WA Youth Girls through to Grand Final at MCG

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 9:49 AM

WA’s AFL Youth Girls will play Victoria Metro in the A-Section Grand Final of the 2016 AFL Youth Girls National Championships at the MCG at 3.20pm WST on Friday, May 6.

Click here to watch the game live online.

WA Female Talent Manager Alison Moore said the team was looking forward to playing on the MCG and taking on the reigning Champions.

“From day one of the program the WA players have shown true belief and commitment, so to get this opportunity is very exciting,” she said.

WA coach Clint Degebrodt said he and the other coaching staff had been very impressed with the performance and resilience of the WA players throughout the Championships.

“They’ve done themselves, their families and our State proud and we know they have the ability to go all the way if they apply themselves on the big stage tomorrow,” he said.

WA qualified for the decider with a thrilling one-point win today over Queensland 7.7 (49) to 7.6 (48).

WA also defeated Victoria Country on Day One of the Championships 6.6 (42) to 5.3 (33) but lost to Victoria Metro 10.7 (67) to 3.5 (23) on Day Two. 

Western Australia won the 2014 Youth Girls National Championships against Victoria Metro and finished third in 2015 behind grand finalists Vic Metro and Queensland.

2016 WA Youth Girls National Championships Team

WAWFL to support One Life Round

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 9:23 AM

Players from all nine WAWFL clubs will wear blue armbands this weekend for WA Football’s One Life Round.

One Life is a West Australian initiative to strengthen families, communities and workplaces, improve mental health and build resilience to prevent suicide.

The West Australian Football Commission’s (WAFC) partnership with One Life will use the blue arm bands and football as a vehicle to raise awareness of mental health and suicide prevention and reduce the stigma associated with discussing these topics.

Every year suicide accounts for 32% of deaths for males aged 15-24. It’s not just men either; there has been a recent spike in suicide among young females.

The WAFC is also delivering free mental health and suicide awareness training through the Live Life Ambassador program which includes 90 minute sessions that provide the knowledge to recognise if someone is showing signs of mental health issues, how to properly approach them, along with where to direct them for the best help available.

Education sessions are being delivered this year at all Level 1 coaching courses. Any Club wishing to attend a session is encouraged to contact Tayla Daniele on tdaniele@wafc.com.au to register their interest.

The WAFC, in partnership with One Life, has also developed a risk management plan to ensure that the appropriate support is provided throughout One Life Round and during the week leading up to it. Additional counselling support can also be provided if there is an immediate and acute need identified at any of the participating clubs.

Need help?

Suicide Call Back Line: 1300 659 467

LifeLine: 13 11 14

Samaritans 24/7: 135 247

24/7 Youthline: 1800 198 313


East Fremantle take home Derby bragging rights

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 5:30 PM

East Fremantle have outplayed a fighting South Fremantle with a 45 point win under lights at ATOM stadium on Saturday night.

Though the primary half of the first quarter was played in the Sharks forward half of the ground, their conversion in front of goal was inaccurate as they couldn’t capitalise on a promising start.

East Fremantle’s Latoya Wallace kicked things off by taking a fairly uncontested mark in front of goal, only to miss the opportunity to nail the game’s first major. Redemption arrived as Jessica Wuetschner put the ball down the throat of Melissa Caulfield, who converted for their first goal.

Souths didn’t get on the scoreboard until halfway through the first term, capitalising upon their first inside fifty entry. Soon after, the Sharks renewed their domination of the quarter by stringing together two more goals before the first break to lead by 18 points.

South Fremantle arrived to play in the second quarter, slotting the first three goals of the term to level scores.

The Sharks responded well to Souths momentary burst of goals, and never really looked in danger of losing.

It was contested derby football at its best as neither side was ever completely in control. Though this appeared to be Souths final surge of scoreboard pressure as the second half was a complete show of East Fremantle brilliance.

The Sharks extended their nineteen point lead at half time to 25 at three quarter time, outscoring South who only managed one major for the third term, which would subsequently also be their last for the match.

The Sharks looked dangerous pushing forward, consistently forcing turnovers from Souths kick outs, which never hit the target and forced them to play defensive football.

Whilst Sabrina Frederick-Traub worked hard around the ground racking up plenty of ball to push South Fremantle forward, it was not enough as her team would always slump back to their first quarter downfall of goals scored against them.

