Player numbers

The executive committee has recently met to discuss player numbers and recommend a ‘cap’ for teams in each age group.

The following table has been developed, and is the approach we will take for this season and beyond. This decision was made by the Executive Committee based on historical playing numbers, player retention, equality and the promotion of playing football.

Note this is the recommended approach, and will be assessed by the Executive Committee on a case by case basis if/when required.

Boys teams

Age group Players allowed per game Recommended max squad size
Yr 7, 8 and 9 20 (15 playing, 5 on the bench) 23
Yr 10 and yr 11/12 25 (18 playing, 7 on the bench) 27

A similar table will be developed for the girls teams in due course.

How our teams are determined

The attached document (2020 WAFC Junior Football Policies, Rules & Regulations) is from the WA Football Commission and details the 2020 rules for footy in WA. It is strongly recommended that players and families look through the document before the season commences.  

Of particular importance to Hills Rangers is the new advice relating to team formation – you can find these guidelines on pages 28-33. 

Pending the number of registrations, Hills Rangers will be adopting these guidelines to determine team formation of our yr 7 boys intake this season if we need to set up 2 or more teams. 

As one of the fundamental elements of the Hills Rangers Football Club is to nominate teams of equal strength, having these guidelines in place makes the team formation process very clear in scenarios where we have two or more teams in a single age group.  


  • The club doesn’t expect to undertake this process every year for age groups with 2 or more teams. We plan to make the assessment in the initial year of registration, then review after 2 seasons. As an example, the allocation of players in the yr 7 boys teams of 2019 will remain as is for the 2020 season – pending numbers of returning and new players.
  • New players in age groups where 2 or more teams already exist will be placed into teams based on the balance of the team and the fit of new players with existing players.

Positions vacant

The success of any club falls on the very valuable volunteers who help out, whether in a small or large way.  This committee is currently looking to fill the following positions:

  • Canteen manager
  • Website manager

Please consider volunteering to help out YOUR CLUB.  If you are interested please contact Robyn on

Thank you.

Hills festival of female football carnival

The Hills Rangers Football Club have partnered with the Shire of Mundaring, the WA Football Commission (WAFC) and Swan Districts FC to host a Festival of Female Football at Mundaring Oval. 

This FREE event supported by the Shire of Mundaring will host both junior and senior women for skills development and modified games. It’s perfect for anyone that wants to come and give football a go. Groups will be broken into various age categories.

Date: Friday 9 March 2018

4:30pm – 6.00pm – Junior and Youth 
Ages: Year 3-6; Year 7-9; Year 10-12
1 hour clinic supported by Swan Districts Football Club with games to follow clinic (modified rules) – 10 minute halves.

6.00pm – 7:30pm – Senior Women 18 + 
Skills stations with games to follow the clinic (modified rules) – 10 minute halves.

This is a FREE event which includes a sausage sizzle, bouncy castles, AFL inflatables, music and much more so bring the whole family along.

To register click on the link below:

Festival of female football carnival 2018

Festival of female football carnival 2018

AFL 9s competition

Gutted the season is over and interested in playing a little more football!

AFL 9s is fast approaching. The game is modified rules, 9 per side and non contact. Age restrictions apply (16+).

Games will be played at Mundaring Oval on Wednesday nights and the competition will run for 8 weeks, from 11 October to 29 November 2017.

There will be a female, male and mixed competition so something for everyone.

It’s a fun social game and well worth having a look at. If you’re interested, click on the link provided or feel free to contact Tarryn

GRAND FINAL – Saturday 9 Sept

Come and see some early September finals action with our very own year 7 Orange team playing against Bassendean on Saturday 9 September at 2.30pm – John Reid Oval, Forrestfield.

New Registrar needed for 2018

The Hills Rangers are looking for a volunteer to take on the role of Registrar in 2018 .

To assist with our succession planning, we are asking for expressions of interest from our current member group.  The ideal person will have a handover and assist with the Round Robin in 2017 (commencing end of July/Aug for approximately 4 hours work to assist with registrations from junior clubs).  This will assist with stepping into the role fully in 2018.  Download the job description below for more information.

If you are interested in the Registrar role please contact Robyn on or m: 0438 386 848.

JDF – Registrar