GEELONG FALCONS have taken advantage of Colac district’s young talls with five of their tallest six players coming from the region.
The Geelong Falcons announced their final squad for 2015 yesterday, with Cobden first-year Falcon Sean Darcy measures is the tallest at a whopping 200 centimetres.
Lorne’s Lochie Donne, Birregurra’s Zach Zdybel, Colac’s Tom Rieniets and Steven Presani are all over 190 centimetres.
“Colac continues to produce great sportsmen and it’s always been a good breeding ground for us,” he said.
“Sean Darcy is a 200-centimetre ruckman and he’s playing with us because he goes to Xavier College in Melbourne.
“Early in the season Sean is a chance to play, we try to get early games into our APS players before we lose them to school footy.”
Highly-rated AFL prospect Darcy Parish, of Winchelsea, has returned to the Falcons, along with Alvie wingman Ben McCarthy and Lorne forward George Steven, while Birregurra’s Campbell Floyd is in line for a third season.
Officials have named injured Colac Imperials footballer and reigning CDFL under-17.5 best-and-fairest winner Stewart McCann on the team’s development list.
Falcons officials finalised their squad following their first practice match at Colac’s Central Reserve on Sunday.
The club will host a second trial match, including an under-16 clash, at Central Reserve this Sunday.
“Basically most of our selection is done during training, the trial games are there to help us make those final decisions,” Turner said.
“We left out 10 of our best players, guys like Curnow, Parish and Mathieson, and they’ll play this weekend,” he said.