Back in the 1970’s, Australian Football for juniors in Perth was very much aligned with the State Primary School locations. Each Primary School had their own local junior football club, which was independent of the school, but, in most cases, used the primary-school oval for training.
However, as one decade turned the corner, competition from winter sports such as soccer and hockey proved challenging for the smaller junior football clubs who ultimately struggled for playing members.
The East Fremantle District Junior Football Council understood these pressures and supported Junior Club consolidation to enable clubs to be sustainable.
The first merging in the East Fremantle Junior Football District area took place between Ardross JFC (with its red-and-white South Fremantle jumper) and Brentwood JFC (with its red, blue, and white jumper) at the end of 1981 to form the Karoonda Junior Football Club (named after its home ground; Karoonda Reserve, located on Karoonda Road, Booragoon.)
At the end of the 2004 Season the Club changed its name to Booragoon Junior Football Club to keep in line with an East Fremantle District recommendation to utilise the suburb name rather than the Clubs ground location.
1991 I. BONDIN 2009 D. PEARSON 2019 M. DOWNEY 1991 H. BONDIN 2010 R. ATKIN 2019 M. SCHMIDT 1993 C. KENNEDY 2011 C. COOPER 2020 L. MARLEY 1996 D. COLE 2011 D. GIBSON 2021 G. FITZGERALD 1998 P. QUATERMAIN 2014 J. HANSEN 2021 S. GEROVICH 2001 S. BROWN 2015 S. LIESCHKE 2005 C. SUTHERLAND 2017 A. DOIG
Booragoon Bulldogs and Ardross JFC and Karoonda JFC Players who have gone on to distinguished AFL and WAFL Seniors careers.
- Michael Brennan – East Fremantle (1983-1986), West Coast Eagles (1987-1995)
- Jacob Brennan – East Fremantle (2010-2013), West Coast Eagles (2011-2014)
- Jamie Meade – East Fremantle (2018 – )
- Trey Ruscoe – Collingwood (2020 – )
- Patrick Cripps – Carlton (2014 – ) & East Fremantle
- Elliot Yeo – West Coast Eagles (2014 – ), Brisbane (2012-2013), East Fremantle
- Jonathon Griffin – Fremantle (2011-2017), Adelaide (2007-2010), East Fremantle, Peel Thunder
- Jamie McNamara – West Coast Eagles (2007-2009), East Fremantle, Williamstown
- Josh Carr – Port Adelaide (1999-2004 & 2009-2010), Fremantle (2005-2008), East Fremantle
- Sam Menegola– Geelong (2015 – ), Fremantle (2012-2014), Hawthorn (2011), East Fremantle
- Alex Howson – East Fremantle (2013- ), Fremantle Dockers (2013 AFL Rookie Draft #25)
- Jacob Green – East Fremantle (2015-2016)
- Kristian Morisey – Perth (2017)
- Michael Broadbridge – East Fremantle (1987-1990), Swan Districts (1991-1994)
- Trent Newton – South Fremantle (2021- )
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