Phase 2 Torrens University SA U19 Squad Released

Central's Shay Linke gets a handball away in his League debut in Round 11.


The Torrens University SA U19 team is preparing to face Western Australia in Game 1 of its 2021 AFL National Championship campaign on Saturday August 7.

The match in Perth was originally scheduled to be the Croweaters’ second game but now, pending Covid restrictions, it will be the opener after the original Game 1 against the Allies at Hisense Stadium this Sunday was postponed due to the current lockdown in South Australia.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, Torrens University SA U19 coach Tony Bamford said it had been a difficult task to trim the squad back to 33 players, after using an internal trial match last week as part of the selection process.

The Phase 2 squad will cover the opening two matches of the campaign against WA and the Allies before Phase 3 kicks off with games against the two Victorian sides in Melbourne after the SANFL season concludes in late September.

This will give players such as Norwood pair Henry Nelligan and Ned Carey the opportunity overcome current injuries to have a chance to play later in the year. Those who narrowly missed out can also push their case for selection with their SANFL clubs in the latter part of the current season.

Bamford highlighted a handful of players who impressed in the selection trial match, including Eagle Brayden Calvett, North’s Harvey Harrison and Central’s Luca Whitelum.

Glenelg’s Dayne McGary is another to watch, having overcome a back injury after not being able to play much football living in Melbourne last year.

South Adelaide pair Matthew Roberts and Arlo Draper are still recovering from ankle injuries but are on track to be available for Game 1 while Bamford also gave great insight into fellow Panther Jason Horne, who is continuing to impress at League level while also juggling his job working for the Fleurieu Milk Company.

Phase 2 Torrens University SA U19 Squad

Player SANFL Club Height Weight
Lachlan Grubb Central 177cm 75kg
Isaiah Dudley Central 166cm 69kg
Shay Linke Central 190cm 79kg
Saxon Evans Central 201cm 94kg
Luca Whitelum Central 188cm 77kg
Dayne McGary Glenelg 192cm 85kg
Lewis Rayson Glenelg 183cm 69kg
Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera Glenelg 188cm 70kg
Cooper Beecken Glenelg 190cm 73kg
Hugh Stagg Glenelg 180cm 79kg
Jacob Owens Glenelg 184cm 69kg
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
Cooper Murley Norwood 178cm 69kg
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
Will Spain Sturt 178cm 69kg
Zac Becker Sturt 190cm 92kg
Cade Kennedy West 178cm 75kg
Oscar Steene West 199cm 82kg
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
Jase Burgoyne Woodville-West Torrens 186cm 65kg
Lukas Cooke Woodville-West Torrens 195cm 80kg
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