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Around The Grounds

Another week and another round of Football fun both on and off the field. Here, we look at what’s been happening around our grounds.

We start with news from the Peel Regional Walking Football Club, who are putting on extra events for the next few weeks. With demand getting higher, the club have decided to put these extra sessions on for those who live north of the region. For more details and to register your interest, please visit

Last week’s game between Rockingham City and Joondalup United was a charity fundraising day for Worthy WA. The result on the day didn’t go to plan for the home side, but off the pitch, a total of $5,300 was raised, which was an excellent result all round. Well done to all those who helped raise this amount of money.

On the subject of fundraising, Baldivis Districts had a recent Pizza evening, where money was donated for every pizza sold and the club were very happy to announce that $2000 was raised to help out the Mulcahy family in these sad times for them. Once again, great work everyone, hope the pizzas were nice!

Rockingham United would love a few more ladies to play football with them this season. The club prides itself in making sure everyone has a fun time and even if you have never played before, they will welcome you with open arms. They meet up on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.15pm at Paul Garnett Reserve in Cooloongup (Near Rockingham hospital) and a warm welcome is guaranteed! The club is all inclusive, no trials and LGBTIA+ friendly.

Baldivis Soccer Club under9’s are on the lookout for a goalkeeper and one more outfield player. Ideally, some experience is required, and training happens on a Wednesday evening from 5pm at Peckham Reserve. For more information, please contact the club directly.

Football, Beer And A Saturday Night

Is there any better combination than these 3? Well, as both our state league sides are away on Saturday, the spotlight appear on Amateur Premier League side Peel United, who take on North Perth United at 7pm on Saturday night. Along with the football, club sponsor, Wedgetail Brewery Company will be there, showcasing their beers as well.

With the wether forecast looking good, why not go down to Bortolo Park and watch a game and taste some excellent beers as well!

A large crowd is expected for the game, so get down there early and get your Saturday football fix!

The Saturday Preview

It’s one of those Saturday’s where both of our state league clubs are at home and supporters are allowed to attend!

Mandurah City will be hoping to shake off Wednesday night’s cup defeat as they welcome 5th placed Gwelup Croatia. The visitors had a slow start to the season but have recently picked up results, including a win mid-week to be in the last 8 of the Australia Cup. Kick-off is at 3pm for the first team.

Its charity day at Lark Hill, as Rockingham City host Joondalup United in a day that is dedicated to raising money for Worthy WA. If you haven’t done so, please take a listen to our recent podcast to hear of the good work they do and what events are happening on Saturday. Kick off for the first team game is at 5pm.

Before the state league action starts, there are other games going on.

Friday night sees Mandurah city’s women division 1 side travel to Perth AFC for their division 1 league game. Kick-off is at 7.30pm at Len Packham Park.

On Saturday morning, the boys junior cups continue.

9.00am – Baldivis South Division 2 v Stirling Macedonia NPL – Under 15’s cup

9.30am – Dianella Juniors Division 2 v Rockingham City Division 3 – Under 18’s cup

10.00am – Baldivis Division 4 v Woodvale Division 3 – Under 18’s cup

As ever, we wish all our clubs the best of luck and let’s hope that plenty of money is raised for the Worthy WA charity.

Australia Cup – No More Interest For Our Local Sides

Our regions last remaining side in this seasons Australia Cup, Mandurah City, bowed out of the competition as they went down 3-0 at home to NPL side Sorrento.

In a goalless first half, the visitors took the lead in the 66th minute through Robertson and then doubled their lead just 5 minutes later with a goal from Dabbs. Despite Mandurah desperately trying to get back into the game, it was the visitors who wrapped up the scoring in the 4th minute of injury time through Snowden.

Mandurah will now get back to concentrating on the league, starting with a home game against Gwelup Croatia on Saturday at 3pm

Rockingham City Reserves Rock Red Star

In the latest round of the State League Reserves cup, Rockingham City provided a cup upset as they defeated NPL side Perth RedStar 3-1. Rockingham had an excellent first half, storming into a 3-0 lead with goals from Mbedzi, Marr and Hancock. Rockingham then made a series of changes at half time and the misery continued for the visitors as O’Conner was sent off on the hour mark along with Mbedzi. Despite this, RedStar did pull a goal back on 64 minutes through Saungweme but the home side held out to go into the draw for the next round.

