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West Aussie Aquino in Young Matildas squad

West Australian goalkeeper Morgan Aquino has been named in a 23-player Westfield Young Matildas squad to compete in the 2018 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship to be held in Indonesia between 30 June and 13 July. Aquino impressed at

Black eye, split lip and and Sam’s crucial switch

Westfield Matildas star Sam Kerr has outlined one of the defining moments of her childhood, which set her on the path to becoming one of world football’s most feared attackers. Growing up in a sports-mad family in Perth, it wasn’t

How Graham Arnold turned around laid-back Trent

Renowned for a relaxed demeanour that once threatened his international career, Trent Sainsbury had the heat turned up on him at Central Coast Mariners. Graham Arnold made sure of that. On and off the pitch. As the man who gave

MATCH WRAP: Glory now one point off the top

Bayswater City’s lead at the top of the National Premier Leagues WA table is down to a single point with nine rounds to play. Perth Glory’s 6-1 hammering of Forrestfield United on Saturday brought them to within striking distance of

North Perth in seventh heaven

North Perth United collected their seventh win in a row after defeating Jaguar FC 4-2 at Woodville Reserve on Sunday in the Belt up. Amateur Premier Division. Michael Wantee opened the scoring for Jaguar before Patrick Montgomery ensured the teams

Redbacks’ late rally sinks NTC

Northern Redbacks scored twice in the final 10 minutes to record an entertaining 3-2 win over a 10-woman NTC at Celebration Park on Sunday. After NTC midfielder Emma McMurdo was sent off for two bookable offences, Sarah Carroll and Larissa

Windmills turn Gwelup game on its head

Two goals from set-pieces handed underdogs Morley-Windmills a 2-1 victory over State League Division One leaders Gwelup Croatia at Wotton Reserve on Saturday. Having gone behind to a 17th minute David Heagney penalty, the home side hit back twice to

Van Marwijk ‘proud but disappointed’ after France loss

Bert van Marwijk has declared himself “proud but disappointed” of his Socceroos side after they fell 2-1 to France in their opening game of the FIFA World Cup™. After holding out the much more fancied opponents for the entire first

Sainsbury world class in Aussie defeat

Four years after a tragic injury robbed him of a place in Australia’s 2014 FIFA World Cup™ campaign in Brazil, Trent Sainsbury mustered a performance of redemption in the Socceroos’ gutsy 2-1 defeat to France. Stationed alongside the equally impressive

Subiaco support for junior referees

Subiaco are encouraging greater respect for referees by getting their junior players to officiate at ALDI MiniRoos matches. Players from the Smarter Than Smoking junior leagues are rostered to take charge of games as part of a club-run Football Against

Falzon wants Perth to strike first

Perth SC coach Ramon Falzon has challenged his side to put runs on the board when they face Floreat Athena in Football West’s Belt up. Round in the National Premier Leagues WA on Saturday. Falzon said the fourth-placed Azzurri had

The World Football Programme

Join the team this Saturday from 10am to 12pm as they talk football on Radio Fremantle.

Risdon loving life as France await

Caltex Socceroos defender Josh Risdon is having the time of his life. Living every footballer’s dream – set represent his country at the FIFA World Cup™, the Western Sydney Wanderers right back is also set to take on some of

Sorrento recall road tragedy

Footballers across the State will get the opportunity to take in one of the Insurance Commission of WA’s key road safety initiatives this weekend when Football West hosts its maiden Belt up. Round. For one club Perth club the message

FFA talent chief Bee in Perth

FFA National Education Manager Les Bee was in Perth last week for part of a three-day coaching course run by Football West. On day one there was an induction evening for 10 young coaches, who attended as part of the

Sainsbury’s France warning

Trent Sainsbury was nine years old when the Caltex Socceroos registered their first and only win over France. The Perth-born defender was running around at Armadale Soccer Club when Clayton Zane handed Frank Farina’s Australia a shock 1-0 win over

MATCH WRAP: Cockburn, Inglewood lose ground

Cockburn City and Inglewood United both lost ground in the NPL WA title race as they drew 1-1 in the match of Round 16 on Saturday. With leaders Bayswater City chalking up a seventh consecutive win at home to Stirling

