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Standouts setting the standard for Gippsland

A PAIR of highly touted AFL Draft prospects are setting the standard for the Gippsland Power in 2023, as the regional program prepares for another Coates Talent League campaign. National Academy members Zane Duursma and Archer Reid have not missed a session throughout preseason, and are primed to built off strong bottom-age years according to […]

Fundamentals set to drive Knights north

AT the core of the Northern Knights’ individual and team development is one thing all Coates Talent League regions strive to strengthen – fundamentals. New boys head coach Anthony Rocca, a graduate of the program himself, is adamant that along with a team-first approach, the basics are exactly what will yield success for the his […]

Jets starting to jell ahead of season 2023

IT may not have been all smooth sailing throughout preseason, but the Western Jets are beginning to jell just in time for their latest Coates Talent League campaign. Assistant coaches started out in charge of training, but there is now a new mentor at the helm. Incoming boys head coach Trent Dennis-Lane has now taken […]

Ranges “itching” to rip into season proper

A FULL bill of health is what all coaches and players alike hope for on the eve of any season, and it Is exactly what the Eastern Ranges have in 2023. Head coach Lauren Morecroft, the first woman to take on said title for a Coates Talent League boys squad, says summer has been smooth […]

Stingrays set high standards in search of next step

HIGH standards are what the Dandenong Stingrays are hoping will help them go one better in 2023, after last year’s run to the Coates Talent League grand final. Amid the hurt of a loss in the last game of the season, there are plenty of silver linings for the program’s promising top-age crop to take. […]

Dragons to have contested approach

REIGNING premiers Sandringham Dragons are prepared to get their hands dirty ahead of Round 1 of the newly named Coates Talent League season, as the side prepares for another strong season in the premier Under 18s competition. The Dragons boasted three picks inside the Top 10 last season with Will Ashcroft (Brisbane), Cameron Mackenzie (Hawthorn) […]

Pioneers identify the need for speed

A SHIFT in focus is what earned the Bendigo Pioneers a historic finals appearance last season, and another is in store for 2023. Head coach Danny O’Bree says the regional talent program has identified a need for speed as it looks to cater towards having another slew of graduates drafted to the AFL. With the […]

On and off-field growth the key for GWV

GREATER Western Victoria (GWV) Rebels coach Sally Riley is all about not worrying. Like anyone who is in competitive sport, winning is enjoyable, but understanding that mistakes are okay is what will help build the growth at the Ballarat-based Coates Talent League club. There is plenty to like about a young Rebels outfit who play […]

Top-agers taking charge at the Falcons

TIES between Geelong’s footballing pathways and the elite level have arguably never been stronger, especially after four of the Cats’ six total draftees in 2022 were taken out of the local Falcons program. In 2023, the next generation of Falcons are looking to take a path well traveled by en route to the AFL. Coach […]

Gippsland to provide a power of competitiveness

THE HALLMARKS of Gippsland Power’s program have long been laden with competitive spirit, and that will be no different for the girls team in 2023. Under new head coach Nathan Boyd, the Power are poised to showcase their contested acumen, but also have some “slick movers” to exploit on the outside. “We’re really competitive. We’ve […]

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