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Hang on. So I assumed Kalani was a ruck prospect, but he's playing KPF at U16 level? If he kicks it anything like his old man, he could be an exciting KPF prospect. Bit like a Darcy really. Old man was a ruckman, and the son becomes a KPP.

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14 minutes ago, A F said:

Hang on. So I assumed Kalani was a ruck prospect, but he's playing KPF at U16 level? If he kicks it anything like his old man, he could be an exciting KPF prospect. Bit like a Darcy really. Old man was a ruckman, and the son becomes a KPP.

Can he get drafted early?

Asking for a friend named Simon

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On 7/6/2023 at 7:03 AM, daisycutter said:

true, lol.  but he only has one birthday per year.

Not if he’s born in a leap year, which clearly he wasn’t if he’s 16 this odd year

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10 hours ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Not if he’s born in a leap year, which clearly he wasn’t if he’s 16 this odd year

That must be why I never got drafted into the AFL, though it did get me drafted in a worse draft, for the Vietnam War. 

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6 minutes ago, Redleg said:

That must be why I never got drafted into the AFL, though it did get me drafted in a worse draft, for the Vietnam War. 

The laugh emoji is at your AFL draft comment, certainly not towards getting drafted to the Vietnam war

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2 minutes ago, Pennant St Dee said:

The laugh emoji is at your AFL draft comment, certainly not towards getting drafted to the Vietnam war

No worries. Luckily for me I was studying and then Gough got in and sent me a card I still keep, which read “ your services are no longer required”.

Never received a better sacking.

On a serious note, I have the utmost respect for the men and women who served and continue to do so. Their bravery is truly admirable.

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3 minutes ago, Redleg said:

No worries. Luckily for me I was studying and then Gough got in and sent me a card I still keep, which read “ your services are no longer required”.

Never received a better sacking.

On a serious note, I have the utmost respect for the men and women who served and continue to do so. Their bravery is truly admirable.

Yep, my best mates dad was drafted and to this day there’s still moments he doesn’t wish to discuss which is fully understood 

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We know we are getting a KPF/KPB in Kalani White in 2025.  That allows us to prioritise our draft picks working around that. Other list managers complained about that in relation to the Swans Academy. They knew they had mids coming through so could prioritise accordingly in prior drafts. Hence they rarely bottom out for more than a season.

Lets hope no AFL F/S rule changes.

We need another elite mid or speedy small forward this draft - or both.

 

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On 7/6/2023 at 1:09 PM, BangBnagBang said:

There is a difference between bid and nominate. Ashcroft nominated Brisbane and was bid on by North.

White can nominate Melbourne but there is nothing stopping GCS bidding on him.  its up to Melbourne to match the bid.

I never understand why people post stuff which is just plain wrong and shows they don't know what they are talking about. Still school holidays isnt it.

So you're saying that 'under the academy process' Gold Coast 'can bid'... with exactly no additional priority or access at all compared to any other club, and you thought this was an important point to share.

One of my pet peeves is people who make a nonsensical claim, get pulled up on it and then change their story and act like other people are foolish for not understanding what they didn't say to begin with.

You claimed Gold Coast had a right to bid on F/S nominees through the academy process. This is an entirely incorrect claim which you presented as fact. The claim could both confuse and anger people who believed it.

Own your mistake, move on, and perhaps 'embrace the learnings' of the experience.

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Here's a profile from rookie me central following Kalani White's selection in the 2023 AFL U16 All Australian Team

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Centre Half Back: Kalani White
Suns Academy | 197cm | 05/05/2007

One of six Suns Academy players in the All Australian side, White comes from good pedigree as the son of 1994 number one pick, Jeff White. That means he’s father-son eligible at Melbourne – though, not Fremantle – on top of his Gold Coast ties. White played at either end of the field and was an aerial asset, rising high for plenty of eye-catching marks and moving fluently as a tall and rangy key position prospect.

