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Who is the best current AFL player and the best former AFL player from your local club

Who is the best current AFL player and the best former AFL player from your local club

dazedjosh

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.


prawn1212

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.


Terravius

Current: Zak Butters Former: Marcus Whelan (1939 Brownlow medallist)


Respected-Watcher

Current: Jarryd Lyons Past: Luke Beveridge


Jumitbeeinnagang

Current; Sydney Stack All-time; Leon Davis. But, if I bend the rules and include the area. Current;Buddy Franklin 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


maido75

Campbell’s Creek. Current: Dustin Martin All-time: probs him.


tubsidis

I thought Dusty was from Castlemaine or did he go there when he started being good


ButterflyTrick

I think he was both...maybe younger CC, seniors Castlemaine...could be wrong, just what I hear around...


maido75

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.


unsilentdeath616

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.


exxcessivve

Best former player: Josh Schoenfield lol


Ruff_Magician

Rockingham rams?


exxcessivve

Secret Harbour Dockers before that


lumberfun

Noone from my local area has played an AFL game


tubsidis

You sure what's your area I'm a footy nerd in finding out where AFL players are from


nicktheguy101

Did you know that Ben Cunnington grew up on/around dairy farms? Tom Hawkins did too.


tubsidis

Yes I did know that


allibys

Who doesn't?


emyoui

Deer park. Who is the best current and past from here?


tubsidis

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.


emyoui

Cheers mate. I'll go drop some truth bombs on them kids soon


cryptohemsworth

Mt Eliza? Only players I know of are Nathan and Zac Jones


g3oth3rm

Stewart Loewe , Spider Everitt (for a while) and David Hille are from Mt Eliza. Dermie was from Frankston South.


tubsidis

I think Jacob Weitering is from there


cryptohemsworth

Nah he's from Mt Martha. Same with Lachie Whitfield


Iceozo

So from Bell Park Current: I don't think there is one Former: Oh just a small time player named Jimmy Bartel.


tubsidis

Rhys Mathieson is from Bell Park


Iceozo

Oh... I'm sorry everyone for inflicting him upon you all.


statman1551

Current: Trent Rivers or Luke Jackson All-time: Simon Black or Ben Cousins


BushDidntDoit

fucking bullcreek leeming


Fast_Stick_1593

BULLCREEK BOYS REPRESENT!


RooNSG

fuck yeah boys


kdavva74

Palmerston Magpies 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)


tubsidis

I'm a bit surprised there is no current players from Palmerston


kdavva74

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


Tenilius

Maurice Rioli Jr also from Saints.


japanpole

Pretty sure from my parents house/school it would be Shane Edwards 👌


Jack-Name

Current: Zorko Former: Nick Riewoldt


proudlysydney

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?


Wyndo7

Current: N/A Former: David Wirrpanda


The_Krundell

No current player that i know of Former players: Have to be Robert Flowers by a country mile


sadoldtiger

Melbourne might have won a couple of games if there were two of him


ButterflyTrick

2 of him would've only made one complete body...


disaintova

Current: Dangerfield 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.


tubsidis

I played at Anglesea a few weeks ago and we won by a point thanks to them kicking 3.16


disaintova

If only they still had Danger


tubsidis

The goalkicking woes wouldn't have got better


GrowthhackerAU

My club doesn't exist anymore but our closest clubs had Mick Martyn (Newport) and Trent McKenzie (Altona).


MinecraftIsKing

Connor Menadue and Emerson Jeka are both from Altona as well.


Gerdington

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


tubsidis

Ararat I see


Gerdington

Oh yeah, I've got a very strong family connection haha


Nixion_Strange

Past would be Doug Hawkins. Don't know of any current players


tubsidis

Teddy Whitten is from the same club as Doug Hawkins


Azazel-IMX

Current: Jack Steele Former: Don Pyke (Belconnen Magpies Football Club)


ThisISDesert

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


japanpole

Trinity?


ThisISDesert

Yeah I play for TOS


Babylili

Current: Ben Keays Former: Michael Voss


justlet-mebrowse

Current: James Worpel Former: Peter Riccardi then Leigh Harding Bannockburn


tubsidis

I played against Bannockburn a few weeks ago and we won by a point


justlet-mebrowse

Not a good day.


jefffff34

The Eltham factory goes alright... Bont Lipinski Tigga Vlastuin Zaharakis Coffield Liam McMahon Adam Simpson Peter Moore


g3oth3rm

Current: Max Gawn, Former: Bob Skilton


jellik

Current: Tim Membrey Former: Bernie Quinlan


tubsidis

Traralgon? How ya going with the floods


jellik

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.


