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Tana named Female Coach of the Year

The first of the rebel Female Football Week awards has been revealed with Balcatta FC Women’s coach Lisa Tana named WA Female Coach of the Year. Tana, who led Balcatta to the Top Four Cup last season, was rewarded for

Floreat, Bayswater set to join Perth in semis

Holders Floreat Athena all but secured their place in the last four of the 2019 NPL Night Series on Sunday night by thrashing Armadale 5-0. Despite falling behind after only four minutes to Calvin Whitney’s strike, Armadale stayed in the

Player registrations: Join Our Team

Player registrations for the 2019 season are in full swing with clubs around WA organising registration days. This year Football Federation Australia’s Play Football campaign is sharing the message “Join Our Team”, which is presented by rebel. For players or

Albany Beach Football

Football West is inviting teams to sign up for our Beach Football competition in Albany. The event will take place at Middleton Beach between 9am and 4pm on Saturday, February 23. There will be two tournaments with six teams in

Football West welcomes Kerr support

Football West CEO James Curtis has welcomed comments from Perth Glory Women and Matildas superstar Sam Kerr who has given her support for a State Football Centre in Western Australia. The scoring sensation, who aims to cap another stellar season

The World Football Programme

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

rebel Female Football Week

UPDATE: The rebel Female Football Week is just around the corner as we again prepare to celebrate the contribution of women and girls to football. The nationwide initiative actually runs for nine days in WA, from February 16-24. This year

Regional Referee Level 4 Courses

Football West can confirm the dates for four regional Referee Level 4 courses. The fully accredited Football Federation Australia Referee courses, structured by the Australian Officiating Development Schedule (AODS), qualify the successful candidates to register as an official referee in

Last call for FFA Cup nominations

Nominations for entry into the FFA Cup close this week. Clubs who still want to enter need to do so by 5pm on Friday, February 15. At the close of business on Monday there were 55 Football West clubs who

New Jack an instant hit

ECU Joondalup strikers past and present took centre stage on Saturday as the goals flew in during Week Three of the NPL Night Series. Gordon Smith, who swapped the Jacks for Bayswater City, scored a hat-trick for his new club

Football West Referee Academy

The Football West Referee Academy began recently with the aim of fast-tracking the development of young referees to the elite level. The two-year scholarship will help form the basis of future State League Referee panels and in time will also

Junior Matildas name three West Aussies

Westfield Junior Matildas Head Coach Rae Dower today named three Football West NTC products in Australia’s 23-player squad for the forthcoming 2019 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship qualifiers. Hana Lowry, Isabella Wallhead and Tijan McKenna will be heading to play in

Summer All-Abilities Futsal

The Summer All-Abilities Futsal returned this week with four sites hosting matches. The inclusive format, which runs every Sunday until April at Bibra Lake, Craigie, Malaga and Kalamunda, is targeted at players: Aged 11 and older With or without competitive

rebel Play Football Round this weekend

The Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League competitions will celebrate Play Football Round this weekend to encourage junior football participation and registration across the country for the upcoming grassroots season. To kick off the week. Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League clubs across

Young Sports Leader to run Rockingham MiniRoos

A new club-run ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off program will begin this month at Rockingham City. The program will be run by 14-year-old Jaide Hook and junior club coach Jamie Kennedy. Jaide successfully completed Football West’s Young Sports Leaders program last year,

Rockingham beat Perth SC 2-0

NPL newcomers Rockingham City made it two out of two in the Night Series after defeating league champions Perth SC 2-0 at E&D Litis Stadium on Sunday night. James Harmer scored twice in the second half for Cam Lord’s side,

Inglewood to host NPL season opener

UPDATE: The 2019 National Premier Leagues WA fixtures are released today with Inglewood United hosting the season opener against Bayswater City at Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium on Friday, March 15 (7.30pm). The remainder of the Round One matches take place

