Brookers pull women’s team


Braybrook won’t field a women’s team in the Western Football League this season.

The Brookers have had a team in the competition since 2019, including having a combined team with Albanvale for one season.

The Brookers announced last week that they didn’t have the numbers for this season.

“After many weeks of attempting to recruit more players, we will not be fielding senior women’s football team this year in the 2024 Western Football Netball League season,” the club said on social media.

“This call doesn’t come easy, as head coach Charlie Fenech worked in overtime to get this program off its feet, actively trying to recruit all over the west. This news will be a disappointment to some, but this call was challenging one, especially after the numerous obstacles we have had overcome in the last four years to field a side.

“To our dedicated players, we thank you for turning up each week, we thank you for choosing our club to make memories together on and off the field. To our coaches, we thank you for your determination in guiding our women’s program in the right direction. Together, as one club, we will overcome this setback and look to get back on track in the 2025 season.

“We as a club, have already began plans to keep the players who were committed together for this year, and for our coaches to stay involved at some capacity. Stay tuned for updates on what this will look like and how we plan to come back from this obstacle.”

The Brookers played in division 2 last season, winning two games and finishing seventh.

A fixture for the women’s competition for 2024 is yet to be released, with a number of changes to teams.

The Suns are the only new team confirmed for this season.