Unfortunately, the days of developing a junior like Knight i think are over. If they have been on contract with club for 4-5 years, by the time they are ready for first grade the cost is going to be too high. Then you will have other clubs chasing them and pushing their prices too high I think junior development may still occur with really talented youngsters who play 1/6/7/9 This Blacktown partnership is a huge step in the right direction, we must succeed as a business first and foremost to be able to have long term stability. Recruiting players like Shaun Lane will be a more regular occurence eg 21 years of age with some FG experience. There is no point in blooding youngsters from 15 years old anymore with the rare exception.