Abramczik

Don't forget Vossy or Goddard


jellik

I don’t think either played for the maroons.


Abramczik

Nobody else needs to know that The town can still claim them


jellik

And we do. But Jai Newcombe is looking pretty good for the list as well


Mrchikkin

Andy Otten lmao


sltfc

Campbell Brown, hopefully Noah Anderson soon


E_Fox_Kelly

All Time - Craig O’Brien Current - Luke Davies Uniacke


Drazsyker

Former: Brad Green Current: Toby Nankervis (or Tarryn Thomas)


Jaydoggydogga

Nhill Former: Jason McCartney Current: N/A. Thought maybe Jarrod Berry played under 11's, but I don't think he did.


tubsidis

My mum lives up there near Nhill. I played a couple of games for the Warrack Eagles


Lion-moomyo94

I used to work up in Nhill alot. Heard someone say Berry has played out there so you may be right.


BusinessPooh

Pretty sure the Berry brothers played for one of the Horsham sides.


Jaydoggydogga

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.


idontwantausernamepl

Not club but local area Current- Kellie Gibson Former- Tarir Bayok, who never actually got a game


statman1551

Ellenbrook JFC?


idontwantausernamepl

Yep that’s the one. There’s a few out of Upper Swan though.


Hobzmarley

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


paultomahoney

Gaza football club No current Former, Jarman brothers


maido75

Were they called The Strippers?


Smithsonian45

Former: Courtenay Dempsey (the only one to play more then 4 AFL games from my club) Current: N/A 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


ScornfulOrc

Current: N/A closest is Josh Schache for Seymour unless the bloke Bombers drafted heats up real quick Former: Big Bad Barry Hall


Thoros_of_queer

Wallan?


ScornfulOrc

Broadford I wonder if Wallan has produced any players though


CaptainBoob

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.


PimentoSandwich

Dalkeith/Nedlands Former: Ashleigh McIntosh. Runner up Tony Evans. Also AFLPA president Paul Marsh. Also Campbell Brown's brother. Present: don't know


Thoros_of_queer

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


TNL92

Current Aidan Begg by default All time Paul Salmon


sonsofgondor

Current: N/A Former: Joel Bowden


OldMegabattimus

[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


random555

Previous: Matt Priddis Current: Jack Darling (closely followed by Daniel Rich)


cozigotgamebitchez

Current: Jackson Mead Former: Brett and Brad Ebert, Warren Tredrea, Brian Lake. Decent list…


limelamb

Best: Dayne Beams (technically still on a list) Former: Claye Beams


tubsidis

Dayne Beams isn't on a list


Sioreth

Ainslie Football Club Current: Aaron vandenBerg Former: Who's the best out of James Hird and Nathan Buckley?


CaptainBoob

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.


TrazMagik

Given i moved to Melbourne, gonna chose the hometown Current: Vandenberg Former: want to say Nathan Buckley (one season) but James Hird


theunkn0wnwriter

Noble Park: Current: Adam Treloar Former: Glenn Archer


TrjnRabbit

Jason Dunstall and Jess Weustchner


brockyhorror

Current: none. Former: 00's Richmond superstar Ray Hall!


bloodthirsty_emu

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


oversh4dow

Tim Taranto off the top of my head and can’t think of a former right now


tubsidis

Harley Balic is the only other player and he played 4 games


oversh4dow

Huh, I actually played footy and basketball with him too and completely forgot about him hahaha


DemonGroover

Aliir Aliir started his footy journey for my local team Aspley Hornets.


pierre_86

Current: Will Hayward? Former: Tom Harley


dashtur

Torquay Current and I'm guessing all time: Trav Boak


Spraahz

Echuca Current: Clayton Oliver or Ollie Wines Former: Andrew Walker


tubsidis

I think Clayton Oliver is from Shepparton


Spraahz

Definitely lived in Echuca for a period of time, and Moroopna, but he might've lived in Shepp for a bit not sure


tubsidis

Yeah I was calling Mooroopna a suburb of Shepparton, it's not really is it


Spraahz

To be honest i've only been to shepp a couple times and didn't realise how close Moroopna was haha