It’s that time of the year again for young hopeful AFL draft prospects to shine. As the AFL community watches on, young talent is put through their paces for a final showing before the nerve racking events of the NAB AFL Draft. Numerous state draft combines have occurred already, with the impact of COVID-19 preventing a national draft combine from happening this year. Nonetheless, state combines have enabled draft hopefuls to impress recruiters around the country in their bid to attract as much club interest as possible.
When it comes to putting bums on seats at the footy, the Prince of Punt Road may be the best at it in the game currently. With his trademark fend off and haircut, both known as the “Dusty”, Dustin Martin has the world of the AFL at his feet. His ability to play his best footy when it matters most has spectators in awe, with numerous past players and coaches posing the thought that Martin may be the best big game player ever, highlighted by his multiple Norm Smith medals. Despite his laid back and media shy personality, Dustin is a superstar of the competition, perhaps being the most marketable player of the competition.
When you’re the son of Gary Ablett Senior, arguably the greatest to have played the game of AFL, you’d expect to be carrying some added pressure. That’s exactly the case for his son Gary. Yet despite the extraordinary expectations placed upon him, he somehow managed to surpass them, providing his case to hold the title of the GOAT (Greatest of all time).
Sunday the 22nd of March. The day the AFL season was put on hold due to the damning effects of COVID-19. After nearly 3 months of uncertainty surrounding the season, the AFL community had their prayers answered. Fans rejoiced as live footy was back. No more sitting around watching old replays, no more debating ex players’ ‘best 22’ and no more pointless re-drafts of previous years uploaded to social media. Finally, footy was back. Despite being the toughest season to date, comprising of football ‘hubs’, crowd-less stadiums and not contact team songs… we’ve made it to the finals! And here at SportsPower Geelong we’ve got you covered for all things finals footy. Find out all you need to know for the first week of finals footy right here!