Reserves Semi Finals

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 9:41 AM

Written by Sandra Argese, Photos by Thomas Campbell


Semi Final 1: Swan Districts 4.6 (30) defeated Coastal Titans 3.0 (18)


Heading straight into the grand final, Swan Districts' 12 point victory over the Coastal Titans showcased yet again why they're looming as serious premiership contenders for 2017. 

Ruthless in defence and determined up forward, the Swans lead all game and not once did they look back. In fact, their quality defensive pressure was so good that it left their opponents still scoreless at half time.  Danielle Fagents, Jay Hockley and Milly Burns each kicked single goals for the Titans, while Kathleen Prosser, Tayah Reed, Shannan Rene and Sarah Fragomeni shared the glory in front of goal for the Swans.

The Titans have another chance to make amends and slot themselves into a grand final should they overcome East Fremantle this coming Sunday


Semi Final 2: East Fremantle 2.6 (18) defeated South Fremantle 2.4 (16)


Leading from the front, 2 goals from East Fremantle’s Emily Wise gifted the Sharks a golden ticket right into a preliminary final showdown against the Coastal Titans. 

Trailing behind South Fremantle all day, the Sharks clawed their way back to the lead to steal a close victory by 2 points.Heidi Schlesniak and Casey Byrne each kicked a goal for the Bulldogs, but it just wasn’t enough at the final hurdle.

Rogers Cup Semi Finals

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 9:34 AM

Written by Sandra Argese, photos by Thomas Campbell

Semi Final 1: Swan Districts 4.0 (24) defeated South Fremantle 3.5 (23)

The old saying ‘clenching victory from the skin of their teeth’ rang true on Sunday morning at Claremont Oval, as Swan Districts clenched a tight victory by the slimmest of all margins in a one point thriller over South Fremantle. 

Intent high from both sides, the Swans grit their teeth and held on to secure the win 4.0 (24) to the Bulldogs’ 3.5 (23).  Tara Stribley wore the goal kicking boots for the Swans and booted two strait majors, while Nyra Anderson and Mikayla Hyde joined in on the party with one goal a-piece. Isabella Mary Stevens loomed as a dangerous option up forward for the Bulldogs and finished with two goals of her own, while teammate Ella Smith stood up to add another goal to the tally. 

Following the narrow loss, South Fremantle now enter a sudden death preliminary final against the Peel Thunderbirds, who head into the game fresh off a thrilling 3 point victory over Claremont.

Semi Final 2: Peel Thunderbirds 5.0 (30) defeated Claremont Tigers 4.3 (27)

The Peel Thunderbirds were all class as they held off a defiant Claremont to secure themselves a healthy spot in this year’s preliminary final. 

While the games’ leading goal kicker Hope Ugle stood up for Claremont and kicked three of the Tigers’ four match day goals and was assisted by Sara Riou’s nifty goal, it just wast enough as they fell short by a slim 3 point margin.

The Thunderbirds' decorated spread of individual goal kickers (Ava Muir, Sarah Verrier, Teah Taylor, Shauna Hart, and Sierra Smith) were on song and kicked accurately to help the team into a preliminary final showdown against South Fremantle, who will be looking to redeem themselves following a one point loss to Swan Districts.


Nifty 38 point win ticks the boxes

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:18 AM

By Sandra Argese

If one thing’s for certain following the Coastal Titans’ nifty 38 point win over the Thunderbirds on Sunday afternoon, it’s that there’s a serious air of confidence at the club as the race to the impending finals series patiently looms right around the corner.   

Heading into Round 15 almost undefeated (a narrow 3 point loss to the Swans back in Round 8 their only defeat of 2017) and sitting comfortably a-top the ladder, the Titans hit the repeat button on the hot form they’ve carried into every game this season and re-affirmed themselves as firm premiership contenders with the gritty win.

But it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the eventual winners.

Taking the field at Grenville Oval, Peel burst out of the starting gates firing and immediately challenged the Titans early on in the piece with persistent entries inside 50 that culminated in a 5 point lead at quarter time.

Following the first break, the Titans eventually gained momentum and control of the game – and not once did they look back. In fact, not even the wintry conditions could deter them from banging on 8 of the games next 9 goals.

Ashlea Renshaw proved a crucial target up forward for the Titans, kicking truly to guide a healthy three goals through the big sticks.
Jacqueline Toth continued her strong form for 2017 and finished with a goal of her own, while teammate Sara Lewis added another element to the Titans’ dangerous forward setup by finishing with two majors. With goals raining from a healthy 7 individual scorers, the Titans’ depth and versatility as a side was on song.

But while the Thunderbirds, who currently sit just outside the top four, would eventually lose by 38 points, they did anything but back away from the contest and competed hard all day.

COASTAL TITANS: 2.4 (16) 5.5 (35) 8.8 (56) 10.8 (68)
PEEL THUNDERBIRDS: 3.3 (21) 3.5 (23) 3.6 (24) 4.6 (30)

COASTAL TITANS: Ashlea Renshaw (3), Sara Lewis (2), Mckenzie Dowrick, Hayley Miller, Courtney Stubbs, Jacqueline Toth, Dianna Evans.
PEEL THUNDERBIRDS: Kate Bartlett, Kira Phillips, Courtney Hodder, Demi Okely.

