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SANFL U18s MOTR: Round 1 – South Adelaide vs. Norwood

NORWOOD took out a thriller at Flinders University Stadium on Sunday, holding on to defeat South Adelaide by the barest of margins. The Panthers star players, namely Jack Delean and Sid Draper stood up when the game was on the line late, but their mercurial efforts were not enough to drag the home side over […]

Team of the Week: 2023 Talent League – Round 1

THE COATES Talent League boys season got underway on the weekend, with a bumper eight games stretched evenly across Saturday and Sunday. It made it tough to squeeze the raft of top performances into the Round 1 Team of the Week, though there is plenty of quality in the squad of 24. Gippsland Power (five […]

SANFL U18 Player Focus: Kane McAuliffe

NORTH Adelaide midfielder Kane McAuliffe had himself a day out in Round 1, racking up game-high numbers despite his side going down by 39 points to Sturt on Sunday. The strongly built onballer is one of South Australia’s most highly touted prospects in 2023 and was included in the National Academy intake, rubber stamping his […]

Coates Talent League Player Focus: Ryley Sanders

TASMANIAN midfielder Ryley Sanders dined out in Round 1 of the new Coates Talent League season, notching up a game-high 28 disposals as the Sandringham Dragons downed Eastern by 14 points. The 18-year-old has made a name for himself as an on-ball specialist, renowned for his clean distributive work and knack for finding the pill. […]

2023 Coates Talent League Player of the Week: Round 1

SYDNEY Swans Academy standout Indhi Kirk is our Coates Talent League Player of the Week for Round 1, after a polished performance in his side’s 28-point win over the Western Jets on Saturday. The 18-year-old was overlooked for the draft last year, but looked much improved in his first over-age outing. The son of 241-game […]

Snapshot: 2023 Coates Talent League – Round 1

IT was an ideal weekend for home sides in the Coates Talent League, which kicked off with a bumper eight-game opening round on Saturday. All eight hosts joined the winners list in Round 1 as the Northern Academies jetted south to take on Victorian counterparts. We recap all the action in a snapshot.

SEASON GUIDE | 2023 Coates Talent League

THE 2023 Coates Talent League season is set to get underway tomorrow, with eight games filling out a bumper opening round. Along with the 13 full-time regions, five northern academies will take part throughout the year, meaning plenty of fresh and familiar faces are set to take centre stage. We run you through all you […]

Standouts setting the standard for Gippsland

A PAIR of highly touted AFL Draft prospects are setting the standard for the Gippsland Power in 2023, as the regional program prepares for another Coates Talent League campaign. National Academy members Zane Duursma and Archer Reid have not missed a session throughout preseason, and are primed to built off strong bottom-age years according to […]

Final Siren Podcast: Episode 151 – Coates Talent League preview

WITH the dawn of a new Coates Talent League season comes the return of the Final Siren Podcast. In episode 151, and the first instalment for 2023, the team reconvenes to break down how each full-time region may fare this year, and all the players to watch. Host Peter Williams is joined by Rookie Me […]

Fundamentals set to drive Knights north

AT the core of the Northern Knights’ individual and team development is one thing all Coates Talent League regions strive to strengthen – fundamentals. New boys head coach Anthony Rocca, a graduate of the program himself, is adamant that along with a team-first approach, the basics are exactly what will yield success for the his […]

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