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Joao

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Williams and Amiss kicked 4 goals each at Colts. Our 2022 NGA prospect jasper Scaife kicked 1.3 for West Perth.

Be keen to hear from anyone who watched Motlop, Colborne and Bourne in South Freo's win over Subi. Liam Brandis backed up 5 goals last game with 4 this week.
Scaife sounds like a freo player already.
 

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Bazzo and Erasmus playing PSA for Guildford and Hale respectively this weekend. Josh Draper (NGA 2022) is playing for Trinity.

Matthew Johnson is having his League debut for Subi.

The rest of the top draft prospects seem to be playing Colts. Can't see Van Rooyen's name anywhere?!?
I watched the first half of the Guildford and Wesley game and Bazzo's marking was fantastic. He has such great hands and feel for the game. I know we need speedy flankers like a whole in the head but a couple of the Wesley boys had some real quicks and skill about them.
 

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I watched the first half of the Guildford and Wesley game and Bazzo's marking was fantastic. He has such great hands and feel for the game. I know we need speedy flankers like a whole in the head but a couple of the Wesley boys had some real quicks and skill about them.
Quicker and more skilled than Western, Walker, O’Driscoll or Thomas who are all waiting for a debut?
 

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Quicker and more skilled than Western, Walker, O’Driscoll or Thomas who are all waiting for a debut?
We certainly have a lot of them.
It might send a shudder down most Freo supporters spine but the one thing about Bazzo is that his marking reminds me of Graham Polak. One grab and quickly snatch it down.
Hopefully that is where the similarity ends.
 

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I watched the first half of the Guildford and Wesley game and Bazzo's marking was fantastic. He has such great hands and feel for the game. I know we need speedy flankers like a whole in the head but a couple of the Wesley boys had some real quicks and skill about them.
Arthur Jones among that group? Liked the glimpses I saw of him in the WAFL
 

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Ha ha, true. In fairness it was his first Colts game.
Scaife has a cannon of a boot on him clearing 60m with ease. In the right system, he could become a real weapon.

WP unfortunately have had a few injuries to key players so boys like Scaife will get some good opportunities to flourish.
 

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WAFL colts: Caleb Stephens, Tyzreise Clark, Kendyll Blurton, Lochie Paton and more impress in round five
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Tyzreise Clark, Jack Avery and Lawson Humphries were among the best players in round five of WAFL colts action.

Tyzreise Clark, Jack Avery and Lawson Humphries were among the best players in round five of WAFL colts action.

