2022 SANFL U18 Girls Academy

North Adelaide's Hannah Ewings celebrates a goal.


SANFL has released a 43-player U18 Girls Academy squad as it begins its preparations for the 2022 U18 AFLW National Championships.

Despite being without West Adelaide star Lauren Young (knee reconstruction), the Croweaters boast plenty of exciting talent, headlined by a fit Hannah Ewings.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, SANFL Talent Manager Robbie Neill said Ewings had recovered from the ankle injury which sidelined her for this year’s AFLW National Championships.

The North Adelaide forward is aiming to spend more time in the midfield where she will use her natural flair and skills from the centre square.

Ewings will be joined by several familiar SANFLW League players such as Glenelg premiership utility Piper Window and West Adelaide running machine Keeley Kustermann.

Plenty of exciting father-daughter connections are also starting to appear including Violet Patterson (Stephen Patterson), India Rasheed (Roger Rasheed), Lana Schwerdt (Stephen Schwerdt) and Marlie Fiegert (Nigel Figert).

Glenelg sisters Matilda and Poppy Scholz, the daughters of former Australian Diamonds netballer Peta Squire, have also been included in the initial squad, which will be trimmed to 30 in early March next year.

The South Australian U18 girls team will again be coached by Magarey Medallist Tim Weatherald, who will be assisted by Bill Economou, Craig Lum, Jason Rivett and Bek McMahon.

A four-day camp will take place at Thebarton Oval from Monday December 13 to Thursday December 16, with a broad range of training activities and educational seminars to be conducted.

SA is scheduled to tackle WA in Perth on the weekend of April 9-10 next year before heading to the Gold Coast to face Victoria Metro on April 19 and the Allies on April 22.

2022 SANFL U18 Girls Academy

Player Height (CM) SANFL Club
Dakota Williams 163 Central
Georgia Mckee 142 Central
Jessie Sandford 165 Central
Charlotte Riggs 180 Central
Sarah Goodwin 167 Glenelg
Ella Boag 170 Glenelg
Poppy Scholz 180 Glenelg
Matlida Scholz 186 Glenelg
Piper Window 165 Glenelg
Violet Patterson 168 Glenelg
Hannah Ewings 167 North
Amelie Borg 177 North
Elaine Grigg 169 North
Timeka Cox 176 North
Molly Brooksby 170 Norwood
Ella Strudwick 160 Norwood
Elle Lineage 170 Norwood
Jayde Hickey 178 Norwood
Lana Schwerdt 163 Norwood
Rosie Boon 178 Norwood
Sachi Syme 165 Norwood
Brooke Boileau 172 South
Shae Archbold 173 South
Emily Franklin 166 South
Jemma Ellis 173 South
Emily Smith 172 South
Maya Overall 167 South
Millie McCarthy 180 Sturt
Tiah Hough 156 Sturt
India Rasheed 174 Sturt
Lily Whitcombe 173 Sturt
Tahlia Walker 172 Sturt
Lucy Boyd 172 West
Grace McNicol 170 West
Charlie Scutchings 171 West
Keeley Kustermann 166 West
Bethany Sigley 176 West
Shineah Goody 166 Woodville-West Torrens
Marlie Fiegert 171 Woodville-West Torrens
Jemma Whitington-Charity 170 Woodville-West Torrens
Chloe Whitington-Charity 173 Woodville-West Torrens
Cheryllee Waters 164 Woodville-West Torrens
Astrid Gooley 179 Woodville-West Torrens
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