Ed Pascoe

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Caught the Eye – The Finale

THE SEASON is now over for most of the draft eligible talent, with this week seeing the conclusion of the Under 18 National Championships as Vic Metro defeated Vic Country in a close one under the roof at Marvel Stadium. In the AFL Grand Final curtain raiser, it was Claremont key defender Daniel Curtin who […]

Caught the Eye – Junior Grand Finals

TWO big junior grand finals took place last weekend, with North Adelaide taking on Glenelg in South Australia, and the return of the NAB League Grand Final in Victoria between Dandenong and Sandringham. North Adelaide and Glenelg looked like the likely grand finalists from a long way out, with both teams hitting the ground running […]

Caught the Eye: September 2022 – NAB League Quarter Finals

ENTERING the first NAB League finals series since 2019, there was obvious excitement coming into the weekend. With postseason regular Oakleigh out of the equation, it seems to be the most open finals in a long time. The first game on Saturday featured the team which defeated Oakleigh to make the finals in Bendigo, who […]

Caught the Eye: July 2022 – Adelaide Edition

REPRESENTATIVE season hit Adelaide on the weekend, with three games back-to-back headlined by a main event which saw the two winless Under 18 teams – Western Australia and the Allies – playing on neutral ground. The Allies would make the most of their opportunities, winning their final game of the championships by 12 points despite […]

Caught the Eye: July 2022

REPRESENTATIVE season continues to roar on, with both Victorian sides notching wins at the Under 18 level this past weekend. In the latest edition of Caught the Eye, we highlight some of the top performers and outstanding prospects from either game. A GAME packed with plenty of momentum swings saw Vic Metro hold on to […]

Caught the Eye: June 2022 – Championships in full swing

REPRESENTATIVE season is in full swing, with the Under 16 and 18 National Championships taking over the headlines this past weekend. There is more to look forward to soon, but not without one final recap of what went down in the latest edition of Caught the Eye. A double-header at Thebarton Oval saw two very […]

Caught the Eye: June 2022 – Representative action

IN Western Australia’s second scratch match before the Under 18 National Championships, the Black Ducks earned a strong win against Subiaco’s reserves, getting up 71 to 38. After a slow start for both teams, the game opened up in the second half, with the state team pulling away. Starting with the backline, it was talented […]

Caught the Eye: June 2022 – APS derby & representative trials

IN the latest edition of Caught the Eye, Rookie Me Central draft analyst Ed Pascoe ventured out to watch the latest edition of a famed APS Football derby, while there was also representative action to catch as South Australia took on NSW-ACT. Many expected the South Australian Under 18s team to win comfortably against NSW-ACT, […]

AFL Draft | Caught the Eye – AFL Academy vs. Collingwood VFL

IN what was a much better outing than last year’s showcase game, the AFL Academy fought hard but fell short of scoring a win against Collingwood’s VFL side on Saturday, going down by 22 points at Skybus Stadium. The Under 18 side stayed in the game until the last quarter of a low-scoring affair, but […]

AFL Draft | Caught the Eye – Week 5

IT was another win for the talented Young Guns side this time against a relatively strong Vic Country Under 18s outfit, who kicked themselves out of the game with inaccuracy in front of goal. With two good wins, the mid-season draft talent pool, from Victoria at least, is strong with plenty of talent across the […]

AFL Draft | Caught the Eye – Week 4

ON what was a great day for footy on Sunday, the exciting Ikon Park redevelopments were in full swing, as were the campaigns of the best and brightest Victorian Under 16 prospects. Vic Country and Metro locked horns in two trial games to help decide the final squads, which will clash to kick off this […]

AFL Draft | Caught the Eye – Week 3

PROSPECTS from around the nation feature in the latest edition of Caught the Eye. With competition starting up in Western Australia, there was some underage talent making the early step-up to senior level, while usual suspects in both South Australia and Victoria continue to impress with game-changing performances. We highlight some of the eye-catching stories […]

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