SANFL’s ZAC MILBANK breaks down all you need to know about the Eagles heading into the 2021 Statewide Super Women’s League season.
Finished – 7th
Record – 2 wins, 8 losses
Club Champion –Jovanka Zecevic
Best First Year Player – Natasha Holmes
The Advertiser SANFLW Team of the Year – Renee Forth (back pocket)
Brooklyn Kraft (South Adelaide), Shineah Goody (Southern Eagles – Edithburgh), Jess Evans (North Haven), Chloe Whittington-Charity (Henley), Nicolette Dunn (Alice Springs), Astrid Gooley (SMOSH West Lakes), Lili Gambranis (Old Ignations), Cheryllee Waters (Burra), Samantha Hoogeveen-Hill (Alice Springs), Ella Vitucci (Woodville South), Audrey Holt (Woodville South), Ashlee Baker (SMOSH West Lakes), Avah Topp (Henley), Marlie Fiegert (Henley), Kiley Green (ACT), Kerina Del Borello
Teagan Usher (West Adelaide), Tesharna Maher (Norwood), Grace Smallacombe (Norwood), Chloe Forby (Sturt), Ashlee Reid (retired), Jaimi Tabb (North Adelaide)
Saturday February 27
v Central at X Convenience Oval from 11.55am
Saturday March 6
v West at Hisense Stadium from 1.40pm
Saturday March 13
v Glenelg at Hisense Stadium from 10.10am
Friday March 19
v Central at Hisense Stadium from 6pm
Saturday March 27
v Sturt at X Convenience Oval from 10.10am
Saturday April 3
v Norwood at Adelaide Oval from 2pm
Saturday April 17
v South at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval from 9.40am
Saturday April 24
v North at Prospect Oval from 11am
Saturday May 1
v Sturt at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval from 11am
Saturday May 8
v Glenelg at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval from 9.40am
Saturday May 15
v Norwood at ACH Group Stadium from 10.30am
Exciting utility Brooklyn Kraft will have every opportunity to shine with the Eagles, as coach Tess Baxter plans to use her primarily in the ruck and in attack as a marking option. Strong overhead, the 18-year-old boasts exceptional delivery by foot, regularly finding her teammates further up the field.
She might be only 15 but Shineah Goody is already turning heads at Oval Avenue. The Edithburgh product loves to run and carry with ball in hand and isn’t afraid to take her opponents on to navigate out of congestion. Will likely start as an outside midfielder, who can also drift forward and use her clean hands deep inside 50m.
Charlotte Dolan – Midfielder who attacks the ball and contest very hard. Has a strong understanding of her role and how to play the game efficiently.
Brooklyn Kraft – As mentioned above, Kraft will be looking to take her game to the next level with her new team after showing promising signs in the AFLW All-Star match last year.
Jamie Parish – Used primarily as a shut down defender last season, former basketballer Parish is being trialled as a clearance-winning midfielder this year.
Jaida Tabb – The 17-year-old’s leadership qualities are beginning to shine through as she establishes herself in the midfield. Likes to move through traffic and hit targets inside 50m.