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Situations vacant: Latest coaching and development openings

Football West is looking to fill two coaching positions within its National Training Centre program and is also seeking two Regional Development Officers. The positions in the NTC are an Assistant Coach and a Girls Goalkeeper Coach. The Regional Development

Socceroos outclass Kuwait 4-0

West Aussies Trent Sainsbury and Josh Risdon helped get Graham Arnold’s reign as new Caltex Socceroos boss off to a dream start with Australia crushing Kuwait 4-0 this morning. In a perfect beginning to Australian football’s new era, the Caltex

Strong turnout for State futsal trial

Football West’s trials for the Gold Fields Women’s State Futsal Team attracted a strong turnout on Sunday – including three players who travelled from Kalgoorlie to take part. The trials, which took place at Ballajura Sports Centre, are to represent

Nicol, Jukic take top awards

Football West crowned its Players of the Year at the 2018 All Flags WA Football Awards at Crown Perth on Saturday night. Daryl Nicol of ECU Joondalup won the All Flags Men’s Gold Medal, while Katarina Jukic from Queens Park

Refs awards night a big success

The 2018 All Flags Referee Awards were held in the Ellis Room at the Bendat Basketball Centre last Friday. The eventw as the first time the referees and assistant referees had their own awards night in over a decade. “It

The World Football Programme

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

Kerr nominated for first ever women’s Ballon d’Or

West Australian Sam Kerr has been nominated for the inaugural Women’s Ballon d’Or award in 2018. The Westfield Matildas forward, 25, is joined by another 14 of the best players in the world in the nominations, chosen by editorial staff

Cook serves up Glory win

A brace from Liana Cook gave Perth Glory a hard-fought 3-1 win against the Gold Fields Women’s State Team in the Women’s Challenge Cup at Coker Park on Saturday. Cook gave Glory the lead early before Jacynta Galabadaarachchi doubled the

Goals for Grassroots

The Hyundai Goals for Grassroots program is set to kick off on November 3, marked by Perth Glory’s first local game of the season.

Connecting fans through ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off

In keeping with FFA’s Whole of Football plan to connect more fans with football in Australia, FFA are excited to introduce a new sample ticket offer to all ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off participants that register during post-season, 2018  and pre-season, 2019.

Dolphins stay afloat

Mandurah City will play State League Division One football next season after a thrilling 5-3 penalty shoot-out win against a gallant Swan United in the Relegation & Promotion Play off Final second leg at Securitas Protect Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Football West partners with LNJSA

Football West is delighted to announce it has signed a service agreement with the Leeuwin Naturaliste Junior Soccer Association (LNJSA). Football West will provide the LNJSA a full time development officer who will be based in the South West. Football

Vote now for the 2018 Goal of the Season

Voting is now open for the 2018 Goal of the Season – and by voting, you could win $200!

Mandurah hold Play Off edge over Swan

Mandurah City will head into Wednesday’s State League Relegation & Promotion Play Off Final second leg with the advantage after a 2-1 win on the road against Swan United in the first leg at Francis Street on Sunday afternoon. Reece

Keeper Dal Busco is Balcatta’s spot-kick hero

Keeper Gabby Dal Busco was the spot-kick hero as Balcatta upset Queens Park to win the Women’s Top Four Cup. Having saved Katrina Jukic’s regulation time spot-kick to salvage a 0-0 draw and take the game to penalties, Dal Busco

Healthy benefits for Football West clubs

Football clubs across WA are reaping the benefits of becoming more healthy – on and off the pitch. Football West has teamed up with the State Government’s Healthway foundation to encourage clubs to offer healthier options to players and in

Smarter Than Smoking Country Week: All the winners

More than 1,000 girls and boys took part in the 2018 Smarter than Smoking Country Week, with some outstanding talent from regional WA on show at UWA Sports Park, McGillvray Oval. CHAMPIONS Under 11’s Cahill Under 14’s Kerr Winner Peel

WA sides finish National Youth Championships

The Gold Fields Under 13 and Under 14 State sides completed their campaigns at the National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour on Friday. The Under 13s went down 5-2 to Northern NSW, with ECU Joondalup’s Toby Snook building on his

