Tom Clurey’s life could be about to change forever if he is selected in the AFL National Draft tomorrow.RANDALL JOHNSTON November 21, 2012 4:30am
Katamatite footballer Tom Clurey has been tipped as one of Victoria’s most wanted players ahead of the AFL National Draft at Surfers Paradise on Thursday.
Tom Clurey’s life could be about to change forever if he is selected in the AFL National Draft tomorrow.
The Katamatite footballer spoke to the Cobram Courier from Ocean Grove on Monday, where he was doing his best to unwind ahead of the draft.
‘‘There’s nothing I can do now — we’ll just have to wait and see,’’ the 18-year-old said.
There are a few teams rumoured to be interested in the Murray Bushrangers centre half-back, including his beloved Saints.
‘‘I’m a big Saints fan, always have been — so I’m pretty keen on them,’’ he said.
His favourite player is Nick Riewoldt.
‘‘He’s a good leader on and off the field,’’ Clurey said.
Although tipped as having a good shot, Clurey has made low-key plans to watch the draft on television at home with his father, Tony.
‘‘There’s a lot of things being said, but there are no guarantees with anything,’’ Tony Clurey said.
‘‘It’s just one of those things, you have to try not to get too carried away about it until it happens.’’
In regards to AFL club loyalty, the family members are split on who they support.
‘‘He’s a mad keen St Kilda supporter through and through. I’m Collingwood, and his older brother Nicolas goes for Geelong,’’ Mr Clurey said.
But Mr Clurey said any opportunity to play at the top level was one to grab with both hands.
‘‘If there’s an opportunity anywhere you have to take it,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing — so anywhere would be great.’’
Clurey has just finished his Year 12 studies at Notre Dame College in Shepparton.
Street Rider Night Bus signs have been placed in Shepparton’s central business district to encourage people to use the service that has been cruising along for more than five years.
Police are currently at the scene of a double fatal collision involving two cars in at the Cahill Road, Gilmore Street and Woods Road intersection in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
The Echuca construction team behind Junction Moama has taken out one of the top honours at a regional building awards ceremony.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
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Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
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A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
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The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
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