“He [Nick] got drafted in 2001 and I was born in ’95, which meant I was about six or seven at that point. He has to step up that little bit more and this is going to be a confrontational conversation he’s going to have to have at some stage that he didn’t really need to have. BONTEMPELLI is a tall midfielder who can move almost anywhere on the ground, including through key position spots or even on the wing. “For Marcus Bontempelli as a young captain, he’d be really, really disappointed because clearly Lachie Hunter’s in that position as vice-captain for a reason and earned that role,” Riewoldt told AFL Tonight. That's one of the things I've learnt from him. Register as a donor today at donatelife.com.au ???? After getting a taste of things last year at the Northern Knights, Bontempelli's athleticism took the eye and he was added to the AIS-AFL Academy squad. Nick Dal Santo's counsel carries weight with cousin, draft hopeful Marcus Bontempelli A dash of family advice can go a long way. New customers only, Bulldogs young gun Bailey Smith was fined by police for breaching COVID-19 restrictions and Billy Gowers was given a warning, Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out.
“I remember being out here after training until the lights virtually went off, that was my thing,” he says. ''He came down to my primary school one day to do a clinic, and all my friends were asking me about him. âWe have come to admire Marcus for the impact he has had on the game and his already remarkable reputation as a Western Bulldogs player,â he said in a club statement. I'm probably still a little kid to him, but we've had some similar experiences now and we have a bit more in common.
Photo: Julian Kingma. LISTEN TO THE LATEST EDITION OF FOX FOOTY’S THE DEBATE – DAVID KING, LEIGH MONTAGNA, NICK DAL SANTO AND TOM MORRIS ON HOW COVID-19 WILL RESHAPE THE AFL FOREVER. Christmas used to be the best time of the year because I'd smash him with questions. The Dogs’ premiership was extra special considering what the club had endured two years before, with Brendan McCartney resigning as senior coach and captain Ryan Griffen moving to Greater Western Sydney.
''I was struggling a bit this year with being tagged, and I felt like I needed some advice or a bit of direction on how I should go about handling it, because it was new to me. “I’m really lucky, and the girls aren’t far behind them in terms of going to games.” Growing up with three sisters, Bontempelli is a strong advocate of the AFLW and the leading role the Western Bulldogs have taken in the league’s development.
He didn't wait until he had been tagged out of three or four games to ask questions of Nick; he wanted to deal with it straight away. Bulldogs young gun Bailey Smith was fined by police for breaching COVID-19 restrictions and Billy Gowers was given a warning for their involvement in a series of events where Hunter allegedly crashed into four cars. It was a time of upheaval at the proud club. I’d throw my bag down and then be outside until dinner. Dal Santo was dropped in Round 13 of the 2008 season due to lack of form. That would be perfect. A post shared by Marcus Bontempelli (@marcus_bontempelli), Sign up for the best of Domain Review in your inbox each week. The former St Kilda and North Melbourne star said it would be beneficial for Bontempelli to have Wood still at the club to lend a hand should he need it if he does become captain next season. After getting a taste of things last year at the Northern Knights, Bontempelli's athleticism took the eye and he was added to the AIS-AFL Academy squad. Nick Dal Santo's cousin, Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs, celebrates with the premiership cup. TAP HERE TO LISTEN ON YOUR PHONE. Marcus Bontempelli knows how good it could be. But it’s clearly unacceptable behaviour, which will be challenged really strongly. Foxfooty.com.au understands Hunter has offered to resign as club vice-captain, but as of Monday night the club has not formally accepted this offer – though they are expected to.
The Bulldogs haven’t made an official statement since Friday, but are likely to issue Hunter, possibly as early as Tuesday, with a significant fine and a suspension. His football clearly speaks for itself and thereâs no question with his performance.
The other place Bontempelli spent hours of his youth was at the Eltham Panthers Junior Footy Club, just down the road from his family home. “For Marcus Bontempelli as a young captain, he’d be really, ... NICK DAL SANTO AND TOM MORRIS ON HOW COVID-19 WILL RESHAPE THE AFL FOREVER. Western Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli faces a tough conversation with his vice-captain Lachie Hunter. Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. Picture: Hamish Blair, Sign up to all of Foxtel Now with a 10-day free trial. Police conducted a preliminary breath test on Hunter then a subsequent evidentiary breath test, returning a reading of 0.123.
From 2019, fans will no longer be able to subscribe to AFL Live Pass through the AFL website. “I think some of the best stories in sport [are] coming through various levels of adversity that you go through,” he says. It was exciting because - well, because he kicked a ball through a basketball ring - but also because his cousin was Nick Dal Santo, one of the best young players at St Kilda. ''I guess it just shows that you can put all this effort in for two or three years just to get there, and it can be over just like that. Looking across the ground Bontempelli recounted, with a smile, just how important the club was to him growing up, and the long nights of training. Hunter, 25, was charged with breaching stay-at-home restrictions and fined $1652 after he allegedly crashed into four cars at Middle Park about 8.45pm on Thursday. “He’ll be fine. “I think one of the big reasons why I fell in love with the game as a kid was because of the footy club, and because of the people who ran it, and the friends I made during that time,” he says.
