The West Australian Football Commission is the caretaker of football throughout the State and responsible for the overall development of the game.
history of football in the community of Western Australian stretches
back to 1885. Today it is the most popular sporting code in Western
Australia with more than 140,000 active participants each weekend during
The WAFC plays
an important role in funding the ongoing development of football in all
communities. This ensures that football is the best resourced sporting
code in the State and can have the most active role in building better
communities through various development programs.
is a not for profit sports association. It is incorporated under the
Associations Incorporation Act and governed by a volunteer board that
oversees the operation of all football activities throughout the State.
The WAFC's role includes ownership of the State's two AFL teams - West
Coast Eagles and Fremantle Football Dockers, guiding the West
Australian Football League (State league competition), overseeing
community football, managing umpiring, football development through
participation and the talent pathway and acting as the manager of Patersons Stadium.
This results in a significant social benefit and
the creation of better communities through the active promotion of the
sport and its associated values of teamwork, responsibility, respect,
leadership, commitment and community participation.