Pocket Profile

2023 Glenelg SANFLW Pocket Profile

New Glenelg Women's coach Lexia Edwards is excited to return to Brighton Road for season 2023. Picture - Gordon Anderson

SANFL’s ZAC MILBANK breaks down all you need to know about the Bays heading into the 2023 SANFL Women’s League season.

2022 Snapshot

Finished – 3rd (lost to Sturt in Preliminary Final)

Record – 9 wins, 3 losses (Minor Round)

Best and Fairest – Jess Bates

Runner Up – Ellie Kellock

Third Place  – Sarah Goodwin

The Advertiser SANFLW Team of the Year – Jess Bates (Centre), Sarah Goodwin (Half-Back Flank), Ellie Kellock (Half-Back Flank & Captain)

Glenelg veteran Chelsea Packer set the pace at preseason training. Picture – Gordon Anderson

Player Movement

Rani Grant (Gunnedah Bulldogs), Serena Waters (basketball/Darwin), Anju Goninon (Darwin Buffettes), Andi Mollere (Nightcliff Tigers), Mel Hinge (Morphettville Park), Emma Chappill (Pembroke OS)


Jess Bates (Collingwood VFLW), Lucy Earl (Sturt)

Northern Territory signing Anju Goninon at pre-season training. Picture – Gordon Anderson

2023 SANFLW Fixture - First Five Rounds

Round 1
Saturday February 18
West v Glenelg (Hisense Stadium) – 2pm

Round 2
Saturday February 25
Eagles v Glenelg (Hisense Stadium) – 2pm

Round 3
Sunday March 5
Sturt v Glenelg (Thebarton Oval) – 12pm

Round 4
Sunday March 19
Glenelg v North (Hisense Stadium) – 2pm

Round 5
Saturday March 25
Central v Glenelg (X Convenience Oval) – 12pm

Star Signing - Rani Grant

The Tigers were after a midfield boost in the wake of losing SANFLW best-and-fairest Jess Bates to Collingwood VFLW and they appear to have found it in Rani Grant.

At 27, Grant has claimed multiple best-and-fairests in the NSW-based teams she has represented while also being voted as the Gunnedah Bulldogs’ Players’ Player by her peers for the past two seasons.

One to Watch - Violet Patterson

Turning 17 in January, Patterson showed plenty of promise in 2022 while lining up in 13 SANFLW games for the Tigers.

On two occasions she racked up 17 disposals, illustrating what she is capable of producing at senior level.

The speedy midfielder – the daughter of former Norwood and Collingwood rover Stephen Patterson – will be looking to build her consistency in 2023 so she can continue her upward trend.

Glenelg midfielder Violet Patterson is one to watch in 2023. Picture – Gordon Anderson

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