Time is up for Leamer at Li­ons

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BEL­MONT Li­ons pres­i­dent Ge­orge Baker has con­firmed star util­ity Michael Leamer has called time on his im­pres­sive stint at the Win­ter Re­serve.

Af­ter a long dis­cus­sion, the 29-year-old Leamer told the GDFL club his de­par­ture was for fam­ily rea­sons.

“He’s been a val­ued mem- ber of the club, we have a great re­la­tion­ship with him and we want to wish him all the best with his fu­ture,” Baker said yes­ter­day.

“We sat down and spoke to him to­day and he’s in­di­cated he wanted to move on due to fam­ily rea­sons.”

Leamer ar­rived at the club from Queens­land side Ke­dron, where he booted 111 goals across 44 games in var­i­ous di- vi­sions. He made an im­me­di­ate im­pact at Bel­mont, boot­ing seven goals in the side’s 82point win over ri­val East Gee­long in Round 1, 2015.

“He may have only been down at Bel­mont for a short time but he’s won two be­stand-fairest awards, so his name will al­ways be on our hon­our board and he’ll al­ways be wel­come back at the club,” Baker said.

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