Geelong Falcons coach Dan O’Keefe says there is no better place for footballer Campbell Tanis to make his TAC Cup debut than at home in Colac.
Tanis has overcome a knee reconstruction to make his way into the Falcons’ line-up after just two games with the Colac Tigers in the GFL colts competition.
The Falcons return to Central Reserve tomorrow for their second game at the venue this season when the ladder leaders host second-placed Oakleigh Chargers.
Geelong officials selected Tanis on the club’s development list in 2017 after he ruptured his ACL training with the Tigers at Central Reserve in May last year.
O’Keefe said Tanis’s commitment to recovering from his injury setback played a major role in the decision to expose the promising ball-winner to the TAC Cup so soon in his comeback.
“Commitment’s probably an understatement for Campbell in the way he’s held himself,” he said.
“He never complained in rehab and he’s done everything right, ticked all the right boxes, and he’s just been a delight to have at the club.
“Going back to his first night on the track, the boys all got around him and celebrated that in a way, because it’s a long way coming back from a knee reco and he deserved his chance just as much as any first-gamer we’ve had this year.”
O’Keefe said he was confident Tanis was ready to step into the TAC Cup ranks after showing solid form on the training track.
For the full story see today’s Colac Herald.