WITH their male counterparts receiving most of the local attention, the East Fremantle Women’s Football Club is flying under the radar – and what a season they are having.
The Sharks’ league team is undefeated in the WA Women’s Football League after nine rounds, having handed out some massive defeats and enjoying an average winning margin of 42 points.
But with just seven games left in the season, head coach Nikki Harwood said it would be business as usual until the end.
“Whilst we’re in a great position leading into finals, our current win/loss record isn’t important and we just need to be in the top four come finals and win the games that count,” she said.
“Nothing changes for us, we will continue to approach every game in the same way as we have been.
“Every game is a new challenge so we just try and raise our bar each time by polishing our strengths and improving on specific focus areas.”
Sharks captain Alex Williams said their season so far had been a testament to the hard work and dedication of the playing group.
“All the hard work started with pre season; we had a really solid few months of training to prepare for the season and it’s really showing,” she said.
“We have had a few younger girls join the team this year and they’ve contributed and complimented the players we already had really well.
“I’m really happy with how we have come together and we’ve gelled as a group quite well.”
The League women are not the only ones tasting success, with East Fremantle’s reserves and colts also performing strongly, sitting third and fourth in their respective competitions.
In a good run of recent form, the last four times East Fremantle’s trio of WAWFL teams played on the same weekend they won all three games, something that has never before happened in the club’s history.
The club is looking to continue its march to the finals when the league team takes on Perth Angels at East Fremantle Oval from 2pm, June 17.
The colts and reserves also play against the Perth Angels at home, with bounce-down at 10.30am and 12pm respectively.
East Fremantle League Women’s 2018 so far:
Rd 1: East Fremantle (56) defeated South Fremantle (7)
Rd 2: East Fremantle (60) defeated Swan Districts (15)
Rd 3: East Fremantle (116) defeated Perth Angels (8)
Rd 4: East Fremantle (42) defeated Peel Thunderbirds (15)
Rd 5: East Fremantle (43) defeated Subiaco (40)
Rd 6: East Fremantle (53) defeated West Perth (22)
Rd 7: East Fremantle (61) defeated Subiaco (13)
Rd 8: East Fremantle (47) defeated Swan Districts (29)
Rd 9: East Fremantle (56) defeated Claremont (12)