Welcome to Boydz N The Hood – The World’s Best NBA and AFL blog!
The ultimate destination for all AFL and NBA aficionados since August 2014! Brothers Jonathan and Leighton provide you with the best platform in the world to share your excitement and knowledge of NBA and AFL. We bring you a unique crossover of both codes with AFL players talking ball and NBA players chatting checksides. In our Australian focus section, we keep you in the loop on Aussie basketball players and personalities around the globe including stars on the rise. Our dedicated team will also make sure you are up to date on the latest AFL and NBA topics with our in-depth previews, feature articles and reviews.
Gain the upper hand with our footy tipping guide to get (and keep!) you at the top of your competition ladder. We also provide you with NBA Fantasy and AFL Supercoach advice to help you get the edge over your mates. Best of all, you can let them know about it on our forum, while also discussing a range of AFL and NBA topics with the rest of our growing community!
Leighton grew up playing both basketball and Aussie rules football doing a preseason with the U/17 Norwood Redlegs. He chose basketball and played top level junior basketball in South Australia including against Brad Newly, Joe Ingles and Brad Hill. He represented Australia as part of the 2005 Australian Christian Schools team touring the USA.
Has a Bachelors Degree in Sport and Recreation Management and is an avid NBA fan, basketball card collector and NBA history buff.
Thirty years old, Director of a Not-for-Profit and Chairman of SA Church Stars Basketball Club. Married to Pip, father to Ted, with a pet cat named Audrey and a Border Collie named Maggie. His recent pursuits include completing a jump program and winning a National footy tipping competition in 2014.
Jonathan grew up playing both footy and basketball through school but ended up sticking with basketball. He represented the South Australian Christian Schools team from under 14s through under 16s and continues ballin’ at a rec centre near you.
Jonathan, 25, is a Journalism and Arts graduate from the University of South Australia. He is an experienced writer for established media outlets (Fiasco Sports, The Clothesline Magazine, SA Footballer Magazine, Messenger Newspaper and Rip It Up) and an AFL and NBA enthusiast. Jonathan is also an AFL Supercoach and NBA Fantasy tragic, giving him knowledge of nearly every player in both codes!
Jonathan enjoys traveling and has been all over America, Europe and Asia. A recent highlight for him was being at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to witness the final game between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.