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PREVIEW | 2024 AFL U18s: Allies vs. Vic Country

VIC Country will look to keep its title hopes alive when it travels up to Queensland to take on the Allies at Brighton Homes Arena on Sunday. While the hosts’ Under 18 championship defence comes to an end, the 2-0 Vics can set up a grand final of sorts against their Metro counterparts next week […]

PREVIEW | Coates Talent League returns under Friday night lights

A FULL allotment of Coates Talent League action is in store for the weekend, starting with Dandenong Stingrays’ clash with Oakleigh Chargers in Frankston on Friday night. Five more fixtures are to follow across Saturday and Sunday, but we preview the Round 11 opener under lights. >> SCROLL to see the Round 11 fixture AROUND […]

PREVIEW | 2024 AFL U18s: Allies vs. WA

WESTERN Australia kicks off its 2024 Under 18 National Championships campaign against the Allies on Sunday, when the two sides meet in Blacktown. The Black Ducks will be playing with a point to prove, while the reigning champions have last week’s loss to South Australia to rectify. We preview the clash. NEED TO KNOW Who: […]

RECAP | 2024 Academy Series

THE NORTHERN Academies have completed their 2024 Coates Talent League stints, making for a combined record of five wins, 11 losses and one draw. There were some promising results and plenty of prospects who emerged ahead of Allies selection. We recap how each Academy fared. BRISBANE LIONS ACADEMY RECORD: 1-2-1, 114.0%STREAK: LLWD BEST RESULT:Round 7 […]

Scouting Notes: AFL Academy vs. Footscray

BRISBANE Lions father-son gun Levi Ashcroft was best on ground as the AFL Academy suffered a 55-point loss to Footscray in its final showcase game for 2024. The Bulldogs, undefeated and leading the VFL ladder, were far too strong for the comparatively patchy Under 18 outfit at Whitten Oval. Ashcroft was typically prolific as a […]

Scouting Notes: 2024 Coates Talent League – Round 4

ROUND 4 of the Coates Talent League is two of three games down, with both Sydney-based academies turning out in the competition for the first time this season. We noted some of the top prospects from both games so far, with one to come on Thursday. >> Snapshot: Coates Talent League Round 4

PREVIEW | 2024 Coates Talent League: Round 4

NORTHERN Academies enter the fray as Round 4 of the Coates Talent League gets underway on Saturday. The Swans Academy takes on Gippsland Power before cross-town rival Greater Western Sydney hosts Tasmania Devils in Blacktown on Sunday. The round will be stretched across six days, with the Northern Territory Thunder Academy playing the first of […]

PREVIEW | 2024 Coates Talent League: Northern Academies

THE 2024 Academy series is set to get underway this weekend, with the Giants and Swans Academies turning out in the Coates Talent League. The Northern Territory, Lions and Suns Academies will also enter the fray throughout Rounds 4-8, and we preview what to expect from each side. LIONS ACADEMY FIXTURE:vs. Northern Knights | Sun […]

Scouting Notes: AFL Academy vs. Coburg VFL

THE AFL Academy turned out for the first of its two showcase games on Saturday, going down by 26 points to Coburg at Ikon Park. A string of six unanswered goals between terms two and three saw the state league side take a definitive lead, before closing out strongly to win 15.10 (100) to 10.14 […]

PREVIEW | AFL U18 Academy vs. Coburg VFL

THE NATIONAL Under 18 Academy is set to take on Coburg VFL this Saturday in the first of two annual showcase games for 2024. Consisting of 29 2006-born draft eligible players, the squad is a collection of this year’s top prospects from around the country. >> SCROLL for the full squad & predicted lineup A […]

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