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East Perth District Football Development Council

What is the East Perth DFDC?
The East Perth District Football Development Council (EPDFDC) exists to grow, develop and promote football throughout the Royals District.

The EPDFDC is seeking to partner with likeminded companies to support the delivery of exciting community development programs in the City of Bayswater, City of Perth, City of Stirling, City of Swan and Town of Vincent.

The Royals District vision is to provide a sustainable, inclusive and fun participation experience unmatched by any other sport in the Royals District community.

The core business of the Royals District is the governance of AFL within our local district; promoting and developing the game; managing competitions, overseeing clubs, expanding and developing our relationships with schools and community groups and the enhancement of facilities. 

The key stakeholders in the Royals District include junior clubs, senior clubs, primary schools, secondary schools, local government, state government, federal government and East Perth Football Club. 

But, with the population continuing to evolve in the City of Perth, other stakeholders are becoming increasingly important including African Women's Council of WA (AWCoA), Chung Wah Association, Indian Society of WA (ISWA) and Korean Association of WA.

The Royals District has a number of diverse challenges with more than 34% of people in the City of Perth coming from countries where English was a second language with Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Indonesian and Japanese the most dominant languages spoken in the City of Perth excluding English.

The United Kingdom, Malaysia, New Zealand, India and Ireland  represent the biggest slice of nationalities in the City of Perth, which is why designing AFL programs to increase participation in new markets must remain a key priority for the Royals District now and into the future.

Our Goals
The 2015-2020 SDFDC Strategic Plan sets a clear direction for the Royals District to succeed in its pursuit of the subsequent strategic goals:
• Provide sustainable pathways for people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to junior and senior community football clubs
• Develop state-of-the-art technologies to enhance competition management and diminish the workload of coaches, teachers, team managers and umpires
• Secure suitable human resourcing to optimise customer service delivery to stakeholders within the Royals District
• Maintain peak utilisation of junior and senior football facilities and subsequently enhance existing facilities to support population growth
• Attain significant participation growth in AFL 9s, Auskick, junior community, senior community, primary school and secondary school segments

Our History
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Our Zone
The Royals District is situated in Perth's Central and Northern suburbs which encompass the City of Bayswater, City of Perth, City of Stirling, City of Swan and Town of Vincent.

Western Boundary-  Mitchell Freeway from the Swan River to Scarborough Beach Rd. East along Scarborough Beach Rd and Green Street to its junction with the locality of Joondanna. Follow the Western and then Northern aspects of the border of the locality of Joondanna to its intersection with Wanneroo Rd. Follow Wanneroo Road North to Morley Drive. The boundary then moves East along Morley drive to the junction of the Nollamara locality and then North along the common Nollamara and Dianella locality boundaries. Follow the Southern boundary of the locality of Mirrabooka along Reid highway to Alexander Drive then North to its intersection with Marangaroo Dve. Follow Marangaroo Dve West to Mirrabooka Ave, continue North to Hepburn Ave.

Northern Boundary- Follow Hepburn Ave East to the boundary of the locality of Cullacabardee. Follow the boundary of Cullacabardee North to the Northern boundary of the locality of Lexia. Continue North then East along the Northern boundary of Lexia to the boundary of the locality of Ellenbrook, follow this boundary North and then continue East along the Northern boundary of Ellenbrook.

Eastern Boundary- South along the Eastern boundary of the locality of Ellenbrook to Gnangara Rd, follow Gnangara road West to the intersection of Lord St at the Eastern border of the locality Whiteman. Continue South along the Eastern border of Whiteman and the Eastern border of the locality of Beechboro to the intersection of Lord St and Benara Rd. Follow Benara Rd West to its intersection with the Eastern border of the city of Morley. Follow the Eastern border of Morley and Bayswater South to the Swan River.

Southern Boundary- Swan River west to the Narrows Bridge.