Norm Smith Medallist
- Aug 30, 2013
- AFL Club
- Brisbane Lions
The reality of that little perler is the Norf academy coupled with the AFLW North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos (otherwise know as the NMTK) is somehow supposed to convince Tasmanians to accept being shut out of having a true AFL/AFLW presence.
The other issue is at jnr league level the girls are a long way behind other states. There are a few 15s who played 17s thst are ok and a couple of 13s who played 15s who are ahead of them, but there is a big gulf after those top players. Those younger kids need to go into an elite program now, but the North Academy only really starts at under18 level and the better kids precluded from their under 16 (limited) program because they are too young. Miles behind what the Lions do.