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Scouting Notes: 2021 AFL U19 National Championships: South Australia vs. Western Australia

WESTERN Australia completed a clean three-game sweep of South Australia this past weekend, cementing its dominance over this year’s makeshift Under 19 National Championships. In the Black Swans’ hard fought 10-point victory, there were plenty of prospects out to press their draft credentials during the final underage game of the year. We detail the performances […]

Draft Central Power Rankings: October 2021

WITH National Championship fixtures coming forth in a flurry and state-based of combines to come, there is still plenty to play out with regards to the 2021 AFL Draft class. State league competitions have now officially wrapped up nationwide, leaving only one carnival clash left before 120 prospects turn their attention to the fitness testing, […]

Scouting Notes: 2021 AFL U19 National Championships: South Australia vs. Allies

SOUTH Australia opened its account in the 2021 AFL Under 19 National Championships, defeating a makeshift Allies squad by 92 points at Adelaide Oval on Sunday. The Croweaters dominated from the second term onwards, with the Allies made up of a few NSW-ACT prospects, along with a mix of Northern Territory products and local Under […]

Podcast Explainer | Western Australia vs. South Australia AFL U19s recap (Game 2)

THE AFL Under 19 National Championships continued on Saturday, as Western Australia again defeated their Southern counterparts in a thrilling grand final curtain raiser event. Post-match, the Final Siren podcast team assembled to recap all the key talking points in the next pocket podcast edition. Listen as host Peter Williams is joined by guest analyst […]

First Round Watch: Horne-Francis’ feats not enough to drag Panthers into League decider

TOP pick candidate Jason Horne-Francis was once again the main event for draft watchers around the nation, as the South Australian star put on a show during Friday’s SANFL preliminary final. While his South Adelaide Panthers went down to Glenelg, the teenage sensation was arguably best afield in a powerhouse performance which could easily have […]

PREVIEW | West meets South once more for curtain-raiser showcase

DRAFT watchers and recruiters alike will be treated to another Under 19 National Championships spectacle this weekend, with South Australia and Western Australia going head-to-head in Saturday’s AFL grand final curtain raiser. Having already met once this year, the two sides will look much different this time around with a bunch of changes set to […]

South and West Australia set for changes galore in grand final curtain raiser

DRAFT watchers and recruiters alike will be treated to another Under 19 National Championships spectacle this weekend, with South Australia and Western Australia going head-to-head in Saturday’s AFL grand final curtain raiser. Having already met once this year, the two sides will look much different this time around with a bunch of changes set to […]

Up the Grades: Which youngsters cracked senior footy?

WITH state leagues around the nation now embedded in respective finals series, there are plenty of young guns hoping to impact on the big stage. In a look Up the Grades, we highlight some of the National Combine invitees, state squad members, and academy products who plied their trade at senior level this past weekend. […]

PODCAST EXPLAINER | The Midfielder’s Draft

THE Final Siren Podcast team returned this week for another pocket podcast edition, this time breaking down why the upcoming AFL intake has been deemed a midfielder’s draft. Chief Editor Peter Williams again took over the host chair to grill Draft Editor Michael Alvaro on some of the prime midfielders available, and why they are […]

PREVIEW | Finals fever hits SANFL as prospects crack senior grades

THE SENIOR SANFL grades roll into finals this weekend, with qualifying and elimination finals complementing a promising Under 18s preliminary matchup. There is a good scattering of junior talent looking to make an impact up the grades; from state Under 19 representatives, to AFL Draft Combine invitees, and bottom-agers on the rise. With minor premier […]

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