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  1. Match22

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    Whats everyone thoughts on the PSA competition, is it a stronger competition then club? I have Noticed a lot of the PSA kids don’t play club once they get to year 10.
     

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  2. BigDance

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    THey have to play their sport on Saturdays from year 10 onwards so although club is played on a Sunday, sometimes it too much. PSA sport is compulsory. They are not allowed to play Colts (but that’s a wafl rule- you won’t be selected to play colts if you have played another game that week).
    Due to the large amount of talent taken out of club footy many believe the PSA standard is better. Even the PSA standard of younger years (when they are still mostly playing club as well) is considered stronger.
    At the very least, the fact that PsA drains so many kids and often top class kids away from club weakens club considerably. Also, the top kids in years 10/11 who aren’t PSA aren’t really playing local footy consistently as they are often playing Colts. So again, club footy is fairly weak come Year 11 and beyond.
     
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    Thanks for your input mate, I have noticed a higher percentage of the PSA kids seem to get drafter.
     
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    The WAFL colts competition isn't as strong as it can and perhaps should be. At the end of the day the PSA schools want their students to represent their school, WAFL colts doesn't matter to them.
     
  5. Brett1974

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    I think the PSA is better than community and WAFL here in WA. The PSA schools have different resourcing available and certainly want to support the development of their elite players. Many PSA schools have positive partnerships with their WAFL club and understand that the elite players need to straddle both programs. These elite kids are still named in Colts' squads and play when not playing for PSA.
     
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  6. RedmanWasHere

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    5 of the Victorian U15 side were on The Footy Show tonight.

    SHIT Justin Davies is a big boy.
     
  7. Watchfromadistance

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    A lot stronger. My boys played in both and PSA is significantly higher standard. A lad debuted in Colts last week qho scratches to get a game of thirds at his PSA school.

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  8. Zurgblade

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    Problem with the PSA competition is that unless your parents can invest the significant amount of money into your schooling, you'll never have an opportunity to play. This would limit a large number of top athletes....

    Look at some of the annual school fees which doesnt include all the extra's....

    Hale: $25700
    Trinity $15,000
    Aquinas $16500

    How the hell do parents afford to pay these fee's annually?
     
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  9. Watchfromadistance

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    With great difficulty

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  10. Zurgblade

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    I dont think its worth it. You would be better off investing this money into the childs University studies.
     
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  11. BigDance

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    Sporting scholarships are not permitted under the PSA rules. BUT quite a few promising footballers arrive in Year 11 on an "academic" scholarship. Lucky to string two sentences together... So one way or another the PSA get most of them!
     
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    Plays against my Son in the ruck...6,4 and solid good runner as well...
    Salmon is a key forward gun player,6,2 already

    Best out off all that age would be Josh Sinn 6,1 and growing long kicking left footer can kick it 60 meters at ease..he will be better that Kelly watched both closely.
     
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  13. Match22

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    Any PSA boys to look out for at this years development carnival?
     
  14. BigDance

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    for certain zones (probably Claremont, subi, east freo) they would have a whole heap of PSA kids. if you look at sswa 12s over 2015-2016, they are the kids who are in the 14;s and 15s development squads now.
     
  15. Match22

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    Are these boys all from APS schools?
     
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    Each to their own. It was good for me, although I didn't have much choice as there weren't any high schools in the country where I grew up and had to board. My three boys are all different and are all realising their potential and feel strong ties to their school.

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    Not all the PSA schools do that.

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    If I Was in a position to send my boys to a PSA school I would be.
     
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    Yep, really well developed early, but I like that he is competing against kids his size and being challenged rather than rolling around in his age group just dominating. It will help him when kids his age catch up.

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  23. BigDance

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    That kid has bigger arms than most fully grown men let alone a 13 year old kid. No wonder he is playing beyond his years. Still not convinced kids like him will keep growing. As I’ve said before I wonder how tall his old man is.
     
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  24. Zurgblade

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    He's must be doing well to be selected best in the tournamnet as an underager. Well done to him.
     
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  25. BigDance

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    interesting to note that Gov stirling school won the eagles cup on the weekend. PSA schools don't enter this comp. GS beat Emmanuel and a few weeks ago I heard that Aquinas (Year 9's I think) played Emmanuel as a one off and Aquinas accounted for Emmanuel easily in the end. And not even sure if Aquinas year 9's are the best of the PSA schools. These other schools have football specific programs etc but still fall a little short of PSA schools. I guess playing footy each week against other PSA schools in a proper competition is very beneficial.
     
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