From Leader Newspapers
Reported by Paul Amy
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WILLIAMSTOWN believes in Liam Picken and is prepared to put up money that he will make it as an AFL player.
The Seagulls have confirmed they gave $20,000 to their VFL partner the Western Bulldogs to help pay for the cost of having him on their rookie list.
â€œWe think itâ€™s a very good investment in Liam and for our alignment with the Bulldogs,â€ Willy general manager Brendan Curry said.
â€œIt will be money well spent. Weâ€™ve got enormous faith in him. Heâ€™s ready to step up.â€
Liam is the son of former Collingwood champion Billy and shared Willyâ€™s best and fairest last year. He was also selected in the VFL team of the year.