Coles AFL School Ambassador Program
The Coles AFL School Ambassador (AFLSA) program resources, recognises, motivates and rewards teachers who strongly promote the game of Australian Football in their school and community.
Key Coles AFLSA responsibilities:
- Provide a point of contact for teachers, parents, students and community clubs
- Assist in the distribution of resources
- Implement AFL related activities and competitions in schools
- Professionally develop colleagues
The AFL provides a selection of the following:
- Footballs & portable goal posts
- Curriculum resources
- 2013 AFL Season fixture pen
Clinics - All Years (Terms 1 & 2)
"NAB AFL Auskick Program" refers to years 1-3, whilst “NAB AFL Junior Rules” refers to years 4-7.
- Designed to improve students’ skills and game sense
Years 4-7 Development Programs (May to August)
- One session per class per week (maximum of 6 classes per school) for 3 weeks by a WAFC representative
- Developes program to develop overall motor-coordination and basic footy skills
- Targeted at schools without a physical education specialist
- Players are available to attend school assemblies or to take classes for selected sessions (subject to player availability)
Design a Football Jumper Competition (March to April)
- Design a new jumper for the school football team
- Use local landmarks, school ethos, population, location etc
- The 2 major prizes are a set of jumpers in the winning design presented to the winning schools (one regional, one metro) Proudly Supported by Burley Sekem.
- Download the Design a Jumper Information and Entry Form
The WAFC offers teachers and students a range of curriculum resources to support the teaching of Australian Football in the classroom. To view click here.
The Multicultural Program assists new and emerging communities integrate by using Australian Rules Football as a vehicle for social inclusion.
The WAFC recognises Australian Rules Football has the capacity to bring communities together by building strong relationships through consultation and developing strategies to encourage participation.
Benefits of the program include:
- Social inclusion through participation
- Literacy and numeracy outcomes
- Assisting culturally and linguistically diverse youth become more active
- Creating links between schools and community clubs
- Developing important life skills through sport i.e. teamwork, leadership, self-confidence and respect
- A positive experience with Australian culture
The Multicultural Program also provides consultation services to local football clubs to assist with the integration of players from new and emerging communities. These services include cultural awareness workshops and community engagement sessions.
For further information on how your school can become involved in the Multicultural Program contact:Paul Mugambwa
Multicultural Development Manager
(m): 0400 037 417
AFL Community Support Ticketing Program
The Australian Football League (AFL) receives many requests to assist with ticketing from a wide range of community groups including schools, junior football clubs, youth & church groups and formal organisations supporting specific disadvantaged or disability groups. The AFL recognises it has a corporate responsibility to the broader community and therefore provides community groups with access to our great game via the AFL Community Support Ticketing Program. Through this program we are able to offer access to selected games* throughout the year via AFL "sponsored" ticketing.
Please check the AFL’s website from March 2013 for further details.
- Level 1 Youth Coaching Courses run throughout Term 1. Contact your District / Regional Development Manager to book your place.
- Wafc High Performance Coaching Seminars are free to all school football coaches for skill development, team play and team development. They are presented by AFL and WAFL coaches and are free.
AFL Goal Post Subsidy
- The school has a Coles AFL School Ambassador
- Participates in competitions of at least 6 weeks in duration
- Can demonstrate the posts will lead to potential growth in participation and increased access by the local football community
- Financially assists schools to purchase permanent Australian Football goal posts
- At least $1,000 per school for those meeting set criteria
- Allocations are managed by the WAFC in consultation with District / Regional Managers
- All posts to be erected by no later than September 2013
- Schools must ensure that specific state government guidelines are adhered to with regard to installation
School Tours - Register
Patersons Stadium, provides an exciting opportunity for school students to enhance their learning with a visit to the Stadium.
Preference will be given to those schools with current AFL School Ambassadors.
Registrations for 2013 can be made by clicking here
Please follow your school’s Excursions Procedure requirements should you wish to be involved.
Fremantle Dockers Community Goals
The Fremantle Dockers Community Goals focuses on the development and delivery of a range of exciting and innovative programs aimed at primary school aged children. The programs offer tangible benefits through learning in a fun and participative framework and importantly all programs are linked to the WA Curriculum Framework. Click here for more information.
