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2nds Official Swans Academy Thread (Player News and Discussion)

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  1. RUNVS

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    I don't think we have a proper Swans academy thread so i thought i would create one based on this news

    http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/7106/newsid/130180/default.aspx
     

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    Interesting. Could we get our first proper look at guys like Perris or Jalloh? I certainly hope so..
     
  3. liz

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    They aren't in the age group that this Academy Cup is aimed at. We probably would have seen a bit of Perris this year playing for the reserves but I read that he has ruptured his ACL, meaning we probably won't get to see him. Jalloh (as well as Perris) is still a year and a half away from draft age but it is possible he could get a run with the reserves later in the year, particularly while the U18 champs are on if some of this year's draft crop are missing.
     
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    If it is the under 15's then no it is not Dylan Roos.
     
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    Do 12 year olds really need to have their footy games put up on the web, so we can all hear Paul Roos pointing out their strengths and weaknesses?
     
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    Double Dever

    http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/7106/newsid/131534/default.aspx
     
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    You don't play in the AFL yet, Dever.
     
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    Jarrad Sundqvist is an assistant coach! There's a blast from the past.
     
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    Wow i remember Sunny playing a decent game against the Dees in 2002. Too bad injuries ruined his career. Had a touch of class about his game.
     

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    Read an article the other day suggesting the AFL are happy to let Aussie rules be referred to north of the border as AFL to clearly differentiate it from other types of footy.
    So if that's true, don't blame those saying they play AFL.
     
  13. RUNVS

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    Academy players step it up
    http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/7106/newsid/132347/default.aspx
    http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/7106/newsid/132347/default.aspx
     
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    whats the word on the sydney streets about brandon jack?

    alot of people have forgotten about this little gem, very valuable asset hididing away atm(potentially)

    would a guy like jack be better off training with the seniors on a permanent basis, instead of getting 1 week every 5 there... im not sure how good the sydney academy is thou... interesting
     
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    Why Jack and not the rest of the top age Academy players? I imagine the club believes several of them are a real chance to earn a spot on next year's list, and their introduction to the senior team's training regime is another test of how they might adapt.

    Of this year's potential draft crop that I have seen a bit of (playing in the reserves), Stephen Wray and Daniel Robinson are probably the most advanced in their development, courtesy of having been scholarship players since they were 14 or 15.
     
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    It said a rotation of four boys liz. So they all will have had a chance at the end of the year hopefully.
     
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    I know that. My post was in response to the one above that queried why someone like Jack was only going to get to train on a rotational basis, rather than permanently. I was pointing out that while he might have the most noteworthy surname of our senior academy crop, and while he has shown some promise, he is far from the only player contending for a list spot next year.

    If some of these players were to get to train permanently with the senior team, there would probably be a dozen or so in contention, and presumably that is too many to easily absorb in the full training squad without diluting the quality of the training session.
     
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    My mistake, I thought you were quoting the article as well :)

    Didn't even see Reidfactors post.
     
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    Well there is Kieren Jack's brother and Dylan Roos but from what i can tell Dylan probably isn't up to AFL standard.
     
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    Kieren Jacks brother's talent is immense. Watched him a few times in Junior footy and he can run all day... and night.
     
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    In a first for the QBE Sydney Swans Academy, two players have been selected in the Combined High Schools (CHS) Under-15 All Australian Schoolboy Team.

    Callum Mills and Tim Coenen, who have been members of the Swans Academy program since 2010, performed strongly in the recent CHS National Schoolboy Championships held in Adelaide from July 21-28

    http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/7106/newsid/143280/default.aspx

    Also related to this but not academy news, future father son propect Josh Dunkley made the same Under-15 All Australian Schoolboy Team. Three players with Swan links in the U15 Australian side.
     
  23. RUNVS

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    What position does Josh Dunkley play?
     
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    He is 6'1 at 15yrs old I think, google says he has kicked a dozen goals playing part of 2012 in the seniors(if i googled right) so probably not a back man.
     
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    So get him into the senior team now :)
     
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