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  1. Chops

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    Very interested to hear (since i'm a doggies fan)
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    Rams and Scorpions make emphatic starts to Under 18 titles
    Matt Burgan
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    5:30:31 PM Sat 5 July, 2003

    NSW/ACT and Queensland have opened the National AFL under-18 championships in fine style.

    At the MCG on Saturday morning, the NSW/ACT Rams recorded an emphatic 69-point victory over Tasmania. In the afternoon at Port Melbourne, Queensland opened its campaign with an impressive 37-point victory over the Northern Territory – last year’s second division champions.

    The Scorpions 12.8 (80) defeated the Thunder 6.7 (43).

    After the Northern Territory took a slender lead into quarter-time, Queensland fought back to lead at every other change and hold the Thunder goalless in the second half, as they could muster just four behinds for that period.

    Queensland’s victory was largely set-up due to an outstanding second term from Bill Cleary who booted four consecutive goals for the quarter. He finished with six goals for the match – all coming in the first-half. But apart from his 6.1 for the match, his aerial display was just as spectacular, as he finished with seven marks – including four in the second term.

    Jake Furfaro, returning for his second championship, was another fine player for Queensland, as he finished with 18 disposals – including 13 kicks and five handballs – and eight marks, while James Rozynski, Leigh Ryswyk and Rory Lake were others to shine for the Maroons.

    For the Northern Territory, Raphael Clarke – the brother of St Kilda young-gun Xavier – booted four goals and finished the match with 16 possessions, while Cameron Ilett, Harold Calma, Joel Campbell and Steven Rioli were among the Thunder’s better players.

    An entertaining first term saw the Thunder open with two in quick succession before the Scorpions hit back with two in a row. It was then goal-for-goal for the remainder of the quarter and at the first break, the Northern Territory led by just two points.

    Cleary single-handedly turned the game around for Queensland, when he booted all four of his team’s goals – all within eight minutes – to give the Scorpions a 10-point lead at half-time. Clarke was the only goalkicker for the Northern Territory during that period with two majors.

    The goalscoring dried up in the third term when only goal was added, which came via the Scorpions’ Jay Drummond, while the Thunder was unable to put it through the big sticks.

    Queensland took a 15-point lead into the final term and when the Scorpions added three goals to zip in the last quarter, the result was never in doubt.

    Earlier at the MCG, NSW/ACT never looked threatened, as they led at every break and increased the margin along the way, while Tasmania could muster just five goals for the match.

    The Rams had several fine performers with David Trotter leading the way up forward with four goals. He helped set up the impressive start by the Rams, when he booted two goals in the opening five minutes of the match.

    NSW/ACT had several other fine performers including Shaun Daly (22 disposals and two goals), Nick Potter (22 possessions) and Jared Kahlefeldt (23 touches), while Nick Braybon also had a fine first-half for the Rams.

    For Tasmania, Brett Robinson (23 disposals) and Allan O’Sign (19 possessions) were among its best players in an otherwise disappointing performance.

    NSW/ACT opened the match in stunning fashion, booting five goals to two – including four in a row – to gain a 20-point lead at quarter-time.

    The Rams continued their good form in the second term, adding a further three goals to one to extended the margin to 33 points at half-time.

    NSW/ACT added three goals in the third term, while Tasmania posted two majors, yet it was the Rams by 42 points, heading into the final change.

    With the game all but over, NSW/ACT added a further four goals, while Tasmania was unable to register a major in the final term.

    NSW/ACT: 5.2 8.4 11.8 15.12 (102)
    TASMANIA: 2.0 3.1 5.2 5.3 (33)

    GOALS: NSW/ACT: Trotter 4, Braybon 2, Daly 2, Kotzur 2, Clarke, Hodgson, Holobowski, Kahlefeldt, O’Dwyer
    Tasmania: Bennetts, Cornish, Garth, Graham, Lee

    BEST: NSW/ACT: Trotter, Daly, Potter, Kahlefeldt, Cross, Braybon, Kotzur, Holobowski
    Tasmania: Robinson, O’Sign, Kelly, Bennetts


    QUEENSLAND: 4.0 8.1 9.3 12.8 (80)
    NORTHERN TERRITORY: 4.2 6.3 6.6 6.7 (43)

    GOALS: Queensland: Cleary 6, Ehlich 3, Baker, Drummond, McIver
    Northern Territory: Clarke 4, Calma, Rioli,

    BEST: Queensland: Cleary, Furfaro, Rozynski, Ryswyk, Pavone, Lake
    Northern Territory: Ilett, Bailey, Rioli, Calma, Clarke, Campbell

    At TEAC Oval, Port Melbourne
     
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    Players to watch
    12:13:06 PM Sat 5 July, 2003
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    These are just some of the division one names to watch out for during the National AFL under 18 championships from July 5-13.

