Rosey occasion for Katelyn’s 50th game


Central District’s Katelyn Rosenzweig doesn’t hold back when asked about reaching her 50th Hostplus SANFLW League game.

”It’s about time,” she said with an element of relief and frustration on SANFL Radio, ahead of the Bulldogs’ clash with South Adelaide at X Convenience Oval on Saturday.

And while the 22-year-old made her SANFLW League debut in the competition’s inaugural season of 2017, the reasons for her milestone match’s delay are significant.

Having enjoyed her career-best season in 2018 – which resulted in winning the SANFLW Leading Goalkicker award – Rosenzweig achieved her dream of finding a place on an AFLW list with Adelaide.

But the prolific forward’s development came to a halt when she fractured her spine playing for the Crows in a trial match in 2019.

Initially, ”Rosey” was told she would never play again but in her typically stoic fashion, she defied the odds to return to the Bulldogs only to injure the ACL in her knee.

After missing the entire 2022 SANFLW season, the Tanunda product enjoyed a special moment in Round 1 when her teammates mobbed her after kicking a goal in her return match.

Enjoying her career off the field as a refrigeration mechanic, Rosenzweig also chats about how her SANFLW journey began as a defender with the Roosters.

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