Kobe McMillan (East Fremantle)
Named in The West Australian’s April colts team of the month, McMillan continued his red-hot form as East Fremantle overcome an improved Perth.
The spring-heeled 194cm ruck had a complete all-round performance, helping his midfielders Josh Browne, Taj Woewodin and Corey Warner get first use of the footy.
McMillan also had a big impact around the ground with 17 possessions and a goal to go with 24 hit-outs.
Jack Avery (Perth)
The former Claremont defender amassed a round-high 41 disposals - including 32 kicks - to nearly lift Perth to their first win of the season.
Avery was the general in the Demons’ defence, taking a game-high 13 marks and provided good rebound with his booming left foot.
He is averaging a competition-high 35.3 possessions and nine marks per match as he closes in on a senior debut.
Jye Amiss (East Perth)
For a kid with the surname Amiss, he isn’t doing a lot of missing in front of the sticks right now.
The straight-shooting East Perth key forward has been so reliable for his team, adding another four majors in a hard-fought win over Swan Districts to take his season tally to 14.3 in four matches.
He had three majors by the five-minute mark of the second term in a red-hot start to the match before capping off his impressive display with an important final-quarter goal.
His coach Daniel Curtis was rapt with his tackling pressure, ground-level efforts and reliable goal-kicking accuracy as he endorses him for higher honours.
Lawson Humphries (Swan Districts)
The West Coast Next Generation Academy youngster was terrific in defence in a losing cause for Swan Districts.
Humphries, a former Hale School first XVIII captain who hails from Wickham in the Pilbara, reads the play like a book and is so reliable by foot out of the backline.
He’s had a great start to the season, averaging 17 possessions and six marks.
Lochie Paton (West Perth)
Paton just keeps getting better by the week and is shaping up as one of the State’s top midfield draft prospects.
The prolific ball magnet was at his damaging best in West Perth’s big win over Claremont on Saturday.
He racked up 27 possessions, took nine marks and drove the ball so well inside attack.
Kendyll Blurton (Claremont)
After doing his best work as an intercept-marking defender last season, Blurton has made a seamless transition into the midfield for Claremont.
The son of former West Coast and Richmond player Ash Blurton is putting together a decent season for the Tigers and was once again among his team’s best.
Blurton, who is eligible for this year’s AFL draft, had 24 touches and six inside-50s in an eye-catching display, stepping up in the absence of Claremont’s PSA guns.
Caleb Stephens (South Fremantle)
The 18-year-old was best-afield in South Fremantle’s hard-fought win over reigning premiers Subiaco.
Stephens dominated against an under-strength Lions midfield, missing top-end talents Matt Johnson (senior debut) and Neil Erasmus (PSA duties).
He amassed 29 disposals, including 26 kicks, nine marks and even drifted forward for a second-quarter goal.
Tyzreise Clark (Subiaco)
After a brilliant campaign for Subiaco’s undefeated WAFL futures side, Clark was rewarded with a colts debut.
The 16-year-old Kalgoorlie product didn’t let his coach Chayce Creedy, producing a lively performance up forward in the narrow loss.
The State 17s squad member booted 2.2 from 14 disposals and four marks to be among the Lions’ best.
Clark has already tasted senior footy at his home club Kalgoorlie City in the Goldfields competition and is one to watch in the next couple of year from a draft perspective.
 

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WAFL colts notebook, round five: Ashwin Malik, Taj Woewodin, Talon Delacey, Kade Dittmar, Luke Taylor and more
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South Fremantle colts debutants Ashwin Malik and Chase Bourne are part of Fremantle’s Next Generation Academy.

South Fremantle colts debutants Ashwin Malik and Chase Bourne are part of Fremantle’s Next Generation Academy. Credit: Fremantle FC

East Fremantle 7.7 (49) d Perth 6.5 (41)
East Fremantle’s two best draft hopefuls stood out in their hard-fought eight-point win over an improved Perth at New Choice Homes Park.
The Sharks trailed by 16 points early in the final term before overrunning their opponents with the last four goals of the match.
Athletic 196cm utility Jack Williams, fresh off his AFL Academy debut against Geelong VFL last week, continued his prolific goal-kicking form with another four majors.
It takes the first-round draft prospect’s season tally to a competition-high 15 majors, with hauls of 4.4, 2.1, 5.3 and 4.0 respectively.
Ball magnet Josh Browne had another massive game in the engine-room, amassing a team-high 35 possessions to go with five tackles and five inside 50s.
Browne, one of WA’s top midfield talents alongside Subiaco pair Matt Johnson and Neil Erasmus, is averaging more touches than any other on-baller with 30.
Captain Taj Woewodin (27 disposals and six tackles), the son of Brownlow medallist Shane and Melbourne father-son prospect, and Corey Warner (18 disposals, five tackles and a goal) were the other big performers in the middle.
Ruckman Kobe McMillan (24 hit-outs and 17 disposals) was important around the ground with his follow-up work and capped off a big game with the lead-changing goal at the 10-minute mark of the final term.
Jack Avery was Perth’s best with a season-high 41 disposals - including 32 kicks - to nearly lift Perth to their first win of the season.
Avery was the general in the Demons’ defence, taking a game-high 13 marks and provided good rebound with his booming left foot.
The former Claremont player is averaging a competition-high 35.3 possessions and nine marks per match as he closes in on a senior debut.
Jack Avery has been a great addition to the Demons.

