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    Re: Future Priority Access Thread (Inc. Father/Son, Academy Players)

    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    https://www.afl.com.au/news/390425/p...hance-standing

    Article from AFL.com.au highlighting Jamarra's recent testing results:

    - He won the running vertical jump test overall with his 93cm leap in the elite category
    - But Ugle-Hagan was then the quickest player recorded over the five-metre sprint (0.997 seconds) as he ran his 20 metres in a sharp 2.945 seconds
    - He then capped off his athletic profile with a 21.3 Yo-Yo test result – a strong indication of his speed and endurance combination which increases his potential on-field versatility

    As a comparison, Matt Rowell completed the Yo-Yo at the same level 21.3 at the 2019 Combine.
    Someone tell him to cool his jets we're gonna draft him regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hujsh View Post
    Someone tell him to cool his jets we're gonna draft him regardless.
    We certainly are!
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    Which club takes the plunge on early Jamarra bid?

    No club has ever used a No.1 pick to bid on an Academy or father-son prospect, but could it happen this year?

    However, with the highly rated top-selection-in-waiting Jamarra Ugle-Hagan tied to the Western Bulldogs' Next Generation Academy this season, could that change in 2020?

    In a heavily compromised draft pool featuring a number of talented father-son and Academy prospects, it's time to consider which clubs could be ready to place early bids.

    History would suggest it's Richmond the club who has placed the most bids on Academy and father-son players since the new draft process was introduced in 2015.

    The Tigers have bid on eight players in five years, launching a raid on rival clubs last November when they won the rights to three Academy prospects within 11 picks.

    Of course, that fact is by no means a slight on the reigning premiers.

    Any club can bid on rival Academy and father-son players and most have, with Collingwood the only team in the competition yet to do so.

    Furthermore, the Tigers now have an impressive 50 percent success rate from their eight bids placed during that period which is very good in comparison to the rest of the League.

    As well as locking away Noah Cumberland, William Martyn and Bigoa Nyuon last November, it also prized defender Ryan Garthwaite from Greater Western Sydney's Academy in 2016.

    However, Matthew Kennedy (GWS Academy) and Eric Hipwood (Brisbane Academy) both slipped through the club's grasp in 2015 with Richmond unsuccessfully bidding on both, before ultimately snaring Daniel Rioli at pick No.15.

    Later in the same draft, it was also unsuccessful in trying to poach St Kilda's father-son talent Bailey Rice. Three years later, it couldn't nab Connor McFadyen from Brisbane's Academy.
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    Jamarra is helping to keep the lights on at AFL.com.au.
    Our 1954 premiership players are our heroes, and it has to be said that Charlie was their hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comrade View Post
    Jamarra is helping to keep the lights on at AFL.com.au.
    If he was to be picked at number 1 it would be a brave move by a club knowing our determination to bring him into the club and that we will assemble the points required to do so. You're handing over to another club the benefit of having the marketing and status tthat goes with bringing in a player rated the number 1 prospect to your club.

    GC are probably the one club that may not care too much but I still doubt they would do it. From maybe pick 4 then I would imagine clubs would bid on anyone they rated the best
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    Geez that "analysis" was terrible. Don't really care what other clubs do as long as we bring in Jamarra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topdog View Post
    Geez that "analysis" was terrible. Don't really care what other clubs do as long as we bring in Jamarra
    Yep. We just have to do what we have to do to get Marra in the tricolor.
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    Re: Future Priority Access Thread (Inc. Father/Son, Academy Players)

    Check out the latest edition of Road to the draft podcast, Jamarra Ugle-Hagan is the featured guest.

    Spoke about his time staying with Josh Dunkley and Bont during pre-season. He was quite effusive in his praise of the Dog's support and investment in him and other Indigenous boys and girls through the academy. Keen to repay the club by hopefully being drafted by them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Hotel Foxtrot View Post
    Keen to repay the club by hopefully being drafted by them.
    Well, with a bit of hard work and effort on his behalf, he might just make it....
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    Re: Future Priority Access Thread (Inc. Father/Son, Academy Players)

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Hotel Foxtrot View Post
    Check out the latest edition of Road to the draft podcast, Jamarra Ugle-Hagan is the featured guest.

