Phase 1 Torrens University SA U19 Squad Announced

South's Matthew Roberts is one of 52 players named in the Phase 1 Torrens University SA U18 squad. Picture - Peter Argent


A 52-player Torrens University SA U19 squad has been released in the lead up to a selection trial match to be played at Thebarton Oval on July 16.

SANFL Head of Talent Brenton Phillips and Torrens University SA U19 coach Tony Bamford joined forced with AFL scouts from Adelaide, Port Adelaide, West Coast and the Western Bulldogs to finalise those set to line up in the internal clash.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, Bamford said the match would be used as a guide to then trim the squad down to 35 players for the second phase of the U19 program throughout July and August.

This will include SA’s first two matches against the Allies at Hisense Stadium on Saturday July 24 and WA in Perth on Saturday August 7.

Players will then be released back to their SANFL clubs for the rest of the season before a final squad is selected for the last two matches to be played across the border against Victoria Country on Friday September 24 and Victoria Metro on Tuesday September 28.

As many as 12 U19 players have been listed in the initial squad, including Norwood’s Henry Nelligan, Sturt’s Mani Liddy and Glenelg’s Cooper Horsnell, who have all featured in the Statewide Super League this season.

Talented Panthers trio Jason Horne, Matthew Roberts and Arlo Draper are all present, together with Port Adelaide father-son prospect Jase Burgoyne, from Woodville-West Torrens and Adelaide Next Generation Academy player Blayne O’Loughlin, from North Adelaide.

Part 1 Torrens University SA U19 Squad

Player SANFL Club Height Weight
Lachlan Grubb Central 177cm 75kg
Darcy McDonald Central 186cm 79kg
Isaiah Dudley Central 166cm 69kg
Shay Linke Central 190cm 79kg
Saxon Evans Central 201cm 94kg
Luca Whitelum Central 188cm 77kg
Cody Gilchrist Central 198cm 87kg
Cooper Horsnell Glenelg 175cm 69kg
Dayne McGary Glenelg 192cm 85kg
Lewis Rayson Glenelg 183cm 69kg
Jarrad Parish Glenelg 191cm 90kg
Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera Glenelg 188cm 70kg
Cooper Beecken Glenelg 191cm 73kg
Hugh Stagg Glenelg 180cm 79kg
Jacob Owens Glenelg 184cm 69kg
Corey Brougham Glenelg 189cm 85kg
Oscar Adams Glenelg 198cm 85kg
Blayne O'Loughlin North 171cm 74kg
Hugh Jackson North 181cm 70kg
James Willis North 180cm 75kg
Harvey Harrison North 181cm 71kg
Finn Heard Norwood 193cm 91kg
Henry Nelligan Norwood 171cm 71kg
Ned Carey Norwood 199cm 87kg
Matt Dnistriansky Norwood 187cm 75kg
Cooper Murley Norwood 178cm 69kg
Alastair Lord Norwood 180cm 76kg
Zac Dumesny South 187cm 80kg
Arlo Draper South 186cm 75kg
Jason Horne South 184cm 77kg
Isaac Birt South 181cm 70kg
Matthew Roberts South 184cm 80kg
Mani Liddy Sturt 183cm 80kg
Morgan Ferres Sturt 190cm 80kg
Hugo Kittel Sturt 198cm 99kg
Will Spain Sturt 178cm 69kg
Zac Becker Sturt 190cm 92kg
Michael Laudato West 179cm 76kg
Cade Kennedy West 178cm 75kg
Kye Roberts West 186cm 67kg
Oscar Steene West 199cm 82kg
Jesse Thackeray West 177cm 77kg
Max Litster Woodville-West Torrens 184cm 83kg
Zac Phillips Woodville-West Torrens 201cm 85kg
Jordan Lukac Woodville-West Torrens 196cm 89kg
Brayden Calvett Woodville-West Torrens 177cm 72kg
Brock Thomson Woodville-West Torrens 181cm 72kg
Jase Burgoyne Woodville-West Torrens 186cm 65kg
Charlie Blair Woodville-West Torrens 182cm 75kg
Lukas Cooke Woodville-West Torrens 195cm 80kg
Jonte Hunter-Price Woodville-West Torrens 197cm 91kg
Jay Watson Woodville-West Torrens 174cm 64kg
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