2018 AGM - Minutes

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 12:49 PM

 

 

Minutes of the the 133rd  Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Held at the West Perth Club Rooms, 25 Kennedya Drive, Joondalup

Wednesday 12 December 2018.

The President, Dr Neale Fong welcomed all present and declared the meeting open at 7.00pm, noting the attendance list and apologies received.

 

  1. ATTENDANCE

Life Members: Stan Broom, Andrew Clarke, Dennis Cometti, Bart DeVita, Paul Hasler, Lew Hasler, Clayton Lasscock, Ernie Myers, Terry O’Neill, Brett Raponi, John Sleight, Bill Spittles, Geoff Swan, Steve Trewhella, Mel Whinnen

Members:  Jacqui Alexandre, Andrew Anderton, Ernie Avery, Daniel Avery, John Broker, Dave Burton, Jim Caffieri, Sean Cowan, Peter Cutler, Owen Douglas, Russell Ellen, Gaye Elwell, Tony Fairhead, Mike Fielder, Neale Fong, Ray Garcia, Kathy Garcia, Bill Green, Terry Hardie, Val Hasler, Andrew Henryon, Kim Hunter, Rob Jackson, Ross Kelly, Darrell Kent, Steve Masnyk, John Milane, Sam Modica, Paul Murray, Brad Nice, Matt Perroni, Keith Plozza, Stephanie Power, Barry Scoffern, Bernadette Smith, Gerry Smith, Elizabeth Stenhouse, Gary Stinton, John Townsend, Vicki Turner, Doreen Turner, Peter Turner, Geoff Valentine, Graeme Woodford, Mike Wright, Peggy Wright, Margaret Young, Rhys Young, Greg Young

Guests:  Conley Manifis (William Buck Audit Firm)

APOLOGIES

Ron Biok, Fred Bloffwitch, Janet Bloffwitch, John Britten, Les Fong, Geoff Hendricks, Brent Howard, Gary O’Neill, Colin Rockman, Kathleen Thompsitt and Greg McConnaghy

  1. ACCEPTANCE OF 132nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

Dave Burton requested a change to the minutes. Under the CEO’s report the following item was listed:

  • The WPFC acknowledges the contribution of the Joondalup Women’s Football team who are now part of WP. They have presented a cheque of their outstanding funds to the WPFC. It was for $17000.

The minutes were changed to reflect the following:

  • The WPFC acknowledges the contribution of the Joondalup Women’s Football team who are now part of the WPFC. The remaining balance, being $17,000, from the Joondalup Women’s Football Club bank account was handed over to the West Perth Football Club, reflecting the JWFC’s transition into the WPFC.

The minutes were accepted after a show of hands.

  1. BUSINESS ARISING

There was no business arising.

  1. PRESIDENT’S WELCOME AND REPORT

The full President’s report is included in the Yearbook. The following points were made by the President:

  • NF explained that West Perth (WP) had gone into Voluntary Administration (VA) in July 2018 and that KordaMentha was appointed Administrator to oversee this process.
  • WP could have been wound up, but a Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA) was put forward by the WAFC, which was agreed to by the Club’s creditors. The Club borrowed $250,000 from the WAFC that must be repaid over five years. The loan was to support the VA and DOCA.
  • Several creditors will lose money as the DOCA only allows four cents in the dollar payment.
  • NF explained that during Administration the WAFC recommended changes to the make-up of the Board which resulted in the following appointments:
    Neale Fong – President, Ross Kelly – Vice President, Scott Ballem, Jimmy Caffieri, Peter Cutler, Sam Modica and Paul Murray as Directors.
  • NF recognised the efforts of the previous Board, in particular Scott Ballem, noting the financial problems that necessitated the Voluntary Administration had accumulated over several years.
  • The new look Yearbook will be posted on the website for members to download. If a hard copy is required, members should contact the office and one will be posted.
  • NF stressed the importance of the Club remaining united in what is a difficult time. He stressed that the Club is still working through securing its long-term financial future.
  • NF acknowledged the efforts of CEO, Linda Hamersley, who has guided the Club through a very difficult period. Her efforts have been outstanding.
  • He also acknowledged the Football Department and the very good year resulting in playing in the Grand Final. Senior coach Bill Monaghan is to be complimented on his achievements this year and during his ten-year tenure. He is WP’s longest serving coach. Special mention was made of the volunteers and women players.
  • NF also welcomed the new Senior coach, Geoff Valentine, to the Club.
  • NF stressed that leadership comes from all levels of the Club and that we can all assist to help the Club go forward.
  • NF then opened the floor to questions and the following were asked and answered.

Kim Hunter asked what the Club is doing to ensure that this financial situation won’t occur again, what was being included in the new constitution and will members be informed of the outcomes?

