Rookie chance for Falcons

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Updated: November 26, 2015
Will Geelong Falcon Brett Blair get an AFL shot in today's Rookie Draft? Picture: BRIAN BARTLETT
Will Geelong Falcon Brett Blair get an AFL shot in today's Rookie Draft? Picture: BRIAN BARTLETT

Will Geelong Falcon Brett Blair get an AFL shot in today’s Rookie Draft? Picture: BRIAN BARTLETT

MICHAEL Turner is hoping more Geelong Falcons will find their way to AFL clubs in today’s Rookie Draft.

The long-serving Talent Manager believes best and fairest Harry Kol, leading goalkicker Brett Blair, Will Sexton and Ben McCarthy are those with a chance to be selected.

“Fingers crossed we might get one or two up,” he said.

“If it doesn’t happen then the boys have just got to keep pursuing their careers, as we saw with 4-5 players taken from the VFL (in the National Draft).

“If Will Sexton doesn’t get drafted he will probably go on and play with Werribee, and Brett Blair and Ben McCarthy will come back and have another year with us as 19-year-olds.”

Kol has been invited to train with Geelong’s VFL squad.

Four of this year’s Falcons found AFL homes in Tuesday night’s AFL draft; Darcy Parish (Essendon), Charlie Curnow (Carlton), Tom Doedee (Adelaide) and Rhys Mathieson (Brisbane Lions).

“It was a great draft for the Geelong Falcons and our member clubs at AFL Barwon,” Turner said.

“It’s a three-stage development; the local clubs develop them, then we get them and try and develop them as closely as possible for the AFL clubs at the Draft, then the AFL clubs take over after that.

“To get three in the first round and four in the top forty, again, cements our place as the No.1 recruiting club in Australia for the AFL.”

Twitter: @tom_king79



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