Season 2016: East Perth

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 1:34 PM

Established 2016!

It’s been an exciting year of firsts for the East Perth Women’s Football Club!

We kicked off our season against Peel Thunderbirds at Rushton Park and while we didn’t walk away with a win, we could not have hoped for a better first round experience for our teams.  Thank you, Thunderbirds, for the fantastic welcome to the League and for your encouragement! 

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Season 2016: Perth Angels

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Season 2016 was a significant step in the right direction for the Perth Angels Football club, with both the Senior Reserves and Youth Girls teams qualifying for the finals. Under the guidance of new Senior Coach Gerry O’Dea, the Senior Reserves team embraced a fresh, new game plan and sense of identity, which saw the team’s belief and confidence flourish.

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Season 2016: Swan Districts

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 1:14 PM

2016 has been of a year re-building and developing on what was a strong list from the previous season. With players retiring and new players coming through, it’s been a year of ensuring everyone understands the game style and Swannies way of football.

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Falcons President named Volunteer of the Year

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Joondalp Falcons Women's Football Club President Dave Burton has been recognised for his significant contribution to the development of women’s and junior football after he was awarded The Sunday Times WA Football Volunteer of the Year at the WAFL Sandover Medal Count on Monday, September 19.

From the West Perth district, Burton was one of 17 regional and district finalists chosen from more than 1500 nominees and has received a trip for two to the AFL Grand Final.

Previously chair of the West Perth District Football Development Council (DFDC) for five years, Burton has been instrumental in the development of school football programs, a parent-umpire program, International Round and more recently the Joondalup Women’s Football Club, after he transitioned into the role of Female Football Advisor for the West Perth DFDC in 2013.

Burton worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help build the foundations of the Joondalup Women’s FC, completed his Level 1 and 2 coaching courses to coach the club and more recently took over as Club President.

As Club President of the Joondalup Women’s FC, Burton has created strong relationships with the West Perth Men’s club to further promote the club and expand the female football market in the district.

Burton has created a strong Youth Girls competition in the district to ensure a bright future for the club and worked closely with junior and senior clubs to further define a pathway for women in AFL.

With sights set on 2017, Burton is currently working with West Perth FC to transition the club to hosting Women’s League and Reserves football. This will provide female players access to the club’s gym, trainers and support services.

Burton has strengthened relationships with Wanneroo AFC, Whitford AFC and Kingsley AFC to grow female football opportunities, initially working with the clubs to host both West Australian Women’s Football League (WAWFL) and Women Exhibition matches.

Burton has brought a wealth of knowledge to his current Presidential role having previously assumed the role of Club President at Quinn’s Junior Football Club in 2000, a time when the club was suffering financial hardship.

Burton built the club from almost nothing and fulfilled all jobs including working in the canteen, marking field lines and holding fundraisers.

Burton connected the club with teams outside the West Perth district by creating a cross-division competition and most importantly, he managed to secure sponsorship interest which provided better equipment, new jumpers and more promotional material and merchandise for the club.

West Australian Football Commission Program Manager Kane Benson congratulated Burton on his win, and emphasised the important role volunteers play in the WA grassroots football community.

“There are so many aspects of our game that just wouldn’t happen without the dedication and commitment of our volunteers and it’s really important they are recognised,” Benson said.

“Volunteers are involved at all levels of the game whether it’s in the canteen, umpiring or coaching. Thanks to The Sunday Times, we can recognise the contribution and efforts from passionate volunteers who live and breathe our traditional game.”

Credit: WA Football

Claremont WFC seeks EOIs for President

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:16 AM

Claremont Women's Football Club are seeking expressions of interest for the position of Club President for the 2017 season.

We are seeking an individual who is passionate about developing women's AFL and has leadership experience.

CWFC have a solid foundation in the form of a Gold Club Accreditation leading into 2017, an updated constitution and a newly developed strategic plan.

We are seeking someone who can navigate the transition to the brand new Claremont Football Club facilities and dedicate the time needed to develop this club to a highly professional standard.

All Expressions of Interest will be considered by the club committee.

Please submit your details to Eleanor Grinceri by 31st September

Triumphant Swans 2016 Premiers

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Swan Districts have taken out the 2016 WAWFL premiership in an absolute nail bitter at Medibank Stadium on Sunday afternoon, holding off a daring East Fremantle to come out 9 point winners.

A fiery surge of goals in the final term from East Fremantle arrived far too late as Swan Districts held onto their first three quarters of complete domination to secure their third grand final win in four seasons.

