BELT UP ROUND – 2024

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Country Football WA announces partnership with long standing partner, West Coast Poly.

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Football Debutant at 75 Years of Age

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Thu, May 16, 2024 - 2:02 PM
BELT UP ROUND – 2024

This is the 26th year of the partnership between Country Football WA and the Insurance Commission to promote the Belt Up road safety message.   Our major partnership event is the Belt Up Round, which will run from 17-19 May in all competing leagues. The round has a special significance for our 12,500 country football players, as many know someone affected by a road crash. To remember those injured or killed on the road, players will hold a minute’s silence at each of their League level games.   All league footballs and player uniforms continue to carry the Belt Up..

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Country Football WA is proud to announce a further extension to its 15 year partnership with West Coast Poly. This year’s focus centres on the launch of West Coast Poly Champion of the Week, a new award that focuses on  celebrating the special contribution of ‘champions’ throughout the WA country football community,  This is a formal opportunity to shine a light on those individuals who go above and beyond to support their club, on and off the field. West Coast Poly CEO, Stephen Thompson is thrilled to be partnering with country football once more. “Here at West Coast Poly we..

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Wed, April 24, 2024 - 3:07 PM
Football Debutant at 75 Years of Age

Bill ‘Cookie’ Cooke has been part of the Pinjarra Football and Netball Club for more than 25 years as a much-loved volunteer.  But on Saturday, Cooke made history to become the oldest football debutant for the club, and possibly Australia, at the ripe age of 75.  Hundreds of people turned out to see Bill run onto the oval, and the fans were not left disappointed as Pinjarra claimed a one-point victory over Rockingham after a last-minute goal to seal the win.  “That was absolutely awesome,” Cooke said.  “It was probably one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had in my..

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For 13-year-old Broome resident Landen Stubbs, playing and watching football is something he has enjoyed most of his life. Now, Landen will be able to do both these things on the same day. Thanks to Starkick and SEDA Group, Landen has won a trip to Perth to take part in the second Hand in Hand Crossing for Inclusion ahead of the AFL’s Round 9 Friday night clash between Fremantle and Sydney at Optus Stadium.  He will not only get a seat to the game, but at half time, Landen will join fellow Starkick participants from across Perth to play footy on..

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Tue, April 23, 2024 - 10:20 AM
Brookton Pingelly Return In 2024

After spending a season on the sidelines, excitement is growing at Brookton-Pingelly ahead of the club’s return to competition this weekend in the Upper Great Southern Football League.  The Panthers were found guilty of breaching the salary cap and went into recess in 2023, but the club is back this year with three teams.  Brookton-Pingelly President Adrian Fairhead is counting down the days to Saturday night’s match against the Narrogin Hawks.  “The members and committee are extremely excited as we approach our first game since September 2022,” he said.  “After a year out of football there are numerous people including..

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Five emerging umpire coaches from WA, including two from regional WA, will make their way to Melbourne this weekend to take part in the inaugural National UMPowered Coaching Conference. Designed to help women take their umpire coaching to a new level, the UMPowered Coaching Conference aims to increase the number of women in umpire coaching and support their pathway and further development. Cassidy Bodenham (Goldfields Football League Umpires Association) and Katherine Dann (West Kimberley Football League) will join 22 selected umpire coaches from around the country to hear from industry leaders, aid the visibility of umpire coaching role models for..

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