Pocket Profile

2024 Glenelg SANFLW Pocket Profile

Glenelg coach Lexi Edwards will be aiming to guide the Tigers back into the major round in 2024. Picture - Gordon Anderson

SANFL’s ZAC MILBANK breaks down all you need to know about the Bays heading into the 2024 Hostplus SANFL Women’s League season.

2023 Snapshot

Finished – 5th

Record – 6 wins, 6 losses

Best and Fairest – Piper Window

Runner Up – Ellie Kellock

Third Place  – Madi Freeman

The Advertiser SANFLW Team of the Year – Piper Window (Ruck Rover), Poppy Scholz (Centre Half-Back)

Glenelg’s Piper Window receives her award for the 2023 Bays best-and-fairest.

Player Movement

Jess Bates (returned/Collingwood VFL), Alex Pearce (Sturt), Ash Dyer (Port Lincoln), Chloe Harding (Morphettville Park),  Kayla Robran (Norwood), Kiahni Russell (South Adelaide), Jorja Eldridge (North Adelaide), Katrice Turner (North Adelaide), Sophie Thomas (Glenelg juniors), Elizabeth Johnson (Glenelg juniors)


Piper Window (Port Adelaide AFLW), Chelsea Packer (retired/Payneham), Caitlyn Swanson (retired), Mykaela Walker (Norwood), Casie Coombe (South Adelaide)

2024 SANFLW Fixture - First Five Rounds

Round 1
Saturday March 2
North v Glenelg at Thebarton Oval – 6.30pm

Round 2
Saturday March 9
Glenelg v Sturt at Hisense Stadium – 2.20pm

Round 3
Saturday March 16
Central v Glenelg at X Convenience Oval – 11.30am

Round 4
Saturday March 23
West v Glenelg at Hisense Stadium – 12pm

Round 5
Friday March 29
Glenelg v South at Stratarama Stadium – 2.10pm

Star Signing - Jess Bates

Jess Bates was a seemingly unstoppable force for the Tigers in 2022, earning the SANFLW Best-and-Fairest award.

And there is a strong sense that very little will change upon her return to Glenelg this season.

The 28-year-old was dominant for Collingwood in the VFLW last season, racking up a League-high 453 disposals at an average of 26.6 while also hitting the scoreboard for 11 goals.

Bates’ presence at the Bay will certainly assist in countering the absence of 2023 SANFLW Best-and-Fairest Piper Window, who was drafted to Port Adelaide.

Glenelg’s Jess Bates in action against Central in the club’s first trial match. Picture – Gordon Anderson

One to Watch - Violet Patterson

Violet Patterson was quick to approach coach Lexi Edwards before preseason began last year.

Glenelg’s promising midfielder was eager to step up a notch to ensure she would have an impact in 2024 and according to Edwards, this is certainly unfolding.

Boasting great speed and an ability to run and carry, Patterson – the daughter of former Collingwood and Norwood rover Stephen – is expected to be a key midfield cog this season.

Displaying great maturity, the 18-year-old has also been added to the Tigers’ leadership group to work with captain Sam Franson.

Glenelg’s Violet Patterson has joined the leadership group for 2024. Picture – Gordon Anderson

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