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Young Guns call-up for local quartet

April 18, 2024 9:00 am in by
Geelong Falcons ruck Joe Pike has been named to the Young Guns team for a two-match series. (Jason Borys/Pixled Sports Media)

A trio of Geelong Falcons and a rising Geelong VFL star have been selected in this week’s AFL Victoria Young Guns game.

Overage Falcons Liam Kershaw (St Joseph’s), Joe Pike (Barwon Heads), Will McLachlan (Colac), and Cat Tobyn Murray (Colac) will get the chance to impress AFL recruiters in a two-game series against the Vic Metro and Vic Country under-18 squads.

The quartet are all eligible for this year’s mid-season draft, scheduled for May 29.

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Kershaw is a wingman who has grown nine centimetres in 12 months, Pike a 203cm ruckman who is also on Geelong’s VFL list, and McLachlan is a talented forward who has hauls of six and five goals to start the 2024 Talent League season.

Murray has kicked six goals from three VFL appearances for the Cats, including four against Box Hill in Round 2.

Game one of the Young Guns series is against Vic Metro at Werribee’s Avalon Airport Oval on Saturday at 4:20pm. 

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