2017 Season Preview

National Premier Leagues WA


State Championships: None
State Cups: None

2016 Season:
11th place

There has been a change of guard at Alfred Skeet Reserve, with John O’Reilly taking over from Paul Price who left the club at the end of last season. The Reds had to fight hard to stay in the NPL, but they achieved it with three games to spare, and after a good Night Series campaign the club is hoping for a stronger season. They have added some quality to their roster with Kyle King and Nathan Costello to name a couple. The signs are good but they need a good start if their not to be dragged into the relegation battle.

Top Goalscorer: Michael Domfeh 8

In: Josh Tumoe, Faustinho Machochi (Stirling), Kyle King (Morley), Nathan Costello (Bayswater), Charlie Kenna (Ashfield), Jordan Pavett

Out: Ellis Healing, Danny Hodgson, Jesse Fuller), Alex Castiello (Floreat) Michael Domfeh (Perth Glory), Anthony Skorich (Bayswater)

Young Player to Watch: Beau Rahim – The 17-year-old has impressed in pre-season. He is a fast and skilful defender who will be pushing for a place in the first team, this season.

Influential Player – Nathan Costello – The defender has returned home to his former club and has been outstanding in the Night Series – A big strong defender who has good distribution from the back and can also pop up with a goal or two.


State Championships: None
State Cups: None

2016 Season:
8th place

There is a new coach at the helm of the Grindleford Drive club with Salv Todaro taking the reins after Marc Anthony left the club last season. Todaro will be joined by Goran Stajic as his assistant, and the pair will have to lift a club who dropped precariously down the table last season. They have lost a number of experienced players in the close-season, with Clint Davies, Alan Carroll, Eamon McNellis and Connor Kavanagh all retiring, while youngsters Cameron Teece, Zelfy Nazary and Gomo Dukoly all moving on to other clubs. The change of personal will hinder Balcatta, but any side coached by Salv Todaro will be competitive but it could be a long season.

Top Goalscorer: Cameron Teece 8

In: Dom Solvadelli (Perth SC), Kye Douglas, Danny Hepworth, Nathan Scully (Floreat), Kurt Kouakou (Gwelup), Ismael Bungura (Armadale), Connor Boland (Sorrento), David Kai (Brisbane City), Lucas Mello, Patrick Quinn, Greg Hart

Out: Clint Davies, Alan Carroll, Eamon McNellis, Connor Kavanagh (All Retired), Cameron Teece, Kieron Colwell (Perth SC), Zelfy Nazary (Floreat), Gomo Dukoly (Perth Glory,

Young Player to Watch: Ismael Bungura – The speedy midfielder has hit the ground running in the pre-season and will give the Balcatta side pace going forward.

Influential Player: Kieron Stallard – The big defender will be vital with the young Balcatta side. Good in the air and on the floor he will need to be at his best if they are to make the top four.


State Championships: 3 (2013, 2014, 2015)
State Cups: 2 (2013, 2014)

2016 Season:
5th place

It was a disappointing 2016 for Bayswater City, the club missing out on the finals for the first time under the tuition of Chris Coyne. They have hit the track hard in pre-season and a good Night Series campaign bodes well for the new season. They have a talented squad with Todd Howarth, Trent Kay, David Heagney and Devon Spence all vital. Declan Hargreaves has returned to the club to add bite to the middle of the park, likewise Borbor Sam who pace and guile will cause defences problems down the flanks. They are the favourites for the title, and will be doing all they can to put last season out of their thoughts.

Top Goalscorer: Jason Mirco 8

In: Borbor Sam, Declan Hargreaves, Michal Cohen, Anthony Skorich

Out: Nathan Costello (Armadale), Fraser Greenwood (ECU), Lawrence Sharuma

Player to Watch: Luka Ninkovic – The young striker has looked good in the Night Series and has led the line well. He holds up the ball well and brings players into the game and will be a huge part of the clubs title push in 2017.

Influential Player – Borbor Sam – The former Perth Glory Youth winger has been on fire in the Night Series. He has pace to burn and good feet and he will pop up with a few goals this season from the flanks, and he will cause all defences problems.


State Championships: 3 (1979, 1982, 1986)
Cup Winners: 3 (1983, 1984, 1985)

2016 Season:
9th Place

It was a season of what could have been at Cockburn in 2016. The Cockerels reached the Cool Ridge Cup Final, and took part in the FFA Cup, before losing both games to Floreat Athena and Melbourne Knights respectively. Scott Miller will go into the new season with a same squad, with little change in 2017. They have lost Spanish striker Andres Angel, and will be relying on senior players Cameron Edwards, Harry O’Brien, Reuben Tristao and skipper Euen Grant

Top Goalscorer – Harry O’Brien 10

In: Calvin Whitney, Gian Albano (Perth Glory), Riley van Dieken

Out: Andres Angel,

Young Player to Watch: Riley van Dieken – The teenage attacking midfielder was top goalscorer in the 18’s last season, and he has been a standout in pre-season with the first team.

Influential Player: Cameron Edwards – The Former Perth Glory midfielder has been outstanding for the Cockerels. He reads the game well and can push forward and hit the back of the net – He will need to be at his best if they are to improve in 2017.


State Championships: 1 (1999)
Cup Winners: 2 (1998, 2002)

2016 Season:
3rd place

A good second half of the season for ECU Joondalup, saw them go undefeated, but they lost out on penalties in the PS4NPLWA Top Four Final Semi-Final, but they will take the momentum into this season. Gordon Smith led the goal scoring for the club, while a strong defence, including five straight clean sheets was a major contributing factor on their good run. Their Night series came to an end in the Quarter finals, and they have lost a couple of important players in Lewis Italiano and Ryan Lowry, but Coach Dale McCulloch has recruited well, bringing in Nathan Diaz, Danny Milne, Ross Millard, Jack Jones and Fraser Greenwood to fill the void. The Jacks have high expectations and will be in the mix for a top four finish.

