WAFC Seeking Tribunal Members

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The WAFC is seeking Expressions of Interest for Community Football Tribunal Members

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is the peak Australian Rules Football body in Western
Australia and is the caretaker of football throughout the State and responsible for the overall development
of the game. The WAFC is a not for profit organisation that plays an important role in funding the on-going
development of football in all communities.

The Community Football Tribunal
In 2018, the West Australian Football Commission is establishing an independent Community Football
Tribunal to hear contested Reportable Offences from Junior and Senior Community Football leagues across
the Perth Metropolitan area.

The WAFC seeks to establish a pool of tribunal members to hear cases throughout the 2018 season. The
Community Football Tribunal will provide football stakeholders with a fair, clear and independent process
in determining an appropriate penalty for committing Reportable Offences.
To appropriately service competitions across Perth there will be four tribunal locations each week based
around Eastern Suburbs, Southern Suburbs, Northern Suburbs and Inner City.
The Community Football Tribunal will act for the following leagues:
    • Western Australian Amateur Football League
    • Junior Football – Fremantle, Northern, Peel and Central Conferences
    • Metro Football League
    • AFL Masters WA

What’s Required?
Tribunal members will be required to be available fortnightly to sit on a Tribunal which will take place on a
Tuesday or Wednesday night between 1 April and 30 September 2018 and attend an induction prior to the
commencement of the football season. Tribunal members will operate on a rostered system throughout
the season.

Selection Criteria
Any person appointed to the Community Football Tribunal shall:
    • be a barrister or solicitor holding a current practicing certificate within an Australian jurisdiction;
    • possess sufficient knowledge and experience of Australian football, as determined by the WAFC.
    • be willing to hear a range of cases from Junior & Senior Football.

Please Click Here to submit an expression of interest.
Expressions of Interest close at 5pm on 24th November. This is a volunteer role.

For any further information please contact:
Josh Bowler
Acting Manager Community
West Australian Football Commission
Email: jbowler@wafc.com.au

WAAFL Seeking Colts Coach

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:37 AM

The WAAFL is seeking expression of interest for the position of “Colts” coach for the 2018 state program.

Key focus of the position:

  • To create a professional environment that is conducive to both learning and enjoyment
  • Contribute to the development of skills, physical attributes, football knowledge, personal growth and self-esteem of all players
  • Establish, implement and coordinate appropriate training program that maximises the development of all players
  • Lead and influence all support staff in a positive manner.

For further information including job description please email Geoff Palmer (gpalmer@wafc.com.au).

Applications close Monday 27th November 2017.

WAAFL Seeking Umpire Coaches

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 10:50 AM

The WAAFL is seeking expression of interest for the following positions:

  • Field Umpires Coach
  • Boundary Umpires Coach
  • Goal Umpires Coach
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach

For further information and job descriptions please email Geoff Palmer gpalmer@wafc.com.au

Applications close 28th November 2017


Paap to Coach North Beach

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Article by North Beach FC

Four-time North Beach A-Grade premiership player Shane Paap has been appointed the club’s senior coach.

Paap, who retired at the end of the 2012 season after a decorated playing career with both North Beach and Subiaco, has spent the last five years building his coaching resume and is perfectly poised to take the club to another level.

The senior role was vacated by David Hynes after five years at the helm after taking the club to the grand final this year and successive finals series.

Paap has been both reserves coach and an assistant senior coach at Subiaco in the last four years after being an assistant coach at Claremont in 2013.

In the last four years he has been an important element of the best WAFL program at Subiaco, working closely with senior coach Jarrad Schofield.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my first few years of coaching and I’ve been fortunate to be part of a really successful Subiaco program led by Jarrad Schofield,” Paap said.

“I’m really looking forward to coaching the next generation of North Beach.

“The club has a really strong history, which I’ve already been lucky enough to be a part of as a player, so I feel fortunate that they’ve put their faith in me.

“I know I’ve got big shoes to fill, so I’m looking forward to getting started.”

Paap, who cut his teeth at North Beach feeder club Sorrento-Duncraig, played both as a forward and midfielder in the powerful era under Bill Duckworth, and was the inaugural winner of the Gary Tait Medal.

Trinity Aquinas go back to back in A Grade

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM

After their historic first A Grade premiership last season, Trinity Aquinas came from fifth spot on the ladder to claim the 2017 premiership and Sandover Shield on Saturday.

Despite their premiership success last year, Trinity Aquinas entered the match as the underdogs as they faced minor premiers North Beach who were victorious both times they met this season.

