Lucy’s love of the game drives her to 50 matches

South's Lucy Northcott breaks free against Glenelg in Round 6. Picture - Nick Hook


South Adelaide’s Lucy Northcott has experienced the extreme highs and lows on her way to 50 Hostplus SANFLW League games.

But one thing has remained constant since she began playing at Auskick level – her love of the game.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, the dual premiership forward has thrived since the women’s football revolution began, having played netball primarily as a youngster.

As soon as the SANFLW competition was introduced, the Mount Lofty product has been making the most of every opportunity.

Initially playing for Norwood in 2017, Northcott was a key member of the Redlegs’ inaugural premiership side, having also played on the historic opening night at The Parade in the same season.

Entering the SANFLW in 2018, South swooped on Northcott as players were reallocated to assist the Panthers and Sturt in their opening seasons.

The 25-year-old, who settled in nicely at Noarlunga, featured in another flag in her second SANFLW campaign.

Just four days later, while lining up for Mount Lofty, Northcott severely injured her knee, with a reconstruction ruling her out of playing in the Panthers’ 2019 triumph.

It only fuelled her desire to return to playing the game she loves so much, whilst juggling her profession as a nurse at Flinders Hospital.

And Northcott will be loving her footy once again if her side can eclipse the Eagles in her milestone match at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval on Thursday night.

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