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Colac keen to keep young gun

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

COLAC hopes to meet with Ethan Floyd this week after it emerged the young gun wants to return to Colac and District club Birregurra with a year to run on his contract.

Floyd, who last played with the Saints in 2015, was part of the Tigers’ heartbreaking grand final loss to St Mary’s last year.

Colac coach Rowan McSparron says the 20-year-old, who has spent time with both the Geelong Falcons and Geelong VFL programs, is a required player at Central Reserve.

“He had a pretty good year last year – I think he might have finished top-five in our best-and-fairest,” McSparron said.

“He’s only a young man, and he’s got a lot of good football left in front of him, and we’d love to see him running around on Central, that’s for sure.”

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If the Tigers do grant Floyd his wish to return to Birregurra, he’ll join brother Campbell in departing the club.

“Campbell let us know late last year that he was planning on going over to Western Australia to work on a farm with the House boys (Timm and Fraser),” McSparron said.

“So we knew Campbell was going to be out pretty early on.

“Ethan came back after the (Christmas) break and said he might want to take a step back and relax a little bit with his footy.

“There’s still a little bit to play out there. He is contracted at the minute, which is going to be the sticking point, I would say.

“It will depend on how the football department wants to handle it going forward.”

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