SA U18 Girls Squad Finalised


South Australia has finalised a 30-player squad to defend its crown at the 2024 AFLW U18 Girls National Championships, starting in July.

Coached by former Norwood SANFLW League mentor Brad Snell, the Croweaters will prepare to play four games, with three matches included as part of the Championships.

Norwood’s Charli Hazelhurst, Emma Daley and Coby Morgan have been selected in the squad, each are a member of the Redlegs Senior Women’s Program.

SA will kick off its championship defence against the Allies on Thursday July 18 at Thebarton Oval before travelling east to confront Victoria Metro at RSEA Park in Melbourne on Sunday August 11.

A return to Thebarton Oval will round out SA’s campaign when it hosts Western Australia in Game 3 on Saturday August 24.

The fourth encounter will be a clash against a mature-age SA U23 team on Sunday July 28 at Thebarton Oval.

SA’s squad is littered with exciting talent from the Hostplus SANFLW League, including Sturt’s India Rasheed, Glenelg’s Poppy Scholz, Central District’s Jasmine Evans and Eagle Grace Martin.

All four players have earned a Powerade Breakthrough Player nomination this season, together with fellow squad members in West Adelaide utility Lucy Boyd, Tiger Violet Patterson and the Double Blues’ Monique Bessen.

Rising coaching talent Emma Sampson, a current assistant with Adelaide’s AFLW team, has been elevated to the role of Senior Assistant of both the SA U18 and U16 Girls teams for 2024.


SA U18 Girls Squad

Charlotte Riggs Central District
Sophie Eaton Central District
Georgia McKee Central District
Jasmine Evans Central District
Mikaylah Antony Central District
Eloise Mackereth Glenelg
Poppy Scholz Glenelg
Violet Patterson Glenelg
Matilda Wilmore Glenelg
Laela Ebert North Adelaide
Sarcha Taylor North Adelaide
Coby Morgan Norwood
Emma Daley Norwood
Charli Hazelhurst Norwood
Lily Baxter South Adelaide
Shae Archbold South Adelaide
Esther Schirmer South Adelaide
Winnie Thornquest Sturt
Sophie Thredgold Sturt
Monique Bessen Sturt
India Rasheed Sturt
Lucy Boyd West Adelaide
Emma Kilpatrick West Adelaide
Ruby Ballard West Adelaide
Chloe Tonkin West Adelaide
Asha Dufour West Adelaide
Imogen Trengove Woodville-West Torrens
Bianca Portaro Woodville-West Torrens
Grace Martin Woodville-West Torrens
Klaudia O’Neill Woodville-West Torrens