West Aussies on top after two days in Shield opener
SEASON 2022/23 of the Sheffield Shield kicked off earlier in the week, with Western Australia and the New South Wales Blues beginning their four-day first class clash at WACA Ground. The Western Australians were the winners of the 2021/22 Sheffield Shield, and came into the season with the list capable of defending the title. The […]
Coaches’ Corner: Showdown Edition
IN a weekly series at Rookie Me Central, we cast our eyes and ears around the league to gather thoughts from AFL Women’s coaches, and see what they had to say post their respective matches on the weekend. It is over to Adelaide and to the Showdown for this week’s edition, where we heard from […] The post Coaches’ Corner: Showdown Edition appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
VMMNA kicks off for another season tonight
AFTER an eight-month wait, the newest Victorian Men’s and Mixed Netball Association (VMMNA) season will kick off tonight. The 2022/23 M-League will see a return of the men’s, mixed, and junior divisions for the upcoming season, with a number of new teams confirmed. Though team lists are not officially public, we take a look at […] The post VMMNA kicks off for another season tonight appeared first on Netball Rookie Me Central.
Crocker praises teams’ defensive pressure
NORTH Melbourne AFLW Coach Darren Crocker knew the importance of his side’s victory against the Sydney Swans with four rounds left in the regular season, noting his side’s defensive pressure was key to getting the win. “It was an important game for us,” Crocker said. “Sydney are obviously at a different stage of their development […] The post Crocker praises teams’ defensive pressure appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
2022/23 NBL Player Stats Watch – Round 1
THE NATIONAL Basketball League (NBL) has kicked off its 2022/23 season, with the first round taking place over the weekend. There was a lot to take out of the opening batch of matches, with fresh and familiar faces alike bursting out of the gates to deliver strong early performances. With that in mind, Rookie Me […] The post 2022/23 NBL Player Stats Watch – Round 1 appeared first on Basketball Rookie Me Central.
Lions’ desperation key to Bombers win
BRISBANE coach Craig Starcevich was thrilled his side could get back on the winner’s list with a big victory over Essendon in challenging conditions on Sunday. The top of the table Lions lost their first game of the season to Richmond in Round 5, but blew the Bombers away early to lead 42-0 until late […] The post Lions’ desperation key to Bombers win appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
Scouting Notes: 2022 WAFL Colts – Grand Final
PEEL Thunder have won their first WAFL Colts premiership in 17 years, holding off a late comeback to down minor premiers West Perth in a hard fought decider at Leederville Oval. Victorious ruck Jackson Broadbent took out best afield honours, and is among the prospects we cast a scope over in the latest edition of […] The post Scouting Notes: 2022 WAFL Colts – Grand Final appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
NBL Import Watch – Round 1
THE NATIONAL Basketball League (NBL) is home to a number of talents both domestic and international, with players from all over the world heading down under to play in one of the strongest competitions in the world. Each year, NBL teams are allowed three imports on their roster as they look to help nurture some […] The post NBL Import Watch – Round 1 appeared first on Basketball Rookie Me Central.
WNCL Top Performers: 1/2 October 2022
LAST weekend saw more WNCL action across the country, with four teams in action – ACT, NSW, Queensland and Western Australia. Across the four games there were plenty of star performances, so let us take a look at those now. Brown breaks Warriors If there was an award for Player of the Weekend, it’d have […]
AFLW Rising Star Player Focus: Em Pease (GWS)
IN our new series of Player Focuses, we are taking a specific look at one of the Rising Star nominees each week, and their nominee worthy performances. This week’s focus is on Emily Pease, who starred in her side’s win over Carlton. Emily Pease stats vs Carlton Disposals: 10 Marks: 2 Tackles: 4 Goals: 2 FIRST QUARTER It […] The post AFLW Rising Star Player Focus: Em Pease (GWS) appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
2022/23 NTFLW R1 Player Focus: Tatyana Perry (Palmerston)
A NEW season of the Northern Territory Football League (NTFL) Women’s competition kicked off over the weekend, with the players returning to the Spring and Summer competition that will run from October through until February. A new side entered the league for the first time in Tiwi Bombers, having struck up a partnership with the […] The post 2022/23 NTFLW R1 Player Focus: Tatyana Perry (Palmerston) appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
International Player Focus: Sarie Watkins (Wales)
IN the recent international test series, Uganda got the better of Wales in both games, but for the newly named Feathers, it was about preparing for the World Cup Qualifiers in just over a week’s time. Among a host of fresh or inexperienced faces was shooter Sarie Watkins who made her debut in the second […] The post International Player Focus: Sarie Watkins (Wales) appeared first on Netball Rookie Me Central.