Rookie 26. Luke Parks

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Christou2Kouta

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According to the draft info thing he plays taller then he is (189cm) and his strength is his marking. So think he may be able to play key def. So we picked up someone in each of the three areas we needed.
Interesting that in the article on the CFC website he is listed as 192cm. Must've grown a bit in his 19th year.
 

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jj1978

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So he's got a good work ethic, physically pretty ready, and of good personable nature with a solid years experience in a senior state comp, not a super gamble here.

Leave Walsh and a few others to have another year in the under 19's, see how they go... maybe even players like BSOS might pull his finger out in a state comp and get another chance. Next years draft is where it'll be at as you'll have physically and mentally more mature 19 year olds and a whole host of young 18 year olds too.
 

Just Kreuzing

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Congrats on picking up Parks! Ex Swans Academy defender, very nice kid, hard worker, very good reader of the play and an excellent intercept mark.

Needs to work on his kicking but otherwise a great depth pick up for you guys. Really pleased he’s got a shot at the big time now.
Yes kicking action/technique does look a bit of a worry.
 

ianh

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Congrats on picking up Parks! Ex Swans Academy defender, very nice kid, hard worker, very good reader of the play and an excellent intercept mark.

Needs to work on his kicking but otherwise a great depth pick up for you guys. Really pleased he’s got a shot at the big time now.
On my limited information and viewing I wouldn't have said kicking needs work.

Good mature body, courage and intercept marking, tackles well and good disposal but at 189cm not really the tall defender we seemed to be in the market for - although if he has grown to 192 as per CFC site he is getting closer.

Like the player but not sure whether he fits our needs which seem to me to be another genuine tall. Still that may be what we have in mind for the SPP or midseason given we passed on our second pick in the Rookie Draft. We have had Oscar McDonald and Callum Moore down at training and presumably will have them train on over summer. Both are the type we lack but not sure either is going to be any more than cover for injuries. Prefer Oscar to Callum but Callum I suppose is at least a known quantity albeit he really stank it up in the 2 AFL outings we gave him. Oscar is more AFL quality and only 6 months older, bigger and more a specialist defender so more suited to our needs I suspect.

Note Henry Walsh didn't get picked up.
 

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