State team trials for U13 and U14 boys

Football West invites technically proficient players born in 2004 and 2005 to register for the U14 and U13 State team trials to be held next month. Successful players will represent the Gold Fields State teams at the National Youth Championships,

Football West launches Belt up. Round

Football West will hold its first Belt up. Round this weekend as we reinforce the road safety message of the importance of wearing seatbelts. Matches across the State, including the National Premier Leagues WA, State League, Amateur, Women’s, Metropolitan and

Fish seals Wembley win over Belmont

Wembley Downs extended their outstanding home record as they collected a fourth victory of the season on Sunday with a 2-0 defeat of Belmont Villa. Jason Trepevski opened the scoring in the 41st minute before Ryan Fish sealed the Belt

Queens Park, Redbacks share spoils

Queens Park remain undefeated in the Women’s Premier League but they had to settle for a point after a 0-0 draw against Northern Redbacks in Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash at Celebration Park. The visitors had the better of the chances but

Arzani sparkles in Socceroos cameo

Youngster Daniel Arzani has grabbed his first senior international goal as the Caltex Socceroos earned a 2-1 win over against Hungary in Budapest in their final friendly before the FIFA World Cup™. With the first test in Group C against

Western Knights pip Windmills 2-1

Western Knights came back from behind to win a tight contest over Morley-Windmills 2-1 at Nash Field. Western Knights coach Trim Morgan was happy to come away with the three points. He said: “We worked hard in a week and

Inglewood braced for huge double-header

Inglewood United face the first of two potentially season-defining matches this weekend as they look to gatecrash the National Premier Leagues WA title race. On Saturday United travel to second-place Cockburn City, before a home clash with leaders Bayswater City

Rovers in the pink for charity fund-raiser

It’s a refrain known to Irish football fans around the world: “Come on you boys in green!” Well later this month it will be a case of “Come on you boys in pink!” for the followers of Shamrock Rovers when

MATCH WRAP: FFA Cup glory for Gwelup, Armadale

Gwelup Croatia and Armadale will meet in the Belt up. State Cup final next month as both sides booked their spots in the national Round of 32 of the FFA Cup. Division One leaders Gwelup added Floreat Athena to their

Armadale edge ECU in FFA Cup thriller

Armadale have moved into the FFA Cup Round of 32 and booked a place in the Belt up. State Cup final after a thrilling 3-2 win against ECU Joondalup at a packed Alfred Skeet Reserve on Monday evening. John O’Reilly’s

Kouakou stars as Gwelup go national

Gwelup Croatia booked their ticket to the FFA Cup national Round of 32 and a Belt up. State Cup final clash against Armadale with a convincing 4-1 win over Floreat Athena on Monday. Benjamin Kouakou netted two stunning free-kicks, while

MATCH WRAP: Floreat focus pays dividends

Floreat Athena enjoyed the perfect preparation heading into today’s huge FFA Cup clash at Gwelup Croatia with three points against fellow semi-finalists ECU Joondalup on Saturday. LINKS TO FULL MATCH REPORTS BELOW While Jacks coach Dale McCulloch admitted his players

Quite a turn-up from Hamersley

Hamersley Rovers caused an upset in the Belt up. Amateur Premier Division on Sunday as they beat Kingsley 2-0 at Carine Open Space. A strong defensive showing coupled with goals from Shaun Gibbons and substitute Steve Kruit helped Hamersley to

Redbacks run riot against Panthers

Northern Redbacks thrashed Stirling Panthers 7-0 in an outstanding performance in Round Eight of the Women’s Premier League on Sunday at Yuluma Reserve. The Redbacks were 2-0 up within the first five minutes and continued to dominate the first half, scoring another

UWA beat Knights in feisty derby

UWA-Nedlands moved away from the State League Division One relegation zone after they produced a good all-round team performance to beat Western Knights 2-0 at UWA Sports Park on Saturday afternoon. It was a typical derby and it was a