Not even heavy winds over 30km/hr could sway the Swans off their game as they kicked the first seven goals of the game unanswered.

For three quarters the Swans were simply unstoppable with their fast brand of football – the Sharks had no answers for them.

Not only were Swan Districts dominating the inside 50 count, but they also looked dangerous every time they went forward. Swans Emily Mcguire and Lou Knitter Best on Ground recipient Ashley Sharp (pictured) kicked six goals between them and were simply unstoppable.

On the other end, Latoya Wallace was leading, presenting and taking contested marks in her trademark style as one of East Fremantle’s best players.

The umpires had their work cut out for them, with the intensity of tackling and pressure around the ball from both sides as good as it had been all season.

Akec Chuot’s work in defence for the Swans was pivotal and made all the difference as the Sharks didn’t kick a goal until nine minutes into the third term.  

From this point, it was completely East Fremantle – they slotted the final four goals of the match as their opponents went goalless in the final term.

Their surge arrived far too late as Swan Districts ran down the clock and secured the win.

Their desperation around every contest, quick ball movement, effective return from entries inside 50 and textbook ball carry throughout culminated to win them the game.

Swan Districts coach Rob Kennedy praised his side for holding on for the win.

“We knew they [East Fremantle] would come at us,”

“The girls dug deep, they did what they needed to do…it’s a great feeling,” he said.

This is Swan Districts third premiership in four years.

Swan Districts 7.1 (43) def. East Fremantle 5.4 (34)

BEST ON GROUND: Ashley Sharp (Swan Districts)

E. McGuire 3, A. Sharp 3, S. Matcham
E. Swanson 2, J. Wuetschner, R. Schleicher, M. Caulfield

Swan Districts: 4.0 (24) 6.0 (36) 7.0 (42) 7.1 (43)
East Fremantle: 0.0 (0) 0.2 (2) 1.2 (8) 5.4 (34)

Field: Graeme Cook, Mark Zampogna
Boundary: Justin Harrex, Graeme Thomas
Goals: Rod Clarke, Steve Leudar

Report: Sandra Argese 

Falcons fly high to win premiership

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:36 AM

The Joondalup Falcons have confirmed themselves as the strongest wawfl reserves side of 2016, outclassing their opponents in the Coastal Titans with an outstanding grand final victory by 16 points.

The 2016 minor premiers are now the official premiers, dominating the opponents at Medibank Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

But it wasn’t all smooth sailing.

The Titans dominated the first term, taking control in the goal scoring department by finishing at quarter time with a 15 point lead to their opponents nil.

Joondalup woke up soon after, eventually kicking seven of the next nine goals for the game.

Hayley Dixon kept the Titans within reach of clenching victory as the games leading goal scorer with three.

2014 and 2015 Reserves Best and Fairest winner and captain, Ashton Hill was impressive throughout, steering her team to the win.

It was a fired up grand final from start to finish. Fast paced and quick ball movement was as good as it had been all season.

With flawless defence from the Falcons backs, the Titans were constantly under pressure, even when they managed to hold the ball inside their forward half for large patches of the game – they simply couldn’t convert on the scoreboard.

The Titans had nine scoring shots to the Falcons six by three quarter time, but it was simply a case of Joondalup taking their opportunities with accurate kicking and scoreboard pressure.

Despite this, it was still anyones game as the margin stood at only 2 points at the final change. Though the Titans had only kicked a single goal since quarter time, they immediately had their goalscoring boots on in the opening minute of the final term with a quick goal courtesy of Chelsea Dyson. Moments later, Joondalup responded with the games standout goal courtesy of a clever snap kick out of a pack of players from Ann Mcmahon for her second.

The Titans initial last quarter surge to win seemingly ended there and then, as Joondalup took control, never looked back and continued to extend their lead.

Falcon Brooke Hongell was named best on ground, racking up plenty of the ball throughout whilst even slotting a goal of her own in true premiership winning style.

Tess Moynihan sealed the Falcons victory with the final goal of the game as the Falcons continued their unbeaten run over the Titans for 2016.

Joondalup coach Paul Beaver praised his side for their hard work throughout 2016.

“We all get around each other, we all work hard for each other on and off the field,” he said.

Joondalup have secured their first premiership win since 2007 and have truly backed up a dominant top of the ladder 2016 finish in style.

