Pocket Profile

Central Women’s Pocket Profile

Central players huddle before their trial match against North. Picture - Carly Grant

SANFL’s ZAC MILBANK breaks down all you need to know about the Bulldogs heading into the 2022 SANFL Women’s League season.

2021 Snapshot

Finished – 6th

Record – 4 wins, 7 losses

Club Champion Shelby Smith

Runner Up – Caitlen Teague

Best Team Person – Karissa Searle

The Advertiser SANFLW Team of the Year – Chantelle Reynolds (Full Forward), Katelyn Rosenzweig (Centre Half Forward), Shelby Smith (Inerchange)

2021 Club Champion – Shelby Smith

Player Movement

Alex Fitridge (North Adelaide), Natalia Ayesu (Payneham/Woodville-West Torrens), Georgia McKee (Glenunga), Charlotte Riggs (Angle Vale), Jessica Walker-Smith (Angle Vale).


Madison Kalleske (retired), Shari Chambers (retired), Renai Richardson (retired)

2022 SANFLW Fixture

Round 1
Saturday February 5
Central v South at X Convenience Oval – 12.50pm

Round 2
Saturday February 12
Central v Norwood at X Convenience Oval – 12.50pm

Round 3
Saturday February 19
West v Central at Hisense Stadium – 12.50pm

Round 4
Saturday February 26
Central v North at X Convenience Oval – 4.20pm

Round 5
Saturday March 5
Central v Glenelg at X Convenience Oval – 1.40pm

Round 6
Saturday March 19
Sturt v Central TBC

Round 7
Saturday March 26
Central v Eagles at X Convenience Oval – 4.30pm

Rounds 8-12 TBC

Star Signing - Natalia Ayesu

Little is known about Central recruit Natalia Ayesu outside of Elizabeth but new coach Ben Hunt is well aware of her capabilities having coached her in his previous role at Payneham FC. The mature-age signing, who has played two games for Woodville-West Torrens, will fill a vital role in the ruck while also making her presence felt around the ground.

Former Eagle Natalia Ayesu has joined the Bulldogs from Payneham.

One to Watch - Charlotte Riggs

Yet to make her SANFLW debut, Riggs will get her chance to perform in 2022 after arriving from local club Angle Vale. A member of SA’s U18 Girls Academy, the 180cm tall will add important versatility for the Bulldogs.

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