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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 […]

Podcast Explainer | Representative action – Allies U19 & U17s clashes, SA Futures Game 1

FOLLOWING on from the team’s previous podcast on the South Australian and West Australian Under 19s clash, this episode focused on the other representative action between Queensland and Tasmania in the Under 17s and Under 19s, as well as Game 1 of the SA Futures game. Post-match, the Final Siren podcast team assembled to recap […]

Scouting Notes: 2021 AFL U19 National Championships – Queensland vs. Tasmania

QUEENSLAND and Tasmania locked horns in back-to-back representative fixtures on Friday, with either states’ brightest Under 17 and 19 prospects taking the field in Yeronga. The home side came out narrow two-point victors in the Under 19 main event, controlling the match but forced to survive a late Tasmanian flurry to salute 9.8 (62) to […]

Queensland survive late scare from Tasmania to hold on in AFL U19s contest

QUEENSLAND has survived an almighty last quarter scare from Tasmania to post a narrow two-point win at Yeronga as part of the states’ clash for the AFL Under 19 Championships. After a scrappy first term, the home team piled on seven of the next eight goals to lead by as much as 35 points late […]

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 […]

2021 AFL Draft Combine list released

THE list of 2021 AFL Draft Combine invitees was released on Monday, with 90 of the country’s brightest prospects selected to show their athletic wares next month. The list will be extended to 120, with 60 of that total allotment set to attend the National Combine on September 29-30 at Marvel Stadium. The remaining 60 […]

Ones to Watch: The draft prospect bottleneck brimming with talent

WHILE the top end of the 2021 AFL Draft pool is shaping up nicely despite constant injuries to gun players, unexpected season intermissions, and the absence of an Under 19 National Championships, a massive bottleneck remains just outside of first round contention. Draft Central released its August Power Rankings update on Monday, which ranked the […]

Young Guns: 2021 VFL Round 16

A BUNCH of the nation’s most promising Under 19 prospects continues to filter through the Victorian Football League (VFL). Many have already made their state league debuts, with more to come as players get the opportunity to test themselves at senior level. We take a look at how the prominent 19th-year players performed as they […]

Queensland Academy Watch | Lions learn, Suns caught in COVID chaos

DESPITE losing in Thursday night footy in the seniors to the Brisbane Lions, Geelong’s reserves have given their club some consolation with a cracking 118-point away win on Friday. As was to be expected in a contest between mostly AFL listed players, the early going was willing and scores remained close into the second quarter, […]

Academy Watch | Lions prospects endure tough loss, Suns earn late call-ups

THE Brisbane Lions reserves returned to the scene of their 2019 NEAFL Grand Final victory at Fankhauser Oval to face their opponents from that day, 2018 NEAFL premiers, the Southport Sharks. However, the 2021 version of the Lions, unlike the undefeated side of two years ago, is injury depleted with 10 Lions Academy players topping […]

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