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Hyundai NTC Girls Camp heads to Busselton

The Hyundai Australia NTC Camp took place in Busselton during the week, with all three groups using it as preparation for the National Girls National Youth Championships and Girls NTC Challenge in July. Camp activities included matches again the Busselton

Country Camp grows in numbers

The 2019 Country Camp was held across the last week, with a record 175 players from the regions travelling to Perth to participate. Players were selected at Country Week to participate at Country Camp and were from locations including Broome,

Hyundai NTC get off the mark against Fremantle City

Report by Edward Nixon   The Hyundai NTC Women rallied late, scoring four goals in the final 25 minutes to record a 4-1 win over Fremantle City for their first victory of the 2019 Women’s Premier League season at Celebration

10 man Gwelup come away with the points

Gwelup came away 3-2 victors over their rivals the Western Knights despite finishing the game with 10 men.   Gwelup Croatia Taki Nicolaidis was relieved to come away with the win. “It’s three points in the big derby as both

Football West Board appoint new Chair Sherif Andrawes

Support for clubs and football for all a priority for Football West’s new chair Sherif Andrawes Football West News Football West’s Board has elected Sherif Andrawes as its new Chairman and Will Golsby as Deputy Chairman this week to lead

Football West signs regional deal with Gold Fields

Football West is delighted to announce that Gold Fields is our official Regional Football Program partner. Gold Fields is already the name sponsor of all of Football West’s State Teams and its increased support will bolster Football West’s capacity to

FFA Cup: Gwelup get second crack at Armadale

One of the two West Australian sides who progressed to the 2018 FFA Cup national stages will be making an early exit after Armadale and Gwelup Croatia were paired together in today’s Round Four draw. The teams flew the flag

Redbacks rally to beat Balcatta

Northern Redbacks began their Women’s Premier League season with a come-from-behind 2-1 win against Balcatta at Grindleford Reserve on Sunday afternoon. The hosts were ahead at the break thanks to a goal from skipper Christiane Astorp. But led by inspirational

Downs get up at Joondalup

Wembley Downs got their 2019 Belt Up Amateur Premier Division season off to a winning start, defeating newly-promoted Joondalup United 2-0 at Beldon Park on Sunday. Stephen Geoghegan’s penalty and Zac Robinson’s looping header either side of half-time gave the

FFA Cup: Joondalup United through

State League Division One side Joondalup United advanced to the fourth round of the FFA Cup after overcoming Belt Up Amateur champions North Perth United 2-0 at Forrest Park. North Perth did well to hold out until the 87th minute,

Trial dates as Gold Fields U15s to return to China

Trials are to be held for the Gold Fields State Under 15 Boys Team who have been invited to play in the Jinshan Tournament in Shanghai from 10-19 August, 2019. This will be the third year in succession that the

Football West Chairman Liam Twigger stands down

Football West Chairman Liam Twigger has announced his resignation after six years in the position and ten years on the Board. The Football West Board will convene next week to elect his replacement. Mr Twigger, who has been on the

Fans set for bumper weekend

It’s the first real big weekend of the season across Football West’s competitions with Round Four of the NPL WA, the State League teams entering the FFA Cup and the start of the Women’s and Belt Up Amateur campaigns. Here’s

Regional Festival of Football heads to Busselton

Football West’s third Regional Festival of Football will take place in Busselton later this month. The climax will be the Round Seven National Premier Leagues WA match between Perth Glory and Sorrento, which will be held at Barnard Park on

ALDI MiniRoos of the Month competition

Whether it’s a dazzling run, a heartwarming act of sportsmanship or a worldie goal, we want to know about it! This competition is about our ALDI MiniRoos best displaying the values that ALDI MiniRoos is all about. Each month we’ll

The World Football Programme

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

Can you help save Gennaro’s life?

An appeal has gone out to the WA football community to see if someone can help save the life of a Carine man. Gennaro Rapinese is a married father-of-three who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2015. After undergoing chemotherapy Gennaro

Silver star Emily to help launch Equal Footingball

The Equal Footingball Division kicks off with a launch event at Pro Futsal Bibra Lake this Sunday. And among the players will be Emily Casella, who recently returned home from the United Arab Emirates having helped Australia win a silver

Strikers retain Amateur Night Series crown

Leeming Strikers retained their Amateur Night Series crown with a 4-2 win against Quinns FC in Sunday evening’s final at Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium. Player-coach David Palin gave Leeming the lead early, only for Liam Hunt to level for Quinns.

