Ange Stannett was among Fremantle’s best performing in the round four clash against Essendon at Windy Hill on Sunday.

New to the forward line for the 2023 NAB AFL Women’s Season, Stannett had a massive contribution to the game, booting two goals and 17 disposals.

Teammate Mim Strom had plenty of praise for her vice-captain.

“We value Ange so much, she’s our vice-captain. We know how good she is around the girls but on the ground as well,” Strom said.

“Whether she’s playing down back or now up forward. We really appreciate the stuff Ange does.

”Strom said Stannett’s clear communication is one of her many strengths out on the field.

“Her talk (is a strength), she used her voice in the back line and gave them a lot of communication and now she is bringing it to the forward line and just getting the girls up and about,” Strom said.


Senior Coach Lisa Webb recognised Stannett’s brilliant performance, however, needs to see greater output across the team.

“She was fantastic, but once again we can’t be defined by one player, so we need the rest of the team to lift,” Webb said.

Emma O’Driscoll led Fremantle’s backline in today’s clash locking in a game-high 10 intercept possessions and amassing 20 disposals.

Mim Strom applauded O’Driscoll’s efforts in the backline.

“O’Driscoll was a bit of a wall down back, wasn’t she? She’s very agile but hard to get through,” Strom said.

“She’s incredible and always plays, very aggressive, which is what we want from our backs and she came off and impacted when she needed to.”

Fremantle will stay the week in Melbourne as they prepare to play Richmond at Ikon Park on Friday 29 September at 1.05 pm EST.

The Tigers sit 7th on the AFLW ladder with three wins and one loss, while Fremantle sits outside the top 8 in 10th place on percentage.