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Allies fast start too much for Croweaters

A NINE goals to three opening half proved too much for South Australia to cut back as an impressive Allies outfit ran out 16-point winners in the opening match of the AFL Under 18 Championships at Thebarton Oval today. The Allies started strong – courtesy of two goals from Jed Walter and Ryley Sanders in […]

PREVIEW | 2023 AFL U18s: South Australia vs. Allies

THE 2023 AFL Under 18 National Championships get underway on Sunday, as South Australia hosts the Allies in Adelaide. It is the first of 10 matches scheduled across the tournament, played between Sunday’s combatants, Vic Country, Vic Metro, and Western Australia. We take you through all you need to know about this year’s carnival opener; […]

Scouting Notes: WA U18s vs. East Perth Reserves

WESTERN Australia’s Under 18 squad came together for its first practice match ahead of this year’s National Championship, defeating an East Perth reserves outfit at Mineral Resources Park on Sunday afternoon. In a free-flowing game, the West Australian side led at every change to run out comfortable victors. We highlight some of the players who […]

Allies announce 2023 Under 18 squad

THE 2023 Allies squad has been announced ahead of this year’s AFL Under 18 National Championships, with 31 players from the Northern Territory, NSW-ACT, Queensland, Tasmania selected to compete for the amalgamated side. >> SCROLL to see the full squad Six players who made the cut as bottom-agers in 2022 will return this year, namely […]

PODCAST | Final Siren – Episode 157

THE FINAL Siren Podcast is back for another instalment, with Episode 157 covering the latest AFL Draft news. Host Peter Williams and Rookie Me Central’s Michael Alvaro reconvene to discuss the return of the Coates Talent League, mid-season draft hopefuls, and the last week’s representative action. Tune in! EPISODE 157 RUNDOWN >> Listen to the full […]

Scouting Notes: 2023 South Australia U18 vs. U20

A SOUTH Australian showdown saw the state’s Under 18s beaten by an Under 20 squad at Thebarton Oval on Friday night. Last year’s Under 18 captain and MVP Adam D’Aloia was named best afield for the victors, while current skipper Will Patton earned the same honour for his side. In a dour sign for their […]

Weekend preview: State pride on the line

STATE pride is on the line this weekend, but for one West Australian representative, the stakes are even higher. AFL Mid-Season Draft fancy Jack Buller will not only don the Black Duck against South Australia in the annual State Game, but also trial for his spot in the big leagues. The 199cm Claremont forward last […]

SQUADS | South Australia U18 vs. U20

THE SANFL has finalised squads for Friday night’s showcase game between South Australia’s Under 18 and Under 20 sides. Set to be played under lights at Thebarton Oval, the fixture acts as a trial for the more junior team ahead of this year’s National Championships. >> Initial squad: 2023 SA U18s West Adelaide defender Will […]

PODCAST | Final Siren – Episode 156

THE FINAL Siren Podcast is back for another instalment, with Episode 156 covering the latest AFL Draft news and fallout. Host Peter Williams and Rookie Me Central’s Michael Alvaro reconvene to highlight those who impressed on the national stage and in representative trials, before looking ahead to the mid-season draft. Tune in! EPISODE 156 RUNDOWN […]

AFL Academy Player Focus: Jake Rogers

GOLD Coast’s academy products impressed on the national stage on Saturday, none more so than Jake Rogers. The diminutive midfielder had a game-high 26 disposals to be named his side’s best player over two its showcase games, after managing 13 touches and a goal against Port Adelaide’s reserves. His performance helped the AFL Academy beat […]

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