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2018 U16 and Development Squads Presentation Night Award Winners

2018 U16 and Development Squads Presentation Night Award Winners

21 August 2018

MVP Material: Zachary Dumesny was named the 2018 South Adelaide Football Club Under-16 MVP.

On Monday evening South Adelaide's finest young talent congregated in the Peter Darley Room for the Club's annual Under-16 and Development Squads presentations night.

On the night, the Panthers celebrated the conclusion of the 2018 Development Squad Program and Under-16 Centre of Excellence season.

Young forward Zachary Dumesny was named the 2018 Under-16 MVP, closely followed by Langhorne Creek's Matthew Roberts and Nicholas Kraemer from Reynella.

Fellow Langhorne Creek product Shannon Jones was selected by his coaches as the Flinders University U16 Most Improved Player.

Meanwhile, Jack Delean (U13s - Reynella), Jaiden Magor (U14s - Myponga/Sellicks), Jason Horne (U15 Metro - Christies Beach) and Arlo Draper (U15 Country - Willunga) were also handed the Best Player Award for their respective Development Squad age groups.

The Club also unveiled the Flinders University Development Squad Team of the Year, which recognises the most outstanding players from each Development Squad age group - the full team can be seen below.

Congratulations to all players who completed the 2018 South Adelaide Development Squad program. 

Please see below for a full list of award winners.

Under-16 Winners

  • Under-16 MVP - Zachary Dumesny (Brighton)
  • Under-16 Runner-Up MVP - Matthew Roberts (Langhorne Creek)
  • Under-16 Third-Place MVP - Nicholas Kraemer (Reynella)
  • Flinders University U16 Most Improved Player - Shannon Jones (Langhorne Creek)

Under-16 Top 8 Voting

  1. Zachary Dumesny (Brighton)
  2. Matthew Roberts (Langhorne Creek)
  3. Nicholas Kraemer (Reynella)
  4. Jason Horne (Christies Beach)
  5. Dylan Kleinig (Victor Harbor)
  6. Jayden Little (Flagstaff Hill)
  7. Max Clifton (Flagstaff Hill)
  8. Shannon Jones (Langhorne Creek)

Development Squad Best Player Awards

  • U13 Development Squad Best Player Award - Jack Delean (Reynella)
  • U14 Development Squad Best Player Award - Jaiden Magor (Myponga/Sellicks)
  • U15 Metro Development Squad Best Player Award (Phil Leach Trophy) - Jason Horne (Christies Beach)
  • U15 Country Development Squad Best Player Award (Phil Leach Trophy) - Arlo Draper (Willunga)

Flinders University 2018 Development Squads Team of the Year



Other Acknowledgements

SANFL Under-16 State Players

  • Zachary Dumesny
  • Matthew Roberts
  • Nicholas Kraemer
  • Jason Horne

South Adelaide also sincerely thanks our dedicated coaches, managers and support staff!

  • U13: Brenton Roberts, Lincoln Rogers, Christian Hamilton, Hayden Berryman
  • U14: Kale Allen, Dave Fairlie, Jericho John, Jason Rayner
  • U15M: Chris McTaggart, Peter McMaster, Glen Turner
  • U15C: Steve Jaggard, Todd Steele, Tom Pearsons
  • Staff: Graham Ey, Edna Vanderham, Meredith Archdall, Dennis Little, Keith Sheppard & Sonya Little and canteen volunteers
  • Trainees: Nicholas Kraemer, Harry Spacie, Lachlan Inthavong, Charlie Minns, Boyd Austin, Kyle Daris

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