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2022 AFL Under 16s All-Australian team announced

AFL UNDER 16s champions South Australia, and Vic Metro have emerged with a carnival-high five representatives in the 2022 AFL Under 16s All-Australian team. With the conclusion of the carnival, the 23-player squad was selected, with South Australia and Vic Metro picking up five players each, while Western Australia and Vic Country managed the four, […]

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 U18s Player Focus: Tyrell Dewar (Western Australia)

WEST Australian excitement machine Tyrell Dewar was one of the standout Sandgropers during his side’s breakthrough win at the 2022 AFL Under 18 Championships. While the Sandgropers did not have the most memorable carnival – losing to the Allies after defeats to both Victorian sides – they did finish on a high note by knocking […]

AFL U18s Player Focus: Adam D’Aloia (South Australia)

FEW players could lay claim to having a consistent inside presence as South Australian onballer Adam D’Aloia. The Woodville-West Torrens midfielder thrives at the coalface and incredibly valuable at getting first hands to the ball and assisting in wining his side clearances, be it in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) or AFL Under […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sandgropers hold off magical Moir for first AFL U18s win

IN one of the most entertaining contests of the AFL Under 18 Championships, Western Australia finished on a high note, winning its first game of the 2022 carnival by defeating a determined South Australia by 20 points at Joondalup Stadium today. The Sandgropers did not have it all their own way and looked in trouble […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rising Stocks: AFL Draft prospects on the up

THE CREAM rises to the top during National Championship season, and that has once again proven the case with this year’s AFL Draft hopefuls. Whether it be prospects announcing themselves as genuine top talents, or coming from the clouds to enter draft calculations, we have picked out two players from each side who have boosted […]

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