My first interaction with the club was as a young boy, playing 12 years of Junior Football. I then returned with my son 15 years later, when he started Auskick. I began coaching his team from Year 1 and have continued to do so for the last seven years.
My oldest daughter played in the Women’s spring carnivals and my younger sons are playing in Auskick and Mods. The club has a great family culture, focusing on players of all ages and encouraging their siblings, parents & grandparents to come down and to get involved. It’s amazing to be part of a club that offers so many opportunities and so much support to its players and members.
I hope to see you down at this club this season!
Vice President & Treasurer - Dean LaFrenais
I have been proudly associated with the Wanneroo Junior Football club since 2015, with my son Eli starting his footy career in Auskick. After joining Wanneroo JFC, we quickly realised we had joined a club passionate about its players.
I am currently an assistant coach of one of our Mod’s teams and I now serve on the committee as the Treasurer and Sponsorship Coordinator. Personally, I am involved in a small local finance business, I am married to Melanja (a Team Manager at the club) and I have 2 kids Eli and a daughter Emmee.
Secretary - Michelle Partridge
I’ve been part of the Wanneroo JFC committee since 2017, when my son started his first year in Auskick and I stepped into the Auskick Coordinator role. After three successful years in the Auskick role, I took on the Girls Football Coordinator role in 2020, to help support our young girls in the community.
I love being a part of a Committee that wants nothing more than the best for its members and community. I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to watch our players progress over the years from Auskick and beyond.
Coach Coordinator - Troy Mulder
I have been involved with the Wanneroo Junior Football Club for around 6 years, as both my boys have progressed through Auskick and into Mods. Starting out as parent spectator, it wasn’t long until I took up the role of Auskick Coach, eventually taking on the role of Auskick Coach Coordinator, together with the assistant coaching of my older boys Mods team. Looking forward to taking on a Head Coaching role for this coming season, as my youngest moves into Mods and my oldest into Opens.
I am excited to be stepping into the role of Coach Coordinator for the Club this season. My aim is to work closely with all our coaches to set high standards, instilling coaching philosophies that support the development of both football and life skills in our young players and above all else, ensuring that playing football for the Wanneroo Junior Football Club is enjoyable and rewarding.
Happy to discuss any aspect of our Coaching delivery at anytime - please fee free to reach out .
Registrar (Opens) - Jenne Russell
With two boys playing for the Roos, I have been involved in the club since 2015. I was a team manager for 5 years before deciding to take on the Opens Registrar role in 2020. I am extremely passionate about junior footy and the whole family are Roos through and through.
Registrar (Modifieds) - Renee Bax
I have been involved with the Wanneroo JFC since my first son started Auskick in 2014. I have been a Mods Manager for 3 years and this will be my 2nd year as Registrar.
My partner and I have been together for 22 years and have 3 children. I work as a bookkeeper for a building company. I also dedicate my summer season to Little Athletics and have been Registrar for Wanneroo Little Athletics Club for the past 4 years.
Registrar (Modifieds) - Danielle Borrie
Our family has been a part of this club since 2015, with my first child starting in Auskick. I then went on to manage another one of my kid's mods teams in 2019 and continued managing each year after that. It's so rewarding being involved in such a great club.
Auskick Coordinator - Sue Briggs
I’ve been involved with the club for over 12 years when my eldest son started playing Auskick. I have 4 children, all who play football at the club. My eldest in his last year of Junior footy and my youngest in his second year of Auskick. With my daughter and other son in the middle there too!
This is my first year as Auskick Co-ordinator and I’m very excited about the challenge ahead and have lots of new ideas. I can’t wait for Season 2022! I am also a team manager for my son’s Under 18’s Opens team and my son’s Year 4 Mods team which I have done for several years now.
The footy club is a big part of our family with my husband coaching for many years and often coaching several teams each year and my eldest son not only playing, but also coaching and umpiring for West Perth district and amateurs as well. A highlight of my footy journey so far is being a finalist for Volunteer of the Year 2021 for the WA Football Commission Awards.
When I’m not doing my Auskick or Team Manager duties, you will most likely find myself and family down at the club on a Saturday afternoon to watch the Amateurs play with a glass of bubbles in hand.
Website & E-News Coordinator - Emily Talbot
I have been around the club for many years, with my brothers playing for the amateur side when I was young, to managing my nephew's team several years ago and most recently, to playing in Wanneroo's first Women's team in 2019.
I interned at the WA Football Commission while I was at university and from there I secured a role in Marketing at a WAFL club. I now work in Advertising but I still have an interest in sports marketing.
I can't recommend teams sports, particularly Football, enough. The friends that I made during that 2019 season are still some of my closest friends today.