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WAFLW Reserves competition survives

The WAFLW Reserves competition will proceed in 2022 albeit in a modified format.


After consultation the WAFC board voted to continue the competition with clubs able to decide whether they field a side for the next two seasons.


Clubs will be from 2024 mandated to enter a side with some currently not supportive of entering a side in the current climate.


WAFC Chairman Hon Wayne Martin said:


“The primary objective of the WAFL Women’s competition remains to provide an elite platform for women and girls to play Australian Football, leading to becoming the strongest female state league in the country,” Martin said.


“Given the continued progress and advancement of the women’s game, the WAFC is committed to working with our WAFLW players, clubs and stakeholders to make decisions in the best interests of everyone involved in football.”


“Our vision is for the WAFLW Reserves to become a development league for aspiring young players, maintaining the objective of growing the female game.”


“We want to provide the opportunity for every girl to play football in some form in Western Australia and will strive to make an environment across all levels of our game that allows for football to become the number one female participated sport in the state.”


IMAGE: The West Australian