So if they are good enough they should be able to play . I hate the TAC Cup , it pigeon holes players. I know Dimma very well and he hates the Tac as well.At that time, which was pretty much my time, it wasn‘t unusual for kids to leave school and start working. Move out of home by 17. Most AFL players were also working.
The difference now, which the article is referring to zi think, is that most don’t get as much exposure as they probably should to life outside the professional bubble.
I think every kid is different, some are going to adapt and some aren’t. And as someone who never went to Uni, I’m more than aware of different paths suiting different people.