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2022 AFL Draft Combine invitees announced

67 of the nation’s brightest AFL Draft prospects have been included in this year’s list of national combine invitees. The AFL announced today which players would be selected for the prestigious annual event, set to take place in Melbourne through October 7-9. Vic Country is the region with the largest share of talent, producing 19 […]

AFL U18s Player Focus: Mattaes Phillipou (South Australia)

ONE of the steepest-rising draft prospects across this year’s Under 18 National Championships has been Mattaes Phillipou. The Woodville-West Torrens product is an athletic midfielder forward who suits the hybrid mould, measuring up at over 190cm and adding a sense of dynamism to whichever side he turns out for. Only eligible to be drafted this […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 AFL U18s – Vic Country vs. Western Australia

VIC Country remained undefeated thanks to a dominant first half that saw them hold off a determined Western Australia at GMHBA Stadium yesterday. Both sides had impressive players who stood out on the large ground, and we looked at some of them for our latest edition of Scouting Notes. All notes are the opinion of […]

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 […]

AFL Draft Power Rankings – June 2022

Breakdown | 2022 AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft

NOW that the dust has settled on last night’s AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft, we take a look back at how each club fared, the way every pick dropped, and what the 17 selected players promise to offer their new sides. 14 clubs opted to bring in fresh faces, though one targeted two players with previous […]

Pick-by-Pick | 2022 AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft

THE 2022 AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft has been completed, with 17 players added to AFL lists in the two-round intake. 14 of the 18 clubs elected to utilise at least one pick at the draft, with three teams opting to take in two players. St Kilda was the only side to come in with an […]

PREVIEW | 2022 AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft

THE 2022 AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft is fast approaching, with the intake set to get underway at 6:30pm tonight. More than 200 players have nominated, though up to just 23 will end up on an AFL list with only three clubs – Brisbane, Melbourne, and the Western Bulldogs – not taking a selection into the […]

PREVIEW | 2022 AFL U18 Academy vs. Collingwood VFL

THE 2022 AFL Under 18 Academy is set to mark the 25th annual intake in its showcase game against Collingwood VFL on Saturday. The 25-man squad includes all top-age (2004-born) invitees, as well as four squad additions which were made on the back on early-season form. With the nation’s best draft eligible youngsters stacked into […]

The only exemptions – AFL hopefuls pushing for mid-season call-up

THE number of exemptions granted for AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft qualification has reached double digits, after league headquarters reconsidered the applications of another eight hopefuls. With the list now sitting at 11 players, covering a range of ages and leagues, the pool of potential draftees is now building ahead of the June 1 intake. We […]

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