Is it OK to not care about this at all? Like I'm not anti WC having a women's team I just don't get into the whole 'Now I have two teams to support at the same club' thing. There are Collingwood and GWS netball teams that wear the same colours, and like AFLW teams I just see them as completely different things. Seems like the WC team is just taking half of the Freo team anyway.
West Coast will soon sign seven athletes from its Female Academy ahead of October's AFLW National Draft, where it hopes to sign four more players.
I was a bit worried with Freo getting a pick before us, that they would get the best available, but I think most of the best prospects are in the academy, and we will get to pick the eyes out of it first. Hoping the go for Roxanne Roux, but I cannot find a list of academy members anywhere to confirm she is in it.