Coaching Update

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 1:21 PM
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With the football season just around the corner, the focus will soon go on coaches as they prepare their programs for the upcoming season.

The coach continues to be a critical element to the health of country football and an area the WACFL has identified as one that requires development for the growth of the game.

The AFL's National Coaching Conference is just weeks away and after a successful event in Perth in 2016, this year's event will be held in Melbourne at the MCG from the 3-5 February. 

The Conference covers a range of coaching topics from High Performance to Community Coaching and is a great PD and networking opportunity for any aspiring coach.  For further details click:-

In 2017, it will again be compulsory for all WACFL coaches to have a minimum Level 1 Coach accreditation at the appropriate level. 

The West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) offers a range of courses to coaches throughout Western Australia to ensure 100% of coach accreditation requirements are met.

All coaches who do not have a current accreditation or have an accreditation that expired more than 24 months ago, must attend an appropriate Level 1 course in any Region.

All coaching courses are $165 and are paid upon registration via debit or credit card.

Click the link to register to a course - 

2017 Level 1 Coaching Courses

NOTE: The courses run for a whole day apart from those split over 2 evenings. If it’s split over 2 evenings, you need to attend both nights. Courses total to 6-7 hours.

  • Auskick (PP – Year 2)
  • Junior (Year 3 – Year 6)
  • Youth (Year 7 – Year 12)
  • Senior (Colts, Reserves and League)

You will receive:

  • Four Year coach accreditation
  • Course Diary
  • AFL Coaching Manual
  • Lunch/Dinner
  • AFL Coaches Card
  • Four Year Australian Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Membership which includes;
    1. Annual pass to all WAFL games (except finals)
    2. AFCA Member Lanyard
    3. Free Access to all AFCA Coaching Seminars
    4. Access to exclusive AFCA events
    5. AFCA Newsletter