Maitland Saints star Wade Beard was at his devastating best in front on goal on Saturday kicking 15 goals in the Saints 179 demolition of Cardiff Hawks.
Michael Hartshorn Maitland Pickers captain PJ Ellis and Billy Towers turned back the clock and almost turned the tide to cause an upset against reigning premiers Lakes United.
Michael Hartshorn Maitland Saints midfielder Taylor Quinton-Widi has been chosen to play for NSW in the AFL Women's Under-18 National Championships in Melbourne.
Michael Hartshorn Max McMahon Oval was awash with colour on Sunday as the Maitland Saints hosted Hunter Junior AFL games from under 9s through to under-15.
Michael Hartshorn The Maitland Pickers Old Boys will gather on Saturday for one last toast to Gordon "Sparra" Farrow under the shadows of the old central stand.
Michael Hartshorn Maitland Saints fans got a glimpse of things to come with an emphatic win against Cardiff led by star recruit Ben Stewart and full-forward Wade Beard.
Michael Hartshorn A Gary McDermott hat-trick secured Weston Bears a 3-all draw with Newcastle Jets Youth on Sunday.
Michael Hartshorn A changing of the guard at the Weston Bears has led to the dawning of a new era at the Maitland Magpies as both teams prepare for Sunday's National Premier League opening round.