Top Goalscorer – Gordon Smith 19

In: Fraser Greenwood (Bayswater), Nathan Diaz (Perth SC), Danny Milne (Ashfield), Ross Millard, Sam Pollard, Ben Johns, Ethan Kerridge (all Perth Glory), Declan Hughes, Jack Jones (Bayswater), Logan McIsaac (Melville)

Out: Bayley Montgomery-Brown, Ollie Annis (Perth Glory), Henry Durr (North Geelong Vic), Paddy Doyle, Lewis Italaino, Ryan Lowry (Wellington Phoenix)

Young Player to Watch: Sam Pollard – The teenager has made big strides last season at Perth Glory Youth 20’s and will be pushing for a spot in the first team squad this season. – He’s got an eye for goal and a good engine and will give the club options during the season.

Influential Player: Gordon Smith – The Scottish striker was top scorer for the club and joint top scorer in the competition, but injured his knee last season. He makes great runs and holds the ball up well to bring other players into the game - He will be vital as the Jacks look for their first title since 1999.


State Championships: 4 (1977, 1988, 1997, 2007)
State Cups: 5 (1987, 1988, 1989, 1997, 2009)

2016 Season:
4th Place

Last season was a successful one for Floreat Athena, but a first round defeat in the Top four play-offs was a disappointing end to 2016. They did however have a successful time in the cup competitions, winning the Cool Ridge Cup Final and pushing Melbourne City all the way in the FFA Cup, with Kris Gate’s goal almost causing a massive upset. Head Coach Glen Grostate has been busy in the transfer market bringing in Armadale duo Alex Castiello and Jesse Fuller, and Perth Glory Youth’s Jackson Morgan. Floreat squad is full of talent, with Ludovic Boi, Jon Stynes, Dean Evans and Lewis McMahon, to name a few who will all play important roles in 2017, and they will there or there about come season end.

Top Goalscorer – Jon Stynes 13

Note – Transfer information not sent by club - In’s: Jesse Fuller, Alex Castiello (Armadale), Jackson Morgan (Perth Glory),

Out’s: Nathan Scully, Danny Hepworth, Kye Douglas (Balcatta)

Young Player to Watch: Jackson Morgan – The young defender impressed at Perth Glory last season, and has pace and a good engine. He will be a good addition to the Floreat squad

Influential Player: Jon Stynes – Top goalscorer last season the winger will be up for another big season. His pace and eye for goal will be vital if Floreat are to push for the title.


State Championships: 1 (1996)
State Cups: 2 (1977, 1999)

2016 Season:

After defeat in the PS4NPLWA, West Australian Top Four Grand Final last season, Inglewood United coach Taki Nicolaidis has not wasted anytime improving his already talented squad. He’s brought in a number of new faces including former Glory Youth keeper Riley Stephenson and Bayswater City striker Alex Salmon. They fell at the first hurdle in the Night Series, but their squad is bristling with talent, with David Cyrus, Mark Pritchard, Brian Woodall, Adam Tong and Ashley Rosindale leading the way. They will be hoping to go the one step further in 2017, and they will be there or there about at season’s end.

Top Goalscorer – Brian Woodall 12

In: Riley Stephenson (Perth Glory), Alex Salmon (Bayswater City), Luke Randazzo (return from injury), Victor Brauner

Out: Scott Witschge (Sorrento)

Young Player to Watch: Alex Livings – The talented defender has been impressive during the pre-season. He’s got pace, endurance and reads the game well – He will give the coach options in 2017.

Influential Player: Mark Pritchard - The Welsh midfielder bagged five goals last season is deadly from set-pieces – He reads the game well and can play a telling pass into the final third and also gets his fair share of goals.


State Championships: None
State Cups: None

2016 Season:
1st Place - Division One (Promoted)

It’s been a meteoric rise for the Joondalup United, and only 17-years in existence they find themselves in the top level of WA football. They topped the First Division last season, but almost missed out on promotion, but after expansion they deservedly take their place in the NPL. Nick Jennings has added some quality to the squad, bringing In Matt Sparrow, Rowdy Yates and Alex Wild, while skipper Arron Maplestone, James Bosdet, Lee Jones and Ross Edwards will be vital, but if they can stay injury free and get off to a good start they will cause some damage.

Top Goalscorer: Lee Jones - 21

In: Matt Sparrow (Sorrento), Rowdy Yates (Subiaco), Ritchie Howles (Carramar), Mike Kenny (JUFC Amateurs), Alex Wild (Bayswater)

Out: James Harmer (Rockingham City), Marc Beattie (Quinns), Jacob Shore (Sorrento)

Young Player to Watch - Alex Wild – A member of the 2014 invincible side has returned to the club after two seasons at Bayswater. The 20-year-old looks sharp and is a route to goal for the newly promoted side, and will cause problems to defences this season.

Influential Player – James Bosdet – The keeper was outstanding last season and had a number of NPL clubs chasing his services – Good in the air and on the ground he is a massive presence for United as they look to consolidate their NPL status.


State Championships: None
State Cups: None

2016 Season:
2nd Place - Division One (Promoted)

With the expansion of the NPL Mandurah City have been given the nod, and the club have hit the ground running. Doug Hesketh, Mick Lyons and Steve Robinson have them playing good football and a spot in the QBE Night Series Final showed everyone they will be competitive in 2017. A talented squad with includes the likes of Andy Brown, Jeff Bright, Ollie McGee, all who have played at NPL level, while youngsters Joe O’Brien, Josh Warren, Slade Rule and Mitchell Firth give the squad a good mix. A good start is vital for the Dolphins, and if they do they have the talent to stay in the NPL.

