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VFL Cats sign two more


Reigning Ballarat league best-and-fairest Nathan Horbury has signed with Geelong for the 2018 VFL season. (Ballarat Courier Image/ Lachlan Bence)

REIGNING Ballarat league best-and-fairest Nathan Horbury is among two new signings revealed by Geelong for the 2018 VFL season.

Joining Horbury in taking the number of players locked away by the to Cats to 13 is Greater Western Victoria Rebels graduate Aiden Domic, who finished runner-up in the TAC Cup club’s best-and-fairest in 2017.

Horbury already has experience at VFL level, appearing in 35 games for the now-departed North Ballarat across 2013-14.

“Horbury was persuaded by ex Redan Coach and now Geelong VFL line coach Eammon Gill to have another crack at VFL level,” Men’s Team Coordinator Nathan Tweddle said.
“Horbury is a beautiful left foot kick that can find the ball on both the inside and outside. “

Domic is a graduate of famed Ballarat football school St Patrick’s College and was a member of the AFL Academy.

“Touted as solid draft prospect, Domic ran a 6:15 2km time trial at the National Combine, finishing 4th overall, and is rated as an elite runner,” Tweddle said.

Domic is studying at Deakin University, which means he is likely to have a GFL side as his interchange club.

Geelong has also made an addition to its training squad, with Fraser House, brother of AFL-listed Cat Timm, studying at Marcus Oldham College.

He won the Colts best-and-fairest at WAFL club Claremont last year.

45 players remain training with Geelong, with 11 spots on the list up for grabs, while the Cats are also looking at a development list of approximately 10 players.

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*Indicates signed for 2018

Name   Interchange club
Jono Arcoraci North Shore
Tom Atkins* St Joseph’s
Harry Benson St Mary’s
Jack Blood St Mary’s
Fraser House TBC
Dan Capiron* St Joseph’s
Jackson Davis St Joseph’s
Lochlan Dhurrkay TBC
Mitch Diamond Newtown & Chilwell
Sam Dobson* St Mary’s
Aiden Domic* TBC
Pat Dowling St Mary’s
Campbell Floyd* Colac
Adam Garner Colac
Dean Gore* St Mary’s
James Gow* Bell Park
Ayden Grace St Mary’s
Josh Guthrie Sunbury
David Handley Geelong West Giants
Damon Hemphill St Albans
Luke Hillman Colac
Nathan Horbury* Redan
Cooper Jones Sandhurst
Jordan Keras* St Joseph’s
Luke Kiel* Bell Park
Harry Kol St Mary’s
Tom Lang St Mary’s
Jay Lever South Barwon
Raven Marika TBC
Curtis McCarthy St Joseph’s
Lockey McCartney Newtown & Chilwell
Sam McLachlan Colac
Jacko McLachlan St Joseph’s
Trent McMullan St Mary’s
Callum Mitchell St Joseph’s
Lachlan Noble South Barwon
Kyle O’Connor Bell Park
Mitch Patten Leopold
Ben Reid* Grovedale
Will Robinson Newtown & Chilwell
Will Sexton South Barwon
Sam Siggins* St Mary’s
Marcus Thompson Leopold
James Tsitas* Grovedale
Zach Zdybel Colac
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