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The Swan Districts Women's Team is a valuable part of the Swan Districts Football Club. Celebrating their 10th year since they first merged Southern Thunder to Swan Districts, the team has grown and evolved and is now a highly respected club in the WAWFL. It's been an exciting couple of years for the Swans, with two premierships from the 2013 season (league & reserves) as well as a 2014 & 2016 League premiership to add. The Swannies girls pride themselves on hard work, respect and team work, which they believe builds the foundation to the their success, on and off the field.

The Swan District Women's Team pride themselves on developing players and getting the best out of each other, with this said they are home to 14 drafted AFL Women Footballers - Kara Donnellan, Kirby Bentley, Ebony-Rose Antonio, Ashley Sharp, Stacey Barr, Susan Chuot, Taryn Priestly, Steph Caine, Taylah Angel, Emily Bonser and Gemma Houghton (Fremantle Football Club), Kellie Gibson & Chelsea Randall (Adelaide Crows Football Club), and Jacinda Barclay (GWS Football Club).  

The Swan District Women's Team has had over 50 players represent WA across Opens, U23, U18 and State School Girls levels since 2007. Over our 10 year history we have had a number of players captain state teams in their own right; 2 WA Opens Captains; Chelsea Randall & Kara Donnellan, State 23s Captain – Courtney Ugle, State 18’s Captain – Eliza Gelmi and School Girls Captain – Ashley Sharp.

Swans has also had tremaendous success with its coaching pathways seeing a number of club coaches coach at the highest level including WA Opens Head coach – Nicole Graves, WA School Girls Coach – Leith Woods, Woomeras Head Coach – Courtney Ugle & Charlie Hedland, and also 6 State WA assistant coaches across Opens, Woomeras, U18 and School Girls.

As it stands in 2017, there is currently over 150 women registered female football players at the Swan Districts Football Club, which is a 50% increase from 2016. Swans are very proud of all its current stars and are always looking at developing more female players in the coming future to following in the footsteps of those leader of the football club.



League Head Coach: Nicole Graves
League Assistant: Kelly Barnett
Reserves Head Coach: Mandy McSherry
Youth Girls Head Coach: Leith Woods
Youth Girls Assistant Coaches: Emily Bonser



President: Jo Taylor
WAWFL Delegate/Football Operations: Kara Donnellan
Registrar League & Reserves & Youth Girls: Julie Harrison
Team Manager League & Reserves: Julie Harrison
Team Manager Youth Girls: Rachel Lawrence



Jo Taylor - Club President -
Kara Donnellan - Female Operations -


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