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5 hours ago, FarNorthernD said:

Jeepers! Buy Gold Coast Suns shares. 5 of the starting 18 are from the Suns academy which is the same number as all of Victoria. Lucky one of them is coming to us

Plus potentially 3 in the top 10 this year. When are the northern states going to stop getting free hits.

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On 9/5/2021 at 8:03 PM, The Jackson FIX said:

He is bloody enormous for a 13 y/o. How’s the set shot too - already kicks it further than Spargo.

Which aint that hard!

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5 hours ago, daisycutter said:

with academy priority picks is there any limit to how many you can draft (with discount) in any draft year?

My understanding is that if they make finals, they are restricted to taking a maximum of 2 in the top 20. 

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15 hours ago, daisycutter said:

with academy priority picks is there any limit to how many you can draft (with discount) in any draft year?

I believe 2 is the maximum.

It is a dilemma faced by GCS this draft as they have 3 players rated in the first round, 2 possibly in the top 10 so one will be up for grabs.

They will need lots of points for the 2 top 10 possibilities so a good chance for us to trade for their first round pick.  They have been good trading partners in the past so if both want to deal a deal should get done.

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On 7/14/2023 at 6:52 PM, A F said:

Hang on. So I assumed Kalani was a ruck prospect, but he's playing KPF at U16 level? If he kicks it anything like his old man, he could be an exciting KPF prospect. Bit like a Darcy really. Old man was a ruckman, and the son becomes a KPP.

Jeff could certainly kick a footy, wouldn't have made a bad KPF himself if he wasn't such a gem in ruck. 

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12 hours ago, samcantstandya said:

Plus potentially 3 in the top 10 this year. When are the northern states going to stop getting free hits.

The AFL want it to work up there, so there'll keep getting concessions until they are...

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2 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

I believe 2 is the maximum.

It is a dilemma faced by GCS this draft as they have 3 players rated in the first round, 2 possibly in the top 10 so one will be up for grabs.

They will need lots of points for the 2 top 10 possibilities so a good chance for us to trade for their first round pick.  They have been good trading partners in the past so if both want to deal a deal should get done.

Thanks @Lucifers Hero. I can't find anything online about this. Lot's of stuff about how the points system works (20% discount), ability to go into deficit etc. 

Cal Thomey has the 3 Gold Coast Academy players at 2, 8 & 11 as of this morning: 

https://www.afl.com.au/news/981930/cal-twomey-s-phantom-form-guide-top-draft-prospects-july-ranking

I assume they could try and take all 3 but only match bids on the first 2 under the Northern Academy Draft Rules?
They'll try to trade out Pick 6 for points. At this stage could they trade say 6 & 44 for Melbourne's 18, 23 & 37 (assuming of course Melbourne are Premiers in 2023 😀).

P.S. Have also posted this under Draft Prospects thread.

 

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26 minutes ago, Sydney_Demon said:

Thanks @Lucifers Hero. I can't find anything online about this. Lot's of stuff about how the points system works (20% discount), ability to go into deficit etc. 

Cal Thomey has the 3 Gold Coast Academy players at 2, 8 & 11 as of this morning: 

https://www.afl.com.au/news/981930/cal-twomey-s-phantom-form-guide-top-draft-prospects-july-ranking

I assume they could try and take all 3 but only match bids on the first 2 under the Northern Academy Draft Rules?
They'll try to trade out Pick 6 for points. At this stage could they trade say 6 & 44 for Melbourne's 18, 23 & 37 (assuming of course Melbourne are Premiers in 2023 😀).

P.S. Have also posted this under Draft Prospects thread.

I'll post to the Draft thread to avoid sidetracking the kalani thread.

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4 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

I believe 2 is the maximum.

It is a dilemma faced by GCS this draft as they have 3 players rated in the first round, 2 possibly in the top 10 so one will be up for grabs.

They will need lots of points for the 2 top 10 possibilities so a good chance for us to trade for their first round pick.  They have been good trading partners in the past so if both want to deal a deal should get done.

My understanding is it's limited to 2 only if they make finals. Otherwise they can match all 3.

I believe I heard that on the Gettable podcast.

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