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Darcy keen to follow Dad’s path

Darcy Chirgwin takes a strong mark in St Mary’s win over South Barwon. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

A CHANCE to follow in his dad’s footsteps and become a St Mary’s premiership player provides plenty of motivation for Darcy Chirgwin.

The 20-year-old, who is on the development list of VFL club Werribee, has made an impressive start to the 2022 season, with a 28-disposal effort in the narrow win over South Barwon the pick of the bunch.

Dad Darren was a vital part of the Saints’ 1992 flag, kicking five goals in a 35-point win over Lara, and the younger Chirgwin is driven to do the same.

“It would be great to get two (premierships) and one-up him,” Chirgwin joked on K rock Football.

“It’s definitely something I’d strive to (do) because my family’s been part of this club, and Dad’s a life member.

“That’s the legacy I want to have there as well.”

Click below to listen to the full interview with Darcy Chirgwin

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