AFL star reminisces about Colac clashes

Geelong AFL recruit Luke Dahlhaus says the Cats’ forward line has worked well at training following the addition of him and Cobden export Gary Rohan to the club. The former Western Bulldog is pictured at Colac’s St Mary’s Primary School yesterday with pupils Charlie Craig, left, and Alex Brauer.

Boom Geelong AFL recruit Luke Dahlhaus is no stranger to Colac having started his senior football career against the Colac Tigers a decade ago.

The Western Bulldogs AFL premiership player, who crossed to the Cats during the off-season, was among a host of Geelong footballers visiting Colac schools yesterday to promote the city’s Auskick program.

Dahlhaus, 26, said one of his earliest memories of Colac was coming up against the Tigers while playing for Leopold in the Geelong Football League as a teenager.

“I remember playing against Colac in the GFL,” he said during yesterday’s visit to St Mary’s Primary School.

“I played about 10 senior games for Leopold, so I had a good couple of games against Colac.

“I think my first senior game might have been against Colac, but it was in Leopold, I remember we got beaten, and it was the first time I’d played with my brother Ryan, so it was pretty exciting for me.

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