kicking on both sides

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  1. the_big_sav

    the_big_sav Club Legend

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    is there anyone currently playing who fits the Hawkins/Jarmen/Cameron/Aker/Mitchell mould of elite on both sides?

    i can think of some who are ok on their opposite or at least not afraid to kick with the opposite but with Mitchell gone i cant think of anyone
     

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    Steele Sidebottom looks natural using either foot.
     
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    Whitfield and Kelly
     
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    Shuey is so good on both feet I watched an intraclub early in his career and we couldn't work out which was his dominant.
    Kicked goals on the run from tight angles on both feet
     
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    Sidebottom is great. Breust and Gunston at kicking goals with either foot.

    Stratton another not afraid to kick 50m with either foot.
     
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    yep great nomination. he was the one i couldn't remember
     
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    Very early days but Petrevski-Seton apparently doesn't have a preference. According to all his junior coaches.
     
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    At Melbourne Brayshaw would probably be our best
     
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    He hasn't played many games for us but 2nd year player Cedric Cox is very good on both sides.
     
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    Dustin Martin kicks well on both.
     
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    Hurley used to be great on both feet, currently he's poor on both. :(

    Goddard has been pretty good on both pegs his whole career.
     
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    For us, I can't tell which one McDonald-Tipungwuti prefers.
     
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    Madness the amount of superfluous assistant coaches at the top level, should be re positioned to skill development at elite junior levels. Also kids have more options these days, and many would rather play fortnite rather than have a kick at the local oval.
     
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    Ablett isn't bad on his left
     
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    Was at that game. City end of Subiaco Oval, on his left tucked up against the boundary from 45m. Drilled it on the run under pressure. Freakish.


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    There’s not that many who are elite on their preferred foot, let alone the other.
     
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    At our club Taylor Walker can kick fairly long and well on both sides. He's repeatedly emphasised his belief kids need to train both sides for handballing and kicking.
     
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    Higgins looks natural on either.

    On the other end, Boomer had no left foot. He however had the unrivaled ability to turn any situation into a right foot kick, even if he had to turn his opponent around 3 times to do it.
     
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    Surely Nathan Jones, no?

    Vince also isn't too bad on his left.
     
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    Melk's right is serviceable too although his left is a rake.
     
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    Pretty sure i saw this stat in a recent article.

    Mitchell was something like 51/49 between his preferred and non-preferred (if you can call it a preferred for him).

    Angus Brayshaw was the next closest of current players at 62/38 or something similar.
     
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    It still astounds me the proportion of players at AFL level who aren't at least competent on both sides.

    Being a coach of junior football, I ensure any kid with a reasonable amount of ability has a handful of training sessions during the year where they kick exclusively on their opposite foot.

    This gives them the confidence to then use it on game day, and they're off and running!