- Apr 6, 2001
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Dynamic Dockers &South Fr
I am not a big fan of Barich , but I fully agree with him on this issue.
Far too many kids, when drafted are not ready for the pressures of the game at AFL level.
They have two years to make a name for themselves.
It has been a major problem for the AFL for a long time, though I doubt they understand the full extent of the damage that is caused to so many young kids.
I have always been of the opinion that the age needs to be raised , but that will never happen. Far too many agents and lawyers who will whisper in the parents and kids ears, "It is a restraint of trade" .
So many kids are thrown on the scrap heap after two years. They lose the love of the game, and sadly, the love of life.
Well said Barra.