Three West Aussies in World Cup squad

Caltex Socceroos Head Coach Bert van Marwijk has today finalised Australia’s 23-player squad to venture to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ this month.  Three West Australians were named by the Dutchman – goalkeeper Brad Jones and defenders Trent Sainsbury

Sainsbury close with pre-match prediction

Trent Sainsbury almost got his wish for the ultimate Caltex Socceroos confidence-booster heading into this month’s FIFA World Cup finals in Russia. Speaking alongside Bert van Marwijk in the media conference prior to facing the Czech Republic, the famously laid-back

Australind Carnival call to clubs

Orangisers of the Australind Girls’ Soccer Carnival have put the call out to clubs to register for next month’s event. More than 20 teams got involved for the inaugural tournament last year and organiser Steph Garner hopes for another bumper

NTC girls impress in Challenge

Football West NTC girls will return home with their heads held high after the NTC Challenge identification tournament at the AIS in Canberra this week. Coach Jessine Bonzas’ team finished an unofficial joint third, behind NSW and Queensland, after winning

No bigger test for Joondalup

Round 15 of the National Premier Leagues WA campaign gets under way on Friday night with a top-versus-bottom clash at Percy Doyle Reserve. Struggling Joondalup United couldn’t ask for a tougher assignment as they chase their second victory of the

Risdon: Everyone desperate to impress

Caltex Socceroos right back Josh Risdon has declared everyone is desperate to impress coach Bert van Marwijk before the 27-man squad gets cut to 23 on Sunday. With just one lead -up game before four players learn their fate –

Register for female-only referee course

Football West will hold a female-only referee course next month as part of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural  Industries’ Young Sports Leaders program. The FFA Referee Level 4 course, for females aged between 14 and 25, will

Match wrap: Bayswater find finishing touch

Bayswater City provided Balcatta with a lesson in finishing as they completed a 4-1 win to remain three points clear at the top of the National Premier Leagues WA competition. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS AND LINKS TO FULL MATCH REPORTS BELOW It

Football West set for China return

UPDATE: WA’s growing relationship with football in Asia will strengthen further this year after Football West was invited to send the Gold Fields Under 15 State boys’ team to compete in the Jinshan International Youth Football Championship in China. Football

Skills have street appeal in Katanning

Youngsters in Katanning proved they were streets ahead tonight as they kicked off a new Football West initiative. Street Football hit the Great Southern town with around 30 teenagers and other young people showing off their close-ball skills at the

Queens Park clip Angels’ wings

Queens Park maintained their unbeaten start to the Women’s Premier League season with a comfortable 4-0 win over Beckenham Angels at Coker Park on Sunday. Katrina Jukic (2), Shannon May and Bec DiCarlo grabbed the goals as Queens Park remained

Palin’s double strike keeps Leeming on top

Leeming Strikers ensured they remain on top of the Belt up. Amateur Premier League table with a 2-0 victory over Belmont Villa at John Connell Reserve on Sunday afternoon. Two goals from player-coach David Palin either side of the break

Benny is a jet for Gwelup

Gwelup Croatia maintained their unbeaten start to the State League Division One season with a 3-2 win against Fremantle City at Hilton Park. The match was decided by an amazing hat-trick by Benny Kouakou, as City surrended a 2-1 lead

West Aussie Jones thrilled by Socceroos recall

He’s one of the most experienced players in this Caltex Socceroos squad so goalkeeper Brad Jones is well credentialed in what it takes to make a successful team. And the 36-year-old West Australian has seen enough since his international exile

Clubs Onside with Belt up. ball initiative

Amateur clubs across WA will have a ball this weekend … well, make that 20! Football West and the Insurance Commission of Western Australia have teamed up to present clubs from around the State with a set of footballs branded

See FA Cup winners Chelsea play Perth Glory

Don’t miss your chance to see the stars of English Premier League giants and FA Cup winners Chelsea play Perth Glory at Optus Stadium on Monday 23 July. The streets of Perth will turn blue this July when the mighty

McDonald won’t look back in anger

There were plenty of old faces at ECU Joondalup this week but it’s a new kid on the block who will be the centre of attention on Saturday night. Sydney FC’s Brandon O’Neill, Ryan Lowry of Wellington Phoenix, Jack Iredale,

