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    Future Force Players

    Does anybody have a list of the current Future Force Players and where they have come from.

    We keep banging on about producing local talent, but I was talking with the father of a First Grade Player, WA born and bred, spent many years training at HQ in various squads, but cannot get into Future Force and he claims that most Future Force players hail from over East.

    I would just like to see if this is the case.

    Perhaps he's not good enough, or perhaps sour grapes, just want some facts if anyone can help.

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    TIF, I think that this link to the Western Force website should help. Looks fairly up to date to me. Unfortunately does not state where they were born except for the ones born outside of Australia.
    Will Latu is from NSW.

    https://www.westernforce.com.au/future-force-foundation

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    Most are from elsewhere but some aren't and there are a couple I don't know about- Will Deardon, Cameron Ritchie and Brendan Owen. I always thought part of the Future Force was to supplement the locals that we do have.

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    Found my answer thank yungfen

    What is the Future Force?
    The Future Force is a leading rugby academy that identifies top local, national and internationally-based young players – between the ages of 18 and 21 – and weaves them into the fabric of rugby in Western Australia.

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    James Verity-Amm looks like he has been a great find. I had seen him in Round 1 versus Wests and he was hyper dangerous everytime he touched the ball. Runs great lines and has great speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yungfen View Post
    TIF, I think that this link to the Western Force website should help. Looks fairly up to date to me. Unfortunately does not state where they were born except for the ones born outside of Australia.
    Will Latu is from NSW.

    https://www.westernforce.com.au/future-force-foundation
    I'm not sure how up to date that is, I thought Havili had graduated

    Name: Mees Erasmus
    Club: Palmyra
    From: South Africa
    More Info: Can't find anything other than Spirit and Force, maybe somebody from Play can give more background


    Name: Onehunga Havili
    Club: Palmyra
    From: Tonga
    More Information: Again nothing other than Spirit and Force, Perhaps Paly are pretty good at covering up the background of their players

    Name: Ben Grant
    Club: Cottesloe
    From: Queensland
    More Information: GAGR has a Ben Grant named in a schoolboys team, apparently from South Coast. http://www.greenandgoldrugby.com/com...ns-2015.15539/
    Western Force media unit confirms it https://www.westernforce.com.au/arti...10-ben-grant-0

    Name: Liam Fletcher
    Club: Joondalup
    From: Rockhampton
    More Information: A facebook post congratulating him on his contract with the western force confirms https://www.facebook.com/7NewsCQ/vid...type=2&theater

    Name: Sama Malolo
    Club: Wests Scarborough
    From: Sydney
    More Information: Western Force Media Unit confirms https://www.westernforce.com.au/arti...10-sama-malolo

    Name: Will Dearden
    Club: Kalamunda
    From: Warwick, Qld
    More Information: Western Force Media Unit confirms https://www.westernforce.com.au/arti...0-will-dearden

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    Name: James Verity-Amm
    Club: Nedlands
    From: Kroonstad (Free State)
    More Information: Finished school in South Africa, PLayed for University of Western Cape and Western Province Under 21s, read it all here thanks to WFMU https://www.westernforce.com.au/arti...e-future-force

    Name: Naude’ Wessels
    Club: Associates
    From: Capetown
    More Information: Apparently the journey started when he attended an open training session with the Force in Cape Town. Given a contract some time after that, more details from WFMU https://www.westernforce.com.au/arti...m-future-force

    Name: Brendan Owen
    Club: Associates
    From: Jo'Burg originally, but spent time in England
    More Info: Member of Blue Bulls U19 Currie Cup squad, More info from his manager http://www.worldartists.co.za/portfo.../brendan-owen/ This might not be him, no mention of the Future Force here, but the timing seems right. Comparing photos from Google images with his Force Profile picture doesn't shed much light.

    Name: Cameron Ritchie
    Club: Cottesloe
    From: Nothing conclusive, maybe South Africa
    More Information: THere are a few mentions of a Cameron Ritchie in South African schools rugby, Craven Week and such, but nothing much to go on


    Name: Clay Uyen
    Club: UWA
    From: WA
    More Information: WFMU have done a 10 for 10 with him, they have been really useful for finding out background, He says he's grown up in WA, that's good enough for me. https://www.westernforce.com.au/article/10-10-clay-uyen

    Name: Jordan Holgate
    Club: Kalamunda
    From: Probably Cape Town
    More Information: THere is a Jordan Holgate on facebook with a profile picture wearing Force gear who comes from Pretoria. https://www.facebook.com/jordan.holgate.1 Comparing images on Google, it looks like the guy in the bulls organisation is the same bloke.

    Name: Will Latu
    Club: Wanneroo
    From: Woolongong
    More Information: WFMU did a 10 for 10, confirmed https://www.westernforce.com.au/article/10-10-will-latu

    Summing Up
    South Africa 6
    Tonga 1
    Queensland 3
    NSW 2
    WA 1

    So more from overseas than from the east, but your sauce may be on the money.

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    mmm a bit disappointing that we are not really developing local lads but rather importing promising young players and putting them through a very good programme.

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    Yeah, that was his exact point.

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    I know that there are limited spots available but surely we should at least now be prioritising local talent given the axe hovering over our heads...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yungfen View Post
    I know that there are limited spots available but surely we should at least now be prioritising local talent given the axe hovering over our heads...
    You looking for a spot mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kipper_mckinnon View Post
    You looking for a spot mate?
    Yep if they have one for an old guy with buggered knees

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    Quote Originally Posted by yungfen View Post
    Yep if they have one for an old guy with buggered knees
    That spots already taken I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yungfen View Post
    Yep if they have one for an old guy with buggered knees
    and a bit of a discipline problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by yungfen View Post
    mmm a bit disappointing that we are not really developing local lads but rather importing promising young players and putting them through a very good programme.
    We are only really doing what the other sides are doing. The Reds lifted Jayden Ngamanu off us and the Brumbies with Nick Jooste.

    The local lads are still getting developed but they just aren't being offered a carrot to come over because they are already here.

    I'm not sure if we'll ever be 100% local and I'm also not sure that would be as good as it sounds- might be a touch insular.

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    It may also be cyclical. Given we only have , is it 3 Players in the U20 team? it may well be that the current group of youngsters is not up to scratch... i dont know just looking outside the box is all.

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