Big News Sports Fans!!!
The AFL has just announced the Gold Coast team has its first big signing - Karmichael Hunt. Yes - he of Bronco's, QLD Origin (and Toilet Tryst) fame.
Fantastic move. You have to hand it to Andrew Demetriou - he knows how to grow, promote and foster the games development.
Hunt was a very promising AFL junior that chose League over AFL around 15 years of age. Regardless of his ability to be turned into a "superstar" of the game his status in Qld provides the GC franchise with its first "Wow" factor.
The AFL has the cash to throw at the GC team and all the other clubs are in serious negotiations with their good players to lock them into contracts to stop them going. Makes sense to grab name players that could be moved across.
I don't think that it is going to create a "flood" of people transferring (due to limited no's of people able to make the transition) but players like Billy Slater, Israel Falou and Greg Inglis would be looked at closely by the AFL.
Well done Andrew.