Preview | WAFLW R10b: Fourth spot ajar for Swans

SWAN Districts will eye off entering the top four for the first time in the 2023 WAFL Women’s season if the Black Ducks can overcome West Perth tomorrow. After starting the season 0-4, the Swans have won four on the trot and are favourites to make it five consecutive wins, though the Falcons will hope to make it as difficult as possible.

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West Perth is coming off a competitive effort against South Fremantle last week which looks even better in hindsight considering the Bulldogs’ crushing of East Perth today. Prior to that match, the Falcons upset Subiaco at Leederville Oval, and are just six points outside the top four.Swan Districts is in ripping form, winning its past four games en route to fifth place on the ladder, and will leapfrog East Fremantle with a victory.


While West Perth lose Katherine Bennett and Tia Bergin for the match, the Falcons regain talented teenagers Liliana Grassenis and Kayla Van Den Heever, as well as the dangerous Grace Betti to beef up the team.

Swan Districts has only made the one change with Abbygail Bushby finishing her stint at the club ahead of the AFLW season in a few months, replaced in the side by Teyharna Curry.


West Perth has a strong midfield group headlined by consistent players and AFLW-experienced talents, Emily Bennett and Bianca Webb as well as the smooth-moving Megan Norbury. Wingers Jeevna Heer and Taylor Ferguson have also enjoyed strong form of late. For the Swans, Ruby Mahony, Tyla Fitzgerald and Jessica Cox consistently get their hands on the ball, while Courtney Zappara is one of the competition’s most dangerous goalsneaks over the past month.


Swan Districts has been in the better form and should get the win, though West Perth will make it a competitive game. The Falcons will have the chance to edge closer to the top four, but a Black Ducks victory will make it five wins on the trot in a remarkable revival.

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