As the Perth Football League celebrates its centenary in 2021, it is difficult to imagine anything more demonstrative of its evolution than a match that will take place tomorrow night.
North Beach – and one individual in particular – will be in the middle of it.
For the first time in the storied history of the community football’s premier competition, a State Women’s team has been selected. And feisty North Beach on-baller Clare Dickson is a central figure in the team.
Not only will she play in the game against a WA Country Football League team, she has been named captain of a team that will be coached by 2006 West Coast Eagles premiership star Beau Waters.
Dickson, in her first season at the club, has been an outstanding asset for the women’s program. A natural leader, she has provided great guidance both on and off field, taking on coaching duties to complement her on-field contribution.
To be the inaugural WA women’s captain in the 100th year of the WA Amateur Football League, in the first representative match, is something extremely special.
She will lead her team into battle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval at 6.10pm, with this clash followed by the men’s match – featuring Hamish Coulton and Dylan Brockbernd.