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Preview | Changes galore as South meets West

WESTERN Australia’s last roll of the dice comes on Sunday, as the Black Ducks continue their search for a win at this year’s Under 18 National Championships. Finally playing in front of a home crowd, it’s South Australia who comes to town as the two sides throw down at Optus Stadium, before the West Coast […]

AFL U18s Player Focus: Reuben Ginbey (Western Australia)

ONE of the frontrunners for Western Australia’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award this year is Reuben Ginbey, a physically combative inside midfielder who has helped keep the winless Black Ducks competitive. Across three games, the East Perth product has boosted his draft stocks significantly against stiff opposition. Having taken out Wesley College’s best and fairest […]

Rising Stocks: AFL Draft prospects on the up

THE CREAM rises to the top during National Championship season, and that has once again proven the case with this year’s AFL Draft hopefuls. Whether it be prospects announcing themselves as genuine top talents, or coming from the clouds to enter draft calculations, we have picked out two players from each side who have boosted […]

AFL U18s Player Focus: Mattaes Phillipou (South Australia)

ONE of the steepest-rising draft prospects across this year’s Under 18 National Championships has been Mattaes Phillipou. The Woodville-West Torrens product is an athletic midfielder forward who suits the hybrid mould, measuring up at over 190cm and adding a sense of dynamism to whichever side he turns out for. Only eligible to be drafted this […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 AFL U18s – Vic Metro vs. South Australia

VIC METRO made relatively light work of South Australia on Sunday, downing the Croweaters by 73 points on a greasy GMHBA Stadium deck. The result means the Victorian side remains undefeated and even without a couple of top five talents, brought some terrific prospects to the fore. We noted some of the top performers from […]

Country roads take Victorians home against WA

VIC COUNTRY maintained its undefeated streak at this year’s Under 18 National Championships, after dispatching Western Australia to the tune of 43 points at GMHBA Stadium today. A decisive run of five unanswered goals saw the home side rocket out to a 32-point half-time lead, before withstanding WA’s spirited efforts thereafter. With the rain coming […]

It’s raining Metro! Vics crush Croweaters to stay undefeated

VIC METRO has cracked the ton for a third game running, en route to trouncing South Australia by 73 points at GMHBA Stadium today. The home side was challenged early on but broke clear in term two and never looked back, before piling on six unanswered goals in the final quarter to run out comprehensive […]

Preview | Under 18 National Championships hit the Cattery

KARDINIA Park is set to host the latest leg of this year’s Under 18 National Championships, with both Victorian sides hoping to remain undefeated on home turf. Metro welcomes the 1-1 South Australians in game one, before Country takes on the winless Western Australia to round out an intriguing double-header on Sunday. >> SCROLL to […]

Remember the Names: 2022 Under 16 MVPs announced

BARRING a postponed fixture, the 2022 AFL Development National Championships have wrapped up for another year, with a bunch of future stars putting their names in lights as potential AFL Draft prospects. In the first full three-round carnival since 2019, South Australia took out the Division 1 title, while Tasmania was crowned the Division 2 […]

Caught the Eye: July 2022 – Adelaide Edition

REPRESENTATIVE season hit Adelaide on the weekend, with three games back-to-back headlined by a main event which saw the two winless Under 18 teams – Western Australia and the Allies – playing on neutral ground. The Allies would make the most of their opportunities, winning their final game of the championships by 12 points despite […]

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