Showing posts for: Team Preview
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 […]

Stingrays focussed on individual development in 2023

DANDENONG Stingrays girls coach Josh Moore has his sights set on heavy individual development in 2023, as he transitions from assistant to head mentor. The ‘Rays are coming off an unbeaten home-and-away campaign last year and while amending their upset Grand Final loss would be “great”, Moore maintains that is not the region’s core objective. […]

Knights break down the puzzle pieces in search of small wins

THE NORTHERN Knights are breaking down their game into “little puzzle pieces” in 2023, as new girls head coach Allana Dickie puts her “flavour” on the program. Fresh off a strong preseason which yielded league-leading team averages across multiple testing events, the Northern region is raring to go. Having allotted time to focus on what […]

Reigning premiers on course for “seamless” 2023 transition

THE WESTERN Jets soared to a captivating Coates Talent League premiership last year, the region’s first-ever, and are on course to complete a “seamless” transition into 2023. Former assistant Hayley Gossow has shifted into the girls head coach role and much of the grand final side remains ahead of what should be a familiar feeling […]

Well conditioned Chargers set to showcase their strengths

A POSITIVE, strengths-based program is what the Oakleigh Chargers are hoping to provide in 2023, as new girls head coach Ty Vickery takes the reins. The region has undergone somewhat of an administrational shake-up in the offseason, but many of the pillars which have made the region so prolific are set to remain. Having already […]

“Spark has been lit” for hungry Tigers

CLAREMONT is ready and raring to defend its WAFL Women’s premiership when the 2023 season kicks off this weekend. A ground change from the club’s home deck of Revo Fitness Stadium on Saturday to Pentanet Stadium on Sunday due to ongoing renovations with lights at the Claremont venue, has not dampened the spirits of the […]

1 2 3 4 5 6 14