Norwood will take on South Adelaide in the SANFLW Development League Grand Final at Coopers Stadium on Saturday.
The Redlegs have earnt the right to host the decider following an undefeated season, which sees Norwood on top of the Development League ladder.
Norwood Development League captain Erika Sporn said there was a lot of excitement within the whole SANFLW squad ahead of Saturday afternoon’s Grand Final, which will take place from 3:30pm.
“We can’t wait to have a crack on Saturday, Grand Finals don’t come around very often in sport so we are fortunate knowing that we have an opportunity,” she said on SEN SA’s Redlegs Radio today.
“The vibes on the track have been great this week.
“The depth within the Norwood Women’s squad as a whole is great and it shows why we have been successful in the Development League competition thus far.
“I have loved this season this year, getting the opportunity to Captain has been special – we are really playing for each other, we are really united and we have high standards and that’s a lot of the reason as to why behind we have had a 7-0 season. Hopefully we can finish it off on Saturday.”
Norwood will face the Panthers who have only lost one match across the seven-game 2023 Season, against Norwood in Round 2.
Round 2 was a low scoring affair in Noarlunga where the Redlegs claimed an eight-point win, 1.10-16 to 1.2-8.
The Development League Grand Final will take place at 3:30pm on Saturday, April 22.
Check out the teams below. Leadership group member Courtney Rossi is back in the Development League side, while Leah Dunlop and Hayley Cornish also return.
Norwood will be without regular Development League player Charli Hazelhurst as she travels to Melbourne as part of the SA U16 Girls Academy, who will take on Victoria Metro on Sunday.
Hazelhurst is one of three Norwood players in the U16 team, with Kyah Jaffer and Asha Bianchi the other Redlegs in the squad.
The Round 8 SANFLW clash between Norwood and North Adelaide will open the day from 1:10pm, as the Redlegs hope to turn around a two-point defeat against the Roosters in Round 1.
Molly Brooksby – who was recently named in the SA U18 Girls Squad – is back in the SANFLW team, as is Amelia Rusden. Najwa Allen and Hannah Dunn are out of the side.