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28 September 2021

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  • Blindman Brewing Releasing 6th Anniversary Oaked Belgian Strong and Wet & Dry Hop Double IPA
    28 September 2021

    LACOMBE, AB – Blindman Brewing has announced the details of a two new beers, including a strong anniversary brew and a fresh hop ale.

    6th Anniversary Oaked Belgian Strong (11.3% abv):

    Our 6th take on a boozy Belgian… the proper way celebrate any birthday. This time around we brewed with Gull Lake Honey Company‘s honey and aged with French and American Oak barrels.

    Wet & Dry Hop Double IPA (8.8% abv):

    As with last year, we did two hopping methods, one wet hop and one dry hop. The wet hops came from just down the road at the Hop To It hopyard. The dry hops are citrussy and floral hops out of Washington. The two combined give a unique balance of grassy, piney, dank and floral.

    Both beers can be ordered now via the Blindman online store for delivery on Friday October 1st.

    Source & Photos: Blindman Brewing

  • Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Debuts Their First Ever Variety Pack
    28 September 2021

    (ATHENS, GA) – In pursuit of its mission to help people navigate the beautiful and complex world of beer, Creature Comforts Brewing Co. debuts its first-ever variety pack. The 12-pack, which includes four of Creature Comforts’ year-round beers spanning different styles, is set to hit shelves in early October. The brewery curated a selection that reflects the diversity […]

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  • Deschutes Brewery Collabs with Dovetail Workwear to Support Women in Beverage Industry
    28 September 2021

    (Portland, OR) – Deschutes Brewery announced today a unique collaboration with Dovetail Workwear, a women’s workwear company based in Portland whose mission is to encourage women to enter and succeed in non-traditional occupations. Inviting women from across industries to participate in every aspect of this project in celebration, Deschutes crafted Move Maker, a Cold India Pale Ale […]

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  • Chuckanut Brewing is closing their flagship Bellingham brewpub
    28 September 2021

    Famed lager makers Chuckanut Brewing are closing their Bellingham, Washington based brewery and kitchen.

    The award-winning brewery Chuckanut is not slowing down though, just refocusing with expanded production at their larger location in Burlington at the Port of Skagit where they will more than double in size. Combined with a new Portland taproom location dubbed the P Nut Chuckanut Beer Hall, the expansion will allow the brewery to bottle and can more of their beers.

    More from a press release:

    The upcoming Portland location on SE Division district will have indoor and outside seating with beer, cider and sodas by the glass and the option to purchase packaged Chuckanut beers for off premise including party kegs! The contraction part of the equation is that the building in Bellingham where Chuckanut started has been sold and the new ownership wishes to use the building for their own project. Chuckanut will be leaving Bellingham for the time being, but always on the look-out for another good location. With two big projects to work on through 2022 Chuckanut will be busy! The last day the Bellingham site will be open for food and beer will be mid October. If you are looking to visit Chuckanut after mid October make sure to go to either the Port of Skagit South Nut or the new Portland, OR locations (Portland will open sometime in November).

     

    Chuckanut dabbled in packaging their fine beers in bottles and then cans for a short period in 2020 and 2021. It became clear that fans wanted to see more cans and bottles in their neighborhood bottle shops and grocery stores. Because of this request plans were started on how packaging of Chuckanut beers could be accomplished. The Port of Skagit, in support of Chuckanut, will prepare a pad ready area for the expansion of the building at the South Nut production facility. The small batch brewery that was in Bellingham will then be moved and housed in the expanded brewery building which will also hold a packaging house, truck loading docks and staging area as well as a large storage area for cans, bottles and finished brewery product.

    Chuckanut Brewing’s Burlington location at the Port of Skagit

     

    Day One Distribution, who handles Chuckanut beers in Oregon, offered a portion of their building to Chuckanut for a beer hall. Because of its great location Chuckanut agreed and has started renovations to have a 76 seat beer hall and additional outdoor beer garden in the location at 920 SE Caruthers St. Chuckanut intends to have visiting food trucks parked adjacent to the beer garden and hall to offer beer drinkers food to accompany their choice of beverages. The P Nut (as it is affectionately called) will offer beer to-go including growler fills, kegs, bottles and cans. Of course, official Chuckanut shwag will be available as well as pre-packaged snacks, cider and sodas. The official opening of the hall will be sometime in November, watch social media for updates.