Joondalup Falcons: 7.4 (46) def Coastal Titans 4.6 (30)

BEST ON GROUND: Brooke Hongell (Joondalup)

JOONDALUP FALCONS: Ann Mcmahon (2), Kristen Jayasuria, Laura Pugh, Tess Moynihan (2), Brooke Hongell
COASTAL TITANS: Hayley Dixon (3), Chelsea Dyson

JOONDALUP FALCONS: 0.0 (0) 2.1 (13) 4.2 (26) 7.4 (46)
COASTAL TITANS: 2.3 (15) 3.3 (21) 3.6 (24) 4.6 (30)

Field: Trevor Blackburn, Matt Barber
Boundary: Don Beard, Brett Jotta
?Goals: Chris Johns, Les Rowland

Report: Sandra Argese 

Nichols recognised as joint Leading Goal Scorer

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 3:20 PM

It is with great pleasure, the WAWFL would like to acknowledge that Julie Nichols has also been recognized as a joint Leading Goal Scorer for the 2016 Reserves competition, tying with Joondalup Falcons player Tyhara Garlett.

Unfortunately, Julie’s award was not celebrated at the 2016 Medal Presentation night, as not all of Julie’s goals were registered during the home-and-away season. It was quickly acknowledged, and the League celebrates Julie’s fantastic achievement.

After an impressive 14-year career with the WAWFL, Julie has had a celebrated career, winning a premiership with the Sharks in 2009 and winning the Reserves Leading Goal Scorer outright in 2012.

2016 has been another successful season for the forward, as her Reserves team made their way to the preliminary final, but were denied a grand finals berth by just 1-point. 

Julie also celebrated her 100th game this season, was captain of the team, and was recognized as one of the best forwards in the Reserves competition. But for Julie, winning the goal scorer award isn’t about self recognition, it’s a much bigger accolade to recognize her team mates too.

“The leading goal-kicker award for the Reserves competition means a lot to me, but maybe not for reasons that people may think.”

“ I see it as an indicator of me being able to play my role after my team mates have worked incredibly hard to get us in a position to score. Footy is a team game and the acts of self-less play, hard work and sacrifice around the ground that everyone needs to commit to are crucial to team success.” Julie said.

“It’s the number one thing that drives us, and if I can be one part of that club and team-first attitude at training and on game day, then I’ve done ok. I hope the Reserves girls know that this award is theirs as much as it is mine because I certainly wouldn’t have won it without them.”

Julie said coming to terms with not putting on a jumper next year has been hard to grasp but insists her retirement will still in fact involve football.

“I hope that Jules’s Kicking School, to help develop player’s skills, will make an appearance next year!”

“I’ve also become involved in a bit of special comments commentary for the women’s games the last couple of years, and it’s something I’ve enjoyed, so there may be some opportunities come from that in the future" she said.

“The East Fremantle Women’s Football Club has been such a special part of my life for the past 14 years and I consider the girls my family. I can’t thank everyone enough for their continued support over the years and hope the passion and pride I’ve felt in wearing the jumper and representing this incredible club has shone through every time I’ve stepped on the field,” Nichols said.

The WAWFL would like to take the time to congratulate Julie, who will also receive a special presentation of her award on-field at the close of the Reserves Grand Final at Medibank Stadium this weekend. 

Live Streaming: Grand Finals

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:21 AM

For all live streaming of all 2016 Grand Finals, please view the videos below.

WAFC Youth Girls - 10am
Peel Thunderbirds v Swan Districts
Reserves - 12pm
Joondalup Falcons v Coastal Titans
League - 2.30pm
Swan Districts v East Fremantle 

All games are being hosted at Medibank Stadium, Leederville.

Follow us on Twitter on Instagam at @WAWFL or #wawflfinals





Youth Girls Grand Final - Peel Thunderbirds v Swan Districts

Reserves Grand Final - Joondalup Falcons v Coastal Titans

League Grand Final - Swan Districts v East Fremantle

Grand Finals Preview

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:06 AM

2016 WAWFL League Grand Final: East Fremantle v Swan Districts

Game Preview
Both comfortable finishers inside the top four, East Fremantle and Swan Districts have been dominant forces of the WAWFL for season 2016. East Fremantle will be hungry to break their five year premiership drought, having won their last flag in 2011. On the other end, Swan Districts will be chasing history to win three flags in the space of four years.
Despite their previous encounter in June at ATOM stadium, which saw the Sharks defeat the Swans by 13 points, the Sharks will head into this match as the underdogs.

