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Draft time mixed emotions for MAKOS

📁 CAFL, Mako Sharks 🕔20.January 2014
Draft time mixed emotions for MAKOS

For most teams the Draft period is a stressful time looking at squad lists, possible trades and area’s for improvement in the team. This was even truer for Makos Captain Adam ‘Jacko’ Jack.

Jacko had spent the previous 2 years recruiting tried and trusted players to the Makos that he knew were dedicated to being Makos players and attending as many Training sessions and matches they could. His recruiting criteria had been attendance driven knowing that with training and dedication he could produce quality players who would serve his team for years to come. Due to the equalisation of talent cap imposed for 2014 the Makos were unable to retain all the players they would have liked too. “I always find this time of the year both exciting and a little sad as we bring in new talent into the Mako setup but on the other side of the coin we release some players to try their hand at pastures new. Releasing players is something I find hard to do and I wish any released players all the best at their new clubs.” Jack told us.

“ I am very happy with the way the draft went for the Makos and feel that most things we were trying to achieve get done fell into place”. The Makos managed to pick back up 2 players they had released into the Main Draft in Alexander Clark and Steve O’Kelly to reunite with their teammates from the previous season.

Shrewd Trading had ensured the Makos had placed themselves ideally to select 4 out of the first 7 in the Rookie Draft which for 2014 was viewed to be very strong. Jacko says “ We picked up 3 new players for the new season Martin Bell, Nik McGuire and Mark McFarlane as well as a player who had been at the Makos in 2013 as a guest player In 2013 Scott Adams , all will bring something new to our team with their different talents. We are keen to welcome them to the team and start working with them “.

“All in all I think we have a well balanced team and I am looking forward to our first hit out on the 25th of January at the CAFL Cup. “ Adam told us.

Makos will look to make amends this season for going so close in the League last year only to be pipped by Premiers the Tigers at the last hurdle.

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