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The unofficial Ron Barassi Father Son/Daughter (and anything in-between) Academy

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  1. Marc_Remillard

    Marc_Remillard Angel of the Abyss

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    It's probably time to start looking forward to the next gen of potential father son/daughter kids coming through. Especially considering the enormous success we've had with guys like Chris Johnson, Glenn Molloy, Brad Campbell and Tom Kavanagh.

    The club launched the academy back in July with the following group participating:
    • Kalani White (11, Surfers Paradise) – son of Jeff White who played 235 games (Jeff also has twin boys who are younger)
    • Noah Yze (12) – son of Adem Yze who played 271 games
    • Charlie and Francesca Newport, whose father Stephen played 101 games
    • Kynan (13) and Ryder Brown (9), whose father Nathan played 146 games
    • Jemma and Paige Rigoni, whose father Guy played 107 games
    • Tegan and Elise Williams, whose father David played 67 games
    • Oliver Green – son of Brad who played 254 games
    In addition Cooper Schwartz (14), Taj Woewodin (15) and Kobe Farmer (15, also qualifies for Freo, playing with Mandurah in WA) are our most likely prospects in the not too distant future. Apparently Kobe is a pretty good prospect, anyone seen him play?

    NGA

    Toby Bedford
    Daniel Allsop

    As time goes by I'll keep updating this post (that's if I'm not perma banned by some sooky Carlton mod)


    You may ask is it a little weird and creepy that a group of middle aged (and most likely a little overweight) footy fanatics are actively following the sporting prowess and development of a group of kids as young as 7 and then discussing it on an internet forum? The answer is obviously yes so we're going to have some rules - No social media stalking of the kiddies please. I can't remember when we started tracking Jack Viney's progress but I reckon it was when he was about 10 so we do have form.

    Source:

    http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-07-06/academy

    http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-05-09/melbournes-future-fatherson-prospects

    http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-09/fathers-and-sons-whos-on-the-radar
     
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  2. Marc_Remillard

    Marc_Remillard Angel of the Abyss

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    I'll try to keep the thread updated as best as I can. Adding our two NGA prospects for this year:

    Toby Bedford (https://www.afldraftcentral.com.au/player/toby-bedford/)
    Daniel Allsop

    master bate thinks that Bedford's a 2nd or 3rd rounder but I haven't seen too much mentioned about Allsop this year.

    I have to admit that I think it's bloody ridiculous that all clubs now have these academies, the AFL ****** up giving one to Sydney and they've been trying to repair the damage ever since. This is the result.
     
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    how good would having another Farmer be!?
     
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    schmuttt Premium Platinum

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    I'll flip tables if we don't draft Bedford.
     
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    From the sounds of it we’ll certainly draft Bedford. Unless someone puts in a ridiculously early offer.
     
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    There would be no way Jeff Farmer's kid plays anywhere that's not the MFC, I reckon
     
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    Looks like Farmer loves the Dees and lives in Melbourne now so hopefully we get his son at the Dees.
     
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    He could go to freo to try to win there first flag, & then have to have Nev Jetta's son playing on him when he play against Melbourne. Or he can play for Melbourne & have Nev's son in the same side:)
     
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    Does Clint Bizzell qualify?
    Pretty sure he does have two kids, aflw players at that
     
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    Only played 88 games for us, minimum now is 100
     

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    We’ve got about six list spots available. I’d be open to drafting Clint and trying to get him to the hundred.
     
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    Marc_Remillard Angel of the Abyss

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    Doggy brown was in the running to coach our women's team a couple of years back.

    Wish they'd picked him instead of the other guy
     
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