    South Australia – Adam Cooney, West Adelaide, 186cm, 81kg

    Cooney is a medium inside midfielder who can play back or forward and is capable of kicking goals. He is an exciting, dashing type, who won the McCallum Medal in 2002, which is the best-and-fairest for the South Australian under-17 side. He only played a handful of games when he won that medal, because he also played at other levels as well. He is a real standout, who has balance and skill, while he was a member of the AIS/AFL academy and was an All-Australian in 2002. He played some excellent senior football for West Adelaide this year and even made their state squad at senior level earlier this year. He didn’t play in that game, because he focused on his under-18 preparation, but he is a dynamic type to keep an eye on. He’s got the shock of blonde hair and really does stand out.

    Vic Country – Ryley Dunn, Murray Bushrangers, 182cm, 80kg

    Dunn is a medium inside defender who can go forward or even play in the midfield. He has great hardness around the contest and plays tight, while he is very clean with his hands. Last year in the championships, we saw him play a variety of roles and in fact, the first game he tagged Daniel Wells and played a midfield running role. He really restricted Wells, who we have already seen go on and show some great qualities at AFL level with the Kangaroos. However, Dunn also played in key defence and key forward roles in the same championships and one contested mark that he took at the MCG in those nationals, still lives in the memories of those who were there. It was absolute class and courage. Dunn has had a very consistent year for the Murray Bushrangers this season and is certainly one to watch.

    Vic Metro – Brayden Shaw, Northern Knights, 180cm, 84kg

    A medium inside midfielder from the Northern Knights, Shaw is yet to turn 18, but will in September. He has a tremendous attack on the football and shows great balance under pressure. He has leadership and courage, while he has just overcome injury and has only been back playing in the last few weeks. Shaw had an interrupted preparation, but he certainly showed class at this level last year. The son of Tony, he certainly has got a lot of his father’s qualities, but he is already taller than his dad.

    Western Australia – Farren Ray, Peel Thunder, 181cm, 73kg

    Ray is a medium inside midfielder with creative talent and good athleticism, who is strong and brave in the air. We saw him play for the Australian under-17 side against Ireland and on many occasions he would back into the pack, playing front on, with his eyes still focused on the ball, which was coming over his shoulder, and take very courageous marks. He showed not just courage, but aerial ability on several occasions. He would then hit the ground running and creatively set up the play with smart handballs, while he showed great running ability as well. He was a very impressive member of that AIS/AFL academy team against Ireland this year, while he hails from the same WAFL club – Peel Thunder – as Daniel Wells.

    Kevin Sheehan is the AFL National Talent Manager
     
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    Gee that Brayden Shaw sounds the goods. Ha ha another son to the Pies. Next year Travis Cloke. Oh god can the Tiges do anything right.
     
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    Yeah, they got Coughlin instead of Cloke. That's something right.
     
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    Ha ha Clokey is going allright. So is his brother and Travis is the best of the lot and the Tiges are desperate according to Caro to get him. Chance = zero. Also the Clokey won't want to go home either.

    Will concede that Coghlan is good but we looked at the bigger picture.
     
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    good onya QLD boys...
    a friend went to the game & said that he was very impressed with how the QLD boys played.. its always exciting to get a win on the board & especially in the 1st game....

    very proud that Billy "BURNS" Cleary got right on into the game...

    in the 1st QLD state carnival game we played he took 18 marks & just went wild....while playing in the ruck & just about everywhere else on the ground.... good old beenleigh boy!!!!

    6 goals.. LOVE IT....

    great to see that Jimmy was named in the best... along with Rory...i think that lee ryswyk is a good player.. did some good stuff last year & has done well in the games that i saw him play back here @ home...
     
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    Does anyone know if any of the U18 championships will be shown on fox footy?
     
