Geelong Advertiser : 2020-07-11

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SPORT 46 SATURDAY JULY 11 2020 GEELONGADV­ERTISER.COM.AU 59 27 MAGPIES FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTY 5.1 HAWKS 1.0 2.1 2.2 3.9 GOALS BEST STARS FOLLOWING SUN AS VIRUS PUTS LOCAL FOOTY ON ICE With no local football this year, some Geelong and Bellarine players have headed interstate for a kick. With respective seasons starting today, the Addy’s looks at who has gone where — and those who remain hopeful of leaving Victoria. TOBY PRIME nals,” he said. “I haven’t played with my cousin, so I was kind of looking forward to doing that if we get the opportunit­y.” Deans said the earliest he would be able to play was September. Melbourne’s lockdown set to expire on August 20. “Jayden and I were going to do the handful of flights,” he said. “I think they wanted (us to play) six games because I think it’s a 12-game season. “They were looking at about six games and (maybe more), depending on finals.” Frangos said he would look to play as soon as possible. “Jye played at Port Douglas back in the day and his brother Mitch played there last year,” Frangos said. “I think that’s how the connection started, then Jayden got onto Nathan. It just grew from there.” He said he was looking forward to play alongside Deans. “It’s good to try and play with some other people every now and then,” Frangos said. GFL opponents will become teammates if border restrictio­ns allow a group of to play with Port Douglas this year. local footballer­s Grovedale champion Nathan Deans hopes to travel to the Far North Queensland town for a kick with cousin and Geelong West star Jayden Symes. Symes also could be joined by Giants teammates Scott Frangos and Jye Bohm, if coronaviru­s restrictio­ns allow them to leave Victoria. The quartet would link with Torquay’s Isaac Baker at the AFL Cairns club. Baker returned to Spring Creek Reserve this year but travelled to Port Douglas last week, before Victoria was closed off to the rest of the country. Deans said he remained keen on having a kick. “The opportunit­y arose, which I was fortunate that it did, to go and play for a league somewhere — a handful of games and possibly play in fi- is KICKING ON — WHO’S PLAYING WHERE Nick Connors: The St Mary’s grand final hero (right) is having a kick with Lauderdale in the Tasmanian State League. Connors has relocated to the Apple Isle for the duration of the season, which starts today. The Grovedale star is hoping border restrictio­ns will allow him to have a kick with Port Douglas. for the 12-game season. Symes and Deans are cousins. Grovedale recruit has a clearance to Wagga Wagga Tigers listed as “pending”. The Geelong West player has crossed to Mangoplah Cookardini­a United Eastlakes, where he is a former player, in the AFL Riverina league. Brauman has family in the Sunshine State and will line up with Surfers Paradise in the Queensland AFL season, which starts today. e Centrals in the Barossa Light and Gawler Football Associatio­n. The champion goalkicker would link with former Grovedale teammate Daniel Stanley and other South Australian connection­s. Ce Great Southern Football League if border restrictio­ns allow. Baker (right) returned to Torquay this year but is living in Port Douglas for the winter, joining ex-Tiger Adam Gross and former South Barwon teammate Jesse Mawson. Brad Brady Morton: Isaac Baker: n ker r w team Hunter Lloyd: Daniel Measures: Portarling­ton best-and-fairest winner had a clearance approved to join Central Australian league club Pioneer, where his father, Danny, is the coach. The Anglesea spearhead (above) is hoping to play with Gawler cro Nathan Deans: Riley Mattner: The Geelong Amateur player (below) will return to his hometown of Langhorne Creek and play with his brother Corey in South Australia’s Ty Tyh Evans, Jake Wood and Hugh Collins: . Pio Jack Brauman: The young Geelong West trio have returned to Leeton Whitton United for the AFL Riverina campaign, which starts July 18. Scott Frangos, Jye Bohm and Jayden Symes: Jordan Erskine: The Bannockbur­n premiershi­p gun (right) has relocated to Queensland for a kick. The Geelong West Giants trio would join Deans in Far North Queensland p c GATE01Z01M­A - V1 PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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