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McMullen enjoys “freedom” of footy

TOP Queensland AFLW draft prospect Sienna McMullen was like many kids growing up, doing “pretty much any sport under the sun” but ended up choosing Aussie rules due to its uniqueness in the sporting landscape. “I did cross country, Oztag, touch. I did lots of swimming, triathlons, pretty much any sport under the sun,” McMullen […]

VFL Player Focus: Ethan Read (Gold Coast Suns)

PLENTY of pathway prospects have earned berths at senior level this year, and Gold Coast Suns Academy member Ethan Read was the latest to be unleashed in the VFL. The 202cm ruck played with and against AFL-listed players as the Suns beat Sydney by 68 points on Saturday, and we put his performance under the […]

Scouting notes: 2023 AFLW U18s – Queensland vs. Allies

QUEENSLAND capped off a strong national carnival with a victory over Allies on the weekend. With plenty of draftable talent on show, we took note of some of the players who caught the eye in the clash. All notes are the opinion of the individual author.

Forwards feast as Queensland storms past Allies

A NINE goals to two second half was the catalyst behind Queensland’s second win at the AFL Women’s Under 18 Championships as the Maroons closed out their national carnival with a 12-goal victory over the Allies. The match started in overcast conditions, but as soon as the clouds opened up to reveal the Queensland sun, […]

South Australia finish AFLW U18s undefeated

SOUTH Australia has gone another year without a loss at the AFLW Under 18 Championships, defeating a gallant Queensland by 20 points at Adelaide Oval today. The Croweaters did their best work through the first three quarters to lead by 33 points, before the visitors cut it as low as 14 points in the final […]

Remember the names: 2023 AFL Under 16 MVPs

THE 2023 AFL Under 16 National Development Championships have wrapped, with Vic Metro and the Brisbane Lions Academy crowned champions of Pool A and B respectively. Each representative side crowned their Most Valuable Player (MVP), while a selection committee decided the overall MVPs for either pool. Get to know the future stars recognised for their […]

Scouting Notes: 2023 AFL U16s – Suns Academy vs. Swans Academy

THE SUNS Academy capped off their 2023 AFL Under 16 National Championships with a 23-point win over the Swans Academy at Southport yesterday, with star midfielder Beau Addinsall named Pool B’s Most Valuable Player (MVP). Sydney defender Lachlan Carmichael took out the same honour for his side after another strong performance, but the Swans fell […]

Scouting Notes: 2023 AFL U16s – Suns Academy vs. Tasmania

THE GOLD Coast Suns Academy downed Tasmania by 60 points yesterday to notch their first win of this year’s AFL Under 16 National Development Championships. Turning out on their home patch, the Suns kicked clear with seven goals to one after half-time to earn a comfortable 13.14 (92) to 4.8 (32) victory. We noted some […]

Scouting Notes: 2023 AFL U16s – Lions Academy vs. Suns Academy

THE BRISBANE Lions Academy have kicked off their 2023 Under 16 National Championships campaign with a 30-point win over the Suns Academy on Sunday. Booting eight of their 10 goals at one end of Brighton Homes Arena, the hosts kicked clear in term two and consolidated in the fourth. We noted some of the top […]

Next Gen: Under 16 stars to take centre stage

THE 2023 AFL Under 16 National Development Championships are officially underway, with Vic Metro and the Sydney Swans Academy claiming wins in the opening games of Pool A and B respectively. It means the next generation of footballing talent is emerging, no less through the Northern Academies. With a lucky and extremely promising few players […]

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