SANFL U18 Talent Watch – Round 10

SANFL Media’s ZAC MILBANK shines a light on club nominees for the weekly SANFL U18 MVP award.  


The Round 10 SANFL U18 MVP is South Adelaide’s Sid Draper.

Collecting 31 disposals and five marks in his team’s win against North Adelaide, Draper was particularly damaging with his ball-carrying through the centre corridor.

Local Club: Willunga
Disposals – 31
Marks – 5
Clearances – 3
Inside 50s – 9
Ranking Points – 201
Score Involvements – 14
Score Assists – 5

”Sid played predominantly inside mid with a stint forward each quarter. Sid was good in the contest and worked hard to get 25 uncontested possessions while being tagged. Sid was the highest ranked player in the competition this week. Good to see him get some form back for State footy.”
South Adelaide Talent Manager and U18 Coach Mark Clayton

Central District


Local Club: Gawler Central FC

Disposals – 20
Marks – 8
Clearances – 9
Scores – 1.1

”Aidan played as a Forward/Ruck in our loss to Glenelg on the weekend. Playing in the ruck is not a familiar role for him but he was able to move around the ground and impact the game.”
Central District Talent Manager Scott Stevens



Local Club: Mount Burr FC

Disposals – 30
Marks – 7
Clearances – 5

”Kallan has been a consistent performer for us this year with his second nomination for MVP. Again gathering many possession from the stoppage with five clearances or running hard to space to receive a kick or handball. A great mix of contested and uncontested possession while running on to help out the defence or kick the ball inside 50 at the other end.”
Glenelg Talent Manager Darren Trevena

North Adelaide


Disposals – 25
Marks – 4
Tackles – 2
Clearances – 6
”Tom battled hard in the contest and was important for us by generating a lot of clearances against quality opposition. Defensively he was solid, which is a part of his game he has been working really hard on.”
North Talent Manager and U18 Coach Mitch Clisby



Local Club: Hope Valley FC

Disposals – 18
Marks – 3
Tackles – 6

”Darcy has continued to progress nicely in his first season as an U18. Darcy found himself up against a very strong Eagles midfield and held his own.”
Norwood Talent Manager Craig Roberts



Local Club: Onkaparinga Valley FC

Disposals – 14
Marks – 5
Clearances – 4
Hit Outs – 25
Hit Outs to Advantage – 11

”Jacob has been blossoming as a ruckman and had another great game in Round 10 with 25 hit outs (11 to advantage) and four of his own clearances. His skill set is impressive for his size with 14 disposals at 86% efficiency. Jacob took five crucial marks down back close to the goal line.”
Sturt Talent Manager and U18 Coach Scott Prebble

West Adelaide


Local Club: Henley FC

Disposals – 20
Marks – 5
Clearances – 3

”Will defended well throughout the game and offensively he contributed well with 11 kicks and 9 handballs including 3 clearances.”
West U18 Coach and Talent Manager Russell Godson

Woodville-West Torrens


Local Club: Flinders Park FC

Disposals – 20
Marks – 5
Tackles – 3
Clearances – 5
Hit Outs – 12

”Playing in the ruck, undersized as a ruckman at 187cm, Oskar’s ability to compete and follow up his ruck work was impressive.”
Eagles Talent Manager Darren Hams

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