Women’s Saturday Pennants

The origins of the Women’s Saturday Pennant Competition go back to 1997 where several interested clubs agreed to participate. Starting with 8 teams playing in two rinks of fours the competition was run by an independent Women’s Saturday Pennant Committee. Over the next few years such was the popularity that the Western Australia Ladies Bowls Association agreed to take over and ran the first officially recorded competition with 34 teams playing in four equal divisions called Bilbys, Possums, Echidnas and Wombats in the 2000/01 season.  The winners of each division then played off for the pennant flag with North Beach the inaugural winners.

The competition was further expanded in 2006/07 with the addition of three more divisions called Wombats, Kangaroos and Emus in keeping with the native Australia animals theme. A major pennant restructure took place in 2007/08 and the Women’s Saturday Pennant Competition moved to a graded competition with two coloured first divisions, three coloured second divisions and two coloured third divisions. It has remained that way since however the first division was split in 2010/11 with 1 Red and 1 Blue established as more elite players participated. The competition has continued to expand further over recent years as more sides were added to third division with almost 70 teams in total engaged in regular competition each weekend.

Women’s Saturday Pennant History

 Year1st Division Red 1st Div Blue North 1st Div Blue South 2nd Division 3rd Division 
2021/22North BeachNorth BeachMelvilleBayswater 1Mt Lawley
2020/21WarnbroWannerooBassendeanSouth PerthCockburn
 Year1st Division Red 1st Division Blue  2nd Division 3rd Division 
 2019/20Finals abandoned (COVID-19)
 2018/19 ManningNorth Beach WannerooMerriwa
 2017/18 Sorrento Osborne Park  Dalkeith-NedlandsBayswater
 2016/17 SorrentoMelville Manning 1Cockburn
 2015/16  Manning 1Manning LeemingBelmont City
 2014/15 GosnellsMt Pleasant Mosman ParkDoubleview
 2013/14 North BeachVictoria Park Carlisle LeemingWarnbro
 2012/13 Manning 1 Innaloo Dalkeith NedlandsNollamara
 2011/12 Manning 1North Beach Victoria Park CarlisleRoleystone
 2010/11 ManningNorth Beach Manning Kalamunda
 Year 1st Division2nd Division  3rd Division  
 2009/10ManningManning Perth & Tatts 
 2008/09GosnellsManning 2 Morley 
 2007/08ManningInnaloo Beaumaris 
 2001/02North Beach    
 2000/01North Beach