Bulldogs fetch gritty win at home

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Written by Sandra Argese

Though challenged early on in the picture, South Fremantle grit their teeth and weathered an initial Angel storm to fetch a comfortable 49 point victory at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday afternoon.

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Celebrating 30 proud years

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 8:47 AM

Celebrating 30 proud years by Sandra Argese

Footy clubs can achieve a lot in 30 years. Of course, East Fremantle Women’s Football Club certainly no exception.

Formed in 1988 as the Melville Women’s Football Club, it founded its rich reputation with back-to-back WAWFL premierships in 1990 and 1991, adding another two to the tally in 2002 and 2007.  Transitioning 20 years later into the East Fremantle Sharks in 2008, the club added two more premiership trophies to the cabinet in 2009 and 2011.

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LEAGUE: 78 points does the trick

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 3:37 PM

78 points does the trick by Sandra Argese

A reinvented Tigers outfit have bounced back following a disappointing 48 point loss to East Fremantle in Round 8 with a convincing 78 point victory over West Perth on Sunday afternoon.

From the very first center bounce, Claremont were in complete control.

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RESERVES: Titans Tumble Swans

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Titans Tumble Swans - written by Sandra Argese

Holding their opponents scoreless for an entire second half, the Coastal Titans have walked away from Sunday nights arm-wrestle with Swan Districts 21 point winners.  

Heading into round eight sitting in second and third position and both at five wins and two losses a piece, the two top four favourites clashed heads at Grenville oval on Sunday afternoon.

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Claremont WFC to pink up for breast cancer

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Claremont Women’s Football Club is preparing to pink up for Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)’s annual Pink Sports Day on the 28th of May 2017.

Last year more than 800 clubs across Australia took part to show their support for Australians affected by breast cancer. This year Claremont Women’s Football Club will join sporting groups nationwide as they rally together in a bid to raise $550,000 for Australians affected by breast cancer.

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Off the leash: Bulldogs go back to back

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Off the leash: Bulldogs go back to back by Sandra Argese

There’s a fresh blend of confidence brewing down at the South Fremantle camp – one that we weren’t sure existed for the first four rounds of season 2017.

But if last week’s 185 point domination of East Perth wasn’t enough to silence the critics, the Bulldogs’ gritty 19 point win on Sunday afternoon at Fremantle Community Bank Oval over a spirited West Perth sure did the trick.

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WAWFL Clubs recognise volunteers

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:05 AM

Across Round 6, the Mundella WAWFL will highlight the contribution of our invaluable volunteers as Australia celebrates ‘National Volunteer Week’ across May 8-14. The week is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of volunteers.

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LEAGUE: Angels spread their wings

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 1:42 PM

Angels spread their wings by Sandra Argese

There’s no doubt that the Perth Angels turned up the heat for their first home match of 2017, handing East Perth a 108 point reality check at Carlisle Park on Sunday afternoon.

While there was nothing quite royal about East Perth’s performance across the four terms, this Angel resurgence no doubt declared and confirmed their growing presence in the league.

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Tigers claw past defiant Sharks

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Tigers claw past defiant Sharks by Sandra Argese

It might have only been round two, but there’s plenty to like about the Tigers and Sharks in 2017.

Confidence surging and a team in form coming off their 69 point demolishing of the Angels, Claremont backed up their stellar round one performance with a thrilling six point win over the Sharks at East Fremantle Oval on Sunday afternoon after the first Grace Corner Memorial Match.

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Malaga Print and Copy back on board

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 1:38 PM

The WA Women's Football League officially welcomes Malaga Print and Copy back on board in a two year sponsorship deal.

In their fifth year of sponsorship with the WAWFL, we are very proud to partner with a printing service that offers "over 90 years of combined experience".

Felicity and her team based in Malaga, again join the WAWFL to help develop female football in providing printed promotional and operational material for female football clubs throughout Perth.

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Swans sneak home in a seesaw affair

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 8:16 AM

Footy fans can’t deny that extra buzz of anticipation that arrives with a grand final rematch, writes Sandra Argese.

Add the prospect of the classic Sunday afternoon timeslot in near perfect conditions at Steel Blue Oval in Bassendean, and it’s the ultimate recipe for a real blockbuster. The Swans v Sharks season opener was certainly no exception, in a match defined by the timeless of art of the comeback – courtesy of Swan Districts.

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Pegy joins in perfect fit

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:51 PM

As Round 1 of the 2017 season draws ever closer, the Mundella WA Women’s Football League is pleased to welcome Pegy as a sponsor for the next three years.

Pegy, who specialise in high support, high quality sports bras, compression wear and sporting apparel, will join the WAWFL as the major sponsor of the match-day app from 2017 – 2019.

Mundella WAWFL President Carolyn Hills welcomed Pegy to the WAWFL community, and described the partnership as a fantastic step forward for female footballers.

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