Who is the best current AFL player and the best former AFL player from your local club
By - tubsidis
My closest club would be UNSW Bulldogs or UTS Bats I think. But my junior club was North Shore Bombers before I moved away from Sydney for a while.
So let's go with North Shore. Callum Mills for current and Lewis Roberts-Thomson for former.
Rampe played for UNSW so he'd have to be the pick for current players for them. Can't really think of any former AFL players for UNSW-Easts that are at a similar level to him though.
Current: Zak Butters
Former: Marcus Whelan (1939 Brownlow medallist)
Current: Jarryd Lyons
Past: Luke Beveridge
Current; Sydney Stack
All-time; Leon Davis.
But, if I bend the rules and include the area.
All time; Darren Glass
If you’ve got time you should look into the talent that has come from the Avon valley, there’s something in the water
Current: Dustin Martin
All-time: probs him.
I thought Dusty was from Castlemaine or did he go there when he started being good
I think he was both...maybe younger CC, seniors Castlemaine...could be wrong, just what I hear around...
Yep. Campbell’s Creek is a suburb Castlemaine. Dusty did a little time at the Campbell’s Creek Magpies when he was a young little thug.
Easton Wood for current and I guess I’ll say Paul Broderick for past but that’s mainly because he’s Richmond and I know who he is.
Best former player: Josh Schoenfield lol
Secret Harbour Dockers before that
Noone from my local area has played an AFL game
You sure what's your area I'm a footy nerd in finding out where AFL players are from
Did you know that Ben Cunnington grew up on/around dairy farms? Tom Hawkins did too.
Yes I did know that
Deer park. Who is the best current and past from here?
I don't think you have any players who were from Deer Park past or present but a shit ton play for deer park post career.
Cheers mate. I'll go drop some truth bombs on them kids soon
Only players I know of are Nathan and Zac Jones
Stewart Loewe , Spider Everitt (for a while) and David Hille are from Mt Eliza. Dermie was from Frankston South.
I think Jacob Weitering is from there
Nah he's from Mt Martha. Same with Lachie Whitfield
So from Bell Park
Current: I don't think there is one
Former: Oh just a small time player named Jimmy Bartel.
Rhys Mathieson is from Bell Park
Oh... I'm sorry everyone for inflicting him upon you all.
Current: Trent Rivers or Luke Jackson
All-time: Simon Black or Ben Cousins
fucking bullcreek leeming
BULLCREEK BOYS REPRESENT!
fuck yeah boys
Best current: None, closest is probably Zac Bailey and Steven May who came from Southern Districts
Best former: Aaron Davey (but also quick shoutout to Matty Stokes and of course Trent ‘Potential’ Hentschel)
I'm a bit surprised there is no current players from Palmerston
Yeah it’s a bit weird. Just trying to remember who’s from where in terms of NT players in the AFL.
Buffs: Jed Anderson, Malcolm Rosas
Districts: Zac Bailey, Nakia Cockatoo, Steven May
Nightcliff: Brandan Parfitt
Saints: Ben Long, Daniel Rioli, Willie Rioli
Tiwi: Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
Wanderers: Joel Jeffrey, Steve Motlop
Maurice Rioli Jr also from Saints.
Pretty sure from my parents house/school it would be Shane Edwards 👌
Former: Nick Riewoldt
Pennant Hills Demons-
Former: either Jarrad McVeigh or Lenny Hayes, both were class and I can’t pick between them.
Current: I guess Braeden Campbell?
Former: David Wirrpanda
No current player that i know of
Former players: Have to be Robert Flowers by a country mile
Melbourne might have won a couple of games if there were two of him
2 of him would've only made one complete body...
Past: apparently only one other player has come from Anglesea so it’s gotta be the great Ian Lewtas in the 70s, 15 games, 4 goals.
I played at Anglesea a few weeks ago and we won by a point thanks to them kicking 3.16
If only they still had Danger
The goalkicking woes wouldn't have got better
My club doesn't exist anymore but our closest clubs had Mick Martyn (Newport) and Trent McKenzie (Altona).
Connor Menadue and Emerson Jeka are both from Altona as well.
All time: Barry Price, Rene Kink or Scott Turner
Current: Tom Williamson
Strong links to the Pies with 2 playing for them and 1 being a mad supporter
Ararat I see
Oh yeah, I've got a very strong family connection haha
Past would be Doug Hawkins. Don't know of any current players
Teddy Whitten is from the same club as Doug Hawkins
Current: Jack Steele
Former: Don Pyke
(Belconnen Magpies Football Club)
The Menzel brothers from Golden Grove footy club. Travis Head the cricketer used to play footy for my schools old scholars I think. Jackson Hately is the only current AFL player from my school If I remember correctly
Yeah I play for TOS
Current: Ben Keays
Former: Michael Voss
Current: James Worpel
Former: Peter Riccardi then Leigh Harding
I played against Bannockburn a few weeks ago and we won by a point
Not a good day.
The Eltham factory goes alright...
Current: Max Gawn, Former: Bob Skilton
Current: Tim Membrey
Former: Bernie Quinlan
Traralgon? How ya going with the floods
Mum and dad are down there. Not worrying them, as they’re a bit up the hill.
