2018 McDONALD’S SA U18 ACADEMY

Published on: Dec 21 2017 | Author: Zac Milbank |

SANFL has finalised its 55-player McDonald’s SA Under-18 Squad to prepare for the 2018 AFL National Championships.

To be coached by new McDonald’s SA Under-18 coach Tony Bamford, the Croweaters gathered in the city last weekend for an intense and informative two-day camp under the watchful eye of SANFL’s Talent Department.

Headed by highly-regarded AFL Draft prospects Jack Lukosius (Eagles) and Izak Rankine (West Adelaide), the Squad also includes Level 2 AFL Academy members Connor Rozee, Jackson Hately, Hugo Munn and Luke Valente.

All six of these players were on light duties throughout the camp after spending the past week training with AFL clubs Adelaide and Port Adelaide as part of their AFL Academy scholarship.

AFL Combine-style testing took place at Prince Alfred College, with Eagle Kai Pudney impressing in the distance events.

Pudney equalled newly-drafted Andrew Brayshaw’s mark of Level 22-4 at this year’s AFL Combine in the Yo-Yo Test while also winning the 2km time trial in the time of just over six minutes.

Despite measuring in at 195cm, Riley Grundy – the younger brother of Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy – led the way with a time of 2.91 seconds for the 20m sprint.

Kysaiah Pickett, the nephew of Norm Smith Medallist Byron Pickett, posted the best time in the Agility Test of 7.89 seconds while Norwood’s Kade Chandler (90 cm Standing/95cm Running) and Sturt’s Mihail Lochowiak (90 Running) registered the best scores in the Vertical Jump tests.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, Bamford praised Norwood’s Dylan Stephens, who despite being an underage player next year, finished second in the 2km time trial and third in the Vertical Jump.

 

2018 McDonald's SA U18 Academy

Name Club DOB Height Weight
Kysaiah Pickett WWTFC 2-06-2001 171.0 63.90
Tyson Hone SFC 30/12/2000 170.9 66.60
Oscar Lovelock GFC 9-03-2000 173.2 68.25
Brad Potter GFC 21-02-2000 177.5 63.55
Darnell Tucker-Cook SAFC 1-11-2000
Bailey Coleman-Oakes NAFC 28/01/2000 173.8 76.50
Mason Neagle NAFC 20/07/2000 179.8 65.85
Hayden Sampson SAFC 2-03-2000 177.4 66.50
Boyd Woodcock NAFC 5-03-2000 177.4 71.80
Kade Chandler NFC 13-01-2000 173.0 70.95
Martin Frederick WWTFC 17-05-2000 179.4 72.85
Dylan Stephens NFC 8-01-2001 182.0 67.85
William Gutsche WAFC 19-04-2000 178.8 70.05
Tate Coleman SAFC 5-10-2000 180.9 72.85
Izak Rankine WAFC 23-04-2000 180.0 76.40
Declan Carmody GFC 16-03-2000 176.8 70.25
Damian Coyne NAFC 14-04-2000
Finn Betterman GFC 9-05-2000 181.5 71.40
Eamon Wilkinson SAFC 18-05-2000 179.0 69.10
Sam Whitbread SAFC 4-03-2000 179.4 73.35
Jonty Manuel SAFC 11-02-2000 180.2 75.10
Sam May WAFC 6-03-2000 180.6 75.70
Aaron Nietschke CDFC 26-05-2000 183.5 77.15
Connor Rozee NAFC 22/01/2000 185.0 71.00
Isaac Brill WWTFC 9-03-2000 185.5 74.35
Tom Lewis SFC 18/2/2000 179.0 77.70
Liam Wisdom GFC 3-05-2000 184.0 72.05
Cameron Taheny NFC 3-08-2001 184.5 75.40
Jacob Kennerley NFC 16-06-2000 185.6 74.80
Job Colwell SAFC 7-04-2000 182.1 76.70
Jez McLennan CDFC 7-09-2000 184.4 79.35
Jarrod Miller WWTFC 19-02-2000 185.0 84.00
Kai Pudney WWTFC 9-01-2000 186.2 78.20
Malachai Ahmatt- Lovett CDFC 6-02-2000 179.8 88.75
Luke Valente NFC 8-05-2000 186.0 80.00
Mitchell Payne CDFC 14-07-2000 189.0 79.25
Isaac Saywell NFC 14-03-2000
Tom Sparrow SAFC 31-05-2000
Jacob Collins NFC 29-08-2000 189.0 81.10
Tyler Martin NFC 6-03-2000 188.6 80.70
Charlie Hay WAFC 6-03-2000 185.5 80.10
Mihail Lochowiak SFC 16/1/2000 184.5 80.25
Tynan Carney GFC 7-03-2000 194.0 76.30
Ben Jarvis NFC 27-07-2000 187.8 76.65
Jackson Hately CDFC 21-10-2000 191.5 79.50
Henry Gibson WAFC 13-06-2000 190.0 83.60
Dougal Grieve SFC 7/04/2000 189.5 82.15
Rhett Montgomerie CDFC 10-06-2000 187.8 82.90
Riley Grundy SFC 28-07-2000 194.6 79.20
James Langley NAFC 31/08/2000 194.5 84.80
Angus Rana WAFC 11-04-2000 198.5 81.00
Jack Lukosius WWTFC 9-08-2000 195.5 83.50
Sam Michael WWTFC 3-08-2000 193.8 92.45
Hugo Munn SFC 3-04-2000 197.5 94.00

 

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