Our girls had a really good weekend of WAFLW. We had 10 players in action, which is the most we’ve had for the year.
Peel Thunder 5.2 (32) def by Subiaco 6.5 (41)
In the first game on Saturday night, it was the highest quality game I’ve seen for the year as Subi just got on top of Peel by a goal.
Hayley Miller (Subiaco)
Hayley was Subiaco’s best on ground, she kicked the ball really well and gave them a lot of drive through the midfield. She really set up their game and showed great leadership out there, which we were really pleased to see.
Ange Stannett (Subiaco)
Ange played her first game this year and her first for Subiaco, playing on the ball. It was a good first-up effort although it was far from her dominant best, but she got some really good touches, worked hard and applied some good shepherds. She did the team things we’re used to seeing from Ange and it was good to see her back out there.
Janelle Cuthbertson (Subiaco)
Janelle was outstanding down back for Subiaco. There was a strong breeze to one end and in the two quarters that Peel had the breeze, Janelle was very hard to get around. She took some good contested marks, used the ball well over the backline and it was her best game of WAFLW. We’re rapt with her progress.
East Fremantle 3.6 (24) def Claremont 3.5 (23)
Laura Pugh (Claremont)
Laura was clearly the best player on the ground. She would have had 15 touches in the first quarter across half back. We’re loving the way she is playing with so much confidence and looking forward to seeing her bring that into the AFLW season.
Matilda Sergeant (Claremont)
Tildy had her second game back. She was very rusty in the first week, which was expected with her being out for so long. She really improved this week with some really nice touches. She moved a lot better and it was great to see her show signs of getting back to the form that we saw when we played North Melbourne in 2019 - she’ll only get better from here.
Alex Williams (East Fremantle)
Alex continues to improve with her movement in her third game back after her ACL. She’s getting better each week. Alex did her job on her opponent and had a really important game-saving clearance when the ball came deep into the 50 in the final term. It was good to see her moving well.
Gabby O’Sullivan (East Fremantle)
It was a typical Gabby game. She had lots of inside 50s, good pressure, everything that we wanted to see from her. She did really well and was named in East Fremantle’s best.
Philipa Seth (East Fremantle)
Phil was outstanding for East Fremantle, probably their second best player on the ground, if not the best. She provided a lot of run from half back, used the ball exceptionally well and spotted up some good targets.
South Fremantle 2.2 (14) def by Swan Districts 8.8 (56)
Mim Strom (South Fremantle)
Mim played in the ruck and also the backline for South Fremantle. She was clearly South Fremantle’s best player and probably the best player on the ground as well. It was good to see her really come on from her first-up run the previous week. She rucked well, intercept marked really well and she applied some good spoils down back. Her ground balls were a class above, which we’re used to seeing from her.
Bianca Webb (West Perth)
Bianca took the chance to go back to the WAFLW reserves so she could represent her original club West Perth, who don’t have a team in the WAFLW.
We didn’t see the game but we’ve heard she played extremely well. She’ll come back up to WAFLW level and play for Swan Districts for the rest of the season.