Emerging Colac gun to make VFL debut

Colac footballer Cooper Stephens will make his VFL debut for Williamstown in tomorrow’s clash against Essendon.

Colac footballer Cooper Stephens will make his VFL debut for Williamstown in tomorrow’s clash against Essendon.

The 18-year-old Geelong Falcons graduate has taken just two rounds to earn his call-up after signing with the Seagulls in December.

His first pre-season with Williamstown has been so impressive, that club officials re-signed him for a second year in February before he’d even played a game.

“That’s how impressed we’ve been with Cooper,” Williamstown football general manager Stephen Soulsby said.

“He’s been doing all the right things throughout the pre-season, so we were keen to give him an opportunity,” he said.

“His leadership has been really good, obviously he was a captain with the Falcons, but even though he’s so young his maturity and professionalism has been great, he’s even been able to guide some of the other young players.”

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