Glenelg Football Club

2019 STATEWIDE SUPER WOMEN'S LEAGUE

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2019 STATEWIDE SUPER LEAGUE FIXTURE

Fixture Highlights

The SANFL Statewide Super Women's League Fixture has been announced and our women's side will kick off the 2019 season on Friday February 15 against the Eagles at Flinders University Stadium! The season will consist of ten minor round matches, with the 2019 Women's Grand Final to be played here @ the Bay on Sunday May 26 

Entry to all Women’s League matches will be FREE, with plenty of family friendly activities.

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STATEWIDE SUPER WOMEN'S League LADDER

 

League Ladder
  P W L D % PTS
Glenelg
13 10 2 1 59% 21
Adelaide
13 10 2 1 55% 21
Port Adelaide
13 9 4 0 55% 18
Sturt
13 8 5 0 53% 16
South Adelaide
13 6 5 2 52% 14
Eagles
13 7 6 0 51% 14
Norwood
13 7 6 0 48% 14
North Adelaide
13 2 11 0 45% 4
Central District
13 2 11 0 41% 4
West Adelaide
13 2 11 0 41% 4
Reserve Ladder
  P W L D % PTS
Norwood
13 9 4 0 52% 18
Central District
13 8 5 0 54% 16
West Adelaide
13 7 6 0 54% 14
Eagles
13 7 6 0 52% 14
Sturt
13 7 6 0 52% 14
Glenelg
13 5 8 0 50% 10
North Adelaide
13 5 8 0 47% 10
South Adelaide
13 4 9 0 41% 8
U18 Ladder
  P W L D % PTS
Eagles
13 10 3 0 61% 20
West Adelaide
13 8 5 0 53% 16
North Adelaide
13 8 5 0 49% 16
Glenelg
13 8 5 0 49% 16
South Adelaide
13 6 7 0 52% 12
Norwood
13 5 8 0 46% 10
Sturt
13 4 9 0 47% 8
Central District
13 3 10 0 42% 6
U16 Ladder
  P W L D % PTS
West Adelaide
7 6 1 0 61% 12
South Adelaide
7 5 2 0 56% 10
Glenelg
7 4 3 0 51% 8
Norwood
7 3 3 1 47% 7
Eagles
7 3 3 1 47% 7
North Adelaide
7 3 4 0 45% 6
Sturt
7 2 5 0 48% 4
Central District
7 1 6 0 44% 2
Women Ladder
  P W L D % PTS
Norwood
10 9 1 0 73% 18
South Adelaide
10 8 2 0 64% 16
North Adelaide
10 7 3 0 66% 14
Glenelg
10 6 4 0 58% 12
West Adelaide
10 6 4 0 46% 12
Sturt
10 2 8 0 37% 4
Central District
10 2 8 0 32% 4
Eagles
10 0 10 0 30% 0

 

 

WOMEN'S MATCH REPORTS

Weekly Match Reports with Senior Coach - Jason Fairall

 

May 07, 2019 - GFCW ROUND 10 MATCH REPORT: GLENELG VS EAGLES
Throughout the entire process of setting up our squad and program for the 2019 season, never did we discuss finals. After all, finals is a destination, we were purely focused on the journey, improvement and getting our processes right. This was our first preseason and season together after a challenging 2018. Our goal was to become relevant again and to be a hard team to play against consistently. We knew we had a lot of raw talent, but how much we could develop these players and bring them together in a short period of time was the unknown.
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Over the 2019 journey we have made massive strides with the development of our squad. The 6 week skill development program we put our players through in the offseason has definitely yielded significant improvement. When you watch them now, you wouldn’t know some of our well performed players couldn’t kick a drop punt before joining us, let alone being able to do it on the run and under pressure. 

We started our final minor round game conceding a soft goal, but managed to get control of the game soon after with first quarter goals to Ellen Fauser, Lucy Bellinger and Ebony Marinoff.

The second quarter was very much a grind, with a solitary goal to Bonnie wells, who cleverly kicked the ball off the ground on her non preferred left foot.

