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John Northey’s Official online blog. This area will cover a range of topics and may often include a football drill that can be discussed directly with John and the Swooper Coach team.

Nurturing Local Leagues and Talent for the Future of Football

Abolish the VFL Reserves and strengthen local football. This is a solution to the notion that football is all about the AFL and to hell with grass roots clubs where, by the way, most AFL footballers started their careers. While the VFL is clearly a “reserves” arrangement for the AFL where all VFL clubs now…

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Paul Salmon and Craig Bradley are rarities in AFL football. They have played on until their late thirties. Most players retire much earlier, their bodies and capacity to endure the physical punishment of games, year in and year, out forcing them to give the game away. We may well ask why players do not endure…

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