About North Beach JFC
North Beach JFC or North Beach Tigers is an Australian Rules Football junior club located at Charles Riley Reserve, Kitchener St, North Beach Western Australia.
A member of the Claremont District of the Western Australian Football Commission, the club caters for:
- Auskickers – children from Pre-Primary through to Year 2,
- Juniors – Year 3 through to Year 7,
- Youth – Year 8 through to Year 12.
- Girls – Teams in Yr3/4, Yr5/6, Yr7/8 and Yr9 – Yr11
Origins of the North Beach Junior Football Club date back to the 1950’s when the club colours were originally Blue and Red.
The close of the Junior Football season in 1963 saw a large number of junior players graduate from under age ranks with no where to play. The North Beach Amateur Football Club was established in 1964. The club has evolved from these humble beginnings to be a modern day power house both on and off the field and is one of the most successful amateur football clubs in Western Australia winning 9 ‘A’ Grade Premierships in the last 11 years.
In approximately 1970 the North Beach Junior Football Club through sponsorship from the Senior Club adopted the Gold, Red and Black colours they now have.
Former Claremont Committee Lindsay Bistrup was president of North Beach Junior Football Club 1972 to 1974. Lindsay instigated the interstate fixture with the Norwood Football Club in Victoria in 1976 for the first time. A reciprocal arrangement the latest chapter was in July 2008 when North Beach travelled to Norwood and played for the Lindsay Bistrup Cup.
The North Beach Junior Football Club has a very long and proud history.
The club was home to VFL/AFL and WAFL Players and Administrators over the last 50 years including:
Carlton & Claremont: Wayne Blackwell
Claremont: Lindsay Bistrup, James & Mark Brayshaw, Garry Caphorn, David Court, David Crute, Brett & Dean Farmer, Allan Rich, Brad Smith, Garry Tait and George “Possum” Pearce who coached North Beach Juniors after 130 odd games straight for Claremont.
Perth: Darren & Troy Ramshaw
East Fremantle: Mark Kyle
Since 2002 the numbers of members has been growing as the club as goes from strength to strength and provide a solid foundation and clear pathway from Auskick to Junior Football, Youth Football and ultimately to A Grade Amateur Football in the very successful Seniors Club.