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The North Beach Football Club is one of the powerhouse organisations within the highly regarded West Australian Amateur Football League and is planning a return to the top of the A-Grade tree.

In winning the WAAFL A-Grade Grand Final on September 11, 2010, the club won its seventh successive senior pennant, which was also the 10th time in a 12 year period that it secured the senior title – all under the direction of former Essendon star Bill Duckworth.

This season, the club has undergone change with 1994 West Coast Eagles premiership ruckman David Hynes assuming the senior coaching reins after Duckworth, perhaps the most influential figure in club history, stood down as senior coach.

Having finished third in each of the last two seasons, after stumbling in the preliminary, the club is determined to push ahead and leave a stronger impression on the finals series.

Hynes, who comes into the club after several years as senior assistant at WAFL club East Perth, has introduced a new system and approach which he hopes will take the club forward.

Established in 1964, North Beach took 25 years to won its first A-Grade title, but since then has flourished in a competition which continues to grow in stature as the premier amateur competition in the State.

Duckworth, the 1984 Norm Smith medallist has been central to the domination over the last 12 years, creating a winning culture but also finding the balance between success and an outstanding social environment.

To support the A-Grade title in 2010, the club also won its first A-Reserves premiership but thrives as a club providing players of all skills levels with the opportunity to play the greatest game in the world – Australian football.

The club boasts five senior teams and two colts teams and is based at Charles Riley Reserve, North Beach, just a couple of hundred metres off the spectacular coast of Perth’s northern suburbs.

North Beach welcomes all prospective players to a club that thrives on the challenges of playing to the highest possible standards, but creates great unity and camaraderie through a vibrant social scene that is enjoyed by all players and supporters.

The club can be contacted through President David Cassidy on 0402 848 958.

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Beach legend earns life membership

John Davies

John Davies

North Beach Football Club pioneer John Davies has been afforded the highest honour available to the game’s servants in Western Australia.
A driving force in the formative years of the club, Davies has been awarded life membership of the West Australian Football Commission after a life time of devotion to the game.
Aside from playing more than 200 games for the Beach, he served in a number of off-field roles – including president and secretary – before continuing his energy-charged commitment to the game through the WA Amateur Football League.
His time at North Beach, including a lengthy stint as the club’s WAAFL delegate, was merely the start of his distinguished service, with Davies going on to serve on the league board – 20 of those years as president, before standing down from that lofty position 12 months ago.
A life member at North Beach his football curriculum vitae makes for stunning reading.
It was fitting that on the day that Davies had the honour bestowed upon him another tireless contributor to the game in this State – Jock Beattie – was also recognised. Beattie has been to country football what Davies has been to amateur ranks.
They are the heartbeat of our great Australian game and living proof that lasting and precious contributions can be made without reaching dizzy heights as players.
Davies and Beattie did not have their names in lights, but they have enabled countless young men to fulfil their ambitions and dreams. They are genuine legends of the game.
The Davies files:
WA Amateur Football League
• Board Member 1977- 2016
• WAAFL President 1996 – 2016
• WAAFL Life Membership 1989
• Delegate to the Australian Amateur Football Council 1990 – 2016
• Member of Integrated Football Sub-committee 2013 – 2016
• Member of State Integrated Team touring party 2015
• Introduced the Hall of Champions concept in 2010
• Served on several committees, including: Hall of Champions, Heritage, Integrated Football and Community Football Advisory Council
• Served in various roles with the WAAFL state teams including selector, Assistant Team Manager and Manager
• Acting AAFC President for All Australian 23s South African Tour 2010
• AAFC member of Executive for All Australian 23s Ireland Tour 2005
• AFL Merit Certificate 2004, 2006
• WAAFL Volunteer Merit Award 2000
• Australian Sports Medal 2000
North Beach AFC
• Played over 200 games of amateur football
• Captain/Coach North Beach Reserves
• President North Beach 12 years
• Secretary North Beach 2 years
• Treasurer North Beach 3 years
• Property Manager North Beach 10 years
• Vice President North Beach in 1992
• Club delegate, committee member, life member
• City of Stirling Citizen of the Year 1995 (Sports section) and nominee for the WA Sport Star Awards
• Best Clubman 6 times
WA Football Commission
• Member Subiaco District Football Development Council 2004 – 2007
• Delegate WAFC Community Football Advisory Council 1993 – 2016
• WAFC Volunteers Award 1990
• Attend WAFC AGM, Commission elections and Football Forums

