About North Beach Football Club

 

Established in 1964, the North Beach Football Club is one of the biggest and most successful community sporting clubs in the country.

Based at one of the premier local facilities in the metropolitan area at Charles Riley Reserve, between the iconic Trigg and Sorrento beaches, it is, as the name suggests, just a good torpedo from the coast.

Each weekend the club is represented in eight divisions of the WA Amateur Football League. It fields six senior teams and two colts (20 and under) sides every Saturday and has an enviable record and reputation.

Since 1989 North Beach has won 13 A-Grade premierships, including an unprecedented seven flags in succession from 2004 to 2010. That extraordinary run of success occurred under the direction of former Essendon premiership star and Norm Smith medallist Bill Duckworth. A couple of years later he stood down and was replaced by another high achiever at the elite level, 1994 West Coast Eagles premiership player David Hynes.

At the end of the 2017 season, when North Beach was beaten in the grand final, Hynes also stood down after five years as senior coach. He had done a remarkable job in his time at the helm under testing circumstances, with the club being re-moulded both on and off-field.

He has been succeeded for the 2018 season by four-time A-Grade premiership star Shane Paap, who served his coaching apprenticeship as an assistant and reserves coach at Claremont (2013) and Subiaco (2014-17). In his time with Subiaco the Lions were the competition benchmark and he will be looking to carrying much of what he learned in that period back to his home club.

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