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2021 AFL U17/U19 Championships preview: Queensland vs. Tasmania

WITH South Australia and Western Australia able to run out for a couple of representative games at the recent AFL Under 19 Championships, two of the Allied states join the party tomorrow when Queensland hosts Tasmania in a double-header of Under 17s and Under 19s action. The two games take place at Yeronga Sports Ground […]

Scouting notes: TSL – Three Clarence young guns on show in Prelim Final

CLARENCE were defeated in Sunday’s Preliminary Final against minor premiers Launceston with the Blues proving they were just too strong for the Roos, coming away with a 52-point victory. Draft Central kept a close eye on three of Clarence’s young stars to see how they fared on the big stage.   #34 Noah Holmes Holmes rotated […]

Up the Grades: Which youngsters cracked senior footy?

WITH finals time finally upon us in state leagues around the nation, there are plenty of budding AFL Draft prospects who are stepping up 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 […]

Scouting notes: TSL – Clarence trio standout

CLARENCE will face minor premier Launceston in a Tasmanian State League (TSL) preliminary final battle after they defeated the Tigers 8.12 (60) to 5.9 (39) in the semi-final on Sunday. Draft Central kept a close eye on the three exciting young Clarence players, during the Roos’ 21-point victory.   #34 Noah Holmes Holmes was the […]

State leagues wrap: Some seasons are over, others are fighting for finals glory

IT was another week without VFL and QAFL action, but there were still plenty of big performances and exciting finishes across the SANFL, final round of the TSL, and the WAFL. We take a look at everything that happened in this week’s state league wrap.   South Australia (SANFL): There were just two games of […]

Scouting Notes: Clarence trio aide Roos to upset win over Blues

THREE young stars were on show in Saturday’s Tasmanian Football League (TSL) match between Clarence and Launceston. All Allies representatives, Sam Banks, Darcy Gardner, and Baker Smith suited up for the Roos in what was a nail-biting victory over top of the table Blues. Draft Central took a closer look at each of their performances […]

State leagues preview: Everything to play for with finals fast approaching

FINALS time is fast-approaching in state leagues around the nation, with two minor premiers already crowned and plenty to play for as sides scrap for ascendancy. The VFL remains on the back-burner but will advance swiftly into finals upon its imminent return, with less than a month left until fans are finally treated to post-season […]

Scouting notes: Tasmania Devils Intraclub

WITH the AFL Under 19 Championships postponed, the Tasmania Devils top talents took to the field in an Intraclub game between the Under 19s and Under 17s squads. Whilst the Under 19s got the job done by 52 points, both sides had some impressive performers and we took note of how some of them played […]

Tasmania Devils Intraclub: Plenty of talent on show as U19s defeat U17s

JYE Menzie booted six goals as the Tasmania Devils U19s proved too good for their younger counterparts in Sunday’s intraclub match. The younger U17s side fought on valiantly the whole game but were not quite good enough as the U19s won by 62 points at Twin Ovals in Kingston. Early in the game Will Splann […]

PREVIEW | NAB League guns return to stacked squads after representative action

AFTER fulfilling their representative obligations last week, a bunch of draft eligible guns are set to return to the NAB League in Round 11. Five of the weekend’s six fixtures are set to be played on Saturday, starting with a trio of intriguing matchups which bounce down at 1:00pm across the state. Headlining the inclusions […]

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