AFLW Summer Series to Kick off this Weekend

Photo from Sydney Swans website


Around 120 of the best footballers from NSW and the ACT will compete in the first round of the Women’s Summer Series this Saturday, 12 February at Tom Wills Oval, Sydney Olympic Park.

Four sides (two representing the GIANTS, two representing the Sydney Swans) will compete, with players looking to stand out from the pack as elite recruiters watch on.

AFLW clubs are always eager to select the best and brightest players, but this year is unique as the Sydney Swans will look to build its list from the ground up, preparing to enter the AFLW for the first time next season.

Players have been invited to participate in the Women’s Summer Series based on their outstanding performances at club, representative and Academies level. They come from all over NSW and the ACT, with Newcastle City the most represented club, with eight players pulling on a Swans Red jumper.

With players from the AFL Hunter Central Coast region being selected into the Swans Red side, the number of players selected is indicative of the talent currently playing in the region. A big congratulations to all the players representing our League. The Coach of the Swans Red side will be Kate Handley from Newcastle City, with Nadene McBride from Singleton and Terry O’Kane from Newcastle City coming on board as Assistant coaches.

Swans Red (Northern NSW)
Name Club
AFL Hunter Central Coast
Tayla Gregory Cardiff Hawks
Eliza Schramm Cardiff Hawks
Nelita Sherrin-Bob Cardiff Hawks
Hayley Hawkins Cardiff Hawks
Clare Cummings Cardiff Hawks
Beth Martini Cardiff Hawks
Danika Spamer Cardiff Hawks
Jayda Kennedy The Entrance Bateau Bay Blues
Jocelyn Kelleher Killarney Vale Bombers
Taylah Canobie Killarney Vale Bombers
Emily Crookes Killarney Vale Bombers
Reannon Warr Killarney Vale Bombers
London Ashcroft Newcastle City Blues
Brooklyn Perry Newcastle City Blues
Marnie Robinson Newcastle City Blues
Roisin Ronan Yates Newcastle City Blues
Molly Simpson Newcastle City Blues
Willow Smith Newcastle City Blues
 Asha Turner-Funk Newcastle City Blues
Taylor Joyce Newcastle City Blues
Kyah McBride Singleton Roosters
Peggy Enders Terrigal Avoca Panthers
Paris Crelley Warners Bay Bulldogs
Rebecca Ives Wyong Lakes Magpies
AFL Sydney
Bella Gray Sydney University
AFL North Coast 
April Devine Coffs Harbour Breakers
Brianna McFarlane Coffs Harbour Breakers
Cassidy Ronalds Coffs Harbour Breakers
Lilli Moody Sawtell Toormina Saints
AFL North West
Alice Mitchell Gunnedah Bulldogs
Gabby Mooney Inverell Saints


The Team lists for all side can be found here.

GIANTS AFLW players will get involved in the Women’s Summer Series too, joining the GIANTS teams to give themselves a quality match experience when not selected in the senior side.

The matches will be live streamed at AFL NSW/ACT’s Facebook page across four rounds.

Results and other information will be posted to



Saturday Feb 12 – Tom Wills Oval, Sydney Olympic Park

Swans White (Sydney) vs. GIANTS Orange (Sydney) at 12pm
GIANTS Charcoal (ACT/SNSW) vs. Swans Red (NNSW) at 2pm

Sunday Feb 20 – Blacktown International Sports Park

GIANTS Charcoal (ACT/SNSW) vs. GIANTS Orange (Sydney) at 12pm
Swans White (Sydney) vs. Swans Red (NNSW) 2pm

Saturday March 5 or Sunday March 6 (TBA) Blacktown International Sportspark

GIANTS Charcoal (ACT/SNSW) vs Swans White (Sydney) at 12pm
Swans Red (NNSW) vs GIANTS Orange (Sydney) at 2pm

Sunday March 13 – Picken Oval, Croydon Park

3rd vs 4th at 12pm.
1st vs 2nd at 2pm

Entry to all matches is free, with spectators advised to bring a chair or blanket, and to ensure Covid protocols are being followed.