Kelly keen to stay, says partner
THE partner of Geelong midfield star Tim Kelly says he has “no intentions” of going home to Western Australia despite some homesickness.
Kelly’s manager has confirmed there is strong interest from Fremantle and West Coast in the mature-age revelation, prompting speculation he may seek a trade at the end of the year.
Kelly’s partner, Caitlin Miller, said in a social media post that she didn’t like living in Geelong, “because I have no family or friends here”. “It’s boring for me,” Miller said.
“Our family are super-tight and back home we all lived in the same neighbourhood. I could just walk to see them all. It’s very hard, but I’m not unhappy, just miss them.”
But Miller said in a question-and-answer session on Instagram that Kelly was “absolutely loving” playing for Geelong. “He most definitely wants to stay here,” she said.
The couple have children.
The news would delight Cats officials who are keen to keep Kelly, 23, and extend his contract past the end of next year, when his current deal expires.
The No.24 pick in last year’s draft has been an outstanding selection, averaging 22 possessions a game in his first AFL season.
He is headed for a top-five finish in Geelong’s best and fairest. three
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