Official Club Stuff Peter Dean Father Son Academy Launched 30th June 2015

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Excellent initiative by the Club & Spirit of Carlton :thumbsu:

I wander if the 3 Silvagni boys attended today.


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Today was the turn of the older boys to participate in the Father Son Development Academy which is an initiative of the Carlton Football Club and supported financially by the Spirit of Carlton Past and Present.

Geoff Southby represented the Spirit of Carlton at this morning's session as a show of further support for the club, the parents and boys participating in this exciting project.
Each boy was presented with Carlton gear including personalised shirts, most of them towered over Rod Ashman who was handing over the Guernseys.
They all had a sparkle in their eyes and seemed genuinely excited to be there, some had come from as far away as Perth to attend.

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Very good initiative by the club and SOC.

Get SOS', Red's, Judd's (;)) sons in there ASAP!!!
 

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Anyone got that picture of Ratts' two kids wrestling?

that was HI-LARIOUS!
 

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Would have been nice to read who actually attended the event today. Still, a great initiative by the club. I'm sure Craig Bradley has at least one boy, as does Ratts.
 

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The Silvagni boys would no doubt be the biggest reason why your club will want to smoke the peace pipe with with SOS in the not to distant future.

The oldest is only a few years from the time when it should be apparent whether he may have the talent to make it.

I know the relationship is still frosty so interesting to see if things change
 

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Would have been nice to read who actually attended the event today. Still, a great initiative by the club. I'm sure Craig Bradley has at least one boy, as does Ratts.
It would have been nice to know who attended HBF, but due to privacy issues & the age of the boys, we will probably never know.

But we can guess :p
 

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Who knows the aged back of the heads of those players in the picture? :S
 

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From TC

Today marks the beginning of another exciting initiative of the Carlton Football Club and the Spirit of Carlton with the inaugural Father and Son Academy Training program. This program is a chance for possible future father and son prospects to become better acquainted with the club, to see how the players train, how team meeting s are conducted, listen to some Carlton greats speak, and do some skills sessions with Carlton football staff.

The children are split into a younger group and an older group who each participate for two days at the club during the week. The program for the younger children is aimed more at familiarisation and fun. The older group get advice on diet, training, goal setting and presentation from previous father son players on what they might expect.

Each group will get the opportunity to mix with the current players and hear the stories of how current players such as Chris Judd made the transition from junior footy to senior footy.

This is a wonderful initiative from the club that strengthens the bonds of community and family within the club which are so important. Not all these boys will get the opportunity to play for Blues but they will always be part of the Blues family.

Stay tuned later in the week for more news from the Academy.

Your humble correspondent was lucky enough to attend the introductory session for the older boys this morning.

It was great to see the young blokes with their dads. Whether they play footy or not there are going to be some big lads when they become adults.

The latest report with pictures is here:

http://spiritofcarlton.com/blog/2011/01 ... t-academy/

Today was the turn of the older boys to participate in the Father Son Development Academy which is an initiative of the Carlton Football Club and supported financially by the Spirit of Carlton Past and Present. Geoff Southby represented the Spirit of Carlton at this morning's session as a show of further support for the club, the parents and boys participating in this exciting project.
The parents and potential father son prospects, along with President Stephen Kernahan and other Carlton officials all gathered in the Don Chipp Theatrette to begin proceedings. Assistant coach Alan Richardson began by giving an introduction which explained that the number one objective of the camp was to make the boys feel like they belong, each boy had to make their own decisions about where they wanted to take their football. The most important thing is that they know the club is there for them if they need them. He highlighted that Soccer had been dealing with the issues surrounding the development of young athletes from boys to men for 30 years and that Carlton had used some of the knowledge gained by Soccer over the years to develop the program for this week.
Stephen Kernahan then spoke and referred individually to each boy, welcoming them to the club and commenting on the contributions each of their fathers had made to the club and to football in general. He spoke about the club and its culture and expectations of its players.
Each boy was presented with Carlton gear including personalised shirts, most of them towered over Rod Ashman who was handing over the Guernseys. They all had a sparkle in their eyes and seemed genuinely excited to be there, some had come from as far away as Perth to attend.
Then it was the turn of Jarrad Waite to give a talk on what it was like to be a father son prospect and the process of being picked for the Blues and becoming a player. After that some video was played which included some highlights of the careers of the fathers of each of the boys. It was great seeing a few little reactions to the video from some of the boys sitting next to their dads.
Finally it was time for parents and children to part ways and the Club took the boys into the training facilities to begin the next stage of the program.
The Spirit of Carlton would like to wish every boy the best of luck in whatever they wish to do, if they did not know before, they certainly know now that they are part of this great club.
 

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The Silvagni boys would no doubt be the biggest reason why your club will want to smoke the peace pipe with with SOS in the not to distant future.

The oldest is only a few years from the time when it should be apparent whether he may have the talent to make it.

I know the relationship is still frosty so interesting to see if things change
Took me a while to find it, but Jack turned 13 in December, Ben will turn 11 in May, and Tom will turn 9 in September.
 

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Anyone know if they have shown any junior skills? I know, I'm pathetic but it's never too early to monitor this stuff. :eek:
 

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I have read somewhere on another thread that Dorotich's son goes OK ;)
Doro's boy was playing colts for east freo last season and was ok but nothing special. From memory doro mentioned on radio that he was still eligble to play colts again this year.
 

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