West Australian Women's Football League

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West Australian Women's Football League
SportWomen's Australian rules football
Inaugural season1988
PresidentCarolyn Hills
No. of teams9
CountryAustralia
Most recent
champion(s)
East Fremantle (2018)
Most titlesCoastal Titans (7)
Official websitewawfl.com.au

The West Australian Women's Football League (WAWFL) was the governing body of women's Australian rules football in the state of Western Australia. It organised the premier women's football league in Western Australia from 1987 to 2018. It was superseded in 2019 by the WAFLW league, a joint initiative of the WAWFL and the West Australian Football Commission.[1]

History[edit]

The WAWFL football league was formed in 1987.[2] The first season of competition was played in 1988 between four clubs, with a team from Mount Lawley winning the inaugural premiership.[3][4] A second division was added from 2007 and the two divisions were later renamed "League" and "Reserves", the format most commonly used in Australian football leagues.[5]

Clubs[edit]

During the history of the league, some clubs which were originally formed independently have become associated with the clubs competing in the men's Western Australian Football League. The current clubs are:[6]

Name Formed League
Premierships
Reserves
Premierships
Notes
Claremont Piranhas 1988[3]
Subiaco 2004[7] 7 formerly known as Coastal Titans[7]
East Fremantle Sharks 1988 6 0 Originally known as Melville Warriors
East Perth Royals 2016 0 0 Formerly known as Mt Lawley Hawks. Reserves team only in 2016
Joondalup Falcons 2007[8] Reserves team only in 2016
Peel Thunderbirds 2007[9]
Perth Angels Formerly known as the SNESA Angels.[10]
Reserves team only in 2016
South Fremantle Bulldogs 2007[11] Promoted to Division 1 in 2010[11]
Swan Districts

Premierships[edit]

Division 1

  • 2018 East Fremantle Sharks
  • 2017 Swan Districts
  • 2016 Swan Districts
  • 2015 Coastal Titans
  • 2014 Swan Districts
  • 2013 Swan Districts
  • 2012 Coastal Titans
  • 2011 East Fremantle Sharks
  • 2010 Coastal Titans
  • 2009 East Fremantle Sharks
  • 2008 Coastal Titans
  • 2007 Melville Sharks
  • 2006 Coastal Titans
  • 2005 Coastal Titans
  • 2004 Coastal Titans
  • 2003 Southern Thunder
  • 2002 Melville
  • 2001 Innaloo
  • 2000 Innaloo
  • 1999 Innaloo
  • 1998 Belmont
  • 1997 Belmont
  • 1996 Innaloo
  • 1995 Innaloo
  • 1994 Vic Park
  • 1993 Vic Park
  • 1992 Carlisle
  • 1991 Melville
  • 1990 Melville
  • 1989 Carlisle
  • 1988 Mt Lawley

Division 2 (formerly Reserves)

  • 2017 Swan Districts
  • 2016 Joondalup
  • 2015 Claremont
  • 2014 Coastal Titans
  • 2013 Swan Districts
  • 2012 Claremont Pirahnas
  • 2011 SNESA Angels
  • 2010 Peel Thunderbirds
  • 2009 South Fremantle Bulldogs
  • 2008 Coastal Titans
  • 2007 Joondalup Falcons

Honours[edit]

Fairest and Best The Medal is awarded to the best and fairest overall of the season as determined by the Umpires. This prestigious award is presented to the recipient at the end of season Presentation Dinner.

  • 1988 Kara Graham (Innaloo)
  • 1989 Karen Cooper (Carlisle)
  • 1990 Kara Graham (Innaloo)
  • 1991 Larissa Ukich (Melville)
  • 1992 Dhara Kerr (Innaloo); Kelley Lutey (Carlisle)
  • 1993 Dhara Kerr (Innaloo)
  • 1994 Dhara Kerr (Innaloo)
  • 1995 Kylie Hodges (Vic Park)
  • 1996 Tammy Licence (Melville)
  • 1997 Louise Knitter (Koonga Valley)
  • 1998 Amanda Crean (UWA)
  • 1999 Amanda Crean (UWA)
  • 2000 Amanda Crean (UWA)
  • 2001 Priscilla Harry (Southern Thunder)
  • 2002 Deanne Coates (Innaloo)
  • 2003 Louise Knitter (Forrestfield)
  • 2004 Louise Knitter (Forrestfield)
  • 2005 Louise Knitter (Forrestfield)
  • 2006 Belinda Bentley (Melville)
  • 2007 Louise Knitter (Gosnells); Shelley Matcham (Melville)
  • 2008 Deanne Coates (Coastal Titans)
  • 2009 Deanne Coates (Coastal Titans); Kiara Bowers (Southern River)
  • 2010 Melissa Caulfield (Southern River)
  • 2011 Melissa Caulfield (East Fremantle)
  • 2012 Lauren Stammers (Coastal Titans)
  • 2013 Kiara Bowers (Coastal Titans); Chelsea Randall (Swan Districts)
  • 2014 Kiara Bowers (Coastal Titans)
  • 2015 Kiara Bowers (Coastal Titans)
  • 2016 Kiara Bowers (Coastal Titans); Emma King (Coastal Titans)
  • 2017 Jodie White (Coastal Titans)

