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Former Dockers Star Set to Lead Subiaco at the Nicky Winmar Cup Carnival

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 3:57 PM

Former Fremantle FC superstar and Nollamara AFC legend Des Headland is set to take on the head coaching role for Subiaco District’s Northern Night Fields program and Nicky Winmar Cup team. For the next 6 weeks Des will pass on his experience to local aboriginal youths at the new Northern Night Fields Program, and then lead the Subiaco NWC team on Saturday March 23rd at David Grays Arena (Peel Thunder FC) in this year’s Aboriginal AFL Super Carnival.

The Subiaco District has teamed up with the WA Police Force and local schools to deliver the Northern Night Fields Program to Indigenous boys and girls aged 13-17 years. The program will run Tuesday nights between 4.30pm and 6.00pm at Barry Britton reserve with support from Balga JFC through President Gary Forrester and Nollamara AFC through Des Headland. The program looks to engage local indigenous youths in AFL and provide an opportunity for participants to be selected for the Nicky WInmar and Kirby Bentley Cup teams which will represent Subiaco District at the carnival.

District Development Officer Matt Debarro Had this to say, “We are so excited to have a role model and football legend such as Des heading our program and team. With his AFL experience, community status and strong Aboriginal heritage he is the perfect candidate to not only lead the Subiaco team at the carnival, but help engage as many local aboriginal youths in the program to assist us in providing not only an opportunity to learn and have fun playing a bit of footy, but also provide a place where participants can engage with their local community in a positive way.”

The Kirby Bentley team will be coached by another highly regarded role model in the local community, head of Girrawheen SHS Girl’s Academy Sam Eaton. Sam coached the Subiaco team at last year’s KBC cup and had huge success in the number of girl’s who participated, as well as on field success. Sam will work alongside Des Headland to deliver the team’s training sessions at the Northern Night fields program for the next 6 weeks.

Matt Debarro commented, “I am stoked to have Sam back again, the work she did with Adam Cockie in previous years was fantastic and I hope to assist Sam in building on that success. With what is truly a superstar coaching team assembled for this program and upcoming carnival, I am looking forward to the next 2 months of football.”

Training sessions are hosted each Friday afternoon in the leadup to the carnival. 

Tuesday 12th Feb @ Barry Britton Reserve Balga 4.30pm-6pm

Tuesday 19th Feb @ Barry Britton Reserve Balga 4.30pm-6pm

Tuesday 26th Feb @ Barry Britton Reserve Balga 4.30pm-6pm

Tuesday 5th March @ Barry Britton Reserve Balga 4.30pm-6pm

Tuesday 12th March @ Barry Britton Reserve Balga 4.30pm-6pm

Tuesday 19th March @ Barry Britton Reserve Balga 4.30pm-6pm

Thursday 21st March @ Barry Britton Reserve Balga 4.30pm-6pm


The Carnival itself will be held on Sat 23rd March at David Grays Arena, Mandurah.

Please contact Matt Debarro for more information on or 0402 794 012

Football Circulars - 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 2:46 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To view all circulars CLICK HERE.

Rise Up - Teacher PD Day

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 12:05 PM

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

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

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

Keep your eye out for our next sessions.

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

Clubs in Focus - March 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 2:29 PM

The highly successful Clubs-in-Focus Club Conference is back for 2019! The City of Joondalup and the City of Wanneroo are again partnering to bring you an evening of insight, practical advice and skill building to help your club grow and thrive. 

Lock the event into your calendars on Wednesday 20 March – Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus - this is one you won’t want to miss! More information and RSVP details coming soon.

If you have any enquiries, please contact City of Joondalup Senior Sport and Recreation Officer, Emily Carroll on 

AFL 9s Summer Competition - REGISTER TODAY

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 4:10 PM

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

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

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

AFLW Calling All Girls!!!!!

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 3:27 PM

Season 3 of the AFLW is set to kick off in the next few weeks. After 2 exciting seasons already, 2019 is sure to heat up even more. On February 16th Fremantle FC are scheduled to take on Collingwood FC at Fremantle Oval and Metro North girls have been invited to register for a chance to participate in the half time Auskick and Little League activities.

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

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

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

2019 Coach Training Opportunities with Wes Moran

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 2:58 PM

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

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

There are a total of 15 sessions available.

The Sessions available in 2019 are:

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

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


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

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

‘Click Here for Level 2’

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

‘Click Here for Female Academy application’

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

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

AFL 9s Sorrento Spring Comp Comes to a Close!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Wednesday 12th December 2018 marked Grand Final week of the AFL 9s Spring Competition,  held at Seacrest Park, Sorrento.

In all 22 teams competed across two divisions in the 10 week competition, with every game played with respect and sportsmanship between all participants.

Congratulations to the North Beach Pups and Steve's Webb for making it to the Division 1 Grand Final.  We also congratulate NBFC Academy and Roo Doggies for reaching the Division 2 Grand Final.

8.3 (51) Steve's Webb
7.3 (45) North Beach Pups

12.2 (74) NBFC Academy
9.3 (57) Roo Doggies

Registrations are now open for our Summer 9s Competition.  CLICK HERE to register your team for 2019. Matches commence on the 6th February.

From the AFL 9s Sorrento team, we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and safe New Year.

Metro North Sundowner Celebrates Football In 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Auskick 2019Junior Football 2019

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


Footy Fundamentals - That's a wrap!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 10:34 AM

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to register for Term 1 - 2019

2018 Naitanui Cup Carnival

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 3:52 PM

On Friday 16th November 2018, the West Coast Eagles held their Annual Naitanui Cup carnival at Lathlain Park. The Naitanui Cup is a football carnival for Multi-Cultural Boys aged 14 and 15 years.


The Subiaco Team were represented by players from across the 14 high schools in the district. The team was Coached by Subiaco District Community Development Officer Jesse Tippet. The Community Engagement Coordinator Adam Cockie assisted Tippet in coaching the boys throughout the duration of the program leading into Friday night’s carnival. With assistance from Development Officer Matt Debarro, the trio were looking to repeat the success of the last 2 programs which saw Subiaco reach the Grand Final in the Inaugural competition 2 years ago.


Training for the competition started back on Thursday 25th October. The boys and the coaching staff only had 4 weeks to train and best prepare themselves for the carnival. The sessions were hosted by Balga SHS, with support from their Football Program Coordinator Neil Arnold, where the District and the West Coast Eagles also conducted the in-school Academy program helping to engage participants in the competition. The program provides multicultural kids the opportunity to participate in AFL for the very first time, and also provides the opportunity to then engage in the Naitanui Academy sessions.


The Subiaco team kicked off their night with a brilliant performance demonstrating skill, team work and strong effort against East Perth. This continued through all games seeing the team go up against the best from the Edmond Rice Centre and Swan Districts. The Lions reached the grand final where despite a very brave performance just fell short from lifting the cup. Coach Tippet had this to say. “I could not have bene prouder of the boys. The carnival is all about their development and just about going out there and enjoying themselves, and having a go which is exactly what they did.” “The carnival was a success, and to have Nic Naitanui there interacting with the boys made it a truly special night for them all.”


