Sturt Football Club is pleased to announce that it has been granted the sixth licence to enter a team in the SANFL Statewide Super Women’s League for Season 2018. Sturt President Jason Kilic said that the Double Blues were excited about the opportunities integrating a women’s team into the football club presented. “We understand the significance of this historical event for our Club and are honoured to have secured a licence for the 2018 Season”. “As a Club we take pride in our approach to gender equality. “We have a vital role to play in our zone in developing both males and females to play Australian Rules Football at the highest level and we take this role very seriously”.
Sturt Football Club’s Patron for Women’s Football, Jenny Hurley said she was delighted to get the news that the Club would enter a team into the league. “Sturt supporters will look back on the day that their Club evolved into a modern sporting Club inclusive for the whole community, I am honoured to play a part in this momentous event as part of the Club’s 116 year history”.
General Manager of Football David Oatey had already prepared the Women’s program in anticipation of being granted a licence. “We can now get to work selecting a squad and coaching personnel for our inaugural Women’s League team”. The original four teams – Norwood, North Adelaide, Glenelg and West Adelaide will be joined by Sturt and South Adelaide with the competition set to kick off in February 2018. With the growth in teams, the new season will be extended from 6 to 10 minor round games with each club to play the other twice along with a two week finals series.