Marcus Bontempelli could become Western Bulldogs captain as soon as next season, according to Nick Dal Santo. Follow @zaiaalex. like he did, but at the same time he never stopped loving footy and he's still loving it now, working full-time and playing with his mates. © 2020, SEN All Rights âThe game is changing, and the game has changed since I stopped playing about the way you can speak to each other and the way itâs received. Bontempelli has been widely tipped to eventually become captain of the club he was drafted to in 2013 but Dal Santo said it could happen sooner than expected. “On a Thursday night they would put on a barbecue and we’d be out here after training trying to kick some bombs from the 50-metre mark.”. “I’m lucky my mum and dad come to a lot of the games, and they try to travel and are probably there for almost 90 per cent of my games.
And I think he enjoyed it too ???? âIt goes without saying that everyone here is thrilled for Marcus and will do all we can to support him as he takes on new responsibilities.â.
The 24-year-old, who has been the Dogs vice-captain for the last two seasons, will take over from Eatson Wood, who has skippered the side in a permanent capacity since 2018.
Nick has answered all of his questions. '', Poster boy: Marcus Bontempelli, pictured this week in Eltham, hopes he and cousin Liam Hunt can add to their family's AFL lineage.Credit:Ken Irwin. Earlier this year, Archer received a successful liver transplant. Coach Luke Beveridge said the club were âblessedâ to have characters such as Bontempelli within the playing group. This year, Bontempelli has tried to be a versatile player, to stick to his role wherever he was on the ground, to prove he could win as many contested possessions as anyone. But he has also remembered what Luke has always told him, about how he needs to live like a footballer even when he's not training or playing. Me and my other cousins would be hanging off him asking questions about how he was going and what he was doing and how good it was,'' Marcus said. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. “I’ve heard this a lot of times over my career: Support the person and challenge the behaviour – and I think you land somewhere within that,” Riewoldt said. ''He's always been really good like that. âI think heâs been touted (for the role) â like many â from a young age and he has leadership qualities. As a youngster, Brownlow Medal contender Marcus Bontempelli spent countless hours kicking the footy at his Eltham home, imagining an elite career; the dream felt so real, he’d even commentate as he played in the backyard. ''He doesn't want me to leave any stone unturned and he didn't want me to ask 'why?' Back then, Nick was busy living his new life and Marcus was growing up in Melbourne's northern suburbs. Riewoldt said considering the condense season there was “more of a premium placed on games”, so a two to four-game ban was where the Dogs would likely land. He played alongside a fourth cousin, Liam Hunt, at the Knights this year and knows that his fate is far less certain. Marcus Bontempelli could become Western Bulldogs captain as soon as next season, according to Nick Dal Santo. Listen to SEN Summer Breakfast in 30 minutes with Jack Heverin and Nick Dal Santo in the player below. With his profile and superstar status, Bontempelli has attracted commercial interests outside of football; one of those roles is as a friend of Mercedes-Benz Melbourne Vans. âI wouldnât be surprised if Marcus Bontempelli took over the captaincy (in 2020),â he said on SEN Summer Breakfast. “I never felt I was on my own trying to achieve the dream. Bontempelli captained the Bulldogs to the finals series for a relatively fruitful year, playing every single game. “It’s so great for girls out there who now have a pathway.”. “I would be kicking the footy or playing basketball just to keep myself amused – I never had control of the TV remote. Triple premiership Lion Jonathan Brown said the fact 19-year-old Smith had become entangled in the situation should be considered when punishing Hunter. Poster boy: Marcus Bontempelli, pictured this week in Eltham, hopes he and cousin Liam Hunt can add to their family's AFL lineage. Nick Dal Santo floated the possibility of a change of captains on SEN Summer Breakfast last week, saying it was only a matter of time until Bontempelli became captain of the Western Bulldogs. Picture: Scott Barbour, Lachie Hunter, Easton Wood and Marcus Bontempelli. ''He's a bit nervous about it and it just shows that it's not easy. Bontempelli has been widely tipped to eventually become captain of the club he was drafted to in 2013 but Dal Santo said it … Our paths crossed a few years ago when he joined the team for one of our away games, he ran through the banner with us and sung the song with the boys. It was a pretty special time.”. Bontempelli spent hours of his youth at the Eltham Panthers Junior Footy Club, just down the road from his family home. I wasn't meant to be there because it wasn't for my year level, but I got out of class and had a kick with him. Fellow midfielder Lachie Hunter will become Bontempelli's vice-captain. He’ll learn from this as a young captain.
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