Sharks fly­ing un­der radar

Fremantle Gazette - - WAFL -

WITH their male coun­ter­parts re­ceiv­ing most of the lo­cal at­ten­tion, the East Fre­man­tle Women’s Foot­ball Club is fly­ing un­der the radar – and what a sea­son they are hav­ing.

The Sharks’ league team is un­de­feated in the WA Women’s Foot­ball League af­ter 10 rounds, hav­ing handed out some mas­sive de­feats and en­joy­ing an av­er­age win­ning mar­gin of 52 points.

But with just six games left in the sea­son, head coach Nikki Har­wood said it would be busi­ness as usual un­til the end.

“Whilst we’re in a great po­si­tion lead­ing into fi­nals, our cur­rent win/loss record isn’t im­por­tant and we just need to be in the top 4 come fi­nals and win the games that count,” she said.

“Noth­ing changes for us; we will con­tinue to ap­proach ev­ery game in the same way as we have been.

“Ev­ery game is a new chal­lenge, so we just try and raise our bar each time by pol­ish­ing our strengths and im­prov­ing on spe­cific fo­cus ar­eas.”

Sharks cap­tain Alex Wil­liams said their sea­son so far had been a tes­ta­ment to the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion of the play­ing group.

“All the hard work started with pre-sea­son; we had a re­ally solid few months of train­ing to pre­pare for the sea­son and it’s re­ally show­ing,” she said.

The League women are not the only ones tast­ing suc­cess, with East Fre­man­tle’s re­serves and colts also per­form­ing strongly.

The last five times East Fre­man­tle’s trio of WAWFL teams played on the same week­end they won all three games – some­thing that has never be­fore hap­pened in the club’s his­tory. Rd 4: Rd 5: Rd 6: Rd 7: Rd 8: Rd 9: Rd 10:

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