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PLAYER CLUB HT (CM) WT (KG) DOB
Aron Asfaha Glenunga 177 65 13/5/97
Timothy Auckland Launceston, Tasmania 197 16/1/00
Aaron Baker Westminster Old Scholars 185 82 10/1/96
John Boxer Golden Grove 168 64 12/9/89
Joey Brown Kapunda 174 67 24/7/96
Adam Connelly Trinity Old Scholars 173 74 11/2/96
Dom Costanzo South Clare 181 90 19/2/96
Corey Davey Solomontown 188 83 30/5/97
Louis De Michele RMFL Imperials 193 88 11/9/94
Samuel Ferguson Henley Sharks 186 99 30/6/93
Doug Hadden Rostrevor Old Collegians 177 70 28/3/94
Damon Hill GAZA 186 82 14/4/97
Tyson Irlam Willaston 176 85 26/11/94
Blake Launer Eudunda Robertstown 171 85 14/9/97
James Lean Henley Sharks 181 81 13/2/95
Matthew Leigh Athelstone 184 87 17/12/92
James Loneragan Adelaide University 189 88 24/1/98
Ryan Marini Adelaide University 186 85 16/9/95
Michael McMahon Glenunga 186 83 18/7/94
Mitchell Mins Reynella 186 91 4/1/97
Brad Oats Mypolonga 194 82 30/3/96
Aidan Offe Adelaide University 176 68 9/12/94
Rupert Peake Sacred Heart 190 85 15/9/92
William Rivers Brighton 190 93 4/12/88
Harry Slee Meningie 186 86 7/7/96
Sam Tharaldsen Flagstaff Hill 188 88 5/3/94
Josh Vandermeer Flagstaff Hill 189 85 1/3/96
Sam Venning Brighton 184 83 17/10/91
Sam Webster PHOS Camden 181 83 4/2/98
Josh Wittwer Paskeville 177 81 18/3/92
Brady Zwar Southern Flinders 194 104 7/1/96

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Aron Asfaha
Height: 177cm Weight: 65cm
DOB:13/5/97
Local club: Glenunga
A midfielder/wingman with burst-away speed. Asfaha is a relative newcomer to football, having only taken up the game at the age of 16. Last year, he won the best and fairest with Greenacres, before making the switch to Glenunga for this season.

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John Boxer
Height: 168cm Weight: 64kg
DOB: 12/9/89
Local club: Golden Grove

Small midfielder who brings a lot of speed and pressure to the side. This is his second year with the development squad, after playing previously with Gaza, Freeling and Golden Grove. He played for Gaza for five years, winning a premiership in 2011.

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Adam Connelly
Height: 173cm Weight: 74kg
DOB: 11/2/96
Local club: Trinity Old Scholars
A member of the SANFL Crows development squad for the first time this year. Plays on the wing or up forward. Is currently playing for Trinity Old Scholars Football Club in the SAAFL. Has good speed and clean skills.


Louis De Michele
Height: 193cm Weight: 88kg
DOB: 11/9/94
Local club: RMFL Imperials
Versatile tall from the River Murray Football League who can play at either end of the ground. Claimed the ANZAC Day Medal as best afield in the Imperials' win over the Murray Ramblers in 2015. Also has experience playing in the ruck. Second season as part of Adelaide's development program.

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Doug Hadden
Height: 177cm Weight: 70kg
DOB: 26/11/94
Local club: Rostrevor Old Collegians

Wingman who played for Sturt last year. Previously played for the Sydney Swans reserves, including in a grand final, and met SANFL Crows coach Ryan O’Keefe. He was invited to join the development squad this year by O’Keefe. Fierce attack on the ball.

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Tyson Irlam
Height: 176cm Weight: 85kg
DOB: 26/11/94
Local club: Willaston
In his first year as part of the SANFL Crows development squad, Irlam is an in-and-under midfielder. Has played for Willaston Football Club in the Barossa Light and Gawler Football Association since he was 14 years old.

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James Lean
Height: 181cm Weight: 81kg
DOB: 13/2/95
Local club: Henley Sharks
An athletic midfielder with the ability to kick goals from the midfield. Spent the last few years playing in the country at Two Wells and won a premiership with them last year. Has returned to the city this year to play for Henley. In the development squad for the second year.