Machochi caps Windmills fightback

An added-time winner from Faustin Machochi capped a fantastic second half fightback by Morley Windmills who recovered from 3-1 down to beat Gwelup Croatia 4-3. In an end-to-end State League Division One encounter at Wotton Reserve, Gwelup went ahead on

Amateur Night Series final

The last of the Night Series finals takes place on Sunday when holders Leeming Strikers face Quinns in the Amateur showdown at Inglewood United’s Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium. Ben Greaves scored twice for Leeming in their 5-1 semi-final win over

FFA’s GIG guide comes to Perth

Football West was delighted to host FFA Boys Youth Development Manager Kevin Grima, who presented two workshops for our local coaches and technical directors. The workshops were based on the new Game-Intervention-Game (GIG) Methodology and involved a practical session followed

Warburton youngsters having a ball

Football West recently donated around 60 footballs and other equipment to a community program in the Gold Fields – and they are clearly being put to good use. Police and community youth workers began the Warburton Aboriginal Community Central Desert

FFA Cup: Gwelup Croatia heading to Albany

Gwelup Croatia will hit the road to Albany next month after they were drawn away at Polonia FC in Round Three of the FFA Cup. Taki Nicolaidis’ State League Division One team advanced to the national Round of 32 in

Queens Park win Women’s Night Series

Queens Park defied a second-half surge from Northern Redbacks to claim the 2019 Women’s Premier League Night Series Grand Final at Coker Park on Sunday. In a match of high quality and bountiful in attacking flair, Lexie Moreno’s staggering 25-metre

Five-star Kingsway off to a flyer

Newly promoted Olympic Kingsway have picked up where they left off last season, opening their State League Division One campaign with a 5-1 win over Subiaco at Kingsway Reserve on Saturday. Ajak Riak opened the scoring for Kingsway when he

Football West AGM

Football West held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Hamersley Rovers’ revamped clubhouse at Carine Open Space on Wednesday 20 March 2019. The AGM had its biggest turnout for some time, with representatives of the football community attending, including Football

Clubs prepare to remember Dylan once more

The first DT38 match of the season takes place on Saturday as WA football once more remembers Dylan Tombides. The National Premier Leagues WA fixture between Stirling Lions and Perth SC at Macedonia Park (3pm) sees two of the late

Women’s Night Series final

While pounding the path around Optus Stadium on Thursday morning, the Queens Park and Northern Redbacks players politely kept their competitiveness in check as they enjoyed an early morning run with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. Morgan Aquino and Bronwyn Studman

Division One: Subiaco look to youth and experience

The State League Division One season starts on Saturday with the spotlight on the three teams relegated from the NPL WA. Subiaco appointed Basil Lenzo as head coach during the close season and he moved quickly in signing former Perth

Discipline needed as rivals clash again

Two of the fancied teams for the National Premier Leagues WA title get the second round under way on Friday night and cool heads could be key to the outcome. Bayswater City’s meeting with Floreat Athena at Frank Drago Reserve

Opposition leader Bill Shorten hits the road with female stars

It was an early start to the day for some of WA’s brightest female football prospects on Thursday when they hit the road with Federal Opposition leader Bill Shorten. The players Included Young Matildas and Junior Matildas, plus others from

Coaches wanted for Skill Development Program

Football West is seeking TWO coaches for the Hyundai Skill Development Program (SDP) beginning in May. The Hyundai SDP is a supplementary training program for 9-16 year old players running in terms 2 and 3 of 2019. This is a

Referee courses – don’t miss out

Football West’s referee courses are filling fast with potential candidates urged to get in fast to avoid missing out. Last Saturday’s female-only Level 4 course at Gibbney Reserve, Maylands, saw 18 people attended. The upcoming courses with availability are: March

Girls, Boys State Team trials

Trials are to be held for the Gold Fields Girls State Teams and Gold Fields Boys State Teams to take part in the National Youth Championships at Coffs Harbour. The Gold Fields Girls State Teams The Girls U14 and U15