The under 18’s didn’t fair as well, as they went down 4-0. Two goals in each half was enough for RedStar to progress into the next round.

A Worthy Event At Rockingham City

This Saturday, the 20th sees a very important day at Rockingham City Football Club. Along with the games against Joondalup United, it is also a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for a Perth based Charity, WorthyAustralia worthyaustralia

Worthy Australia volunteers will be running the canteen from 12-6pm with all proceeds to the charity along with raffle tickets being sold throughout day and number boards for your chance to win big!!


The clubhouse will kick off from 7pm with a ticketed event to continue to raise funds with a $5 entry with full proceeds donated to them. Additionally there will be in the evening:

🍗Option to add individual grazers to ticket

🍻Bar staying open (20% bar sales donated to the charity)

🍹Selection of cocktails available

🎶 Live music from local duo ‘NO-STRINGS Entertainment’

💰 All raffle and number prizes drawn after 7pm

💗 Live auction

he charity and Rockingham City would love to see you there!! Tickets through this link for the evening event, otherwise come down to watch some games, eat, drink and show your support.

Plenty Of Midweek Football To Look Forward To

If you are looking for your football fix during the week, then you are in luck!

On Tuesday night, there are a couple of games at Lark Hill. At 6pm, Rockingham City under 18’s play NPL under 18’s side Perth Red Star in the State League Under 18’s cup and this is followed by the reserves cup between the two sides, kicking off at 8pm.

On Wednesday night, Baldivis play Kalamunda United in the masters league south division 3 at 7pm, while the other game is at 7.30pm where Mandurah City host NPL side Sorrento in the latest round of the Australia Cup.

There’s even a game on Friday night between Perth AFC and Mandurah City in the Women’s league division 1. Kick off for this game is at 7.30pm

Incredibly Sad News From Warnbro Strikers

Just a short time ago, this was posted on the clubs social media page.

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart ❣️
That I let everyone know of the sudden passing of our mum, wife, and grandmother Linda Duggan

Please everyone understand that at this time we are upset beyond words
Our hearts are broken and whilst we are still coming to terms we ask for your patience and understanding

A warnbro gal to the very end
Thank you to everyone at Warnbro strikers who have always shown their support.
Mum loved her club and her football, her second home💙

Linda, along with Kevin did everything for the club and I was lucky to have interviewed them for our local heroes podcast.

We would like to pass on our deepest sympathy to the family at this very sad moment in time.

RIP Linda

The Weekend Preview

For those of us who enjoy watching their football on a Saturday afternoon are in for not much of a treat. Options are either travel some distance or off to the shops to get your Mother’s Day gifts!

Due to recent events, Rockingham City’s home games against Gosnells City are being played behind closed doors. Please do not attend these games, you won’t get in! You are however, able to watch Mandurah City play, but you will need to make the journey to Padbury, as they take on Joondalup United. Both games are available to watch on the Streamer website.

Sunday has its usual rounds of both junior and senior football. In the Women’s league, it’s the cup round where Port Kennedy travel to South Perth United. Mandurah City were meant to be playing Armadale in the same competition, but Armadale have forfeited the game so City progress to the next round. However, the league season continues for the Division sides as Mandurah travel to Armadale and Port Kennedy travel to Hamersley.

The grading system for the men’s masters is over and the leagues can now begin. FC Shoalwater are at home to UWA Nedlands in the South Division 1 over 45’s, but AFC Rockingham are away to Gosnells City in the same Division. South Division 3 has Baldivis at home to Kalamunda in the masters league, while in South Division 1, there is a local derby between Mandurah City and Port Kennedy.

There are plenty of other games to see, check out the clubs social media pages for details or have a go at downloading the Squadi app…

As ever, we wish all our teams the best of luck and we will be at at least 1 game on Sunday, possibly 2!

No Supporters Allowed In At Rockingham City On Saturday

Due to the actions of a very small minority at last weeks entertaining game against Mandurah City, Rockingham City have been dealt with a 3 match supporter ban.

