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Five Academy graduates taken in NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft

On the evening of 2 June more than 600 amateur Australian rules players held their breath, hoping to be selected in the NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft. Twenty-four players from NSW and the ACT nominated for a berth at an

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NSW/ACT strongly represented as NAB AFLW U19 Championships heads South

The AFL NSW/ACT players selected in the 2021 Eastern Allies squad have been announced ahead of the Under-19 AFL Women’s National Championships scheduled to be held from Monday April 12th to Thursday April 15th. The team – made up of

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Koschitzke confirmed for AFL debut

Albury’s Jacob Koschitzke is set to make his AFL debut in Hawthorn’s season opener against Essendon. The 20-year-old will join Tyler Brockman and Connor Downie in living out their AFL dreams in front of a capacity crowd at Marvel Stadium on Saturday

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Campbell and Gulden named for season opener

The Sydney Swans will blood three new draftees for their 2021 season opener against the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba on Saturday night. Teenagers Logan McDonald, Braeden Campbell and Errol Gulden have all been selected for their first AFL games.

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Murray officially a Crow

The Adelaide Crows have signed emerging tall defender Nick Murray as a rookie for the 2021 season. The 20-year-old was overlooked in the past two drafts but has earned his spot on an AFL list after impressing since joining the

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Will Shaw on becoming a GIANT

Originally published on gwsgiants.com.au Will Shaw wasn’t ready to give up, when he missed out on being drafted at the end of 2019. Invited to stay on with the Bendigo Pioneers for an extra year as a 19-year-old he went

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Highmore’s unconventional path to St Kilda

Tom Highmore’s unconventional journey to the AFL is one of persistence, perseverance and determination. First nominating for the draft in 2016, Highmore was overlooked, and then overlooked again, and again, and then again. A product of the GIANTS Academy Program

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Steele and Geary to captain St Kilda in 2021

Canberra’s Jack Steele will join Jarryn Geary as co-captain of the St Kilda Football Club in 2021. The All Australian joins esteemed clubman Geary at the helm of a seven-man leadership group, with Tim Membrey appointed vice-captain alongside Wagga Wagga’s Dougal

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2021 Paul Kelly Cup Registrations Open

Registrations for the 2021 Paul Kelly Cup are now open! Named in honour of Sydney Swans legend and New South Wales footballer Paul Kelly, the Paul Kelly Cup is the premier primary school AFL competition in NSW and the ACT.

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Sheather striving to be Sydney’s newest rookie list success

In recent years the AFL’s Rookie Draft has become an avenue for clubs to give discarded players another chance or to downgrade players from the primary list. But the Sydney Swans have proven there is still value in going to

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