Top Goalscorer: Jordan Rhodes 29

In: Sean Troup (Perth Glory), Trent Wood, Jimmy Duncan (Forrestfield), Slade Rule (Balcatta), Ryan Francis (Bunbury), Mitch Firth (Cockburn), Cyril Sharrock (Rockingham)

Out: Jordan Rhodes (Coaching the 18’s), Tom Straker (work commitments), John Brooke (Sunshine George Vic), Stuan Herd (Partick Thistle Scotland)

Young Player to Watch: Sean Troup – He has joined the club from Perth Glory Youth and the talented midfielder has had a good night series. He’s good on the ball and has an eye for goal – He will be a strong player for the Dolphins this season.

Influential Player – Matt Stares – The midfielder has a great engine and he scores his fair share of goals – He’s good on the ball and has a great work ethic – He will be vital if the Dolphins are to stay in the NPL.


State Championships: 21 (1960, 1962, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016)
State Cups: 11 (1960, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1981, 1990, 1993, 2001, 2005)

2016 Season:

The reigning NPL Champions are set for another season of success. Under the tutelage of Ramon Falzon the Dorrien Gardens club will there or there about in 2017. An early exit from the Night Series wasn’t the start they were looking for, but led by skipper Clark Keltie, and the likes of Adrian Madaschi, joint top scorer in the league Gustavo Catarcione and goalkeeper of the year Francis Soale, Perth will be in for another big season. New signing Cameron Teece and Niccolo Sabatini will give them more going forward, and with youngsters Frank Furfaro, Jordan De Leo, and Matthew Milenkovic to name a few, all contributing they will go close again in 2017.

Top Goalscorer: Gustavo Catarcione 20

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In: Cameron Teece Kieron Colwell (Balcatta), Niccolo Sabatini (Sorrento)

Out: N/A

Young Player to Watch: Cameron Teece - The former Perth Glory striker was good for Balcatta last season and his

Influential Player: Clark Keltie – The Skipper has been outstanding for the club since joining. His distribution is second to none and his energy rubs off on the rest of the team – A vital cog if they are to regain the tilte


State Championships: None
State Cups: None

2016 Season:
10th Place

It’s was a better season for the Glory youngsters in 2016, but they need to start turning good performances into three points. Coach John Gibson has a completely new squad this season, with a number of the under 20’s pushing up to the first team while Bayley Brown-Montgomery, Ollie Annis has joined from ECU Joondalup, and Michael Domfeh from Armadale. Skipper Jordan Thurtell will be vital for the young side along with Luca Bodnar and Jack Leech. The loss of some of their experienced players will hurt the side, but they will be super fit and again very competitive, but will struggle to reach the end of season finals.

Top Goalscorer – Nikola Talimdzioski 8

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In: Gomo Dukoly (Balcatta, Bayley Brown-Montgomery, Ollie Annis (ECU Joondalup), Michael Domfeh (Armadale)

Out: N/A

Young Player to Watch: Luca Bodnar – The midfielder was outstanding for the 20’s last season and impressed in the Glory’s tour of Japan early this year – Reads the game well and has a good engine.

Influential Player: Bayley Brown-Montgomery – The striker has signed from ECU Joondalup after a good season last term. After trails in the UK with Aston Villa and WBA he will be vital in front of goal if the Glory youngsters are to improve.


State Championships: 4 (2001, 2006, 2008, 2012)
State Cups: 3 (2011, 2012, 2015)

2016 Season:
6th Place

The Gulls missed out on a spot in the Top Four finals in the final game of the season and Jamie Harnwell’s side will be looking to change that in 2017. Under the guidance of the Harnwell and Steve Neville, Sorrento have been there or there about in the NPL and the Percy Doyle Reserve club will be hoping to go the one step further in 2017. A good Night Series has them on the right track, and the form of Scott Bulloch and Reece Vittiglia will be vital in the season ahead. They struggled in front of goals last season and only scored 30 goals, which was the fourth worst in the league, but they will be looking to Sean Canham, Vittiglia and new signing Scott Witschge to change that.

Top Goalscorer: Sean Canham 9

In: Scott Witschge (Inglewood), Jack Salter (Hamilton Wanderers NZ), Brodie Martin (Stirling), Jackson Dongray (Subiaco), Spiro Dimitriou (Floreat), Jacob Shore (Joondalup United)

Out: Matt Sparrow (Joondalup United, Jordan Dodd, Todd Harnwell

Young Player to Watch: Tim Hill – After joining the Gulls from Stirling last season the midfielder looked good in the middle of the park. Good on the ball and can play the killer pass into the final third he will one to watch in 2017

Influential Player: Recce Vittiglia – The striker struggled with injury last season after joining from Perth SC – He has a great eye for goal and is deadly from set pieces – A big season is a must if the Gulls are to fly into the top four.


State Championships: 6 (1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1994, 1995)
State Cups: 6 (1980, 1992, 1996, 2006, 2007, 2010)

2016 Season:
7th Place

The Lions opened brightly in 2016, reaching the Night Series Final, and topping the table early in the season, but a second half fade out cost them a spot in the Finals. Coach Rob Milevski has brought in some fresh faces to complement the squad, with Perth Glory trio Alex Tanevski, Nikola Talimdzioski and Dejan Spaseski to name a few. Although the season fell away David Micevski’s form was outstanding and the midfielder won the Football West Gold Medal, and with keeper John Perkins, Daniel Micevski, and Miki Vujacic they will again be a team pushing for the top four, but they will need to keep their experienced players fit.

Top Goalscorer: David Micevski 17

In: Will Pender Alex Tanevski, Dejan Spaseski, Nikola Talimdzioski (Perth Glory), Hasani Sinclair (Forrestfield), Will Pender, Darren O’Riordan (Shamrock Rovers), Steve Sokol, Alex Suleski (Balcatta), Vladimir Naumovski (Balga)

Out: David Sesay, Brodie Martin (Sorrento), Teeboy Kamara (Gwelup Croatia), Connor Campbell (Floreat Athena)

Young Player to Watch - Lukas Delima - Made is league debut last season with some impressive performances. He is a talented young player with a great attitude and has worked hard during the preseason.

