BULLDOGS EXCEL IN STATE UNDER 18's ACADEMY PROGRAM

 

By Peter Argent
Six exciting young talents from the Central Districts Football Club including AFL Level 1 Academy lad Jackson Hately, Tanunda export Jez McLennan, Eudunda-Robertstown footballer Aaron Nietschke, key marking forward from Angaston Rhett Montgomerie, dynamic indigenous talent Malachai Ahmatt-Lovett and Mitch Payne we're all involved in the 2018 SANFL Talent Academy program, which culminated with the game last Saturday at City Mazda Oval, Richmond. 
Hately was the best player for the Blue side, coached by Ben Nelson and Chris Smelt, which lost the high class contest by seven points while another excellent performer and high possession winner was Nietschke
 Both Hately and the creative Malachai Ahmatt-Lovett kicked three goals each , McLennan was solid in defence against the odds and also was creative when moved into a centerline role. 
Unfortunately Mitch Payne was unable to play due to injury and Montgomery had a day to forget. 
 He received a series of stitches in the back of his head after I am marking contest in the first term and then endured a second knock when Jack lukosius pulled down the Mark of the day which facilitated the medical staff in suggesting he didn't continue playing. 
“I was happy with the hit out,” Tony Bamford, new SA Under 18s Coach & Academy Manager said.  
“We have a number of 185cm to 192cm medium Defenders and inside midfielders which gives us a lot of depth in this area. 
“We did have a couple of injuries from the games.  
“Sam Whitbread broken collarbone, and Rhett Montgomerie had stitches in the back of his head from a marking contest and didn't play the latter parts of the game.” 
In this year of the 2018 AFL Super Draft the Central District Football Club has a number of likely prospects. 
Let’s hope a couple of these talents play SANFL league football in the red, white and blue in 2018. 

 

By Peter Argent

 

Six exciting young talents from the Central District Football Club - including AFL Level 1 Academy lad Jackson Hately, Tanunda export Jez McLennan, Eudunda-Robertstown footballer Aaron Nietschke, key marking forward from Angaston Rhett Montgomerie, dynamic indigenous talent Malachai Ahmatt-Lovett and Mitch Payne - we're all involved in the 2018 SANFL Talent Academy program, which culminated with the game last Saturday at City Mazda Oval, Richmond. 

Hately was the best player for the Blue side, coached by Ben Nelson and Chris Smelt, which lost the high class contest by seven points.  another excellent performer and high possession winner was Nietschke.

Both Hately and the creative Malachai Ahmatt-Lovett kicked three goals each.  McLennan was solid in defence against the odds and was ALSO creative when moved into a centerline role. 

Unfortunately, Mitch Payne was unable to play due to injury and Montgomery had a day to forget. 

He received a series of stitches in the back of his head after a marking contest in the first term.  He then endured a second knock when Jack Lukosius pulled down the mark of the day, which facilitated the medical staff in suggesting he didn't continue playing. 

 

“I was happy with the hit out,” Tony Bamford, new SA Under 18's Coach & Academy Manager said.  

“We have a number of 185cm to 192cm medium defenders and inside midfielders which gives us a lot of depth in this area. 

“We did have a couple of injuries from the games.  

“Sam Whitbread's broken collarbone, and Rhett Montgomerie had stitches in the back of his head from a marking contest, and didn't play the latter parts of the game.” 

 

In this year of the 2018 AFL Super Draft the Central District Football Club has a number of likely prospects. 

Let’s hope a couple of these talents play SANFL League football in the red, white and blue in 2018. 

   
All images thanks to Peter Agrent   
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L - R: Rhett Montgomerie, Aaron Nietschke, Jez McLennan, Jackson Hately, Malachai Ahmatt-Lovett, Mitch Payne  
   
 
Malachai Ahmatt-Lovett  
   
 
Rhett Montgomerie (front and centre)  
   
 
Aaron Nietschke  
   
 
Jackson Hately   
   
   
   

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