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SANFL Player Focus: Riley Thilthorpe (West Adelaide)

IN a return to our Player Focus piece, we take a look at a South Australian National Football League (SANFL) talent who has really stood out on the League stage. In Round 2 of the competition, our eyes were on West Adelaide key forward/ruck Riley Thilthorpe, who took part in the Bloods’ dramatic draw with […]

Player Focus: Ely Smith

MURRAY Bushrangers have secured their spot in the finals race after outclassing the Bendigo Pioneers at Ikon Park over the weekend, defeating them by 27 points. Ely Smith continues to make a case for a possible late second round pick with another strong showing in the Wild Card round against the Bendigo Pioneers. While originally […]

Player Focus: VFLW – Danielle Ponter (Essendon)

IN 2018, AFL Draft Central will be covering the Victorian Football League Women’s (VFLW) competition, and this week we have written a player focus piece on Essendon’s Danielle Ponter thanks to the VFLW stream. Her Bombers went down to Hawthorn in the opening round on Sunday. Ponter is an 18 year-old mid/forward from Diamond Creek, […]

Player focus: Xavier O’Halloran

A fast finishing Western Jets line-up collected their second win of the season, defeating the Eastern Ranges by 32-points on Saturday Matt Balmer looks in depth at one of their important midfield cogs. Xavier O’Halloran is one of a handful of players on the 2018 Western Jets list that is well and truly capable of finding himself […]

Player focus: Max King

THE Sandringham Dragons came from behind to defeat the Oakleigh Chargers on a bright day at RAMS Arena last Saturday.  Matt Balmer looks in-depth at one of their top draft prospects. There were two words being mutted by recruiters and spectators waiting at the RAMS Arena canteen on Saturday and it was not “super draft”… it was […]

Player focus: Isaac Quaynor

THE Oakleigh Chargers kick started season 2018 with a huge 50-point thumping of the Eastern Ranges in the wet at Skybus Stadium on Saturday.   Matt Balmer looks in depth at one of their possible draftees. Isaac Quaynor is an athletic 180cm rebounding defender who showed great improvement in the latter half of the 2017 TAC Cup […]

Player focus: Ed Richards

AFTER an injury led to him missing out on Vic Metro selection, the grandson of Collingwood great Ron Richards (whose brother was premiership skipper Lou), has impressed in the last month with his eye-catching runs and his impressive disposal – pushing his name into first round calculations. On the weekend, Peter Williams analysed the lightning […]

Player focus: Jaidyn Stephenson

JAIDYN Stephenson emerged as one to watch during the 2015 TAC Cup finals series as a 16-year old. Now, he’s an out-and-out star with a unique mix of traits that make him one of the most exciting prospects in this year’s draft cohort. While he’s massively boosted his midfield minutes, Stephenson looks most at home […]

Player focus: Hunter Clark

THE Dandenong Stingrays have five level two members of the NAB AFL Academy on their books – And while injury and school football meant that not all five ran out together on the weekend, they are expected to go deep in TAC Cup finals. Matt Balmer looks in depth at one of their likely draftees. Hunter Clark […]

Player focus: Nicholas Coffield

THE Northern Knights won a thriller over the Dandenong Stingrays on Saturday – but without Nicholas Coffield’s match winning goal with seconds on the clock, they wouldn’t have won the game.  Matt Balmer looks in depth at one of their likely draftees. Nicholas Coffield is one of the few Northern Knights players likely to come under consideration to […]

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