2024 Hostplus West Adelaide Pocket Profile

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SANFL’s ZAC MILBANK breaks down all you need to know about the Bloods heading into the 2024 Hostplus SANFL League season.

2023 Snapshot

Finished – 10th

Record – 4 wins, 13 losses, 1 draw

Neil Kerley Medal (Club Champion)

1st – Josh Ryan (138 votes)

2nd – Michael Mattingly (136)

3rd – Tom Morrish (114)

Presidents Award (Service to the Community)
Josh Ryan & Harvey Bock

Grantley Fielke Award (Leadership, Commitment & Dedication)
Michael Mattingly

Roger Luders Award (Leading Goalkicker)
Liam Delahunty (27 goals)

Sam Suckling Shield (Best First Year Player)
Sam Frost

Bill Downs Memorial Trophy (Most Improved)
Kobe Ryan

2023 Neil Kerley Medallist Josh Ryan.

Player Movement

Patrick Wilson (Sturt), Brady Searle (Glenelg), Tom Rundle (returned/Surfers Paradise), Kobe Tozer (Norwood), Lachlan Williams (Encounter Bay), Sam Davidson (returned/NT), Xavier Hampton (Gepps Cross)


Jonathon Beech (retired/Barmera-Monash), Michael Mattingly (returned to Victoria), Kaiden Brand (indefinite leave), Nick Steele (Port Noarlunga), Owen Mulady (returned to Victoria), Rhys Nicholls (Queensland), Frane Babic (Manly), Jordon Boyle (Norwood), Nic Couroupis (Henley), Bailey Chamberlain (Henley), Kane Sherlock (Henley), Kye Roberts

New West Adelaide captain Isaac Johnson (front, right).

2024 Trial Matches

Saturday March 2
West Adelaide v Adelaide at Football Park from 10am

Friday March 8
West Adelaide v Central District at Hisense Stadium from 7.15pm

Saturday March 16
West Adelaide v Glenelg at Hisense Stadium from 1.10pm

Former Glenelg teammates Brady Searle (left) and Callum Park have been reunited at Richmond for the 2024 season.

Star Signing - Brady Searle

West Adelaide’s midfield is in for a boost following the singing of Glenelg utility Brady Searle.

Playing in 25 League games for the Tigers, including eight last year, he was squeezed out of the line-up for the League Grand Final last year.

But the 22-year-old – who played in the Bays’ Reserves premiership – is keen to make the most of his fresh start with good mate and fellow former Tiger Callum Park.

Measuring in at 187cm and 88kg, Searle will provide a sizeable presence at the stoppages inside the centre square and around the ground.


Powerade Breakthrough Player Candidate - Oscar Kregar

Yet to make his Hostplus SANFL League debut, Oscar Kregar has enjoyed an eye-catching preseason according to coach Adam Hartlett.

Playing in 18 Reserves matches for the Bloods last year in his first senior season, Kregar is pushing for a berth on the wing in Round 1.

Measuring in at a deceptive 190cm, the 19-year-old will be aiming to find more of the footy to add to his attractive athletic traits.