WA ref Skinner lands national final

Top WA referee Shane Skinner has been rewarded for his performances by being appointed to officiate Friday afternoon’s Foxtel Y-League Grand Final. The 22-year-old from Bull Creek will be in charge of the title decider between Brisbane Roar and Western

Walking Football gets multi-million dollar boost

Football West’s Walking Football program received a major boost today after a multi-million dollar sporting grants announcement from the Federal Government in Perth. Minister for Sport Senator Bridget McKenzie and Minister for Senior Australians Ken Wyatt announced $22.9 million in

Shanghai FA guests take in Night Series opener

UPDATED: Members of the visiting Shanghai FA attended the first round of the NPL Night Series tonight as they continued their visit to Perth. The five-man delegation are guests of Football West and were at Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium to

Football West seeks new board members

Pursuant to its Constitution, Football West is seeking highly qualified individuals with a passion for football to join its board. At the Football West AGM scheduled to be held by 31 March 2019, elections will be held for three of

Beach Football provides fun in the sun

Football West’s Beach Football could return to Fremantle following the success of last weekend’s double header. Around 150 players took part in the three competitions at Bathers Beach on Saturday and Sunday. Football West Head of Member Services Alex Novatsis

City of Canning award for Football West officer Ali

UPDATE Jan 26: Football West Development Officer Elmi Ali received an award from the City of Canning on Saturday in recognition of his volunteer work. Ali has been named Young Community Citizen of the Year for helping set up a

Match preview: UAE v Australia

The Socceroos will be up against the weight of home support when they meet the United Arab Emirates in the Quarter Finals of AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ on Saturday morning (WST). Al Ain will again be the scene as

Today’s Summer Series called off

Due to the extreme weather conditions in Perth, today’s scheduled Summer Series event at Dorrien Gardens has been called off. We are currently contacting participating teams to notify them.

Day three: Gold Coast International Futsal Championships

It was another meeting with Victoria for the Gold Fields State Women’s Futsal Team on Saturday, the side they kicked off the tournament against two days earlier. That match finished 7-2 for the Vics and things did not get better

Day two: Gold Coast Futsal Championships

The Gold Fields State Women’s Futsal Team were well beaten in their only match on day two of the Gold Coast International Futsal Championships on Friday. The girls faced a physical and aggressive Queensland team who successfully pressed the WA

Strikers, North Perth thrown together in Night Series

Reigning Amateur Night Series champions Leeming Strikers are in the same pool as league title-holders North Perth United in this year’s pre-season competition, which begins on Friday, March 1. Leeming begin the defence of their crown against Belmont Villa at

Football West to host Shanghai FA visit

Football West is delighted to announce it will host a delegation from the Shanghai FA next week. The visiting party will be in WA from Tuesday to Saturday. Football West and the Shanghai FA signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding

Football West signs three-year apparel deal with Besteam

Football West is delighted to announce it has signed a three-year deal with Besteam Sport Australia, who will be our exclusive official apparel supplier. Besteam Sport will supply an extensive range of teamwear for the players, coaches, managers, referees and

FREE ALDI MiniRoos equipment offer

FFA are delighted to announce that for a fifth year running, clubs can access FREE ALDI MiniRoos coaching equipment thanks to our grassroots sponsors – ALDI and NAB. Clubs can pre-order their FREE equipment packs via the ALDI MiniRoos Store

Day one: Gold Coast Futsal Championships

The Gold Fields State Women’s Futsal Team had their first two games at the Gold Coast International Futsal Championships on Thursday. They began against a strong Victoria and Football West Development Officer Garry Church said they were caught cold as

Caleigh answers the call

With the Football West referee recruitment drive in full swing, one young official is encouraging more females to take up the whistle. Caleigh Ormerod, 16, is one of a growing number of women and girls in WA who are referees.

