Colac product Jarrod Walters says he benefited from locking horns with fellow footballers who missed out on an AFL spot during yesterday’s AFL Victoria Challenge Cup.
Walters and Colac Tigers rising star Ethan Floyd were part of a Vic Country under-19 side which suffered a 44-67 loss at the hands of the Victorian Amateur Football Association at Ballarat.
The VAFA started the match with a flurry of goals, booting five majors to Country’s none kicking with a strong wind in the first quarter to lead by 35 points at the opening break.
Vic Country reduced the margin to 23 points by the final siren, with Walters, who crossed to St Marys this year, playing a role as a third tall in defence.
The Geelong Falcons premiership player said the match was a good test for footballers who had graduated from the TAC Cup system without finding a home at an AFL club during their draft year in 2017.
Meanwhile, Tigers senior footballers Lochie Veale, Ryan Monaghan and Zach Zdybel helped Vic Country to a commanding victory over rival Vic Metro in the AFL Victoria Community Cup.
See today’s Colac Herald for more.