Academy Watch

Discussion in 'Roster Watch' started by irel, Mar 8, 2010.

Put it out there
  1. Quigley

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    Cain Tickner played for the AIS against NZ. No real info on the match apart from a brief blurb on the AFL website. He picked up a goal but was not named in the best.

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    The level 3 academy list should be named soon yeah?
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    Conway and Rutledge have been mentioned here previously.
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    Sounds promising if the Academy team has some good form. Hopefully we get get some players as soon as a couple of years.
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    U18 Qld Squad named today:


    Lions Academy

    Trying to do the maths here...there are 22 names on that list from Brissy clubs and I thought Bourke and Cameron were out. Little help?

    Good to see some of our 17yos included - Tickner, Conway, Rutledge and Gribble (I think). Are these guys firming to be among our first academy draftees next year?

    Report from the last game against the Suns Academy

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    Wow 21 of the 29 from the lions Academy! Good signs there. Surprised by the lopsided nature there given the coast's reputation for AFL talent in QLD

    Bob would Tyler Jones from Redland be part of the Suns Academy given he comes from Mackay? that would make it 21.

    he may have come down to play before the Academies were set up so played for a Bris club. Would have been brought under the suns Academy when they set it up.
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    Sounds plausible.
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    Wallin played for the ressies in the scratchy against Morningside a couple of weeks ago. Very impressive. Really takes the game on.
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    Apart from the well known Cameron and Bourke, I'll be interested to see how Boston, Ives, Conway and Overington perform.
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    Even though 21 of the 29 were involved in Lions Academy over the summer, apart from the 17 year olds (eg Tickner, Conway), they're not eligible to be drafted by us under the bidding system this year are they?
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    I was under the impression that the Lions could theoretically draft players from the Academy this year, but the Suns can trump them with their (up to 5) zone picks, which means the Lions have put most of their focus into kids draftable from next year.

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    Thanks Bob, that's what I meant. Assuming Gold Coast has the playing list space, then between the Gold Coast and Lions academies (and any other Qld kids not in there), they can draft up to 5 kids to themselves first.

    Been a while since more than 5 Qld kids were drafted in any given year. There won't be much for us once GC have finished picking any Qld kids.
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    And the shitty thing... GC on-trading pre-listed Qld players even if they personally don't want them.
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    There was some talk that the coaches a while ago that the coaches were pretty happy with the ruck talent coming through the academy although no-one was puting any names to that talent.

    I thought it was worth mentioning that Jackson Gray is certainly likely to be one of those referred to. Gray was listed at 200cm at the under 16 champs and this year has moved from the Sunshine Coast to Aspley to play his football. With the under 18 State stuff taking priority of late I am not sure how many games he has played but I noticed he was named the best for Aspley the other week. He is not currently in the Qld squad but I would be surprised if he did not get a game at some stage this year.

    He is one I hope the ressies watchers keep an eye out for if he gets a chance later in the year.
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    Sounds veeery interesting.
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    Conway did a couple of nice things that I saw on the weekend. One to keep an eye out for.
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    A few of the boys will undoubtedly be playing for QLD on Saturday at Yeronga.
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    conway looks like an excellent future player
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    The Qld u16 squad of 39 was announced today. Lions Academy players in bold:

    So of 20 players in our zone, 14 are in our academy.
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    Liam Moseley is a 14 year old who is in the Lions Academy
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    Qld under 18's play their first game against TAC cup team tomorrow (Dandenong Stingrays) at 1030 at Yeronga tomorrow, before the Lions/ Swans NEAFL game.
    Can see teams listed on TAC cup website already, although would think AFLQ will have something more up later today, esp given its their first game - last year they had an article naming team etc prior to each game.
    Will be interesting to see how the Qld boys go, but is first game together and a few missing this week because of injury (Cameron, Wallin, Overington, Wagner, Coleman-broome). Seemingly Lions Academy 17 year olds Tickner, Conway, Rutledge all playing). Of note Whitfield named to play for Dandenong - interesting to see him live given he's touted as potential number 1 draft pick this year
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    Was a little note on the NEAFL website about Isaac Conway playing for Aspley seniors on the weekend. Will see if I can link it later on.