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Team of the Week: 2023 Talent League – Round 1

THE COATES Talent League boys season got underway on the weekend, with a bumper eight games stretched evenly across Saturday and Sunday. It made it tough to squeeze the raft of top performances into the Round 1 Team of the Week, though there is plenty of quality in the squad of 24. Gippsland Power (five […]

Snapshot: 2023 Coates Talent League – Round 1

IT was an ideal weekend for home sides in the Coates Talent League, which kicked off with a bumper eight-game opening round on Saturday. All eight hosts joined the winners list in Round 1 as the Northern Academies jetted south to take on Victorian counterparts. We recap all the action in a snapshot.

SEASON GUIDE | 2023 Coates Talent League

THE 2023 Coates Talent League season is set to get underway tomorrow, with eight games filling out a bumper opening round. Along with the 13 full-time regions, five northern academies will take part throughout the year, meaning plenty of fresh and familiar faces are set to take centre stage. We run you through all you […]

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 […]

Leading prospect Reid leaves nothing to chance

THERE’S a long way to go, but Bendigo Pioneers star Harley Reid is already the consensus top prospect for this year’s AFL Draft. The midfielder-forward compiled one of the most accomplished bottom-age campaigns in 2022, sweeping up a slew of accolades with bucketloads of flair and starpower. Among the 17-year-old’s achievements; he is already an […]

Coates Talent League prospects set for preseason testing

COATES Talent League prospects are set to be put through their paces on Saturday, as all 12 Victorian regions convene for their annual preseason testing event. Under the guidance of Rookie Me, athletes will participate in three vertical jump tests, a 20m sprint, agility test, and yo-yo test. >> FIXTURE: 2023 Coates Talent League Clubs […]

Coates Talent League officially launched

AUSTRALIA’s premier AFL talent pathway has undergone its third rebrand, with the official launch of the Coates Talent League today. Set to enter its 32nd year in 2023, the competition started out as the Victorian State Football League (VSFL) in 1992, before perhaps being most famously known as the TAC Cup, and most recently the […]

2023 NAB League coaching changes

NAB LEAGUE regions in Victoria and Tasmania have all but completed their coaching appointments for 2023, after it was announced that roles would again been split between girls and boys teams. The move comes as part of the AFL’s commitment to boosting resources in the girls’ talent pathway, with all regions now having dedicated full-time […]

Wait not Long now for Noah’s dream

BENDIGO Pioneers and Geelong Grammar midfielder Noah Long is grateful for the injury that ruled him out for a few months this year. It might seem a strange way to put it, but for the 177cm, 73kg talent, maximising his time of the sidelines to learn a new position, and a new perspective, helped him […]

Winners | 2022 NAB League awards night

THE 2022 NAB League awards night was held on Wednesday, with the competition’s best talent recognised in the Team of the Year, and Morrish Medal count. The online ceremony also saw a Personal Growth award handed out, as the first honour of the night. For the second year running, two players were awarded the Morrish […]

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