WAFL Women's

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WAFL Women's
Current season, competition or edition:
AFL current event.svg 2020 WAFL season
Sport Australian rules football
Founded2018
Inaugural season2019
Owner(s) WAFC & WAWFL
No. of teams6
CountryAustralia
Most recent
champion(s)
East Fremantle
Most titles East Fremantle (1 premiership)
TV partner(s) Seven Network (Grand Final only)
Sponsor(s) Optus
Official website wafl.com.au

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 six teams owned and operated by clubs in the men's West Australian Football League (WAFL).

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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 clubs fielded teams in the inaugural 2019 season (Claremont, East Fremantle, Peel Thunder, Subiaco and Swan Districts). The following year South Fremantle joined the league. [2] 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.

ClubNicknameStateHome venueEst.First WAFLW
season
WAFLW
seasons
WAFLW
premierships
Most
recent
Claremont Tigers Western Australia Claremont Oval 190620191
East Fremantle Sharks Western Australia East Fremantle Oval 18982019112019
Peel Thunder Western Australia Rushton Park 199620191
South Fremantle Bulldogs Western Australia Fremantle Oval 190020200
Subiaco Lions Western Australia Leederville Oval 189620191
Swan Districts Swans Western Australia Bassendean Oval 193220191

Honours

Premiers

Dhara Kerr Award

See also

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References

  1. "About us". West Australian Women's Football League.
  2. "South Fremantle to enter 2020 Optus WAFLW competition". West Australian Football Commission. 29 June 2020.