Tahlia Meyer joins the Panthers!
South Adelaide welcomes former Redleg Tahlia Meyer to Flinders University Stadium for 2020.
The 24-year old played her first season at SANFLW level in 2019 and made an impact right away.
Averaging just under 12 disposals a game in 2019 at an impressive 76% efficiency, Meyer will look to bolster the Panthers midfield.
One of her stand out games was in the Preliminary Final loss to the Roosters where she had a career high of 19 disposals.
"I'm looking forward to using my past experience at SANFLW level with what I'm learning at South to continue the development of my skills both on and off the field" Said Tahlia Meyer
"When you make the switch there are always some mixed feelings, but I'm relly keen to get stuck into it"
"It feels great to be a Panther, and to embrace the values of South Adelaide is a privilege"
When talking about why Meyer made the swtich to South, she highlighted the focus on development.
"I chose South Adelaide based on the program that is provided with the focus on development and feedback"
"The ability of coaches, specifically Rick to be so open to players and provide instant feedback made South the right fit"
In other list news, the Panthers welcome a host of local players to the extended list for the 2020 season.
- Alana Baker (Flagstaff Hill)
- Courtney Barry (Victor Harbor)
- Sophia Flanagan-Sjoberg (Aldinga)
- Annabel Gordon (Happy Valley)
- Chloe Jacobs (Happy Valley)
- Skye Kartinyeri-Sumner (Victor Harbor)
- Ellen Keightley (Happy Valley)
- Sheena Peters (Kenilworth)
- Layla Rogers (McLaren Vale)
- Caitlin Ross (Hackham)
- Kristen Rothwell (Willunga)
- Katrice Turner (Willunga)
- Renee Ullrich (Cove)
The Panthers also welcome back 2018 Premiership players in Nicole Mark, Louella McCarthy and Lucy Northcott.
"It's really exciting to welcome back three Premiership players to the club" Said Watts
"Adding their experience into the squad will certainly help with some of our younger players"
"It's also fantastic to welcome so many local players into the program"
The Panthers have also elevated eight players from their successful under-17s program into the senior squad.
"We're really thankful to the local clubs for the time and effort they put into developing players"
"The GSFL and SFL are great competitions to recruit players from and the standard of both competitions have improved significantly over the last few years"
"It's going to be an exciting 2020, so by getting behind the girls with a Women's Membership or making a tax-deductible donation to the Female Pathway Program you will allow us to keep developing these players for years to come"
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