Michael Alvaro

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Cream rises to the top as Metro sinks Sandgropers

VIC METRO has marched to a 33-point victory over Western Australia at Optus Stadium today, moving to 2-0 in the AFL Under 18 National Championships. The visitors booted seven of the game’s last eight goals, including a run of six in a row across terms three and four, in the 15.16 (106) to 10.13 (73) […]

PREVIEW | 2024 AFL U18s: Western Australia vs. Vic Metro

FRESH off a barnstorming win last week, Western Australia returns home to take on Vic Metro (1-0) in the Under 18 National Championships on Sunday. The clash serves as a curtain-raiser for the AFL clash between Fremantle and Gold Coast at Optus Stadium. We preview how it may unfold. NEED TO KNOW Who: Western Australia […]

PREVIEW | Country regions take centre stage in Round 12

ROUND 12 of the Coates Talent League is an all-Country affair, with each of the six regions taking centre stage. Two games will take place at Shepley Oval, the first of which sees home side Dandenong Stingrays take on Bendigo Pioneers. We preview the clash and take a look around the grounds. >> Scouting Notes: […]

Hynes hits the lead in RMC Medal race

DANDENONG Stingrays co-captain Cooper Hynes has hit the lead in this year’s Rookie Me Central Medal count after notching his third best afield performance for the season. The powerful midfielder-forward polled three votes for his 27 disposals and three goals in a win over Oakleigh on Friday night. >> SCROLL for the Round 11 votes […]

2024 Coates Talent League: Round 11 TOTW

IN one of the most even squads yet, nine Coates Talent League regions lay claim to multiple representatives in our Round 11 Team of the Week. Despite suffering a loss to Sandringham, Bendigo leads the way with four players, including our Player of the Week. See who made the cut. >> 2024 CTL Round 11: […]

Academy Watch: Bottom-agers earn VFL berths

A RAFT of Northern Academy prospects have been filtering into the VFL and Under 18 National Championships over the last month, since the 2024 Academy Series wrapped up. We cast our eye over each program to see which top prospects are getting opportunities at high levels. >> Coates Talent League: 2024 Academy Series recap BRISBANE […]

2024 Coates Talent League: Round 11 POTW

BENDIGO Pioneers prospect Tobie Travaglia is our Coates Talent League Player of the Week after a dominant performance in Round 11. The utility posted 28 disposals, seven tackles, five inside 50s and three goals despite his side suffering an 11-point loss to Sandringham Dragons on Sunday. Travaglia has emerged as the ultimate all-rounder in this […]

Around the Grounds: 2024 WAFL Colts – Round 11

A DRAMATIC weekend of WAFL Colts action saw two games decided by the final kick, with all three fixtures won by two goals or less. Subiaco’s Finley Henderson and Perth’s James Cameron were their sides’ heroes, handing East Fremantle and Peel Thunder crushing defeats at the death. >> SCROLL for the Round 11 results & ladder […]

Scouting Notes: 2024 AFL U18s – South Australia vs. Western Australia

WESTERN Australia stormed to a 67-point win over South Australia at Alberton Oval on Sunday, dominating the hapless hosts from start to finish. There were plenty of standout performances from the Sandgropers’ opening win of the Under 18 National Championships, highlighted in our Scouting Notes. >> Match report: West is best as scintillating Sandgropers storm […]

Snapshot: 2024 Coates Talent League – Round 11

A MIXED bag of results saw two games decided by over 50 points, and as many by under two goals in Round 11 of the Coates Talent League. Representative stars were back in action for each region, making for some quality individual performances. Catch up on all the numbers in a snapshot.

West is best as scintillating Sandgropers storm SA

WESTERN Australia has pulled off the upset of the Under 18 National Championships to date, dismantling South Australia in a thumping victory at Alberton Oval today. The visitors were clinical inside 50, bookending the boilover with six goals in the first and fourth quarters to win 18.7 (115) to 6.12 (48). Not even a quarter […]

PREVIEW | 2024 AFL U18s: South Australia vs. Western Australia

SOUTH Australia hosts Western Australia in Sunday’s standalone AFL Under 18 National Championships fixture at Alberton Oval. The Croweaters are looking to bounce back from last week’s loss to Vic Country, while the Sandgropers are in action for a second time after losing to the Allies in game one. NEED TO KNOW Who: South Australia […]

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