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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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COLTS PRE-SEASON SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 2:53 PM
THE West Perth Football Club has announced its initial training squad for the 2018 Colts Pre-Season. 
 
All selected players have been notified in writing.
 
Players listed MUST fill out the online form by following the below link if they wish to accept the offer and participate in pre-season training with the colts team ahead of the 2018 season.
 
 
The form must be completed and submitted by MONDAY NOVEMBER 27.
 
The squad is made up of 39 17-year-olds, 55 18-year-olds and 24 19-year-olds. Players still may be added to this squad.
 
Early 19 Year Olds
Eamon GILBERT (Hillarys)
Tex MORAN (Hillarys)
Zak MOLA (Heathridge)
 
Late 19 Year Olds
Alec JOHNSON (Woodvale)
Noah CLUNE (Beldon)
Corey KIRK (Merriwa)
Joshua MARLEE (Mullaloo)
Daniel CRUICKSHANKS (Tapping)
Jamie DOWEN (Merriwa)
Jack QUAYLE (Hillarys)
Hamish CULBERT (Quinns)
Jamie ALBURY (Padbury)
Graham RICHARDS (Wanneroo)
Layton BROWNE (Yanchep)
Lucas REVELL (Currambine)
Jack STEVENS (Wanneroo)
Jayden TEDESCO (Mariginiup)
Nathan MURRAY (Craigie)
Jay GILL (Narembeen)
Nicholas CARTER (Kingsley)
Bailey CHALMERS (Wanneroo)
Clayton AUSTIN (Clarkson)
Jack BURKE (Quinns Rocks)
Brayden TEMPLETON (Heathridge)
Jaxon LOMBARDINI (Lesmurdie)
 
18 Year Olds
Declan KIDD (Clarkson)
Brody KENNEY (Ocean Reef)
Zane PERSICHITTI (Hillarys)
Jethro DUFFY (Muntadgin)
Filimone MUAVOU (Wanneroo)
Byron BANFIELD (Connolly)
Chad MINCHIN (Butler)
Ryan GREAVES (Koorda)
Kieran FITZGERALD (Currambine)
Noah O'KEEFFE (Butler)
Jarni PEDULLA (Heathridge)
Jarrod MULLUMBY (Singara)
Brad MONAGHAN (Kallaroo)
Devin BOURBEAU (Woodvale)
Nicholas PEZZOTTA (Singara)
James BENSTEAD (Hillarys)
Ollie SMITH (Beldon)
Noah ZAMPOGNA (Connolly)
Tom MENAGLIO (Inglewood)
Trystan RAVESE (Yanchep)
Hayden TUNNIS (Kallaroo)
Zak PATTERSON (Joondalup)
Jayson GARLAND (Heathridge)
Baden KENNEDY (Narembeen) 18
Lachlan SCURRIA (Hillarys)
Marcus FERGUSON (Tapping)
Treak NANNUP (Kinross)
Callum TAYLOR (Merredin)
Aravinda COHEN (Banksia Grove)
Chris ALLARDYCE (Quinns Rocks)
Thomas MEDHAT (Hillarys)
Mitchell CREER (Woodvale)
Will LUTULA (Ballajura)
Ewan BRAZIER (Butler)
Riley BARTLE (Padbury)
Toby SPENCER (Hillarys)
Daniel ROWE (Beldon)
Lachlan HEAL (Kinross)
Thomas O'DONNELL (Mullaloo)
Lachlan BONOLO (Beldon)
Kade TORRANCE (Woodvale)
Connor CHADWICK (Heathridge)
Curran LIPSCOMBE (Quinns Rocks)
Dau AWAN (Butler)
Mackenzie BROWN (Hyden)
Steven ROWLANDS (Padbury)
Koopah TODD (Banksia Grove)
Hudson ONN (Wyalkatchem)
Tom BUCHANAN (Butler)
Jai DAVIS (Butler)
Jack DIXON (Merredin)
Raleigh PELKONEN (Banksia Grove)
Jack KERMODE (Woodvale)
Ryan MCCABE (Wanneroo)
Rhys BOSTOCK (Jindalee)
 
17 Year Olds
Keegan FINN (Connolly)
Tyron HINDMARSH (Yanchep)
Ryan HUDSON (Kalannie)
Kyle HARMS (Kalannie)
Liam MARTIN (Connolly)
Adam GERRITSEN (Tapping)
Ryan TEEUWISSEN (Joondalup)
Jay CUTLER (Padbury)
Ben JOHNSON (Hillarys)
Travis VICKERS (Heathridge)
Henry RYAN (Hillarys)
Tavis POOL (Kondinin)
Anthony DONOVAN (Butler)
Joshua MERRETT (Butler)
Joshua WATKINS (Carramar)
Harm BASTICK (Yanchep)
Taylor ASHWORTH (Kinross)
Jeremy CROUCH (Quinns Rocks)
Nazifi MUHAMMAD NOH (Beldon)
Cooper CREEK (Nungarin)
Craig FARMER (Merredin)
Jaxon PRIOR (Hillarys)
Kallum ERIKSON (Mindarie)
Chris PAPPODOPALOUS (Wanneroo)
Aaron HOGGAN (Tapping)
Jackson LAKE (Kallaroo)
Blake DAVIES (Currambine)
Brady ALVARO (Merredin)
Tom PROSSER (Hillarys)
Taj TEDDER (Mullaloo)
Simon HOMSANY (West Perth)
Lachlan REWELL (Craigie)
Whyatt SIAKIA (Butler)
Jesse TURCATO (Banksia Grove)
Ryan HOSKING (Tapping)
Regan JACKSON (Carramar)
Connor HINCHLIFFE (Heathridge)
Callum JOHNSON (Woodvale)
Mathew O'BRIEN (Quinns Rocks)

