Women's Footy

Hatchard & Marinoff in Race to the Top

North star Anne Hatchard on her way to racking up 39 disposals against Norwood in Round 7. Picture - Cory Sutton

By ZAC MILBANK

Crows AFLW stars Anne Hatchard and Ebony Marinoff have been rewriting the SANFLW history books after finding plenty of the footy in this year’s Statewide Super Women’s League.

In her first season with the Roosters, Hatchard set a new high for most disposals in a SANFLW match after racking up a staggering 42 against Sturt in Round 5.

The 2020 Crows AFLW Club Champion was at it again on Saturday, collecting 39 possessions in North’s convincing win against the Redlegs.

But her premiership teammate at West Lakes, Glenelg’s Ebony Marinoff, nearly ensured the new benchmark lasted just a fortnight when she registered 41 disposals against the Double Blues in Round 7.

Despite having played just six games for the Bays, Marinoff appears in the top 10 highest disposal winners on four occasions having also produced a monster performance in last year’s first semi-final which yielded 39 possessions.

In the comprehensive list compiled by tireless SANFL History Centre volunteer David O’Hara, Sophie Li’s 37-disposals effort for the Redlegs in the opening season still splits the game-breaking feats of Hatchard and Marinoff.

Former Tiger Courtney Gum, now retired, set a cracking pace of 35 in just the second round of the competition’s existence while Norwood’s Najwa Allen reached 30 on three occasions last year en route to winning the SANFLW Best-and-Fairest Medal.

Glenelg’s Ebony Marinoff collecting another disposal in 2020. Picture – Cory Sutton

SANFLW Most Disposals in a Game - Compiled by David O'Hara SANFL History Centre

Player Club Disposals Kicks Handballs Match
Anne Hatchard North 42 20 22 Round 5 2020
Ebony Marinoff Glenelg 41 31 7 Round 7 2020
Anne Hatchard North 39 21 18 Round 7 2020
Ebony Marinoff Glenelg 38 31 7 1st Semi 2019
Sophie Li Norwood 37 31 6 Round 5 2017
Ebony Marinoff Glenelg 36 30 6 Round 10 2019
Ebony Marinoff Glenelg 35 20 15 Round 9 2019
Courtney Gum Glenelg 35 28 7 Round 2 2017
Najwa Allen Norwood 33 20 13 Round 5 2019
Najwa Allen Norwood 32 15 17 Round 8 2019
Anne Hatchard North 32 22 10 Round 6 2020
Najwa Allen Norwood 30 21 9 Round 7 2019
Anne Hatchard South 30 19 11 Round 9 2018