarell Niki – Swanbourne Tigers

Clayton Moore – Quinns Thunder

 

Samuel Southern – Scarborough Sea Eagles

Year 9 Maroon Competition

Fairest & Best

Runner Up

Lachlan McKay – Wembly Downs Blue

Jesse Turcato – Whitford Wildcats

Year 9 Red Competition

Fairest & Best

Runner Up

Taj Schofield – Sorrento Duncraig

Trey Kennedy – Warwick Greenwood

Year 9 Blue Competition

Fairest & Best

Runner Up

Eben Rasmussen – Carine Cats

Callum Johnson – Kingsley Cats

Year 10 Maroon Competition

Fairest & Best

Runner Up

Daniel rowe – Ocean Ridge Pointers

Ben Johnson – Whitford Wildcats

Year 10 Red Competition

Fairest & Best

Runner Up

Abraham Clinch – Warwick Greenwood

Daniel Frost – Kingsway Rockets

Year 11 Competition

Fairest & Best

Runner Up

Zane Shellabear-Healy – Scarborough Sea Eagles

Joshua Marlee – Whitford Wildcats

Jack Burke – Quinns Bulls

 

Year 12 Competition

Fairest & Best

Runner Up

Che’ Driscoll – Quinns Bulls

Kane Wright – Kingsley Cats

 

 

2016 Lions District Awards of Excellence

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 3:00 PM

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

The night celebrates football achievements both on and off the field and provides local junior and senior clubs and their volunteers an opportunity to celebrate the season that was, with football friends and colleagues. 

EVENT INFORMATION

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

MC: Lachie Reid
Entertainment by: Chris Murphy

Cash Bar available

Dress Standard: Cocktail

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

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

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

2016 AWARD FINALISTS:

Auskick Coach of the Year

  • Anthony Detata, Kingsley JFC
  • Rick Ogden, Sorrento Duncraig JFC
  • David Binning, Stirling JFC

Mods Coach of the Year

  • Jamie Wynne, Kingsway JFC
  • Ron Skender, Warwick Greenwood JFC
  • Nathan Higgins, Stirling JFC

Youth Coach of the Year

  • Steve Elliott, Kingsley JFC
  • John Vance, Warwick Greenwood JFC
  • Troy Lyon, Sorrento Duncraig JFC

Senior Coach of the Year

  • Mike Cockburn, Kingsley AFC
  • Martine Pearman, Subiaco FC/Coastal Titans
  • Tony Mirabella, Stirling AFC

Female Coach of the Year

  • Nicolle Talbot, Balga FC
  • Michelle Sewell, Carine JFC
  • Charmaine Rogers, Warwick Greenwood JFC

Young Achiever of the Year Award

  • Claire Ortlepp, Coastal Titans FC
  • Rachel Ortlepp, Coastal Titans FC
  • Duane  Smith, Warwick Greenwood JFC

Additional Awards:

Umpire of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Junior Club of the Year Award

Senior Club of the Year Award

Subi Takes Footy to The District

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 8:34 AM

Subiaco took on West Perth on Saturday August 6 at Kingsway Sporting Complex in a true community style WAFL showdown. 

The event was held in conjunction with the Kingsway Junior Football Club, Kingsway Amateur Football Club and the City of Wanneroo to showcase WAFL Football to the City of Wanneroo community in what was a big one for the home team as well as an exciting family day out. It was the first time Subiaco had played a game at the venue since 1989.

Thousands of people braved the inclement weather to see Subiaco defeat their district neighbours and rivals West Perth in a rematch of last year's Grand Finalists. It was a good day all around for the locals as the Subiaco won in the Reserves and Colts to complete a clean sweep on the day.

The Kids Zone was a hit with Bouncy Castles, Competitions, a Super Slide, football activities and more. The Subiaco Football District thanks the Subiaco Football Club, Kingsway Amateur Football Club, Kingsway Junior Football Club & City of Wanneroo for bringing the initiative to so many members of the community and supporters of the club to enjoy.

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

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 2:43 PM

Finals Season fast approaching, please save the following dates- 

 

Junior Finals Meeting (Coaches and Managers Required to Attend)

Date- Monday 29th August

Location- Subiaco FC Members Bar (Medibank Stadium)

Time- TBC

 

Northern Conference Vote Count (Year 8 - Year 12)

Date- Monday 12th September

Location- North Beach Football Club 

Time- TBC

 

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

2016 Young Achiever of the Year Award

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 3:51 PM

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

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

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

Nominees must be between 13 and 19 years.

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

NOMINATE HERE

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

2016 Coach of the Year Awards

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 4:03 PM

Nominations are now open for the following awards:

  1. 2016 Claremont District Coach of the Year Award
  2. 2016 Subiaco District Coach of the Year Award
  3. 2016 West Perth District Coach of the Year Award

District Award winners will recognised at the respective Claremont, Subaico and West Perth Awards of Excellence.

2016 COACH OF THE YEAR CATEGORIES

  • Coach of the Year
  • Auskick Coach of the Year (Pre-Primary- Year 3)
  • Junior Coach of the Year (Year 4- Year 7)
  • Youth Coach of the Year (Year 8- Year 12)
  • Female Coach of the Year
  • Senior Coach of the Year

NOMINATION INFORMATION & SELECTION CRITERIA: CIRCULAR 4-2016

NOMINATION FORM

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

Subiaco v West Perth: Kingsway WAFL Community Match

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 12:51 PM

Subiaco will take on West Perth on Saturday August 6 at Kingsway Sporting Complex in a true community style WAFL showdown. 

The event will engage with the Kingsway Junior Football Club, Kingsway Amateur Football Club and the City of Wanneroo to showcase WAFL Football to the City of Wanneroo community in what is set to be an exciting game of WAFL football as well as an exciting family day out.

 

The event will see Subiaco take on their district neighbours and rivals West Perth in what is expected to be one of the games of the year with West Perth striving to ensure they stay high in the top tier and reigning Premiers Subiaco who are still holding top place on the ladder.

Come along and have fun in the comprehensive Kids Zone with Bouncy Castles, Competitions, a Super Slide, football activities and more.

We want to see as many members of the community and supporters of the club enjoy the day with us. 

 

KEY TIMES

8:30- Gates Open

9:00- Colts SFC v WP – Members free entry until halftime of the colts

11:30 – Reserves SFC v WP

1:30 – Kids Zone Open

2:15- League Game SFC v WP

Approx. 3:10 – Half time Little League Junior Girls Kingsway v Stirling and Kingsway Auskick

4:30- Kids Zone cloesd

5:00- Integrated High Performance Squad Match

6:10 – Post match presentations

 

TICKETS

Download your FREE ticket here (The information must be complete for the free ticket option to be used)

Adults tickets are $15, Concession tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the gates.

Kids under 16 are FREE.

 

Entry Gates will be located at the following three locations:

  1. Kingsway Sporting and Football Club
  2. Spectator Drive entry
  3. Wanneroo Giants Baseball Club entry

 

PARKING

Parking will be at a premium for the event. Parking is available in three locations.

 

Location 1: Wanneroo Giants Baseball Car Park, Hartman Drive, Madeley

Location 2: South west cnr baseball field, cnr Hepburn Ave & Spectator Drive, Madeley

Location 3: Kingsway Football Club & Sporting Club Carpark, cnr of Sporting Drive & Spectator Drive, Madeley

 

It is encouraged that football patrons do not park in the Netball, Recreation Centre or Soccer parking areas due to large patronage.

 

FOOD OUTLETS

Kingsway Junior Football Club and Kingsway Amateur Football Club are hosting the game day food stalls and match day bars.

This is a great way to help support local football.

 

KICK-TO-KICK

Bring your footies and have a kick on Kingsway Reserve during the breaks. If you need a footy please stop by the Subi Team Store and pick one up from $10.

 

KIDS ZONE

Located at the Southern End of the ground. Test your handball and kicking skills in the footy zone, have a ride down the giant slide and have a jump in the massive inflatable. Stop by the colouring in zone to pick up you free temporary tattoos of Leo the Lion, Free posters and other swag throughout the day. Subiaco players will be in appearance throughout the day, players will be signing photos so no pens or paper needed.

 

COLOURING IN COMPETITION

Colour in Leo to win some fantastic prizes. You can colour in Leo before you attend the event and drop it off at the kids zone or you can colour Leo on the day.

 

MERCHANDISE

Stop by the Subi Team Store Van located at the southern end of the ground. They will have a range of Subi merchandise available for purchase.

 

POST MATCH PRESENTATIONS

Stick around after the game and head up to the Kingsway club rooms to hear from both teams coaches and players as they present their day’s awards.

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY

AFL 9s is Back!

Monday, July 4, 2016 - 3:05 PM

AFL 9s will return to Sorrento bery soon with the winter season kicking off on Wednesday 27 July.

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

For more information contact AFL 9s WA or to register a team visit www.afl9s.com.au 

Celebrating Indigenous Culture

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 1:19 PM

Subiaco District Dreaming Round took place on Sunday 26 June 2016. On this day we celebrate the Indigenous footballers who have played at the highest level and provide opportunities for our community players who wish to emulate their idols whilst providing community integration.

Events took place at Barry Britton Reserve and Ellersdale Reserve, hosted by Balga JFC and Warwick Greenwood JFC respectively. Local community members, family and friends came down to support the event with junior matched happening across the day at both venues. AT Barry Britton Reserve, the Wadjak Centre provided a Welcome to Country and traditional dance while kids had fun with the inflatable activities provided by the West Coast Eagles.

Metro North Community Engagement Coordinator, Adam Cockie emphasised the importance of the event "we have a wonderful Indigenous heritage in the Subiaco District and it is important that we take the opportunity to celebrate that with this annual event" he said.

The Subiaco Football District thanks all of the clubs invovled on the day and looks forward to continuing to grow District Dreaming in 2017.

District Dreaming this Week!

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 1:13 PM

Subiaco District Dreaming Round takes place on Sunday 26 June 2016 at Barry Britton Reserve in Balga.

On this day we celebrate the Indigenous footballers who have played at the highest level and provide opportunities for our community players who wish to emulate their idols whilst providing community integration.

So come down and support the day with family and friends. Fun activities and 3 games of football on throughout the day.

9:30am Yr4 Balga vs Kingsley

11:00am Yr5 Balga vs Carine

1:15pm Yr11 Kingsway vs Wanneroo

Any  enquires contact  Adam Cockie Community Engagement Coordinator by email at acockie@wafc.com.au or on 0477 767 007.

 

 

Kids come together for Auskick Gala Day

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 2:47 PM

Hundreds of Auskick players from all across the Subiaco Football District came together at Richard Guelfi Reserve on Saturday 11 June for the Lions District NAB AFL Auskick Gala Day. The 2016 edition of the annual event was hosted by Stirling Saints Junior Football Club.

Auskick Gala Day sees year 1 and 2 players from across the seven Auskick Centres within the Subiaco District play multiple games against kids from other Centres. The festival atmosphere of the day was added to by the free activities and raffles provided by the Saints.

