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thylacine60

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I really support the post of Jeremias. If anyone gets the struggles footballers and young men have in front of them it will be this bloke. He doesn't have the inherent indiginous aspect to his work but I have watched this man be ridiculed from one side of the country to the other and persist. Credit to him and long may people who have failed and got up off the canvas repeatedly be given the opportunity to pass on their specialist skills to those coming behind.
 

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Jokes aside.... totally aside...

This is a great get for the Carlton Football Club.

There's not many people in the AFL who know what it's like to have to scratch and claw for every bloody opportunity they've gotten, who have been as respected among their peers and coaching group as what Zac Dawson was. Obviously, he's not indigenous but you needn't be. You need to be someone who understands the hard work, the sacrifices, the mentality required to be successful as an AFL player from little to nothing. I think those who question this hire because of his non-indigenous background need to understand that most often the best aid workers, managers, etc. are people who possess a willingness to understand people from different backgrounds and have a passion for putting them into successful positions rather than necessarily coming from the same background. Zac has always appeared to be that type of person.

Here's a nice article on Dawson from the Dockers when he and Ibbotson retired.

https://www.fremantlefc.com.au/news/2017-09-21/retirees-share-special-bond
 

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I really support the post of Jeremias. If anyone gets the struggles footballers and young men have in front of them it will be this bloke. He doesn't have the inherent indiginous aspect to his work but I have watched this man be ridiculed from one side of the country to the other and persist. Credit to him and long may people who have failed and got up off the canvas repeatedly be given the opportunity to pass on their specialist skills to those coming behind.
Never really thought about it from that angle …. interesting.
 

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Zac is very addition to the coaching team, our youngsters will be mentored and developed more comprehensible by all the hard working coaches be they Seniors, NB or NGA /NN level, things are amalgamating, there’s a common focus better preparation , condition and skills development, flow on will be noticeable in the next few years.
 

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We do, but our zone is exclusively that of the Northern Knights in the TAC (ie. the Northern Football League). That's how we have first rights on Ethan Penrith and the Wild brothers. That being said, the indigenous population in each state is somewhat different as well.

WA teams split a state, albeit with caveats as you mentioned. Some of the Victorian clubs have split up all of NT (which is about 30% indigenous), while North Melbourne have all of Tasmania and half of the Western Jets (probably the most bountiful area for first-gen Aussies from non-English backgrounds).

The AFL usually get an economist involved in these kinds of moves, so I'm sure once you look at the population statistics you start to see why each club got what they did, but I get the feeling those with a territory advantage will see larger benefits over time.


I'd push for that to be rookie draft only (or 5th round onwards/Cat B if they abolish the rookie draft).

If I were the elders, I'd have a few more issues with an academy program that abbreviates to 'NGA'.


The Tiwi Islands has a (mostly indigenous) population of 3,000, while all of NT has an indigenous population of about 62,000.

Essendon also get the Calder Cannons zone. Remember, one parent has to be born overseas in a non-English speaking country for them to be eligible, so it's not like everyone can just go and grab the kids of Italian and Greek ex-pats, mostly because they're all in their 40s. ;)

North got the metropolitan part of the Western Jets, while the Dogs got the rest. Pretty sure the rest follows TAC zones.
We get the Fitzroy Stars which is basically an indigenous club so we need to invest heavily there.
 

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I really support the post of Jeremias. If anyone gets the struggles footballers and young men have in front of them it will be this bloke. He doesn't have the inherent indigenous aspect to his work but I have watched this man be ridiculed from one side of the country to the other and persist. Credit to him and long may people who have failed and got up off the canvas repeatedly be given the opportunity to pass on their specialist skills to those coming behind.
Well said. :thumbsu:
 

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