Influential Player – David Micevski – After a stellar 2016 which saw him win the Football West Gold Medal, the attacking midfielder will again need to produce another good season. He was top goalscorer at Macedonia Park last season and created numerous chances to the strikers, he will need to be at his best if they are to reach the top four finals.


State Championships: None
State Cups: None

2016 Season:
12th Place

It was a long season for Subiaco in 2016, and despite a mid-season revival they finished bottom of the table and relegated. That decision was overturned and they will be part of the expanded NPL in 2017. They have appointed Ian McMurray as player/coach to replace Mick Brazil, and the Scotsman has a massive job ahead of him. They have struggled to attract players, and will go into the season with much of the same squad from last season. Experienced keeper Ryan Montgomery and defender Ger Fitzgerald will both be important players in the young side, but it looks like it will be a long season, but the club hope under the tutelage of McMurray they can turn things around.

Top Goalscorer: Kevin White 6

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In: N/A

Out: Jackson Dongray (Sorrento)

Young Player to Watch: Carlin Feely – The youngster burst onto the scene last season and opened his account in the first team. Likes his brother Rory, he has an eye for goal and his pace will cause problems to all sides in 2017

Influential Player: Ger Fitzgerald – The defensive midfielder was a shining light at the club last season and he will have to have a repeat if they are to regain their NPL status.

footballwa.net Predictions

Peter Simcox Eamon Duffy   Jacob Aufdemkampe Richard Kreider
NPL-WA table NPL-WA table   NPL-WA table NPL-WA table
Bayswater City Bayswater City 1 Bayswater City Perth
ECU Joondalup Inglewood United 2 Perth Bayswater City
Perth ECU Joondalup 3 ECU Joondalup ECU Joondalup
Inglewood United Floreat Athena 4 Floreat Athena Inglewood United
Floreat Athena Perth 5 Inglewood United Stirling Lions
Sorrento Sorrento 6 Sorrento Sorrento
Stirling Lions Mandurah City 7 Stirling Lions Floreat Athena
Cockburn City Stirling Lions 8 Cockburn City Cockburn City
Perth Glory Joondalup United 9 Joondalup United Mandurah City
Joondalup United Armdale 10 Armadale Balcatta
Armadale Cockburn City 11 Balcatta Perth Glory
Mandurah City Balcatta 12 Mandurah City Armadale
Balcatta Perth Glory 13 Perth Glory Joondalup United
Subiaco AFC Subiaco AFC 14 Subiaco AFC Subiaco AFC
State Cup Winners State Cup Winners   State Cup Winners State Cup Winners
ECU Joondalup ECU Joondalup   Floreat Athena Bayswater City
Cup Runners-Up Cup Runners-Up   Cup Runners-Up Cup Runners-Up
Bayswater City Bayswater City   Sorrento Inglewood United
Top Four Cup Winners Top Four Cup Winners   Top Four Cup Winners Top Four Cup Winners
Bayswater City Bayswater City   ECU Joondalup Bayswater City
Gold Medal Winner Gold Medal Winner   Gold Medal Winner Gold Medal Winner
Kevin Moon (ECU Joondalup) Borbor Sam (Bayswater City)   Ludovic Boi (Floreat Athena) Dean Evans (Floreat Athena)

State League Division One


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There is a new coach at Caning City in 2017, with Paul McCue taking over from Paul Oliver, with Pete Lord as his assistant. They both have a huge football background, and will give stability to the club. They started 2016 well but fell away, but a good end to the season pushed them up to sixth. They have lost a few experienced players, but have brought in some quality and will look for an improvement in 2017.

Coach: Paul McCue

Captain: Callum Roberts

Top Goalscorer: Callum Roberts

In: Darren Gamble, Matt Allen, Josh Anstis, Tom Chudy, James Oliver

Out: Simon Correia, Stephen Murgia, Dane Navarro, Mark Trevisiol, Simon Eltonbott

Young Player to Watch - Ollie Parry (17 years old), a great lad an amazing young talent. Ollie can play in any position, is an extremely hardworking and intelligent player who is always stretching himself to become better. A very brave player in regards to moving the ball forward but also loves to put in a tackle or two when required.

Influential Player – Callum Roberts, as the captain he's a top leader for the lads and someone that they all look up too. Professional and hardworking, always demanding the best for himself and the team. Callum is one of them rare talents with the ball, extremely agile and can score goals from nothing.

First Team Squad 2017 - Darren Gamble, Matt Allen, Josh Anstis, Tom Chudy, Callum Roberts, Abel Woldemichael, Ante Jukic, Charlie Parry, Ollie Parry, Ethan Levitt, James Oliver, Joseph Correia, Joshua Wade, Laurence Cheyne, Luke Stonebridge, Nathan Hubbard, Peter Cartwright Rayhan Siregar, Suyash Vasist, Vish Kannu


Dianella needed a play-off to keep their spot in the division, but the appointment of Robbie Dunn has given the club a lift, and he has added some experience to the young side and a good Night Series bodes well. Striker Angel Andres will be vital, but they will be a much improved side in 2017.

Coaches: Robbie Dunn, Steve Huxtable, Vesko Zmukic

Captain: Bojan Radinovic

In: Emmanuel Kankpeyeng, Angel Andres (Cockburn), Matthew Battigelli (return from long term injury), Nas Farsalas (Balga), Vlad Naumovski (Stirling)

Out: Yousri Gharsallah (Morley), Joshua Tumoe (Armadale)

Young Player to Watch - Francis Wanjiru has signed from East Vic Park Social and is an exciting young winger who is working extremely hard on his game and could be a great signing for the club.

