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2017 - The season that was

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 5:15 PM - by Chris BROWN

The 2017 Junior Football Competition reached its conclusion over the past week throughout the WAFC’s Metro Central Conference. September being the most exciting time of the season for all, with many awards and grand finals to be decided. But before we arrived at this point, the 2017 regular season shared with us many highlights. A few which we would like to note -






  • Adrian Hickmott (West Coast Eagles) Coaching Session at Manning Rippers
  • Expanded Friday Night Female Footy Competitions
  • 15 a Side Football
  • Inaugural Youth Footy Franchise (South City Thunder)
  • Auskick Gala Day at Curtin Uni
  • Auskick Yr 2 Gala Day at the WACA
  • Coaching Roadshows
  • Demons Kids School Transition Programs
  • Inaugural Naitanui Academy Program in conjunction with the West Coast Eagles
  • Year 6 and Year 7 Academy Programs
  • District Parade Day
  • Grand Final Day at Mills Park

These wouldn’t have been possible without the strong support of our junior clubs, schools and most importantly hard-working volunteers throughout. The Demons District thanks you for your strong support again in 2017.

Best and Fairest Awards:

The Demons District would like to recognise and congratulate the following individual player milestones for 2017. The Central Conference Best and Fairest awards were held at Lathlain Park on the 29th and 30th of August. The event was live streamed on Facebook to over 10k total viewers.

Youth Girls (South East) Best & Fairest - Cody Madaus (Gosnells JFC) & Khloe Taylor (Thornlie JFC)

Year 8 Super 15's Runner Up - Daniel Hill (Lynwood/Ferndale JFC)

Year 9 Super 15's Runner Up - Zak Meloncelli (Redcliffe JFC)

Year 11 White Runner Up - Noel Mancuveni (Queens Park JFC)


Demons District Premiers & Runners Up:

The Demons District again, was strongly represented in the 2017 Central Conference Grand Finals. Any team who is lucky enough to progress to a Grand Final should understand how big an achievement this is. We would also like to acknowledge the massive effort from the Kenwick JFC for hosting us at the impressive new Mills Park Facility. It was a fantastic event!

2017 Demons District Year 7: Premiers - South Perth JFC. Runners up – Manning Rippers. MVP – Oscar Hine-Baston (Manning Rippers)

2017 Year 8 Super 15’s: Premiers – Lynwood/Ferndale JFC. Runners Up – Queens Park JFC. MVP – Daniel Hill (Lynwood/Ferndale JFC)

2017 Year 9 Super 15’s: Runners up - Redcliffe JFC

2017 Year 11 Red Division: Premiers - Belmont JFC. MVP – Leno Thomas (Belmont JFC)

Demons District Gala Awards

On Thursday the 14th of September, the Demons District held its annual Gala Awards night at Lathlain Park. The Gala Night, recognises the key contribution from our Clubs, Schools and stakeholders on their fantastic efforts across 2017. It also serves a celebration on another wonderful and exciting season. The Demons District was lucky enough to have special guests Larry Kickett (WAFC Commissioner), Troy Kirkham (WAFC Acting Manager of Community Engagement), Marty Atkins (Perth FC CEO) and finally Life Members Terry Murray and Sharon Murray in attendance to enjoy the festivities

2017 Demons District AFLSA of the Year – Melanie Robinson (St Norbert College)

2017 Demons District Auskick Coach of the Year – Ben Oliver (Belmont JFC)

2017 Demons District Junior Coach of the Year – Garry Maggs (Victoria Park JFC)

2017 Demons District Youth Coach of the Year – Nathan Dixon (Thornlie JFC)

2017 Demons District Coach Academy Outstanding Achievement Award – Kurt Bufton (Perth Angels WFC)

2017 Demons District Umpire of the Year Award – Chad Smith

2017 Burley Sekem Auskick Champion Club – Huntingdale JFC

2017 Burely Sekem Junior Champion Club – Kenwick JFC

2017 Burley Sekem Youth Champion Club – South City Thunder (Manning/Victoria Park)

2017 Demons District Sunday Times Volunteer of the Year – Reno Boin (Lynwood/Ferndale JFC)

2017 Demons District Club Person of the Year: Tracey Blair (Belmont), Chloe Denning (Gosnells), Cathy Macri (Huntingdale), Peter Park (Kenwick), Krystle Torpy (Lynwood/Ferndale), Wayne Smith (Manning), Lynda Daltyn (Queens Park), Tamara Legenstein (Redcliffe), Steven Law (South Perth), Sharon Galvez (Thornlie), Amber Hazell (Victoria Park) & Frances Finn (Perth Angels WFC)

2017 Perth FC League Debutants: Blake Johnson (Thornlie), Zarath Roe (South Perth), Kasey Nicholas (South Perth), John Levien (Kenwick), Joshua Burke (Kenwick), Jayden Johnson (Huntingdale) & Andries Mercer (Huntingdale)

Finally, the Demons District would like to acknowledge and thank our hard-working Junior Competition Council and District Football Development Council Members. Without these volunteers, we wouldn’t have a successful Junior Competition.

JCC: Mat Bateman (Competition Director), Jo Anne Warner (Assistant Competition Director), Samantha Ballantyne (Registrar) & Daniel Gibbons (Umpire Manager)

DFDC: Sean Collingwood (Chairman), John Dorazio (Treasurer), Justin Breeze (Committee Member), Trevor Williams (Coach Coordinator), Caitlin Tilsed (Female Representative) & Nuria Ushoroff (Schools Representative)


Best and Fairest Photo Gallery - Click here

Demons Gala Awards Photo Gallery - Click here

Best and Fairest Videos - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4


With another season in the books, the Demons District would like to thank everyone who contributed to the competition this season. We wish you all a great summer break and look forward to another big Season in 2018!

Coaches Capitalise on Academy

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 2:31 PM - by Scott FAULKNER

10 Community Youth Football coaches from the Demons District were given the opportunity to further develop their coaching skills alongside WA Football League (WAFL) coaches, Talent Managers and WAFC District Development Staff over the past 6 months.


Coaches were able to buddy up with a mentor for the duration of the program and took part in a series of professional development sessions that focus on skill development, match-day coaching and club training.


The main aim of the program was to provide an opportunity for community coaches to improve their skills to ensure the standard of community coaching is continually being enhanced to meet the changing needs of the players and the sport itself.


Program organiser, WAFC Metro Central District Operations Manager Scott Faulkner said the program is all about sharing and developing best coaching practice.

“The Community Coach Academy program aims to provide an inner-sanctum experience for youth-aged community coaches, and an opportunity for the sharing of best practice,” Faulkner said.

“Coaches are put through an extensive program that aims to improve all facets of their coaching, from training through to match day.”


