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Scott Lucas backs “crucial” AFL academies

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Scott Lucas says the AFL’s northern academies are critical to the development of Australian Rules outside of Victoria.

Speaking on Macquarie Sport Radio’s AFL Draft coverage, the former Essendon forward lauded the “critical” pathways the academies provide.

“They are entitled to some advantage,” he said.

“There’s always a go-factor for all states other than Victoria. Inevitably the kids that leave those (northern) states go back to Victoria.”

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