THE West Perth Football Club has been advised that Andrew Krakouer will not be playing in the WAFL for the Falcons in 2014 because of an employment opportunity in the mining industry.
On the back of his AFL career of 137 matches with Richmond and Collingwood coming to an end following the 2013 season, Krakouer signed with the reigning WAFL premiers West Perth.
However, the 30-year-old has since been offered, and accepted, a lucrative employment opportunity in the mining industry.Read More ...
The West Australian Women’s Football League has implemented a player points system and set stricter zoning rules to create a more level playing field for the competition.
The new measures were developed and endorsed by the WAWFL Board after diagnostics and planning forums identified that an uneven competition was a major issue facing the league.
WAWFL President Carolyn Hills said the new system is a major milestone for the League and a first for women’s competitions in Australia.Read More ...
There were plenty of smiles when a group of 16 players participated in the Integrated Football Come and Try day in the Falcons District on Saturday, February 1.
The players were put through a basic training session at the Lake Joondalup Baptist College oval, run by the Ocean Ridge and Quinns Bulls Amateur teams, in which their skills and determination shone.
The day was full of laughter and enjoyment and highlighted the myriad of benefits and opportunities for players within the Integrated Football League program.Read More ...
With a ball that bounces more oddly than anything he could have imagined as a young Sudanese refugee in Kenya, football - and life in Australia - is helping Peter Ajang and his family smother their tragic past.
Read the full story by Steve Butler at The West Australian - http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/21187163/sporting-chance-for-refugee/
More than 100 children will head to City Beach Oval on Tuesday, January 28 for a combined football and cricket clinic being hosted by The Claremont Football District and West Australian Cricket Association.
The FREE Football & Cricket Promotional Holiday Clinic will be a great opportunity for children to improve their skills and try out both of Australia’s favourite sports.....Aussie Rules and Cricket!Read More ...
A women's Indigenous All Stars side will take on the WAWFL All stars again in 2014 when the third ‘Yorga’s Koodjal Kadadjiny Match’ (Women’s Two Way Learning Match) is hosted by the WA Women’s Football League.
This biannual event celebrates the passion and skill of indigenous female footballers and to highlight the reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous female footballers and encourage positive respectful relationships between all Australians.
To Register to play in the 2014 Indigenous All Star Selection Match simply go to:Read More ...
One of the most decorated WAFL careers in recent times came to an end yesterday when Subiaco captain Aidan Parker informed teammates and club officials of his decision to hang up the boots.
An increase in work commitments has made it impossible for the three-time premiership star to continue playing for the club at which he debuted as an 18-year-old 13 seasons ago.
“My first memories are that I instantly loved the place, I came through the juniors and I became very passionate about Subi very quickly.” Parker said.Read More ...
Can’t make the National Coaching Conference in 2014? The WAFC is giving coaches the opportunity to attend the WA State Coaching Conference on February 8 and 9.
The conference will give coaches the opportunity to attend a range of seminars by industry leaders from the AFL, WAFL, WA State Academy and leading Sports Psychologists over two days at ECU Joondalup.Read More ...
Do you love footy so much that you want to study it? Well now you can at ECU with the new course Bachelor of Science (Sports Science and Football).
ECU’s Sports Science and Football course is the only one of its kind in Australia. The degree prepares students to train, condition and support players of football, with the opportunity to specialise in Australian Rules Football.
The course can lead to exciting careers in sports coaching and development, football performance analysis, sports science, sports physiology, exercise science and sports administration. What’s more, students have access to cutting edge training facilities and highly qualified teaching staff with links to the industry.
If you want to combine your passion with a great career or just find out a bit more information visit http://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/our-courses/overview?id=Y56
What better way to fulfil your new year’s fitness resolution than to sign up for the Cadbury AFL 9s Summer season, kicking off on February 10?
Cadbury AFL 9s is the Australian Football League’s fun, fast and exciting alternative version of the game.
It’s a great way to have fun with your friends playing a modified version of the traditional game in mixed, men’s, ladies and youth competitions.Read More ...
FIXTURES have been finalised for the 2014 AAMI WAFL Premiership Season in consultation with the nine WAFL clubs.
Round 1 will kick off on Saturday, March 22 and the Grand Final will be played on Sunday, September 21.
The season will feature one less round than last year, with the split round being dropped for a 23 round total. Each club will play 10 home games, 10 away games and have three byes.Read More ...
Are you aged between 13-18 years and interested in representing your state in the fastest growing female sport – AFL? Then click the link below to find out more about the wonderful opportunities that may exist for you in 2014!
WAFL Rules and Regulations have been updated for the 2014 AAMI WAFL premiership season following a comprehensive consultation and review process.
The updated Rules and Regulations have been developed in consultation with the nine WAFL clubs and approved by the WAFL Advisory Committee, WAFL Management Committee and WAFC Football Affairs Committee for implementation in 2014.Read More ...
WA footy teacher Jeremy Bruse has been recognised with a prestigious Premier’s Award for his innovative approach to engaging students through football.
Mr Bruse, who is an AFL School Ambassador at Cecil Andrews Senior High School, took out the WA Premier’s Secondary Teacher of the Year Award at the WA Education Awards on December 2 at Crown Plaza.
He has implemented a range of innovative football programs over the last eight years designed to enhance the skills, development and engagement of students.
Working closely with the WA Football Commission and East Fremantle District, as well as Armadale Women’s Junior Football Club, Mr Bruse has delivered school clinics, coaching and umpiring accreditations and a range of educational outcomes for students.
He said that East Fremantle Development Officer Daren Bell in particular had been a great supporter of the students at Cecil Andrews.
“Every student deserves an opportunity to find what it is they’re good at. As teachers, it is our job to give them every opportunity to ensure that they can find it,” Mr Bruse said.
“I invited Armadale Women’s Junior Football Club to train at the school oval and create a link for female students at Cecil Andrews. This provided the girls with easy access to football, resulting in better attendance and an increase in social skills for some students.
“I have also become involved with coaching an East Fremantle District Development Squad, which will provide ongoing opportunities for both Cecil Andrews’ students and other students within the East Fremantle District,” he said.
Another initiative has been assisting ex-Fremantle Dockers star, Paul Hasleby with the ‘Bouncing Back’ program. The program sees a mixed group of Yr 8-10 students participate in resilience building workshops (both indoors and outdoors), which has resulted in many developing an increased ability to cope with the varying pressures associated with school, family, friends and work.
Cecil Andrews SHS also holds an annual NAIDOC day with activities run by indigenous students and their Aboriginal and Indigenous Education Officers. The students are able to further develop their instructional and organisational skills whilst showcasing contributions they make to the school and the wider community.