Join Us On Wednesday 16th November At 6pm To Preview The World Cup

We are going to be doing a World Cup preview podcast and recording it on Wednesday 16th November at 6pm Perth time. We would like to invite anyone from anywhere around the world to join us and chat about the tournament.

The podcast will be online, using this link World Cup Chat . The Meeting ID is : 859 2072 0942 with the passcode 087463

We look forward to you joining us and we will chat on Wednesday night

World Cup Competition – Get Your Entries In Quick!

Podcast host, Andy Jones has set up a World Cup prediction competition and entries are now open for you to join in!

To enter, please email worldcupcompetition2022@gmail.com and you will be sent a completion entry form to complete and send back.

To enter the competition, its only going to cost you $20 but the chances to win a lot more rest in your psychic powers!

Entries close at the kick off of the first game, which is between Qatar and Ecuador at 11:59pm, Sunday 20th November (The game kicks off at midnight Perth Time).

As the competition goes on, there will be regular updates on who is leading the tournament and who needs help.

Good luck you you all.

Peel Regional Football Council – AGM Notice and Change Of Date

The Peel Regional Football Council (PRFC) AGM will now be held on Tuesday 22nd November 2022 from 6.30pm at Bortolo Park Pavilions, home of Peel United Soccer Club.

Nominations are now open for the following positions:

Chairman

Treasurer

Secretary

After the AGM, the first meeting of the 2023 season will be held, followed by the traditional thank you meal at a nearby restaurant.

After 6 years as chairman of the PRFC, Jim Webb will not be standing for another year. Jim feels that it is the right time for someone new to come on board and bring new ideas and events to promote the game in the Peel Region.

To nominate for any of the roles, you need to be completely independent from the clubs or associations that are members of the PRFC. Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 18th November.

Nominations are to be sent to Belinda at prfc2011@hotmail.co.au

Would all attendees please let Belinda know if they are attending the AGM and the Christmas meal after, or just the AGM.

Around The Grounds

Here is this weeks look around what’s been happening in and around our clubs this week.

Peel Junior Soccer Association

Congratulations to the PJSA 2022 Under 11s Country week team for being nominated and chosen as finalists in the City of Mandurah Sports Awards – Junior Team of the Year category.

Port Kennedy Soccer Club

I’m sure many of you are taking part in Movember this year, and well done to you all that are. One such person is Neil Walker, who coaches the under 6’s as well as played for our Social Men’s team. His iconic Top Knot is on the line in support of Movember. Men’s mental health is a very important topic, and one that doesn’t get spoken about enough. So if you want to see Neil cut off his luscious locks and support Movember then donate here: Neil Walker Movember

Mandurah City

Also nominated for the City of Mandurah 2022 Sports Awards are Mandurah City FC Girls Under 12’s Team. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 23rd November, and again, good luck to you all.

Mandurah City currently have two representatives playing in the Football West Jambinu side. Well done to Melissa Spillman & Casey Hughes on their selection and we wish them the best of luck.

Peel United

After 4 years, 3 league titles, and a Premier Division promotion Peel United’s esteemed coach Clint Brown is moving on. The club have put on record their thanks to Clint for all of his commitment, dedication, and hard work. This now means the club are looking out for a new coach for the Amateur premier division side and if anyone is interested in taking on a coaching role within the club please contact the club.

Baldivis Soccer Club

Also on the look out for a coach are Baldivis, who are seeking applicants for their Amateur Reserve team. Anyone interested should contact the club.

Rockingham City

Rockingham City Football Club are delighted to announce Byran (Bully) Wood and Alan Carter have accepted offers to become the Reserve team coaches for the 2023 season, completing the State League coaching staff. They return to the club where their coaching partnership began, after 3 successful seasons at Fremantle where they won the u18s top 4 cup, Reserve league and Reserve top 4 cup between them. The lads said ” Its great to be back at the Rock and we are looking forward to working with the coaching staff that has been assembled here and building on the foundations built by last years coaches Mark & Alan”

Peel Regional Football Council

Notice is given of the Peel Regional Football Council AGM on Tuesday 22nd November, from 6.30pm at a venue TBA.

The PRFC will be holding its AGM on the 22nd November. As always, nominations are now open for the following positions:

Chairman

Treasurer

Secretary

After the AGM, the first meeting of the 2023 season will be held, followed by the traditional thank you meal at a nearby restaurant.