Trinity Aquinas led at every change to win the match comfortably by thirty-five points 11.8 (74) to 5.9 (39).

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WAAFL Grand Final broadcast live on ABC Radio Perth

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24 PM

The A Grade Grand Final will be broadcast live on ABC Radio on Saturday 16 September at 2.30pm.

Listen live on 720 ABC Radio, Online or download the ABC Radio App.

Listen Live: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/perth/live/

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Nineteen Clubs Celebrate Premiership Glory

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Nineteen clubs celebrated premierships last Saturday with the B-E Grade Grand Finals taking place across Perth.

Wanneroo (B, DBC), University (D1, BJC) and North Fremantle (D2, D2R) were the most successful on the day securing two premierships each.

North Beach (D1R) and East Fremantle (E1) made it back to back premierships in their grades while Thornlie also made it back to back premierships claiming the C2 premiership in 2016 before moving up a grade and taking out the C1 premiership this season.

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WAAFL Hall of Champions welcomes three new inductees

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 3:44 PM

On Wednesday August 30, the WAAFL hosted the eighth annual Hall of Champions function.

The Hall of Champions honours those individuals who have made long, significant and commendable contributions to the WAAFL, to help make it the strong and respected sporting body that it is today.

This year the WAAFL inducted three new members into the Hall of Champions.

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B-E Grade Grand Finals

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 11:10 AM

This Saturday 9 September, twenty-two grades will contest Grand Finals across the metropolitan area.

Thirty different clubs have made their way into the B- E Grade Grand Finals with Kingsway (B, BR, D2), Wanneroo (B, BR, DBC) and University (D1, D1R, BJC) featuring in three Grand Finals each.

The Grand Finals this year will also see thirteen different clubs feature from the 2016 Grand Finals.

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Coolbinia West Perth win 3rd consecutive Integrated premiership

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Coolbinia West Perth became the first WAAFL premiers for 2017 when they won their third consecutive Integrated Premiership on Saturday.

Coolbinia West Perth finished the season in second position on the ladder with eight wins and four losses.

They came up against first time grand finalists High Wycombe who finished on top of the ladder with just the one loss during the season.

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Best & Fairest Votes All Grades

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Click below to view the Best and Fairest Votes for All Grades: 

WAAFL Votes All Grades 2017

Tie for top award as the WAAFL celebrates 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:29 AM

On Wednesday 30 August over 800 players, officials and VIP’s packed the new Crown Ballroom to celebrate the 96th WA Amateur Football League Season.

One of the biggest nights on the WAAFL calendar sees the football guernsey’s swapped for suits as the league recognises those who have excelled throughout the year.

This year’s presentation saw a tie for the CJ Jamieson Medal as the A Grade Best and Fairest player. University’s Hamish Murray and Fremantle CBC’s Christopher Basile claiming the top award with twenty votes for the season.

While Hamish is a first-time winner of the A Grade award, Chris makes it back to back wins.

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Uni takes down ladder-topping North Beach in lead up to finals

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 10:45 AM - by Sarah Mozley

North Beach travelled to UWA Sports Park to take on a strong Uni side in a close match that gave viewers a glimpse of the finals series.

Both sides gave a fierce contest that showed why both teams have dominated throughout the home and away season and will be strong contenders in the finals.

Despite North Beach’s ability to stay in the contest it was their inability to make the most of their opportunities going forward that cost them the game.

Uni had a dominant final quarter that comfortably gave them the win at 9.10 (64) beating North Beach’s 7.7 (49).

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Skill Hire Finals Series – Saturday 26 August

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 1:54 PM

With the home and away season now finished for all teams, this weekend sees finals action across all grades. Fifty-two clubs out of a possible sixty-seven made finals this season with North Beach having seven teams through while University and North Fremantle had six teams make finals.

Wembley were the most successful in last year’s finals series taking home three premierships from three attempts. After moving up a division this season they failed to make finals in all six grades.

The first week of finals on Saturday 18 August for grades B to E (except D2) saw twenty teams eliminated from the finals race. Hamersley Carine BR, Nollamara C2, Brentwood Booragoon C3R, Rossmoyne C4, Kalamunda E1, Belmont LKC and Forrestdale WCC are all clubs who have now finished their 2017 campaigns as their only remaining teams were defeated in the first round.

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North Beach back up the top of A Grade

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 3:40 PM

North Beach have finished the 2017 A Grade season as minor premiers with fifteen wins and three losses for the year.

With the top position locked in they will now enjoy a week’s break before taking on the winner of this weekend’s match between Fremantle CBC and University.

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