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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2016 State Female Selection Trials

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 9:52 PM

The National Women's competition is just around the corner and all female footballers interested in representing WA in the AFL are being encouraged to trial for the following state teams in 2016;

  • State 15 Schoolgirls – July - Maroochydore, Qld
  • State U18 Youth Girls – May – Melbourne, VIC
  • State U23 Women – June – Gold Coast/Brisbane, QLD
  • State Open Women – June – Melbourne, VIC

Significant changes have occurred with State 16 Schoolgirls changing to State 15 Schoolgirls, the opportunity for 44 U18 Youth Girls to be named an All Australian and play on the MCG prior to the Women's Exhibition Game, the introduction of a State U23 competition initiated by WA, to be held in Queensland and a return stoush against the Vics - this time in their backyard! Couple this with regional trips to Northam and Kalgoorlie for members of the State Female Talent Academy and there is plenty of opportunity for WA's talented female football players to demonstrate their skills.

Important dates and information -  2016 State Female AFL Teams.

Information is also available on the WAWFL Website or contact the Head Coaches directly. 

  • State 15 Schoolgirls - Oliver Beath 0411 018 939 oliver.beath@allsaints.wa.edu.au 
  • State U18 Youth Girls - Clint Degebrodt 0408 426 412 CDegebrodt@vswans.com.au
  • State U23 or Open Women - Michelle Cowan 0419 855 910 michelle@michellecowan.com

AFL seeks Perth Female Talent

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 2:22 PM

The AFL is pleased to announce a female talent search campaign will be held throughout Australia in early 2016.

The campaign is designed to give female athletes who are currently active in other sports the opportunity to test their football fitness and skills.

The testing sessions will seek new talent amongst athletes who are not currently registered as Australian football players.

AFL Female Ambassador and Melbourne captain Daisy Pearce will lead the sessions with state female academy coaches while the AFL has partnered with Rookie Me to conduct the athletic testing sessions.

Athletes identified during the campaign will be offered places in female state academies which support players already identified and placed in state league clubs.

Athletes will experience familiar Draft Combine testing; standing and running vertical jumps, agility, 20m sprint and the shuttle run (beep test).

Participants will get an opportunity to demonstrate skills including kicking, marking and hand balling as well as their decision making, spatial awareness and appetite to compete.

Registration is free and can be done by registering here.

The Perth female talent search will take place Saturday January 30, 8am-1.30pm at Trinity College.

WAWFL features in short video

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 10:06 PM

We were recently approached by a Curtin University student who was looking to produce a video on female football in Western Australia as part of an assignment.

The WAWFL was more than happy for Claremont WFC player Chelsea De Gouw, and her group, to put together a piece on the WAWFL, filming at this years finals series, with access to numerous players.

With female football about to explode as we welcome the national league in 2017, here's the final clip celebrating the love our players have for the game.

Thanks to Chelsea and Leonora for the producing such a great clip on WAWFL football

WAWFL votes Allomes as Vice President

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Held on Tuesday 10 November at the Department of Sport and Recreation, the 2015 WAWFL AGM saw our WAWFL clubs confirm the appointment of Sally Allomes into the Vice President role, a role Sally has been acting in since early 2015.

Joining Sally on the WAWFL Board will be Danielle Fagents, who was re-elected into a General Board Member three-year term. Danielle has just finished a one-year term on the board as WAWFL Treasurer and is a fantastic addition to the WAWFL.

The WAWFL Board will also be joined by new General Board Member Sarah Campbell, who has been acting as a Board Member for the majority of the 2015 season. Sarah takes on a secretriat role, and has been a welcome addition throughout the season.

The newly appointed Vice President, along with the re-instated Members will serve three-year terms beginning in November 2015, and continuing through to November 2018.

The Board looks forward to another exciting season of female football ahead of us in 2016, as we edge ever closer to a national Women's AFL competition in 2017.