Strategy Fremantle Dockers Next Generation Academy

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  1. free at last

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    He has aboriginal heritage too,not sure if that makes it easier or not.So need to get this kid in our system...

    He'll play state u16's next year imo.
     

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    Did you get a look at his parents height and size?
     
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    His old man is Danny Green's ex sparring partner who's about 186 from memory.
    Never met Mum.
     
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    I know his dad and his mum.
    They are both above average height....Kalani is already 187cm,his dad said he'll probably end up being around 190cm.
     
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    Kalani has the potential to be an elite boxer too but just wants to become an AFL footballer....Extremely focused,determined at what he wants to achieve.
     
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    This is the most positive thread on our board and it's great to see some potential AFL/star talent coming through our zone.
     
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    Have heard plenty of good things about the kid,must make the effort to go down and have look.
    Hamish Shepheard ended up on our rookie list from the AMR Hawks so maybe it's possible??
     
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    I'll find out where Kalani is playing this weekend and let you know...
     
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    Kalani is playing colts for Margaret River at Margs home ground at noon this Saturday...I'm going, I haven't seen him play at colts level before.
     
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    Ta.I'll put the Sydney game on record and go have a look:thumbsu:
     
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    Indigenous heritage only applies to Kimberley (Freo) and Pilbara (WC) zones. Was this Kalani kid (or one of his parents) born in Asia or Africa?
     

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    Heaps of kids excel at 13-14 then drop away. Others peak late, form at that age I'd take with a grain of salt.

    I grew up with a kid who was gonna win gold medals for Australia in sprints and hurdles. Was breaking all sorts of junior records. National champion. Broke his leg at 16, average thereafter.
     
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    I have seen stories like this, it is very difficult to impart the value of strict rehab on teenagers who have never been let down by their bodies before.
     
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    So these Walker kids, they're definitely ours??
     
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    For Academy kids, I assume that they would have access to the club's medicos if required???
     
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    Definitely.....All comes down to the kids mind set once they get a bit older.
     
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    Can anyone explain in simple terms, what does it mean to us if a talented kid falls in our academy zone?
    Presumably, these kids still have to nominate for the national draft - do we get a draft discount (like a father & son up pick?)

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    Yes, they go into the draft just like all players. Any club can bid on them and we can match the bid using equivalent points (minus the discount - like f/s).

    Indigenous kids from The Kimberley and kids with diverse backgrounds from our other zones are eligible. Not to be confused with GC, GWS, Syd and Bris where ALL kids from their zones (ie the rich white kids that GWS is full of) can join their academy (not just indigenous/multicultural).
     
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    So Carter and the Walker kids are 100% ours providing we are willing to match bids on them come draft day?

    Is that correct?
     
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    Unless the AFL changes the rules between now and their drafts - yes. Also Liam Henry who will be in the 2019 draft and is similarly talented from what I have seen.
     
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    Yes. Except....

     
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    Pretty happy that if my 8 year old nephew is any good he will ends up in purple thanks to his Irish mum!
     
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    How tall is she?
     
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    She is about 6ft and his grandad is about 6'3. At the rate he is going he will be 6'5.
     
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    The attrition rates across all sports are nasty through the teenage years,but I'm not sure they track the elite talent separately and I suspect more of them would be retained.Particularly those with quality, experienced mentors and access to development programmes I'm guessing.
    Not always a linear thing either.
    We had a kid at school set new 100,200,400 metre sprint records in year 10.
    Big strong kid about 185cm and 80+ kg at 15.Ran like the wind and an all round sportsman.
    Broke both legs in a motorbike accident the following year.Then returned in year 12 and reset all his own records.
    He then embraced some of the available distractions and was lost to all sport and athletics.
    Probably had a great life:cool:.
     
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