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Statewide Super League Top 50 – No.31

By ZAC MILBANK

Dom Barry is back enjoying his footy again and its the Norwood Football Club which is reaping the rewards.

After a frustrating year on Port Adelaide’s AFL list – which yielded just five AFL games in 2018 – the 26-year-old settled nicely at his new home in 2019.

The hard-running wingman finished sixth in the Michael Taylor Medal as Redlegs best-and-fairest while also representing the West End State team in its win against the WAFL in Perth.

Barry averaged 21 disposals per game at 87 per cent disposal efficiency while also hitting the scoreboard for 26 goals last season, including the Channel 7 Goal of the Year.

His stunning performance in last year’s Elimination Final, in which he had 28 disposals and kicked 3.3, illustrated just how devastating he can be when he tucks the ball under his arm and delivers with precision.

The former Glenelg left-footer is another reason why Norwood no longer has to rely on huge efforts from the likes of Mitch Grigg and Matt Panos, with his pace a welcome addition to the Redlegs’ hard-nosed midfield.

Selected by SANFL Media Producer Zac Milbank, the 2020 Statewide Super League Top 50 is being unveiled one player at a time on the League’s website and social media channels.

For incumbent SANFL players, form across the 2019 season was used as a significant factor in the selection process, with selection in The Advertiser Team of the Year, West End State squad, club leadership group and placings in club best-and-fairest weighing heavily.

This is to ensure there is meaningful movement of player rankings between each year’s Top 50 list at the start and end of the season.

Recruits to the Statewide Super League for 2020 have also been included, with significant AFL experience, performance at State League level and their predicted impact proving critical in deciding the order of players.

DOM BARRY

Age: 26
Height: 179cm
Weight: 78kg
Position: Midfielder/Wing
SANFL Club: Norwood
Community Club: Federal FC (Alice Springs)
SANFL Debut: Round 1, 2017
SANFL Games: 49

Statewide Super League Top 50

31 – Dom Barry (Norwood)
32 – Justin Hoskin (Central)
33 – Harrison Wigg (North)
34 – Matthew Allen (Glenelg)
35 – Troy Menzel (Central)
36 – Mitch Grigg (Norwood)
37 – Jack Hayes (Eagles)
38 – James Rose (South)
39 – Robbie Young (North)
40 – Andrew Bradley (Glenelg)
41 – Tom Schwarz (North)
42 – Matthew Panos (Norwood)
43 – Brad Agnew (Glenelg)
44 – Cole Gerloff (Norwood)
45 – Matthew Wright (Adelaide)
46 – Dean Gore (Sturt)
47 – Tom Keough (West)
48 – Jesse Lonergan (Eagles)
49 – Alex Spina (North)
50 – Logan Hill (West)

Dom Barry in action for the West End State Team in Perth last year.