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Scouting notes: Tasmania vs. Sydney Swans Academy

TASMANIA has claimed the Under 18 Academy Series title after a dominant first term against Sydney Swans Academy set the Mariners up for a 32-point win. Tasmania booted six goals to one in the opening term and proved too good for the Swans, holding on for victory. We were there to capture the action and […]

Scouting notes: Northern Territory vs. Sydney Swans Academy

IN the third round of the Under 18 Academy Series, we visited the Top End, where we witnessed the Sydney Swans Academy minus Nick Blakey, defeat the Northern Territory by 29 points. Here are some of the top players from the game in our scouting notes. NORTHERN TERRITORY       1.4       1.7       5.10     8.13 (61)SYDNEY SWANS […]

Scouting notes: TAC Cup – Round 5

IT was another big weekend of TAC Cup footy with some stunning last quarter fight-backs. As with last week, we narrowed our focused to those players named in the initial Vic Metro and Vic Country squads. We had scouts watching all six games this weekend and here are some of the notes below. — Sandringham […]

Scouting notes: TAC Cup – Round 4

AFTER a one-week hiatus due to the TAC Cup’s first development weekend of the season, the TAC Cup returned with some big individual bags of goals from the key forwards and a nail-biting draw between Gippsland Power and Northern Knights.  We had scouts watching four of the games this weekend, with a narrowed focus on […]

Scouting notes: Under 18 Academy Series – Round 1

IT was an entertaining first round of the Under 18 Academy Series, with the GWS GIANTS, Sydney Swans and Tasmania getting victories. We were at Blacktown to witness the triple header at Blacktown, with Tasmania defeating Gold Coast, the GIANTS defeating Northern Territory by 48 points, and the Swans getting up in a 49-point victory over […]

Scouting notes: Victorian trials

WET weather and blustery conditions played havoc at Ikon Park for the two Vic Country and Vic Metro Under 18 trial matches on Sunday. With the Level 2 AFL Academy players rested from the games, alongside some injured prospects, it gave some other boys a chance to put their hand up to make the final […]

Scouting notes: TAC Cup – Round 3

IT was another big weekend of TAC Cup football, with the Dandenong Stingrays and Sandringham Dragons continuing their undefeated streaks.  With some teams missing their best players due to the AFL Academy’s clash against North Melbourne VFL, it allowed for others to step up and make an impact in their absence. MATCH REPORT: AFL Academy […]

Scouting notes: AFL Academy vs. North Melbourne

THE best players from the 2018 AFL Draft pool combined to run out 43-point winners over North Melbourne’s VFL team on Saturday. The AFL Academy game was played as a curtain raiser to the AFL clash between Melbourne and North Melbourne at the MCG. MATCH REPORT: AFL Academy vs. North Melbourne VFL Read Matt Balmer, […]

Scouting notes: TAC Cup – Round 2

THERE were plenty of big individual performances over the weekend, including a big bag of eight goals from possible top-five draftee Max King. We had scouts watching five games over the weekend, read their notes below. Calder Cannons vs. Eastern Ranges (Peter Williams) Calder Cannons: #4 Kyle Baker – I enjoyed watching the dashing defender coming out […]

Scouting notes: AFLW – Grand Final

THE AFLW grand final lived up to expectations, with a close encounter deciding who was to be crowned the 2018 AFLW Premiers. The Western Bulldogs prevailed in the wet, but Brisbane matched it up to them all game, going down by just six points. Former Calder Cannon, Monique Conti was the star of the day, […]

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