“Hopefully every club has its own team and it virtually becomes the same competition as us, side by side,” he says. “It’s incredibly versatile but it’s a big car too. I’d throw my bag down and then be outside until dinner. BONTEMPELLI is a tall midfielder who can move almost anywhere on the ground, including through key position spots or even on the wing. Marcus Bontempelli knows how good it could be. That same year he polled 20 votes in the Brownlow (accompanied to the ceremony by his mother Geraldine). ''He came down to my primary school one day to do a clinic, and all my friends were asking me about him. Dal Santo was dropped in Round 13 of the 2008 season due to lack of form. He's shown me what can happen if you work really hard to make sure that it happens.''. Below are Nick Dal Santo’s five superstars of the AFL: Nat Fyfe (Fremantle) Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong) Dustin Martin (Richmond) Lance Franklin (Sydney) Gary Ablett Jr. (Geelong) Dwayne Russell believes Carlton gun Patrick Cripps, Western Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli and Collingwood champion Scott Pendlebury also warrant superstar status. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. “We are blessed to have tremendous wealth of character within our playing group. He played alongside a fourth cousin, Liam Hunt, at the Knights this year and knows that his fate is far less certain. He was 12, and much more aware, when he had another cousin drafted onto Carlton's rookie list five years ago. Emma's two books - The Draft and Nine Lives (the story of former Essendon wingman Adam Ramanauskas' battle with cancer) - were published in 2008 and 2010. She has won awards from the Australian Football Media Association and AFL Players Association for her feature writing, and specialised for many years in covering junior football and the AFL draft. A post shared by Marcus Bontempelli (@marcus_bontempelli) on Aug 6, 2019 at 8:29pm PDT.

Triple All-Australian Nick Dal Santo believes Jeremy Cameron is the best forward in the AFL, while dual premiership Kangaroo David King rates Marcus Bontempelli ahead of Patrick Dangerfield, Patrick Cripps and Lance Franklin. 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. “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. Marcus has been acknowledged by his peers as the young man who deserves recognition through past contributions, the promise of the future and the impression he will make as the captain of our Club. Dal Santo played in St Kilda's 2008 NAB Cup winning side, the club's third pre-season cup win. That would be perfect. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. 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. Now one of the league’s supreme midfielders and an All Australian, Bontempelli says while his sisters were busy together, he would spend hours alone outside with the footy, commentating to himself and visualising what it would be like to win a premiership at the MCG. He said it seemed like one day he was boxing with Brendan Fevola and the next day he was gone, so he had a lot of disappointment to deal with,'' he said. Reserved. “I think he’s been touted (for the role) – like many – from a young age and he has leadership qualities. He was selected to represent Victoria in the State of Origin for Bushfire Relief Match , played in February 2020. 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. He’ll learn from this as a young captain. On the eve of the AFL finals series, he visited the oval at Eltham Central Park for Domain Review. That's one of the things I've learnt from him. “It 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.”. 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. Easton Wood has been the permanent captain of the club since 2018 but skippered the side during their 2016 premiership success with Robert Murphy sidelined through injury.

At 19 he had to start a new life; these days he works as a concreter. Marcus Bontempelli could become Western Bulldogs captain as soon as next season, according to Nick Dal Santo. “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.
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. [46] ''He's said that the one thing he regretted was getting a bit too caught up in the social side of things. What's it all really like? 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. 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. This young king is so brave and strong! 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. ''I hope he's done enough to get called up, and that both of us get a chance. Listen to SEN Summer Breakfast in 30 minutes with Jack Heverin and Nick Dal Santo in the player below. Photo: Julian Kingma. “I … Triple All-Australian Nick Dal Santo believes Jeremy Cameron is the best forward in the AFL, while dual premiership Kangaroo David King rates Marcus Bontempelli ahead of Patrick Dangerfield, Patrick Cripps and Lance Franklin. If you're in a position where you do get picked, you're so lucky. “I wouldn’t be surprised if Marcus Bontempelli took over the captaincy (in 2020),” he said on SEN Summer Breakfast. Western Bulldogs star player Marcus Bontempelli at Eltham Football club. We'll just have to wait and see.''. Wood famously captained the Western Bulldogs to premiership success in 2016 after Robert Murphy was ruled out through injury earlier in the year. Fellow midfielder Lachie Hunter will become Bontempelli's vice-captain. “The way he presents himself to the media and the group and the way he’s respected within that football club, I just wouldn’t be surprised (if he takes over) next year.

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. Back then, Nick was busy living his new life and Marcus was growing up in Melbourne's northern suburbs. “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. 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. Marcus Bontempelli has been named the new captain of the Western Bulldogs. Sign up to all of Foxtel Now with a 10-day free trial. “I …

Remarkably, just a few years later, that’s exactly what Bontempelli did. However, you can still subscribe via the Apple App Store or the Google Play. It was a time of upheaval at the proud club. Speaking on Fox Sports News’ AFL Tonight on Monday, Riewoldt said Bontempelli faced a tough chat with his vice-captain, who was only recently appointed to the role. An incredible gift for Arch and his family ????

“He’s a non-drinking kid who’s never had a beer in his life, never touched alcohol – and all of a sudden he’s embroiled in this because of the actions of his vice-captain,” Lyon told Fox Footy Live. ''He's a bit nervous about it and it just shows that it's not easy. 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. Luke Stanton was tall, athletic and could run. From 2019, fans will no longer be able to subscribe to AFL Live Pass through the AFL website. 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. 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.
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. ''I can't remember when he got drafted, but I remember watching him on TV afterwards thinking, 'Wow, look at what he's doing','' said Bontempelli.

“He’ll be fine. “I’ve got a really close family and they support me through everything,” he says. I’m a big lad so that helps as well.”, 2019 Brownlow Medal contender Marcus Bontempelli returns to his roots ahead of footy finals. This is also known as Online Behavioural Advertising.

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