The President replied that KordaMentha is a very reputable company that has overseen the VA and they reported no evidence at all of inappropriate financial behaviour. A constitutional review is occurring as a result of new State Government legislation. This new constitution will be put to members in the new year. However, constitutions are not the most effective way to ensure financial accountability. The President also explained that a new Finance Sub-committee has been formed that has five members, two of whom are independent of the WPFC, as well as a representative from the WAFC. This has increased the independence, level of reporting, and accountability in relation to the financial management of the Club.

Margaret Young asked how many staff are employed at the Club? Linda Hamersley replied that there were five fulltime, the Senior coach and one part time bookkeeper.

Rhys Young said he believed there was a need for closure and that it is not possible to go forward without understanding the past. He said that the lack of financial information was concerning.

Sam Modica explained that he had undertaken a financial review of 2012-17 and said there had been a lack of governance and that financial information presented to the Board was not as accurate as it should have been. The correct governance processes have subsequently been put into place. Linda Hamersley encouraged members to read the KordaMentha report that is on their website.

Gerry Smith asked that the KordaMentha report, or a link to it, be put on the WP website.  The President also added that the setting up of the new facility had taken considerable focus from the staff and Board and this added to the difficulties being experienced.

Andrew Henryon asked that complete transparency be given in relation to what members spend at the Arena under the agreement with VenuesWest (VW).  The President replied that this is a work in progress and it is being led by Ross Kelly. Andrew also mentioned the possibility of a name change. The President replied that for now the focus was just on WP consolidating its position.

NF then introduced the Director of Football, Peter Cutler, to speak to the meeting. PC made the following points:

  • A comprehensive review of the season has been included in the Yearbook. He said that the performance of the player group was outstanding. The leadership shown by Aaron Black, Luke Meadows and Blake Wilhelm was exceptional.
  • Functions around the program this year included Corey Green, the strength and conditioning coach; Blake Arnold, the reserves coach; Ryan Lasscock and Casey Haw with the Talent Program. All volunteers within the football program required a vote of thanks.
  • An update on recruitment of new players for 2019 was provided.
  • Congratulations to Laura Pugh, from the WP Women’s team, for being drafted to the Dockers.
  • PC also thanked those who have been involved in the production of the Heart Beat Newsletter that is very popular with members and supporters.
  • PC then welcomed the new Senior coach, Geoff Valentine, who then spoke to members.
  1. CEO’s REPORT (LINDA HAMERSLEY), INCLUDING FINANCE REPORT

2018 had been a very difficult year. Details of several contributing factors being provided in the CEO Report in the Yearbook. LH is hoping 2019 would be a lot smoother. A quick overview was provided, being:

  • Complete new staff structure with new staff for 2018 – no corporate knowledge retained.
  • The new facility was not fit for purpose and that it had taken six months for this to be rectified before the Function centre could be considered an option for external bookings.
  • 200 or more building defects to be resolved.
  • The financial position that was uncovered.
  • LH concluded her CEO Report by thanking members for their support through the year.

Finance

  • LH reported to the meeting that audited Financial statements could not be presented because the reconciliation that must be completed by KordaMentha has not been finalised. As there will be a large sum of money that must be transferred to KordaMentha, that is to account for transactions during the Administration period in 2018, this transaction must be made before the accounts can be concluded and a true position of the year-end result provided by the Auditors.
  • LH then advised that technically the audited financial statements must be presented to the Club within six-months of year end, which would be 31 April 2019. Today’s AGM would be adjourned at the conclusion of General Business and reconvened early in the first quarter of 2019, to present the audited financial statements.
  • LH explained that the $250,000 loan from the WAFC was utilised in the main for staff salaries, player payments and honorariums during the Administration period.
  • LH then opened the floor to questions and the following were asked and answered.

Gerry Smith asked what had caused the delay and could the meeting be given an estimate of the year-end result. Linda replied that Sam Modica, Mark Chadwick and herself will be meeting with KordaMentha next week. Sam Modica stated that it was prudent that the year-end result be accurate and did not believe the Club was able to provide this figure at this stage.

Brad Nice asked if any projected budget figures were available and if the WPFC had to provide a three-year projection during Administration. Linda advised the Club had not been required to present a three-year projection and that the budget for next year shows a small surplus result. LH noted the Club was far from financially secure. Revenue needs to be around $1.9 million. Previous budgets that included events such as the Player Auction and Gala Auction Dinner were used as the basis for the projected revenue.

Daniel Avery stated the past auditors must not have been very good not to pick up the problems and asked what is stopping this from happening again. LH replied that William Buck is a large firm and from the work they are currently carrying out with regard to the current audit, they are being very thorough.

Dave Burton asked if the delay in the release of the financials would threaten the financial sustainability of the Club. LH said this was not expected as it was simply a reporting matter.

