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Frisbee foils Fulton

Leopold recruit Kieran Fulton in action for Bannockburn in 2019. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

A FRIENDLY game of ultimate frisbee with his fellow Leopold recruits has landed Kieran Fulton on the surgeon’s table.

However, the Lions are confident it won’t impact his first pre-season at the GFL club.

The Bannockburn premiership star pulled up sore following a session last month, with further investigation by doctors revealing a cartilage issue, which was operated on earlier this month.

“Just after the restrictions were eased to allow us to exercise in groups of 10, we caught up in a group of 10 and played some frisbee and some soccer,” Leopold coach Jason Tom.

“He must have been trying hard to impress the boys because he pulled up a bit sore.

“He got it checked out, and it went through really quickly; he was in surgery within one or two weeks of seeing the specialist.

“It’s great for him that he’s been able to get it dealt with.”

GDFL: VETERAN DUO DEPARTS ANAKIE

Tom, who played alongside Fulton in the Tigers’ upset of Thomson in last year’s GDFL decider, said his former teammate should be unhindered by Christmas.

“He’ll ease back into jogging and running, and he expects to be back to full training within a couple of months,” Tom said.

“And we never had the intention under the current restrictions to be going too flat out before Christmas anyway.”

Meanwhile, Tom has welcomed the decision for a two-point reduction to be applied to players from 2019 that will line-up at the same club in 2021.

That’s a massive boost for Leopold, with the likes of ruckman Trent West (four points to two), defender Tom Gordon (four to two) and former Geelong player Tom Ruggles (three to one) among those to benefit.

“‘Moosey’ (Matt) Aston (football boss) is managing all that side of things, and I think he was very pleased to see that,” Tom said.

“It just gives us a bit more room.”

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