The Nicky Winmar Carnival is an annual round robin tournament coordinated by the West Australian Football Commission, targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male youth aged 13 to 15. The tournament features teams representing the WAFL districts within the metropolitan area, providing participants a great opportunity to showcase their skills & connect with the WAFL talent pathway.  

The Nicky Winmar Carnival was originally created to provide disengaged and at risk Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male youth with another platform to reconnect with the WA Football pathway. The inaugural Nicky Winmar Carnival was played in 2007 and consisted of five teams representing North and South metropolitan Perth and three regional sides. The overall goal of the Nicky Winmar Carnival is to increase the amount of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth and community members participating in clubs and development squads as either players, coaches, umpires, administrators, or volunteers.

The carnival provides members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community with the opportunity to:

- Participate in a structured WA football marquee event.

- Achieve coaching and umpiring accreditation.

- Re-engage with educational and sport participation programs.

- Connect with AFL/WAFL mentors and role models.

- Potentially be identified for WAFL development pathways.

Event Details

UWA Sports Park, 10 McGillivray Rd, Mount Claremont


Sunday 15th October, 2023


No Smoking No Alcohol No Drugs No Violence


To be eligible to play in the carnival you must be born 2008, 2009 and 2010 (13/14/15 yrs old)


Click here to register your interest:


Team Details

Claremont Claremont District

Development Officer
Alex Zulberti

East Fremantle East Fremantle District

Development Officer
Jordan Handcock

East Perth East Perth District

Development Officer
Lewis Daisley

Peel Thunder Peel District

Development Officer
Kayleigh Richardson

Perth Perth District 

Development Officer
Mackenzie Morgan

South Fremantle South Fremantle District

Development Officer
Olivia Hampton

Subiaco Subiaco

Development Officer
Corey Dullard

Swan Districts Swan District

Development Officer
Josh Embry

West Perth West Perth District

Development Officer
Mitchell Gupanis


Nicky Winmar Career

The brilliant South Fremantle, St Kilda and Western Bulldogs player bewildered opponents and exhilarated the football public for more than 15 years. Growing up in Pingelly, Nicky’s silky skills covered the full range of football, possessing a breathtaking mark, glorious kick, and magical ball handling.

317 Games

South Fremantle: 1983-86, 58

St Kilda: 1987-98, 230

Western Bulldogs: 1999, 21

WA: 8

425 Goals

South Fremantle: 98

St Kilda: 283

Western Bulldogs: 34

WA: 10


8 x WA State Representative 

All Australian - 1991 & 1995

Runner Up St Kilda Best & Fairest – 1987 & 1988

St Kilda Best & Fairest - 1989 & 1995

St Kilda Leading Goal Kicker - 1988

First Indigenous player to play 200 VFL/AFL Games

More recently, Nicky was inducted into the WA Football Hall of Fame in 2009, and additionally has a sculpture outside Perth’s Optus Stadium, dedicated to and commemorating his famous and symbolic stance against racism in 1993, against Collingwood.

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Whether you’re a kid starting out, an up-and-coming star, or just casually keeping fit, local footy will grow your game and your friend group. 

Whatever your level, you’ll help foster a deep connection to Australia’s favourite game, while also strengthening connections between your family and new friends.

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