Former Melbourne star could line up for Blighty this season.February 8, 2013 4:50am
Plans are well under way for Blighty to unleash former AFL star Russell Robertson against its Picola and District Football League rivals later this year.
Blighty president Andrew Cochrane says he hopes the 34 year-old ex-Melbourne Demons forward will line up for the Redeyes in their home ground clash against Mathoura in round nine.
Potentially joining Robertson could be comedic act ‘The Nelson Twins’, who are distinguished footballers in their own right.
As well as appearing on the NRL Footy Show and Australia’s Got Talent with their bushy beards and cracking one-liners, brothers Justin and Chris Nelson are premiership players for Mitta United and have both won league medals in the Tallangata and District Football League.
The TDFL has a general bye on the day of the Blighty verses Mathoura game.
‘‘Nothing has been confirmed at the moment but I certainly think it’s a great idea,’’ Cochrane said.
‘‘It was sort of by chance that the idea came about.
‘‘We’ve had The Nelson Twins out a few times (to perform at comedy nights) and we’ve built up a bit of a rapport with them.
‘‘They’re really good mates with Russell and when they were contacted the whole thing just sort of eventuated.’’
Robertson kicked 428 goals from 228 games for the Demons and was well known for his ability to take spectacular marks.
After retiring in 2009, he played most of the 2010 season in the Goulburn Valley Football League, where he drilled a record 106 goals for Shepparton Swans.
He has played the last two seasons for St Joseph’s in the Geelong Football League, winning the league’s goal kicking award twice.
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