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Keast in hospital

St Mary’s co-coach Glenn Keast. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Al Packer)

ST MARY’S co-coach Glenn Keast is in hospital after suffering a medical episode at training this (Saturday) morning.

An ambulance was called to Anthony Costa Oval around 9:30 am following a reports a man had collapsed.

Witnesses say Keast, who turned 50 today, was administered CPR before being taken to Geelong’s University Hospital where club officials say he is in a stable condition.

Keast has been a mainstay on the Geelong football scene since being drafted by the Cats from North Gambier in 1986.

He played under-19 and reserve grade with Geelong before joining St Albans and winning the first of two Mathieson medals in 1991.

Keast then spent time at Leopold, before heading to North Shore in 1995, claiming his second Mathieson that year and featuring in the first of six consecutive premierships, of which he coached four (1997-2000).

He joined good mate and former Seagulls teammate Travis Robertson at St Mary’s ahead of the 2018 season.

After being overrun in that year’s grand final by St Joseph’s, the Saints came from fifth to snatch a thrilling grand final win over Colac last year.

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