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Under 18 Championships Preview: Western Australia

WESTERN AUSTRALIA enters the National Under 18 Championships with a heavy reliance on their bottom agers in order to remain competitive in games this year. WA at this point of time don’t have a clear first round draft prospect like they did 12 months ago with Sam Petrevski-Seton starring early in 2016 for the NAB AFL Academy. It […]

Under 18 Championships Preview: South Australia

SOUTH AUSTRALIA enters the National Under 18s Championships lacking the star power that both the Victorian sides have. In saying that – they do appear to be a well balanced unit with a large number of prospects who look likely to feature throughout the middle stages of the draft. SA have a number of excellent […]

Life of a Footballer: Chloe Molloy

Life of a footballer is a personal insight by Calder Cannons and Diamond Creek footballer Chloe Molloy. The Life of a Footballer series follows on from last year’s edition which saw Bendigo Pioneers’ midfielder Jamieson Sheahan provide us insights into the inner workings of a TAC Cup club. In 2017, Chloe Molloy has joined the AFL […]

Under 18 Championships Preview: Vic Country

VIC COUNTRY enters the National Under 18s Championships as a big question mark given it failed to produce a win last season despite being one of the favourites. In 2017, Country has a greater depth of inside ball winners, but less class on the outside, while a plethora of key forwards and the best key […]

SANFL Round 8 draft prospects update

With the SANFL completing round eight over the weekend, 2017 South Australian draft talent was on show at Reserves and Under 18s Level. Players selected in the South Australia Under 18 squad for Round one didn’t play over the weekend, while the Div 1 School Competition continued. We take a look at who the top performers were […]

Under 18 Championships Preview: Allies

THE ALLIES are in their second year of a relatively new Under 18 Championship concept bringing together the best players from the Under 18 Academy Series (Previously the division two championships) to play against the division one teams. 2016 saw top ten draftees Will Setterfield (GWS Giants) and Jack Bowes (Gold Coast Suns) run out for […]

TAC Cup Player of the Round: Callum Porter

TOUGH inside midfielder Callum Porter was the clear best on ground in Gippsland Power’s thrilling five-point win over Geelong Falcons, earning him AFL Draft Central’s TAC Cup Player of the Round. Porter amassed 36 disposals (66 per cent efficiency), of which 23 were kicks, including seven long effective kicks. Along with his leather poisoning, he […]

Matt Balmer’s 2017 AFL Draft June Power Rankings

IN an AFL Draft Central feature, AFL Draft analyst Matt Balmer will rank and update his Power Rankings on the first Monday of every month. You can read Matt Balmer‘s May edition of his Power Rankings here: June is crunch time for AFL club recruiters. They will be analysing every move of the players in the National Under 18 […]

TAC Cup Scouting notes: Round 9

ROUND Nine of the TAC Cup continued over the weekend and we had scouts watching five of the games. Read their scouting notes below: Sandringham Dragons vs. Eastern Ranges Sandringham Dragons: #2 Geordie Nagle – Arguably the Dragons’ best in the hard fought loss. Nagle played a good role in the back pocket and used the ball well. Is trusted […]

Western Australia announce Under 18 squad

WESTERN AUSTRALIA have named their squad for the Under 18 Championships with a large contingent of bottom-agers included. Peel Thunder’s Aaron Naughton and West Perth’s Oscar Allen have been named co-captains. WAs first game is at Domain Stadium against South Australia on Saturday June 10. SQUAD:  Deppro WA State 18s Squad No. Name Surmane DOB […]

Weekend That Was – Round 8

A MATCH-WINNING goal from Harry Benson saved the Geelong Falcons from dropping their first game of the season in what could have been the upset of the season to date. The Falcons were playing bottom-of-the-table Calder Cannons in what was predicted to be anything but close. But to the Cannons’ credit they stood up and […]

Star cricketer headlines Vic Metro U18 squad

DUAL-SPORTS athlete Will Sutherland headlines a strong Vic Metro U18 squad hunting for back-to-back titles at next month’s NAB AFL Under 18 Championships. The Australian Under 19 cricket captain has trained with Metro on a handful of occasions and will be fast-tracked into the squad without playing TAC Cup football. With nearly a dozen clubs watching on […]

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