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Wright returns home

Lachie Wright has returned to North Geelong. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Arj Giese)

NORTH Geelong’s hopes of a quick return to the GDFL finals have been boosted by the homecoming of talented midfielder Lachie Wright from GFL club Grovedale.

The 25-year-old, who was a part of the Magpies’ 2013 premiership team, has been granted a release by the Tigers despite being signed at Burdoo Reserve for 2019.

“I signed mid-year and things just started changing,” Wright said of his return to Keith Barclay Oval.

“My house got pushed back, so it’s pretty much going to start on season start next year.

“I’ve started doing some work with Camp Quality, so I’ll probably miss a couple of games through that.

“So I went out and had a chat to ‘Hosey’ (president Simon Hose) and I let him know where I’m at, and he was amazing with it.

“I didn’t expect anything less because it’s been a really good club to me.”

GDFL: 2019 FIXTURE

Wright played 44 senior games for Grovedale, including being part of the club’s run to a preliminary final in 2016.

However, he was limited to just 10 games in 2018 due to ankle and shoulder issues.

“It’s a big commitment to go up to GFL, and I can’t thank ‘Grovey’ enough for what they’ve done for me. They’ve been amazing,” Wright said.

“When I got across there, ‘Cobba’ (former coach Craig McCaughan) was unreal for me; he put in so much time, especially with individual reviews and things like that.

“I can’t thank him enough, so it’s good to see him dominating with his ‘Footy Fit’ (program) at the moment.”

Wright says his decision to volunteer with Camp Quality has been “life-changing”.

“I got to fly up to the Gold Coast and a do a bit of work up there,” he said.

“I had five kids and took them to a couple of the theme parks; it was really exciting, it was such a good experience.

“I’ve got a camp coming up in Anglesea early December, and I want to stay involved.”

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