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Recap | APS Football season goes down to the wire

THE 2022 Associated Public Schools (APS) First XVIII Football title was decided on the competition’s final day, with two sides crowned premiers. Coming into Round 11, traditional rivals Brighton Grammar and Caulfield Grammar were level on points with 8-1 records, hardly a surprise given the strength of their respective squads. What happened next, though, no […]

SAAS Division 1 Player Focus – William McCabe (Sacred Heart College)

SACRED Heart College took out the SAAS Division 1 college football flag on Saturday evening, downing Prince Alfred College by 26 points at Thebarton Oval. A key part of the Hearts’ victory was their key forward combination of Ashton Moir and William McCabe, two exciting 2005-born AFL Draft prospects. The latter, McCabe, is a talent […]

Scouting Notes: SAAS Premier Division 1 – Prince Alfred College vs. Sacred Heart College

SACRED Heart College downed Prince Alfred College (PAC) in this year’s Sports Association for Adelaide Schools (SAAS) Premier Division 1 grand final, as the two sides clashed at Thebarton Oval on Saturday evening. The Hearts’ goalkicking accuracy proved key in the 14.9 (93) to 9.13 (67) victory, and Tyson Coe was awarded the Colin Steinert […]

Caught the Eye: June 2022 – APS derby & representative trials

IN the latest edition of Caught the Eye, Rookie Me Central draft analyst Ed Pascoe ventured out to watch the latest edition of a famed APS Football derby, while there was also representative action to catch as South Australia took on NSW-ACT. Many expected the South Australian Under 18s team to win comfortably against NSW-ACT, […]

“Fastest and fittest” Smith leads from the front

MENTORS are a key factor in all walks of life, and that is no different in the path towards Australian football’s top flight. For Melbourne Grammar School (MGS) 1st XVIII captain and Rookie Me Academy athlete Ethan Smith, inspiration has seldom been far away. Now, the well-travelled youngster is also providing exactly that to others. […]

Vics go back to school amid Country triple-header treat

IT IS back to school this week for a bunch of Victorian NAB Leaguers, as the APS and AGSV Football seasons get underway. Meanwhile in the elite talent pathway, all six Country regions will partake in an exiting triple-header at Queen Elizabeth Oval on Sunday, while Tasmania takes on the Northern Territory Thunder on neutral […]

Scouting Notes: 2020 All Schools Cup Grand Final – Henley vs. PAC

PRINCE Alfred College (PAC) defeated Henley High 10.9 (69) to 8.6 (54) on Tuesday, earning victory in the 2020 All Schools Cup Grand Final at Thebarton Oval. Our scout, Ed Pascoe was on hand to put together scouting notes on the outstanding players, with plenty of 2020 and 2021 AFL Draft prospects among them. Henley: […]

2020 APS football season fixtures: How is it different?

WHILST all eyes are on the elite level of Australian rules football that kicks off tonight, junior elite level football is not too far away. The South Australian National Football League (SANFL)’s top young stars will begin their 2020 journey in a couple of weeks, but crossing the border and the first top-level Victorian competition […]

Marquee Matchups: Sam Berry vs. Zavier Maher

DESPITE remaining in the unknown of football’s temporary absence, Draft Central is set to ramp up its draft analysis with another new prospect-focussed series, Marquee Matchups. We take a look at some of the high-end head-to-head battles which look likely to take place should the class of 2020 take the field, comparing pairs of draft hopefuls to help […]

AFL Draft Diary: Jack Allen

AS the nation waits in anticipation for COVID-19 restrictions to be eased, young draft hopefuls hope that they will be able to return to competitive action in the second half of 2020 and playing the game that comes naturally to them. Following the excellent AFL Draft Diary by Swan Districts midfielder Zane Trew last month […]

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