Preview 2021 AFL National Draft

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Nutjob

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No, just trying to gauge how good this top ten will be. Going off their young form it could be another 2018.
I think the general consensus from experts is that it is close to on par with 2018, with less talls and more mids.

I guess with no footy in Victoria this year, it’s hard to get a full gauge of the quality. In saying that the 2018 draft crop were highly rated from 2016 in their U/16 top age year, similar to next years crop.


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Marcel Proust

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There will never be another Carey

There will never be another Carey, for me he is in the Ali and Jordon league ( best ever ). Jonathan Brown would be as close as I have seen since and he is still miles away from the King. I haven't even seen any footage of this kid but I would be happy to see a poor man's Carey running around in North colours colours with the no 18 on he's back.
Would you rather another highly rated mid prospect, or a tall? After passing on logan mcdonald.

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DaveyBoy123

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THE RICH GET RICHER

This point is really grinding clubs... It is widely believed Victorian country kids from lower socio-economic backgrounds are at a major disadvantage in 2021 due to the reduction in NAB League games and the pivot towards private school football.

AFL clubs say unless players receive a scholarship to an APS or AGS school, they are being left to their own devices until February and even then will have limited opportunities to show their skills when they play.

If parents are able and willing to send their boy to a private school, recruiters will get five to 10 more chances to look at them than if they are at state schools. Put simply, top-aged draftees who attend elite schools will be exposed considerably more than those who don’t. This hasn’t been the case in the past.

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Snake_Baker

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This point is really grinding clubs... It is widely believed Victorian country kids from lower socio-economic backgrounds are at a major disadvantage in 2021 due to the reduction in NAB League games and the pivot towards private school football.

AFL clubs say unless players receive a scholarship to an APS or AGS school, they are being left to their own devices until February and even then will have limited opportunities to show their skills when they play.

If parents are able and willing to send their boy to a private school, recruiters will get five to 10 more chances to look at them than if they are at state schools. Put simply, top-aged draftees who attend elite schools will be exposed considerably more than those who don’t. This hasn’t been the case in the past.

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The gentrification of AFL football marches on.

The sport has been overrun with effete suckholes.
 

WayneShimmiesTheBush

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THE RICH GET RICHER

This point is really grinding clubs... It is widely believed Victorian country kids from lower socio-economic backgrounds are at a major disadvantage in 2021 due to the reduction in NAB League games and the pivot towards private school football.

AFL clubs say unless players receive a scholarship to an APS or AGS school, they are being left to their own devices until February and even then will have limited opportunities to show their skills when they play.

If parents are able and willing to send their boy to a private school, recruiters will get five to 10 more chances to look at them than if they are at state schools. Put simply, top-aged draftees who attend elite schools will be exposed considerably more than those who don’t. This hasn’t been the case in the past.

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When did bigfooty allow dick pics to be posted on the forum? Looks like Johnny Patton with be creating an account in no time.
 
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Usayed Givashe

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The sport literally began with a game between two Melbourne private schools lol.

I agree it sucks, but let's not pretend it wasn't like this from the very start when Tom Wills came home from Rugby School.
They give out scholarships like popcorn these days, I don’t see how this changes anything.

All our players are private school boys.

Scotch, Haileybury and CGS.
 

krakouers85

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Claremont: Jacob van Rooyen
East Fremantle: Richard Bartlett, Josh Browne, Jed Hagan, Judd McVee, Jack Williams
East Perth: Jye Amiss, Oscar Armstrong, Kade Dittmar, Ethan Regan
Peel Thunder: Luke Polson
South Fremantle: Mitch Brown, Jesse Motlop, Lachlan Turley
Subiaco: Neil Erasmus, Matt Johnson
Swan Districts: Rhett Bazzo, Max Chipper
West Perth: Lochlan Paton

Full Article Below:
AFL draft 2021: First-round draft fancies Matt Johnson, Jack Williams, Rhett Bazzo among WA’s talent squad
Jordan McArdle
The West Australian
Tue, 23 February 2021

WA’s talent squad went on their annual camp at the weekend.
WA’s talent squad went on their annual camp at the weekend. Credit: WA Football Commission

Several first-round draft hopefuls are among WA’s Talented Player Program squad which had their first event of the year at the weekend.
Subiaco midfielder Matt Johnson, Claremont forward Jacob van Rooyen, East Fremantle swingman Jack Williams and Swan Districts defender Rhett Bazzo were the biggest names in the 19-player contingent for a two-day camp in Manjedal, south-east of Perth.
East Fremantle are the best-represented team in the program with five players including a trio of Mid West products, followed by East Perth (four) and South Fremantle (three).