INTERNATIONAL RULES SERIES - CORPORATE PACKAGES

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 1:45 PM
AS you are all well aware, Domain Stadium is hosting its last ever major event with the International Rules match on Saturday 18 November 2017.
 
With only days until the game gets underway, we would like to offer you the opportunity to purchase corporate packages which will in turn go towards helping the West Perth Football Club, with the club receive part of the proceeds.
 
Please see attached the booking forms and make sure you mention the West Perth Football Club when making your booking.
 
Below is a summary of the inclusions for each package.

Function Rooms 

  • Food: (platters/ pass around)
  • Mixed sandwich platter
  • Jalapeno poppers with garlic aioli (v)
  • Selection of Sausage rolls, tomato relish  
  • Gourmet burger (brioche bun, Angus beef pattie, beetroot, Swiss cheese, traditional burger relish)
  • Selection of assorted pies
  • Beverages on consumption (cash bar)
  • Suites 
  • Catering (includes Steward in each Suite)
  • Arrival: Mixed sandwich platter, Selection of Sausage rolls  
  • Half Time: Baby spinach, pumpkin, goat’s cheese & pomegranate salad, Smoked salmon & brie quiche, Spiced chicken poppers with tomato relish, Braised Harvey beef pie with Shiraz & thyme
  • Third Quarter: 3 cheese platter, quince paste, crackers, dried fruits & nuts medjool dates, Desert canapés 
  • Beverages: On consumption (must be settled on the day)
Open Boxes 
o Catering 
  • Arrival: Antipasto platter – deli meats, olives, artichokes, semi dried tomatoes, hummus, toasted Turkish bread
  • Main: Gourmet burger (brioche bun, 150gm Angus beef pattie, beetroot, Swiss cheese, traditional burger relish) & ‘bad boy’ beer battered chips
  • Dessert: Mini Magnum, Individual Spiced mix nut & popcorn selection
  • Beverages: On consumption (must be settled on the day)
It would be great to see as many of you there as possible to providing a fitting farewell to Domain Stadium.

FALCONS GREAT RETURNS AS GENERAL MANAGER, FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 9:37 AM - by Chris Pike

THE West Perth Football Club is delighted to announce to return of a Falcons great to help usher in the new era at HBF Arena with the appointment of Steve Trewhella to the role of General Manager, Football Operations.

Trewhella is a West Perth legend having played 174 games between 1994 and 2003 with his last game being the triumphant 2003 grand final victory over Subiaco. He also became a premiership skipper on that famous afternoon at Subiaco Oval.

During that 10-year stint as a Falcons player, Trewhella became a triple premiership player having been there for the 1995, 1999 and 2003 flags. He is also a three-time Breckler Medallist having claimed the Falcons' fairest and best award in 1996, 1997 and 2000.

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FALCONS MEMBERSHIPS FOR 2018 NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 1:44 AM

OUR members are the backbone of our great club and we encourage you to renew your membership now!

Welcome to the new West Perth Football Club Membership portal. Click here to go straight through to the membership website where you will find all the details you need to renew or sign up for a membership to join the Falcons at our brand new redeveloped home at HBF Arena in 2018.

This is a one-stop shop for purchasing both your 2018 Memberships and for the Online Team Store, with just one account.

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POSITION VACANT - SENIOR ASSISTANT COACH 2018

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 8:38 PM

THE West Perth Football Club is currently accepting applications for the role of Senior Assistant Coach at the Falcons for the 2018 WAFL season.

The West Perth Football Club prides itself on the development and promotion of young footballers and a continued focus on personal development both on and off the field.

The West Perth Football Club is currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified applicants for the above position.

As a Senior Assistant within the West Perth Football Club, you will be responsible for the continued development of our senior footballers and acting as a line coach within our league side.

You will be required to work closely with Club’s Head Coach (Bill Monaghan) and other assistants within the senior program. You will also be encouraged to continue to develop all aspects of your coaching in a supportive, developing environment.

Suitable applicants will possess:

  • Effective communication skills
  • An ability to lead, motivate and influence
  • An understanding of talented athlete identification
  • The ability to develop individual players within a team environment
  • A strong knowledge of coaching techniques and strategies
  • An understanding of skill development learning strategies
  • Proven experience working within the WAFL/WAAFL or other Australian state leagues
  • A current Level 2 Coach Accreditation (or working towards

If you are interested in becoming a Senior Assistant Coach 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 Monday 13th November to ward@falconsfc.com.au

All applicants will be kept strictly confidential however referees may be contacted should you be successful in obtaining an interview. A competitive rewards package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

For any further information, please contact Ward Harris, Football Operations Manager, during office hours on 08 9300 3611.