After 6 years as chairman of the PRFC, Jim Webb will not be standing for another year. Jim feels that it is the right time for someone new to come on board and bring new ideas and events to promote the game in the Peel Region.

To nominate for the chairman role, you need to be completely independent from the members clubs of the PRFC. For the other roles, anyone can nominate.

Nominations are to be sent to Belinda at prfc2011@hotmail.co.au

Would all attendees please let Belinda know if they are attending the AGM and the Christmas meal after, or just the AGM

Thank you

FIFA Women’s World Cup Volunteer Programme

To recognise the contributions and efforts of our local football community volunteers, FIFA is offering an exclusive application period for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ Volunteer Programme.

The exclusive applications are open from 31October to 3November 2022. 

As a FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ Volunteer, you will be the heartbeat of the tournament, uniting and inspiring people from around the world through the power of football. Going beyond possibilities, beyond limitations, and Beyond Greatness™ to deliver a unique experience and welcoming the world to our sport’s defining event.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ will bring together passionate people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. The dedication and commitment of volunteers at the heart of the football community are a crucial part of this group that will come together to make the tournament possible. 

This is an opportunity to gain once-in-a-lifetime experiences, join the FIFA Volunteer Programme family, and be part of football history.

If you want to get up close to the action and behind the scenes of the biggest Women’s sporting event in the world, register now to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ Volunteer team.

Throughout the tournament there will be a number of exciting volunteer opportunities to choose from across 25 functional areas.

Click here to register and apply to become a volunteer Become a volunteer for the women World Cup

Football West – Your Chance To Have Your Say!

Some of you may have already seen this, but Football West are inviting the football community to take part in a survey to gauge your satisfaction with football in the area.

Football West state:

Following the disruptions of COVID-19, Football West has launched a new study into the demographics of participants and their satisfaction with football in Western Australia to help shape the future of the game.

The Insights Project will allow Football West to collect a comprehensive data set about football fans, players, parents, club volunteers, referees and coaches.

As the sport’s governing body in WA, Football West will use the data collected to compare to the first study of this kind from 2017 and continue to review the football community and its consumption of programs and competitions.

Football West Chief Executive Officer Jamie Harnwell, who was appointed in April 2022, said the new Insights Project was crucial in assisting Football West to provide appropriate football products and services to all West Australians.

“After the challenges thrown up by COVID-19, this is a critical time for football in Western Australia with more people involved in the game than ever before,” Mr Harnwell said.  

“With the hosting of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and opening of the State Football Centre, there are some incredible opportunities that we as an organisation must be able to leverage and build upon.

“The feedback we will collect through the Insights Project will allow us to make important, informed decisions for the betterment of the game now and into the future.”

Football is the most-played team sport in Australia and has grown significantly in WA since the game’s various groups were united under the Football West banner in 2004.

Participation has rebounded strongly after a slight dip due to COVID-19, with more participants than ever before. In 2022, Football West directly engaged with over 45,000 registered players and an estimated state-wide participation in excess of 230,000.

You don’t have to be registered with Football West to complete the Overall Satisfaction Survey. This is open to everyone who participates in football in WA. 

This survey will form a baseline for more targeted surveying that will be conducted soon as part of Football West’s strategic approach to improving the game.

Please take the time to complete the survey and let’s hope that any recommendations are taken on board and changed for next season and seasons beyond that.

To complete the survey, please click here Football West Survey

Peel’s Walking Footballers – Oh So Close!

Thank you to Robert Edwards from the Peel Walking Football Club for this report:

Saturday 22nd October 2022 – Fox Football Fives, Floreat, WA

The AWFA State Festival for 2022 was held on a warm and partly cloudy day after some overnight rain which had settled the artificial grass playing surface.

Seven clubs were represented with 6 teams in the 50+ league competition and 4 teams in the 60+ competition.

It is fair to say the standard of play by all teams was to a high standard and all games played in fair, enjoyable yet competitive manner.

Congratulations to all who took.

Regarding the Peel Regional Walking Football Club teams; The Peel Ramblers in the 50+ competition and The Peel Boomers in the 60+ competition

Very good results were attained with both teams reaching the finals stage of the competition.

Peel Ramblers:

Great play by all the Ramblers players throughout the competition. Those that had not played at Floreat found it interesting but enjoyable and are keen to play there again. Whilst not winning the competition the games were a dramatic improvement over their last outing only a few weeks before.  All players should take great pride in their play and the way they represented the PRWFC.

