Pocket Profile

2024 Hostplus Adelaide Pocket Profile

Adelaide coach Michael Godden is all smiles on the training track at West Lakes. Picture - Ash Rayson

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SANFL’s ZAC MILBANK breaks down all you need to know about the Crows heading into the 2024 Hostplus SANFL League season.

2023 Snapshot

Finished – 3rd (Lost to Sturt in Preliminary Final)

Record –  13 wins, 5 losses (Minor Round); 1 win, 2 losses (Finals)

State League Club Champion

1st) Jackson Hately – 111 votes

2nd) Tyler Brown – 102 votes

3rd) Sam Berry – 101 votes

Dean Bailey Award – Best Development Player

Blayne O’Loughlin

The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year – Lachlan Gollant (Forward Pocket), Jackson Hately (Wing), Kieran Strachan (Interchange), Harry Schoenberg (Interchange)

Jack Madgen replaces Matthew Wright as Adelaide’s SANFL captain in 2024.

Player Movement

Chris Burgess (Gold Coast/West Adelaide), Daniel Curtain (Claremont), Charlie Edwards (Sandringham Dragons/Sandhurst), Oscar Ryan (Murray Bushrangers/Shepparton United), Tyler Welsh (Woodville-West Torrens), Toby Murray (Wangaratta), Steve Burton (Gawler South), Darcy Clifford (Langhorne Creek), Jayden Davis (Prince Alfred OC), Austin McDonald (Central District/Barossa District), Sam Daniele (Broadview)



Matthew Wright (retired/assistant coach at Adelaide), Tom Doedee (Brisbane), Andrew McPherson (delisted), Jackson Hately (delisted/Essendon VFL), Tyler Brown (delisted), Shane McAdam (Melbourne), Paul Seedsman (retired), Tariek Newchurch (delisted/North Adelaide), Isaya McKenzie (retired/Willaston), Louis Sharrad (retired), Jaidan Kappler (Bordertown), Blayne O’Loughlin (North Adelaide)

Toby Murray, from Wangaratta, has landed at West Lakes as a key SANFL recruit.

2024 Trial Matches

Saturday March 2
Adelaide 13.14 (92) d West Adelaide 8.9 (57) at Football Park

Saturday March 16
Sturt v Adelaide at Thebarton Oval from 10am

Friday March 22
Woodville-West Torrens v Adelaide at Football Park from 4.45pm



Star Signing - Toby Murray

The surname is familiar at West Lakes but Toby Murray is a very different player to his brother Nick.

Making his name as a mobile ruckman for Wangaratta in the strong Ovens and Murray Football League, Toby Murray is set to develop his skill set by playing a role as a key forward for the Crows’ SANFL team.

Now living with his older sibling and teammate Ned McHenry, Toby will be a difficult match-up for opposition defenders considering he measures in at 200cm.

Afforded the opportunity to train with the Crows’ AFL squad during the season, Toby is itching to test himself in the best State League competition in Australia.


Powerade Breakthrough Player Candidate - Tyler Welsh

Plenty of excitement surrounds the arrival of Adelaide’s father-son prospect Tyler Welsh at West Lakes.

Welsh, the son of Scott Welsh who played 129 AFL games for Adelaide between 2000-2007, arrives from Woodville-West Torrens under the SANFL’s Rookie Program.

And the strongly-built key forward has hit the ground running while adjusting to an elite environment as he aims to make his Hostplus SANFL League debut in Round 1.

The 17-year-old, who measures in at 191cm, is also completing an AFL Sportsready Community and Football Administration Traineeship at West Lakes.


Adelaide forward Tyler Welsh, the son of former Crow Scott Welsh, has joined the club under the SANFL Rookie Program in 2024.

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