NEW WEST PERTH FACILITIES AT HBF ARENA OFFICIALLY OPENED

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 5:32 PM

THE $24-million redevelopment of HBF Arena providing a home for not only the West Perth Football Club but the Wanneroo Basketball Association and the Joondalup Wolves was officially opened on Saturday marking an exciting new era for the Falcons at the Joondalup venue.

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray on Saturday officially opened the brand new basketball and football facilities at HBF Arena following an extensive $24 million redevelopment with majority of the funding from the State Government.

  • $24 million redevelopment to support community and elite sport, supporting local jobs
  • West Perth Football Club and Wanneroo Basketball Association to be major tenants
  • Thousands more weekly visitors expected at HBF Arena

The finished project marks the completion of a four-part investment in community sporting infrastructure which has seen the existing community sporting facilities at HBF Arena transformed - while creating local jobs in a variety of industries.

The redevelopment includes new function areas, player amenities, football development services and administration and member facilities for the West Perth Football Club.

Four brand new basketball courts have also been constructed to the south of the existing courts at HBF Arena, providing a new home for the Wanneroo Basketball Association. Additional parking facilities have also been delivered.

Northern suburbs communities, the Wanneroo Basketball Club and West Perth Football Club now have access to a venue with world-class facilities, providing the perfect place to foster sporting success and support social sport.

Local and State government representatives, key project contributors, and members from the respective basketball and football clubs gathered to celebrate the completion of the project and mark the official opening.

Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:

"I am thrilled to officially open these brand new world-class facilities today that provide new homes for the West Perth Football Club and the Wanneroo Basketball Association.

"These facilities will provide new opportunities for local sport - from grassroots to State-level, with the $24 million State Government project having also created local jobs in a variety of industries.

"State and elite levels of sport can't exist without the grassroots areas being supported by quality, accessible venues."

TALENT COACHING VACANCIES FOR 2018

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:28 PM
THE West Perth Football Club is currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified applicants for the positions of Assistant Coach in the Les Fong 16s and Assistant Coach for the Colts.
 
The West Perth Football Club prides itself on the development and promotion of young footballers and a continued focus on personal development both on and off the field.
 
The West Perth Football Club is committed to maximising the potential of every footballer within our football club by providing football education, life skills and welfare. We aim to maximise the potential of every player, coach, volunteer, support staff and administrator and deliver unique benefits to our members, supporters, sponsors and the local community. Additionally we will foster an environment where everyone involved in the club can achieve their goals and perform at their best.
 
In both assistant coaching roles you will support the head coach in overseeing the coaching program for the Les Fong 16s or Colts Program, assist in providing long-term senior players for the West Perth Football Club, create an elite environment that is conducive to both learning and enjoyment and emphasise individual player development to promote team success. Additionally you will assist in selecting the most talented developing players to progress into WAFL senior football and/or AFL football, help create a best practice, high performance program that drives players and staff to perform at their maximum capability on a consistent basis and finally create an environment that focuses on a player first mentality and player development.
 
Suitable applicants must possess:
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 Talent Pathway
Minimum Level 2 Coach Accreditation
 
 
 
If you are interested in becoming an Assistant Coach in the Les Fong 16s or Colts Program 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 Wednesday November 8, 5.00pm to casey@falconsfc.com.au
 
All applicants will be kept strictly confidential however; referees may be contacted should you be successful in obtaining an interview. A competitive rewards package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
 
For any further information, please contact Casey Haw - Talent Manager, during office hours on 08 9300 3611. 
 
There are also a range of minor roles within both the Colts and Les Fong 16s Programs currently vacant. Please contact Casey to express interest or to receive more information on these positions.

WEST PERTH FOOTBALL CLUB COACHING VACANCIES

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 11:42 AM

APPLICATIONS are open for the positions of the Reserves Head coach and Skills Development Coach at the West Perth Football Club for the 2018 WAFL season.

The West Perth Football Club prides itself on the development and promotion of young footballers and a continued focus on personal development both on and off the field.

The West Perth Football Club is currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified applicants for the above positions.

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TRIPLE TREAT AS SHANE NELSON WINS BRECKLER MEDAL

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 8:48 PM - by Chris Pike

PROLIFIC midfielder Shane Nelson has cemented himself as an all-time great of the West Perth Football Club winning the Breckler Medal as the fairest and best for a third time at a glittering awards night at Joondalup Resort.

It was a historic night for the West Perth Football Club with not only the celebration of the 2017 WAFL season with the Falcons' league, reserves and colts award winners, but also the introduction of the women's team awards with winners announced from the league, reserves and Youth Girls teams in the Mundella WA Women's Football League.

In the end, the major awards on the night were taken out by Nelson (league fairest and best), Conal Lynch (reserves), Dylan Yem (colts), Laura Pugh (women's league), Ruby Cunningham (women's reserves) and Dana Mullumby (Rogers Cup).

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