Challis stalemate

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Updated: January 15, 2015
East Geelong's Andrew Challis (pictured here being congratulated on his Whitley Medal win by GDFL president Neville Whitley) has been cleared to Ballarat league club Darley Picture: VICKI KING
East Geelong's Andrew Challis (pictured here being congratulated on his Whitley Medal win by GDFL president Neville Whitley) is keen to join Ballarat league club Darley Picture: VICKI KING

East Geelong’s Andrew Challis (pictured here being congratulated on his Whitley Medal win by GDFL president Neville Whitley) is keen to join Ballarat league club Darley Picture: VICKI KING

Negotiations on the footballing future of reigning Whitley medallist Andrew Challis remain unresolved.

The East Geelong star, who is contracted to the Eagles for 2015, is keen to join Ballarat league club Darley.

“We’ve spoken with Darley and it’s a bit of stalemate at the moment,” coach Ricky O’Toole said.

“He’s a required player, and we’ve spoken about that (with Darley).”

The Eagles who resumed pre-season training this week, are expected to unveil a number of recruits in the coming days.

The only confirmed departures from the 22 that lost last year’s first semi-final are veteran midfielder Kaine Marsh, who was appointed co-coach of BFL club Geelong Amateur, and talented forward Tyler Jones, who will return to Leopold.

Meanwhile, Inverleigh has confirmed the signing of North Geelong premiership player Justin Diblasio.

The Hawks, who finished third in 2014, have also added Matthew Seed from VAFA A Grade club Old Scotch, while his brother Lachie returns from studying interstate.

For a full list of confirmed ins and outs at each GDFL club click HERE

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