Category B Rookie - Daniel Allsop

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They're category B rookies, so they don't take up a spot on the list. In essence, it's free spots for indigenous / "multicultural" kids because... AFL so progressive.
I get that bit but I ... Okay I'm getting it better slightly now.

But how is that progressive when we can sign category B dudes who aren't indigenous / multicultural as well. Like say Joel Smith? Okay I clearly don't really get it at all.
 

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I get that bit but I ... Okay I'm getting it better slightly now.

But how is that progressive when we can sign category B dudes who aren't indigenous / multicultural as well. Like say Joel Smith? Okay I clearly don't really get it at all.
The other category B guys have to have been away from the game / out of the AFL system for at least 3 years. These guys can be picked up if they don't get drafted, so essentially it's a safety net for the "not quite" guys who miss out but are indigenous or have a funny surname / relative from some exotic country.
 

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I get that bit but I ... Okay I'm getting it better slightly now.

But how is that progressive when we can sign category B dudes who aren't indigenous / multicultural as well. Like say Joel Smith? Okay I clearly don't really get it at all.
From my very basic understanding we were able to sign Joel Smith because he had been playing Basketball for several years, so it's basically taking someone from a different code. Same with Maynard.

The link is referring to the new academies for the Vic clubs
 

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The other category B guys have to have been away from the game / out of the AFL system for at least 3 years. These guys can be picked up if they don't get drafted, so essentially it's a safety net for the "not quite" guys who miss out but are indigenous or have a funny surname / relative from some exotic country.
Are there rules around what is multicultural? Like first generation, second generation etc? I don't have a special issue with creating an opportunity for someone who might have missed out, but is this a real policy or window dressing? It's pretty odd anyhow.
 

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Are there rules around what is multicultural? Like first generation, second generation etc? I don't have a special issue with creating an opportunity for someone who might have missed out, but is this a real policy or window dressing? It's pretty odd anyhow.
No idea, I only read the article provided at the top. All the prospective Category B kidlings are listed as "indigenous" or "multicultural", so it's likely John Smith with two Aussie battler parents need not apply. I'm a fan of opportunities for those who have missed out, but not on this criteria.
 

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No idea, I only read the article provided at the top. All the prospective Category B kidlings are listed as "indigenous" or "multicultural", so it's likely John Smith with two Aussie battler parents need not apply. I'm a fan of opportunities for those who have missed out, but not on this criteria.
Smacks of a policy built around a media release, rather than the other way around as it should be. I shouldn't be surprised.

I'm just disappointed because with all the talk of zones and academies etc, I was hoping for some nice big cheating or tampering opportunities with an AFL thumbs up but this doesn't look useful at all.
 

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