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James Loneragan
Height: 189cm Weight: 88kg
DOB: 24/1/98
Local club: Adelaide Uni Blacks
From Sydney, Loneragan was in the Swans Academy until Under-17s, and then competed in the NEAFL last year, where he played against the Brisbane Lions in a preliminary final on the Gabba. The rebounding centre half-back was invited to join the development squad in 2018 and moved to Adelaide. A strong intercept marker and leader.


Michael McMahon
Height: 186cm Weight: 83kg
DOB: 18/7/94
Local club: Glenunga
The half-forward played for the Jets as a junior and now plays at Glenunga with the Rams. Represented North Adelaide and played 15 League games. This is his first year in the Crows development squad. Provides good speed and has a strong mark.


Brad Oats
Height: 194cm Weight: 82kg
DOB: 30/3/96
Local club: Mypolonga
Defender/wingman from the River Murray Football League with good pace and skill. Can also play forward and hit the scoreboard if required. Won two junior premierships with the Imperials and had played his whole career with the club before moving to Mypolonga last year.

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Rupert Peake
Height: 190cm Weight: 85kg
DOB:15/9/92
Local club: Sacred Heart Old Collegians
In his first year as a member of the SANFL Crows development squad. Plays for Sacred Heart Old Collegians Football Club and won a premiership in his junior years. Playing at full or centre half-back, Peake has a lot of pace.

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Harrison Slee
Height: 186cm Weight: 86kg
DOB: 7/7/96
Local club: Meninge
A midfielder who pushes up to half-forward and has good foot skills. Played in the juniors at North Adelaide and won a premiership at Under-16 level. Since last year, he has played at the Menindee Football Club in the Murray River Football League.

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Josh Vandermeer
Height: 186cm Weight: 85kg
DOB: 1/3/96
Local club: Flagstaff Hill
Skilful half-forward who is known for kicking bags of goals. Plays for Flagstaff Hill and was in back-to-back premierships with them in 2015/16. Joined the SANFL Crows development squad last year and played two League games.

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Sam Webster
Height: 181cm Weight: 83kg
DOB: 4/2/98
Local club: PHOS Camden
Started playing football as PHOS Camden juniors and went on to win three premierships in a row. Also represented Glenelg at junior level. The half-back keeps a cool head under pressure, has good voice onfield and clean foot skills.

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Sam Venning
Height: 184cm Weight: 83kg
DOB: 17/10/91
Local club: Brighton
Has played his whole career at Brighton, as well as reserves stints with South Adelaide and Glenelg. Was the first ever Under-18 premiership captain in the SANFL with Glenelg. Teaches with development coach Paul Thomas, which was his connection to join the squad this year. A defender with a good kick and strong defensive pressure.

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Brady Zwar
Height: 194cm Weight: 104kg
DOB: 7/1/96
Local club: Southern Flinders
A ruckman who is good down low for his height. Has always played for the Southern Flinders Tigers in the Northern Areas Football Association. Represented North Adelaide in his junior years. In his second year as a member of the development squad.


Timothy Auckland
Height: 197cm
DOB: 16/1/00
Local club: Launceston, Tas
A young ruckman from Tasmania who has travelled to SA thanks to the AFL’s NAB Talent Program for his first year in the SANFL Crows squad. In the Under-18 Tasmanian squad, Auckland was invited to a ‘talls’ camp by the AFL earlier this year.

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Aaron Baker
Height: 185cm Weight: 82kg
DOB: 10/1/96
Local club: Westminster Old Scholars

A versatile footballer who can play on the half-back flank or in the midfield. Started off with Flagstaff Hill in the juniors where he won back-to-back flags. Moved to Westminster Old Scholars and also played for a few years in the Northern Territory. Provides a lot of run and carry.

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Joey Brown
Height: 174cm Weight: 67kg
DOB: 24/7/96
Local club: Kapunda

Outside midfielder who has a strong fitness and skills base. In his second year in the development squad, after over 50 reserves games with Central District. Represented SA in Under-16s and 18s and won the Under-18s National Championships in 2014.