The 2017 Demons Coach Academy Graduates 

Kurt Bufton (Perth Angels Football Club)

Nathan Dixion (Thornlie Junior Football Club)

Alan Squires (Thornlie Junior Football Club)

Garry Maggs (Victoria Park Junior Football Club)

Phil Alvaro (Manning Rippers Football Club)

Luke Sgherza (Maddington Junior Football Club) 

Clint Hindmarsh (Redcliffe Junior Football Club) 


If the Demons Coaching Academy program is for you, express your interest through the following link – REGISTER INTEREST


Mel Masters Multicultural Footy

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 2:54 PM - by Chris BROWN

West Australian teachers were recognised for their outstanding work in promoting Australian Football in their school communities at the 2017 AFL School Ambassador Awards night at Domain Stadium on Thursday, August 10. In front of a supportive crowd of school and community football representatives, including special guests from Fremantle Football Club, the West Coast Eagles and Member for Bicton Lisa O’Malley MLA, 30 finalists were acknowledged and six category winners announced. 5 Teachers from the Demons District were nominated as finalists across the following 6 categories -



Most Outstanding First Year AFL School Ambassador 

Trent Pottinger, Lynwood SHS 

Most Outstanding Primary AFL School Ambassador

Nuria Ushoroff, Australian Islamic College Kewdale

Most Outstanding Secondary AFL School Ambassador

Karen Partridge, Thornlie SHS

Most Outstanding Indigenous AFL Program

Simon Nimmo, Yule Brook College/Wirrpanda Foundation

Most Outstanding Female AFL Program

Simon Nimmo, Yule Brook College/Wirrpanda Foundation

Most Outstanding Multicultural Program 

Melanie Robinson, St Norbert College

In a great result for the Demons District, Melanie Robinson brought home the Most Outstanding Multicultural Program Award for 2017. Melanie, who is Head of Sport at the school, helped create the inaugural Naitanui In School Academy to over 150 students in collaboration with West Coast Eagles and WAFC Staff. St Norbert College situated in Queens Park has one of the highest number of students with a non-English speaking background at 39%. The School continues to work closely at creating links to local community club Queens Park, to give more students the opportunity of playing football. The Academy ran for 6 weeks in term 2 with the entire Year 7 cohort. Students were exposed to training from WAFC Development Staff, AFLW and AFL players with all students receiving a wristband and drink bottle as recognition of participating in the program. 

The School already features heavily in the West Coast Eagles Next Gen Academy with over 10 students registered with the club. Including young stars such as Nyika John & Noel Mancuveni who are in the Naitanui Elite Program and WAFL Colts/16s at Perth FC. These achievements wouldn’t be possible without the strong support and enthusiasm from Melanie and her PE staff.

Manger of Game Development at the West Coast Eagles & former 2006 Premiership Player Adam Selwood said " Congratulations to Melanie and her team on the inaugural Naitanui In School Academy. Her contribution has been outstanding and it is great to see ambassadors being recognised appropriately for their efforts. We look forward to growing the program off such a strong foundation in future years"

WAFC Football Development Officer Chris Brown agrees "Melanie has done a fantastic job assisting WAFC and WCE staff in creating the inaugural Naitanui In School Academy. To have over 150 students from the Year 7 age group, the majority of which are born overseas and don’t play footy engaged in the program was outstanding. Without the dedication and hard work of School Teachers like Mel and her team, we wouldn’t be able to expose our game to new markets. We are extremely proud of her efforts and very excited to grow the program further in 2018"


AFLSA Program Infomation

The AFL Schools Ambassador Program encourages schools and communities to work together to develop and promote Australian Football in the classroom and on the sporting field. All registered teachers are eligible to become a AFL School Ambassador. The WAFC provides training, equipment and support, free of charge.

For more information click here


West Coast Eagles Next Generation Academy Infomation

The West Coast Eagles Next Generation “Naitanui Academy” is aimed at participants from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds – where a player or both parents are born in a non-English speaking country. Players aged between 12 years – 16 years (Born 2000-2005) and residing in metro zones aligned to East Perth, Perth, Subiaco and Swan Districts or regional zones aligned to East Perth, Perth, Subiaco, Swan Districts and Claremont’s Great Southern district. Whilst we embrace participation from all groups, we can eventually gain draft concessions for players of designated ethnic heritage under AFL rules: For more information and to register, head to






Sixes Ace Academy

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 11:09 AM - by Chris BROWN

The Demons Year 6 Academy returned in fine form this July School Holidays at Altone Park, Beechboro. The 3-day Camp is aimed at developing young footballers’ skills in an elite environment, allowing for an early insight to the Development Pathway. Over 200 kids from the Perth, Swans and East Perth districts arrived excited and ready to train, under guidance of District Development Staff, WAFL Colts/Senior players and of course a special guest visit from the West Coast Eagles.

The opening day saw a strong focus on skill development with fun and multiple touches of the footy being the major key. The kids were also introduced to dynamic stretching techniques and team chemistry building games. The Perth team were lucky enough to be joined by West Coast Eagles players Nathan Vardy, Jack Darling & Mark Hutchings. Nathan already had a good connection with the group, with a couple of our players coached by his uncle Stu at Kenwick JFC.

The Eagles boys introduced the team to a range of small sided games straight from the playbook of head coach Adam Simpson. Small Sided Games utilize game based training techniques, replicating game situations while teaching skill development. Ranging from handball, to kicking and clean hands work the Demons players showed class, precision and quality throughout the day before getting the chance to hang out and take Q&A, signatures and the odd selfie with all WCE players in attendance.       

The group returned hungry to compete again on day 2. The focus turned to the AFL Draft Combine testing, with the team experiencing the key tests that players would encounter at the official combine. The Nathan Buckley Kicking test led the proceedings, with the team executing very solid scores with a high level of kicking skill across the morning. The Brad Johnson Goal Kicking test was next on the agenda, the competition heated up as the kids went head to head to test their goal kicking ability. The day finished up with a focus on match simulation small sided games and final preparation for the round robin games the following morning.

Game day arrived in tough conditions, with the wettest day of the week commencing just after the opening bounce. The Demons team showed great composure and skill through the trying conditions having a solid win over Swans. The team stayed true to the key learning points over the camp and played an exciting, quality attacking brand of footy across both games. The conditions wearing away at all teams, a narrow loss to East Perth in game 2 saw a 1-1 split across the competition.

Football Development Officer Chris Brown said "It was a fantastic 3 days from a very talented and fun group of kids. The quality of the footy, the attitude from all involved and the improvement shown over the duration of the Academy was exceptional. The kids really embraced the introduction to new training techniques and small sided game skill development. I’m already excited to see what they can do, and how far they can progress when we return for the Year 7 Academy next April.  I would also like to thank CDO Tayla Tenaglia and Perth FC’s Matt Thompson for assisting across the entire program".

Offers for the 2017 Demons Year 7 Academy will go out to all current Year 6 Academy members in early 2018. Any remaining spots will be open to all interested Year 7 Demons District Participants. Stay tuned to the Demons District Social Accounts for more information. 


Coaching Counts at Aquinas College

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 12:49 PM - by Chris BROWN

The prestigious Aquinas College, situated in Salter Point is one of the oldest boy’s colleges in Western Australia, formed in 1938 and placed within the Perth Football District. The school has produced many high-quality footballers across the years, such as Nat Fyfe, Paul Duffield, Peter Bell (Fremantle FC), Daniel Kerr, Quinten Lynch, Elliot Yeo (WCE) and Brownlow Medallist and Triple Brisbane Premiership Superstar Simon Black, just to name a few. A strong supporter of football, and always at the forefront of innovation, the college engaged the Perth District back in 2016 to construct and deliver a SEPEP coaching and umpiring program for Year 7 students.     

SEPEP is a student-centred approach to Physical Education which takes the best parts of community sport to enhance student learning. The philosophy behind SEPEP is for students to experience a program which mirrors “real life” sport. Under the SEPEP model and guidance of Mr Lucas Fielding and the PE Department, the Year 7 group set out to create a "Mini AFL" competition to run in Term 2. The competition focused on roles and responsibilities across the entire football landscape, including Drafting, Captaincy & Coaching roles, Umpiring responsibilities, Ground management, Competition management including rules & guidelines and finally media and match reporting.

Leading into the competition phase of the program, WAFC Football Development Officer Chris Brown, worked exclusively with the Captain/Coach and Umpiring students over a 6-week period, delivering theory and practical sessions relating to Coaching and Umpiring techniques and philosophies. In the coaching space, students learned key skills around how to plan a training session, delivery of a training session, communicating with players and team management on game day. Students utilized resources from the official WAFC Level 1 Youth Coaching Course. For the umpiring component the students learned the basic laws of the game utilizing the AFL Online Level 1 Umpiring course. The boys mastered the key signals and explanations of rules for all phases of umpiring (field, goal and boundary) and how to successfully control a game of football. The boys took great enjoyment out of learning the unique skills such as bouncing the ball and boundary throw ins.

