From ex-AFL players looking for a second (or even third) chance, to young guns overlooked in the draft, these are the top 10 Mid-Season Draft prospects from the SANFL in 2024.


2. James Rowe (Woodville-West Torrens)

Rowe played 36 AFL games for Adelaide across two seasons as a small forward before being delisted at the end of 2022.

He returned to his junior club Woodville-West Torrens where played in a premiership and won the Ken Farmer Medal in 2020 as a crafty goal sneak.

Upon his return to the Eagles he has moved into the midfield and announced himself as a star of the competition, winning a club best and fairest and the Fos Williams Medal for best on ground in the state game last year.

Geelong Mid-Season Draft recruit Mitch Hardie (middle right) with Woodville-West Torrens teammates (left to right) Joseph Sinor, James Rowe and Connor Ballenden after the 2023 SA vs WA State Game (Image: Instagram, @eagleswwtfc)

Rowe has played starring roles in both state games this year, showcasing his ability to find the ball and have silky skills when using it, finishing with 20 disposals and three goals against WA last weekend.