Muscling in on WAG action
Michael Kent, partner of Caitlin Bassett, and Mitch Brown, partner of Shaw Bolton. Picture: Ian Munro/The West Australian

Move over WAGs, meet the BAHs.

The boyfriends and husbands of West Coast Fever netballers have demanded a slice of the socialite monopoly of the wives and girlfriends of Australia's elite male sporting teams.

Fresh from spoiling AFL star Lance Franklin's debut for Sydney in a West Coast NAB Cup win on Thursday, Eagles defender Mitch Brown - the fiance of Fever centre Shae Bolton - said the male equivalents to the WAGs were serious about their role.

"We have a bit of a social stature of our own, the old BAHs," Brown said.

"Sometimes we discuss what kind of jeans and shoes we're going to wear to the game and things like that. And we're all in the same boat, with our other halves being better looking, better at sport and more famous.

"It took me a while to get into the concept of the game and the rules, but I love it and get into it. We're the best-looking BAHs in the league, too, and strongest."

The Fever started a new season against NSW Swifts in Sydney yesterday but will give the BAHs the chance to find their voice with consecutive home games at Challenge Stadium on the next two Sundays against the Melbourne Vixens and the Tactix.

Michael Kent, boyfriend of star shooter Caitlin Bassett, said the BAHs enjoyed adding deep, booming cheers to voices of the younger fans and one of their priorities was unity.

"We're all equal, as far as we're concerned," Mr Kent said.

The Fever's BAHs include swimmer Tommaso D'Orsogna, boyfriend of defender Chanel Gomes.

They are planning initiation procedures for new members.

The West Australian

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