Pocket Profile

2023 West Adelaide SANFLW Pocket Profile

West Adelaide will be boosted significantly in 2023 through the return of Lauren Young from a knee reconstruction.

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

2022 Snapshot

Finished – 8th

Record – 1 win, 11 losses

Best and Fairest – Madison Russell

Runner Up – Beatrice Devlyn

Third Place  – Maddy Zacher

The Advertiser SANFLW Team of the Year – Madison Russell (Full Back), Keeley Kustermann (Interchange)

2022 West SANFLW best and fairest Madi Russell.

Player Movement

Paige Allan (West Adelaide), Allani Dawes (Sturt), Illish Ross (Richmond AFLW), Bec Owen (returned), Kelly Barltrop (Adelaide University/North Adelaide), Stephanie Walker (Adelaide University/Woodville-West Torrens), Kendall Saffin (Mount Gambier), Milli Gentle (Tuggeranong Valley/Glenelg), Maddie Fitzgerald (Scotch OC)



Beatrice Devlyn (Woodville-West Torrens), Hannah Scholar (Woodville-West Torrens), Ashlea James (retired)

Former Eagle Steph Walker will be a bonus in West’s midfield rotation in 2023.

2023 SANFLW Fixture - First Five Rounds

Round 1
Saturday February 18
West v Glenelg (Hisense Stadium) – 12pm

Round 2
Saturday February 25
West v North (Hisense Stadium) – 12pm

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

Round 4
Sunday March 19
West v Sturt (Hisense Stadium) – 12pm

Round 5
Saturday March 25
West v Eagles (Hisense Stadium) – 12pm

Star Signing - Illish Ross

The Bloods have pounced on AFLW experienced Ross after the 23-year-old gained employment in Adelaide.

Having previously lined up with Collingwood and Richmond, Ross is a left-footed rebounding defender who is sure to shine in the SANFLW.

Recruited from the Murray Bushrangers, Ross was a former junior Australian motocross champion.


New West Adelaide recruit Illish Ross has previously played in the AFLW with Richmond and Collingwood. Picture – AFL Photos

One to Watch - Charlie Scutchings

Expect to see West’s Charlie Scutchings play a very different role in season 2023.

While the 18-year-old already boasts 29 SANFLW League games of experience in three seasons, she has more recently been used in a run-with role through the midfield.

New Bloods coach Bruce Dawes is eager to give Scutchings an opportunity in attack next year given she has already displayed promising signs during preseason training.

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