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The school system has traditionally been the nursery for young students wanting to participate in Australian Football, Australia's most popular sport. The West Australian Football Commission and Australian Football League is committed to ensuring all Australians have the opportunity to participate in our great indigenous game and aims to facilitate appropriate school-based participation opportunities for all students (girls & boys) wishing to be involved, whether as a player, umpire or coach.
The WA School Football Resources provides information for innovative and engaging curriculum resources designed to bring our game into the classroom while delivering educational outcomes.
To find out more about the exciting initiatives and opportunities available to schools in Western Australia, simply visit the WAFC School Program.
PEEL District School Programs/Competitions
Eagles Faction Footy - The Eagle Faction Footy program is the basis of school football programs and can be done at any school in the district. This program is run in YOUR school with YOUR students and can be played during PE Lessons, Before/After School or even in lunch breaks. To register for this year please visit http://www.wafooty.com.au/form/eaglesfactionfooty/register
- FREO Dockers Cup - The FREO Dockers Cup competition is open to all schools in the Peel District and is for girls in grade 5/6/7.
The Peel district runs two sub competitions based on school locality. Rockingham District Schools please contact Rod Graham at Hillman PS and Mandurah/Peel District Schools please contactMichael Staples at Halls Head PS.
- Eagles Cup - The Eagles Cup has been run for over 15 years and is the most prestigous Primary School Boys competition. Please contact Clayton Anderson for more information email@example.com
- Year 8/9 School Boys Cup - The Peel District will be running two tiers of competition in 2013 to give more schools the opportunity to participate in an even school football competition.
The top tier will run as normal and schools have the opportunity to progress through to the state championships.
The Second Tier will be run in Term 3 consisting of a 2 Day Carnival with shorter games and team designed to maximise participation especially for year 8 students.
To register please visit http://www.wafooty.com.au/form/schoolboyscup8-9/register
- Year 8/9 School Girls - In 2013 there will be a number of day carnivals run for Year 8/9 SchoolGirls.
This competition will be run by Tanya Ierace (Pinjarra SHS) please contact Tanya for more information Tanya.Ierace@education.wa.edu.au
School Ambassador Program
The exciting AFL School Ambassador program was launched in 2004 by the Minister for Education and Director General at Patersons Stadium. The Peel District has one of the highest rates of School Ambassador take up in the state.
"AFL School Ambassadors are teachers who are passionate about their Australian football. They commit to actively and positively promoting our great game in their school." - Sharon Wilson - Education Manager - WAFC
AFL School Ambassadors are provided with a fully funded Professional Development Day and are supplied with the following:
Role and expectations of the AFL School Ambassador
Resources and support available from the West Australian Football Commission, including current football programs available to schools
Practical PE activities and Cross-curricular activities involving a football theme