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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 […]

Sheldrick seals West Australian sweep in suspenseful scrap

WESTERN Australia has completed a clean sweep of its AFL Under 19 Championships series against South Australia, defeating the Croweaters by 10 points in game three at Thebarton Oval. The Sandgropers led at every break but were forced to fight from behind in red time during the second half, making for a hard-earned victory. It […]

2021 WAFL Colts MOTR: Grand Final – Claremont vs. Swan Districts

SWAN Districts claimed the 2021 WAFL Colts premiership on Saturday afternoon, besting Claremont 12.14 (86) to 12.6 (78) in a free-flowing decider at Optus Stadium. It was the minor premiers’ fourth meeting with their closest rival for the season, and produced another margin under 10 points in what was a thrilling end to the Colts […]

Collingwood leads the 2021 bid-matching dance with early movement

COLLINGWOOD has been busy in the early part of trade period, securing the opening deal and later shaking hands with Geelong for Nathan Kreuger. Much of the Magpies’ mobilisation comes down to matching a bid for father-son candidate Nick Daicos, who some believe is the leading prospect in this year’s draft. North Melbourne lays claim […]

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 South Australia U17 Futures (Game 2)

A WEEK removed from the dramatic finish game one produced, South Australia’s Under 17 Futures squads again went head-to-head on Thursday night. With a few key changes to either side, Team Yellow came out victorious this time around with a 22-point defeat of their Blue counterparts. Some of the state’s best Under 17s will top-up […]

2021 NAB League Awards: Morrish tied, Prespakis goes back-to-back

THE 2021 NAB League Awards were held in a virtual event on Thursday night; with teams of the year and best and fairest honours announced for the boys and girls competitions. While the female talent pool managed to crown a premier and has already been through the draft, the male cohort had its season scrapped […]

AFL U19s Player Focus: Matthew Johnson (Western Australia)

SUBIACO midfielder Matthew Johnson is rising in stocks once again after being named best afield in Western Australia’s thrilling Under 19 championships win over South Australia. With a wealth of starting midfielders unavailable, the 192cm talent stepped up in state colours to contribute 21 disposals, five clearances, and the match-winning goal assist. Having featured across […]

Indicative Draft Order: State of play ahead of trade period

WITH the 2021 AFL Premiership season run and done, attention will now turn to trade period ahead of November’s draft. Last week’s grand final saw the final two clubs confirm the indicative draft order ahead of said period, with plenty of picks set to swap hands as clubs look to make moves ahead of what […]

Pocket Podcast | 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 […]

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