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« Reply #675 on: December 25, 2018, 12:16:34 PM »


Former Richmond big man Ben Griffiths has officially signed a playing contract with the University of Southern California as a punter.


https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/former-tiger-ben-griffiths-signs-with-american-college-football-team-20181224-p50o3t.html

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« Reply #676 on: February 12, 2019, 03:23:28 AM »

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« Reply #677 on: February 12, 2019, 01:12:15 PM »
Christ he's a size of a man.

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« Reply #678 on: March 25, 2019, 01:57:56 AM »
Heslin is a busy man. As well as [Gaelic] football he has a job with MSD Animal Health, a PhD to complete and a farm at home to help out on.

In 2011, Heslin dipped his toe into the world of professional sport when he joined the Richmond Tigers in Australia, but he quickly realised a life in the AFL wasn't for him. "There is very little room to manoeuvre in a professional set-up because that is your job, but it is an enjoyable one.

"The commitment levels here in football aren't far off now. We are doing all the same things in terms of training, strength and conditioning, preparation, video analysis, nutrition.

"It's all very similar, the one big difference is the money and the rest.

https://www.independent.ie/au/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/marie-crowe-heslin-still-driven-on-by-the-dream-of-provincial-glory-37944640.html

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Re: Old Footballers - Whatever happened to ...
« Reply #679 on: April 17, 2019, 03:45:15 AM »
Over in the SANFL, former Richmond player Liam McBean booted 9 goals on Friday night for Glenelg in their big win over Adelaide.

Source: Foxsports


Refreshed McBean means goals for Bays

Warren Partland,
The Advertiser
April 9, 2019


Talented Glenelg forward Liam McBean admits he had lost sight of why he played the game.

As a kid, he said football was all about enjoyment and playing with mates.

The more serious his career became, especially when it was a full-time job with Richmond for four seasons, there were times he’d forget the real reason for being involved.

“Coming out of the AFL system my love and passion for the game had wavered a bit,” he said. “Coming over to Adelaide in 2017 and working and playing was a nice balance for me.

“But I felt midway through that year of footy it was time for a change up and to do something different. It was important for me to get away from that footy bubble for a while.”

McBean opted to take 2018 away from the game and travel the world for five months, a trip which included the soccer World Cup in Russia.

It was a decision which provided the answers to regaining the hunger to return to the [Glenelg] Tigers’ attack.

Read more: https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/afl/local-footy-sa/sanfl/glenelgs-liam-mcbean-bags-nine-goals-against-adelaide-after-regaining-passion-for-the-game/news-story/a07c0572cef2fe9bf511bdf00a13fa52

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Re: Old Footballers - Whatever happened to ...
« Reply #680 on: April 17, 2019, 03:55:58 AM »
#bringnbackbeanie :shh
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Leaving here we aggravate you
Don't you know it means the same to me

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Re: Old Footballers - Whatever happened to ...
« Reply #681 on: April 19, 2019, 01:24:59 AM »
Des Headland (Brisbane Lions and Fremantle), Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls (Richmond and West Coast) and Brennan Stack (Western Bulldogs) all played for Nollamara, who lost to Kwinana by 38 points.

https://thewest.com.au/sport/afl/bush-and-burbs-son-of-a-gun-zac-mainwaring-steps-up-to-amateur-level-ng-b881173541z