The matches that no supporters are allowed to attend are this weeks include Saturday’s against Gosnells City as well as matches in rounds 10 and 12.

The club have said on their official social media channels. “This weeks state league games against Gosnells City FC in Round 7 are subject to a spectator ban. The stand will be closed and no facilities will be open. You can watch us on streamer this week Rockingham City v Gosnells City and we look forward to welcoming everyone back for our Round 8 Worthy Australia fundraiser game against Joondalup United FC.

Sad News From Our Football Community

The local Football Community lost one of its own Monday night.

Shaun Mulcahy, a loving father, husband, son, brother and friend, tragically lost his life Monday night in a horrific accident in Secret Harbour. Shaun was part of the Rockingham City family this season.

His daughter Madison, who represented Baldivis Districts in 2022, this season was also in the car at the time with her younger Brother Tommy, suffered a concussion.

Our thoughts are with wife Aleisha and her two kids at this extremely difficult time.

Sunday 21st May, Baldivis Districts will be holding a fundraiser in support of the Mulcahy Family with all proceeds from the day going to this much loved family.

We encourage everyone from our extended Football Family to show their support at this difficult time for a family who’s lives have been so tragically changed.

There is also a go fund me page set up to help the family at the difficult time. Please donate here

The Weekend Results

So another weekend of football has passed us by and as the seasons in Europe have ended for some teams and some teams have a few games left, the season is well under way here.

No shocks in the junior boys cup, but some spirited performances from the development teams against the NPL sides.

If anyone does have the missing results from the games below, do let us know.

Friday 5th May

Perth AFC1-0Port KennedyWomen’s League Division 17.00pm

Saturday 6th May

State League

Rockingham City2-3Mandurah CityState League Under 18’s
Rockingham City1-0Mandurah CityState League Reserves
Rockingham City0-3Mandurah CityState League

Junior Boys Cup

Baldivis South Division 10-5Perth NPLUnder 13’s
Port Kennedy South Division 21-8Inglewood NPLUnder 15’s
Rockingham City South Division 20-17Joondalup City NPLUnder 15’s
Westnam United North Division 30-15Baldivis South Division 2Under 15’s
Mandurah City South Division 3vMUM FC NPLUnder 14’s
Wembley Downs Division 24-0Mandurah City Division 5Under 16’s
Rockingham City South Division 11-5Belmont South Division 2Under 14’s
Aubin Grove United Division 20-7Mandurah City NPLUnder 13’s
Wembley Downs North Division 20-12Rockingham City NPLUnder 13’s
Forrestfield United South Division 21-10Rockingham City NPLUnder 14’s

Sunday 7th May

Women’s State League

Mandurah City0-4UWA NedlandsWomen’s League Division 11.00pm

Women’s Metro League

Rockingham United0-17Perth SaintsGrading South1.00pm
Mandurah City0-3Fremantle CityGrading South1.00pm
Port Kennedy (Blue)3-0Port Kennedy (Yellow)Grading South1.00pm
Kelmscott Roos1-5Baldivis DistrictsGrading South1.00pm
Brozzy0-0Rockingham UnitedGrading South1.00pm

Junior NPL

Rockingham City0-3Ellenbrook UnitedUnder 13’s9.00am
Rockingham City4-0Ellenbrook UnitedUnder 16’s9.15am
Mandurah City2-1Joondalup UnitedUnder 15’s9.30am
Mandurah City2-2Joondalup UnitedUnder 13’s9.30am
Rockingham City1-0Ellenbrook UnitedUnder 14’s10.15am
Mandurah City1-2Joondalup UnitedUnder 14’s11.00am
Mandurah City2-2Joondalup UnitedUnder 16’s11.00am

Junior Girls

Aubin Grove United0-8Mandurah CityUnder 13’s Division 18.30am
Kalamunda United6-1Warnbro StrikersUnder 13’s Division 28.30am
Kalamunda United0-0BaldivisUnder 14’s Division 29.45am
Fremantle City4-0Rockingham CityUnder 14’s Division 19.45am
Mandurah City1-9Kingsley WestsideUnder 16’s Division 210.00am
Perth Saints4-0Rockingham CityUnder 16’s Division 210.30am

