Torrens University Talent Watch – Round 14

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

Round 14 Winner - Kade Hilton (West Adelaide)

Disposals – 14
Marks – 10
Tackles – 2
Clearances – 1
Scores – 4.4

The Round 14 Torrens University MVP is West Adelaide’s Kade Hilton.

The key forward from Waikerie FC was a threat in the air and at ground level as he booted four goals from 14 disposals and five marks in the Bloods’ win against Central.

Tom Corcoran (Glenelg)

Disposals – 25
Marks – 5
Tackles – 4
Clearances – 2
Scores – 0.1

”Tom played in a wing, half-back rotation, resulting in him registering five inside 50s with three score assists and four rebound 50s in a 25-possession game.

”He also had a game-high five hard ball gets, four tackles and 10 contested possessions, while displaying a great balance of inside and outside possession.”

Glenelg Talent Manager Darren Trevena

Riley McDonald (Central District)

Disposals – 29
Marks – 2
Tackles – 9
Clearances – 8
Scores – 1.0

”Riley played on the ball in our loss to West Adelaide. He battled hard all game, trying to lift his teammates. His ability to get his hand on the ball at stoppages was crucial for us trying to drive us forward.”

Central Talent Manager Scott Stevens

Jacob Newton (Norwood)

Disposals – 30
Marks – 5
Tackles – 6
Clearances – 6
Scores – 0.1

”After a couple weeks off, back home in Elliston on the Eyre Peninsula, Jacob returned to his best again on the weekend with 30 disposals, six tackles and six clearances. Jacob also brought plenty of his teammates into the game with 13 handballs.”

Norwood Talent Manager Craig Roberts

Charlie West (Woodville-West Torrens)

Disposals – 19
Marks – 10
Contested Marks – 6
Tackles – 4
Scores – 1.1

”Playing as a key forward, Charlie managed 10 marks – six of which were contested – to go with his 19 disposals, four tackles and a goal.”

Eagles Talent Manager Darren Hams

Wil Thomas (Sturt)

Disposals – 12
Marks – 3
Tackles – 2
Clearances – 1
Scores – 1.1

”Wil has been an excellent small forward this season, with his best performance coming on the weekend. He is clean on ground level and is a good decision-maker at high speed. One to look out for next year, as he is an U17.”

Sturt Talent Manager Scott Prebble

Taylor Goad (South Adelaide)

Disposals – 17
Marks – 2
Tackles – 3
Clearances – 7
Hit Outs – 25
Hit Outs to Advantage – 7
Scores – 1.2

”Taylor was the dominant big man on the ground. Winning his position in ruck with 17 disposals (14 contested), 25 hitouts (7 to advantage), he gave our midfielders first look at it while also getting seven clearances himself. Taylor also contributed as a forward, kicking a goal and having eight score involvements.”

South Talent Manager Mark Clayton

Hunter Press (North Adelaide)

Disposals – 14
Marks – 6
Tackles – 7
Clearances – 1

”Travelling down from Port Augusta to play, Hunter, from Central Augusta FC, rebounded strongly from defence.”

North Adelaide Talent Manager Neil Sanders

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