SANFL’s ZAC MILBANK breaks down all you need to know about the Tigers heading into the 2021 Statewide Super Women’s League season.
Finished – 5th
Record – 3 wins, 7 losses
Club Champion – Madisyn Freeman
Best Team Player – Ellie Kellock
The Advertiser SANFLW Team of the Year – Caitlin Gould (interchange)
Caitlyn Swanson (Sturt), Airlie Schirmer (South Adelaide), Madeleine Green (South Adelaide/Happy Valley), Kimberley Fry (Central District), Tess Andrews (South Gambier), Anja Bancevic (Reynella), Laura Chigwidden (Happy Valley), Shay’Lee Dayman (Flagstaff Hill), Meara Girvan (netball), Alice Bradley (Morphettville Park), Brooke Trevena (returned/Maternity Leave), Ellen Fauser (returned/Maternity Leave), Shae Partington, Piper Window, Sarah Goodwin, Rori Perryman
Cassie Hartley (retired), Soriah Moon (South Adelaide), Jamie Norup (North Adelaide), Bonnie Wells (lacrosse), Mollie Althouse (Northern Territory), Jordana Bradley (Maternity Leave), Zoe Smith (dancing), Charlotte Dawe, Tasja Batzavalis
Saturday February 27
v Sturt at X Convenience Oval from 10.10am
Saturday March 6
v North at Hisense Stadium from 11.55am
Saturday March 13
v Eagles at Hisense Stadium from 10.10am
Friday March 19
v West at Hisense Stadium from 7.45pm
Saturday March 27
v Norwood at Coopers Stadium from 12pm
Saturday April 3
v Sturt at Adelaide Oval from 10.30am
Friday April 16
v Central at ACH Group Stadium from 6.30pm
Saturday April 24
v South at ACH Group Stadium from 4.20pm
Saturday May 1
v North at Prospect Oval from 3.40pm
Saturday May 8
v Eagles at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval from 9.40am
Saturday May 15
v Central at ACH Group Stadium from 12.15pm
Glenelg bolstered its experience, and top-end talent, in one hit when it secured former Sturt captain Caitlyn Swanson during the off-season. Refreshed after stepping away from Statewide Super Women’s League last year, the 26-year-old can be used through the midfield but will also likely spend large periods in attack. Tigers coach Jason Fairall is well aware of ”Swanny’s” prowess in front of goal, as illustrated in the clip below while playing for the Double Blues.
Piper Window is emerging as a great story of persistence for the Bays. The teenager initially failed to make the club’s U15 development squad but improved so rapidly in the following 12 months to the point she is on the verge of making her SANFLW debut in Round 1. Quick, while possessing clean hands, Window is making her mark on the wing after enjoying the chance to play against the NT representative side in Darwin last month.
Tamsyn Morriss – A medium defender who has the ability to play in a variety of roles for Glenelg. Known for her neat kicking and exceptional decision-making with ball in hand.
Brooke Tonon – Initially made her mark as a small forward but is now developing her craft nicely to move further up the ground on to the wing. Also a nice kick while having the ability to read the play well.