Panthers Quartet Selected to SANFL State Team Training Squad
Four of South Adelaide's finest have been selected in the 2018 West End State League Training Squad.
West End State Team Chairman of Selectors Stephen Rowe has named an initial squad of 49 to confront the WAFL at Adelaide Oval on Saturday, May 12 as the curtain raiser to the Port Adelaide vs Adelaide Showdown.
Co-captain Keegan Brooksby, four-time Knuckey Cup winner Nick Liddle, high-flying forward Sam Overall and classy defender Matt Rose will represent the Panthers throughout the State program.
If selected in the final team of 25, which will be announced in May, it will be Brooksby's second appearance for South Australia, after the mobile ruckman represented the SANFL against the VFL in 2014.
Liddle would be in-line for his fourth State gong after selections in 2012, 2013 and 2014, while 100-game defender Rose and emerging key forward Overall would notch their first.
Notable absentee from the nominations list Joel Cross was unavailable for selection due to family commitments over the State Game bye round.
Sturt mentor Marty Mattner is set to take the reigns as State Coach in 2018, with Jarrod Cotton, Scott Thompson and Mark Mickan completing the coaching panel.
The State Squad will train at Alberton Oval on April 17, May 1 and May 8 before a final training session at Adelaide Oval on May 10.
The Croweaters look to avenge the 11.10 (76) to 18.13 (121) loss to the Sandgropers when the two States last clashed in 2015.
South Adelaide's State Nominees