Emerging Tiger to join Bellarine league club

Colac Tigers young gun Clay Mulgrew has joined Bellarine league club Portarlington in a bid to play senior football.

An opportunity to play senior football has lured Geelong Falcons graduate Clay Mulgrew away from the Colac Tigers.

The 18-year-old, who finished runner-up in AFL Barwon’s under-19 Division One vote count this year, has applied for a clearance to Bellarine league club Portarlington.

Mulgrew said playing closer to his new home at East Geelong was also part of his decision.

The teenager already travels back to the Colac district to play cricket with Colac West each week.

“I moved to Geelong probably two months ago, and I kind of wasn’t too keen on the travel back to Colac all the time,” Mulgrew said.

“Portarlington has offered me a spot playing seniors as well, which I was pretty keen to do.

“It was a tough decision to leave Colac and I’ll be sad to go, but to have the chance to play senior footy and lighten the travel, it just made sense to play here.”

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