Club Participation Agreement

Football West would like to remind all clubs that applications to enter into a Participation Agreement must be submitted by 22 February 2019. For more information about the introduction of the Participation Agreements and to complete the application form, please

NTC girls in Junior Matildas squad

Westfield Junior Matildas Head Coach Rae Dower has named three WA players in a 30-player squad to attend the first camp of 2019. At the camp some of Australia’s best young female footballers will prepare themselves for the second phase

Fremantle start Night Series defence against Canning

State League Night Series holders Fremantle City will start this season’s competition against Canning City. The match takes place at Edinburgh Oval on Friday, February 1 (8.30pm) and will follow the other Pool 5 match between home team Curtin University

Socceroos wait on Round of 16 opponents

The Socceroos will take winning form into the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ knockout rounds following a see-sawing 3-2 victory over Syria in Al Ain. Needing only a draw to progress from Group B, a dangerous-looking Australia secured all three

NTC face Queens Park in Night Series opener

Holders Football West NTC face a tough opening match in the defence of their Women’s Premier Night Series crown when they face Queens Park. NTC, who defeated Northern Redbacks 4-3 in last year’s final, will take on last season’s Women’s

Baxter inspiration behind Lions charity match

Stirling Lions will host a charity match against South West Phoenix this Saturday to raise funds for brain cancer research. The inspiration behind the Under 18s match is Busselton teenager Baxter Hutchinson, who had surgery last Spetember after being diagnosed

Freo gears up for beach football

Freo will turn into Rio this weekend when more than 150 players hit the town for Football West’s beach football event. The two-day tournament at Fremantle’s popular Bathers Beach will run from noon-6pm on January 19-20. The women’s and mixed

Day four: National Futsal Championships

None of the Gold Fields State Futsal Teams managed to reach their respective grand finals at the FFA National Futsal Championships in Sydney. The Boys U12s went down in a nine-goal thriller, just pipped 5-4 by Queensland Metro in their

Day three: National Futsal Championships

Four of the Gold Fields State Futsal teams reached the finals of the FFA National Futsal Championships following the day three matches on Friday. The Boys Under 12s, U13s, U14s and Girls U15s made it through to the deciders in

Day two: National Futsal Championships

Day two of the FFA National Futsal Championships in Sydney saw just two wins for the Gold Fields State teams. The WA Boys Under 12s defeated NSWCountry 5-0 in their second game of the day following a loss to NSW

Socceroos gear up for Palestine test

Caltex Socceroos captain Mark Milligan said his side are “very keen” to produce an emphatic response against Palestine at the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ on Friday evening (7pm WST). Australia were beaten 1-0 by Jordan in their first match

Day one: National Futsal Championships

The Gold Fields State Futsal Girls Under 15s began the FFA National Futsal Championships in style on Wednesday with a 4-2 over NSW Country. Daisy McAlister (2), Taneesha Baker and Claudia Hocking were on target for the WA side in

FFA National Futsal Championships

Six Gold Fields State Futsal teams have headed to Sydney to compete in the FFA National Futsal Championships. Football west has sent six teams to the tournament – Boys U12, U13, U14, U15 and U16 and Girls U15. “This is

Match preview: Socceroos v Palestine

The Socceroos continue their AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ campaign with a pivotal clash against Palestine on Friday night (7pm WST) in Dubai. After the opening game loss against Jordan, Graham Arnold’s men will be desperate to bounce back with

Hot Weather Policy

UPDATE: Football West has introduced a Hot Weather Policy to ensure players and match officials are protected during the summer. The policy is aimed at reducing the risk of heat stroke, a potentially fatal condition which may arise when a

Socceroos look to recover from opening loss

Skipper Mark Milligan is confident the Socceroos will bounce back quickly from Sunday night’s 1-0 loss to Jordan in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ opener in Al Ain. In a match Australia dominated for long periods, a first-half header

Rebel Female Football Week Awards

Nominations are open for the rebel Female Football Awards – and we want you to get involved. The awards, which recognise the important role women play in developing football in Australia, are part of the rebel Female Football Week celebrations. The