Football Development Officer Chris Brown said "When kids think of footy, they default to just the playing aspect and don’t always realise how much goes into running and organising a game or competition. The SEPEP model gives a great understanding to the other phases of footy, while helping to deliver life skills on and off the field. The Aquinas kids were enthusiastic and excited to be involved. I was really impressed with how quickly and confidently they progressed. By the end of the program, everyone was able to conduct a training session to there peers and adjudicate a full game of footy competently. The great thing about the program is that the boys can take these new skills and potentially join our local umpiring ranks or assist at their local junior club in a coaching role. Mr Brendan Chapman and Mr Lucas Fielding and there PE team have been exceptional in getting this program up and running and supporting the Perth District" 

The SEPEP Program culminated in late Term 2 on the picturesque Memorial Oval, overlooking the Swan River on a perfect sunny winters morning.  The overwhelming favourite "Virats Boys" claiming the Premiership in a close contest, with all involved already counting down the days until the 2018 season begins. 

If your High School is interested in organising a SEPEP or Coaching & Umpiring Course, please contact Football Development Officer Chris Brown 

You can find further information on SEPEP here: 

Demons Shine at Auskick Gala Day

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 2:01 PM - by Chris BROWN

On Sunday the 18th of June, the 12 Demons District clubs descended on South Oval at Curtin Uni for the 2017 NAB AFL Auskick Gala Day. In stunning sunny conditions, the day serves as a true celebration of football within the district. 36 teams and over 350 participants from the Pre-Primary and Year 1 age groups took part in the day, with 10 grids of exciting footy action on display. The Gala day is the first opportunity for many of our Auskick participants to experience inter club football in a safe and fun environment, with making new friends and enjoying a kick of the footy the main goal of the day.

The picturesque South Oval was a bubbling atmosphere with food vendors and NAB activations adding to the exciting entertainment. Topping off the festivities, the Perth Football Club Colts and Senior list attended, signing posters and participating in the games, giving our young Auskickers plenty of valuable footy tips for the future. The day was a massive success and truly showcased the great mateship, fun, safe and inclusive environment that the NAB AFL Auskick program offers.

Development Officer Chris Brown said “The Auskick Gala Day is annually our biggest footy event of the year. It serves as the perfect showcase on what the Auskick Program can offer kids aged 5-8 years of age. Auskick is the perfect introduction to AFL. With over 36 teams on display, kids and parents can enjoy the family fun activities, interact with WAFL players, and enjoy the great footy atmosphere the Gala day brings”

The Demons District team would like to acknowledge our major sponsor of the day - NAB. Through their NAB AFL Auskick Local Activity Fund, which gives NAB employees the opportunity to provide much needed support to Auskick centres across the country. NAB also supports our local Auskick Centres through the “NAB Free Kick” initiative.

The district would also like to thank the Perth Football Club, Kennards, Curtin University & The Beef Shop for their continued support of the Auskick Gala Day.

Its never to late to sign up for Auskick - head to to find your closest club today!

Year 6 Holiday Footy Program - Register Now!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 2:51 PM - by Chris BROWN

With the footy season underway, the Demons District is proud to announce the successful Year 6 Football Academy is back for 2017.

The Demons Year 6 Program aims to develop your child’s footballing skills in an elite environment, allowing for an early insight to the Development Pathway. The program will run over 3 sessions and culminate with a round robin carnival against Swans and East Perth, giving your child the opportunity to wear the historic red and black sash! Please see below for all the details, including our registration link.



Session details

Monday 3rd July, 9-1pm - Skill Development & Squad Games

Tuesday 4th July, 9-1pm - Skill Development & Squad Games

Wednesday 5th July, 8.30am-1pm - Round Robin Lightning Carnival


Base Program Cost - $75 + GST 

To help lower the program costs we will be offering additional extras to all participants who wish to purchase the below items.

Merchandise Pack – (Hat, Singlet, Drink Bottle) - $40

Individual Prices for each item –

  • Training Singlet - $30
  • Hat - $15
  • Drink Bottle - $5

To register for the program now click here –


Any further questions please contact Football Development Officer Chris Brown here 

Year 7 Holiday Footy Program - Register Now!

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:53 PM - by Chris BROWN

On the eve of the AFL season, the Demons District is proud to announce the successful Year 7 Holiday Football Program is back for 2017.

The Demons Year 7 Program aims to develop your child’s footballing skills in an elite environment, allowing for an early insight to the Development Pathway. The program will run over 3 sessions and culminate with a round robin carnival against Swans and East Perth, giving your child the opportunity to wear the historic red and black sash! Please see below for all the details, including our registration link.



Session details

Monday 10th April, 9-3pm - Skill Development & Squad Games

Tuesday 11th April, 9-3pm - Skill Development & Squad Games

Wednesday 12th April, 9-1pm - Round Robin Lightning Carnival


Base Program Cost - $100 + GST 

To help lower the program costs we will be offering additional extras to all participants who wish to purchase the below items.

Merchandise Pack – (Hat, Singlet, Drink Bottle) - $40

Individual Prices for each item –

  • Training Singlet - $30
  • Hat - $15
  • Drink Bottle - $5

To register for the program now click here –


Any further questions please contact Football Development Officer Chris Brown here 


UmpireAFL - Get in the Game for 2017!

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:32 AM - by Chris BROWN

If you love footy, you’ll love being an umpire. Not only do you get the best view of the action, you also get paid for the privilege. It helps keep you fit, you get to be part of a team and you can learn leadership skills that you can take with you when you walk off the ground. They call it a job, but really, whether you’re a field, boundary or goal umpire, it might just be the most fun you can have at work.

The Demons District Football Umpires Association is looking for new field umpires in 2017. Join us and learn how to umpire Australia's Game. We are extremely proud to boast 2 current AFL umpires from our Association, Dean Margetts (WAFC Umpire Development Manager) and Brett Rosebury. 

If you love AFL football and want to be an important part of the game then umpiring is for you. Anyone, regardless of gender and age, can become an umpire and find it a rewarding experience. Get in the Game now! 

Training commences on Wednesday 1 March 2017.

To register to be a Demons District umpire - sign up here now 

For further infomation visit the Demons District Football Umpires Association website

or Umpire Manager Daniel Gibbions - 0418 804 490, 

PlayAFL in the Demons District 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 2:16 PM - by Chris BROWN

Footy season is not that far away - now is the time to get in the game for 2017. Australian Football is the sport for everyone. Whether you are new to the game, want to play socially or hope to become an elite AFL star, you can find a version of the game that's right for you!

The Demons District includes 12 Junior Clubs – Belmont, Gosnells (Female teams available), Huntingdale, Kenwick, Lynwood/Ferndale, Manning, Maddington, Queens Park (Female teams available), Redcliffe (Female teams available), South Perth, Thornlie (Female teams available), & Vic Park (Female teams available). Age groups range from Auskick- Year 12. Our Female Football teams start at Junior Girls (4-6) and culminate at Youth Girls (7-10).  

Auskick (PP-Year 2)

NAB AFL Auskick makes learning to play Australian Football fun, safe and easy for boys and girls. Through weekly coaching sessions they will learn the skills of the game in an exciting, social and safe environment.

Children will be taught fundamental motor skills and learn how to interact with others as part of a team. Head over to and register today!

Modified Juniors (Year 3-Year 6)

Junior football provides boys and girls the opportunity to make friends, keep active and learn new skills in a supportive environment. Junior Football involves a fixture of matches in a team environment. Played on smaller grounds, the rules are tailored to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all involved.

