District footballers help break drought

Geelong Falcons footballers, pictured from left, Ethan Floyd, Cooper Stephens, Adam Garner, Campbell Tanis and Frazer O’Gorman are among seven players from the Colac district who have helped the side reach this weekend’s TAC Cup grand final. Colac’s Jarrod Walters and Winchelsea’s Cassidy Parish are absent.

Renowned Geelong Falcons talent scout Michael Turner says this year’s Colac district-dominated squad could be the “best side we’ve ever had talent-wise”.

The Falcons will end a 17-year drought when they head into this weekend’s TAC Cup grand final.

Colac’s Adam Garner, Cooper Stephens, Ethan Floyd and Jarrod Walters, and Winchelsea’s Cassidy Parish will all play in the clash, with Colac’s Frazer O’Gorman an emergency.

Geelong will take on the Sandringham Dragons at Etihad Stadium on Sunday night.

The clash will be the Falcons’ first grand final since 2000, when a side boasting future Colac AFL exports Luke Hodge, Amon Buchanan and Andrew Siegert defeated Eastern Ranges to land the club its second TAC Cup flag.

“I remember that 2000 group well, Luke Hodge was 16 and kicked a goal over his head, he was a leader then,” Turner
said.

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