Richmond Academy zone prospect | PUNT ROAD END | Richmond Tigers Forum
  • If you are having trouble logging in to the forum please contact [email protected] // When reseting your password or awaiting confirmation please check that your email is correct and also your junk/spam emails.
  • IMPORTANT! Our inbox is full of email errors from members who have not updated their emails, please follow the instructions on how to update here
  • IMPORTANT // Please look after your loved ones, yourself and be kind to others. If you are feeling that the world is too hard to handle there is always help - I implore you not to hesitate in contacting one of these wonderful organisations Lifeline and Beyond Blue ... and I'm sure reaching out to our PRE community we will find a way to help. T.

Richmond Academy zone prospect

TOT70

I'm just a suburban boy
Jul 27, 2004
9,443
2,495
Melbourne
jokershoppe said:
biggest rort is guys from afl family backgrounds,how the hell is daniel riolis young brother tied to essendon, hes bloody from football royalty stock, also blakey at the swans, absolute hog wash that champion ex players sons are tied to a academy,should be father son only.

To be fair, Daniel's father is Dean Rioli's brother.

We should never have let any Rioli's slip through the net but we were too disorganised for this to happen.

But I take your point re the Blakey situation. He should only have been available to the father-son clubs. This one has set a dangerous precedent. In Blakey's case, he has been a long-term assistant coach at Sydney so his job is clearly legit but what is to stop a Northern club identifying a potential 14 year-old superstar and giving his AFL-retired Dad a job as a development coach for a few years so they can include him in the Academy?
 

leon

Tiger Legend
Apr 6, 2014
7,447
2,809
Exactly, TOT, it has to be one or the other and nothing should be allowed to over-ride father/son. Otherwise it may as well be abolished for ... a rorts system. Would lead to recruiting free-for-all and ultimately, chaos, with wealth or dirty deals the only determining factor.

Reminds me of Scully's father getting appointed to a highly-paid job in the GWS recruiting department, just after Tom signed to dump the Dees.

[Curious now. Is he still there, now Tom's gone to the Dawks?]
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

TigerPort

Tiger Superstar
Jun 29, 2006
1,883
1,284
NSW
The son of a gun needs to nominate his father's old club otherwise the player is included in the main draft and also any academies he may qualify for.

It is not a rigid requirement that a potential father son play for his/her old man's club
 

Ghost of 29

Handball - its just a fad!!
Aug 16, 2008
2,758
934
taztiger4 said:
https://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2019-05-03/nga-members-join-up-at-caulfield-grammar

Have watched Will Dwyer a few times for Caulfield Grammar.

Easiest comparison is Dan Connorsi in terms of skill, ability and size. Is a really nice left footer but has an acceptable right foot. Good mark and tackles:hits hard.

Athletic wise he is a good mover over first 15m and agility wise. Great in traffic. Endurance looks to be average at best and his body shape is of a suburban footballer. Would need to knuckle down with a serious S&C program over next 12 months.

If he can sort out his fitness and keep developing his footy he would be a great draft prospect under NGA.
 

Brimmy

Tassie Tiger
Apr 19, 2018
236
101
Cowley Mackenzie sounds a likely NGA future prospect.

Playing footy against the men at 14 is awesome also playing representative Cricket indicates a “natural” sporting talent.

Has anybody got an update on the lad?
 

Dont Argue

Tiger Champion
Jun 26, 2018
2,833
4,413
Brimmy said:
Cowley Mackenzie sounds a likely NGA future prospect.

Playing footy against the men at 14 is awesome also playing representative Cricket indicates a “natural” sporting talent.

Has anybody got an update on the lad?

