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Scouting Notes: 2024 AFL U18s – Allies vs. Western Australia

FOUR unanswered final quarter goals were enough to get the Allies home by 20 points against Western Australia in their thrilling clash at Blacktown International Sportspark on Sunday. We highlight the top prospects and performers from either side in the latest edition of Scouting Notes. >> Match report: Allies on the board after downing plucky […]

WAFL Colts MOTR: Round 6 – West Perth vs. Peel Thunder

WEST Perth has held on to beat Peel Thunder by 13 points in our WAFL Colts featured match for Round 6. The Falcons were far more clinical in front of goal and overcame a half time deficit to win 12.3 (75) to 8.14 (62) at Pentanet Stadium, in the final fixture of the league’s annual […]

WAFL Colts MOTR | Round 4: Claremont vs. Subiaco

CLAREMONT has moved two games clear atop the WAFL Colts ladder after defeating Subiaco by 32 points in Round 4’s standalone match. The Lions kicked away with the first four goals but were reigned back in term two and never recovered, going down 12.17 (89) to 8.9 (57). The reigning premiers, still undefeated at 4-0, […]

WAFL Colts MOTR: Round 1 – West Perth vs. Claremont

THE JOONDALUP breeze wreaked havoc on Saturday night, but Claremont utilised it perfectly to kick away from West Perth in a 10-point Round 1 Colts victory. Under the newly unveiled lights at Pentanet Stadium, the reigning premiers’ prime movers came up clutch at the death. West Perth was made to rue a wasteful opening quarter, […]

Q&A: Austin van der Struyf (Claremont)

WESTERN Australia is primed to bounce back on the national stage this year, and smooth moving small utility Austin van der Struyf is among the state’s leading prospects. The Claremont premiership Colt already has state Under 18 experience under his belt and is ready for a big top-age campaign. Speaking at WA’s preseason testing event […]

AFL Draft prospects name their idols

PRESEASON testing is nearing completion, which means plenty of budding AFL Draft prospects are fast approaching season proper. Having flown to all parts of Australia for each testing day, Rookie Me Central asked a bunch of top-agers one pertinent question – who do you mould your game on? >> SCROLL for all player comparisons While […]

TOP 5s | 2024 Preseason Testing – Western Australia

WESTERN Australia’s top young talents were put through their paces at last week’s preseason testing event, hosted by Rookie Me. Prospects consisting mainly of WAFL Colts players took to the Curtin University facilities on a scorching Sunday to see where they sit ahead of season proper. >> SCROLL for all top five results Claremont was the […]

24 in 2024: A look ahead to next year’s top prospects

WITH another draft done and dusted, it is time to look forward to next year and which prospects shape as defining the crop. In our annual piece, this time featuring 24 players to watch in 2024, we highlight some of the names to watch across a pool which promises to yield elite midfield talent. >> […]

Western Australia announces 2023/24 Summer squads

WESTERN Australia Football Commission (WAFC) released the finalised lists of the initial Summer squads for both the boys and girls programs. The players featured include a host of talents that featured at the 2023 AFL/W Under 18 and Under 16 Championships. The squads feature 38 boys and 32 girls who were selected to partake, ranging […]

Scouting Notes: 2023 AFL Under 17 Futures

THE AFL’s annual Under 17 Futures showcase was decided by just three points on Saturday, with Team Naitanui holding on to defeat Team Selwood at the MCG. A slew of the best draft prospects for 2024 stepped out on the big stage, and made note on how every player afield fared. >> PROFILED: 2023 AFL […]

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