Influential Player - Angel Andres is critical to their success this year with his amazing goal scoring ability but they are building an all-round squad who are starting to gel really well together.

First Team Squad 2017 - Matthew Battigelli, Sotiris Theodosiades, Agid Gardoud, Yann Castrec, Emmanuel Kankpeyeng, Musonda Mwanza, Ermaist Haile, Angel Andres, Francis Wanjiru, Milos Bajic, Marko Rnjak, Bojan Radinovic, Ibrahim Hamad, Philip Angelo, Josam Muwowo, Camilo Cardenas, Ognjen Radonjic, Hamad Hamad, Jason Stepanovski, Vladimir Naumovski, Nas Farsalas


After promotion from the Second Division, Steve Plucknett’s side will be very competitive in 2017. They only lost once last season, and after a good night series they will be relishing the opportunity in their first season in the division. The Coach has added some quality to the squad and if they can gel a top five spot is on the cards.

Coaches: Steve Plucknett, Bob Foley, Daniel Glennon

Captain: Sean Browne

Top Goalscorer: Alec Robinson.

In: Tom Allen, Gosnells, Ollie Rigler (Balga), Ross Dimond (Ashfield), Chris Holland (Kwinana United), Ryan de Genaro (Cockburn City), Will Pender (Stirling Lions)

Out: Gareth Hamilton, Quinns. Justin Scarvaci,

Young Player to Watch - Ryan de Genaro, he's shown in the night series that playing senior football won't faze him, with experienced heads to guide him he will have no better opportunity to claim a place in midfield and to develop further.

Influential Player - Sean Browne will again be pivotal in our quest to try and compete at the higher level, also if the younger players can watch and learn from his attitude & efforts in training and game day they will be better off for it.

First Team Squad 2017: Tom Allen, Ollie Rigler, Josh Gardner, Ross Dimond, Stephen O'Leary, Ben West,Tom Speziali, Rory Kiely, Sean Browne, Chris Holland, Anthony Lomma, Rhys Plucknett, Ryan de Genaro, Danny Clapham, Ben Reynolds, Alec Robinson,Lawrence Lewis, Liam Fariss, Revie Bukuru, Will Pender


After a good night series campaign and a third placed finish last season Forrestfield United will be amongst the contenders for the title this season. Coach Rod Banjac has assembled a talented squad, with many coming through their junior ranks. They finished just behind the top two who were promoted to the NPL, and with the additions of a couple good signing’s they will be challenging for the title this season.

Coach: Rod Banjac

Captain: Liam Merigan

Top Goalscorer: Hasani Sinclair

In: Trevor Laure (Armadale, Hasan El Yassiri (Balcatta), Leslie Mari (Bayswater), Slobodan Vulin (Inglewood)

Out: Jamie Duncan (Mandurah), Milan Vulin (Work Commitments)

Young Player to Watch - Mark Barnett. At 20 years he is one of the best defenders in the state and he is getting better with every game. He is excellent in the air, always dangerous at set pieces, loves pushing forward at every opportunity, and no doubt will contribute again with a few goals.

Influential Player – Liam Merigan, Rhys Loxley and Luke Martino provide the leadership on, and off the park, ensuring that the young squad is focused and disciplined. Loxley in particular has developed into a mature well balanced player with a lot of ability and we look forward to seeing the best out of him this season.

First Team Squad 2017 – GK Luke Martino, GK Benjamin Parry, Willbert Tshabangu, Kaan Karacan, Mark Barnett, Dylan Eastough, Trent Blewett, Nathan Watkins, Leslie Mari, Scott Barker, Mitchel Crocker, Liam Merigan, Joshua Kotio, Rhys Loxley, Sedad Yagli, Dayday Poe, Hasan El Yassiri, Benjamin Rogers, Hasani Sinclair, Joshua Appleby, Mathew Harold, Jordan Hart, Trevor Laure


There is a new coach at Walter Padbury Reserve with Alan Dunlop taking over the reins as they look to improve on last season’s disappointing finish, where they finished 10th. Dean Aplegren will be vital for the young side, but the inclusion of former Armadale midfielder Darren Francis will give them a huge boost, but they will need a good start to push for a top five spot.

Coach: Alan Dunlop

Captain: Dean Aplegren

Top Goalscorer: N/A

In: Darren Francis, Salvi Chavez, Elliot Ireland, Josh Metzger, Jordan Parfitt

Out: Trent Blewett, Tyron Pottier, Adam Blewett, Jason Pottier, Sean Taylor

Young Player to Watch - Elliott Ireland 2015 under 18 player of the year, he is going to be a regular in midfield, has huge potential.

Influential Player – Dean Aplegren, he is a leader, great professional, but is a class player and vital to their success. Also Scott Pereira, came through the ranks at Gosnells, box to box midfielder great in the air, great going forward and strong in a tackle a top class professional.

First Team Squad 2017: N/A


Joondalup City missed out on Automatic promotion after losing in the play-off last season, but with the promotion of two clubs to the NPL they have taken their place in the First Division for the first time in their history. New Coach Gary Kalaher has a big job on his hands with a number of players leaving the club, but he has a squad of young talented players to work with. Safe to say 2017 in Division 1 will present significant challenges for the club both on and off the pitch.

Coach: Gary Kalaher

Captain: N/A

Top Goalscorer: Jamie Stewart

In: Devon Rindell, Floreat, Erick Lopez Hernandez, and Cameron Dalziell, ECU Joondalup, Marc Campbell, Quinns FC, Mark Tenney, Western Knights, Nathan Hibbert and Dan Nugent Shamrock Rovers, Ben Towers Kingsway, Jake Cherrie Bayswater.

Out: Jamie Stewart, Jody Thomson, Harry Clisby To Ashfield, Liam McGuirk to Quinns, Danny Allen, Mark Thornton, Bobby Melia retired from Saturday Football, Danny Beattie long term injury, Liam Peacock, Tommy Bramley going overseas.