West Aussie Emily selected for Special Olympics

Emily Casella is a woman who lets her feet do most of her talking. And how. The 24-year-old is the only footballer from WA chosen to represent Australia at the World Games Special Olympics in the United Arab Emirates this

Socceroos arrive in Al Ain for Asian Cup opener

Rhyan Grant says the start of the Caltex Socceroos’ AFC Asian Cup campaign is starting to feel real after the Australian squad arrived in Al Ain ahead of Sunday’s tournament opener against Jordan. Graham Arnold’s squad wrapped up their pre-tournament

ALDI MiniRoos get behind Glory

The FFA ALDI MiniRoos ticketing offer for Perth Glory proved a winner with supporters across the State last night. ALDI MiniRoos Kick Off program participants from as far away as Broome took advantage of the ticket offer to watch the

Plenty to celebrate for Women’s Masters

The conclusion of the Football West Women’s Masters competiton takes place on Saturday with finals day at Celebration Park in Balga. There 11-team competition began in October and attracted 130 players each Wednesday night. The first games kick off at

Albany Summer 7s competition

Football West is taking expressions of interest for a Summer 7s competition to be held in the Great Southern. The new event will take place at the Albany Aquatic and Leisure Centre on Tuesday nights from 5.30-9.30pm, starting on 5

Football West offices – Christmas closing

Football West’s offices will close at 5pm on Wednesday, December 19 and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2. We assure you all your emails will be answered once we return to the office in 2019. We wish you a merry

Vacancy: Head Coach – Girls U19s NTC

Football West is seeking a Head Coach for the Girls Under 19s National Training Centre Program. The NTC for girls is part of the Elite Development Pathway for female players in WA. It is a player centred program established by

Two new Walking Football competitions

Football West is seeking expressions of interest for two Walking Football competitions to be held in 2019. Both competitions will run for eight weeks, the first from April to June followed by one from August to October. The venues have

New Junior 5-a-side competition

Football West is launching a new 5-a-side competition for Skill Acquisition Program aged players in the new year. The competition will take place over nine weeks during the first school term of 2019. It is open to players born between

Floreat face Bayswater in Night Series opener

Holders Floreat Athena will begin the defence of their NPL WA Night Series crown with a home match against Bayswater City next month. The fixture is one of six Round One games that will take place at three venues on

New Football West logo

Football West has unveiled a new logo as part of the rebranding of Football Federation Australia and its member federations. The logo, which is in the traditional Western Australia colours of black and gold, represents a football made up of

Free school holiday program

Football West is looking for expressions of interest for a free school holiday program which will take place in the South West at the end of next month. The football training classes will be held at Georgiana Malloy Anglican School

Come On – Give It A Go

Football West has launched its referees recruitment campaign for 2019 with a slick promotional video inviting football lovers to “Come On – Give It A Go”. The number of referees and assistant referees continues to grow in both metropolitan and

Futsal course gives young coaches a start

Football West held part one of a community futsal course on the weekend for youngsters looking to take the next step on the coaching ladder. The course, at Lords Recreation Centre in Subiaco, was part of the Department of Local Government,

Participation Agreement workshop

Football West held a Participation Agreement information evening with around 25 club presidents on Monday night. The workshop took place at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries in Leederville and was hosted by Football West Legal and

Gold Fields U15s finish with 2-0 win

The Gold Fields State Under 15s signed off at the Bali International Football Championships with a 2-0 win over Filipno team Apuesto Bueno United on Friday night. After a goalless first half, the WA side went ahead through a penalty

Queens Park back Stop Violence campaign

All-conquering Queens Park swapped their familiar black and white for orange as they threw their support behind the State Government’s 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign. Five players from the unbeaten Women’s Premier Division champions joined

2019 South West training centres

UPDATE: Football West is seeking expressions of interest for training centres in the South West which will recommence in the first term of school in 2019. The Football West training centres will run for nine weeks each school term and

