PORT ADELAIDE is excited to announce two-time AFLW premiership player Ange Foley has committed to sign with the club for its inaugural AFLW season.
Foley was recruited by the Adelaide Football Club as a priority selection in August 2016 for their inaugural campaign.
The half-back had played 40 games across her AFLW career before suffering a devastating ACL injury in the 2021 Grand Final, keeping her sidelined for the 2022 season.
The 33-year old is excited to be part of Port Adelaide’s AFLW team as a fresh start returning from an extensive period on the side lines.
“I’m really excited to start a new chapter of my football career,” Foley said.
“It’s nice to be part of something that is so fresh and new, I’m really looking forward to being on board.
“It will be great to have a new environment to hopefully take my footy to the next level and to also help the group by being a leader, after being part of the leadership group at the Crows. I want to bring some experience and leadership here to Port Adelaide.”
Appointed as Adelaide’s inaugural co-vice-captain in 2017 and stepping in to captain the 2021 Grand Final side, Foley brings great leadership experience to Port Adelaide’s inaugural squad.
It is this experience that AFLW Head Coach Lauren Arnell is excited to add to the club’s women’s program.
“Ange is a really composed, good ball using half back but she can certainly play a bit higher up the ground as well. I’d describe her as a utility,” Arnell explained.
“One big thing for us in this signing period is securing players who have an ability to perform themselves but also bring others along with them, and we know that Ange is going to play an important role in ensuring this happens here at Port Adelaide.
“I’m really excited for what she can bring in a leadership space but also from her own personal development.
“I know that she is really driven to get more and more out of herself and see how much further she can take her football.”
The club will now work with Foley, her management and the AFL to facilitate the request once the AFLW Trade and Sign period opens, with dates yet to be confirmed.