2018 AFL DIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Published on: Apr 17 2018 | Author: Zac Milbank |

Click here for South Australia’s scores at the 2018 AFL U15 Diversity Championships to be held in Sydney from April 14 to 19.

South Australia has finished runner-up in the Under-15 Kickstart competition after a 14-point loss to Western Australia in the Grand Final at Blacktown Oval on Thursday.

Trailing for the majority of the contest, the Croweaters got within three points of the Sandgropers before their Nullarbor rivals kicked clear with the final goal of the match just seconds before the final siren.

The Indigenous Kickstart team – coached by former Port and Hawthorn player Harry Miller – was narrowly eliminated by Victoria in last year’s Semi-Final, meaning it showed great improvement in 2018 by going one step further.

The Multicultural All-Nations team – coached by SANFL’s Danijel Herbut – was unable to overcome a powerful Tasmanian outfit in the Semi-Final on Wednesday, losing by 21 points.

Four SA Kickstart players – Isaiah Dudley, Zac Bishop, Blayne O’Loughlin, Jase Burgoyne – were selected in the Australian Flying Boomerangs squad while three SA All Nations players – Zyton Santillo, Ben Burbridge, Weston Rata – were selected in the World Team to play at the Under-16 AFL National Championships.

 

All matches were held at Blacktown International Sportspark, the South Australian teams featuring some familiar surnames and a diverse array of cultures.

In the Kickstart side, the sons of Port Adelaide greats Gavin Wanganeen (Tex) and Peter Burgoyne (Jase) had an impact, along with Jacob Lochowiak, the younger brother of rising Sturt teenager Mihail Lochowiak.

The All-Nations had players from as many as 13 different backgrounds, including three Vietnamese and three Pilipino while there was also representatives from New Zealand, England and Afghanistan.

SA KICKSTART

#Given NameSurname NameIndigenous Cultural HeritageClubHeightWeight
1DaleMillerAboriginalCentral15345
2NathanielKeelerAboriginalNorth17055
3TyrellSgoriAboriginalWest17873
4MalakaiKartinyeriAboriginalSturt14239
5IsaiahDudleyAboriginalCentral16357
6MarkSumnerAboriginalEagles16958
7CalebRigneyAboriginalSouth16853
8ZacBishopAboriginalNorwood16860
9IsaacKeelerAboriginalNorth18261
10ManiWelchAboriginalCentral18075
11BlayneO’LoughlinAboriginalNorth17168
12LowanWelchAboriginalCentral18072
13JaseBurgoyneAboriginalEagles17756
14JaiyaWarriorAboriginalNorth17060
15DeshawnMillardAboriginalGlenelg18565
16AidenCourtneyAboriginalWest17569
17JacobLochowiakAboriginalSturt16061
18TexWanganeenAboriginalSturt16362
19KobeWilsonAboriginalCentral17054
20TysonPrattAboriginalNorwood16550.7
21JaydenBakerAboriginalNorth18058
22KyronPepperAboriginalGlenelg193108

KICKSTART SCHEDULE

Sunday April 15
SA v Qld
SA 8.5 (53) d Qld 1.1 (7)
BEST – SA: Isiah Dudley, Zac Bishop, Kyron Pepper.
GOALS – SA: Zac Bishop, Jase Burgoyne 2, Isiah Dudley, Tex Wanganeen, Blayne O’Loughlin, Malakai Kartinyeri.

Tas v SA
Tas 6.4 (40) d SA 2.3 (15)
BEST – SA: Isiah Dudley, Jacob Lochowiak and Jase Burgoyne.
GOALS – SA: Tex Wanganeen, Kyron Pepper.

Monday April 16
NSW/ACT v SA
SA 10.7 (67) d NSW/ACT 3.1 (19)
BEST – SA: Lowan Welch, Mani Welch, DeShawn Millard
GOALS – SA: Isiah Dudley, Kyron Pepper, Caleb Rigney 2, Tyson Pratt, Tex Wanganeen, Mark Sumner, Zac Bishop.

SA v Vic
SA 9.9 (63) d Vic 2.1 (13)
BEST – SA: Jase Burgoyne, Isiah Dudley, Koby Wilson.
GOALS – SA: Isaac Keeler 2, Tex Wanganeen, Jaiya Warrior, Kyron Pepper, Tyrell Saroi, Mark Sumner, Mani Welch.

