Former WAAFL president John Davies receives WA Football Commission Life Membership

John Davies.
John Davies.

NORTH Beach Amateur Football stalwart John Davies has been awarded a WA Football Commission (WAFC) Life Membership for his long service to the football community.

Davies, who will be formally inducted at the annual WAFC Life Members’ Association end-of-year function on December 5 at Subiaco Oval, has been involved in the sport for almost 50 years.

WAFC Chairman Murray McHenry said Davies was thoroughly deserving of the recognition.

“John has both given a lifetime of service to football and really embody the dedication and passion that helps make football such an important part of our community and culture,” Mr McHenry said.

Davies’ extensive resume includes playing 200 games in the amateur football league, serving as a WA Amateur Football League (WAAFL) board member and as WAAFL president as well as a range of other roles throughout his career.

John Davies’ accolades

WA Amateur Football League

– Board Member since 1969

– 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 4 years

– Treasurer North Beach 3 years

– Club delegate, committee member, life member

– City of Stirling Citizen of the Year 1995 (Sports section) and nominee for the WA Sport Star Awards

WA Football Commission

– Member Subiaco District Football Development Council 2004 – 2007

– Delegate WAFC Community Football Advisory Council 1993 – 2016

– Attend WAFC AGM, Commission elections and Football Forum