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SWAN DISTRICTS FOOTBALL – FEMALE FOOTBALL

 

 

 

On the back of an amazing inaugural AFLW season, 2017 saw a massive increase in participation across the league and Swans was no different with over 35 new registered players added to the consistent return of our senior playing group.  Although many not senior in age (average age of 20 at SDFC) setting up our growth and development for many years to come both in the competition and at Swans.

Duel Premiership Coach - Nicole Graves returned to Swans to lead the club through the 2017 season, which is a fantastic result for our Football Club. With a consistent message across all three teams it’s easy to see why 2017 saw all three teams finish in the top two and many of our young players taking the next step in their football journey representing WA at both state 15s and 18s level. 

2017 also saw the appointment of the clubs first Female Football Director Portfolio on our WAFL Board, consolidating the ongoing commitment SDFC has with it’s female football pathways and programs, ensuring a consistent and powerful voice within the clubs decision making processors.  With a record number of players signed and drafted to AFLW Clubs around the country and 18 WA State representatives across U23’s, U18’s and U15’s this role is integral to the ongoing growth and development of the business as a whole. 

The Swan District Women's Team pride themselves on developing players and getting the best out of each other, with this said they are home to 19 drafted AFL Women Footballers - Kara Donnellan (FFC Captain), Kirby Bentley, Ebony-Rose Antonio, Ashley Sharp, Stacey Barr, Susan Chuot, Taryn Priestly, Steph Caine, Taylah Angel, Emily Bonser, Alicia Janz, Kellie Gibson, Tayla McAuliffe, Emily McGuire and Gemma Houghton (Fremantle Football Club), & Chelsea Randall & Rheanne Lugg (Adelaide Crows Football Club), Jacinda Barclay (GWS Football Club) and Ashleigh Brazill (Collingwood Football Club).

The Swan District Women's Team has had over 55 players represent WA across Opens, U23, U18 and State School Girls levels since 2007. Over our 11-year history we have had a number of players captain state teams in their own right; 2 WA Opens Captains; Chelsea Randall & Kara Donnellan, State 23s Captain – Courtney Ugle, State 18’s Captain – Eliza Gelmi and School Girls Captain – Ashley Sharp.

To cap of an historic year for Female Football - Swan Districts stamped their authority on all three of this year’s Mundella West Australian Women’s Football League (WAWFL) Grand Finals, winning all three premierships at Rogers Cup, Reserves and League levels. The history-making clean-sweep was set in stone in the last game of the day that saw the league girls walk away 29 point winners over the Coastal Titans (Subiaco).  

The league-level Swans now continue their dominance of the local league in recent times, with this premiership their fourth in five seasons. Head Coach Nicole Graves said ‘it was a wonderful day for the footy club and proves our pathway programs are amongst the best in the country’ Skipper Kara Donnellan was rewarded for her hard work and walked away with Lou Knitter Best on Ground award. 

We would like to thank all our wonderful volunteers, players, coaches, support staff, parents and our loyal supporters cheering from the sidelines each week, they are the ones that make this all happen. The ones that continue to drive us to keep training, playing and picking ourselves up each week after a tough game and continue to fly the flag for Female Football and our Football Club.

We are excited to announce our major sponsors for 2018; V Swans, H.S. Hyde & Son, Community TAB, Swan Districts Sports Clinic, Angel Concreting and Ashworth’s Office Furniture, we thank you for your commitment and support to ensuring we are financially strong so our players can get on with the job of playing football.

To purchase merchandise, visit http://www.vswans.com.au/store

TRAINING DAYS:

LOCATION – Steel Blue Oval, Old Perth Road, Bassendean

Wednesday (all) - 630pm – 8pm

Friday –     Youth Girls U18 - 430pm – 6pm

  • Senior Women’s - 6pm – 730pm

 

CLUB COACHES:

League Head Coach: Nicole Graves
League Assistant: Jo Taylor
Reserves Head Coach: TBC
Youth Girls Head Coach: Leith Woods
Youth Girls Assistant Coaches: Emily Bonser

 

CLUB OFFICALS:

President: Jo Taylor
WAWFL Delegate/Football Operations: Kara Donnellan
Registrar League & Reserves & Youth Girls: Julie Harrison
Team Manager: Julie Harrison

 

CLUB CONTACTS:

Jo Taylor – Female Football President - tails1607@hotmail.com
Kara Donnellan - Female Operations - kdonnellan@vswans.com.au

 

MAJOR SPONSORS:

V Swans – www.vswans.com.au

H.S. Hyde & Son - www.hshyde.com.au

Community TAB - www.rwwa.com.au

Swan Districts Sports Clinic - www.swansportsclinic.com.au

Ashworth’s Office Furniture - www.ashworthofficefurniture.com.au

Angel Concreting – 0410 544 863

 

MATCH DAY SPONSORS:

Slater Gartrell – www.slatergartrellsports.com.au

Smile Thai Massage – 08 9250 1763

The Woodbridge Hotel – www.woodbridgehotel.com.au