Pocket Profile

2024 Norwood SANFLW Pocket Profile

Norwood's SANFLW squad hits the track for preseason training. Picture - Norwood FC

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

2023 Snapshot

Finished – 3rd

Record – 7 wins, 5 losses (minor round)
1 win, 1 loss (finals)

Best and Fairest – Tahlita Buethke

Runner Up – Lana Schwerdt

Third Place  – Morgan Johnston

The Advertiser SANFLW Team of the Year – Tahlita Buethke (Wing), Tesharna Maher (Half-Forward Flank), Lana Schwerdt (Interchange)

Player Movement

Emma Daley (Bendigo Pioneers), Candice Belbin (Ulverstone, Tasmania), Mykeala Walker (Glenelg/Morphettville Park), Minerva Bailey (Morphettville Park), Hannah Bentley (Hectorville), Emma Hartung (Westminster), Megan Harper (Morphetville Park), Ailene Hiebner (Golden Grove)


Molly Brooksby (Port Adelaide AFLW), Rosette Zerella (Woodville-West Torrens), Morgan Johnston (South Adelaide), Kayla Robran (Glenelg), Alison Ferrall (retired), Erika Sporn (work), Millie Yardley (retired)

Norwood SANFLW coach Brad Ferrall (right) and Development Coach Ali Ferrall address the players before preseason training. Picture – Norwood FC

2024 SANFLW Fixture - First Five Rounds

Round 1
Friday March 1
Norwood v Central at Coopers Stadium – 7.40pm

Round 2
Saturday March 9
South v Norwood at Flinders University Stadium – 6pm

Round 3
Sunday March 17
Eagles v Norwood at Thebarton Oval – 11.30am

Round 4
Saturday March 23
North v Norwood at Hisense Stadium – 2.20pm

Round 5
Friday March 29
Sturt v Norwood at Thebarton Oval – 12pm

Impressive Norwood youngster Georgina Birchall strides ahead on the training track. Picture – Norwood FC

Star Signing - Emma Daley

Incoming Norwood coach Brad Ferrall expects he may only have the services of Emma Daley for one season.

Recruited from the Bendigo Pioneers, the 17-year-old is already making a big impression on the training track at The Parade as she prepares to line up in the Redlegs’ League team in Round 1.

Having played chiefly as an inside midfielder for the Pioneers, Daley can play in a variety of roles which should ensure she is high on the watch list for AFLW recruiters.

One to Watch - Charli Hazelhurst

Charli Hazelhurst is a star on the rise, and not just on the football field with Norwood.

The 16-year-old is also a talented netballer with the Newton Jaguars, where she is on the radar of State selectors.

For the Redlegs, Hazelhurst is impressing with her ability to play in any position on the field, including ruck.

Coach Brad Ferrall will be looking to settle Hazelhurst as a defender in 2024 after an impressive 2023 campaign which saw her make her senior debut whilst also earning U16 All-Australian selection with SA at the AFL National Championships.

Norwood utility Charli Hazelhurst in action last year. Picture – Norwood FC

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