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All Clubs To Get Academies

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

Football operations boss Mark Evans said the AFL was determined to make sure people who might not have been raised with a traditional football background or access to the traditional AFL pathways feel welcome to play the game, "We will use the expertise, resources and brand power of clubs out in regional communities to help find ... and develop young talent ... all cultures, all backgrounds ... clubs can attract and develop some talent ... and ... have the ability to receive some incentive ... similar to the bidding system used for the northern academies."

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