Teakle sisters Tiani & Julia to continue schooling in Perth while playing for East Fremantle

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Julia, Grant, Tiani and Bohan Teakle.
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The footballing Teakle girls are continuing their sister act in the big city.

Tiani and Julia Teakle, aged 15 and 18, will continue their education in Perth, with their whole family relocating for work and study.

Julia is studying physiotherapy at the University of Notre Dame after achieving a 97.10 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank in 2021, placing her in the top 4 per cent of the State’s Year 12 students.

Tiani is completing Year 10.

Dad Grant Teakle said with two children at uni and a shift in his work, it was time to move.

“It’s about keeping the family together,” he said.

The sisters — two of the best in the GNWFL in 2021 — will continue their footballing development.

They signed off with key contributions to Northampton’s first ever women’s premiership last year.

Both have signed up for East Fremantle and Tiani has already pulled on her Sharks jumper for last weekend’s Rogers Cup match.

It’s not just the girls who are keen.

Older brother Bohan, also at uni in Perth, is at Swan Districts in the WAFL.

Cousin Brynn Teakle, who travelled up to play finals football for Northampton in 2021 when not on duty with East Freo, is likely to be the Sharks’ starting ruck in the league this season.

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