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VitalDread

The Unofficial Face of Bigfooty Bulldogs-NGA & VFL
Oct 9, 2011
20,168
26,993
Cranbourne
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Western Bulldogs
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Chicago Bulls
AFL Changing the NGA Program in 2021 which will see

-AFL Taking over the programs which reduce funding towards these programs
-NGA Players that are bid on in the first and second round will no longer have bid protection
-Once the protected period is over, Clubs can use later picks as normal
- AFL is concern that AFL Clubs are signing young talent up and not providing a correct pathway to AFL. By believing their natural talent will get them signed
-Players at age 15 that are signed to NGA will remain signed

Can confirm that Bulldogs are not one of these clubs with all the pathway programs they invest in NGA program.


 

Merlins Revenge

Team Captain
May 22, 2011
596
738
Melbourne
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
AFL Changing the NGA Program in 2021 which will see

-AFL Taking over the programs which reduce funding towards these programs
-NGA Players that are bid on in the first and second round will no longer have bid protection
-Once the protected period is over, Clubs can use later picks as normal
- AFL is concern that AFL Clubs are signing young talent up and not providing a correct pathway to AFL. By believing their natural talent will get them signed
-Players at age 15 that are signed to NGA will remain signed

Can confirm that Bulldogs are not one of these clubs with all the pathway programs they invest in NGA program.


So, we still get him, right?
 

0utsider

Club Legend
Jul 19, 2018
1,179
2,026
Melbourne
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
AFL Changing the NGA Program in 2021 which will see

-AFL Taking over the programs which reduce funding towards these programs
-NGA Players that are bid on in the first and second round will no longer have bid protection
-Once the protected period is over, Clubs can use later picks as normal
- AFL is concern that AFL Clubs are signing young talent up and not providing a correct pathway to AFL. By believing their natural talent will get them signed
-Players at age 15 that are signed to NGA will remain signed

Can confirm that Bulldogs are not one of these clubs with all the pathway programs they invest in NGA program.


Very poor decision by the AFL, not that that comes as any surprise. Clubs will now put even less into these players in the hope they slip through to later rounds and then try develop them once they’re in, or just not put any time or effort into the NGA at all. Completely open to abuse and ends up achieving the exact opposite of what they set out to do with the academies in the first place.

Should just scrap clubs academies altogether and have the whole thing managed by the AFL with the players free to be drafted the same as any other non-father son prospect.
 

Mojorisin

Premiership Player
Oct 20, 2017
3,339
4,604
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Very poor decision by the AFL, not that that comes as any surprise. Clubs will now put even less into these players in the hope they slip through to later rounds and then try develop them once they’re in, or just not put any time or effort into the NGA at all. Completely open to abuse and ends up achieving the exact opposite of what they set out to do with the academies in the first place.

Should just scrap clubs academies altogether and have the whole thing managed by the AFL with the players free to be drafted the same as any other non-father son prospect.
I 100% agree. Half and half is rubbish either all in or all out imo
 

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Kwality

Hall of Famer
Aug 14, 2011
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Very poor decision by the AFL, not that that comes as any surprise. Clubs will now put even less into these players in the hope they slip through to later rounds and then try develop them once they’re in, or just not put any time or effort into the NGA at all. Completely open to abuse and ends up achieving the exact opposite of what they set out to do with the academies in the first place.

Should just scrap clubs academies altogether and have the whole thing managed by the AFL with the players free to be drafted the same as any other non-father son prospect.
The original decision was a sop to the Melbourne clubs that see Academies simply as a rort SO have rorted it.
There should be NO exclusivity in heartland States, Vic, SA or WA.

Take Halls Creek as an example, if you dont know where it is, https://www.google.com/maps/place/H...0f6382479c730!8m2!3d-18.2229402!4d127.6700702

& the numbers have continued to grow since this 2018 article:

That success has ZIP to do with the AFL, plenty to do with the WAFL, & kids going into the draft.
 

doggies ftw

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 22, 2008
16,338
14,587
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Ok thank fu** we get JUH.

but yes agree, run the academies through the AFL and no priority to any team, not even the northern states!
 

Kwality

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Aug 14, 2011
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Ok thank fu** we get JUH.

but yes agree, run the academies through the AFL and no priority to any team, not even the northern states!
The developing States dont have entrenched junior comps that the heartland States do - the Academies are real, if junior development is left to the AFL it will be a disaster.
 

Mojorisin

Premiership Player
Oct 20, 2017
3,339
4,604
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Doesn't sound like it.

In my opinion, they're focussing on the wrong issue. If you want to balance the ledger, then remove the discount. Or better yet, apply a premium for matching, not a discount.
That is an excellent idea. Could even have a premium on matching in the first round and a discount on matching second round onwards. That'd give incentive to other teams to go earlier with bids.
 

Virgin Dog

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 29, 2017
7,446
14,586
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
That is an excellent idea. Could even have a premium on matching in the first round and a discount on matching second round onwards. That'd give incentive to other teams to go earlier with bids.
Yeah I have no problem with teams getting their academy kids, but cases like Blakey, Quaynor, Mills, Heeney, Green, Henry, and soon JUH, Campbell and McInnes, are blatantly unfair for the other clubs. Discounts are ridiculous

Same applies to father sons
 

Mojorisin

Premiership Player
Oct 20, 2017
3,339
4,604
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Yeah I have no problem with teams getting their academy kids, but cases like Blakey, Quaynor, Mills, Heeney, Green, Henry, and soon JUH, Campbell and McInnes, are blatantly unfair for the other clubs. Discounts are ridiculous

Same applies to father sons
Especially for those first rounders who arguably (or not in some cases) would have been in an arm system regardless. I also think those already tied to clubs through f/s should be ineligible for academies.
I am of the opinion though that it is unfair to all clubs and the players currently in the NGA system to have the changes come into effect in the next couple of years. It really needs to be announced now for those who aren't yet. Allocated there for not including 15+ year olds, alot of planning has gone into ngas through clubland and although the system is very flawed you can't backup with such little notice
 

BrunswickDog

Team Captain
Jul 18, 2016
327
538
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Cody Raak not on the AFL state combine invitees list annouced today on the AFL website.

JUH and Ewan McPherson are on the list.

V strange that he is not being invited. *read nothing to see here......
 

dogwatch

Premium Platinum
Jun 17, 2009
21,543
32,891
Canberra
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
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Arsenal
Cody Raak not on the AFL state combine invitees list annouced today on the AFL website.

JUH and Ewan McPherson are on the list.

V strange that he is not being invited. *read nothing to see here......
What are the criteria for getting an invitation? Do two clubs have to nominate you? That might explain it.
 

weltschmerz

Premiership Player
May 23, 2019
3,813
7,309
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
There are some other players who some rate highly but haven't been invited to the combine. Jackson Cardillo isn't on the list, nor is Isiah Winder.
 

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