I’m in some shit place that doesn’t have a football side. They play rugby aids or so.
Don't forget Vossy or Goddard
I don’t think either played for the maroons.
Nobody else needs to know that
The town can still claim them
And we do.
But Jai Newcombe is looking pretty good for the list as well
Andy Otten lmao
Campbell Brown, hopefully Noah Anderson soon
All Time - Craig O’Brien
Current - Luke Davies Uniacke
Former: Brad Green
Current: Toby Nankervis (or Tarryn Thomas)
Former: Jason McCartney
Current: N/A. Thought maybe Jarrod Berry played under 11's, but I don't think he did.
My mum lives up there near Nhill. I played a couple of games for the Warrack Eagles
I used to work up in Nhill alot. Heard someone say Berry has played out there so you may be right.
Pretty sure the Berry brothers played for one of the Horsham sides.
They did, Horsham Saints.
I went to school with their older brother. I reckon Jarrod would’ve been about 8 or 9 when they left, hence why I don’t think he played under-11s.
Not club but local area
Current- Kellie Gibson
Former- Tarir Bayok, who never actually got a game
Yep that’s the one. There’s a few out of Upper Swan though.
Define local Club. If it is where I grew up same as you OP. Closest now I think is South Barwon
If it is nearest geographical now:
Current: Tom Stewart
Former: Scott Thompson
Gaza football club
Former, Jarman brothers
Were they called The Strippers?
Former: Courtenay Dempsey (the only one to play more then 4 AFL games from my club)
Now that being said we had lynchy come down and assistant coach my team so we got to taste a bit of glory thanks to him
Current: N/A closest is Josh Schache for Seymour unless the bloke Bombers drafted heats up real quick
Former: Big Bad Barry Hall
I wonder if Wallan has produced any players though
Mitch Lewis I think.
Maybe soon since it's now a big population hub. Go back 20-25 years, it was not even close to what it is now. There were two total takeaway shops - pizza and a fantastic fried chicken shop. No train line, no schools, etc.
Everybody would just go to Kilmore if they needed anything, and they have had a few AFL players.
Former: Ashleigh McIntosh. Runner up Tony Evans. Also AFLPA president Paul Marsh. Also Campbell Brown's brother.
Present: don't know
We’ve traditionally had fuck all of note (if any) in the past, but now we’ve got Jarrod Harbrow, Jy Simpkin and Laitham Vandermeer (Mooroopna). But by far the best is/has been Clayton Oliver
Current Aidan Begg by default
All time Paul Salmon
Former: Joel Bowden
[Not a whole lot to pick from from the Narre Warren Magpies](https://www.draftguru.com.au/from/narre_warren_magpies) and nobody has ever been drafted from Narre South Lions (my junior club), which sucks.
Of that list, I'd have to go with:
* Current- Toby McLean
* Former- Matthew Boyd
Previous: Matt Priddis
Current: Jack Darling (closely followed by Daniel Rich)
Current: Jackson Mead
Former: Brett and Brad Ebert, Warren Tredrea, Brian Lake. Decent list…
Best: Dayne Beams (technically still on a list)
Former: Claye Beams
Dayne Beams isn't on a list
Ainslie Football Club
Current: Aaron vandenBerg
Former: Who's the best out of James Hird and Nathan Buckley?
Kew Comets were my local club for a while.
There are some really cute pictures [out there](https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS4Q2-v__dCwwDoBOlvEAshfP4ER1RlXQhBn9FdwKJiqo5iT8LlN6qfglN9&s=10) of little versions of Jack Billings, Jack Sinclair, Luke Mcdonald, and Hugh Beasley (played for the Lions, currently in the VFL). They would be joined by Jay Kennedy Harris for under 14s after Luke invited him from school.
Imagine a local under 14s team that had 5 kids who would all play AFL games... and still not winning the premiership that year.
Given i moved to Melbourne, gonna chose the hometown
Former: want to say Nathan Buckley (one season) but James Hird
Current: Adam Treloar
Former: Glenn Archer
Jason Dunstall and Jess Weustchner
Former: 00's Richmond superstar Ray Hall!
Sad NSW noises.
I played for the Orange Tigers (yes, our sash was orange not yellow). I'd be surprised if anyone from the entire comp has ever got to an AFL list lol
Tim Taranto off the top of my head and can’t think of a former right now
Harley Balic is the only other player and he played 4 games
Huh, I actually played footy and basketball with him too and completely forgot about him hahaha
Aliir Aliir started his footy journey for my local team Aspley Hornets.
Current: Will Hayward?
Former: Tom Harley
Current and I'm guessing all time: Trav Boak
Current: Clayton Oliver or Ollie Wines
Former: Andrew Walker
I think Clayton Oliver is from Shepparton
Definitely lived in Echuca for a period of time, and Moroopna, but he might've lived in Shepp for a bit not sure
Yeah I was calling Mooroopna a suburb of Shepparton, it's not really is it
To be honest i've only been to shepp a couple times and didn't realise how close Moroopna was haha