SANFL U18 Talent Watch – Round 6

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


The Round 6 SANFL U18 MVP is Central District’s Dyson Sharp.
A powerful influence around the stoppages for the Bulldogs, Sharp collected 34 disposals, 11 clearances and 12 tackles while also booting two goals in his team’s win against the Eagles.
Local Club: Barossa District
Disposals – 34
Marks – 6
Clearances – 11
Tackles – 12
Scores – 2.0
”Dyson played as an inside mid resting up forward in our hard-fought win over the Eagles. His contested work around stoppages was crucial for us, giving our outside runners space to work into.
”He is getting his match fitness up after missing a month during the late part of pre-season due to a hip complaint.”
Central Talent Manager Scott Stevens



Local Club: Edwardstown FC

Disposals – 26
Marks – 5
Disposal Efficiency – 89 per cent

”Jack was fantastic in defence, he worked hard all day gathering 26 possessions and kicking at 89% efficiency. His workrate to get across and put his body on the line or intercept mark was inspiring towards his fellow defenders, who restricted Sturt to three goals for the game from their 31 inside 50s.”
Glenelg Talent Manager Darren Trevena

North Adelaide


Local Club: Walkerville FC
Disposals – 22
Marks – 3
Tackles – 10
Clearances – 7
”Oli’s aggression and pressure around the contest was a real highlight of the day. With a team-high 10 tackles and seven clearances, he was able to get the job done on the inside with 22 disposals and distribute to our outside runners.”
North Talent Manager and U18 Coach Mitch Clisby



Local Club: Athelstone FC

Disposals – 16
Marks – 4
Tackles – 3
Hitouts – 31

”James had a breakout game against North Adelaide where he dominated the hitouts.”
Norwood Talent Manager Craig Roberts

South Adelaide


Local Club: Reynella FC

Disposals – 35
Marks – 12
Tackles – 3
Clearances – 5
Scores – 3.1
Inside 50s – 6
Score Involvements – 10
CD Ranking Points – 218

”Phoenix played predominantly as an inside midfielder with a stint forward each quarter. Phoenix was good in the contest and worked hard to get uncontested football on the outside of the contest.”
South Talent Manager and U18 Coach Mark Clayton



Local Club: Unley Jets FC

Disposals – 18
Marks – 7

”Gill had an outstanding game down back when plenty of ball was coming in. With 18 disposals, seven marks (many of those being intercepts), Gill had his opponent’s number all day.

”Spending the year up forward last year, Gill has settled into his new role down back and has been an important player for us, resulting in a breakout game on the weekend.”
Sturt Talent Manager and U18 Coach Scott Prebble

West Adelaide


Local Club: Flagstaff Hill FC

Disposals – 17
Marks – 5
Tackles – 4

”Ben competed very well in defence under pressure with South having a high number of inside 50 entries. Ben held a high level of concentration for the entire game and also coached his team mates well.”
West U18 Coach and Talent Manager Russell Godson

Woodville-West Torrens


Local Club: Port District FC

Disposals – 26
Marks – 5
Tackles – 4
Rebound 50s – 7
Inside 50s – 3
Scores – 1.0

”Playing as a small defender, Jack’s ability to turn defence into attack continues to be a feature of his game. with 7 rebound 50’s and 3 inside 50’s including hitting the score board with a goal.”
Eagles Talent Manager Darren Hams

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