Sexton not giving up on dream

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Updated: December 10, 2015
Former Geelong Falcon Will Sexton isn't giving up on his AFL dream. Picture: BRIAN BARTLETT
Former Geelong Falcon Will Sexton isn't giving up on his AFL dream. Picture: BRIAN BARTLETT

Former Geelong Falcon Will Sexton isn’t giving up on his AFL dream despite being overlooked during the draft period. Picture: BRIAN BARTLETT

FORMER Geelong Falcon Will Sexton has moved on quickly from being overlooked during the AFL draft period.

Many pundits had Sexton finding his way on to a list at least via a rookie spot, however his name remain uncalled.

Despite missing out, he was open-minded heading into draft week.

“I had a pretty good mindset towards it,” Sexton said.

“I was happy that I’d put everything I could in.

“If I wasn’t quite good enough this year then that’s what it was going to be.

“If I get my time, I get my time, I suppose.”

That’s not to say the South Barwon product wasn’t disappointed at not getting the chance to show his wares at the highest level.

“You dream of it when you’re little and you work as hard as you can for it.

“(But) you go into it with an open mind. Yeah, it would have been good to get drafted, but I wasn’t expecting too much from it.”

Sexton will now focus his attention on winning a spot on the Geelong VFL list.

If he doesn’t pull on the Hoops in 2016, the GFL Swans are more than happy to have him as part of their quest to return to finals action for the first time since 2013.

“I had my first session down there last night and it was good to get down there with all the boys and keep training at that high level,” Sexton said.

I’ll be happy to play for either of those. Hopefully I can crack a spot in the VFL side, that’d be super.”

No matter where he plays, Sexton knows there are areas of his game he needs to work on.

“Next year I’ll hopefully push up into the midfield a bit more to get another aspect to my game, instead of just (playing) that half-back flanker role,” he said.

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