WAFL Women's

WAFL Women's (WAFLW) is an Australian rules football league based in Perth, Western Australia. The WAFLW is the premier women's football competition in Western Australia and is contested by five clubs owned and operated by clubs in the men's West Australian Football League (WAFL).

The league was established in 2018 by the West Australian Football Commission and West Australian Women's Football League, the latter having been the leading body and league for women's football in the state from 1987 to 2018.[1] The league runs from May to September, running concurrently with the WAFL and is the second primary women's football competition for West Australian footballers underneath the semi-professional AFL Women's competition.

Clubs

Five of the ten WAFL men's clubs fielded teams in the inaugural 2019 season. Neither of the West Australian AFLW teams (Fremantle and West Coast) field teams in the league, meaning some of their contracted players play for one of the WAFLW clubs.

Club Nickname State Home venue Est. First WAFLW
season
WAFLW
seasons
WAFLW
premierships
Most
recent
Claremont Tigers Western Australia Claremont Oval 1906 2019 1
East Fremantle Sharks Western Australia East Fremantle Oval 1898 2019 1 1 2019
Peel Thunder Western Australia Rushton Park 1996 2019 1
Subiaco Lions Western Australia Leederville Oval 1896 2019 1
Swan Districts Swans Western Australia Bassendean Oval 1932 2019 1

Honours

Premiers

The following is a list of premiers and the grand final results.

Season Premiers Runners-up Score Lou Knitter Medal Venue Date Ref.
2019 East Fremantle Swan Districts 8.5 (51) d. 4.4 (28) Gabby O’Sullivan (East Fremantle) Lathlain Park 14 September 2019 [2]

Dhara Kerr Award

The Dhara Kerr Fairest and Best Award is presented to the player/s considered the fairest and best throughout the home-and-away season. The award was part of the original West Australian Women's Football League competition and was carried over to the WAFLW. Kerr was born in Warrnambool, Victoria in 1971 and died in Perth in 1995, three years after she had relocated to Western Australia and begun playing football for Innaloo.[3]

Season Player Club Votes Ref.
2019 Hayley Miller & Danika Pisconeri Subiaco (both) 13 [4]

References

  1. ^ "About us". West Australian Women's Football League.
  2. ^ "East Fremantle claim Optus WAFLW crown". WA Football. 14 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Inaugural WAFL Women's awards". WA Football Commission. 5 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Subiaco leaders share Dhara Kerr Award spoils". WA Football Commission. 9 September 2019.

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