     

    Meanwhile all of Chuckanut friends in Bellingham are encouraged to come in and say goodby to the outstanding Chuckanut front and back house team in before the closing. The 601 W Holly St in Bellingham was Chuckanut’s original location and opened in 2008, its been a long run of over 13 years! When you visit South Nut the same fabulous brewers will all be working at the Skagit Valley location along with the small team of front house employees. It’s time for big changes for Chuckanut, and the continued support by drinking some of the best craft beers in America and the world is very much appreciated!

     

     

    Chuckanut Brewery, currently located at both 601 West Holly St, Bellingham and 11937 Higgins Airport Way in Burlington, was awarded National Small Brewery/Brewer of the Year 2011 at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. Both South and North Nut offer on-site beverages, to-go beer and pick-up for kegs, growlers and bottles of Chuckanut beer. Guests of all ages are welcome at both locations. A full menu at North Nut can be had on site, to go or delivered. The South Nut Skagit Tap Room & Brewery in Burlington is located at the Port of Skagit and works with the Skagit Landing restaurant across the street to deliver food. Please check out additional information on Covid requirements and more about Chuckanut at www.chuckanutbrewery.com

  • Devil’s Foot Announces AlaBev Partnership
    28 September 2021
    Devil's Foot Beverage Company, the Asheville-based craft soda maker specializing in farm-to-can beverages, is excited to announce a new partnership with AlaBev, Alabama’s premier food and beverage distributor that has serviced the entire state of Alabama for over a century.
  • Brew Talks: Generation Z Cares More About What You Do, Than Who You Are
    28 September 2021
    Gen Z consumers care less about who you are, and more about what you do. And any form of inauthenticity or surface-level activism will be called out immediately, the second round of Brew Talks panelists agreed.
  • Cartridge Brewing's Inaugural Oktoberfest
    28 September 2021

    Maineville, OH—While many area-wide events are winding down or already complete, Oktoberfest at Cartridge is just getting started. This is the brewpub’s inaugural year celebrating all things Bavarian, and it kicks off officially today – an array of food, fun and libations that runs for two weeks through Sunday, October 10 … but it all starts with the beer, of course.

    Cartridge has already established itself as a brewery dedicated to honoring the deep German roots of the Cincinnati area, brewing traditional German lagers and Munich-style beers since opening in the fall of 2020. For their first foray into the Oktoberfest domain, the brew team created a unique pair of fest varieties to celebrate in true Rhineland style: Panzer (Festbier), a “super Helles” and modern malt showcase, and Sherman (Oktoberfest), Panzer’s brother-in-arms and a bigger, bolder version of the classic style.

    “Sherman is an aggressive version of the traditional Oktoberfest, rolling over into the Bock range,” says Adam Mills, head brewer. “While Panzer is more in line with what you’d see in a modern interpretation of that style – malty and easy-drinking.”

    “We wanted to do something notable for our first Oktoberfest,” says Kyle Hackbarth, COO and co-founder. “And naming these beers after two historic tanks that went head-to-head was a given … it’s a big part of who we are, ‘honoring the past, brewing the future.’”

    The brewpub also currently has an impressive six additional German-centric beers on tap, including Covert (Schwarzbier), Checkpoint (Hefeweizen), Prost (Munich-style Dunkel), Decoy (Dunkelweizen), Sip Trip (Kölsch), and Up the Hill (Munich-style Helles and recent USOBC silver medal winner).

    But what’s an Oktoberfest without a proper stein of bier? Cartridge has that covered, too. The brewpub is selling limited-edition collectible Rastal steins – these 1-liter ceramic masterpieces are authentic to the core, made in Germany and branded with a special Oktoberfest event logo. Best of all, each purchase of a stein automatically reserves the buyer a spot in Cartridge’s stein-holding contests. Two are set to take place – Sunday, October 3, and Sunday, October 10, at 3 p.m., with winners to claim brewpub prizes and inaugural bragging rights. Limited quantities of these commemorative steins are available now for $25, with $10 refills through October 10.

    Rounding out the two-week extravaganza is a feature menu full of Bavarian flavors – chef-inspired dishes that are separate and unique from the full-service, scratch-kitchen’s everyday upscale pub fare. These include a beer-braised bratwurst with house-made beer cheese, a pan-fried traditional pork schnitzel served with garlic-dill red potatoes and curry aioli, and a unique burger topped with crispy goetta and Swiss cheese. Notable, too, is that all three of these offerings are topped with beer-braised sauerkraut – because what would an Oktoberfest be without it?

