Clash of the titans

Clash of the titans

This weekend’s grand final rematch between Kelmscott and Koongamia is set to be a tough contest.

Saturday will see the 2021 Women’s Grand Final rematch as both undefeated Kelmscott Bulldogs and Koongamia Crows play from 10:45am at John Dunn Memorial Park.

The victor of the Round 9 match will claim the Number 1 spot on the Premiership Ladder for the Perth Football Leagues 2024 Womens C2 Competition.

Last Season, Kelmscott won the WC3 Premiership, defeating Manning with a 10-point victory, whilst on the same day, Koongamia defeated Mt Lawley with 42 points in the Women’s WC4 Grand Final.

Equally deserving of their right to the top spot, this season the two teams have mauled the opposition, comfortably winning each game by several goals.

Boasting several talented players and WAFL Womens inclusions, the game between the Bulldogs and Crows will be a showcase of great women’s football.

Kelmscott’s Summer Yarran has been leading the competition’s goal-scoring leadership board with 24 goals so far this season, closely followed by Koongamia’s Kathleen Prosser with 16 goals.

The backline of each team will have their work cut out as they both contend with lively forward players.

Although, if the past games are anything to go by, the midfield will be where the action is.

The fast pace and skillful kicking delivery of the team’s midfielders has been the unstoppable force against unrivalled competition.

On the large oval of John Dunn, that is where the teams will need to claim their dominance.

The last time the two teams met in the 2021 Metro – Sunday Football League Women’s Grand Final, it was a closely played match with the ball rebounding each way across the centre.

It was a low-scoring match with Kelmscott 5.8 (38) only claiming victory by six points to Koongamia 5.2 (32).

There isn’t expected to be much difference in the match scheduled on Saturday.

Following the Women’s game, The Men’s Reserves and League will play ECU Jets at 12:30pm and 2:30pm and the club’s canteen will be open from 10am.

Supporters and the general public are welcome to come watch the free football event, with car parking around the John Dunn Oval escarpment, at one of the best facilities in the metro area.

The match will be accompanied by this week’s formal grand re-opening of the Kelmscott Football Club Clubrooms, after receiving a multi-million-dollar refurbishment and female change room additions to the facility and complex.

The rich history of the facility stems back to the mid 1970s where members of the Kelmscott Football Club established, funded and built the original building and its additions in later years.

The original design was sketched on a notepad by long-serving life member Kim Turner whilst standing on the adjacent community hall balcony. It has since expanded. And was once considered to become the home of the Perth Football Club. Intentions to eventually add female change rooms were part of the original 1970s plans.