Torrens University SA U18 and U16 Awards

Torrens University SA U18 captain Adam D'Aloia received the John Halbert Medal as SA's MVP. Picture - Peter Argent


Torrens University SA U18 captain Adam D’Aloia has underlined his credentials after a stunning AFL National Championships campaign netted him two awards on Wednesday night.

The Woodville-West Torrens midfielder not only took home the John Halbert Medal as SA’s MVP but also the side’s Team First Player’s Player Award.

Expected to be in the mix for selection in the 2022 AFL Draft, D’Aloia was also judged best afield in SA’s two-point loss to Victoria Country in Game 2.

North Adelaide defender Shaun Bennier, who was often thrown into attack to provide a spark, was handed the Ron Coleman Best Team Man Award.

Central District backman Will McCabe received the Norm Grimm Medal as MVP for the victorious Torrens University SA U16 team at the 2022 AFL National Championships.

Glenelg midfielder Lucas Camporeale won the Ron Coleman Award as Best Team Man for the U16s while North Adelaide’s Louie Montgomery claimed the Dr Henry Kneebone Achivement Award for displaying coachability and leadership.

SA’s Jakob Ryan was MVP in Game 3 v Victoria Metro. Picture – Peter Argent

Torrens University SA U18 Awards

State Youth Match: SA U18 v SA U20

10th June at Thebarton Oval

SA U18 11.9 (75) d SA U20 3.8 (26)

Most Valuable Player
Alex Holt (SFC)


National Championships | Game 1

19th June at Thebarton Oval

South Australia 14.9 (93) d Allies 8.8 (56)

Most Valuable Player
Mattaes Phillipou (WWTFC)


National Championships | Game 2

26th June at Thebarton Oval

Victoria Country 9.8 (62) d South Australia 8.12 (60)

Most Valuable Player
Adam D’Aloia (WWTFC)

National Championships | Game 3

9th July at GMHBA Stadium

Victoria Metro 16.15 (111) d South Australia 5.8 (38)

Most Valuable Player
Jakob Ryan (GFC)


National Championships | Game 4

24th July at Pentanet Stadium

Western Australia 15.10 (100) d South Australia 12.8 (80)

Most Valuable Player
Ashton Moir (GFC)


Ron Coleman Award
Best Team Man

Shaun Bennier (NAFC)


Player’s Player Award
Team First

Adam D’Aloia (WWTFC)


John Halbert Medal
Most Valuable Player Award

Adam D’Aloia (WWTFC)

MVP for Game 3 of the U16 AFL National Championships was Ned Atkinson (centre).

Torrens University SA U16 Awards

National Championship | Game 1

June 26 at Thebarton Oval

South Australia 12.12 (84) d Western Australia 4.12 (36)

Most Valuable Player
Dyson Sharp (CDFC)


National Championship | Game 2

July 5 at Metricon Stadium

Victoria Metro 9.14 (68) d South Australia 9.11 (65)

Most Valuable Player
Charlie West (WWTFC)


National Championship | Game 3

July 9 at Thebarton Oval

South Australia 14.15 (99) d Victoria Country 5.6 (36)

Most Valuable Player
Ned Atkinson (SFC)


Ron Coleman Award
Best Team Man

Lucas Camporeale (GFC)


Dr Henry Kneebone Achievement Award

Louie Montgomery (NAFC)


Norm Grimm Medal
Most Valuable Player

Will McCabe (CDFC)

SA U16 defender Will McCabe receives his MVP award from AFL Academy Manager Tarkyn Lockyer. Picture – Peter Argent

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