Head to Head in 2016
Round 3: ATOM Stadium  
Swan Districts def East Fremantle
9.8 (62) to 4.8 (32)
No home ground advantage didn’t bother the Swans, as they had their biggest win over East Fremantle for 2016 only three rounds into the season with a telling five goal victory.

Round 5: Steel Blue Oval
Swan Districts def East Fremantle
8.6 (54) to 5.4 (34)
Asha Price & Kellie-Maree Gibson kicked five goals between them to help Swan Districts to a healthy 20 point win over the Sharks in round five.

Round 10: ATOM Stadium
East Fremantle def Swan Districts
5.10 (40) to 4.3 (27)
Despite being an inaccurate day for the Sharks on the scoreboard, Jessica Wuetschner, Belinda Smith, Emma Swanson, Latoya Wallace & Gabrielle O’Sullivan had the goal scoring goods to help the Sharks over the line by 13 points in round 10.

The finals road to the grand final
East Fremantle sent South Fremantle packing with a 78 point demolition in the first week of the elimination-finals at Dianella Open space, automatically winning them a spot in the preliminary final at Lathlain Park. Not only did they back up their stellar performance from the week earlier, but they overcame their underdog status with a convincing win over the minor premiers the Coastal Titans by 27 points.Having finished in second position, the Swans needed to only secure a win in the semi-finals to progress strait into the grand final, with a 23 point win over the Coastal Titans winning them a grand final spot and a deserved week off before the big decider.  

WAWFL premiership history
Swan Districts: 2013, 2014.
East Fremantle: 2009, 2011.  

2016 Ladder Finishes
Swan Districts: 2nd - 11 wins, 3 losses, 1 draw 
East Fremantle: 3rd - 9 wins, 6 losses 

Reserves: Coastal Titans v Joondalup Falcons

The finals road to the grand final
A low scoring affair for the history books; the Coastal Titans defeated the Joondalup Falcons by the slimmest of margins in their preliminary final, escaping one point winners to progress into the grand final against the Joondalup Falcons, winning 2.5 (17) to 2.4 (16). A week earlier, the Falcons muscled their way past a fired up Coastal Titans to confirm themselves a well-fought out spot in the 2016 WAWFL Reserves Grand Final. The occasion was met with four quarters of fast paced, high quality football from both sides, but it was the Falcons with all the answers as they ran out 31 point winners.

The Grand Final
The Titans will regroup and will hope to take the momentum and confidence from their heroic one point victory into Sunday's grand final. Having completed season 2016 as the minor premiers atop the WAWFL reserves ladder, the Falcons reserves will look to back up that impressive feat with their first flag since 2007. Taking place at 12pm following the youth girls, it sure is shaping up to be an unmissable grand final.

Youth Girls: Peel Thunderbirds v Swan Districts

Taking place at 10:00am before the reserves take the stage at Medibank Stadium, the Peel Thunderbirds will take on Swan Districts in the Youth Girls grand final for 2016.

The Thunderbirds flew past the Angels in their qualifying final to come out 44 point winners and secure themselves a 2016 grand final spot. Their opponents were determined a week later, as Swan Districts held on to defeat the Angels by 5 points in a heart-stopper. This game shapes up to be a fierce grand final and a true snapshot of the women’s football stars of tomorrow.

Bowers and King jointly win Fairest and Best

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 12:59 PM

Coastal Titans Football Club’s Kiara Bowers and Emma King have jointly won the WA Women’s Football League’s League Division Dhara Kerr Fairest and Best at the Medal Presentation Dinner on Monday night at the Duxton Hotel, Perth.

Held in front of more than 220 guests, the Medal Presentation Dinner celebrates the WA Women’s Football League’s Fairest and Best players within the competition.

President of the WA Women’s Football League Carolyn Hills opened proceedings by recognising the milestones of this season, including recognition of the 8 WAWFL players selected as marquee players for next years National Women’s League.

“This year was full of highlights that were celebrated, but you simply can’t go past the announcement of the Fremantle Dockers receiving a licence in the inaugural year of the national women’s league.”

“The likes of Bowers, Donnellan, Swanson to name a few, will become household names for girls dreaming to play in the AFL like Nic Nat and Buddy for the boys” Carolyn said.

In a fantastic achievement, and now recognised as the best senior female footballers in WA, Coastal Titans Kiara and Emma both graciously accepted the title of the Dhara Kerr Fairest and Best. This is the fifth time Kiara has won the WAWFL’s highest individual award winning in 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015 and now 2016. For Emma, this is her first WAWFL Fairest and Best award.

