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TOP 5s | 2024 Preseason Testing – Lions & Suns Academies

AFL DRAFT prospects of the now and near future starred as the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns academies underwent preseason testing over the weekend. Both Under 18 squads converged on Brisbane South State Secondary College on Sunday to be put through their paces. >> SCROLL for all top five results Leading Queensland talent Leonardo Lombard […]

Q&A: Leonardo Lombard (Suns Academy)

FOOTBALL is booming in Queensland and so are the state’s AFL Draft hopefuls. Gold Coast Suns Academy standout Leonardo Lombard is the Maroon’s latest high-end prospect making his mark on the pathway, poised for a massive top-age campaign having already filled his junior resume. Lombard blitzed the Suns’ preseason testing day on Sunday, achieving top […]

TOP 5s | 2024 Preseason Testing – Giants & Swans Academies

THE Sydney Swans and Greater Western Sydney Giants academies were put through their paces at preseason testing events in Canberra and Sydney over the weekend, with Max King and Isaac Baldwin dominating each event for their respective programs. >> SCROLL for all top five results Baldwin, a top-ager from the Giants Academy, remarkably topped the charts […]

TOP 5s | 2024 Preseason Testing – South Australia

CLUB-TIED prospects shone at last week’s SANFL Under 18s preseason testing event, hosted by Rookie Me at Nazareth College in Adelaide. Among those to achieve top five results across the five events were several father-son hopefuls and Next Generation Academy (NGA) members. >> SCROLL for all top five results Carlton fans will be buoyed by Ben […]

TOP 5s | 2024 Preseason Testing – Western Australia

WESTERN Australia’s top young talents were put through their paces at last week’s preseason testing event, hosted by Rookie Me. Prospects consisting mainly of WAFL Colts players took to the Curtin University facilities on a scorching Sunday to see where they sit ahead of season proper. >> SCROLL for all top five results Claremont was the […]

Allan, WA prospects out to prove a point

WEST Australian draft prospect Bo Allan says he and his often “overlooked” state teammates are out to prove a point in 2024. The Peel Thunder defender overcame an Achilles strain to star at the recent WAFL preseason testing event, where he placed third in the agility test. The versatile 191cm prospect is bullish about the […]

Champion proves no challenge too steep

SUBIACO prospect Malakai Champion is one of the top West Australian talents in 2024. The electric small forward has featured at the forefront of his state’s pathway since bursting onto the scene at the 2022 Under 16 National Championships, where he earned All Australian honours. Fast forward to this year, and after a terrific bottom-aged […]

Herbert primed to give footy “100 per cent” in 2024

WITH senior and state experience under his belt already, Kade Herbert has everything he needs to hit the ground running in 2024. Though, the 17-year-old also enters his top-age campaign with a unique advantage over most other AFL Draft hopefuls. Having grown up in Bute on the Yorke Peninsula, about two hours away from Adelaide, […]

2024 AFL Draft | Race to #1: Levi Ashcroft

FATHER-SON prospects are often compared to their fathers ad nauseam, but Levi Ashcroft will endure the quirk of having his name placed next to another member of his family – big brother Will. Levi is living up to the family name, too, having already collected a bunch of individual and team accolades. The Ashcrofts are […]

2024 AFL Draft | Race to #1: Finn O’Sullivan

THERE is little that Finn O’Sullivan is yet to achieve in the AFL talent pathway, making him arguably the frontrunner in the race to be 2024’s top prospect. The Koroit native is already an Under 18 All-Australian and enters his draft year as one of the most accomplished juniors nationwide. While other pick one contenders […]

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