Women Membership 1966
5 years later in 1966, the second aspect of our new club was born with the establishment of the East Fremantle Women’s Lacrosse Club. Coming into the competition a year after the women’s competition was established, the East Fremantle Women started with immediate premiership success with premierships in 1967 and 1971.
After folding due to lack of numbers, the Women were eventually restarted by the efforts of some dedicated wives and girlfriends and this time the club would stick.Meanwhile, while the men’s uniforms had changed and the stockings and knickers had long been discarded with the times, the club retained the colours of royal blue and black and it would be under these colours.
Blues Reign commences 1975
The club would wait another 14 seasons to taste premiership success again with the club taking out the 1975 premiership in one of the greatest comebacks ever seen in WALA history.
This would commence a reign which would see the club win 18 senior premierships over the next 34 seasons, more than half of those available.
In 1976 the club managed to obtain partial lighting at Preston Point Oval in order to allow night training and from 1977 to 1979, the club would make extensions to the clubrooms. More importantly, in 1977, the modern day identity of the club was obtained when the club made the decision to change the club colours to royal blue and white..
Blues win 6 Premierships in 1981
The club continued to experience numerous successes which would come to a peak in 1981 with the club equaling an Australian Record with 6 premierships in the 1981 season, including the senior premiership. It is a record which still stands.
While the winning continued, the clubrooms continued to evolve with further extensions occurring in 1986 and again in 2000 where the modern day look was established.
While the Men continued to win, the Women’s pogram also began to taste some long awaited success with a third premiership in 1983 followed by successes in 1989, 1994, 1996, 1997 and 1999.
The Men’s State League regained their winning ways after 4 successive grand final defeats with victory in a tough 1999 grand final which would lead into 6 more premierships so far in the 2000’s.
One United Club 2008
In November 2008 however, the club took probably the most significant step in its history with the club voting to amalgamate with the East Fremantle Women’s Lacrosse Club. One club, one family – Blue Boys, Blue Girls, Blues for Life #BB4L #BG4L #B4L
More than 100 Premierships
Since 1899, the club has fielded approximately 169 Senior Teams and 226 Junior Teams with the club winning 82 Minor Premierships (17 of these undefeated) and some 100 Premierships.
Outstanding 2017 campaigns, with State League Mens and Womens Premierships, was equaled by the all conquering Division 3 Blue Boys, as they broke the Blues 30 drought in this grade, to secure minor premiership and premiership glory.
2019 #drivefor5 – #chase4six
Premiership success is currently being led by the Blues – Womens State League with their #drivefor5 2019 campaign çhasing and securing their 5th back to back premiership in 2019. The #chase4six begins in 2020.
Success on a World Stage
In addition to club success, the club has seen some 50 men and women club members represent Australia since 1947 as players (9 have been named captain of the Australian team), coaches, assistant coaches, managers and referees.
3 have been named in the World Team for Seniors, with two, namely Peter Cann and Jeff Kennedy, winning world MVP honours.