We Love Footy
Playing Australian Football is more than just kicking a ball around on an oval. It is about forming relationships with team-mates, staying healthy and building self-confidence which translates into other facets of life.
And that is exactly what SANFL has captured in its We Love Footy campaign.
Over the next few months, the South Australian public will notice several players – from junior to senior level and from Community Football to Macca’s League – featured on buses, trams and billboards.
Their heart-warming stories are also portrayed by SANFL in a series of short videos – with South Adelaide’s Nikki Gore the first player unveiled.
We Love Turbo Nikki
SANFL is playing its role in helping Nikki ‘’Turbo’’ Gore reach her dream of playing in the AFLW.
The first South Australian selected in the AFL Women’s Academy, the 17-year-old showed great maturity while playing at senior level in 2018.
This year, Nikki played a key role in South Adelaide’s SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League premiership while playing through the midfield.
Originally from Christies Beach, Nikki was named in The Advertiser SANFL Women’s Team of the Year while also winning the Powerade Breakthrough Player Award as the competition’s best emerging talent.
Now, the Panthers’ onballer has been performing strongly for the Statewide Super SA Under-18 girls team against the Northern Territory before aiming for her name to be called in this year’s AFLW National Draft later this year.
We Love Playmaker Mihail
It all started with SANFL’s Under-15 Indigenous Kickstart team for Mihail Lochowiak.
Now the promising Sturt teenager is rising up through the ranks at Unley as he chases his AFL dream.
The oldest of three siblings, Mihail is joined by his younger brothers Anzac and Jacob, who are also developing their craft with the Double Blues.
Also a member of this year’s McDonald’s SA Under-18 team, Mihail is an exciting prospect who uses his athleticism to his advantage when playing off half-back or the wing.
Possessing great pace and a spring-heeled leap, Mihail will be hoping to have his name called at this year’s AFL National Draft.