Lucy Armitage kicked a couple of goals in the third quarter, while the Eagles kicked one themselves.

The Eagles lifted significantly in the last quarter, making some good positional changes that gave them some ascendency. The Eagles kicked three goals to our one from Sam Franson, giving us a 19 point win along with that spot in the finals. The margin was irrelevant, we would have taken a 1 point win in a heartbeat!

Last week we made pact not to worry about the result of the South-West game while we were playing our game. We just wanted to remain solely focused on what we were doing, ‘control the controllables’. The scream and excitement from the players once I informed them we were playing finals for the first time ever made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

When you’ve come from as far back as we have, we make sure our playing group enjoys each and every win along the way. The only rule around this is once we get back to training the next week, we knuckle down and get back to work. This week is no different. 

Whilst we did need a result out of our control to go our way to make the finals, we definitely did earn this opportunity. Our percentage alone is a key indicator of this. However we don’t believe we have achieved anything yet. Making finals is just one piece of the puzzle and certainly not the end destination. We had to play three elimination finals just to give ourselves a chance to make the finals. We are as finals hardened as anyone can be. We believe our best is definitely good enough to compete with anyone. 

This week we play our first ever final - an elimination Semi Final against North Adelaide 6pm Friday 10th May at Norwood Oval. The team would truly appreciate all your support.

 

Glenelg 7.9-51 defeated Woodville West Torrens 5.2-32

Goals: Lucy Armitage (2) Ellen Fauser (1) Lucy Bellinger (1) Ebony Marinoff (1) Bonnie Wells (1) Sam Franson (1)

Best: Ebony Marinoff, Ellen Fauser, Sam Franson, Caitlin Gould, Sheridan Howell, Tasja Batzavalis

April 23, 2019 - ROUND 9 MATCH REPORT - GLENELG VS STURT
We were certainly at ground zero after our round 5 game against Sturt. Losing with neither team kicking a goal was one of my most disappointing days coaching. The players worked extremely hard, they deserved better. The game deserved better. We take our role to develop players and the team seriously, but more importantly our responsibility is to the game.
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That’s what makes this particular game and our journey since round 5 really special. We went from scoring 3 behinds to scoring 9 goal 5 behinds in the space of 5 weeks. We are a relatively inexperienced group, but we are growing. The journey we are on has its ups and downs, but the last 2 weeks have definitely been very exciting and rewarding.

First quarter was another arm wrestle, where we didn’t start very well. Despite the stats suggesting we were in complete control, we were outworked offensively and defensively. Sturt held a 3 behind to 1 behind lead. I was thinking ‘here we go again’!

 

We scored our first goal courtesy of a Lucy Bellinger snap around her body from 35m within 30 seconds of the second quarter starting. Sturtthen took a strong contested mark in their forward line and kicked a goal from a tight angle. We immediately responded with a centre bounce clearance and a ‘dirty’ forward 50 entry which resulted in a loose ball gather and goal from Lucy Armitage. An unselfish goal assist to Lauren Bungey handed a set shot and goal to Ellen Fauser from 20m out. We finished the quarter with some great ball movement from our defensive 50, through the middle of the ground, culminating in a strong mark and goal on the siren to Armitage. The ghosts of round 5 were well and truly behind us.

 

An early goal to Fauser in the third quarter was answered by Sturt, but back to back goals from Caitlin Gould within two minutes increased our lead at the last break.

 

The last quarter was more of an arm wrestle until Fauser kicked two goals late to add the icing on top of one of our better games. 


Our season still has the feint pulse that lingered after last week’s win. We are still reliant on another result, so we don’t even mention the ‘F’ word. For the second week in a row we have beaten a team for the first time ever, which is another significant milestone for our club. Another two debutants, taking our season total to 19 players wearing our Guernsey and playing at this level for the first time ever.

