Former Otway coach reaches elusive ton

Former Otway Districts coach Tom Mullane-Grant is pictured with his son Thomas, 5, and daughter Molly, 3, after he booted his 100th goal for Bright this season.

Decorated country footballer and former Otway Districts coach Tom Mullane-Grant says he was confident he could kick 100 goals in a season even in the twilight of his career.

Last year’s Colac district leading goalkicker reached triple figures in a season for the first time playing for Bright in the Ovens and King league on the weekend.

The 34-year-old has enjoyed a memorable debut season for the Mountain Men, while his former Demons finished their 2019 CDFNL campaign with a 3.2 (20) to 8.10 (58) loss against Birregurra, with the Saints securing a finals double-chance.

Mullane-Grant, who coached Otway for three seasons, also led Bright to a guaranteed top-two finish while bringing up his century in the club’s win against Whorouly.

He said it was special to contribute to his new club and continue his dominant football career.

The Bannockburn product and former Geelong Falcon is believed to have kicked more than 1400 goals in country footy, including 208 during his stint at Otway between 2016 and 2018.

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