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    Not sure about outside Victoria but fox footy extra will be showing replays of 2 games from both divisions on Friday and Saturday, as well as the Grand Final live on Sunday morning.
     
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    Vic Metro beat SA.

    15-7 to 10-16.
     
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    If Caro says it, it must be true!
     

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  12. NICK THE PIE MAN

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    Vic Metro defeats Croweaters
    2:17:51 PM Sun 6 July, 2003
    Matt Burgan
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    Reigning title holder Vic Metro has opened the division one section of the National AFL under-18 championships with a hard fought 21-point victory over South Australia.

    The Metro 15.7 (97) defeated the Croweaters 10.16 (76) in the first of a double-header at the MCG on Sunday.



    After trailing at quarter-time, Vic Metro hit back with seven goals-to-two in the second term, which was a crucial period in the overall context of the game, as the second-half produced seven-goals-to-five in favour of the home side.

    Vic Metro had several fine players with Luke Herrington shining up forward with five goals, while Eddie Betts also chipped in with three majors. Brayden Shaw – the son of 1990 Collingwood premiership captain Tony – finished the match with 17 possessions, while tall Chris Stewart and midfielder Linden Fredericks were others to impress.

    But despite the loss, South Australian young gun Adam Cooney confirmed he would be one of the most sought after players come draft time, when he was arguably best-on-ground with 25 disposals. The classy blonde-haired midfielder showed plenty of strength and skill, while he also pushed up forward and booted two goals. Key ball-winners Brad Symes and Josh Willoughby were others to impress, along with 200cm ruckman Clint Dubieniecki for visitors.

    However, South Australia began the match in a positive fashion booting three goals to one, to gain a 16-point lead at quarter-time.

    The Croweaters extended the margin out to 23 points when impressive youngster Ryan Griffin kicked truly to open the second term, but Vic Metro fought back with five unanswered goals to hit the front.

    Classy South Australian midfielder David Kellett posted one at the 19-minute to keep the Croweaters right in the match, but the Metro hit back with two more goals in time-on to gain a 12-point lead at half-time.

    The third term proved to be an even contest, when the Vic Metro added four goals to three, yet when Herrington booted his fourth after the siren, the home side led by 16 points.

    Although the margin was well within reach for South Australia in the final term, Vic Metro added three goals to two to hang on for its first victory of the championships.


    VICTORIA METRO: 1.1 8.4 12.6 15.7 (97)
    SOUTH AUSTRALIA: 3.5 5.10 8.14 10.16 (76)

    GOALS: Victoria Metro: Herrington 5, Betts 3, May 2, Davis, McLean, Shaw, Stanton, Stewart
    South Australia: Cooney 2, Miller 2, Pfitzner 2, Griffin, Kellett, Symes, Willoughby
    BEST: Victoria Metro: Fredericks, Herrington, Stewart, May, Dyson, Shaw
    South Australia: Symes, Cooney, Brakenridge, Kellett, Jordan, Willoughby, Dubieniecki
    At the MCG
     
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    Went to watch the game, dont believe Linden Fredricks was the best for victoria, it would have to go to herrington, he led and provided a target all day. the weird thing was there was no absolute standout stars for the vics, itll be interesting come draft time to see how many players for the team are drafted
     
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    I like hearing that Brayden is considered a player to watch. Shame his cousin Heath is injured at the moment, or I think he may have made the team?
     
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    WA breaks its drought
    4:14:43 PM Sun 6 July, 2003
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    U18 National Championships

    Western Australia has bounced back from a winless 2002 campaign to record a victory in its opening match of the National AFL under-18 championships, with a 19-point win against Vic Country.

    The Sandgropers 12.8 (80) defeated Vic Country 8.13 (61) in the second match of a double-header at the MCG on Sunday afternoon.



    After an even first half, Western Australia broke away after half-time with eight goals to four to claim the victory, while poor kicking for goal cost Vic Country, as it finished the match with one more scoring shot.

    Western Australia’s Kepler Bradley had a stunning match, finishing with 24 disposals (14 kicks and 10 handballs), while he took 10 marks, which included a classical hanger just moments before the final siren. The 198cm tall showed great mobility and pace for a player of his size.

    Other players to stand out for the black and gold included Farren Ray with 23 disposals and Matthew Priddis with 22 possessions, while Jacob Surjan booted two goals and finished with 20 touches. Vice-captain Matthew Moody also reconfirmed his status as a player to watch come draft time.

