SANFL U16 Talent Hub Camp kicks off

Glenelg's Lucas Camporeale is among those participating in the SANFL U16 Talent Hub Camp. Picture - Peter Argent


The inaugural SANFL U16 Talent Hub Camp is underway at Thebarton Oval this week, with 40 players being put through their paces by SANFL’s Talent Department.

Held across three days this week (April 26-28), the SANFL U16 Talent Hub Camp essentially replaces the previous U16 two-day camp held in January for regional players.

SANFL clubs have nominated up to five players from their U16 talent program to participate as the SANFL Talent Department begin to identify players to eventually join the SA U16 program later next month.

Some familiar surnames have appeared with father-son prospects, including Glenelg twins Lucas and Ben Camporeale (Scott Camporeale), Central’s Thomas Coachrane (Stuart Coachrane), North’s Tom Tasker (Sean Tasker) and Sturt’s Ned Atkinson (Brodie Atkinson).

The structure of the camp will be similar to the SANFL U18 Talent Hub camp held in January, with players to receive athlete education on well-being and mental health, cultural awareness and the SANFL talent pathway through to elite level.

Physiotherapist testing will also take place, together with movement and strength screening for players, who will participate in at least two football skills sessions.

2022 SANFL U16 Talent Hub

Player SANFL Club
Thomas Cochrane Central
Mitchell McDonald Central
Lachlan Giles Central
Beau Ryan Central
Charlie Nicholls Central
Harrison Ramm Glenelg
Lucas Camporeale Glenelg
Ben Camporeale Glenelg
Archer Rouvray Glenelg
Kallan Bevan Glenelg
Tom Tasker North
Louie Montgomery North
PJ Carlin North
Evan Bradley North
Blake Oudshoorn-Bennier North
Anthony Mustaca Norwood
Noah Daw Norwood
Jacob Newton Norwood
Jay Polkinghorne Norwood
Levi Johnston Norwood
Sid Draper South
Benny Barrett South
Harrison Pope South
Jake Agnew South
Phoenix Hargrave South
Wil Thomas Sturt
Samuel Waltham Sturt
Cameron Kelly Sturt
Will Trevorrow Sturt
Ned Atkinson Sturt
Samuel Burbridge West
Noah Baker West
Xavier Mayes West
Carter Wright West
Angus Liebich West
Tom Luck Woodville-West Torrens
Harry Dodd Woodville-West Torrens
Charlie West Woodville-West Torrens
Isaac Edwards Woodville-West Torrens
Jett Hasting Woodville-West Torrens
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