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2023 Coates Talent League Player of the Week: Round 1

SYDNEY Swans Academy standout Indhi Kirk is our Coates Talent League Player of the Week for Round 1, after a polished performance in his side’s 28-point win over the Western Jets on Saturday. The 18-year-old was overlooked for the draft last year, but looked much improved in his first over-age outing. The son of 241-game […]

REVIEW | VFLW Round 1: A round that had it all

THE VFL Women’s competition returned over the weekend, with plenty of interesting results to kick off the season. In the game of the round, Essendon and Box Hill played out a thrilling draw out at The Hangar. In a match full of momentum swings, the teams ultimately could not be split at the final whistle. […]

Snapshot: 2023 Coates Talent League – Round 1

IT was an ideal weekend for home sides in the Coates Talent League, which kicked off with a bumper eight-game opening round on Saturday. All eight hosts joined the winners list in Round 1 as the Northern Academies jetted south to take on Victorian counterparts. We recap all the action in a snapshot.

Jordan looking forward in 2023

NORTHERN Knights dynamo Ava Jordan is looking to add another string to her bow this season when the talented midfield takes up a new role inside 50. The Knights’ top-ager stands at just 148cm, and if drafted she would become the smallest player in the AFL Women’s. Though that is some way off, Jordan has […]

Preview | WAFLW R3b: Thunder regain experience

CLAREMONT will host Swan Districts to kick off the second day of WAFL Women’s Round 3 action, with the Tigers able to regain top spot on the ladder with a victory. Aside from the Tigers-Swans clash, East Perth will heal Peel Thunder with the teams boasting 0-2 and 1-1 records to start the year, as […]

Preview | WAFLW R3a: Sharks circling undefeated Lions

TWO Saturday games begin Round 3 of action in the WAFL Women’s, and we preview both matches in the first of two previews for the weekend. Third placed Subiaco hosts fourth placed East Fremantle in the first game, before the second placed South Fremantle lock horns with West Perth as the Falcons sit just outside […]

Preview | SANFLW R5: Top of the table clash takes place

A TOP of the table clash is set for Elizabeth tomorrow when Central District hosts Glenelg for top spot in the SANFL Women’s competition. The loser could slip down the ladder with South Adelaide capable of bouncing back into the top two, though injuries and suspensions across a number of sides threaten to impact the […]

SEASON GUIDE | 2023 Coates Talent League

THE 2023 Coates Talent League season is set to get underway tomorrow, with eight games filling out a bumper opening round. Along with the 13 full-time regions, five northern academies will take part throughout the year, meaning plenty of fresh and familiar faces are set to take centre stage. We run you through all you […]

Standouts setting the standard for Gippsland

A PAIR of highly touted AFL Draft prospects are setting the standard for the Gippsland Power in 2023, as the regional program prepares for another Coates Talent League campaign. National Academy members Zane Duursma and Archer Reid have not missed a session throughout preseason, and are primed to built off strong bottom-age years according to […]

Final Siren Podcast: Episode 151 – Coates Talent League preview

WITH the dawn of a new Coates Talent League season comes the return of the Final Siren Podcast. In episode 151, and the first instalment for 2023, the team reconvenes to break down how each full-time region may fare this year, and all the players to watch. Host Peter Williams is joined by Rookie Me […]

Preview | VFLW 2023 Round 1: New season, so many new elements

IT is once again the dawn of a new season in the VFL Women’s competition. The third of the women’s state leagues to get underway this year, it is arguably the most important year for the competition in at least the last few years for a number of reasons. Firstly, the AFLW Overage Draft set […]

Fundamentals set to drive Knights north

AT the core of the Northern Knights’ individual and team development is one thing all Coates Talent League regions strive to strengthen – fundamentals. New boys head coach Anthony Rocca, a graduate of the program himself, is adamant that along with a team-first approach, the basics are exactly what will yield success for the his […]

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