Senior coach David Hynes with joint winners Sam Lamont (centre) and Beau Witheridge

Senior coach David Hynes with joint winners Sam Lamont (centre) and Beau Witheridge

Team men tie for Brian

By Gary Stocks

Every Saturday as the North Beach O’Rourke Realty A-Grade team goes through the post mortem, the players pause and one by one they vote on the teammate who gave the best demonstration of the team benchmark.

Once the votes have been recorded, it is then a key on-stage award at the club’s weekly Saturday presentations.

It’s not a stretch to suggest that generally two blokes feature more regularly than the rest – inspirational skipper Beau Witheridge and energetic midfielder Sam Lamont. Their teammates simply love playing with them.

And that’s probably why the announcement last Saturday night that Witheridge and Lamont were joint winners of the Brian Kiely Medal for the A-Grade fairest and best award was universally acclaimed.

Witheridge, who so often steps up when the game is on the line and wills himself into the contest, and Lamont, the feisty little bloke who throws himself into the battle with no thought of self preservation, are the personification of great team men.

On Saturday night, even in an individual award, they did it as a team.

That was the crowning glory on a wonderful night when 250 people attended a gala function at the club’s Charles Riley headquarters.

Along with the highly-regarded best clubman award – presented to A-Reserves grand final player, club vice-president and Mr Fixit, Tim Langsford. In a year when he contributed in various capacities he was acknowledged as the person who did most to keep the club ticking along.

Another key presentation was made to out-going president David Cassidy, who was recognised for his nine years at the helm.

The full list of award winners follows:

O’Rourke Realty A-Grade
Brian Kiely Medal Fairest and Best Beau Witheridge
Brian Kiely Medal Fairest and Best Sam Lamont
Runner Up Fairest and Best Jamie Sajich
Player of the Finals Cody Enders
Leading Goal Scorer Nic Reid (39 goals)
Most Committed Luke Symonds
Emerging Talent Nathan Dwyer
Lifenet A-Reserves
Fairest and Best Dion Cownie
Runner Up Fairest and Best Jack O’Gorman
Player of the Finals Brennen Irvine
Leading Goal Scorer Nathan Adler (38)
Most Consistent Adam Duff
Most Improved Jordan Veitch
Hybrid Linings D1-Grade
Fairest and Best Alex Luck
Runner Up Fairest and Best Michael Collins
Player of the Finals Cameron Alco
Leading Goal Scorer Liam Ellis (34)
Most Consistent Ryan Hart
Best Utility Ben De Rosa
Coast to Coast Imports D1-Reserves
Fairest and Best Ryan Clapham
Runner Up Fairest and Best Dean Wilson
Player of the Finals Jacob Copley
Leading Goal Scorer Timothy Vander Kraats (32)
Best Team Man Owen Collins
Most Improved Mitch Evans
Express Bins D2-Grade
Fairest and Best James Hay-Hendry
Runner Up Fairest and Best Deon Jacobs
Most Consistent Brett Rice
Best Team Man Jacob Copley
Most Reliable Tony Mirabile
Fusion D2-Reserves
Fairest and Best Mark Ferreri
Runner Up Fairest and Best Mitchell Clarke
Leading Goal Scorer Paul Nathan (34)
Spirit of North Beach Chris Humphry
Most Consistent Brayden Farrell
Most Improved Peter Thompson
Plasterwise Phil Scott Colts
Fairest and Best Jack Dalton
Runner Up Fairest and Best Joe Deegan
Player of the Finals Callan Dunjey
Leading Goal Scorer Cam Howie (49)
Most Reliable Cameron Hoskins
Best Position Player Jordan Brooks
Red Hill Brett Jones Colts
Fairest and Best Matthew Seaton
Runner Up Fairest and Best Richard Nguyen
Player of the Finals Richard Nguyen
Leading Goal Scorer Josh Cameron (33)
Rising Star Tyler Beard
Most Improved Riley Hinkley