2016 AFL Under 18 Championships

The 2016 NAB AFL Under 18 Championships was the 21st edition of the AFL Under 18 Championships. A new format saw nine teams compete in the championships with four teams competing in division two; Northern Territory, NSW/ACT, Queensland, and Tasmania, and five teams compete in division one; Australian Alliance, South Australia, Vic Metro, Vic Country, and Western Australia, with Australian Alliance comprising the best players in division two.[1] Vic Metro won the division one title,[2] with South Australian captain, Jack Graham, winning the Larke Medal as the division one best player.[3] NSW/ACT were the champions of division two,[4] with Queensland midfielder, Jack Bowes, winning the Hunter Harrison Medal as the best player in division two.[5]

2016 AFL Under 18 Championships
Division 1
ChampionsVic Metro
Larke MedalJack Graham
Division 2
Hunter Harrison MedalJack Bowes


Division 2Edit

Round 1
Friday, 6 May Northern Territory 17.12 (114) def. Tasmania 6.9 (45) TIO Stadium Report
Sunday, 8 May NSW/ACT 18.6 (114) def. Queensland 9.13 (67) Blacktown International Sportspark Report
Round 2
Saturday, 14 May Northern Territory 7.12 (54) def. Queensland 22.9 (141) Blundstone Arena Report
Saturday, 14 May Tasmania 5.6 (36) def. by NSW/ACT 21.11 (137) Blundstone Arena Report
Round 3
Sunday, 22 May Queensland 18.11 (119) def. Tasmania 4.7 (31) Metricon Stadium Report
Sunday, 22 May NSW/ACT 23.20 (158) def. Northern Territory 5.9 (39) Metricon Stadium Report

Division 1Edit

Round 1
Saturday, 4 June South Australia 15.11 (101) def. Australian Alliance 8.9 (57) AAMI Stadium Report
Sunday, 5 June Western Australia 19.11 (125) def. Vic Country 10.4 (64) Domain Stadium Report
Bye: Vic Metro
Round 2
Sunday, 12 June South Australia 12.10 (82) def. Western Australia 6.9 (45) AAMI Stadium Report
Monday, 13 June Vic Country 14.8 (92) def. by Vic Metro 14.10 (94) Simonds Stadium Report
Bye: Australian Alliance
Round 3
Saturday, 18 June Western Australia 10.9 (69) def. Australian Alliance 7.10 (52) Domain Stadium Report
Sunday, 19 June South Australia 10.6 (66) def. by Vic Metro 9.15 (69) AAMI Stadium Report
Bye: Vic Country
Round 4
Friday, 24 June South Australia 11.10 (76) def. Vic Country 9.11 (65) Etihad Stadium Report
Friday, 24 June Australian Alliance 8.12 (60) def. by Vic Metro 10.14 (74) Etihad Stadium Report
Bye: Western Australia
Round 5
Wednesday, 29 June Vic Metro 12.9 (81) def. Western Australia 8.10 (58) Simonds Stadium Report
Wednesday, 29 June Vic Country 10.6 (66) def. by Australian Alliance 10.10 (70) Simonds Stadium Report
Bye: South Australia

All-Australian teamEdit

The All-Australian team was selected by Kevin Sheehan (AFL national and international talent manager), Brenton Sanderson (AFL Academy head coach), Michael Ablett (AFL talent football manager), Steve Conole (recruiting manager, Brisbane Lions), Merv Keane (recruiting manager, Essendon), David Walls (recruiting manager, Fremantle), Simon Dalrymple (recruiting manager, Western Bulldogs).[6]

2016 Under 18 All-Australian team
B: Alex Villis (SA) Jack Maibaum (VM) Sam Walker (SA)
HB: Andrew McGrath (VM) Brennan Cox (SA) Harry Perryman (All)
C: Will Brodie (VC) Hugh McCluggage (VC) Jack Bowes (All)
HF: Daniel Venables (VM) Josh Battle (VC) Dylan Clarke (VM)
F: Callum Brown (VM) Patrick Kerr (VM) Tim Taranto (VM)
Foll: Tim English (WA) Jack Graham (SA) Zac Fisher (WA)
Int: Jonty Scharenberg (SA) Kobe Mutch (All) Sam Hayes (VM)
Jordan Gallucci (VM)    
Coach: David Flood (VM)


  1. ^ Twomey, Callum (16 February 2016). "Tadhg Kennelly to coach Allies in new-look NAB AFL Under-18 Championships". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  2. ^ Beveridge, Riley (30 June 2016). "Vic Metro wins under 18s championship as Brad Scheer kicks epic game-winning goal for Allies". Fox Sports (Australia). News Corp Australia. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  3. ^ Capel, Andrew (29 June 2016). "SA captain Jack Graham claims Larke Medal as Croweaters' title quest falls just short". The Advertiser. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  4. ^ Navaratnam, Dinny (22 May 2016). "U18s: Setterfield, Sproule star as NSW/ACT down NT to seal title". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  5. ^ Twomey, Callum (30 June 2016). "Vic Metro dominates Under-18 All Australian side". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  6. ^ Waterworth, Ben (30 June 2016). "Under 18s All-Australian team announced: Including Jack Graham, Hugh McCluggage, Jack Bowes". Fox Sports (Australia). News Corp Australia. Retrieved 31 July 2016.