Pocket Profile

Norwood Women’s Pocket Profile

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

2021 Snapshot

Finished – 3rd

Record – 9 wins, 2 losses (minor round)

Club Champion Sophie Armitstead

Runner Up – Emma Clark

Leading Goalkicker –Rosette Zerella

The Advertiser SANFLW Team of the Year – Rosette Zerella (Forward Pocket), Jade Halfpenny (Half Forward Flank), Morgan Johnston (Half Back Flank), Leah Cutting (Ruck), Sophie Armitstead (Vice Captain – Interchange), Mat Creeper (Coach)

Norwood vice captain Sophie Armitstead with her 2021 Club Champion trophy.

Player Movement

Kaitey Whittaker (Palmerston Magpies/Gold Coast Academy), Grace Mulvahil (Southern Districts/Gold Coast Academy), Steph Simonds (Curra Swans – Townsville), Hayley Cornish (Hermit Park Tigers – Townsville), Nicola Burns (returned/Carlton & Hawthorn VFLW), Rosie Boon (Hectorville), Molly Brooksby (Golden Grove), Tamsyn Nation (Hope Valley)


Leah Cutting (St Kilda AFLW), Bek McMahon (retired), Kate Fenton (retired), Elisha Gallagher (Queanbeyan Tigers), Jessica Macolino (West Adelaide), Cammie Williams (West Adelaide)

Norwood will miss the experience of Leah Cutting, who has been signed by St Kilda.

2022 SANFLW Fixture

Round 1
Friday February 4
Norwood v Glenelg at Coopers Stadium – 8pm

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

Round 3
Friday February 18
Norwood v Eagles at Coopers Stadium – 8pm

Round 4
Saturday February 26
South v Norwood at Flinders University Stadium – 6pm

Round 5
Saturday March 5
Sturt v Norwood at Hisense Stadium – 3pm

Round 6
Friday March 18
Norwood v North at Coopers Stadium – 8pm

Round 7
Saturday March 26
Norwood v West at Coopers Stadium – 11.30am

Rounds 8-12 TBC



Star Signing - Nicola Burns

The Redlegs are delighted to welcome back 2017 premiership player Nicola Burns after extending herself in the VFLW playing for Carlton and Hawthorn. The 27-year-old defender will provide vital experience for the young Norwood group, in the absence of retirees Bek McMahon, Kate Fenton and St Kilda signing Leah Cutting.

One to Watch - Rosie Boon

The SA U18 Academy member has been quick to impress at The Parade since rising through the junior ranks while also playing basketball for the Norwood Flames. The tall utility has since quit playing on the hardwood as she concentrates on developing from a promising midfielder into a potential ruck during 2022.

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