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VFLW Player Focus: Ellie Cleland (Williamstown)

RECRUITED out of Melbourne’s Eastern Football Netball League, Williamstown’s Ellie Cleland is only new to the VFLW competition this year, However, not even a full season into her VFLW career she already looks like she belongs at this level. Final Stats vs Carlton Goals: 1Disposals: 14Marks: 2Tackles: 3Clearances: 1 Cleland is one of those players […]

2022 SANFLW Player Focus: Lana Schwerdt

PIECING together an incredibly consistent season, Lana Schwerdt has improved her draft stocks exponentially in 2022. The Norwood onballer has a nice balance of offensive and defensive traits, and since a quiet first couple of games to the season, has been incredibly reliable through the midfield. In her last eight games, Schwerdt has averaged 21.5 […]

WAFL Player Focus: Elijah Hewett (Swan Districts)

THE FABLED speed-endurance mix is something many modern day midfielders aspire to enhance, and it is a trait Swan Districts talent Elijah Hewett weaponises. Three games into his WAFL League career, the solidly built ball winner has carried on from the bottom-age form which had him poised as Western Australia’s top draft prospect this year. […]

VFLW Player Focus: Elizabeth McGrath (North Melbourne)

NORTH MELBOURNE’s ruck Elizabeth McGrath has had a great season in the VFLW, and has been one of the shining lights for the Roos in what has been at times a tough season for them. Her efforts last weekend against Carlton are the subject of this week’s Player Focus. Final Stats vs Carlton: Disposals: 18Kicks: […]

NAB League Player Focus: Zane Duursma (Gippsland Power)

THE ‘Z’ in the Duursma family alphabet, Zane Duursma is the latest of the clan making his way through the elite talent pathway. Having cut his teeth across a range of roles in 2021, the Gippsland Power product projects enormous upside with his range of skills and athletic base. He broke into the Power’s Under […]

2022 SANFLW Player Focus: Keeley Kustermann

ONE of two top-age AFLW Academy members from South Australia, Keeley Kustermann is a well-balanced talent out of West Adelaide. After a solid AFL Women’s Under 18 Championships playing off half-back and rotating through the midfield, Kustermann was back to her onball role for Westies where she racked up a game-high 26 touches in the […]

WAFLW Player Focus: Jess Roper (West Perth)

PLAYING in defence in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) Women’s newest side has its challenges, but West Perth top-ager Jess Roper has been building quite the form of late. After three quieter games to start the season, Roper had a breakout game against East Fremantle, and has been in red-hot form since. Whilst there […]

SANFL Player Focus: Nick Sadler (Sturt)

PLAYING across all three SANFL grades this season, Sturt prospect Nick Sadler is one of South Australia’s most promising midfielders. The 179cm talent offers a nice balance of inside and outside traits, with clean hands to go with outside speed and sharp kicking on the move. The state talent hub member started his top-age campaign […]

SANFL Player Focus: Isaac Keeler (North Adelaide)

ADELAIDE Crows fans will be cursing the revised Next Generation Academy (NGA) bidding rules, given the club’s ties to North Adelaide tall Isaac Keeler in this year’s AFL Draft. The talented ruck-forward has been on the radar for a few years now, having produced exciting patches of play in the Roosters’ SANFL Under 18s side. […]

AFL Sydney Player Focus: Ella Morris (Pennant Hills Demons)

THOUGH the result was not what the Pennant Hills Demons may have wanted – going down to Inner West Magpies by 11 goals in a Round 3 Anzac Day clash – there were a number of young shining lights who stepped up for the red and blue. One of them is Sydney Swans-aligned midfielder Ella […]

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