Colquhoun Collecting the Numbers


He’s studying to be an accountant and it’s little wonder given the numbers Sturt’s Sam Colquhoun is racking up nearing his 100th Statewide Super League game.

Averaging 29 disposals per game in 2019, the Double Blues’ ball magnet says his background as a cross-country runner has held him in good stead to find the footy at will.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, Colquhoun classifies himself as more of a midfielder than a rebounding defender, two roles he has performed to near perfection since arriving at Unley at the start of season 2017.


Originally from the Barossa Valley, Colquhoun started his SANFL journey with Central District where he played nine League matches for the Bulldogs in 2013.

The 24-year-old was drafted by Port Adelaide, where he played 16 AFL games for the Power as well as 34 for the Magpies in the Statewide Super League.

A feel for a fresh-start guided Colquhoun towards Oxford Terrace after having a chat with Sturt skipper Zane Kirkwood, resulting in him making a decision he will never regret after playing in the club’s thrilling one-point premiership in 2017.

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