Jo-anne Huggins Leading Goal Kickers

  • 1990 Kelley Lutey (Carlisle)
  • 1991 Janice Woods (Carlisle)
  • 1992 Kelley Lutey (Carlisle)
  • 1993 Karen Cooper (Vic Park)
  • 1994 Susan Daly (Innaloo)
  • 1995 Kelley Lutey (Vic Park)
  • 1996 Vanessa Chrisp (Innaloo)
  • 1997 Cindy Farinosi (Innaloo)
  • 1998 Nicole George (Belmont)
  • 1999 Nicole George (Belmont); Denise Wallace (Melville)
  • 2000 Denise Wallace (Melville)
  • 2001 Joanne Hartley 9Southern Thunder)
  • 2002 Danielle Fagents (Innaloo)
  • 2003 Jodie Shuttleworth(Innaloo)
  • 2004 Charlene Headland (Southern Thunder)
  • 2005 Natalie McDonald (Coastal Titans)
  • 2006 Krystal Rivers 9Coastal Titans)
  • 2007 Loren Fricker (Coastal Titans)
  • 2008 Loren Fricker (Coastal Titans)
  • 2009 Loren Fricker (Coastal Titans)
  • 2010 Ashlee Atkins (Swan Districts)
  • 2011 Amber Steiber (East Fremantle); Melissa Caulfield (East Fremantle)
  • 2012 Kiara Bowers (Coastal Titans)
  • 2013 Trisha Ramsay (Coastal Titans)
  • 2014 Trisha Ramsay (Coastal Titans)
  • 2015 Trisha Ramsay (Coastal Titans)
  • 2016 Amy Lavell (Coastal Titans)
  • 2017 Kira Phillips (Peel)

Cath Boyce Rookie of the Year

  • 1995 Mel Hicks (Canning)
  • 1996 Tammy Licence (Melville)
  • 1997 Amanda Crean (UWA)
  • 1998 Cherie Bambury (Belmont)
  • 1999 Samantha Winslow (Melville)
  • 2000 Karen Cowley (Innaloo)
  • 2001 Alana Duffus (Southern Thunder)
  • 2002 Jane Davis (Melville)
  • 2003 Catherine Young (Forrestfield)
  • 2004 Emma Burgess (Southern Thunder)
  • 2005 Rachael Russell (Melville)
  • 2006 Not awarded
  • 2007 Shelley Matcham (Melville)
  • 2008 Nicole Bolten (Coastal Titans)
  • 2009 Melissa Caulfield (Southern River)
  • 2010 Linnea Mansson (Claremont)
  • 2011 Kahra Sprlyan (South Fremantle)
  • 2012 Ashleigh Brazill (East Fremantle)
  • 2013 Lara Filocamo (Claremont)
  • 2014 Not awarded
  • 2015 Erin Fox (East Fremantle)
  • 2016 Jasmin Stewart (Claremont)
  • 2017 Sabreena Duffy (Peel Thunderbirds)

Life Members

  • 1994 Cath Boyce
  • 1995 Sharon Woods
  • 1996 Barbara Hampson
  • 1997 Jo-Anne Huggins
  • 1997 Kerryn Wood
  • 2000 Debbie White
  • 2001 Charmaine Rogers
  • 2002 Lynette (Smith) Geaney
  • 2016 Nikki Harwood
  • 2018 Carolyn Hills

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About us". WAWFL.
  2. ^ "About Us". WAWFL. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Claremont Piranhas". WAWFL. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  4. ^ "WAWFL Premierships - League". WAWFL. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  5. ^ "WAWFL Premierships". WAWFL. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Club Contacts". WAWFL. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Coastal Titans Women's Football Club rebrands as Subiaco Women's Football Club | Community News Group". Community News Group. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Joondalup Falcons". WAWFL. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Peel Thunderbirds". WAWFL. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Perth Angels". WAWFL. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Our History". South Fremantle Women's Football Club. Retrieved 13 October 2016.

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