2017 WAFC Female Talent Academy Development Squads

Congratulations to these Booragoon JFC players for being accepted into the 2017 WAFC Female Talent Academy Development and Orientation Squads:

Brittaney Gonslaves
Bronte Montague
Chloe Ducrow
Chloe Hogg
Kylee Pearson
Monique Blasiak
Tyler Jones
Jade Jerome
Ellie Suriano
Amalea Lawrence
Jess Creighton
Millie Jones

Well done to all players, enjoy the development program over the summer!

Britt in the News

Booragoon JFC Under 15s Player Brittaney Gonsalves made it into the news this week after an excellent first season.


YANGEBUP resident Brittaney Gonsalves was not a football fan before taking it up earlier this year, but it does not appear to be holding her back.

The 14-year-old scooped the Booragoon Junior Football Club’s Under-15s fairest and best award after following friends to the club for season 2016.

It was not the only win for the defender, who was also invited to a number of talent identification days run in the lead up to the new AFL women’s league.

She is too young to be drafted at this stage but said she was enjoying the opportunities.

“I’ve heard about what scouts are looking for, research into opposition players, what food professional players eat and how they prepare for matches,” she said.

The full article is available here.

2016 Under 15 Girls


Back: Jeff Hogg (Asst. Coach), Kylee Pearson, Chloe Ducrow, Tahlia Satti, Weronika Domagalska, Mya Grieve, Millie Jones, Tyler Jones, Chloe Hogg, Amalea Lawrence, Tyana Johnson (Coach)
Front: Jessica Creighton, Lili Sciberras-Milthorpe, Charlotte George, Monique Blasiak, Brittaney Gonsalves, Bronte Montague, Subeedha Rijal, Georgia Clarke
Absent: Lee Lawrence (Manager)

This is my second year coaching at Booragoon Bulldogs Junior Football Club from the inaugural Under 12s team in 2015 to coaching the inaugural Under 15s team in 2016.

Our season consisted of 14 rounds playing each opposition team in our conference 3 times. We were by far the youngest group of girls in the competition with ages ranging from 11 to 15 years. We had a huge variety of abilities from girls returning from playing Under 12s in 2015 to girls playing their first team and/or contact sport ever. We had a pretty rough season on the scoreboard but it most certainly didn’t reflect on how the girls played each and every week. Unfortunately we weren’t able to get a win on the board but we held our own, stuck to our structures and there were certainly some worried faces over at the opposition’s bench midway through the season.

We had a rough run with injuries throughout the season from various broken bones to concussions which took its toll on the girls having to run the games out without a bench. The whole team has improved out of sight as the season progressed and it really showed when we came up against the tougher team’s really putting pressure on them late in the last half of each game.

The girls played in the 2016 Girls Gala event hosted by Peel District held in Rockingham. Fantastic effort by all the girls on the night, but outstanding efforts of sportsmanship and consistency from Mya and Jessica who were our MVP’s for the event. A big thank you to Anthony Doig – President for coming down and taking on the role of coach even though he thought he would run water.

We had the East Fremantle Youth girls team and coach come down to run a training session with both the Under 12s and Under 15s which gave them a good insight of what to expect when they play in the youth girls competition. They had an absolute ball and definitely gained a lot of skills and game awareness that they could then use in their own game.

We were invited to the Booragoon Bulldogs Fairest and Best Awards Night as this was the first year of Under 15 Girls.  It was an exciting night and the girls made an impact. Britt took out Fairest and Best Player with a tight Runner Up of Monique with Bronte and Chloe H literally one point behind.

Team Awards, notably Most Improved was Lili who had never played a contact sport before. Coaches Award was Bronte who put in 110% in all games even with having hits to the head in a couple of games but still wanted to get back on play. Best Clubman was Amalea who recruited players for the team, introduced everyone at the first couple of training sessions and kept up the team morale.

A huge congratulations to Amalea, Britt, Bronte, Chloe D, Chloe H, Jess, Mille, Monique and Tyler who were invited to the Junior Female Talent Testing on Thursday 8th September at Atwell Reserve.  Successful players will be offered a place in the 2017 WAFC Female Development Squad as a part of preparing for the National Women’s AFL competition. We definitely had a few stand outs from the Booragoon Bulldogs!

