2006 – The (Almost) All-Australian SSA Team: Top End Talent

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Of all of the teams posted so far, this one, from the 2006 Darwin carnival ranks highly for future AFL player numbers.

Unusually, the Territory put up two sides in this carnival (the results are here, including some big names who didn’t make the AA team.)

North Melbourne must have sent its recruiting team up north that year. I’m told that Ben Jacobs’ numbers were huge at the draft combine’s leg-spread testing.

Tom Scully was certainly noticed by the magenta and black school the following year. Any idea what happened after that? Is he helping his dad out on Berwick building sites? It’s so hard to keep up.

But there are also a few lads here who have been prominent at the local and country level.

Drop us a comment if you know anything more about them.

About Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt

Saw my first SANFL game in 1967 - Dogs v Peckers. Have only ever seen the Dogs win 1 final in the flesh (1972 1st Semi) Mediocre forward pocket for the AUFC Blacks (1982-89) Life member - Ormond Netball Club -That's me on the right


  1. Dave Brown says

    You mean John Butcher wasn’t born with a straggly beard? You’d hate to sit next to Newton on the bus.

  2. If only the other Ryan Harris were of this vintage!

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