At CGS in yr10 with my son who says he’s not quick but extremely strong. He’s also a terrific kid apparently.
Funny that until I mentioned him, my son didn’t know Macca was indigenous
 

tigertime2

Our cup runneth over!
Mar 22, 2008
3,894
465
Sunraysia Footballers to play VFL/AFL

AKERMANIS JASON SOUTH MILDURA BRISBANE, WESTERN BULLDOGS 325
ALVEY MARK WENTWORTH FOOTSCRAY, ESSENDON 59
ARNOLD LANCE MILDURA MELBOURNE 149
BERRY JEFF RED CLIFFS RICHMOND, FOOTSCRAY 45
BOTTAMS PHILLIP IMPERIALS RICHMOND 26
BOWDEN SEAN IMPERIALS RICHMOND 6
BOWER BRENDAN MILDURA RICHMOND, ESSENDON, NTH MELB 102
BOWER NATHAN MILDURA RICHMOND 74
BOWER DARREN MILDURA RICHMOND 3
BRANDER JARROD WENTWORTH WEST COAST CURRENT
CROFT MATTHEW IMPERIALS FOOTSCRAY 184
CUMMING DARYL SOUTH MILDURA RICHM, MELB, STH MELB, NTH MELB 109
CUMMING LEN IMPERIALS FOOTSCRAY 18
CURRAN PAT ROBINVALE RICHMOND 1
DEA MATT IMPERIALS RICHMOND/ESSENDON 52
DICKSON NOEL RED CLIFFS FOOTSCRAY 16
DORMAN BRIAN MERBEIN COLLINGWOOD 51
EDWARDS ALAN ROBINVALE RICHMOND, COLLINGWOOD, FOOTSCRAY 14
EGAN PHIL ROBINVALE RICHMOND, MELBOURNE 126
EGGMOLESSE SMITH DERECK WENTWORTH RICHMOND CURRENT
EMBLEY ANDREW ROBINVALE WEST COAST 250
FOX ARTHUR RED CLIFFS SOUTH MELBOURNE 39
FREWIN BRENT SOUTH MILDURA FITZROY 2
GOODES ADAM MERBEIN SYDNEY 372
HAENEN TONY IMPERIALS SOUTH MELBOURNE 93
HAMILTON GREG RED CLIFFS RICHMOND 29
HASSELL ALAN RED CLIFFS ST KILDA 6
HENDERSON HERB IMPERIALS FOOTSCRAY 130
HINKS IAN MERBEIN HAWTHORN 16
HOGAN BERNIE MERBEIN FOOTSCRAY 2
HOLLICK GREG IRYMPLE RICHMOND 38
HUNT JOSHUA IMPERIALS GEELONG/GWS GIANTS 212
JAMES HEATH WENTWORTH SYDNEY 212
JENKINSON KEVIN RED CLIFFS RICHMOND 63
JOHNSON BRIAN MILDURA NORTH MELBOURNE 44
KERRIDGE SAM MILDURA ADELAIDE CROWS/CARLTON 69
KEYTER DON MERBEIN SOUTH MELBOURNE 81
KILPATRICK JOHN IRYMPLE ST KILDA 2
KNIGHTS MATTHEW MERBEIN/IMPERIALS RICHMOND 265
LAWSON JAMIE WENTWORTH SYDNEY 61
LEE MARK MILDURA RICHMOND 233
MANN "HASSA" MERBEIN MELBOURNE 178
MANN LEN MERBEIN MELBOURNE 46
MARTIN GEOFF MILDURA RICHMOND 6
MCGLYNN BEN WENTWORTH HAWTHORN, SYDNEY 171
MCGLYNN MICK RED CLIFFS GEELONG 6
MCGOWN KEN IRYMPLE RICHMOND 13
MUTCH KOBE WENTWORTH ESSENDON CURRENT
NANKERVIS IAN IMPERIALS CARLTON 27
O'BRIAN LOCHIE SOUTH MILDURA CARLTON CURRENT
PRYMKE PAUL MILDURA MELBOURNE 49
REILLY ELKIN WENTWORTH SOUTH MELBOURNE 51
ROBERTSON ROHAN IMPERIALS NORTH MELBOURNE 12
ROBERTSON SHANE IMPERIALS NORTH MELBOURNE
SHEPHERD HEATH ROBINVALE COLLINGWOOD, BRISBANE 15
SHOLL BRETT IRYMPLE CARLTON 35
SIDDONS JAMIE ROBINVALE SYDNEY 2
SMYTHE KEITH MERBEIN RICHMOND, ST KILDA 26
STEINBERG ARIAL IMPERIALS ESSENDON 10
STEPHENS KEVIN MILDURA FOOTSCRAY 43
SYLVIA COLIN MERBEIN MELBOURNE/FREMANTLE 163
TARRANT CHRIS SOUTH MILDURA COLLINGWOOD, FREMANTLE 233
TARRANT ROBBIE SOUTH MILDURA NORTH MELBOURNE CURRENT
TEASDALE ALAN MERBEIN GEELONG 17
TSCHIRPIG BRUCE WENTWORTH RICHMOND 10
VANDENBERG RICHARD WENTWORTH HAWTHORN 145
WEIGHTMAN DALE IMPERIALS RICHMOND 274
 

