Torrens University Talent Watch – Round 15

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

Round 15 Winner - Darcy Hudson (Woodville-West Torrens)

Disposals – 24
Marks – 8
Tackles – 4
Clearances – 2

The Round 15 Torrens University U18 MVP is Woodville-West Torrens small defender Darcy Hudson.

Recruited from Flinders Park FC, Hudson produced a polished display from the back half as he accumulated 24 disposals, eight marks, two clearances and four tackles against Sturt.

Jayden Matz (Central District)

Disposals – 15
Marks – 5
Tackles – 6
Clearances – 2
Scores – 2.1
Hit Outs – 19

”Jayden played in the ruck in our loss to South. He played a fantastic four-quarter effort against much bigger opponents. He also rested up forward, kicking two goals while laying six tackles. It was a great effort.”

Central Talent Manager Scott Stevens

Kallan Bevan (Glenelg)

Disposals – 28
Marks – 4
Tackles – 1
Clearances – 4
Scores – 2.1
Inside 50s – 7

”Kallan, a Mt Burr lad, had his best game for the year. He collected 28 possessions at 79% efficiency, while also impacting the scoreboard with two goals and two score assists. Kallan played his mid/forward role for the team at a high level.”

Glenelg Talent Manager Darren Trevena

Jed Dignan (North Adelaide)

Disposals – 26
Marks – 8
Tackles – 4
Clearances – 6
Scores – 1.2
Inside 50s – 5

”Jed, from Orroroo FC, battled hard in a losing side.”

North Talent Manager Neil Sanders

Jay Polkinghorne (Norwood)

Disposals – 15
Marks – 8
Contested Marks – 3
Tackles – 1
Clearances – 1
Scores – 5.2

”We welcomed Jay back on the weekend after he spent a couple of weeks home in Ceduna. Jay was coming off a bag of 17 goals last week for his local A grade team – Western United FC – s0 we were excited to see him back in the red and blue. Jay continued his good form by kicking five goals from 15 disposals and eight marks with three being contested pack marks.”

Norwood Talent Manager Craig Roberts

Nicholas Schroder (South Adelaide)

Disposals – 15
Marks – 9
Tackles – 2
Clearances – 2
Score Involvements – 4
Rebound 50s – 5

”Nicholas is is the captain of South Adelaide’s U18 team and his value to the team is not only measured in disposals but the leadership he displays.

Nick is very good at setting up the defenders in both defence and offence, and also instructing others on how we want to play. Nick was very important in our win over Central.”

South Talent Manager Mark Clayton

Henry Maerschel (Sturt)

Disposals – 21
Marks – 9
Contested Marks -3
Tackles – 3
Rebound 50s – 3

”Henry was fantastic down back, taking six high-flying intercept marks and providing run and dash. His long kick got us moving forward on numerous occasions.”

Sturt Talent Manager Scott Prebble

Bailee Gilbert (West Adelaide)

Disposals – 18
Marks – 2
Clearances – 2
Rebound 50s – 4

”Playing as a defender, Bailee played his role well and helped limit the number of opposition shots on goal from multiple fast entries. Bailee also generated some nice ball movement from the back half with his 18 disposals.”

West Talent Manager Russell Godson


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