2021 West Adelaide Pocket Profile

SANFL’s ZAC MILBANK breaks down all you need to know about the Bloods heading into the 2021 Statewide Super League season.

2020 Snapshot

Finished – 8th

Record – 2 wins, 11 losses, 1 draw

Neil Kerley Medallist – Isaac Johnson

Leading Goal Kicker – Tom Keough (18)

Most Disposals – Kaine Stevens 351


Kaine Stevens was West’s leading disposal winner in 2020.

Player Movement

Jonathan Beech (returned/Queensland), Kieran Lovell (Hawthorn), Tom Murphy (North Melbourne), Luke Redfern (Coolamon Rovers), Mitch Maguire (Canberra Demons), Jesse Johnson (Coburg), Charlie Allan (Sturt), Lucas Meline (Canberra Demons), Frane Babic (Sydney Swans Academy), Josh Gore (Gold Coast Suns Academy), Levi Proude (Barmera-Monash), Ronald Fejo (Wanderers)


Riley Thilthorpe (Adelaide), Dallas Willsmore (country Victoria), Brett Turner (Glenelg), Jack Agostino (Renmark), William Mead (Rostrevor OC), Aryan Sareen (Port Adelaide SANFL), Gibson Turner, Andre Parrella, Keelan Laube

West Adelaide fans are excited to see 2015 premiership forward Jonathan Beech back on the training track.

2021 Trial Matches

Friday March 12
West Adelaide v South Adelaide at Hisense Stadium – 7.30pm (Reserves at 5.15pm)

Saturday March 20
West Adelaide v Norwood at Hisense Stadium – 1pm (Reserves at 10am)

Friday March 26
West Adelaide v North Adelaide at Hisense Stadium – 7.30pm (Reserves at 5pm)

Hawthorn recruit Kieran Lovell (centre) leads the way in a training sprint.

Star Signing

Former Hawthorn midfielder Kieran Lovell will be a vital addition to the Bloods midfield, offering plenty of support for the tireless Kaine Stevens. The strongly-built 23-year-old is a genuine ball magnet, racking up possessions at will in his native Tasmania with the Kingborough Tigers. His contested, in an under style, is expected to suit the Statewide Super League.

Utility Jye Sinderberry is another potential Powerade Breakthrough Player candidate.

On the Rise - Powerade Breakthrough Player Candidate

Roxby Downs product Bailey Chamberlain was considered to be in the AFL Draft mix last year but after missing out on selection, the smooth-moving midfielder will be aiming to establish himself in the Bloods’ League line-up. Made his Statewide Super League debut in the final minor round match of last season, kicking a crucial goal (in the clip below) in the fourth term to help his team earn an upset win.

Ones to Watch - Torrens University SANFL State Talent Hub Player

Cade Kennedy (178cm and 75kg) – Reliable midfielder with a big engine who carried a big load for West’s U18s last year. Strengths include winning the ball at ground level and applying pressure to the opposition’s midfield.