Toast Josh Kelly (son of Phil)

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Coming of age



LAST year, as Brighton Grammar's football team struggled in Melbourne's Associated Public Schools competition, coach Robert Shaw thought it would be a good opportunity to give some Year 10 players a taste of things to come.

The competition is usually reserved for Year 12s with a smattering of Year 11s, but the former Fitzroy and Adelaide coach, and long-time Essendon assistant, blooded six year 10s in the team throughout the season. Classy midfielder Josh Kelly was one.

Some had an impact; others struggled with the higher standard of footy. Kelly won the best and fairest.

Since then, Kelly has been a busy footballer. The 17-year-old is a member of the tier one AIS-AFL Academy, is a key player for the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup, and has continued his rise at Brighton. He also played a big role in Vic Metro's recent division one win at the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships as a bottom-age player (meaning he can't nominate for this year's NAB AFL Draft).

Read more: http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/141901/default.aspx


Hopefully, we can get him to North.
 

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Jesus if we scored him and Luke in the same draft it would absolutely top the Wallis Libba double the Dogs got. This kid will be a serious player, unfortunately after using our first on the Duke there would be next to no chance Kelly would still be available
 

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Jesus if we scored him and Luke in the same draft it would absolutely top the Wallis Libba double the Dogs got. This kid will be a serious player, unfortunately after using our first on the Duke there would be next to no chance Kelly would still be available
Old man only played 61 games unfortunately. Who knows where he will be in the pecking order of the draft or what may happen with free agency or trading with player movements. Seems unlikely at this point.
 

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F*** it that we still don't have the 50 games father-son qualification.

The one that netted Brissie big JB.

Never saw Phil Kelly play, take it he was a gun?
Won the sandover medal in 78 and 79, the only player from East Perth since Polly Farmer to do so over consecutive years. He was 24 I think when he made the journey over to the AFL but sadly for him he came in the 80s and by the mid 80s we had gone into junior development mode.
 

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Pretty epic article for a kid so young. Do we try and enter the minidraft process? If we finish off the season strongly our first round pick won't be so valuable though. Not sure if we have anything that GWS would want in terms of players either (that we are prepared to let go).
 

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Don't get sucked in. There is a hungry vampirey, spirity thing feeding off the energy people put into these Josh Kelly threads. Its like a psychic troll.
Media ... He will re-sign after round 1.... zilch
Media... He will re-sign ater round 3.... zilch.
Round 5 has arrived...
 
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