The girls in blue and white were purely too strong as the match evolved into a frenzy of goals for the Sharks, as they went on to score a final five unanswered goals courtesy of Caulfield, Jacquie Edwards, Wallace, and Zoe Huggett.

Though East Fremantle were consistently inaccurate, having kicked more behinds than goals, their overall dominance around the ground and in maintaining possession was pivotal to their win.

- Sandra Argese 2016

Grand Final rematches to open 2016 season

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:59 PM

With 2016 marking the WAWFL’s 29th year since establishment, round one of the season couldn’t come any quicker as female players around Perth count down the sleeps. This year, the WAWFL competition will comprise of nine Reserves teams and six League teams.

Round one of the 2016 Reserves season kicks off this Sunday with a grand final rematch between the Joondalup Falcons and Claremont Piranhas at HBF Arena, Joondalup.

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Martine Pearman appointed to lead WA

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 6:38 AM

Experienced coach Martine Pearman has been appointed to lead WA’s State Open Women’s team in 2016 after a history of success in recent coaching appointments.

Currently Assistant Coach at the Melbourne Football Club, Martine has helped direct the Melbourne Football Club female team to victory against the Western Bulldogs in the four games played between 2014 and 2015.

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WA All Stars Game: Eagles vs Dockers

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 9:40 AM

The WAWFL would like to congratulate the 44 female players selected to represent the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers Football Clubs in the AFL curtain raiser game being played on Saturday 9th April.

All players were chosen from the WA Female Talent Academy by Female Talent Manager Alison Moore and her associates, who have expressed the difficulty in completing the task. 

A special mention is extended to Kara Donnellan and Renee Forth who have been named as Captains of the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers respectively.

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Safeguard Mouthguards host fitting clinics

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Safeguard Mouthguards are currently hosting mouthguard fitting sessions at various WAWFL club training sessions.

Custom mouthguard impressions are taken on the day, with mouthguards costing $125.00. Receipts are recognized by all major health funds, and payment through cash or credit card is required on the same day as impressions.

Clinics include:

Peel Thunder - Dower St Oval – Tuesday 8th March  5.00pm
East Fremantle  – East Freo Oval –  Wednesday 9th March  6.00pm
Perth Angels – Peet Reserve - Thursday 10th March 5.45pm
Joondalup – Heathridge Oval -  Monday 14th March 5.30pm
East Perth -  Altone Park  Thurs. 24th March   time TBA
Kalgoorlie ( 2 Days) - (ALL Welcome) - Venue Kalgoorlie City FC  Friday 18th 3.30pm  - 5.50pm
Claremont  - Tuesday 22nd March 5.30pm -  Next to Oval Showgrounds

If you miss any of the clinics please feel free to contact Safeguard Mouthguards directly to make an appointment. 

Safeguard Mouthguards can be contacted through Stephen on 0438703797 or "like" them on Facebook to be kept up to date with our Safeguard Mouthguards Clinics.

Malaga Print and Copy renew sponsorship

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 5:03 PM

The WA Women's Football league are elated to announce that Malaga Print and Copy are back on board for their fourth consecutive year of sponsorship!

Based in Malaga, Malaga Print and Copy have "over 90 years of combined experience" and offer an outstanding level of customer service and professional product.

Having Malaga Print and Copy as an official sponsor of the WAWFL is imperative to development of both the WAWFL and female football, as the company provide printed promotional and operational material for senior and junior female football players state wide.

We are also pleased to have a local family business that has been recognised as an environmentally certified printing company, receiving the highest level of achievement in the Green Stamp Program. This state of the art printing company
offers an environmentally friendly service for the benefit of all customers, the future and their immediate environment, Malaga.

As a part of this sponsorship, all WAWFL Clubs and the extended female football community are encouraged to use Malaga Print and Copy for any printing/ needs they may require. To make contact with the organisation visit the Malaga Print and Copy Facebook page or directly contact on 9248 8500.

We look forward to a great 2016 with Malaga Print and Copy on board!

State U18 Youth Girls squad announced

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 7:48 AM

After nearly two months of gruelling and challenging trials 38 quality players have been selected for the 2016 State U18 Youth Girls squad.

The squad is made up of an incredible array of top talent from across the state including players from Bunbury, Albany, Kalgoorlie, Wickham, Pinjarrra, Halls Creek, Herne Hille and Brookton.

