Connors aligns with the Machine

FORMER Richmond AFL player Daniel Connors could play some games with Bridgewater in the Loddon Valley Football League this year.

Connors will play with VFL club Port Melbourne this year, but has selected four-time defending LVFL premiers Bridgewater as his aligned club.

Connors is a former Richmond team-mate of Bridgewater coach Andrew Collins, with the pair both drafted to the Tigers from the Bendigo Pioneers in 2006.

"Daniel will align with us and play with us on those weeks where there's no footy for Port Melbourne, or if he's coming back from injury," Collins said on Wednesday.

"It's very hard at this stage to predict how many games we'll get out of him this year... it might only be two or three, we'll have to wait and see."

Connors, 25 and originally from Echuca, played 29 AFL games for Richmond between 2007 and 2012.

His AFL career came to an end in July, 2012, when he was sacked by the Tigers after "failing to meet club expectations on a number of occasions".

Bridgewater will have a strong Richmond link this year, with Will Thursfield, who played 77 games for the Tigers, also playing with the Mean Machine. 

Meanwhile, Bridgewater will hold its annual triathlon this Sunday. Registrations will continue to be accepted until Sunday.

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