Scrap the academies, save the AFL draft

Does the AFL know what it is doing with the draft anymore? Is it a redistributive tool or a vessel for romanticism and ‘great stories’? This week we heard the AFL is considering granting South Australian and West Australian clubs greater access to Indigenous draft prospects under its Next Generation Academy model. Over the last 15 years the AFL has made efforts to ensure that players selected under the father-son rule are drafted closer to their true draft position and to minimise the...

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3 months ago, The Roar

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