Pocket Profile

2024 Sturt SANFLW Pocket Profile

Sturt coach Michael O'Connor addresses his players during preseason training. Picture - Peter Swan.

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

2023 Snapshot

Finished – 4th

Record – 6 wins, 6 losses (minor round)
1 loss (finals)

Best and Fairest – Kate Harris

Runner Up – Georgia Bevan

Third Place  – Gemma Valente

The Advertiser SANFLW Team of the Year – Kate Harris (Captain, Centre), Georgia Swan (Half-Back Flank), Isobel Kuiper (Interchange)

2023 Sturt Women’s best-and-fairest with club president Jason Kilic.

Player Movement

Natasha Christophers (Morphettville Park), Shanique West (Reynella), Lily Smart (Sturt juniors), Summer Ross (Sturt juniors), Zina Hunt (Sturt juniors), Skout Young (Sturt juniors)


Georgia Bevan (retired), Ally Ladas (retired), Elsie Dawes (travel overseas), Alex Pearce (Glenelg), Erini Gikas (Woodville-West Torrens)

Sturt’s Georgia Swan will be aiming to replicate her selection in the 2023 SANFLW Team of the Year. Picture – Peter Swan

2024 SANFLW Fixture - First Five Rounds

Round 1
Saturday March 2
Eagles v Sturt at Eastern Parade Reserve – 1pm

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

Round 3
Saturday March 16
West v Sturt at Hisense Stadium – 6pm

Round 4
Sunday March 24
Central v Sturt at X Convenience Oval – 12pm

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

Sturt recruit Shanique West is set to make an impression after signing from Reynella. Picture – Peter Swan

Star Signing - Shanique West

Sturt has never sought to sign many players from outside its zone but the arrival of Shanique West addresses a need for mature-age experience.

With the departure of senior players Georgia Bevan, Ally Ladas and Elsie Dawes, West will provide some strength in one-on-one contests as well as some versatility.

Likely to be played through the midfield and attack, the 22-year-old booted 19 goals from 12 games in the Southern Football League last year whilst also the League at Association level.

Exciting Sturt teenager India Rasheed with coach Michael O’Connor at preseason training. Picture – Peter Swan

One to Watch - India Rasheed

Troubled by niggly injuries this time last year, India Rasheed has enjoyed a healthy preseason build up for the 2024 season.

And that should be exciting for Sturt fans as well as coach Michael O’Connor, who plans to use the talented 17-year-old through the midfield and in attack this season.

Boasting great football intelligence and sublime skills, Rasheed will be looking to impress with the Double Blues, as well as the SA U18 team in 2024.


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