All the talk heading into our game was around Ebony Marnioff making her debut for the club she has supported her whole life. All the talk after the game was about the magnificent game Marinoff played. Whilst this is great for our club and she did play an amazing game, there is a lot more substance to our team and our game than one player, even if she is one of the best players in the world. When we play our brand of football that we aim to be our trademark, we believe we can compete with anyone no matter who is in the selected 22 for the week. 

Outside of Marinoff’s great game featuring 35 disposals, Amitage was outstanding forward and on the ball. Caitlin Gould was a dominant force in the Ruck, which made our midfields job easier. Fauser was very dangerous in the air and on the ground kicking 4 goals. Bellingerworked tirelessly. Tess Morcom also worked hard both offensively and defensively. Tasja Batzavalis played her best game for the club. Captain Cass Hartley and Chelsea Packer held us together in our backline. 

 

After the week off, we host the Eagles (who nearly defeated 4th place West this week) 4:45pm Saturday 4th May at ACH Stadium in the final minor round of the season.

 

Glenelg 9.5-59 defeated South Adelaide 2.5-17

Goals: Ellen Fauser (4) Lucy Armitage (2) Caitlin Gould (2) Lucy Bellinger (1)

 

Best: Ebony Marinoff, Lucy Armitage, Caitlin Gould, Ellen Fauser, Lucy Earl, Tasja Batzavalis

April 16, 2019 - ROUND 8 MATCH REPORT: GLENELG VS SOUTH ADELAIDE
The old cliché ‘a week’s a long time in football’ never rang truer than this past week. Last week against South Adelaide, we were poor on many levels. Our review of the game highlighted many key areas that we were poor in, areas that we had full control of. A week later in the rematch against South Adelaide, we turned the table on them with a 42 point turnaround.
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Whilst we believed that we had the talent and plan to challenge South, you are never really sure if an inexperienced football team will always walk the talk. Pleasingly, the team started the first quarter well and were winning the territory battle. A goal to Ellen Fauser and restricting South to one point gave us a 5 point lead at the first break.

A strong second quarter provided us with some separation from South, with 2 goals to Lauren Bungey. Our brand of football that we started the season with in the early rounds looked to have made another appearance. We controlled the ball inside and outside the contest and were able to cash in and hit the scoreboard. Most pleasingly, we kept the reigning premiers scoreless for the quarter and goalless for the half.

South responded in the third quarter, just as good teams do. After a tight first half of the quarter, they were starting to bridge the gap around the contest and the game was starting to be played in their half of the ground. Despite the control they had, defensively we were still standing up well, only conceding a goal.

The last quarter started the same way the third quarter finished, South were all over us and appeared to be the stronger team to finish the game. After peppering the goals, South kicked a goal at the 6 minute mark and were within 4 points. Our character was being seriously tested. Against the run of play, Lauren Bungey kicked her third goal then Sam Franson took a strong contested mark, which she converted truly from 35m out. When the final siren sounded, we were 14 points up.

This was a brilliant response from our team after difficult 4 week stretch. It gives our season a pulse, albeit a feint one. History is littered with teams having a big let down and losing after having big wins. The challenge lies squarely on the leaders and playing group to ensure we buck this trend.

This week we have a rematch against Sturt, after they defeated us in round 5 in what was easily our worst performance for the season, 6:45pm Friday at ACH Group Stadium.

Glenelg 5.2-32 defeated South Adelaide 2.6-18

Goals: Lauren Bungey (3) Ellen Fauser (1) Sam Franson (1)

Best: Ellie Kellock, Ellen Fauser, Lucy Bellinger, Lauren Bungey, Caitlin Gould, Chelsea Packer

 

Weekly Teams

Check this section each week to view team selections for the Statewide Super Women's League. 
 

 

2019 WOMEN'S Players

Click on the button below to reveal the list of Glenelg Football Club Statewide Super Women's League players. Click on a thumbnail of a player to find out more.

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Coaches & Officials


Jason Fairall  Senior Coach
Ang Moritz Assistant Coach
Tammy Scott Assistant Coach
Lexia Edwards Assistant Coach
 
Simon Morriss Runner
Tina Donovan Team Manager