Top 10 Tips for Parents

All Booragoon JFC Coaches, Team Managers and Officials recently met with Daren Bell from the East Fremantle District and Ryan Sinclair from the East Fremantle Umpires, so we’re all on the same page about the Junior Football Season ahead.

Key discussion point was Game Day Environment – all Coaches, Team Manager, Officials, Players and Parents have a role to play in making football enjoyable and enable our players to develop.  This is what our Club Ethos is about.

For parents, knowing the modified rules of the game your kid is playing under is important, as well as having the right attitude.  The following Top 10 Tips (from the UK’s leading Sports Psychology Website) is a great reminder of our roles as parents.

Top 10 Tips for Sporting Parents

Women’s Football in the Media (April 2016)

Lots of coverage of Womens Football in the media this week after the AFL Womens games over the weekend.

West Coast women claim derby win over Fremantle (for match highlights click here)

CAPTAIN Kara Donnellan inspired West Coast to a thumping victory against Fremantle in the first women’s football derby at Domain Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

After an even opening quarter, West Coast steadily asserted its authority in a bruising women’s exhibition match that proved an entertaining curtain-raiser to the Eagles-Dockers AFL clash.

WA elite footballers do best to shine in lead up to first ever Australian female footballers draft

AFL spokesman Patrick Keane said the interest in women’s football had grown ahead of next year’s national competition. “last year we added about 150 women’s teams … We are hoping to add around 230 this year”.

The Round 20 exhibition match between women teams from the Western Bulldogs and the Melbourne Demons was broadcast on free-to-air television, out-rating the previous day’s men’s match between Adelaide and Essendon.

Women make their mark in AFL playing, coaching and administering at highest level

On the field, last year, female participation rose by 46 per cent, with 284,501 players and 163 new teams. Females now make up 22 per cent of all players.

Suburban footy feeling the impact of women’s AFL

The recent revolution in women’s football can be felt even at suburban grounds and clubs. Most of these clubs are now racing to introduce a women’s football team to their ranks or expand the ones they already have.