The District looks forward to the 2019 carnival, and the opportunity to showcase its multicultural participants once again. The District would like to thank the West Coast Eagles for providing such a fantastic showcase for the community and it’s multicultural players.

Rise Up PD Day - Resilience in Sports Education

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:27 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notice of 2018 Subiaco DFDC Annual General Meeting

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Dear District Stakeholder,

Re: Subiaco District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting

Please be advised that the Subiaco District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting is to be held on Wednesday 28th November 2018 at Richard Guelfi Reserve, Balcatta - Home of the Stirling JFC. Registrations will commence at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm sharp start. Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting.

Please find attached documentation pertaining to the 2018 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 2018 Annual General Meeting and return to the District Secretary.

Affiliate Club Members include:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 ( before 5pm Sunday 25th November or in writing handed to the Secretary at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the Annual General Meeting).

Please contact District Secretary, Peter Quinlan by email ( to advise how many representatives will be attending.

Andrew Ridley

Executive Officer; Subiaco District Football Development Council 



2018 Subiaco DFDC AGM Information Package

2017 Subiaco DFDC AGM Minutes

2019 Fees and Charges

Coaching Female Footy Forum

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 9:46 AM

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

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

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

Date: Sunday November 25

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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

Cost: $110 (Including GST)

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

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

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


What is 'New Age' Coaching?

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 1:55 PM

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

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

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

To find out more;”

Curtin University Athlete Motivation Study

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 1:33 PM

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

2018 Awards of Excellence

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Awards of Excellence - Celebrating Season 2018

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

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

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

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


Young Achiever of The Year - Jordan Smith – Marist FC

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

Umpire of the Year - Ben Johnson – Falcons District

5 Year Umpire Service Awards -

Tigers District:

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

Lions District:

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

Falcons District:

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

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

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

Youth Coach of the Year - Jack Beeck – Subiaco JFC

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

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

Senior Club of the Year -

Claremont Women’s Football Club – Tigers District

Osborne Park AFC – Lions District

Northern Warriors Veterans Football Club – Falcons District

Junior Club of the Year -

Scarborough JFC – Tigers District

Sorrento Duncraig JFC – Lions District

Whitford JFC – Falcons District

Norm Bryant Celebrating 30 Years at Warwick Greenwood JFC

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 10:11 AM - by Jesse Tippet


2018 marks a big milestone for Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club, as veteran clubman Norm Bryant celebrates 30 years of volunteering at the club. Norm was originally a member of the Northern Districts JFC, which is one of Warwick Greenwoods Parent clubs. During his time, Norm has engaged in all roles and aspects of junior football. From Coaching to time keeping to even running water, there isn’t a job too big or too small that Norm hasn’t done.

Every year Norm will call the Club President to see if there is a team available for him to assist with.  In previous years Norm has been placed with teams that would benefit the most from the social and cultural support his involvement tends to provide.   He brings “something to the team that words cannot describe” as current WGJFC President, Helen Watkinson, stated in a recent interview.   This year however he has been assisting with a Year 6 team.  The club hopes this placement will give Norm a stable home to see him through to retirement. 

Norm’s experience has given him an understanding and appreciation of what makes a junior football club successful.

Norm’s contribution to a team is consistently one that is acknowledged every year at the Club’s Trophy Presentation Night.  A common comment in reference to Norm is “every team needs a Norm”.  The final round of the home and away season marked Norm’s 500th game being involved with Northern Districts and Warwick Greenwood collectively.

30 years and 500 games of experience is something you cannot look past. The dedication and resilience shown by Norm is an expression of how much this amazing game means to him. Norm is one of Football’s long serving volunteers who continues to give up his time  to ensure the kids and community are having fun, learning and participating in the greatest game in the world.

On behalf of the Subiaco Football District and the Western Australian Football Commission, we want to extend our thanks and gratitude to Norm and commemorate his contribution to our great game.  Congratulations Norm and thank you.

2018 Fairest and Best Results

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 1:50 PM


YEAR 8s - SUPER 8s

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Happy Fathers Day!!

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 11:05 AM

With Fathers Day just around the corner, Community Development Officer Jesse Tippet made a trip to St. Mary's Anglican Girls School to run the Year 1's through some football activities. Best part about the activities is all the girls had their Dads role models joining in the activities with them.

"It's rare we get to do activities like this, where the kids have their parents with them. It was just awesome to see the kids really enjoying themselves and even better seeing the dads really having fun with their kids." Jesse said.

"I was speaking to some of the dads after the activities. I said the kids might not show it now, but when they get older, every child here will be so thankful for the small things their dads did for them, like today."

On behalf of the Subiaco Football District Staff and Stakeholders, we like to say a very Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads, Uncles, Carers and Male Role Models out there. Enjoy your day!

Sorrento Duncraig’s Michelle Richards named 2018 Lions District “Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year”

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:09 PM

Michelle has consistently shown a “roll up the sleeves” attitude to the administration of the club in her role as Registrar. She performs the role extremely well however she does so much more than that. People from within the club, and outside the club, regularly speak of their appreciation for how much work Michelle puts in and the debt that Sorrento Duncraig JFC owes her. Some of the many things that Michelle does around the Club (on top of the already busy role of Registrar) include heavy involvement with Club events, organising teams and members during photo days, registration days and allocation days, and generally being a help to teams throughout the year. She has also taken on many tasks over the years such as year book preparation and distribution. If you speak with fellow parents and administrators at the club, she is also a great Manager and Coach.

Michelle is the current Manager for the Sorrento Duncraig Year 11 Hawks. A role that she does magnificently and has done for many teams over the years.

This year, Sorrento Duncraig JFC decided to ensure a presence in the girl’s competitions. From a base of zero in 2017, the club now has three teams in three different age groups. This is thanks, in large part, to the efforts of Michelle. Her support of the female competition within the Club has helped to drive its success. Michelle has been so enthusiastic about female footy that she is the current coach of the Sorrento Duncraig Year 3/4 Hawks.

There is no doubt that the Sorrento Duncraig Junior Football Club is in better shape than before Michelle became involved over a decade ago. She is forthright, honest and one of the biggest assets of the Club.

