With the national under-18s carnival increasingly unlikely to happen, a showcase series comprising of WA’s best young talent is in the works for after the WAFL colts season.
East Fremantle will come up against a couple of familiar faces when they hunt back-to-back WAFL colts wins against Perth at New Choice Homes Park in Saturday’s live stream clash.
Cameron Anderson and Brandon Walker both thrived in different positions, Corey Rundle starred with seven majors and draft hopeful Blake Morris returned from injury in round three of colts action.
Brandon Walker would love to get a taste of senior WAFL footy by season’s end, but right now he’s focused on helping East Fremantle rise up the colts ladder.
East Fremantle’s skipper stood tall down back and a pair of draft hopefuls were among the best, while a big-bodied East Perth midfielder was his side’s most consistent player.
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East Perth coach Daniel Curtis is expecting a fierce midfield battle against a talent-laden East Fremantle outfit in the WAFL colts game of the round at Leederville Oval on Saturday.
Perth forward Logan McDonald’s stocks continue to rise after a stunning start to senior WAFL career, booting seven goals in two matches to lead the Bernie Naylor Medal race.
A couple of sons of guns impressed, several draft hopefuls continued to press for a senior berth, while others weren’t so lucky on the injury front.
The Fremantle Next Generation Academy prospect limped off with a left hamstring issue late in the second quarter of Claremont’s colts win over Swan Districts, but is only expected to miss a fortnight.
Claremont colts coach Matt Angus has seen Nat Fyfe, Heritier Lumumba, Dayne Zorko and Lachie Weller come through the system, but reckons Logan Young tops them all for professionalism.
Reigning premiers Claremont were too strong for Swan Districts with several draft hopefuls standing out.
Claremont midfielder and Fremantle Next Generation Academy talent Joel Western limped off in the second quarter of his team’s dominant win over Swan Districts at Revo Fitness Stadium.
Swan Districts colts coach Simon Bergin has urged AFL recruiters to take a punt on Will Collins.
Fifteen months. Two pre-seasons. One year-ending shoulder injury and a global pandemic. A lot happened in Zane Trew’s life between his sixth and seventh WAFL colts appearances.
Heath Chapman showcased a different side to his game in West Perth’s win over Swan Districts, while several other draft hopefuls impressed in round one of colts action.
Claremont and Fremantle Next Generation Academy midfielder Joel Western started the new WAFL colts season like he finished the last. Watch his highlights
Claremont’s 204cm ruck prodigy reaped the benefits of his first WAFL pre-season by producing a dominant showing in Saturday’s upset 13-point win over Subiaco at Leederville Oval.
Claremont caused an upset over a strong Subiaco outfit with 204cm ruck giant Kalin Lane and fellow draft hopefuls Joel Western and Cameron Anderson having a big say.
Claremont upset Subiaco in the first round of the WAFL colts competition for 2020. Re-live the action HERE this afternoon.
Several WA draft hopefuls are likely to get a senior debut when the WAFL season gets underway this weekend, likewise with a few players with a point to prove after missing out last year.
O’Driscoll not only got through his first game of footy since an ankle injury threatened to derail his draft year, but began to find some of his best form as he looks to impress AFL recruiters.
The nephew of West Coast great Dean Kemp was one of Subiaco’s best, while Brownlow medallist Shane Woewodin’s son and a Freo NGA talent battled hard in a losing cause for East Fremantle.
WA’s two hottest draft prospects will go head-to-head in today’s WAFL senior pre-season clash at Mineral Resources Park.
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