Winchelsea’s Murphy Floyd had no shortage of mentors in her first season of football with the Geelong Falcons.
Floyd, 16, is the younger sister of Geelong VFL footballer Campbell and current Geelong Falcon Ethan Floyd, and it was largely due to her brothers that she gave football a crack this year.
Murphy, the daughter of Allan and Tanina Floyd, impressed in her three games in the Falcons’ inaugural TAC Cup girls season, an opportunity which arose after seeing an article on social media.
“My Mum saw a thing on Facebook about the talent ID day, and I always said I wanted to play footy,” she said.
“So I went along and was lucky enough to get in.
“Most of the other girls had played local footy before, but there were a couple of others like me who hadn’t.”
The Colac Secondary College Year 11 student admitted that playing games of football took some getting used to.
But she said growing up kicking the football with her brothers had put her in good stead.
“Actually playing games against other people took a bit of getting used to,” Murphy said.
“But I suppose I had a bit of experience with kicking and handballing having grown up kicking the footy with my brothers,” she said.
For the full story see today’s Colac Herald.