2023 Woodville-West Torrens SANFLW Pocket Profile

SANFL’s ZAC MILBANK breaks down all you need to know about the Eagles heading into the 2023 SANFL Women’s League season.

2022 Snapshot

Finished – 7th

Record – 3 wins, 9 losses

Best and Fairest – Sophie Zuill

Runner Up – Annie Falkenberg

Third Place  – Shineah Goody & Jessica Sedunary

The Advertiser SANFLW Team of the Year –McKenzie Dowrick (Centre Half-Forward), Shineah Goody (Wing)

2022 Eagles SANFLW Best & Fairest – Sophie Zuill (middle) with second-placed Annie Falkenberg (left) and third-placed Shineah Goody. Picture – Hannah Howard

Player Movement

Leah Cutting (Norwood/St Kilda), Poppy Waterford (North Adelaide/Gaza), Beatrice Devlyn (West Adelaide), Hannah Scholar (West Adelaide)


Charlotte Dolan (South Adelaide), Jordann Hickey (South Adelaide), Steph Walker (West Adelaide), Zahn Anthony (retired/Rugby), Leah Kaslar (Queensland), Bree Hyde (Western Australia)

Former West Adelaide midfielder Beatrice Devlyn will be an influential recruit for the Eagles.

2023 SANFLW Fixture - First Five Rounds

Round 1
Saturday February 18
Central v Eagles (X Convenience Oval) – 12pm

Round 2
Saturday February 25
Eagles v Glenelg (Hisense Stadium) – 2pm

Round 3
Saturday March 4
North v Eagles (X Convenience Oval) – 2pm

Round 4
Friday March 17
Norwood v Eagles (The Parade) – 7.30pm

Round 5
Saturday March 25
West v Eagles (Hisense Stadium) – 12pm

Star Signing - Leah Cutting

The biggest shock in the SANFLW off-season was the arrival of Norwood premiership ruck Leah Cutting at Oval Avenue.

Cutting, who became the first SANFLW player to chalk up 50 games with Leah Tynan in 2021, was seeking a fresh start after spending 2022 in St Kilda’s AFLW program.

Linking up with her former coach at Morphettville Park and current Eagles mentor Narelle Smith, the 30-year-old has quickly been installed to the leadership group as her new club’s vice-captain.

Star signing Leah Cutting (second from left) will be the Eagles’ vice-captain in 2023 alongside captain Annie Falkenberg (far left) and leadership group members Marlie Fiegert and Chloe Charity.

One to Watch - Bianca Portaro

Lined up in seven SANFLW League games last year but Portaro has been earmarked to step her game up a notch in 2023.

Appearing previously as a small defender, the 16-year-old has impressed coach Narelle Smith on the training track to the point she may earn midfield time in 2023.