As the new era of the WAFL approaches in 2019, many talented WA women will take centre stage as part of the West Australian Football League Women’s (WAFLW).
The Optus WAFLW Premiership Season will field five teams in the inaugural campaign, with East Fremantle, Claremont, Peel Thunder, Subiaco and Swan Districts all taking part in 2019.
South Fremantle have received a provisional license for 2020.
Players from each of the five clubs gathered last week to launch the landmark competition, including AFLW Fremantle Dockers Gemma Houghton, Hayley Miller, Jasmin Stewart, Alex Williams and West Coast Academy player Georgia Perry.
Miller couldn’t be more thrilled to be involved in the inception of the WAFLW, particularly given the 23-year-old claimed the WAWFL Best & Fairest in 2018.
“I think it’s a really exciting opportunity to have the best of the best playing in WA and showcasing the best of women’s football in Western Australia,” Miller said.
“I am most excited about having the AFLW girls come back into the competition.”
“To have everyone playing, it will lift the standard of competition and show the talent we have here.”
The season begins on May 4th allowing all current AFLW players to compete in the State League