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Allies hold firm to break Black Duck hearts

THE ALLIES have got on the board at the third time of asking in this year’s Under 18 National Championships, holding firm to defeat Western Australia by an even two goals at Thebarton Oval. Meeting on neutral ground, the Allies looked fresher on the back of significant travel for both sides, breaking to an early […]

Preview | Adelaide hosts representative triple-header

THE 2022 AFL National Development Championships are set to hit Adelaide on Saturday, with the four Division 1 sides locking horns as part of a representative triple-header at Thebarton Oval. In between the two Under 16 fixtures, the Under 18 Allies and West Australian sides do battle on neutral ground. Taking the field first in […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 AFL U16s – Vic Country vs. Western Australia

WESTERN Australia got on the board at this year’s AFL Under 16 National Championships, after consigning Vic Country to its second loss in a 16-point win at Metricon Stadium. Despite less than ideal conditions, plenty of prospects brought the heat. We highlighted them in the latest edition of Scouting Notes. All notes are the opinion […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 AFL U16s – Vic Metro vs. South Australia

VIC METRO made it two wins from two attempts at this year’s AFL Under 16 National Championships, after holding on to defeat South Australia by three points on Tuesday. The Croweaters had a shot after the siren to snatch victory, but could not quite complete what would have been a stirring comeback. We noted some […]

Caught the Eye: July 2022

REPRESENTATIVE season continues to roar on, with both Victorian sides notching wins at the Under 18 level this past weekend. In the latest edition of Caught the Eye, we highlight some of the top performers and outstanding prospects from either game. A GAME packed with plenty of momentum swings saw Vic Metro hold on to […]

Champion effort for WA sees Sandgropers sink Country

AN outstanding performance from Malakai Champion has helped Western Australia to its first win of the 2022 AFL Under 16 Championships, defeating Vic Country by 16 points at Metricon Stadium today. Champion, along with a host of willing teammates were not afraid to get their hands dirty in the wet and windy conditions on the […]

Five-goal third term helps Metro topple SA

A FIVE-GOAL third term to Vic Metro has seen the ‘Big V’ remain undefeated in the 2022 AFL Under 16 Championships, downing fellow unbeaten side South Australia in a nail-biting three-point result. The Croweaters had the chance to win the game after the siren, with Kade Herbert marking 40m out, but his set shot drifted […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 AFL U16s – NT Thunder vs. Swans Academy

SYDNEY Swans Academy proved too strong for Northern Territory in a battle of the Round 1 AFL Under 16 Championship losing sides. The Swans started strong with the first three goals of the game, then inaccuracy struck and the red and whites missed a number of gettable chances including some posters. Northern Territory kept at […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 AFL U16s – Tasmania vs. Lions Academy

TASMANIA has improved to 2-0 at this year’s AFL Under 16 Development Championships, after downing a fast finishing Brisbane Lions Academy by 19 points at Metricon Stadium. In ideal conditions on the Gold Coast, a scoreless opening term was far from promising, but the Devils clicked into gear with five goals in term two to […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 AFL U16s – Suns Academy vs. GIANTS Academy

GOLD Coast Suns Academy have bounced back from their Q-Clash loss to the Brisbane Lions Academy to post a two-point victory over GWS GIANTS Academy at Metricon Stadium. Despite inaccurate scores, the game was played in typical football conditions, without rain but heavily overcast and featuring some wind. Though the GIANTS gave it a red-hot […]

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