SANFL U18 Talent Watch – Round 12

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


The Round 12 SANFL U18 MVP is Woodville-West Torrens’ Zac Schwarz. 
Using his strongly-built frame to advantage, the prolific midfielder registered 33 disposals, 11 marks, seven clearances and seven tackles in the Eagles’ win against North Adelaide.
Local Club: Port District
Disposals – 33
Marks – 11
Clearances – 7
Tackles – 7

Central District


Local Club: Angaston FC

Disposals – 11
Marks – 7
Contested Marks – 5
Tackles – 2
Rebound 50s – 2

”Jimmy played at centre half-back against Glenelg, His intercept and overhead marking was a feature
of his game in wet and heavy conditions.”
Central District Talent Manager Scott Stevens



Local Club: Sacred Heart OC FC

Disposals – 19
Marks – 7
Clearances – 2
Tackles – 5

”Coming back from a shoulder injury, Connor worked hard for four quarters, chasing, tackling and picking up 19 possessions, both contested and uncontested.”
Glenelg Talent Manager Darren Trevena

North Adelaide


Local Club – Walkerville FC

Disposals – 33
Marks – 3
Tackles – 4
Clearances – 9
”Oli certainly got his hands dirty on the weekend. His contested work inside was outstanding and his ability to spread hard to win the ball on the outside was fantastic. He led the game in clearances and used the ball well in difficult conditions.”
North Talent Manager and U18 Coach Mitch Clisby



Local Club: Western United FC

Disposals – 16
Marks – 5
Tackles – 5
Scores – 4.1

”After an injury riddled first half of the season, Jay Polkinghorne was back to his best. He created a highlight reel with six contested marks in soggy conditions, he pulled down an absolute screamer and very close to landing another two. Jay finished with four goals and was huge part in us winning the game.”
Norwood Talent Manager Craig Roberts



Local Club: Mount Barker FC

Disposals – 28
Marks – 6
Clearances – 2
Tackles – 2
Scores – 1.0

”Harley showed his class all day out on the wing with 28 disposals and 6 marks. The highlight for the game was Harley running down the wing, handballing through the opposition and finishing a goal from 45m out on the run. His goal and eight score involvements ensured Harley was very influential in this game.”
Sturt Talent Manager and U18 Coach Scott Prebble

South Adelaide


Local Club: Reynella FC

Disposals – 13
Marks – 5
Clearances – 2
Tackles – 2
Scores – 4.1
Score Involvements – 8
Inside 50s – 3

”Jake played the majority of the game as a forward with a stint in the ruck each quarter. He looked dangerous around goal and kept us in the game at various stages.”
South U18 Coach and Talent Manager Mark Clayton

West Adelaide


Local Club: PHOS Camden FC

Disposals – 18
Marks – 6
Clearances – 4
Tackles – 3

”Joel played his forward role very well, winning a number of aerial contests as well as competing well at ground level.”
West U18 Coach and Talent Manager Russell Godson

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