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AFL Draft Combine: Full wrap

After four days of intense activity, the draft combine concluded with plenty of tired, but excited young stars that showed their athletic wears in front of recruiters and coaches at Etihad Stadium. Plenty of TAC Cup players featured prominently in the results with first round hopefuls Josh Kelly (Sandringham Dragons), Billy Hartung (Dandenong Stingrays), Nathan […]

Eastern Ranges storm to 2013 TAC Cup premiership

Photo: Evette Johnson The TAC Cup Grand Final in 2012 was one of the great grand finals to ever be played in the premier under 18 competition, with Oakleigh prevailing over Gippsland by just the solitary point in ‘golden point’ extra time. The 2013 grand final was built up to be another close contest, with […]

Grand Final review: Dandenong Stingrays

Photo: Evette Johnson       Eastern Ranges 24.8 (152) defeated Dandenong Stingrays 5.10 (40) Dandenong goals: Hartung 2, McCartney, Scott, Rennie Dandenong best: Capiron, Hartung, Gawley, Bastinac, Kempster, Wilson Dandenong were a shadow of the side that beat Eastern in the Qualifying Final three weeks ago, as they were soundly beaten by the Ranges […]

Eastern Ranges celebrate huge premiership win

Photo: Evette Johnson Eastern Ranges were announced the premiers not long after 1:00 pm on Sunday afternoon. For Eastern’s coach Darren Bewick and the team who had slaved away for just under 12 months (more for some), they had finally earned the right to celebrate. It would be ironic that the largest margin of the […]

TAC Cup: Ultimate Grand Final preview

After 17 rounds, three weeks of finals and an immense amount of blood, sweat and tears; the final frontier is upon us with the TAC Cup Grand Final taking place at Etihad Stadium. The two competing teams met three weeks ago with the third-placed Dandenong Stingrays upsetting the second-placed Eastern Ranges in a tenacious game […]

2013 Morrish Medal wrap

As the 2013 TAC Cup finals series heats up, the players had a chance to take their mind off the game for a night as the prestigious Morrish Medal award ceremony took place at Etihad Stadium on Sunday night. Remarkably, there was a four-way tie for first place, with hot tip Lewis Taylor surprisingly not […]

TAC Cup: Week 2 finals reviews

EASTERN RANGES TOO POTENT FOR NORTHERN KNIGHTS Eastern Ranges bounced back from a disappointing loss to the Dandenong Stingrays by defeating the Northern Knights last Sunday. If the solid crowd at Visy Park forgot how good Darren Bewick’s side could be, they were given a swift reminder with a fast flowing game that saw plenty […]

TAC Cup review: Finals week one

Dandenong Stingrays 14.5 (89) Eastern Ranges 8.8 (56) Stingrays goals: Egan (3), Rennie (2), Pickess (2), McCartney (2), Jones, Bastinac, Lonie, Gardiner, Mullane Eastern Ranges goals: Apeness (2), Keedle (2), Hannon, Roth, McStay, Petracca Stingrays best: Jones, Pickess, Harmes, McCartney, Foote, Basinac Eastern Ranges best: Cavarra, Apeness, Nielson, Petracca, McStay, O’Sullivan Just six days after […]

TAC Cup Finals Week 1: Eastern Ranges vs. Dandenong Stingrays preview

Qualifying Final 2: EASTERN RANGES vs. DANDENONG STINGRAYS Saturday August 31st Visy Park 11:15 am EASTERN RANGES: Position: 2nd Win-loss ratio: 12-5 For: 1551 (1st) Against: 1251 (5th) Percentage: 123.98 Points: 48 TEAM SELECTION: B: Aaron Bond – Daniel Nielson – Joseph Fisher HB: Jordan Walker – Daniel McStay – Sam Gibson C: Mitch Keedle […]

TAC Cup Finals Week 1: Geelong Falcons vs. Calder Cannons preview

Qualifying Final 1: GEELONG FALCONS vs. CALDER CANNONS Saturday August 31st Visy Park 2:00 pm GEELONG: Position: 1st Win-loss ratio: 14-3 For: 1426 (3rd) Against: 948 (1st) Percentage: 150.42 Points: 56 TEAM SELECTION: FB: Darcy Gardiner – Jye Cross – Samuel Russell HB: Alex Hickey – Fraser Fort – Jacob Sharp C: Nic Bourke – […]

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