Club: South Adelaide/Christies Beach
The standout underage player in this year’s state pool, Teah Charlton is not only strong overhead but incredibly smart at ground level.
The versatile 18-year-old can play as a midfielder or across half-forward where she is a constant threat around goals.
Charlton showcased her elite defensive pressure as a 17-year-old in 2019, topping the SANFLW competition for tackles with 77 in 10 games and playing a significant role in the Panthers’ Grand Final victory with 18 disposals and five tackles on the big stage.
She also finished in the top 10 for goalkicking on her way to claiming the SANFL Women’s Breakthrough Player of the Year award in 2019.
The South Adelaide product was also one of four bottom-agers to earn All Australian selection at last year’s Under 18 championships.
In 2020, Charlton polled eight votes in the SANFLW Best and Fairest to finish equal seventh, averaging 19 disposals, 5.3 tackles, 3.8 inside 50s and 3.3 clearances per game prior to the COVID-19 shutdown period.
A huge Crows fan, she lists Adelaide’s AFL captain Rory Sloane as her favourite footballer.
Crows GM of Football Administration Phil Harper said:
“Teah has been a standout at senior level for a couple of years. Teah is a natural footballer. She has great skills, is strong overhead and she’s tough.
"What we really love is Teah’s competitiveness. She wants to be the best player she can be, and we know she’ll work hard to help make us better as a team.
"Teah has spent some time in our training program through the AFLW Academy and we’re excited to welcome her to our Club.”