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

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

- Gary Forester, Balga JFC

- Ann Lord, Carine JFC

- Hamish Borthen, Kingsley JFC

- Jon Follett, Kingsway AFC

- Carol Hale, Kingsway JFC

- Vanessa Nastasi, Stirling JFC

- Rosemary Goodin, Subiaco District Football Development Council

- David Graham, Subiaco FC

- Ray Buscall, Subiaco Junior Competition Committee

- Helen Watkinson, Warwick Greenwood JFC

Awards of Excellence - Celebrating Season 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 5:02 PM


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

Event Details:

Date: Friday 21st September 2018

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

Venue: Grand Ballroom, Rendezvous Hotel Perth, Scarborough

Dress Code: Lounge suit / Cocktail

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

For Full Event Details Click Here


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

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

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

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

Booking Link                    Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough

Promo Code                    CONV10           

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

Download Accommodation Booking Flyer


Subiaco District Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year Finalists

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:07 PM

Finalists for the Subiaco District Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year have been confirmed. The finalists were determined from over 160 deserving nominations. One lucky person will be awarded the Subiaco District Volunteer of the Year and invited to the Sandover Medal where the State winner will be announced. The WA Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year winner will win tickets to the AFL Grand Final as recognition for their efforts.

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

- Gary Forester, Balga JFC

- Ann Lord, Carine JFC

- Hamish Borthen, Kingsley JFC

- Jon Follett, Kingsway AFC

- Carol Hale, Kingsway JFC

- Michelle Richards, Sorrento Duncraig JFC

- Vanessa Nastasi, Stirling JFC

- Rosemary Goodin, Subiaco District Football Development Council

- David Graham, Subiaco FC

- Ray Buscall, Subiaco Junior Competition Committee

- Helen Watkinson, Warwick Greenwood JFC

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

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

Subiaco District Teachers Steal the Spotlight at Awards of Excellence

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Last Night the 2018 AFL School Ambassador Awards Night was Held at Claremont FC. The evening saw many take the opportunity to recognise and congratulate some of Footballs greatest contributors. School Football is a key part of the WAFC and we value the time, effort and work that our School Ambassadors do to promote our great game, and give kids the opportunity to engage in AFL.

A massive thank you to Dave Lindsay the WAFC’s Manager of School Programs for coordinating what was a fantastic evening. Dave has done a great job in driving the AFLSA program and AFL in schools. The night saw Finalists recognised in 6 different categories.

  1. Most Outstanding First Year Ambassador
  2. Most Outstanding Female Program
  3. Most Outstanding Multicultural Program
  4. Most Outstanding Indigenous Program
  5. Most Outstanding Primary School Ambassador
  6. Most Outstanding Secondary Ambassador


Subiaco District would like to congratulate the following School Ambassadors for being selected as Finalists in their respective categories. Graham Jones from Hocking Primary School was a finalist in the Most Outstanding Primary School category. David Traynor from JSR Mirrabooka was a finalist in the Most Outstanding Secondary Ambassador. Congratulations to both gentlemen on their nominations, the District thanks you for your massive and continuous contribution to the game in your schools.

The spotlight was stolen however when the nights first award for Most Outstanding First Year Ambassador was awarded to Servite College Teacher Alice Potter. Alice was a key driver of football at Servite College which saw them engage in the WAFC’s school football programs more than ever before. Alice coordinated Female specific football programs, were winners of their Division in the Senior School Girls Cup which saw them compete in the final against JSR in a curtain raiser at Optus Stadium. Alice has worked hard to transition girls into community football with several students playing for the Subiaco Women’s Rogers Cup team. On top of this Alice has led her colleagues at Servite College in driving football with the students seeing Servite compete in 4 of the 5 WAFC Inter school competitions, and several intra school programs.

District Development Officer Matt Debarro had this to say. “Alice has just been exceptional this year in her work at Servite. I’m over the moon with her being recognised as the best First Year Ambassador, it is well deserved. Nominations for awards like these are very easy to write when you have a teacher like Alice whose contribution and effort were of the highest of standards, I have enjoyed working with her and the school in growing the game.”

The Subiaco District claimed back to back winners in this category with last year’s winner Tasha Longman from Creaney Primary School receiving the honours in 2017. With Alice taking out this year’s award along with 7 teachers being recognised as finalists across all categories in the past 2 years, it certainly is exciting knowing that the spirit of school football remains stronger than ever in the Subiaco Football District.

WAFC Awards Recognition

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 2:14 PM

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

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

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

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

Subiaco Umpires Receive Service Accolades

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 11:32 AM

It has been a year of achievement so far for the Subiaco Football District. The rollout of the new Auskick Model has been a huge success. The change for year 3 football to modified, the Parent Umpire program being implemented alongside this and much more still to come.

The district would like to now recognise and congratulate members of the Umpiring group. It is a massive achievement to be recognised as part of the Subiaco District Umpiring team who continue to lead the way in WA for their professionalism, leadership, integrity and extremely high standards for which they have become known for. The following umpires were recognised for their commitment and continued development by the Umpiring team and the District.

First Year Umpires: Alex Banducci, Dylan Blaxill, Jeremy Holdway, Ethan Holmes, Joel Klvac, Connor McKenzie, Rohan Miles, Alexander Mola, Joey Moloney, Thomas Parsons, Kane Pearce, Fletcher Reid, Mathew Reynolds, Pierce Rose, Hayden Shillito, Alex Skeffington, Joshua Smith, Kaylum Trutwein.


Second Year Umpires: Harrison Kepinski, Jacob Matteo, Joshua Moses, Jayah Clair, Luke Hopkins, Hayden Fortune Bond, Matthew Lowndes, Connor Mann, Ayden Nolan, Jack Prideaux, Luke McIntosh, Alex Sedlarczuk, Jack William Spencer, Thomas James Spencer, Jack Green, Ryan Harrison.


The District would also like to recognise the continued support of its major sponsor Chris Biddle CEO of Westwide Roofing. Chris has been a long-time supporter of the Subiaco District Umpiring team. His contribution has enabled the umpires to continue to recognise achievement and uphold their status as the leaders of Junior Football Umpiring teams.

Congratulations to the recognised recipients on their achievements. Be sure to look out for these fantastic ambassadors of the game at your next junior football match.  

Coaching Education Sessions

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 7:07 PM

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

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

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

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


Football celebrates Mirabooka Naidoc Event

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 4:47 PM

On the 9th July Adam Cockie (Community Engagement Coordinator) went down to Herb Graham Reserve in Mirrabooka for the 2018 NAIDOC Family Day event.  NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week is an Australian observance lasting from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Mirrabooka NAIDOC Event welcomes the Aboriginal and wider community to come together in celebration and respect culture in a fun, family oriented event. Activities include pony rides, bouncy castles, boomerang throwing, sand painting, face painting, arts and crafts, live performances and guest appearances from netball, soccer, WAFL and AFL clubs.

At the event Adam Cockie linked up West Coast Eagle community team including former Eagles player and Indigenous legend/Sandover medallist Phil Narkle having promotions stall with a kid zone. At the event on average had about 3500 people attended the event engaging with friends, family, other originations and City of Stirling.

District Dreaming - a celebration of Indigenous Culture

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 4:22 PM

On the 22nd of July come down and join Subiaco District & Balga Bombers celebrate District Dreaming from 9:30am.

