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Final Siren Podcast: Episode 146 – Finals & news around the nation

THE FINAL Siren Podcast is back for another week, this time with a first for the show. We bring you all the latest AFL Draft news and analysis around the nation, not only in audio form, but also with video! Included in the YouTube edition are highlights and interviews with NAB League preliminary finals winners. Host Peter Williams is […]

Dragons “playing for the whole 70” in NAB League decider

ONLY 23 players make the final cut for Grand Final selection, but Sandringham Dragons talent operations lead Mark Wheeler says his side will be playing for all 70 squad members used throughout 2022 in Friday evening’s NAB League decider. As is often the case with the nature of the region, Sandringham has dug deep into […]

Paxman’s perceptions of the season thus far

LAST weekend, Melbourne star Karen Paxman was in the thick of the action as Melbourne kept its undefeated run intact with a win over St Kilda. Paxman described the game as “a tough slog”, despite her side breaking out to a decisive early lead and running out 26-point victors. “We got away well in the […]

Stat Leaders: AFLW Season 7 – Round 3

ROUND 3 produced entertaining round of AFL Women’s action on the weekend, and plenty of star performances. We highlight a bunch of them with a recap of who leads the key statistical categories, already roughly a third of the way through the season. Disposals Starting out with the disposals, and many of the usual suspects […]

Nanscawen grateful for the past, but looking forward to the future

ESSENDON’S Georgia Nanscawen created history on Tuesday night, winning her second Lambert-Pearce Medal in a row as the best player in the VFLW competition. But according to Nanscawen herself, it came as a bit of a surprise. “I certainly wasn’t expecting to poll so well,” she said. “I knew that I had a consistent season […]

2022 Rookie Me Central SANFL U18 Team of the Year

THE 2022 Rookie Me Central SANFL Under 18 Team of the Year has been announced, with each of the eight clubs represented in the competition’s best 22. Sturt midfielder and South Australian state representative Nick Sadler has been named captain, with North Adelaide on-baller and club captain James White his deputy.   Players must have […]

Stingrays “stoked” to showcase talent on the big stage

QUALIFYING for two grand finals in a calendar year is no mean feat, but it’s exactly what the Dandenong Stingrays have done in 2022. After the girl’s program went through the home-and-away rounds undefeated and had six players drafted, it’s the boy’s turn to compete on the last day of the NAB League season. The […]

NAB League Player Focus: Charlie Clarke (Sandringham Dragons)

THE FINALS stage calls for big performances, and Sandringham Dragons forward Charlie Clarke is capable of producing just that. With nine goals in his last three games, the 18-year-old has helped his side survive repeat knockout bouts, advancing to this year’s NAB League grand final. Clarke snared two majors and assisted a few more in […]

AFLW Season 7: Big Week For – Round 4

IN a weekly piece throughout the AFL Women’s season, we name the players and teams who will be looking to have a big week in the upcoming round. From underperforming sides to players looking to step up or continue their form, Big Week For highlights those who could be ones to watch over the weekend. Melbourne and […]

Coaches Corner: Season 7, Round 3

IN a weekly series at Rookie Me Central, we cast our eyes and ears around the league to gather thoughts from AFL Women’s coaches, and see what they had to say post their respective matches on the weekend. This week it’s over to Sydney for the local derby, as we hear from Sydney coach Scott […]

“Disastrous” second quarter “coughed up” two points: Harford

A DISASTROUS second quarter that allowed Port Adelaide to kick four goals to nil effectively “coughed up” two points during Carlton’s 4.3 (27)-all draw with the Power on Sunday. Coming off a nail-bitting one-point win against a fast-finishing Essendon, the Blues looked in control early with the first two goals of the game before the […]

Arnell sees “growth and improvement” despite “frustrating” result

THOUGH expansion side Port Adelaide could not come away with the four points on the weekend, AFLW coach Lauren Arnell was proud of the way the Power have improved over the course of the first three rounds. In sharing the points with inaugural side Carlton in a thriller at Ikon Park, Arnell said her team […]

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