A Reason to leave early …

Players, coaches and parents are advised they may need to give themselves extra time to make their matches this Sunday with the annual HBF Run For A Reason taking place in and around the Perth CBD. There are three races

Footingball is more Equal than ever

Football West’s Equal Footingball Division has proved so popular that the open-age competition has been expanded. The first match day of the season last Sunday attracted a record 26 players at Tuart Hill Junior Soccer Club, with nearly all participating

West Aussie girls up for NTC Challenge

The best of WA’s young female footballers will be out to catch the eye next week when the Football West side competes in the NTC Challenge at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. Coach Jessine Bonzas will take a

Free coaching workshop this Saturday

Football West Skills Acquisition Trainer Brad Hassell is hosting a free workshop for coaches this Saturday. The Smarter Than Smoking clinic is for coaches working in the Skill Acquisition age range of 9-12. It will take place at Gibbney Reserve,

Done deal: NPL WA player moves

With the NPL WA mid-season transfer window now closed, here is the list of player movements which have taken place. ARMADALE Ins: Ryan Haslett, Milan Ognjenovic, Friday Zico, Hasan El Yassiri Outs: Struan Herd, Kevin Castle, Charlie Simpson, Alex Bond,

Costello new State Amateur Head Coach

New Gold Fields State Amateur Head Coach Colm Costello says he is looking forward to showcasing the depth of talent in Western Australia. Costello was confirmed in the role this week and will now build towards a three-match tour of

Football West hails ‘vital’ volunteers

Football West would like to use the occasion of National Volunteer Week to thank the thousands of volunteers across the State who contribute so much to our sport. From coaches and club officials to the parents who run the line

FFA Cup draw: Gwelup land plum home tie

Gwelup Croatia have landed another home tie after the draw for the Preliminary Round Seven of the FFA Cup was made at Dorrien Gardens today. The competition’s sole surviving non-NPL WA club will face Floreat Athena at the Croatian Sporting

In the line of duty

Two Football West match officials will be in Sydney next week hoping to book a place on the Hyundai A-League assistant referees panel for the 2018-19 season. Joshua Nixon and Matthew Southern will run the line in a National Premier

Clubs on the ball with road safety message

Football West this week began to distribute some 2,000 footballs to amateur and regional clubs around the State branded with the Insurance Commission of Western Australia’s Belt up. road safety message. Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton kicked off the launch on

FFA Cup: Gwelup join NPL trio in last four

Gwelup Croatia’s David Heagney stole the show on a fantastic weekend of FFA Cup action as the WA preliminary competition reached the last four. Heagney scored twice on Sunday, including an extra-time winner, in Gwelup’s come-from-behind 2-1 victory over National

Gwelup pull off another cup shock

Two-goal David Heagney was the extra-time hero as first division Gwelup Croatia dumped NPL WA side Subiaco out of the FFA Cup at the Croatian Sporting Complex on Sunday. Having cancelled out Joshua Booyson’s opener in the second half, Heagney

Athena KO Perth on penalties

Floreat Athena edged local rivals Perth SC 4-3 on penalties on Saturday night after a 1-1 draw in a thrilling preliminary round six FFA Cup tie. Richard Howles looked to have put the visitors one game from the national Round

Ruthless ECU get their revenge

ECU Joondalup moved into the FFA Cup preliminary semi-finals after a comprehensive 5-0 win against an undermanned Forrestfield United at the ECU Football Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Sam Pollard opened the scoring for the hosts early, and Daryl Nicol bagged

Armadale clip Eagles wings in cup

A final flourish from Armadale saw them progress to the preliminary semi-finals of the FFA Cup as they defeated Dianella White Eagles 5-2 in a thriller at Alfred Skeet Reserve on Saturday. John O’Reilly’s National Premier Leagues WA side are

Players walk tall at Wanneroo

A new football format is taking off in Perth’s northern suburbs – and it really is a walk in the park. Wanneroo City Soccer Club are holding weekly walking football sessions at their Kingsway Reserve home. Almost 30 players attended

