Former locals star in AFL grand final

WHILE Collingwood lost the AFL grand final to West Coast in a thriller, 11.13 (79) to 11.8 (74), players on both sides had strong links to Wellington Shire.

As pointed out on social media, Eagles coach Adam Simpson won an under 15s premiership with Sale City, while he attended school in Sale.

West Coast ruckman Nathan Vardy, originally from Yarram, managed 14 disposals, 14 hit-outs and six tackles, while  Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury, from Sale, was held to just three tackles and 20 disposals.