2023 South Australia U18 Girls Academy announced

SOUTH Australia today announced its 2023 Under 18 Girls Academy with plenty of exciting talent on display over the next few years. Though the 47-player squad will be minus two bottom-age Under 18 representatives in Georgia McKee and Shae Archbold who are both recovering from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgeries, the Croweaters do regain potential number one pick Lauren Young.

Young, and Woodville-West Eagles star midfielder and 2022 South Australian Most Valuable Player (MVP) Shineah Goody are arguably the two best players in the 2023 AFLW Draft crop. They are far from alone though, with Glenelg ruck Matilda Scholz and inside midfielder/forward Piper Window, and Norwood balanced midfielder Molly Brooksby form a stacked group.

Around the ground, speedy forward-winger Elaine Grigg has made the move from North Adelaide to Central District, with the border changes resulting in the potential Top 20 player adding blue to her red and white jumper. Sturt defender Lily Whitcombe and North tall utility Timeka Cox also return to the side as draft-eligible players.

From a bottom-age perspective, Bulldogs key position talent Charlotte Riggs, Sturt athletic forward India Rasheed, West Adelaide utility Lucy Boyd, Eagles midfielder Jemma Charity and Glenelg winger Violet Patterson are among the names to keep an eye out for.

Newcomers to the Academy who impressed in the Under 16s matches earlier this year include North Adelaide duo Sienna Yarwood and Maggie Clark, South Adelaide’s Esther Schirmer, West Adelaide duo Emma Kilpatrick and Asha Dufour, and Eagles rising talent Grace Martin. North Adelaide young gun Laela Ebert will be another to keep an eye on in 2023, having torn her ACL 12 months ago.

2023 South Australia Under 18 Girls Academy

Elaine GriggCentral
Charlotte RiggsCentral
Jasmine EvansCentral
Sophie EatonCentral
Holly TralagganCentral
Piper WindowGlenelg
Matilda ScholzGlenelg
Poppy ScholzGlenelg
Violet PattersonGlenelg
Mykaela WalkerGlenelg
Saskia NaismithGlenelg
Leala EbertNorth
Maggie ClarkNorth
Jayde VisserNorth
Sienna YarwoodNorth
Sarcha TaylorNorth
Sasha HardinNorth
Timeka CoxNorth
Molly BrooksbyNorwood
Ella StrudwickNorwood
Elle LineageNorwood
Charli HazelhurstNorwood
Jazmine EganNorwood
Coby MorganNorwood
Holly IfouldSouth
Brooke BoileauSouth
Esther SchirmerSouth
Alissa BrookSouth
Cleo GuilfoyleSouth
Melissa AndersonSouth
Jacinda SchunselaarSouth
India RasheedSturt
Lily WhitcombeSturt
Abbey RigterSturt
Monique BessenSturt
Lauren YoungWest
Lucy BoydWest
Emma KilpatrickWest
Ruby BallardWest
Asha DufourWest
Stephanie TredwellWest
Shineah GoodyWoodville-West Torrens
Jemma CharityWoodville-West Torrens
Chloe CharityWoodville-West Torrens
Marlie FiegertWoodville-West Torrens
Kayleigh MayWoodville-West Torrens
Grace MartinWoodville-West Torrens

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments