Father Son Watch (updated 1 June)


#1164

This is excellent news!


#1165

Hirdy!!!


#1166

#1167

I think the article on the club website qualifies young Tom now.


#1168

How good is this news. I saw Tom having kick with Hirdy, while I was touring the facilities during the saga, his skills were unbelieveable, I am very pumped.


#1169

Does anyone know anything about Tom? Where has he been playing, whats his form been like, height, position… etc etc


#1171

*Brad Green


#1172

Haha yep sorry Brad Green. :see_no_evil:


#1173

Brad Jones played in England for about 10 years!!


#1174

Think he’s been playing a lot of soccer.


#1175

How old is Tom Hird?


#1176

18 this year.


#1177

Where has he been playing?


#1178

I assume Tom’s still not as good as Stephanie, and she can’t get a game.


#1179

His junior club was Prahran, but he hasn’t played footy at any level I’m aware of since 2015. Been focused on soccer.


#1180

I’m guessing the club just want to have a look at him, considering he’s at draft age… and if his natural footballing instincts have been passed down genetically.


#1181

For what it’s worth he was routinely one of his side’s best when he was playing for a club that tracked such things (lots of junior teams don’t). But that’s a long time ago now.

I suppose the club has basically nothing to lose exploring putting him on the rookie b list, given it’s been 3 years since he’s been a registered AFL player (presumably it’s 3 years, given that’s the last time he played…)


#1182

Wouldn’t that qualify him to automatically be picked up under that ruling of not playing AFL for 3 years?


#1183

It’s not ‘not playing AFL for 3 years’, it’s ‘not being a registered AFL player for three years’. I don’t know when registration is deemed to have lapsed, whether it happens immediately you’re not on a club list for a season, or whether it hangs around for a while.


#1184

It warms my heart to have the Hird name back at the club, in any capacity.
I hope Tom’s as tough as his dad. He’ll need to be for the amount of scrutiny he will find himself under.
I hope he’s doing what he wants to do. I wish him every success.