Coach backs Falcon for state selection

Geelong Falcons coach Jason Armistead has backed Darcy Moloney for selection in this year’s state squad. PHOTO: Brian Bartlett.

Geelong Falcons officials say they would be “really surprised” if Colac’s Darcy Moloney is not in contention to play with Vic Country in this year’s under-18 national championships.

State selectors are set to announce an initial squad in coming weeks, and Falcons coach Jason Armistead said Moloney had shown she would be more than capable of
playing at that level during her strong start to the NAB League Girls season with the Falcons.

The Colac Imperials footballer has featured in all six games for the undefeated Falcons this year, having cemented her spot in the team’s midfield rotation.

“Darcy’s been having consistently 18 or 19 possessions every week and five or six tackles, she’s been really consistent,” Armistead said.

“I’d be really surprised if she’s not in contention for Vic Country, even as a bottom-aged player,” he said.

Moloney, who is also a talented basketballer and netballer, has enjoyed a rapid rise in football since taking up the sport last year.

She earned selection in the Falcons’ under-16 team for the 2018 V-Line Cup, where she was named the team’s MVP for the carnival.

Moloney also finished runner-up in AFL Barwon’s under-18 league vote count after leading the Imps to finals, and then won the Imps’ best-and-fairest award.

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