Pocket Profile

2024 South Adelaide SANFLW Pocket Profile

South Adelaide coach Rick Watts will be looking to guide his team into the Hostplus SANFLW Grand Final again this season. Picture - SAFC Media

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

2023 Snapshot

Finished – 2nd

Record – 10 wins, 2 losses (Minor Round)
1 win, 1 loss (Finals)

Best and Fairest – Soriah Moon

Runner Up – Brooke Boileau

Third Place  – Caitlin Couch

The Advertiser SANFLW Team of the Year – Esther Schirmer (Full Back), Soriah Moon (Ruck), Brooke Boileau (Rover)

2023 South Adelaide best-and-fairest Soriah Moon.

Player Movement

Morgan Johnston (Norwood), Nikki Nield nee Gore (Fremantle AFLW), Laquoiya Cockatoo-Motlap (Port Adelaide AFLW), Litonya Cockatoo-Motlap (Port Adelaide AFLW), Chelsea Farr (North Adelaide), Casie Coombe (Glenelg), Bonnie Dodds (Central District), Emma Charlton (South juniors), Layla Vizgaudis (South juniors), Taya Maxwell (South juniors), Grace Deacon (Myponga)


Brooke Boileau (Adelaide AFLW), Alissa Brook (Port Adelaide AFLW), Holly Ifould (Fremantle AFLW), Elise Barwick (Gold Coast AFLW), Senna Gulden (returned to Sydney), Kiahni Russell (Glenelg), Jemma Ellis (West Adelaide)

North recruit Chelsea Farr has been impressing on the training track with the Panthers. Picture – SAFC Media

2024 SANFLW Fixture - First Five Rounds

Round 1
Friday March 1
West v South at Thebarton Oval – 7.40pm

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

Round 3
Saturday March 16
South v North at Flinders University Stadium – 5.50pm

Round 4
Saturday March 23
South v Eagles at Flinders University Stadium – 4.40pm

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

Star Signing - Morgan Johnston

Morgan Johnston’s move down south worked beautifully in the Panthers’ favour when she also decided to don the blue-and-white in 2024.

A proven performer in the Hostplus SANFLW League, the 29-year-old averaged 13 disposals, four marks and three tackles while placing third in Norwood’s best-and-fairest count last year.

Expect the hard-running Johnston to be a critical cog in Rick Watts’ midfield rotation.

Star South signing Morgan Johnston (left) with Soriah Moon. Picture – SAFC Media

One to Watch - Emma Charlton

It feels like history is repeating for South Adelaide as another Charlton threatens to make her mark.

This time it might be Emma, not older sister Teah, who has Panther fans thrilled with her eye-catching speed, power and insatiable competitive edge.

Aged just 15, Emma Charlton is itching to make her Hostplus SANFLW League debut but she will need to rest her legs after being hampered by shin splints during late January.

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