Event information:

  • District Dreaming, Sunday 22nd July – A celebration of Indigenous culture
  • Where: Barry Britton Oval (Balga JFC)
  • Time:
    • 8.30AM – Auskick Games
    • 9.30AM – Welcome to Country & Dance Performance
    • 10.00AM – Year 4/5 Games
    • 11.30AM – Year
  • Umpires will be wearing an Indigenous strip and games will be played with Indigenous design footballs
  • Welcome to the country will be performed with aboriginal dancers.
  • Kids activation zone to run 8.30am – 1pm

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Thumbs Up For Successful Holiday Clinic

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:37 AM

On Monday 9th July 2018 the Subiaco District held its July School Holiday Clinic at Carine Open Space. After the kids have worked hard during school, there is nothing better than getting outside and being able to kick the footy with the WAFL’s current top team, the Subiaco Lions.


The participants engaged in different activity stations around the oval. WAFL stars from the Subiaco Lions shared their knowledge and experience with the kids, helping them better their kicking, handballing, marking and game sense skills. Subiaco District Community Development Officer Jesse Tippet commented, “It was awesome witnessing the kids get stuck in to the activities and engage so heavily with the WAFL players. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a pre-primary take the biggest screamer I think I’ve seen in 4 years.” After a short morning tea break the kids then went out and show cased their new skills in some matches, umpired by their WAFL heroes.


The kids were brought in after 4 quarters of fun and were given the opportunity to ask their Subiaco Lions heroes some questions. The players then challenged the kids with some questions of their own, awarding right answers with a Subiaco football to take home. The day was a great success, all the kids left with a smile on their face proving just how much they love their footy, and how an opportunity to learn from their heroes goes a long way.

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

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:01 PM

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

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

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

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

Please visit to nominate a volunteer.


Some special ways to thank a volunteer include:

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

West Coast Eagles Set to Fly in at the Lions Holiday Clinic

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:34 PM


For those yet to register to the upcoming Subiaco Holiday clinic next Monday July 2nd at Carine Open Space had best do so before registrations close off. Do not miss your chance to enjoy a morning of football activities and games for just $75.00. The Subiaco Football Club will be providing players to come and coach kids in numerous skill stations, activities and games, as well as a special visit from some West Coast Eagles superstars.

Carine JFC will play host on the day. Sing in from 8.30pm in the morning with the day concluding at 12.30pm. each registered participant will receive a Subiaco training top. Subiaco District Community Development Officer Jesse Tippet had this to say. “we are looking forward to this event with excitement, it’s not every day we get the opportunity to facilitate an event where kids get to interact with not only their WAFL club stars but also their AFL heroes.”

With the weather forecast set to be a sunny 19 degrees, the event is looking to be one amazing day of fun for the up and coming footballers of the future.

To register simply click on the link below…


Girls' Comps Take Centre Stage

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 11:23 AM

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

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

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

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

Junior Club Presidents Leading the Way at the Parade

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:14 AM

The Subiaco Family Fun Day was held this past weekend at Leederville Oval. Not only was it a successful day for Subiaco FC with all 3 teams winning in style, but our Junior clubs got to steal the show by coming out in numbers for the Pre-game Junior Parade. On top of this the Presidents all geared up for the very first half time Presidents relay.

On a day with plenty of prizes up for grabs on top of bragging rights, it was a clean sweep for the Warwick Greenwood JFC who won all 3 competitions on the day. The DFDC selected the Knights as winners of the Junior Parade for the best represented club, which will see them receive 50 free Subiaco District footballs.

The second competition won by the Knights was the inaugural Presidents relay which was battled out at half time of the League game. Balga took the lead early followed by Sorrento Duncraig, however in the last 2 legs of the relay the Knights ran home strong to win the signed Subiaco FC QBE jumper which was donated to celebrate 34 years of Partnership between Subiaco FC and QBE.

The fun did not stop there. Subiaco FC then selected the club with the best representation throughout the course of the day which saw Warwick greenwood cap of an awesome day by receiving tickets to a West Coast Eagles game for 6 members donated by the Subiaco FC.

The Kids Zone was once again a huge hit with the young footy fans as well as hundreds of people piling on the oval in between quarters for a chance to have a kick on the oval. The weather held out for what was an eventful and exciting day. Well done to the Presidents and their clubs for ensuring a fun day. We look forward to the 2019 event.


JSR Go Back to Back in the Lions District Girls Dockers Cup Carnival

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 2:43 PM

On Wednesday June 6th The Subiaco District held its 2018 Girl’s Dockers Cup Lightning Carnival at Kingsley Park. After a successful competition in 2017, not even the weather forecast deterred the girls from coming out and getting their fill of footy.

This year the competition grew from 6 schools to 8. JSR were back as reigning champions, Warwick and Servite also returned with both schools putting up a strong showing. St. Stephens Duncraig were also there in fine form with 3 teams competing, whilst West Perth District school Belridge SHS also took part in the Subiaco Competition for their first ever attendance at a girl’s football carnival.

The Carnival was played in great spirit, each team fought hard for the ball, demonstrated some excellent skills, and most importantly all competed with a smile. Teachers also had a blast as they got to see their teams exhibit everything they have been learning over the past 6 weeks in sport sessions. JSR teacher and Subiaco Women’s Youth coach Dave Traynor commented. “it was a great carnival, and it was great seeing all the girls there having a good time and playing footy. I was blown away by some of the talent on display. I hope I get the opportunity to coach them when they become eligible for Rogers Cup Football.”

The teams battled out over 6 rounds. The top team in each pool then went on to play in a grand-final. JSR progressed through from Pool A after edging out Servite in the last group game, whilst Warwick and Belridge also battled it out in pool B for a place in the final. In the end JSR and Warwick battled out in a final which saw the 2017 winners JSR once again crowned as premiers, and will progress on to the metro wide knockout stages of the competition. The District congratulates Charlie Thomas from JSR for being selected by the umpires as the carnivals Fairest & Best.

District Development Officer Matt Debarro had this to say. “I was so happy with how the Carnival went. The weather held out for us and the turnout of schools was a step up from last year. I think what impressed me most was the girls desire for more football. The term 2 carnival was so successful, we will look to run another one in term 4.”

With the rapid growth of female football at community club level within the Subiaco District it is no surprise to see the school female football competitions also gaining traction. The future of female football is certainly looking bright and set to be filled with excitement and talent.


Community Clubs Set to Steal the Show at This Weekends SubiacoFamily Fun Day

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 3:00 PM



This Saturday 9th June Subiaco FC take on East Fremantle at Leederville Oval. With the League team looking to remain undefeated it is sure to be a cracking game of football. However, the League game will not be the showstopper event of the day. Subiaco FC together with the Subiaco Football District will be presenting the 2018 Family Fun Day event this weekend.

The day will feature the exciting Kids zone from 12.30pm which includes the face painting stall. Families from the whole Subiaco Football District community can retrieve their free family pass for entry to the game, these can be found via your junior club if you are a registered player, or printing off your pass via the download below.