Gaye Elwell asked what is going to be done differently to cater for the repayment figure for the $250,000 debt to the WAFC. The President explained the Club will have to go back to traditional means of funding for the short term. LH noted the VW and ATO debt in the past had been much higher than the WAFC repayment figure. Strategies to better engage with the community need to be developed in the future. NF then explained the plan is to develop a Future Fund that will safeguard against this event re-occurring. This fund would be overseen by trustees independent of the WPFC.

Sean Cowan asked what the position was in relation to sponsors for 2019. The President replied that Jim Caffieri was the Director responsible for this area and that he had so far secured $60,000 out of a budgeted figure of $120,000.

Matt Peroni asked if the Club owed any money for the $8 million new facility. The President explained that this was paid for by the State Government and the City of Joondalup.

Michael Wright asked if the meeting that must be re-convened by 30 April 2019 would be limited to those attending tonight’s AGM. The CEO explained this was not the case, members in attendance this evening would be recorded in the minutes and a new attendance list would be included in the reconvened meeting.

Rhys Young asked about the planning for the new facility and what input WP had in relation to having a cool room and full kitchen facilities. LH replied that this was handled by VW as part of the building project.

  1. APPOINTMENT OF THE AUDITOR FOR 2019

On recommendation from the Board, William Buck was appointed as the audit firm for the 2019 audit. Conley Manifis from William Buck was in attendance.

  1. LIFE MEMBERSHIP PRESENTATIONS

Under the constitution no players were eligible for Life Membership.

The constitution states that only two non-playing Life Members can be accepted each year. For the 2018 year there were two nominations recommended by the Board for non-playing Life Membership.

Steve Trewhella presented the case for Life Membership of Ray Garcia. The nomination was proposed by Steve Trewhella and seconded by Jason Salecic.

Ray Garcia addressed the meeting and accepted Life Membership and thanked Steve Trewhella for the nomination as well as the Board and Club.

Clayton Lasscock presented the case for Kim Rigoll. The nomination was proposed by Clayton Lasscock and seconded by Josh Pearce.

Kim Rigoll was not in attendance and asked Clayton to accept his Life Membership on his behalf and thanked the Club for the nomination. Clayton read from an email that Kim had provided.

Both nominations were accepted with all in favour.

  1. ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS

NF explained again the changes to the Board that occurred during the period of voluntary administration.

NF then went on to explain that all positions for the Board were eligible for election and that as only one nomination for the vacant President position and six nominations for the six vacant Club Director positions were received, the nominees were declared elected unopposed at the AGM.

Neale Fong         President

Jim Caffieri         Director

Peter Cutler        Director

Ross Kelly            Director

Sam Modica       Director

Paul Murray        Director

Brett Raponi       Director

  1. GENERAL BUSINESS

The following points were made, or questions raised from the floor:

Margaret Young asked about the specific roles of the Directors. The President explained the director portfolio details.

Terry Hardie encouraged everyone to become members and to encourage past members to rejoin the club. He also enquired about the number of security guards that are required at WP home games, noting it is much higher than at other WAFL grounds. The President replied this is something that WP is very aware of and are pursuing with VW as part of the project Ross Kelly is leading.

Graham Wood suggested that other WAFL Clubs have been supported financially by the WAFC and WAFL Clubs and that maybe they could repay their money as well.

There were no more questions, so The President thanked everyone for their attendance and closed the meeting.

          Meeting Closed: 8.30pm

 

 

AGM Agenda - 12 December 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 12:46 PM

   

 

 AGENDA

 West Perth Football Club Inc Annual General Meeting (AGM)

 to be held on Wednesday 12 December 201

 commencing at 7.00pm

 in the WPFC Function Centre, 25 Kennedya Drive, Joondalup

____________________________________________________________________________________

          1.  Welcome, Present and Apologies

          2.  Acceptance of the 132nd AGM Minutes

          3.  Business Arising from the 132nd AGM Minutes

          4.  President Report

          5.  CEO Report (encompassing the Finance Report)

          6.  Election of Office Bearers

                  - President (1) - nomination received from:

                    Neale Fong

                  - Directors (6) - nominations received from:

                     Jim Caffieri
                     Peter Cutler
                     Ross Kelly
                     Sam Modica
                     Paul Murray
                     Brett Raponi
 

          7.   Appointment of the Auditor for 2019

          8.   Life Membership Nominations

                     Ray Garcia
                     Kim Rigoll         
         

          9.   General Business

                Items of general business any ordinary member has provided to the

                Chief Executive Officer in writing, and at least eight days before the AGM,

                will be included.

                Nil items received.

