Champion Colac ruckman Lochie Veale says a chat with new co-coach Rowan McSparron inspired him to re-commit for one final season of senior football in the Geelong Football League.
The Tigers announced after Saturday’s win against St Josephs that the 33-year-old former AFL-listed big man was on board for 2019.
Veale said McSparron, a two-time premiership coach with Bellarine league club Geelong Amateur, said he wanted Veale to play a role in the club’s campaign next year.
“I had a good chat with Rowan about the plans for next year and if he’d have said they wanted to play a few kids then I would have said ‘no worries’ and probably finished up,” Veale said.
“But he was keen to keep me around, and I felt like I’ve got another year in me,” he said.
“The club’s in pretty good stead as well, there’s some great young footballers coming through so I’m excited to go around again.”
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