Michael Alvaro

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Final Siren Podcast: Episode 149 – October Power Rankings Q&A

THE FINAL Siren Podcast is back for another week, bringing you all the latest AFL Draft news and analysis around the nation. Once again, it not only comes in audio form, but also with video! Host Peter Williams is joined by Rookie Me Central AFL Draft Editor Michael Alvaro to break down the latest Power Rankings update, with plenty of prospects to […]

AFL Draft Power Rankings – October 2022

Final Siren Podcast: Episode 148 – U18 National Championships & U17 Futures

THE FINAL Siren Podcast is back for another week, bringing you all the latest AFL Draft news and analysis around the nation. Once again, it not only comes in audio form, but also with video! Included in the YouTube edition are highlights from Thursday’s Under 18 National Championships decider. Host Peter Williams is joined by Rookie Me Central AFL […]

Metro comes up clutch to claim Vic bragging rights

VIC METRO came up clutch at the death, earning the 2022 Under 18 National Championship title with a dramatic seven-point win over Vic Country. Though the sides were met with ideal conditions under the Marvel Stadium roof, it was not always pretty, but a nine-goal final quarter set the contest alight. With plenty of top-end […]

Preview | 2022 AFL U18 National Championships – Vic Country vs. Vic Metro

ONE more match to decide who takes out the 2022 Under 18 National Championships. Vic Country and Vic Metro lock horns to finally draw an end to this year’s national carnival, and the AFL could not have written the script any better. In a marquee, standalone fixture on Thursday afternoon, the undefeated (3-0) sides meet […]

Déjà vu? Comparing the dominant father-son guns

AFL FANS may be feeling a sense of déjà vu, as for the second year running, a dominant father-son gun leads the race to be taken first at the National Draft. Taking a similar road to eventual 2021 pick four Nick Daicos, soon-to-be Brisbane Lions midfielder Will Ashcroft is only firming as the best player […]

Final Siren Podcast: Episode 147 – Finals & news around the nation

THE FINAL Siren Podcast is back for another week, bringing you all the latest AFL Draft news and analysis around the nation. Once again, it not only comes in audio form, but also with video! Included in the YouTube edition are interviews with NAB League Grand Final winners, and behind the scenes footage in the Sandringham Dragons […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 SANFL Under 17 Futures

SUNDAY marked another instalment of the annual SANFL Under 17 Futures showcase, with the next bunch of prospects battling it out on Adelaide Oval. It was Team Yellow who comfortably came up trumps, downing their Blue counterparts by 31 points on the back of a four-goal to nil third term. Though Under 16 and 18 […]

NAB League Player Focus: Olli Hotton (Sandringham Dragons)

SANDRINGHAM Dragons midfielder Olli Hotton was among those dealing the damage as his side shot to NAB League premiership glory on Friday evening. The 18-year-old has risen into first round draft contention on the back of a promising season at NAB League, APS Football, and representative levels. In what shapes as his final appearance for […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 NAB League Grand Final

SANDRINGHAM Dragons took out the 2022 NAB League premiership on Friday evening, downing the Dandenong Stingrays by 43 points at Ikon Park. With some of this year’s prime AFL Draft prospects taking the field, there was plenty to jot down in the latest edition of Scouting Notes. >> Match Report: Sandringham Dragons 14.10 (94) def. […]

Dragons take the sting out of ‘Rays in epic Grand Final performance

SANDRINGHAM Dragons have won the 2022 NAB League premiership, claiming the competition’s first flag since 2019. The Metro side was far too strong for local rival, Dandenong Stingrays, running out 43-point victors atop a greasy Ikon Park deck on Friday evening. The Dragons’ engine room wreaked havoc from the opening bounce, dominating the contest against […]

Preview | 2022 NAB League Grand Final: Dandenong Stingrays vs. Sandringham Dragons

THE 2022 NAB League Grand Final is set to go down on Friday evening, as local rivals Dandenong Stingrays and Sandringham Dragons lock horns at Ikon Park. Having advanced past last week’s preliminary finals, the two sides meet in a matchup between the third and eighth-ranked regions. A bunch of AFL Draft prospects are set […]

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