The West Australian Football Commission team is excited to release the third edition of the WAFooty Schools Newsletter.
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Comet Bay goes back-to-back-to-back

Winners: Comet Bay College pulled off the three-peat in the Year 8/9 Eagles Cup. 
COMET Bay College won its third consecutive Year 8/9 Eagles Cup as the Western Australian champion football school on August 12.
  The Secret Harbour-based school defeated Mazenod College by 39 points at Bassendean Oval to claim the title.
  The Eagles Cup pits private, independent and government schools against each other with schools knocked out along the way leaving the
two top schools to face off against one another.
  It was a huge effort for Comet Bay to win three straight with the team completely changing since its first title in 2014.
  Comet Bay students took top honours with Deon Welhan awarded the Ross Davis Medal as the best player of the 2016 Season and to Kyle Peachy who was awarded best on ground in the grand final.

Experience the Monster Jam

Grave Digger will be at the Monster Jam at Domain Stadium.
TEACHER spread the word Minster Jame is returning to Domain Stadium on October 29.
  The fast-paced 2016 Monster Jam World Tour is coming back to Perth’s Domain Stadium!
  Domain Stadium is thrilled to be hosting this exciting fuel charged event on Saturday, 29th October 2016 at 2pm and 7.30pm.
  The impressive machines can soar up to 38m through the air, travel up to 160km/h and generate 2000 horsepower.
  The 3.5 meter tall, 5 ton machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over or smash through!
  All the access and all the fun begins with the world famous Monster Jam Party in the Pits where fans can meet the stars of the show, get autographs and take pictures with the Monster Jam trucks!
  Tickets start at $43.
  To buy tickets go to or click HERE.
Winners are grinners: The Freo Footy Skills grand final was held at Domain Stadium on August 14. Photo is of the semi final at Fremantle Oval. Photo: Fremantle Football Club.

Skills on show at Subiaco Oval

THE Grand Final of the Freo Footy Skills competitions was held on August 14 ahead of the Dockers’ clash with Adelaide at Subiaco Oval.
  The year four to six students had progressed through their school competitions to the semi-final and finally to the grand final with champions crowned in the Freo Long Bomb, Freo Kwik Kick and the Freo Fast Ball for boys and girls.
  The aim for the Long Bomb was to record the longest kick from three attempts.
  In the girls competition Lauran Davey from Helena Valley Primary School took out the Year 4 competition with a 24.47 metre kick defeating Lexi Treymant from Kardinya PS who reached 22.15m.
  The Year 5 competition was won by Tayah Palmer from Waggrakine PS with a 30.15m kick, five metres longer than second place competitor Ella Fisher from Parkerville PS.
  Shontay Armstrong from Donnybrook HS won the Year 6 competition with a 32.03m kick beating Springfield PS’s Teagan Sawatzk with 30.40m.
  The Year 4 boy’s competition was won by Mater Christi PS’s Zach Zammit with a kick of 32.25m to narrowly defeat Jamie Sidebottom from Maida Vale PS who posted 31.45m.
  Nick Wardle from Palmyra won the Year 5 competition with a distance of 33.33m with Lachlan Cattalini from St John’s School second with 32.25m.
  Josh Horton Thorpe won the Year 6 competition
for Coolbellup Community School with a 32.96m kick while Julian Maturo from Parkerville PS placed second with 32.52m.
  The Kwik Kick competition is done in pairs with students having to see how many kicks they complete going back and forward marking the ball 12 metres apart in three minutes.
  In the Kwik Kick, Brooke Trutwein and Jaide Mcphee from West Leeming PS won the Year 4 girls competition with 22 kicks back and forward while the boys’ competition was won by Archie Tames and Jake Austin from Palmyra PS with 54 completed kicks.
  In the Year 5 competition Rhianna Keating and Lily Pyett from Mount Hawthorn PS with 24 and Thomas Cossom and Lachlan Cattalini from St John's School with 57
won the girls' and boys’ competition respectivily.
  In the Year 6 competition the girls was won by Katie London and Kirsten Dinsdale from Riverton PS with 37 while the boys was won by North Mandurah PS students Lachlan Lyndon and Lachlan Cahill with 63.
  The six-a-side, handball-based Fast Ball competition was won by Helena Valley PS in the Year 4 girls’ category and Mater Christi Catholic PS in the boys.
  Mater Christi Catholic PS also won the Year 5 girls competition while Palmyra PS won the boys.
  Riverton PS won the year 6 girls competition and Palmyra PS backed it up in the boys’ competition.
Camp: Fathers/father figures can camp with their kids on Domain Stadium.

