Tasmania triumphs over Adelaide to seal undefeated Blitz
ON the penultimate day of National Basketball League (NBL) action, the Tasmania JackJumpers downed the Adelaide 36ers to the tune of four points to finish the tournament unbeaten. The JackJumpers switched up their roster over the off-season, retooling things to make another tilt at a maiden NBL championship, and all signs have been positive to […] The post Tasmania triumphs over Adelaide to seal undefeated Blitz appeared first on Basketball Rookie Me Central.
Ranges focus within ahead of grand final
UP TO 95 per cent of planning for the Talent League Girls Grand Final will focus around the Ranges themselves according to Eastern coach Ash Close, as his side prepares to knock off Oakleigh Chargers for the second time in a month. The Chargers were missing a number of “high-end talents” due to the Under […] The post Ranges focus within ahead of grand final appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
AFL/W Draft coverage to ramp up from next week
JUST one match remains in the Coates Talent League grades and grand finals take place in the SANFL and WAFL competitions, which means the close of all state leagues across the country. The AFL Women’s runs until December, but with clubs now focusing on the off-season – including a predicted quick turnaround for the women’s […] The post AFL/W Draft coverage to ramp up from next week appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
PODCAST | 2023 Coates Talent League Grand Finals
THE Final Siren and Game Sense podcasts have come together in a special crossover episode to celebrate Coates Talent League Grand Final weekend. Co-hosts Michael Alvaro and Peter Williams break down the key players and matchups in either game before giving their predictions. All that, and more! EPISODE RUNDOWN > > Tune in here: Final Siren […] The post PODCAST | 2023 Coates Talent League Grand Finals appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
AFL Draft | Five bolters climbing draft boards
WHILE some AFL Draft prospects are nailed on draftees from a long way out, others leave their runs late. There’s a name for the latter type, albeit a cliché by now – ‘bolters’. We’ve identified five players who fit the bill in this year’s crop. > > Rolling Rankings: The Top 40 AFL Draft prospects Charlie […] The post AFL Draft | Five bolters climbing draft boards appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
2023/24 NBL Team Preview – Illawarra Hawks
THE 2023/24 National Basketball League (NBL) is right around the corner, with the fixture set to kick off on Thursday, September 28. The season is shaping up like no other, with an unprecedented amount of young and international talent complimenting the homegrown players set to suit up in the nation’s premier basketball competition. The landscape […] The post 2023/24 NBL Team Preview – Illawarra Hawks appeared first on Basketball Rookie Me Central.
Chargers have “perfect preparation” for grand final
A HARD-fought preliminary final win over Dandenong Stingrays has steeled the Oakleigh Chargers ahead of a massive Coates Talent League Girls Grand Final against Eastern Ranges, according to coach Tyrone Vickery. Oakleigh dropped to second on the ladder with a final round loss to the Ranges, but missing a host of bottom-age stars due to […] The post Chargers have “perfect preparation” for grand final appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
Ranges’ peak comes at the ideal time
THERE are peaks and troughs throughout football seasons, and amid the ranges of 2023, everything seems to be culminating nicely for Eastern. The fourth placed Metro region was one of just two lower-ranked wildcards to advance to finals, and had to knock off the minor premier in last week’s prelim. Now, with three wins on […] The post Ranges’ peak comes at the ideal time appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
2023/24 WNCL Preview: Season Preview
THE time has come. Tomorrow it all begins – another season of WNCL is upon us. The 2023/24 WNCL season kicks off tomorrow, and with all the hype and buzz surrounding women’s cricket and women’s sport in general at the moment, the excitement is certainly in the air. With no men’s cricket at the moment […]
2023 Talent League Girls team reviews: Metro elimination finalists
ANOTHER season is quickly coming to a close in the Coates Talent League Girls and we take a look at how 2023 panned out for each of the 13 sides. In the next of these team reviews articles, we take a look at the two Metropolitan-based non-finalists, diving into their season, draft prospects and some […] The post 2023 Talent League Girls team reviews: Metro elimination finalists appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
Taini Jamison Trophy 2023 Preview: England
THIS weekend international netball returns, with the Taini Jamison Trophy being contested again in New Zealand. In the lead up to the series, we here at Rookie Me Central are going to be taking a deep dive into this series, continuing today by taking a look at the visitors England. This is a big […] The post Taini Jamison Trophy 2023 Preview: England appeared first on Netball Rookie Me Central.
Brilliant Baynes brings his best in tough loss
ALTHOUGH it was not the result his team was looking for, big man Aron Baynes was the star of the show as the Brisbane Bullets fell to the Illawarra Hawks in a bumper day of National Basketball League (NBL) action. The Bullets and the Hawks locked horns in the second of three matches to take […] The post Brilliant Baynes brings his best in tough loss appeared first on Basketball Rookie Me Central.