Balcatta face huge task to stop Queens Park

Balcatta must find an answer to the question no side has been able to solve this season when they play in Sunday’s Women’s Top Four Cup Final – how do you beat Queens Park? The Cannington side will complete an

Matoba preserves unbeaten record

The Gold Fields Under 14 State Team are one match from completing an unbeaten week at the National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour. The Football West side rallied to draw 2-2 against Tasmania today, extending their undefeated run to six

Mandurah survive scare to reach final

Mandurah City survived an outrageous late charge from Wanneroo City on Wednesday night to book their place in the Division One/Two Promotion & Relegation Play Off Final. Having won the first leg 2-1, Mandurah – despite having had Maxwell Snelson

Swan Unted reach Play Off Final

Swan United are on the cusp of promotion to State League Division One after a convincing 3-0 second leg win over Dianella White Eagles which secured a 6-2 aggregate victory in their Promotion & Relegation Play Off Semi Final. A

Snook blasts WA U13s to two wins

Toby Snook was on fire for the Gold Fields Under 13 State side today as the ECU Joondalup youngster helped the WA side to two wins on day three of the National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour. Snook scored a

New sponsor flies the flag for top players

As excitement builds before the WA Football Awards next month, Football West is proud to announce we have a new sponsor for our Gold Medal honours. The name of All Flags Signs and Banners will proudly adorn the medals which

FFA unveils new rego system in Perth

Football Federation Australia rolled out its new registration program to Football West members in Perth on Tuesday night. FFA Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Marketing Officer Luke Bould and Digital Program Manager Thomas Fowell gave a presentation on the new

Put your best fut forward …

Team nominations are now open for Football West’s 2018 Smarter Than Smoking Junior Futsal competition. The competition will run from Sunday, October 14 to Sunday, December 16. Each team will require a minimum of seven players and a maximum of

McEwan double gives Under 14s third win

Two goals from ECU Joondalup’s Kane McEwan gave the Gold Fields Under 14 State team a third successive victory at the National Youth Championships. McEwan’s brace was enough for the WA side to beat Football NSW’s No1 “Blue” team 2-1

De Vanna heads Matildas’ Euro tour

Westfield Matildas Head Coach Alen Stajcic today announced a squad of 18 players for Australia’s forthcoming two-match European tour. Stajcic’s side will take on France in Saint-Etienne and England in London in early October. The squad is headlined by Lisa

WA sides victorious at NYC

Football West has made a winning start to day two of the National Youth Championships at Coffs Harbour with the Gold Fields Under 13 and Under 14 State sides defeating their Capital Football counterparts. After yesterday’s deluge there were more

Queens Park one step from Treble

Queens Park’s unbeaten season continued as they booked their spot in the Women’s Top Four Cup Final with a 3-1 win over Fremantle City at Grindleford Reserve on Sunday. Katrina Jukic (2) and Tia Stonehill scored to set up a

Balcatta into Top Four Final

Balcatta held off a fast-finishing Northern Redbacks to book their Women’s Top Four Cup Final ticket with a 2-1 win at Grindleford Reserve on Sunday. Cassandra Harvey and Tessa De Leo grabbed goals either side of half-time before Renee Leota’s

Kingsley win cup thriller after Johnson double

Sean Johnson was the two-goal hero as Kingsley beat Leeming Strikers 2-1 to win the Belt Up Amateur Cup Final at Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium on Sunday. Following a relatively incident-free first half, the match exploded after the break with

Strikers keep something in reserve

Leeming Strikers defeated league champions Kingsley 2-1 to lift the Belt Up Amateur Reserves Cup at Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium on Sunday. Oli Mortensen gave Leeming the lead, yet after the break Golden Boot winner Luke Dove equalised from the

Poignant final win for AFC Joondalup

AFC Joondalup put a tough season behind them by taking out the Belt Up Masters Cup Final with a 3-0 win against Kingsley – and then dedicated the success to former player Garin Collins, who passed away early this year.