Peel Boomers:

The Boomers suffered major setbacks in the first game after two players were injured and after trying to struggle on needed to be substituted from the rest of the competition. Even with these injured players the Boomers managed to pull off a decisive win over the Royals in the first game.

The results of the last two games were mixed, but enough to see the Boomers top of the ladder, on goal difference. 

Peel Boomers lost in the Semi-Final 1-0 to the Royals on a golden goal decision after a closely fought game

The Royals went on the win the Grand Final against Wanneroo City.

Crerar Career Continues At Rockingham City

Rockingham City have confirmed that Rob Crerar and Nathan Jones have accepted an offer to become State League Under 18’s Head Coaches for the 2023 season. Rob is no stranger to the club prior to working with the NPL under 16’s in 2022, Rob was previously a promotion winning first team coach at Rockingham and a key part of the clubs revitalisation after dropping down to the 2nd division. He also represented the club as a player over many years in the State League and WA Premier League. The knowledge him and Nathan have of the young talent in this area is second to none. Nathan enters his 9th year coaching at the club over 2 stints and possess a firm focus on player development and team structures that resulted in the majority of this year NPL 16’s experiencing state league football. This introduction is sure to hold them in good stead as they make the progression this year. The lads had this to say: Rob- “Firstly, thank you to Nathan, Kris and Darren for giving me this opportunity. Looking forward to pre season and getting to work with the players.” Nathan- “I’m really looking forward to joining the senior set up at Rockingham, I’m enjoying seeing what Kris and Darren are trying to create and am excited to be given the chance to work with them to achieve the club’s goals. To have the chance to work with Rob again is fantastic. We have a lot of talented players around the area in the 18’s age group that I can’t wait to guide towards top senior football”

The End Of Year Review

It’s coming to that time of year, where television companies do their usual Christmas special and we are no different here! As like previous years, we are looking to get as many representatives from our clubs and associations, as well as any individuals, to join me in an end of season review of the podcast.

At the moment, it is hoped the recording will be in the evening of Tuesday 15th November at a venue and time TBA (If any club can host us, that would be great) where we can grab a drink and just talk about the high’s, the low’s, the fun times and a look ahead to next season.

I anticipate this recording going for an hour, so please, if anyone (and I mean anyone) would like to come and join me in this recording, please let me know. Just drop me an email at nextgoalwinspodcast@gmail.com or send me a message on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Nextgoalwinspod or on twitter @nextgoalwinspod

Looking forward to seeing as many as you as possible on the 15th

Around The Grounds

When does the new season start….??? For some teams, it already has done and he is a quick look at the clubs social media pages to see what is happening around the grounds.

Port Kennedy’s summer walking football continues to grow, especially within the ladies groups. They are always open to new players, both men and women and have even listed the benefits that walking football does, including fitness, team working, mental health, staying mobile and making new friends. Players of any ability are welcome to join the games that are played on Wednesday evenings at Warnbro Oval from 5pm. Sessions are only $5 per player but you do get the first session free

Mandurah City announced that popular player Zak Byrne has signed for the 2023 season. Living in Australia and playing for Mandurah for over 7 years now, Zak is Mandurah through and through. The progression he has made is great to see and it is clear to see that Zak is a fan favourite. Head Coach, John Baird added: “Zak was a huge part of the squad last year and developed so much as a player on and off the park. When he was called upon he was excellent and did exactly what myself and my coaching staff asked of him. We are delighted to secure his services for 2023.” Byrne commented “Mandurah is my second home, the people in and around the club are the best in the state and I can’t wait to get started for the new season and prove my ability.”

Rockingham City have also been busy re-signing players for next season. The club are excited to confirm the Noah Lea has committed to the club for the 2023 season. When our coaches agreed on stay on for 2023 they insisted that Noah was one of the first we asked to commit with them. He was outstanding in 2022, a young dynamic and highly intelligent footballer he provides the team with great options and quality all over the park.

