Isaac Kako from the Calder Cannons and Zoe Besanko from the Dandenong Stingrays. Pictures: AFL Photos

The Coates Talent League will again feature the future stars of our game in 2024 and fans can watch every game of the boys and girls seasons live.

Thanks to a partnership between AFL and News Corp, one boys and one girls game will again be live streamed on KommunityTV each week. All remaining games will be live streamed on the Coates Talent League app, thanks to Telstra.

The action on KommunityTV will begin this Saturday, March 23 in the boys competition when the Sandringham Dragons and Calder Cannons meet at RSEA Park from 1:30pm. The match will be available for KommumityTV subscribers here.

AFL Head of Talent Pathways Grant Williams said: “The Coates Talent League is an integral part of the Australian football pathway system and, along with the many community clubs involved, has helped produce more than 1500 AFL and more than 130 AFLW players over the past three decades.

“We are extremely pleased to continue our streaming partnership with News Corp Australia to showcase one game from each of the Coates Talent League Boys and Girls competitions every round, via the KommunityTV platform.

“This is a fantastic result for players, families, fans and AFL and AFLW recruiters and helps to take the competition to broader audiences.”

“On behalf of the Coates Talent League programs and everyone involved, we thank News Corp for their continued support.”

The Coates Talent League is Australia’s premier underage football pathway competition for boys and girls in the eastern states with teams comprised mostly of under 18 players. It is unique to the Australian sporting landscape with the overwhelming focus on the development of players.

The 2024 Coates Talent League seasons will again feature 12 boys and girls programs from Victoria and one from Tasmania for the full season.

Academy programs from New South Wales (GWS GIANTS and Sydney Swans), Queensland (Gold Coast SUNS and Brisbane Lions) and Northern Territory (NT Academy) will continue to compete in a selection of games mostly early in the season.

The 2024 home-and-away fixture for boys and girls again includes several community access periods. The community access breaks provide opportunities for Coates Talent League players to study and compete in community, school and representative football.

Continue below to see the matches that will be played this weekend in Round 1 of the 2024 Coates Talent League Boys season.

Round 1 of Coates Talent League Girls will be played across two weekends starting with an Easter Thursday match between Geelong Falcons and GWV Rebels at GMHBA Stadium on March 28, before a further three matches take place on the weekend of April 6-7.


Saturday, March 23
Northern Knights vs. Western Jets – Trevor Barker Beach Oval, 10:30am
Murray Bushrangers vs. Tasmania Devils – Highgate Recreation Reserve, 12:40pm
Sandringham Dragons vs. Calder Cannons – RSEA Park, 1:30pm
Sunday, March 24
Oakleigh Chargers vs. Eastern Ranges – Trevor Barker Beach Oval, 11:00am
Geelong Falcons vs. Dandenong Stingrays – Deakin University Waurn Ponds, 1:00pm
GWV Rebels vs. Bendigo Pioneers – Learmonth Reserve, 1:00pm
Bye: Gippsland Power


Thursday, March 28
Geelong Falcons vs. GWV Rebels – GMHBA Stadium, 5:00pm
Saturday, April 6
Calder Cannons vs. Northern Knights – Highgate Recreation Reserve, 9:30am
Sandringham Dragons vs. Eastern Ranges – RSEA Park, 1:30pm
Sunday, April 7
Tasmania Devils v Oakleigh Chargers – University of Tasmania Stadium, 12:00pm
Bye: Bendigo Pioneers, Dandenong Stingrays, Gippsland Power, Murray Bushrangers and Western Jets