2023 SA U18 Girls Academy


A 47-player squad has been named for the 2023 SA U18 Girls Academy as the Croweaters prepare to defend their inaugural national crown won this year.

Several stars from this year’s successful campaign are set to return, including 2022 tournament MVP Shineah Goody, Sturt’s India Rasheed, Glenelg’s Piper Window and West’s Lucy Boyd.

Recovering Bloods star Lauren Young is poised to again don the cherished red guernsey after undergoing a knee reconstruction in November last year.

South Australia will be coached by Jason Rivett, with the former Croweaters’ assistant earning a well-deserved promotion following the departure of championship-winning mentor Tim Weatherald.

Rivett will be assisted by Bill Economou, Craig Lum and SANFL’s Bek McMahon with the squad set to attend an Academy Hub camp from December 19-21.

Training kicks off on Tuesday February 7 ahead of an internal trial match on Thursday March 9.

SA’s squad will be trimmed to 30 after Round 5 of next year’s Hostplus SANFLW League and Development League competitions ahead of its three matches at next year’s NAB AFLW U18 National Championships.

The Croweaters will travel domestically to face WA in Perth (April 30) and Vic Metro in Melbourne (July 9) while hosting Queensland on Sunday July 16.

In between, they will also confront an SA U23 side on June 25, which will include star players from the Hostplus SANFLW League.

West’s Lucy Boyd playing for SA’s U18 team earlier this year. Picture – Peter Argent

2023 SA U18 Girls Academy

Player SANFL Club
Elaine Grigg Central
Charlotte Riggs Central
Jasmine Evans Central
Sophie Eaton Central
Holly Tralaggan Central
Piper Window Glenelg
Matilda Scholz Glenelg
Poppy Scholz Glenelg
Violet Patterson Glenelg
Mykaela Walker Glenelg
Saskia Naismith Glenelg
Leala Ebert North
Maggie Clark North
Jayde Visser North
Sienna Yarwood North
Sarcha Taylor North
Sasha Hardin North
Timeka Cox North
Molly Brooksby Norwood
Ella Strudwick Norwood
Elle Lineage Norwood
Charli Hazelhurst Norwood
Jazmine Egan Norwood
Coby Morgan Norwood
Holly Ifould South
Brooke Boileau South
Esther Schirmer South
Alissa Brook South
Cleo Guilfoyle South
Melissa Anderson South
Jacinda Schunselaar South
India Rasheed Sturt
Lily Whitcombe Sturt
Abbey Rigter Sturt
Monique Bessen Sturt
Lauren Young West
Lucy Boyd West
Emma Kilpatrick West
Ruby Ballard West
Asha Dufour West
Stephanie Tredwell West
Shineah Goody Woodville-West Torrens
Jemma Charity Woodville-West Torrens
Chloe Charity Woodville-West Torrens
Marlie Fiegert Woodville-West Torrens
Kayleigh May Woodville-West Torrens
Grace Martin Woodville-West Torrens