Big thanks go to all the parents for their assistance with special mention to Jeff Hogg for stepping in and coaching throughout the season when I wasn’t available, to Garth Lawrence and Erin Clarke out First Aid Officers that were kept very busy at most games and to Ruthy the unofficial team photographer. Lastly to Lee Lawrence our Team Manager for all the hard work she did, couldn’t have done it without her.

TJ Johnson (Coach)

2016 Fairest & Best

Congratulations to the 2016 Booragoon JFC Fairest & Best players, awarded at our Clubs Fairest & Best Awards event last night.  And well done to all Booragoon JFC players for a fantastic season of skillful and fair football, you did yourselves, your team and your club proud!

Year 12: Carl Graham & Brodie Breen
Year 10: Brayden Forrest & Levi Burns
Year 9: Joshua Harris-Walker & Harrison Cormack
Under 15 Girls: Brittaney Gonsalves & Monique Blasiak
Year 8 Whites: Charles Casale & Declan Ryan
Year 8 Blues: Samuel Collins, Thomas Grier & Jack Norrish

Women’s Football in the Media (April 2016)

Lots of coverage of Womens Football in the media this week after the AFL Womens games over the weekend.

West Coast women claim derby win over Fremantle (for match highlights click here)

CAPTAIN Kara Donnellan inspired West Coast to a thumping victory against Fremantle in the first women’s football derby at Domain Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

After an even opening quarter, West Coast steadily asserted its authority in a bruising women’s exhibition match that proved an entertaining curtain-raiser to the Eagles-Dockers AFL clash.

WA elite footballers do best to shine in lead up to first ever Australian female footballers draft

AFL spokesman Patrick Keane said the interest in women’s football had grown ahead of next year’s national competition. “last year we added about 150 women’s teams … We are hoping to add around 230 this year”.

The Round 20 exhibition match between women teams from the Western Bulldogs and the Melbourne Demons was broadcast on free-to-air television, out-rating the previous day’s men’s match between Adelaide and Essendon.

Women make their mark in AFL playing, coaching and administering at highest level

On the field, last year, female participation rose by 46 per cent, with 284,501 players and 163 new teams. Females now make up 22 per cent of all players.

Suburban footy feeling the impact of women’s AFL

The recent revolution in women’s football can be felt even at suburban grounds and clubs. Most of these clubs are now racing to introduce a women’s football team to their ranks or expand the ones they already have.


2016 State Schoolgirls AFL Trials – 2nd April

2016 State Schoolgirls AFL Trials – 2nd April
  1. Are you interested in playing AFL Football?
  2. Are you keen to represent Western Australia?
  3. Are you 15 years or younger? (as at 31st December 2016)

If you answered “yes” to these three questions, then you should try out for the 2016 State Schoolgirls AFL Team.

The Final Squad will be travelling to Maroochydore in Queensland to play in the National Carnival in late July against teams from (but not limited to) Victoria, QLD, NSW, SA and the ACT). If you think this might be for you, details of the Trial are below:

What: Trial to select the initial squad for the 2016 State Schoolgirls AFL Team
When: You can choose from one of these Trials:

Friday 1 April from 3:30pm until 5:00pm at Hands Oval in Bunbury
Friday 1 April from 3:00pm until 5:00pm at Northam Senior High School
Saturday 2 April from 10:00am until 1:00pm at All Saints’ College, Bull Creek

To nominate, go to the School Sports WA web site, click Nomination, and fill in your details.

For more details, please contact the Head Coach Oliver Beath on 0411 018 939 or at oliver.beath@allsaints.wa.edu.au.

Link to 2016 State School Girls Trials Flyer

Fremantle Dockers, West Coast Eagles to battle for women’s AFL side

Freo and the Eagles are battling to have WAs first AFL Womens Team in 2017.

It is expected that one team from WA, South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales will join four clubs from Victoria in the inaugural AFL women’s season.

“It’s really going to be about getting enough girls of that ability to play in a national competition at that top level.”


Click to see the article on the WA Today web site.

Girls Football with the Freo Dockers – 15th March

The Fremantle Dockers will once again be visiting Female Footballers in the District at an Open Day on the 15th of March.  This will be similar to last years event at our very own Karoonda Park.
Jack Hannath, Tyana Johnson and players from the Booragoon Junior Football Club under 12s team.
This year it is on at Piara Waters Oval on Tuesday the 15th of March from 4:30PM to 6:30PM.  Get along, be part of it, and see the rapid growth of Girls Football.

fremantle girls football open day 2016