Multicultural Focus Football
In the world’s game every round is Multicultural Round!
Are people from your community or friends interested in playing regular competitive football?
Many emerging community groups are already involved in Football West competitions.
If you are interested in joining, contact the friendly staff at Football West.
Football West’s Multicultural Engagement Policy (coming soon)
What’s on Now:
- Off-season, clubs will commence registrations early 2018.
- Break for community programs; Edmund Rice Glory and Common Goal – see details below
- United Maylands Junior Football Club participation program (all-year) – see details below
Opportunities for recently arrived people to play include:
- Football West competitions, junior and senior
- Community themed tournaments – see below
- Common Goal Program (Mirrabooka and Cannington locations)
- Edmund Rice Glory (Koondoola)
- United Maylands Junior Football Club – ongoing development program. Contact Nega on 0401 916 653
- Africa Down Under Tournament – see details below
- Signing on to fubles.com
Resources and Related Information:
To play and join the WA football community find your local club for the winter competition season.
Become a referee, getting paid to use your knowledge, skill and fitness and enjoy the game through a new perspective.
Community Themed Tournaments
Football West works with various partner organisations to bring grassroots programs where:
•New friendships are formed and old friendships grow stronger
•People enjoy watching and playing the world game
•Rivalries are a friendly tradition rather than a point of conflict
•Clubs opens its doors for players, families and spectators to see how the game is played in WA
•Players are talent scouted and signed by clubs
2017s Tournaments include:
- Perth African Nations Cup brought to you by Perth African Nations Football Council INC (January)
- Communities Cup, brought to you by Football West (April)
- World Refugee Day Tournament brought to you by Organisation of African Communities WA (June)
- Mission Australia Youth Tournament (July)
- Africa Down Under Tournament – see below (September)
- Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre’s Multicultural Indoor Soccer Tournament (September)
- Perth Amateur World Cup, brought to you by Latin American Association of WA (October/November)
- Perth Asian Cup (October/November)
- Sudan Cup
- South Sudan Cup
Africa Down Under Tournament
Football West with Paydirt Media, which runs the annual Africa Down Under Mining Conference in Perth’s CBD has delivered the annual Africa Down Under Cup since 2012.
The 5-a-side teams are local African community-themed and are engaged to:
- increase participation rates and opportunities for the benefit of local culturally diverse communities
- showcase the benefits of the game to international ministers and business representatives
- establish links between community level football and corporations
The 2017 tournament celebrated Africa Day on Thursday 7 September in an atmosphere of hypnotic African music and drumming and halal African food aromas, scores of multicultural boys and girls playing fun games, a lively crowd with hundreds cheering, a VIP exhibition slot (won by female football fan Akec Makur ‘Susan’ Chuot) with a final played under lights to a backdrop of Perth’s city lights and sunset.
Thanks goes to event and team supporters:
- Department of Local Government, Sport and Culture Industries through Office of Multicultural Interests funding
- Paydirt Media
- Base Resources
- Walkabout Resources
- Capital Drilling
- Cardinal Resources
- Arthur J Gallagher
- Indaba Mining
- PCF Capital
- Football West
Congratulations Base Resources/ team Somalia ‘Bayern Neverlusin’ on winning 2017’s tournament.
Important Information: Insurance Cover for Recent Arrivals and Non-Residents
While Football West works hard to ensure player safety, accidents can happen and so a nationwide insurance policy complements coverage of Medicare and private health insurance.
Players covered by this insurance include those:
- in Football West programs; and
- registered at Football West member clubs
This insurance is designed to cover costs over and above the Medicare-inclusive and/or private health insurance-inclusive coverage.
This insurance will not substitute coverage of and will not apply where a player does not have Medicare entitlement or private health insurance.
We implore that participants consider what coverage their health insurance or Medicare entitlement provides prior to participating or registering to play.