Rockingham City are also delighted to announce that we have secured the continued services of Danny Kilka for the 2023 season as their U16’s NPL head coach. Danny has been at RCFC for the last 3 years and the club delighted to retain him. Last season Danny held the position of head coach for the U15 NPL team. Achieving success in leading them to the top division with some impressive performances against some of the best teams in Perth. Danny’s footballing philosophy means he has achieved league success by focusing upon player development and education, rather than purely upon “results”. Last year that meant every player in the squad develop new depth to their game, in multiple positions and formations. Danny shares RCFC’s passion for football and focus upon youth development. He will be a valuable asset to the Academy program where the club expects that the player progression will see some of the under 16s into the senior playing groups next season. Danny is a well known and respected member of the Perth football community. He is a qualified FFA coach and has played professionally in Germany and the UK before emigrating to Australia in 2005.

The Peel Walking Footballers recently held a tournament in Mandurah which involved several clubs from the Perth region. The scores from the round robin matches were:

(Note 50’s had a 3-goal handicap when playing a 60’s (*) team)

Peel Ramblers 1 v Royals* 1 (Agg 1-4)

Peel Ramblers 0 v Peel Boomers* 1 (Agg 0-4)

Peel Ramblers 1 v Wanneroo Blacks 0 (Agg 1-0)

Peel Ramblers 1 v Dribblers 1 (Agg 1-1)

Peel Boomers* 0 v Dribblers 0 (Agg 3-0)

Peel Boomers* 1 v Peel Ramblers 0 (Agg 4-0)

Peel Boomers* 2 v Wanneroo Reds* 0 (Agg 2-0)

Peel Boomers* 0 v Wanneroo Blacks 1 (Agg 3-1)

Finals

50+Wanneroo Blacks 0 v Dribblers 1

60+Royals 2 v Peel Boomers 0

Consolation

Wanneroo Reds* 1 v Peel Ramblers 3 (Agg 4-3)

The inaugural AWFA Regional Festival was played on Sunday 9th October 2022 in the Mandurah Aquatic & Recreation Centre (MARC), Mandurah. The competition was played at a very high standard and in exceptionally good spirits. Most games were close, with results generally just a goal or to the difference. All visiting teams started well, the Dribblers more slowly due to adjusting to the indoor surface and heavier balls, but it didn’t take them long to adjust.

Peel were able to field two teams made up mainly from the regular Monday & Friday session players. Both sides played very well and whilst the results didn’t always go their teams way they were close and we were certainly not disgraced and gave most of the other teams a run for their money.

Around The Grounds

Well the season, playing wise is over, but there are still things going on and around our clubs and teams, so here is a quick look at what’s been happening and what is planned at the various clubs in the region.

The Peel Junior Soccer Association recently sent three teams to take part in the annual country week festival in Perth. It was another successful week where the Under 11’s won their league, while both the under 13’s and under 15’s finished third in their competitions. Also, congratulations to Tristan Subke and Ellie Lovell for being Runners Up in the Fairest and Best competition for their Divisions

Poor Kennedy’s Walking Football will be moving to Warnbro Oval (Use Aqua Jetty Car Park please) as at Wednesday 5th October, 2023 through til March 2023. The cost still remains at $5 per person. All abilities and ages are welcome and if you haven’t played before, your first session is free! Pop down to Warnbro Oval this Wednesday for some great fun and socialising with some great people!

We would like to congratulate Peel United’s Cameron Crowley who was awarded the Belt Up Metro South Division 2 golden boot award. Cameron finished the season with 22 goals in the league, as well as 6 in the cup competition.

Also winning a golden boot award for his division is Nigel Burke from Baldivis Soccer Club. Nigel scored 19 goals in his teams Amateur Division 3 league this season.

Warnbro Strikers have a spots left for their Friday night 5 a side competition. Mixed teams consisting of 5 outfield Players and a maximum of 4 substitutes, a total maximum team of 9 players. Players must be 16 years and above for player safety. Every team must have a minimum of 1 female players with 1 being on the field at all times. Competition Duration = 28th October 2022 – 16th of December 2022, continuing on the 13th of January 2023 – 24th of February 2023. Cost of Competition = $150 per player = ($10 per game to be paid upfront.) Team Entries with player names entered by 21st of October, with all players paid. Team Names & Playing colors to be entered on submission of team entries & payment.

This competition will be a non competitive environment and is provided for a social, off season event where everyone is welcome, antisocial behaviour, negativity towards staff, players or officials will not be tolerated & will result in instant dismissal from the competition. The Canteen, Bar, Clubrooms, Changing rooms & Showers will be available. If this sounds like something you are interested in, please click the link and fill out the form.

