SANFL’s ZAC MILBANK breaks down all you need to know about the Panthers heading into the 2021 Statewide Super Women’s League season.
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)
Soriah Moon (Glenelg), Alannah Rochow (Norwood), Nicole Campbell (returned/Adelaide), Sarah Wright (returned/ACL), Jaimi Griffen (Aldinga), Amy Gore (surfing)
Teah Charlton (Adelaide), Indy Tahau (Brisbane), Tahlia Meyer (St Kilda), Nicole Mark (Central District), Airlie Schirmer (Glenelg), Madeleine Green (Glenelg), Natalie Gibbs (West Adelaide)
Friday February 26
v North at Coopers Stadium from 6pm
Friday March 5
v Norwood at Flinders University Stadium from 6.30pm
Friday March 12
v Central District at X Convenience Oval from 6pm
Saturday March 20
v Sturt at Flinders University Stadium from 5pm
Friday March 26
v North at Flinders University Stadium from 6.30pm
Saturday April 3
v West at Adelaide Oval from 3.45pm
Saturday April 17
v Eagles at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval from 9.40am
Saturday April 24
v Glenelg at ACH Group Stadium from 4.20pm
Saturday May 1
v Norwood at Coopers Stadium from 6.40pm
Saturday May 8
v Sturt at Prospect Oval from 10.30am
Saturday May 15
v West at Flinders University Stadium from 12pm
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.
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.
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.