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Gideon Simon a first on AFL list
Authored by: fumbaloney on Sunday, October 07 2012 @ 03:29 pm ACDT

Someone mentioned Bayanda Sobetwa. Reminded me of African players in general and made me wonder - how come this year nothing was mentioned on the WFN website about Thembinkosi Zwane from South Africa (who played senior football at South Launceston in 2012)? More significantly, no mention was made of Chamberlin Patrick Ndongo from Cameroon who played senior football with Frankston in the VFL. Patrick came over several years ago to play semi-professional soccer and decided to try his hand at Aussie Rules this year with Frankston in the VFL (with some degree of success; played about 3 senior games and was in the best players in the reserves a few times). I thought it was an amazing story.

Gideon Simon a first on AFL list
Authored by: Tobietta Rhyman on Monday, October 08 2012 @ 02:28 pm ACDT

We can only cover the areas our writers do but you're right it sounds like a great story. Do you have any more info? And anyone can submit a story btw, the link is under "contribute" at the top :D

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AFL England Women's Football Co-ordinator; WFN Female Football Writer
Gideon Simon a first on AFL list
Authored by: Troy Thompson on Tuesday, October 09 2012 @ 06:59 am ACDT

Michael will be covering off how the year went for some of these guys and others of interest shortly.  There are always a number of others that keep a fairly low profile that we may not find out about until later on (if ever at all).

Of course Gideon may not technically be the first if another club drafts or rookie drafts ahead of the selection that Richmond use for Gideon.

 

Gideon Simon a first on AFL list
Authored by: Michael Christiansen on Tuesday, October 09 2012 @ 08:11 pm ACDT

Patty Ndongo story is up.

Thanks for the heads on Patty - it's hard to track stories that appear very 'locally', such as a local Leader paper or even a soccer forum ahead of any mainstream footy 'channels'. 

Gideon Simon a first on AFL list
Authored by: Troy Thompson on Wednesday, October 10 2012 @ 05:17 am ACDT