A huge part of the event is the opportunity for the next generation of stars to engage with Subiaco FC players who are invovled in umpiring and engaging with the Auskickers. Subiaco's Football Operations Manager, Daniel Vidovich emphasised the value of the day to the club, "the Auskick Gala Day is a great opportunity for our players to give back to grassroots footy. It's great for our players to get to see the kids coming through the same Junior Clubs that they once played for." Vidovich said.

The District is extremely thankful to the Stirling Saints for the wonderful job they did in hosting the event. "We had lots of positive feedback and the day ran very smoothly from start to finish, we look forward to the 2017 edition" remarked Callum Warner, Lions District Development Officer. "Thanks also must go to Subiaco's FC's Coterie group, the GOLDS for their volunteer assistance on the day, something they very generously do every year" Warner added.

If you're interested in more info on Auskick in your area, check out the NAB AFL Auskick website here

Junior Girls off to a Flying Start

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 3:35 PM

The new exciting West Perth/Subiaco Junior Girls season got underway on Friday 27 May.

The program is for girls aged 9 – 12 of all abilities and experience with two teams from the Subiaco District entering the competition along with teams from the West Perth District. The season started with a skills carnival and will continue with training and a match for each of the following five weeks. It is a fantastic opportunity for girls of all levels, whether new to football, currently play in the mix competition or are currently involved in another sport and would like to give AFL a try. All training sessions and games will be held at HBF Arena.

Kingsway and Stirling Junior Football Clubs are part of the program, taking the total number of junior girls teams in the District to three, along with Warwick Greenwood who are well established in the Claremont/Subiaco Compeition.

If you are interested in participating and would like to know more, please contact your local junior club. Details provided below:

Kingsway Junior Football Club

Contact: Danni Dix

Phone: 0400 223 307

Email: registrar@kingswayjfc.com.au

Stirling Saints Junior Football Club

Contact: Tammy Mottolini

Phone: 0409 997 988

Email: registrar@stirlingjfc.com

Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club

Contact: Helen Watkinson

Phone: 0419 401 520

Email: wgjfcvp@gmail.com

 

Subiaco Lions July School Holiday Coaching Clinic

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 1:47 PM

SPECIALIST COACHING CLINICS & SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

at Kingsley Reserve, Kingsley

 

For Boys and Girls with full coaching and Instruction provided

Morning Tea and Drinks Provided

Football Inflatables, Give-a-ways and more

COME AND MEET YOUR FOOTY HEROES!

In addition all participants will receive a Subiaco FC Sports back-pack, water bottle and Subiaco Football Club Merchansise (Value over $50.00)

 

Pre-Primary - Year 6's 

1 Day Clinic  

Wednesday 13th July 2016 

8:30am - 12:30pm 

only $75.00 

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Applications close 12noon Monday 11th July 2016 or when full - Places are limited

Please complete the form online using the 'Click Here to Register' button. If unable to complete online, please contact:

SUBIACO DISTRICT FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Email: cwarner@wafc.com.au
FOR MORE INFORMATION PHONE Callum on (08) 9208-9902

www.lionsdistrict.com.au

Multicultural Gala Day

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 2:07 PM

The West Australian Football Commission hosted an AFL Multicultural Gala Day on Monday, May 23 with special guests from the West Coast Eagles including AFL Multicultural Ambassador Nic Naitanui.

Local school children from Osborne Primary School and North Balga Primary School got the opportunity to meet AFL heroes at the Metro North Multicultural Gala Day held at Macdonald Reserve in Padbury.

The Multicultural Gala Day is run every year with children from local Primary Schools coming together to learn new skills and play footy guided by West Coast Eagles players.

The event aims to give children from Multicultural backgrounds a taste of Australian Rules football with the hope that they will continue their involvement in footy into the future.

All attendees had a great time, with many experiencing Australian Rules Football for the very first time.

The WA Football Commission, in partnership with the AFL clubs, WAFL clubs and Districts, runs over 70 community programs across WA

WAFC Community Development Officer Adam Cockie said that sport was an excellent way for community members to increase their participation in WA’s society.

“Australian football is a vehicle that encourages community strengthening and inclusion within the wider Australian community,” Mr Cockie said.

“The WAFC is an important ambassador for the participation of culturally and linguistically diverse communities as players, coaches, supporters and fans in football.”

“The WAFC's multicultural programs are enabling more young talent to be identified and giving more opportunities to aspiring young AFL players,”

“The WAFC is demonstrating an outstanding leadership model for all Australian sporting codes.”

For more information contact Andrew Ridley on 0402 794 016 

Recognise outstanding Teachers

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 1:54 PM

Now is the time to recognise teachers who have run outstanding Australian Rules Football programs in their schools as part the 2016 Woolworths AFL School Ambassador of the Year awards.

To nominate CLICK HERE

Two deserving winners will claim a trip for two to a 2016 AFL Finals game in Melbourne including flights and accommodation.

Nominations by school staff, community football groups and WAFC employees can be sent in now for outstanding programs run from August 2015 to July 2016.

Finalists in each of the seven categories are invited to attend the Woolworths AFL School Ambassador of the Year Awards night where the winners will be announced. Nominees must be registered School Ambassadors.

The AFL School Ambassador (AFLSA) program was introduced into WA schools in 2004.

The program aims to produce enhanced educational outcomes in literacy, numeracy, health and physical education by providing quality resources to schools and by recognising and rewarding teachers who strongly promote football in their school and community.

Over the past 11 years there have been close to 50 category winners from nearly 30 different schools across the state.

In 2015 the WAFC received more than 100 nominations that were shortlisted to 35 finalists.

Nominations for the 2016 Woolworths AFL School Ambassador of the Year are now open and close on the last day of term 2, 1st July.

For information on previous winners CLICK HERE

Multicultural Football showcase at Lions/Sharks WAFL Clash

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 2:01 PM

The Edmund Rice Centre Lions – WA’s premier multicultural football team were special guests at the weekends Subiaco FC home game against East Fremantle.

WAFL Little League was first introduced to WA in 1970 by Mr Alex Panton, a tireless and dedicated servant to junior football in Western Australia for 30 years.  Alex saw his first game in 1969 being played in South Australia. He believed the concept of Little League could work in WA and founded WAFL Little League in the following year in 1970. WAFL Little League now in its 42nd year gives 12 year-old "stars of tomorrow" the opportunity to play at half time in front of WAFL club crowds.

2016 is a first for the Subiaco FC with the Edmund Rice Lions formally invited to participate. Two teams of 12 players played on the main oval at Medibank stadium at half time with the Edmund Rice Centre Lions formally provided the same opportunities given to local district football clubs – the opportunity to play and profile at Subiaco FC’s WAFL Match.

In addition to match day playing opportunities players from the Edmund Rice Centre were provided a tour of the Subiaco FC facilities and the Edmund Rice Centre’s youth leaders were guests at the Presidents Luncheon.

12 year old Edmund Rice Lions coach Bonhuer Cubahiro spoke to the function about his experience in football.

The Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka was founded in 1998 to meet the growing needs of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) community in Perth’s northern suburbs. The Edmund Rice Lions Program provides youth with a multicultural or refugee background with an opportunity to participate in and learn about the game of AFL. The program also acts as a pathway for integration into Australian society by linking players up with local community football clubs after a year in the program.

The Subiaco Football District is a proud supporter of the Edmund Rice Lions, providing assistance with teaching participants about our great game and transitioning them into community football by linking them up with local junior football clubs.

Subiaco Football Club’s very own, David Madut, is a product of the Edmund Rice Centre and their AFL Program, who after a year with the ER Lions went on to play Colts with the Kingsway Football Club before joining the Subiaco Colts team in 2012.

Special Guernsey's New Home

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 1:52 PM

Subiaco’s International Round guernseys have a new home for the season and have been donated to the Subiaco District.

The jumpers worn in Round Three v West Perth were funded by the WA Football Commission to encourage community ties and promote multicultural football and WAFC Lions District Officer Callum Warner was happy to see them go to a good home.

“It’s great to be able to support our District clubs’ and reinforce that we’re all a part of the same development pathway,

“These jerseys were designed by the youth of our District and now they’re being worn by young players from our District.” Said Warner

The jersey was created in promotion for International Round (Round Three) and were designed by youth from the Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka. 

When their original purpose was completed on April 2, the jerseys were then used to help out District clubs Warwick-Greenwood and Sorrento-Duncraig.

“The WGJFC combined a side with Sorrento-Duncraig so the neutral strip was perfect in making sure these players had everything necessary to compete in the metro competition this season,

“Maintaining these sorts of relationships with the Subiaco Football Club and our District clubs is crucial and we will endeavor to continue them.” Added Warner

Lionesses enter The Pride

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 3:37 PM

There's a new team in the Subiaco District; and their keen to make their mark on the football community. The Edmund Rice Lionesses program is a new initiative that mirrors the Edmund Rice Lions teams for Multicultural Youth and Juniors but this time is just for girls. The initiative created by the Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka is designed to provide an AFL experience and pathway for young women.

The program includes playing games of footy against other teams, AFL/WAFL game day experiences plus other exciting events, improving skills, fitness and leadership.

8-18 year old females interested in taking part can head down to Barry Britton Reserve, Balga on Fridays between 4pm - 6pm or contact team manager, Bella: 0412 412 480 or bella@ercm.org.au

Welcome back to Junior Football in 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Junior Football is the foundation of the sport in Western Australia, and it is continuing to grow and develop. It is imperative that we continue to create the right environments for our children to play Australian Rules Football, and this is the responsibility of everyone. Whether it is the parent on the sideline, the youth coach, the canteen manager or the club president, we all play a role in ensuring that we create safe and positive environments that assist clubs in recruiting and retaining participants.

The critical role that football plays in our community is well understood by the broader West Australian community. The game has the ability to draw communities together, it has the passion to ignite emotion and it has the platform to deliver important social messages that few other sports can provide.

These attributes are nevermore evidentthan in the juniorfootball sector of our game. Through the 9 District Football Development Councils and the 8 Regional Football Development Councilsthat support and deliver our game in metropolitan and Regional Western Australia, the opportunity to positively impact our community is a responsibility that allstakeholderstake seriously. The role that these important stakeholders play as custodians of the game is absolutely critical and the WAFC acknowledges this role as integral to the ongoing success of the code.

Football in WA is in a strong position with participation numbers at record highs, our two AFL clubs performing well on and off the field and a state league competition that is well resourced and supported. Whilst these strengths are acknowledged, it is also critical that we accept the inevitable challenges that face our game.

Whilst overall participation numbers are encouraging, we do face challenges in the youth sector. We face challenges in how we develop our coaches, umpires and club volunteers and ensuring that they receive the necessary support to fulfil their critical club and league focussed roles. We face challenges in determining our future funding model that will alter significantly with the introduction of the new Perth Stadium in 2018.

These are just a few of the challenges that the game is currently working on. No doubt, there will be more to come. The WAFC looksforward to working with all ourjuniorfootballstakeholders in tackling the key issues and partnering in a collaborative fashion to ensure the health of our game.

On behalf of the WAFC, can I take this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers and staff who play a role in the delivery of junior football in 2016. Your time, effort and passion is greatly appreciated by everyone in the football family.

Jon Haines - General Manager Football Affairs. West Australian Football Commission

Are you the ultimate WA Footy Trickster?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Check out how you can prove your skills and win the ultimate footy prize here.

