Michael Alvaro

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2023 AFL Draft | Ones to Watch: South Australia

ACROSS the AFL midseason, national and rookie drafts last year, a whopping 22 players were selected out of the SANFL, pitting South Australia as a successful producer of top level talent. Well ahead of the next intake and beyond, there is already more exciting talent emerging, of which we highlight as ones to watch. >> […]

2023 AFL Draft | Ones to Watch: Allies

SIX players were selected out of the Allied states and territories in last year’s National AFL Draft, and there is plenty more talent pushing through ahead of the 2023 intake. We highlight the top 10 prospects to watch out of the combined pool of NSW-ACT, Queensland, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory, with a focus on […]

2023 AFL Draft | Ones to Watch: Western Australia

AFTER whopping 17 players were taken from the WAFL across all drafts in 2022, it’s clear that Western Australia is a happy hunting ground for top-end footballing talent. Heading into season 2023, elite talent is continuing to emerge and we take a look at the ones to watch among WA’s state Under 18 setup. >> […]

Lockyer lauds “high ambition” in AFLW Academy crop

THIS past weekend saw the 2023 AFL Women’s Academy intake come together for their first training camp, held across multiple venues in Victoria. The 30-player cohort, comprised exclusively of draft eligible prospects born in 2005, is representative of the nation’s next generation of footballing talent and seeks to prepare each player for entry to the […]

First five SANFLW rounds released for 2023

THE SANFL has released fixtures for Rounds 1-5 of the 2023 Women’s season, which is set to kick off on Friday February 17. Though a grand final rematch is not yet in store, reigning premier North Adelaide gets things underway against Norwood in their season opener under lights at The Parade. Three games at different […]

NTFL Round 12 | Crocs stay top, Peris-Chong debuts

SOUTHERN Districts will take top spot into the Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) Christmas break after downing the second placed Waratah by 28 points on Saturday. The Crocs led from the first goal, which came within just 20 seconds off the boot of Ronald Fejo, and maintained the ascendancy at Gardens Oval in an impressive […]

2023 NAB League coaching changes

NAB LEAGUE regions in Victoria and Tasmania have all but completed their coaching appointments for 2023, after it was announced that roles would again been split between girls and boys teams. The move comes as part of the AFL’s commitment to boosting resources in the girls’ talent pathway, with all regions now having dedicated full-time […]

Young primed to return after ACL “stitch up”

IT takes a heck of a character to put an ACL tear down to a “stitch up”. Having swept the SANFLW awards as a 15-year-old in her first year of senior football, 2023 AFLW Draft prospect Lauren Young missed out on her entire bottom-age campaign with the long-term knee injury. She’d be excused for feeling […]

Hard work puts Shineah in Good’ stead

FOR a player with such plentiful individual honours, you would be hard pressed to find a more team oriented person than Shineah Goody. The Woodville-West Torrens talent shapes as one of, if not the top prospect in next year’s AFLW Draft crop, having taken out the Under 18 National Championship MVP as a bottom-ager. Now, […]

Scholz seeks improvement in “mental game” ahead of top-age campaign

IT’S often said that sport is played between the ears, and the “mental game” is an area 2023 AFLW Draft prospect Matilda Scholz is looking to enhance. Heading into her top-age campaign, the South Australian ruck is harbouring inspiration from her studious father, and former-netballing mother, Peta. What’s more, she’s advancing through the pathway alongside […]

NTFL Round 11 | Davey debuts, Bennell’s Bombers fight out draw

THERE is another Davey boy in the Bombers’ midst, with Alijah the latest of Alwyn Snr’s sons to make his senior Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) debut. After twins Alwyn Jr and Jayden were drafted to Essendon last month, their younger sibling turned out for Palmerston on Saturday and even bagged a goal for his […]

2023 VFL season dates confirmed

THE 2023 Victorian Football League (VFL) season is taking shape, with key dates confirmed for next year’s schedule. The campaign is set to get underway on the weekend of March 25-26, aligning with Round 2 of the AFL Premiership season. All 21 teams which featured in 2022 will return, playing out a 22-round regular season […]

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