International Football Festival - Sunday 18th August - West Perth vs East Fremantle

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 6:38 PM

Sunday the 18th of August will be a day of celebration, a day that will unite those of many cultures through a sport we all love, AFL. The Falcons Football District, The West Perth Football Club and The WA Football Commission unite to host an International Football Festival to be held at the Falcon’s home ground, Arena Joondalup.

With over 50% of residents in the northern suburbs being of multicultural background the Falcons welcome new Australians to the great game of AFL, offer an opportunity to learn some of the skills and have a bit of fun while you’re at it.

On Sunday 18th August the West Perth Football Club will open it’s doors to free ticket holders to their annual International Round as West Perth take on East Fremantle in the lead up to WAFL Finals. More than 30,000 free tickets are being distributed through local schools and the community newspaper.

The Falcons will create a Football festival with a KIDS ZONE opening up at 1 pm, with footy skills clinics, a bouncy castle, mega slide show bags, prizes and much more!! For Adults we’ve got the ‘Falcon Arms’, a British style pub opening up also at 1pm. With the main game being West Perth vs East Fremantle commencing at 2pm.

Half time will see more action offering the exciting opportunity for a free kids footy coaching clinic for new Australians from all nationalities. Registrations for this opportunity are essential and can be completed through the West Perth Website. Free Tickets will be given out to local school kids over the coming weeks at assemblies.

With thousands flocking to Arena Joondalup for the International Football Festival it is wise to arrive early so you don't miss a minute of the action! Overflow parking will be available on the Lake Joondalup Baptist College oval. Parking is $5 per car with entry from Kennedya Drive.

Our History: The West Perth Football Club has a strong history of migrant members and players with many players the sons of Italian Migrants. In the late 40's early 50's when a lot of Italians and migrants from neighboring European Countries came over to Australia they basically turned much of the West Perth zone into one big market garden. They would all work the gardens till noon on Saturdays before heading to Leederville to watch the footy.

West Perth named its Garlic Muncher Team of - t h e – Century in 2008, which paid tribute to its Mainland European tradition that stemmed from its time at Leederville Oval. The footy club named it's Garlic Muncher team of the century to honor the great ethnic players who have represented the club.