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Dom Costanzo
Height: 181cm Weight: 90kg
DOB: 19/2/96
Local club: South Clare
A defender who brings skills and smarts to the team. Played his juniors at Central Districts and has played reserves with them the last few years. Won a premiership with Salisbury North in Under-16’s, played for Kapunda last year and is now at South Clare. In the development squad for the first time. 

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Corey Davey
Height: 188cm Weight: 83kg
DOB: 30/5/97
Local club: Solomontown
The strong marking defender started in Port Pirie with Solomontown Football Club. He then went to North Adelaide, where he won a reserves premiership in 2016, before joining the SANFL Crows development squad this year.

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Samuel Ferguson
Height: 186cm Weight: 99kg
DOB: 30/6/93
Local club: Henley Sharks
Played for Henley Sharks as a junior before quitting football, only returning to the game three years ago. On his return, he played A-Grade footy and won the division two premiership which promoted the team to division one. A full back who is always in the contest.

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Damon Hill
Height: 186cm Weight: 82kg
DOB: 28/11/95
Local club: Gaza

A good runner with a handy left foot, the utility has been in the development squad the last two years. After being involved in football for two years when he was younger, Hill didn’t play again until he was 16. Represented Torrens Valley for five years and played 14 games for the SANFL Crows in 2017.

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Blake Launer
Height: 171cm Weight: 85cm
DOB: 14/9/97
Local club: Eudunda/Robertstown

Country midfielder/forward from the North Eastern Football League. Won the Mail Medal in the Under-17’s competition after kicking 89 goals for the year in 2012. Second year in the SANFL development squad. A tough hunter of the ball inside.

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Matthew Leigh
Height: 184cm Weight: 87kg
DOB: 17/12/92
Local club: Athelstone
Made his SANFL debut with the Crows in 2015 and has played quite a few games as a development squad member. Originally from Barmera-Monash Football Club in the Riverland, the goalkicking forward moved to Adelaide in 2011 and played reserves for West Adelaide. Represented the state in the Under-23 Championships in 2014.

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Ryan Marini
Height: 186cm Weight: 85cm
DOB: 16/9/95
Local club: Adelaide Uni Blacks
In his second year as a member of the SANFL development squad after playing a number of games for the Crows last year. Played his junior football at Sturt and now plays a Pembroke Old Scholars, where he won a premiership in 2016. A consistent and handy kick at half back.

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Mitchell Minns
Height: 185cm Weight: 91kg
DOB: 4/1/97
Local club: Reynella
After a year off to travel around Europe, Minns is back in the development squad in 2018. Played three games for the SANFL Crows in 2016, his first year in the squad. The former South Adelaide junior won an A-Grade premiership in 2016 with Reynella. A midfielder with a good kick.

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Aidan Offe
Height: 176cm Weight: 68kg
DOB: 9/12/94
Local club: Adelaide Uni Blacks
A wingman who has good skills on both sides of his body. Played his junior football with Kenilworth Football Club and is now playing at Adelaide Uni with the Blacks. In the development squad for the first time.

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William Rivers
Height: 190cm Weight: 93kg
DOB: 4/12/88
Local club: Brighton
A defender with a strong mark. Started playing his junior with Brighton before playing at Glenelg in his later junior years. Went back to Brighton after that and has played in a couple of premierships with them. In his first year as a member of the development squad.

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Sam Tharaldsen
Height: 188cm Weight: 88kg
DOB: 5/3/94
Local club: Flagstaff Hill
Made his SANFL debut with the Crows in 2014 and is now in his third year in the development squad. Played for South Adelaide in 2015 before returning to his local club Flagstaff Hill, where he won a premiership. The athletic defender who reads the ball well in the air represented the state in Under-21s.

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Josh Wittwer
Height: 177cm Weight: 81kg
DOB: 18/3/92
Local club: Paskeville
In his fourth year as a member of the development squad. Played in the Central Districts reserves for four years. The utility who plays in the midfield and off half back won back-to-back A-Grade premierships with Hahndorf in the Hills Football League. A good decision maker with silky skills.