Specialist School Programs

The WAFC offers endorsement opportunities to schools in metropolitan and regional Western Australia that deliver specialist in-school AFL programs. Each school must deliver on-field and classroom-based classes specific to Australian Rules Football.

Schools with a WAFC endorsed AFL program are able to use WAFC and WAFL District logos to promote their program. These schools are also afforded the opportunity to engage with AFL and WAFL players when available. The WAFC works to promote the school and its AFL program with our industry partners.

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Fremantle Dockers players signing autographs and participating in a skills session at Court Grammar School

Twice a year, the WAFC conducts a review of the school's AFL program in conjunction with the school's AFL Program Coordinator.

In order to become endorsed by the WAFC, schools must:

  • Deliver classes for boys and girls specific to Australian Rules Football
  • Ensure that all coaches hold or are working towards Level 2 AFL Coaching accreditation
  • Ensure that all staff involved in the program are registered AFL School Members
  • Register for all WAFC interschool competitions (Year 8/9 Eagles Schoolboys Cup, Year 8/9 Freo Dockers Schoolgirls Cup, Year 11/12 Senior Schoolboys Cup, Year 10/11/12 Girls Freo Dockers Cup)
  • Provide opportunities for inter/intra state travel for competitions
  • Conduct coaching and umpiring accreditation for students
  • Offer coaching clinics/classes to local primary schools
  • Establish relationships with the local football club/s


The following metropolitan schools' Specialist AFL Programs have been endorsed by the WAFC:

School Name


Balga Senior High School


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Churchlands Senior High School