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New South coach Andrew Brockhurst addresses his squad at training. Picture - SAFC Media

SANFL’s ZAC MILBANK breaks down all you need to know about the Panthers heading into the 2021 Statewide Super Women’s League season.

2020 Snapshot

Finished – 2rd

Record – 9 wins, 1 loss (minor round)

Club Champion – Teah Charlton

Players’ MVP – Lauren Buchanan

The Advertiser SANFLW Team of the Year – Teah Charlton (half-forward flank), Jess Kirk (centre half-forward), Tahlia Meyer (wing), Indy Tahau (interchange)

South’s Nicole Campbell is set to make her presence felt back with the Panthers on a full-time basis.

Player Movement

Coming
Soriah Moon (Glenelg), Alannah Rochow (Norwood), Nicole Campbell (returned/Adelaide), Sarah Wright (returned/ACL), Jaimi Griffen (Aldinga), Amy Gore (surfing)

Going
Teah Charlton (Adelaide), Indy Tahau (Brisbane), Tahlia Meyer (St Kilda), Nicole Mark (Central District), Airlie Schirmer (Glenelg), Madeleine Green (Glenelg), Natalie Gibbs (West Adelaide)

Norwood recruit Alannah Rochow works hard on the training track. Picture – SAFC Media

2021 Statewide Super Women's League Matches

Round 1
Friday February 26
v North at Coopers Stadium from 6pm

Round 2
Friday March 5
v Norwood at Flinders University Stadium from 6.30pm

Round 3
Friday March 12
v Central District at X Convenience Oval from 6pm

Round 4
Saturday March 20
v Sturt at Flinders University Stadium from 5pm

Round 5
Friday March 26
v North at Flinders University Stadium from 6.30pm

Round 6
Saturday April 3
v West at Adelaide Oval from 3.45pm

Round 7
Saturday April 17
v Eagles at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval from 9.40am

Round 8
Saturday April 24
v Glenelg at ACH Group Stadium from 4.20pm

Round 9
Saturday May 1
v Norwood at Coopers Stadium from 6.40pm

Round 10
Saturday May 8
v Sturt at Prospect Oval from 10.30am

Round 11
Saturday May 15
v West at Flinders University Stadium from 12pm

 

South ruck recruit Soriah Moon competes during last weekend’s trial match. Picture – Nick Hook

Star Signing

South Adelaide bolstered its ruck division when it enticed Soriah Moon up the Southern Expressway from Glenelg. A talented district basketballer with Sturt, Moon had impressive debut season with the Bays last year but has decided to join her Flagstaff Hill coach Andrew Brockhurst, who is now in charge at South.

On the Rise - Powerade Breakthrough Player Candidate

A member of the Statewide Super SA U19 squad, Tahlita Buethke has impressed in South’s two trial matches against the Eagles and Sturt. Adept at playing as an outside midfielder or on the wing, the 18-year-old has very clean skills by hand while also displaying a natural running ability.

Ones to Watch - Statewide Super SA U19 Squad Members

Gypsy Schirmer – Used chiefly as a key-position player, Schirmer has been trialled on the wing such is her aerobic prowess. One of two SA players in the AFLW Academy has a very neat kick and is strong in the air.

Sarah Wright – Returning from an ACL injury last year, Wright is set to show her versatility as a key defender in 2021. Strong competitor defensively.

Tahlita Buethke – Developing rapidly as a skillful wing with her exceptional skills and powerful running capacity.

Lauren Clifton – Yet another running machine at Noarlunga who kicks it well and makes sound decisions with the ball in hand.

Promising teenager Gypsy Schirmer could find a new home on the wing in 2021. Picture – SAFC Media