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Thanks for the Memories – SANFLW 2020

West Adelaide captain Lauren Rodato is given a fitting send off after her final match, the 2020 SANFLW Preliminary Final. Picture - Deb Curtis

By ZAC MILBANK

An elite group of South Australia’s finest female footballers have decided to hang up the boots after the conclusion of the 2020 Statewide Super Women’s League season.

From captains to premiership stars, to club and league best-and-fairests, the list comprises some of the biggest names who have all acted as important pioneers in the establishment of the competition.

It’s time to acknowledge the wonderful contribution they have made in the opening four SANFLW seasons before the next generation is ushered through in 2021 and beyond.

 

 

Lauren Buchanan

South Adelaide premiership captain Lauren Buchanan is chaired off after the 2020 Statewide Super Women’s League Grand Final, her last game. Picture – SAFC Media

Local Club – Morphettville Park
SANFLW Clubs – South Adelaide/Glenelg
SANFLW Debut – Round 1 2017 for Glenelg
SANFLW Games – 34 (29 for South 2018-2020, 5 for Glenelg 2017)
Achievements – South Adelaide captain 2018-2020; South Adelaide premierships 2018 & 2019

Cassie Hartley

Local Club – West Adelaide (SAWFL)/Morphettville Park
SANFLW Club – Glenelg
SANFLW Debut – Round 1 2017
SANFLW Games – 29
Achievements – Glenelg Captain 2017-2019; GFC Cassie Hartley Best Team Player Award named in her honour

Lauren Rodato

Local Club – West Adelaide (SAWFL)
SANFLW Club – West Adelaide
SANFLW Debut – Round 2 2018
SANFLW Games – 28
Achievements – West Adelaide Captain 2018-2020

Michele Reid

Local Club – Greenacres
SANFLW Club – Norwood
SANFLW Debut – Round 1 2017
SANFLW Games – 27
SANFLW Goals – 3
Achievements – 2017 Norwood Premiership Player; 2017 Norwood Best and Fairest

Norwood’s Michele Reid after winning the club’s inaugural Women’s Best and Fairest award in its premiership year.

Jo Hill

Local Club – Adelaide University
SANFLW Club – Norwood
SANFLW Debut – Round 1 2018
SANFLW Games – 22
SANFLW Goals – 19
Achievements – Norwood Leading Goal kicker 2019

Courtney Gum

Courtney Gum with her 2017 SANFLW best-and-fairest medal and Coaches Trophy

Local Club – Morphettville Park/Adelaide University
SANFLW Clubs – Glenelg/South Adelaide
SANFLW Debut – Round 1 2017
SANFLW Games – 10 (6 with Glenelg in 2017, 4 with South in 2018)
AFLW Clubs – GWS 2018-2019 (14 games), Adelaide 2020 (6 games)
Achievements – 2017 SANFLW best-and-fairest; 2017 SANFL Coaches Trophy; 2018 South Adelaide premiership player

Sophie Li

Local Club – Adelaide University
SANFLW Club – Norwood
SANFLW Debut – Round 1 2017
SANFLW Games – 7
AFLW Clubs – Carlton 2018 (7 games), Adelaide 2019-2020 (14 games)
Achievements – 2019 Adelaide premiership player, 2017 SANFLW Grand Final best-on-ground; 2017 Norwood premiership player

Norwood’s Sophie Li with her premiership medallion and medal for best afield in the 2017 SANFLW Grand Final