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VAN BERLO, HILL NAMED WEST PERTH CAPTAINS FOR 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:18 AM

THE West Perth Football Club wishes to announce that Jay van Berlo and Ashton Hill will be the respective captains of the Falcons WAFL and WAWFL teams for the 2017 season.

West Perth has welcomed the Joondalup Falcons into the club for 2017 and beyond in an exciting new move for the Falcons will see the male senior, reserves and colts teams, and female senior, reserves and youth teams all come under the one banner for the same time.

As preparations heat up ahead of the 2017 season, West Perth is pleased to announce the captains and leadership group of both senior outfits.

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FALCONS APPOINT EX-DEMON AS FOOTBALL OPERATIONS CO-ORDINATOR

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 5:49 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth has strengthened its football department with the appointment of former Perth fairest and best winner Chad Harding as the new football operations co-ordinator.

Harding will work closely with Ward Harris and Casey Haw to ensure that all the coaches and players at the Falcons are in the best hands possible.

Harding comes into the role with it being his first official involvement in football since his playing career.

That began in the amateurs with Scarborough where he won premierships as an 18 and 19-year-old before he joined Perth. He went on to play 86 games with the Demons and won the fairest and best award in 2003 on the back of playing in two state games before life took him to Melbourne.

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WEST PERTH PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 1:29 PM - by Chris Pike

THE WAFL season is quickly closing in and West Perth will be playing pre-season matches against East Fremantle, Perth and Peel Thunder as the Falcons look to have the best preparation possible for 2017.

West Perth is coming off another finals appearance last year on the back of playing in two of the previous three WAFL grand finals, including winning the 2013 premiership.

Now the Falcons are putting everything in place in a bid to be a premiership contender once again in 2017 and a big part of that is the three pre-season matches.

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MUNDELLA FUELLING WA FEMALE FOOTBALL

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 3:30 PM

AS female football stars prepare to pull on their boots for the first round of the AFL Women’s competition tomorrow night, West Australian dairy producer Mundella Foods has been announced as the new major partner of female football in Western Australia to support the stars of the future.

The partnership includes naming rights to the Mundella WA Women’s Football League (WAWFL) and a range of initiatives linked to the West Australian Football Commission’s (WAFC) Female Talent Pathway, Female Ambassador Program, WA Women’s Round and female participation programs.

WAFC CEO Gavin Taylor said it was fantastic to have a West Australian company supporting local participants as female football entered such a significant and exciting year in 2017.

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Join the Djinda Falcons in 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 2:30 PM

The Falcons District and the West Perth Football Club are currently recruiting players for the 2017 Nicky Winmar Carnival and the 2017 Kirby Bentley Cup teams.

Join the West Perth Djinda Falcons!

Open to both boys and girls.

Boys in the West Perth District born between 2002 and 2004, and Girls in the West Perth District born between 2000 and 2004, identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are eligible to play in the teams.

All are welcome to attend training from 4.30pm – 6.30pm at HBF Arena, Joondalup on the following dates: 2, 9, 16 and 23 February, and 2 March.

For more information contact Sharon on 0400 203 660 or email sharon@falconsfc.com.au

Information Package: Nicky Winmar and Kirby Bentley 2017

FALCONS GEAR UP TO GO UP A LEVEL IN 2017

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 5:35 PM - by Chris Pike

WEST Perth wasn't too far off the top WAFL teams in the 2016 season and the Falcons have taken some encouraging steps towards being a premiership contender once again in 2017 with promising signings.

The Falcons made a slow start to the 2016 season losing four of the first five games but went on to win 12 of the next 15 to qualify for the finals in third position before losing to South Fremantle and Peel Thunder.

Having played in two of the previous three grand finals and then being third at the end of the home and away season, the Falcons won't need to improve much to be a genuine contender again in 2017 with the majority of the core playing group set to return.

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WA FOOTBALL RAFFLE EXTENDED

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 4:51 PM

THE WA Football Raffle 2016 supporting grassroots footy in WA has been extended to cease sales on Saturday January 28, 2017. 

Draw date of the raffle will take place on Friday February 10. Results will be published in Wednesday's February 15 West Australian Newspapers. 

Approval for the extension has been granted by the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor on Wednesday December 7. 

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WEST PERTH'S FIXTURES FOR 2017 RELEASED

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 12:59 AM - by Chris Pike

FOLLOWING the Round 1 bye, West Perth's 2017 McDonald's WAFL Premiership Season gets off to a potentially defining start with the opening four matches all against the fellow finalists from 2016.

West Perth again made the finals in 2016 finishing the home and away season in third position.

Now the Falcons open 2017 against East Perth in Round 2 on Sunday March 26 at HBF Arena. The game will also be broadcast on 7mate.

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New Board announced and Life Members inducted at AGM

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 4:28 PM

Members at the 2016 AGM endorsed the Life Membership nominations of two past greats for meritorious service to our club.

Dion Fleay, nominated by Dr Greg Smith, drove seven hours from Kalgoorlie to be at the meeting – this level of dedication reminiscent of that he showed to earn himself three Breckler Medals during his 148 WAFL League and three State game career.

Former player and coach Dennis Cometti, nominated by Colin Rockman, was also present for his induction. Recounting the days of the 1960’s as a player, then into the 1980’s as a coach, the most famous voice in football had guests’ undivided attention as he accepted the honour bestowed on him.

Acknowledged at the Breckler Medal in October, Luke Tedesco was formally presented with his Life Membership having achieved 150 games with the Club he holds so dearly since making his League debut in 2007. Close friend and former Captain, Jason Salecic, spoke highly of Luke as a quality competitor on field, and equally good person off field.

Both Dion and Dennis will be formally presented with their Life Membership at a pre-match luncheon in 2017.

Announcement of President for 2017/2018
The retiring President, Brett Raponi decided not to renominate for the position of President. Scott Ballem was the only nomination and was elected unopposed. In accordance with Rule 32 (a) of the WPFC constitution he shall hold office for two (2) years. The retirement date is the WPFC AGM 2018.
 

Announcement of Directors (6) for 2017/2018
The retiring Directors are:
Scott Ballem     Richard Homsany    Steve Morgan    
Chris Erikson    Rebecca Pearce      Rob Jackson

The following nominations were received in the prescribed time for the position of Director:
Dave Burton      Peter Cutler      Owen Douglas
Russell Ellen     Chris Erikson     Richard Homsany
Brent Howard    Rob Hunt           Rob Jackson

910 Ballot Papers were mailed out. 321 votes were received, 3 of which were deemed void. 

The final vote tally is as follows:
DIRECTORS
Richard Homsany    282
Rob Hunt                  260
Rob Jackson            233
Chris Erikson           230
Peter Cutler             224
Russell Ellen           205
Brent Howard          199
Owen Douglas        149
Dave Burton            126

Therefore, at the AGM on Wednesday 14 December, Richard Homsany, Rob Hunt, Rob Jackson, Chris Erikson, Peter Cutler and Russell Ellen have been elected to the WPFC board for the next 2 years.

In accordance with Rule 32 (a) of the WPFC constitution, the Directors shall hold office for two (2) years. The retirement date is the WPFC AGM 2018.

 

NEW PRESIDENT TO LEAD THE FALCONS IN 2017

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 9:08 AM - by Sean Cowan

West Perth Football Club’s Brett Raponi will go down as the fourth-longest serving president in the club’s history after deciding not to stand for re-election at the upcoming poll.

The outspoken president, who has held the position for eight years since first being elected in 2008, said he was stepping down to focus on his family and life outside of football.

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