South Fremantle Women’s Football Club was established in 2007 by a group of like-minded ex-Leeming Senior High School students as a way to continue on from their days of schoolgirls football.
Linked to the South Fremantle Football Club, the team proudly wears the red V on white jumper and enjoys a healthy relationship with the WAFL club with home games in the club’s first three and half seasons played at Fremantle Oval.
Success came early in season 2007 with the club being invited to play in the pre-season Wheatbelt Carnival and South Fremantle ran out the winner of the championship. With coach Martin Houlahan at the helm, the club continued on to meet Joondalup in the WAWFL Grand Final in its first year only to be beaten by the narrow margin of seven points.
In season 2008, with inaugural coach Martin Houlahan stepping down to due to other commitments, the club welcomed new coach Derrin Kee to the helm. Again in the finals, coach Derrin Kee lead the club as far as the Reserves Preliminary Final which was an excellent effort given that club fielded a side with many first year players .
It all came together in 2009 with the maturing club taking out the Division 2 Premiership. Derrin Kee was unavailable to coach for a second season due to a promising music career taking off, so the reigns were taken over by former AFL player, Scott Chisholm.
With the Premiership under their belt, the club was promoted to Division 1 for season 2010. The committee are passionate about developing a pathway for young girls to become involved in women’s football and made the decision to field two sides in 2010. The club also played a significant role in organising sides for the pre season Rising Stars competition and winning the Youth Girls Competition.
New coaches were appointed in 2010 with Garry Burgess appointed as head coach and Jenna Allomes, returning from injury, taking on the Division 2 coaching role and playing in the Division 1 side.
Due to the number of sides playing on Fremantle Oval and the need to protect the surface, the club was asked to find a new home ground in 2010. Although sad to leave the wonderful atmosphere of playing at Fremantle Oval it was also an exciting time to make new links within the South Fremantle District. The Lakes Junior Football Club welcomed us with open arms and have made South Fremantle Women’s Football Club feel very welcome. With a real community feel and the same training and home ground (Nicholson Reserve, Yangebup), the club has been able to develop.
The Division 2 Bulldogs successfully reached the Grand Final but were outgunned by a fast Peel Thunderbirds side.
The South Fremantle Women’s Football Club are looking to 2011 in which we build on the numbers for 2010 and field two full strength squads. The club will be working hard to develop the youth girls pathway and hope to recruit some fantastic young players to the club. We are also keen to see players of all ages and abilities down at training.
South Fremantle Women’s Football Club is the Premier Family Club and prides itself on its open and welcoming atmosphere and in 2011 became the first Women’s Football Club in Western Australia to achieve the Bronze Quality Club award.
The club is also keen to welcome new supporters, sponsors and also volunteers to help out with duties on game day
We look forward to seeing you at South Fremantle Women’s Football Club..