         10.  Meeting Close

         For a full list of papers please click here 

Nominations of Office Bearers 2018 AGM Election

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 9:40 AM

 

 

Nominations of Office Bearers 2018 AGM Election

The following nomination for President (one vacant position) was received from:

Neale Fong

Proposed by:  Ross Kelly; Seconded by:  Peter Cutler

 

 

The following nominations for Club Director (six vacant positions) were received from (in alphabetical order):

Jim Caffieri

Proposed by:  Brett Raponi; Seconded by:  Peter Kambouris

Peter Cutler

Proposed by:  Sam Modica; Seconded by:  Bill Spittles

Ross Kelly

Proposed by:  Dennis Cometti; Seconded by:  Leith Kelly

Sam Modica

Proposed by:  Peter Cutler; Seconded by:  Bill Spittles

Paul Murray

Proposed by:  Joe Scarfo; Seconded by:  Brett Raponi

Brett Raponi

Proposed by:  Peter Collier; Seconded by:  David Elsegood

As only one nomination for the vacant President position and six nominations for the six vacant Club Director positions were received, the nominees will be declared elected unopposed at the AGM being held at 7pm, Wednesday 12 December 2018.

Linda Hamersley

Chief Executive Officer

WPFC AGM Agenda - 12 December 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 2:18 PM

            AGENDA

       West Perth Football Club Inc Annual General Meeting (AGM)

       to be held on Wednesday 12 December 201

       commencing at 7.00pm

                                  in the WPFC Function Centre, 25 Kennedya Drive, Joondalup

____________________________________________________________________________________

          1.  Welcome, Present and Apologies

          2.  Acceptance of the 132nd AGM Minutes

          3.  Business Arising

          4.  President Report

          5.  CEO Report (encompassing the Finance Report)

          6.  Election of Office Bearers

                  - President (1)

                  - Directors (6)

          7.   Appointment of the Auditor for 2019

          8.   Life Membership Nominations

          9.   General Business

                 Items of general business any ordinary member has provided to the Chief Executive

                 Officer in writing, and at least eight days before the AGM, will be included.

         10.  Meeting Close

 

 

West Perth Football Club - AGM 12 December 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Dear Members,

In accordance with the West Perth Football Club Constitution, nominations are hereby called for the following positions:

                President

                Six Directors

Nomination forms are available from the West Perth Football Club Office by emailing linda@falconsfc.com.au. Nominations must be made on the prescribed Nomination Form and signed by the Nominee, Proposer and Seconder, all of whom shall be current financial members.

Members should note that pursuant to the terms of its funding agreement with the WAFC, the WPFC is required to obtain the WAFC’s consent to any proposed office bearers. It is an event of default under the funding agreement with the WAFC if an office bearer is appointed without consent from the WAFC, the consequence of which can include that the entirety of the debt owed by the WPFC to the WAFC is immediately due and payable.

Nomination forms must be lodged at the Club Office at 25 Kennedya Drive, Joondalup, or emailed to linda@falconsfc.com.au no later than 5pm, Tuesday 20 November 2018.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Members are advised that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the West Perth Football Club Function Centre, 25 Kennedya Drive, Joondalup on Wednesday 12 December 2018, commencing at 7pm. The draft agenda stating the business to be conducted at the meeting is available on the Club’s website and will be circulated as a finalised meeting agenda seven days prior to the AGM.

Members are reminded of Constitution Clauses 72 (1), (2) and (3), which state:

72 (1)    Any ordinary member may give notice of any business which he intends to bring forward at any General Meeting.

72 (2)    Such notice shall be in writing and shall be handed to the General Manager eight days at least before the General Meeting at which it is intended to bring forward such business.

72 (3)    The General Manager shall affix on the Notice Board notice of the intention to bring forward such business seven days at least before the date of the General Meeting.

Best regards,

 

Linda Hamersley

Chief Executive Officer

West Perth Football Club

West Perth Les Fong 16's (Futures) Pre-season Training- Trials Squad

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 9:17 PM

 

Congratulations to the following players for being selected to participate in the West Perth Les Fong 16s (Futures) Pre-season Training/Trials Squad for the 2019 Simply Energy WAFL Futures season.  

This is a fantastic accomplishment and with over so many participants in these age groups playing at Community Clubs throughout the West Perth District it’s a great achievement to have been identified at this level.

A further congratulations also to all our local Clubs who continue to produce outstanding talent year after year.

Welcome and congratulations on being invited to Season 2019.  We are very excited about the upcoming season and our goal is to continue to develop and build upon our improvements from 2018.

The West Perth Les Fong 16’s program focuses on developing players, both on and off the field. Our aim is twofold, that whenever you leave this program, you are a better footballer, and a better person. 

At this stage of the year everyone is hopeful and enthusiastic of the opportunities that lay before them, however, it is mindful to remember that this is an elite program for the best football talent within the West Perth District.  You are entering a highly competitive environment.

