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Falcons swoop in last to upset reigning premiers

ALTONA Falcons produced a stunning final term to take down M-League Premier Mixed reigning champions Geelong in a memorable one-goal nail-biter. Billed as a top three clash, the Falcons lived up to expectations after losing to Parkville last week, to win 53-52 on Court 6 despite the victors missing plenty of key players. It was […] The post Falcons swoop in last to upset reigning premiers appeared first on Netball Rookie Me Central.

Redbacks fire against Tigers on day one

THE SOUTH Australia Redbacks have gotten off to the perfect start in their Sheffield Shield clash against the Tasmanian Tigers at Blundstone Arena. In the first innings, the Redbacks produced a solid score of 329 runs, behind a pair of tons from their top order, setting themselves up in a big way against Tasmania. On […]

ABSC Day Four Wrap – Pender and Smith dominate

DAY FOUR of the Australian Basketball Schools Championship (ABSC) took place on Thursday, and saw Lake Ginninderra book a grand final berth in both the men’s and women’s competitions. The men’s side was anchored by a terrific performance from Cameron Pender, who continued the form that has seen him right in the conversation for the […] The post ABSC Day Four Wrap – Pender and Smith dominate appeared first on Basketball Rookie Me Central.

AFLW Season 7 Glass Half Full/Empty: North Melbourne

IN a new approach to the AFL Women’s end of season reviews, Rookie Me Central casts both a glass half full and half empty lens over each side’s campaigns. Today’s team is North Melbourne, who had their best ever result in a season, knocked out in the Preliminary Final. GLASS HALF FULL Best ever result […] The post AFLW Season 7 Glass Half Full/Empty: North Melbourne appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.

2022 AFL Draft Review: Brisbane

BRISBANE came into the 2022 AFL Draft knowing it would be a relatively straightforward one, having prepared well to take in two father-son nominees within the first round. Thereafter, the Lions added two pre-listed rookies and re-listed an experienced pair to round out a successful intake. We recap the Queensland club’s crop and analyse what […] The post 2022 AFL Draft Review: Brisbane appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.

2022 AFL Draft review: Adelaide

ADELAIDE came into the 2022 AFL Draft with a father-son gun front of mind, but with the capacity to get involved down the order via trading. The Crows did so, acquiring a trio of fresh faces in the National Draft before re-listing an experienced pair as rookies. In the first of our draft recaps, we […] The post 2022 AFL Draft review: Adelaide appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.

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 […] The post 23 in 2023: A look ahead to next year’s top prospects appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.

PODCAST | Got Next Episode 8

No WNBL? No problem as the Got Next Podcast returns for episode eight this week. Although the WNBL did not have any games over the weekend, there was still plenty to talk about with Round Eight of the NBL taking place and providing plenty of action. Host Michael Alvaro and Basketball Analyst Liam Badkin unpack […] The post PODCAST | Got Next Episode 8 appeared first on Basketball Rookie Me Central.

Chargers produce most 2022 AFL draftees

OAKLEIGH Chargers have produced the most draftees for the 2022 AFL Draft with a total of 10 players landing on AFL lists this week. The Chargers finished ahead of Sandringham Dragons (seven players) and Gippsland Power (five), while West Adelaide and Tasmania Devils (four each) recorded the most AFL draftees outside of Victorian clubs. Three […] The post Chargers produce most 2022 AFL draftees appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.

WBBL08 Stats Wrap

LAST Sunday saw an entertaining WBBL08 come to a fitting conclusion, with Adelaide defeating the Sydney Sixers by 10 runs. Now that the tournament has ended, let us take a look back and recognise the stellar individual achievements from across the competition. MOST RUNS Beth Mooney (Perth Scorchers) Runs: 434High Score: 99*Average: 43.4 Ellyse Perry […]

Simply the Betts: Five-goal haul hoists Pies into second

A FIVE-GOAL haul to former AFL star Eddie Betts on his birthday helped his Palmerston Magpies defeat Swan Districts in a 20-point Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) win on the weekend. Celebrating his 36th birthday on the day no less, Betts wound back the clock to kick almost half of the game’s goals to be […] The post Simply the Betts: Five-goal haul hoists Pies into second appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.

Diamonds’ dream draw in 2023 Netball World Cup

AUSTRALIA came away a huge winner from the 2023 Netball World Cup draw overnight – at least from the initial group stage – by drawing two teams who have only attended one previous World Cup. The world number one Diamonds could not have asked for a better draw first-up, with only one group opponent – […] The post Diamonds’ dream draw in 2023 Netball World Cup appeared first on Netball Rookie Me Central.

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