Davies recognised with WAFC Life MembershipThursday, November 24, 2016 - 8:54 AM

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The West Australian Football Commission has announced that Life Membership will be awarded to long serving community football identity John Davies.

John served an outstanding 47 years on the WA Amateur Football League board, including 20 years as President.

John who is already a Life Member of North Beach Amateur Football Club and the WAAFL is now being rewarded with the WAFC’s highest level of recognition. The award is given to individuals who have made an outstanding overall contribution to football in Western Australia.

John is just one of two individuals to receive WAFC Life Membership this year with Jock Beattie also recognised for his involvement with country football for more than 60 years.

John will be formally inducted at the annual WAFC Life Members’ Association end-of-year function to be held on Monday, December 5 at Domain Stadium.



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