South Trio Named in 2016 Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year
Panthers stars Brett Eddy, Brede Seccull and Tom Fields have been rewarded for their stellar play in 2016 with selection in the 2016 Advertiser SANFL Team of the Year.
Brett Eddy spearheads a formidable forward line after claiming his first Ken Farmer Medal in a 2016 campaign that saw him slot 68 through the minor rounds. Brett's season tally bettered 2015 Ken Farmer Medallist Clint Alleway's total of 47 by 21 goals and included three bags of seven and a season-high haul of eight against West Adelaide in Round Three.
Brede Seccull enjoyed a breakout season in his fourth year in Noarlunga. The big-bodied midfielder averaged 23 touches per game, including a purple patch through the middle of the season that saw him claim four best on grounds in five games. His emergence in South Adelaide's engine room helped ease the workload of fellow star onballers Nick Liddle and Joel Cross.
Tom Fields shined in his return to the SANFL. After a season on Carlton's rookie list, which included two games at AFL level, "Fieldsy" brought his booming left boot and versatile game back to Hickinbotham Oval and enjoyed arguably his best year in the famous blue and white. Tom is now a 50-game player with the Panthers and his raking left leg is a fan favourite storming out of defence.
Named in the initial squad of 40, four-time Advertiser Team of the Year Member (2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015) Joel Cross was an unlucky omission from this year's final 22.
2016 Magarey Medallist Zane Kirkwood was named as Team of the Year captain, with Eagles skipper Luke Thompson named as his deputy.
Sturt mentor Martin Mattner was selected as coach.
F: Travis Schiller (CD), Brett Eddy (SA), Mark Evans (S)
HF: Josh Scott (G), Kory Beard (S), Justin Hoskin (CD)
C: Kane Mitchell (PA), Zane Kirkwood (S), Nick O'Brien (WWT)
HB: Jarred Allmond (WWT), Fraser Evans (S), Matthew Goldsworthy (WWT)
B: Patrick Giuffreda (WWT), Luke Thompson (WWT), Tom Fields (SA)
R: Sam Baulderstone (N), Chris Jansen (CD), Jared Petrenko (WWT)
INT: Cameron Ellis-Yolmen (A), Brede Seccull (SA), James Battersby (S)
CAPTAIN: Zane Kirkwood (Sturt)
VICE-CAPTAIN: Luke Thompson (Woodville-West Torrens)
COACH: Martin Mattner (Sturt)
Adelaide: Reilly O'Brien, Harrison Wigg, Jonathan Beech
Central District: Luke Barmby, Luke Habel, Nick Holman
Glenelg: Christian Howard, Willie Rioli, Terry Milera
North Adelaide: Jordie McKenzie
Port Adelaide: Luke Reynolds, Steve Summerton
South Adelaide: Joel Cross
Sturt: Jack Stephens, Aidan Riley
West: Adelaide Chris Schmidt
Woodville-West Torrens: Chris Hall, James Boyd, Lachlan McGregor