                     

 

 

 

“BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE”

The main objectives of the program are:

  • Provide a development opportunity for all players, coaches and umpires
  • Provide an opportunity for the selected players to test themselves against the best emerging young footballers in a competitive environment
  • Allow WAFL Clubs to provide a team and coaching environment in which every individual has the opportunity to develop and display their talent, leadership and determination in a competitive environment and in doing so prepare players for progression to Colts or the WAFL State 16’s Academy
  • For all players to be enriched by the experience and encouraged to continue their involvement in the game commensurate to their ability

What matters in the first instance is how you perform between now and Christmas, the second part is how you perform after Christmas and finally how you perform throughout the carnival for those that make the final squad. 

There will be no ‘gift’ games and as an elite program, it is no longer about everyone getting a game or equal game time.  

           Who is Les Fong?   

           WAFL League Debut age 16

           Premiership Player 1975

           WPFC Life Member

           WPFC Team of the Century

           284 WAFL Games

           2x Breckler Medalist 1982, 1983

           WPFC Captain 1980-1985

           WAFC Hall of Fame 2006

            6x Representing WA

 

Put simply you must earn every minute you get on the field.

Good luck. Wherever you end up in 2019 we hope you have a positive experience in the Les Fong 16s (Futures) program and that you increase your football knowledge and skills from being involved in the program.