Register for Junior Football Now! -

Youth Football (Year 7- Year 12)

Youth Football provides teenagers the opportunity to play Australian rules football in an open rules environment. Competing on full size grounds, a series of matches are fixtured across the Central Conference. Teams will compete in finals for the first time, helping prepare top aged youth players for senior football.

Register for Youth Football Now!

Female Football (Year 4-6) & (Year 7-10)

Female Football is a great way for girls and women to make friends, keep active and learn new skills. Female Football continues to grow at a rapid rate, meaning accessing a single gender team locally is easier than ever. The participation pathway provides opportunities to players of all skill levels and aspirations, including exciting new talent development opportunities.  Female Clubs in Perth – Gosnells, Queens Park, Redcliffe, Vic Park & Thornlie

Register for Female Football Now!

Registration Links and Resources 

Kidsport available for all registrations - for more infomation

Demons District Club Details – Click here

Download 2017 Demons District PlayAFL Flyer – PlayAFLPDFDC

Register For Junior, Youth and Female Football here -

Register for Auskick here –


2017 WAFC Level 1 Coaching Course Infomation

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 11:38 AM - by Chris BROWN

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) offers a range of courses to coaches throughout Western Australia to ensure 100% of coach accreditation requirements are met.

It is a minimum requirement that all coaches are accredited as a Level 1 Coach at the appropriate level. All coaches who do not have a current accreditation or have an accreditation that expired more than 24 months ago, must attend an appropriate Level 1 course in any Region.
All coaching courses are $165 and are paid upon registration via debit or credit card.

NOTE: The courses run for a whole day apart from those split over 2 evenings. If it’s split over 2 evenings, you need to attend both nights. Courses total to 6-7 hours.


Level 1 Accreditation Levels

  • Auskick (PP – Year 2)
  • Junior (Year 3 – Year 6)
  • Youth (Year 7 – Year 12)
  • Senior (Colts, Reserves and League)

Coaches will receive:

  • Four Year coach accreditation
  • Course Diary
  • AFL Coaching Manual
  • Lunch/Dinner
  • AFL Coaches Card
  • Four Year Australian Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Membership 


To register for an upcoming Level 1 Coaching Course - Click here 

To submit a Coach Reaccreditation application - Click here  

2017 Nicky Winmar & Kirby Bentley Cup Infomation

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 3:01 PM - by Chris BROWN

The #DeadlyDemons return this February for the 2017 Nicky Winmar and Kirby Bentley Academy Programs. 

The Nicky Winmar/Kirby Bentley Carnival is an annual round robin tournament targeting Aboriginal male and female youth, aged 13 to 15. The tournament features teams representing both metropolitan and regional WA.

The Nicky Winmar Carnival was originally created to provide disengaged and at risk Aboriginal male youth with another platform to reconnect with the WA Football pathway. The inaugural Nicky Winmar Carnival was played in 2007 and consisted of five teams representing North and South metropolitan Perth and three regional sides. The overall goal of the Nicky Winmar & Kirby Bentley Carnival is to increase the amount of Aboriginal youth and community members participating in clubs and development squads as either players, coaches, umpires, administrators or volunteers.

The carnival provides members of the Aboriginal community with a direct opportunity to:

- Participate in a structured WA football marquee event

- Achieve coaching and umpiring accreditation

- Re-engage with educational and sport participation programs

- Connect with AFL/AFLW/WAFL/WAWFL mentors and role models

- Potentially be identified for WAFL/WAWFL development pathways

- Represent the state through selection into the AFLs National KickStart Championship


Training begins at Gosnells Senior Oval (Stalker Rd) on Monday 6th of Feb 2017 @ 4.30pm

For more infomation, contact -

Nicky Winmar Cup Team Manager - Chris Brown - or  0412 676 857

Kirby Bentley Cup Team Manager - Tayla Tenaglia or 9362 4499

or join our facebook event page here - 

Download the Player Flyer and rego form here - PerthNWC17

Merry Christmas from the Demons District!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 2:26 PM

As another succesful year draws to a close, the WAFC Staff at the Demons District would like to wish everyone a Merry Chrismas and Happy New Year. Our team will be taking a well earned rest over the holiday period to gear up for another huge year of WA Footy in 2017!


Please see the Christmas Shutdown details below -




District Office Closes - Wednesday 21st December 2017

District Office Opens - Monday 16th of January 2017



First Kick into Footy with Fundamentals

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 1:36 PM - by Tayla Tenaglia

This past Saturday was the final week of the term 4 Footy Fundamentals Program at GO Edwards Park in Burswood. It was a great morning to wind up the seven week program and fantastic to see the vast improvement of skills the kids have obtained from the program.

The Footy Fundamentals program is structured for kids aged 2-5 years to develop their fundamental movement skills and promote involvement in physical activity in an AFL environment. These skills are achieved through a series of fun, team based activities and active parent engagement. Some of the activities run throughout the weeks are movement based obstacle courses, throwing and catching games, dodgeball, parachute team games and kicking. The eldest group, the Little Royals, even had the chance to verse their parents in an Auskick style football game to finish off the year. At the end of each term, the children progress and improve their football skills and receive a certificate of participation.

This is the first year the Footy Fundamentals program has run in the Perth District and the families that have attended have enjoyed the opportunity to engage in a football program prior to Auskick.

This program will continue to run next year, with Term 1 beginning February 2017, and for information regarding registration visit or contact Community Development Officer Tayla at for more information. 

Demons Drive Record Participation

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 3:17 PM - by Chris BROWN

FOOTBALL participation in Western Australia has reached a record 302,662 following the official release of 2016 AFL Census figures today. The Demons District were at the forefront of the increase, reaching 19,296 total participants - a growth of 17.73% on 2015. With highlights including 30.5% growth in Female Football, 41.1% in Primary Schoools, 26.6% in Secondary Schools and a strong improvement in the key Youth Market up 5.7%.

The total state number includes a 27% increase on WA’s 2015 participation total, plus an additional 15,570 captured for the first time in the AFL Census under one-off club-based programs such as the Nicky Winmar Cup, Kirby Bentley Cup and remote and regional carnivals.

The overall growth has been driven by strong club participation, continued growth of female football, quality Inter School competitions and a rise in the number of Introductory School Programs.

WA football participation was the highest for any State outside Victoria and made up 20.4% of Australia’s overall total of 1,404,176, which increased nationally by 12.5%.

The number of players that joined football clubs in WA increased by 7.7% to more than 67,000 which included 5.9% growth in Youth Football and a 61.3% increase in the number of females playing club football.

The total number of female club football teams in the State almost doubled from 84 to 157 to accommodate the strong growth in female club participation.

Another important area to record solid participation growth was Junior Football, which increased by 9.3% (30,940 participants) due to improved transition of Auskick participants.  Auskick numbers also increased in WA by 5.1% to 41,709 participants.

WAFC CEO Gavin Taylor said the WAFC was undertaking a significant amount of work to continue driving participation growth and would be implementing further engagement and retention strategies, particularly in the areas of youth and female football.

“With the anticipation building towards the start of the AFL Women’s competition early next year, a significant amount of work is being undertaken on a Female Participation Strategy for Western Australia to ensure the expected increase in female participation demands are met and that clubs offer positive, welcoming environments for new participants,” he said.

“This work has included exploring the challenges and opportunities associated with female participation and setting up pathways and support structures to deliver a clear strategy that ensures WA continues to be an industry leader in this key growth area.

“Another important area of focus for the WAFC has been increasing and enhancing Youth Football participation for 13 to 17-year-olds, especially for males, where we have managed to arrest a declining participation trend with 2% growth this year. 

“To see this segment grow in 2015 and 2016 is promising but we know there is still a significant amount of work to do to ensure this can be maintained and increased further,” he said.

“We must also assess the decline in AFL 9s participation numbers, with approximately 38 fewer teams taking part in this social format of the game in 2016.     