Public Vacancy Announcement: Subiaco District Football Development Council

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 3:44 PM

The Subiaco District Football Development Council are advertising the following position as a Public Vacancy Announcement in the hope to enourage nominations for the below position.

District Coach Coordinator (1 year term)*

* includes nominal honorarium 

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

Girls get their start at the Kirby Bentley Cup

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 9:09 AM

About 30 Aboriginal high school girls from the Subiaco District took part in the Kirby Bentley Cup recently. It was a great turn out for the District with one team based out of Balga Senior High School and one based at Girrawheen Senior High School. The Carnival gave the girls an exciting opportunity to put their football skills on display. Many of the girls have now expressed their interest in playing with the local Youth Girls team, the Coastal Titans.

This is the third year of the Kirby Bentley Cup which is played as 9-a-side round robin tournament for Indigenous girls aged 13-17.

For more information on the Coastal Titans you can find their details here.

New Opportunities for Diverse Talent

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Indigenous and Multicultural talent from Subiaco's districts will have the opportunity to be developed and selected by the West Coast Eagles under their new Academies. On Tuesday the AFL announced the regions that were allocated to each club with Subiaco's Metro District and the Goldfields (also aligned to Subiaco) being allocated to the Eagles.

The new academies mean that players from the eligible demographics will be selected to work with and develop under the guidance of West Coast staff. If the player fully participates in the Academy for at least three years then the Eagles will be able to draft via a discounted bid, similar to the current academies in place for the GWS and Gold Coast. 

Players of Asian or African heritage (who were born in an Asian or African country or have at least one parent born in an Asian or African country) will be eligible for the bidding rules. Indigenous players will only be eligible for bidding if they have come from the Goldfields while Multicultural players will be eligible whether they live in the Subiaco Metro District or Goldfields.

The concept behind the academies is to boost the amount of diverse talent entering the AFL. We look forward to seeing some of our local heroes running around in the AFL one day.

Kicking Course for Coaches (Level 1)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:34 AM

With Andrew Lockyer
 
Want to improve your player’s kicking? You can learn how from one of the best development coaches in the business.  The Kicking Course is aimed at providing the community coach with the analysis techniques, technology and understanding to help their players achieve their potential.

The Kicking Short Course for Coaches will improve the coach’s knowledge on how to observe and identify kicking skill deficiencies. A coach will then be able to implement drills than can help improve kicking skill sets for players.
 
Course Details
Cost: $65
Length: 3 hours
What you get: A course book resource and a Level 1 Kicking accreditation
 
NOTE: Each course has limited positions to maximise the learning environment. 

Date

Venue

Details

Registration

Thursday, 28th April

Ellenbrook District Open Space, Ellenbrook

6pm-9pm

Register Here

Monday, 18th July

Orelia Oval, Orelia

6pm-9pm

Register Here

Wednesday, 20th July

City Beach Oval, City Beach

6pm-9pm

Register Here

 

Successful 2016 Design a Jumper Competition

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 2:33 PM

The 2016 Subiaco Design a Jumper Competition was a great success. We received many great entries from Poynter Primary School and the Edmund Rice Centre, with a number of them used to inspire the final design which the Lions league team will wear this weekend during the annual International Round match-up with West Perth.

In a first for this event, Subiaco will be donning a special one-off International Round jumper with a unique lion design on the front, while the Falcons will wear a short-sleeved British-inspired jumper, reflecting the high number of Brits in the West Perth district.

To witness the Lions play in their special one-off jumper, come down to HBF Arena this Saturday, April 2 at 1pm where off-field activities for the day include international food stalls, on-site British pub and kids zone, with bounce down scheduled for 2:40pm.

For more information on the International Football Festival and to download your FREE entry ticket, click here.

Kirby Bentley Cup Training Underway

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 11:42 AM

The Kirby Bentley Cup, taking place on Friday 1 April will provide young Aboriginal girls with an exciting opportunity to put their football skills on display. This is the 3rd year of the Kirby Bentley Cup which will be played as a 9-a-side round robin tournament for aboriginal girls aged 13-17.

The Subiaco team has started training on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Balga and Girrawheen Senior High Schools in the lead up to the event. You can register to be involved here: Registration Form

For more information contact Callum Warner, 0437 965 912 or Adam Cockie, 0477 767 007

Nicky Winmar Carnival 2016 A Huge Success

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 8:44 AM

Subiaco District's Nicky Winmar team, the Moorditj Lions took part in the 2016 edition of the Nicky Winmar Carnival at Bendigo Back Stadium over the Labour Day long weekend. The Nicky Winmar Carnival was created to provide Aboriginal youth with another platform to enter the WA Football talent pathway. The carnival targets disengaged players with the aim of getting them back into the football system at club level and in development squads.

The Moorditj team is made up of Aboriginal boys aged 13-15 who live within the Subiaco District. The 2016 carnival was a huge success overall and especially so for the Subiaco team. The Moorditj boys played with great spirit and mateship all day making it through to the Grand Final where they narrowly lost to a very strong South West team. “I was very proud of the boys for what they achieved on the day. Making the Grand Final wasn’t an easy task but the way the boys came together and played as a team was very exciting to watch.” Coach Adam Cockie said.

The day ran smoothly thanks largely to the support of Melanie Clarke, who volunteers her time to manage the team; the District thanks Melanie for her continual work to make the program a success. The District will now look to assist those players not currently engaged in junior football to find a club to play at. The Moorditj team will also look to opportunities throughout the year to play together as a group.

For enquiries on how to be involved in this program contact Callum Warner, Lions District Development Officer: cwarner@wafc.com.au or 0437 965 912.

Bounce Down 2016: Coach & Managers Meetings

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 1:06 PM

Bounce Down or Seasn Launch meetings are an important part of educating coaches and team officials of important messages for the upcoming football season. This may include rule changes, game environment initiatives and general league updates.

Seperate season launches will be held in 2016, one for the junior compeition (Subiaco JFL) and one for the Youth Competion (Northern Conference).

Coaches are required to attend. Managers are strongly encouraged to attend.

Where a coach cannot attend due to work or family commitments, an assistant coach or team manager must attend to represent the team.

 

Northern Conference: Bounce Down 2016 - 

YEAR 8 - YEAR 12 Competition

Registrations are now open for Northern Conference Bounce Down 2016 for Coaches and Managers from the Year 8 - Year 12 competitions playing in the Northern Conference (Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Competitions). Coaches are required to attend. Managers are strongly encouraged to attend.

Where a coach cannot attend due to work or family commitments, an assistant coach or team manager must attend to represent the team.

When: Wednesday, 6 April 2016 Time: 6:30pm Where: Medibank Stadium, Leederville.

Included in the registration is an option to include any suggestions to improve the competition, please take the time to consider as we value your input. To register please click on the link provided.

REGISTER HERE

 

Subiaco JFL Bounce Down - YEAR 3 - YEAR 7 Competition

This year’s annual Claremont Junior Football League Bounce Down will be held at the Subiaco FC, Medibank Stadium on Thursday 7th of April , 6:45pm for registrations, 7:00pm start. Registrations are now open.

REGISTER HERE

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

Coaches are required to attend. Managers in the Year 4 – Year 7 competition are strongly encouraged to attend. Where a coach cannot attend due to work or family commitments, an assistance coach or team manager must attend to represent the team.

2016 International Football Festival

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 3:44 PM

For the third consectutuve year, the Subiaco Football Club will take on the West Perth Football Club in the community-orientated International Football Festival held at HBF Arena in Joondalup. The match will take place on Saturday, 2nd of April in Round 3 of the 2016 WAFL season between the two grand finalists of 2015.

The event has become a permenant fixture for the two Metro North clubs, wilth the Lions District looking at getting their community members and schools more involved with proceedings this year. In 2016, the Lions District aim to engage with our local communities and celebrate our cultural diversity through a unique match day jumper that represents our community.

In a first for the Subiaco Football Club, the league team will play in a special one-off themed jumper to embrace its international community and multi-cultural club players. With the club sporting the likes of up-and-coming Sudanese ruckman David Madut, we hope the jumper can reflect what the community and fans feel best reflects the club and district.

For information on the Design a Jumper Competition, click here. To download your FREE Game Day entry ticket, click here.

Design the 2016 Subiaco FC Playing Jumper: 2016 International Football Festival

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 1:05 PM

The Lions Football District, in conjuction with the Falcons District, will host an International Football Festival on the 2nd of April at HBF Arena, as the Subiaco Football Club take on the West Perth Football Club in a 2015 WAFL grand final re-match.

In a first for the Subiaco Football Club, the league team will play in a special one-off themed Jumper in Round 3 to embrace its international community and build on the success of West Perth's international jumpers over the past five years.

This is your chance to design the Subiaco Football Club’s 2016 Lions International Round Jumper!

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

Competition Details:

  • One submission per person
  • Entries must be submitted on the A4 template provided
  • Entries must be accompanied by a brief reflection on the reasons for the design. Entrants are encouraged to describe the artistic, cultural or geographical influences when constructing their design
  • The winning design may be modified to suit reproduction requirements
  • Entries close 12:00pm Tuesday, 8 March 2016
  • We require the original jumper design to be submitted to:
    • PO Box 436, Leederville 6903; OR
    • Email Callum Warner at cwarner@wafc.com.au

For more information contact Subiaco Football Club on 9208 9999.

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

Winning jumper design will receive:

  • Your design used to inspire the 2016 Subiaco International Football Festival playing jumper
  • 2016 International Football Festival Signed Subiaco Jumper
  • $250 worth of football equipment to your school

Click here to enter your jumper design: Subiaco FC Design a Jumper Template

   

Level 1 Female Coaching Scholarship: Metropolitan North

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 2:04 PM

Metropolitan North Level 1 Female Coaching Scholarship 
Women in Sport Leadership Program  

In partnership with Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth football districts the Metropolitan North Football Region is offering a number of scholarships to female coaches. 

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to attend the 2016 WAFC Level 1 – Female Coaching Course at Anning Park, South Lake.  

This year’s course will be run over two consecutive Monday nights (14th and 21st March) at 6:30pm. Successful candidates will be required to attend both Monday night sessions.  

The scholarships are supported by the WAFC and are valued at $165 each providing the successful applicants with a Level 1 coaching qualification.

This course is a fantastic opportunity to hear from and learn from some of the best elite and community based coaches in the Western Australia.  
Conditions of the scholarships are as follows-  
? Will be required to complete 10 hours volunteer coaching with your district junior girls teams under direction of the District Development Officer. 

To apply please email mmcnally@wafc.com.au not later than 5:00pm on Wednesday 9th March, 2016.   

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

Top Club Workshop: Developing Stronger Clubs

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 12:33 PM

The West Perth, Subiaco and Claremont football districts in partnership with the WA Sports Federation are hosting a “Top Club” workshop on Wednesday 16th March at North Beach JFC from 7:00pm.

The “Top Club” workshop provides a framework to develop a stronger culture at your club.

The  benefits of the TOP Club program include-  

  • Make life easier for you as a volunteer club committee member.
  • Develop a club plan to guide your club activities throughout the year.
  • Help identify the important tasks for your club.
  • Develop a set of acceptable and unacceptable behaviours to guide member behaviour.
  • Identify specific job descriptions and responsibilities to spread the load for committee and general members.

