By ZAC MILBANK
A 52-player Torrens University SA U19 squad has been released in the lead up to a selection trial match to be played at Thebarton Oval on July 16.
SANFL Head of Talent Brenton Phillips and Torrens University SA U19 coach Tony Bamford joined forced with AFL scouts from Adelaide, Port Adelaide, West Coast and the Western Bulldogs to finalise those set to line up in the internal clash.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Bamford said the match would be used as a guide to then trim the squad down to 35 players for the second phase of the U19 program throughout July and August.
This will include SA’s first two matches against the Allies at Hisense Stadium on Saturday July 24 and WA in Perth on Saturday August 7.
Players will then be released back to their SANFL clubs for the rest of the season before a final squad is selected for the last two matches to be played across the border against Victoria Country on Friday September 24 and Victoria Metro on Tuesday September 28.
As many as 12 U19 players have been listed in the initial squad, including Norwood’s Henry Nelligan, Sturt’s Mani Liddy and Glenelg’s Cooper Horsnell, who have all featured in the Statewide Super League this season.
Talented Panthers trio Jason Horne, Matthew Roberts and Arlo Draper are all present, together with Port Adelaide father-son prospect Jase Burgoyne, from Woodville-West Torrens and Adelaide Next Generation Academy player Blayne O’Loughlin, from North Adelaide.
|Max Litster||Woodville-West Torrens||184cm||83kg|
|Zac Phillips||Woodville-West Torrens||201cm||85kg|
|Jordan Lukac||Woodville-West Torrens||196cm||89kg|
|Brayden Calvett||Woodville-West Torrens||177cm||72kg|
|Brock Thomson||Woodville-West Torrens||181cm||72kg|
|Jase Burgoyne||Woodville-West Torrens||186cm||65kg|
|Charlie Blair||Woodville-West Torrens||182cm||75kg|
|Lukas Cooke||Woodville-West Torrens||195cm||80kg|
|Jonte Hunter-Price||Woodville-West Torrens||197cm||91kg|
|Jay Watson||Woodville-West Torrens||174cm||64kg|