Highly-rated East Fremantle winger Jed Hagan, 16, is the only member of the squad not eligible for this year’s draft.
Subiaco colts premiership hero Neil Erasmus won the 2km time trial, with a time in the 6:40s, ahead Johnson and Williams.
Selection in the squad doesn’t guarantee a place in WA’s side for the AFL national under-19s carnival but gives a fair indication of who’s in the mix.
WA are set to kick off their national championship defence against South Australia in Perth in the last weekend of July.
Selectors, including WA Football Commission’s new head of coaching Marc Webb, will finalise the under-19s squad by the midway point of the WAFL season to give players ample opportunities to put their hand up with colts and potentially senior performances.
The usual national under-18s and under-16s carnivals will be replaced by under-19s and under-17s to give players whose 2020 season was wiped out by coronavirus another chance to impress AFL recruiters.
WA’s under-19s carnival will be split into two blocks of two games. The first on back-to-back weekends in late July and early August and the second around the AFL grand final.
 

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Claremont: Jacob van Rooyen
East Fremantle: Richard Bartlett, Josh Browne, Jed Hagan, Judd McVee, Jack Williams
East Perth: Jye Amiss, Oscar Armstrong, Kade Dittmar, Ethan Regan
Peel Thunder: Luke Polson
South Fremantle: Mitch Brown, Jesse Motlop, Lachlan Turley
Subiaco: Neil Erasmus, Matt Johnson
Swan Districts: Rhett Bazzo, Max Chipper
West Perth: Lochlan Paton

Full Article Below:
AFL draft 2021: First-round draft fancies Matt Johnson, Jack Williams, Rhett Bazzo among WA’s talent squad
Jordan McArdle
The West Australian
Tue, 23 February 2021

WA’s talent squad went on their annual camp at the weekend.
WA’s talent squad went on their annual camp at the weekend. Credit: WA Football Commission

Several first-round draft hopefuls are among WA’s Talented Player Program squad which had their first event of the year at the weekend.
Subiaco midfielder Matt Johnson, Claremont forward Jacob van Rooyen, East Fremantle swingman Jack Williams and Swan Districts defender Rhett Bazzo were the biggest names in the 19-player contingent for a two-day camp in Manjedal, south-east of Perth.
East Fremantle are the best-represented team in the program with five players including a trio of Mid West products, followed by East Perth (four) and South Fremantle (three).

Highly-rated East Fremantle winger Jed Hagan, 16, is the only member of the squad not eligible for this year’s draft.
Subiaco colts premiership hero Neil Erasmus won the 2km time trial, with a time in the 6:40s, ahead Johnson and Williams.
Selection in the squad doesn’t guarantee a place in WA’s side for the AFL national under-19s carnival but gives a fair indication of who’s in the mix.
WA are set to kick off their national championship defence against South Australia in Perth in the last weekend of July.
Selectors, including WA Football Commission’s new head of coaching Marc Webb, will finalise the under-19s squad by the midway point of the WAFL season to give players ample opportunities to put their hand up with colts and potentially senior performances.
The usual national under-18s and under-16s carnivals will be replaced by under-19s and under-17s to give players whose 2020 season was wiped out by coronavirus another chance to impress AFL recruiters.
WA’s under-19s carnival will be split into two blocks of two games. The first on back-to-back weekends in late July and early August and the second around the AFL grand final.
Who are the 2 blokes in the top corners? One looks like he should be in Bold and Beautiful, the other looks like an extra from a Cheech and Chong movie.
 

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