SANFL’s ZAC MILBANK breaks down all you need to know about the Double Blues heading into the 2021 Statewide Super Women’s League season.
Finished – 6th
Record – 2 wins, 7 losses, 1 draw
Club Champion – Zoe Prowse
Most Improved Player – Amy Brooks-Birve
The Advertiser SANFLW Team of the Year – Zoe Prowse (ruck)
Jess Good (Blackwood/basketball), Molly Fletcher (Uraidla/soccer), Alysha Gepp (Uraidla), Lily Whitcombe (Blackwood), Grace Powell (Unley Jets), Millie McCarthy (Unley Jets)
Georgia Bevan (Gold Coast), Caitlyn Swanson (Glenelg), Jess Schulz (Central District), Brianna Burt (Central District), Paxton Davis-Mattner (West Adelaide), Tess Maple (Norwood), Hannah Drexler (retired), Caroline Burgess (retired)
Saturday February 27
v Glenelg at X Convenience Oval at 10.10am
Saturday March 6
v Central at Hisense Stadium from 10.10am
Friday March 12
v Norwood at Coopers Stadium from 7.45pm
Saturday March 20
v South at Flinders University Stadium from 5pm
Saturday March 27
v Eagles at X Convenience Oval from 10.10am
Saturday April 3
v Glenelg at Adelaide Oval from 10.30am
Saturday April 17
v West at Unley Oval from 12pm
Saturday April 24
v Central at Tanunda Oval from 7pm
Saturday May 1
v Eagles at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval from 11am
Saturday May 8
v South at Prospect Oval from 10.30am
Saturday May 15
v North at Unley Oval from 12.15pm
Jess Good may be new to footy but she’s expected to shine in the ruck in her debut season after making the transition from basketball. The former Adelaide Lightning and Norwood forward, measuring in at 185cm, doesn’t mind getting involved in the hunt for a contested ball while also boasting a long kick.
Promoted to Sturt’s senior squad during summer, Lily Whitcombe has emerged as a potential starter in defence when Sturt tackles Glenelg in Round 1. From the Blackwood Football Club, Whitcombe is described as a natural footballer who reads the play well, ensuring she should slot nicely into a back pocket or across half-back.
Zoe Prowse – Athletic ruck who is one of just two South Aussies selected in the AFLW Academy. Led the competition for hitouts while also doing plenty of damage around the ground to be selected in the SANFLW Team of the Year.
Alex Ballard – Flexible utility who can play at either end of the ground but has been trialled through the midfield this summer. Sister of Gold Coast’s Charlie Ballard is considered Sturt’s Miss Fix It.
Hannah Prenzler – Retained her place in the senior leadership group for 2021 with her mature outlook on the game. Impressive skills while understanding the defensive requirements of the game.
Georgia Swan – Has developed rapidly during summer, chiefly due to her increased aerobic capacity. Has a natural kick and strong overhead mark.