Turner double gives Hillarys the prize

A brace from Hillarys FC striker Thomas Turner gave them a 2-0 win against Sorrento Vikings in the 2018 Belt Up Metropolitan Cup Final at Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium on Sunday morning. It could have been more on the day,

Swan edge Dianella despite lapse

Swan United will take a slender 3-2 lead into the second leg of their Promotion & Relegation Play Off  Semi Final against Dianella White Eagles on Wednesday night, although it could have been much better. It looked like the home

Mandurah deal Wanneroo late blow

An injury time penalty from substitue Joseph O’Brien gave Mandurah City a 2-1 away win at Wanneroo City in the first leg of their Division One/Two Promotion & Relegation Play Off Semi Final on Saturday afternoon. Wanneroo looked to have

Play offs: Kantor backs Roos to find second wind

Wanneroo City coach Tim Kantor is confident his team can go again after the disappointment of missing out on the title and automatic promotion on the final day of the league season. The Roos ended the State League Division Two

WA women’s team to enter Futsal competition

Football West is seeking expressions of interest from players keen to represent WA in an Open Women’s Futsal Competition on the Gold Coast. Football Queensland and Gold Coast Futsal Association is hosting its first Gold Coast International Futsal Challenge in

Kingsley out to strike back in cup final

Kingsley coach Steve Dimitrovich wants his side to “get the monkey off the back” in this weekend’s Belt Up Amateur Cup Final – and then use it as a springboard for an assault on reaching the State League next season.

VIDEO: WA youngsters in China

The Gold Fields WA Under 15 State Team recently took part in the Jinshan Cup in Shanghai, China. As well as playing matches against China, India and Czech side Slavia Prague, it was a fantastic cultural experience for the teenagers,

Queens Park complete unbeaten season

Queens Park capped off a remarkable undefeated season, recording a 6-2 come-from-behind win over Beckenham Angels in Round 21 of the Women’s Premier League on Sunday. Katrina Jukic (2), Sadie Lawrence, Tia Stonehill, Nicole Campbell and Jamie-Lee Gale grabbed the

North Perth hit eight to send Subiaco down

North Perth United rounded off their title-winning campaign with an emphatic 8-0 drubbing of Subiaco in the Belt Up Amateur Premier Division at Woodville Reserve on Sunday. Four goals from Niall Murray and two goals apiece for Oscar Kelly and

Gwelup draw confirms Rockingham’s title

Rockingham City’s coronation as State League Division One champions was confirmed on Sunday after Gwelup Croatia played out an entertaining 2-2 draw away at Western Knights in their final game of the season. In reality, Gwelup were never likely to

Perth SC exit NPL Finals Series

Perth SC’s interest in the NPL Finals Series ended at the Elimination Final stage on Sunday when they went down 1-0 to Sydney Olympic. A sixth minute penalty converted by club captain James Madonis was all that separated the two

Olympic Kingsway clinch Division Two title

Olympic Kingsway capped a dream unbeaten season by clinching the State League Division Two title on goal difference from neighbours Wanneroo City on Saturday night. Wanneroo’s 2-0 victory over Shamrock Rovers a couple of hours earlier meant Graham Normanton’s side

Wanneroo win but settle for play-offs

Wanneroo City had to settle for a place in the play-offs after their bid for the State League Division Two title and automatic promotion came up just short. Wanneroo kept their side of the bargain on Saturday afternoon as goals

Rocky’s early onsalught leaves Gwelup down and almost out

Rockingham City have one foot and four toes in the NPL WA after a comprehensive 4-1 win against Fremantle City at SafeRad Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The victory leaves Gwelup Croatia needing a 13-goal victory over Western Knights at Nash

Perth SC go national in bid to continue dream run

Perth SC will hope to carry on their run of success when they represent WA in the eight-team NPL Finals Series on Sunday. The Azzurri head east to face Sydney Olympic of Football NSW in the Elimination Final, two years

WA State Team suffer late loss to Glory

A late own goal from Gold Fields WA State Team skipper Calum O’Connell gave Perth Glory a 2-1 win in Thursday night’s Challenge Cup match at Dalmatinac Park. The WA side were outstanding and despite going behind to a Tomislav

State League: Ups and downs of the final round

The final round of the State League season takes place this weekend with promotion and relegation issues still to be resolved. Here is your guide to what is at stake … DIVISION ONE  Ladder  Final round fixtures Promotion Leaders Rockingham

