Pocket Profile

2023 South Adelaide SANFLW Pocket Profile

Exciting South forward Jess Waterhouse will still make some appearances for the Panthers in 2023 despite now being on the Crows' AFLW list.

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

2022 Snapshot

Finished – 4th (lost First Semi-Final to Glenelg)

Record – 6 wins, 6 losses (Minor Round)

Best and Fairest – Nicole Campbell & Gypsy Schirmer

Runner Up – Jess Waterhouse

Fourth Place  – Jaslynne Smith

The Advertiser SANFLW Team of the Year – Jess Waterhouse (Half-Forward Flank), Nicole Campbell (Wing)

Gypsy Schirmer (centre) and Nicole Campbell (right) after winning the 2022 South SANFLW best and fairest award.

Player Movement

Charlotte Dolan (Woodville-West Torrens), Jordann Hickey (returned/Woodville-West Torrens), Nicole Mark (Central District), Bridgette Needs (Happy Valley), Senna Gulden (Uni NSW Bulldogs), Jaimi Griffen (returned/Maternity Leave), Lily Baxter (Victor Harbor), Bella Rigby (Willunga)


Tahlita Buethke (Norwood), Nicole Collie (retired)

South will need to find a replacement in defence for retiring defender Nicole Collie.

2023 SANFLW Fixture - First Five Rounds

Round 1
Saturday February 18
South v Norwood (Flinders University Stadium) – 6pm

Round 2
Saturday February 25
South v Norwood (Flinders University Stadium) – 6pm

Round 3
Saturday March 4
South v West (Flinders University Stadium) – 6pm

Round 4
Saturday March 18
Central v South (X Convenience Oval) – 12pm

Round 5
Saturday March 25
South v North (Flinders University Stadium) – 6pm

Star Signing - Jordann Hickey

Enticing Jordann Hickey back to Noarlunga looms as a significant coup for the Panthers.

By their own admission, South has rarely targeted opposition players but Hickey and her Eagles teammate Charlotte Dolan were the exceptions for coach Rick Watts this off-season.

A strong presence inside attacking 50m, Hickey will give the Panthers’ genuine structure up forward while also thriving on spearheading the club’s relationship with the Alice Springs’ Pinktails team.

Former Gold Coast Sun Jordann Hickey returns to South after a stint with Woodville-West Torrens.

One to Watch - Bella Rigby

South coach Rick Watts is genuinely excited by Willunga prospect Rigby, who was recently named in the SA U16 Girls Academy for 2023.

Despite being aged just 15, Rigby is well-versed in playing against mature-age women having played in Willunga’s 2021 Senior Women’s flag.

Expect Rigby, as well as Victor Harbor’s Lily Baxter, to taste SANFLW League footy early next season.

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