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AFL Draft | Caught the Eye – AFL Academy vs. Collingwood VFL

IN what was a much better outing than last year’s showcase game, the AFL Academy fought hard but fell short of scoring a win against Collingwood’s VFL side on Saturday, going down by 22 points at Skybus Stadium. The Under 18 side stayed in the game until the last quarter of a low-scoring affair, but […]

Ryan gets his League chance

WEST Adelaide draft prospect Kobe Ryan will make his League debut in the SANFL tomorrow, in what will be somewhat of a baptism of fire for the teenager. The midfielder, who dominated the Under 18s for a month averaging 29.8 disposals, 4.4 marks, 6.8 clearances, 4.8 tackles and 6.0 inside 50s will play his third […]

AFL Draft | Caught the Eye – Week 4

ON what was a great day for footy on Sunday, the exciting Ikon Park redevelopments were in full swing, as were the campaigns of the best and brightest Victorian Under 16 prospects. Vic Country and Metro locked horns in two trial games to help decide the final squads, which will clash to kick off this […]

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 […]

AFL Draft | Caught the Eye – Week 1

IN a new weekly article, Rookie Me Central analyst Ed Pascoe casts an eye around the nation, collating all the attention-grabbing performances from AFL Draft prospects in the elite talent pathways. Week one is headlined by the commencement of the NAB League, and a few big starts to the SANFL Under 18 season. The SANFL […]

2022 AFL Academy list: Player-by-Player

THE 2022 AFL Academy was announced last week, and we have gone into detail about each of the individual players who are in the next year’s AFL Draft crop. Will Ashcroft Sandringham Dragons | Vic Metro183 cm | 74 kgMidfielder The Brisbane father-son candidate, whose father Marcus played in the sides 2000’s three-peat, is an […]

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 […]

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 […]

2021 AFL Draft review: Western Bulldogs

WITH the 2021 AFL Draft done and dusted, Rookie Me Central takes a look through each clubs’ hauls to assess the areas they bolstered and what each fresh face promises to bring to their new side. Next under the microscope are the Western Bulldogs, who paid the highest ever price for a father-son nominee, before […]

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