State squads aim for more glory

The Gold Fields Under 13 and Under 14 State squads will be aiming for more silverware when they take part in the upcoming National Youth Championships. A shirt presentation for players was held at the Loftus Centre in Leederville this

Around the Grounds this week

Looking for a match to watch this week? Here’s what’s happening at our Football West clubs …

Perth to launch new registration system

Football Federation Australia will be in Perth later this month to host a presentation to Football West clubs about changes to the My Football Club national registration system and the competition management system. Interact Sport have been appointed to provide

Stone thrown in to face Glory

The Gold Fields State squad for this Thursday’s Challenge Cup match against Perth Glory has been named. Western Knights goalkeeper Sam Stone is the sole non-National Premier Leagues WA player in coach Jamie Harnwell’s 19-man party. The other keeper in

Kerr clinches second Golden Boot

West Australian Sam Kerr netted her 16th goal of the NWSL campaign to ensure she won the league’s Golden Boot for the second successive season. However it wasn’t enough to send Chicago Red Stars into the playoffs with a win.

Hamersley safe but things look bleak for Subiaco

Hamersley Rovers secured Belt Up Amateur Premier Division football for another season after a 2-0 win over Subiaco at Rosalie Park on Sunday. Goals from Ricky Andrews and Matty Emery handed Hamersley victory, while Subiaco – with one game to

Queens Park find a way to beat Fremantle

They may be the Women’s Premier League champions an unbeaten all season but Queens Park were made to work for every bit of their 2-0 win over Fremantle City at Wauhop Park on Sunday. Queens Park, who also lifted the

Wilson keeps Gwelup hopes alive

UPDATE: Gwelup Croatia stayed in the hunt for the State League Division One title on Saturday as they secured a 1-0 victory over Morley Windmills at Croatian Sporting Complex. Bobby Wilson’s 78th minute goal, when he celverly chested home a

Olympic Kingsway one win from Division Two title

A stoppage-time equaliser from Swan United’s John Monterosso put Olympic Kingsway’s promotion drive on hold and capped an entertaining encounter in State League Division Two on Saturday afternoon. Monterosso’s goal ensured that his side shared the spoils with the leaders

Zimarino the hero in Perth SC cup win

Perth SC’s 70th anniversary celebrations reached new heights on Saturday as they added the McInerney Ford Top Four Cup to their NPL WA title by defeating Perth Glory 4-1 in the final at Frank Drago Reserve. The Azzurri had to

Perth SC U20s win on penalties

Perth SC lifted the McInerney Ford Under 20 Top Four Cup after defeating a gallant ECU Joondalup 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw over 90 minutes on Saturday at Frank Drago Reserve. Perth went ahead in the match through

Bayswater win Under 18 Top Four Cup

Conor McKee scored a goal in each half as Bayswater beat Perth Glory 3-0 in the McInerney Ford Under 18 Top Four Cup Final at Frank Drago Reserve. The winger provided the key moment in a first half of few

LIVE STREAM: Perth Glory v Perth SC

Football West is pleased to announce we will live stream Saturday afternoon’s McInerney Ford Top Four Cup Final between Perth Glory and Perth SC at Frank Drago Reserve. Top WA broadcaster and commentator Bob Figg will call the match, with

Top Four Cup Final could be a classic

Perth SC and Perth Glory, the two best teams in the National Premier Leagues WA, will bring down the curtain on the top flight season when they clash in the final of the McInerney Ford Top Four Cup on Saturday

Two West Aussies in Joeys squad

Two former Football West State squad members have been selected to represent Australia at the 2018 AFC U16 Championship in Malaysia, which kicks off later this month. Joeys Head Coach Trevor Morgan confirmed his 23-player squad and included Perth Glory

Meet football’s biggest losers

A new weight-loss football program was launched on Wednesday night with almost 90 men signing up for a weekly weigh-in, including Football West’s Alex Novatsis. The Man v Fat program, which is supported by Football West, kicked off at the

