Fact Who did AFL players support as youngsters?

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He's my dad's cousin's son so I'm not sure if that is a type of cousin. His uncle (John Reeves' son) also played for North, so it would have been three generations.

If I know that relation well, Josh Caddy and yourself share great-grandparents.
 

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Fletcher Roberts - Richmond
Marcus Bontempelli - Richmond
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Bailey Dale - Collingwood
Jordan Roughead - Western Bulldogs
Tom Boyd - Carlton
Kyle Langford - Western Bulldogs
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Tom Lynch - Collingwood
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Nic Newman - Richmond
Tom Papley - Sydney
Oliver Florent - Hawthorn
Kieran Jack - Sydney
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Anthony Koutafidies - Collingwood
Ryan Crowley - Collingwood
Riley Bonner - Essendon
Dustin Fletcher - Essendon
Tom Sheridan - Essendon
Matt Dea - Essendon
Ben Reid - Essendon
Jack Billings - Essendon
David Zaharakis - Essendon
Jobe Watson - Essendon
Callan Ward - Essendon
James Hird - Essendon
Aaron Francis - Essendon
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Will Setterfield - Essendon
Sam Docherty - Carlton
Nathan Brown - Carlton
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Isaac Smith - Carlton
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Didn't Angus Brayshaw grow up supporting Freo? I know he's from Melbourne proper and there is some WA connection but surely they would all be North fans?
 

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You cant half tell that most players when they were kids/teens were bandwagoner fans of a club when that club was winning flags.. Sam Jacobs is an SA lad yet barracked for Brisbane? haha Harry Taylor prob jumped on the Crows in 97/98
 

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Josh Dunkley - Sydney before going neutral.
Jacob Weitering - Melbourne.
Aaron Francis, Harry and Ben McKay and Riley Bonner - Essendon.
Darcy Tucker, Eric Hipwood and Rhys Mathieson - St Kilda.
Josh Schache - Norf.
Matthew Kennedy - Hawthorn.


Probably been mentioned but Doug Hawkins was a mad Norf fan whose idol was Keith Greig.
 

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Ben Keays - Lions
Brandon Starcevich - Fremantle
Lachie Neale - Port
Ely Smith - Hawthorn
Ryan Bastinac - Richmond
Jarrod Berry - Essendon
Thomas Berry - Geelong
Cam Rayner - Essendon
Matt Eagles - Port
Hugh McCluggage - Geelong
Luke Hodge - Richmond
Dayne Beams - Essendon
Tom Rockliff - Richmond
Elliot Yeo - Fremantle
Sam Docherty - Carlton
Jared Polec - Port
Jack Crisp - Fremantle
Michael Rischitelli - Essendon
Alex Sexton - North
Sam Walsh - Lions
Jaidyn Stephenson - Lions
Riley Collier-Dawkins - Swans
Max King - Saints
Bailey Smith - Hawthorn

Jamie Stanton - Swans
Kaitlin Ashmore - Richmond
Nat Exon - Hawthorn
Gabby Collingwood - Lions
Jess Wuetschner - Port
Brittany Gibson - North
 
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This kid looks like Jack Higgins. He played for a team in the SMJFL (league is based at Moorabbin Oval) as a kid so it’s possible he went for St Kilda. Nothing solid online though.
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Ben Keays - Lions
Brandon Starcevich - Fremantle
Lachie Neale - Port
Ely Smith - Hawthorn
Ryan Bastinac - Richmond
Jarrod Berry - Essendon
Thomas Berry - Geelong
Hugh McCluggage - Geelong
Dayne Beams - Essendon
Tom Rockliff - Richmond
Elliot Yeo - Fremantle
Sam Docherty - Carlton
Jared Polec - Port
Jack Crisp - Fremantle
Michael Rischitelli - Essendon
Alex Sexton - North
Sam Walsh - Lions
Jaidyn Stephenson - Lions
Riley Collier-Dawkins - Swans

Jamie Stanton - Swans
Kaitlin Ashmore - Richmond
Nat Exon - Hawthorn
Gabby Collingwood - Lions
Jess Wuetschner - Port
Brittany Gibson - North
Jack Crisp followed Freo? Isn't he Victorian? Weird.
 

