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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 […]

AFL U19s Player Focus: Blayne O’Loughlin (South Australia)

SPEEDY North Adelaide rebounder Blayne O’Loughlin was adjudged his state’s best player in Saturday’s AFL Under 19 championships clash against Western Australia, providing plenty of dash and drive out of defence. The North Adelaide product is one on the radar of Adelaide fans, having come through the Crows’ Next Generation Academy (NGA) and thus being […]

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 […]

SANFL U18s Player Focus: Adam D’Aloia (Woodville-West Torrens)

WOODVILLE-WEST Torrens midfielder Adam D’Aloia put his name in lights on Saturday afternoon, taking home the Alan Stewart Medal as best afield in the Eagles’ Under 18 grand final triumph. Eligible for next year’s draft, the inside ball winner skippered his state at Under 17s level this year and also has some Reserves experience under […]

WAFL Colts Player Focus: James Tunstill (East Perth)

EAST PERTH midfielder James Tunstill has enjoyed a solid season at WAFL Colts level, earning selection in the West Australian Under 19’s State Squad and seeing his side finish top three at season’s end. Tunstill has made a name for himself as a hard working midfielder capable of breaking opposition lines with his carry and […]

SANFL U18s Player Focus: Jordan Lukac (Woodville-West Torrens)

WOODVILLE-WEST Torrens Under 18 skipper Jordan Lukac was recently added to the extended AFL Draft Combine list, proving reward for the promising rate of improvement he has shown in 2021. The 196cm prospect turns 19 in September and represented his state at the level this season, with his athleticism and physical intent serving well. On […]

WAFL Colts Player Focus: Angus Sheldrick (Claremont)

WEST AUSTRALIAN midfielder Angus Sheldrick has impressed across multiple levels throughout his 2021 campaign. Most of his appearances have come for Christ Church in the PSA, but Sheldrick has taken the step up to WAFL Colts and state representative level in his stride, consistently finishing amongst his sides’ highest accumulating players while providing high work-rate […]

QAFL Player Focus: Bodhi Uwland (Broadbeach)

EXCITING Gold Coast SUNS Academy talent Bodhi Uwland returned to the QAFL Seniors grade on Saturday, lining up in defence as Broadbeach downed Labrador to book a grand final spot. A high flier who chimes in with eye-catching intercepts, Uwland has represented the SUNS Academy at NAB League level and got six VFL games under […]

SANFL Player Focus: Max Litster (Woodville-West Torrens)

AFTER a solid season at Reserves level and a call up to the recent Under 19s championship match between Western Australia and South Australia, where he was one of SA’s best, Max Litster earned himself a late season League debut for the second placed Woodville-West Torrens.  The 2002-born defender ended his maiden senior outing as […]

WAFL Player Focus: Joshua Cripps (East Fremantle)

EAST Fremantle ruck-forward Joshua Cripps has struck a rich vein of form over the last three WAFL Colts rounds, with his latest effort yielding 20 disposals, five marks and three goals in the Sharks’ 21-point win over West Perth. Cripps, the brother of Carlton co-captain Patrick, has his sibling covered for height and was added […]

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