- Jan 26, 2012
- darling downs
- AFL Club
- Gold Coast
- Other Teams
- Melbourne Dees
My main hope this would be this is an exercise to convert more juniors from other codes, and not attract (accidentally or otherwise) players from already struggling clubs. But from what I can see on their website www.southeastsuns.com They are going to field u19s, reserves and 1st grade. And have no junior program.
Unless they are affiliated with a club that does have juniors, all they can do is poach other clubs Junior players? Their website does not mention a junior program or an affiliation with an established junior club.
There is already talk of too many clubs in the West. If you have a plan to get new kids im all for it. If this is a seniors exercise, im not really interested, except 'Good Luck' and there would be a lot of 'International' players available from overseas that you could sponsor to get here to make you competitive. We all want the same thing....AFL to be the biggest code in QLD.
But we don't want new clubs starting to the detriment of other clubs. Id like to hear your recruitment plan, etc of obtaining new players, without attracting players from other clubs.
Id love an extremely strong Logan club. AFL needs a sharp edge of the wedge to undermine the NRL in this area.
Perhaps someone involved can give us some ideas on what they are doing to further the interests of AFL without hurting other clubs, and how they intend to grow their junior base not to the detriment of other struggling clubs?