Our Junior clubs are set to steal the show as they will take to the field before bouncedown of the main game at 2.00pm for the annual Junior Club Parade. The clubs will gather as many members as they can and march around Leederville oval in their colours with the best represented club winning a prize judged by our DFDC on the day. The fun does not stop here as our 7 club Presidents will team up with three year-5 players from their club to compete in the half time Presidents Relay. The winning club will receive a signed Subiaco FC QBE jumper which has been donated by the Subiaco FC to celebrate it’s 34-year partnership with QBE.

Kingsley JFC will represent the District in the half time Little League match led by Little League legend Kevin Hill, and the District will band together a team of its year 7/8 Junior girl’s players to do battle with a West Perth District team for the Women’s half time Little League match featuring the Subiaco Women’s v West Perth Women’s FC.

Last year saw over 5000 people attend the day and this year is set to be even bigger. District Development Officer Matt Debarro had this to say. “With Balga JFC taking home the prize in 2017 for the best represented club, it will be interesting to see who will take home the cookies this year. I am anticipating a fantastic turn out this year. The Family Fun Day is a great opportunity for clubs to promote themselves in front of the whole community as well as reconnect with the WAFL club. Kids will get the chance to watch their Subiaco FC heroes play at the top level in WA and showcase the pathway to our District’s up and coming Lions of the future.”

Subiaco FC’s Marketing Manager Cameron Palmer commented ahead of the weekends big event. “We are proud to work together with the District to deliver this event. Our Juniors are the future of our club and we want them to be a part of the present culture and success the club is having. Hopefully this can inspire them to keep playing and enjoying their football and one day represent the club in the WAFL.”

The Colts game will commence from 8.45am with the reserves game following at 11.15am. the main game will start at 2.15pm whilst the women’s match will conclude the day with bouncedown at 5.00pm. Do not miss your chance to check out what is one of the biggest events on the Subiaco District calendar for 2018.

Download Family Fun Day Pass

Junior Club Parade (Information for Junior Clubs, Auskick Centres and Families)

Auskick Scores Big in the Subiaco Football District

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 9:55 AM

The Subiaco Football District would like to officially welcome Belinda Greenhalgh into the role of Subiaco District Auskick Coordinator. Belinda has been heavily involved with Auskick at Carine JFC where she has dedicated many years overseeing their program as the club’s Auskick Coordinator. Belinda over the years has had a lot of success coordinating Auskick at Carine some key highlights being the continued growth in participation, as well as the unforgettable 2017 Auskick Gala day which was a massive hit across the district.

Belinda’s new role will see her assist the District with the roll out of the new Auskick model program over the next 3 years. The new model has revamped the Auskick program, and to ensure the District meets the mandatory timeline set by the AFL as well as provide more ongoing face to face support for clubs, Belinda will play a key part in helping us achieve a successful roll out and ongoing development and growth across district with Auskick.

District Development Officer Matt Debarro commented. “It is great having someone like Belinda on board. Her passion and love of the game and in particular Auskick has been noticed through her fantastic work at Carine JFC. I am confident that with Belinda’s help we will achieve some great things with Auskick and the newly revamped model over the next 3 years.”

The District thanks Belinda for her commitment to helping grow our great game, and wish her all the best in her newly appointed role.

Eagles Players Inspire Kids to Play Footy

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Despite preparing for the biggest game of their campaign so far, the West Coast Eagles still took the time to get out and about in the community and touch base with some of their young fan base within local schools.

The Subiaco District saw 2 of its local primary schools receive some player visits on Monday 14th May. Takari Primary School had Andrew Gaff, Luke Shuey, Nathan Vardy and Josh Rotham pay a visit and share some insight into what it’s like being an Eagle and their football journey before heading to the oval and sharing some tips with students on how to better their AFL skills.

Our Lady of Mercy Primary School also received a visit from some star Eagles players such as Mark Hutchings, Willie Rioli, Jarrod Brander and Hamish Brayshaw. The day kicked off with a whole school assembly where the players were interviewed by District Development Officer Matt Debarro. The players gave an insight into their huge win away against GWS and their upcoming top of the table clash verse reigning premiers Richmond. Eagle Mark Hutchings commented on his junior days and being a local boy to the OLOM area, “I was a local boy who grew up playing juniors at Girrawheen Pumas who were the local club for this school back then. I played footy at school as well with my mates, which was great fun. I play the game because it’s fun for me and I will continue to do so until it isn’t anymore.”

Teachers and students got the chance to ask some questions and get some Eagles memorabilia signed as well as a few photos with their heroes. The eagles then conducted a skills session for the year 6 students on the oval. The players ran some handballing and kicking drills with the kids before playing some fun games and kicking some goals. District Development Officer Matt Debarro had this to say. “It was again another awesome experience for the kids delivered by the West Coast Eagles Players. It is very mind blowing that they continue to take the time to touch base with their fans and grass roots footy despite such an important fixture for them this weekend. The players work well with the kids and do a great job engaging them in the activities and the interviews.”

The staff at OLOM were just as excited as the students to receive a visit from their team of champions with many of them also getting jumpers and memorabilia signed, along with photos to show their friends. The visit has also inspired the school to enter a year 5/6 girls team into the upcoming Subiaco District lightning carnival in week 5 May 30th at Kingsley park where the students will be able to showcase their new skills learnt from the Eagles skill session.

The district would like to thank the West Coast Eagles for their contribution to helping grow the game of AFL, and we wish them the best of luck for this weekend’s clash with the Tigers and for the rest of the season ahead.

Eagles Stars Show Kids How To Fly High

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:44 AM

On Monday 7th May, six West Coast Eagles superstars paid a visit to Gladys Newton School where 84 students with special needs got the chance to have a kick with their football heroes. Among the players were such champions as Nic Naitanui, Willy Rioli, Louis Jedda, Mark Hutchins, Malcolm Karpany and Francis Watson. The students came crashing out with excitement and admiration for the players getting everything from hats, shirts, jumpers and balls autographed, to having photos, playing kick to kick and showing off their football skills to the players.

The Eagles did not hesitate to jump in and offer some expert coaching tips to the kids who were able to leave players speechless with their goal kicking abilities. Some kids even knocked players off their feet when getting their chance on the tackle bags. Subiaco District Development Officer Matt Debarro had this to say, “ The Players were phenomenal at getting every kid with a ball in their hands, it was nonstop fun and football for 2 whole hours. I don’t know who was more excited the kids or the teachers, but it was truly a great experience for all 84 kids and the staff, definitely a priceless moment.”

The generosity did not stop there for the kids at Gladys Newton. The West Coast Eagles stars hung around to sign 90 posters so that every student had one to take home. Teachers even got the opportunity to have photos and get memorabilia signed as well. It was an amazing event and one that the students and staff will not forget for a very long time. The Subiaco District thanks the West Coast Eagles for the visit to Gladys Newton School and for showing a very remarkable group of students and staff how to fly high in our great game.

