afl canberra 2018

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So??: Div3/4
ANU
ADFA
Molongolo
Woden
Googong
Ainslie
Batemans

Regional??:
Cooma
Yass
Murrumbateman
Cootamundra
Quenbyean
Goulburn
Belco (eastlake?)

Would be cool to see a "super bowl" between premiers of regional and community. Do you think they should play Div 3 or Div 4?
No Queanbeyan or Eastlake , but there is a Tuggeranong side in regional .
 

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Be interesting to see if Tuggeranong have the numbers for a third side . A lot must have happened since last year when they were forfeiting 2nd grade games . Murrumbateman will be interesting also there aren't to many clearances filed yet . Of those that have applied it looks like belco boys are no longer heading to Yass . Looking forward to season ahead .
 

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Be interesting to see if Tuggeranong have the numbers for a third side . A lot must have happened since last year when they were forfeiting 2nd grade games . Murrumbateman will be interesting also there aren't to many clearances filed yet . Of those that have applied it looks like belco boys are no longer heading to Yass . Looking forward to season ahead .
Good chat match , Looking at the clearances the Belconnen boys are headed ANU direction . Hows the cats coming along under the new coach ?


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Surely just scrap the Regional grade that's being proposed and have two 10 team competitions. I get the whole 'game day experience' but from my experience when half the fours boys leave following their game anyway there is no game day experience. This means two 10 team competitions, play each other twice - 18 games play everyone home and away (no excuses for not making it or having a weaker draw) and have a top 6 for Finals. Pair Coota with Goulburn , Yass and Murrumbateman and Cooma and Belconnen. So say Ainslie vs Coota at Clarke in 3's and 4's play Goulburn at Goodhew, Anu plays Yass at Joe O'Connor in 3's and Murrumbateman at the Rec Park in 4's.

A lot of players are leaving the senior grades because it's stale, this is an opportunity for AFL Canberra to create an insanely good level of football below the top divisions. I know it won't happen, but one can wish and of course is all dependent on whether Cooma and Tuggeranong actually merge as well which has been the whispers.

Div 3
Ainslie
Adfa
Anu
Woden
Googong
Batemans Bay
Molonglo
Coota
Cooma/Tuggeranong
Yass

Div 4
Ainslie
Adfa
Anu
Woden
Googong
Batemans Bay
Molonglo
Goulburn
Murrumbateman
Belconnen
 
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It's not so much the game day experience but about having enough volunteers. You need 2 water/runners, 2 managers, 2 goal and feild umpires(depending on who shows up from afl canberra). Numbers are already stretched thin fielding 2 sides and no one from the other team is available to help in the other grade.
It is doable, and for a couple or rounds a year probably not the end of the world, but the preference would be to avoid it if possible.
 
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Surely just scrap the Regional grade that's being proposed and have two 10 team competitions. I get the whole 'game day experience' but from my experience when half the fours boys leave following their game anyway there is no game day experience. This means two 10 team competitions, play each other twice - 18 games play everyone home and away (no excuses for not making it or having a weaker draw) and have a top 6 for Finals. Pair Coota with Goulburn , Yass and Murrumbateman and Cooma and Belconnen. So say Ainslie vs Coota at Clarke in 3's and 4's play Goulburn at Goodhew, Anu plays Yass at Joe O'Connor in 3's and Murrumbateman at the Rec Park in 4's.

A lot of players are leaving the senior grades because it's stale, this is an opportunity for AFL Canberra to create an insanely good level of football below the top divisions. I know it won't happen, but one can wish and of course is all dependent on whether Cooma and Tuggeranong actually merge as well which has been the whispers.

Div 3
Ainslie
Adfa
Anu
Woden
Googong
Batemans Bay
Molonglo
Coota
Cooma/Tuggeranong
Yass

Div 4
Ainslie
Adfa
Anu
Woden
Googong
Batemans Bay
Molonglo
Goulburn
Murrumbateman
Belconnen
This is to logical
 
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Surely just scrap the Regional grade that's being proposed and have two 10 team competitions. I get the whole 'game day experience' but from my experience when half the fours boys leave following their game anyway there is no game day experience. This means two 10 team competitions, play each other twice - 18 games play everyone home and away (no excuses for not making it or having a weaker draw) and have a top 6 for Finals. Pair Coota with Goulburn , Yass and Murrumbateman and Cooma and Belconnen. So say Ainslie vs Coota at Clarke in 3's and 4's play Goulburn at Goodhew, Anu plays Yass at Joe O'Connor in 3's and Murrumbateman at the Rec Park in 4's.

A lot of players are leaving the senior grades because it's stale, this is an opportunity for AFL Canberra to create an insanely good level of football below the top divisions. I know it won't happen, but one can wish and of course is all dependent on whether Cooma and Tuggeranong actually merge as well which has been the whispers.

Div 3
Ainslie
Adfa
Anu
Woden
Googong
Batemans Bay
Molonglo
Coota
Cooma/Tuggeranong
Yass

Div 4
Ainslie
Adfa
Anu
Woden
Googong
Batemans Bay
Molonglo
Goulburn
Murrumbateman
Belconnen
Cooma and Tuggeranong merging? Will they go under the Cats colours or will they go under the Hawks colours?

Only thing I would change to your proposal would be swapping Belconnen and Cats/Hawks but I fear that regional grade will be back in full swing and a lot of players will not continue playing due to the travel that will be involved.

If Hawks do field a team I am looking forward to Friday night games making a return to the lower grades.
 

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Looks like 3s/4s/Women's 2 will start April 6 and mens/womens regional grades as 6 team comps beginning 27/28 April, after Easter.

All comps grand finals on 31 August.
 
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Cats merging after winning a flag? Wow. Thought they had good numbers coming through their 17s as well?
Not sure how true this is. There must have been a big exodus for them to consider merging with Tuggeranong. Believe there was only had a handful of players from their 17's that played all season. Would be a shame to see them fold the year after winning a flag.
 
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Not sure how true this is. There must have been a big exodus for them to consider merging with Tuggeranong. Believe there was only had a handful of players from their 17's that played all season. Would be a shame to see them fold the year after winning a flag.
Tuggeranong have withdrawn there regional team.I don't know if that means Southern cats will pick up any of there players .So the 3rd grade regional consists of Coota ,Southern cats ,Yass ,Goulburn,Belconnen and Murrumbateman .Allegedly each team plays each other 3 times .First game is 27th of April .Threes and fours kick off 6 th of April .
 
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Tuggeranong have withdrawn there regional team.I don't know if that means Southern cats will pick up any of there players .So the 3rd grade regional consists of Coota ,Southern cats ,Yass ,Goulburn,Belconnen and Murrumbateman .Allegedly each team plays each other 3 times .First game is 27th of April .Threes and fours kick off 6 th of April .
So it means potentially by the end of the season some teams could play five times in the regional grade. That'll really keep people in the game, it's the exact reason players are leaving the top competitions. Why would blokes from Coota who could get good coin in Farrer hang around?

I get the opposition that has been made by spreading resources thin for the two team clubs, but there has to be a better way then sending a club like Belconnen to the country every second weekend, strange how the addition of Murrumbateman sees a frankenstein competition created that only lasted one year previously. Don't get me wrong looking forward to the challenge, but just doesn't make sense.
 
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