“I would also like to acknowledge the role all of the clubs, volunteers and officials throughout Western Australia have played in supporting and achieving participation growth again in 2016.

“Our AFL School Ambassadors have also been instrumental in connecting and engaging new and existing participants to the game. Their promotion and delivery of football programs in schools helped achieve 58.6% growth in introductory school programs to a total of 135,891 participants.

“We will continue to engage with our schools in this critical area for making first contact with participants and exploring new initiatives to achieve higher rates of transition from schools to community clubs moving forward.”




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2017 Perth Angels Coaching Positions

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 10:11 AM - by Chris BROWN

The Perth Angels are a professional, highly competitive female AFL side. With both teams making finals in 2016 we are looking towards a big season in 2017, do you want to be part of it? 

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified applicants for all coaching positions. These are key coaching role within the Perth district that assists the development of some of the areas most talented female footballers. We are seeking applicants that can commit to the development of the Perth Angels at a club, team and individual player level. Individuals who are committed to professionalism, cooperation and helping people reach their potential are enouraged to apply.

If you are interested in working together with a dedicated committee, like-minded coaches and an inspired playing group as well as being an active leader within the Perth District Community – assisting with the club’s continued growth, popularity and success, please apply below!

To view the selection critera and submit your resume please head to

For more information please email Kristy Geuer




2016 Level 2 & Club Coach Coordinator Course

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 3:22 PM - by Chris BROWN


ECU Joondalup

19th & 20th November 2016

We are calling for coaches to express their interest in attending the 2016 Level 2 Coaching Course, if you are interested in attending please complete the online form below, 



Before completing the form please ensure that you meet all of the criteria for enrolment as listed below.

To register for the Level 2 Course coaches must ensure they are demonstrating the appropriate coaching attitudes, behaviours and skills.


The competencies expected of a Level 2 coach clearly reflect the ability to plan, prepare, conduct, review and adapt training and match programs in the context of a yearly plan.


  • Must be coaching at Youth (Year 8-12) or Senior (18+) level in season 2014
  • Coaches at the Auskick level (pp-year 3) or Junior Rules (Year 4-7) are not eligible
  • Coaches to have completed Level 1 Youth or Senior Course
  • Necessary to have been coaching for a minimum of 3 years


The program includes practical sessions and formal presentations from experts in their fields. The level 2 course is a combination of practical and education sessions, and will take place throughout a full season.



ECU Joondalup

19th & 20th November 2016

We are calling for coaches to express their interest in attending the 2016 Club Coach Coordinator Course, if you are interested in attending please complete the online form below, 



Course Description

This course will provide information and skills that will equip the candidate with the knowledge and confidence that will enable the Club Coaching Coordinator to make a significant difference to the coaching program, coaches and to the value that is placed on coaches in the club or school.

This course adopts an approach that will enable the participants to facilitate positive interactions when dealing with coaches and officials within the club or school environment. Coaches will learn about various strategies in influencing others when achieving shared goals in the coaching environment. 

The course gives plenty of practice in developing interpersonal relationships and a positive coaching environment.


Course Objectives

This course focuses on how the Club Coaching Coordinator can act as a facilitator and mentor in the process of improving the coaching program, personnel and the club culture

The course objectives are to:

  1. Provide an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Club Coaching Coordinator;
  2. Improve the Club Coaching Coordinator’s communicative competence;
  3. Demonstrate the benefits of a coaching trademark and a sound coaching philosophy
  4. Introduce Club Coaching Coordinators to coach assessment and assessor training;
  5. Provide an understanding of mentoring in the self improvement of coaches;
  6. Improve the Club Coaching Coordinator’s competence and confidence in developing a positive club culture;
  7. Improve the process of the recruitment, selection and retention of coaches


Demons Crowned at Conference F&B

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 2:56 PM - by Chris BROWN

The top players from the 2016 Central Conference descended on Medibank Stadium, Leederville this past week to acknowledge their outstanding contribution in the Yr8-Yr12 competition. In a start studded affair, under the guidance of the 3 District Comp Directors - (Justin Sambell, Trevor Gosatti & Angelo Barbaro) the players watched on in anticipation as the Vote Count got under way. The event which was live streamed on Facebook for the first time, saw the first 15 rounds pre counted, meaning the top 10 on the leader board were all invited to participate in the night’s proceedings. 

In what was a tightly contested affair, we saw the Perth District receive strong representation in the final award tallies.  Proof that the latest crop of young talent being produced from our 12 district clubs continues to flow towards the Perth Football Clubs Centre of Excellence at Lathlain Park.

Development Officer Chris Brown stated "It was another very successful Fairest and Best count for the Demons District clubs and players. To see our boys so strongly represented on the leader boards is a testament to the great work being carried out by our district junior clubs. We can’t wait to see the boys down at the Perth Football Club in the near future"


2016 Central Conference Demons District Award Winners

Year 8 Blue Division Winner - Deklyn Grocott (Queens Park Bulldogs JFC)

Year 9 Blue Division Runner Up - Bailey Smith (Thornlie Lions JFC)

Year 9 Blue Division Runner Up - Tony Musa (Kenwick/Lynwood Ferndale JFC)

Year 10 Red Division Runner Up - Nyika John (Queens Park Bulldogs JFC)

Year 10 Red Division Runner Up - Adrian Hardy (Belmont Bombers JFC)

Year 12 Division Winner - Luke Murtagh (Victoria Park Raiders JFC)


2016 Central Conference Awards Night Live Stream Replay Links

Year 8,9 & Girls Count - Part 1 & Part 2

Year 10,11 & 12 Count - Part 1 & Part 2

Spring into AFL9s at Curtin Uni

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 2:06 PM - by Chris BROWN

McDonald's AFL 9s is the AFL's social version of the game. It's a fast, free-flowing game that involves 9 players on each team playing on a smaller field. Best of all, it's 'touch football' with no tackling or bumping, making it suitable for people of any age or skill level. Importantly, McDonald's AFL 9s is easy to play, not too physically demanding and provides an enviroment where fun, enjoyment and safety are a priority.

McDonald's AFL 9s enables people of all ages and ability levels to participate in a male, female or mixed competitions that fit around their busy lives and provide a social and fitness outlet.

Spring is the best time to try AFL9s. With the AFL finals at fever pitch, community football finished for another season and the warmth of summer not too far away. Get your team together to compete for the Curtin Championship!




2016 AFL 9s Curtin Spring Season Details

Competitions: Mens, Mixed & Female

Venue: Curtin Uni - South Oval

Season Dates: Wednesday Nights for 10 weeks starting October 12th

Price: $900 per team (Lump payments, not weekly)

Register Now! - Click here

For more infomation like us on Facebook - AFL9s Curtin

Any further enquires, email our Competition Coordinator 

The Fathering Project - Free WAFL R23 Entry for Dads & Kids

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 2:07 PM - by Chris BROWN

The West Australian Football Commission and West Australian Football League are teaming up with The Fathering Project this weekend to offer free entry to Dads and their kids to all Round 23 WAFL Fixtures. All you need to do, is print out the attached flyer and present it at the gate of your selected game. 

The Fathering Project is a University of Western Australia-based-non-for-profit charity led by a team of professionals that aims to help fathers realise how important they are in a childs life and to give them advice on how to encourage their children.

What a great way for Dads to connect with their kids by spending an afternoon out at the footy together, sitting on the hill and having a kick!

Free Entry WAFL Flyer - FatheringProjectFlyer

Check out the fathering project here -



Work at the Demons District

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 2:00 PM - by Chris BROWN


Community Development Officer - Demons District

Applications Close: Friday August 26 2016

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is the peak Australian Rules Football body in Western Australia and is the caretaker of football throughout the State and responsible for the overall development of the game. The WAFC is a not for profit organisation that plays an important role in funding the on-going development of football in all communities.