Kingsley Cats host girls come & try day

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 2:19 PM

For all you girls out there looking to get into Female Football here is your chance to get a small taste of what it’s like to be an AFLW superstar. Kingsley JFC will be hosting a girl’s Come n Try Day on Friday March 23rd at Kingsley Memorial Club on Kingsley drive.

Kingsley’s Year 7/8 girls team coach Belinda Lewis, who has been a key promoter of female football in the club has pieced together what is going to be an exciting Friday night of Football for girls looking to get involved.

“ We are always on the lookout for more girls to join our club, we have reached out to the Subiaco District and the Subiaco Women’s team who will be supporting this event so we can make it a special experience for all the girls who attend, and all participants will get a free sausage sizzle and drink to cap the night off,” Lewis said. 

With all the hype around Female Football across the country it is no surprise numbers have soared in participation. Subiaco District Development Officer Matt Debarro commented.

“The District is 100 percent behind girls playing footy, it is fantastic that Kingsley JFC are running an event like this. I am looking forward to getting down there Friday night to see all the girls have a go and enjoy some twilight footy magic, I’m even more excited to get amongst the action and share a few footy secrets with the girls to help them enjoy our great game.”

So if your looking for something fun and new to do next Friday night. Head on down to the Kingsley Junior Football Club with your girl’s and get amongst the fun.Friday march 23rd

  • 4.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Kingsley Memorial Club – Kingsley Drive, Kingsley
  •   Free sausage sizzle & drink for all girls who participate

Coach.AFL has arrived!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Dear current and new football coaches,

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

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

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

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

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


CoachAFL Introduction

CoachAFL Call Out

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

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 3:48 PM

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

More details are below:

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AFL Derby at HBF Arena: Fremantle Dockers v West Coast Eagles

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Round up the clan and grab your tickets to the Fremantle Dockers v West Coast Eagles JLT Community Series derby clash on Sunday, March 11 at the newly revamped HBF Arena.

Click here to purchase your tickets today!

Pre-paid parking is available at the ground via Ticketmaster. This is an additional $8 to the ticket price but will guarantee you a parking spot at the venue. (No other parking at the venue will be available on the day).

Public Transport
All tickets have free public transport and there will be a drop off location on Joondalup Drive for buses and cars.

Food and Beverage
Food & beverages will be available in the venue. Outside catering is not permitted.
NO glass, cans or plastic bottles are allowed in the arena. Cups are provided at each entry door.
HBF Arena is a licensed venue. No alcohol is to be brought into the venue.

Ticket Prices
Ticket Grass Banks
(General Admission)
Grandstand (Reserved)
Adult $20.00 $30.00
Concession $15.00 $25.00
Junior (6-14yeras) $5.00 $10.00
Family (2 adults and max 4 juniors under 15yrs) $40.00 $60.00






School Is Back! The Subiaco District is now accepting bookings for School Coaching Clinics.

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 4:24 PM - by Jesse Tippet

It's that time of year, school lists are put up on school doors, parents are running around frantically trying to get those last couple of items to ensure their children are best prepared for an exciting, jam-packed year of school and teachers are locking away their term and year plans.

It is also the time that football starts planning for season 2018 and the Subiaco District begin our Play AFL Campaign. Over the next three months will be promoting all of our 7 Junior Football Clubs across our 54 primary schools in the hopes we can develop a new selection of football superstars.

Our focus for February is promotion of football and our local clubs through school assemblies and school visits. We will also kick off our coaching clinics within local schools for the year with both Auskick and Junior Football programs. 

2018 is promising to be an exciting year of football for the Subiaco District, so stay tuned in our quest to promote and develop the next superstars of the AFL and Subiaco Football Club.

How to book a clinic?

Are you a school teacher within the Subiaco District?

Do you want free football coaching clinics run in your class/es at your school?

Our programs are catered to meet the needs of both the WA Education system and WA Footballs sport development curriculum and we can cater programs to suit a schools need.

To make a booking give Jesse Tippet a call on (08) 9208 9999 or email 

Subiaco District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Dear District Stakeholder,

Re: Subiaco District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting

Please be advised that the Subiaco District Football Development Council Annual General Meeting is to be held on Monday 27th November 2017 at the Subiaco Football Club, Leederville Oval. 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 2017 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 2017 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 ( before 5pm Sunday 26th 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 ( to advise how many representatives will be attending.

Cindy Dunham


Subiaco District Football Development Council 



2017 Subiaco DFDC AGM Information Package

DFDC Role Descriptions

2017 District Awards of Excellence

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:24 PM

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

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

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

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


Volunteer of the Year

Claremont District - Karen Tighe, Wembley JFC

Subiaco District - Bill Morris, Warwick Greenwood JFC

West Perth District - Lorraine Elliss, Wanneroo AFC


Young Achiever of the Year

Claremont District - Jaxon Creed, Marist JFC

Subiaco District - Samueal Handcock, Kingsley JFC

West Perth District - Jayden Crane, Wanneroo JFC


Umpire of the Year 

Claremont District - Victor Le Tessier

Subiaco District - Luke Bennett

West Perth District - Ben Johnson


Auskick Coach of the Year

Claremont District – Brad Wira, Wembley Junior Football Club

Subiaco District – Stuart Welsh, Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club

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


Mods Coach of the Year

Claremont District – Michael Braun, North Beach Junior Football Club

Subiaco District – Matt Towie, Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club

West Perth District – David Stevens, Whitford Junior Football Club 


Youth Coach of the Year

Claremont District – Kevan Sparks, Wembley Downs Junior Football Club

Subiaco District – Steve Elliott, Kingsley Junior Football Club

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


Female Coach of the Year

Claremont District - Amy Woods, Marist Junior Football Club

Subiaco District – Charmaine Rogers, Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club

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


Senior Coach of the Year

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

Subiaco District – Kingsley Hunter, Kingsway Amateur Football Club

West Perth District – Stephen Healy, Wanneroo Amateur Football Club


Senior Club of the Year Award

Claremont District - Wembley AFC

Subiaco District - Stirling AFC

West Perth District - Brighton Seahawks FC


Junior Club of the Year

Claremont District - Wembley JFC

Subiaco District - Warwick Greenwood JFC

West Perth District - Joondalup Kinross JFC

2017 Junior Grand Finals

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:34 AM



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

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

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

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

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Benefits of footy go beyond physical health

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:08 AM

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

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

Click here to download the report.