    MORE ABOUT CARTRIDGE BREWING: Veteran-owned, born within the restored historic Peters Cartridge Factory, located alongside the Little Miami River and bike trail, this isn’t your typical brewpub. Opening in the fall of 2020, the Cartridge team takes hospitality seriously – far above the standard restaurant-bar model, more focused and deliberate than most big production breweries. Brewing a balanced, crushable family of beers within its 15 bbl brewhouse (from lagers and IPAs to the light, eclectic and fruity), offering signature craft cocktails and curated wines, plus a full kitchen and fresh, upscale pub menus – all within 10,000 sq.ft. of restored industrial space … a community hub once again just north of Cincinnati, Ohio. Learn more on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or go to CartridgeBrewing.com.

  • Αναστασίου / Freigeist - Helles
    28 September 2021

    Η Ζυθοποιία Αναστασίου και η Freigeist Bierkultur σας παρουσιάζουν την "Helles Lager".

  • Brew Review – Trip In The Glades by Big Bear Brewing Co. @BigBearBrewing
    28 September 2021
    If you’ve never been to South Florida, Broward County in particular, I cannot emphasize to you exactly how close the Everglades are. As a perfect point of reference, take Big Bear Brewing Co., firmly ensconced in the suburbs of Coral Springs. 20 minutes east brings you to the Atlantic Ocean and Pompano Beach. 15 minutes …
  • Beards Brewery | Hop Up North Imperial Red IPA
    28 September 2021

    In a season that has many brewers rummaging through their spice cabinets to pull together something pumpkin spiced, Beards Brewery in Petoskey, Michigan chose a different path. Hop Up North Imperial Red IPA is a welcome addition to autumn beer.

    Beards’ latest limited release is a dark mahogany-colored beer with a malty, slightly fruity aroma, coming in at 8% ABV. It is medium-bodied with firm bitterness that doesn’t linger long after each sip.

    “Going with an Imperial Red IPA, we wanted to create something that not only defined fall in northern Michigan but also something that contrasted slightly with the excitement of Oktoberfests,” said Emily Hengstebeck, Beards’ Sales Manager and Harbinger of Beer.

    She continued, “While Oktoberfest beer hints at the beginning of fall with its caramel flavors and crisp finish, Hop Up North is the true embodiment of fall at its peak with its emphasis on malt, higher gravity, and earthy hops.”

    The malt-balanced IPA would be at home in a cask or in any English pub. However, it is also distinctly Michigan and features all Michigan-grown hops including Chinook and Centennial.

    Hop Up North was introduced as part of the brewery’s Ninth Anniversary Live Stream Celebration in August, but the beer was released in cans and on draft in their brewpub last week.

    Beards’ pub sits right on the edge of Petoskey’s downtown district and has a patio and bar that feature panoramic views of Little Traverse Bay in every season.

    Henstebeck summarized, “During the fall, up north comes back to the locals. It belongs to us once again. And, we want to share that with everyone and that’s why we decided to name the can ‘Hop Up North’.”

    With the mix of brewing traditions and Michigan-grown hops, this beer captures a taste of place and season in a different way. It invites drinkers in northern Michigan and beyond to hop up north.

    Photo Credit: Eeva Sharp 

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  • The five players your team can least afford to lose: GWS Giants
    28 September 2021

    The Greater Western Sydney Giants finished seventh in 2021, with 11 wins, one draw and ten losses, although they are effectively sixth for the purpose of this exercise, due to their semi-final performances against higher-rated teams.

    They had six debutants, while only four players featured in every game: Callan Ward, Harry Himmelberg, Tim Taranto and Isaac Cumming.

    Here are the five players and an honourable mention that the Giants could least afford to lose based.

    Honourable mention: Sam Taylor
    Taylor featured in 17 of 22 games, the Giants winning two, losing two and getting a draw when Taylor was unavailable through injury.

    He averaged the fourth most intercepts of any player in the AFL, an average of 8.47 per game, and averaged the third-most contested marks of any Giants player.

    5. Josh Kelly
    Kelly was extremely consistent in 2021 and was rewarded with a new contract. He averaged the most metres gained in the club, with an average of 454.17. He also averaged the second-most score involvements, with an average of 5.96 per game, as well as the most tackles, an average of 5.61 per game.

    His versatility was a strength as he could play in the midfield or on the wing.

    Last but not least, he led by example.