A team of 27 will be chosen from the squad to represent WA in the five-day National U18 Youth Girls AFL Championships, which kicks off in Melbourne on May 2.

WAFC Female Talent Manager Alison Moore congratulated all the girls who trialled.

"What a great effort by our talented female players, especially the country players who made the trip to Perth," Ms Moore said.

"We have the makings of an excellent team that could rival the skills and talent of our successful 2014 champions."

State U18 Youth Girls Head Coach Clint Degebrodt said the players were fit and focussed from Day One of the trials.

"They are a quality group of young women," Mr Degebrodt said.

"I'm looking forward to working with them in Melbourne."

For the first time ever the U18 Youth Girls Grand Final will be played on the MCG as a curtain raiser to the Hawthorn vs Richmond game.


State U18 Youth Girls Squad

Karen Adams Abby Duncan Courtney Hodder Mikaela Schoenfeld
Megan Adams Sabreena Duffy Paige Malek Jasmin Stewart
Rachel Ashley Brittany Fabry Tayla McAuliffe Olivia Turner
Kate Bartlett Courtney Fabry Emily McGuire Ava Tye
McKenzie Boardman Lindsey Fowles Chloe Metcalf Maddison Ugle
Hayley Carstairs Amber Goodwin-Wissink Fallyn Mitchell Meg Whittington
Dana Chatman Isobella Haigh Kira Morrison Emma Zonoli
Beatrice Devlyn Ebonee Hardie Emily Pickett  
Sonia Dorizzi Jade Harding Tayah Reed  
McKenzie Dowerick Caitlin Hill Ruby Schleicher  

State U18YG Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Clint Degebrodt

Assistant Coaches: Matthew Templeton, Emily Johnston, Bronte Ryan

Strength and Conditioning Coach: Nikola Sicanica

Team Manager: Janet Seth

WAFC Female Talent Manager: Alison Moore

Runner: Katrina Tinson

Head Physiotherapist: Ghislene Goh

Physiotherapist: Philipa Seth

Coastal Titan Renee Forth appointed as Football Ambassador

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 7:33 AM

WA State and AFL Women’s player Renee Forth has been appointed the 2016 WA State Female Football Ambassador.

As the State Female Football Ambassador, Renee will support the WA Football Commission in actively promoting positive messages around female football and engaging with the WA football fraternity through a number of development programs.

“I hope to act as a role model for younger girls coming into football and show them the game can help develop their skills, fitness and ability, and also assist in their personal development away from the game,” Renee said.

The appointment will support the WAFC Female Football Ambassador Program, which was launched last year to assist in the ongoing promotion and awareness of Female Football.

The 28-year-old from Geraldton started playing football in 2011 with the Coastal Titans.

The WA product is a two-time State Women’s Championship player who has also played for the Melbourne Demons and Western Bulldogs in the AFL Women’s Exhibition games.

WA Female Football Coordinator Allana Dickie said Renee is very deserving of the role and has shown true leadership both on and off the field throughout her playing career.

“Renee is always putting her hand up to help out at a number of female football development and engagement programs, which highlights why she has been chosen for this role,” Allana said.

Renee said the role is a huge opportunity that will enable her to give back to the community and help grow the game.

“I look forward to being able to use this opportunity to let young girls know they now have a clear pathway to AFL, from all-girls Auskick through to female senior footy.” 

Sabrina Frederick-Traub: My heart is with AFL

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 7:22 AM

South Fremantle forward Sabrina Frederick-Traub has taken one massive leap for WA female footy after she was appointed one of two female AFL Multicultural Ambassadors. 

The 19-year-old from England will join the likes of footy idol and West Coast superstar Nic Naitanui and 16 other players to help raise cultural understanding, inclusion and participation at all levels of Australian Football.

Sabrina whose talent was showcased in last year's AFL Female Exhibition Game, is fast becoming a well-respected role model within her community.

The full-forward who can also pinch-hit in the ruck developed a love of the game at the age of 12 after she trialled for the school footy team as a way to fit in with the kids.

Take a look at how Sabrina made it to the elite AFL level and what goals she has set herself for the season ahead in #WAFootyTV Episode One!

Safeguard Mouthguards continue support in 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 8:45 PM

The WA Women's Football League is proud to announce that mouthguard company, Safeguard Mouthguards will return as a sponsor for the 2016 season.

