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NAB League Player Focus: Josh Smillie (Eastern Ranges)

EASTERN Ranges midfielder Josh Smillie is already a decorated junior, having broken through for his NAB League debut at 16-years-old on the back of an excellent Under 16 National Championships. The strongly-built young gun took out Vic Metro’s MVP award, en route to being named at half-back in the All Australian side. With a well […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 NAB League – Round 15

UPSETS have opened up the NAB League finals race, and a bunch of top AFL Draft prospects stepped up to the plate amid the Round 15 madness. We noted some of the top performers from each region in what was the competition’s penultimate home-and-away round. All notes are the opinion of the individual author. >> […]

SANFL U18s Player Focus: Billy Dowling (North Adelaide) 

NORTH Adelaide midfielder Billy Dowling produced a monster performance on Saturday, as the Roosters went one step further to securing this year’s SANFL Under 18 minor premiership. The top-age state representative has been in sparkling touch this year, averaging over 31 disposals, seven marks, and four clearances per game in North Adelaide colours. Such production […]

Season 7 AFLW preview: Essendon

COMING into their maiden AFLW campaign, Essendon is one of the most intriguing sides coming into Season 7. As one of four expansion sides coming into the league this season, there are a lot of questions around the Bombers this year and not a whole lot to go off to answer said queries. They were […]

WAFL Colts MOTR: Round 16 – West Perth vs. East Fremantle

LADDER leader West Perth dashed East Fremantle’s WAFL Colts finals hopes on Saturday, taking the Sharks down by 78 points at Pentanet Stadium. In what was the lone fixture of a split round, the Falcons consolidated top spot with a barnstorming victory which was bookended by strong quarters. While keeping the visitors goalless in the […]

2022 NAB League Team of the Week: Round 15

DANDENONG Stingrays boast a high of five players in our NAB League Team of the Week for Round 15. The ‘Rays snuck home in dramatic fashion against Bendigo on Sunday, while fellow victors GWV and Eastern contributed three representatives apiece after downing strong opposition. Check out who made the full 24-man squad, and three emergency […]

Season 7 AFLW preview: Collingwood

IT was a tough pill to swallow last season for Collingwood, with the Magpies coming off a kick away from a grand final, to losing two of their best players and limping to the line in Season 6. Now looking ahead to Season 7, Collingwood will still be without star onballers Brianna Davey and Brittany […]

Williamson and Morcom land at The Hangar

ESSENDON has completed its inaugural AFL Women’s list by signing two injury replacement players. The Bombers, who lost VFL Women’s premiership captain Georgia Nanscawen and fellow state league addition Eloise Ashley-Cooper to injury ahead of Season 7, were officially replaced yesterday. Essendon announced it had signed another VFL Women’s Bomber in Alex Morcom, as well […]

Clarke not resting on his laurels

DESPITE being in one of the most envied positions in the AFLW as the two time premiership coach of the reigning premiers, Adelaide coach Matthew Clarke is certainly not resting on his laurels coming into the new season. Although they are the hunted again this season, Clarke noted how “every season is a new adventure” […]

2022 NAB League Player of the Week: Round 15

WESTERN Jets bottom-ager Jake Smith is our NAB League Player of the Week for Round 15. The midfielder put in a massive shift for his side on the weekend, racking up 30 disposals, four marks, six inside 50s, and two goals in the Jets’ barnstorming 37-point win over Oakleigh Chargers. Smith has enjoyed a pair […]

2022 SANFL Under 18s: Round 16 wrap 

SANFL Under 18 stars had days out in Round 16, as representative mainstays and prospects on the rise took hold of the competition. With just two regular season rounds left, the final top four spot remains up for grabs. Before that plays out, catch up on all the weekend’s action in our Round 16 wrap. […]

Season 7 AFLW preview: Carlton

AFTER showing glimpses last season, and although they were technically in the finals race until the final few weeks of the season, Carlton ultimately failed to make finals yet again. Although they were able to comprehensively deal with the lower sides, Carlton struggled against the top sides last season so will have to turn that […]

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