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Lang to call Colac home again

Darcy Lang training during his days at Geelong. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Al Packer)

COLAC will have access to Darcy Lang when not required by Geelong’s state league team in 2021.

The Tigers confirmed on Monday the former Cats and Carlton midfielder will make Colac his interchange club.

“It’s exciting, not only for the football club but the whole community that a person of Darcy’s calibre and quality comes back and may get to play a game with us,” coach Rowan McSparron.

“We’ve been in constant contact with Darcy and wanted to make sure it was the best fit for him.”

A Colac junior, Lang played 64 games and kicked 43 goals after being drafted by Geelong with its first selection (No.16 overall) in the 2013 National Draft.

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The 25-year-old made 44 appearances for the Cats, including 20 of a possible 21 matches in 2015, before requesting a trade to the Blues at the end of 2017.

Lang, who Geelong confirmed as returning last week, played 20 matches for Carlton, but just one in 2020.

He maintains strong links to Colac through his family.

“His sister coaches the netball, his girlfriend plays at the club, his cousin’s there, his best mates play football in the seniors,” McSparron said.

“It all aligns for him and makes it an easy transition.”

Lang is one of four Colac players at state league teams, with Zach Zdybel and Adam Garner also at Geelong, and Cooper Stephens moving from Williamstown to Carlton.

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