Talent

Croweaters Called to the Combine

By ZAC MILBANK

South Australia will have 12 players put through their paces at this year’s AFL Combine in October.

Headlined by U18 All-Australians Will Gould, Harry Schoenberg, Dylan Stephens and Jackson Mead, the Croweaters’ contingent will be tested in front of AFL scouts from Tuesday October 1 to Friday October 4.

Schoenberg and Mead will be joined by fellow Eagles Kysaiah Pickett and Josh Morris to ensure Woodville-West Torrens will have four players in attendance, the most of all eight SANFL member clubs.

Highly-rated Norwood pair Dylan Stephens and Cameron Taheny – who are both playing in the Statewide Super League – will also be present, together with North Adelaide’s twin towers of Karl Finlay and Dyson Hilder.

Players have their physical measurements recorded while also having their athletic traits – such as speed, aerobic capacity, jump and agility – tested.

Skills-based kicking drills are also conducted, together with a 2km time-trial which is usually reserved for the last day of the four-day camp.

 

Norwood’s Dylan Stephens in action during Round 3 of the Statewide Super League.

2019 SA AFL Combine Invitees

Will Gould (Glenelg) Lucindale FC
Callum Park (Glenelg) PHOS Camden FC
Karl Finlay (North Adelaide) Central Augusta FC
Dyson Hilder (North Adelaide) Broadview FC
Dylan Stephens (Norwood) Walkerville FC
Cameron Taheny (Norwood) Eastern Ranges FC
Joshua Shute (Sturt) Walkerville FC
Will Day (West Adelaide) PHOS Camden FC
Jackson Mead (Woodville-West Torrens) SMOSH West Lakes FC
Josh Morris (Woodville-West Torrens) Rosewater FC
Kysaiah PIckett (Woodville-West Torrens) Port District FC
Harry Schoenberg (Woodville-West Torrens) Min Man FC