Football: Innaloo Piranhas restarting women’s team

Innaloo Piranhas during the modified spring competition last year.
Innaloo Piranhas during the modified spring competition last year.

WOMEN’S football is returning to Innaloo.

The Innaloo Piranhas was one of the first teams to join the WA Women’s Football League in the inaugural 1988 season, winning premierships in 1995-96 and 1999-2001.

It became the Claremont Piranhas in 2010 to align with Claremont in the WA Football League then changed to Claremont Tigers in 2017.

But Innaloo Bulldogs Football Club president Rowan Carson said women’s football was returning to Innaloo to coincide with the club’s 50th year.

“Innaloo Football Club is restoring the old name and bringing the old team back to Birralee Reserve,” he said.

It fielded a team in the nine-round Spring Football competition last year and is expanding to join the Perth Football League’s division two competition.

Former Warwick Greenwood Football Club player Gary Perryman will coach the side.

Women aged 17 and older of all skill and fitness levels are invited to join.

Training is held Tuesdays and Thursdays and the season starts on April 28.

Call Phil Kerrison 0481749567 or find Innaloo Bulldogs on Facebook.