BETTA Teams Selection: SANFLW Round 1 v Centrals
The Panthers could have up to eight debutants ahead of the SANFLW season opener.
In what will be a historic first, the Panthers will for the first time field two teams in the 2022 SANFL Host Plus Women's League.
The League side could see up to eight Panthers put on the famous blue and white for the first time.
Jess Waterhouse, niece of former Fremantle and Port Adelaide SANFL player Clive Waterhouse, will line up for her first SANFW game since 2018.
Former Eagle Nicole Collie will also make her Panthers debut having made the switch from the Eagles late in the off season.
The Panthers will be Collie's fourth SANFL club having played in the inaugural year of the SANFLW in 2017 with Norwood before making the move to the Roosters in 2018 until 2020.
South Adelaide will also welcome some additional local talent to the league side with Shae Archbold (Willunga) and Nari Wright (Yankalilla).
Esther Schirmer (Christies Beach) sister of Gypsy Schirmer joins Jemma Ellis (Yankalilla) and Jodi Hunt (Willunga) who are all a chance to make their debut having been named on the extended bench.
The Panthers will welcome Shannon Hanning from the Pinktails football club from Central Australia as part of an exciting partnership.
Hanning will make her SANFLW League debut while fellow Pinktail Maya Jakubiszyn will make her first start for the Panthers in the Development League.
Meanwhile, the South Adelaide Development Team coached by Ben Coleman will make their debut and will again feature a host of local talent.
Maya Overall who is a relation to League player Sam, will get a taste of South Adelaide football in the Development team.
Seriphina Moon (Flagstaff Hill), Abby Woodward (Port Noarlunga), Emma Sjoberg (Flagstaff Hill), Kiahni Russell (Mount Compass), Emily Smith (Mount Compass), Holly Ifould (Willunga), Stephanie Rallis (Port Noarlunga), Maddy Rasmussen (Kenilworth), Alissa Brook (Victor Harbor), and Breanna Maynard (Goolwa) have all been welcomed into the extended squad that will be cut to 21 by 11am on Saturday morning.
There has been a number of changes to the SANFLW in 2022, including the reduction to 16 players on the field and 5 players on the bench to bring the competition inline to the AFLW.
All the action kicks off from 11am on Saturday morning when the Panther women will make their first trip to X Convenience Oval to face Centrals.
If you can make the game, all SANFLW and Development League matches will be streamed via SANFL Now, a new streaming service for all things SANFL.
SANFL Now is your digital pass to stream all things footy in SA, including live matches, full replays, mini games, and an exclusive look into the vault with historic classics released monthly.
What: Panthers @ Centrals
Where: X Convenience Oval
When: Saturday, February 5. League 12:45 pm | Development League 11:00 am
Watch: Live or on demand via SANFL Now
Round 1 South Adelaide @ Centrals presented by Hilton's Betta Home Living
New: Nicole Collie (WWT), Nari Wright (Yankalilla), Shae Archbold (Willunga), Waterhouse (Happy Valley), Shannon Hanning (Pinktails), Esther Schirmer (Christies Beach), Jodi Hunt (Willunga), Jemma Ellis (Yankalilla)