There will be a new face wearing the famous number 5 in 2020, with Chelsea Packer being named GFCW skipper ahead of this year’s SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League Season.
Packer will take over the reigns from veteran Cass Hartley, who has captained the side since its inaugural season in 2017. Supporting her in the role will be a new-look leadership group, consisting of Jordana Bradley (Vice-Captain), Ellie Kellock (Deputy Vice-Captain) Emily Woods and Cass Hartley who will remain in the group for the 2020 season.
A new-look coaching panel will guide the Tigers in 2020, with two new additions to the team to assist Senior Coach Jason Fairall in his third year in charge. Former Salisbury women’s coach Richard Gray joins the panel alongside Braedon Talbot, who joins the Bays with experience from Port Adelaide’s Indigenous Community Program.
Returning assistants Tammy Scott and Ang Moritz round out the 2020 coaching panel.
In more good news, The Club has locked away GFCW Senior Coach Jason Fairall on a two-year deal that will see him remain at the Club until at least the end of 2021.
“It’s exciting to see the club show their faith in me. It validates what we’ve being doing and the growth and development we’ve been seeing.” Fairall said.
“It gives us a lot of confidence moving forward that we can continue to execute our plans.”
With just over three weeks until the 2020 season kicks off, Fairall has a firm eye on round one has been impressed by some of the new talent injected into the group.
“We don’t look at what we achieved last year, we start from scratch this season and we want to make our own history again this year.” Fairall said.
“We’ll bring the grit, we’ll bring the grind, and the rest will take care of itself.”
The Tigers open their 2020 Statewide Super Women’s League campaign against North Adelaide at Elizabeth on Friday February 15.