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Around the Grounds: 2024 SANFL U18s – Round 11

THE RACE for fourth spot is heating up in the SANFL Under 18s, though the ladder remains the same after Round 11. Fifth-placed Woodville-West Torrens failed to capitalise on North Adelaide’s loss, while South Adelaide continues to bridge the gap to the projected finalists. >> SCROLL for the Round 11 results & ladder A bumper […]

Around the Grounds: SANFL U18s – Round 9

THE SANFL Under 18s home-and-away season hit the halfway mark with a midweek round, as the state squad prepares for its National Championships opener on Sunday. A quartet of lopsided results were dished up in Round 9, with the lowest margin being 47 points. >> Scouting Notes: South Australia U18 vs. U20 Groups are beginning […]

SANFL U18s MOTR: Round 5 – Central District vs. South Adelaide

CENTRAL District flexed its muscles in the tall forward department, overpowering an inaccurate South Adelaide to run away 71-point winners. Spearheaded by bottom-age prospect Dyson Sharp, the Bulldogs were potent in transition and capitalised on uncontested leads inside forward 50. Both sides boasted some strong draft prospects who were able to impact across the ground. […]

SANFL U18s MOTR: Round 4 – Sturt vs. South Adelaide

STURT got its revenge in Saturday’s SANFL Under 18s Grand Final rematch, as a dominant forward performance spearheaded a fourth-quarter breakaway. After the Panthers led heading into half time, the Double Blues lifted their intensity around the contest and started to punish the Panthers on turnover. Seven of the players who graced the field in […]

2024 South Australia Under 18 squad announced

SOUTH Australia’s 38-player squad has been announced ahead of the 2024 Under 18 National Championships. The Croweaters are set to kick off the competition next month as they host title holders, the Allies at Thebarton Oval on Sunday May 26. >> SCROLL for the full squad & fixture An emerging mid-season draft prospect, four National […]

Scouting Notes: 2023 SANFL Under 18s Grand Final

SOUTH Adelaide has taken out the 2023 SANFL Under 18s premiership after defeating Sturt by two points in a thrilling decider at Adelaide Oval. Minor premiers this year, the Panthers came in off a week off but were pushed all the way by a gallant Sturt outfit who nearly snatched the flag from fourth. In […]

Scouting Notes: 2023 SANFL U18s – Preliminary Final

STURT won through to this year’s SANFL Under 18s Grand Final after comfortably accounting for Central District on Saturday. The Double Blues kept Centrals to a mere goal in each quarter, leading at every break to triumph by 45 points, 11.9 (75) to 4.6 (30) at X Convenience Oval. After finishing the home-and-away season in […]

South Australia salutes to win AFL U16s title

SOUTH Australia has triumphed at the 2022 AFL Under 16 Championships, running out comfortable winners over Vic Country to lift the trophy aloft at Thebarton Oval today. The Croweaters just needed a victory to take out the title, given Western Australia’s win over Vic Metro earlier in the day thanks to the home team’s higher […]

Five-goal third term helps Metro topple SA

A FIVE-GOAL third term to Vic Metro has seen the ‘Big V’ remain undefeated in the 2022 AFL Under 16 Championships, downing fellow unbeaten side South Australia in a nail-biting three-point result. The Croweaters had the chance to win the game after the siren, with Kade Herbert marking 40m out, but his set shot drifted […]

2021 SANFL Under 16s Round 5 wrap: Bays snatch win as South and Sturt continue to soar

THE 2021 SANFL Under 16s season rolled on into Round 5, with four fixtures split evenly across Thursday evening and Friday afternoon. League frontrunners South Adelaide and Sturt both dined out with 55-plus point triumphs, while North Adelaide made it three wins on the trot and Glenelg snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in […]

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