Junior Boys

Kalamunda United2-9Rockingham UnitedUnder 13’s South Division 48.30am
Belmont3-2BaldivisUnder 14’s South Division 28.30am
Lynwood United1-3BaldivisUnder 13’s South Division 18.30am
Warnbro Strikers3-3BelmontUnder 13’s South Division 39.00am
Mandurah City2-0MUM FCUnder 13’s South Division 29.00am
Fremantle City3-0Port KennedyUnder 13’s South Division 49.00am
Rockingham CityvMUM FCUnder 14’s South Division 19.35am
Canning City4-9Mandurah CityUnder 14’s South Division 39.35am
Forrestfield United0-0Rockingham CityUnder 13’s South Division 29.45am
Rockingham CityvPerth Hills UnitedUnder 15’s South Division 210.00am
Port Kennedy2-4Canning CityUnder 13’s South Division 210.00am
Port Kennedy9-0Perth Hills UnitedUnder 14’s South Division 310.00am
BaldivisvBelmontUnder 15’s South Division 210.00am
Port Kennedy0-0Fremantle CityUnder 14’s Division 110.30am
Whitford City2-1BaldivisUnder 16’s Division 311.00am
Rockingham City1-2WoodvaleUnder 18’s Division 311.00am
Baldivis4-0MUM FCUnder 18’s Division 411.00am
Stirling Lions1-6Rockingham CityUnder 16’s Division 311.15am

Men’s Amateur Cup

North Beach7-2BaldivisReserves Cup12.15pm
Kelmscott Roos6-0Peel UnitedReserves Cup1.00pm
Maccabi2-0Mandurah CityReserves Cup12.15pm
Perth AFC7-6
(On Penalties)
Port KennedyAmateur Cup2.30pm
Kelmscott Roos1-0Peel UnitedAmateur Cup3.00pm

Men’s Masters Leagues

Perth Saints2-1BaldivisGrading South1.00pm
Port Kennedy2-1Forrestfield UnitedGrading South1.00pm

Men’s Masters Cup

FC Shoalwater6-2AFC Rockingham1.00pm
Gosnells City5-1FC Shoalwater1.00pm
AFC Rockingham2-3Sorrento3.00pm

The Weekend Fixtures

It does seem strange that after 1 week, the league continues action and the cup rounds kick in, but here are the fixtures for this weekend.

The first game is a Friday night fixture between Perth AFC and Port Kennedy in the Women’s League..

The obvious highlight of the weekend is the state league derby between Rockingham City and Mandurah City. The home side will be hoping to capitalise on last weeks away win while the visitors will be looking for their first away league win of the season. Remember, these teams did meet in the night series, with Mandurah coming out winners on that day. We will be at this game, so do pop by and say hello!

(These fixtures are correct at 4.00pm Thursday 4th May)

Friday 5th May

Perth AFCvPort KennedyWomen’s League Division 17.00pm

Saturday 6th May

State League

Rockingham CityvMandurah CityState League Under 18’s1.00pm
Rockingham CityvMandurah CityState League Reserves3.00pm
Rockingham CityvMandurah CityState League5.00pm

Junior Boys Cup

Baldivis South Division 1vPerth NPLUnder 13’s8.30am
Port Kennedy South Division 2vInglewood NPLUnder 15’s9.00am
Rockingham City South Division 2vJoondalup City NPLUnder 15’s9.00am
Westnam United North Division 3vBaldivis South Division 2Under 15’s9.00am
Mandurah City South Division 3vMUM FC NPLUnder 14’s9.45am
Wembley Downs Division 2vMandurah City Division 5Under 16’s10.30am
Rockingham City South Division 1vBelmont South Division 2Under 14’s11.45am

Sunday 7th May

Women’s State League

Mandurah CityvUWA NedlandsWomen’s League Division 11.00pm

Women’s Metro League

Rockingham UnitedvPerth SaintsGrading South1.00pm
Mandurah CityvFremantle CityGrading South1.00pm
Port Kennedy (Blue)vPort Kennedy (Yellow)Grading South1.00pm
Kelmscott RoosvBaldivis DistrictsGrading South1.00pm
BrozzyvRockingham UnitedGrading South1.00pm

