2023 Torrens University State U18 Talent Hub

South Adelaide's Jack Delean flies high for a mark against the SA U20 team this year. Picture - Peter Argent


A 45-player squad has been named for SANFL’s 2023 Torrens University U18 Talent Hub, with two camps planned either side of the Christmas break.

As many as 13 ”under-agers” have been included despite not being eligible for next year’s draft as SANFL’s Talent Department looks to provide the 17-year-old’s with a taste for what is expected in 2024.

Woodville-West Torrens has a league-leading 10 players in the squad while Sturt (eight players) and Glenelg (seven players) were other strong contributors of the State’s most talented teens, who will attend Camp 1 from December 5-9 and Camp 2 from January 16 to 20.

The Hub is littered with exciting forwards, including Eagle Patrick Weckert, Glenelg’s Ashton Moir, Panther Jack Delean and Sturt spearhead Chad Reschke.

At the other end, Central District’s intercept defender Will McCabe, SA’s MVP at the U16 National Championships, and Sturt’s rebounding backman Alex Holt, will be ones to watch.

Through the midfield, Sturt’s Luca Slade and Glenelg’s Ben Ridgway – who both played for the Torrens University SA U18 team this year – will be setting the pace while West Adelaide’s Will Patton is an intriguing prospect given his versatility.

Those in attendance will complete football training sessions, a 2km time trial, education on strength and conditioning, psychology and nutrition.

Off the field, players will be tested with a cooking and public speaking challenge as they stretch themselves beyond their comfort zones.

2023 Torrens University U18 State Talent Hub (* Underage player)

Player Date of Birth SANFL Club
Liam Fawcett 22/4/2005 Central District
Jayden Matz 23/4/2005 Central District
Will McCabe 29/9/2005 Central District
Trent Tattoli 14/4/2005 Central District
Lucas Camporeale * 21/7/2006 Glenelg
Harry Francis 19/6/2005 Glenelg
Ashton Moir 15/4/2005 Glenelg
Bowen Payne 9/2/2005 Glenelg
Eli Redman 18/1/2005 Glenelg
Ben Ridgway 12/1/2005 Glenelg
Bodie Ryan 20/4/2005 Glenelg
Jed Dignan 3/2/2005 North Adelaide
Luke Harvey 22/2/2005 North Adelaide
Kane McAullife 1/3/2005 North Adelaide
Louie Montgomerie * 24/4/2006 North Adelaide
Logan Evans 7/10/2005 Norwood
Brayden Rachwal 2/6/2005 Norwood
Will Rowlands 19/6/2005 Norwood
Orlando Turner 16/5/2005 Norwood
Benny Barrett * 1/5/2006 South Adelaide
Jack Delean 15/4/2005 South Adelaide
Sid Draper * 5/7/2006 South Adelaide
Phoenix Hargrave * 15/9/2006 South Adelaide
Tom Wheaton 14/11/2005 South Adelaide
Ned Atkinson * 31/7/2006 Sturt
Alex Dodson * 15/6/2006 Sturt
Fraser Greaves 15/1/2005 Sturt
Alex Holt 28/1/2005 Sturt
Ted Newman 8/3/2005 Sturt
Loch Rawlinson 1/6/2005 Sturt
Chad Reschke 20/12/2005 Sturt
Luca Slade 3/11/2005 Sturt
Max Downs 13/10/2005 West Adelaide
Jack Oates 19/6/2005 West Adelaide
Will Patton 4/1/2005 West Adelaide
Rome Burgoyne * 29/8/2006 Woodville-West Torrens
Riley Davey 18/2/2005 Woodville-West Torrens
Harry Dodd * 5/2/2006 Woodville-West Torrens
Callum Fairall 27/8/2005 Woodville-West Torrens
Jett Hasting * 22/5/2006 Woodville-West Torrens
Tom Luck * 6/4/2006 Woodville-West Torrens
Oscar Pearce 11/6/2005 Woodville-West Torrens
Patrick Weckert 23/1/2005 Woodville-West Torrens
Tyler Welsh * 15/8/2006 Woodville-West Torrens
Charlie West * 1/2/2006 Woodville-West Torrens
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