Young Player to Watch - JCFC are a very young squad with some players with excellent potential, and the Coach doesn’t want to single any of them out publicly.

Influential Player – JCFC will look to Joe McQuade to be a key leader for them this season, as they look to consolidate.

First Team Squad 2017: N/A


In their first season back in the division Rockingham City finished a creditable seventh place, and Coach Rob Crerar has added to his squad as they look to improve. The signing of former Armadale striker Ravi Kuppusamy and Jason Pottier are big inclusions, while Alfie Brincat will take over between the sticks from the departed Cyril Sharrock.

Coaches: Rob Crerar, Billy Russell, Alex Smith

Captain: Sean Brady

Top Goalscorer: Ryan Kennedy

In: Ravi Kuppusamy, Jason Pottier, Alfie Brincat, Liam Hurst, Marco Dos Santos, James Harmer

Out: Cyril Sharrock

Young Player to Watch - Brian Gwataringa, talented youngster who showed flashes of brilliance last year, if he is on song he is a match winner, while Ben Harty is pushing to be a regular in their first team, classy central midfielder.

Influential Player – They are hoping both Jason Pottier and James Harmer can take the club to the next level, fantastic players who can create chances for team mates and find the net themselves.

First Team Squad 2017: Alfie Brincat, Sean Brady, Matt Brook, Lydon Hodgkiss, Ryan Kennedy, Max Snelson, Christian Hogge, James Harmer, Gersholm Rowland, Marco Do Santos, Jason Pottier, Blake Sokolowski, Reece Frank, Ravi Kuppusamy, Monty Grigo, Brian Gwataringa, Daniel Macklin, David Clark, Abraham Taona


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UWA finished eighth in 2016, and Coach Michael Janssen will be looking for an improvement this season. Alexander Kretowicz was outstanding in front of goal last season, and the club will be looking for more of the same in 2017. They have brought in some good players to improve the squad and if they can click a top five spot is in their sights.

Coach: Michael Janssen

Captain: Joshua Marocchi

Top Goalscorer: Alexander Kretowicz

In: Carlos Bervenotti (GK), Joel Martin, Paddy Morrison, Jie Kong, Max Welton, Tim Robertson, Mwila Chalwe,

Out: Tristan Taylor (Armadale) Matt Devereux (Wembley)

Young Player to Watch - Their squad is basically filled with young players between 19 and 23. Each player will be as strong as the team performance allows him to be. Max Welton, Modecai Appiah, Lloyd Prout and Brandon Naude are ready to make the next step.

Influential Player – Captain Joshua Marrocchi is very important for the team when he leads us into the games. His experience and class is definitely vital for us. But have a group of players who are able to step up and lift us to the next level.

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Last season’s fourth place finish was probably a disappointing finish for the Nash Field side. Paul Lloyd and Adriano Jelenkevic are the avenue to goal but new signing Jamie Burns Graham Tough and Brian Patterson will give their squad a huge boost – They could be there or there about come season end if they get a good start.

Coach: Trim Morgan

Club Captain: Paul Lloyd

Top Goalscorer: Adriano Jelenkevic

In: Graham Tough, Ryan Haslett, Jamie Burns, Brian Patterson, David Murphy

Out: Kevin Ashwood

Young Player to Watch - Tommy Southgate - Runner up player of the year last season, ball playing centre back or full back, calm, composed, reads the game well and plays out brilliantly from the back.

Influential Player – Paul Lloyd – The skipper and winger will be vital for the Knights, his leadership and guile will have a huge effect on the young side.

First Team Squad 2017: N/A

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State League Division One table State League Division One table   State League Division One table State League Division One table
Forrestfield Unitedy Forrestfield United 1 South West Phoenix Forrestfield United
South West Phoenix Dianella White Eagles 2 Forrestfield United South West Phoenix
Dianella White Eagles Ashfield 3 Dianella White Eagles Western Knights
Western Knights Rockingham City 4 Western Knights Ashfield
Rockingham City South West Phoenix 5 Rockingham City Fremantle City
Ashfield Western Knights 6 UWA-Nedlands FC Joondalup Cityy
UWA-Nedlands FC Fremantle City 7 Fremantle City Rockingham City
Fremantle City Gosnells City 8 Ashfield Canning City
Canning City Canning City 9 Canning City Gosnells City
Gosnells City Joondalup City 10 Joondalup City Dianella White Eagles
Joondalup City UWA-Nedlands FC 11 Gosnells City UWA-Nedlands FC

State League Division Two


Balga finished third in 2016, missing out on a play-of spot by only two points, and Coach Ljupco Taneski will be looking to go one step further in 2017. They have lost some experienced players, but they have brought in some good replacement. They will be there or there about if they can click.

Coach: Ljupco Taneski

Captain: Kyall Osborne

Top Goalscorer: Vladimir Naumovski:

In: Dario Cristofalo, Milos Dubroja, Liam Hunt, Daniel Moss, Blaz Radovanovic

Out: Juma Awaka, Hermon Habtegergish, Vladimir Naumovski, Justin Caratozzolo, Ognjen Radonic

Young Player to Watch - Hubert Hakizimana – His pace and guile up front

Influential Player - Kyall Osborne – He is vital in the middle of the park, his runs from midfield will be important and his leadership vital as Balga look to improve in 2017.

First Team Squad 2017: N/A


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It’s the first season in the State League for Gwelup Croatia and new Coach Aleks Vrteski has a talent squad at his disposal. They won the Sunday Amateur league Premier League by 11 points, with skipper Sebastian Munoz outstanding. They have added some NPL quality to their squad for 2017 and will be the team to beat.

