WA Womens Footy Fires
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
WA Women’s Football goes from strength to strength with eight of the 16 marquee players for the new National competition hailing from West Australia.
The Lions women’s affiliate the Coastal Titans also received top recognition with Emma King (Collingwood), Kiara Bowers (Fremantle) and Renee Forth (GWS) chosen as marquee players.
WAFC Female Talent Manager Alison Moore congratulated all of the players selected and said it was a terrific outcome for women's football in Western Australia.
“For half of the marquee players to come from WA really demonstrates what a great job our WA Women's Football League Clubs are doing in partnership with our talent development programs,” she said.
“The WAWFL provides a great competition for female football development and the WAFC has invested in opportunities for elite players to participate in Talent Academies, which has all resulted in a very strong talent pool in our State.
“We will now work closely with community clubs to replenish this talent pool and ensure that we are well prepared to embrace the expected new growth in female participation once the League is launched next year.
“We are entering into a really exciting era with female football and we are really looking forward to what lies ahead,” she said.
The marquee players for the eight women’s clubs – Adelaide, Brisbane Lions, Carlton, Collingwood, Fremantle, Greater Western Sydney, Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs – were confirmed today at simultaneous media announcements in each State.
Under the rules of the women’s competition, the eight licensed clubs were asked to nominate up to five marquee players, with each club allocated two. The clubs will fill the remainder of their 25-player squads via lottery-style state drafts in early October.