Locals shine in women’s football

Glenelg vice-captain Ellie Kellock has continued her form of 2018, which took her to the best and fairest award with the Bays.

in the opening round game of the current SANFLW campaign, she was part of the Glenelg side which disposed of new side Woodville West Torrens by 35 points.

The final score was Glenelg 7.9 (51) defeating the Eagles 2.4 (16), after an even opening term.

Kellock, playing across the middle and in defence, finished with 11 disposals including 10 kicks, took three marks and also laid five tackles an outstanding personal effort.

In the first game of the evening at City Mazda Stadium, in Richmond, SANFLW side Norwood, defeated its rival North Adelaide by 11 points.

For the Redlegs, Matilda Zander was a strong performer with 11 possessions, including eight kicks along with four tackles while Paige Allen had nine disposals and three tackles for North.

The Roosters co-captain Leah Tynan finished with six touches and seven tackles as well.

Katelyn Rosenzweig made her debut for the Bulldogs in the club’s first match in SANFLW league company against West Adelaide.

Mentioned among the best players, Rosenzweig finished with 12 disposals but was inaccurate in front of goals, finishing with three behinds.

While the Bulldogs went down by 20 points they were gallant and Rosenzweig displayed plenty of vigor in her attack on the ball.

Now well into her mid 30s, former Laura girl Taryn Wills was also in the Bulldogs side for their inaugural SANFLW match.  

CATS’ GRAB NEW RECRUIT

In another recruiting coup, the Blyth-Snowtown Cats is welcoming Dylan Foulis to their NEFL club from Orroroo.

“Dylan has been training with us for the past few weeks and has now put pen to paper in a massive signing for the club,” Cats coach Carey Payne said.

“He has played the last couple of years at the Roos and was a member of the Northern Areas in the association team last winter, as well as being named in the team of the year.

“Before this he played a season at Prince Alfred College Old Collegians in the SAAFL.

“Dylan played his junior football with the North Adelaide, also starting his senior career in the Roosters reserves.

“Dylan brings real wow factor for us.

“He is very nimble and quick off the mark, being a very good body sized high half forward.

“He could play in various positions for us.

“At 22 years old we see him as a long term prospect for our footy club going forward.”

BBL GRAND FINAL

Eudunda born quick Kane Richardson and his Renegades team-mates will remember the 2019 BBL08 grand final for the rest of their lives.

After making a modest total of 5/145 from its 20 overs, the Stars, with all 10 wickets in hand and needing just 57 runs from the last 48 balls, capitulated.

The Stars inexplicably lost 7/19 and collapsed to a 13-run defeat.

Richardson also won Team of the Year honours, being the competition’s leading wicket taker with 24 scalps at an average of 17.15 runs per victim.

HEARTBREAK FOR AARON

Southern Saints export Aaron Nietschke will miss the entire 2019 season after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee at training last Friday.

Nietschke, who was picked number 53 in last year's AFL draft, went down with the serious knee injury in a training session at Casey Fields.

Melbourne football manager Josh Mahoney said  scans had confirmed that Aaron had ruptured his ACL.

"He will meet with the surgeon, with the most likely option being that he will miss the year,” Mahoney said.

"This is obviously a tough time for Aaron – as a club we will ensure we put the best support around him during the rehab process, like we do for all our players."