This ensures that football is the best resourced sporting code in the State and can have the most active role in building better communities through various development programs.  Due to the growth of participation, additional support is required in the Demons District to assist in the delivery and coordination of specific community development programs and events.

The Demons District is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated person to become a member of their staff as Community Development Officer. This position is situated at Lathlain Park and will be responsible for the delivery of AFL within the Demons District. Applicants should be prepared to be actively involved in all events and programs, whilst developing exciting new initiatives to promote AFL.

The position will report to the WAFC District Operations Manager and Demons District Community Football Officer.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Partnering and working with WAFC Community Football staff, community services, junior clubs and primary schools.
  • Developing relationships with stakeholders from community, corporate governmental bodies.
  • Delivering programs benefiting coaches, kindergartens, schools, volunteers and spectators including AFL 9s, Auskick, Eagles Faction Footy, Footy Fundamentals and Freo House Footy.
  • Assisting in the development of programs and events including Bachar Houli Academy, Bakari Demons Program, Demons Kids Program, Freo Dockers Cup, Junior Girls League, Kirby Bentley Cup, Little Demons Program, Multicultural Gala Day and Nicky Winmar Academy.

Essential selection criteria include:

  • Ability to interact confidently with groups of participants and stakeholders.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work after normal business hours and on weekends.
  • Experience in delivering Australian Rules football clinics and activities.
  • C Class or Bus Driver’s Licence.
  • Certificate IV Sport Development or related degree.
  • Working with Children (WWC) Check.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting position, please submit an application letter (maximum two pages) addressing your ability to address the key responsibilities and selection criteria above, along with your resume to by Friday, 26 August 2016.

Please view position description for a detailed overview of the role.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Isaac Stewart (WAFC Community Development Manager - Metro Central) on 0429 000 347 or


Demons Coaches Graduate with Honours

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 3:48 PM - by Chris BROWN

The inaugural 2016 Demons Coaching Academy concluded this past Saturday at Lathlain Park. The 8 graduating coaches were presented with certificates to a 200 strong crowd at the Round 21 Presidents lunch before Perth took on East Fremantle in the WAFL.

The Coaching Academy, which launched in conjunction with the Perth Football Club, aimed to further educate and develop community coaches who strived to reach level 2 status. 

Coordinated and delivered by District Operations Manager - Scott Faulkner, Development Officer - Chris Brown, Director of Coaching - Trevor Williams and Talent Manager Peter Brear and spread out over the 2016 season. Participating coaches spent 1 session a month in the inner sanctum of Lathlain Park for a variety of workshop sessions.

The sessions ranged from onfield interactive training with Earl Spalding (League Coach), Andrew Panetta (Development Coach) and Andrew Ruck (Colts Coach), Strength and Conditioning sessions with Brock Fleay (Colts S&C) and post game vision review with the Development Squad just to name a few highlights. The program also tasked coaches to complete a season long assignment focused around developing a specific skill for an individual player or team. The coaches then delivered their findings back to the group with some impressive results. 

4 of the graduating coaches have been identified by the Coaching Advisory Group and offered Development Squad assistant roles at the Perth Football Club for 2016. The remaining 4 coaches will take their newly gained knowledge back to there community club and continue to work at becoming level 2 coaches in due course.

Development Officer Chris Brown couldn't speak more highly of the program “I am really proud of what we achieved with this pilot academy. We had a fantastic group of coaches, all who bought in from day 1 and have further developed their own coaching abilities across the season. Having 4 coaches offered Development Squad roles on the back of this academy, is a fantastic result. Not only for them personally but for the Perth Football Club and the District as well.”

2016 Coach Academy Graduates (Featured Photo L-R)

Damian McCague (Victoria Park Raiders JFC)

John Mansbridge (Thornlie Lions JFC)

Rodney Glossop (Thornlie Lions JFC)

Kelly Newton (Victoria Park Raiders JFC)

Robert Sant (Belmont Bombers JFC)

Kevin Kelly (Manning Rippers Football Club)

Bradley Ralph (Victoria Park Raiders JFC)

Jason Woods (Redcliffe Eagles JFC) (article inset)


The Demons Coaching Academy will begin taking Expressions Of Interest for 2017 in the coming months.

Nimmo strikes gold at Ambassador Awards

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 2:53 PM - by Chris BROWN

Seven football awards were presented for outstanding promotion of Australian Football in the school community at the 2016 AFL School Ambassador Awards night on Thursday, August 4.

The awards night was hosted by the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) at Domain Stadium in front of a supportive crowd of West Coast Eagles, Fremantle Football Club, school and community football representatives.

The Demons District nominated 5 finalists for the 2016 awards -

Most Outstanding First Year AFL School Ambassador 

Brendan Chapman, Aquinas College 

Most Outstanding Primary AFL School Ambassador

Nuria Ushoroff, Australian Islamic College Kewdale

Most Outstanding Indigenous AFL Program

Simon Nimmo, Yule Brook College

Rob Thomson, Clontarf Aboriginal College

Most Outstanding Multicultural Program 

Vicki Bramwell-Keys, Cannington Community College

It was a successful evening for the district, with Simon Nimmo from Yule Brook College Clontarf bringing home the award for Most Outstanding Indigenous Program. Nimmo, who played 104 League games for Claremont between 1999-2007, developed some key programs for the school, including:                                             

- Diversity Umpiring and Coaching course

- Inaugural 7/8/9 Youth Girls team        

- JB Cup employment and footy expo          

- Nicky Winmar Academy 

Development Officer Chris Brown states " Simon is one of our top Ambassadors in the district. His ability to connect with key community stakeholders and deliver outcomes for his students on and off the field, is second to none. This award couldn’t have gone to a more deserving winner." 

The AFL Schools Ambassador Program encourages schools and communities to work together to develop and promote Australian Football in the classroom and on the sporting field. All registered teachers are eligible to become a AFL School Ambassador. The WAFC provides training, equipment and support, free of charge.

For more infomation click here


Programmed's $10k Facility Facelift - Upgrade your Club!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:54 PM

Programmed's $10k - Facilty Facelift

Fremantle Football Club key sponsor, Programmed is giving away a ‘Facility Facelift’ to the value of $10,000 to one lucky Perth metro based facility.

Get your local club, charity or school to tell Programmed in 50 words or less why your organisation deserves a Programmed makeover. 

Organisation’s of all sizes are welcome to enter. Whether it be a new vege garden, fresh coat of paint, outdoor play-scape or maintenance work, Programmed is here to help.



To enter the draw visit

Woolworths $1000 Super Mark giveaway!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:33 PM - by Chris BROWN

Want to win $1000 worth of vouchers from Woolies?

All you need to do is simply upload your own Super Mark to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #WooliesSuperMark and tagging @7AFL. Each week the winning entry will be featured on Channel 7’s Game Day.  Entrants go in the running to win $1,000 worth of Woolworths vouchers.



2016 Sunday Times WA Football Volunteer of the Year - Nominate Now!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 12:55 PM - by Chris BROWN

As another footy season continues along - its time to stop and take a minute to recoginise our hard working volunteers. Community Football wouldnt survive without the contribution and efforts from passionate volunteers, who live and breathe our traditional game. The 2016 Sunday Times WA Football Volunteer of the Year Award looks to recognize these amazing efforts across Western Australia. 

Each WAFL District and Region will submit a finalist who attends the 2016 Sandover Medal Count in which the overall winner will be announced.



Anyone can nominate a volunteer up until registrations close on July 25th. 


 Nominate now!



Footy Fundamentals returns for 2016 - Sign up now!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 1:54 PM - by Chris BROWN

After a succesful trial program at South Perth in late 2015 - we are proud to announce the return of Footy Fundamentals!