WA referee numbers on the rise

Referee numbers continue to grow across WA – with the latest Football West recruits “passing out” this week. More than 40 Year 11 students from Lynwood Senior High School and Irene McCormack Catholic College are now accredited Level 4 officials

Grassroots party sees ‘Thailand’ triumph

Youngsters representing ‘Team Thailand’ were all smiles in WA this week after they came out on top of a goal-laden, four-team tournament. The event was part of the annual AFC Grassroots Day, which celebrates football right across the Asian Football

Busselton clinics ‘a huge success’

Footballers from the Leeuwin Naturaliste Junior Soccer Association were out in force in Busselton on Tuesday night for the first Football West Smarter Than Smoking Training Centre clinics. Around 85 young players turned up for seven sessions, running from 4.30-7.30pm.

Gwelup, Dianella eye cup shocks

The National Premier Leagues WA takes a break this weekend as focus turns to the last eight West Australian clubs still involved in the FFA Cup. Six of those are NPL outfits while the two State League Division One teams

Buoyant Balga continue to build

WA Sports Minister Mick Murray and Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman were at Balga SC’s Princess Road Reserve home on Monday night to inspect the thriving club’s ongoing renovations. The past few years have seen major work done at the facilities,

Susnjar misses out on World Cup

Four West Australians are still in the hunt for a place at next month’s FIFA World Cup – but for one the dream was ended today when coach Bert van Marwijk trimmed his Caltex Socceroos squad to 26. Former Perth

MATCH WRAP: Bayswater grit pays off

With the National Premier Leagues WA campaign at the halfway mark, champions Bayswater City are giving a familiar look to the top of the table. LINKS TO FULL MATCH REPORTS BELOW Chris Coyne’s side came through a testing examination from

Sign up to tackle litter at your club

Fed up with a litter problem at your club? Then get involved with the latest push to tackle the issue. Sporting clubs in WA are being encouraged to join this year’s Clean Clubs program. It is free to register and

North Perth end Leeming run

North Perth United handed Leeming Strikers their first loss of the season after a 2-0 win at Woodville Reserve on Sunday in Round Six of the Belt up. Amateur Premier Division. Goals from James Steedman and Paul Gabel gave North

Panthers pounce to cap fightback

Stirling Panthers produced a stunning second-half comeback to defeat UWA-Nedlands 3-2 for their first win of the Women’s Premier League season on Sunday.  Goals from Alex Lyons and Jaime Blake had given UWA a 2-0 lead at half-time, before Stirling

Ref boost for Peel should bring greater respect

Referee numbers in Peel received a welcome boost this week. Nine youngsters from the Peel Junior Soccer Association took part in the latest Football West Level 4 Referee Course at Singleton – and, according to Football West Referee Development Officer

Footingball gives Stephen ‘a new lease of life’

A Wanneroo mother has hailed a Football West program which she says has given her son “a new lease of life”. Stephen Rea, 42, was diagnosed with schizophrenia in his early 20s and requires full-time care. He has been in

Positive Harnwell still eyes top four

Sorrento coach Jamie Harnwell accepts Saturday’s bottom-three clash against Floreat Athena is must-win – but not for the reason most fans might think.

Football West Women’s Masters competition

Football West is taking expressions of interest for a Women’s Masters competition.

Get involved with ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off

Football West is starting up our first ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off program later this month – and clubs and players around the State are invited to get involved. ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Offs are an exciting and engaging introductory football program aimed at

Football West officers in the regions

Football West Development Officers were across the State on the weekend with Smarter Than Smoking programs held in Port Hedland, Esperance Geraldton and Busselton. Inclusive Development Officer Elmi Ali headed north for a three-day visit to Port Hedland, Development Officer Garry

Five West Aussies named in preliminary World Cup squad

Five West Australians have been named in the Caltex Socceroos’ preliminary squad for the World Cup Finals in Russia. Brad Jones, Trent Sainsbury, Josh Risdon, Aleksander Susnjar and Nikita Rukavytsya were today included in Bert van Marwijk’s 32-man squad. Bunbury-born defender and

