Another prominent female football figure will be honoured at this year’s School Sport WA Country Week Championships in July with the Fairest and Best Medal being named after Danielle “Wally” Fagents.
Female football will be played as a trial sport at the Championships for the first time this year as girls from country senior high schools contest the Cathy Vander Weide Cup.
Vander Weide, from Geraldton, had the competition named after her in honour of her long term involvement in country football.
Fagents, who plays for the Coastal Titans after spending time with Innaloo, moved to Perth from Mount Barker to pursue her university studies.
The Coastal Titans are aligned with Subiaco Football Club and Medibank Stadium in Leederville is their home ground.
“Luckily for us she discovered women’s football in the city,” West Australian Football Commission Female Football Co-ordinator Jan Cooper said.
“She was a natural who has played in numerous State teams and won club awards.
“Danielle was also the recipient of the Jo-Anne Huggins Award for the WA Women’s Football League’s leading goalkicker in 2002.
“It is wonderful that these kinds of women are involved in football and that they are prepared to share their passion. Being able to honour them as country high school girls get their first chance to play football at Country Week is a great fillip for women’s football.”