Roses kick-start Quad Series with 24-goal win
HOME nation England Roses have kick-started their 2022 Quad Series campaign off on the best possible note with a comprehensive 24-goal win over South Africa. The Roses proved far too good for the understrength SPAR Proteas.Read more
AFLW Saturday Talking Points: Pies tame Saints, Blues win Prespakis Cup
DESPITE there being only two AFL Women’s games on Saturday, there was plenty to like from both matches, with Collingwood too good for St Kilda whilst Carlton won the ‘Prespakis Cup’ over Geelong.Read more
Pios excited about athleticism and depth
LUCKY not to be too interrupted over the preseason thus far, Bendigo Pioneers Girls senior coach Danny O’Bree has his “fingers crossed” about the upcoming season. Bolstering a new-look list with plenty of talent across various age groups he is ready to unleash on the NAB League Girls competition, O’Bree said it would be great […] The post Pios excited about athleticism and depth appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.Read more
Duursma thrives off competitive siblings
WHEN you have four siblings who have all represented Victoria in some capacity, and have aspirations to reach the top level, there is always going to be a little bit of healthy competition. For Gippsland Power‘s Yasmin Duursma, the second of four Duursma’s, it has been more of a help than a hindrance. Older brother […] The post Duursma thrives off competitive siblings appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.Read more
2022 Netball Team of the Quad Series
THE fans have had their say on who deserves to make the 2022 Netball Team of the Quad Series. Yesterday, netball fans were invited to produce their own Team of the Series for the recent Quad Series, with seven starters and three bench players. The three bench players would include one defender, one midcourter and […] The post 2022 Netball Team of the Quad Series appeared first on Netball Rookie Me Central.
McVeigh’s journey to inspire others
AFTER a number of years displaying his passion and energy in the National Basketball League season, Rookie Me Central took the opportunity to get to know and catch up with Tasmania JackJumpers stars, Jack McVeigh. Previously playing college basketball with Nebraska, captain of Australia at the Under 19s World Championships in 2015, McVeigh is making […] The post McVeigh’s journey to inspire others appeared first on Basketball Rookie Me Central.
Marg Jennings Cup Grand Finallists set
After the final round of matches of the Marg Jennings Cup for 2021/22, there were only two undefeated sides left – Melbourne and Dandenong, They will play off in a Grand Final today. But before that, the last round of matches took place yesterday, so let us take a look at what happened on the […]
Clashes galore with packed schedule
THE weekend is here and so is the latest round of the 2021/22 National Basketball League (NBL) season, and there is plenty for fans to look forward to. The league will be hosting a whopping nine games over the span of six days, with loads of basketball action for fans to enjoy. With COVID constantly […] The post Clashes galore with packed schedule appeared first on Basketball Rookie Me Central.
Wolves hunt Sonics for M-League Mixed win
ALL three matches in Round 7 of the Victorian Men’s and Mixed Netball Association (VMMNA)’s Mixed Premier Division resulted in one-sided contests as the ladder takes shape ahead of the final month. Over on Court 11 in the late game, Valley Wolves enjoyed a big win over Eastside Sonics to solidify third spot behind undefeated […] The post Wolves hunt Sonics for M-League Mixed win appeared first on Netball Rookie Me Central.
2021/22 WNBL Stats Corner: Flames vs Lightning
ROUND 8 of the 2021/22 Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) season continued on Thursday, with the Sydney Uni Flames hosting the Adelaide Lightning at Brydens Stadium. The visitors headed into this clash as favourites given their strong start to the season, and they were able to keep this momentum rolling, recording a big win over […] The post 2021/22 WNBL Stats Corner: Flames vs Lightning appeared first on Basketball Rookie Me Central.
2022 Australian Open Scoreboard: Day 4
IT was a day of upsets on the women’s side, and an Aussie wildcard led the charge on the men’s as the 2022 Australian Open Round of 64 was completed yesterday. In the men’s draw, Australian wildcard Chris O’Connell was the talking point of the day, stunning 13th seed Diego Schwartzman in straight sets, 7-6 […] The post 2022 Australian Open Scoreboard: Day 4 appeared first on Tennis Rookie Me Central.
Cool customer Kustermann learning on the job
SHE may have been one of only two bottom-agers fielded in South Australia’s Under 19 side last year, but West Adelaide’s Keeley Kustermann continues to learn on the job. The promising defender has gotten comfortable being the younger one among each squad, taking the opportunity to feed off more experienced teammates along the way. “I […] The post Cool customer Kustermann learning on the job appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
Busch looks to push past comfort zone
WINNING a club best and fairest ahead of eventual AFLW draftees and the competition leading goalkicker, as a bottom-ager, is no mean feat. That is exactly what Mia Busch did for the Eastern Ranges in 2021, but the hard-running defender is used to punching above her weight. Starting out her footballing journey in an Under […] The post Busch looks to push past comfort zone appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
AFLW Pride Round means the world to queer footy fans
THIS weekend is the AFLW’s Pride Round, which sees a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community in the AFLW. Many of the AFLW players have come out this week and spoke of the significance of the round to them, but one group seemingly forgotten about is the fans themselves. The AFLW’s Pride Round is a very […] The post AFLW Pride Round means the world to queer footy fans appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
“White line fever” guides Shepherd towards footy
INTANGIBLES are often the missing piece for budding AFLW stars, and while Dandenong Stingrays prospect Emily Shepherd has some in her locker, she’s working on others. Her reading of the play, athleticism, and ability to manufacture time on the ball are all pillars of a promising game, and aggression is another which ensured Shepherd was […] The post “White line fever” guides Shepherd towards footy appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
Backline is best for Borg
THE ABILITY to play in more than one position is just about a necessity for budding prospects these days. Luckily enough for North Adelaide tall Amelie Borg, that kind of versatility is a hallmark of her game. In what was effectively her first full crack at a SANFLW season in 2021, the 17-year-old earned Team […] The post Backline is best for Borg appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
Great Scott itching to get back
A QUICK turnaround back into the swing of NAB League Girls football has been ideal for Paige Scott. The GWV Rebels goal machine says she has been “itching” to return after a stellar bottom-age campaign, in which she topped the Under 19 National Championships goalkicking charts, and won a final off her own boot for […] The post Great Scott itching to get back appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.
PODCAST | Game Sense – Episode 5
THE fifth episode of GAME SENSE is out now. The latest Australian rules football podcast sees host and Rookie Me Central AFL/W Draft Editor Michael Alvaro, join Chief Editor Peter Williams and women’s football analyst Alyce Collett on Game Sense. Episode five features interviews from three rising NAB League Girls stars and previews of all […] The post PODCAST | Game Sense – Episode 5 appeared first on Aussie Rules Rookie Me Central.