Healthy outlook makes Olympic winners

The benefits of going healthy are being felt in Geraldton with junior club Olympic FC the latest to win through the Kicking Off Healthy Clubs program. The Football West-Healthway initiative sees clubs who can demonstrate they have adopted a healthier

Gold Fields State U15s win 9-0

The Gold Fields State Under 15s Boys smashed Japanese side Progresso Sano 9-0 at the Bali International Football Championships on Thursday night. Goals from Kane McEwan (2), Freeman Nyatsambo, Jude Gauntlett (pen), Hamish Van Dieken (2), Daniel Faichney, Carl Dias

Japanese opposition next for West Aussies

The Gold Fields State Under 15s will face Japanese side Progresso Sano on Thursday night in the next stage of the Bali International Championships. The WA team’s hopes of winning the competition were dashed on Wednesday when Malaysian side Felda

Police hail Morley Street Football

A Football West program has been hailed by police as helping reduce juvenile offending at one of Perth’s busiest shopping centres. The four-week Street/Freestyle Football initiative, which is run alongside WA Police, began at Morley Galleria last month and finishes

Football West and Healthway partner to promote healthy clubs

Football West has partnered with Healthway to commence a two-year, $550,000 partnership to improve sporting club environments for children and young people.

Agony as injury-time penalty downs West Aussies

It’s a case of wait and see for the Gold Fields State Under 15 Boys after fate dealt a cruel blow at the Bali International Football Championships on Tuesday. The WA side went down 1-0 to an injury-time penalty against

State U15s start tournament with victory

Goals from Nathan Frith and Hamish Van Dieken ensured the Gold Fields State Under 15 Boys Team won their first match of the Bali International Football Championships on Monday night. The WA side beat Malaysian outfit Felda United 2-1 to

South Coast Baptist visit Banksia Hill

South Coast Baptist College became the latest team to play against the youngsters from Banksia Hill when they visited the detention centre recently. The match was part of an ongoing Football West-Banksia Hill program and finished all-square. Football West Development

Gold Fields U15s win Bali warm-up

The Gold Fields State Under 15 Boys Team have begun their 10-day tour of Bali with a come-from-behind win against strong local side Paradise Football Academy. After arriving in Indonesia at 10pm on Saturday, it was straight to work for

Pararoos settle for silver

The Pararoos completed their 2018 IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championship campaign with a 7-0 loss at the feet of tournament hosts and favourites IR Iran on Thursday. Despite the defeat, Australia finished as silver medallists at the tournament, and booked a ticket

New female 6-a-side competition

Football West is launching a new female six-a-side outdoor competition early in the new year. The Summer Series 2019 competition, which will run over 10 weeks, works out at just $10 per match for each player. The event, open to

Pararoos score seven to reach World Championship

The Pararoos will represent Australia at the 2019 IFCPF World Championship in Seville, Spain next year after Kai Lammert’s side sealed a ticket to the tournament courtesy of a 7-1 win over Jordan in IR Iran overnight. And the squad, containing

Final word on Amateur World Cup

There’s an Africa v Europe triple-header this weekend when the Perth Amateur Soccer World Cup reaches its conclusion. Thirty-nine teams entered the tournament in the first week of October and it has come down to the three finals which will

Silver machine Brad now eyes Para glory

A West Australian who was on the podium at Beijing 2008 and in London four years later is set to secure sporting glory of a different kind tonight when he takes to the field in Iran. Brad Scott won Paralympic

Pararoos on cusp of qualification

The Pararoos’ strong form at the 2018 IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championship continued on Monday with Kai Lammert’s charges securing a 3-0 win over Thailand to ensure that qualification for next year’s World Championship in Spain is now within reach. A double

Regional State sides target Phuket Cup glory

Two Gold Fields State Regional Squads are in Thailand this week to take part in the Phuket Cup. The Under 15 and Under 13 Boys sides flew out of Perth on Sunday night and are in Asia until December 3.