Coach: Aleks Vrteski

Captain: Sebastian Munoz

Top Goalscorer from last season: Benjamin Kouakou

In: Jordan Howell (Inglewood United), James Sammut (Balcatta), Teeboy Kamara (Stirling Lions), Bozo Ramic (Fremantle Croatia), Cameron Yorke (Floreat Athena), Noah Shamaki (North Perth United), Abdul Sesay (Stirling Lions), David Sesay (Stirling Lions).

Out: Benjamin Kouakou (Kingsborough Lions - Tasmania NPL), Kurt Kouakou (Balcatta), Chris Wylie (North Perth United), John Cafferkey, Luka Jukic, Patrick Sweeney (all work commitments), Joseph Jones (returned home to Wales).

Young Player to Watch - Lucas Munoz - one of the Under 18s biggest improvers and showed he can match it with the big boys after a last-minute equaliser in a 2-2 friendly draw with Inglewood United during the pre-season. Could be used late in the season off the substitute's bench.

Influential Player - James Sammut - a great pickup with NPL experience that will be pivotal for Gwelup throughout the season. Solid as a rock is central midfield.

First Team Squad 2017: GK Thomas DIXON, GK Jordan HOWELL, Steve PURTON, David MARTINS, Zoran VRTESKI, Romano FRANULIC, Ian O'SULLIVAN, James SAMMUT, Jake VERINI, Dejan ANDRIC, Gavin KNIGHT, Isaac KOOMSON, Anthony MIHALJ, Teeboy KAMARA, Sebastian MUNOZ, Bozo RAMIC, Jordan COSTANZO, Cameron YORKE, Noah SHAMAKI, Kris SPASESKI, Abdul SESAY, Nicolas TATASCIORE, David SESAY

KELMSCOTT ROOS Kelmscott have been very busy and have brought in a number of new players to the squad and have a lot more depth than they had last year. Coach Chris Bates said, “We are working hard to continue the set plan started from last year,” he said. “As for this year we have built on our squad from last season and haven't lost any players, so this gives us a lot more depth and the lads are doing well. The club as a whole has had some major changes since the end of last season and we are looking to have a great season.”

Coach: Chris Bates

Captain: Jason Godfrey

Top Goalscorer: N/A

Players brought in: Asa Sippits, Darren Kingston, Jordan Ellis, Vaughan Audrain, Juan Cabrera

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Out: N/A

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Melville City pushed up the table late to finish fifth last season, and Coach Gavin Brown knows there is still room for improvement. The signing of David McNally is a huge, the former Inglewood defender will really boost their back line. Simon El-Charmi and Christian Long will be important for the side, while skipper Scott Campbell and Mark Lucas will be vital – If they start well a top five spot is in their sights.

Coach: Gavin Brown

Captain: Scott Campbell

Top Goalscorer: Christian Long

In: Tré Gaffney, Miguel Coelho, Dave McNally, Amel Dzaferovic, Niko Cvijanovic, Sam Khankalilli.

Out: Logan McIsaac, George Festa, Rion Robertson

Young Player to Watch - Tommy Mills. Has always had great ability, starting to mature and believe in himself, he will be set for a big season.

Influential Player - Mark Lucas – He is a great leader at the club, and is very influential and will be vital for their young side.

First Team Squad 2017: Daniel Agudelo, Daniel Kader, Tré Gaffney, Miguel Coelho, Denaudo Murray, Dave McNally, Adam Mangion, Cam McLaren, Aldaine van Dyk, Amel Dzaferovic Ally Campbell, Scott Campbell, Sherwin Tucker, Mark Lucas, Christian Long, Brodie Harrison Niko Cvijanovic, Simon El Chami, Sam Khankalilli, Charlie Bush, Tommy Mills, Eric Cutri


Windmills are basically a new squad from last season with some 13 signings and they have added some young talent. Coach John Castrilli said its exciting time ahead for the club as they look to rebound from a few disappointing seasons. They will be the big improvers in 2017, but do they have a squad for promotion, only time will tell.

Coach: John Castrilli

Captain: TBA

Top Goalscorer: Yves Mwilla

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Out: N/A

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Quinns FC made a late charge up the table last season to finish fourth, and coach Danny Hill will be anticipating that their form continues, and he will look to the experience of former Sorrento defender Danny Cain and veteran striker Garin Collins to bring his young squad together and they will cause problems in 2017to guide his side.

Coach: Dave Hall

Captain: Danny Cain

Top Goalscorer: N/A

In: Corie McGuighan (ECU), Liam McGurk (Joondalup City), Ali Elhassen (Kingsway), Chris Tate (Joondalup United), Gareth Hamilton (Fremantle) Garin Collins, Jack Cairns, Lee Thompson, Damian Simic

Out: Paul Daily retired, Glen Moore retired, Jake Benson Cooper (Interstate)

Young Player to Watch - Brent Quick – A player the club believe will have a big impact in 2017.

Influential Player - Garin Collins – The striker, come midfielder, come defender, has joined the club and his experience along with skipper Danny Cain will be important.

First Team Squad 2017 – N/A


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Swan United has been on the decline since dropped from the Premier League in 2012, but Matt Debarro believes he has a side that can start their return in 2017, and striker John Monterosso and midfielder Arron Colli will be vital for the Swans. Chris Marshall pins a tight defence while Justin Scavaci is a good signing between the sticks.

Coach: Matt Debarro

Captain: Chris Marshall

Top goalscorer: John Monterosso

In: Justin Scavaci, Steven Shore, Spiro Nenadicc, David Whillians, Aaron Colli, Luke Colli, James Shamim

Out: Simon Williams, Lyon Varney, Mark Macallister, Gabriel Mathoop

Young Player to Watch - Zane Loh – very quick and decisive young player, has a lot of potential and is very hard working, looks like an experienced player already at age 19.

Influential Players - John Monterosso, Aaron Colli, David Whilians – these 3 players will be very influential, there experience and quality will help guide the team to success. Aaron and Dave strengthen their midfield, with their physical presence and strong positional sense. John will be vital in leading from the front with his work rate off the ball and ability to not only score but create goals and opportunities for others.

