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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:

  • 2017 winter competition season, limited spaces available at clubs.
  • 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.

Coaching Courses; Community and Advanced.

Become a referee, getting paid to use your knowledge, skill and fitness and enjoy the game through a new perspective.

SEDA program (High School-based sports education pathway).

ECU Joondalup Sports Science (scroll down for more information).


 Edith Cowan University Joondalup and Football West

Football West welcomes Edith Cowan University (Sport Science) as a supporter of Football West’s inclusive participation initiatives.

ECU’s specialist sports program balances education and sport.

Special guest appearances by male and female star players, plus support with venues, medals and trophies, assist people in being able to afford and access the game.

Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator Dr Fadi Ma’ayah explains, “Part of my research and engagement project is to conduct the Combined Sport and Educational Activities Program utilises sporting role models as a way of engaging youth from minority groups and low SES backgrounds and encourages them to consider tertiary education.

The program aims to boost the aspirations of students from minority groups in order to increase their educational and employment opportunities in the future, and as a consequence hopefully break the cycle of disadvantage that currently exists in Perth.”

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 (April)
  • Africa Down Under Tournament – see below (September)
  • Perth Amateur World Cup, brought to you by Latin American Association of WA (October/November)
  • Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre’s Multicultural Indoor Soccer Tournament (TBA)
  • Sudan Cup (TBA)
  • South Sudan Cup (TBA)

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 2013.
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

Congratulations African Phosphate / team Nigeria on winning 2016’s tournament.

2017 Details coming soon.

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.