    4. Jacob Hopper
    Hopper was in the All Australian squad, had at least 21 disposals and only missed one game, which was through injury.

    He averaged the third-most inside 50s of any of GWS player, with an average of 4.30, and the most contested possessions, with an average of 12.04.

    3. Toby Greene
    Greene featured in 18 games, including the elimination final win over the Swans and was named in the All Australian forward pocket.

    He averaged the second-most score involvements of any player in the competition, with an average of 8.28, and kicked at least one goal in every game!

    (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

    2. Lachie Whitfield
    Whitfield was unavailable for the opening six games, and the club lost five of the seven games he didn’t play. Along with that, in Round 17 he was subbed out after accumulating just three disposals and the team lost to the Suns by one point!

    He averaged the third-most metres, with an average of 437.65 per game, and 4.53 score involvements per game – remarkable for a player who played predominantly on a half back flank.

    1. Tim Taranto
    Taranto was a revelation, featuring in all 24 games that they played, averaging the most disposals and the most inside 50s at the club.

    He also averaged 5.42 score involvements per game and had the second-most tackles – with an average of 5.33 tackles per game – which shows he worked hard defensively.

  • Coaching great tipping sustained success for Melbourne following drought-breaking premiership
    28 September 2021

    Coaching great Leigh Matthews believes Melbourne is well set for sustained success in the coming years.

    On the back of Simon Goodwin’s side winning the premiership on Saturday night – Melbourne’s first in 57 years – Matthews says the club’s list profile and talent across the park means they are as “well equipped as any premiership team in recent times” to continue their dominance this season for years to come.

    “If you’re talking about Melbourne, they have good big defenders and good medium smalls,” he said on Sportsday.

    “They have a fantastic one-two ruck combination (with Max Gawn and Luke Jackson) and they have (Clayton) Oliver, (Christian) Petracca, (Jack) Viney,(James) Harmes, (Angus) Brayshaw and (Ed) Langdon, that’s a fantastic midfielder group.

    “If you want to be honest, (Ben) Brown and (Tom) McDonald are OK forwards… (Bayley) Fritsch looks to be a pretty solid third tall so he’s very good.

    “Between them it’s pretty good, I think it’s reasonable to say that Melbourne is well equipped as any premiership team in recent times to be a good team for a long time.”

    The Demons will depart Perth in recent days, following a successful premiership campaign which saw them largely base themselves out west in the lead up to the Grand Final.

  • “Bottom of the ladder for facilities”: Melbourne CEO speaks on plans for new club base
    28 September 2021

    Melbourne CEO Gary Pert believes the Demons are on the “bottom of the ladder for facilities” in the AFL.

    Multiple club departments are currently situated across different locations, and the Demons are looking to harmonise all operations under the one roof.

    The club has been working on a design for a new base near AAMI park in Gosch’s paddock, which is set to be funded by a joint venture between Melbourne, the AFL, and the Victorian Government.

    Speaking to SEN’s Dwayne’s World, Pert said the club’s dire situation in terms of training facilities is recognised by the AFL.

    “If (the state government) fast tracked it, I’d be more than happy, I’ve been working on it for three years now,” he said.

    “We’ve won the premiership this year and we’re acknowledged at a government level and by the AFL that we’re clearly on the bottom of the ladder for facilities.”

    “If I was to talk to anyone at the AFL and say, ‘I’ll meet you tomorrow at the Melbourne footy club,’ basically you wouldn’t know what I’m talking about because we’re in three, four, five different locations.”

    The fact of Melbourne’s poor facilities makes the Demons triumph in Saturday’s AFL Grand Final “even more amazing,” according to Pert.

    “It’s started, we’re starting the redevelopment of our oval, we’ve had a junior-sized oval that we’ve been training on for the last 10 years and in the next few weeks that’s going to be resurfaced and enlarged to an MCG length and Marvel (stadium) width oval, so that’s a really big step for us,” he said.

    “Right at the moment, we don’t even have the facilities of a community club, which makes the performance of the players even more amazing.”

    The Demons will return home to Melbourne from Perth in the coming days after breaking the longest premiership drought in the AFL with their win over the Bulldogs.

  • Suns list boss trade update on top 10 draft trio, Brodie, Dunstan and more
    28 September 2021

    Gold Coast list boss Craig Cameron has provided an update on numerous dealings for the club during the upcoming AFL trade period, including a trio of young stars set to come out of contract in 2022.

    The Suns followed a familiar path in 2021, starting fairly before fading in the back half of the season.

