South Aussie Select – Episode 2 2023


It’s fair to say Tony Bamford knows the 2022 South Australian AFL Draft class inside-out.

That’s why his chat on Episode 2 of South Aussie Select is a must-listen as he provides an in-depth analysis of the Croweaters most likely to hear their name called in later this month.

South Australia’s U18 Academy Manager and Coach details the extraordinary crop of talls on offer from SA this year, with West’s Harry Barnett leading the charge.

But he also reveals AFL clubs are doing their due diligence on South bigman Will Verrall, while Bloods key forward Harry Lemmey also looms as a potential bargain for a club at elite level.

Bamford tells why Eagles utility Mattaes Phillipou will almost certainly be the first Croweater selected in the draft while also revealing that some tough love for North’s Isaac Keeler at the start of the season helped play a role in him shining in 2022.

Crows fans will be eager to learn of potential father-son selection Max Michalanney’s playing strengths, on show for premier Norwood in this year’s finals series.

SANFL Athlete Well-being Officer Jack Hannath makes his debut on South Aussie Select to provide an interesting insight into the ever-evolving world of player welfare.

Hannath, who played AFL with Fremantle as well as SANFL with Central and Glenelg, leans upon his experiences as a player while mentoring SA’s talented male teenagers.

The importance of setting clear boundaries when it comes to using social media is crucial when it comes to promoting positive mental health, while Hannath also chats about the power of goal setting and visualisation for younger players.


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