Just interested in how many fans make it out to lower grade games.
Or the year before that , or the year before that ..... So its only what I read here on the forum .....
Its interesting how many members have high opinions of our lower grade players but are absent from this poll.
Yea defiantly watching the 3 grades was great , it had a different feel about it .....Lol I really enjoy going to the lower grade games my passion and motivation has extinguished over the last few years simply because a lot of them don't get a run.
But nothing beats going to North Sydney Oval or Henson Park on a Sunday arvo, I truly miss the old system of watching all 3 grades play I really felt like I was getting my money's worth when that was the case getting to Jubilee Oval nice and early.
Yes, you have a point.
That's why i rarely comment on our juniors because to be fair, I know SFA.
I glad you provide some good input though.
I managed to get to 2 plus a few trials.
Watched about half a dozen junior rep game.
Been to 5 local games since comp restarted.
I may have a problem. Lol
When it comes to bringing juniors into first grade we are the shittest.Exactly this. The notion that we just "throw them into first grade" without actually knowing whether they are ready or using first grade as a gauge seems ludicrous to me.
I suspect many are talented youngsters and some are potentially close but it does take time to bring them in and it needs to be managed carefully. Especially at the moment without the lower grades playing.
We may not seem to have the best development programs in place, but I still have to place some faith in the coaching team and their judgement on whether these players are ready or not.