    Spoke about his time staying with Josh Dunkley and Bont during pre-season. He was quite effusive in his praise of the Dog's support and investment in him and other Indigenous boys and girls through the academy. Keen to repay the club by hopefully being drafted by them.
    Link posted here https://www.woof.net.au/forum/showth...odcasts/page22
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    Why Ugle-Hagan is keen to fill Bont's boots at the kennel

    WHEN draft prospect Jamarra Ugle-Hagan moved in with Western Bulldogs superstar Marcus Bontempelli last December during his training stint at the club, the talented teenager got more than he bargained for.

    Not only was he there when the brilliant midfielder took over the club captaincy. But he also managed to snare some of Bontempelli's old gear, too.

    "We are the same shoe size, so I copped a fair few boots and runners. They fit perfectly," Ugle-Hagan told this week's Road to the Draft podcast.

    "I just said I didn't have any boots, but I had them in my bag."

    Ugle-Hagan looks set to be spending a lot more time with Bontempelli in the future. The Dogs have first access to the 194cm key forward at this year's NAB AFL Draft through the Next Generation Academy.

    Although the future of NGAs is uncertain, clubs believe changes wouldn't be made to this year's system, meaning the Dogs are in pole position to snap up the goalkicker, with many viewing him as the best player in the 2020 draft pool.

    Ugle-Hagan split his two weeks at the Dogs last December by living with Bontempelli and fellow midfield star Josh Dunkley, learning plenty from the pair.

    "I went in there and was a sponge and got everything off the coaches and players," he said.

    "It was a good experience because I stayed with [Bontempelli] that week he got announced as captain, so it was a pretty exciting week for him and for me as well.

    "I watched how they got there early and were always the last people to leave as well, so it just shows how hard they work and where it puts them."

    Ugle-Hagan, like draftees around the country, is hoping for a return to football in the second half of the season. But scouts are already well aware of his abilities.

    Last year, as a 17-year-old, he kicked 24 goals in nine games for the Oakleigh Chargers and played a key role in their NAB League premiership.

    Before the season was suspended in March due to COVID-19, Ugle-Hagan had been played up the ground, including as a key defender in a Chargers' practice game, and he looked set for a dominant season.

    He said the Dogs have been a major factor in his development, and he hopes to join them via the draft.

    "They've put a lot of time and effort into me, like coming after school and doing sessions twice a week and helping my game. It's an unreal experience and I'm very grateful to be a part of it," he said.

    "Given how much they've invested in me I'd obviously like to play for the Dogs so hopefully I can get there. But there are no guarantees and I have to prepare myself for any possibility."

    Even before this season Ugle-Hagan had taken the eye, blitzing the NAB League testing day where he recorded the best running vertical jump (93cm), ran the 20-metre sprint in 2.945 seconds and completed the Yo-Yo test at level 21.3 a midfielder's level.

    It's an athletic profile that has seen the Indigenous left-footer compared to Sydney champion Lance Franklin.

    "I look up to him," he said.

    "When I get compared with 'Buddy' I just take it as words, because they are just words. I don't pay much attention to all that, so obviously if that gets in my head then you'd probably find some pressure but I'm trying to enjoy my last year of junior footy."

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    Thanks Axe, appreciate you efforts in adding articles to the forum
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    Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often. But if take you take some risks, step up when the times are toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden and never, ever give up if you do these things, then the next generation and the generations that follow will live in a world far better than the one we have today.
    And what started here will indeed have changed the world for the better.

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    Re: Future Priority Access Thread (Inc. Father/Son, Academy Players)

    Quote Originally Posted by Topdog View Post
    Geez that "analysis" was terrible. Don't really care what other clubs do as long as we bring in Jamarra
    Just a Richmond article dressed up as a draft article.

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