A Port Noarlunga Preview
The Port Noarlunga Football Club had a tough debut season in the Southern Football League Women‘s (SFLW) competition, finishing with 3 wins and 8 losses.
However, it seems that fortunes may be changing at Port Noarlunga.
Phillip Marks, in his second year at the helm, is excited with the Cockledivers‘ new-look list.
“Big things happening down at Port Noarlunga this year,” Port Noarlunga Women’s Head Coach Phill Marks said.
“We most certainly have some exciting talent at Port Noarlunga to watch this year.”
The ins this season for Porties are Kirsty Watson (Hackham), Chrysti Flevill (Hackham), Amy Slattery (Hackham), Jolie Malinowski (Victor Harbour), Elisha Scriven (Kenilworth), Deanna Ortuso (New), Sioban I'dell (New), Jess Griffin (New).
“Our ins this year complement our current side and allows us as a full group to continue our growth from last year,” he said.
“ Our players from last year have certainly taken some massive steps during the preseason and I’m looking forward to seeing them in action this year.”
Not only have Porties been busy in the off-season with recruiting, but their youth is also beginning to glimmer.
“We have some great young talent in our club that will step up and make their A grade debut this year,” Marks said.
These young guns that will step up include Ella Harris, Teagen Mecheske, Shakira Dolman, Bree Chapman and Phillippa Worthley.”
Marks says that, among their players to watch this season, is their second-year A-Grade co-Captain Kaiya Ivett; who recently returned from her debut season with South Adelaide’s SANFLW Development Squad.
Kaiya showed glimpses of her potential at the Panthers. She has a great penetrating kick, quick pace and is always hard at the footy—which also makes her our pick as the Porties’ must watch player for this season.
Also, keep an eye on Elisha Scriven- Raining. She is a Best and Fairest from Kenilworth and is “an in and under player that is very handy also in the ruck”.
Sheridan Poland, who was added to the leadership group this year, was “a huge improver last year and has had an incredible preseason”.
“As mentioned, our young talent from last year will be key parts of us,” Marks said.
”They are progressing this year and the likes of key position players such as Brittany Pratt, Belinda Gale, Maddi Harris and Belinda Macrow, will take their game to another level this year.
“I am excited by our list this year as we certainly go past the field of play as a team and we have an amazing cultured group.”
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