South Adelaide celebrates winning the 2024 SANFLW premiership. Picture: @SANFL X

South Adelaide has taken out the 2024 SANFLW premiership, and Claremont has won the WAFLW flag, headlining a big weekend of state league footy.

In Victoria, North Melbourne has won its way through to the Grand Final, earning a week off, while the Western Bulldogs and Williamstown will face off in next week's preliminary final. And in Queensland, Aspley got back to its winning ways.


Western Bulldogs v Port Melbourne

The Western Bulldogs knocked reigning premier Port Melbourne out of the finals face, with a decisive 12-point win at Whitten Oval on Saturday.

Former AFLW forward Mia-Rae Clifford kicked two crucial goals for the Bulldogs, while Jaimi Tabb (12 disposals, nine tackles, one goal), and Tannah Hurst (17 disposals, six inside 50s) worked especially hard through the middle of the ground.

Bella Stutt, Ava Seton, and Kaitlyn O'Keefe were the goalkickers for Port Melbourne, but the side struggled to find consistency inside 50 without leading goalkicker Emily Harley due to an Achilles injury.

Williamstown v North Melbourne

North Melbourne will now proceed directly to the 2024 VFLW Grand Final after an 18-point win over minor premier Williamstown on Sunday afternoon.

The Roos enjoyed seven individual goalkickers, including a stunning sealer from former Gold Coast and Essendon AFLW player Alana Barba. Former Essendon AFLW forward Renee Tierney also bobbed up with 10 disposals, seven tackles, and a goal, while Audrey Rhodes laid 15 tackles.

Sharnie Whiting, formerly AFLW-listed by Carlton, was the standout forward for Williamstown with three goals from six disposals, and Emily Eaves was key with six inside 50s, 16 disposals, nine tackles, and a goal.


South Adelaide v Norwood

With a five-point win over Norwood on Saturday afternoon, South Adelaide has been crowned the 2024 SANFLW premier.

With her 21-disposal, 10-tackle performance, Jordann Hickey was named the best on ground in her side's third SANFLW premiership victory.

SA U18 Champs squad members Esther Schirmer (16 disposals, five marks) and Shae Archbold (five disposals, one goal) were important for the Panthers, as was former AFLW Docker and Crow Nikki Nield (15 disposals, 12 tackles), who took out the SANFLW best-and-fairest award during the week.

For Norwood, Kiana Lee struggled to have the same impact on the scoreboard as she has in recent weeks, kicking just one behind, but still recorded 14 disposals and four contested marks for the match, and former Port Adelaide player Jade Halfpenny registered 17 disposals and 16 hitouts in the loss.


East Fremantle v Claremont

Claremont has claimed redemption over East Fremantle in the 2024 WAFLW Grand Final, snatching the premiership with a three-point win on Sunday afternoon.

Late in the game, Rachel Ortlepp kicked the matchwinner for Claremont, helping her side to the win after losing the decider to the same opposition last year. Jayme Harken was named best on ground with 22 disposals and five marks to her name, while Adele Arnup and Bec Anderson also hit the scoreboard.

Draft prospect Claudia Wright had 13 disposals in the win, while Juliet Kelly – who will become draft eligible in 2025 – also recorded 13 touches in an important performance for Claremont.

Zippy Fish was relentless for East Fremantle with 15 disposals, eight tackles, seven inside 50s, and a goal, as was Sharon Wong (14 disposals, 11 tackles).


Bond University v Wilston Grange

Bond University claimed a hard-fought 15-point win over Wilston Grange on Saturday, despite poor conversion in front of goal.

The Bullsharks kicked three goals from 11 scores to take the win, with those goals coming via Isabelle Lowe, Leah Kaslar, and Isabella Davies. Meanwhile Kylie Welsh starred for the Gorillas with 20 disposals and the side's sole goal.

University of Queensland v Southport

Southport flexed its muscles over University of Queensland, jagging a 54-point win, led by three goals from Maddy Baldwin.

Kierra Zerafa (29 disposals, eight clearances) was immense for Southport, which was without young stars Dekota Baron and Georja Davies due to the U18 Championships across town, as was Stephanie O'Brien (26 disposals, six clearances).

Lauren Middleton was University of Queensland's sole goalkicker in the loss.

Aspley v Maroochydore

Aspley bounced back to its winning ways with a 39-point victory over Maroochydore on Saturday afternoon.

Lucia Liessi and Jessica Stallard each kicked two goals for the victors, while Liessi was also the leading disposal winner on the ground with 30. Ellen Hopkins was the sole goalkicker for Maroochydore, with two majors from 11 disposals.

Yeronga v Coorparoo

After a goalless opening quarter, Coorparoo has mowed down Yeronga to win by 22 points on Saturday afternoon.

Janae Govan and former Brisbane AFLW premiership captain Emma Zielke each kicked two goals for Coorparoo, while Lucy Bellinger had the same return for Yeronga.