Pararoos hit 11 past Korea

The Pararoos’ 2018 IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championship campaign commenced in convincing fashion on Saturday with Kai Lammert’s charges claiming an 11-0 win over Korea Republic at the Kish Island Olympic Stadium in IR Iran. Needing to finish in the top two

How to contact your Standing Committee

Stakeholders who would like to contact their Standing Committee can do so through a Football West form. Click the link HERE, fill in the details and simply forward the form to Football West. We will then pass it on to

Beach Football tournament in Freo

UPDATE Nov 27: Football West is seeking expressions of interest for a Beach Football tournament in Fremantle in January. Beach Football is one of the fastest flowing and exciting forms of the game, with the emphasis on skill, agility and

Podcast: FFA ACL Prevention Coordinator Kate Beerworth

Football Federation Australia National Injury Prevention and ACL Prevention Coordinator Kate Beerworth joins Football West Development Officer Garry Church and Osric Powell. Kate, who has spent 14 years working with the FFA, shares invaluable insights about ACL injuries and the

Manchester United heading to Perth

Football in Western Australia has pulled off a huge coup with Manchester United heading Down Under to face Perth Glory in 2019. The three-time European champions will also play old-time rivals Leeds United in WA, with both games taking place

Sainsbury helps give Cahill winning send-off

Martin Boyle grabbed a brace on his Caltex Socceroos starting debut as Australia farewelled Tim Cahill in style, beating Lebanon 3-0 at ANZ Stadium on Tuesday night. The 25-year-old struck an opening-half double and laid on a second-half strike for

Three West Aussies in Pararoos squad

On the night that one of Australia’s greatest ever Socceroos, Tim Cahill, bids farewell to national team duty, a group of Australia’s most inspiring footballers will be taking off to represent the nation abroad. The Pararoos, Australia’s national football team

Football West introduces Participation Agreements

Football West is introducing Participation Agreements for the 2019 season. A key component of the Football West 2018-2022 Strategic Plan is to empower Clubs participating in Football West competitions and to improve governance and management practices that will support the

Kerr on AFC Women’s Player of the Year shortlist

Westfield Matildas superstar Sam Kerr is in contention to claim back-to-back AFC Women’s Player of the Year awards as one of three players nominated for the 2018 prize. The 25-year-old West Australian is bidding to become just the second woman to defend

FFA elects new board members

The members of Football Federation Australia today elected four new members onto the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting in Sydney. The newly elected members are Heather Reid, Joseph Carrozzi, Chris Nikou and Remo Nogarotto. They join Kelly

Tom’s Blog: Final whistle on fantastic tour

Football West referee Tom Robinson’s final blog on the recent Referees Development tour. The Football West Referees tour of the UK officially wrapped up last weekend, with the team going their separate ways on Monday night.  After more training sessions,

Shoppers on easy street …

Late night shoppers were treated to an exhibition of Street & Freestyle Football this week. Dozens of youngsters aged between 12-18 took part in the the 2 v 2 and 3 v 3 format at Morley Galleria on Thursday night.

Gold Fields State U15s to play in Bali

The Gold Fields State Under 15 Boys Team have been invited to play in a tournament in Indonesia next month. They will take part in the Bali International Football Championships between December 1-10, which has been organised by the GOBOLABALI

United in a healthy approach

Inglewood United are the latest club to win a $750 football equipment package after embracing the Smarter Than Smoking Kicking Off Healthy Clubs program. The Football West and Healthway initiative rewards clubs who have incorporated healthier practices. These may include

Female coach program to run again

Football West is seeking expressions of interest for a program designed to boost the number of female coaches following the success of a similar initiative this year. The Female Coach Pilot Mentor Program, which ran throughout the 2018 season, will

Walking tall in the Midwest

Football West Development Officers Gordon Duus and Tanya Amazzini helped set up a new regional Walking Football initiative this week. Around 20 people participated in the pilot program at Geraldton’s QEII Community Centre on Monday. The “walkshop” was part of