In the Mix

2020 Under 18 Profiles

Get to know our Under 18 players ahead of this Saturday’s 2020 Torrens University Cup Grand Final!

1. Cooper Murley

Number: 1
Height: 177cm
Weight: 66 Kg
Cooper is a speedy line breaking bottom ager who can play inside and outside. He is a natural ball-winner who can damage up forward and at the stoppage.

2. Zac Bishop

Number: 2
Height: 173cm
Weight: 65 Kg
A classy and composed bottom ager who is most dangerous around the stoppage and goal front. Zac makes the most of every touch and is a deceptively strong aerial marker.

3. Tyson Walls

Number: 3
Height: 170cm
Weight: 63 Kg
Playing up as a U16, Tyson is an old-fashioned footballer – tough on the inside and built for the pressure game. Always up for the fight, he is a natural contested ball winner.

4. Henry Nelligan

Number: 4
Height: 170cm
Weight: 69 Kg
One of the best ball-winners and classiest players in the competition – Henry has in and under grunt with skills on both sides of the body. Played League earlier this season.

5. Ethan Schwerdt

Number: 5
Height: 175cm
Weight: 65 Kg
An elite athlete who can run all day – the son of Stephen – Ethan works opposition players into the ground outside the contest and has new strength inside. Great user by hand.

6. Michael Cavallaro

Number: 6
Height: 175cm
Weight: 71 Kg
Very classy ball user who likes to set up play with his excellent kicking skills. Michael displays high-level football intelligence, always making solid decisions and taking the game on.

7. Corey Jones

Number: 7
Height: 176cm
Weight: 67 Kg
A medium-sized threat who is a dangerous lead-up and crumbing forward – able to play tall and small. Has a tough edge but shows genuine class.

8. Bailey Gal

Number: 8
Height: 178cm
Weight: 74 Kg
A tough and versatile player – Bailey has the strength to play inside and the athleticism to defend tall and small forwards alike – raw potential.

9. Alastair Lord

Number: 9
Height: 177cm
Weight: 68 Kg
A super aggressive ball carrier – Alastair never wastes a chance to carry the ball through the lines and get the ball moving forward deep.

10. Mitch Trepka

Number: 10
Height: 177cm
Weight: 70 Kg
One of our captains and a true leader down back, Mitch plays a super team-oriented style of game – specialising in one percentage plays. A real general from behind the play.

12. Xavier Tranfa

Number: 10
Height: 178cm
Weight: 82 Kg
An inside midfielder, Xavier thrives off the contested and physical side of the game. Likes creeping forward and getting dangerous at the crumbs of the talls as well.

13. Marcus Roberts

Number: 13
Height: 183cm
Weight: 73 Kg
A true athletic prospect – with elite agility and good aerial skills – Marcus is a lively forward who works his backside off up and down the ground.

14. James Higgins

Number: 14
Height: 179cm
Weight: 78 Kg
James is a super composed decision-maker who likes to read the ball behind the play or through the contest. Has the ability to go forward and take marks as well.

15. Harlee Chandler

Number: 15
Height: 178cm
Weight: 78 Kg
An EP product and younger brother of draftee Kade Chandler – Harlee brings penetrating run and carry with exceptionally clean disposal usage – also known for his tough edge.

16. Jackson Murphy

Number: 16
Height: 181cm
Weight: 71 Kg
High flying half-forward who loves going up vertically with his strong hands. Shows his versatility and can play off the ground with speed and endurance to burn.

17. Daniel Fairbrother

Number: 17
Height: 182cm
Weight: 75 Kg
An elite user by foot and an excellent reader of the ball – Daniel brings class and smarts to our side. Played several League games this year and should be on the radar from above.

18. William Warrick

Number: 18
Height: 181cm
Weight: 80 Kg
William embodies what team first and hard-working football looks like. An elite worker on the field (rivalled by none) and selfless team man – has strong hands and can damage sides.

19. Lachlan Falco

Number: 19
Height: 183cm
Weight: 73 Kg
A dangerous ball carrier who has a flair for taking the game on – head down and line breaking at the truest sense. Played numerous Reserves games this season and faired well.