Imagine Cruising on board with Football West

Football West is delighted to announce Imagine Cruising Australia as the new sponsor of our Under 12 Junior competition. The three-year deal kicks off for the 2019 season. Imagine Cruising Group is the UK’s leading “cruise and stay” holiday company

Girls 2019 NTC Trials

UPDATE: Football West will hold trials for the NTC Girls program next week for the new intake of Elite players for the 2019 season. The program is the main Elite Girls Development program in WA, being co-ordinated by FFA and

Wanneroo support for mental health group

Wanneroo City SC have teamed up with a mental health support service to raise awareness of the subject at their match day this Saturday. The State League Division Two promotion hopefuls will host three games at their Kingsway Sporting Complex

MATCH WRAP: Glory wait on final opponents

Perth SC and Cockburn City will meet at Dorrien Gardens on Tuesday night for a place in the McInerney Ford Top Four Cup Final against Perth Glory. The preliminary final comes after a thrilling semi final double-header on Saturday, with

Junior Futsal National Championships

Trials for the FFA Junior Futsal National Championships will begin this Saturday. The championships will be held in Sydney from January 8 to 13, 2019, and Football West Development Officer Garry Church said the opportunity to participate in the competition

North Perth crowned Amateur champions

North Perth United were crowned the 2018 Belt Up Amateur Premier Division champions on Sunday after they scraped past Kingsley 1-0  at Woodville Reserve. Oscar Kelly broke the deadlock with only five minutes remaining as Kingsley had to settle for a

Meakins helps NTC sweep aside Panthers

Abbey Meakins scored four goals as the Football West NTC side kept their top four hopes bubbling with a 6-2 win over the Stirling Panthers during Round 19 of the Women’s Premier Division on Sunday. The midfielder was the stand-out

Ylias shines for Angels

Photo by Alex Vlahos A masterful midfield display from Emma Ylias led Beckenham Angels to a 4-1 victory over UWA-Nedlands in their Women’s Premier League encounter at UWA Sports Park on Sunday. Ylias was sublime in an action-packed encounter which

Wanneroo snatch late win to stay in touch

Wanneroo City kept alive their State League Division Two title hopes with a last-gasp 1-0 win over northern rivals Quinns at Gumblossom Park on Saturday night. Despite Quinns dominating throughout the match, the visitors secured three points courtesy of an

Rockingham beat Gwelup to go top

Rockingham City took a huge stride towards automatic promotion to the NPL WA when they beat Gwelup Croatia 1-0 at SafeRad Stadium. Matt Brook scored the only goal on 12 minutes when he turned home a cleverly-worked free-kick which came

Cup glory for Queens Park, North Beach

Queens Park are on the cusp of a league and cup double after they defeated Northern Redbacks 3-0 in the final of the Women’s State Cup at Grindleford Reserve on Saturday. Ben Anderton’s side were much the superior team and

Football West signs agreement with Shanghai FA

Football West is delighted to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Shanghai Football Association. The three-year MoU will deliver improved player, coach and referee exchange programs between the two bodies. Western Australia has had a

Rockingham face Gwelup in State League showdown

It’s the self-styled “game of the season” and Rockingham City against Gwelup Croatia at SafeRad Stadium on Saturday promises to be a cracker. The two sides are slugging it out for the State League Division One title, with Gwelup currently

Togo win Africa Down Under Cup

The seventh annual Smarter Than Smoking Africa Down Under Cup took place at Langley Park on Thursday and once again it proved a huge success. Togo beat Nigeria 4-3 in the final, with Armadale wide man Friday Zico – a

Top Four Cup offers new shot at Glory

It is a case of getting back on the bike for a bruised Perth Glory on Saturday when they play in the McInerney Ford Top Four Cup for the first time. A trip to Perth SC might be the last

New Women’s Masters competition

Football West is launching a new midweek seven-a-side Women’s Masters competiton. The 10-week outdoor tournament will run from October 5 to December 4, including finals. The competition is for women aged 30 and over, although each team is allowed two

All-female first for cup final day

Football West’s girls’ and women’s cup final day at Grindleford Reserve on Saturday will have all-female officials for the first time. The four matches – Smarter Than Smoking Girls’ Under 14s, Smarter Than Smoking Girls’ Under 16s, Women’s Metro and

