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SANFL U18 Player Focus: Will Patton

THERE are few more accomplished junior talents in South Australia than West Adelaide’s Will Patton, who made a strong start to the season in his opening SANFL Under 18 outing on Saturday. The defender had his hands full as Westies went down by 42 points to North Adelaide, but stood tall in a composed performance […]

SANFL U18s MOTR: Round 2 – Glenelg vs. Sturt

GLENELG has clawed its way to a five-point win over Sturt in Round 2 of the SANFL Under 18 season, thanks to consecutive late goals from Anders McShane. The Bays led Sturt for much of their low-scoring encounter at Thebarton Oval on Sunday, but found themselves seven points in arrears with six minutes left to […]

SANFL U18s MOTR: Round 1 – South Adelaide vs. Norwood

NORWOOD took out a thriller at Flinders University Stadium on Sunday, holding on to defeat South Adelaide by the barest of margins. The Panthers star players, namely Jack Delean and Sid Draper stood up when the game was on the line late, but their mercurial efforts were not enough to drag the home side over […]

SANFL U18 Player Focus: Kane McAuliffe

NORTH Adelaide midfielder Kane McAuliffe had himself a day out in Round 1, racking up game-high numbers despite his side going down by 39 points to Sturt on Sunday. The strongly built onballer is one of South Australia’s most highly touted prospects in 2023 and was included in the National Academy intake, rubber stamping his […]

South Australia announces 2023 Talent Hub

SOUTH Australia’s most promising AFL Draft prospects for the next two years have been named in the state’s 2023 Talent Hub announced today. A total of 45 players were named in the squad, which was headlined by 13 under-agers who are not eligible until the 2024 AFL National Draft. Among those under-agers are potential father-son […]

Barnett “buzzing” from big top-age year

THERE were not too many achievements that West Adelaide ruck Harry Barnett did not tick off in 2022. The 202cm, 97kg prospect stepped up throughout this year to be the standout pure ruck prospect in the AFL Draft crop, winning All-Australian honours and an invite to the AFL National Draft Combine. In a year where […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 SANFL Under 17 Futures

SUNDAY marked another instalment of the annual SANFL Under 17 Futures showcase, with the next bunch of prospects battling it out on Adelaide Oval. It was Team Yellow who comfortably came up trumps, downing their Blue counterparts by 31 points on the back of a four-goal to nil third term. Though Under 16 and 18 […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 SANFL U18s Grand Final

GLENELG took out the 2022 SANFL Under 18 premiership on Friday night, downing North Adelaide by eight points at Adelaide Oval. The result capped off a sensational postseason run for the Bays, who won all three knockout finals by single-digit margins. We noted some of the top performers from either side, before taking a look […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 SANFL U18s – Norwood vs. Glenelg

FOR the second straight week, Glenelg took out a thriller to advance deeper into the SANFL Under 18 finals series. Matched up against minor premier, Norwood in Saturday’s preliminary bout, the Bays made better of less scoring shots to run out 10.7 (67) to 8.13 (61) victors at Thebarton Oval. We noted some of the […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 SANFL U18s – Semi-finals

GLENELG edged Sturt by two points in a tightly contested SANFL Under 18s elimination final, setting up a prelim bout with minor premier, Norwood. The Redlegs went down to North Adelaide, but will lean on their second chance in hopes of securing a spot in the competition’s decider. We noted some of the top performers […]

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