Michael Alvaro

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Scouting Notes: 2022 AFL U16s – Giants Academy vs. Lions Academy

THE BRISBANE Lions Academy has capped off its Under 16 National Development Championship in style, defeating the Giants Academy by 100 points on Sunday afternoon. The match at Manuka Oval in Canberra brought an end to the overall carnival, after the fixture was initially cancelled in July. With relentless accuracy inside attacking 50, the Lions […]

AFL Draft Power Rankings – August 2022

2022 NAB League Boys snapshot: Round 14

A COUPLE of captains lead their sides to big wins in Round 14 of the NAB League. One game went down to the wire, one margin hit 100 points, and another scraped close across the four fixtures. Catch up on all the results, stats and top performers in this week’s snapshot.

2022 AFL U18s: Three sides announce MVPs

THE 2022 AFL Under 18 National Championships are over for three of five teams, meaning the Most Valuable Players (MVPs) have begun to roll in. South Australia, Western Australia, and the Allies (comprising of players from Northern Territory, NSW-ACT, Queensland, and Tasmania) have all announced their best and fairests, having played out their four fixtures […]

2022 NAB League Boys Player of the Week: Round 13

BENDIGO Pioneers over-ager Harvey Gallagher is our NAB League Player of the Week for Round 13. It was a dominant display from the experienced head, as he racked up 44 disposals, five marks, five inside 50s, and 12 rebound 50s in his side’s dramatic one-point win over the Northern Knights on Saturday. Having predominately cut […]

Scouting Notes: 2022 AFL U18s – Western Australia vs. South Australia

WESTERN Australia notched its first win of the 2022 AFL Under 18 National Championships at the final time of asking, after downing South Australia by 20 points on Sunday. It was the last chance for prospects from either state to shine on the representative stage, and plenty did so in what was a high-scoring encounter […]

2022 NAB League Boys snapshot: Round 13

IT kicked off with a trio of thrillers and was capped by a major upset. Round 13 of the NAB League season had a bit of everything, as representative stars returned to the fold for many regions. Catch up on all the results, stats and top performers in this week’s snapshot.

Preview | Changes galore as South meets West

WESTERN Australia’s last roll of the dice comes on Sunday, as the Black Ducks continue their search for a win at this year’s Under 18 National Championships. Finally playing in front of a home crowd, it’s South Australia who comes to town as the two sides throw down at Optus Stadium, before the West Coast […]

Marquee Matchups: Aaron Cadman vs. Matthew Jefferson

THIS year’s National Championships have been the first full instalment since 2019, meaning the nation’s best Under 18 draft hopefuls have finally been able to test their mettle against each other once again. With that comes a number of mouthwatering contests between players vying for similar spots on draft boards, as their top-age campaigns turns […]

Under the Radar: AFL Draft prospects on the precipice

NATIONAL Championships season has allowed the cream to rise to the top of the AFL Draft pool, but what about the other prospects who may be flying under the radar? After highlighting players on the up in our Rising Stocks piece, we take a look at some of the players who perhaps fall into the […]

Leaderboard: 2022 Rookie Me Central Medal

THERE is just one month left of NAB League action for 2022, and that means the inaugural Rookie Me Central Medal winner is soon to be announced for the Boys competition. Murray Bushrangers midfielder, and GWS Giants draftee Zarlie Goldsworthy was crowned this year’s Girls champion, and it seems the region is in line to […]

AFL U18s Player Focus: Reuben Ginbey (Western Australia)

ONE of the frontrunners for Western Australia’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award this year is Reuben Ginbey, a physically combative inside midfielder who has helped keep the winless Black Ducks competitive. Across three games, the East Perth product has boosted his draft stocks significantly against stiff opposition. Having taken out Wesley College’s best and fairest […]

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