    For Vic Country, Colin Sylvia was a shining light up forward with three goals, showing plenty to like about his game with marking and strength a feature of his game, while Kane Tenace showed why he is a highly-rated prospect with 22 disposals. Andrew Walker also impressed with 19 touches.

    The opening term was a low-scoring affair with only three goals scored, yet Vic Country had its chances as it posted 1.5 for the quarter. But Western Australia took a narrow three-point lead into the first change.

    It was goal-for-goal in the second quarter when Vic Country added a further three goals to two, but again the Country was poor in front of goal, adding another five behinds for the term to finish with 4.10 at half-time. But Vic Country did pinch the lead at the main break when it led by just five points.

    However, Western Australia lifted in the third term booting four goals to one – including two from Surjan – to lead by 13 points at three-quarter time.

    The Sandgropers continued their solid form in the final quarter, when they added a further four goals to three, which was enough to hold on for victory in the overall result.


    WESTERN AUSTRALIA: 2.2 4.5 8.7 12.8 (80)
    VIC COUNTRY: 1.5 4.10 5.12 8.13 (61)

    GOALS: Western Australia: Chidlow 2, Spaanderman 2, Surjan 2, Bradley, Campbell, Hall, Johnson, Moody, Walton
    Vic Country: Sylvia 3, Tenace 2, Dunn, Foley, Hall
    BEST: Western Australia: Bradley, Priddis, Ray, Jovanovic, Moody, Surjan, Wilson, Richardson
    Vic Country: Sylvia, Walker, Tenace, Blake, Chaplin, Ad****, Hall
    At the MCG
     
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    How did this guy not get drafted last year?
     
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    There was a question mark about his pace last year but I think he has picked up a yard this year. A VERY good centreman. I wasn't very happy when Crows didn't draft him with one of their picks.:mad:
     
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    He was still very slow today.

    Bomber12 is spot on, it was a very even effort from Vic Metro.

    Vic Country were very even too - most players was s***. Sylvia was good up forward, and Jed Ad**** was a player who impressed with a few 1%ers. Maybe the Vic Country are paying the price for selecting a squad so late, and only playing one practice match.
     
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    Vic Country have not had the ideal preperation and I think they will be ruing it at the moment.
    Footyman, Bradley was impressive today. your thoughts
     
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    Kellett kicks off a step every time, always finds time. Not quick though.

    Cooney was pretty much awesome. I have to say after today I think he is a certainity to be number 1. His handballs under pressure bordered on the phenomenal. He can take a mark, is quick, disposes well, is strong and can kick a goal - the total package.

    Bradley's game was interesting. I thought his disposal and decision making was atrocious at times, but he just kept getting the footy. For a 198cm bloke his aerobic capacity is incredible. Can take some real hangers, but he worked all over the ground like a midfielder.

    I thought Matthew Spencer had a good game at CHF, and Moody, although quiet, stood up when the game had to be won.

    I liked Dubienicki's game in the ruck for SA, and Symes and Schmidt.

    Metro were very even. Shaw and Dyson were good in patches. Herrington was excellent, I think he may have dispelled any doubters today. 5.2 and he didn't even kick that well.

    Country were terrible. I thought they were a real show to win the title this year, but a lot of blokes went missing. Sylvia was great up forward (his strength was excellent), as footyman said, Ad**** worked hard all day, and Tenace showed glimpses of class, but too many passengers.

    Tassie were a complete rabble. I feel pretty confident in saying not a single player who played on Saturday will get drafted. Trotter had a field day up forward, and Kahlfeldt was very damaging.

    Next games are Div 2 on Tuesday in Geelong.
     
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    Kellett reminds we a bit of Scott West and Bradley a little like Daniel Bandy. There were reports that this years draft would only be about 30 players deep, well I think it is now 40 players deep after what I have seen so far.
     
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    He's a very gangly type, but Goddard was a bit last year too. GoaldenHawk was on the mark I think. He seemed like he hits the packs hard which is promising as well.
     
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    does anyone know if Steven Rioli is the brother of Dean and eligible to be drafted under the father-son?
     
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    where can i find a site with this info?
     
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    Both Surjan and Jovanovic are good athletes. Both run 100m in the low 11 secs.
     
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