Ellenbrook clubs forge partnership

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 12:54 PM

The Ellenbrook Dockers Junior Football Club and Ellenbrook Eels Senior Football Club have come together to sign an important MOU that will create a clear pathway from Juniors through to Seniors and facilitate closer relationships between both organisations. 

Dockers President Ben Ridley said it was an important outcome for the local football community.

“There was some hard work undertaken during the off season to grow the game in Ellenbrook,” he said.

 “To have a pathway for our Ellenbrook kids to progress and continue on into the future, is a great outcome for our football community.”

Ellenbrook Eels President Davin Baxter said the MOU would assist in supporting youth participation outcomes in the region.

“We’re extremely pleased to have successfully signed off on this MOU,” he said.

“We’re committed to ensuring that a strong relationship is forged between our club and the Ellenbrook Dockers to support youth participation outcomes in the Ellenbrook region.” 

The Ellenbrook MOU consisted of a range of partnership strategies that focuses on shared facilities, coaching support and integration, combined training sessions, joint special events and projects, combined committee meetings, cross promotion of community programs and club initiatives, along with many other exciting initiatives. 

Strong Junior-Senior football club partnerships are an integral part to the successful delivery of the WAFC 18s and Perth Football League, Metro Football League and Hills Competitions. 

The WAFC is encouraging all clubs to establish similar MOU’s and Transition Agreements to support participation outcomes for both Junior and Senior organisations.