Cole to play 3rd game for Geelong

BENDIGO Pioneers onballer Tommy Cole will play his third VFL match for Geelong this Sunday.

Cole is in the Cats line-up to tackle Sandringham on the Zebras’ turf at Trevor Barker Beach Oval.

The Pioneers star’s first match for Geelong this season was against Collingwood at Bendigo’s Queen Elizabeth Oval in early May.

He played for the Cats in their recent hit-out with North Ballarat.

Pioneers coach Brett Henderson said Cole’s workrate and skills were at an exceptional level.

“He is ready-made for the next step,” Henderson said of the talented teen from Sandhurst Football Netball Club.

“His ability to win contested footy and bring team-mates into play is superb.

“Tommy is a fierce competitor.”

A big year for Cole included playing a key role for Victoria Country as it won the AFL national under-18 championships.

He is also a member of the AFL-AIS Academy program.

Sunday’s match at Sandringham starts at 2pm.

Cole’s clubmate at the Pioneers, Marty Hore from Leitchville-Gunbower will play for Essendon in Friday night’s VFL clash with Western Bulldogs at Bendigo’s Queen Elizabeth Oval.

Hore has starred off a half-back flank or wing in many Pioneers games.

The Bombers and Bulldogs match starts at 7.30pm.


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