Jae

Colley

07-Oct-02

Wanneroo

Owen

McGlew

22-Nov-01

Quinns

Jesse

Booker

11-Oct-02

Mukkabudin

Jack 

Grossman 

11-Oct-02

Whitford 

Jordan

Criddle

20-Oct-02

JKJFC

Tom 

Lane

22-Oct-02

Merredin

Lachlan

Vanirsen

27-Oct-02

EWJFC

Bailey

Greenslade

16-Nov-02

Quinns

Ryan 

Gallen

22-Nov-02

ORJFC

Tyson 

Cook

05-Dec-02

ORJFC

Ethan

Ferguson

12-Dec-02

JKJFC

Noah

Tonkin

25-Sep-02

Quinns

Coen

Milicevic

25-Dec-02

Kingsley

Kaige

Bianca

12-Jan-03

Quinns

Connor

Ougan

14-Jan-03

Kingsley

Odin

Williamson

26-Jan-03

ORJFC

Jaidyn

Medwin

02-Feb-03

ORJFC

Brandon

Lusk

18-Feb-03

JKJFC

Tom

Strauss

26-Feb-03

Quinns

Cameron

Conduit

01-Mar-03

ORJFC

Aiden

Nelson

16-Mar-03

ORJFC

Saverio 

Marafioti

31-Mar-03

Whitford 

Joe

Massey

15-Apr-03

SDJFC

Mitchell

Roissetter

17-Apr-03

Merredin

Taj 

Hazel

22-Apr-03

ORJFC

Lawson

Humphries

24-Apr-03

Hale/Wickam

Joseph 

Cashmore

27-Apr-03

Aquinas

Matthew

Cashmore

27-Apr-03

Aquinas

Jarrod

Circosta

28-Apr-03

Whitford 

Jaxon

Skene

05-May-03

Wanneroo

Malachi

Ryder  

19-May-03

Wanneroo

James

Pruiti

20-May-03

Wanneroo

Isaac

Demarte

25-May-03

Kingsley

Jack

Demarte

25-May-03

Kingsley

Harrison

Baxter

26-May-03

Kingsley

George

Newport

29-May-03

Whitford 

Max

Hyde

25-Jun-03

Whitford 

Liam

Benaquista

27-Jun-03

ORJFC

Hamish

Hunt

27-Jun-03

JKJFC

Jaxon

Poole

07-Jul-03

Whitford 

Lachlan

Cox

11-Jul-03

ORJFC

Sebastien

Borrello

12-Jul-03

JKJFC

Cody

Liddell

20-Jul-03

ORJFC

Ashton

Scadding

28-Jul-03

Kulin

Flynn

McCallum

29-Jul-03

Quinns

Riley

Sprigg

31-Jul-03

ORJFC

David 

Pertel

07-Aug-03

North Beach

Ryan

Nicholls

09-Aug-03

ORJFC

Jack Matthew

Campbell

12-Aug-03

ORJFC

Noah 

Coutas

18-Aug-03

SDJFC

Taj

Ross

19-Aug-03

JKJFC

Gerang 

Deng

25-Aug-03

Yanchep

Oliver

Tomljanovich

13-Sep-03

Aquinas

Ethan

White

18-Sep-03

Quinns

Spencer

Trevor

25-Sep-03

JKJFC

Connor

Barron-Simon

05-Oct-03

Yanchep

Jake

Marcello

06-Oct-03

Whitford 

Lachlan

Morris

16-Oct-03

SDJFC

Cameron

Narkle

11-Nov-03

Bruce Rock

Lachlan

Paton

18-Nov-03

JKJFC

Callum

Henry

18-Nov-03

Quinns

Samuel

Spyvee

20-Nov-03

SDJFC

Zachary

Fleiner

29-Nov-03

Quinns

Angus

McKinnon

05-Dec-03

Quinns

Anthony

Turner

05-Dec-03

Quinns

Luke

Beaman

11-Dec-03

ORJFC

Tyler

Mouritz

14-Dec-03

JKJFC

Jay

Auty

18-Dec-03

Quinns

Hamish

McLean

19-Dec-03

Whitford 

Louie

Oakes

31-Dec-03

Quinns

Lex

Homsany 30-Nov-03 Trinity/Mt Hawthorn

**Additional invites are still being considered and a second round of invites may follow

 

 

 

Colts 2019 Pre-Season Trials Announcement

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 10:17 AM

 

Congratulations to the following players for being selected to participate in the West Perth Pre- season Training/Trials Squad for the 2019 Simply Energy WAFL Colts season. 

This is a fantastic accomplishment and with over 500 participants in these age groups playing at Community Clubs throughout the West Perth District it’s a great achievement to have been identified at this level.

A further congratulations also to all our local Clubs who continue to produce outstanding talent  year after year.

The West Perth Colts program focuses on developing players, both on and off the field. Our aim is twofold, that whenever you leave this program you are a better footballer, and a better person.

At this time of the year everyone is hopeful and enthusiastic of the opportunities that lay before them, however, it is mindful to remember that this is an elite program for the best football talent within the West Perth District.  You are entering a highly competitive environment.

                            "BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE”      

 The statistics from previous years reflect that competitiveness.  We began with 102 players in   November     of 2017 and by season’s start the squad had been reduced to 50 (including 6x PSA   and 6x     Country/Regional based players).  On average we play 40 players in a season with the   majority of games  being played by 18-year-olds.

 We look forward to seeing you all at the first day of pre-season beginning in late-November.

 All the players listed below should have received their letters in the mail, please follow the   instructions carefully and we look forward to hearing from you very soon.

 Carn West!                                                                                                         

 

19 Year Olds

Brody Kenney 14-Jan-00 ORJFC
Thomas Menaglio 13-Apr-00 Aquinas
Zak Patterson 05-Jul-00 JKJFC
Lachlan Scurria 12-Jul-00 Whitford
Treak Nannup 16-Jul-00 Quinns
Callum Taylor 16-Jul-00 Merredin
Aravinda Cohen 06-Aug-00 Wanneroo
Mitchell Creer 17-Aug-00 WGJFC
Ewan Brazier 26-Aug-00 ORAFC
Daniel Rowe 05-Sep-00 Whitford
Taj O'Hayon 26-Sep-00 Whitford
Mackenzie Brown 17-Oct-00 Hyden
Koopah Todd 20-Oct-00 Wanneroo
Michael Luplau 15-Nov-00 Whitford
Jack  Dixon 25-Nov-00 Merredin
Jack Kermode 04-Dec-00 WGJFC

18 Year Olds

Craig                    Farmer     01-Jan-01            Merredin
Dylan Hayden 01-Jan-01 Merredin
Keegan Finn 02-Jan-01 ORAFC
Tyron Hindmarsh 09-Jan-01 ORAFC
Ryan Hudson 16-Jan-01 Kalannie/Scotch
Liam Martin 19-Jan-01 ORJFC
Adam Gerritsen 08-Feb-01 Wanneroo
Jay Cutler 02-Mar-01 Whitford
Ben Johnson 06-Mar-01 Whitford
Travis Vickers 16-Mar-01 ORAFC
Henry Ryan 23-Mar-01 SDJFC
Travis Pool 29-Mar-01 Kondinin
Joshua Watkins 21-Apr-01 Wanneroo
Harm Bastick 24-Apr-01 Yanchep
Taylor Ashworth 02-May-01 ORAFC
Nazifi Muhammad Noh 10-May-01 Quinns
Cooper Creek 14-May-01 Nungarin
Lachlan Gardiner 19-May-01 NBAFC
Jaxon Prior 04-Jun-01 SDJFC
Kallum Erikson 05-Jun-01 Quinns
Jackson Lake 21-Jun-01 SDJFC
Matthew  O'Brien 02-Jul-01 JKJFC
Tyler James 22-Jul-01 Quinns
Jack Downsborough 25-Jul-01 Burracoppin
Brady Alvaro 05-Aug-01 Merredin/Aquinas
Tom Prosser 07-Aug-01 SDJFC/Hale
Connor Johnson 08-Aug-01 Whitford
Blake  Monaghan 08-Aug-01 Whitford
Simon  Homsany 14-Aug-01 Trinity
Lachlan Rewell 16-Aug-01 Whitford
Wyatt Siakia 21-Aug-01 Quinns
Charlie Newport 13-Sep-01 Whitford
Jessie Turcato 01-Oct-01 Whitford
Callum Johnson 11-Oct-01 Whitford
Ben Lewis 15-Oct-01 Quinns
Brayden Smith 02-Nov-01 JKJFC
Jacob Kitching 10-Nov-01 Whitford
Reegan Jackson 18-Dec-01 Whitford
Connor Hinchcliffe 27-Dec-01 ORJFC