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

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2017 Northern Conference Fairest and Best Results

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:38 PM

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

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

See below for those who took out awards:

Year 8 Gold

Runner Up: Jonathon Nilsson, Sorrento Duncraig

Winner: Campbell Henderson, Carine

Year 8 Blue

Runner Up: Jayden Tassell, Kingsley

Winner: Hayden Wallace, Kingsway

Year 8 Red

Runner Up: Byron Sherwood, Quinns

Winner: Jayden Crane, Wanneroo

Year 8 Maroon

Runner Up: Gus Sheldrick, Mosman Park

Winner: William Bailey, Mosman Park

Year 9 Blue

Runner Up: Jae Colley, Wanneroo

Winner: Saverio Marafioti, Edgewater Woodvale

Year 9 Red

Runner Up: Samuel Southern, Scarborough

Winner: Kendyll Blurton, Warwick Greenwood

Year 9 Maroon

Runner Up: Peter Coles, Kingsley

Winner: Cooper Blackburn, Whitford

Year 10 Red

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

Winner: Tommy Taylor-Shreeve, Wanneroo

Year 10 Maroon

Runner Up: Cameron Anderson, Wembley Downs

Winner: Benjamin Golding, North Beach

Year 11

Runner Up: Jaxon Bilchuris, Wanneroo

Winner: Jack McIntosh, North Beach

Year 12

Runner Up: Nicholas Carter, Whitford

Winner: Joshua Robbins, Scarborough


Full vote tallies will be sent out to all Clubs.

2017 Level 2 Coaching Accreditation

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 2:00 PM

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

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

Expression of Interest Form

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

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

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

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

If you have any queries please contact Tayla Daniele on

Finalists Announced: 2017 District Awards of Excellence

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 4:12 PM
The 2017 Awards of Excellence for the Claremont, Subiaco and West Perth Districts will be held on Friday 22nd September 2017 at the Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough.
The event will celebrate season 2017 and bring together clubs, volunteers, coaches, umpires and supporters from local junior clubs, senior clubs. local governments and football stakeholders. 
In 2017 the event will grow, moving to the Grand Ballroom at Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough, and based on 2016 feedback the event moves to a new Friday evening time slot allowing clubs to celebrate season 2017 in style.
Date: Friday 22nd September 2017
Time: 6:30pm doors and bar opens | 7pm start
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough.
Dress Code: Lounge suit
Congratulations to all award finalists and their respective clubs. 
Volunteer Excellence Awards:
Ian Brotherton - Kingsway JFC
Gary Forrester - Balga JFC
Rosemary Goodin - Subiaco DFDC
Bill Morris - Warwick Greenwood JFC
Auskick Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Todd Doepel - Kingsley JFC
Jim Bishop - Sorrento Duncraig JFC
Stuart Welsh - Warwick Greenwood JFC
Modified Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Mitchell Drewitt - Kingsley JFC
Warren Williams - Sorrento Duncraig JFC
Matt Towie - Warwick Greenwood JFC
Youth Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Steve Elliott - Kingsley JFC
John Burton - Sorrento Duncraig JFC
Charmaine Roger - Warwick Greenwood JFC
Female Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Michelle Sewell - Carine JFC
Belinda Lewis - Kingsley JFC
Charmaine Rogers - Warwick Greenwood JFC
Senior Coach of the Year Finalists: 
Andrew Diloreto - Coastal Titans WFC
Antoni Grover - Kingsley AFC
Kingsley Hunter - Kingsway AFC
Young Achiever of the Year Finalists: 
Samuel Handcock - Kingsley JFC
Mikella Johnson-Letch - Kingsway JFC
Chris Spencer - Subiaco Junior Umpires
Umpire Service Awards - 5 years +
Matthew Arnold
Isaac Bavcevic
Christian Cutrona
Tom Hartley
Rowan Koch
Alex Murray
Alex Pannell
Brad Pimlott
Jordan Smart
Christopher Spencer
Other awards to be presented on the eveing:
2017 WAFL Debuting Players - Club of Origin Presentations
2017 Umpire of the Year
2017 Junior Club of the Year 
2017 Senior Club of the Year 
For more information click here: 10-2017b

Sacred Heart Too Strong In Eagles Cup Final

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 3:53 PM

In a high standard and keenly contested game, Sacred Heart College representing the Subiaco Football District held on for a thrilling 3 point win in the final of the Year 8/9 Eagles School Boys Cup competition. Emmanuel College representing the South Fremantle Football District started quickly with the first 2 goals and showed great system in the way that they moved the ball. Sacred Heart held on tenaciously, winning the contested ball and tackled their way back into the game. The Sacred Heart forward line were dangerous and productive, whilst the midfield created enough forward entries to clinch victory.  The final minutes were thrilling as Sacred Heart were under siege until the final siren sounded. An experience that the boys will never forget in the last curtain raiser game at Subiaco oval.

Warwick Greenwood Knights Ready To Battle For Youth Girls Premiership

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 12:30 PM

All those Female football fans out there who are tired of waiting anxiously for Sunday’s WAWFL Grand Finals to get your fix of footy action, your prayers have been answered. This Friday night at 6.00pm head on down to Pat Goodridge Park home of the Wembley Junior Football Club to see their Youth Girls team take on Subiaco District’s own Warwick Greenwood Knights Youth Girls team.

The youth girls competition this year has seen the Warwick Greenwood Knights finish top of the table with a dominating display week in week out. Coach Charmaine Rogers has guided the girls through a season that has seen them only lose 1 game. However Wembley JFC have been the toughest challenge for the Knights and they are set to clash this Friday night in the Grand Final.

Warwick Greenwood JFC President Helen Watkinson had this to say. “We are so proud of how far the girls have come, take away all the wins, the way they have developed as players and as young ladies under Charmaine’s guidance has been a privilege to watch.” The Knights are looking to close in on a premiership flag in just their first season as a team. They quickly established themselves as the dominant force in the competition, and now hope to finish the year of in style. Be sure to get down this Friday night to see the girls in action and cheer them on to a premiership flag.

Lions District Ambassadors Shine At Awards Ceremony

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 3:23 PM

The 2017 AFL School Ambassador of the year awards night was held on Thursday 10th August at Domain Stadium. The event saw over 150 guests attend from schools all around the metro and regional areas of WA. WAFC staff also attended the formal event where we acknowledge the hard work that our teachers do to promote and engage kids in AFL. School Football is a massive part of the WAFC, and we acknowledge the work of teachers in all different categories such as most outstanding primary and secondary school ambassador, most outstanding multicultural, indigenous and female program ambassadors, and also most outstanding first year primary and secondary school ambassadors. Subiaco District had 2 finalists selected for a category award. Tasha Longman from Creaney Primary School for the Most Outstanding First Year Primary School Ambassador Award, and Neil Arnold from Balga Senior High School for the Most Outstanding Indigenous Program Award.

