Mega Thread Potential future father-son selections

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Oh no!

If Harley works for Swans, could his son wear a Geelong guernsey? I'd want my child to wear a Geelong guernsey - no matter which club I worked for lol
His son could wear any jumper he likes, no-one in Balmain would have any idea who Tom is or what he does for a living! Same deal with all the GWS players who live in the area and hang out on Darling Street (for anyone interested Phil Davis has perfected the hipster/homeless man look).
 

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How long do potential players need to be living in the academy zone for? Potentially a father son such as Harley could be picked by the Swans academy. I think that's a grey area in the rules I don't mind the idea of the academy helping to develop players in non traditional football areas. But something about these f/s qualifying rubs me the wrong way.
 

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How long do potential players need to be living in the academy zone for? Potentially a father son such as Harley could be picked by the Swans academy. I think that's a grey area in the rules I don't mind the idea of the academy helping to develop players in non traditional football areas. But something about these f/s qualifying rubs me the wrong way.
There are two players this year who are in that exact situation - Blakey and Scott have eligibility through f/s and academy. So far as I can tell players need to be enrolled in the academy from a relatively early age (13ish) and that's about it. Some of the GWS academy guys just play in the TAC and aren't really developed by the academy at all.

All clubs involved can choose to nominate them, the player can only accept one nomination.
 

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His son could wear any jumper he likes, no-one in Balmain would have any idea who Tom is or what he does for a living! Same deal with all the GWS players who live in the area and hang out on Darling Street (for anyone interested Phil Davis has perfected the hipster/homeless man look).
True, still, for those of us who know, it's disappointing.

Can guarantee that next time Harely is at KP with his son, a Geelong guernsey will be worn ;)
 

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F/S does get the preference - same as Academy kids.

The AFL has kinda merged the F/S and Academy stuff the newer clubs dont have F/S access yet - thats a very broad overview of it.

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There is also not really a preference when a kid falls into both categories... basically all 3 clubs are eligible to sign him and it's up to him who he nominates.
 

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Any news regarding Oscar brownless???

Is he in the frame for vic country???

I am hoping Geelong has another big tall key forward come along!
If you are hoping for a big tall KF you need to forget about Oscar Brownless.
Oscar is only about 186 cm tall. He is more a midfielder/half forward than a key forward.
 

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Thanks daz, really appreciate you explaining it. Well that makes it fairer for newer clubs. Except the sons of StevieJ, Pops Kelly, Travis Varcoe et al (if they're fantastic) better come to Geelong!
Yes ..takes care of the new clubs. To some degree ..its just like when West Coast etc came in..and we missed on Cousins.. (although that may have been fortunate in the end). He had the choice to play for Geelong or stay home with a WestCoast FSon rule ..although Brian did not play for them. This year Scott has three clubs ..Blakey is the same. North has a chance to get both yet may get neither.
Till Scott says he was to play for Geelong , i will assume he will prefer to stay local.
 

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Yes ..takes care of the new clubs. To some degree ..its just like when West Coast etc came in..and we missed on Cousins.. (although that may have been fortunate in the end).
Pretty big sliding door there for Cousins. I don't think Mainwaring etc were the best role models for him but if he comes to Geelong maybe he is friends with Chappy/Bray and it turns out the same or worse...
 

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Pretty big sliding door there for Cousins. I don't think Mainwaring etc were the best role models for him but if he comes to Geelong maybe he is friends with Chappy/Bray and it turns out the same or worse...
Yeah then maybe we cop all that stuff, after GAS and we are the known club for that....great player though
 
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