Futures Squad

                                     2021 FUTURES PRE-SEASON TRIALS       

                               

 

 

 

 

The WAFL Simply Energy Futures program is an underage competition with teams representing the 9 WAFL Club districts and the South West Academy. The competition is one of the primary sources of recruitment for WAFL clubs. The WAFL Simply Energy Futures competition provides an opportunity for talented young players to participate in a high standard competition. The competition was very successful after fundamental changes in 2019, exposing more talented players to a WAFL environment for longer.

2019 CHANGES
  • The program will act as an extension of the current WAFL 16s program that provides players with further high-performance training opportunities.
  • The focus of the Futures will be improving the players fundamental skills through exposure to a higher level of training and match program, which shall in turn result in better performances in community competitions strengthening the depth of talent.
  • There is currently a major talent gap between WAFL Colts & Community Football.  This program will reduce this gap and meet the needs and motivations of players who are in between the two.
  • Age Groups:
    • All 2004 births (younger Year 11’s, older Year 10s)
    • Later developing 2003 births (older Year 11’s)
    • Very select for 2005 births (younger Year 10s)
PROGRAM BENEFITS
  • Coach Development Pathway: Along with the Perth 18s Competition, the WAFL Futures will form a key part of the Coach Development Pathway for both male and female coaches.
  • Access to Higher Level of Coaching: Players who weren’t previously part of a talent program will now have access to a higher level of coaching through the WAFL Futures whilst still remaining in a Community Club environment.
  • Access to Recovery Sessions & Football Education:  Throughout the program players will be able to access weekly recovery and education sessions.
  • Player motivations: There are a number of players within Community football who wish to push themselves to a higher level. This program meets the motivations of these players who are yet to be selected in the WAFL Colts system.
Our club has a proud history of producing footballers to play at the highest level in both WA and the VFL/AFL. From the halcyon days of Stan (Pops) Heal, Bill Dempsey and Mel Whinnen, through to modern day AFL heroes such as Quinten Lynch, Mark Seaby, Mark LeCras, Nathan van Berlo and more recently Liam Baker, Oscar Allen, Josh Rotham, Jaxon Prior and Ben Johnson.
 
A part of the West Perth FC’s Mission is fostering young talent from within our zones and giving those players every opportunity to realise their potential.
The Futures program is a vital step in the Falcons Talent Pathway as we prepare young footballers through our system into Colts/Senior football and even the AFL. With a highly credentialed group of development staff led by Ash McKeown and well-resourced programs, we boast one of the most successful development systems in the WAFL, with 75% of our current senior squad hailing from our zone development programs, 9 Falcon players currently playing in the AFL, numerous AFL coaches and 1 newly appointed Senior Coach in Justin Longmuir at the Fremantle Dockers.
 
Moving forward, the club is keen to see our talent system entice our growing multi-cultural and Indigenous populations into our national game, as well as to provide greater opportunities and support to our aspiring country players to have the resources and support they need to realise their dreams.
 
DEVELOPING FUTURE COMMUNITY LEADERS AND ROLE MODELS
  • Ensuring that every aspiring footballer in our districts has access to our extended development and training programs;
  • Identifying talented players in both of our aligned regions and fostering development opportunities for these areas through to senior community football, WAFL and AFL ranks
  • Providing a club premises with the ability to facilitate both the development of football and support additional projects within the Joondalup community
  • Setting a standard for excellence in the WAFL competition through the professional standards we set in the recruitment and development of senior footballers
 
For any other information regarding the Talent programs,
Please contact Casey Haw on 9300 3611 or email chaw@wafc.com.au
 
