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2023 AFLW Draft Watch: April

A NUMBER of top-age, over-age and mature-age prospects have put their names on the AFLW Draft radar across the country to start 2023, and we highlight a few players who have stood out throughout the month of April in their respective states. NSW-ACT: Ella Parker (UTS Bats) has made a very impressive start to the […]

AFL Draft Watch: Riley Hardeman (Swan Districts/WA)

SWAN Districts draft prospect Riley Hardeman is one of four West Australians included in this year’s National Academy, and the first of the quartet to have earned a WAFL League debut. The hard running top-ager turned out at the top level today, ticking off another milestone in his storied junior career. He’s the player under […]

SANFLW 23 Under 23: Others to Watch

THE South Australian National Football League (SANFL) Women’s league has an abundance of young talent that goes far beyond just 23 players. In an additional piece to the countdown of 23 Under 23 Player to Watch, we name others who were in contention to make the list, and would not be undeserving to have made […]

SANFLW 23 Under 23 in 2023: Full list

OVER the past few weeks, Rookie Me Central has named 23 SANFL Women’s players aged Under 23 at the start of the 2023 calendar year to keep an eye on. Having completed that list, the 23 players – who range from being 16 up to 22 – are all able to be found below, with […]

2021 AFL Draft: Night 1 – Pick-by-pick

THE first night of the 2021 AFL Draft has come to a close, with some eye-catching selections and draft bolters across the evening. In what was touted as an unpredictable draft year stacked with talent, clubs will be leaving happy with their respective hauls; in particular North Melbourne, who grabbed Jason Horne-Francis with the top […]

2020 AFL Draft Standouts: Melbourne and Western Bulldogs

AHEAD of the 2021 AFL National Draft, we cast our eyes back 12 months ago to when the newest draftees had their names read out, and what they have accomplished since at the elite level. In the fifth piece of 2020 AFL Draft standouts (first chance at AFL level), we look at the first and […]

Tasmania proves too strong for Queensland in Under 17s triumph

THE team from Australia’s southernmost state flexed its muscle on their most northern counterparts, with a commanding 37-point victory over Queensland earlier today. On a lovely morning in Yeronga, the two sides faced off, with the best Under 17 talents of both states ready to impress spectators. In the end, Tasmania’s midfield was too dominant, […]

TSL Player Watch: Bryce Alomes

OVER the weekend, the Clarence Roos were able to defeat the Launceston Blues in the Tasmanian State League (TSL) Development League grand final at UTAS Stadium. The Roos had plenty of standout performers, including forward Bryce Alomes, who starred up forward with five goals. His dominance forward of the ball allowed his team to gain […]

SANFL Player Focus: Lewis Rayson (Glenelg)

GLENELG AFL Draft prospect Lewis Rayson stepped up to the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) Reserves competition following a consistent run of form in the first half of the season. Following 11 games averaging more than 27 disposals per match at the junior level, Rayson held his own against senior opposition during the Bays’ […]

2021 AFLW Draft Positional Analysis: Tall/Medium Forwards

AFTER announcing the inaugural AFLW Draft Power Rankings Victorian Pool, Draft Central is starting a new series – Positional Analysis. It takes a look across the nation and those players within a certain position, and the impact they have. Next up is tall and medium forwards, where the forward position is the more prevalent area […]

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