North Adelaide forward Lewis Hender has accepted a reprimand with an early guilty plea for striking West’s Elliot Dunkin at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
Glenelg defender Michael Virgin has accepted a reprimand with an early guilty plea for striking Norwood’s Emmanuel Irra at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
Eagles midfielder Mikayla Cavallaro has accepted a reprimand with an early guilty plea for making careless contact with an Umpire in the match against West on Sunday.
Ash Johnson (Sturt) – The athletic forward impressed for the Double Blues on debut, kicking three goals and taking seven marks in an eye-catching display.
Nick Lange (Central) – Originally from Nuriootpa, the 22-year-old racked up 21 possessions, 14 marks, three tackles and a goal in his first League match.
Luke Parks (Glenelg) – The former Swans Academy member showed great poise across half-back, snaring 10 marks to go with his 16 disposals for the Bays.
The Round 1 Powerade Breakthrough Player will be announced during Channel 7’s telecast of Saturday’s Round 2 matches from 12pm.
The Round 5 SANFLW Powerade Breakthrough Player is West Adelaide’s Keeley Kustermann.
Playing across half-back, the aerobically-gifted defender provided great rebound in the Bloods’ win against the Eagles with her run and carry.
A member of the Statewide Super SA U18 Girls Academy, the 16-year-old also worked hard at defensive stoppages as well as showing exceptional desperation in her chasing and tackling.
The Round 1 Torrens University Cup MVP is Woodville-West Torrens’ Caleb Poulter.
Originally from Ardrossan FC on Yorke Peninsula, Poulter racked up 34 disposals, 10 tackles, seven clearances and a goal in the Eagles’ narrow loss to South Adelaide at Maughan Thiem Kia Oval.
There were 10 AAMI Rookies in Round 1 of the Statewide Super League season.
Ryan Carnelly (Central) – Angaston FC
Nick Lange (Central) – Nuriootpa FC
Lachlan Burrows (Sturt) – Uraidla Districts FC
Jed McEntee (Sturt) – Mitcham FC
Jacob Wehr (Eagles) – Balaklava FC
Lachlan Jones (Eagles) – Bute/Paskeville FC
Lachlan McNeil (Eagles) – South Clare FC
Zac Dumesny (South) – Brighton FC
Beau McCreery (South) – Cove FC
Will Combe (North) – Crystal Brook FC
Central v Sturt (Grant Coffee)
3 – James Battersby (Sturt)
2 – Nick Lange (Central)
1 – Ashley Johnson (Sturt)
Eagles v South (Bernie Mahoney)
3 – Joel Cross (South)
2 – Matthew Broadbent (South)
1- Jack Hayes (Eagles)
North v West (Narelle Smith)
3 – Lewis Hender (North)
2 – Harrison Wigg (North)
1 – Jordon Boyle (West)
Max Proud (Glenelg)
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