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North Adelaide wins SANFL Grand Final with an epic match against Sturt

North Adelaide Football club have taken out the SANFL Grand Final against Sturt for 2022.

Source: SANFL

North Adelaide withstood an early Sturt onslaught to win the 2022 Hostplus SANFLW League premiership in an 18 point onslaught.

Contesting their first SANFLW Grand Final, the Double Blues took all of their momentum from the Preliminary Final into the title-decider, with ruck Zoe Prowse asserting herself on the match right from the first bounce.

The Double Blues kicked three of the first four goals of the game, the Roosters responded in composed fashion to claim their second SANFLW flag after going through the 2020 season undefeated.

Prowse continued her presence throughout the contest, with her 20 disposals, eight clearances, nine tackles and 33 hit outs enough to land her the Best-On-Ground medal.

The minor premier’s triumph is the third premiership for Roosters coach Krissie Steen and fourth for captain Kristi Harvey after both featured in the club’s Grand Final win two years earlier.

South Australia has enjoyed phenomenal growth in female participation since the inception of AFLW and the SANFL Women’s League in 2017.

Established in 1877, SANFL is the oldest state league completion in Australia.

The SANFL Women’s League is in the sixth year with coin toss at this year’s grand final to be completed by Minister Hildyard.

Minister Hildyard was present for the coin toss at today’s 2022 SANFL Women’s Grand Final and was delighted to be a part of the day.

“Having more women participate in sport, including at the highest levels, and seeing them celebrated for being strong and skilful, is transformative and creates movement toward equality in sport and everywhere.
 
“To have girls and boys look up to these incredible sportswomen is an empowering opportunity for our young people who will be inspired to participate and follow their sporting dreams.
 
“I look forward to working with SANFL into the future and to continuing in our shared advocacy for equality in sport.”

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