AFL, Champion Data Developing Program To Simplify New Father-Son And Academy Bidding System
The AFL and Champion Data are now in the process of building up a program that will better explain to clubs and fans the complexities of the new father-son and academy bidding system. The league aims that this new version of the system will be universally understood by all including the supporters and fans. A […]
The AFL and Champion Data are now in the process of building up a program that will better explain to clubs and fans the complexities of the new father-son and academy bidding system.
The league aims that this new version of the system will be universally understood by all including the supporters and fans. A bidding process that will be simple enough, which everyone can have access to.
The new system allows recruiters an instant access in logging their draft picks and in knowing how much it would cost them to match the bid of its rivals for the selection of the father-son or academy player.
This proposed bidding system has been designed in assuring that clubs pay the right price for the top players that are tied up with the team. It’s also structured like a sliding scale whereby selection movements can be seen in the draft board relying on who made the bid.
An example, if a club made its bid on a top- five pick like Sydney Swan’s Callum Mills, it would mean that the Swans loses their first pick.
It was developed last year and on its final stages when the system was presented to clubs in January this year. The clubs were asked to give their reactions about the new bidding system. It was popular for them, but minor changes have to be made before it’s put into effect.
Players who are rated highly:
Several Academy players ranked high like Callum Mills and the sensational duo of Greater Western Sydney, Matthew Kennedy and Jacob Hopper.
Some have displayed incredible talents like Bean Keays and Eric Hipwood who are both associated with the Brisbane Lions.
Josh Dunkley who suffered an injury with a fracture on his back, is qualified to be a Sydney Swans recruit. He could follow his father’s footsteps who was with the Swans for almost 200 games. Although he wasn’t able to play this season, he’s seeking professional treatment in Melbourne where he recently moved.
Dunkley was granted permission by the AFL to train with Richmond’s VFL team. He would greatly benefit on this considering it’s near the house where he and his sister live. Between his treatments, he will do some conditioning activities with the Tiger’s VFL team. It will avoid him from the hassles of travelling to and fro in the Gippsland region.