Jack Avery has been a great addition to the Demons. Credit: Jackson Flindell/The West Australian
Deklyn Grocott (20 disposals and five tackles), Menno Inverarity (26 and five) and Zak Meloncelli (30 and 10 marks) were also prominent.
Tarkyn Narrier was lively in attack with three goals and Connor McDonald - the younger brother of Sydney Swans forward Logan - worked hard across half-forward with 17 touches and a goal.
South Fremantle 12.3 (75) d Subiaco 10.7 (67)
South Fremantle unleashed a pair of highly-rated Fremantle Next Generation Academy talents in their win over Subiaco.
“Genuine talent” Ashwin Malik was assured down back and Chase Bourne showed some promising signs in as a crumbing forward as the Bulldogs held on against a fast-finishing Lions to prevail by eight points.
Both Malik, who finished with 18 disposals and seven marks, and Bourne (one goal from seven touches) are part of the State 17s squad and will be eligible for next year’s AFL draft.
The Dockers have priority access to both, but only if they fall outside of the top-40 protected zone picks as per the new NGA rule changes.
“Ashy is a genuine talent, he can play,” South Fremantle colts coach Larry Cavallo said.
“He attacks the contest really hard, he stays in the contest and doesn’t seem to get knocked over.
“His ability to execute, either by hand or by foot, is first-class and when the pressure seems to be on him, he’s so calm and collected. We’ll use him down back in the short term.”
South Fremantle kicked seven of the first eight goals of the match, including four opening-term majors to Liam Brandis, before Subiaco hit back hard to make a game of it.
Strong-bodied midfielder Caleb Stephens was enormous for the victors, amassing 29 possessions, nine marks, five inside 50s and a goal in a best-afield display.
Jesse Heywood, Jesse Motlop and Aaron Drage was also important contributors in the engine room, while Mitchell Sinnott and Lachlan Turley stood tall in defence.
For Subiaco, Jacob Evitt, Bill Corderoy, Jayden Crane, in-form ruckman Jake South and exciting Kalgoorlie product Tyzreise Clark were among the best.
Clark, a State 17s squad member, booted 2.2 from 14 touches in a lively debut.
Subi were missing their two most important ball winners in Matt Johnson, who was promoted to the seniors for his debut, and Neil Erasmus (PSA duties).
Johnson had 11 disposals and five tackles in a promising league berth against reigning premiers South Fremantle.
Aquinas College had the bye, meaning Motlop, Sinnott and Turley were all available to play, but it will be their last colts outing until at least July.
East Perth 13.5 (83) d Swan Districts 7.7 (49)
The cream rose to the top for East Perth with key forward Jye Amiss and fellow draft fancy Kade Dittmar starring in a 34-point win over Swan Districts at Leederville Oval.
The Royals have taken their season ledger to 3-1 after claiming the top-of-the-table clash with Amiss booting four goals and Dittmar dominating in the midfield.
Dittmar, who missed the entire 2020 season with a back issue, had 28 possessions, 10 tackles and seven inside 50s.
The Augusta-Margaret River product continues to build each week to press his claim for an AFL berth in this year’s draft, averaging 21.5 touches, five tackles and kicking eight majors.
James Tunstill (24 disposals and five marks), Jake Littleton (23 disposals, eight marks and a goal), Sokaa Soka, Jason Kissack and Riley May were also among the stand-outs.
For Swan Districts, Luke Taylor - the younger brother of GWS Giants defender Sam Taylor - was prominent up forward with three goals and six marks, West Coast Next Generation Academy talent Lawson Humphries stood tall in defence and running machine Max Chipper found plenty of it in the midfield.
The Swans were missing several key players with PSA duties for Guildford Grammar including Rhett Bazzo, Lyle Sibosado and Bailey Jenkin.
West Perth 11.10 (76) d Claremont 7.11 (53)
Lochie Paton continued his blistering start to the season with a best-afield performance in West Perth’s 23-point win over last year’s grand finalists Claremont.
Paton is emerging as an exciting midfield prospect and seemingly keeps getting better by the week.
He racked up 27 possessions, took nine marks and drove the ball so well inside attack.
Silky-skilled speedster Jordan Berry was another big performer with 21 touches and 10 marks, Zac Fleiner (26) provided his usual rebound from defence and Zarne Robis (four goals) was the best forward on the ground.
It was an intriguing ruck battle between West Perth’s Liam McWha and Claremont’s Dylan Mulligan, with both players having an impact.
The Tigers were forced to make double-figure changes with several first-choice players out of action due to PSA footy including forward Luke Brown, defender Hugh Davies, midfielders Angus Sheldrick, Lewis Crump and outside runner Conrad Williams.
Kendyll Blurton (24 touches and six inside 50s), the son of ex-West Coast and Richmond player Ash, and Talon Delacey (27, five and five tackles) did their bit in the midfield.
Peter Coles booted three goals and livewire Jahmal Stretch had an almost day with 2.3.
 

