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Teal makes most of limited opportunities

AFTER a self-described “slow grind” of a year, Oakleigh Chargers and Vic Metro defender Luke Teal was pleased with how he was able to make the best of it. Though 2022 could have gone better for the running half-back, he earned a National Draft Combine invite and is in with a solid chance to be […]

Adams sparked by State Academy inclusion

WEST AUSTRALIAN defender Jed Adams is hoping his hard work and dedication can pay off with a selection on night two of the 2022 AFL Draft tonight. A Peel Thunder talent, Adams has had limited exposure to high levels of football over the last two years due to injury, and though another injury curtailed his […]

“Mad Pies fan” McMullin hopes for chance

PORT Fairy’s Toby McMullin has grown up bleeding black and white. It is little surprise that the Sandringham Dragons forward/midfielder and Vic Country representative has been conditioned to following the Magpies, a club where his father Ian played 25 games, and then served on the board for over two decades. “I’m a mad Collingwood supporter, […]

Hollands happy to land anywhere

BEING drafted is the dream for many young boys and girls around Australia, no less to the team they supported growing up. That’s a potential reality for Oliver Hollands, a Carlton supporter who has courted great interest from the Blues. Though the midfielder admits it would be “cool” to land at Princes Park, he is […]

Wardlaw “proud” of journey, ready to get stuck in

OAKLEIGH Chargers young gun George Wardlaw is “quite proud” of what he has been able to achieve over his junior football career, with the star midfielder set to join North Melbourne in tonight’s AFL Draft. While the majority of players are unaware of their destination over the next two nights, Wardlaw has known for some […]

Mackenzie grateful for experiences

ST KILDA Next-Generation Academy (NGA) member Cameron Mackenzie is no guarantee to make it to the red, white and black, but regardless of the colours he pulls on in 2023, the rising young gun is just grateful for his football experiences. Taking a journey along a road less travelled, the teenager spent a year in […]

Fletcher “embraces” pressure ahead of entering Lions den

BRISBANE Lions father-son prospect Jaspa Fletcher does not shy away from the pressure of the aforementioned title, instead he embraces it. While fellow father-son Will Ashcroft will land in the first couple of picks in tomorrow night’s AFL Draft, the Sherwood talent – who has remained based in Queensland – should not have to wait […]

Hyett and her Dees ready for what lies ahead

MUCH like its opponent Brisbane, Melbourne finds itself back in another AFL Women’s decider after the heartbreak of last season’s loss to Adelaide. Melbourne assistant coach Tamara Hyett believes that despite Melbourne being the “perennial almosts” since the establishment of the competition, she does not believe that adds any pressure to her side coming into […]

Attitude and contest the key: Henriksen

BRISBANE finds itself back in an AFL Women’s Grand Final, after the heartache of falling one short of making the decider last season. The Lions’ defensive coach Paul Henriksen says there was definitely fire in the belly after that Preliminary Final loss last season, but the fire and hunger was not based solely off that […]

Hewett overcomes Covid challenges

NEEDING asthma inhalers to breathe and falling asleep on the way to the game representing Australia, AFL Draft hopeful Elijah Hewett felt the full brunt of both Covid and the flu at the same time. As his year was about to take off, the West Australian – who had already tasted senior WAFL football – […]

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