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Statewide Super League Top 50 – No.12

By ZAC MILBANK

There’s no signs of slowing for Central District’s Jarrod Schiller.

In fact, there’s every reason to consider his career is headed on an upward trajectory despite his birth certificate suggesting he’s turned 28.

Schiller posted a dominant 2019 campaign, illustrated by him winning the Norm Russell Medal as Central’s best-and-fairest by a whopping 118 votes ahead of younger brother Travis.

Named on the interchange bench for The Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year, Schiller averaged nearly 26 disposals, five tackles and just a tick under seven clearances a game.

It was a massive personal effort from the nuggety midfielder as the Bulldogs were forced to battle on grimly without much team success last season.

Now the Nuriootpa product is looming as a key figure in new coach Jeff Andrews’ plans for 2020 as he seeks to feed what looms as an extremely talented forward line mix featuring the Menzel brothers – Daniel and Troy.

Set to act as joint vice-captain with the latter Menzel this season, Schiller can be relied upon to perform at a consistently high level in the red, white and blue.

Selected by SANFL Media Producer Zac Milbank, the 2020 Statewide Super League Top 50 is being unveiled one player at a time on the League’s website and social media channels.

For incumbent SANFL players, form across the 2019 season was used as a significant factor in the selection process, with selection in The Advertiser Team of the Year, West End State squad, club leadership group and placings in club best-and-fairest weighing heavily.

This is to ensure there is meaningful movement of player rankings between each year’s Top 50 list at the start and end of the season.

Recruits to the Statewide Super League for 2020 have also been included, with significant AFL experience, performance at State League level and their predicted impact proving critical in deciding the order of players.

JARROD SCHILLER

Age: 28
Height: 175cm
Weight: 83kg
Position: Midfielder
SANFL Club: Central District
Community Club: Nuriootpa FC
SANFL Debut: Round 17, 2010
SANFL Games: 170

Statewide Super League Top 50

12 – Jarrod Schiller (Central)
13 – Lewis Johnston (Norwood)
14 – James Battersby (Sturt)
15 – Zane Kirkwood (Sturt)
16 – Max Proud (Glenelg)
17 – Andrew Moore (North)
18 – Luke Reynolds (Glenelg)
19 – Abe Davis (Sturt)
20 – Tyson Goldsack (Port)
21 – Jarred Allmond (North)
22 – Marlon Motlop (Glenelg)
23 – Kaine Stevens (West)
24 – Matthew Snook (Glenelg)
25 – Travis Schiller (Central)
26 – Billy Stretch (Glenelg)
27 – Joseph Haines (South)
28 – Brad McKenzie (Norwood)
29 – Matthew Rose (South)
30 – James Rowe (Eagles)
31 – Dom Barry (Norwood)
32 – Justin Hoskin (Central)
33 – Harrison Wigg (North)
34 – Matthew Allen (Glenelg)
35 – Troy Menzel (Central)
36 – Mitch Grigg (Norwood)
37 – Jack Hayes (Eagles)
38 – James Rose (South)
39 – Robbie Young (North)
40 – Andrew Bradley (Glenelg)
41 – Tom Schwarz (North)
42 – Matthew Panos (Norwood)
43 – Brad Agnew (Glenelg)
44 – Cole Gerloff (Norwood)
45 – Matthew Wright (Adelaide)
46 – Dean Gore (Sturt)
47 – Tom Keough (West)
48 – Jesse Lonergan (Eagles)
49 – Alex Spina (North)
50 – Logan Hill (West)