- Oct 8, 2004
I hope he gets a good run in the seniors because he might be required in September
They're designed to produce top 10 picks at a discount for the expansion clubs, and after that, whatever happens happens.I have no insight into lions academy,
But they cant pick them all.
Theyde rank them based on list needs
And if a bid comes earlier, they wave goodbye.
Part of the role of the northern academys is slightly misunderstood in that they are designed to produce footballers for the AFL, not necessarily the clubs.
Hence why they are heavily subsidised.
To illustrate this, AFL Queenslands website has 'Will Martyn debut' as its headline today
Will Martyn, a junior product of the Aspley Hornets and the 2019 Brisbane Lions Academy captain, will live out his lifelong dream when he plays for premiers Richmond against Port Adelaide at the Adelaide Oval.www.aflq.com.au