SANFL Women's League
SANFL Women's League (also known as the SANFLW or the Statewide Super Women's League) is the major state-level women's Australian rules football league in South Australia. The league was launched in February 2017, initially comprising four clubs from the men's South Australian National Football League (SANFL). The league now features eight teams and has evolved in the second primary competition for South Australian female footballers underneath the semi-professional AFL Women's (AFLW) competition.
The league currently runs from February to May, meaning it partially overlaps with the AFLW season and so is mostly played by players not yet drafted by an AFLW club.
The first season comprised four SANFL clubs; Norwood, Glenelg, North Adelaide and West Adelaide. The following year Sturt and South Adelaide were admitted to the competition, before expanding again with the addition of Woodville-West Torrens and Central District (2019). Neither of the state's two AFL clubs (Adelaide and Port Adelaide, who field reserves teams in the SANFL) field teams in the SANFLW league. Adelaide are a foundation partner of the AFLW competition and Port Adelaide are not currently a member of the league.
|Club||Nickname||Home venue||Est.||First SANFLW
|Central District||Bulldogs||Elizabeth Oval||1959||2019||1||—||—|
|North Adelaide||Roosters||Prospect Oval||1888||2017||3||—||—|
|South Adeliade||Panthers||Hickinbotham Oval||1876||2018||2||2||2019|
|Sturt||Double Blues||Unley Oval||1901||2018||2||—||—|
|West Adelaide||Bloods||Richmond Oval||1892||2017||3||—||—|
|Woodville-West Torrens||Eagles||Woodville Oval||1991||2019||1||—||—|
The following is a list of premiers and the grand final results.
|Season||Premiers||Runners-up||Score||Best on Ground Medal||Venue||Date||Ref.|
|2017||Norwood||North Adelaide||9.11 (65) d. 6.2 (38)||Sophie Li (Norwood)||Unley Oval||1 April 2017|||
|2018||South Adelaide||Norwood||4.6 (30) d. 4.1 (25)||Cheyenne Hammond (South Adelaide)||Unley Oval||25 April 2018|||
|2019||South Adelaide||North Adelaide||4.7 (31) d. 1.3 (9)||Indy Tahau (South Adelaide)||Glenelg Oval||26 May 2019|||
Best and Fairest Award
The Best and Fairest Award is awarded to the best and fairest player throughout the home-and-away season.
Winners of 2017 and 2018 awards are not yet known.
- "SANFL launches new women's league for 2017". Adelaide Now. 14 February 2017.
- "2019 Statewide Super Women's League Launch". sanfl.com.au. 1 February 2019.
- "Late blast gives Redlegs victory in inaugural SANFL women's grand final". Adelaide Now. 1 April 2017.
- "Panthers reign as women's champions in first season". Adelaide Now. 26 April 2018.
- "SANFLW stats". sportstg.
- "South wins back-to-back flags". sanfl.com.au. 26 May 2019.
- "Najwa Allen Crowned 2019 Best and Fairest". sanfl.com.au. 15 May 2019.