17 Year Olds

Darcy                        Dixon                       01-Jan-02                 Merredin
Thomas Foss 01-Jan-02 Merredin
Cooper Schulz 04-Jan-02 Whitford
Rohan Scurria 09-Jan-02 Whitford
Corey Rundle 12-Jan-02 Whitford
Michael Mallard 15-Jan-02 Wanneroo
Jack Lawson 24-Jan-02 Wanneroo
Maeson King 29-Jan-02 ORJFC
Heath Chapman 31-Jan-02 JKJFC
Samuel O'Boyle 03-Feb-02 JKJFC
Tyler Fraser 06-Feb-02 Whitford
Phillip Farmer 15-Feb-02 Quinns
Brock Lewis 17-Feb-02 Wanneroo
Zarne Bobis 17-Feb-02 Quinns
Josh Kinnersly 21-Feb-02 Brighton
Connor Klemke 14-Mar-02 Brighton
Kaible Bailey 19-Mar-02 Brighton
Conail McCarthy 21-Mar-02 JKJFC
Lachie McLeod 28-Mar-02 NBJFC
Billy  Harris 28-Mar-02 Quinns
Riley Carr 29-Mar-02 Quinns
Kieran Logan 15-Apr-02 Quinns
Kellen Johnson 19-Apr-02 JKJFC/Hale
Tommy Taylor-Shreeve 04-May-02 Wanneroo
Justin Hosking 25-Jun-02 Quinns
Jordan Wild 27-Jun-02 Brighton
Cooper  Blackburn 01-Jul-02 Whitford
Jack McGahy 03-Jul-02 Quinns
Jordan Berry 06-Jul-02 Whitford
Logan Foley 11-Jul-02 ORJFC
Tyrell Nannup 30-Jul-02 Quinns
Connor Budimir 08-Aug-02 NBJFC
Riley Waters 17-Aug-02 Quinns
Blair Morris 02-Sep-02 Merredin
Thomas Settineri 06-Sep-02 Merredin
Christian Henderson 11-Sep-02 ORJFC
Matthew Hooper 20-Sep-02 Corrign/Christchurch
Luke  Reilly 01-Oct-02 Quinns
Reece Gerrand 09-Oct-02 Wanneroo
Peter Coles 10-Nov-02 Kingsley
Devlyn Narrier 05-Dec-02 Quinns
Michael Ross 09-Dec-02 ORJFC
Griffin Pope 23-Dec-02 ORJFC

 

Squad Profile    #   %
  Early 19-Year-Olds      2     2.1%
  Late 19-Year-Olds    14   14.8%
  Early 18-Year-Olds    21   22.3%
  Late 18-Year-Olds    15   14.8%
  17-Year-Olds    42   44.6%
  Total    94   

 

**Additional invites are still being considered and a second round of invites may follow

 

 

Laura Pugh Makes West Perth AFLW History

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 12:03 PM

 

Sixty-seven players found themselves on club lists in the NAB AFL Women’s Draft that took place Tuesday morning. Ten of those players hail from Perth and will be playing for the Fremantle Dockers, Brisbane Lions and Western Bulldogs.West Perth’s very own Laura Pugh has made club history as the first player to be drafted into the AFLW, as pick 57 to the Fremantle Dockers.

“We are extremely proud to see the first AFLW player from West Perth be drafted into the competition. It is a great honour for Laura and the Club congratulate her for this achievement.” Dr Neale Fong, West Perth President.

With four seasons, fifty-six games and thirty goals under her belt, Pugh should be an outstanding addition to the Fremantle Dockers side.

Whilst she has been drafted as a versatile intercept defender she has a great history of pushing forward to kick a goal or two and stints in the midfield, as all round player.

West Perth’s Female Team Manager, Dave Burton expresses his pride in Pugh through her football journey. “Laura deserves the opportunity to fulfil her dreams, I've seen how much extra work she has put in since AFLW was launched. She is an excellent example for all the girls within our club and district that reaching the pinnacle of female football is within their reach.”

