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2023 Talent League Season Review: Finalists

THE 2023 Coates Talent League season has been run and won, with Sandringham Dragons taking out a second straight premiership. As we reflect on the year that was for part two of our season review, we cast an eye on the league’s finalists. Note; top-ranked Wildcard loser, Northern was covered in part one. >> 2023 […]

Brown best afield in back-to-back triumph

YOU could hardly write a better script for Will Brown to end his top-age campaign. Having played a hand in Sandringham’s 2022 flag, he was named captain this year and skippered his side to a second-straight Coates Talent League title. No less, he was also the best player afield with three goals. As one of […]

Scouting Notes: 2023 Coates Talent League Grand Final

SANDRINGHAM Dragons secured their second consecutive Coates Talent League premiership on Sunday after downing Eastern Ranges by 43 points at IKON Park. With exciting prospects taking to the field in droves, we noted some of the top performers from either side. >> Match Report: Sandringham storms to second straight flag

Sandringham storms to second straight flag

SANDRINGHAM Dragons have claimed consecutive Coates Talent League premierships after defeating Eastern Ranges by 43 points today. Under sunny skies at IKON Park, the star-studded victors were tested but kicked away with five of the game’s last six goals to win by a comfortable margin. Five Dragons became dual premiership players, including captain Will Brown […]

Dragons not taking Ranges lightly in flag defence

SANDRINGHAM Dragons will play off for back-to-back Coates Talent League premierships when they face Eastern in today’s Grand Final at IKON Park. Having taken out last year’s title in similar circumstances, the dominant Metro region has a tough task ahead of it to claim another. Regional talent lead Mark Wheeler has been there before, and […]

PREVIEW | 2023 Coates Talent League Grand Final

THE 2023 Coates Talent League season comes down to Sunday’s Grand Final between Sandringham Dragons and Eastern Ranges. While the former is chasing back-to-back flags, the latter is looking to play spoiler from sixth place. We preview the big match at IKON Park. >> Podcast: 2023 CTL Grand Final previews NEED TO KNOW: Who: Sandringham […]

PODCAST | 2023 Coates Talent League Grand Finals

THE Final Siren and Game Sense podcasts have come together in a special crossover episode to celebrate Coates Talent League Grand Final weekend. Co-hosts Michael Alvaro and Peter Williams break down the key players and matchups in either game before giving their predictions. All that, and more! EPISODE RUNDOWN >> Tune in here: Final Siren […]

Ranges’ peak comes at the ideal time

THERE are peaks and troughs throughout football seasons, and amid the ranges of 2023, everything seems to be culminating nicely for Eastern. The fourth placed Metro region was one of just two lower-ranked wildcards to advance to finals, and had to knock off the minor premier in last week’s prelim. Now, with three wins on […]

Winners | 2023 Coates Talent League Boys awards night

THE 2023 Coates Talent League awards night was held tonight, with a range of honours handed out across the boys and girls competitions. In a virtual ceremony, the official Team of the Year was announced, and two more Morrish Medallists wrote their names into the history books. >> Winners: 2023 Coates Talent League Girls awards […]

Scouting Notes: Coates Talent League Preliminary Final 2

SANDRINGHAM Dragons’ scary depth has helped the top-ranked Metro region reach this year’s Coates Talent League decider, after downing a plucky Geelong Falcons side by 34 points on Sunday. Much of the difference was made in a four-goal to one final quarter, as the victors’ quality shone through. In the day’s other game, Eastern Ranges […]

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