Castlemaine junior stars at national titles

Kane Farrell and his brother Brodie Filo. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Kane Farrell and his brother Brodie Filo. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

CASTLEMAINE young gun Kane Farrell was among the best players for Victoria at the under-15 Australian Football Championships last week. 

Farrell and his Victorian team mates were crowned champions at the tournament, defeating Queensland by 11 points in the final, played at Spotless Stadium in Sydney. 

Farrell booted one goal and was named in the best for Victoria in the 7.11 (53) to 6.6. (42) win. 

Farrell, who was playing in his first final, said it was an exciting day.

"We sang our song in the middle of the ground then joined our families in the grandstand to celebrate our awesome win," he said. 

"It is a week I will never forget, I've made some new friends and a great experience.

"The coaches were all fantastic and I've learnt so much from them."

In the pool games, the Victorians defeated South Australia at Henson Park 9.4 (58) to 1.5 (11). 

Victoria also had a massive 100 point victory over Tasmania, and a 91-point win over the team from the Australian Capital Territory. 

Farrell, whose brother Brodie Filo also represented Victoria this year, kicked three goals in their big semi-final win over New South Wales. 

The Vics were too strong, winning 11.11 (77) to 1.0 (6). 

As part of the tournament, Farrell and his teammates toured the Greater Western Sydney Football Club's facilities as well as climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

Giants players Kristian Jaksch and Joshua Kelly spoke to the aspiring footballers about their pathway to the AFL. 


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