Warnbro 5 A Side Entry Form

Rockingham City are pleased to confirm registrations to attend trials for our 2023 NPL Academy are now open for all age groups. Registrations to attend are compulsory at Rockingham City Trials. The dates of these trails are Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th October.

On Sunday the 9th October, the Peel Regional Walking Footballers  in partnership with Healthway, will be holding a tournament, which involves teams from all over Perth. The competition starts at 9am at the Mandurah Aquatic And Recreation Centre. If anyone would like to go along and see what walking football is all about, they will happily welcome you along and answer any questions you have or where your nearest venue is.

Congratulations to Port Kennedy’s Taylor Olsen

We would like to pass on our congratulations to Taylor Olson from Port Kennedy Soccer Club Inc. “Official” who took out the Rockingham Volunteer of the Year Sports Star Awards for 2022.

Everyone at the club would like to thank you for all the amazing work you have contributed to the Club over the past 4 years.

Port Kennedy Soccer Club was also named as a Finalist for Sports Club of the Year for 2022.

Vote For Di!

As part of Football West’s promotion of recognising volunteers of our wonderful game, this months nominees also include Mandurah City secretary Di Eldridge.

Di have been involved in WA football for 20 years now and has been Mandurah City’s secretary for the last 6.

Football West state:

The criteria to be on the shortlist are determined through three main areas to highlight a volunteers contribution:

1. How the volunteer has gone above and beyond to positively impact the football community and beyond where applicable.

2. How the volunteer is leading the way in creating inclusive and safe environments for people to connect, inspire and achieve together.

3. The volunteer has demonstrated commitment to the health and wellbeing of people in their football community.

TO VOTE | Share the specific digital football card on Facebook to cast your vote. The specific digital football card which receives the most public shares will be the winner of a $100 sports gift voucher, thanks to HealthwayThink Mental Health campaign.

Each winner will also be nominated for the Volunteer of the Year award, where the winner’s club will receive a branding package from The Computing Australia Group (www.computingaustralia.com.au) worth $5000.

October nominations are now open. To see all of our entries, and to send us your nominees, go to www.footballwest.com.au/best-of-the-west.

The link to the Football West Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/FootballWest. Click on the latest Best Of The West post, find Di’s picture and share to all your Facebook friends.

Well done on your nomination Di and good luck!

The Sunday Review

Peel United’s 2-2 draw with Wembley Downs in Sunday’s Amateur Division meant they were mathematically safe from relegation and will spend another season in the top Division. Port Kennedy of Division 1 are also safe from relegation, despite going down 4-2 at Hamersley Rovers. Mandurah City’s result from Division 2 is still unknown, while in Division 3, Baldivis beat Forrestfield United 1-0 to keep their faint hopes of promotion alive but Warnbro Strikers in Division 4 had a bad day at the office, losing 9-2 at home to Perth Royals and slip to the bottom of the table.

In the women’s leagues, Baldivis Districts lost 7-1 at home to Fremantle City in the Amateur Division, while in the Metro leagues, south Division 1 champions Port Kennedy drew 2-2 with Gosnells City. In south division 2, Port Kennedy, who are also the league champions, beat Warnbro Strikers 3-0. Rockingham United beat Fremantle City 6-2 but Mandurah City lost 6-0 to Kalamunda United. In south division 3, ten goals were shared as Rockingham United beat Aubin Grove United 6-4.

In the men’s Metro, Baldivis drew 1-1 with Carramar Shamrock Rovers in the premier division. South Division 1 saw AFC Rockingham draw 1-1 with Curtin University, Mandurah beating Queens Park 1-0 and Port Kennedy winning 6-3 at home to Victoria Park. It’s all to play for in south Division 2 as Peel United beat Curtin University 8-1 to remain 1 point behind leaders Sporting Warriors with 1 game to go. Sporting Warriors beat Port Kennedy 5-0 on Sunday while Baldivis lost 4-2 at home to Spearwood Dalmatinac. In south Division 3, Peel United lost 6-1 to MUM FC and there was a 2-2 draw in south Division 4 between Queens Park and AFC Rockingham.

Finally, in the masters leagues, Port Kennedy of the south premier drew 2-2 with MUM FC in midweek. Baldivis lost 4-1 to Forrestfield United in south Division 2. AFC Rockingham beat Fremantle City 2-1 in the over 45’s and Baldivis beat Spearwood Dalmatinac 5-0.