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Former North star mourned

TRIBUTES are flowing in the local football community following the death of North Geelong and North Shore premiership player Troy Elzinga.

Elzinga died on Sunday aged 40.

“Troy was a decorated young, talented football player who the club loved and adored and one of our life members,” North Geelong president Jason Habib said in a statement.

“To the Elzinga family, your black and white family are thinking of you all in such a difficult time; we are all here for you.

“The #4 will live on forever.”

Elzinga debuted as a 14-year-old in 1993 and played in North Geelong’s GDFL Division 1 premiership that year, kicking a crucial goal early in the last quarter of the win over Corio at West Oval.

He also played in the Magpies 2002 success after being a part of North Shore’s 1998 GFL championship-winning and 1999 premiership-winning outfits.

Elzinga also held coaching roles at Keith Barclay Oval with the senior men’s and women’s teams.

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