Hore earns VFL hon­our

The Riverine Herald - - BOWLS -

LEITCHVILLE-GUN­BOWER’S Marty Hore gave his for­mer foot­ball club more than a premier­ship to cel­e­brate this year.

The Colling­wood de­fender has been named in the back pocket in the 2017 VFL team of the year.

Hore spent the week­end watch­ing his young brother Brady help the Bombers to its first Heath­cote and District Foot­ball League se­nior flag since join­ing the league in 2010 be­fore his own achieve­ment came on Mon­day night at the JJ Lis­ton Tro­phy.

The 21-year-old played 15 VFL matches in 2017, av­er­ag­ing 22 dis­pos­als and seven marks in his sec­ond sea­son with the Mag­pies.

His in­cred­i­ble sea­son in the VFL also saw him in­vited to next month’s Rook­ieMe draft com­bine and nom­i­nated for the Forthergill round medal for the best up and com­ing young player in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Hore was most no­ticed for his aerial ex­per­tise and abil­ity to take strong in­ter­cept marks, as well as his com­po­sure across half-back flank.

‘‘I’ve worked pretty hard over the last two years to get where I am,’’ Hore said when he was first in­vited to the 2017 com­bine.

‘‘Play­ing in the VFL has been an en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ence and I’ve be­come a lot fit­ter in that time.’’

Marty Hore.

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