PRE-SEASON TRAINING SQUAD

First Name

Last Name

D.O.B

Junior Club/School

Ethan
Bailey
19/1/05
Quinns Districts JFC
Jai
Barber
13/2/05
North Beach JFC
Justin
Berry
30/8/05
Ocean Ridge JFC
Maxx
Bond
21/1/05
Quinns Districts JFC
Heath
Brennan
29/8/05
Brighton JFC
Devlyn
Brydon
15/7/05
Yanchep Districts JFC
Tom
Caiacob
2/3/05
Sorento Duncraig JFC
Finlay
Cairnduff
7/11/05
Joondalup Kinross JFC
Alex
Campbell
9/9/05
Joondalup Kinross JFC
Reid
Campbell
4/10/05
North Beach JFC
Will
Campbell
7/10/05
Joondalup Kinross JFC
Austin
Crofts
25/9/05
Whitford JFC
Codan
Daddow
27/7/05
Merredin Colts
Jack
Dargan
9/7/05
Ocean Ridge JFC
Jarrah
de Lacy
5/12/05
Nangarin FC
Noah
Della Bosca
29/3/05
Southern Cross FC
Luke
Dighton
11/4/05
Sorento Duncraig JFC
Charlie
Downer
29/7/05
Ocean Ridge JFC
Charles
Evans
22/9/05
Quinns Districts JFC
Luke
Foster
28/7/05
Quinns Districts JFC
Lewis
Gerrard
23/9/05
Wembley Downs JFC
Tjad
Gianoncelli
15/6/05
Whitford JFC
Rama
Giblett
18/4/05
Ocean Ridge JFC
Ashton
Gill
3/5/05
Joondalup Kinross JFC
Lachlan
Gooden
26/9/05
Joondalup Kinross JFC
Luke
Graham
15/7/05
Quinns Districts JFC
Jack
Guthrie
19/2/05
Quinns Districts JFC
Kris
Hayden
30/8/05
Merredin Colts
Isaac
Hewitt
27/4/05
Ocean Ridge JFC
Riley
Hill
27/2/05
Whitford JFC
Theodore
Hunt
17/10/05
Joondalup Kinross JFC
Odin
Jones
20/9/05
Joondalup Kinross JFC
Kye
Jones
30/11/05
Quinns Districts JFC
Kani
Kean
26/8/05
Stirling JFC
Jake
Kennedy
3/3/05
Quinns Districts JFC
Max
Kounis
28/7/05
Joondalup Kinross JFC
Ethan
Lillywhite
14/9/05
Whitford JFC
Kyle
Linnenbank
2/2/05
Joondalup Kinross JFC
Bailey
Long
21/6/05
Whitford JFC
Ethan
Marafioti
18/7/05
Joondalup Kinross JFC
Jack
McCallum
13/12/05
Brighton JFC
Joey
Mellor
21/2/05
Quinns Districts JFC
Nathan
Murphy
6/7/05
Carine JFC
Tama
Poharama
9/5/05
Wanneroo JFC
Regan
Pope
10/5/05
Ocean Ridge JFC
Toby
Prunster
15/2/05
Quinns Districts JFC
Jaraad
Ramsey
11/11/05
Whitford JFC
Kale
Read
6/10/05
Joondalup Kinross JFC
Henry
Reeves
30/9/05
Wanneroo JFC
Isaac
Riccadonna
23/8/05
Ocean Ridge JFC
Jordan
Richards
25/8/05
Whitford JFC
Jonathon
Roberts
22/8/05
Ocean Ridge JFC
Taj
Rupert
2/8/05
Brighton JFC
Hudson
Sadgrove
28/8/05
Whitford JFC
Kayden
Sanders
24/9/05
Joondalup Kinross JFC
Archie
Saunders
11/3/05
Mazenod/Narembeen
Adam
Sedgwick
13/12/05
Bruce Rock FC
Callum
Shaxted
25/2/05
Ocean Ridge JFC
Kieran
Shore
20/5/05
Carine JFC
Cooper
Sinclair
26/4/05
Wanneroo JFC
Cooper
Smith
29/3/05
Whitford JFC
Noah
Smith
3/9/05
Whitford JFC
Jesse
Taylor
28/1/05
Joondalup Kinross JFC
Ryan
Totten
18/6/05
Ocean Ridge JFC
Ethan
Tsapazi
12/6/05
Whitford JFC
Noah
Vanderwiel
18/4/05
Joondalup Kinross JFC
Kyle
Wilcox
12/2/05
Merredin Colts
Jordan
Young
14/9/05
Kingsley JFC
Leon
Zahos
19/3/05
Quinns Districts JFC
Harison
Caporn
21/5/05
Warwick Greenwood JFC
Alex
Walford
1/11/05
Sorrento Duncraig JFC