Originally the Evangelical Soccer Association of Western Australia, WACFA began in 2000 with a few families wanting a soccer competition for their children that did not conflict with their commitment to attend church. They found that the vast majority of organised junior competitions in Perth, WA were run on Sunday mornings. Consequently, they saw a need to provide competitive soccer played on Saturdays and ESAWA was born. From small beginnings ESAWA grew to involve more than ten clubs and around a thousand players in its first decade. The name was changed in 2010 to the Western Australian Christian Football Association. The goals of the association remain essentially unchanged from its beginnings, but WACFA now has plans to expand its competitions and playing numbers.