****It is desirable that a minimum of 3 committee members attend this session****

You will be contacted by a representative from WA Sports Federation in the coming days regarding this event.

If you are interested in your club committee attending this event, please click on the below link

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

Find out more about TOP CLUB here: Top Club Project

Fair Safe Sport: Upcoming Training Courses

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:12 AM

WA Sports Federation have recently released a series if workshops (first half of the year) that are relevenat to local sporting clubs and Child Safeguarding and Member Protection. 

Clubs are encouraged to review the programs on offer and send relevant committee and members to attend.

Workshop

Date

Time

Location

Cost

Cybersafety in Sport and Recreation workshop (flyer attached)           

 

Please note: These are the only planned cybersafety in sport and recreation workshops coordinated by WASF for 2016

25 February 2016

9.30am – 11.30am      

 

 

6.00pm – 8.00pm

Department of Sport and Recreation, Leederville

 

 

(Also available by Video Conference at Regional DSR office for regional clubs – please see attached flyer)

Free

Safe Clubs 4 Kids workshop (flyer attached)

11 March 2016

9.30am – 12.00pm

Department of Sport and Recreation Leederville

Free

Safe Clubs 4 Kids Broome workshop

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

14 March 2016

5.15pm – 7.30pm

Mangrove Hotel Broome

Free

Member Protection Information Officer Course

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

23 March 2016

9.00am – 3.00pm

Department of Sport and Recreation Leederville

$60.00

Working with Children Sport and Recreation Specific Workshop (flyer attached)

 

Please note: This is the annual WWC sport and recreation specific workshop coordinated by WASF for 2016.

20 July 2016

9.00am – 12.00pm

Department of Sport and Recreation Leederville

Free

Safe Clubs 4 Kids information

www.dsr.wa.gov.au/safe-clubs-4-kids 

 

Download information below:

WWCC

Cyber Safety

Top Club Project 

Safe Clubs 4 Kids

 

2016 Lions District Season Calendar

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 4:38 PM

The Tigers District through the support of local business have launched it's 2016 Season Calendar.

The Calendar will be sent to the households of members over the coming weeks - a great tool to place on the fridge to keep track of everything football.

The calendar includes Junior Football & Senior Football events, WAFL Home Games and WA AFL matches.

2016 Lions District Football Calendar

Junior Registration Day This Sunday!

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Sunday 21 Feb will be Registration Day for every Junior Football Club (JFC) in Perth. Head down to your local club to register for season 2016, take part in some fun activities or meet the people that make the club run.

Don't worry if you can't make it down this weekend, you can register online anytime: http://playaflwa.com.au/ 

Subiaco District Registration Day Details:

- Balga JFC: Barry Britton Reserve, 10am-3pm

- Carine JFC: Carine Open Space, 9am-1pm

- Kingsley JFC: Kingsley Reserve, 2pm-5pm

-Kingsway JFC: Kingsway Football and Sporting Club, 10am-2pm

- Sorrento Duncraig JFC: Seacrest Park, 11am-1pm

- Stirling JFC: Richard Guelfi Reserve, 10am-1pm

- Warwick Greenwood JFC, Ellerdale Reserve, 10am-2pm

Public Vacancy Announcement: Subiaco District Football Development Council

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 4:26 PM

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

Umpires Advisor/Coach (2 year term)*

Senior Football Advisor (1 year term)

Primary Schools Advisor (2 year term)*

Secondary Schools Advisor (2 year term)*

* includes nominal honorarium 

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

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

New Development Officer Callum Warner

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 9:46 AM
The Subiaco DFDC is excited to announce Callum Warner as the new Lions District Development Officer.

Warner fills the void left by Daniel Vidovich who joined the Subiaco Football Club as the Football Operations Manager for the 2016 Season.

Callum comes to us after spending time working at the Department of Sport and Recreation, University of Western Australia, in Canada at Simon Fraser University and most recently in the WAFC Metro Central Region where he held the Community Engagement Coordinator role. The Community Engagement Coordinator role invovled managing Multicultural and Abroiginal Programs across the Demons, Royals and Swans Districts; experience that will be valuable in developing those markets within the Lions District.
 
Warner grew up in the Perth District and played colts football for the Demons before turning his focus to his career. Living and working in Vancouver, Canada has given Callum a new perspective on the sports industry, he explained "Just seeing how they do things differently in North America was a great learning experience. It provided me with thoughts about aspects that can be implemented when working back home."
 
“I’m excited to have the opportunity in this role to work with what is already a well run district with strong clubs over season 2016 and beyond. I'm looking forward to getting to know the people within the district over the next little while as we prepare for a good season" Warner said. 
 
Callum can be contacted on 0437 965 912 or cwarner@wafc.com.au
 

Clubs in-focus Club Conference 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 1:59 PM

Sporting Clubs as Community Organisations

Wednesday 9 March 2016, 6.00pm - 9.30pm
The Council Chamber 
Joondalup Civic Centre 
Boas Avenue, Joondalup 

The City of Joondalup's Clubs in-focus Club Conference is here! Due to an agreement between the WAFC and the City of Joondalup, all Subiaco District Clubs are able to attend.

Brad Robbins, former Perth Wildcats Captain will be the Key Note Speaker and Chris Barty, 2015 Pararoo will be Master of Ceremonies for the evening! 

The conference will feature a keynote speech, four streams with two breakout sessions and the Industry Expo. Clubs are encouraged to send four representatives, one to attend each stream. Breakout sessions feature the following topics: Making the Change! Associations Incorporations Act 2015, Concussion Identification & Management, Financial Management Part 1 & 2, Engaging Young Adults as Leaders, Presidents, Sponsorship and Functional Committees. 

For more details or to RSVP visit the event website by clicking here.

RSVP by 1 March 2016.

Coaching Accreditation Courses

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 1:11 PM

The quality of coaching is one of the primary reasons why players either continue to participate in Australian Football or give up the game. The AFL together with the State/Territory football organisations recognise that at all levels of the AFL game, the coach has significantly more influence upon players than any other official or person connected with football, hence the requirement for all coaches to be accredited at an appropriate level by June 30. 

Coaches must be able to communicate effectively with primary and youth aged children or adults depending on their player group, therefore training in coaching and communication techniques are as equally important as the skills, training sessions and game plans.

There will be a Level 1 Coaching Accrediation Course held in every district across the metro area. Details for the courses held in the Metro North region are below however individuals can attend any course across the state.

There are four separate courses conducted to suit varying age groups, Auskick, Junior, Youth and Senior.

All courses are competency based course whereby the coach must prove they are capable of conducting and communicating the basics of the game to players of different ages.

Level 1 Courses are 1 day in length with some online components required as a pre-requisite. The courses include:

  1. Four year coach accreditation
  2. Course Booklet
  3. Coaching Manual
  4. Coaching resources
  5. Certificate and AFL Coaches Card
  6. Four year Australian Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Membership 

Course Dates:

Auskick (Pre-Primary - Year 3), Junior (Year 3 - 7) and Youth (Year 8 - 12)

Sunday 10 April - Medibank Stadium - For more information contact Callum Warner: cwarner@wafc.com.au

Sunday 17 April  - HBF Arena - For more information contact Graham Mills: gmills@wafc.com.au

Mondays 11th and 18th June - Claremont Showgrounds - For more information contact Sam Cousens: scousens@wafc.com.au

Senior (18+)

Saturday 27 February - Venue to be confirmed - Contact mmcnally@wafc.com.au

 

Re-accreditation

  1. Accreditation is valid for four years, from the end of the year in which accreditation is gained.
  2. If you gain a higher level of accreditation during that four year period, the expiry relates only to the higher accreditation.
  3. Application to re-accredit at Level 1 should be made direct to your local District Staff Member or to the Manager for Coaching and Club Developmen. Re-accreditation is not automatic.

To maintain your Level 1 accreditation you must demonstrate that you:

  • Continued to coach throughout the four years
  • Were a registered member of your Australian Football Coaches Association branch throughout the four years
  • Are prepared to sign the AFL Coaches Code of conduct (or State specific version) when seeking re-accreditation.
  • Are prepared to submit to any coach screening procedures required at the time of re-accreditation.
  • Have continued to undertake further education, formal or informal, to enhance your coaching abilities. This might include attendance at AFCA seminars; training sessions of other coaches (particularly mentor coaches); attendance at courses or sessions within courses; training, in CPR, First Aid, communication skills, and so on.

2016 AFL National Coaching Conference

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The AFL National Coaching Conference at Domain Stadium in Perth, from Friday (evening) 5th – Sunday 7th February is a great place to start your professional development and refresh your enthusiasm for the 2016 season.

This will be the 14th edition of the AFL National Coaching Conference and it promises to be another fantastic opportunity for coaches, at any level, to continue their development as a coach and leader of their football club.

Whether you are at the beginning of your coaching career or have been a long term coach, the National Coaching Conference caters for all levels of experience, including junior community, development, or State League coaches.

Presenters:

The AFL National Coaching Conference always attracts some of the best names in the game as participants and presenters including AFL Senior and Assistant Coaches. West Coast Eagles senior coach Adam Simpson will be presenting the opening keynote address

In addition to the wonderful support received from current and former AFL experts, the National Coaching Conference also attracts other highly regarded presenters including a number of national and senior coaches from other sports, and relevant experts from other related fields.

Currently confirmed speakers for the conference include:

Adam Simpson (West Coast Eagles)
Stan Alves (AFL Coaching Ambassador) 
Luke Ball (AFL Operations)
Michelle Cowan (Melbourne Women’s Coach 2014/15)
Kim Mercer (Fremantle)
Adrian Fletcher ( AFL Queensland)
David Parkin (AFL Coaching Ambassador)
Michael Prior (Fremantle) 
Brenton Sanderson (AFL Academies)
Peter Sumich (Fremantle)
Ric Charlesworth
Mark Evans
Hugh Van Cuylenberg
Craig Starcevich
Glenn Stewart
Adrian Hickmott 
Nathan Burke

Program

A draft program for the AFL National Coaching Conference has been released, click here to see the drafted program

Conference Prices:

Accredited Coaches
Whole Conference $360.00 
Friday Only $95.00 
Saturday Only $225.00 
Sunday Only $170.00

Non-Accredited Coaches
Whole Conference $400.00 
Friday Only $140.00 
Saturday Only $260.00 
Sunday Only $200.00

Be part of a unique opportunity to mix with other coaches from all levels of the game from around Australia and talk serious footy for three days – share, debate, discuss and validate your ideas to improve your coaching effectiveness.

Click here to register now for the 2016 AFL National Coaching Conference.

West Coast Eagles Panel Night and Coaching Masterclass

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 3:09 PM

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

 

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

 

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

 

The event details are as follows –

 

WCE Sportsman’s Night

Date – Monday 8th February, 2016

Location – Lathlain Park, Cnr Goddard and Bishopgate Street

Time – 7:30pm-10:00pm

 

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

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

*Bar facilities and light refreshments available

 

Registration Link –

 

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

 

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

Date- Monday 8th February, 2016

Location- Lathlain Park, Cnr Goddard and Bishopgate Street

Time – 6:00pm-7:00pm

 

Registration Link -

 

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

 

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

 

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

New laws for incorporated associations and clubs coming in 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 9:29 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.

