Joining the NAB AFL Women's competition in 2022
Port Adelaide welcomes the AFL announcement that the club will enter a team into the 2023 NAB AFLW Competition, commencing in late 2022.
Port Adelaide chairman David Koch said it was truly momentous for the club and its community. “Great women have always been at the heart of Port Adelaide,” Mr Koch said.
Port Adelaide director Holly Ransom, also a member of the club’s AFLW steering committee, said the club was well prepared for entry into the AFLW competition. “Just like every other Port Adelaide team, our AFLW team will exist to win premierships. We will take 151 years of history with us into AFLW – the No. 1 guernsey for our captain; 1870 on the back of the guernsey; and an ethos of never, ever giving up.
Coach: Lauren Arnell
AFLW player signings: Hannah Dunn, Ange Foley, Cheyenne Hammond, Gemma Houghton, Maggie MacLachlan, Maria Moloney, Justine Mules, Ebony O'Dea, Britt Perry, Erin Phillips, Kate Surman, Indy Tahau, Jacqui Yorston
Open-age player signings: Alex Ballard, Laquoiya Cockatoo-Motlap, Litonya Cockatoo-Motlap, Jade De Melo, Tessa Doumanis, Abbey Dowrick, Jade Halfpenny, Olivia Levicki, Liz McGrath, Julia Teakle
Draftees: Hannah Ewings, Sarah Goodwin, Sachi Syme, Ella Boag, Yasmin Duursma, Amelie Borg, Lily Johnson