Indonesians beat State League team 5-1

The State League Representative side played a friendly against the Indonesian men’s national team at Hartfield Park on Saturday. The Indonesians, who were having a training camp in Perth, won the the match 5-1. FULL GALLERY Western Knights’ Dean Hurley

Aboriginal Soccer Community Program

Football West will work with Perth, Pilbara and Kimberley communities to greatly expand its Aboriginal Community Soccer Program with a three-year, $750,000 funding commitment by the Federal Government. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all age groups in Swan,

FFA Community Summit a success

Football Federation Australia’s Community Summit in Perth on Thursday night has been hailed a success. Members of the WA football community were at The Rise in Maylands to pose questions to representatives from FFA, including Chair Chris Nikou and Chief

Football West AGM: Venue change

The Annual General Meeting of the members of Football West Limited (Football West) will be held on Wednesday 20 March 2019 at 6:00pm at: Carine Club Rooms (home of Hamersley Rovers SC and Hamersley Rovers Junior FC) Carine Open Space

Inglewood and Bayswater kick off NPL season

The 2019 NPL WA season begins on Friday night with Inglewood United ready to move on from a bumpy summer when they host Bayswater City. Andres Oliveira became the new first team coach at Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium this week,

Football West’s Hyundai partnership just the ticket

Female and junior football in Western Australia received a major boost today partnering with motoring giant Hyundai. Hyundai is a big supporter of Football at all levels of the game, best known for the Hyundai A-League partnership in Australia. The

Indonesian national team to play State League XI

The Indonesian men’s national football team will play a match against a State League Representative side at Forrestfield United’s Hartfield Park this Saturday (kick off 4pm). The touring outfit have been in Perth this week for a training camp. They

FFA Community Summit

Football Federation Australia’s Perth Community Summit will now take place at The Rise in Maylands this Thursday at 6pm. Football Federation Australia Chairman Chris Nikou said the newly elected Board of Directors had committed to embark on extensive consultation to

2019 NPL WA Season Launch

The launch of the 2019 NPL WA season took place on Monday night with club representatives gathering at Inglewood United’s Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium. Rockingham City coach Cam Lord, 2018 All Flags Gold Medal winner Daryl Nicol, Francis Soale, captain

Floreat win NPL Night Series on penalties

Floreat Athena defended their NPL Night Series crown with a 6-5 penalty shoot-out win over Bayswater City at Frank Drago Reserve on Saturday night after the match finished 1-1 at full-time. WATCH THE FULL MATCH BELOW A fiery encounter saw

Forrestfield win State League Night Series

Forrestfield United came from behind to run out deserved 3-1 winners in Saturday’s Football West State League Night Series Final at Frank Drago Reserve. WATCH THE FULL MATCH BELOW Gwelup took the lead against the run of play when Ellis

Lowry named star player for Junior Matildas

Football West NTC and Perth Glory play Hana Lowry was named Player of the Tournament after the Westfield Junior Matildas qualified for September’s 2019 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship. Rae Dower’s youngsters capped off a perfect week by defeating Laos 3-0

Night Series finals to be live streamed

Fans unable to attend Saturday’s Night Series final double-header will still be able to catch the action with Football West live streaming both matches from Frank Drago Reserve. Gwelup Croatia meet Forrestfield United in the State League Night Series final

Summer All-Abilities Futsal

Football West is still looking for players to join our Summer All-Abilities Futsal league. Matches began last month and take place at Warrandyte Park, Craigie on Thursday nights between 6.15-7.30pm until April 11. Details of the Summer All-Abilities Futsal league

West Aussies win national Female Football Week awards

Two winners in WA’s rebel Female Football Week have been recognised nationally in the FFA’s rebel Female Football awards breakfast in Sydney on Friday morning. The ceremony, held annually on International Women’s Day, celebrates achievement in women’s football from national through

Football West welcomes Labor’s $10m pledge

Football West welcomes today’s announcement from the Federal Opposition that the Labor Party will commit $10 million to a State Football Centre. Shadow Minister for Sport and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Don Farrell confirmed this afternoon

Tributes to be paid to Giuliano Cantoni

There will be a minute’s silence at Saturday night’s NPL and men’s State League Night Series finals in memory of popular local football figure Giuliano Cantoni. Giuliano, who died aged 71 last Sunday, was a great servant of the game

