• Jayden J Bartlett

SANFLW Team of the Week - Round Nine

Did the home ground advantage come into play? Each of the Round Nine winners got to enjoy impressive victories on their home deck.

Glenelg slowly ground down Sturt to record a resounding 40-point win, 9.9 (63) to 3.5 (23). The Tigers, after conceding the opening goal, stormed away by booting 9 goals and conceding just 2 more.

Jess Bates showed her brilliance once again, while Chelsea Packer and Sam Franson caused havoc up forward. Kate Harris was easily a standout from a Sturt perspective having had a team-high total of disposals and a game-high total of tackles.

A dominant third term by North Adelaide set themselves up for a comprehensive win over South Adelaide, 9.3 (57) to 4.4 (28). Trailing by a goal at quarter-time and leading by a goal at halftime, the Roosters piled on 6 goals and conceded 1 during the third term to break the game wide open.

Jess Edwards continued her run of outstanding matches with another dominant display. Katelyn Pope and Erica Greet were also among their many strong performers. On the flipside, Gypsy Schirmer and Jaslynne Smith tried their best down back for the Panthers.

Woodville-West Torrens stunned Norwood with a 23-point win, 7.7 (49) to 3.8 (26). Going scoreless in the opening term, things went from bad to worse for the Redlegs as they kicked 1.4 during the third term which ultimately wrecked what could have been a late fightback.

Klaudia O’Neill was impressive in attack with 3 goals, while Jess Sedunary was impressive all around the ground. As for Norwood, Alison Ferrall certainly stands as their major highlight.

Central District claimed a big win over West Adelaide, 8.7 (55) to 2.1 (13). The Bulldogs were in control for the majority of the day as they held the Bloods goalless for the final 2 terms.

Shelby Smith and Isabelle Starmer were simply influential, while Caitlen Teague and Laitiah Huynh were also among their standouts. The Bloods found their biggest contributors through the defensive duo of Beatrice Devlyn and Emma Kilpatrick.

Scroll down to see the Team of the Week, plus a small breakdown of the squad.

Captain: Jess Edwards

Vice-Captain: Jess Bates

Most Valuable Player: Shelby Smith

In the tightest voting poll yet; Jess Edwards came out with the captaincy this week after starring for the Roosters yet again.

The vice-captain this week is Glenelg’s Jess Bates. Continuing to set the standard each week; this Tiger will certainly be in contention come awards night.

The other player that will be in contention on awards night is Shelby Smith. Shelby has routinely led by example and she put on an amazing display once again for the Bulldogs.



Deep in attack this week is Glenelg’s Sam Franson after she had an outstanding display that included 21 disposals, 8 marks, 8 tackles, and 2 goals. Violet Patterson, the rising Tiger, also joins the attack this week after having a well-rounded display that included 17 touches, 5 tackles, 4 marks, and a goal.

Shannon Murphy was a solid performer for Central District as she finished with 13 disposals, 4 tackles, 4 marks and 2 goals. This makes it an overall great display by the young Bulldogs forward.

Klaudia O’Neill stands proudly at centre-half-forward after booting 3 majors during the Eagles’ big win. While North Adelaide’s Jade De Melo rounds out the attack after registering 2 goals and having 13 touches.


At this point, Isabelle Starmer doesn’t need an introduction so let’s just say the Bulldogs ruck was at it again. This time Starmer starred with 27 disposals, 21 hit-outs, 11 marks and 5 tackles.

Joining this star ruck on-ball is another star of Central District, Shelby Smith. She was voted as this week’s Most Valuable Player, and it is easy to see why. In total, the Doggies’ leader had a round-high total of 37 disposals to go along with her 9 tackles, 8 clearances, 5 marks and a goal.

North Adelaide’s Jess Edwards, the captain this week, was amazing once again. This standout Rooster had 22 disposals, 7 tackles, 6 marks and 2 goals.

Jess Bates, this week’s vice-captain and a Glenelg great in the making, finds herself in the middle. The Tiger midfielder had a game-high total of 23 touches and a team-high total of 13 tackles. As well as this, Bates took 5 marks and kicked a goal.

Katelyn Pope, the experienced Rooster, continued to her show class on the outside during the weekend. Pope collected a game-high of 24 touches, took 6 marks and laid 4 tackles.

The other wing is home to Jessica Sedunary who played a major role in the Eagles' victory. Sedunary had a game-high total of 25 touches to go along with her 4 clearances and 3 tackles.


Norwood’s Alison Ferrall led the way for the Redlegs once again. This time by collecting a match-high total of 6 tackles and a team-high total of 20 touches. Alongside her is fellow a Redleg, Ashlee Gould, who had 17 disposals, 5 rebound 50s and 4 marks.

Keeping with the duo theme, West Adelaide’s Beatrice Devlyn (18 disposals, 6 rebound 50s) and Emma Kilpatrick (17 disposals, 10 rebound 50s) were the Bloods’ best defence against their clash with the dangerous Dogs’ outfit.

Jaslynne Smith tried her best to battle against an onslaught of Rooster attacks. This composed and reliable defender had 18 disposals, 5 tackles, 5 rebound 50s, and 4 marks.


Kate Harris took her footy to another level on the weekend. This Double Blue had 21 touches, which was a team-high total, and 17 tackles, which was a match-high total.

Abbey Dowrick caused headaches for the opposition. This relentless Eagle laid 9 tackles while on her way to a total of 16 touches.

Emma Keys made her presence felt for the Bulldogs. Making the most of her appearance, Keys was highly economical as she had 12 disposals at 83 per cent efficiency and she kicked 2 goals straight.

The only thing North Adelaide’s Erica Greet didn’t do was kick a goal. Greet’s well-rounded display included 22 disposals, 7 tackles, 3 marks, and 2 clearances.

Adding some attacking talent to the rotations is Chelsea Packer. She must have been dangerous up forward for the Tigers because as finished with 16 disposals, 5 tackles and 2 goals.

South Adelaide’s Gypsy Schirmer has continued to grow within her new position. The silky and speedy Panther had 15 touches and laid 5 tackles down back.

Rounding out the MWM SANFLW Team of the Week is North Adelaide’s Meg Ryan, who finished with 19 hit-outs, 19 disposals, 9 clearances and 8 tackles—making it arguably her best match of the season.

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