Edmund Rice Lions Celebrate Year Achievements

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 3:54 PM

On Saturday the 21st November at Herb Graham Recreation Centre, the ERC Lions Team held their Awards Presentation Night to end the 2015 season for the Young Lions. The Awards Night marks the end of the year for the Junior players who will now move forward and continue playing AFL with local clubs of their choice or move into coaching and mentoring roles with the ERC Lions. The night saw 39 Young Lions players receive medals for playing in 2015 team. The team had 7 special awards that were presented: Best and Fairest Award, the Coach's Award and the Most Improved Player Award, Most Inspirational Player Award, Number One Supporter Award, Valuable player Award and the Encouragement Award. The night also saw some past and futuresenior players and special guests attending,including.

Janine Freeman (Member for Mirrabooka), Mr Chris Hatton (Member for Balcatta), Cindy Dunham (Subiaco DFDC), Steve Bowman (Director of Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka) and more. It was a great night for everyone who attended and thanks to those who made it possible: Eva Mwakichako (City of Stirling), Christina Ward, Edmund Rice Youth Leadership Group, our guests and all the mums and volunteers that supported the night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images by: Andrew Kaniki Knox 

Award Winners 2015

Best and Fairest Awards: Anas Mohammed

Coaches Awards: Bipai Stansins

Most Improved Player: Jessica Kaneza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most Inspirational Player:  William Akec

Most Valuable Player: Paul Akot

Encouragement Award: Gok Dut

Number One Supporter: Daniel Hamilton

Best DressEva Mwakichako

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the awards at the Edmund Rice Lions awards night was proudly sponsored by the Subiaco District.

Image: Gok Dut winner of the WAFC Encouragement Award, with Cindy Dunham (Subiaco DFDC)

 

Here is the ERC Lions Story of 2015 - http://bit.ly/1Ns3pmI

Here is the ERC Lions Outtakes of 2015 - http://bit.ly/1I9QXFZ

Here is the ERC Lions Photo Montage of 2015 - http://bit.ly/1Ns3pmI

 

The Edmund Rice Centre Lions is an Australian Rules Football team of newly arrived young people. The team was formed in March 2010 and has a new group of players for 2015. The team is coached and captained by the Youth Leaders of the Edmund Rice Centre Youth Leadership Group and past Lions players and supported by the WA Football Commission and other sponsors. We are looking to build a supporter-base to provide a HUGE home ground atmosphere for all of the matches that the team will play in 2015. The Edmund Rice Centre Lions is a community Australian Rules Football team and are dedicated to serving their community. We are also focusing on improving the leadership qualities of these wonderful young people through AFL training and a leadership development program. We would hope that these talented young footballers will inspire other young people who come to Australia to play footy, act as positive role models and encourage others to serve their community through sport. These updates will be sent out regularly to inform the community of the activities of their team! The Lions train at Barry Britton Reserve, Balga Ave, Balga, 6061 on Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:30pm. For more information contact Bella Ndayikeze 9349 9660 or 0412 412 480 or email bndayikeze@wafc.com.au

 

Nicky Winmar Cup 2016

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 12:06 PM

The Nicky Winmar Carnival was originally created to provide young Aboriginal youth with another platform to enter the WA Football talent pathway. The carnival targets disengaged players with the aim of getting them back into the football system at club level and in development squads. 

The Inaugural cup was held in 2007 and consisted of five teams. In 2013 the carnival featured 11 teams and over 300 participants and coaches all from the Aboriginal community.

The Nicky Winmar Carnival provides participants with a direct opportunity to:

  • Participate in a structured WA football marquee event
  • Achieve coaching and umpiring accreditation
  • Re-engage with educational and sport participation programs
  • Connect with AFL/WAFL mentors and role models
  • Potentially be identified for WAFL development pathways
  • Represent the state through selection into the AFLs National KickStart Championship

The overall goal of the carnival is to increase the amount of Aboriginal youth playing at community club level and representing their WAFL Zones in development squads.

The Nicky Winmar Carnival is played in a round robin format over one day. Competing teams are based on WAFL metro and regional zones. All teams are coached by Aboriginal coaches.

The carnival also provides participants and coaches with the opportunity to be selected into the WA KickStart U15 State Aboriginal Squad who compete at the national KickStart National Championships. 

The Subiaco District are now started taking nominations for this years carnival and are wanting Indigenous players with the date of birth of 2001 & 2002. 

The first training session will commence on the 26th November from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at Girrawheen SHS.

If you were born within this age bracket and would like further information on how to register for the Nicky Winmar Cup, you can contact Callum Warner on 0437 965 912 or cwarner@wafc.com.au

Notice of 2015 Subiaco District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 3:13 PM

Please be advised that the Subiaco District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting is to be held on Monday 23rd November 2015 Subiaco Football Club Function Room, Medibank Stadium, Leederville. Registrations will commence at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm sharp start. Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting.

 

Please find attached documentation pertaining to the 2015 Subiaco District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting.

These include:

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

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

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

Affiliate Club Members include:

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

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

Please contact District Secretary, Peter Quinlan by email (a.p.quinlan@hotmail.com) to advise how many representatives will be attending.

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

Cindy DunhamChairperson

Subiaco District Football Development Council  

 

DOCUMENTS:

2015 SDFDC AGM Information Package

2014 SDFDC AGM Minutes

2015 Subiaco DFDC AGM Agenda

2015 Subiaco DFDC Annual Report (for email/web)

2015 Subiaco District Participation Snapshot

Lions District celebrates football both on and off the field

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 9:52 AM

The Lions District hosted the 2015 Football Excellence Awards on last night at the Medibank Stadium in a night that celebrated football at all levels. 

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

Hammersley Carine Amateur Football Club and Kingsway Junior Football Club highlighted their success off the field with Hammersley Carine taking out Senior Club of the Year and the Kingsway taking out Junior Club of the Year. Both clubs take home $1000 in prize money each. 

Jamie Wynne also from Kingsway was announced 2015 Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year.

 

2015 Award Winners:

2015 Subiaco FC Debutante Players

Luke Norriss – Kingsley JFC

Subiaco v South Fremantle, 13 June, Medibank Stadium

 

Craig Hoskins – Sorrento Duncraig JFC

Subiaco v East Perth, 11 July, Medibank Stadium

 

Greg Clark – Sorrento Duncraig JFC

Subiaco v Perth, 25 July, Medibank Stadium

 

2015 Premiers

WA Amateur Football League

B GRADE - LEAGUE , HAMERSLEY CARINE

C2 GRADE - LEAGUE, NOLLAMARA

C4 GRADE - LEAGUE, NOLLAMARA

Metro Football League

WARWICK GREENWOOD

WA Womens Football League

LEAGUE, COASTAL TITANS

 

Subiaco Junior Football League

YEAR 7, KINGSWAY TEAL

Northern Conference

YEAR 10 MAROON, KINGSWAY ROCKETS

YEAR 12, KINGSWAY ROCKETS

 

Auskick Coach of the Year

Paul O’Shea - Sorrento Duncraig JFC

 

Modifieds Coach of the Year

Jarrod McCauley - Warwick Greenwood JFC

 

Youth Coach of the Year

Alan Thomas - Carine JFC

 

Female Coach of the Year

Michelle Sewell - Carine JFC

 

Senior Community Coach of the Year

Tim Hall - Hamersley Carine AFC

 

Umpire of the Year

Chris Spencer

 

Fairest & Best Winners

 

NORTHERN CONFERENCE

YEAR 10 MAROON - WIL HICKMOTT, SORRENTO DUNCRAIG DOLPHINS

YEAR 10 BLUE - JACOB NOCK, KINGSLEY CATS

YEAR 11 MAROON - THOR LENNOX, NORTH BEACH/CARINE

YEAR 12 - DANIEL RYAN, SORRENTO DUNCRAIG HAWKS

 

WA AMETEUR FOOTBALL LEAGUE

B GRADE LEAGUE - AARON SWEET, STIRLING

 C1 LEAGUE - ANDREW FISHER, KINGSLEY

C1 RESERVES - PAYDEN GERICK, KINGSLEY

D2 RESERVES - BEN CRUZ, HAMERSLEY CARINE 

E2 LEAGUE - LUKE NIMMETT, KINGSWAY

DREW BANFIELD - MATTHEW JACKSON, KINGSWAY

 

Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year

Jamie Wynne

 

Junior Club of the Year

Kingsway Junior Football Club

 

Senior Club of the Year

Hammersley Carine Amateur Football Club

Grassroots Glory

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 8:30 AM - by Lauren Pilat; STIRLING TIMES

MIRRABOOKA MLA Janine Freeman admits she’s not an avid AFL supporter but as a Subiaco Football Club vice-patron and supporter her passion lies with WAFL and grassroots footy.

In Ms Freeman’s eyes, the AFL grand final is not the only highly anticipated competition this weekend, with Subiaco going up against West Perth to defend their 12 premierships.

Ms Freeman, whose father Arthur Freeman played for West Perth, said she followed WAFL because it was much more community-based with Subiaco having a strong connection with Edmund Rice Centre Lions and encouraging children from diverse cultures to be involved in sport.

“I love the participation of the game and that’s why I like WAFL because you can go out and have a kick on the oval during half time; you’re much more a part of it,” she said.

“It’s about the families getting involved. I like it when it’s much more community-based and grassroots and Subiaco does that really well. I’m a big supporter of Subi.”

Ms Freeman said she acknowledged the West Coast Eagles for their “fantastic” connection to the Edmund Rice Centre Lions with Nic Natanui coming down to work with them as a role model.

“Because the limelight is on footballers in WA, the whole aspect of them being really important role models is quite pivotal for young people to get good role models around physical health as well as mental health and community participation,” she said.

Ms Freeman said Subi was facing “a bit of a struggle” to get players and wanted to make sure that children in the Balga area had an opportunity to play football.

“Subiaco Football Club is really committed to ensuring that the communities in that Balga area get the same opportunities to be able to compete in kids sport because of the value that it is for kids to participate in sport,” she said.

Ms Freeman said in terms of AFL she hoped the Dockers would win after missing out on the premiership in 2013.

2015 Northern Conference Fairest and Best Vote Count - results

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 11:27 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

Subiaco District Umpires Awards Night

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 10:19 AM

Just as every junior football club takes time to honour the outstanding performances from their individuals, the Lions District Umpires Association have also celebrated and awarded those who have excelled in the 2015 Season. The craft of umpiring is at times a thankless and arduous task. It requires dedication to train and also a willingness to learn the numerous skills necessary to officiate the game.

Last Thursday the Lions District Umpires Association held their Annual Presentation Evening, where they recognised individuals who over the season had taken the time to listen and develop their umpiring skillset. The association also recognised those individuals who went beyond expectations to help develop and nurture our small, but passionate umpiring community.

We hope to continue successfully educating umpires to serve our great game next season. In the meantime, hopefully all our umpires and also our district’s players enjoy the summer. After all it will not be too long before the pre-season commences, and the huge task of developing our future officials begins again.  