Your chance to back WA Paras

The Goldfields WA Paras State Team has joined forces with Sport Australia to raise funds to enable players to attend the 2019 National CP Football Championships later this year. The international seven-a-side format provides a pathway for players with neurological-related

Frank Drago prepares for Night Series final showdowns

Floreat Athena will look to complete back-to-back NPL Night Series triumphs on Saturday night when they face hosts Bayswater City in the decider at Frank Drago Reserve. Keeper Jason Saldaris was Floreat’s hero in the semi-final defeat of Rockingham City

Keen to host Walking Football? Look here

Football West is seeking expressions of interests from clubs who would like to host matches in our upcoming Walking Football competitions. With 10 teams from north and south of the river registering interest in taking part in the six-a-side event,

Wembley Downs host 24-hour charity football event

Wembley Downs SC have organised a 24-hour charity Footballathon this weekend. The marathon kickabout will take place at Area 5, 18 Kent Street, Victoria Park and  is aimed at raising both awareness and funds to support those affected by mental

Support Grassroots Football – NOW

With over 230,000 players in WA, football requires investment in facilities to ensure that our players, coaches and officials don’t miss out. For 120 years our clubs have driven the growth of the game in WA and we want to

Football West welcomes new Life Member

Football West admitted its newest Life Member on Tuesday night when Janette Spencer joined the prestigious group. Football West Chairman Liam Twigger presented Janette with her certificate and Life Member pin. The former Football West Board Member is a popular

State League fixtures released

The State League fixtures for 2019 have been released with two sides back in Division One meeting in the opening round on March 23. Subiaco, who have dropped down from the NPL WA, will travel to Olympic Kingsway, who won

Communities Championships expressions of interest

Football West is seeking expressions of interest for the new Communities Championships. This will be a 20-week competition made up of 12 community groups/teams. The 11-a-side, round robin competition will be played at Gibbney Reserve, Maylands, on Saturdays, starting on

New female only referee course

Football West will hold an additional female only Referee Level 4 course free of charge next month due to the high demand. With the scheduled metropolitan courses for February and March fully booked, an extra female only date has been

Register for FFA SAP workshop

Football Federation Australia will be in Perth next month to present workshops where they will explain the recent updates around the Skill Acquisition Phase (SAP). The free workshops will involve a one-hour practical on the new Game-Intervention-Game (GIG) Methodology, followed

State League Night Series semi final draw

Western Knights and Gwelup Croatia will meet in a “Croatian” derby in the State League Night Series semi final following today’s draw. The other semi will be between Forrestfield United and UWA Nedlands. Both matches will take place at Forrestfield’s

NPL Night Series semi finalists decided

The final four of the NPL Night Series was confirmed on the weekend with Floreat Athena, Bayswater City and Rockingham City joining Perth SC in the semi-finals. Holders Floreat completed a strong group stage, thrashing Cockburn City 5-0 to ensure

Community forum: register here

UPDATE: Football Federation Australia has opened expressions of interest for members of the football community to join in a series of Community Summits across the country and help shape the future of the game in Australia. Football Federation Australia Chairman

Williams excited by fellow West Aussie Kerr

The scintillating scoring form of two Westfield Matildas excitement machines has West Australian goalkeeper Lydia Williams ready to sit back and enjoy the show in the inaugural Cup of Nations. Attacking aces Sam Kerr and Caitlin Foord head into camp

Young ref Caleigh wins award

Teenager Caleigh Ormerod has received the Female Referee Encouragement Award for WA as part of the rebel Female Football Week. Caleigh, 16, took up refereeing when she was just 12 and this year is aiming to complete her Level 3

National coaches to hold WA Paras session

The WA Paras program will begin this weekend with a special free coaching session from national staff. The Football Federation Australia-supported session will take place on Saturday at Dianella SC, Yokine Reserve, from 9am to noon. There will be talent

Female Footballer of the Year: Leticia McKenna

Football West NTC player and Perth Glory Women star Letica McKenna has capped a terrific season by being named WA’s Female Footballer of the Year. The accolade, which is part of the rebel Female Football Awards, comes just days after

State League Night Series draw

The draw for the quarter-finals of the State League Night Series was made on Tuesday. All of the matches will take place on Saturday, February 23. Forrestfield United will host Mandurah City at their home ground Hartfield Park, followed by

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

UPDATE: 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

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

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