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Junior Participation Soars In Murchison
Fri, May 24, 2024 - 3:10 PM

In a major boost for Murchison in the Midwest of the state, a full season of junior football is being played in all towns this year.    The Marlu Junior Football League (Murchison) has worked in conjunction with community stakeholders to put in place a season of junior footy for towns such as Cue, Meekatharra, Yalgoo, and Mount Magnet.    Grady Tomelty, RFS Midwest at the West Australian Football Commission, is delighted with the response

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New Holland Country State Women's and Perth Football League reignite annual match
Fri, May 24, 2024 - 2:56 PM

New Holland Country State Women’s team are looking to reclaim the State title and bragging rights, when they come up against the Perth Football League (PFL) Women’s team on Friday June 14 at Fremantle Oval.  These two teams have competed against each other twice before with New Holland Country State team winning in 2021 and PFL winning the following year by a narrow two-point margin.  The New Holland State Game is another opportunity for female

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2024 WA Football Volunteer Nominations
Wed, May 22, 2024 - 8:14 AM

Nominations are now open for the 2024 WA Football Volunteer of the Year Awards.    WA’s Mark Delane was named one of the WA Football Volunteer of the Year in 2023 for his work at the Dunsborough Football Club.    “It was a strange feeling as those who volunteer do it because they are willing to help out and support their community in any way they can,” he said.  “I was at the helm when

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

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

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Country Football WA announces partnership with long standing partner, West Coast Poly.
Fri, April 26, 2024 - 4:55 PM

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

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

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

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NEW STARKICK PARTICIPANT WINS TRIP TO HAND IN HAND CROSSING FOR INCLUSION
Tue, April 23, 2024 - 4:55 PM

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

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

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

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Country Umpires Invited to National UMPowered Coaching Conference
Fri, April 19, 2024 - 2:05 PM

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

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Country Football WA partners with Tackle Your Feelings
Fri, April 19, 2024 - 1:35 PM

Country Football WA is proud to announce an innovative partnership agreement with Tackle Your Feelings.  This new partnership marks a significant milestone in advancing free mental health education across community football clubs in Western Australia.  The Tackle Your Feelings program is tailored for community football players, coaches, committee members, umpires and club support staff, and offers free access to invaluable mental health resources.  Tackle Your Feelings Program Manager, Adam Baldwin is thrilled to be partnering

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