This is a big moment for everyone from West Perth and WA and an even bigger day for Laura herself. “It was a very exciting moment when I found out I was drafted, it is such a great opportunity and privilege to be a part of the Fremantle Dockers club.”

Laura said, “I was at work when I found out that I had been selected and I just missed my name being called out haha! Once in a lifetime but I will have to replay it. I received many amazing messages from all my family, friends, West Perth and the Fremantle Dockers but it still feels pretty surreal!’.

West Perth players and supporters look forward to watching Laura take on this new challenge at the Fremantle Dockers.

Article Author: Ellysia Burton

Photo Credit: Tom Campbell (Total Sports Photography)

 

PRESS RELEASE – SENIOR COACH APPOINTMENT

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE – SENIOR COACH APPOINTMENT

The West Perth Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Geoff Valentine as its Senior Coach. Geoff was a member of the 1995 Premiership Team and Senior Assistant Coach of the 2003 Premiership Team.

Currently an Assistant Coach with the Claremont Football Club and Director of Football at Guildford Grammar School. Valentine brings significant coaching and playing experience to the role. Geoff will be responsible for all facets of coaching, player development, leadership and strategic direction for the Club’s senior football program

After finishing his playing career with West Perth, Valentine went on to coach with the Wodonga Raiders FC, Campbelltown FC, West Perth FC, Swan Districts FC and Claremont FC.  During this time he also had football roles with North Melbourne FC, Carlton FC and Richmond FC in the AFL.

Success has followed Valentine throughout his coaching career, with premierships at Guildford Grammar School, Wodonga Raiders and West Perth and reaching finals with Campbelltown, Claremont and Swan Districts.

Quote from President, Dr Neale Fong: “As a Club, we went through a thorough process to get the best person and Geoff brings a wealth of coaching knowledge and experience which we feel will strengthen our football program. We are confident that under his tutelage the Club will continue to progress and excel both on and off the field. Geoff demonstrated his vision for building key relationships, pastoral care of the playing group and support staff, along with connecting with the wider-football community within our Metro and Country Districts.”

Quote from Senior Coach, Geoff Valentine: “It’s an honour to be appointed as Senior Coach of the West Perth FC – the Club that I played for with pride and won a premiership for. I’m excited about what lies ahead for this current group and the Club by building on the program that has been established.”

Dr Neale Fong
President,
West Perth Football Club

PRESS RELEASE - Senior Coach and statement from Bill Monaghan

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 4:00 PM

End of a Coaching era at West Perth Football Club

After ten seasons as Senior Coach, the West Perth Board has made the decision to make a change as they look to appoint a new Senior Coach who will lead the program through the next three to five years.

Bill Monaghan has been the longest serving coach in the West Perth Football Club’s history. During Bill’s tenure, he coached the club to a premiership in 2013 and finals campaigns in seven seasons including 2018. The West Perth Football Club holds high regard for the contribution Bill has made in the past decade. The Club sincerely wishes Bill well in his future endeavours.

Quote from Club President, Dr Neale Fong: “As a Board we felt the time was right to make the change, to bring a new style and approach to the playing group and look to what opportunities there are to better connect with our wider football community in the West Perth District. Bill has provided stability over many years and in particular this current year and we greatly appreciate the work he has undertaken on behalf of the Club.”

The appointment of Bill’s successor involves an extensive recruitment process. The club will announce the new Senior Coach once an appointment has been finalised. No comments will be made by the Club until the appointment is made.

Statement from Bill Monaghan

I would like to thank the West Perth Football Club for the opportunity to coach the football club over the last 10 years.

Over that journey there have been many highs and lows and thankfully many more highs than lows culminating in the 2013 Premiership.

Other achievements that I am proud to be a part of were reaching the 2015 and 2108 Grand Finals, the opportunity to coach the only WAFL side to play at the MCG, the 2014 Foxtel Cup Grand Final, multiple final appearances and many remarkable performances including a record 100-point victory against the old enemy, scoring 5 goals in 5 minutes to snatch a victory against Swan Districts and the recent turnaround from the Qualifying Final to name a few.

More importantly it is the friendships and relationships established with players, coaches, volunteers, sponsors, members, families and supporters who go into making the fabric of football clubs that I will remember and cherish the most.

There were times when my passion may have been misinterpreted or misplaced but I have no regrets as I only ever wanted what was best for the players. In return those players paid me back in spades in what they gave me, my fellow coaches, each other and most importantly the jumper each and every week.

People come and go and great clubs will outlast all of us and I hope that history will look favourably on my time as coach of the West Perth Football Club.

With the League team contesting this year’s Grand Final, the Reserves playing finals football and a united and professional playing group with strong leadership there is plenty of hope for future success.

I wish all players, coaches and the new Board the very best for that future.

Bill Monaghan