Round 9 Preview v Subiaco

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 2:38 PM by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts has the chance to return to second spot on the WAFLW ladder but it won't be easy by overcoming Subiaco at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday.

The game will  be played as part of NAIDOC Round in the 2019 Optus WAFL Women's Premiership Season and will take place from 12.05pm on Saturday afternoon at Steel Blue Oval.

For those not able to be in attendance, the game will be available to be viewed through livestream on the WAFL website and Facebook page.

The two games of Round 9 of the 2019 Optus WAFLW Premiership Season will take place on Saturday and it will be held in celebration of NAIDOC Week.

All four teams will be celebrating Aboriginal culture and Indigenous heritage and contributions to football on the occasion too with the competing clubs wearing specially designed jumpers.

They will be adorned with Aboriginal artwork while the umpires will also be decked out in specially designed uniforms as well while the Burley footballs used will feature special artwork as well in commemoration of the occasion.

Swan Districts take on Subiaco with Swans trying to win their fourth game of the season and potentially return to second spot on the WAFLW ladder while the Lions are looking to continue their dominant season so far.

Subiaco had the bye last weekend but prior to that had won five of their six matches to be clear on top of the ladder. Those five wins for the Lions came at an average winning margin of 38 points.

That means the job is ahead of Swans on Saturday but it's not an impossible task. Swan Districts come into the round in fourth position with a 3-4 record and looking to bounce back from a narrow eight-point loss last Saturday at the hands of East Fremantle.

The two teams have already met once this WAFLW season and that was back in Round 1 also at Steel Blue Oval.

On that occasion, Subiaco won by 29 points with Tarnee Tester kicking three goals for the Lions and Beatrice Devlyn two. Imahra Cameron and Shannon Matthews were the goal kickers for Swan Districts. 

Meanwhile, Swan Districts' reserves and Youth Girls teams will also be in action this weekend at Steel Blue Oval with their matches taking place on Sunday against East Perth.

The reserves contest takes place at 12.00pm with Swans coming into the game in eighth position with a 2-8 record while the Royals are last and winless from 10 matches so far in 2019.

The day begins with the Rogers Cup contest from 10am between Swan Districts and East Perth.

Swans' Youth Girls team comes into the game sitting fifth with five wins, four losses and a draw so far this season. The Royals, meanwhile, are sixth with four wins and five losses from their 10 matches.