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Seagull sets sights on Round 1

Barwon Heads co-coach Mitch Herbison. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

MITCH Herbison is confident he’ll be ready for the start of Barwon Heads’ premiership defence despite undergoing minor knee surgery in the past week.

The 31-year-old Seagulls co-coach revealed to krockfootball.com.au he had an arthroscope on his left knee last Thursday.

“I just had a few bits and pieces that needed to be trimmed back and a little growth in there that needed to be cut out,” Herbison said.

“It wasn’t giving me too much grief; it was probably more annoying than anything else.

“I thought it would be a good opportunity to get that done and fixed up so I can move on and concentrate on the year ahead.”

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Barwon Heads opens its campaign against Drysdale at Howard Harmer Oval on Easter Saturday, and Herbison hopes to be up-and-going again within a fortnight.

“There was nothing too untoward in there, so I’m expecting to be back training pretty soon and preparing for Round 1 like everyone else will be in a couple of weeks,” he said.

The Seagulls start their practice matches with a clash against GFL South Barwon at Oakdene Oval at Ocean Grove on March 3.

That will be followed by games on March 13 (Uni Blacks – VAFA) and March 20 (Spotswood – Western Region League) at Howard Harmer Oval.

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