NT v SA
SA 4.7 (31) d NT 3.2 (20)
BEST – SA: Zac Bishop, Jase Burgoyne, Lowan Welch
GOALS – SA: Isiah Dudley 2, Tex Wanganeen, Kyron Pepper

Tuesday April 17
WA 4.5 (29) d SA 2.2 (14)
GOALS – SA: Isaiah Dudley, Tyson Pratt

Wednesday April 18
SA 9.3 (57) d NSW/ACT 2.4 (16)
GOALS – SA: Isaac Keeler 3, Deshawn Millard, Tyson Pratt 2, Blayne O’Loughlin, Isaiah Dudley.

PRELIMINARY FINAL
SA 4.5 (29) v Tas 3.4 (22)
SA – GOALS: Lowan Welch, Jase Burgoyne, Jayden Baker, Kobe Wilson.

Thursday April 19
GRAND FINAL
WA v SA
WA 5.8 (38) d SA 4.2 (26)

SA ALL NATIONS

#Given nameSurnameCultural Heritage NationalityClubHeightWeight
1MasonPittVietnameseNorth16042
2FelixBekkersFrenchSouth15255
3Ba NaSayThaiGlenelg16460
4JeffreyGonjoranPilipinoGlenelg15046
5AnthonyTangorraItalianWest17267
6NathanBarklaPilipinoEagles18060
7AaronSweeneyIndianSouth17148
8BenjaminSilverEnglishSouth17458
9RubenCarrenoChileanCentral18072
10ZytonSantilloItalianNorth16258
11LachlanSewartVietnameseNorth17560
12DavidYemCambodianWest17270
13TomVan JaarsveldtSouth AfricanSouth18483
14JackTruongVietnameseNorwood16765
15BarialaiAlizaiAfghanastanCentral17875
16NicholasGacicSerbianWest17976
17DeclanLeRayePilipinoSouth18078
18BenBurbridgeEnglishWest17360
19WestonRataNew ZealanderGlenelg17765

ALL NATIONS SCHEDULE

Sunday April 15
NT v SA
SA 7.5 (47) d NT 1.0 (6)
BEST – SA: Declan LeRaye, Ruben Carreno, Mason Pitt
GOALS – SA: Mason Pitt 3, Tom Van Jaarsveldt, Ruben Carreno, Nicholas Gacic, Jack Truong.

Vic v SA
Vic 2.6 (18) d SA 1.1 (7)
BEST – SA: Weston Rata, Zytan Santillo, Ruben Carreno.
GOALS – SA: Mason Pitt.

NSW/ACT v SA
SA 3.4 (22) d NSW/ACT 3.2 (20)
BEST – SA: Ruben Carreno, Zytan Santillo.
GOALS – SA: Aaron Sweeney, Mason Pitt, Tom Van Jaarsveldt.

Monday April 16
SA v Qld
SA 11.3 (69) d Qld
BEST – SA: Weston Rata, Anthony Tangorra, Tom Van Jaarsveldt.
GOALS – SA: Weston Rata 3, Tom Van Jaarsveldt, Ba Na Say 2, Mason Pitt, Ruben Carreno, Nicholas Gacic, Jack Truong.

SA v Tas
Tas 7.7 (49) d SA 0.3 (3)
BEST – SA: Ben Burbridge, Zytan Santillo, Ruben Carreno.

Tuesday April 17
SA v WA
WA 4.6 (30) d SA 2.4 (16)
BEST – SA: Anthony Tangorra, Ba Na Say, Ben Burbridge
GOALS – SA: David Yem 2.

Wednesday April 18
FINALS
SA 5.7 (37) d NSW/ACT 0.1 (1)
BEST – SA: Zytan Santillo, Barialai Alizai, Tom Van Jaarsveldt
GOALS – SA: Tom Van Jaarsveldt, Ruben Carreno 2, Ba Na Say

SEMI-FINAL
Tas 5.4 (34) d SA 2.1 (13)
BEST – SA: Zyton Santillo, Ben Burbridge, Bana Say
GOALS – SA: Mason Pitt, Declan LeRaye

 

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