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Country Football Steps Up Campaign on Mental Health
Fri, May 20, 2022 - 2:22 PM

The tragic loss of two teenagers has become the catalyst for one of the most important weekends on the country football calendar. For the past six years, the Pinjarra Tigers and the Waroona Demons have played an annual Mental Health Game, following the deaths of two boys in 2016.  Pinjarra Football Netball Club President Bron May was personally affected by the heartbreaking events.   “Depression, anxiety, and suicide can strike any age or gender. Sadly, I saw

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WA Football Volunteer of the Year Award – Nominations Open!
Fri, May 20, 2022 - 2:01 PM

The WA Football Volunteer of the Year is one of the most prestigious awards on the WA Football calendar.  Volunteers are the lifeblood of football in WA and in line with National Volunteer Week, nominations for the 2022 awards program are now open.   The Award has its origins in Western Australia and has now been adopted nationally with nearly 1350 nominations state-wide last year.   The importance of volunteers cannot be underestimated across society, bringing us

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BELT UP ROUND – 2022
Tue, May 17, 2022 - 10:53 AM

This is the 24th year of the partnership between the WACFL and the Insurance Commission to promote the Belt Up road safety message.  A major partnership event is the Belt Up Round, which will run 20-22 May 2021 in all competing leagues. The round has a special significance for our 12,500 country football players, as many will know someone affected by a road crash. Players will hold a minute’s silence to remember those injured or

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NEW HOLLAND STATE COUNTRY PROGRAM
Tue, May 3, 2022 - 2:14 PM

The WACFL is excited to announce the New Holland State Program is ready to go again in season 2022. After being an Assistant Coach for the inaugural WACFL New Holland State Country Women’s team last year, Gemma Harrison has been appointed the Head Coach of the Women’s team ahead of its clash against the Perth Football League under lights at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Friday 24th June. The WACFL looks forward to the second

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COVID-19 Hub
Tue, March 8, 2022 - 9:41 AM

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) is committed to supporting you to navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19. To help you, a new COVID-19 Hub has been set up and is designed to support you and your football and venue operations, as well as provide insight into the management of positive cases at your club or venue.  This is your new one stop shop for all of the latest COVID-19 information that will support you to keep the season

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WAFC Statement: COVID 19 Update January 14, 2022
Fri, January 14, 2022 - 3:30 PM

Welcome back for another season of football  in 2022! As we await the WA State Border reopening on February 5th, the WAFC has been receiving queries relating to the vaccination requirements for community football stakeholders.  The WAFC is constantly reviewing WA Government Health Department guidance and will continue to ensure all policies and recommendations are based on the best possible advice to keep our communities safe. In the last 24 hours, the State Government has

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WACFL Nominations for election to the WACFL Board of Directors
Fri, December 17, 2021 - 2:18 PM

In accordance with the West Australian Country Football League’s Constitution, the WACFL is seeking nominations for positions on its Board of Directors. At the 2022 AGM (Saturday 19 February 2022), there will be five positions to be filled, all of which will be effective for two-year terms. Nominations must be endorsed by a member (League/Association) of the WACFL and include supporting information, as per the nomination form. Anyone who wishes to be considered for election

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2021 NAIDOC Belt Up Football Competition Winner Announced
Thu, December 16, 2021 - 7:20 PM - by Zoe Bell

Congratulations to Gertrina Hayden on having her design chosen as the WACFL/ICWA Belt Up NAIDOC football for 2022. The design a ball competition was made possible through the WACFL’s partnership with the Insurance Commission of Western Australia, promoting the Belt Up message. The Belt Up campaign encourages seat belt use to reduce the severity of injury in a car accident. In 2020, 98 people who were not wearing a seat belt were killed or seriously injured

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WACFL CLUBS CASH IN
Wed, December 15, 2021 - 3:15 PM

Country football clubs across Western Australia are receiving a share of more than $43,000 thanks to an initiative led by Nutrien Ag Solutions. Last year Nutrien Ag Solutions pledged to donate $1 per tonne of fertiliser sold back to the local football club of the purchaser’s choice for any new customer purchases. Since its launch, the campaign has raised $43,506 to support 44 WA Country Football League (WACFL) clubs. WACFL Executive Manager Tom Bottrell has

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WACFL TO ENTER A NEW THREE-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH HEALTHWAY
Wed, October 27, 2021 - 6:12 PM

The WA Country Football League are excited to share the announcement of a new three-year $855,000 partnership with Premier Partner, Healthway. This partnership will also be supported by the Department of Justice, the Mental Health Commission, The University of Western Australia’s Young Lives Matter Foundation and Regional Men’s Health. The embracement, enthusiasm and promotion of the ‘Think Mental Health’ campaign over the initial three years of the Healthway partnership has been a real highlight. The

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