MATCH WRAP: Joy for Joondalup after first win

Bayswater City went three points clear at the top of the National Premier Leagues WA on Saturday but it was at the foot of the table where the celebrations took place. LINKS TO FULL MATCH REPORTS BELOW Joondalup United finally

Greaves at the double for Leeming

Leeming Strikers maintained their unbeaten start to the Belt up. Amateur Premier Division with a 3-0 win at home to Hamersley Rovers on Sunday. After dropping their first points of the campaign against Subiaco last time out, Leeming returned to

Too easy for Queens Park against Balcatta

Queens Park solidified their place at the top of the Women’s Premier League with a 3-0 win over Balcatta at Coker Park on Sunday. The league leaders were in control throughout the game and could have had more goals had

Berman double gives Morley win over White Eagles

Dion Berman was the two-goal hero as Morley Windmills claimed a 2-1 win against the run of play at Dianella White Eagles in the State League Division One on Saturday afternoon. Despite the White Eagles commanding most of the possession

Your chance to be a referee or coach

Football West is searching for the next generation of referees and coaches after receiving key funding from the State Government. The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has provided $20,000 as part of its Young Sports Leaders program.

‘Winner takes all’ in Subiaco-Floreat clash

Subiaco coach Ian McMurray is confident his side will turn the corner as the 2018 National Premier Leagues WA season nears the halfway mark. Subiaco have won just twice so far and are at home to Floreat Athena on Saturday

MATCH WRAP: Bayswater, Cockburn open up gap

It’s a tale of two Citys at the top of the NPL WA after Bayswater and Cockburn opened up a four-point gap following the Round 11 midweek matches. LINKS TO FULL MATCH REPORTS BELOW While much has rightly been made

More than 7,700 kids get smart

Football pitches across the metro area will be in full swing again this Sunday when the Smarter Than Smoking Junior League continues. More than 7,700 children will be in Round Four action at the weekend. In all the league involves

Sign up for free coaching workshops

Football West ran the latest of our free coaching workshops at Wanneroo City SC this week. The first was a Skill Acquisition workshop, followed by one on Game Training, with players from the Roos’ under-11 and under-16 sides taking part

Kids getting their kicks out of football

Football is by far the most popular team sport played by children in Australia. A study released by the  Australian Sports Commission found almost twice as many children under 15 played football (14.1%) than its nearest rival Australian Rules (8.8%).

Miller delighted with Cockburn resilience

The first midweek round of National Premier Leagues WA matches takes place on Wednesday with Cockburn City looking to maintain their strong start to the campaign. The Cockerels are second on the ladder, behind Bayswater City on goal difference, and

West Aussie Kerr wins second Dolan Medal

West Australian star Sam Kerr has claimed yet another accolade after she was voted joint-winner of the Julie Dolan Medal for the best player in the Westfield W-League. The Perth Glory midfielder and Football West NTC product shared the honour

Four-goal Despotovski inspires Forrestfield stunner

A name synonymous with football in Western Australia took the Round 10 plaudits on the weekend as Forrestfield United announced themselves as an NPL WA outfit. LINKS TO FULL MATCH REPORTS BELOW Seventeen-year-old Kristian Despotovski – the son of former

Kingsley last the distance to see off Wembley

Kingsley came out on top against Wembley Downs SC in a close encounter in the Belt Up Amateur Premier Division on an unseasonably hot Sunday afternoon at Chichester Park. Mark King opened the scoring for Kingsley after nine minutes before

Queens Park edge NTC

Queens Park ended NTC Women’s unbeaten start to the Women’s Premier League season with a hard-fought 2-1 win in their top-of-the-table clash at Celebration Park on Sunday. With the result, Queens Park leapfrog NTC to go top of the standings.

Windmills blown away by Ashfield’s fast start

Three goals in the first 11 minutes set up Ashfield for an easy 4-0 win away at Morley Windmills on Saturday in State League Division One. A brace from Patrick Quinn and a goal from Ismail Bangura all but put

Draw made for FFA Cup

The draw for the FFA Cup Preliminary quarter-finals has taken place this morning with two all-National Premier Leagues WA ties scheduled for next month. ECU Joondalup and Forrestfield United, who meet in the league this weekend, will do it again