Junior NPL

Rockingham CityvEllenbrook UnitedUnder 13’s9.00am
Rockingham CityvEllenbrook UnitedUnder 16’s9.15am
Mandurah CityvJoondalup UnitedUnder 15’s9.30am
Mandurah CityvJoondalup UnitedUnder 13’s9.30am
Rockingham CityvEllenbrook UnitedUnder 14’s10.15am
Mandurah CityvJoondalup UnitedUnder 14’s11.00am
Mandurah CityvJoondalup UnitedUnder 16’s11.00am

Junior Girls

Aubin Grove UnitedvMandurah CityUnder 13’s Division 18.30am
Kalamunda UnitedvWarnbro StrikersUnder 13’s Division 28.30am
Kalamunda UnitedvBaldivisUnder 14’s Division 29.45am
Fremantle CityvRockingham CityUnder 14’s Division 19.45am
Mandurah CityvKingsley WestsideUnder 16’s Division 210.00am
Perth SaintsvRockingham CityUnder 16’s Division 210.30am

Junior Boys

Kalamunda UnitedvRockingham UnitedUnder 13’s South Division 48.30am
BelmontvBaldivisUnder 14’s South Division 28.30am
Lynwood UnitedvBaldivisUnder 13’s South Division 18.30am
Warnbro StrikersvBelmontUnder 13’s South Division 39.00am
Mandurah CityvMUM FCUnder 13’s South Division 29.00am
Fremantle CityvPort KennedyUnder 13’s South Division 49.00am
Rockingham CityvMUM FCUnder 14’s South Division 19.35am
Canning CityvMandurah CityUnder 14’s South Division 39.35am
Forrestfield UnitedvRockingham CityUnder 13’s South Division 29.45am
Rockingham CityvPerth Hills UnitedUnder 15’s South Division 210.00am
Port KennedyvCanning CityUnder 13’s South Division 210.00am
Port KennedyvPerth Hills UnitedUnder 14’s South Division 310.00am
BaldivisvBelmontUnder 15’s South Division 210.00am
Port KennedyvFremantle CityUnder 14’s Division 110.30am
Whitford CityvBaldivisUnder 16’s Division 311.00am
Rockingham CityvWoodvaleUnder 18’s Division 311.00am
BaldivisvMUM FCUnder 18’s Division 411.00am
Stirling LionsvRockingham CityUnder 16’s Division 311.15am

Men’s Amateur Cup

Perth AFCvPort KennedyReserves Cup12.15pm
North BeachvBaldivisReserves Cup12.15pm
Kelmscott RoosvPeel UnitedReserves Cup1.00pm
MaccabivMandurah CityReserves Cup12.15pm
Perth AFCvPort KennedyAmateur Cup2.30pm
Kelmscott RoosvPeel UnitedAmateur Cup3.00pm

Men’s Masters Leagues

Perth SaintsvBaldivisGrading South1.00pm
Manning UnitedvMandurah CityGrading South1.00pm
Port KennedyvForrestfield UnitedGrading South1.00pm
AFC RockinghamvSporting WarriorsGrading South3.00pm

Men’s Masters Cup

FC ShoalwatervAFC Rockingham1.00pm
Gosnells CityvFC Shoalwater1.00pm
AFC RockinghamvSorrento3.00pm

As ever, we wish all our teams the very best of luck and we are looking for people to come onto next week’s podcast, so any good results or performances from your team and we want to know!

The Weekend Results

Another action packed weekend of football and I hope that win, lose or draw, you enjoyed the day. Remember, its not always going to be as sunny as it was this weekend, so enjoy it while you can!

Before the results service, We are going to hold our very first event. Saturday 1st July, there will be a Family Football Quiz at Mandurah Football Club.

More details to follow, but we need your help please.

Would anyone or companies like to donate a prize for the evening. Full recognition will be given on the night and on all communications. Does not need to be big or massive as its a fun night out.

