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POSITION AVAILABLE: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 7:36 PM

FOLLOWING the announcement of the departure of Chief Executive Officer David Crute to accept a role with the WA Football Commission, the West Perth Football Club is seeking applications to fulfil the position for 2018 and beyond.

The West Perth Football Club (Falcons) has its origins as one of the Western Australian Football League’s foundation clubs. Based in Joondalup, the club’s off-field reputation is as impressive as its on-field achievements.

In 2018, the Falcons will enter another exciting era of an already successful history with the opening of new facilities that will better cater to players, members, corporate partners and supporters. This is an exciting time to be part of the future direction of the West Perth Football Club.

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WEST PERTH CEO HEADING TO THE WA FOOTBALL COMMISSION

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 7:42 AM

WEST PERTH FOOTBALL CLUB MEDIA RELEASE

THE West Perth Football Club wishes to advise that Chief Executive Officer David Crute has accepted a full-time role with the WA Football Commission.

David will be talking up the position of General Manager – Umpiring and will be commencing in his new role at the end of January 2018. David has been at the helm of the Falcons since 2013 and has been instrumental in the development of the club’s new facility at Joondalup. 

West Perth President Scott Ballem today praised David for his dedication to the club over the past four years.

"David has made a significant impact on our club during his tenure and has been integral to many of the key structural reforms currently being executed," Ballem said.

"One of his major achievements has been his work managing our new development and West Perth is now the beneficiary of the wonderful job he has done in delivering a state-of-the-art facility.

"He has also been a tremendous ambassador for our club in the community and whilst we appreciate this is an exciting career opportunity, we are sad to see him leave."

The Board has already commenced the search for David’s replacement.

VALE RAY SCHOFIELD

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 9:35 AM

THE West Perth Football Club offers its sincerest condolences to the family of Ray Schofield after one of our greatest ever players recently passed away aged 92.

Schofield will be remembered as one of the finest players to ever pull on a West Perth jumper with his remarkable ability to be equally effective playing at either end of the ground.

All told, Schofield played 277 games with West Perth between 1943 and 1958. Along the way, he kicked 261 goals beginning life as a full-forward leading the league's goalkicking in 1943 in a year where he turned only 19.

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WEST PERTH'S 2018 SEASON BEGINS AT NEW-LOOK HBF ARENA

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 5:56 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth will unveil its brand new club rooms at the redeveloped HBF Arena to open the 2018 McDonald's WAFL season in Round 1 next year on Saturday March 31.

The WAFL season will open two weeks later than usual and West Perth will get the chance to play first up at the redeveloped HBF Arena against Claremont in Round 1.

From there the Falcons take on East Perth at Leederville Oval before another home game against South Fremantle in Round 3 at HBF Arena.

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WEST PERTH FOOTBALL CLUB YEAR BOOK 2017 RELEASED AT AGM

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 12:09 AM

THE West Perth Football Club was proud to host its 2017 Annual General Meeting at its brand new club rooms at HBF Arena on Tuesday December 12.

The AGM provided the first chance for members of the West Perth Football Club to get their first look at the brand new Falcons facilities at their Joondalup home, following the completion of the building in November.

All in attendance were able to receive a tour of the new West Perth clubrooms which being in control of the club mark the beginning of a brand new era which everyone associated with the club should be tremendously excited about.

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COACHING VACANCY - RESERVES ASSISTANT COACH

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:54 PM

The West Perth Football Club is currently seeking Assistant Coaches for the to work with the Falcons' Reserves team for the 2018 WAFL season.

As an Assistant Coach you will be responsible for developing senior listed players for the West Perth Football Club with the aim of supporting these players to achieve their potential and ready them for league football.

During the week you would be required to attend a minimum of one training session where you will assist in the planning and implementation of training drills, providing feedback to drive player improvement and communicating across the group on all training matters.