    However, important wins over Richmond and the GWS Giants late in the season, coupled with the likely return of numerous injured key players next season, has given the club hope for 2022.

    2018 top 10 draft picks Ben King, Jack Lukosius and Izak Rankine are all out of contract at the end of next season and will face the pull of clubs from their home states.

    When asked about the trio, Cameron told AFL Trade Radio’s The Late Trade the Suns are confident the young guns are invested in the team’s success and hoped they might be able to complete signings over the break.

    “We’d be hopeful we can do some signings this off-season before we get into next year,” he said.

    “Our young blokes are really invested, part of our strategy from the get-go was to bring a bunch of talented young guys together, and they’ve really bonded.

    “They’ve got good hope for the future, but on-field we’ve got to show it.”

    Cameron also commented on the futures of Will Brodie and Darcy Macpherson.

    The pair are in a similar boat, both 23-years old but have struggled to cement their places in the Suns best 22.

    Brodie especially has struggled up north, playing just 24 games in five years after being drafted with pick nine in the 2016 AFL draft.

    “Will’s going into his sixth year next year, and he quite rightly wants to explore his options elsewhere and we’re happy to facilitate that if we can find something for him, we’ll work to that through the trade period,” Cameron said.

    “Darcy is a little bit the same, but he hasn’t been quite as vehement in talking to us around wanting to find another home, but if he did and found something that works for us, then we’d look at that.”

    The Suns have some work to do if they are to bring in any trade targets this off-season with all list spots currently filled and signed for next season, however, it hasn’t stopped Cameron and his team from showing interest in delisted Saint Luke Dunstan.

    “We’ll have to wait until we get through the trade period to see where everything sits, but Luke’s a good player and he played some good games this season so we’d be crazy not to look at a player of his talent if he’s available to rookie list, it just depends what happens through the trade period as to how many rookie selections we have,” Cameron said.

    2022 shapes as a big year for the Suns, with numerous signings still to be completed and coach Stuart Dew out of contract.

  • Melbourne man under investigation for attending Perth AFL grand final allegedly in breach of COVID rules
    28 September 2021
    Police in Western Australia are investigating whether a Melbourne man who may have attended the AFL grand final on Saturday is in breach of a COVID-19 quarantine direction.
  • Dermott Brereton's top AFL commentators, experts and host
    28 September 2021

    If you could put together a commentary team made of all available media talent to call a game of footy, who would you select?

    Dermott Brereton has put together who he believes are the best in the business in terms of hosting a broadcast, calling the game and providing expert commentary.

    He has gone with one host, two callers and two experts.

    See Brereton’s call team below:

    Host: Eddie McGuire

    “Eddie McGuire’s the best host. I declare my interests: he’s a great mate, but really if anyone says they’re as good a host as Eddie, it’s chalk and cheese, he’s the best host we’ve got,” Brereton told SEN’s Bob and Andy.

    Callers: Anthony Hudson and Dwayne Russell

    “Anthony Hudson and I love the way Dwayne Russell calls,” he said.

    Subscribe to the SEN YouTube channel for the latest videos!

    Experts: Jimmy Bartel and Nick Riewoldt

    “I learn the most off Jimmy Bartel listening to him. Jimmy tells me the most of what I want to know when I’m watching a game off-screen that I can’t see and is able to tell me how things have happened in a certain way,” he said.

    “I’ve got him first, he’s clearly the best in my view. I can’t work out why Channel 7 don’t use him more.

    “I love seeing how Nick (Riewoldt) pulls it apart and shows where players are from, how they’ve got there and shows how things have transpired to get there.

    “They’re the two current best at telling me something that I want to know.”

  • Melbourne CEO reveals club's Adam Cerra trade ambitions
    28 September 2021

    Melbourne CEO Gary Pert has spoken on the speculation surrounding the Demons throwing their hat in the ring for Fremantle young gun Adam Cerra, who has requested a trade home to Victoria.

    Cerra still appears to be destined to nominate Carlton in the coming days, however, Melbourne has emerged as another club interested in the 21-year old.

    Speaking on SEN’s Dwayne World, Pert believes the club’s list is in a great spot, featuring plenty of depth.

    “I’m part of all the conversations the list management group is having with all the players and all managers,” he said.

    “We’ve got a list that’s pretty strong, there’s going to be a bit of pressure on us from a salary cap point of view.