Tasha Longman who is in her first year of teaching physical education at Creaney Primary School was this year’s recipient of the Most Outstanding First year Primary School Ambassador Award. Working closely with Subiaco District Staff and local community club Kingsley JFC, Tasha has delivered a year of quality football programs such as Eagles Faction Footy, Freo Footy Skills, Dockers Shield carnival entrants and also managed to enter for the first time in Creaney Primary School history a Girls Dockers Cup team. Tasha also conducted several in school and after school programs for kids to learn and engage in AFL. Tasha’s amazing work did not end here. Tasha worked closely with a Kingsley JFC representative that saw 20 girls from the school not only compete in the school carnival, but also compete in the first ever Subiaco District Junior Girls competition for Kingsley JFC. Without Tasha’s work Kingsley JFC would not have been represented in the community competition. Tasha’s ability to transition kids from school introductory AFL programs to community club footy made her a stand out winner for the award. Tasha had this to say. “ I am just thrilled to win the award, I never expected to win. I am over the moon and hope an accolade like this can help me work towards a permanent position at Creaney Primary School. I enjoy working there and being able to play a role in helping kids get involved in sport, and in particular AFL which I have always loved.”

The awards did not stop there for Subiaco District. Neil Arnold from Balga senior High School also took out the award for Most Outstanding Indigenous Program. Neil Arnold former Talent manager for Subiaco FC, took on the Head of Football Programs position at Balga SHS this year and in a short time has worked relentlessly to engage students in AFL. in a school with a massive indigenous and multicultural student base, Neil along with his staff have created an AFL program that not only teaches the game, but also transitions kids into club footy via an established partnership with Warwick Greenwood JFC. Through Neil’s program, the kids are taught the game by instilling a positive culture and environment. “ We wanted to teach the kids the importance of values like respect, commitment and team work. We use the game as a reward for their in school behaviour and performance. Also giving them something they are able to be passionate about and look forward to helped them not only shine on the field but also perform better in the classroom.”. WAFC employee Dave Lindsay had this to say. “the program Neil has helped build and deliver at Balga SHS is just amazing. There was really no one else even close to getting the award. He is by far one of the most deserving recipient’s we have had win this category.”


It has been a long time since the Subiaco District has had dual category winners at the Ambassador awards ceremony. The night was a great success enjoyed by all. The District is proud of Neil and Tasha for their honours and the continued work they do in their schools.

Warwick Greenwood's Bill Morris named Lions District 'Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year'

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 2:21 PM

Bill Morris is the longest serving volunteer in Football for the Warwick Greenwood JFC and would have to be up there for one of the longest in the District. During his time as a footy volunteer Bill has been involved in all segments of football from Auskick, juniors, seniors and female football. He has also volunteered and been a part of the game in every capacity, as a player, coach, team manager, umpire, auskick coordinator, canteen duties, club committee duties, trainer, groundsman, equipment manager, timekeeper, interchange steward and currently as a long time serving coach coordinator.

Bill has been instrumental in helping his club achieve strong player retention rates and positive game day envioronments around the club.

During his time at Warwirk Greenwood Bill has implemented techniques and procedures at the club that promote positive player development, retention and game day environments. 

In his role as Coaching Co-ordinator Bill has been able to extend his passion for player and coaching development.  He has worked diligently with the District and has embraced all the education made available over the years and has actively promoted and encouraged the club coaches to do the same.  

Over the years Bill has complimented the education with other sessions eg Physical Presence, running coach, Kicking clinics to name a few.  He started the Club's Pre-season training program.  The program starts in February and provides an avenue for available players, generally those not committed to summer sport, to come together and train as a club.  

Bill attends more junior football games than anyone else at the club and has not ever held a drivers license. 30 years of volunteering in the game is an achievement very few can say they have to their name.

'if we had a Bill Morris at every club, servicing community football would be easy'.

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

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

Ian Brotherton from Kingsway Junior Football Club

Gary Forrestor from Balga Junior Football Club

& Rosemary Goodin from the Subiaco Junior Football League.

Titans Ready To Rule In WAWFL Grand Final

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 2:46 PM

It’s that time of year again for the WAWFL where the two best teams will collide in the biggest game of the season, the Grand Final. All the action will be taking place on Sunday August 20th at Leederville Oval. Subiaco Districts own Coastal Titans have booked themselves a ticket in the big match already with their reserves team looking to make the big game with a victory in this weekend’s preliminary final against East Fremantle at Blue Steel Oval.

The Titans are celebrating their 15 year anniversary, and what better way is there to do that than winning both the reserves and League premierships on their home turf at Leederville Oval. With a ton of action also happening around the ground with the kids zone as well as the showcase half time little league games featuring talent from the Subiaco District clubs female football teams.

The Swans are favourite to meet the Titans in the grand final. The season saw both teams getting the upper hand on each other with the Titans beating the Swans in the qualifying final last week. There is no doubt the swans will be looking to amend that defeat by beating there rivals in the final and going back to back premiers. The Titans however are looking way to driven to right the wrongs of last season where they exited finals in straight sets after what was an impressive home and away season. With securing their place in the big game, there is no doubt the mighty Titans will be looking to cap off this year as premiers.

Be sure to get down and support our Mighty Titans in their big game. You will definitely get your fill of Female Footy with the Rodgers Cup final at 10.00am, followed by the Reserves final at 12.00pm. The league game will bouncedown at 2.30pm followed by presentations to finish off an exciting day of footy.

Treating our Umpires with Respect

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:23 AM

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

It is worth a read:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Alex on email

Junior Girls Sock it to Sarcoma!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Last friday night our Subiaco District Junior Girl's teams rocked out their odd socks for Sock it to Sarcoma! week.

Teams from all across junior football play in odd coloured socks to help raise awareness and funding for Sarcoma research. Last Friday night the Warwick Greenwood Junior Girls showed off their odd socks in style as they battled out a hard fought game against the Kingsley Cats. 

"It was an awesome sight seeing all the girls getting on board for a good cause and playing in their odd socks." said District Development Officer Matt Debarro. "It was great seeing all the teams get on board with the Sarcoma awareness round".

Sarcoma is a very rare and aggressive form of cancer which sadly saw one of our junior footballers battle several years ago.

The District and the Junior clubs have since then rallied together to raise funds and awareness for sarcoma through the annual sock it to Sarcoma round. Every year we are seeing more and more teams get on board and support the cause. It's no surprise our new junior girls teams have got behind it already in the stellar first year of the competition. 

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:





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.

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. 
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 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. 


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 or mobile 0402 794 016


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.

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.


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

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.

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


Stirling Saints Junior Football Club

Contact: Tammy Mottolini

Phone: 0409 997 988


Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club

Contact: Helen Watkinson

Phone: 0419 401 520



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

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

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 -

Here is the ERC Lions Outtakes of 2015 -

Here is the ERC Lions Photo Montage of 2015 -


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


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 ( 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  



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




Metro Football League


WA Womens Football League



Subiaco Junior Football League


Northern Conference




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
















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

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.



Nollamara     13.8 (86)
Armadale     10.13 (73)

Best on Ground:  Michael Pickett- Nollamara 


Cottesloe            5.7 (37)
Osborne Park     5.5 (35)



Wembley                 10.2 (62)
Hamersley Carine     5.7 (37)


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)

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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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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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

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.

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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

For more information about District Dreaming Round contact the Lions District Development Officer Rohan Blee on 0438 994 412 or at