West Australian Women's Football League

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West Australian Women's Football League
Sport Women's Australian rules football
Inaugural season 1988
President Carolyn Hills
No. of teams 9
Country Australia
Most recent
champion(s)
Swan Districts (2016)
Most titles Coastal Titans (7)
Official website wawfl.com.au

The West Australian Women's Football League (WAWFL) is the governing body of women's Australian rules football in the state of Western Australia.

History[edit]

The WAWFL football league was formed in 1987.[1] The first season of competition was played in 1988 between four clubs, with a team from Mount Lawley winning the inaugural premiership.[2][3] 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.[4]

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:[5]

Name Formed League
Premierships
Reserves
Premierships
Notes
Claremont Piranhas 1988[2]
Coastal Titans
East Fremantle Sharks
East Perth Royals 2016 0 0 Reserves team only in 2016
Joondalup Falcons 2007[6] Reserves team only in 2016
Peel Thunderbirds 2007[7]
Perth Angels Formerly known as the SNESA Angels.[8]
Reserves team only in 2016
South Fremantle Bulldogs 2007[9] Promoted to Division 1 in 2010[9]
Swan Districts

Premierships[edit]

Division 1

  • 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)

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

Honours[edit]

Dhara Kerr 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 Melvilee
  • 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; Chelsea Randall Safety Bay Stingers
  • 2008 Deanne Coates Coastal Titans
  • 2009 Deanne Coates Coastal Titans; Kiara Bowers Southern River
  • 2010 Melissa Caulfield Southern River
  • 2011 Melissa Caulfied East Fremantle
  • 2012 Lauren Stammers 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 Southern Thunder
  • 2002 Danielle Fagents Innaloo
  • 2003 Jodie ShuttleworthInnaloo
  • 2004 Charlene Headland Southern Thunder
  • 2005 Natalie McDonald Coastal Titans
  • 2006 Krystal Rivers Coastal Titans
  • 2007 Loren Fricker Coastal Titans
  • 2008 Loren Fricker Coastal Titans
  • 2009 Loren Fricker Coastal Titans
  • 2010 Ashlee Atkins Swan Districts

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 -
  • 2007 Shelley Matcham Melville
  • 2008 Nicole Bolten Coastal Titans
  • 2009 Melissa Caulfield Southern River
  • 2010 Linnea Mansson Claremont

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". WAWFL. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Claremont Piranhas". WAWFL. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "WAWFL Premierships - League". WAWFL. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "WAWFL Premierships". WAWFL. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Club Contacts". WAWFL. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Joondalup Falcons". WAWFL. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Peel Thunderbirds". WAWFL. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Perth Angels". WAWFL. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Our History". South Fremantle Women's Football Club. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 

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