Logan McDonald and Tyler Brockman didn’t take long to have an impact at the weekend, while Heath Chapman, Zane Trew and Isiah Winder featured in the pre-season derby.
Here’s the moment Alec Waterman found out he’d be a contracted Bomber in 2021.
West Perth coach Geoff Valentine isn’t surprised Heath Chapman’s name has been thrown up in discussions for an early-season debut at Fremantle, backing him to make an immediate AFL impact.
The disgraced Swan has opened up about the dark times that saw him nearly give up on footy following a pair of off-field incidents, with the teenager desperate for a second chance at AFL level.
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Fremantle’s application for priority draft access on a pair of prized Next Generation Academy talents are yet to be approved by the AFL.
Alec Waterman is firming for an AFL lifeline at Essendon after a stunning performance in today’s pre-season scratch match against Carlton at Ikon Park.
Alec Waterman will feature in Essendon’s pre-season scratch match against Carlton on Thursday, behind closed doors at Ikon Park.
Fremantle fans could get their first look at draftees Heath Chapman and Josh Treacy as soon as this week with both of the youngsters firmly in the frame for selection against West Coast.
Subiaco’s Matt Johnson, Claremont’s Jacob van Rooyen, East Fremantle’s Jack Williams and Swan Districts’ Rhett Bazzo were the biggest names in the 19-player squad. See the full squad
Jack Avery will join Perth Demons training at Mineral Resources Park on Monday after crossing from Claremont.
Recruiting guru Matt Rendell believes WA draft hopefuls are ‘way ahead’ of their Victorian counterparts thanks to the AFL’s cost-cutting measures.
WA are set to kick off their national championship defence against South Australia in Perth in the last weekend of July, with two games in six days around the AFL grand final also on the cards.
New year, new club, same Logan McDonald. The prized WA draftee’s brilliant goal-kicking form has continued, this time in a Sydney Swans intra-club hit-out.
Joel Western says there’s a bit of friendly competition between him and fellow Fremantle draftees Heath Chapman and Josh Treacy about who can debut first.
Will Collins could start training at West Coast as early as this week if he can prove his fitness following a minor hip issue.
Fremantle have announced a talent-laden 38-player Next Generation Academy ‘Stephen Hill Squad’ which includes famous footy names like Motlop, Rioli, Carr and McAdam.
Fremantle forward Sam Switkowski has been impressed with Next Generation Academy graduate Joel Western on the training track, highlighting his exciting talents around goals.
Fremantle spearhead Matt Taberner believes rookie pick-up Josh Treacy will definitely play senior football this season, and says he, Treacy and Rory Lobb can all fit in together.
Teenage Subiaco forward Nick Martin has been rewarded for his breakout WAFL season with a train-on invitation at West Coast and the chance to earn a spot on their list.
Fremantle are keeping close tabs on East Fremantle’s Tim Bockman as a potential mid-season draft candidate.
Claremont forward Alec Waterman is set for a train-on invite at a Victorian club as he closes in on a second AFL chance.
West Coast are considering a Subiaco young gun for a train-on invite as insurance for provisionally-suspended premiership forward Willie Rioli. Watch his highlights
Troy Longmuir is sick of seeing the same deficiencies arise within prospective draftees. That’s why he’s launched his own football academy.
Glen Jakovich, who himself was an 18-year-old when he debuted for West Coast back in 1991, believes current draftees are not “physically and mentally ready” for the demands of AFL.
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