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VFL Player Focus: Nate Caddy (Carlton)

NORTHERN Knights forward Nate Caddy became the latest Coates Talent League gun to make his VFL debut this year, linking with Carlton’s reserves on Sunday. In an ironic turn of fate, the spring-heeled marking phenom turned out for the side he last played against, while representing the AFL Academy. Caddy will be familiar with the […]

State Game Player Focus: Jack Buller (Western Australia)

WITH the AFL Mid-Season Draft fast approaching, few names have received more coverage than Claremont key forward Jack Buller. The 22-year-old’s strong start to the season saw him rewarded with a Western Australian jumper, and has put him firmly on the radar of clubs looking to bolster their key position stocks. We put his performance […]

WAFLW Player Focus: Jaime Henry (Swan Districts)

SWAN Districts talent Jaime Henry is one of three West Australians in the AFL Women’s Academy and looms as a top-end AFLW Draft pick at the end of the year. Boasting outstanding footy IQ, terrific strength and a nous for winning the contested ball, Henry is capable of playing as a midfielder or a defender. […]

AFL Academy Player Focus: Jake Rogers

GOLD Coast’s academy products impressed on the national stage on Saturday, none more so than Jake Rogers. The diminutive midfielder had a game-high 26 disposals to be named his side’s best player over two its showcase games, after managing 13 touches and a goal against Port Adelaide’s reserves. His performance helped the AFL Academy beat […]

WAFLW Player Focus: Molly O’Hehir (South Fremantle)

SOUTH Fremantle utility Molly O’Hehir has one of the highest ceilings of any player in next year’s draft crop. While others have put more runs on the board to-date and the crop as a whole is looming as an incredible one, O’Hehir has the potential to be among the best with all the traits to […]

Young Guns Player Focus: Ryan Maric (Gippsland Power)

GIPPSLAND Power forward Ryan Maric has played himself into AFL Mid-Season Draft contention, and is perhaps even this year’s leading prospect. The 18-year-old entered his over-age campaign with little fanfare, but shot onto the radar with his Talent League performances to date. This past weekend, Maric turned out in the first of two Young Guns […]

WAFL Player Focus: Daniel Curtin (Claremont)

SWINGMEN are among the most highly sought after talents come draft time, and Claremont’s Daniel Curtin certainly fits that bill. What’s more, the 195cm prospect has further showcased his versatility this season with stints in the midfield. The Tigers’ Colts skipper returned arguably his best performance for the year to date, playing almost exclusively on-ball […]

SANFL Women’s Player Focus: Monique Bessen (Sturt)

COMING off a national carnival for South Australia, double bottom-ager Monique Bessen produced her best SANFL Women’s performance to-date during Sturt’s one-point win over West Adelaide. The Double Blues youngster was top three in her side for disposals, marks, tackles, clearances, inside 50s and rebound 50s, as well as taking three of her team’s eight […]

2023 AFLW U16s MVP Focus: Sophie Eaton (South Australia)

SKIPPERING the South Australian team at the AFL Women’s Under 16 Championships, midfielder/forward Sophie Eaton lead by example as she went on to win her side’s Most Valuable Player (MVP). After being among the best in game one, Eaton was the clear standout in game two, earning herself the honour as she accepted the trophy […]

AFLW U18s Player Focus: Shineah Goody (South Australia)

REIGNING Most Valuable Player (MVP) Shineah Goody was simply incredible in her return to the tri-colours on Sunday’s AFL Women’s Under 18 Championships opener against Western Australia. The South Australian was deemed the best player at last year’s national carnival and based off her start is on track for consecutive MVPs. Goody racked up 10 […]

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