Player Watch #6: Jason Horne-Francis - Selection 1 in the 2021 Draft - Welcome to North Melbourne

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Brownlow Medallist
Sep 21, 2008
AFL Club
North Melbourne
New Roo waives No.18
JASON Horne-Francis has knocked back the chance to wear the North Melbourne guernsey number made famous by the club’s greatest player, Wayne Carey.

Horne-Francis, the No.1 pick on Wednesday night, said the Kangaroos had offered him the No.18 jumper, but he opted for No.6.

“I wanted to create my own pathway,’’ Horne-Francis said of his choice of number.

“We knew 18 was there (available) and the great Wayne Carey wore that but I thought to create my own pathway would be good for me. It was a little bit tempting to take the 18 but I thought the No.6 would be best.

“I spoke to some people about it, Benny (manager Ben Williams) and mum and dad, to see what their thoughts were and we decided to go with six.’’
I actually love this. He doesn't want a free ride. You can just tell he wants to crack in and have an influence.

I reckon in a few years time we are going to have to hold JHF & Phillips back from one another during pre-season. This two will be soooo competitive and physical against one another

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Usayed Givashe

Club Legend
Nov 7, 2020
AFL Club
North Melbourne

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the big lebowski

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 4, 2006
The hood
AFL Club
North Melbourne
The great man should have touched down in melbs now

that excited to see pictures of him stepping onto and training on Arden street tomorrow
I was driving over the west gate today at around 12 and was saying to the Mrs, jase could be in that car, he could be in that car etc.

After car 10 she told me to shut up

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