HAVING been introduced to the WA Women’s Football League more than a decade ago, it was an exciting moment to hear the Fremantle Football Club would be an inaugural team in the national competition to start in February.
Under the guidance of AFL national female football development manager Jan Cooper, or “Coops” as she is affectionately known, players including Nikki Harwood, Chelsea Randall, Kara Donellan and Courtney Ugle have thrived playing the game they love and now they can do it on the big stage.
With the announcement of a national competition it can only be a good thing for the sport.
I for one cannot wait to see these women run out in purple.
Not only is it a win for the sport, but a win for young girls and women who have wanted to join their brothers on the park for more than a century.
Bring on season 2017.