Please either send me a message here if you can help or email at

Thank you in advance and hope you can help us in making it a good night for all

And now to the results from the weekend (A small number of results are missing, I fear these games were not played, but if they were, please let me know :))

Saturday 29th April

Mandurah City1-3SubiacoState League Under 18’s
Mandurah City0-5SubiacoState League Reserves
Dianella White Eagles1-2Rockingham CityState League Under 18’s
Mandurah City2-1SubiacoState League
Dianella White Eagles1-1Rockingham CityState League Reserves
Dianella White Eagles0-1Rockingham CityState League

Sunday 30th April

Women’s State League

Port Kennedy5-2Mandurah CityDivision 1

Mens Amateur Leagues

Baldivis0-3Mandurah CityDivision 2 Reserves
Port Kennedy0-1Southern SpiritDivision 1 Reserves
Wembley Downs3-1Peel UnitedPremier Reserves
Port Kennedy0-2Southern SpiritDivision 1
Wembley Downs7-0Peel UnitedPremier Division
Baldivis5-1Mandurah CityDivision 2

Womens Metro Leagues

Perth Saints6-2Port KennedySouth Division
Fremantle City3-1Mandurah CitySouth Division
Port Kennedy1-4Canning CitySouth Division
Rockingham United5-1Beeliar SpiritSouth Division

Mens Metro Leagues

Hillarys0-0BaldivisPremier Division
Queens Park3-7AFC RockinghamSouth Division 3
Warnbro Strikers4-3BrozzySouth Division 4
Port Kennedy0-3Peel UnitedSouth Division 2
AFC Rockingham1-4South Perth UnitedSouth Division 1
Warnbro Strikers6-2MUM FCSouth Division 3
Baldivis0-5Spearwood DalmantinacSouth Division 1

Mens Masters Leagues

AFC Rockingham6-3Manning UnitedOver 45’s Grading1.00pm
Mandurah City0-0Kalamunda UnitedMasters Grading1.00pm
Baldivis0-3Port KennedyMasters Grading1.00pm
FC Shoalwater2-2MUM FCMasters Grading1.00pm
Mandurah City B6-1Kalamunda United AMasters Grading3.00pm
BaldivisvSporting WarriorsOver 45’s Grading3.00pm
FC Shoalwater1-2MUM FCOver 45’s Grading3.00pm

Junior Girls Leagues

Balga3-0Mandurah CityUnder 13’s Division 18.30am
Warnbro Strikers3-0Fremantle CityUnder 13’s Division 29.00am
Mindarie5-0Baldivis DistrictsUnder 16’s Division 39.00am
BaldivisvHamersley UnitedUnder 14’s Division 29.45am
Rockingham City0-18Perth RedStarUnder 14 Division 19.45am
Rockingham CityvKalamunda UnitedUnder 16’s Division 210.30am
Mandurah City1-4Perth SaintsUnder 16’s Division 210.30am

Junior Boys Leagues

Curtin UniversityvBaldivisUnder 14’s South Division 2
Canning City1-2Port KennedyUnder 13’s South Division 2
Canning City9-1Mandurah CityUnder 13’s South Division 2
Baldivis0-0Cockburn CityUnder 13’s South Division 1
Warnbro StrikersvBeeliar SpiritUnder 13’s South Division 3
Perth5-1Port KennedyUnder 14’s Division 1
Cockburn CityvPort KennedyUnder 14’s South Division 3
Canning CityvBaldivisUnder 15’s South Division 2
Port Kennedy0-12Lynwood UnitedUnder 13’s South Division 4
MUM FC2-2Port KennedyUnder 15’s South Division 2
Belmont Junior1-5Rockingham CityUnder 15’s South Division 2
Curtin University2-1Mandurah CityUnder 16’s Division 5
Rockingham City3-0Whitford CityUnder 16’s Division 3
Mandurah City0-0Kalamunda UnitedUnder 18’s Division 4
Bayswater CityvBaldivisUnder 16’s Division 3
Stirling Lions0-4BaldivisUnder 18’s Division 4

Junior NPL Leagues

Armadale4-2Mandurah CityUnder 13’s
Joondalup City7-0Rockingham CityUnder 13’s
Joondalup City3-0Rockingham CityUnder 15’s
Armadale0-1Mandurah CityUnder 14’s
Armadale5-1Mandurah CityUnder 15’s
Armadale2-2Mandurah CityUnder 16’s
Joondalup City0-2Rockingham CityUnder 16’s

Double Delight For Rockingham And Mandurah

Both Rockingham City and Mandurah City warmed up for next weeks local derby next weekend with 2 wins this week.

