List Mgmt. James Hird Academy (Father/Son and Next Generation) - Fletcher & Hird to join preseason training

(Log in to remove this ad.)

EFC 1871

Hall of Famer
Joined
Oct 11, 2007
Posts
30,233
Likes
11,458
AFL Club
Essendon
#3
Pev will only be 33 this year and we've got his son in the academy.

Can we recruit Dean Rioli's unborn sons now, please?
 

Mr Mojo Risin

Norm Smith Medallist
Joined
Jul 15, 2008
Posts
7,088
Likes
8,906
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Celtics, Colts, Renegades, Kings
#4
A nice read. Great to see many potential father-sons coming through.

http://www.essendonfc.com.au/news/a/James-Hird-Academy-2012/9198

JAKE LONG 3/2/96 Scotch College (APS) Son of Michael (190 Gms)
Jake will represent the Northern Territory in the NAB AFL U16 National Championships to be held in Sydney later this year, and will play school football for Scotch College in the APS.
Would be awesome if he is half as good as his dad.

http://www.essendonfc.com.au/news/a/James-Hird-Academy-2012/9198
 

Loonerty

Moderator
Joined
Jun 1, 2008
Posts
34,855
Likes
40,405
Location
Wollongong
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Chelsea
Moderator #8
DANIEL THOMPSON 30/4/94 Calder Cannons (TAC Cup) Son of Mark (202 Gms)
Daniel made his debut for the Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup and played in the opening two rounds mainly across half back.

So he'd be coached by his Dad potentially?
God imagine that.
 

Doss

Super Moderator
Joined
Aug 1, 2011
Posts
70,521
Likes
95,364
AFL Club
Essendon
Admin #9
Had a retro moment reading that list- what with names like Daniher, Williams, Neagle, Wallis, Van Der Haar, Thompson and Long, it reads like an 80s/early 90s honour roll.

Also, if Jydon and Matthew Neagle are any good, we need to get OPERATION STAY SLIM going stat. Their brother is Jay afterall.
 

Slattery_20

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Aug 16, 2006
Posts
23,386
Likes
2,301
Location
My house
AFL Club
Essendon
#10
This year, as well as Daniher we've got a Fields, who was supposedly not all that far off being rookied last year.
Jordan (NOT the one playing for Bendigo) Williams running round for Eastern U18s
Jydon Neagle for Bushrangers
And I think a few others

Humble Minion does an excellent job keeping track of our kids, and writing up their form (and likelihood of being drafted) in various competitions.
 

daz17

All Australian
Joined
Oct 23, 2011
Posts
5,391
Likes
2,261
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Arsenal, San Jose, Portland
#11
I was really keen on last years NSW Scholarship holders, but they didn't get drafted. Hope some of these guys get a chance.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Eleven 38

Norm Smith Medallist
Joined
Apr 22, 2010
Posts
5,794
Likes
4,727
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Canucks, Cowboys, Renegades
#12
Pev will only be 33 this year and we've got his son in the academy.

Can we recruit Dean Rioli's unborn sons now, please?
He has 3 sons already doesn't he how many more are you expecting??
 

Humble Minion

Team Captain
Joined
Dec 5, 2007
Posts
427
Likes
79
Location
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
#25
Anyone know who is likely to be drafted out of those? Obviously Joe D, but I've heard good things about Jake Long.
Far as I know (which admittedly isn't very far), Clothier, Long, Wallis probably have the best credentials at this point (after Joe), but obviously there's a very very long way to go.

I don't really know anything about Vander Haar one way or the other, but he should get a shot in the TAC next year to show what he can do.
 
Top Bottom