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House to call Werribee home

Former Geelong player Timm House has signed with Werribee for the 2019 season (Geelong Cats Image/Arj Giese)

DELISTED Geelong swingman Timm House will continue his football career in the VFL after signing with Werribee for 2019.

House, who spent two years on the Cats list after being drafted in 2016 following impressive performances at state league level with Geelong, failed to play an AFL match.

While disappointed to be let go by the Cats, the 23-year-old West Australian, who also spent time with GFL club Newtown & Chilwell, is keen to move into the next phase of his career.

“There have been some mixed feelings, but I’m now quite excited about next year and looking forward to playing some more VFL footy at Werribee,” House said.

 “I quite enjoy the level of professionalism in the VFL, so I thought I may as well keep playing the highest level of footy I can for as long as I can and take the opportunity.”

House looks likely to fill the role vacated by Sam Collins, who has earned a second crack at AFL level with Gold Coast after a stunning season with Werribee that culminated in winning the Tigers’ best-and-fairest.

Collins spent two years with Fremantle before being delisted, and House is hopeful of following a similar path back to the highest level.

“[Sam’s] is a very similar story to mine. I’m not sure if it will have the same outcome, but there’s certainly the potential,” House said.

“It’s something I will think about throughout the year, and hopefully I can follow a similar path to Sam.”

House takes to 13 the number of signings announced by Werribee, with former North Melbourne rookie Oscar Junker, big man Jack Berry and Louis Pinnuck committing for 2019.

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