Star footballer Campbell Floyd has confirmed he is preparing to start a new journey in Western Australia in a blow for the Colac Tigers’ premiership aspirations.
Floyd will pack his bags next month and head west to the small country town of Gnowangerup, four hours south-east of Perth, to work on the family farm of former AFL-listed player and Floyd’s ex-Geelong VFL teammate Timm House.
The 23-year-old said he was looking for a new challenge after finishing a painting apprenticeship with South Colac co-coach Josh Black.
Floyd, who was one of the Tigers’ most damaging footballers at his best, will line up alongside House at Gnowangerup in the Ongerup Football Association.
“I finished my apprenticeship,” he said.
“I’d become pretty good mates with Timm House at Geelong and he sort of offered me a job where he’s from on the farm.
“We spoke at the end of 2019 and it’s a big move, so I had to have a big think about it because it’ll be a different lifestyle.
“It’s about four hours out of Perth, so I’ll just be playing in the local league.”
See today’s Colac Herald for more.