Footy Fundamentals is a structured AFL toddler (2 years – 5 years) program, which encourages your active toddlers to develop fundamental movement skills in an AFL environment.

Footy Fundamentals prepares our kids for the future helping build fundamental movement skills such as running, hopping, catching, throwing, striking and balancing. Each week, participants will focus on a set of movement skills, and play fun team-work based games aimed to develop and build confidence. Active parent participation is a requirement.

Footy Fundamentals has branched out to new locations. Footy Fundamentals runs each school term as a seven week program and now runs in Joondalup, Subiaco, East Victoria Park, Ellenbrook and Dianella. Register at a location near you.


Our Second Quarter (Term 2) kicks off on Tuesday Morning the 3rd of May at John MacMillian Park 

Register at and select John MacMillian Park


What is Footy Fundamentals?

Find out here:

Demons Year 7 Academy - Sign up now!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 1:34 PM - by Chris BROWN

Are you the next Simon Tunbridge or Sam Butler?

Then the Demons District Year 7 Football Academy is for you! Come join the program this April and July school holidays.

Players will be provided with training & personal development sessions by district coaches and industry professionals, fast tracking their development towards an elite environment - straight from the inner sanctum of Lathlain Park.  

The program will culminate in July with a round robin competition against Swans and Royals Districts.



Sessions - April 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st , June 15th , July 6th & 8th 

Cost: $110

Players will recieve a Demons warm up shirt and hat.

Click here to Register now! 

Demons Year 6 Academy - Sign up now!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 1:09 PM - by Chris BROWN

Are you the next Sharrod Wellingham or Fraser McInnes?

Then the Demons District Year 6 Football Academy is for you! Come join the program this April and July school holidays.

Players will be provided with training & personal development sessions by district coaches and industry professionals, fast tracking their development towards an elite environment - straight from the inner sanctum of Lathlain Park.  

West Coast Eagles players will be attending 2 sessions to assist with coaching and development. 

The program will culminate in July with a round robin competition against Swans and Royals Districts.



4 Sessions - April 11,12 and July 4,5 

Cost: $75

Players will reiceve a Demons Training singlet and drink bottle.

Click here to Register now! 



Coach The Angels

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 5:23 PM - by Chris Brown

2015 CDFDC AGM Information Package


2016 Youth Girls Coach Position

The Perth Angels are a professional women’s AFL club who are endeavouring to become a highly competitive side. We are currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified applicants for the youth girls coach position. This is a key coaching role within the Perth District focusing on the development of talented female footballers in the 13-17 age bracket. We are seeking applicants that can commit to the development of the club at a team and individual player level. We are looking for an individual to be responsible for the youth girl teams on field performance and be an active leader within the Perth District Community – assisting with the club’s continued growth, popularity and success. See the below link for full job description and selection criteria.

2016 Angels Youth Girls Coach Job Description 

Please submit your application (along with cover letter and coaching resume) to by the 4th of December 2015. For further infomation or queries contact - Kristy Geuer: 0402 452 388

2016 Senior Coach Position

The Perth Angels are a professional women’s AFL club who are endeavouring to become a highly competitive side. We are currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified applicants for the head coach position. This is a key coaching role within the Perth District focusing on the development of talented female footballers. We are seeking applicants that can commit to the development of the club at a team and individual player level. We are looking for an individual to be responsible for the senior teams on field performance and be an active leader within the Perth District Community – assisting with the club’s continued growth, popularity and success. See the below link for full job description and selection criteria.

2016 Angels Senior Coach Job Description

Please submit your application (along with cover letter and coaching resume) to by the 4th of December 2015. For further infomation or queries contact - Kristy Geuer: 0402 452 388

Fans Imagine Demons

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 5:05 PM

The Demons Super Clinic saw a new format offering a jam packed 2 days of footy at Lathlain Park. On top of our metro participants we had a great showing from our country zone with many kids making the trip to Perth from places such as Brookton, Quairading and Northam, in order to join in on the fun as well.

The opening Monday saw us get underway with a full skills session, delivered by our TAFE students and District staff putting a real emphasis on remediation of basic skills. As the morning progressed we were lucky enough to be visited by the West Coast Eagles including current Brownlow Medalist Matthew Priddis, Former Perth FC players Sam Butler and Fraser McGuiness.

The Perth FC Past Players and Officials came down and put on a sausage sizzle for lunch before Day 1 wrapped up with the ever popular show bags being handed out with so many fun goodies for the kids; including backpack, hat, shirt, footy, sweatbands and Perth FC playing cards.

The weather on day 2 did us no favours, but the theme of the day was all things Perth Football Club. With special guests Chance Bateman and Mitch Morton leading the morning talk sessions and bringing along their Premiership medallions and memorabilia for the kids to touch and take photos with.

The boys spoke about the pride they have for their WAFL club and how they hoped many of the kids would one day represent the demons. The kids spent the morning rotating through the warm up room for some WAFL drills, the gym where they got to try some of the elite machines our senior boys use, as well as a tour of the history centre to learn more about the history of the WAFL.

As we attempted to run some AFL draft combine drills on the oval, it was obvious it just wasn’t going to be our day as the rain set in. The kids hit the showers before devouring a delicious lunch provided by Teramo catering and spent the afternoon rugged up watching Perth FC games in the education centre. Regardless of the weather it was a fantastic 2 days of fun.

Imps Ignite Lathlain

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 4:47 PM

On a fresh and sunny morning on Saturday July 4th, the Perth District Auskick clubs descended upon historic Lathlain Park for the annual district Auskick Gala Day. This year saw over 200 participants from Pre Primary to Year 2’s hit the turf to play 3 round robin games against as many different opponents as possible.

With many clubs playing on different days, the Auskick Gala day is the one real day when all centres across the district come together to compete and celebrate the game, making for a carnival and fun atmosphere.

With many stations set up around the banks for the kids to fine tune their skills in between games, the quality of the footy on display was first rate and impressed the many family and friends on hand to experience the event.

Auskick is one of the most important participation programs in our region and to see the day so proudly supported by district clubs was exceptional, with so many colours, streamers and banners flying proudly for the duration. 

The biggest thrill for the kids was to experience the opportunity to play on a WAFL league ground, where hopefully one day many of them will represent the Perth Football Club. A big thank you to all the Auskick coordinators for putting in the time and effort to help coordinate the day, with such a strong showing we can only be excited about the future of football in the Perth District. We look forward to 2016 being bigger and better again!

Naitanui Soars at Gala Day

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 2:43 PM

West Coast Eagle Ruckman Nic Naitanui soared at the WAFC Multicultural Gala Day at Tom Bateman Sports Complex in Thornlie. Naitanui, who is an Australia Post Multicultural Ambassador, discussed the Australia Post Multicultural Program, Bakari Royals Program, Bachar Houli Cup and Chung Wah Learn AFL Program.

Demons District Development Officer, Chris Brown interviewed Naitanui about the WAFC Multicultural Gala Day and his humble beginnings at Midvale JFC to Swan Districts Football Club and subsequent AFL stardom at the West Coast Eagles.

Naitanui said it was great to see people from different backgrounds experience AFL at the WAFC Multicultural Gala Day. “Diversity is what we’re preaching, so we’re just teaching kids the basic skills and getting them to experience the game through AFL 9s matches” said Naitanui.

Naitanui was backed by a smattering of West Coast Eagles stars including Chris Masten, Will Schofield, Xavier Ellis and rookie sensations Dom Sheed and Liam Duggan who signed autographs and posed for selfies. The WAFC Multicultural Gala Day saw more than 300 primary school students across WAFC Metro Central participate in an exhilarating AFL 9s Lightning Carnival.