jokershoppe

Tiger Champion
Feb 17, 2008
2,623
1,015
By god nga is turning into a rort, so many long time ago footy family kids in nga,you have guys like Daniel riolis brother to essendon,tiger premiership player Michael greens grandson at gws,and many more,how is 100 percent AFL background kids allowed to be nga, didn't think this was the purpose,was to be basically for under privileged kids of non AFL background in your alloted area.
 

TigerMasochist

Walks softly carries a big stick.
Jul 13, 2003
21,438
4,914
By god nga is turning into a rort, so many long time ago footy family kids in nga,you have guys like Daniel riolis brother to essendon,tiger premiership player Michael greens grandson at gws,and many more,how is 100 percent AFL background kids allowed to be nga, didn't think this was the purpose,was to be basically for under privileged kids of non AFL background in your alloted area.
It's an AFL system. Footy clubs are great at rorting AFL systems. It also helps that most AFL systems are about as functional as tits on a bull.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users

caesar

Tiger Legend
Feb 9, 2015
5,539
8,238
Tiger's have no NGA candidates named named in ALL Australian under 17 squad of 48 players, (eligible for draft 2020), Bulldogs have a potential top 3 priority & Brisbane very well placed with their Academy prospects :mad: .

Also mentioned Father Sons for 2020 an no mention of MRJ, looks like his stocks have fallen to right off the radar?

Ethan Baxter, (who is tied to Richmond), didn't make the under-17s All Stars squad, but is still highly rated by recruiters.

Here is article by Callum Twomey on AFL.com.au with a list and saying that 2020 could be the most compromised draft ever?

 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

jokershoppe

Tiger Champion
Feb 17, 2008
2,623
1,015
See that young McKenzie has won his u,/17 league b/f ,and at 14/15 , playing against older kids,should be a beauty.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

caesar

Tiger Legend
Feb 9, 2015
5,539
8,238
See that young McKenzie has won his u,/17 league b/f ,and at 14/15 , playing against older kids,should be a beauty.

So is this addition to what MacKenzie Cowley did in 2018 or are you referring to below Sept 2018 article?

 
Last edited:

caesar

Tiger Legend
Feb 9, 2015
5,539
8,238
The under 14 Samoan kid, Manny Laulu, is the one that excites me a long way out. He featured on RFC website in May and I just googled to see how he went this year and he won the Shepparton District Football League"s 2019 Owen Power Medal Under 14's.
Looks a decent size kid for his age, what's not to like, "raw power and enormous leap", being Samoan sure to be a BIG Bodied midfielder ;)

Kicked 40 goals in 15 games this year at an average of 2.67 a game, (surely that must have been as a forward and not midfield?)


 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

King Kong

Tiger Champion
Aug 26, 2016
3,877
2,671
AFL will change the rules before Manny and Cowley are draft eligible - bookmark it
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2 users