Pocket Profile

West Women’s Pocket Profile

West's Zoe Venning enjoyed a breakout season in 2021.

SANFL’s ZAC MILBANK breaks down all you need to know about the Bloods heading into the 2022 SANFL Women’s League season.

2021 Snapshot

Finished – 2nd

Record – 6 wins, 5 losses (minor round)

Club Champion – Sharnie Whiting & Zoe Venning

Runner Up – Lauren Young

Leading Goal Kickers: Melanie Elsegood & Chelsea Biddell

The Advertiser SANFLW Team of the Year – Lauren Young (Centre), Zoe Venning (Half Forward Flank), Sharnie Whiting (Centre Half Back),

2021 joint best and fairest winners – Zoe Venning (left) and Sharnie Whiting

Player Movement

Beatrice Devlyn (West Coast AFLW), Jessica Macolino (Norwood),  Lily Johnson (Tasmania), Ebony Barrenger (Tasmania), Natasha Christophers (Morphettville Park), Renee Freeman (Broadview), Renee Holmes (Adelaide University), Ella Summers (Broadview), Astrid Powell (Broadview), Cammie Williams (Norwood), Paris Francis (Goodwood Saints)


Bec Owen (maternity leave), Kasia Culhane (retired), Amelie Finnimore (study), Marie Martino (Glenelg)

2021 captain Bec Owen will have the season off due to maternity leave

2022 SANFLW Fixture

Round 1
Saturday February 5
West v North at Hisense Stadium – 12.45pm

Round 2
Friday February 11
West v Eagles at Hisense Stadium – 8pm

Round 3
Saturday February 19
West v Central at Hisense Stadium – 12.50pm

Round 4
Saturday February 26
West v Sturt at Hisense Stadium – 1pm

Round 5
Saturday March 5
West v South at Hisense Stadium – 12.50pm

Round 6
Friday March 18
West v Glenelg at Hisense Stadium – 8pm

Round 7
Saturday March 26
Norwood v West at Coopers Stadium – 11.30am

Round 8-12 TBC

Star Signing - Beatrice Devlyn

West Adelaide’s penchant for attracting former AFLW players continued over summer when it signed delisted West Coast Eagle Beatrice Devlyn. The 23-year-old, who also played for the Fremantle Dockers, will add potency in attack when she joins former Carlton defender Sharnie Whiting and Richmond midfielder Sarah Dargan as another AFLW signing at Milner Road.

Former West Coast Eagle Beatrice Devlyn has joined West Adelaide

One to Watch - Keeley Kustermann

It feels like Kustermann should be a veteran such is her experience at SANFLW level but in reality she is still only 17 with her best football ahead. A key member of the SA U18 Girls Academy, the dashing half-back as an admirable aerobic capacity built from an athletics background. Now a member of the Bloods’ leadership group, expect Kustermann to be influential in 2022.

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