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Fremantle v West Coast
AFLW Round 1, 2023
Roberts lays a bump. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Sun, 3 Sept 2023 (3.05pm WST)
Lost by 8
FRE 4.3.27 - 2.7.19 WCE

West Coast squandered a chance to open their AFLW season with an elusive Derby win, failing to convert their dominance up the ground to scores as Fremantle retained local bragging rights. Going into the final term eight points down, the Eagles stopped their opponents from scoring but were unable to get out of their back half, with both sides going scoreless. Ella Roberts shone with 24 disposals and five clearances to win the Derby Medal, while Amy Franklin kicked a goal on debut for her new side against her former side.


1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
Fremantle 1.2.8 3.3.21 4.3.27 4.3.27
West Coast 0.3.3 0.6.6 2.7.19 2.7.19

Goals: Franklin, Gibson

Best: Roberts, Swanson, McCarthy, Hooker, Lewis

Injuries: Nil

Milestones: Elkington AFLW debut, Franklin WCE debut, L.Wakfer AFLW debut

Named sides[]

West Coast Fremantle
B: 2.Gibson 8.Goranova B: 5.Verrier 32.Pugh
HB: 14.B.Smith 35.McDonald 3.Thomas HB: 4.Stannett 6.Scanlon 3.O'Driscoll
C: 17.Hooker 6.Lewis 4.Roberts C: 12.E.Antonio 2.Bowers 23.Cregg
HF: 21.Western 10.Sedunary 11.McCarthy HF: 33.Mulholland 30.Low 22.Runnalls
F: 28.Davison 1.L.Wakfer F: 24.Wielstra 9.O'Sullivan
R: 23.Lakay 5.Rowley 13.Swanson R: 21.Strom 19.Miller 10.Tighe
I: 25.Hartill 20.Bartlett 18.Britton I: 14.Lally 25.Kauffman 8.East
19.Franklin 29.Elkington 28.Hyde 29.Hetherington
E: 31.Gooch 12.Humphries 16.Z.Wakfer E: 13.Tuhakaraina 26.Mulder 16.Gibbs

New: Amy Franklin (Fremantle/Claremont), Emily Elkington (Claremont), Lauren Wakfer (South Fremantle)

Late change: (FRE) Tuhakaraina for Bowers (knee soreness)

From the papers[]

Injury list[]

In the leadup to the match the following players were listed as being injured or unavailable:

Player Injury Expected return
Petrevski Ankle Season (On inactive list)
Schilling Wrist 1-2 weeks