Fremantle have finalised their team for Sunday’s Pride Round fixture against Sydney, with three changes made to last week’s line-up.
Sarah Verrier, Joanne Cregg and Makaela Tuhakaraina return to the starting 21, with the trio replacing the omitted Mikayla Hyde and injured pair Jae Flynn and Serena Gibbs.
Initially named in the extended squad of 24, key tall Aine Tighe has now been ruled out of this weekend’s clash after not pulling up as expected following Thursday’s training session.
Tighe missed last weekend’s clash with Melbourne due to knee soreness and was listed as a test to return against Sydney.
Hyde will join Ariana Hetherington and Emmelie Fiedler as the listed emergencies for the clash.
Fremantle will wear the Club’s third iteration of their Pride jumper, designed this year by vice-captain Ange Stannett, that showcases the Progress Pride Flag on the front of the jumper, with the chevrons forming part of the flag.
The colourful design on the front is juxtaposed on the back by Stannett showcasing a number of statistics that represent the hardship still felt within the LGBTQIA+ community.
These stats are showcased by six bars that represent the disparity that still exists in the queer community – in a design that hits home with a powerful message.
The match will pit the 13th-placed Fremantle against the eighth-placed Sydney in the final home and away fixture of the season.
Bouncedown for the clash is at 2.05pm on Sunday and tickets are on sale now.
TEAM v SYDNEY
IN: Sarah Verrier, Joanne Cregg, Makaela Tuhakaraina
OUT: Mikayla Hyde (omitted), Serena Gibbs (concussion), Jae Flynn (back)
B: Philipa Seth, Emma O’Driscoll
HB: Jess Low, Laura Pugh, Madeleine Scanlon
C: Sarah Verrier, Kiara Bowers, Orlagh Lally
HF: Hayley Miller, Makaela Tuhakaraina, Megan Kauffman
F: Amy Mulholland, Ange Stannett
R/Fol: Mim Strom, Dana East, Gabby O’Sullivan
I: Joanne Cregg, Tahleah Mulder, Airlie Runnalls, Sarah Wielstra, Roxy Roux
E: Ari Hetherington, Mikayla Hyde, Emmelie Fiedler