What is the Future Force?
The Future Force is a leading rugby academy that identifies top local, national and internationally-based young players – between the ages of 18 and 21 – and weaves them into the fabric of rugby in Western Australia.

The Future Force places players into a full-time programme that focuses on developing the scholarship holder’s rugby skills (in conjunction with our local clubs), physical development, as well as progressing an educational and/or vocational plan for life off the field.

By partnering with our local rugby clubs we are not only strengthen the standard of rugby in Western Australia, but ensure the players are fully integrated into the local rugby community and community-at-large, develop an affinity with a local club, play alongside aspiring Perth players and, importantly, advance the development of the feeder system into the Western Force.

How can you help?
Now you can make a difference by contributing and helping fund a scholarship in the Future Force to further enable us to develop the Western Force stars of tomorrow.

All donations are made through the Australian Sports Foundation and are tax deductible.

From Future Force to Western Force

In 2016 the Future Force Foundation has grown to its largest squad in the program's short history with 10 members ranging from talented local products as well as players identified from interstate and overseas.

The Future Force Foundation began with three local products as the inaugural members all of whom have now represented the Western Force at Asteron Life Super Rugby level. Current Future Force Foundation members Richard Hardwick and Harry Scoble of UWA both made their debuts for the Western Force in the 2016 season after Wests Scarborough product Kane Koteka made his debut in 2015.

All 10 of the players have been aligned with local clubs and are plying their trade in the Pindan Premier Grade with any eye on representing the Perth Spirit in the Builldcorp National Rugby Championship as they continue their pathway towards playing Super Rugby for the Western Force.

Current Scholarship Holders    


Name: Mees Erasmus                   
 16/09/1994 (Pretoria, South Africa)
 183 cm                                                      
 120 kg
Club: Palmyra

Name: Onehunga Havili
 16/02/1996 (Tofoa, Tonga)
Club: Palmyra

Name: Ben Grant
Position: Lock
Born: 18/05/1998
Height: 204cm
Weight: 104kg
Club: Cottesloe

Name: Liam Fletcher
Position: Backrow
Born: 28/07/1999
Height: 186cm
Weight: 102kg
Club: Joondalup

Name: Sama Malolo
Position: Hooker
Born: 19/02/1998
Height: 183cm
Weight: 112kg
Club: Wests Scarborough

Name: Will Dearden
Position: Lock
Born: 25/03/1999
Height: 198cm
Weight: 98kg
Club: Kalamunda


Name: James Verity-Amm
Position: Outside back
Born:8/06/1994 (Kroonstad, South Africa)
Height: 1.85m
Weight: 90kg
Club: Nedlands

Name: Naude’ Wessels
Position: Flyhalf
Born: 22/09/1997                                                                                                   
Height: 184cm                                                                                                                                                           
Weight: 90 kg
Club: Associates     

Name: Brendan Owen
Position: Outside Back
Born: 23/07/1996
Height: 191cm
Weight: 92kg
Club: Associates

Name: Cameron Ritchie
Position: Utility back
Born: 31/10/1998
Height: 178cm
Weight: 81kg
Club: Cottesloe

Name: Clay Uyen
Position: Outside back
Born: 8/04/1997
Height: 186cm
Weight: 90kg
Club: UWA

Name: Jordan Holgate
Position: Centre
Height: 190cm
Weight: 112kg
Club: Kalamunda

Name: Will Latu
Position: Outside Centre/Wing
Born: 7/07/1997
Height: 189cm
Weight: 99kg
Club: Wanneroo