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Your questions answered: June Power Rankings Q&A

ROOKIE Me Central’s first AFL Draft Power Rankings for 2024 were released on Wednesday night, and yielded a bunch of questions about the initial list of prospects. From the inevitable “where is…?” to the strengths of the draft and more, we answer all your questions about the June’s top 25. >> Top 25: June 2024 […]

Scouting Notes: 2024 AFL U18s – Vic Country vs. South Australia

VIC COUNTRY held off a late South Australian surge to win its opening Under 18 National Championships fixture at IKON Park. The result marked two Victorian wins in Sunday’s double-header, with every team having now made an appearance in the tournament. We noted some of the top performers. >> Match report: Vics beat all comers […]

Vics beat all comers in dour double-header

THE NATION’S brightest Under 18 prospects descended on IKON Park for a representative double-header on Sunday, with both Victorian sides coming away with wins. Metro downed the Allies by 16 points to kick off proceedings, before Country held off South Australia to salute by eight points. >> SCROLL for all the results, goals & bests […]

Around the Grounds: 2024 SANFL U18s – Round 10

STATE stars returned in a big way to the SANFL Under 18s for Round 10, with the Croweaters’ skipper and spearhead starring in respective wins. Glenelg beat Central District in a top-of-the-table clash to move a game clear in first place, while Woodville-West Torrens bridged the gap to the top four. >> SCROLL for the […]

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

SOUTH Australia pipped the Allies in a 12-point win to kick off this year’s Under 18 National Championships on Sunday. Plenty of club-tied talent took to Thebarton Oval and starred for either side, with many of them featuring in a stacked instalment of Scouting Notes. >> Match Report: Croweaters win thriller to kick off championships

PREVIEW | 2024 AFL U18s: South Australia vs. Allies

THE 2024 AFL Under 18 National Championships are set to get underway on Sunday, as South Australia hosts the Allies at Thebarton Oval. A range of AFL Draft prospects are set to feature; from one mid-season hopeful, to a raft of club-tied talent and potential first round picks. Fresh off a historic undefeated run to […]

Scouting Notes: 2024 South Australia U18 vs. U20

SOUTH Australia’s Under 18 side has made it two wins from as many trial games in 2024, after defeating the state Under 20s in Saturday’s annual Youth Match at Thebarton Oval. The younger outfit trailed by two points at the opening two breaks but piled on seven goals in term three to take the ascendancy. […]

Weekend Preview: State trials rage on ahead of championships

STATE trial games in South and Western Australia headline the pathway football action this weekend, while the Coates Talent League season rolls on into Round 8. The Under 18 Croweaters take on a state Under 20 outfit, while the Sandgropers will lock horns with an Under 21 counterpart. South Australia’s second trial comes after last […]

Scouting Notes: South Australia vs. Giants/Swans Academies

SOUTH Australia has overcome a combined GWS Giants and Sydney Swans Academy outfit to win by 10 points at Thebarton Oval on Sunday. In the first of two trial games, the Under 18 Croweaters led by a single point at the first and final breaks before holding firm to salute 10.11 (71) to 9.7 (61). […]

PREVIEW | AFL Academy vs. Footscray Bulldogs

THE AFL Under 18 Academy will step out for the second of its two showcase games on Saturday, taking on Footscray at Whitten Oval. After going down to Coburg by 26 points a fortnight ago, the nation’s brightest group of draft age players faces a daunting task against the VFL’s ladder leader. >> SCROLL for […]

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