Luke has one goal in mind for 100th game

Sturt's Luke Edmonds will reach his 100th Hostplus SANFL League game in Round 12. Picture - Phil Radoslovich


Sturt’s Luke Edmonds is highly respected for being one of the best lockdown defenders in the Hostplus SANFL League.

The 26-year-old thrives on the challenge of quelling the competition’s best tall forwards, whether it be Liam McBean, Mitch Harvey or Connor Ballenden.

But is also means he cops a ribbing from his mates about not racking up the touches on the SANFL App, together with not kicking a goal in his 99 League games.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, Edmonds chuckled when he suggested coach Marty Mattner might feel the need to shift him deep into attack for his milestone match.


The 2017 Reserves premiership backman continues to thrive on the tutelage he receives from defensive-minded Mattner, together with Jack Oatey Medallist Fraser Evans, who is currently at Unley as an assistant coach.

Recruited from the Hahndorf Football Club in the Double Blues’ regional heartland in the Adelaide Hills, Edmonds made his League debut in Round 18 of 2018 against West Adelaide at Thomas Farms Oval.

And this will be the same venue and opponent when he reaches triple figures in front of family and friends at Unley on Saturday.

Sturt’s Luke Edmonds takes a towering mark against Norwood this year. Picture – Peter Nelson

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