WELCOME to 2019, and while the year is still young, the Draft Central coverage is ready to get rolling ahead of the AFL Women’s competition next month.
In 2018 we saw our first two-day draft, an inaugural premiership for Dandenong Stingrays in the TAC Cup, and Geelong Falcons take home the first TAC Cup Girls premiership that required a Grand Final. Mature-agers got their chance in this year’s draft, while North Adelaide and Southport both survived controversies in their flag tilts to break droughts. It was announced that Tasmania will return to the TAC Cup in 2019 as well as featuring the northern academies, with the whole competition receiving an overhaul.
In 2019 we will cover in depth the following under-age competitions:
- Victorian Under 18 boys competition (previously TAC Cup);
- Victorian Under 18 girls competition (TAC Cup Girls);
- National Under 18 Championships; and
- AFL Women’s Under 18 Championships.
We will also focus our attention on the over-age competitions:
- AFL Women’s;
- VFL Women’s;
- SANFL and SANFLW; and
- WAFL and WAWFL.
Throughout the year we will look over more female competitions in South Australia and Western Australia, as well as our weekly coverage across the northern states and Tasmania. Later in the year we will cover the Under 16 Championships and V/Line Cup which are the great development pathways through to the elite level.
You might see the website undergo some changes over the summer, and we will be looking to make improvements across the board. If you’re interested in other sports, check out our two other Draft Central sites as we turn our attention to Basketball Draft Central and Netball Draft Central in 2019, further growing the brand.
As always, we are keen to have passionate writers on board, so if you are keen to write about the up-and-coming talent in any of the three sports, send an email to our Recruitment Officer, Taylah Melki at email@example.com.