The participating schools included AIC Kewdale, AIC Thornlie, Beckenham PS, Canning Lockridge PS and Parkwood PS. The WAFC Multicultural Gala Day is an inclusive affair which is designed to provide students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds with pathways to surrounding junior community clubs. The WAFC Multicultural Gala Day was also delivered to more than 500 students at Morris Buzacott Reserve in Kardinya and MacDonald Park in Padbury.

Angels in the Midfield

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 2:40 PM

Lightning Park in Noranda set the stage for a striking performance by the Demons District in the Kirby Bentley Carnival. The Kirby Bentley Carnival, which is now in its second incarnation, is designed to provide Indigenous girls aged 13 to 17 with a junior community pathway to the WAFC Youth Girls Competition. The Demons District supported both Metro and Regional sides, with coaching duties performed by past Perth Angels FC players Leith Woods and Tiana Tetlow.

The Metro Kirby Bentley Squad worked hard during the past two months at Lynwood/Ferndale JFC and was ready to play when the siren sounded. With special guests present including the AFL Indigenous Programs Officer, Narelle Long who delivered an inspirational speech on the benefits of playing junior community football.

Demons District Metro and Regional played a number of spirited matches, with some exciting skills displayed across the three rounds. The Kirby Bentley Carnival was a big success story for the Demons District with six Belmont City College students hailing from Beagle Bay to play for the red legs at Lightning Park. Demons District Metro swept up all qualifying matches to subsequently secure a berth in the Finals of the Kirby Bentley Carnival.

But, similar to the Nicky Winmar Carnival, Demons District Metro was pipped at the post in the quarter finals by the neighbouring Swans District Metro led by Swans District Participation Officer, Maddie Morskate and Swans District Metro Coach, Courtney Ugle. Demons District Regional also dominated the Kirby Bentley Carnival by advancing to the semi-finals before being cut down to size by subsequent champions Bulldogs District Metro. But, there was a silver lining with the selection of Zyhannah Angus and Zevida Binbusu in the WA KickStart Squad.

Demons Driving Diversity

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 2:23 PM

Demons District staff is driving diversity in AFL with the successful delivery of the AFL National Diversity Championships in Cairns, Queensland. Demons District Development Officer, Chris Brown grabbed the opportunity with both hands to be Western Australia’s KickStart Assistant Coach and Team Manager. The AFL National Diversity Championships, which was played at Cazaly Stadium, showcased the best Under 15s Indigenous Talent in Australia in the KickStart Carnival coupled with the cream of multicultural talent in the All Nations Carnival.

The All Nations Carnival was dyed in black and red with a suite of junior community players named in the All Nations Squad including Queens Park JFCs, Hunter Montgomery and Nicky Winmar Carnival starlets, Ethan Hansen, Kyrell Bennell, Lachlan Hansen, Mitch Yarran and Sydney Stack representing the Demons District in the KickStart Squad. The KickStart side, which was led by Nicky Winmar Perth Country Coach, Jermaine Davis Senior, was selected on the back of a second placing at the WAFC Nicky Winmar Carnival, which saw more than 300 participants.

The WA KickStart side, which was coached by Shane Hayden, saw Bennell, Ethan and Lachlan Hansen, Stack and Yarran participate in a series of educational and practical sessions. The WA KickStart Squad dominated proceedings from start to finish, going through undefeated to score a 5th KickStart Championship, slicing through Northern Territory, ACT/New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria/Tasmania in the process. The Demons District continued to be a defining presence, with the silky Stack making the Flying Boomerangs National Squad, following his glittering performance in the 9.3 to 2.1 triumph against Victoria/Tasmania.

WAFC Community Engagement Manager, Paul Mugambwa said the friendship and unity developed between the Indigenous and multicultural players in the WA KickStart and All Nations sides was fantastic. “It was an excellent result keeping the sides together from the initial training session’s right through to the AFL National Diversity Championships. WA was the only state to combine the All Nations and KickStart squads and it really showed with the All Nations and KickStart players cheering each other on,” said Mugambwa.

Little Devils Blaze Away

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 2:21 PM

The Demons District is plotting the development of a new program, Demons Footy Fundamentals, which is suited to kids aged 18 months to 4 years old. The new develops the catching, crawling and running capabilities of Kindergarten and Pre-Primary School students instead of the more specialised skills of handballing and kicking. 

Demons Footy Fundamentals is set to ignite at Lathlain Park on Thursday mornings starting on the 23rd April and concluding on the 25th June. The 10 week program, blazes the trail of the wildly successful Falcons Footy Fundamentals and Swans Footy Fundamentals to capture a previously untapped demographic in the Demons District. Demons Footy Fundamentals is designed to develop the motor skills, attention span, independence and health and wellbeing of Kindergartners prior to becoming Auskickers at a junior community club.

Demons Footy Fundamentals is divided into the impishly named Dinky Dees, suited to 18 month to 3 year-olds and Little Lucifers, which is geared towards 3 to 4 year-olds. Dinky Dees will ignite at 8:45am whilst Little Lucifers will start at 9:30am. The 30 minute sessions are designed to ensure maximum participation through the utilisation of specialised equipment including balancing beams, bean bags, hula hoops and plush footballs.

Demons Footy Fundamentals, which costs $100 per term, will provide little devils from across the Demons District with the perfect entrée to Auskick, whilst improving coordination and social skills. The Demons District hope the program will also entice people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities to become part of our game. Should you be keen on signing-up your daughter, son, niece or nephew to Demons Footy Fundamentals, please speak to Demons District Development Officer, Chris Brown on 0412 676 857 or

Angels Spread Their Wings

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 2:10 PM

The Demons District has prophesised the coming of a new West Australian Women’s Football Club (WAWFL) side in the mould of Perth Angels FC. The Perth Angels FC, previously known as SNESA Angels FC, has been working behind the scenes with the WA Football Commission (WAFC) to develop the profile of female football in the Demons District and develop closer links with Perth Demons FC. The Perth Angels FC is set to soar in 2015, with Peet Park becoming their new seat of power in their quest for glory in the WAWFL and WAFC Youth Girls Competition.

Perth Angels FC will be going into battle against Mt Lawley FC at 12pm on Sunday, 12th April at Hamer Park. Whilst Peet Park will be the primary base of the Angel, their spiritual home will undoubtedly be Lathlain Park, where the Angels are scheduled to play a series of matches and potentially host a number of WAWFL meetings and functions during the 2015 WAWFL Season. The Demons District is excited by what’s in store for the Perth Angels FC and can’t wait to see them don the black and red in the 2015 WAWFL Season and WAFC Youth Girls Competition.

Blood Runs Blue

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 2:08 PM

Past Perth Demons FC and Thornlie JFC starlet, Clem Smith has become the latest in a swathe of Demons to secure an AFL debut with his sizzling performance in the Carlton Blues FC strip against Richmond Tigers FC on the 2nd April. Smith, who was subbed in to replace the battle-scarred Dale Thomas in the 1st Quarter, clawed his way to 7 kicks, 4 handballs and 4 marks. Smith’s debut was the pinnacle of an electrifying junior community and WAFL career. In 2014, Smith produced a string of searing performances in the WA State 18s Carnival, which were backed by stunning displays for Perth Demons FC in the WAFL.

The mercurial small defender was subsequently snared by the Blues with Pick 60 in the 2014 NAB AFL National Draft. Despite his selection in the 4th round of the 2014 NAB AFL National Draft, Smith has been playing like a man possessed since the 2014 NAB Challenge, where his symbolic aggression and speed set the stage a blistering start to 2015. Smith blitzed the competition at the AFL Draft Combine, coming 1st in the AFL Draft Combine agility run and scoring 26/30 in the kicking test. The Demons District hopes Smith will continue to stalk the trail blazed by AFL superstars and past Wesley College students, Buddy Franklin and Sharrod Wellingham, by becoming the next Demons starlet to sizzle on the centre stage.