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Power return home, load up against Knights

GIPPSLAND Power will welcome back captain Bailey Humphrey as well as Coby Burgiel for its Round 14 home match against Northern Knights tomorrow in what will be a big inclusion for the home side. Humphrey has not played since Round 8, and has been named in the forward pocket for the game, while Vic Country […]

Bottom-age key forwards shine as Walter, Davies dominate

WITH the Allies AFL Under 18 Championships campaign done and dusted, there were plenty of Queensland representatives who headed back to their state league clubs last weekend. Playing out Round 17 of the Queensland Australian Football League (QAFL), there were some massively one-sided results, which included wins of 86 and 65 points, while the others […]

Marquee Matchups: Aaron Cadman vs. Matthew Jefferson

THIS year’s National Championships have been the first full instalment since 2019, meaning the nation’s best Under 18 draft hopefuls have finally been able to test their mettle against each other once again. With that comes a number of mouthwatering contests between players vying for similar spots on draft boards, as their top-age campaigns turns […]

Under the Radar: AFL Draft prospects on the precipice

NATIONAL Championships season has allowed the cream to rise to the top of the AFL Draft pool, but what about the other prospects who may be flying under the radar? After highlighting players on the up in our Rising Stocks piece, we take a look at some of the players who perhaps fall into the […]

The race to be number one: Who leads the charge in 2022?

IT is the great debate every year in AFL Draft circles. Just last year, the fiercely close race between Jason Horne-Francis and Nick Daicos divided many recruiters, fans and club folk alike, so how is the race to be crowned number one shaping up in 2022? >> The race to be number one: 2021 edition […]

Rising Stocks: AFL Draft prospects on the up

THE CREAM rises to the top during National Championship season, and that has once again proven the case with this year’s AFL Draft hopefuls. Whether it be prospects announcing themselves as genuine top talents, or coming from the clouds to enter draft calculations, we have picked out two players from each side who have boosted […]

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 […]

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 […]

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