2018 McDONALD’S SA U18 SQUAD

Published on: May 18 2018 | Author: Zac Milbank |

Midfield depth and classy goal kicking power are key features of the 42-player McDonald’s SA Under-18 squad which has been trimmed after Sunday’s internal trial match at Thebarton Oval.

With the likes of Macca’s League players Jack Lukosius (Eagles) and Izak Rankine (West) roaming the forward line, the Croweaters will also have Central District’s Jackson Hately and North Adelaide’s Connor Rozee playing through the centre square.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, McDonald’s SA U18 coach Tony Bamford said that while the squad has been reduced by 10 players, there is still the ability to add players who prove their fitness or form leading up to and during the AFL National Championships.

The current list of 42 will form the basis of the McDonald’s SA Under-18 side which will play in four AFL National Championships matches throughout June and July.

The Croweaters will open their campaign against WA at Alberton Oval on Sunday June 3 before getting a priceless chance to play at Adelaide Oval on Sunday June 17 against Victoria Country.

Matches against the Allies in Geelong on Friday June 29 and Victoria Metro at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday July 4 will conclude the campaign.

Bamford also provided an update on Hayden Sampson – the son of Crows premiership wingman Clay Sampson – while also singling out three players for high praise after forcing their way into the squad.

Glenelg defender Seb Schreiber, South utility Reece Milsom and Sturt ruckman James Braidwood were not part of the initial McDonald’s SA U18 Academy which undertook a camp in the city during last December.

Three players – all from South Adelaide – were unable to be selected due to injury – Sam Whitbread (collarbone), Luke Bogle (wrist) and Eamon Wilkinson (knee).

Whitbread and Bogle can still be added later in the campaign once they recover, however, Wilkinson will miss the rest of the season to undergo a knee reconstruction on his ACL.

Crows defender Brodie Smith, also recovering from a knee reconstruction, will be one of the team’s assistant coaches – guiding the defenders while Sturt premiership player Ben Nelson and former Glenelg wingman Ben Kane will also be on the coaching panel with experienced pair Peter Fitzgerald and Chris Smelt.

2018 McDonalds SA U18s Squad

Name Club DOB Height (cm) Weight (kg)
Jackson Hately CDFC 21-10-2000 189.5 80.6
Jez McLennan CDFC 7-09-2000 183.0 80.7
Aaron Nietschke CDFC 26-05-2000 183.5 76.8
Finn Betterman GFC 9-05-2000 180.0 72.5
Declan Carmody GFC 16-03-2000 176.8 70.3
Seb Schrieber GFC 20-02-2000 182.0 82.0
Connor Rozee NAFC 22-01-2000 185.0 71.2
Boyd Woodcock NAFC 5-03-2000 174.0 67.5
Josh Hart NAFC 21-03-2000 205.0 88.6
Kade Chandler NFC 13-01-2000 172.5 73.4
Luke Valente NFC 08-05-2000 186.0 79.8
Jacob Collins NFC 29-08-2000 189.0 81.1
Jacob Kennerley NFC 16-06-2000 184.0 75.7
Tyler Martin NFC 06-03-2000 188.0 80.1
Ben Jarvis NFC 27-07-2000 187.8 76.7
Tate Coleman SAFC 5-10-2000 179.0 69.8
Hayden Sampson SAFC 2-03-2000 176.5 67.0
Job Colwell SAFC 7-04-2000 181.5 79.9
Tom Sparrow SAFC 31-05-2000 182.0 80.9
Jake Tarca SAFC 23-02-2000 175.0 71.8
Tom Lewis SFC 18-02-2000 178.5 80.0
Mihail Lochowiak SFC 16-01-2000 184.0 81.6
Hugo Munn SFC 3-04-2000 197.0 92.5
Dougal Grieve SFC 7-04-2000 189.5 82.3
Riley Grundy SFC 28-07-2000 194.5 78.5
James Braidwood SFC 20-12-2000 193.0 82.8
Izak Rankine WAFC 23-04-2000 180.0 76.4
Angus Rana WAFC 11-04-2000 198.0 79.7
Jack Lukosius WWTFC 9-08-2000 193.5 84.5
Martin Frederick WWTFC 17-05-2000 177.5 73.9
Kai Pudney WWTFC 9-01-2000 186.0 78.0
Ryan Falkenberg CDFC 29-04-1999 195.5 79.7
Tobin Cox GFC 15-7-1999 177.0 77.7
Tom Jones GFC 4-09-1999 203.0 99.5
Oscar Chapman NAFC 28-03-1999 187.2 71.7
James Siviour NFC 09-03-1999 194.5 89.7
Robert Irra SAFC 20-10-1999 173.5 76.1
Kysaiah Pickett WWTFC 2-06-2001 169.0 65.8
Dylan Stephens NFC 8-01-2001 180.5 68.5
Cameron Taheny NFC 3-08-2001 182.5 76.0
Will Gould GFC 14-01-2001 190.0 93.0
Jackson Mead WWTFC 30-09-2001 181.0 82.5

 

 

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