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Season 8 AFLW preview: Adelaide

ALWAYS there at the pointy end of the season, Adelaide is a side that will never be too far away from premiership contention. Though the Crows fell short of defending their Season 6 title in Season 7, they were able to get games into a stack of first and second-season players to set up for […]

Future in Focus: Bottom-age Vic Metro players to watch

WHILE all eyes will be on the 2023 AFL Women’s Draft hopefuls at the upcoming national carnival, there is an abundance of talent across all the states and territories who could impress at the championships. Clubs are looking more and more into the future similar to the men’s competition, and will be keeping an eye […]

2023 AFLW Under 18s preview: Western Australia

WESTERN Australia picked up the one win at last year’s AFL Women’s Under 18 Championships, and heads into the 2023 carnival with a largely new-look squad. There are a number of players who have replaced others in the side, as well as some surprise packets impressing at WAFL Women’s level who have earned the chance […]

2023 AFLW Under 18s preview: South Australia

REIGNING champions South Australia enters the 2023 AFL Women’s Under 18 Championships with plenty of fresh faces, but still an incredibly strong squad as the Croweaters eye off back-to-back titles in 2023. Kicking off its campaign against Western Australia on Sunday, South Australia will predominantly field a top and bottom-age squad with just the two […]

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) […]

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