Fremantle Dockers Partner New School Programs in 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Fremantle Football Club launched their schools program for the year this week to coincide with the beginning of the new school term. Competitions will take on a revised new look and the club taking on a new program partnership for Secondary School Female Football with the WA Football Commission.

Fremantle in conjunction with the WA Football Commission seek to provide an environment where primary and secondary aged school students can experience personal achievement in terms of competence, enhanced self-esteem, social cooperation, maximum participation and skill development.  Freo and the WAFC will work together to provide the following competitions for all school aged students:

“Freo Footy Skills” integrated range of programs and activities reflecting the club’s ongoing commitment to the West Australian Community.  Freo Footy Skills allows students the opportunity to participate in a range of “game sense” activities, including Freo Fast Ball, Freo Kwik Kick and Freo Long Bomb.

 “Freo Dockers Cup-Primary Schools” proven to be an extremely popular interschool football competition for primary aged Year 6/7 female students. The Freo Dockers Cup is played either in a one day Lightning Carnival format or a weekly round robin competition. 2014 will see 150 school teams participating

“Freo Dockers Shield” played under a “one day” lightning carnival format organized by the schools in their District/or coordinated by their WAFL District. Games are played under “AFL Junior Rules” for male students aged 11 and 12 years. Approximately 600 schools state wide will take part in 2014.

“Freo House Footy” has been an instant hit.  Freo House Footy is a modified game that has strong parallels with the traditional game of Australian Football. Designed so that everyone can play, it is less physically demanding, has minimal time commitment with a major emphasis on fun and safety (non contact). 

The WAFC is pleased to announce that the Fremantle Dockers will also partner two new programs from 2014. Freo Dockers Schoolgirls Cup Year’s 10/ 11/12 and the Freo Dockers Schoolgirls Cup Year 8/9. Both programs are a vital cog in the Female Football pathway and the WAFC thanks the Fremantle Football Club for their support of school football.

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