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Devils mourn departed Dylan

CORIO is in shock today following the death of player Dylan Bond.

Bond, 26, has been identified as the person stabbed to death during an incident in the Geelong suburb of Thomson on Monday afternoon.

He played underage football with the Devils and East Geelong before returning to Viva Energy Oval in 2014.

Bond mainly featured in the reserves grade team, but cracked it for a senior match in 2019.

“On behalf of the President, players, committee, members and supporters of the Corio Community Sports Club, we would like to offer all our love and heartfelt sympathy to our past player/coach Fiona, wife Grace, son Levi, brother Heath, sisters Paige and Hope, and all the Bond family and extended family on the devastating loss of your son, husband, father and brother Dylan (Bondie),” a statement from the Devils said.

“We hope that all your treasured memories help you through this very sad and difficult time.

“Dylan, you were one of a kind who will be sadly missed by everyone at our club.

“You have been around our club since your junior years (and) a short stint at East Geelong before you came home to us.

“We promise you that we will always be here for your family. We will miss you, mate. Now reunited with your Dad Greg.”

Winchelsea president Daniel Greskie was among those to leave a tribute on Corio’s Facebook page.

“On behalf of the Winchelsea FNC, we send our condolences to the Bond family and everyone at the Corio FNC,” he wrote.

“On a personal note, ‘Bondie’ was always a great match-up in the ruck, and he improved every time we played Corio.”

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