Kelly departure confirmed

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Updated: January 17, 2016
Andrew Kelly gets his handball away in Colac's Round 11 win over Grovedale. Picture: WAYNE PETERS - WOMBAT PHOTOGRAPHY

Andrew Kelly gets his handball away in Colac's Round 11 win over Grovedale. Picture: WAYNE PETERS - WOMBAT PHOTOGRAPHY

Andrew Kelly gets his handball away in Colac’s Round 11 win over Grovedale. Picture: WAYNE PETERS – WOMBAT PHOTOGRAPHY

LIKE the way he played his football, Colac great Andrew Kelly’s farewell from the Tigers has taken place with little fanfare.

A simple tweet from the club’s official account on Saturday night confirmed he was leaving following months of speculation about his future.

The 32-year-old appears set to join brother Christian at Colac league club Birregurra.

Kelly played 152 games for the Tigers, and will be forever a key part of the club’s history as their first GFL premiership captain in 2014.

He also holds the unwanted distinction of twice polling the most votes in the Mathieson Medal – 2012 and 2013 – but missing out on the GFL’s highest individual honour because of suspension.

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Kelly’s departure continues the regeneration of the Colac list since winning the flag in 2014.

He joins Micah Buchanan, Marcus Crook, Levi Dare, Jarryd Garner, James Linton, Kaden Newton, Jake O’Dwyer, Alex Adams and James Rowan as members of the side that defeated Leopold just 16 months ago to have departed Central Reserve.

Twitter: @tom_king79



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