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NAB League Player Focus: Josh Smillie (Eastern Ranges)

EASTERN Ranges midfielder Josh Smillie is already a decorated junior, having broken through for his NAB League debut at 16-years-old on the back of an excellent Under 16 National Championships. The strongly-built young gun took out Vic Metro’s MVP award, en route to being named at half-back in the All Australian side. With a well […]

SANFL U18s Player Focus: Billy Dowling (North Adelaide) 

NORTH Adelaide midfielder Billy Dowling produced a monster performance on Saturday, as the Roosters went one step further to securing this year’s SANFL Under 18 minor premiership. The top-age state representative has been in sparkling touch this year, averaging over 31 disposals, seven marks, and four clearances per game in North Adelaide colours. Such production […]

NAB League Player Focus – Bailey Humphrey (Gippsland Power)

HAVING to overcome a knee injury this season, Gippsland Power‘s Bailey Humphrey wasted no time reminding draft watchers and recruiters just how talented the midfielder-forward is for this year’s AFL Draft. Humphrey missed out on the Vic Country hub selection initially, but that soon proved to be a mistake, with the Gippsland Power skipper piecing […]

AFL U18s Player Focus: Tyrell Dewar (Western Australia)

WEST Australian excitement machine Tyrell Dewar was one of the standout Sandgropers during his side’s breakthrough win at the 2022 AFL Under 18 Championships. While the Sandgropers did not have the most memorable carnival – losing to the Allies after defeats to both Victorian sides – they did finish on a high note by knocking […]

AFL U18s Player Focus: Adam D’Aloia (South Australia)

FEW players could lay claim to having a consistent inside presence as South Australian onballer Adam D’Aloia. The Woodville-West Torrens midfielder thrives at the coalface and incredibly valuable at getting first hands to the ball and assisting in wining his side clearances, be it in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) or AFL Under […]

2022 AFLW Big Improvers: Orla O’Dwyer (Brisbane)

AS Season 7 of the AFL Women’s competition edges closer, there are plenty of players looking to back up what could be considered breakout seasons earlier this year with impactful full-year campaigns. In the Big Improvers series, we take a look at some players who really caught the eye in 2022 with grand strides across […]

AFL U18s Player Focus: Reuben Ginbey (Western Australia)

ONE of the frontrunners for Western Australia’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award this year is Reuben Ginbey, a physically combative inside midfielder who has helped keep the winless Black Ducks competitive. Across three games, the East Perth product has boosted his draft stocks significantly against stiff opposition. Having taken out Wesley College’s best and fairest […]

2022 AFLW Big Improvers: Shelley Heath (Melbourne)

AS Season 7 of the AFL Women’s competition edges closer, there are plenty of players looking to back up what could be considered breakout seasons earlier this year with impactful full-year campaigns. In the Big Improvers series, we take a look at some players who really caught the eye in 2022 with grand strides across […]

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 […]

How will they impact their new team in S7?: Mikayla Bowen

MANY AFL Women’s stars made moves to new clubs in the offseason, and as we head toward Season 7 of the AFLW, and we take a look at some of those players to predict what kind of impact they can potentially make on their new teams. Today’s focus is former West Coast Eagle turned Geelong […]

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