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.

Clubs

The first season comprised four SANFL clubs; Norwood, Glenelg, North Adelaide and West Adelaide.[1] 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).[2] 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
season
SANFLW
seasons
SANFLW
premierships
Most
recent
Central District Bulldogs Elizabeth Oval 1959 2019 1
Glenelg Tigers Glenelg Oval 1920 2017 3
North Adelaide Roosters Prospect Oval 1888 2017 3
Norwood Redlegs Norwood Oval 1878 2017 3 1 2017
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

Honours

Premiers

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 [3]
2018 South Adelaide Norwood 4.6 (30) d. 4.1 (25) Cheyenne Hammond (South Adelaide) Unley Oval 25 April 2018 [4][5]
2019 South Adelaide North Adelaide 4.7 (31) d. 1.3 (9) Indy Tahau (South Adelaide) Glenelg Oval 26 May 2019 [6]

Best and Fairest Award

The Best and Fairest Award is awarded to the best and fairest player throughout the home-and-away season.

Season Player Club Votes Ref.
2019 Najwa Allen Norwood 17 [7]

Winners of 2017 and 2018 awards are not yet known.

References

  1. ^ "SANFL launches new women's league for 2017". Adelaide Now. 14 February 2017.
  2. ^ "2019 Statewide Super Women's League Launch". sanfl.com.au. 1 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Late blast gives Redlegs victory in inaugural SANFL women's grand final". Adelaide Now. 1 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Panthers reign as women's champions in first season". Adelaide Now. 26 April 2018.
  5. ^ "SANFLW stats". sportstg.
  6. ^ "South wins back-to-back flags". sanfl.com.au. 26 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Najwa Allen Crowned 2019 Best and Fairest". sanfl.com.au. 15 May 2019.

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