Below is a list of the Lions District Umpires Association’s award winners for the 2015 Season:

Modified Rules:

Best First Year: Matt Lowndes

Most Improved: Luke Bennett

 

Open Rules:

Best First Year: Paul Dijkstra

Most Improved: Rowan Koch

 

Lachie McLeod Award: Alex Murray

Richard Powell Award (Dedication to Umpiring): Brayden Pollard

Umpire of the Year: Chris Spencer

Golden Whistle (WAFC): Chris Spencer

 

 

Hamersley Carine B Grade Premiers

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 3:10 PM

Hamersley Carine Hawks Premiers

Hamersley Carine have been crowned premiers in the B Grade Amateurs competition after beating Scarborough in a close low scoring tough contest by 1 point, 7.7 49 to 7.6.48.

Hamersley Carine had finished 5th at the end of the regular season and had to do it the long way round to make the big day. It all started when they got over the line in a close encounter against Swan Athletic, with wayward kicking nearly costing them the game, 9.15 69 to 10.8 68.

Next in their way was Wanneroo which was a dominant performance by the hawks, winning the game convincingly 15.12 102 to 9.7 61.

Hamersley Carine didn’t shy away from the close games with 3 of the 4 finals games that they played in were all settled by less than 2 goals, with two of those games by 1 point and the Preliminary Final against Wembley was the next task ahead. Inaccurate kicking could of proven costly again but they held on for victory 7.15 57 to 6.9 45.

The grand final was always going to be a big task with Scarborough getting the win in both encounters during the season 36 points and 19 points respectively and finishing top of the ladder at the end of the regular season. But as they had shown all finals series, Hamersley Carine were not a team to be taken lightly, and their determination and desire to win the contest proved too strong in the end with Brett Dale taking out the medal for Best on Ground.

Hamersley Carine has now deservingly been promoted into A Grade for season 2016.

Also over the weekend the Western Australian Amateur Football League held a number of Grand Finals from B grade amateurs through to E Grade to finish off of the season.

Congratulations to all teams throughout the district that had played during the finals series  year with some teams good enough to make it to grand final day and taking home the premiership cup in their respective grade.

Well done to all teams on a fantastic season. See below results of other games.

http://waafl.com.au/news/9375/b-e-grand-final-results

 

C4 

Nollamara     13.8 (86)
Armadale     10.13 (73)

Best on Ground:  Michael Pickett- Nollamara 

C4R 

Cottesloe            5.7 (37)
Osborne Park     5.5 (35)

 

D2R

Wembley                 10.2 (62)
Hamersley Carine     5.7 (37)

 

E2
Collegians         8.14 (62)
Kingsway            4.2 (26)

 

 

Coastal Titans Premiers

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 10:11 AM

Coastal Titans outrun Swan Districts to claim their sixth premiership in ten years.

The Coastal Titans have continued their dominance of the League competition with their four goal victory over Swan Districts in the 2015 League Grand Final.

Neither team could break the match open in a tight contest early on in the play. Kellie Maree-Gibson of Swan Districts provided a moment for the highlights reel as she helped her team to one of their two opening quarter goals with a fifty meter drop punt of gold. It bounced perfectly through the goal posts, but didn’t set the tone for the remainder of the game.

The Swans failed to move the ball inside their forward 50 and were forced into defensive play for a heavy part of the four quarters. It was only a single point that separated the two sides at quarter time, with Swan Districts holding the lead.

Unsurprising Louise Knitter Best on Ground medal winner, Kiara Bowers, once again proved why she is one of the best footballers in the country. Her clearances and importance around stoppages opened the door for many Titan goal opportunities. She was the only goal kicker of the second quarter, as the match still offered no standout side.

This changed after half time, courtesy of the Titans as Renee Forth had two shots on goal within the first two minutes of the third quarter to extend her teams lead even further.

Whilst the Titans looked dangerous, heading into the final change with a 14 point lead, the match was no where near won. Entering the final term, the Swans needed to more than double their score of 14 and hold the Titans goalless to claim victory. The hope of winning was minimised with an early Titan fourth quarter goal courtesy of Dana Hooker to blow the lead out to 20 points.

The sealer arrived with a contested grab from Titan tall Sara Lewis just minutes from her teams triumphant finish. Kicking true, she put the Titans in the lead by 30 points, the largest margin of the match, though the Swans replied with quick goal to bring the margin back to 24.

It was a devastating loss for Swan Districts, who have taken out the last two premierships. Whilst the Titans were not perfect in front of goal, their attack on the ball and defensive pressure saw them kick enough majors to cement a grand final victory.

Season 2015 began for the Coastal Titans with a textbook seven goal round one victory over the Swans, to which they claimed first spot on the ladder. It’s now well and truly clear that they never looked back.

They backed up a stellar year with an even more motivated performance and rightly deserve to add the new silver wear to their trophy case.

Final Score: Coastal Titans 6.8 (44) def Swan Districts 3.2 (20)

http://wawfl.com.au/news/9320/premiership-glory-for-the-coastal-titans

Written by Sandra Argese 

Junior Grand Finals Action

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 5:51 PM

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

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

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

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

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Local teams shine at WAAFL Awards Night

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 1:58 PM

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

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

For a full count of all votes CLICK HERE

BEST & FAIREST WINNERS

           

B (T.R Howard Medal)

Aaron Sweet - Stirling

 

C1

Andrew Fisher - Kingsley

    

C1 Reserve

Payden Gerick - Kingsley

 

C4

Dylan Grogan - Osborne Park

  

D2 Reserve

Ben Cruz - Hamersley Carine

         

E2

Luke Nimmett - Kingsway

   

Drew Banfield Colts (TIE)

Daniel Toohey  - Whitford

Matthew Jackson - Kingsway

     

   

Fuel for the game

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 10:48 AM

As we move into Finals time we thought we'd share some insights on how league footballers prepare, to ensure they have the right fuel for the big game!

Most AFL players prepare their body for the game by getting physiotherapy and massage to ease aches and pains but they also need to eat correctly before the game to ensure they have sufficient energy to get through a full game of AFL.

Pre-game fuel

Pre-game food and fluid intake are the final stages of recovery from a week of hard training to ensure the body is fully stocked before the game begins.

Why should you eat before the game?

Training day in, day out, can reduce the body’s energy reserves especially carbohydrate stores. This is why it is essential to replenish these after every training session. But it doesn’t just stop there, it is important that carbohydrate recovery is continued right up until the start of the game.

A pre-game intake of carbohydrate ensures that you have enough of this essential energy source to compete at 100% for the whole game and not run out of energy as the game goes on, which may happen if your carbohydrate stores are not fully loaded.

What should you eat before the game?

It is important that your pre-game meal is something you like! Most AFL footballers have a favourite pre-game meal that they will have regularly eat before heading out onto the field.

Usually the pre-game meal follows a few basic guidelines:

High in carbohydrate
Low in fat
Foods you enjoy and are comfortable with
Include a fluid choice with the meal
The timing of the pre-game meal is also an important consideration as eating too close to the game can cause an upset stomach, while having something too far in advance can mean you are hungry during the game

It is recommended that you eat your pre-game meal about two-to-four hours prior to the game.

This allows enough time for the food pass through the stomach and into the intestines where it can be absorbed for use. The exact timing of the meal will depend on how your body handles the pre-game build up.

Anxiety and nerves can cause disruptions in the digestion process and can lead to stomach upsets. If you are someone that suffers from nerves or anxiety it is a good idea to eat well before the game and consume lighter snacks or fluid choices closer to the game.

Pre-game meal examples:

Breakfast cereal or porridge and reduced fat milk
Toast or muffins with jam/honey/peanut butter
Baked beans or tinned spaghetti on toast
Pasta with a low fat tomato based sauce
Sandwiches or rolls
Creamed rice and tinned fruit
Rice or noodles and low fat stir fry
Low fat smoothies or liquid sports nutrition supplement (like Sustagen Sport)

Hydration before the game

Hydration is an important concern for AFL footballers and drinking enough in the lead up to a game is just as important as eating well. It is a good idea to consume fluid at your pre-game meal and in the hours leading up to the game.

Sports drinks provide the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. By consuming sports drinks leading into the game you can ensure that you have carbohydrate for energy and also sufficient fluid and electrolytes for adequate hydration.

This article was first published on www.aflcommunityclub.com.au

Preliminary Finals Action; this weekend in the Lions District

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Good luck to all teams contesting finals within the Subiaco 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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2015 Lions District Football Excellence Awards - Finalists Announced

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 12:00 AM

The 2015 Lions District Football Excellence Awards will be held on Thursday 24th September at Medibank Stadium 

Tickets and tables reservations can be made by contacting your club President or by calling Andrew Ridley on 0402 794 016.

Ticket prices are $60 which includes a 2 course meal.

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

The night celebrates football achievements both on and off the field and provides local junior and senior clubs and their volunteers an opportunity to celebrate the season that was with football friends and colleagues. 

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Bella ready to drive footy growth engaging new communities

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 4:51 PM

Bella Ndayikeze

Current Role: Community Engagement Coordinator, Metro North

The WA Football Commission, Falcons, Lions and Tigers Districts are excited to welcome Community Engagement Coordinator Bella Ndayikeze to the team.

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

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

About Bella:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get in touch with Bella

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

 

Daniel Vidovich joins the Lions Team

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 2:16 PM

The Lions District and WAFC are pleased to welcome Daniel Vidovich to the team. 

Daniel joins us as Development Officer replacing Rohan Blee. 

Contacts:

Phone: 0438 994 412 or 9208 9999

Email: dvidovich@wafc.com.au 

Q&A with Daniel

Nickname: Vido

Where did you grow up/where do you live now?

I have grown up as a Fremantle boy within the South Fremantle District for 26 years and the past 6 years been living in the South East Corridor of Perth with my wife and 1 year old son.

What's your footy story?

I have grown up with Footy all my life and have been with the South Fremantle Football Club either as a player or staff member from 1998 to 2014.

I started with South Fremantle as a player though the development programs in 1998 working my way through to the senior ranks up until 2005 until a few injuries made me take a different path in footy.

I was an Assistant Coach with the South Fremantle Colts in 2007 & 2009, head coach with the South Fremantle U/15 Development program 2009 and more recently was the South Fremantle FC Full Time Player Development Manager from 2010 to 2014.

What role did you have before taking on the Development Officer Role?

I took time away from football for a year and half as a Sales Representative in the Building industry.

Why return to footy?

My love for football and wanting to see the game grow.

I have been given an amazing opportunity to help grow and support the game within the Subiaco Lions district.

I am looking forward to hitting the ground running and getting the ball rolling with the Subiaco District & Football Club.

Junior Club of the Week - Sorrento Duncraig JFC

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 8:00 AM

For Subiaco’s Round 22 clash against East Fremantle on Saturday 22nd August at Medibank Stadium, Sorrento Duncraig Junior Football Club will feature as the WAFL Junior Club of the Week.

Sorrento Duncraig Junior Football Club (SDJFC) is based in Perth's Northern suburbs with its home at Seacrest Park in Sorrento. The club caters for Auskick (Pre Primary - Year 3) with the Saturday morning Auskick program, Modifieds (Year 4 - Year 7) and Youth (Year 8 - Year 12) competitions that compete on Sundays. The club's main catchment areas include Sorrento, Duncraig, Marmion, Hillarys and Padbury.

