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St Pat’s storm home to retain crown

SCHOOL football juggernaut St Patrick’s College have claimed another Herald Sun Shield, this time in the Division 1 Intermediate Boys, defeating Parade College by four points in a thrilling comeback. St Patrick’s looked in serious trouble early against the boys from the northern suburbs, but a combination of inaccuracy and ill-discipline hurt Parade, with the […]

2022 AFLW 10 under 10 to watch: Tarni Evans

IN a unique series for the lead-up to the 2022 AFL Women’s Season 7, Rookie Me Central will look at 10 players to watch this year who have played under 10 games. Whilst it would be easy to pick those who finished high in last year’s Rising Star, or top picks this year, we have […]

2022 NAB League Boys Team of the Week: Round 14

IT WAS comparatively a quiet round in the NAB League Boys competition with just four matches played across the weekend. A couple of those were huge thrashings, with Gippsland’s Power’s 100-point belting of Northern Knights earning the most players in our Rookie Me Central NAB League Boys Team of the Week for Round 14. The […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 NAB League – Round 14

AS the NAB League Boys season enters its final month, a bunch of representative stars have begun to filter back into the pathway competition. Just four fixtures took place, with two big thrashings and one thriller among the results. We noted some of the top performers from each region. All notes are the opinion of […]

2022 AFL Under 16s All-Australian team announced

AFL UNDER 16s champions South Australia, and Vic Metro have emerged with a carnival-high five representatives in the 2022 AFL Under 16s All-Australian team. With the conclusion of the carnival, the 23-player squad was selected, with South Australia and Vic Metro picking up five players each, while Western Australia and Vic Country managed the four, […]

Potential Best 21s – AFLW Season 7: Geelong, Gold Coast, GWS

LATER this month the AFL Women’s Season 7 will kick off and there is plenty to get excited about. While preseasons are underway and coaches are trying to work out a Round 1 lineup, we delved into what each of the sides could look like next season. Over a six-part series, we will examine three […]

2022 AFLW 10 under 10 to watch: Annise Bradfield

IN a unique series for the lead-up to the 2022 AFL Women’s Season 7, Rookie Me Central will look at 10 players to watch this year who have played under 10 games. Whilst it would be easy to pick those who finished high in last year’s Rising Star, or top picks this year, we have […]

WAFL Colts MOTR: East Perth vs. Peel Thunder

PEEL Thunder moved into second spot on the WAFL Colts ladder after recovering from a slow start to defeat East Perth by 12 points at New Choice Homes Park. After conceding the first three goals, the Thunder controlled most of the game courtesy of their large contingent of representative players and edged out the Royals […]

Potential Best 21s – AFLW Season 7: Collingwood, Essendon, Fremantle

LATER this month the AFL Women’s Season 7 will kick off and there is plenty to get excited about. While preseasons are underway and coaches are trying to work out a Round 1 lineup, we delved into what each of the sides could look like next season. Over a six-part series, we will examine three […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 AFL U16s – Giants Academy vs. Lions Academy

THE BRISBANE Lions Academy has capped off its Under 16 National Development Championship in style, defeating the Giants Academy by 100 points on Sunday afternoon. The match at Manuka Oval in Canberra brought an end to the overall carnival, after the fixture was initially cancelled in July. With relentless accuracy inside attacking 50, the Lions […]

2022 AFLW 10 under 10 to watch: Courtney Jones

IN a unique series for the lead-up to the 2022 AFL Women’s Season 7, Rookie Me Central will look at 10 players to watch this year who have played under 10 games. Whilst it would be easy to pick those who finished high in last year’s Rising Star, or top picks this year, we have […]

Compare the Pair: Emma Kearney and Daisy Pearce

EMMA Kearney and Daisy Pearce are two of the most recognisable faces of not just Victorian women’s footy, but women’s footy in the entire country. Both were also originally midfielders whose role has diversified over the years into more of a forward role, but how do they stack up against each other? Let us take […]

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