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Floyd finds his way back to Winch

Ethan Floyd in action for Colac in 2019. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

WINCHELSEA has received a massive boost in its quest to play finals for the first time since 2014 with the addition of former junior Ethan Floyd.

The Blues have confirmed the return of Floyd, who last played with the club at under-12 and under-14 level in 2010, and is expected to carry only one point under the Victorian Player Points System.

Since then he has played with Colac league team Biregurra before joining GFL club Colac, while also representing the Geelong Falcons and making a VFL appearance for Geelong in 2018.

He was due to play with Birregurra in 2020 after Colac agreed to release him with a year remaining on his contract with the Tigers.

“He’s friends with a lot of players at Winch, and I think the boys have been in his ear about coming back, so it’s been really driven by the players,” Blues president Daniel Greskie said.

“Once we heard he was keen to come back, we got straight onto it.”

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Floyd, 21, played 30 games for the Geelong Falcons, with his 2017 season, where he earned Vic Country selection, putting him in AFL National Draft calculations.

“I watched him play a lot of Falcons footy, and he uses the ball very well and is very quick, so he’ll tick a lot of boxes for us,” Greskie said.

“He could probably play anywhere in our team, so Brendan (Forssman, coach) has got a good player he can move wherever he wants to.”

Winchelsea has been quiet on the player movement front so far, with Floyd the only confirmed arrival and Joe Fama (Bannockburn) and Josh Carracher (retired) the only outs at Eastern Reserve.

“We’ve got a couple of recruits in the pipeline still; we’re still working hard,” Greskie said.

“There won’t be too much movement as we recruited pretty well for this year, so it’ll just be topping up.”

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