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Youth Girls Super Sunday returns bigger and better

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 10:10 AM

Following succes in 2014, the West Australian Football Commission has confirmed that the Youth Girls Super Sunday will return in 2015 on August 16 at Steel Blue Oval, Bassendean.

The Youth Girls Super Sunday involves all WAFC Rogers Cup Youth Girls games being played at the one venue in a carnival style format. 

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Fun for the Whole Family

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 2:13 PM

Subiaco’s Family Fun Day was a resounding success with over 2500 attending Medibank Stadium last weekend.

The game-day event was a coordinated effort with the Subiaco Lions District who encouraged the attendance of the extended community.

With good vibes and good numbers showing at Medibank Stadium; Marketing Manager Travis Kalin believes the club’s relationship with the community can only get stronger.

“The day went really well and it’s always good to engage with the local community considering we are a community minded organization,

“It’s good to reach out, not only to the grassroots football clubs, but the greater community. It was a great way to engage with everyone and see so many people at the footy,

“This year we went bigger than year’s past. Previously it was a smaller kids fun day but this year we decided to expand the initiative.

“It’s now more of a family day and the Subiaco District continue to be a big contributor in the progress of the event.” Said Kalin.

With Subi looking to encourage everyone to attend game-days Kalin hopes “Family Fun Day” will become a calendar event.

“We would definitely look to do it again and we want to make it a big annual event,

“It will hopefully become a staple WAFL event a like Good Friday, Anzac Day or West Perth’s “International Round” and hopefully people pencil it in their calendars because it provides a perfect opportunity for all the families and clubs to come together.” Said Kalin.

Kalin states that the Subiaco Football Club will continue to put extended effort into the Family Fun Day and thanked the involvement of the WAFC, WCE, QBE and Perth Glory.

“We wanted to reward the junior clubs and invite them to enjoy a game day. The goal was to host a good family day event that had something for the kids and adults.”

“We had a range of activities and had a lot of success with our AFL double pass prize colouring competition with over 150 entrants received,

“There was a kids zone on the southern end that we coordinated and credit goes to the West Australian Football Commission, West Coast Eagles, QBE and Perth Glory who helped us with promotional items that brought a professional, festive atmosphere to the day.” Added Kalin.

LEO THE LION
COLOURING COMPETITION WINNERS

#1ST PLACE OLIVER HUGHES
#2ND PLACE JESSICA BICKFORD
#3RD PLACE STELLA BERRY

Contact the Subiaco Football Club at info@subiacofc.com.au or 9208 9999 to collect your prizes.

AFL Multicultural Round

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 3:07 PM - by Bella Ndayikeze

Australian Football has the extraordinary power to bring people together regardless of background. Everything’s possible when we unite through the love of the game.

This Toyota AFL Multicultural Round, we celebrate the many wonderful cultures who all share a common passion for footy and that no matter who you are or where you come from, AFL is a sport that embraces everyone willing to get involved and have a good time.

We highlight the contribution multicultural communities have made to the game’s history and welcome new communities to embrace Australia’s game in the future.

Many Cultures, One Game. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay tuned for more details.

Lions Recognise Volunteers at Family Fun Day

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 9:25 AM

The Lions District held their annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony as part of the Pre-Game President’s Function for the Round 19 clash between Subiaco and South Fremantle on Saturday 1st August at Medibank Stadium, which also doubled as Lions Family Fun Day.

The Volunteer Appreciation Function recognised the outstanding contributions volunteers make to our great game and acknowledged those junior football volunteers who were nominated as part of The Sunday Times WA Football Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Jamie Wynne from Kingsway Junior Football Club was crowned as the winner of the award for the Subiaco District in 2015, who has now been shortlisted as a state finalist and will attend the Sandover Medal where the winner for WA will be announced.

Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club lead the state for the second year in a row with an astounding 259 volunteer of the year nominations, winning themselves a prize of 6 corporate box tickets to an AFL match as a reward for their commitment to recognising their volunteers. The Subiaco District received a total of 391 nominations for 2015.

The following 5 finalists were announced and presented on the day.

#1 Melanie Clarke (Balga JFC)

Melanie is a passionate, hardworking volunteer for her club who has a can do approach and is always ready to lend a hand. Her passion for helping others, working with the children and their families at the football club is to be commended.  Melanie currently holds the roles of Secretary and Treasurer. In 2015 Melanie came on board as Team Manager for two new Subiaco District Aboriginal football engagement programs, the Moorditj Lions and Djookin Lions.

#2 Sharon Seaman (Karrinyup JFC)
Sharon is the Auskick Coordinator at Karrinyup Junior Football Club. Sharon has transformed the Auskick program at the club and her tireless efforts contribute to the Auskick program running smoothly and effectively- and she has brought a sense of professionalism to the Club. Through Sharon’s leadership, the Auskick group has grown in numbers and has great parental involvement. 

#3 Duncan Mackinnon (Kingsley JFC)
Duncan spends countless hours volunteering at the club and has done for more than 20 years. Duncan is still heavily involved even though his son finished at the club some 5 years ago. Duncan has been a fountain of knowledge and an amazing inspiration for what a true club person and servant of the club is. Duncan is a life member at the Kingsley Junior Football Club and has been the registrar 7 out of the last 10 years.

#4 Jamie Wynne (Kingsway JFC)
Jamie is a key coaching volunteer within the Subiaco District. He is a fantastic motivator who focusses on inspiring all players to achieve everything possible through positive learning environments across many different sports. Jamie is the Kingsway JFC Coach Coordinator and also coaches the Reserves side at the Kingsway Amateur Football Club. In addition Jamie coaches the District's Integrated Youth Football Team at Kingsway JFC, which is a job that requires a lot of passion, energy and patience. Jamie has also been appointed as the head coach of WA's first state Integrated Side who are travelling over to Victoria in the coming weeks. Visit the below link for a video about Jamie's WA State Integrated Side.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNh9XA5Yz3k

#5 Lincoln Rollo (Warwick Greenwood JFC)

Lincoln has an incredible energy and passion for his role at the Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club. He has been instrumental in the growth of the club on so many levels and shows a real passion for his community and is determined to see the club become a great place for all families to come to. Lincoln is the lifeblood of the club who helped to obtain Gold Accreditation as part of the Swisse Quality Clubs program, and see the club named as the Champion Junior Club of the Subiaco District for the second year in a row in 2014. 

Social Media Safety

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 1:51 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.

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Finalists announced for Woolworths AFL School Ambassador Awards

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 4:32 PM

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

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

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

 

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Junior Club of the Week - Karrinyup Saints Junior Football Club

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 9:49 AM

 Junior Club of the Week - Karrinyup Saints Junior Football Club

 The Lions District are pleased to announce the Karrinyup Saints Junior Football Club as our Junior  Club of the Week for this weekend’s Round 19 WAFL clash between Subiaco and South Fremantle at  Medibank Stadium.

 The Karrinyup Saints Junior Football Club was formed in 2001 through the merger of the Osborne  Park and Karrinyup Junior Football Clubs. The club‘s home ground is located at Richard Guelfi  Reserve in Balcatta which is a great central hub for their local junior footballers hailing from the  suburbs of Tuart Hill, Osborne Park, Balcatta, Stirling, Gwelup & Karrinyup.

As the Junior Club of the Week, Karrinyup will be participating the Movie Masters Little League game and Auskick Grids during half time of the league match, so keep an eye out for their future football stars as they grace the fields of Medibank. Karrinyup will also have their volunteers conducting the weekly gate raffle, so please support their fundraising efforts by grabbing a couple of tickets on your way in to the game.

Karrinyup’s rostered Junior Club of the Week round coincides with the Lions Family Fun Day this Saturday 1st August at Medibank Stadium which will be showcasing and celebrating our District Junior Clubs. As part of the Family Fun Day, prizes will be up for grabs for the most engaged club and team, so please encourage as many families from your junior club to come along and be part of the action.

The day also includes the QBE Kids Zone and a Colouring In Competition. For more information, visit the below link.

http://lionsdistrict.com.au/event/571/lions-family-fun-day

 

 

Footy Fundamentals: Term 3 & 4 Registrations Open

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 5:56 PM

Footy Fundamentals in a football inspired fundamental movement skills program for children aged 2-5 years and is run at locations in Joondalup and Subiaco.

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

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

Active parent involvement is required in all of our toddler AFL programs. Research has shown that active parents help support a healthy and active lifestyle for children. 

The program works across three age groups:

TIGER CUBS (2 yrs to 3 yrs)

Tiger Cubs is all about exposing toddlers to the shape of an AFL football, and using big AFL equipment to encourage active movement, and the development of fundamental movement skills.

FALCONS FLEDGLINGS (3 yrs to 4 yrs)

Falcons Fledglings are at the age of starting to learn the art of kicking a football. They are put through a slightly more advanced course that uses different sized balls and equipment to further develop their fundamental movement skills, encourages listening skills, and introduces some basic teamwork skills.

LION KINGS (4 yrs to 5 yrs)

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

AVAILABLE TERM DAYS/TIMES 

Get your active toddler involved in our toddler AFL classes held at Joondalup and Subiaco.

*All classes are morning unless otherwise stated
     Tiger Cubs -                9:30am - 10:00am
     Falcon Fledglings-    10:10am - 10:40am
     Lion Kings-                10:50am - 11:35am

***Please ensure you check the venue before joining. ***

Third Quarter 2015
Dates                                                                            Venue
Monday 27th July - Monday 7th September                       HBF Arena, Joondalup
Tuesday 28th July - Tuesday 8th September                     Kitchener Park, Subiaco
Saturday 1st August - Saturday 12th September                HBF Arena, Joondalup

Final Quarter 2015
Dates                                                                            Venue
Monday 19th October - Monday 30th November                HBF Arena, Joondalup
Tuesday 20th October - Tuesday 1st December                Kitchener Park, Subiaco
Saturday 24th October - Saturday 5th December               HBF Arena, Joondalup

REGISTER HERE

Development Officers - Royals & Lions District (2 x Positions)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 5:37 PM

 

Development Officers (Australian Rules Football)

2 x Positions - Lions District & Royals District

We now have two opportunities for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team as Development Officers for both the Lions & Royals Districts.  Both positions are located at Medibank Stadium, Leederville (but in different workplaces) and will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of broad-based participation programs, fundamental to the strategic aims of the respective District, and the WAFC.

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

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

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

Essential selection criteria include:

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

Desirable selection criteria include:

  • Coaching Accreditation.
  • Level 1 Umpiring Accreditation.
  • Knowledge of the WA Football structure including the District Model and JCC.
  • Knowledge of the relevant District, including factors that may influence the Football environments within it.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting position please submit a maximum 1 page application letter no later than Tuesday 4th August 2015, indicating which District you are applying for and demonstrating your ability to address the selection criteria above; and in addition please attach your resume and email to recruitment@wafc.com.au 

For more information about these unique opportunities, please contact the respective Community Development Managers; for the Royals role – Isaac Stewart on 0429 000 347; for the Lions role – Andrew Ridley on 0402 794 016.

