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2024 VFLW and VFLM Fixtures Revealed

AFTER being teased with the Round 1 fixtures late last week, the VFLM and VFLW have had their full fixtures released. The VFLW season will commence on the weekend of March 22 – 24, and will see the same 12 teams as 2023. However, there have been some changes to the fixture. Unlike in previous […]

VFL & VFLW Awards night set for Monday

VICTORIA’S top state league talent will be rewarded on Monday night, with the annual Victorian Football League (VFL) and VFL Women’s Awards Night taking place. A host of accolades will be handed out, with the best men’s and women’s footballers from the state recognised at the Crown Palladium on Monday, September 18 from 7pm. Hosted […]

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 […]

Up the Grades: Swans blood Academy guns

AFL DRAFT prospects continue to climb the grades in 2023, headlined over the weekend by a trio of Swans Academy products in the VFL. Midfielder Caiden Cleary was the pick of the bunch, compiling 18 disposals, seven tackles and a goal as Sydney comfortably beat Essendon. Fellow Allies squad members Max Rider (13 disposals, one […]

Up the Grades: Top prospect makes VFL return

TOP five AFL Draft prospect Zane Duursma was among the top-age talent to hit state league level over the weekend, as he turned out for his second game with the Casey Demons. The All Australian midfielder-forward notched 10 touches and three marks in a 42-point win over Coburg. A natural inside attacking 50, Duursma was […]

One-On-One: Cal Porter (Box Hill Hawks)

IN the first of our One-on-One interviews for 2023, the Rookie Me Central team chat to Box Hill Hawks’ Callum Porter about his football journey. From Gippsland Power to the Western Bulldogs and now at Box Hill Hawks, the 24-year-old is hoping for a second chance in the upcoming AFL Mid-Season Draft. INTERVIEW RUN SHEET: […]

VFL Player Focus: Nate Caddy (Carlton)

NORTHERN Knights forward Nate Caddy became the latest Coates Talent League gun to make his VFL debut this year, linking with Carlton’s reserves on Sunday. In an ironic turn of fate, the spring-heeled marking phenom turned out for the side he last played against, while representing the AFL Academy. Caddy will be familiar with the […]

Weekend Preview: Academy prospects earn VFL call-ups

THERE are more Northern Academy prospects earning VFL debuts, while top pick fancy Harley Reid will once again turn out for Carlton today. Many AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft candidates are set to miss Round 7 due to the Young Guns game on Sunday, but there remain players to watch in the state leagues. Reid has […]

Up the Grades: Top prospects unleashed

A PAIR of top AFL Draft prospects were unleashed into the VFL this past weekend, with pick one fancy Harley Reid (Carlton) and first round talent Zane Duursma (Casey) both making their state league debuts. Reid was the subject of this week’s Player Focus, entrusted by the Blues’ coaching staff to make an impact in […]

VFL Player Focus: Harley Reid (Carlton)

A PROSPECT who has been on the AFL Draft radar for the best part of 18 months, Harley Reid has now joined the list of top-age talents to make their debut at senior state league level in 2023, suiting up for Carlton’s VFL side against Footscray in a five-point loss on Saturday. The pick one […]

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