Rockingham City got their much needed first win of the season and lifted themselves off the bottom of the table as they beat Dianella White Eagles 1-0 with Max Worswick getting the only goal of the game.

Mandurah City had goal keeper Alfie Brincat to thanks as his penalty save denied Subiaco from going 1 up, before goals from Murray Macintosh and Joe O’Brien but the home side 2-0 up. Subiaco then scored a late consolation goal to make it 2-1.

Rockingham had a good day all round as their under 18’s won 2-1 and the reserves drew 1-1, but Mandurah didn’t have the same luck as both the 18’s and reserves lost.

A Message From Football West CEO Jamie Harnwell

A message from Football West CEO Jamie Harnwell

Dear all,

Welcome everybody to the 2023 season, whether your competition is already up and running or is one of those about to kick off.

I would like to take this opportunity to address some of the challenges that Football West and the football community have faced in preparation for the new season. 

In 2022 Football West made the decision to engage with a new competition management system, Squadi. 

This decision was not taken lightly but was in recognition that the previous system had reached its functional capacity with no further support planned before its expiry at the end of this year. This was reflected in the continuing issues both Football West and the community experienced with the system.

Squadi was tested through smaller Football West competitions and events, as well as being showcased to representatives across club football before finalising the decision.

It is also the competition management system selected by our fellow Member Federations with whom we liaise closely, including Northern NSW Football and Football QLD, as well as Macarthur FA.

As with any new system implementation, there have been challenges, and Football West acknowledges the frustrations that our clubs, parents and players have been facing.

The Football West team is working diligently to deliver a product which will meet the needs of the entire football community, and once fully embedded will reduce workload and improve efficiency for users.

We have previously presented a series of webinars, video demonstrations and help guides, which can be found on the Squadi home page here:

Squadi already offers benefits above what the previous system could deliver, including:

  • Integrated referee rostering and complete in-app scoring module, allowing officials to enter scores in a timely manner;
  • Integrated communications allowing specific and timely communications to key groups, via push notification and email;
  • Centralised disciplinary management, reducing time taken to process and issue infringements, as well as the added ability to gain meaningful data insights;
  • Ability for clubs to generate revenue using integrated eCommerce capabilities; and
  • Live scoring capability across all leagues, allowing home team managers to enter scores dynamically via the app.

Football West and Squadi are committed to the system’s further development and updates are being regularly issued.

Enhancements will soon be introduced to line-up information available on match day and post-match day, and a new “match day centre” which will be available online and display details of every match.

There will also be new administration tools and features to allow fixture and venue reporting, the ability to forfeit matches within the app and instantly notify opposition and match officials, as well as improvements to the live-scoring interface. 

These enhancements are due to the valued feedback of the football community. Over the coming weeks Football West will be hosting forums to learn more details about the challenges being faced by clubs, the work being by Football West has done to address those challenges, and steps moving forward for the rest of this season and 2024.

For those of you joining the app and experiencing issues with conflicting family accounts, there is a dedicated Squadi email that you can use to seek support. Simply email the following address to have them resolved:

Additionally, if you do experience any issues on match day, please manually record the match information and send it to Football West. This information has also been provided to all match officials to ensure games can go ahead without concern. However, we do encourage you to use the app wherever possible. Like anything new, it will take time to adapt to a new way of working.

The Football West team is currently working through all requests and prioritising fixture changes for this weekend and the system will be updated accordingly. 

I understand that change can be challenging but I want to reassure you that Football West is here to support the successful implementation of Squadi. 

Once again, thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to deliver a totally integrated matchday solution.

For more on Squadi, please click here:
Good luck for the season ahead.

Jamie Harnwell
CEO, Football West