POWERADE BREAKTHROUGH PLAYER
Round 18: Jordon Sweet (North)
In his first Macca’s League game for the season, Sweet impressed in the ruck while tallying 12 disposals, five marks 14 hit outs and a goal against Norwood at The Parade.
Round 17: Aaron Nietschke (Central)
Making his debut with the Bulldogs, Nietschke was polished in defence while chalking up 23 disposals and a goal against top-placed Norwood.
Round 16: Nathan Kreuger (South)
14 touches 10 marks 2 goals 3 behinds looked dangerous all day and provided lots of energy with his defensive actions.
Round 15: Lachlan Hosie (Glenelg)
Originally from Henley FC, Hosie was creative and skillful while kicking three goals and taking seven marks in the Tigers’ win against Port at Alberton Oval.
Round 14: Jordon Boyle (Adelaide)
In just his second game of Macca’s League, Boyle was a constant threat on the wing during Adelaide’s first win of the season. The former Central District player finished with 30 disposals and a fine goal on the run in the final term.
Round 13: Josh Richardson (Central)
The emerging utility had a strong influence on his team defeating Glenelg, kicking two goals while also chalking up 17 disposals, nine marks and two goals at My Money House Oval.
Round 12: Isaac Johnson (West)
Making his Macca’s League debut, Johnson performed strongly to collect 22 disposals and a goal against top-placed North Adelaide at City Mazda Stadium.
Round 11: Mark Noble (South)
A strong contributor in South Adelaide’s record win against the Crows, Noble racked up 23 disposals, nine tackles and a goal from the midfield at Hickinbotham Oval.
Round 10: James Rowe (Eagles)
In just his third Macca’s League match, ball magnet Rowe finished with 18 disposals and five inside 50s, many of which resulted in goals for the Eagles as they eclipsed the Crows at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval.
Round 9: Liam Fitt (South)
The powerfully-built teenager made the most of his opportunities to kick four goals without a miss from his 10 disposals while also laying seven tackles.
Round 8: Brad Close (Glenelg)
From North Gambier FC, Close performed strongly in the midfield and attack to register 18 disposals and a goal against Sturt at Peter Motley Oval.
Round 7: Cole Gerloff (Norwood)
Playing his third Macca’s League game, Gerloff kicked three goals whilst handing off two others. He laid 9 tackles and collected 15 possessions in the Redlegs’ upset win against the Eagles at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval.
Round 6: Sam McInerney (North Adelaide)
Tallying 18 disposals against Adelaide on Saturday, the emerging utility kicked one of his two goals at a vital stage in the fourth quarter. Originally from Jamestown-Peterborough Football Club, McInerney has played an unheralded role in the Roosters’ revival this season.
Round 5: Jackson Hately (Central)
The Bulldogs’ consistent midfielder again found plenty of the ball, this time collecting 21 disposals and seven tackles in his team’s win against Glenelg.
Round 4: Jack Lukosius (Eagles)
Kicked three goals in the last term to finish with 3.3 to go with his 14 disposals and 11 marks against the Bays. The talented teenager’s field kicking was also a highlight.
Round 3: Tom Schott (Glenelg)
In just his sixth game of Macca’s League, Schott racked up 34 disposals and booted two goals in the Bays’ victory against the Redlegs at Gliderol Stadium.
Round 2: Jake Westbrook (Eagles)
Originally from the Paskeville Football Club on Yorke Peninsula, Westbrook provided great drive from half-back in the Eagles’ win against Central District. The 21-year-old – who is the cousin of 2006 Eagles premiership player David Westbrook – finished with 22 disposals, five marks and five rebound 50s.
Round 1: Levi Proude (Port Adelaide)
Levi made an impression in his Macca’s League debut to finish with 28 disposals, six marks, six tackles, seven clearances and a goal against Adelaide.