18th March 2017, 11:36 AM
I know nothing about it really. I saw his name in clearances the other day and asked a couple of people and Mudge said he was coming. A google search shows he went to Melb a couple of years ago, but as you prob know I have very little idea about players outside of our club with my background in rugby league. As div 4 coach he really isnt on my radar anyway.
Originally Posted by tara
That said, Andreww as VP would know and that sounds pretty definitive.
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Bomber l take my hat off to you. You are correct when you say "by saying something that's untrue over and over doesn't make it true!! " I appreciate your honesty. Btw you do have 8 interstaters coming in from serious comps outside Sydney. interestingly that none are from the same comp. Which means many players must know how inviting you all are at bomberland? It must be like the neverland ranch where people will do anything to get in. You have 9 players on the neafl list that are linked backed to you + 8 interstaters + 6 from other Sydney clubs +plus your core group of 11. so my original question doesn't seem that far fetched. Where will you fit the kids in?
Originally Posted by bomber.
19th March 2017, 07:16 AM
Where do UTS get all the players from with no junior feeding system? I looked them up, they have 5 mens team and one women's team.
19th March 2017, 08:09 AM
Typically interstate (SA) and a lot of Irish. If you move to Sydney you are probably going to live in the Eastern Suburbs/city and most play for them.
Originally Posted by Joel Ridge
How many of the team are locals?
22nd March 2017, 03:04 PM
I hear that Camden and Sth West Sydney have had to JV in the 19/2 comp because of numbers.
Doesn't paint a good picture for growth in the Sth West.
22nd March 2017, 04:30 PM
That is correct.
Originally Posted by Pmcc2911
The AFL should be targeting those growth areas with extra promotion to schools and the community as well as helping the clubs ensure they have good admin and good coaching to ensure any new recruits enjoy their AFL experience.
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22nd March 2017, 05:21 PM
Interesting with Roos to St George. What has happened to the u/19s team that won in 2014 were are these players. For a club that doesn't pay players I'm sure Roos isn't funding his own way up here to play.
22nd March 2017, 07:09 PM
Was bored so looked it up. AFL Sydney Match Centre - SportsTG
Originally Posted by Footy bystander
Waters, Sanderson, Anu, Stek, Tegg, Blecheff, He, Nabaki, Murray, Hill, Maldigri, Orr, Cooper, Rowlands still at the club. Interesting that Stek won a div 2 flag in 2012 and then won u19s in 2014. Expect a big year from him in div 4.
Guthrie and Jones played a couple of div 4 games last year but not really interested unlike their older brothers. Claridge retired. Swanson got K.O'd and the north shore player got 4 weeks suspension but can't play again.
Mcgrillen, Price, Kolster Kilpatrick - Price and Kolster are still playing back down in the gong where they are from. Kilpatrick and Kolster are playing interstate.
By my count, those players still at the club have combined for 298 Div 1 games and 67 Prem games (not including guys like Kilpatrick who played prems in 2015). Also have to factor in that 13 were still under 19s in 2015 and 4 in 2016.
22nd March 2017, 08:59 PM
I can't really speak for the growth of AFL across the South West in its entirety but the Camden junior club is going gangbusters at the moment and will most certainly result in some strong years ahead for the senior club.
In 2015 we had 121 players (9s-17s) registered with 1 under 17s side, in 2016 we had 194 players Registered (9s-15s, NO U17s) with 1 x 19s team for the senior club, the fact that we had No 17s team last year is part the reason why I believe the 19s have had to JV with South West as there were no kids filtering through. In 2017 currently we have 243 players registered (9s-17s) with 2 x 17s teams. We are working closely with the senior club to provide the best pathway and experience for the 17s to want to continue with their footy journey and play with the Cats in 2018.
Its NO secret that the housing development and growth in our area is huge, so if 100% growth of the junior club in the past 2 years is anything to go by footy in Camden is looking healthy in the number space for the future. Will just have to see how good some of the talent coming through is.
22nd March 2017, 09:35 PM
It's not all bad news for Camden. They've had a late nomination for a women's team accepted.
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22nd March 2017, 10:00 PM
They are pretty impressive stats, well done. Any idea if other clubs nearby are experiencing similar growth. Sounds like this year is a bit of a challenge but having 2 17s teams should help for next year. There is a massive drop-off after Under 17s footy though
Originally Posted by Westy
Just out of interest, has GWS provided any tangible assistance over the last two years?
23rd March 2017, 08:27 AM
Not 100% sure about other clubs in the Macarthur but believe Wollondilly are flying and have cracked the 100 player mark in the juniors (9s to 14s boys is their top age + a JV 18s girls team with us). Speaking with their president last week, they sat at only 50 players in 2015, so again huge growth in the past 2 years. I think the 3 Campbelltown junior clubs (Sth Ctown, Ingleburn and Campbelltown) have stagnated somewhat over the past few years with only the Campbelltown Swans fielding a 17s team.
By GWS do you mean the AFL? We work very closely with the AFL to grow our club. The AFL development team run after school programs in the majority of our Primary schools and recruit very well from them. They also run High school programs in several schools and coordinate the Macarthur Independent schools competition.
23rd March 2017, 03:18 PM
By GWS I mean the GWS Academy, have look at Barrcuda's post on the main board and he list the work that the Swans do for their constituent clubs in terms of player and coaching development.
Originally Posted by Westy
Sounds like there are good resources being thrown at the grassroots which is great, I do think the elite level academy pathway is an important part of the picture so I guess my question would be, what GWS Academy programmes do your talented players get exposure to and what is the level of investment?
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