2013 Macca's Cup MVP
MACCA’S CUP MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
The Macca’s Cup Most Valuable Player will be awarded at the end of the season to the U18s player judged the fairest and most brilliant in 2013.
Club development officers will nominate players of the round to a judging panel headed by Talent Manager Brenton Phillips.
The 2013 Macca’s Cup Most Valuable Player will receive a $1000 cash prize and a medal courtesy of McDonald’s.
Lachlan Hartshorne (South Adelaide)
The South Adelaide defender played an integral role streaming out of defence in his side’s win against Norwood in round seven. The Sacred Heart Old Collegians product racked up 35 disposals, five clearance, seven marks and 11 rebound 50s at Coopers Stadium.
Will Northeast (Port)
The son of premiership backman Paul, Northeast was outstanding in the Magpies’ 32-point win against Central District. Registering 34 disposals and six tackles, Northeast also made his presence felt in an attacking sense by kicking two goals and finishing with eight inside 50s.
Lukas Kangur (Glenelg)
The impressive Tigers midfielder had an outstanding game against Sturt on Saturday finishing with 35 disposals, seven marks and nine clearances. The 18-year-old also had an impact offensively by registering two goals and eight inside 50 entries.
Caleb Daniel (South Adelaide)
A member of the Under-18 State squad, Daniel was simply outstanding in collecting 40 disposals for the Panthers. Standing just 166cm, Daniel – from the Edwardstown Football Club - also registered a staggering 14 clearances and six inside 50s.
Nick Favretto (West Adelaide)
The prolific ball-winner registered more than 34 disposals for his third match in succession when he tallied 38 disposals against South Adelaide at City Mazda Stadium. A member of the SANFL Under-18 Academy, Favretto (187cm and 87kg) had an impact on the scoreboard by kicking three goals while also notching up 15 marks, four clearances and five inside 50s.
Riley Knight (Woodville-West Torrens)
Recruited from the South Clare Football Club, Knight was the standout performer in the Eagles’ 109-point win against West Adelaide in round two of the Under-18 Macca’s Cup. Knight – 178cm and 72kg - finished with an impressive tally of 37 disposals, eight marks, five clearances and nine inside 50s against the Bloods at City Mazda Stadium.
Hassan Ahmat-Watkins (West Adelaide)
An exciting half-forward, Ahmat-Watkins put his prodigious talent on display against Central District in round one. Not only did the teenager collect 26 disposals, he kicked the highest score in Macca’s Cup history with an incredible tally of 11.5. Ahmat-Watkins also snared 10 marks, five of which were contested. Hailing from the Goodwood Football Club, Ahmat-Watkins has progressed through the junior grades at Richmond. His older brother Nathan, who once trained with AFL club Richmond, also plays with the Bloods.