First Team Squad 2017: Justin Scavaci, Connor Anderson, Steven Shore, Domenic Ando, Spiro Nenadicc, Chris Marshall, Luke Woodard, Zane Loh, David Paone, Michael Black, David Whillians, Aaron Colli, Jordon Rossetto, Luke Colli, Marco Trimboli, James Shamim, John Monterosso, Thomas Black


Wanneroo dropped from 4th in 2015 to 11th last season, but the appointment of Tim Kantor half way through last season saw an improvement in results and a good night series has given them confidence going forward. The signing of Stuart Montgomery is great for the club and his goal scoring will help them move up the table.

Coach: Tim Kantor

Captains: Stuart Siddall and Nathan Grostate

Top Goalscorer: Scott Johnston

In: Matt Franken, Endalk Achamyeleh, Jack Hailstones, Liam Mooney, Brett Cutting Miteku Ayene, Stuart Montgomery, Joey Smith, Kye Douglas

Out: David Whillians, Dan Hogate

Young Player to Watch - Miteku Ayene - Talented attacking midfielder whose skills are a treat to watch, and will be set for a big season.

Influential Player -Stuart Montgomery – The veteran striker is a huge plus for the club and his experience will be vital for the young side.

First Team Squad 2017: N/A

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State League Division Two table State League Division Two table   State League Division Two table State League Division Two table
Gwelup Croatia Gwelup Croatia 1 Gwelup Croatia Balga
Balga Balga 2 Balga Gwelup Croatia
Swan United Kingsway Olympic 3 Kingsway Olympic Kingsway Olympic
Melville City Swan United 4 Morley-Windmills Kelmscott Roos
Wanneroo City Wanneroo City 5 Wanneroo City Swan United
Curtin University Morley-Windmills 6 Kelmscott Roos Morley-Windmills
Kelmscott Roos Melville City 7 Swan United Quinns FC
Kingsway Olympic Curtin University 8 Melville City Melville City
Morley-Windmills Shamrock Rovers Perth 9 Quinns FC Shamrock Rovers Perth
Quinns FC Kelmscott Roos 10 Curtin University Wanneroo City
Shamrock Rovers Perth Quinns FC 11 Shamrock Rovers Perth Curtin University
Promotion/Relgation Play-off Winners
(10th Div1, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Div 2)
Promotion/Relgation Play-off Winners
(10th Div1, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Div 2)
  Promotion/Relgation Play-off Winners
(10th Div1, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Div 2)
Promotion/Relgation Play-off Winners
(10th Div1, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Div 2)
Swan United Balga   Kingsway Olympic Kingsway Olympic

Amateur League Premier Division

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Amateur League Premier Division table Amateur League Premier Division table   Amateur League Premier Division table Amateur League Premier Division table
Wembley Downs Wembley Downs 1 North Perth United North Perth United
North Perth United North Perth United 2 Wembley Downs Wembley Downs
Kingsley Belmont Villa 3 Kingsley Kingsley
Kwinana United Ellenbrook United 4 Southern Spirit Hamersley Rovers
Southern Spirit Southern Spirit 5 Leeming Strikers Subiaco AFC Amateurs
BB United Kingsley 6 Ellenbrook United Leeming Strikers
Perth Royals BB United 7 Kwinana United Ellenbrook United
Belmont Villa Hamersley Rovers 8 Subiaco AFC Amateurs Southern Spirit
Ellenbrook United Kwinana United 9 Perth Royals Belmont Villa
Hamersley Rovers Leeming Strikers 10 Belmont Villa Kwinana United
Subiaco AFC Amateurs Perth Royals 11 BB United BB United
Leeming Strikers Subiaco AFC Amateurs 12 Hamersley Rovers Perth Royals
Amateur Cup Winners Amateur Cup Winners   Amateur Cup Winners Amateur Cup Winners
Kingsley North Perth United   Leeming Strikers North Perth
Cup Runners-Up Cup Runners-Up   Cup Runners-Up Cup Runners-Up
Wembley Downs Wembley Downs   Wembley Downs Kingsley

Amateur League First Division

Final Table Prediction

 1 Joondalup United Amateurs
 2 Jaguar FC
 3 Maccabi
 4 Whitford City
 5 UWA-Nedlands FC Amateurs
 6 Stirling Panthers
 7 Maddington White City
 8 Quinns FC Amateurs
 9 Port Kennedy
10 South Perth United
11 Queens Park

Amateur League Second Division

Final Table Prediction

 1 East Perth
 2 Carramar FC
 3 Forrestfield United Amateurs
 4 Brooklands FC
 5 Warnbro Strikers
 6 Caversham Athletic
 7 Gosnells City Amateurs
 8 Ballajura
 9 Cracovia White Eagles
10 Kalamunda United
11 North Beach
12 Floreat Athena Amateurs

Amateur League Third Division

Final Table Prediction

 1 Emerald FC
 2 Curtin University Amateurs 
 3 Canning City Amateurs
 4 Forrestfield United Amateurs "B"
 5 Peel United
 6 Stirling Lions Amateurs
 7 Noranda City
 8 La Fiamma
 9 Perth Hills
10 Lynwood United
11 Melville City Amateurs

Amateur League Fourth Division

Final Table Prediction

 1 Woodvale
 2 Mandurah City Amateurs
 3 Yanchep United
 4 Perth Royals "B"
 5 Kingsley "B"
 6 Kingsway Olympic Amateurs
 7 Fraser Park
 8 Westnam United
 9 Joondalup United Amateurs "B"
10 Swan Valley
11 Bassendean Caledonian
12 Fremantle City Amateurs
13 Curtin University Amateurs "B"
14 UWA-Nedlands FC Amateurs "B"
15 Subiaco AFC Amateurs "B"
16 Armadale Amateurs

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