20. Louis Joseph

Number: 20
Height: 176cm
Weight: 73 Kg
An utter competitor in the truest sense – Louis is a hard-nosed in and under player who tackles and competes above most top agers. Will throw his body on the line to win any contest.

21. Jack Saunders

Number: 21
Height: 177cm
Weight: 70 Kg
Perhaps the best athlete in the competition – with line-breaking speed, elite endurance and solid strength. Jack is a damaging player who almost played League this year.

22. Ronald Carbine

Number: 22
Height: 178cm
Weight: 69 Kg
Few players battle for the ball in 1 on 1 scenarios like Ronald does at his best. Rarely beaten, he also brings dash and carry from half-back – an exciting prospect.

23. James Warton

Number: 23
Height: 188cm
Weight: 80 Kg
A true utility who can play every line on the field – even competing against talls down the spine. James will bring strength and grunt to every contest he is near.

25. Nathan Maunder

Number: 25
Height: 184cm
Weight: 85 Kg
One of the smartest footballers in the side, Nathan is a half-forward who looks to work up high and roll deep with his left foot. Accurate shot for goal and plenty of work ethic once fit.

26. Peter Minervini

Number: 26
Height: 183cm
Weight: 72Kg
A team-oriented player – Peter goes about his business and does whatever the team requires. Versatile enough to play every line, his contested marking and composure are solid for his age.

27. Nathan Hearing

Number: 27
Height: 195cm
Weight: 92 Kg
Likely the best ruck in the league, Nathan competes in the hit out but just as much at ground level as a fourth mid. His ability to play the GB and CM is unmatched – lives for the contest.

 

28. Benjamin Ianniello

Number: 28
Height: 182cm
Weight: 69 Kg
A quick and wirey outside runner – Ben shows speed and athleticism for aerial contests and loves to accelerate with overlap run and then use his booming left foot.

30. Finn Heard

Number: 30
Height: 193cm
Weight: 87 Kg
A late bloomer physically, Finn has grown into his figure and become a commanding presence on the field. An excellent mark overhead and on the lead, has been dominant up forward.

31. Sam Duke

Number: 31
Height: 193cm
Weight: 81 Kg
One of our captains, Sam is a smart tall who loves to compete 1v1 and set us up from behind. Growing every week with his intercepting ability his booming kick damages opposition.

32. Lachie Webb

Number: 32
Height: 200cm
Weight: 82 Kg
A traditional tap ruckman who is growing more and more every week. Lachie displays excellent hit out craft and confidence to take the game on – shows plenty of potential.

33. Aidan Lake

Number: 33
Height: 193cm
Weight: 81 Kg
A big, bodied bottom ager with plenty of potential – able to lock down opposition forwards and even go into the ruck. Once his fitness is developed, he will be a super versatile player.

34. Ned Carey

Number: 34
Height: 198cm
Weight: 92 Kg
Fully fit Ned is one of the best ruckmen in the competition – a fierce competitor who fights on the ground and in the air. Super unlucky with injuries thus far – plenty to see.

37. Connor Kent

Number: 37
Height: 175cm
Weight: 65 Kg
A super smart and disciplined player – Connor was unlucky to be stuck behind a state-level player in his position and will be an excellent starter (inside and out) in the future for us.

38. Charlie Kemp

Number: 38
Height: 185cm
Weight: 88Kg
Having joined our program late, Charlie has proved himself a tough inside user with classy ball use by hand & a solid work rate. Expect him to feature prominently next season.

39. Alex Scali

Number: 39
Height: 177cm
Weight: 75 Kg
A lively and nimble goal sneak Alex shows real x factor and goal sense up forward – as was seen averaging a goal a game in the reserves and 3+ goals for us.

40. Thomas Schell

Number: 40
Height: 177cm
Weight: 75 Kg
Having debuted for the Reserves in the final minor round match – Thomas is a hard-working inside midfielder who gut runs and loves to link through the corridor by hand and foot.