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2023 AFL Draft | Ones to Watch: South Australia

ACROSS the AFL midseason, national and rookie drafts last year, a whopping 22 players were selected out of the SANFL, pitting South Australia as a successful producer of top level talent. Well ahead of the next intake and beyond, there is already more exciting talent emerging, of which we highlight as ones to watch. >> […]

23 in 2023: A look ahead to next year’s top prospects

WITH the 2022 AFL Draft now behind us, it is time for clubs and fans alike to turn their attention to the 2023 crop. Hailed as a potential super draft, next year’s prospects look like an exciting bunch with a typically strong top-end, and a good blend of smalls and talls. Without further ado, we […]

South Australia announces 2023 Talent Hub

SOUTH Australia’s most promising AFL Draft prospects for the next two years have been named in the state’s 2023 Talent Hub announced today. A total of 45 players were named in the squad, which was headlined by 13 under-agers who are not eligible until the 2024 AFL National Draft. Among those under-agers are potential father-son […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 AFL Under 17 Futures

TEAM HOULI took out Saturday’s Under 17 Futures game, defeating Team Murphy by 28 points in the first instalment of the showcase since 2019. The next generation of AFL Draft prospects strutted their stuff on the MCG, proving a fitting curtain-raiser for the elite level’s final game of the year. We took notes on ALL […]

Tiger stars in Under-17 Futures Curtin-raiser

A SUPERB performance from Claremont defender Daniel Curtin earned him the best on ground medal during Team Houli’s 28-point victory over Team Murphy at the MCG today. The AFL Grand Final’s curtain-raiser was a showcase of next year’s AFL Draft prospects, and Curtin rose above all others as a rebounding defender. Placed in a back […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 SANFL Under 17 Futures

SUNDAY marked another instalment of the annual SANFL Under 17 Futures showcase, with the next bunch of prospects battling it out on Adelaide Oval. It was Team Yellow who comfortably came up trumps, downing their Blue counterparts by 31 points on the back of a four-goal to nil third term. Though Under 16 and 18 […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 SANFL U18s – Semi-finals

GLENELG edged Sturt by two points in a tightly contested SANFL Under 18s elimination final, setting up a prelim bout with minor premier, Norwood. The Redlegs went down to North Adelaide, but will lean on their second chance in hopes of securing a spot in the competition’s decider. We noted some of the top performers […]

2022 SANFL Under 18s: Round 18 wrap 

NORWOOD secured the SANFL Under 18s minor premiership, and Sturt sealed its top four status in a meaningful final home and away round. With finals set to get underway, the Redlegs, Double Blues, North Adelaide, and Glenelg will battle it out for flag supremacy. Before that pans out, catch up on all the Round 18 […]

Scouting Notes: SAAS Premier Division 1 – Prince Alfred College vs. Sacred Heart College

SACRED Heart College downed Prince Alfred College (PAC) in this year’s Sports Association for Adelaide Schools (SAAS) Premier Division 1 grand final, as the two sides clashed at Thebarton Oval on Saturday evening. The Hearts’ goalkicking accuracy proved key in the 14.9 (93) to 9.13 (67) victory, and Tyson Coe was awarded the Colin Steinert […]

Preview | Changes galore as South meets West

WESTERN Australia’s last roll of the dice comes on Sunday, as the Black Ducks continue their search for a win at this year’s Under 18 National Championships. Finally playing in front of a home crowd, it’s South Australia who comes to town as the two sides throw down at Optus Stadium, before the West Coast […]

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