Safeguard Mouthguards, based in Bayswater, have been in the industry for over thirty years’ and during this time have built a reputation for comfortable and reliable mouthguards.

For the second consecutive year, Safeguard Mouthguards will be the official sponsor of the WAWFL App. The App is an impertative tool for the competition, assisting umpires and clubs with game day operations while providing players and members of the female football a one-stop portal for all WAWFL information.

WA Women's Football President Carolyn Hills said she was very proud that Safeguard Mouthguards has chosen to continue their sponsorship in season 2016.

“We are elated to have Safeguard Mouthguards on board with such a big season ahead of us. Safeguard Mouthguards produce a fantastic product, one we are happy to fully endorse our players wear during every game".

As part of this sponsorship, Clubs will be encouraged to host a clinical fitting during their preseason training sessions so all players have direct access to the WA Women's League Preferred Mouthguard Supplier.

We encourage all clubs, players and female football community those interested in purchasing a Safeguard Mouthguard to make contact with their club, or direct to Safeguard Mouthguards through Stephen Millar on 0438 703 797.

South Fremantle seek Reserves coach

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 9:39 PM

The South Fremantle Women’s Football Club is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified Coaches for their Reserves team. To be considered for this role, you will need experience developing footballers, along with outstanding communication and leadership skills. Previous experience coaching female athletes is desirable but not essential.

Suitable applicants will possess;

People Management & Planning:

  • Capacity to effectively manage the playing group
  • Ability to lead and influence within a senior club environment
  • Demonstrate structured and sequential training program within a football season
  • Capacity to teach/educate/mentor/facilitate players of all abilities

Football Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of coaching techniques/strategies and modern training methods at a senior club level
  • Sound understanding of skill development learning strategies

Effective Communication:

  • High level of communication skills
  • AFL Level 1 coach accreditation or higher, or ability to obtain by July 2016

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and coaching resume (maximum of 2 A4 pages) which addresses the position you are seeking and the key competencies outlined above. Any queries should be directed to SFWFC President, Jodi Vamvas. (Mob: 0429 374 543 or email).

Applications are to be submitted to; SFWFC President vamvas@westnet.com.au by 12pm Friday 19th February 2016

Perth Angels Appoint Former Falcons Boss

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 12:18 PM

The Perth Angels Football Club, are pleased to announce the appointment of former WPFC CEO Gerry O’Dea as their new Senior Coach for 2016.

O’Dea, currently heading up Yachting WA, previously worked for the WA Football Commission for many years as Falcons District Manager where he was also responsible for their talent development programs and district coaching co-ordination. He then held the position of CEO at West Perth from 2009 to early 2013 where he continued to work closely with the Falcons District development staff.

Perth Angels FC President Kristy Geuer welcomed the appointment and said the Angels would benefit from O’Dea’s strong WAFL development background and skills training experience.

“We have an enthusiastic and committed senior squad and a talented youth team and are looking forward to the training experience and guidance that Gerry will provide” she said.

O’Dea said from meeting the Angels hierarchy that he was impressed with the attitude and culture of the football club and was looking forward to working with the players this season.

“This is an exciting challenge for me. We will look to implement a strong skills training program with a revised game plan and strong sense of player enjoyment. I hope to be able to use my past experience to assist the Angels on and off the field” he said.

The Perth Angels Football club have also reappointed Andrew Mulcahy as their Youth Girls Coach for 2016 along with experienced assistant coaches Alison Moore and Ken Pascoe.

“The appointment of Mulcahy at the beginning of the 2015 season was a catalyst for exceptional improvement in the youth girls team and we are eager to see where 2016 takes them” said Geuer, adding “It should be an exciting year for our whole club.”

O’Dea has already commenced taking club training, there will also be an opportunity to meet both coaches at the club’s open day at Peet Park in Belmont on January 24th, 9.30am - 1.30pm. Interested prospective players can contact Club President Kristy Geuer on 0402-452388.

Perth Angels host Open Day this Sunday

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 3:02 PM

The Perth Angels Football Club hopes to attract new local female AFL enthusiasts to the game starting with an Open Day on Sunday 24th January at their training ground in Kewdale. This is an opportunity for the community to head down and learn more about the fastest growing sport in Australia.


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