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apparently has approval of his doctor to begin playing again, but claremont's just wanting to be cautious with him after what happened with Alec Waterman in his draft year and will give him another 2 weeks of rest
 

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Based on his start to the year I see him sliding out of the top ten which is great for us. Hopefully we can do some trading and land 2 KPFs or even 1 KPF and a big mid/KPD.
 

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AFL draft 2021: Claremont’s Jacob van Rooyen to be rested after glandular fever diagnosis
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Claremont young gun Jacob van Rooyen.

Claremont young gun Jacob van Rooyen. Credit: Michael Willson/AFL Photos/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Claremont are erring on the side of caution with young gun Jacob van Rooyen after he was diagnosed with glandular fever.
The first-round AFL draft fancy was rested from the Tigers’ most recent win over West Perth at Revo Fitness Stadium on Saturday and is expected to sit out the next two weekends.
The West Australian understands the 18-year-old is at the back-end of his illness and has a doctor’s approval to return to the field.
But his WAFL club doesn’t want push him with the risk of de-railing his draft campaign after what happened with fellow Claremont product Alec Waterman a few years ago.
Claremont take on fellow premiership fancies Subiaco in a top-of-the-table tussle at Leederville Oval on Saturday.
The following round is the State game bye, set aside for WA’s annual clash against the SANFL.

Van Rooyen had been feeling unusually fatigued since just before his training stint with Fremantle last month, which saw him miss one of the two sessions, but initially thought it was tonsillitis.

The talented forward battled through the next couple of matches and featured in the AFL Academy’s hit-out against Geelong VFL on April 24 before getting tested shortly after arriving back in Perth.
Van Rooyen, a 194cm key-position player rated among the best youngsters in the country, made his league debut in the opening round.
The Wembley Downs Junior Football Club product booted 2.2 in that match against Swan Districts and averaged 10 possessions and three marks across the first fortnight of the season.
He is expected to return for Claremont’s visit to East Fremantle’s New Choice Homes Park on May 22, either in the seniors or colts.
Van Rooyen is one of WA’s top draft prospects alongside East Fremantle’s Jack Williams, Swan Districts’ Rhett Bazzo and Subiaco’s Matt Johnson.
He is one of only two to taste senior footy this season, with Johnson making his debut against reigning premiers South Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday.
 

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If he falls through to our second pick it’d be lovely!

Roberts or Johnson with our first unless Williams continues to improve and push into the top 10.
 

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That might have explained why he looked "slow" as per some reports on here, Snuffaluphagus maybe?
Read that and it was my first thought. That would explain a lot because he was struggling hard from what I saw.

Works for me, at the moment, all signs point to one or both JVR and Williams being available at our pick
 

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Read that and it was my first thought. That would explain a lot because he was struggling hard from what I saw.

Works for me, at the moment, all signs point to one or both JVR and Williams being available at our pick
I’m in the camp of draft quality over quantity, sure we need a few types too balance the list out.

Talking KPPlayers and in particular key forwards.

What type of KPF, the lead up type Riewoldt (St Kilda and Richmond versions) or the Monsters ( Dixon type ie > 200cm beasts).

Re Midfielders, they come in a variety of flavours, Tall Big Bodied, outside wingers with flair, small inside mid accumulators.

If we are looking to replace Mundy and to lesser degree Fyfe then it’s Tall Big Bodied.

In this draft a Mundy replacement is probably best met by Matt Johnson he is a first round option only as he won’t make it to the second round.
 

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