Billy Dowling wins 2022 Torrens University MVP Award

North's Billy Dowling takes a mark in Round 2 this year. Picture - Peter Argent

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Prolific North Adelaide midfielder Billy Dowling has been rewarded for his possession-winning ways after winning the 2022 Torrens University MVP Award.

A key member of the Torrens University SA U18 team, Dowling racked up eye-catching numbers after featuring in 11 matches for the Roosters this season.

The 18-year-old averaged an impressive 31 disposals, seven marks, five tackles, five clearances, six inside 50s and 128 Champion Data ranking points per game.

This was underlined when Dowling was nominated for the MVP Award in Round 16, racking up an incredible 44 disposals, nine marks, seven clearances, seven inside 50s, six tackles and four goals against Glenelg.

Recruited from Walkerville FC, Dowling joins fellow Roosters Liam Jacka (2013) and Harrison Magor (2019) in winning the Torrens University Cup MVP Award.

Introduced in 2009, the MVP Award is presented to the best performing player in the Under-18 Torrens University Cup Competition.

One player is nominated for the Award each round throughout the home-and-away season, with the overall winner selected by a panel of judges chaired by SANFL Head of Talent Brenton Phillips.

Courtesy of Torrens University, Dowling – who measures in at 188cm and 80kg – receives $500, a trophy and a scholarship up to the value of $10,000.

2022 Torrens University Cup MVP Nominees

Round 1 – Ben Ridgway (Glenelg)
Round 2 – Alex Holt (Sturt)
Round 3 – Charlie Hildyard (Glenelg)
Round 4 – Tom Scully (West)
Round 5 – Trent Tattoli (Central)
Round 6 – Kelsey Rypstra (North)
Round 7 – Harry Barnett (West)
Round 8 – Mattaes Phillipou (Eagles)
Round 9 – Brody Mair (Eagles)
Round 10 – Patrick Tidemann (Sturt)
Round 11 – William Rowlands (Norwood)
Round 12 – Luca Slade (Sturt)
Round 13 – Nick Sadler (Sturt)
Round 14 – Tyson Coe (West)
Round 15 – Koby Cockshell (South)
Round 16 – Billy Dowling (North)
Round 17 – Will Verrall (South)
Round 18 – Jaiden Magor (South)

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