There will be a very Fremantle feel around Subiaco’s bid for their first WAFLW premiership when they take on Peel Thunder in the Grand Final at Joondalup Arena on Saturday.

The Lions will be skippered by Hayley Miller and coached by former Docker and current Fremantle assistant coach Amy Lavell.

Star defender Ange Stannett will also run out for Subiaco, who are looking to return to the top of WA women’s football.

Formerly known as the Coastal Titans, they were a dominant force in the old WAWFL, where they won seven premierships between 2004 and 2015.

They face a Peel Thunder side hoping to complete a remarkable resurgence.

Spurred on by their youth and a number of potential future AFLW stars, the Thunder are looking to win the flag a year after finishing last in 2019.

Only one goal separated the two teams in their semi final, which Subiaco won to advance to the Grand Final.

Peel then dispatched reigning premiers East Fremantle in the preliminary final with a resounding 9.1 (55) to 5.8 (38) win.

Fremantle senior coach Trent Cooper expects the Lavell-coached outfit to be tough to beat after losing only one game all season.

“It should be a really good match. It was close the last time the two sides met,” Cooper said.

“Amy has done a really good job to get them into the Grand Final and they haven’t been there for a little while.

“Hayley Miller is going to be a crucial player for them in the midfield and Ange Stannett, who can play midfield or down back is going to be important.

“Unfortunately, (Fremantle defender) Janelle Cuthbertson is out with a knee injury, so she won’t play. It’s unfortunate for Janelle, but she’ll be right for our AFLW season.”

Cooper said the game will be an exciting showcase of the future of WA football, highlighting 15-year-old Thunder winger Ella Roberts as a player to look out for.

“We’re really looking forward to Subiaco taking on a very young Peel side with a lot of talent coming through,” Cooper said.

“There’s a couple from Subiaco and a handful from Peel who we expect to see on AFLW lists in the future, even some who are too young to be drafted this year, particularly for Peel.

“One of Peel’s stars on the weekend (Roberts) was 15 years old, so we’ve got a little while to wait before she could get onto an AFLW list.”

“They’re a part of the generation that’s been kicking the footy for a long time. They haven’t just taken up the sport recently, they’ve been playing all the way through.

“The skills on show are really fantastic. Hopefully, the conditions hold for Saturday so we can see them display those skills.”