Dads join the Big Camp Out

WHEN was the last time you took time out, unplugged from modern technology and spent quality time with your child?
  The Big Camp Out offers fathers the chance to spend quality one-on-one time with their child in a unique camping experience. 
  For the first time, WA dads and kids will have the opportunity to sleep on the hallowed soil of WA’s premier football ground on October 8 as part of the inaugural Big Campout.  
  Camp under the stars at Domain Stadium, home of the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers, and make memories to last a lifetime.
  The Big Camp Out is a partnership event between The Fathering Project and Outdoors WA during Outdoors October.
  The event is designed to offer a unique camping opportunity so participants are encouraged to bring along their favourite activities and games to play, as you would on a traditional camping adventure.
  A BBQ style dinner and breakfast will be provided during the event.
  If you or your child has any special dietary requirements, make sure they are clearly listed on your registration form and the organisers will endeavour to make accommodation.
  On the Saturday evening there will be a range of exciting and fun activities.
  To register go to and see all the details on what to bring.
  Campers should arrive between 2-3pm.
  Tickets are $75 for one father/ father figure and one child and must be booked in advance.


Ambassador winner jets off

AS THE WA AFL School Ambassador of the year Narelle Scott got the opportunity to travel to Melbourne to watch the nail-biting qualifying final between Hawthorn and Geelong.
  The match was won by Geelong after a shot at goal after the siren by Hawthorn's Isaac Smith missed handing Geelong a two-point win. Scott joined other AFL School Ambassadors winners from around the country at a special function before the game.

Murdoch students learn SEPEP

SECOND year education students at Murdoch University learnt how to use football across all learning areas after a tutorial from the WAFC on September 22.
Sport Education in Physical Education Program (SEPEP) incorporates all learning areas using football.
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Runner up: WA's Declan was narrowly beaten in the AFL Fantasy Schools Grand Final.

Geraldton student in AFL Schools Fantasy football grand final

GERALDTON Senior College Year 10 student Declan Clayton fell just short of winning the National AFL Schools Fantasy football competition after losing to South Australian Max Drogemuller in the grand final.
  A victory was looking likely for Declan however a nine-goal and almost unheard of 200-point game by Nick Riewoldt saw Max storm home to win 2492 points to 2372.
 Had Declan had Riewoldt instead of North Melbourne's Daniel Wells in his side he would have won.
 The effort of being state champion and just making the grand final was an achievement in itself with Declan still walking away with a $300 AFL merchandise voucher and a football signed by Richmond Tiger Trent Cotchin.
  Declan said he knew he was having a good year but being top of the state was a ‘wow’ moment. “It’s hard to believe that I got this far,” he said.
  AFL Fantasy is an online football game where competitors have to select 30 players (22 on the ground and eight emergencies) at the start of the season while sticking to a budget.
  Throughout the season they can trade two players each week to make their team stronger.
  The AFL Fantasy Schools began as a state and territory-wide competition across the first 19 rounds of the AFL season with the top competitor from each state or territory progressing to the finals. Declan topped Western Australia and made his way through the first three rounds of finals to make the grand final.
So close: Runner-up Dylan Parsons.

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David Lindsay  - Schools Programs Manager
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Andrew King - Community Football Coordinator
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