Port Augusta side selected for Showdown curtain-raiser

FOOTBALL: Harry Holland has been named as co-captain for Port Augusta's U21 side.
FOOTBALL: Harry Holland has been named as co-captain for Port Augusta's U21 side.

The Spencer Gulf Football League's brightest up-and-coming stars will showcase their talents in a curtain-raiser before the much-anticipated Showdown at Memorial Oval in Port Pirie on Saturday, March 2.

An SGL Under 21 clash between Port Augusta and Port Pirie will start at 12:30pm, before Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide do battle at 3:40pm as part of the 2019 JLT Community Series.

Port Augusta Coach Ryan Struck has picked an array of young guns from the three local clubs, with South Augusta premiership-winning star Harry Holland and West Augusta A-Grader Charlie Ryan named as co-captains.

After West Augusta fielded a young side in the 2018 SGL season, a handful of Hawks players have earned selection, including Toby Blinman, Kayden Bejah and Kye Davies.

Central Augusta senior players Caleb Williams, Sharmbaye Besant-Wilton and Stephen Anderson were all recognised, while South has Trent Ritter, Mitchell French and Stefan Horner among their representatives.

Port Augusta: Connor McMillan, Stephen Anderson, Trent Ritter, Luke Dawson, Jake McKenna, Zane Sard, Kye Davies, Kayden Bejah, Jackson Nance, Ross Thomas, Charlie Ryan (Captain), Stefan Horner, Patrick Mardon, Jack Fraser, Paul Glass, Sharmbaye Besant-Wilton, Harry Holland (Captain), Tariek Newchurch, Arthur Brady, Mitchell French, Caleb Williams, Toby Blinman, Aiden Fry, Dan Press, Lucas Rowe. Coach: Ryan Struck. Runner: Duane Von Senden.

Port Pirie: Declan Gray, Mitchel Alchin, Lawson Collins, Bailey Congdon, Liam Dreaver, Aiden Jacobs, Anthony Oliphant, Will Peterson, Daniel Fulcher, Frasier Collins, Liam Hargreaves, Joel Baker, Declan Coombe, Noah Remphrey, Brenton Biddell, Darcy Puddy, Mathias Brown, Luke Casey, Shamus Highfold, Tyler Foster, Ethan Balmer, Tom Head, Tyson Amey, Jacob Akker. Coach: Chris Pollard. Runner: Ryan Saracino.