Decisions, decisions

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Liam Ryan. Photo by Les Everett.

They teach decision making at coaching courses these days. Those in the know will tell you it’s a skill in Australian Rules football just like kicking, handpassing, tackling and marking. Continue reading

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Confessions of an AFL talent spy by Les Everett

What’s in the WAFL?

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AT around about this time every year it starts happening… knocks on the door, texts, emails, faxes, Twitter and Facebook messages… from list managers, volunteer talent spotters, forward scouts, football operations managers, development coaches, CEOs, COOs, marketing managers, senior coaches, footy writers, TV sports presenters and people. All similar. “G’day mate…anything in the WAFL I should know about?” Continue reading

Another grand final for Subi

WAFL preliminary final…

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South’s Marlion Pickett is tackled by Subi’s Scott Hancock while Lachlan Delahunty provides support and umpire Kyal Horsely makes his decision (the real umpire said, “Give it to me.”).

SOUTH FREMANTLE scored the first three goals of the WAFL preliminary final and for a while it seemed their slick ball movement had Subiaco rattled. The Lions steadied mid-way through the quarter and two goals by small forward Liam Baker eased them back into the contest. Subiaco scored six goals to one in the second quarter and never gave up control of the game. Continue reading

What might come out of the WAFL by Les Everett

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Subi’s Liam Ryan gives them the slip. All photos by Les Everett

The 2016 WAFL season was historic with Peel winning their first premiership. That result, or more accurately, the make-up of Peel’s grand final team is likely to lead to changes in the eligibility of AFL-listed players in WAFL finals. But that’s another discussion.

Right now AFL clubs will be thinking about the WAFL for another reason – the possibility of extracting readymade gems from this potentially rich recruiting ground. Continue reading