With Emma leading the point tally going into the last round of the home season, it was Kiara who joined her in top spot, gaining three points in their game against Claremont, whilst Emma collected just one point. The teammates, who stole points from each other throughout the season, finished one point ahead of East Fremantle’s Brianna Green who finished on 20 points.

Perth Angels Jennifer Homes was awarded the Reserves Fairest and Best, a brilliant achievement for the first year player who also claimed the Reserves Rising Star, an award recognising the best first year player in the competition. Finishing on 21 votes, 3 clear of second placed Ashton Hill of Joondalup Falcons, this is the first time a Perth Angels player has won a Fairest and Best award, in a season that has seen the team develop strongly on and off the field.

With 51 goals to her name for the season, the Joanne Huggins Leading Goal Scorer award was won by Coastal Titan’s Amy Lavell. The Reserves Leading Goal Scorer was awarded to Tyhara Garlett from Joondalup who kicked 35 goals.

Also presented on the night were first year player awards with the League Cath Boyce Rookie of the Year, being awarded to Claremont’s Jasmin Stewart, with the Reserves Rising Star award going to Jennifer Homes from Perth Angels.

The Lynette Smith Volunteer of the Year award was awarded to the very deserving Sally Allomes from South Fremantle. With over ten years dedication to the League, and South Fremantle Women’s Football Club, Sally is an asset to the growth and development of the WAWFL.

League, Reserves and WAFC Youth Girls Grand Finals take place this weekend at Medibank Stadium, Leederville.

Entry is $5 per person, including a year book. Bounce down for League game is 2:30pm, following Reserves at 12:00pm and Youth Girls at 10:00am.

Titans grand final streak no more

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:39 AM

A convincing win has seen East Fremantle put their best foot forward as genuine premiership threats, defeating the Coastal Titans by 27 points at Lathlain stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Titans entered the WAWFL in 2004 and have since amassed seven historical premierships as one of the powerhouse units of the competition. Not once have they missed a single grand final, with season 2016 ending that outstanding run.

Despite the margin, the intensity of this final saw large patches of play where little or no goal scoring took place – both teams had come to play.

Latoya Wallace opened up the games scoring by running into an open goal to put the Sharks on the board - it was from there that they never looked back.

Play was momentarily stopped when Lara Filocamo had to leave the ground after coming off second best in a heavy contest collision.

The game was highly contested throughout the middle, but it was the Sharks who had the goal scoring goods. Two first half goals to Wallace and a single to Melissa Caulfield set them up for the win, but they could’ve lead by more – the Titans defence remained fearless and held up well.

The reigning premiers were in deep strife at half time, as the Titans hadn’t scored a single goal.

Emma King impressed for the Titans in the ruck, whilst Latoya Wallace made all the difference in the Sharks fierce ball attack and pivotal movement up forward as one of the best on ground.

Cassie Davidson and Samara David added two more goals to the Sharks tally in the third term, with David’s goal arriving right on the three quarter time siren.

The Titans came out firing in the final term, winning the first centre clearance in style, culminating in a strong contested mark and goal courtesy of Aimee Schmidt. They needed to mount an incredible comeback to win, but despite winning the final quarter by five points, it was simply not enough as they wouldn’t kick any more goals.

The Sharks ball use was as good as it has been all season, hitting targets and dominating their opposition in the execution of defensive tackles and pressure all round.

Having convincingly won the last two weeks’ worth of finals, the Sharks will take confidence into their grand final meeting against Swan Districts to challenge for their first premiership since 2011.


EAST FREMANTLE: 1.2 (8) 3.2 (20) 5.4 (34) 5.5 (35)
COASTAL TITANS: 0.0 (0) 0.2 (2) 0.2 (2) 1.2 (8)


EAST FREMANTLE: Latoya Wallace (2), Melissa Caulfield, Samara David, Cassie Davidson

- Sandra Argese

Titans beat Sharks in thriller

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 6:51 AM

By the slimmest of margins, a single point was all it took for the Coastal Titans to solidify themselves a spot in the 2016 WAWFL Reserves Grand Final as they defeated East Fremantle in an absolute heart-stopper, winning 2.5 (17) to 2.4 (16).

After virtually only minutes of play, it soon became clear that this game would go down to the absolute final wire as one low scoring affair to remember.

The focal point of East Fremantle’s intense game plan was their ability to hold up so well in defence. Despite the Titans dominance in the inside 50 count, they were unable to do any real scoreboard damage in what culminated to be one of the lowest scoring, yet highly contested matches of 2016.

