Young Bomber flying in defensive role

Teenager Jackson Richardson has become one of Irrewarra-Beeac’s most consistent performers in the past month thanks to a new role in defence. The Bombers take on the in-form Colac Imperials tomorrow.

A new role has helped teenager Jackson Richardson take his game to new heights in his second year of senior football.

Richardson has been one of the Bombers’ most consistent performers in the past month after Bombers officials moved him from the wing into defence.

The skilful 17-year-old, who played 11 senior games in his debut season last year, has ranked among Irrewarra-Beeac’s best players in the past three weeks.

“I’ve been put back the last few weeks and I’ve probably felt a bit more comfortable down there,” Richardson said.

“Compared to the wing where I’d been playing you can get a bit lost sometimes,” he said.

“But now I just switch between back flank or back pocket, it depends if the opposition has got a small forward to play on or not.

“I try and help out the full back because the ball’s been getting down there a bit lately, but I also try to run off a bit when I can.”

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