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“Perfect scenario” for new Cat

Midfielder Mitch Knevitt in action for the Geelong Falcons. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

LIFELONG Geelong supporter Mitch Knevitt has labelled his drafting by the Cats as the “perfect scenario.”

Geelong used the pick it gained from a swap with the Western Bulldogs before the first round on Wednesday night to select the Grovedale product at pick 25.

Knevitt’s selection came one pick after the Cats called out fellow Geelong Falcon Toby Conway.

“It was pretty insane,” Knevitt told krockfootball.com.au of the moment he became an AFL player. “I guess you always dream of the moment.

“I couldn’t really take it in at the time, but it’s sunk in a little bit now.”

Knevitt, who claimed the Geelong Falcons best-and-fairest award and was named in the NAB League Team of the Year, is also excited at the opportunity to live out his AFL dream alongside good mate Conway.

“He’s one of my best mates at the Falcons, and we’ve got a pretty strong connection on and off the field,” he said.

“I’m definitely very comfortable going with him.”

Conway, who played his junior football at St Mary’s and was a member of this year’s AFL Academy, was also a member of the NAB League Team of the Year.

He said he got as much enjoyment out of Knevitt being drafted as hearing his own name called.

“I was probably more excited when he got drafted than when I was,” Conway said.

“But, I honestly couldn’t be happier; it’s a great club. It’s a lifelong dream.

“I was thinking before I got drafted, I was watching Joel Selwood play in the 2007 grand final when I was four years old, and he was one of my childhood heroes.

“It’s pretty unbelievable, really, and it means so much to me and my family.”

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