    “But I think not only have we got a talented list, but anyone who was looking at the players who ran onto the ground after the Grand Final, there were quite a few of them who deserved to be playing at the highest level.

    “We’ve got a highly talented group, but again we’ll explore all options.”

    It’s unclear how Pert and his list management team would be able to secure Cerra, considering the club has just one pick in the first two rounds at number 33.

    On the specifics of a deal for Cerra, Melbourne’s CEO confirmed they were interested in the star Docker but refused to elaborate on how it would happen.

    “All clubs are going to be talking to the representatives of a young star player like that,” Pert said.

    “Whether you can have the room or be able to pull off the deal, I’d say the majority of clubs are exploring it, but until we think anything’s going to happen with any player, we keep all those conversations highly confidential.”

    The Demons have an extremely young list, seven of their 23 players on Saturday night 21 years old or younger.

  • Grand finals don't reward season's best team, AFLW star Ebony Marinoff says
    28 September 2021
    After a mixed record in do-or-die grand finals, Adelaide Crows AFLW star Ebony Marinoff says it is a shame that one "really bad day" should cost a team a title.
  • Silvagni explains AFL draft points system, how Dogs will land Sam Darcy
    28 September 2021

    Stephen Silvagni has explained the intricacies of the points system in the AFL draft and how the Western Bulldogs will be able to secure Sam Darcy in the 2021 draft.

    Silvagni has worked as a list manager at both GWS and Carlton and has drafted many players under the current, albeit sometimes confusing rules of the draft.

    Darcy, son of Bulldogs legend Luke, is one of the most talented of his draft class, the tall forward rocketing in to pick one calculations with a six-goal haul for the Vic Metro’s under-19’s trial match in June.

    As a father-son prospect, the Bulldogs have the option to match any bid for the 18-year old.

    Silvagni explained exactly how the Dogs will look to land their prized draftee.

    “They can go into points deficit, but they will try and find the picks,” Silvagni told SEN Breakfast.

    “Each pick has a value, if he goes at pick two, that pick’s worth 2,500 points, plus a 20% discount for father-son or NGAs (Next Generation Academies).

    “So, they’ve got to make up those points within that draft.

    “They’ve got to find 2000 points, so all their picks in the draft have to add up to 2000 points, and they all go (if they match the bid).”

    However, he says that’s not the be-all and end-all, using Fremantle as a past example.

    “If they don’t have enough points with those picks in this year’s draft, the points will come off their first pick in next year’s draft, that’s called going into deficit,” Silvagni said.

    “It’s happened to Fremantle. Fremantle, last year or the year before, there was a bid on one of their NGA players, and they were in deficit in their first-round, so their first pick actually slipped back a couple of spots last year.”

    The Bulldogs first pick currently sits at number 17 in the 2021 AFL draft, meaning they will likely face bids from rival clubs on Darcy.

    The former Carlton list manager says clubs will bid if they think it can benefit them down the track.

    “Ultimately, by me bidding, (you have to ask yourself) ‘Is it going to help me out or is it going to help other picks come in for you, do I really value that player and are we a chance to get him?’” Silvagni said.

    “If you value the player, sure (bid), within reason.

    “I always said that if you value that player and it’s going to help you get that player or it's going to help you get something further down the line, then bid.”

    A club whose bid is matched on a player will then collect the draft picks and points the rival club used to match the original bid.

    Collingwood father-son prospect Nick Daicos and South Australian Jason Horne-Francis are the other two who appear a possibility to be the number one draft pick in 2021.

  • International Cup locked in for 2023
    28 September 2021
    Due to ongoing international border closures impacting travel to and from Australia, the AFL has announced that the next AFL International Cup is scheduled for 2023.

    The event was originally scheduled to be held on the Sunshine Coast in 2020 but was postponed until 2021, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

    AFL Executive General Manager Game Development, Andrew Dillon, said it was important to provide certainty for international participants and stakeholders.

    “Given the challenges around the re-opening of borders, and the need for international teams and organisers to proceed with planning the International Cup, we have made the decision that 2023 is the ideal year in which to next host the event.”

    “The International Cup remains a key aspect of the games growth overseas and the scheduling of the event in 2023 returns us to our original three-year schedule. We know that is has been frustrating for teams to prepare for the event alongside Covid and the appreciate the the patienceshown by all of our international players.”

    New Zealand will field both a Men’s and Women’s team for the first time in the competitions history.

    The post International Cup locked in for 2023 appeared first on AFL New Zealand.