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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 […]

Scouting Notes: Young Guns vs. Vic Metro U18s

IN a special exhibition contest for many players to stake their names ahead of the 2022 Mid-Season Draft next month, the Young Guns – a team made up entirely of draft-eligible players – comprehensively defeated Vic Metro’s Under 18s by 58 points on Saturday afternoon at Werribee. Some of Metro’s lesser names were given exposure […]

AFL Draft | Caught the Eye – Week 3

PROSPECTS from around the nation feature in the latest edition of Caught the Eye. With competition starting up in Western Australia, there was some underage talent making the early step-up to senior level, while usual suspects in both South Australia and Victoria continue to impress with game-changing performances. We highlight some of the eye-catching stories […]

AFL Draft | Caught the Eye – Week 2

IN the latest edition of Caught The Eye, we cast our scope to generation next with a look at the Vic Metro Under 16 Futures carnival, which featured some great talent including Next Generation Academy (NGA) and father-son prospects to monitor. In wet conditions which slowly eased at RAMS Arena in Craigieburn, all six Metro […]

Fifty seven players named in 2022 Academies

NEXT year’s brightest male and female draft prospects have been named in the 2022 AFL Academies today. Boasting a combination of top-age and bottom-age, both squads have 21 draft-eligible players in them, with the boys’ squad extended to 30 to include nine 2023-draft eligible players, whilst the women’s has an additional six players in their […]

2022 Vic Metro Boys Hub: Full List

OVER the next four days, Rookie Me Central will take a look at all the Victorian Country and Metro players who were named in the 2022 Victorian State Hub ahead of the 2022 season. Both top-age (2022 AFL and AFLW Draft-eligible) and bottom-age (2023 AFL and AFLW Draft-eligible) have been included, and we’ll run through […]

2022 Vic Country Boys Hub: Full List

OVER the next four days, Rookie Me Central will take a look at all the Victorian Country and Metro players who were named in the 2022 Victorian State Hub ahead of the 2022 season. Both top-age (2022 AFL and AFLW Draft-eligible) and bottom-age (2023 AFL and AFLW Draft-eligible) have been included, and we’ll run through […]

22 in 2022: A look ahead to next year’s top prospects

THEY say a week is a long time in football, and things sure are moving quickly just over seven days removed from the 2021 AFL Draft. As is the case every year, we take an early look at the next crop of hopefuls having seen them battle it out in improvised Under 17 National Championships […]

Looking for a lifeline: 10 players unlucky to go undrafted in 2021

AS the dust settles on the 2021 AFL Draft, many overlooked prospects are now turning their attention to the next opportunity, with some lucky enough to be training with AFL clubs in hopes of filling list spots come the Supplemental Selection Period (SSP). With plenty of talent yet to find a home after such an even […]

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