Freo Dockers Cup (conducted May to August)
The WAFC in conjunction with the Fremantle Dockers have come together to support and promote female football. The Freo Dockers Cup for primary aged Year 5,6,7 females allows maximum participation, enjoyment and skill in a fun environment.
Can be run in two formats:
- Round robin over a minimum of three weeks, or
- One day Lightning Carnival organised by the schools in the District/or one coordinated by their WAFL District.
- A Freo Dockers Cup for each division winner
- Freo Dockers Cup Match Ball
- Freo Dockers Cup certificates and Freo Dockers posters
- WAFL players (If available) to umpire and assist with the presentations
- The chance to participate in a curtain raiser to a Fremantle Dockers home game
- The chance to have players attend their school to conduct a training session for their Freo Dockers Cup team
Contact your WAFC Football Development Officer for umpire support. The District will endeavor to provide umpires but this may not be possible for all carnivals.
Freo Dockers Shield (conducted May to August)
One day Lightning Carnival Format.
To maintain consistency please ensure these standards:
1. Use "NAB AFL Junior Rules" for children aged 11 and 12 years.
2. The Carnival Shield is awarded to the school with the most points based on the following criteria:
- Game: Win 3 points
- Draw 2 Points
- Lose 1 point
Behaviour on and off the field: 1 point deducted for each player sent off the field
Coordinators can contact their WAFC Football Development Officer to organise umpires but this may not be possible for all carnivals.
- A Freo Dockers Shield for each division winner
- WAFL players (If available) to umpire and assist with presentations
- Certificates and posters for all participants
- Two Freo Dockers Shield match balls
Freo Skills 4 Schools - Register - Enter Results
Freo Fast Ball, Freo Kwik Kick and Freo Long Bomb are curriculum based football activities. Teachers are provided with educational and promotional resources to assist in their implementation of these competitions.
- Freo Fast Ball is a team handballing competition
- Freo Kwik Kick involves students kicking in pairs over a short distance for three minutes
- Freo Long Bomb involves students kicking a football as far as they can
A finals series will be held at either Fremantle Oval or Patersons Stadium for winners. Click here for more information.
West Coast Eagles Development Program
The West Coast Eagles provide a range of programs for primary school children, including the Eagles Rock my School and the Access All Areas competition and the ever popular Eagles Cup. The strong emphasis on education helps ensure the success and relevance of these programs. With Kicking Goals and a new High Schools program in development, all sectors of WA schools are well catered for. Click here for more information.
Eagles Faction Footy - Register
The West Coast Eagles and the WA Football Commission have a fantastic partnership to increase participation in our national game and enhance the fitness and academic skills of thousands of WA students through active participation in EAGLES FACTION FOOTY. Eagles Faction Footy can be conducted as part of the AFL SEPEP and can be successfully incorporated into two hours of compulsory PE and sport per week. Click here for more information
Eagles Cup (conducted May to August) - More Info
The Eagles Cup is a specially designed (minimum three weeks) sponsored primary interschool football competition for year 6 and 7 students. The special modified rules (NAB AFL Junior Rules) allow for maximum participation, enjoyment and skill development. The emphasis should always be on playing for fun rather than on winning.
- Year 6-7 students
- NAB AFL Junior Rules
- Resource pack including a football
- Register with your local WAFC Football Development Officer or your Eagles Cup Zone Coordinator. Proudly supported by The West Coast Eagles in partnership with BHP Billiton
* Girls are encouraged to participate in the Eagles Cup and Eagles Faction Football. If small numbers of girls wish to participate, teachers/coaches can create a”girls only” zone and rotate this each quarter or half. If enough girls wish to participate, WAFC Development Staff may coordinate a separate Freo Dockers Cup 9 or 12 a side competition.
If you would like to participate in this program please contact your local WAFC Football Development Officer or your Eagles Cup Zone Coordinator. Proudly supported by The West Coast Eagles in partnership with BHP Billiton. Download the and
All school clinics are a free service to the schools and are conducted by accredited personnel who have been in serviced and hold police clearances and valid Working with Children checks. All equipment is supplied.
Primary School Programs - Register your school for School Football programs
Gate 6, Patersons Stadium
Subiaco Road, Subiaco WA 6008
Ph: (08) 9381 5599 Fax: (08) 9388 1764