WE bet you don’t know these interesting facts about our Port Adelaide AFLW players!
Alex Ballard isn’t related to Adelaide’s Abbie Ballard, but Alex’s brother is Gold Coast 100-gamer Charlie Ballard.
Ella Boag did surf lifesaving as a kid before deciding on football. She made her AFLW debut in from of more than 20-thousand people in the inaugural women’s Showdown.
Amelie Borg was an excellent athletics competitor as a kid, representing South Australia in shotput as a junior. She also has a greyhound named Roger at home.
Laquoiya Cockatoo-Motlap wears number 31, because it was the number her uncle Donald Cockatoo-Collins, who was also a twin, wore for Melbourne.
Litonya Cockatoo-Motlap wears number 30, because it was the number her uncle David Cockatoo-Collins, who was also a twin, wore for Melbourne.
Janelle Cuthbertson played college tennis in the US from the ages of 18 to 22 for Texas A&M University.
Jade De Melo is a qualified mechanical engineer and volunteers in STEM programs at Flinders University.
Abbey Dowrick was in her third year of an electrical apprenticeship before being signed by Port Adelaide. She and teammate Jaz Stewart are both from the Kalgoorlie/Kambalda region of WA.
Hannah Dunn recently celebrated her one-year wedding anniversary with husband Hayden. The pair got married approximately 10 days before moving to Adelaide from Queensland last year.
Yasmin Duursma has three brothers – Xavier, Zane and Willem, meaning their names start with the last four letters of the alphabet – W, X, Y and Z.
Hannah Ewings has Filipino heritage through her dad’s side. Her paternal grandmother’s love for cooking sparked Hannah’s drive to complete a cheffing apprenticeship.
Ange Foley is a teacher and sports coordinator. She also used to coach the senior women’s team at the Glenunga Rams Football Club.
Jade Halfpenny was the first father-daughter recruit for Norwood Football Club. Her dad Warren played 26 games for the Redlegs in the early 90s.
Cheyenne Hammond was a member of Adelaide United’s A-League squad in 2016. She played alongside Port Adelaide AFLW dietician, Georgia Campagnale.
Gemma Houghton has lots of tattoos, two of which mark her time at her different AFL clubs. She has an anchor to represent Fremantle and a pear to represent Port Adelaide.
Georgie Jaques serves on the Australian Government’s First Nations Youth Advisory Group, which works with government agencies to achieve tangible outcomes for young people.
Lily Johnson moved from Tasmania to Adelaide to play SANFL for West Adelaide, in the hope she might be noticed by an AFLW club.
Maddy Keryk and her partner are both physiotherapists. Before recently relocating to Adelaide, the pair spent the last few months on a working holiday in Tasmania.
Olivia Levicki played almost 200 WNBL games between Townsville Fire, Perth Lynx and Melbourne Boomers. In her debut game for the AIS at 17 years old, she had to guard Lauren Jackson.
Maggie MacLachlan has an enormous collection of more than 200 hoodies, and her favourite snack is a ham, cheese and tomato toastie.
Maria Moloney is one of 11 kids! She has seven sisters and three brothers who grew up on her family’s farm in the tiny Victorian town of Garvoc.
Justine Mules has the most recognisable and hilarious cackle in the team! During the day, she works for the City of Adelaide as a project manager.
Ebony O’Dea holds a unicycling world record for platform jump. She also has a twin sister who is a pastry chef.
Erin Phillips is now a mum of four! She and wife Tracy welcomed baby Londyn in mid-June. They also have twins Brooklyn and Blake, and another son named Drew.
Katelyn Pope played for the Adelaide Strikers in the WBBL before switching to football. Despite sharing the same red hair and surname, she is not related to South Australian spin bowler Lloyd Pope.
Ashleigh Saint is the only Port Adelaide player who can reach 50 AFLW games this season. She will mark the milestone in Round 10 if she plays every game.
Matilda Scholz’s mum is former Australian netballer Peta Squire. Her younger sister Poppy is also a promising footballer for Glenelg.
Jasmine Simmons played college basketball for Oregon State University and for the West Adelaide Bearcats in NBL1.
Jasmin Stewart is in her final year of a carpentry apprenticeship. A wooden hall table she made graces the home she shares with Gemma Houghton and Maddy Keryk.
Sachi Syme is in her first year of studying physiotherapy at university. She and teammate Julia Teakle are both in the same course at the same uni!
Indy Tahau won a premiership with Brisbane in her first year of AFLW football. She played in the grand final alongside senior coach Lauren Arnell, in Lauren’s last game of professional football.
Julia Teakle is in a group chat with fellow Geraldton/Northampton players including her cousin Brynn Teakle, Brownlow medallist Patrick Cripps and retired Eagle Josh Kennedy.