Come down anytime between 9-12 noon to collect your training tops, kick the footy, meet the 2024 committee, ask questions
Purchase a Snagger from our volunteers, Drink from Coffee classics to go or snow cone and or fairy floss from Fairypop Fun Foods .

Want to see if Auskick is right for your child and let them experience the Auskick vibe in a fun safe environment? If so, join us Sunday 11th of Feb for an hour’s session from 9AM at Wanneroo showgrounds.
Our Auskick Committee will be there to help answer any questions you may have before season starts.

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What is expected of a volunteer coach?

Coaches play an important role not only in the sporting life, but also the everyday life, of the participants they coach.

Coaches influence not only the development of sport-specific skills and sporting performance, but also the participant’s development as a person and their approach to other aspects of their life.

While at times it can be challenging, coaching is also a very satisfying role.

To be an effective coach, you will need a number of skills. A coach needs knowledge of the sport, but more importantly, they need to know how to pass that knowledge onto the participants they are coaching.

To do this, a coach needs skills in:
• organising
• observing
• analysing
• adapting
• communicating
• improving performance.

Coaches should:
• be a good role model for the participants
• show enthusiasm and enjoyment for the task of coaching – make it fun!
• be self-confident, assertive, consistent, friendly, fair and competent
• ensure the safety of all participants
• behave ethically and dress appropriately
• maintain discipline throughout the session
• be very organised, not only for each session but for the entire season
• be able to justify, if necessary, why things are being done, or be ‘big enough’ to ask for
suggestions when not sure and to admit and apologise when they make a mistake
• treat everyone fairly, and include participants of all abilities and disabilities, ages, genders, and
ethnic backgrounds.

Do you have a coaching philosophy?
A coaching philosophy will include aspects such as:
• how the coach communicates
• will the coach encourage athletes to ask questions and take some responsibility?
• will the coach seek to remain up to date and improve their coaching knowledge and skills?
• how behavioural issues will be dealt with
• will the coach include everyone, irrespective of ability or background?
• the coach’s emphasis on winning, losing and cheating
• promoting respect for others

If so please get in contact with us today!

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FRIDAY 17th MARCH FROM 4-6pm @ Edgar Griffiths Park, Wanneroo.

Want to see if Auskick is right for your child and let them have a go in a fun and safe environment? If so, join us next Friday for a fun filled afternoon where you can give Auskick a go prior to committing.
Our Auskick Coordinators will be there to help answer any of your questions you may have before season starts. See you there!

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Junior Fitness Program

JUNIORS! Get fit for Footy!
Steve Gregory (2023 – Year 6 Coach) will facilitate this FREE running program for our years 4, 5 & 6 players designed to improve their fitness levels for the season ahead.
In order to run these sessions we will need volunteers from at least
3X Parents/Guardians.
If you are interested in helping out, please get in contact TODAY!
⏱Starts 7th March 2023 Running Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5-6pm
Location – East Area of the Showgrounds (where the Swap Meet is) parents can also park on the skate park side via Ariti Ave.
***Please Note – Parents/Guardians are required to remain at the training session for the whole duration.

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Under 18’s Reserves Coach – Dean Schmidt

Dean is a Level 2 Accredited Coach
Former Coach Coordinator Edgewater-Woodvale JFC 2020 – 2022
Former Coach at Edgewater-Woodvale JFC 2019 – 2022
Former Assistant Coach West Perth Development 2021
Coached Edgewater-Woodvale JFC to 3 consecutive Grand Final Appearances. ’20, ’21 and ’22
Grand Final Winning Coach 2022

I hope you will all give Dean a warm ROOS welcome to WJFC! Great to have you on board.

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Under 18s Head Coach – JOSH WOODEN

Josh started his footy career as a child in the country and followed through to juniors and seniors at Lockhart FC.
He was invited to finish school in Canberra and play for NSW/ACT in u18/s competition.
At the age of 18 Josh was drafted in the AFL for West Coast Eagles and played 18 games in his 1st season.
Josh Played 11 seasons, 96 games with WCE under 3 coaches.
He also played at 3 WAFL clubs winning 3 premierships: 2 with Subiaco, 1 for East Perth.
He began assistant coaching in 2008 with WA Football WA State u18s and then Subiaco Football Club Inc. Assistant Coach 2009.
Coached several other Amateur club teams over the years.

Josh started coaching at WJFC when his eldest Jack was in Year 3 and has continued to coach sons Jack & Harry to this day.

He is also currently Head coach for son Harry’s year 9 team along with assistant coach to the West Perth Football Club Futures and 15s Assistant Coach 2020-2023

We are so fortunate to have such a skilled coach and player at Wanneroo Junior Football Club

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WJFC Mental Health Awareness Weekend

Today, Friday 19th August 2022, marks the first time WJFC will hold a Mental Health Awareness Weekend. This an amazing step forward for our Club as we are working towards becoming an inclusive Club.

The weekend, running from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st, is to help promote the importance of conversations around mental illness and that it’s ok to not be ok and the importance of seeking help.

During the weekend our members are encouraged to use social media to spread awareness by sharing our mental health posts with the special hashtag #letstalkwjfc2022 and let the world know we are ready to have those conversations. We will also be sharing lots of information via our Instagram and Facebook pages so please keep an eye out and help spread the awareness.

The Aim of the Weekend?

To reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health and educate our members and followers on what we can do as a society to help others and help kick start the conversations around mental health.

What is Mental Health?

The World Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as the psychological and emotional wellbeing of an individual.

Mental Health can affect the way we interact with others, how we handle situations and how we make decisions. It can affect anyone, at any age, any gender and any race and from any socioeconomic groups.

The main factors that can contribute to your mental health are:

  • Biological factors
  • Family history
  • Life experiences

What can help to improve your mental health?

There are many things that can help improve your mental health and by making a Mental Health Toolbox (a list of tasks you enjoy completing), it will assist with keeping on top of your emotions. Some of these task can be:

  • Connections – join a Club or local group or meet with family and friends or volunteer
  • Gut Health – be mindful of what you eat and drink, because you are what you eat, right?
  • Nature – get out into the fresh air. Go for a walk! Join a hiking group. Get some sunlight (wear sunscreen!) or dance in the rain with your kids

What if I am really struggling?

If you find you have a low mood for a period of two weeks of more and can’t seem to pull yourself out of it, then it is best you seek help as soon as possible! Early intervention is key to recovering quicker or limiting the severity of the illness. There is absolutely no shame in making an appointment with your GP because you matter.

Below is a list of helplines who are available to talk as well:

Lifeline – 13 11 14

A 24/7 personal crisis support line that also provides suicide prevention services


Kids Help Line – 1800 55 1800

A 24/7 help line for children to young adults aged 5 to 25 years old


Beyond Blue Australia – 1300 224 636

A 24/7 support line for all Australians suffering with mental health


13Yarn – 13 92 76

24/7 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander crisis support line, providing a culturally safe space to chat


Butterfly Foundations National Helpline – 1800 33 46 73

A free confidential service for people with eating disorders & body image related issues. 6am-10pm WAST/ 7 days a week

Butterfly Foundation Website

Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 357

Provides 24/7 support for anyone thinking about suicide


MensLine Australia – 1300 78 99 78

24/7 service providing phone counselling support for men with mental health issues, anger management, family violence, addiction, relationship, stress & wellbeing


We hope that you all join us for a weekend of conversations and hopefully the conversations will continue beyond this weekend.

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