Winning end in China for WA boys

The Gold Fields Under 15 State Team signed off with a win at the Jinshan International Youth Football Championship on Wednesday as they beat China Youth 2-1 in Shanghai. Goals from Sammy Cook and Carl Dias either side of half-time

West Aussie duo in Junior Matildas squad

West Australians Tijan McKenna and Isabella Wallhead have been named in the Westfield Junior Matildas squad for the 2019 AFC U16 Women’s Championship Qualifiers. Wallhead, of the Football West NTC, and Cockburn City’s McKenna are in Head Coach Rae Dower

Prague too good for WA boys

The Gold Fields Under 15 State Team played their final group game of the Jinshan International Youth Football Championship today against Slavia Prague. After successive 1-1 draws against both the India and China national youth teams, the match against the

Football West signs match ball deal with Evolution Sports

Evolution Sports Imports will be the exclusive ball supplier for Football West until the end of 2020. The company will supply Select Brilliant Super or Select Brilliant Super TB match balls for NPL WA NPL WA Under 20s NPL WA

Top Four Cup semis confirmed

The venues and times for the McInerney Ford Top Four Cup semi-finals have been confirmed for this Saturday. New NPL WA champions Perth SC will host Perth Glory, the team they pipped for the title, at Dorrien Gardens at 3pm.

MATCH WRAP: Perth SC snatch title amid final-day drama

The National Premier Leagues WA threw up another dramatic final day twist as Perth Soccer Club snatched the championship from Perth Glory. The Azzurri went into their match away at Joondalup United on Saturday knowing they had to win while

Kingsley beat Hamersley 5-0

Kingsley showed their class to defeat an undermanned Hamersley Rovers 5-0 in the Belt Up Amateur Premier Division at Chichester Park on Sunday. Hamersley beat Kingsley in the reverse fixture earlier this season but a hat-trick from Jayden Drummond as

Queens Park dig deep to preserve unbeaten run

Katrina Jukic’s second-half double helped Queens Park come from a goal down to defeat NTC Women 2-1 in their Round 18 Women’s Premier League match at Celebration Park on Sunday. The result means Ben Anderton’s side have wrapped up the

Freeman on target in Gold Fields U15 draw

Freeman Nyatsambo was on target for the Gold Fields Under 15 State Team on Sunday as the WA side earned an impressive draw with the China National Under 15 side. The Bayswater midfielder benefited from a great run into the

Rockingham keep Gwelup in their sights

Rockingham City have kept pressure on Gwelup Croatia at the top of the State League First Division with a strong 3-0 win away to Dianella White Eagles. A double from captain James Harmer and an own goal from substitute Agid

WA boys draw tournament opener

The Gold Fields Under 15 State Team drew their opening match of the Jinshan International Youth Football Championship on Saturday. The WA side played out a 1-1 draw against the India National Youth Team. The India team went ahead in

Juniors round off great day for Azzurri

Perth Soccer Club’s dramatic NPL WA title success wasn’t the only silverware they collected on Saturday with the Azzurri winning two trophies at the Smarter Than Smoking Junior Cup Final Day at Ashford Arena. Perth’s Under 13 team kicked off

Africa Down Under Cup returns

Football West’s annual Smarter Than Smoking Africa Down Under Cup carnival takes place in Perth next week. This will be the seventh edition of the event and will be hosted in partnership with Paydirt Media, to tie in with the

NPL WA set for final day drama

The final round of the NPL WA on Saturday promises to be a thriller with the championship, top four places and relegation spots still up in the air. Perth Glory will win the title with victory at relegation-haunted Subiaco. Even

Cook treble give State boys another win in China

A hat-trick from Sammy Cook gave the Gold Fields Under 15 State Team a second 3-0 friendly win as attention now turns to their first game in the Jinshan International Youth Football Championship on Saturday. The Murdoch University Melville winger’s

Leeming hold their nerve to book final spot

Leeming Strikers are through to the Belt Up Amateur Cup Final after they defeated Stirling Panthers 4-2 at Gerry Archer Sports Complex on Wednesday night. With the score locked at 2-2 after 90 minutes, Leeming scored twice in a fiery