It would be fair to say that many were stunned to see that by half time only one goal had been scored between both sides, a rarity in modern football – but that score didn’t tell the real story, that the fierce intensity, commitment and desperation of the contest from both sides was as good as it had been all season. 

The Sharks were the side that hadn’t scored a single goal to half time, until Maisie Glen put them on the goal-kicking scoreboard in the opening minutes of the third term. Tegan Davidson followed the trend by kicking the Sharks next goal to put them in front for the first time all game.

The intensity of the game was matched with the louder-than-ever crowd at Lathlain Park.

Heading into the final term 4 points ahead, the Sharks looked to have sealed the win, until a 50m penalty helped Titan Danielle Fagents to perfectly slot her sides final winning goal in the dying minutes.

Following this and with little time remaining, the Sharks pushed hard forward, quickly and desperately, but could only manage to score a single behind which still left them one point behind – the Titans held on, running out the clock as one point winners.

East Fremantle can head out of season 2016 with their heads held high, whilst the Titans will regroup and take on minor premiers Joondalup Falcons in shapes up to be an unmissable reserves grand finale.


EAST FREMANTLE: Tegan Davidson, Maisie Glen
COASTAL TITANS: Di Evans, Danielle Fagents


EAST FREMANTLE: 0.1 (1) 0.1 (1) 2.3 (15) 2.4 (16)
COASTAL TITANS: 1.2 (8) 1.4 (10) 1.5 (11) 2.5 (17)

Sandra Argese 2016

Sharks through to Preliminary Final

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 4:12 PM

It was only a fortnight ago that South Fremantle defied the odds and came from behind in wet, stormy conditions to triumph with a win against home-town rivals East Fremantle by no more than a single goal.

Sunday afternoon’s elimination final saw the two sides meet again after the short period of time. Unlike their previous meeting, this game was no nail bitter. It was a complete display of domination and class, courtesy of the East Fremantle football club as they handed South a 78 point thumping at Dianella Open Space on Sunday afternoon, eliminating the Bulldogs from the 2016 competition.

From the first whistle the Sharks looked dangerous. Despite countless early entries inside fifty, they simply couldn’t convert on the scoreboard and missed their first seven shots on goal. Their domination never faltered, as the behinds increased, so did their charge forward.
Their goal kicking drought was eventually broken when Samara David won a holding the ball decision, quickly moved and kicked the ball directly into the arms of Jessica Wuetschner, who finally scored their first goal of the match. It was only a matter of seconds following the next centre bounce that she would run into an open goal for her second major for the game.
Larissa Bennell kept South in touch toward the end of the first quarter, marking and goaling on the line moments before siren. They carried this momentum into the second term as they kicked two unanswered goals.
The Sharks inaccuracy and failure to kick a goal in the second quarter cost them a chance at a handy lead, going into the main break only 8 points up.
Still anyone’s game, the finals atmosphere was heating up.

The feeling didn’t last long – from there on in, it started raining goals for East Fremantle.
The ball rarely saw South Fremantle’s forward fifty – the Sharks were simply too good.
The beginning of the third term saw Melissa Caulfield win a free kick from a push in the back, using the opportunity to kick the Sharks first goal since the first quarter. Moments later, Cassie Davidson followed suit with a classy mark directly in front of goal, which turned into another major. All of a sudden – the Sharks looked unstoppable, and unleashed revenge on the team that had beat them only two weeks earlier.
Wuetschner was on fire, slotting goals left, right and centre. She finished with five for the match in arguably a best on ground performance.

The Sharks finished strongly, holding up well in defence to hold South Fremantle to only two behinds after half time.  

Whilst South-Fremantle’s 2016 season is now over, East Fremantle will progress into the preliminary final and hope to cause an upset against minor premiers, the Coastal Titans. 

Quarter by quarter -
East Fremantle: 2.9 (21) 3.11 (29) 8.15 (63) 14.17 (101)
South Fremantle: 1.0 (6) 3.3 (21) 3.3 (21) 3.5 (23)

- Sandra Argese

Falcons soar to Grand Final

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 10:26 PM

The Joondalup Falcons have powered past the determined Coastal Titans to confirm themselves a well-fought out spot in the 2016 WAWFL Reserves Grand Final.

It was finals like atmosphere at its absolute best, as the occasion was met with four quarters of fast paced, high quality football from both sides, but it was the Falcons with all the answers as they ran out 31 point winners.

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