Swan Districts proud of Kara Donnellan, inaugural Fremantle AFL Women’s captain


Kara Donnellan in an exhibition game last season.
Kara Donnellan in an exhibition game last season.

THEY’RE proud of Kara Donnellan at Bassendean Oval.

The three-time All Australian, who captains Swan Districts in the WA Women’s Football League, has been named the inaugural Fremantle captain in the AFL Women’s competition.

“If she leads like she does for us at Swans, then Freo is bound for success,” a club spokesman said. “Congrats Kara from all of us at Swans.”

Nicknamed Juddy by a coach after former West Coast and Carlton midfielder Chris Judd, Donnellan (24) played in the Victorian WFL before heading to Swans and leading them to two premierships.

Her Fremantle teammates chose her as captain.

“I think it will take a few days for me to sit down and soak it all up,” Donnellan said.

“But I already know that it’s an absolute honour and privilege to captain the inaugural Fremantle women’s side.

“There will be some added responsibilities, but I’m just going to continue to do what I’ve tried to do at Swan Districts, which is lead by example with my actions and behaviours on and off the field.”

Donnellan will lead the Dockers in a pre-season game against Adelaide in Darwin on Saturday.