Season 7 AFLW preview: Gold Coast
LAST season saw some significant improvement from the Gold Coast Suns, and they really looked like they were progressing forward well at times. They were even in the hunt for the finals for much of the season, but ultimately fell away late to finish 10th. However, with significant list turnover in the offseason, including losing […] The post Season 7 AFLW preview: Gold Coast appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.Read more
Season 7 AFLW preview: Geelong
LAST season can only be described as a disappointing one for Geelong. Despite not getting the wins on the board early in the season, they were showing a lot of promise and looked like a much better side compared to where they were in 2021. Unfortunately for the Cats they faded and only managed two […] The post Season 7 AFLW preview: Geelong appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.Read more
2022 ANC Team Preview: Swifts Academy
THE 2022 Australian Netball Championship (ANC) is just around the corner, and after a Covid induced two year hiatus the redesigned national second tier competition is back. 10 teams from across the country will be facing off in Traralgon later this month for the title. In preparation for the tournament, we are going to preview […] The post 2022 ANC Team Preview: Swifts Academy appeared first on Netball Rookie Me Central.Read more
2022 Commonwealth Games review: Scotland
AS the curtain closes on another Commonwealth Games, we take a look back at how each of the netballing nations fared in our team-by-team review series. Next up is Scotland, who, after a shaky start against Wales, settled into the tournament and were able to showcase the youth coming through the side and end up […] The post 2022 Commonwealth Games review: Scotland appeared first on Netball Rookie Me Central.Read more
Lions face tough fixture as Hawks, Dogs win out
BRISBANE faces the toughest AFL Women’s Season 7 fixture according to Rookie Me Central’s club-by-club analysis. In calculating the difficulty of each individual club’s fixture based on the opponent – and whether the match was in the club’s home state or interstate – the Lions were calculated to have the most difficult fixture of all […] The post Lions face tough fixture as Hawks, Dogs win out appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.Read more
WAFL Player Focus: Edward Allan (Claremont)
A PROSPECT who narrowly missed out on father-son eligibility, Edward Allan has made a splash upon returning from a long-term lower back injury. The Claremont utility needed just one Colts game to earn a state Under 18 call-up, and has shown great form in his two outings since. At 194cm, Allan is a rangy type […] The post WAFL Player Focus: Edward Allan (Claremont) appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
Recap | APS Football season goes down to the wire
THE 2022 Associated Public Schools (APS) First XVIII Football title was decided on the competition’s final day, with two sides crowned premiers. Coming into Round 11, traditional rivals Brighton Grammar and Caulfield Grammar were level on points with 8-1 records, hardly a surprise given the strength of their respective squads. What happened next, though, no […] The post Recap | APS Football season goes down to the wire appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
Wyndham and Sunbury set to face off for ultimate prize
AFTER one of the most memorable seasons in recent memory, the Big V Men’s Basketball competition has reached the final matchup of 2022, with the Sunbury Jets set to take on Wyndham in a best of three grand final series over the coming weeks. Only two sides remain after an extremely competitive fixture to date, […] The post Wyndham and Sunbury set to face off for ultimate prize appeared first on Basketball Rookie Me Central.
Trailblazing coach not overawed by external pressure
INAUGURAL Port Adelaide coach Lauren Arnell has certainly felt well supported in her role at the Power. Though she takes on the mantle of trailblazer, she is not feeling any added pressure associated with the fact that she is the first person who has gone from playing in the AFLW, to coaching. “I’m really enjoying […] The post Trailblazing coach not overawed by external pressure appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
PODCAST | Game Sense AFLW preview: Part I
AHEAD of AFL Women’s Season 7, Game Sense Podcast has returned to preview half of the competition ahead of next Thursday’s first bounce. Game Sense features host and Rookie Me Central Chief Editor Peter Williams, and women’s football analyst Alyce Collett chatting all things women’s football. In the return episode, the team discuss the various […] The post PODCAST | Game Sense AFLW preview: Part I appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
Sabres looking to lock in top four spot against United
THE final round of the 2022 Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL) Under 18 Boys home and away season has arrived, and despite finals being right around the corner, the top four is far from locked in. The clash between Geelong United and the Sandringham Sabres at AWA Alliance Bank Stadium on Friday night is set […] The post Sabres looking to lock in top four spot against United appeared first on Basketball Rookie Me Central.
Season 7 AFLW preview: Port Adelaide
ENTERING the AFL Women’s competition as one of four expansion teams in 2022, Port Adelaide has set the bar high with a slew of big name recruits and plenty of young talent to set the league alight. With just one local rival to contend with, albeit a formidable reigning premier, the Power will count themselves […] The post Season 7 AFLW preview: Port Adelaide appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
SAAS Division 1 Player Focus – William McCabe (Sacred Heart College)
SACRED Heart College took out the SAAS Division 1 college football flag on Saturday evening, downing Prince Alfred College by 26 points at Thebarton Oval. A key part of the Hearts’ victory was their key forward combination of Ashton Moir and William McCabe, two exciting 2005-born AFL Draft prospects. The latter, McCabe, is a talent […] The post SAAS Division 1 Player Focus – William McCabe (Sacred Heart College) appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
2022 AFL State Combine invitees announced
THE AFL announced yesterday that 66 players have been invited to participate in state draft combines in Victoria, South Australia, and Western Australia. It comes after a total of 68 prospects were included in the National Combine list, set to take place through October 7-9. > > SCROLL to see the full list This year, Victoria […] The post 2022 AFL State Combine invitees announced appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
Uniquely situated Wotton realistic about where Hawks sit
UNLIKE many of her fellow AFLW assistant coaches, Hawthorn assistant Lou Wotton has come up from coaching a state league side into an AFLW side, after being an assistant with Hawthorn’s VFLW outfit. With the season being brought forward, although the turnaround may have been quick for her, it wouldn’t deter the Hawks who have […] The post Uniquely situated Wotton realistic about where Hawks sit appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.