Georgia’s last stand reaches 50 SANFLW games

Picture - Peter Swan


Star Sturt midfielder Georgia Bevan has declared the 2023 Hostplus SANFLW League campaign will be her last with the Double Blues.

Preparing for her 50th SANFLW League match in Round 12, Bevan is hoping to extend her career for as long as possible given Sturt faces a ”mini” elimination final against Glenelg in her milestone match at Wigan Oval on Saturday.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 29-year-old said the time had arrived to dedicate herself to her prime off-field role as the Adelaide Football Club’s head dietician.

Like much of her football journey, this season has been a juggle for Bevan, who initially combined Australian Football with Softball, having represented the State in both sports.

After playing in three consecutive premierships with Morphettville Park, the prolific ball-winner decided to leave the pitching mound to concentrate on kicking the oval-shaped ball with Adelaide’s inaugural AFLW team.

Bevan made lifelong friends playing in the Crows’ first premiership in 2017 before featuring in her first outing for the Double Blues in 2018.

She has since relished playing a senior mentoring role to the youthful squad at Unley, as it rose to a maiden SANFLW League Grand Final berth last year.

Now Bevan is hoping to go one step further, starting with a win against the Bays on Saturday, which will ensure qualification for the major round.

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