Fact Who did AFL players support as youngsters?

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Three players who barracked for the teams they ended up playing for:

Brad Johnson (Footscray), Brett Kirk (Sydney) and Lou Richards (Collingwood).
 

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Jon Griffen was a Freo supporter.
I think Nick Vlaustin said he wanted to play for us, not sure if he supported Freo though.
 

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Two more who barracked for the team they played for:

Ted Whitten sr ~ Footscray
Peter Knights ~ Hawthorn
 

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From Inside Football 1988:

Mark Bairstow: North Melbourne
David Cameron: Geelong
Darren Davies: Carlton
Peter Foster: Hawthorn
Greg Healy: St. Kilda
Rick Kennedy: Carlton
Shane Kerrison: Collingwood
John Law: Collingwood
Grant Lawrie: Richmond
Scott Maginess: Hawthorn
Chris Mainwaring: North Melbourne
Russell Morris: Richmond
Richard Osborne: Melbourne and Collingwood
Brian Royal: Footscray
Steven Stretch: North Melbourne and West Torrens
Brian Taylor: St. Kilda and South Fremantle
Mark Williams: Hawthorn
Mark Yeates: Geelong
Graeme Yeats: St. Kilda


Also published were:

Gary Buckenara: West Perth
Mark Mickan: Port Adelaide
John Platten: Central Districts
Sean Wight: Glasgow Celtic
 

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josh gibson went for Hawthorn

I can't imagine your loyalty to the team you barrack for as a kid disappearing as soon as you get drafted. Like if i was, GAJ Jnr say, I would hate to be picked up by Sydney. I couldn't see myself trying to start a fight with Shaun Burgoyne or sledging Gunstall or something like that. Weirddd
 

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josh gibson went for Hawthorn

I can't imagine your loyalty to the team you barrack for as a kid disappearing as soon as you get drafted. Like if i was, GAJ Jnr say, I would hate to be picked up by Sydney. I couldn't see myself trying to start a fight with Shaun Burgoyne or sledging Gunstall or something like that. Weirddd

Be like a Collingwood fan going to Essendon or Carlton.

Steele Sidebottom was an Essendon fan who went to Collingwood.
 
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David Zaharakis - Essendon
Courtenay Dempsey - Essendon
Elliott Kavnagh - Essendon
Michael Hurley - St Kilda
Nick O'Brien - Geelong
Cory Dell'Olio - Nth Melbourne (He must have been the half in 2 and a half Nth Melbourne supporters :p )
Brendon Goddard - Carlton
Alex Browne - Collingwood

Taylor Adams - Essendon
Allen Christensen - Essendon
Stewart Crameri - Richmond
 

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Tom Scully - Richmond
Hassa Mann - Essendon
Kevin Sheedy - Essendon
David Parkin - Melbourne
Terry Wallace - Melbourne
Mathew Lloyd - Fitzroy
 

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Josh Caddy from Geelong went for North, grandfather played 100 games for the club.
That's my great-uncle, John Reeves, I was interrogating my grandmother (Caddy's great aunt) over the weekend about how hard he tried to get to North last year. She didn't have any details but she told me he did try!
 

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That's my great-uncle, John Reeves, I was interrogating my grandmother (Caddy's great aunt) about how hard he tried to get to North last year. She didn't have any details but she told me he did try!


Inside info at its finest.

Good stuff.

BTW, would Josh Caddy be your cousin?
 
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