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OSCAR ALLEN THE LATEST FALCON TO ENTER AFL SYSTEM

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 8:39 AM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth once again had 10 players in the AFL system in 2017 and now Oscar Allen will be another in 2018 having been selected by the West Coast Eagles.

Allen was taken by West Coast with selection No. 21 at the NAB AFL Draft on the back of his stellar 2017 that included him winning the Larke Medal from WA's State 18s campaign where he captained the team along with playing colts, reserves and league football back at West Perth.

The exciting young forward will now begin his time as an AFL footballer with the Eagles from 2018 and beyond.

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VOLUNTEER TRAINERS REQUIRED FOR AN IMMEDIATE START

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 5:08 PM

VOLUNTEER TRAINERS REQUIRED FOR AN IMMEDIATE START

We are in urgent need of help at training on Monday and Thursday nights from 4.30pm.

The club is looking for suitably qualified volunteers who would be interested in helping with strapping and massage.

Qualifications:

At a minimum, hold a Level 1 Sports Trainer qualification.

Hold a current First Aid. 

If you are interested and are available for one or both nights, please email your expression of interest to steve@falconsfc.com.au  or please contact Steve on 0402168005

WEST PERTH FOOTBALL CLUB COACHING VACANCIES – FEMALE FOOTBALL

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 1:44 PM
THE West Perth Football Club is currently seeking expressions of interests for positions as League Head Coach, Reserves Head Coach and Youth Girls Head Coach for our female football sides in 2018.
 
The West Perth Football Club (WPFC) prides itself on the development and promotion of young footballers and a continued focus on personal development both on and off the field.
 
The Club is currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified applicants for the above positions.
As the League Head Coach, you will be responsible for overseeing the clubs senior program during the week and on match days. You will be required to work closely with all staff and coaches within the women’s football program to ensure a quality program is developed and delivered. 
 
Feedback and direct communication with players is critical to succeeding in this role. Your ability to build a solid working relationship with the Female Football Coordinator and General Manager Football Operations will be imperative to building a strong culture within the women’s programs.
 
Your knowledge of the female football pathway and assisting players to reach their potential will be key indicator of your success.
 
As the Reserves Head Coach, you will be responsible for overseeing the clubs Reserves side during the week and on matchdays. You will be required to work closely with the clubs Head Coach (Female) and other coaches within the women’s football program.
 
Feedback and direct communication with players is critical to succeeding in this role. You will also be encouraged to continue to develop all aspects of your coaching in a supportive, developing environment
 
As the Rodgers Cup Head Coach, you will be responsible for overseeing the clubs Under 18’s female program during the week and on match days.
 
You will be required to work closely with the coaches within the senior female football programs. Feedback and direct communication with players is critical to succeeding in this role. You will also be encouraged to continue to develop all aspects of your coaching in a supportive, developing environment
 
Suitable applicants must possess:
Highly effective communication skills.
Ability to lead and influence.
Understand talented athlete identification.
Demonstrate structured and sequential planning within a football season.
Strong knowledge of coaching techniques and strategies.
Understanding of skill development learning strategies.
Understanding of the Female Talent Pathway
Minimum Level 1 Coach Accreditation (working toward a Level 2)
 
If you are interested in becoming a Head Coach within the female talent pathway at the West Perth Football Club, please email your resume outlining your experience, key attributes and coaching philosophy to the club.
 
Expressions of interest are to be submitted no later than 5.00pm Monday 4 December to Steve Trewhella, General Manager Football Operations at steve@falconsfc.com.au
 
All applicants will be kept strictly confidential however; referees may be contacted should you be successful in obtaining an interview.
 
For any further information, please contact Steve Trewhella, General Manager of Football Operations, during office hours on 08 9300 3611

HEARTBEAT - ISSUE 3

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:07 PM

THE third issue of 'Heartbeat' has been released with the official newsletter of the Past Players and Officials of the West Perth Football Club providing plenty of great content and information.

The latest issue of the newsletter includes the following:

My First Game - Ross Prunster remembers 1973

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