Lions Family Fun Day - Download your FREE family pass

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 12:23 PM

Get along to Medibank Stadium on August 1st for the 2015 Lions Family Fun Day when Subiaco takes on South Fremantle. Make sure the kids stop by the QBE Kids Zone, Colour in Leo and enjoy the footy.
 
Download your complimentary ticket to the game
 
FAMILY FUN DAY INCLUDES
 
QBE Kids Zone (Opens at 1:30pm)
*Located at the Southern End of Medibank Stadium
Test your handball skills on the handball targets
West Coast Eagles Inflatables
Free temporary tattoos of Leo the Lion
Player Appearances throughout the day, players will be signing photos (no pens or paper needed)
Lots of free giveaways
 
Colouring In Competition
Download Leo the Lion or Basil the Bulldog colouring in competition. Complete the form and bring Leo or Basil to the gate on game day coloured in and you could win one of three prizes up for grabs. 
 
<DOWNLOAD LEO THE LION>
<DOWNLOAD BASIL THE BULLDOG>
 
Colouring In: PRIZES
1st Prize: Double pass to attend an AFL game (availabel Rounds 21, 22 or 23)
2nd Prize: Signed 2015 Subiaco Jumper
3rd Prize: Lions Prize Pack
 
The Lion King Ticket Draw
Grab an entry form from the gate and return to the barrel located at the Lions Team Store/ Front Office for your chance to win a double pass to see Disney present The Lion King at Crown Theatre Perth on November 21st.
 
District Day
As part of the Family Fun Day we are celebrating our District Junior Clubs.  Space will be available for our Lions District Clubs to sit, please see the below map. Also we have some great prizes up for grabs for the most engaged club and team prize for the team with the best represtation. Please fill out the complimentary entry ticket and include your club and team information.
 
Most Engaged District Club
Get your club down on the day and cheer for the Maroon and Gold. If your club is judged the most engaged club on the day, your club will win ten leather footballs. So make sure you get your signs, flags and Subi coloured gear ready for the day!
 
Best District Team Prize
Get your team along to the game. If your team has the best representation on the day, your squad could win a training session at Medibank Stadium with the Lions.
 
Seating Information
Seating is available within the grandstand, in the Shed seating area, at the  East Perth end of the ground or find a nice patch of grass and enjoy the footy.
 
Parking
There are various parking lots around Medibank Stadium and street parking, please adhear to the signage.  We suggest that you catch public transport, please catch the train to the Leederville Station and then it is a quick walk up Oxford Street to the stadium.


 

AFCA and District Coach of the Year nominations

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 11:59 AM

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

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

Nomination Period

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

NOMINATE A COACH

Pre-requisites for each award can be found HERE

District Coaching Awards

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

For more information contact Rohan Blee on 9208 9999

Lions Holiday Clinic a roaring success!

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 2:02 PM

On Wednesday 15th July the Subiaco Football District in partnership with the Subiaco Football Club delivered their July School Holiday Clinic at Kingsley Reserve in Kingsley which saw more than 170 kids participating in a range of football skills activities and games.

The Lions rolled out a fresh new program for the July clinic, which included two separate zones for the participants, the Lion Cubs (PP-Year 2’s) and the Lion Kings (Year 3-6’s). Both zones received specialised coaching from Subiaco Football Club staff, coaches and players from the Colts team.

The Lion Cubs zone included a range of basic skills and games stations throughout the day, whilst the older participants in the Lion Kings zone got to experience a more advanced set of drills and skill testing activities from the AFL Draft Combine at each of the stations. Each of the Lion Kings participants got a copy of their testing results to take home and stick on the fridge for all family and friends to see.

All participants received a Subiaco Football Club replica jumper upon sign in, so the 170+ players and coaches created a sea of maroon and gold across the fields of Kingsley Reserve.

   

Lions Welcome Trainee to the Team

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 1:59 PM

The Subiaco Football District and Subiaco Football Club is pleased to introduce AFL Sportsready Trainee Jesse Tippet to the team. Jesse commenced working with the Subiaco District in April 2015 in the role of Community Development Assistant responsible for the delivery of school and community football participation programs, as well as providing assistance in the planning and delivery of larger District events.

Jesse is fresh out of high school, and prior to 2015 had just completed his Year 12 studies as part of the SEDA program based at Fremantle Oval, an alternate high school pathway which gives students a taste of working within the sport and recreation industry and prepares them for future employment.

Over the last few months, Jesse has been busy out in our local Primary Schools delivering football participation programs such as Eagles Faction Footy, Freo Footy Skills and the NAB Auskick program in both during and after school formats. Having a full-time staff member dedicated to delivering these programs in our local schools should see an increase in school football participation throughout 2015.

As part of his traineeship, Jesse is completing his Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation whilst working full time, gaining valuable industry work experience.

“I have really enjoyed my experience working with the Subiaco Football District so far. I find the hands-on nature of the role working in local Primary Schools very rewarding. Giving kids the opportunity to participate in our great game and seeing the hundreds of smiling faces each week is the best part of my job. I am confident that this role will prepare me well for future employment in the industry.”

Exercise away those winter blues!

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 1:53 PM

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

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


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

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

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

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Local Footy - A No Brainer For Us!

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 1:46 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

Junior Club of the Week – Kingsley JFC

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 11:31 AM

The Subiaco Football Club and District are pleased to announce the Kingsley Junior Football Club as theWAFL Junior Club of the Week for this weekend’s Round 15 clash against Peel Thunder at Medibank Stadium.

Kingsley Junior Football Club is located at the Kingsley Memorial Clubrooms on Kingsley Drive, Kingsley, and are proud to be one of the largest junior football clubs in Western Australia. The club caters for Auskick (Pre Primary - Year 3) with their Saturday morning Auskick program, as well as teams in Modifieds (Year 4 - Year 7) and Open Rules (Year 8 - Year 12) who play on Sundays both at home and away venues. In 2014, the club had over 700+ players with 26 Auskick teams, and 16 Mods and Opens teams.

The club has a fairly strong relationship with the Kingsley Amateur Football Club who also share the facility. This helps to provide a strong participation pathway into senior community football for their youth aged players.

Kingsley Junior Football Club has been the breeding ground to many current senior players on the Subiaco Football Club list including Chris Phelan, Luke Norriss, Joel Ashman, and Jeremy Woodley.

As the Junior Club of the Week, the Kingsley Junior Football Club will be undertaking a number of game day activities at half time this weekend including the Movie Masters Little League and their Auskickers playing on grids set up around the boundary. Kingsley JFC volunteers will also be selling raffle tickets at each of the gates so please help support their fundraising efforts and buy a couple of tickets on your way in to the game.

SFC Zone Carnival – THIS SUNDAY 5th JULY 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 11:22 AM

The Subiaco Football Club’s Junior Zone Carnival is being hosted by the Lions District for 2015 onSunday 5th July at Seacrest Park in Sorrento. This year the District will be fielding a 14’s and a 15’s team that will compete against teams from Esperance and Kalgoorlie.

The Head Coach of the 14’s team is District Coach Coordinator Cory Lake, and the 15’s Head Coach is Warwick Greenwood JFC’s John Vance.

All country and metropolitan teams will complete their carnival preparations with their final training sessions to take place early this week.

The first of the games get underway from 9.00am this Sunday, so if you are looking for something to do and are keen to see some fantastic footy action, head on down to Seacrest Park to see the Subiaco Football Club’s junior zones go head to head.

A Parent's Role in the NAB AFL Auskick Program

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 11:21 AM

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

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

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

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

So what should parents be doing?

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

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

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

Teaching a Child to Kick Using Games

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

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

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

The worst things parents can do are:

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

Learning to Love AFL Football

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

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

Lions Celebrate District Dreaming Round

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 9:59 AM

Following on from a very successful Indigenous Round in the AFL, the Subiaco District will be celebrating District Dreaming Round, during Round 7 of the junior competition at Barry Britton Reserve in Balga this Sunday 21 June 2015.

District Dreaming (formally District Dreamtime) is a celebration of Indigenous Culture, and an acknowledgement of the contributions from both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians to our great game of Australian Rules football. It is also an opportunity to continue reinforcement of positive game environments, provide a history of aboriginal culture, and an opportunity to integrate the community through football.

 

The Balga Junior Football Club will host the day’s events at Barry Britton Reserve, including 3 matches with 5 teams from within the Subiaco District (see below), where our local District footballers get the opportunity to emulate their idols on the field in front of a large crowd of supporters.

Balga Bombers Y4 vs. Kingsway Teal Y4 – Barry Britton

Balga Bombers Y6 vs. Kingsway Teal Y6 – Barry Britton

Balga Bombers Y8 vs. Marist Y8 – Barry Britton

The ‘Welcome to Country’ and official welcome will commence at 9.30am, with a traditional dance being performed by the Balga SHS SNSEP Indigenous Dancers at 11.25am before the final game (see the flyer below).

The Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club will also be supporting District Dreaming Round with a number of activities celebrating Indigenous Culture at Ellersdale Reserve including a welcome to country, cultural dance and a didgeridoo performance. For more information around the activities at Ellersdale Reserve, contact Vice President Helen Watkinson at wgjfcvp@gmail.com.

For more information about District Dreaming Round contact the Lions District Development Officer Rohan Blee on 0438 994 412 or at rblee@wafc.com.au

The Sunday Times Football Volunteer of the Year – NOMINATE NOW

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 9:50 AM

Western Australia’s top footy volunteer for 2015 will be recognised when The Sunday Times WA Football Volunteer of the Year Award is announced.

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. All nominee’s get the chance to win tickets to the WAFL’s Sandover Medal count and the AFL Grand Final.

To nominate a volunteer from your club or District, visit www.volunteerinfooty.com.au.

A finalist will be selected in each of WA’s 17 Football Districts and Regions and the winners invited to the Sandover Medal count.

The overall State winner of The Sunday Times WA Football Volunteer of the Year Award will be announced on the night and receive a trip for two to the 2015 AFL Grand Final, including flights, accommodation and tickets to the Grand Final breakfast function.

Last year, Karrinyup Saints Junior Football Club’s Chris Biddle was crowned the winner of the Subiaco District Football Volunteer of the Year.

Lions District Development Officer Rohan Blee said he was thrilled with the 642 nominations received for last year’s award in the Subiaco District and hoped even more nominations would be submitted this year to recognise one of the game’s most valuable assets.

“Volunteers play a crucial role at all levels of football so it’s important they receive recognition,” he said.

“There are so many aspects of our game that just wouldn’t happen without the dedication and commitment of our volunteers. They are involved at all levels, whether it’s in the canteen, umpiring, coaching or driving their kids to the game.

“Just like there are star players and star coaches, we want to recognise star volunteers and it is thanks to The Sunday Times that we can do this.”

Prizes

The WA Football Volunteer of the Year will receive a trip of a lifetime which includes 2 return tickets to Melbourne for the AFL Grand Final including accommodation and tickets to the Grand Final breakfast function.

The club with the most volunteer nominations receives 6 associates box tickets to the Round 22 Fremantle vs Melbourne match, so please get nominating.

Don’t think you’re doing enough, visit www.wafootball.com.au/volunteers for more ideas on how to thank and reward your favourite volunteers.