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Caught the Eye – The Finale

THE SEASON is now over for most of the draft eligible talent, with this week seeing the conclusion of the Under 18 National Championships as Vic Metro defeated Vic Country in a close one under the roof at Marvel Stadium. In the AFL Grand Final curtain raiser, it was Claremont key defender Daniel Curtin who […]

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 […]

Preview | 2022 AFL U18 National Championships – Vic Country vs. Vic Metro

ONE more match to decide who takes out the 2022 Under 18 National Championships. Vic Country and Vic Metro lock horns to finally draw an end to this year’s national carnival, and the AFL could not have written the script any better. In a marquee, standalone fixture on Thursday afternoon, the undefeated (3-0) sides meet […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 NAB League – Wildcard Round

WILDCARD Round produced the goods this weekend, with four of the five games decided by under two goals, and the same amount of lower-ranked sides earning finals berths. With drama at its height, gun AFL Draft prospects rose to the occasion – we highlight a few in the latest edition of Scouting Notes. >> FEATURE: […]

Barnett back to Bloods as SANFL recommences

WEST Adelaide tall Harry Barnett will play his second League game for the Bloods this round upon resumption of the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) this weekend. With a statewide bye the previous weekend, all the South Australian AFL Draft hopefuls are back in action on the weekend, with Barnett returning to the top […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 AFL U18s – Vic Metro vs. South Australia

VIC METRO made relatively light work of South Australia on Sunday, downing the Croweaters by 73 points on a greasy GMHBA Stadium deck. The result means the Victorian side remains undefeated and even without a couple of top five talents, brought some terrific prospects to the fore. We noted some of the top performers from […]

Scouting Notes: Vic Metro vs. Western Australia

VIC METRO produced another brutal third term to kick away to its second win in this year’s Under 18 National Championships, downing Western Australia by 27 points at Princes Park. The home side was missing a couple of key midfielders, but was strong enough over four quarters against the gallant Black Ducks. We noted some […]

“My name Jeff” – Metro forward hits seventh heaven

SEVEN goals to Oakleigh Chargers tall Matthew Jefferson has helped Vic Metro to a comfortable 27-point win over Western Australia at Ikon Park today. Metro kicked four goals to one in the opening term, then weathered a comeback from the Sandgropers in the second term to pile on six goals to one in the third […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 Victorian Under 18 trials

VIC METRO did the double in this year’s version of the Under 18 trial games, downing Vic Country in both exhibitions at Avalon Airport Oval on Sunday. More importantly, the games served as one final audition for Victorian players to stake their claims for representative honours, before the National Championships get underway next week. We […]

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