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Passionate McLaren leads by example in football journey

PERSEVERANCE and grasping opportunities have helped Oakleigh Chargers captain, Hannah McLaren reach the highest level of her junior football career. From somewhat sulking on the sidelines at Auskick, to leading the TAC Cup Girls side out each week, McLaren is a player who has grown throughout her football journey. “I started playing Auskick,” she said. “I used […]

Keeping Tabs: Standout players from Round 20

A NUMBER of new faces were among the first-year players who impressed in their games on the weekend, continuing the season trend of readymade draftees from last year’s AFL National Draft. Hunter Clark Hunter Clark was typically calm and composed across the St.Kilda half-back line in their defeat to the Western Bulldogs. The 19 year-old […]

Fantastic Five: Memorable moments from the weekend

THRILLERS, young stars taking clutch moments, and firing up the second chance saloon, there was plenty to like about the weekend of football. Greatest AFL round of all time? That was the question being posed by the end of Saturday night, with an unprecedented round of thrillers. Five of the six games to date had […]

Country girl Caris passing on lessons from “amazing experiences”

WHEN the siren sounded at the end of last year’s Herald Sun Shield Grand Final, Ballarat Grammar’s Rene Caris joined her teammates in rejoicing the win. It was not just a one-point victory, it was the result of many years of hard work and a close bond between the players. “I first started when I moved away […]

From “definitely not” interested in footy; Woods eyes off an AFLW career

FROM never intending to play football at all let alone at the highest level, Eastern Ranges co-captain Emerson Woods has certainly changed her tune of the past couple of years, going from strength to strength. Unlike many of her contemporaries, Woods found her love for the game after a while and now her sights are […]

Jet flies high in top-age year despite injury

HAVING been involved with the Western Jets since Under 15s, the exciting Zak Butters has become a familiar face at the club and has become equally as important to the side in the same time. While his final TAC Cup year is over due to shoulder surgery post National Under 18 Championships, he will still […]

Keeping Tabs: Standout performances from Round 19

AS the end of the season draws near and the Rising Star conversation heats up, some familiar races return to the Keeping Tabs list after standout performances. Jack Higgins It’s not often a first-year player that kicks arguably the greatest goal ever, but Higgins may have done just that. How a first-year player can earn […]

Rosenzweig getting closer to achieving childhood dream

SOUTH Australian forward, Katelyn Rosenzweig has always dreamed of pulling on an Adelaide Crows jumper. Ever since she filled in for her local Under 11 boys side, the 18 year-old has not looked back, and is taking every opportunity she can to achieve every young footballer’s ultimate dream. “Growing up, I always wanted to play […]

Fantastic Five: Memorable moments from the weekend

FROM amazing goals and individual hauls, to giant battles and impressive performances, there were plenty of memorable moments from last weekend’s football action. Jack Higgins’ goal It is probably the most controversially talked about ‘snag’ in recent history, but sometimes you just have to sit back and admire the football smarts from a first year […]

Three Fs drive Parker to success

FAMILY, footy and farming are the three Fs that have been the key pillars in country girl Alyce Parker‘s life. Now 18, Parker is in her final year of junior football and months away from the 2018 AFL Women’s Draft, but she has not forgotten the importance of the other two Fs. “I live on […]

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