2018 Signings and Recruits

TYLER MCPHERSON

The West Adelaide Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of Tyler McPherson for season 2018.

Season 2017 highlighted the potential of Tyler McPherson. Playing against a number of established SANFL ruckman, Tyler did a great job at such a young age to give West Adelaide first use of the ball.

We look forward to continued improvement in 2018 for Tyler

AARON ANDERSON

The West Adelaide Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of Aaron Anderson for season 2018.

After missing 2016 following an ACL injury and then the first part of 2017 travelling overseas for work, Aaron will be virtually a new recruit for the club in 2018.

Aaron played his junior football at the Edwardstown Football Club, but lives close to the oval and has red and black pumping through his veins.

SHANNON GREEN

The West Adelaide Football Club is pleased to announced that Shannon Green has signed on for another year with the Bloods.

Shannon has been part of the Football Club since under 18’s and made his league debut in 2007. Shannon is a 3 time leading goal kicker and strong defender, he is also a member of the senior leadership group. Shannon is an integral part of the West Adelaide Football Club, playing in the 2015 Premiership.

HUGH HAYSMAN

The West Adelaide Football Club is pleased to announced that Hugh Haysman has signed on for another year with the Bloods.

Hugh is an integral part of the West Adelaide Football Club, playing in the 2015 Premiership. Hugh made his debut in 2015 after being a part of our junior program.

JONTY INGLIS

The West Adelaide Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of Riverland product Jonty Inglis. Jonty has played a number of reserves games for the club and is keen to break into the league side in 2018.

Jonty has been involved in west Adelaide program since under 13’s and It has been great to see him develop and progress through the ranks.

JOSH SCHILLER

The West Adelaide Football Club is pleased to announced that Josh Schiller has signed for another year with the Bloods.

Josh’s work rate around the ground and inside work at stoppages is certainly not lost on everyone at West Adelaide, and he is possibly the most underrated footballer in the SANFL. Josh has polled well in the last few Neil Kerley Medals and we are sure he will do so again in 2017. This highlights how much we value Josh at the bloods and it is great to have him in the red and black again next year.

JOSH STEVENS

The West Adelaide Football Club are pleased to announce that Josh Stevens has re-signed for season 2018.

Josh who made his debut this season, has shown plenty of promise after progressing through our junior ranks. A left footer who is an accurate kick for goal and works well around stoppages.

We look forward to seeing Josh progress further in season 2018.

JACK AGOSTINO

The West Adelaide Football club is pleased to announce the signing of Jack Agostino for season 2018. Originally from Renmark, Jack has progressed through the Elite Development Program and the Centre Of Excellence to establish himself as a key player in our league side. It is great having Jack, a strong, dashing defender, signed for 2018.

TOM LYNCH

The Adelaide Crows may have a forward named Tom Lynch, but West Adelaide also has a red haired Tom Lynch who has played a very promising season in the reserves. Tom has been named as an emergency for the league side a number of times throughout season 2017. Our Tom Lynch has today signed for season 2018 with the aim of breaking into the league side. Tom’s father is a 200 game player for the Eagles and Tom, who started as a junior at Sturt, says he certainly feels like City Mazda Stadium is his home.

Great to have Tom wearing the red and  Black in 2018

DUSTIN HEAD

West Adelaide are pleased to announce the signing of Dustin head for the 2018 season.

Dustin worked so hard to make his debut this season during round 18 v Glenelg.

With a full preseason we are all hoping for bigger and better things from Dustin.

Originally from the Mallee Club Border Downs Tintinara Dustin is certainly a true West Adelaide player.

ERRIN WASLEY BLACK

West Adelaide Football Club are pleased to announced that 2015 premiership player Errin Wasley Black has signed on for season 2018. Errin has become an integral part of our league side and his penetrating kick is a real asset. Originally from Alice Springs Errin was recruited from NT thunder and we are pleased that Errin is making West Adelaide his home.

CHRIS BURGESS

Chris Burgess has signed with the West Adelaide Football Club for the next two years. Chris came to Westies as a come and try player from Flinders Park a few weeks before the 2015 season. Mark Mickan assessed him as having the potential to play league football in the next few years. Chris has excelled past our expectations and has been playing some fantastic football. He has been playing a key defensive role and is able to take strong contested marks. His skills widened further when he kicked three goals in our final game of the season against Glenelg.

It’s great to have Chris in the Bloods guernsey for the next two years.

LOGAN HILL

The West Adelaide Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of Logan Hill.

Logan has signed for another season with the Bloods and has played an extremely fantastic standard of football in season 2017. His leadership on and off the field will be extremely valuable.

KEN KARPANY

The West Adelaide Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of Kenny Karpany.

Upcoming star Ken Karpany has signed a two year deal for seasons 2018 and 2019 with the bloods. Kenny has shown some outstanding form at times during season 2017 and is certainly a promising player of the future.

KAINE STEVENS

The West Adelaide Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of Kaine Stevens.

This will be Kaine’s fifth year at the club. he has certainly become an important part of the bloods team and it will be great to have Kaine on board in 2018.

MATT EASTMAN

The West Adelaide Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of Matt Eastman for season 2018.

Matt comes to us from the East Coast Eagles in the AFL Sydney Premier Division.

Matt was previously part of a GWS Academy group and is wanting to play at the highest level possible in the hope of getting drafted in the future. Matt has 6 months to complete his plumbing apprenticeship and through our good friend Mark Buhagiar of PEER we are able to transfer the continuation of Matt’s apprenticeship in Adelaide.

We are looking forward to having Matt in Blood’s colors next season.

TOM KEOUGH

The West Adelaide Football Club are pleased to announce that defender Tom Keough has signed for season 2018 and 2019. Tom is certainly a great leader at our club and is looked up to by many of the boys.

“I’m really excited about where the club is heading, we have a great group of players who are eager to improve.”

“This year has had its challenges but I think the boys have stuck together really well and are looking forward to finishing off the year on a high and taking that into 2018”

“We have some really talented players who work hard and will play a big role in our club going forward, so I am really looking forwards to being a part of that”

Originally from Pinnaroo in the Mallee, Tom has been a part of West Adelaide since his junior years. Tom played a key role in the 2015 premiership and the entire season. He was rookie drafted by the Gold Coast Suns in the 2015 draft but after a bad run with injuries he was delisted and came back to West Adelaide.

It is great having such a hardworking and genuine player and person like Tom in the red and black for the next two years.

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