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Nic Nat used to go for Collingwood because they played in the same strip as Swan Districts, not sure how much he actually "supported" them though.

Simon black was an Eagles fan and attended the 1994 grand Final.

Blaine Boekhorst was a St.Kilda supporter, although when he was a really little tacker he went for eagles (my dad and his dad are best mates, so i kind of grew up with him)

Alik Magin(Gold Coast) supported the Western Bulldogs and his older brother Rhys who played a handful of games for Essendon, supported the Dons avidly growing up. (i played in the same team as them in our teens)
 
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This kid looks like Jack Higgins. He played for a team in the SMJFL (league is based at Moorabbin Oval) as a kid so it’s possible he went for St Kilda. Nothing solid online though.
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Remember watching a vid where Higgins said he was St Kilda growing up.
Jack Crisp followed Freo? Isn't he Victorian? Weird.
He is Victorian. Used to live with one of Jack Crisp's cousin and he told me Jack was Fremantle growing up. Also said Jack didn't care which team he played for and only left so we could get Beams (which makes it hurt we didn't get him back when Beams went back to the dark side)
 
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Peter McKenna - Essendon
Bruce Doull - Collingwood (believed, not that he’d ever say anything)
Anthony Koutifidis - Collingwood and crazy about them
Dermott Bretton - Collingwood and always has a soft spot for them
Kevin Bartlett - Footscray went to their 1954 Flag win
Scott Pendlebury - Melbourne
Jeremy Howe - Collingwood
Will Hoskin-Elliott - Collingwood
Glen Archer - Collingwood crazy for them


James Morrissey of Hawthorn is a great tale. Barracked for Collingwood.
He was so devoted about the Magpies that when Hawthorn was playing at the same time as Collingwood (as they did in his time a lot more than today) he would look at the scoreboard to follow how Collingwood was going.
 

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Ben Keays - Lions
Brandon Starcevich - Fremantle
Lachie Neale - Port
Ely Smith - Hawthorn
Ryan Bastinac - Richmond
Jarrod Berry - Essendon
Thomas Berry - Geelong
Cam Rayner - Essendon
Matt Eagles - Port
Hugh McCluggage - Geelong
Luke Hodge - Richmond
Dayne Beams - Essendon
Tom Rockliff - Richmond
Elliot Yeo - Fremantle
Sam Docherty - Carlton
Jared Polec - Port
Jack Crisp - Fremantle
Michael Rischitelli - Essendon
Alex Sexton - North
Sam Walsh - Lions
Jaidyn Stephenson - Lions
Riley Collier-Dawkins - Swans
Max King - Saints
Bailey Smith - Hawthorn

Jamie Stanton - Swans
Kaitlin Ashmore - Richmond
Nat Exon - Hawthorn
Gabby Collingwood - Lions
Jess Wuetschner - Port
Brittany Gibson - North
Harris Andrews - Essendon
Linc McCarthy - North Melbourne
Tom Cutler - Lions
 
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Our beloved All Australian, Premiership player Elliot Yeo... grew up supporting the Dockers..

“Freo were on the scene but they weren’t as strong with their communication as the Eagles were at the time and didn’t seem as interested as much as the Eagles,” Yeo, who grew up a Dockers supporter, said.
“I did think that the Eagles had a lot more upside for me and I could picture myself fitting in at the Eagles more than I could at Freo.

“I put aside all of being such a strong fan growing up as a kid and it was the best decision for me to play at the Eagles.”

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North supporters
Josh Kelly
Jake Stringer
Josh Shache
Josh Caddy
Brandon Ellis
Jarryd Roughead
Alex Witherden
Melksham
McCarthy
Jacob Hopper
Marc Murphy
Bryce Gibbs
McEvoy
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Nobody went for the Western Bulldogs, lol. Makes sense as the Western Suburbs of Melbourne is horrible for developing AFL quality talent.
 

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Nobody went for the Western Bulldogs, lol. Makes sense as the Western Suburbs of Melbourne is horrible for developing AFL quality talent.

Off the top of my head the following were all Dogs fans before they were players

Kevin Bartlett
Barry Hall
Brian Royal
Brad Johnson
Rohan Smith
Jordan Roughead
Patrick Lipinski
 
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