My brother, the Hawk

November 3, 2006

Well, he's training with them at least.

I heard a few weeks ago that Jonathan had been invited to train with Hawthorn (the Aussie Rules side). And today my Hawthorn-supporting friend Ryan has dropped me a line showing me an article on the AFL site which lists him. The funny thing is that they've spelled both his names wrong. They've put Jonathon instead of Jonathan, and Wynne instead of Wynn. He's a half brother, 12 years younger than me, which is why we don't share the same surname.

There's no guarantee he'll actually become a Hawk. Apparently he'll be in the draft, and so any of the clubs (or none) could pick him. The Norwood coach (the Victorian Eastern League club where he's played recently) Brett Ratten (yes, the Carlton legend) thinks he'll be picked in the 3rd round of the draft, and I think Doug Barwick (of Fitzroy and Collingwood, but more significantly the dad of Jonathan's girlfriend) agrees. He's a lot taller than me (I think he's about 6'7"), which could help generate some interest. And he'll be 20 in January.

Very proud of course, although it's a shame that I have very little interest in the game. 🙂


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