International Round

2018 International Round - International Football Festival

AFL - Uniting Australia

Unique jumper to embrace the World

West Perth Football Club's league team will play in a special one-off World Jumper in Round 16 to embrace its international community and build on the successes of this event now run annually since 2011. 

West Perth CEO Linda Hamersley said that after the success of its International Round over recent years, with more than 5000 people attending the event, the club had recognized the need to further explore the initiative. The Falcons District do an exceptional job working through our local community- we are looking at a crowd of more than 5000 people this year.

It’s an exciting concept and last year was a huge success. In 2017 we will return to the events roots embracing our entire community, with a particular focus on those that have immigrated from the United Kingdom. Our 2018 jumper is representative of the large population (more than 50%) of the City of Joondalup and Wanneroo commnities that have moved to Australian within the last ten years," she said. 

The promotion is being driven by the West Perth Football District with the support of the West Perth Football Club Board and the West Australian Football Commission.

The game against Subiaco on Saturday June 30 is tipped to attract another strong crowd made up of footy die-hards and new Australians. We are  excited to announce that through a partnership with the Edmund Rice Centre a multicultural football team - The Edmund Rice Girls Academy will play a team from the Ocean Ridge Junior Football Club before the match. The Edmund Rice Centre WA has a proud history and an on-going commitment to assisting people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, and the West Perth District are proud partner with them. 

West Perth Development Officer Andrew O'Brien said the aim was to engage new Australians and promote Australia’s indigenous game while welcoming new communities to football.

The West Perth District (Hillarys north to Two Rocks) has the fastest growing migrant and multicultural demographic in the state and includes:
• 67% of people with one or more parents born overseas
• 46% of people born overseas (Australian average 20%)
• 9 of 28 suburbs with a UK birth population greater than 28%
• 9% of the population has migrated in the last 3 years

The West Perth Football District will visit 30 local Primary Schools leading up to the game to promote the game.

Bring your friends, family, kids ... anyone else down to the match on June 30 for a great day out at the footy!  

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Free Footy Tickets to local school kids
  • The Falcons to play in a one-off International Round Jumper - recognizing its growing community
  • Large Kids Zone with Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Super Slide, Sports Activities and more
  • Junior Parade before the match - showcasing the 8 local junior clubs.
  • International Food Stalls
  • A great game of footy

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE MATCH DAY TICKET HERE

KIDS ZONE

Up on the hill (under the score board) at the match the Falcons are excited to promote our Kids Zone.

With Bouncy Castles, Super Slides, Sports Activities, Face Painting, Give-Aways and more this is a great free day out and an activity to entertain the kids while Mum and Dad can enjoy some great WAFL Football.

Watch out for the new Kicking Tunnel where you can measure how fast you kick the ball!

Special thanks to event partner Buddy's Bouncy Castles - the event looks set to be a great day out for the whole family!

  

INTERNATIONAL FOOD VENDORS

Thanks to Venues West and HBF Arena Joondalup the venue will have a variety of International Food Vendors available for patrons to enjoy on the day. 

FALCON ARMS

"our own on-site British Pub"

Unfortunately the FALCON ARMS- our own on-site British Pub has been cancelled due to circumstances outside our control. But do not worry, the Members Bar at the West Perth Football Club rooms is available for patrons to enjoy. 

Watch for Arena Joondalup's own British Pub.

Thanks to a partnership with Perth Inflatable Bars we are excited to bring you Joondalup's own British Pub - the Falcon Arms.  Come and enjoy a beer whilst watching the footy. 

Visit the Falcons Arms upstairs this Saturday. 

PARKING

With thousands flocking to Arena Joondalup on Saturday June 30, it is wise to arrive early so you don't miss a minute of the action.
We reccomend you car pool, walk or catch public transport to the event where possible. Parking will be available at and around the venue but parking is limited. 

JUNIOR CLUB PARADE

The 2018 International Rd and Junior Parade will take place on Saturday 30th June 2018 at HBF Arena, Joondalup. The West Perth Football Club and West Perth District invite all Junior Football Clubs and Auskick Centres to march on the ground before the match as part of the opening ceremony.

Your club and all clubs in the Falcons District have been invited to attend. Each club will parade around the oval before the start of the league game dressed in their club playing uniforms and/or club polo/colours.

Football Families (your members) can download free entry tickets for the event. Tickets can be downloaded at www.falconsdistrict.com.au. This ticket admits Mum and Dad FREE when accompanying a child playing within the West Perth Junior Football League. Please present this ticket (printed) at the gate.

There will be prizes given away throughout the day as well as fun activities for the kids both on the ground between matches and around the boundary.

The most enthusiastic club will be crowned at the conclusion of the parade. The pri

ze will include 1st Place (50 footballs), 2nd Place (30 footballs) and 3rd Place (20 footballs) and will be judged on best attended, dressed (club colours) and representation (behaviour).

*Prize decisions are at the discretion of the West Perth District Football Development Council, will be final and cannot be disputed.

Please try and make yourselves available to attend this great day, show your club colours at the footy and support your club and football in the West Perth District. This is a great opportunity promote your club.

Event Day Partners:
The Falcons District: www.falconsdistrict.com.au 
Buddy's Bounce Castles: https://buddysbouncycastles.com.au/
Perth Inflatable Bars: http://perthinflatablebars.com.au/ 
HBF Arena Joondalup: https://www.hbfarena.com.au/